In this edition of Audio Revolution! hosts Gabriel Rima and Savannah Chapman-Martinez take you into the depths of identity: What does it mean to be American? Who gets to be American and who doesn’t? What are the freedoms and privileges American’s have? And, do all American’s have those freedoms? And what does it mean to be both American and another ethnicity and/or culture?
Join us while Audio Revolution! takes on this increasingly important issue. We’ll investigate the busy lives of teens and what they do to cope with the stress, anxiety and depression that is ever-present in high schools and colleges today. Featured in this intense show are pieces from Zoe Ballargin, Ethan Parrot and Savannah Chapman-Martinez.
Carmen Gallegos asks, how do we maintain our identity in this melting pot of culture? The material for this piece was gathered at an international conference, The Parliament of World’s Religions, in Melbourne, Australia. How does religion contribute to our identity? Need we draw lines between one another? Follow Carmen’s search, filled with surprises and realizations along the way.
Thursday night was the opening ceremony. The jetlag had set in and I could barely keep my eyes open. On Friday morning Carmen and I experienced something that made the world feel very small (in a good way). We went to breakfast at a little cafe near the hostel where we are staying. It was good food but coffee in this town is crazy expensive, 3 dollars for a cup of plain black coffee. We sat down near a couple also attending the Parliament of the World’s Religions, spotting their giant, 400-page programs (that Carmen calls the Bible).