Our killer founding producer and editor, Alan Montecillo, is leaving us (and Portland) to work as a producer on the 21st, a news and culture talk show from Illinois Public Media. In this episode, we say goodbye to Alan and introduce our new producer and editor, Juan Ramirez.
Writer and restauranteur Maurice Ruffin shares his essay on language in New Orleans in the age of Trump.
We did something a little different. Soleil shares a story of the first time she ever waited tables, and how it changed her life (but also, how it didn't)
Zahir interviews Arab-American writer Randa Jarrar, author of the new collection of short stories Him, Me, Muhammad Ali. Randa has a lot of insightful things to say about Palestinian food, growing up in Kuwait during the First Gulf War, body image and what it means to be a fat femme, and much more.
We're really excited about this one. Zahir and Alan (don't worry, Soleil will be back on the show soon!) interviewed Hari Kondabolu when he was in Portland. If you're not familiar with Hari and his work, fix your life and get on it.