4 Burst results for "Guanica"
The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"guanica" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"As crowded. So that's my favorite time to go. I used to like to go in the summertime, but I feel that, I don't know, the last two summers I've been to Puerto Rico has also been very crowded. Good for Puerto Rico, getting that tourist economy, but I feel like it's been crowded all year. For the last few years. I can not tell you. I've only been there a couple times, so rely on your knowledge here. Anything else we want to see in in Ponce. So in bonza, there is, like I mentioned in the city center, there's also, I haven't been to personally, but it's been on my list forever. You can take these boat rides to an island called gaha them muerto, which means often. Because it's like a long rectangular in shape of a coffin, but apparently it's a beautiful beach. Now you're in the Caribbean side and it's so it's definitely a fun outing and then outside a poem so if you keep on going west, that's where you'll run into la barrera, which is the area, the other bioluminescent bay that Puerto Rico has, but also very lively on the weekends, live music. Even if I found it a bit disappointing, the few times I've been to see the bio bay part, but just for the liveliness, if you want to just have fun listening to disappointing because you've been to vieques and it's not because I've been seeing it. And it's not quite as spectacular as that. It's not as quite as spectacular. So if you're going to see on both, see them in the order. Yes. But and then you have the dry forest of guanica, which is super fascinating because you go from these lush green, like it's wet, it's green and all these cokey is everything is going on and then you go to the dry forest. So guanaco, and you see is lots of cacti, dry, lots of sand, so it's super interesting that you can drive 90 minutes and you're in a completely different ecosystem. But with that also very nice beaches. There are, again, that Caribbean, blue, very calm, not very wavy, so it's definitely worth. There's one beach called Santa. That is actually very nice, especially for families to go. But again, on the weekends, get there early to reserve your spot or go on a weekday. Okay. And then if you keep on going less, you'll end up in Cabo Rojo, which for me is one of my favorite tones in Puerto Rico in terms of the beaches because you have several. You have combat beach, which is, to me, one of my all time favorite somebody had to ask me, what's your favorite beach in Puerto Rico with sequence? And but there's several others. There's called dirty beach, but it's not dirty. So I don't know if you have the salt flats of Cabo Rojo, which are these pink, salt, flats.
Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"guanica" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"One of our personal favorites. Go ahead, headed. Hit the bit hit whenever you want to hit. I'm so sorry, guys. I'm so sorry. Listen after after the after we recorded the 10 minute fight, I'm afraid to ever say anything to you again. No, no, no, that was I am so sorry. You should never be afraid of me that released the fight. Lot of things. I want us to release the fight. Speaking of this, centrally, Snyder get released it in black and white. Oh, Speaking of Zack Snyder, Cut. How was it? Oh, did it was amazing. The fans were incredible and like, so gracious, and I've never like you know me What I love about fans is like their passion and their drive, and then they the sense of community and this is an entire community. People who rallied around something that literally an entire studio was like It's never going to happen. And they were like we're gonna weird We will put up billboards. We will fly planes like what do we need to do to convince you to do it? And then the craziness of the pandemic happen and they were like, I guess you can have it as a tree, and I really liked the movie. I was. I wasn't sure what I was going to expect. But I thought it was a lot of fun. It's like very polished and like, uh, this is a really cool experience to hang out with a bunch of really awesome people. There was Some surprises, which I won't spoil if you haven't had a chance to see the red carpet yet, But it was really great. Right on and really happy for you too Well, and and the movie was good. You like the movie? You said Yes, I did. Yes, it all for four hours. I'm gonna say all four hours in that member in seven seconds of it. I found enjoyable. Wow. Um, did you and you solve the query about whether it's in black and white or color this there's two releases you can choose. Yes. So you can watch Justices Gray. That's black and white version. The only difference is the color. Yeah, that I saw. I only got through the first few chapters of the great version will represent sure. But I'm pretty sure I'm pretty sure it's the same movie. Now, Donald. Which one will you be selecting? I'm watching color man. I grew up in the color TV era. Remember, I had a black and white TV for a really long time. And when color came to life, it was like those kids when they walked into that room in Guanica Willy Wonka Chocolate factory, and it was full of candy. And this was a crap TV like we found it in, uh, in the, um in the Garbage compactor room and my dad was like I think it's a colour TV and we were like, OK, and he plugged it in. And it took, like, five minutes to finally turn. Hmm. Yeah, but But finally I got to watch Volt Tron and I was very surprised at how close I was to the color pattern. Volt trans lions, like I knew the colours were red, yellow, blue, green and black. But I didn't know which was which I didn't know which hand was