Ep. 21: Pambazos are Life

Wild and Free: A Battle Born podcast is a podcast that serves as a platform for non-profit professionals, social justice activists and community driven artists that are trying to make a difference in the Southern Nevada community. We will talk about the issues that matter and will motivate our fellow community members to get involved.

On this episode we speak with organizer, activist, outdoorsperson, DREAMer and superwoman Erika Castro. Erika serves as the Senior Immigration Organizer with the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN). Erika talks about her path to becoming an organizer and the spark that keeps her going. She shares with us about the challenges she has faced both personally and in her work. Erika, who started her work as a cook, also talks about her favorite food and gets our Co-Wranglers very hungry for delicious treats. This episode was recorded prior to the November 2018 election, but clearly the hard work Erika and her fellow organizers put into the election has paid off! To find out more about PLAN visit https://www.planevada.org/ and for more information about PLAN Action visit http://planaction.org/.

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Ep: 20: Neon, Nature, and Mocktails, Oh My!

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Who says you cannot make friends via social media? Our guest on this episode is writer, artist and nature lover Kim Miller who authors the blog “Sober in Vegas”. Kim joins us to talk about her sobriety journey, makes us a delicious (and easy!) seasonal mocktail, and talks about her favorite art, culture, food and nature in Las Vegas. You don’t want to miss this episode, and we are pretty sure this is not the last time you’ll hear from Kim on our podcast.

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Why We Vote

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Voting is the mechanism that keeps our republic alive and functioning. If we do not vote, our voices are not heard. Today we share with you why we vote, and to encourage you to both vote, and share your story about why you are voting. We would love to hear your story, so please share with us on Facebook, Twitter (@wildandfreepod) or Instagram (@wildandfreepod).

If you have not voted, please do so this Tuesday. If you need to find your polling place, visit: https://www.nvsos.gov/votersearch/. If you live in Clark County, you can vote at any one of these voting centers on 11/6 - https://www.clarkcountynv.gov/election/Documents/2018/VC-WEB-18G.pdf .

Vote for those who cannot. Vote for your future. Vote for our future.

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Ep. 19: Go Nevada, It's your Birthday!

Wild and Free: A Battle Born podcast is a podcast that serves as a platform for non-profit professionals, social justice activists and community driven artists that are trying to make a difference in the Southern Nevada community. We will talk about the issues that matter and will motivate our fellow community members to get involved.

On this episode we celebrate the birthday of one of our favorite things, NEVADA! We have taken our love of history, comedy, and ridiculousness to a whole new level by providing our dear listeners with our take on the history of this great state in honor of Nevada Day. We could not have put this episode together without additional help from some friends. In this episode you will hear from Anna Allred, a local actor, playwright and children’s theater director who co-wrote and performed with us on “Comstock Lode” and “Bullfrog County Nevada”. Actor, director, and writer Oliver Jones co-wrote and performed with us on “Telegraph TMZ” and “Divorce Ranch Tales”. “Home Means Nevada”, our state song, was written by Bertha Rafetto and performed here by Lily & Xochi. All work other than the music and “Home Means Nevada” is original and written by Alison & Jacob. Music in this episode is from www.purple-planet.net.

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Ep. 18: D-Well: Vegas Changemakers

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On this episode, we are joined by Lucas Ybarra and Brent Buffone, residents of D-Well Las Vegas.

D-Well is a co-living residence for changemakers in the Las Vegas community that have a strong social mission, are community-driven and want to live and collaborate together. Lucas and Brent share about how they are trying to create a positive impact in Las Vegas and why they were drawn to the D-Well project. They talk about building relationships that have lead to exciting collaborations that have enriched them both personally and professionally. We were lucky to have Brent perform a live spoken word performance and Lucas was generous enough to provide a beat to end the episode titled ‘The Dream.’ Here’s to all the dreamers and changemakers in Vegas!

To learn more about D-Well and apply, visit their website at: https://d-well.vegas

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Special Edition: Creating Community

Wild and Free: A Battle Born podcast is a podcast that serves as a platform for non-profit professionals, social justice activists and community driven artists that are trying to make a difference in the Southern Nevada community. We will talk about the issues that matter and will motivate our fellow community members to get involved.

