HUSH Podcast #119 – Books from Mexico and Spanish language literature

Show Notes

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Joining us in the studio: Liz Rodriguez and Irene Caballero

Irene Caballero

Liz Rodriguez

Show Notes

Liz Rodriguez talks about her self-help book, written in Spanish and also available in English translation:

“Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone, and the only one who seeks out another. His nature – if that word can be used in reference to man, who has ‘invented’ himself by saying ‘no’ to nature – consists of his longing to realize himself in another. Man is nostalgic and in search for communion. Therefore, when he is aware of himself he is aware of his lack of another, that is, of his solitude.” – Octavio Paz

Irene Caballero hosts her own Spanish-language radio show weekly on 9:30am on Saturday mornings at El Shaddai 101.9 and works in the community through Safe Streets. El programa de radioCalles Seguras, un servicio a la comunidad” con Irene Caballero y Luis Estrada. Él Shaddai Radio 101.9 FM, 9:30am Sábado.

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What’s Next?

HUSH Upcoming Episodes

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  • May 1, 2018 – Reading Around the World: Europe with guest Chris Blocker

Meet your Hosts

Every three weeks, join librarian hosts Thad Hartman, Lissa Staley and Miranda Ericsson with special guests from the library and community in a new episode of HUSH.

Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book discussion leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, HUSH podcaster, and frequent library customer. She loves her kids, being a librarian, living in Topeka, and helping people form connections and community. She reads a new book every few days, but recently enjoyed the audiobook of "Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc." by Jeff Tweedy, which a library customer recommended to her.