The Voice of Montbello Podcast
By The Confluence Media Center
The Voice of Montbello Podcast is a proud member of the YEBO Podcast Network.
The Voice of Montbello PodcastMay 27, 2019
The HangOut with Lorienne Nseka
Thank you for tuning in to The HangOut! In this episode, Lorienne Nseka joins the HangOut team to discuss her Congolese culture and her journey to becoming a powerful black female lawyer. Join the HangOut!
WolfPack Howl: 2/14/23 Youth Violence with Struggle of Love Foundation
In this episode of the Wolfpack Howl, Jason McBride and Coach Eye from the Struggle of Love Foundation join the show to talk about their work impacting youth violence in Montbello.
Bellside Sports: NFL Championship Week
In this episode, we break down the NFL Championship playoff games, discuss sportsmanship, and cover referee mistakes.
Bellside Sports: NFL Divisional Playoffs and Championship Preview
In this episode, we break down the NFL Divisional Playoff games, discuss the MVP race, and preview the NFC and AFC Championship games. Who do you think will win this weekend?!
WolfPack Howl: Our Latinidad with Ms. Pérez
Thank you for listening to the WolfPack Howl! In this episode, Jacqueline, Ximena, and Kindergarten teacher Ms. Pérez join our host Genesis to share experiences as Latinas. They discuss Latino family dynamics, discrimination, and their experiences being Latinas in education.
Wolfpack Howl: School Dance with Paola
Thank you for listening to the Wolfpack Howl on the Voice of Montbello Podcast! In this episode, Paola joins the show to talk about the student council and the upcoming Valentine's Day Dance. We also play a game called "Cool or Nah": Food Edition!
We hope you enjoy and let us know what you want to hear on the next episode.
The HangOut with Ms. Kill
Thanks for listening to The Hangout on The Voice of Montbello podcast. In this episode, the HangOut crew is joined by their Science teacher, Ms. Kill. They talked about her journey in education and why she loves teaching.
The HangOut with Don P. and 400
Radio DJ and entertainment personality Don P. and media industry savant 400 stop by the show during their Denver Pep Rally With a Purpose Tour to join the HangOut! We discuss their lives in the entertainment industry, their motivations as artists, business advice for youth, and more.
Future Culture 005: Camila and Nicol
Thank you for listening to Future Culture on the Voice of Montbello Podcast! In this episode, new Future Culture hosts Camila and Nicol introduce themselves and discuss their deep friendship.
The Hangout with Letter J
Thanks for listening to The Hangout on The Voice of Montbello podcast. In this episode, Bre, Roman, and Jovon are joined by their Language Arts teacher Letter J. They talked about his school experience, challenges of identity, and the LGTBQ community at McGlone.
Bellside Brothers with Ndaylay and James
Thank you for tuning in to Bellside Brothers on The Voice of Montbello Podcast. In this episode, Bellside Brothers DJ and Issac discuss fashion, branding, and life with Apprentice of Peace Youth Organization mentors Ndaylay and James. Learn about entrepreneurship and community pride in this fresh episode!
I Love the Bellside ep.3 Chelsea Aleman and Jacqueline Reyes Herrera
Thank you for listening to I Love the Bellside on The Voice of Montbello Podcast! In this episode, we hear from Chelsea Aleman and Jacqueline Reyes Herrera to learn about what they love about their neighborhood, Montbello. They give some important updates on the early stages of the reunification of Montbello High School.
Chelsea is a Senior at Montbello High School and describes what this first school year has been like thus far with ongoing construction and renovations, violence on school grounds, and teacher shortages. Through it all, Chelsea is dedicated to finding success at Montbello High School now and for future students.
Despite her deep connection to Montbello, Jacqueline and her family made the difficult choice to attend school outside of the Montbello Neighborhood in hopes of better educational opportunities. Jacqueline breaks down this decision and the work she looks to do in the future to ensure quality options for Montbello's youth.
Wolfpack Howl 11.14
Thank you for listening to the Wolfpack Howl! In this podcast, we briefly discuss the happenings at McGlone Academy. Have a topic you want us to discuss?
