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This edition: Haiti: Five Years Later

Episode Details

Original tape date: January 12, 2015.

First aired: January 14, 2015.

On this edition of Independent Sources hosted by Garry Pierre-Pierre, we speak to Haiti expert Jocelyn Macalla about what lies ahead for this impoverished and politically troubled Caribbean nation five years since the devastating earthquake. We’ll visit Elva Ambía, a Brooklyn resident and native Quechua speaker who established the NY Quechua Initiative. It’s a local cultural organization that aims to raise awareness of, and revitalize this fading native tongue. And Sarah Pizon speaks to Charlie Uruchima, a master’s student at NYU’s Quechua program. He co-founded “Kichwa Hatari” in 2014, a radio show in the Bronx that addresses all-things Kichwan, a variant of Quechua.

Guest List

Michael Abbott Quecha Graduate Student, New York University

Andres Jimenez Ambía Founder, Inkarayku

Elva Ambía Co-Founder, New York Quechua Initiative

Prof. Juliette Blevins, Ph.D. Director, Endangered Languages Initiative, CUNY Graduate Center

Odi Gonzales Quechua Senior Lecturer, New York University

Jocelyn McCalla Chief Executive Officer, JMC Strategies, LLC

Charlie S. Uruchima Co-Founder, Kichwa Hatari

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