July 20th, 2021 | 1 hr 24 secs
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Aron Bender is joined by Julio Cortez, an Associated Press photographer who just recently won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News. He’s come a long way since growing up in the small town of Tepexpan outside Mexico City, entering the US without papers, and spending nearly a decade going to LA Valley College and Pierce College before eventually graduating from Cal State Northridge, aggressively pursuing his passion, and becoming a citizen.
June 30th, 2021 | 51 mins 48 secs
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Aron Bender hangs out with Steve Wyche -- an NFL Network analyst and co-host of the Huddle and Flow Podcast. In his more than 30-year career with the Miami Herald, Washington Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and NFL Media, he’s broken major stories like Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the anthem, Michael Vick dogfighting and Michael Jordan joining the Wizards. Steve and I discuss his experiences growing up in Minneapolis and St. Louis, his decision to attend Howard University, his thoughts on the George Floyd murder, concussions, and NFL news involving Julio Jones and Aaron Rodgers.
March 26th, 2021 | 21 mins 8 secs
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Aron Bender is joined for this special episode by WXIA TV reporter Chenue Her in Atlanta. The Hmong American who grew up in Minnesota has been covering the March 16th mass shootings at Young's Asian Massage, Gold Massage Spa and Aromatherapy Spa in metro Atlanta. We talk about the disgusting rise in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans, handling all the layers of covering a mass shooting that targeted Asian Americans while being Asian American himself, how to have uncomfortable conversations, how allies can help, and maintaining mental health and self care as someone who grew up in a culture where mental health wasn't talked about.