July 8th, 2021 | 49 mins 28 secs
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Aron Bender talks with Kristen Aguirre, who at 31 and working for KUSA 9 News in Denver suffered a stroke. After months of rehab she returned to work, was fired, and then her dog died. Now she's an anchor and reporter at WLOS in Asheville, North Carolina. If you remember my podcast guest a couple months ago, Lori Lizarraga, Kristen is one of the Latinas let go by 9 News over the course of a year, written about it the article "LatinXed: 9News Got Rid of Three Latina Reporters This Past Year, Including Me."
May 20th, 2021 | 1 hr 15 mins
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Aron Bender is joined by Jim Linahan who is ... hilarious! Lanafans know what I'm talking about! I found Jim by way of the KTLA Weekend Morning News. I don't watch KTLA on Saturday and Sunday mornings, I watch Jim watch KTLA Saturday and Sunday mornings by way of his Instagram stories https://www.instagram.com/jimlanahan/. Jim's a podcast host (Jim Lanahan & Friends, linked below), a certified life coach, a producer and manager. He's also the caregiver for his mom who had a stroke in 2017. We talk about his relationship with his mom growing up, since he came out, and since her stroke, his abusive father, his diabetes, Jim's favorite Broadway and movie musicals, he ranks his top 3 iced coffees, and what he thinks should happen to anyone who orders a vanilla Frosty at Wendy's instead of the classic chocolate Frosty. Such a fun, insightful convo! Thanks, Jim!