#024 – Trudy Holmes-Caines

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I sat down with Dr. Trudy Holmes-Caines before leaving Lincoln, Neb., and had a wonderful conversation for this podcast. She is a professor of psychology at Union College who came to the United States to pursue graduate studies. We discussed her life in Jamaica and how language plays a role in one’s identity, as well as how the immigrant cultures differ from the culture in their respective countries of origin.

#009 – Ben VandeVere

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Although I believed Ben and I were completely different people, I learned we have many things in common. Ben VandeVere has founded two a cappella groups in the last few years. He talked about V7‘s history and all the time he put into that project before starting his new group R3sonate. As if that was not enough, Ben also has a Youtube channel titled “Deep-Fried Brain.”

All these projects present many challenges. Ben and I talked about them.

Ben VandeVere in the “studio” where the magic happens.

Almost forgot, here is Ben’s blog where it all started.