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Diego Armando León, Dandy in the Bronx

Fri Jul 13 2018 (26:44)

GQ Insider and Style Influencer

Today we speak with Bronx Native Diego Armando León, the face of popular style blog Dandy in the Bronx. He is reshaping perceptions of our hometown of The Bronx and looking incredible while doing it. But let me stop talking about it - visit instagram.com/dandyinthebronx/ to see his work! This episode was written by Desiree Joy Frias with Audio Engineering by Jeremiah Clermont.

Patch Notes E3 Special Part II

Wed Jul 11 2018 (01:15:04)

Gaming with our Signature RFSBX Flair

On this episode of Patch Notes, Radio Free South Bronx's video game industry news show, hosts Adam Castar and Max Camacho wrap up their analysis on the E3 Expo, the industry's premier gaming conference.For more information on Patch Notes or to be featured in an episode, e-mail adam@radiofreesouthbronx.comThis episode was written by Adam Castar and Max Camacho. It was engineered by Adam Castar. It was produced by Desiree Joy Frias.

The Suffers, Gulf Coast Soul Band

Fri Jul 06 2018 (33:24)

How music shapes the perception of communities.

Today we speak with gulf coast soul band The Suffers from Houston, Texas. Many of the perceptions of Houston are parallel with those we have here in The Bronx - about our education, our crime rates and who we are as residents. Through their music, The Suffers seeks to change that. Bassist Adam Castaneda explains.Learn more about the band on their website and see them live: http://www.thesuffers.com/shows/This episode was written by Desiree Joy Frias with Audio Engineering by Adam Castar

Desiree, Adam and Max Review the Trailers from E3

On this episode of Patch Notes, Radio Free South Bronx's video game industry news show, hosts Adam Castar, Desiree Joy Frias and Max Camacho watch and discuss the trailers fresh off the press at E3 Expo, the industry's premier gaming conference..For more information on Patch Notes or to be featured in an episode, e-mail adam@radiofreesouthbronx.comThis episode was written by Desiree Joy Frias, Adam Castar and Max Camacho. It was engineered by Adam Castar.

Dan La Botz on revolution in Nicaragua

Fri Jun 15 2018 (44:16)

Author and Activist Dan La Botz discusses the civil unrest in Nicaragua

Today we speak with Dan La Botz on the history of civil and political unrest in Nicaragua and how it has lead to the violent civil war in the country today. As of June 15, 2018, over 160 people have been reported dead and countless others missing or arrested according to human rights organizations. The team here at Radio Free South Bronx stands in solidarity with the people of Nicaragua and pray for peace to return to their country soon.Dan La Botz is a journalist, labor union organizer and the ...

Patch Notes #2 - Week of June 9, 2018

Wed Jun 13 2018 (30:05)

Gaming news and culture with our signature Bronx flair

On this episode of Patch Notes, Radio Free South Bronx's video game industry news show, host Adam Castar covers new releases for this week, news pre-E3 and anti-consumer trends in the industry.For more information on Patch Notes or to be featured in an episode, e-mail adam@radiofreesouthbronx.comThis episode was written and engineered by Adam Castar, with production assistance by Desiree Joy Frias.

An organization furnishing and moving in young adults who have aged out of the foster care system in The Bronx

What happens when you age out of foster care? In the past, you were given a $1,500 stipend to buy all of the furnishings for your apartment. In New York City, this would barely buy the bed and the dresser - let alone kitchen, bathroom supplies and everything else you need for basic apartment living.Hearts to Homes, founded by Mary Theresa McCombe, furnishes apartments with new items and helps move these young adults in. Shantia Aikens, a recipient, shares her story. Cardinal McCloskey, an organi ...

A Multicultural (Taino Indian / Puerto Rican) Poet and Storyteller

On tonight's episode Desiree Joy Frias talks with Bobby Gonzalez, a multi-cultural (Taino Indian and Puerto Rican), author, poet, storyteller and speaker. Bobby's experiences growing up in the Bronx has lead to a lifetime of work sharing and preserving native culture. To support his work please visit his website at http://www.bobbygonzalez.com/This episode was produced by Desiree Joy Frias, with audio engineering by Jeremiah Clermont.

