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First Name Basis Podcast

Oct 31, 2019

In this episode we interview Ivan Aragon, a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipient. Ivan is from Chihuahua, Mexico and came to the United States with his family when he was 9 years old. He shares his experience growing up as an undocumented immigrant in Phoenix, AZ. Listen to hear:

  • Ivan’s powerful...

Oct 25, 2019

In this episode we interview Catrina Gandara, a fellow podcaster who was born and raised in Mexico. Catrina grew up celebrating Dia De Los Muertos and has carried on those traditions with her family, as well as created new, meaningful traditions!

Catrina teaches us:

  • the history of Dia De Los Muertos
  • the difference...

Oct 17, 2019

In this episode we interview Chad Kennedy, a Deaf ASL Professor at BYU and UVU. Chad teaches us the following:

  • His experience at a hearing school vs. a Deaf school
  • His preference for identity-first language
  • How to communicate respectfully with Deaf people if you are hearing
  • Stereotypes about Deaf people
  • Deaf Pride
  • How...

Oct 12, 2019

In this episode, we share stories of how we’ve used the lessons we learn through First Name Basis in real life. 

Jasmine tells the story of how she was taught the history of Ruby Bridges when she was in 3rd grade. It’s difficult history and it wasn’t easy to process especially at such a young age.

Now that Jasmine...

Oct 3, 2019

In this episode we get a brief overview of Deaf history and culture, including the history of American Sign Language. 

Carter begins the episode discussing his background and how he came to know ASL, and he shares an embarrassing story about the time he asked a Deaf person if they could lipread. Then we talk about...