ACT Summit Series: DJ KDOT the Party
How do you become a DJ?! In this episode, DJ KDOT, ACT Community Summit DJ, joins the show to tell his story of how his love of music led him to become one of Denver's hottest DJs.
ACT Summit Series: Jason Vitello
In this episode, we spoke with event organizer and Mental Health Professional Jason Vitello. We discussed his experiences with trauma and how he supports communal efforts in mental health.
ACT Summit Series: Jason McBride
In this episode, Jason McBride from the Struggle of Love Foundation joins the show. He discusses the role that trauma has played in his life and ways we can cope with traumas in our own lives. We also discussed his work in gang prevention in the Denver Metro Area.
ACT Summit Series: Candice Bailey and Rossina Shroeer-Santiago
In this episode, we sat down with Community Activists and Mental Health Professionals Candice Bailey and Rossina Shroeer-Santiago to discuss Active Collective Trauma and their efforts to create the ACT Summit. They discussed their inspirations for pursuing careers in Mental Health and the importance of dealing with trauma as a community.
ACT Summit Series: LaToya Petty
In this episode, Community Organizer, LaToya Petty joins the show to discuss the Active Collective Trauma Summit and her role in creating the event. She also shares her story of how trauma has impacted her and her family.
This episode was recorded on June 29th, 2022 at the Active Collective Trauma Summit in Denver, CO.
Journeys into AAPI+ with Ms. Coates
We had a wonderful time getting to know Ms. Coates on this podcast episode! She spoke to us about her life growing up in three different countries and how it shaped her outlook on life. We also spoke about stereotypes and racism that many in the AAPI+ community face. We hope you are inspired by her story.
Journeys into AAPI+ with Ms. Hu
Thank you for listening to Journeys into AAPI+! In this episode, we had an amazing experience getting to know Ms. Hu from McGlone Academy! Ms. Hu spoke to us about her life growing up in China, adjusting to the U.S., and the importance of storytelling to bring awareness to the diverse AAPI+ experience.
Future Culture 004: Would You Rather?
In this episode we play the would you rather game! Which is the best agua fresca between Horchata, Jamaica, and Tamarindo? Would you rather be rich and have a job you hate or not earn a lot of money but have a job you love? Check out this episode to hear what our team thinks about these essential questions!
Media Reviews: Selena
Thank you for listening to Confluence Media Reviews on The Voice of Montbello Podcast! In this episode, we review the movie Selena about the amazing Latine singer and icon Selena Quintanilla. We talked about moments in the movie that moved us as well as Selena's impact on our culture and identity. We hope you enjoy this episode!
Journeys Into AAPI+ Mural
Thank you for listening to Journeys into AAPI+! In this series, we talk about the experiences of people who identify as AAPI+. In this episode, we talked about our work to create a Mural In the Confluence Media Center that represents Islander Culture. This is the first piece of the Islander culture Mural In Montbello, and we want to thank Ratha Sok for creating such a beautiful piece.
Journeys into AAPI+ with Mrs. Lovell-Boylls
Thank you for listening to Journeys into AAPI+! In this series, we talk about experiences of people who identify as AAPI+. In this episode, we talked to Mrs. Lovell-Boylls from McGlone Academy. We had a lot of fun speaking with her and connected with her a lot throughout this podcast. And we loved how nice and positive she is and we love that she liked talking to us even though it was kinda awkward, but then after we were speaking a lot to her we started having fun, laughing, and talking about her and ourselves. We had a great conversation about AAPI+ identity and learned a lot about Mrs. Lovell's story.
Life is Art with Cristina Del Hoyo
In this episode, the Life is Art Team speak with Denver Artist Cristina Del Hoyo to discuss her career as a visual artist. They discuss the importance of art in society, artist mindsets, and how Cristina infuses her art in everything she does. Thank you for listening to Life is Art on the Voice of Montbello Podcast!