Bronx Lacrosse

Fri Jun 01 2018 (27:39)

Helping Students On and Off the Field

On tonight's episode Christian Garcia sits down with Bronx Lacrosse, an organization that seeks to empower youth both in the classroom and on the field. Hear from the entire team - staff and students - on how this project is improving their lives and making our communities stronger.To support their organization visit their website at bronxlacrosse.org or join them on social media @bronx_lacrosse #sports #lacrosse #thebronx This episode was written and produced by Christian Garcia and Desiree Jo ...

Patch Notes #1 - Week of May 22, 2018

Thu May 24 2018 (30:11)

Gaming news and culture with our signature Bronx flair

On this episode of Patch Notes, Radio Free South Bronx's video game industry news show, host Adam Castar goes over the major gaming releases this week, the investment by Epic Games of $100 Million into Fortnite e-sports and thoughts on Battlefield V. Adam also discusses one of his favorite games he's playing right now, Wizard of Legend.For more information on Patch Notes or to be featured in an episode, e-mail adam@radiofreesouthbronx.comThis episode was written and engineered by Adam Castar, wi ...

Bronx native educator, organizer and community activist.

Host Desiree Joy Frias sits down with Bronx native and NY-14 Congressional Candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at Ellie's Diner in Parkchester to discuss her campaign and the importance of equitable representation in congress. We talk about growing up in The Bronx and how important it is for women to have a seat at the table, especially for a congressional position that represents part of the Bronx which has 164,000 more women then men in the borough, and the highest concentration of women small ...

The Bronx Freedom Fund

Thu May 17 2018 (36:32)

NYC's first community bail fund. Fighting the criminalization of race and poverty

In this episode we delve into cash bail and its racist and classist ties to modern day bondage with your host Desiree Joy Frias and team members of the Bronx Freedom Fund: Interim Director Elena Weissmann, Director of Bronx Operations Richard Jimenez and Client Advocate Fellow Yonah Zeitz. We walk through what it is like if one of your family members was to get arrested - both for the person paying the bail and the person bound by it. For more information on the Bronx Freedom Fund, visit their w ...

Join your host Desiree Joy Frias as she talks to …

Join your host Desiree Joy Frias as she talks to Elizabeth Guerra and Héctor Gerardo, founders of One Freedom for All (shortened to 1Freedom). They are a group of community activists seeking to educate youth on how to organize our people and lead us into the future.

Join your hosts Desiree Joy Frias and Christian G…

Join your hosts Desiree Joy Frias and Christian Garcia as they talk with Michelle Danielles, director of The Bronx Rox and founder of The Bronx Rox foundation, who seeks to build pride in the borough and engage our community. We also talk about what it means to be a “Bronxite” and how we can all change the perceptions that people have of The Bronx. This episode has a lot of audio issues because I recorded the first 20 minutes with the internal laptop microphone instead of the yeti microphone. N ...

Welcome to Brooklyn (April Fools 2018)

Mon Apr 02 2018 (02:16)

Join host Desiree Joy Frias as she discusses her …

Join host Desiree Joy Frias as she discusses her love for her hometown of Southern Brooklyn and catches up with an urban farmer who wears white shin high socks rolled all the way up with shorts. Happy April fools y all. Follow us on twitter and instagram @radiofreesbx. Recipes, your mama jokes and complaints can be directed to radiofreesouthbronx@gmail.com

In celebrating Women's History Month each year th…

In celebrating Women's History Month each year the Puerto Rican Bar’s Women Committee highlights women and their myriad of contributions and accomplishments. Our host Desiree Joy Frias was humbled to be one of these guests - hear her full speech at the 1:30 mark. The full list of honoree's can be seen in the show notes along with a link to more information about the event. Show Notes: goo.gl/LMD3Z9 Follow us on twitter and instagram @radiofreesbx and send new topics / interviews / complaints ...