green or right. And so I would always guests. And when I got the color TV finally I was like I was close. Yeah, yeah, I'm surprised you didn't compare it to the wizard Revised, which I just learned what the cowboy switch. I had no clue that when she goes from the sepia toned black and white to the like full colour That that's a cowboy switch. What do you mean? What do you mean? So they painted the house sepia toned. Right. They had her stand in open, you know, when she opens the door to her house after she gets caught up in the tornado, and then she wants to us so that is shot in color. It's just painted sepia tone. They made a sepia toned dress for the standing. They gave her like black and gray makeup. She opens the door steps off camera and then Judy Garland steps into camera in the full color dress and walks out into the real world Fact It blew my mind. I want again. Well, are you Are you a big Wizard of Oz fan? I love Wizard of odds. It's like one of the first movies. I can remember watching that I've been looking. I've been cleaning out my office and I stumbled across a great present. I didn't know who to give it to until this moment. What is happening? I have it. Um, well for the rainbow, I'll let you I'll let you do it. I'll let you do that. But I'll tell you right now, Apollo Theater somewhere over the rainbow has been sung so well and so bad. It goes home so that I totally lost track of what? I heard Apollo Theater And then what? So that song somewhere over the rainbow is always sung at Showtime at the Apollo, right. You ever watch your time at the Apollo? Of course. My classmate Lauren Hill was on long before she was famous and got almost booed off. So when you were talking about the guy almost came and got her with the hook. She made it through so sad. Your your, uh, Your gift that you're about to reveal to. Everyone reminded me of how many times somewhere over the rainbow is sung at the Apollo Showtime at the Apollo. I didn't know and go to It that one. And and I?.
WNYC 93.9 FM
"guanica" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Census numbers that came out in April. Was not that New York and California and a few other states each lost a seat in Congress, or that Florida gain one in Texas. Game two and a few others gained one. Those things matter. They may actually matter to the control of Congress, so it's really big in that respect. But as a census matter their incremental and all those states grew in population. The biggest story from the census to me was how many people left Puerto Rico The population of Puerto Rico. Now is 400,000 people fewer than it was in 2010. The island lost a whopping 12% of its population. No place else comes close. Only two states. Lost population at all. West Virginia declined by 3%, Illinois by just 1/10 of 1%. So Puerto Rico losing 12% of its population over the last decade, is in a class by itself. So what happened? And what does this exodus mean? That Puerto Rico needs you left the island since 2010. When did you leave? And why? How much of it was a direct result of Hurricane Maria? How much was other factors? What's the effect of so many people leaving? And what is the island need if we assume that so many people wanting to leave is not a good thing and back with us now is Alana Casanova Burgess, host of the W N Y C and fruit Tudo Studios podcast. La Brega. Hi, Alana. Welcome back to show. Hi, Brian. Good morning. I guess I should ask first. Do you have reason to believe that this census count is accurate? Mm. That's a good question. I mean, there was a there was a problem with the process in Puerto Rico. Uh, for a while, it seemed like only 30% of homes had responded, Um, Also, it was a slightly different process on the island because usually the senses verifies addresses first, and then sends out the forms. In Puerto Rico. Both of those processes were happening at the same time, because, um, post Maria Post Irma, There was just a lot of confusion about addresses, and about what Homes were still homes. Um, that said there was an expectation actually, that the number of people who had left in the last 10 years would actually be Higher. Um so so you know, demographers were expecting this number to be quite large that you know, I'm not a demographer, but if they were expecting an even larger number Um, I think we have to assume that this is accurate ish. Right? So the main story of a lot of people leaving seems real to you as someone who covers Where do we go issues and so are their big, uh, 10 poll reasons. Can you say it's really because of a B and C and that explains the bulk of it. Well, I mean, everyone who Knows and loves of Puerto Rican and knows that it's really hard to live there right now. I mean, I think a lot of people are familiar with how difficult post Maria recovery has been. We're also the results of an earthquake swarm, which was a massive story last year, which I don't know how many people really recognized that there were hundreds of earthquakes going on in the south of the island around Guanica. And and destroyed buildings, public buildings, residences, You know that this is just crisis after crisis. There's also been a fiscal crisis. The recession over the last 15 years, which I like to refer to as an austerity crisis, because what that means is that public services have been cut back drastically. A couple years ago, hundreds of public schools were closed and part of the reason for that. What the government said was that there just weren't enough students in the schools so that they had to. They had to close them and consolidate them. In order to make the system makes sense. Um So you know you have this This landscape that's so difficult to live in. It's also very expensive to live in Puerto Rico. We can talk about why, but it's a red estimates that the cost of living is something like 13% higher than it is in the states. And all of that compounds, um, the other, you know, anecdotally, I I know a lot of people who came to the states in the last 10 years. And that might just be, you know, my age bracket. Um, but who came to the states in the last 10 years for college or for graduate school to take advantage of of the schools and educational opportunities here in the states, and that's partly because the University of Puerto Rico, which is You know, a jewel of the system has been so decimated by cuts. And so it just doesn't seem like a viable system to be a part of if you're looking for higher education, so a lot of people have moved to the states and you know once you do that, then you get a job here, then you don't go back. Um, so those would be my, you know, 123 reasons. Yeah. So what could reverse those, Uh, people? Um, Is there any consensus on on what it would take because it sounds like a situation that is continuing to spiral down downward in terms of quality of life. Well, there are always calls to repeal the Jones Act, which, um, is this somewhat obscure law, which I think some people might have heard of. After Maria. It's about shipping, so it means that all the All the goods that are shipped from the United States to Puerto Rico have to be on US owned ships. It makes shipping more expensive. It makes goods more expensive, so that's one thing that people talk about all the time. You know, um, there have been in the last. Well, I think it was 2012. There was this package of laws referred to as LASIK as well lost 60 and um and that will try to create these tax incentives to get US companies to move to the island to create jobs, and that has been hugely controversial. We could talk about that a bit more. Um, what it has done is basically you know that a lot of the discourse around what's happening in Puerto Rico now is that there's massive gentrification from people who don't want to pay federal income tax. Or, you know, companies who want to relocate. It's part of a government program to attract businesses, and what that means is that they don't have to pay as high taxes in Puerto Rico. There's a huge land grab. One of the biggest stories over the past few months has been that the government is selling off some public land for private development from companies from the United States. You know, so so while it's extremely expensive to buy a home to live in Puerto Rico, it's sort of this idea that that the island is being sold off to external investors. Um So so you hear a lot of conversation about that? Cecilia in Ridgewood. You're on w. N. Y. C with a lot of costume over Burgess, producer and host of Llobregat, which is a podcast series about Puerto Rico House this area. Hi, Brian. A long time, listener. First time caller. Hi, Alana. Um, Load a podcast. All. Uh, Tim, I grew up in San Juan in white.
"guanica" Discussed on Occupied
"Was an amazing experience something that I wouldn't have done before that. So that's how I would work with the phrase or the word of the year. So My 2021 if you follow me on instant, you will have seen a few days ago. I posted at my 2021 off phrase that I am going to live by Thursday. So to speak is genuine connection. I think that this year has made everyone very very acutely aware of their social connections and how to make n them walk through difficult circumstance, but it's also probably made you realize one how fragile people can be 20 21 has had a mass. Impact on on a lot of people's mental health including my eye, which I have posted about not too long ago and I might throw that link in the show notes. If you are getting my little girl twenty mental health story, but I think a lot of the issues that arose for many of the people that I spoke with boiled down to connection and either lack of connection or you know, finally coming to the realization that some of the connections that they had weren't as genuine as they may have believed or any number of different reasons, but it all sort of boiled down to connection and support and and consequently like things like support kind of thing. So my Guanica for next year for twenty or four this year. Sorry, 20 21. I am recording this on New Year's Eve in the afternoon. So it won't be twenty-twenty for much longer. But by the time you hear this it will be twenty twenty-one. Yeah, my my word to learn more my phrase to live by for 20 21 is going to be genuine connection and what I'm meaning by that is not Messenger not WhatsApp not any of that like at bare minimum Voice next Thursday. Would be like video but ideally face-to-face face-to-face connections are something that a lot of people have been missing out on this year and continue to in different parts of the world, I completely understand if you know, you might be a bit annoyed at me suggesting some of these things if you're not currently able to do that in your part of the world, but hang in there it will happen again, you will be able to make those face-to-face connections, but that's why I set out like a spectrum so you can try to ignore I don't I I find it very difficult to make really really genuine connections over text cuz there's so much of communication that's lost in that but voyage. Minimum video second face-to-face is the gold standard for me next year this year this year going to get used to saying that so that's what I'm doing this year. So what how I'm going to actually sort of break that down not using smart goals, obviously as I said earlier, but there's a few things and I've met took them off and on throughout the last two and half years of this podcast,.