In this special edition episode, Alison shares a talk she recently gave at Creative Mornings Las Vegas (https://creativemornings.com/cities/lv) on the theme of ‘Community.’ Alison’s main mission in life is to build a stronger, more just and empathetic community. In her talk, Alison shares her struggles to find a sense of self and community in her home state of Chihuahua, then in college at Michigan State University and finally here in Las Vegas and the steps she has taken to foster community in her new home. She also talks about the causes she’s passionate about and the people that have been fundamental in inspiring, nourishing and fulfilling her.

This episode features an original song “To Porto” by our produce Jose Sotelo.

Hey Nevadans! Are you registered to vote? If you are not please visit https://www.registertovotenv.gov/ and get yourself registered ONLINE by THURSDAY OCTOBER 18th.

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Ep. 17: You down with NCG? (Yeah, you know me!)

Wild and Free: A Battle Born podcast is a podcast that serves as a platform for non-profit professionals, social justice activists and community driven artists that are trying to make a difference in the Southern Nevada community. We will talk about the issues that matter and will motivate our fellow community members to get involved.

In this episode we welcome Barbara Paulsen and Deacon James Hobart who are volunteer leaders with Nevadans for the Common Good (https://www.facebook.com/nevadansforthecommongood) (http://www.nevadansforthecommongood.org/) which is a grassroots interfaith organization that works to find common ground on issues in order to improve the lives of all Nevadans. Deacon James and Barbara tell us about Nevadans for the Common Good, as well as discuss their priorities for the legislative session. They also share with us some local successes that have been achieved by the group.

Hey Nevadans! Are you registered to vote? If you are not please visit https://www.registertovotenv.gov/ and get yourself registered ONLINE by THURSDAY OCTOBER 18th.

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Ep. 16: Whose tweet is it anyway?

Wild and Free: A Battle Born podcast is a podcast that serves as a platform for non-profit professionals, social justice activists and community driven artists that are trying to make a difference in the Southern Nevada community. We will talk about the issues that matter and will motivate our fellow community members to get involved.

In this episode we speak again with our friend and immigration attorney Sarah Perez. Sarah joins us to talk about some of the more recent developments with immigration policy and practice. Sarah gets real as she speaks of the asylum process, as well as the real story of kids who have been separated by their families. The news and pundits tell us one thing, but we get down to learn what actually happen.

If you or someone you know needs legal assistance with immigration issues in light of recent moves by the White House, you can contact the UNLV Law Immigration Clinic (https://law.unlv.edu/clinics/immigration), Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada Immigration Services (https://www.catholiccharities.com/service_details/immigration-services/) or Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (https://www.lacsn.org/).

Hey Nevadans! Are you registered to vote? If you are not please visit http://www.nvsos.gov and get yourself registered by FRIDAY OCTOBER 5th.

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Ep. 15: Astrid the DREAMer & Gandalf the Wise pt. 1

Wild and Free: A Battle Born podcast is a podcast that serves as a platform for non-profit professionals, social justice activists and community driven artists that are trying to make a difference in the Southern Nevada community. We will talk about the issues that matter and will motivate our fellow community members to get involved.

In this episode we speak with Astrid Silva, activist, DREAMer and founder of Dream Big Nevada (http://www.dreambignv.org/dbn). Astrid talks with us about how she became a nationally known DREAMer activist. She also discusses the importance of DACA and how individuals who are DACA recipients may still be able to re-apply.

If you or someone you know needs legal assistance with immigration issues in light of recent moves by the White House, you can contact the UNLV Law Immigration Clinic (https://law.unlv.edu/clinics/immigration), Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada Immigration Services (https://www.catholiccharities.com/service_details/immigration-services/) or Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (https://www.lacsn.org/).

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Ep. 14: The Young and the Not So Restless

Wild and Free: A Battle Born podcast is a podcast that serves as a platform for non-profit professionals, social justice activists and community driven artists that are trying to make a difference in the Southern Nevada community. We will talk about the issues that matter and will motivate our fellow community members to get involved.

In this episode we are joined by Daigo and Patricia from the Young Nonprofit Professional Network of Southern Nevada (www.ynpnsouthernnevada.org). YNPN of Southern Nevada envisions a vibrant community of nonprofit professionals, who positively impact Southern Nevada through innovation, collaboration, and cultivation. They will be talking about the work of members in the community as well as how they see our community changing for the better.

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