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Global Talks and Tunes

Global Talks and Tunes

By Damita M. Menezes
Global Talks and Tunes is originally a radio show, hosted by Damita first aired LIVE on Radio DePaul. The show is about international students dealing with diversity and culture shock. We talk about our funny and interesting experiences and learn about different ethnicities. The show is for EVERYONE! For more information, visit damitamenezes.com/listenon
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The Bridge Between Worlds
In this episode, I sit with Indah Gunawan, a former international student from Indonesia turned author. Indah talks about her debut book “Transient: The Bridge Between Worlds.” She spoke about how this book came to be and what happened to her after graduating from the class of 2020 during a global pandemic. We also discussed employment, sponsorships and a lot more. Indah's book features interviews with US Senator Tammy Duckworth and actor Ronny Chieng.  For more information, go to damitamenezes.com/listenon. Happy Boy Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100647 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
01:06:56
June 7, 2021
Life After Graduation
In this episode, I sit with Angelina Korniyenko, an international alumna from Ukraine. Angelina tells us about her struggles while looking for a job after graduation as a non-stem major in America. We spoke about independence and the consequences of taking life changing decisions and moving away from home at a young age. We also discussed connecting with Americans and finding soulmates.  For more information, go to damitamenezes.com/listenon. Happy Boy Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100647 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
45:21
January 2, 2021
Setting Boundaries
In this episode, I sit with Saran Karunan, an international student from Thailand. Saran tells us about his biracial identity and the differences between the Thai and Indian sides of his family. We also spoke about the "go-getter" culture freshman in college are exposed to while dealing with a new environment. We also talked about ways to set boundaries and keeping a check on one's self. For more information, go to damitamenezes.com/listenon. Happy Boy Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100647 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
34:50
December 19, 2020
Comparing Degrees and Countries
In this episode, I sit with Masa Najjar, an American student who went to study abroad in Lebanon. Masa talks about her experience studying in Lebanon while the country was going through a civil war. We spoke about the pros and cons of studying abroad and the value of an international education. We managed to squeeze in our love for radio, and delved into dialects and expressions. We also talked about the problems international students experience with job related stressors. For more information, go to damitamenezes.com/listenon. Happy Boy Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100647 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
34:50
December 12, 2020
Apartment Searching Alone
In this episode, I sit with Summer Hoang, a student originally from Vietnam. Summer tells about her experience leaving her family at the age of 13 to study in America. She details her hard experiences being an adult while she just turned to her teen-ages. For more information, go to damitamenezes.com/listenon. Happy Boy Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100647 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
31:21
December 5, 2020
The Arab-American Mix
In this episode, I sit with Saleh Akhras, a student originally from Palestine. Saleh tells us about his family of 10 traveling back and forth from New York, to his home village in Palestine to Dubai. He talks about his love for his home, Dubai's luxurious vibes, making friends in college and the hidden separation of classes in the UAE.  For more information, go to damitamenezes.com/listenon. Happy Boy Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100647 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
33:30
October 26, 2020
Making A New Home
In this episode, I sit with Victoria Ulman, a student originally from Ukraine and Russia. Victoria talks about her experience leaving home as a teenager and starting her new life in America. For more information, go to damitamenezes.com/listenon. Happy Boy Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100647 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
32:45
October 5, 2020
Classroom Etiquettes & Code Switching (w/ Adriana Talavera)
In this episode, Damita & Adriana speak with students in DePaul's English as a Second Language program. The students talk about how they had to relearn classroom etiquette, learn code switching and making conversation with Americans. For more information, visit damitamenezes.com/listenon
21:02
June 27, 2020
Butchering Names & CTA Stories (w/ Adriana Talavera)
In this episode, Damita & Adriana speak with students in DePaul's English as a Second Language program. The students talk about how their names being mispronounced, the food issues, family time and their horrifying experiences with the CTA and possibly going back home. For more information, visit damitamenezes.com/listenon
26:57
May 25, 2020
Dorming with Americans & Homesickness (w/ Adriana Talavera)
In this episode, Damita & Adriana speak with students in DePaul's English as a Second Language program. For more information, visit damitamenezes.com/listenon
18:44
May 18, 2020
Churching, Ramadan & Aiswariya Rai (w/ Adriana Talavera)
The episode surrounds around religion, the way of Mass in different cultures, Ramadan and the eyes of Aishwariya Rai. For more information, visit damitamenezes.com/listenon
12:58
May 11, 2020
Awards, DePaul FEST & a local Goodbye (w/ Adriana Talavera)
This is the last episode of Season 1 which was recorded during the Spring of 2018. This episode includes Talks around GTT winning a nomination for the Most Creative Show, college life and music concerts and a goodbye from your hosts. For more information, visit damitamenezes.com/listenon
07:52
April 13, 2020
Korea and the Prince of Dubai (w/ Adriana Talavera)
This episode includes Talks around South Korea, North Korea, the Prince of Dubai, and going back home for summer break. For more information, visit damitamenezes.com/listenon
15:44
April 4, 2020
Just Toilet Paper (w/ Adriana Talavera)
This episode was first aired during Spring 2018 on Radio DePaul. For more information, visit damitamenezes.com/listenon
12:44
March 27, 2020
Resources, Heroin, Pickles & Chipotle (w/ Adriana Talavera)
This episode was first aired during Spring 2018. For more information, visit damitamenezes.com/listenon
13:25
March 21, 2020
Tinder and The Shape of Water (w/ Adriana Talavera)
Skip to 1:00 if you have already heard the intro and want to know more about Tinder and The Shape of Water. :) For more information, visit damitamenezes.com/listenon
14:11
February 22, 2020
Bollywood, Valentine's Day, Basketball & Accents (w/ Adriana Talavera)
This is the first episode of Global Talks and Tunes which first aired on Radio DePaul. For more information, visit damitamenezes.com/listenon
32:35
December 23, 2019