Monthly Archive: April, 2015

ISLRTC Autonomy Now!

India’s Deaf Community is fighting for their independence! This is a story that is near and dear to me. The Indian Sign Language Research and Training Center (ISLRTC) is an academic institution whose… Continue reading

Cece Bell: El Deafo

Lately I’ve had the great fortunate of interviewing deaf folks for radio and it has been awesome. Here’s another one to add to the list! I have to admit, when I heard the title El… Continue reading

Sandip Roy: Don’t Let Him Know

Journalist and writer, Sandip Roy, is known for his work at New American Media, Huffington Post and currently, for his Dispatches from Kolkata on KALW. He was born and brought up in India,… Continue reading

Vijay Iyer: Break Stuff

Vijay Iyer is a Grammy-nominated jazz pianist and composer, and 2013 recipient of the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius grant”. He is the leader of the Vijay Iyer Trio with Stephen Crumb and Marcus Gilmore, and their new… Continue reading

Richard Blanco: The Prince of Los Cocuyos

Inaugural poet, Richard Blanco, made waves at President Obama’s second inauguration with his poem, One Today. He was the first immigrant, first Latino, the youngest and the first openly gay poet at the… Continue reading