Taxi Stand Voices #1 - Oumar Cisse

Mon Mar 26 2018 (06:30)

Hey its Desiree again. So I take a cab say, once …

Hey its Desiree again. So I take a cab say, once a week or less. What if instead of leaving my headphones in, I asked my driver to tell me about themselves? Our first taxi stand voice is Oumar Cisse from Senegal who has made the American Dream for himself and his children right here in The Bronx. Show Notes: https://goo.gl/LMD3Z9 Follow us on twitter and instagram @radiofreesbx and send new topics / interviews / complaints to radiofreesouthbronx@gmail.com.

Radio Free South Bronx joined a room full of Bron…

Radio Free South Bronx joined a room full of Bronx non-profit directors, community leaders and activists at the launch of "South Bronx by South Bronx" or SBXSB, a new community portal designed by Eddie Pagan. Show Notes: docs.google.com/document/d/1Z_K_I6QJpSpaUTisqNib_LBsVupH_F6KEMq_QKpk-3k/edit?usp=sharing Follow us on twitter and instagram @radiofreesbx and send new topics / interviews / complaints to radiofreesouthbronx@gmail.com.

Freshly Made Sobro Grand Opening

Tue Mar 20 2018 (10:40)

Join your host Desiree Joy Frias as she interview…

Join your host Desiree Joy Frias as she interviews the Bronx family that has opened Freshly Made Sobro on Third Avenue and 138th Street. Marielys Quezada and Angi Tejada have created a beautiful café serving healthy, fresh vegetables in juices, sandwiches and salads at affordable prices. Show notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z_K_I6QJpSpaUTisqNib_LBsVupH_F6KEMq_QKpk-3k/edit?usp=sharing Follow us on twitter and instagram @radiofreesbx and send new topics / interviews / complaints to ra ...

Join your host Desiree Joy Frias as she discusses…

Join your host Desiree Joy Frias as she discusses the town hall held on March 8th regarding the proposed jail in Mott Haven. Then, listen directly to the voices of community member and elected officials. Disclaimer: The official stance of Radio Free South Bronx is OPPOSITION to the building of a new jail in any site in the South Bronx and SUPPORT to the closing of Rikers. Show notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z_K_I6QJpSpaUTisqNib_LBsVupH_F6KEMq_QKpk-3k/edit?usp=sharing Follow us on ...

Join your host Desiree Joy Frias and our special …

Join your host Desiree Joy Frias and our special guest Allen Lum, Bronx native and City Planner for the Department of Transportation as we discuss the future of Transportation in the Bronx and tell CitiBike to put their foken bikes in our borough already. Follow us on twitter and instagram @radiofreesbx and send new topics / interviews / complaints to radiofreesouthbronx@gmail.com.

Bronx Community Board 2 General Board Meeting on …

Bronx Community Board 2 General Board Meeting on February 28, 2018 at Thessalonia Baptist Church. See the official minutes for more information. Next full board meeting at 5:30pm on March 28, 2018 at Forward South Bronx Coalition 871B Westchester Ave.

State of the Borough 2018 Analysis

Sun Feb 25 2018 (42:49)

Join your host Desiree Joy Frias as she gives her…

Join your host Desiree Joy Frias as she gives her analysis of the 2018 State of the Bronx report given by Borough President Diaz. Full video for the State of the Borough at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-ZxEyStBq8. Follow us @radiofreesouthbx and tell us how you really feel at us via e-mail radiofreesouthbronx@gmail.com. Show notes here: goo.gl/WKopUA

Welcome to The Bronx

Fri Feb 02 2018 (01:10:16)

Join your hosts Desiree Joy Frias, Marlene Cintro…

Join your hosts Desiree Joy Frias, Marlene Cintron and John De Riggs as they go through the history of the Bronx with Angel Hernandez, a director at the Bronx County Historical Society. We then go on to last week's community board 2 meeting, and the importance of local voices. Finally we give a shout out to our local bakery and discuss some events in the neighborhood. Follow us @radiofreesouthbx and yell at us via e-mail radiofreesouthbronx@gmail.com. Show notes here: https://goo.gl/WKopUA

Bronx Community Board 2 General Board Meeting on …

Bronx Community Board 2 General Board Meeting on January 24, 2018 at Open Arms Adult Day Care. See the official minutes for more information. Next full board meeting at 5:30pm on February 28th, Thessalonia Baptist Church 851 Rev. James A. Polite Ave.