Listen to a Story
In order to capture authentic stories with no interpretation, we do not guide the storytelling, nor do we do major editing to the conversation. We do though clean up a bit with light editing.
Yanni Kenzo Velasquez spent the majority of his time in competitive swimming until he found his passion in dance. Now he has fully dedicated his craft to dancing as a content creator on YouTube. Listen as Yanni describes his transition into dance and what it means to him.
Talmisa Ogans recently completed the facilitator training workshop for the Multicultural Education Program. In this episode of Windows and Mirrors, Talmisa talks about the importance of understanding different biases, and her personal experience with the program’s workshop.
Media Studies major and veteran William Jackson talks about his time in Iraq as part of the 101st Airborne, the first thing he did when he got home, and the difficulties he has faced on and off the battlefield.
Ben Perez is the manager of UC Berkeley’s Campus Access Services, providing services that make it possible for everyone with disabilities to participate in university-sponsored non-course-related programs and activities. In this episode, Ben shares stories from his childhood and talks about how he became disabled, and his coming-out journey.
Cal NERDS Cindy Barrios recently graduated from Cal with a degree in Molecular Biology. In this episode of Windows and Mirrors, she talks about her current research, the value of her education as an undocumented immigrant, and her the gender gap in STEM fields.
Meet 3rd-year undergraduate Thomas Manglona, who is from the Island of Rota, discussing his life back home, addressing misconceptions of his ethnicity that he has faced, and his interest in news reporting. This is his story.
Graduating senior Justin Leow, talking about his experience at Cal, his time as the podcast producer for the channel, and his plans for the future. This is his story.
Professor and faculty adviser Jean Retzinger, of the Media Studies Department, and third year Media Studies undergraduate Karina Candela, discuss the importance of creating a personal relationship between student and faculty.
The Operations Coordinator for Cal's Food Pantry and the Finance Coordinator for the Basic Needs Security Committee on campus talks about his own battle with food insecurity.
In Episode 2, we talk with an undocumented 5th-year Mechanical Engineering student, who details his struggles with courses, finances, finding resources and fitting in.
In this inaugural podcast, two UC Berkeley students - one a second year and the other a recent graduate, discuss the importance of stories and share their own.