Carolina Guerrero: Radio Ambulante
Breaking the Language Barrier One Story at a Time
What does it take to build a loyal and growing audience for a US-based Spanish-language podcast? How can Latino and Latin American stories told in Spanish overcome the language barrier and have maximum impact on the wider culture? In this talk, Carolina Guerrero, CEO and co-founder of Radio Ambulante, will discuss her podcast’s mission, its challenges, and its extraordinary growth. Hear the story behind one of public radio’s most innovative and important podcasts from the woman who leads the team.
A reception will follow the program.
Carolina Guerrero is CEO and co-founder of Radio Ambulante. She has worked as a promoter for cultural, social, and journalism projects, creating a bridge between organizations in her native Colombia, and public and private institutions in Latin America and the United States. She designs and manages festivals, conferences, and art exhibits, teaches workshops and plans fundraising events. Guerrero is passionate about solving the problem of inequality of access and democratizing the kinds of stories being told across the region. Guerrero was a John S. Knight Journalism fellow at Stanford University. She and her team were awarded the 2014 Gabriel García Márquez Prize for Innovation in Journalism, the most prestigious journalism award in Latin America. She lives in Nueva York.
Admission is free.
Sponsored by the Latino/Hispanic Faculty Association; the Dresher Center for the Humanities; and the Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication.