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"oscar fernandes" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
"The conversations with such enthusiasm and positivity puts a smile on my face. But again, people like pita Juarez are doing the work and it's interesting. They believe in democracy. How's that? You see, in the end, democracy is not perfect. It's not the most perfect system, but it's a good system when it comes to electoral politics and getting your voice heard. And one of the ways to change the narrative is to win elections, both at the local state and federal levels. So that's the type of work that people do each and every day and I admire it from afar. I couldn't do it every day. So when I talk to people like Peter I'm like props, props to you, respect. Anyway, so listen, while we close out, I know I mentioned the 12th anniversary of Latino rebels, which is a middle school. But there's also a program at futuro media that is ending its 20 something years and moving into its 30 something years. That's right. Latino USA, the amazing cultural institution that it is turning 30 years old on public radio. And damn, you know? I always say there'd be no Latino rebels if there wasn't a Latino USA. I tell that to Maria and I saw all the time because I heard myself in the 90s when Maria and that team was covering the Latino community when there was nothing out there. So to everyone at Latino USA at futuro media, who's worked so hard to get to this 30th year celebration, which is going to go on for the rest of the year. How's that? I just use PETA's enthusiasm and positivity. And yes, this episode of Latino rebels radio was produced by Oscar Fernandes. Our senior editor is Hector Luis Alamo, our editorial director of Fernando Santos. And I am your host, Julio de galore, and we'll be back next week. And like we always do, we always close out with la plebe. Latino rebels radio. We out of here. The opinions expressed by the guests and contributors in this podcast are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of futuro media or its employees. From PRX.
The 1918 Spanish Flu: Fact vs. Fiction
"This is Oscar Fernandes and today on the show, we put the spotlight on Texas to discuss the fact versus fiction of the Spanish flu pandemic of nineteen eighteen and to follow up on the one year anniversary of the mass shooting in El Paso Texas, the largest mass shooting targeted against Latinos, and so there's no need for a long introduction today on the show because our guest today has a lot to say on how the US in various ways is repeating history in its poor response to the pandemic. The scapegoating of others who have no control of the pandemic and which community ultimately praise the costs for the pandemic and so with us on the show today is w Dorado Romo. He's a researcher and the author of a ringside seat to revolution and underground cultural history of El Paso, and is which is available on single prosperous that we joins us today to combat to show W doral Romo. Thank you so much. Is Good to have you with us once again and doesn't probably no way of escaping any news whatsoever as it pertains to the current. Co Ed nineteen pandemic. You know it's affected almost every corner of society both here in the US and abroad. But one thing that's been cited as a frame of reference of valuable one, I would say is the Spanish flu pandemic of nineteen eighteen. Now in recent weeks, politicians and media people have stated that the US has not seen anything like the in pandemic since the Spanish flu of nineteen eighteen. Even you know Donald Trump and self has been cited Spanish flu in his own ignorant ways. I would I would say. But when reasons I want to talk to you was because this soon is the Spanish flu pandemic came up in mainstream media and the first thing that came to mind was Our discussion that we had last year with regards to the bath riots and it gives me the feeling that there's some things missing as it pertains to Race River Garson and the narrative of the Spanish flu pandemic. So a want to know based on what you've seen this far when people sight to space Lou, what do you feel is missing in this important narrative? I think you hit it on the nail. The idea that the pandemic was just a problem of perhaps Just, a a medical problem is something that's usually citing it by these media reports but. Raised and war have a huge part to play in in this. So called Spanish food and I think one of the things that has. Not Been. Looked into as much as. A huge role that the United States played in this called Spanish who I mean I I, I would call it the American sloop because they didn't start in Spain. It actually most of the evidence that we have historically the first official report. Of the Spanish flu was from Pasco County, council. And it was in a in a US military camp. Ford Riley canceled that it I broke out now there's other theories but most of the evidence points to that so this is Not so much the Spanish food at the American flu and I think that has been something that has not been as deeply investigated in many of these. Reports. So the question has to be asked, how did the Spanish flu get its name? If it was actually based here in Kansas as he said. Well. During. World War One, it was censorship. So the when I broke out in March of nineteen eighteen and one military cab. There was hardly anything written about it. It was actually A. A. Cook at the base of contract. And within. A few days there were hundreds of US soldiers? That, That were hit that that excel stake as Devo them died. From the flu. So the reason that is called a Spanish food is because Spain was a neutral country. So they were able to report. The fact that even even some of the most prominent. political figures from Spain were infected contractors to flu. So the name stuck that was the first. Was the first country where there was actually uncensored reporting about the flu to the main stuff but it was. It's also I think this idea of thickness. Always comes from the other side. The His what would you call it? The other association of of disease. You know the. Americans in the very beginning they and some of them playing some of the news sources would blame on the German thinking that it was a form of bacteriological warfare. Germans also had it. And they blamed it on the Russians they call it the the Russian has the Russians blamed on the Chinese everybody blamed on on on someone else the white South Africans called the the copy of. The Black Man Species? So I. Think this is part of. Stigmatization of the other using DC. To kind of Yeah. To stigmatize other racists, other nationality has always been kind of a universal part of this. Funny enough. Even back in nineteen. A lot of the banish medical. So rotation. Would pointed out the unfairness calling the Spanish flu they knew that it had not originated there