All About Ms. Carasick
In this episode Paola, Janet, Melisa, Brianna, and Mariana got together to ask Ms. Carasick a couple of questions. We talked about how her years have been as a teacher at McGlone for teacher appreciation week. We also talked about Ms.Carasick’s life outside of school and what she’s been through.
Josh "Mode" Ford: Heroes of Montbello
In this episode, athlete, author, entrepreneur and father, Josh "Mode" Ford joins the show! We discuss his experiences growing up in Montbello, his football career, and what inspires him to write books to motivate others. Be sure to check out Josh's books "Misinformed" and "Out the Cage." We hope you enjoy this episode!
Media Reviews: Beyoncé- Brown Skin Girl
Thank you for listening to Confluence Media Reviews! In this episode, Jannia, Dayjah, and Mya breakdown Beyoncé's Grammy Award Winning song Brown Skin Girl and its impact on women around the world. We hope you enjoy this episode!
Media Reviews: Encanto
Thank you for listening to Confluence Media Reviews! In this episode, Aylin, Natalie, Yareli, Mia, and Ayleen provide an in depth review of the latest Disney sensation, Encanto. This movie was wonderful to watch and filled us with a wide range of emotions. What would you rate this movie?
Media Reviews: Coco
Thank you for listening to Media Reviews on the Voice of Montbello Podcast. In this episode, Miriam, Alyssa, and Aileen review one of our favorite movies, Coco! Listen as we break down the story, characters, music, and how the movie reflects our identities.
Superhero 1: Who is the Strongest Marvel Character?
In this episode, the Super Hero Team engage in a debate about who is the strongest superhero in the Marvel Universe. Whether you are a fan of Deadpool, Hulk, Ironman or any superhero, you will enjoy this exciting conversation. Who do you think is the strongest superhero?
Future Culture 003: Dr. Steven Federico from Denver Health Pediatrics
"When you choose to be a Doctor, you choose to be a part of a community and choose to protect that community." Dr. Steven Federico
In this episode, the Future Culture team interviews Dr. Steven Federico from Denver Health Pediatrics joins the show to discuss COVID-19 Vaccines and the impact of the pandemic on youth. We also discuss Dr. Federico's journey to becoming a doctor and why he practices in the Montbello Community. This episode was recorded at Denver Public School's Evie Dennis Campus during a Vaccination clinic on November 16th, 2021.
Future Culture 002: Immigration and Us
Thank you for listening to Future Culture! In this episode, Natalie and Jonathan join the show to discuss immigration and how it has impacted our lives. We hope you enjoy the episode!
In this episode, a friend of the show, Ms. Okoye, joins us once again to remind us to be our true authentic selves. Ms. Okoye is from the Bell-Side and has been teaching at McGlone for over 10 years. We hope you enjoy the episode.
In this episode, we will hear from Ms. Klare.
In this episode, we had a conversation with our Middle School Principal, Ms. Procter.
In this episode, we will hear from Ms Piñon and her amazing story about her passion for teaching.
In this episode, we speak with Mr. Rivas who is a new Science Teacher at McGlone Academy. We talked about his teaching career and what led him to McGlone. We also discussed some of his favorite hobbies and travels around the world.
The Three Jays with Mr. Pachecho
In this episode, we learn about Mr. Pacheco and his journey through life so far.
Her Story: Ms. Reed
Thank you all for listening :)) In this episode we have Mrs. Reed with us today!! We know Mrs. Reed as a GREAT storyteller and we wanted to know more about her and her story. We wanted to build a stronger connection with Mrs. Reed so we all decided to have an interview with Mrs. Reed for this episode.
Life is Art 001: Life Begins
Welcome to Life is Art where we explore our own identities through art. In this episode, you will meet Zuri, Kristie, and Serenidee as they discuss their own artist identities and what they hope to discover by making this podcast. We hope you enjoy this episode!
Future Culture 001: Gaming with Luis
Welcome to Future Culture where hosts Gerardo and Juanito share stories and insights about their lives and all things youth culture. In this episode, special guest, Luis, joins a conversation about video games. The crew discusses the ins and outs of their favorite games and how they use gaming to communicate with peers. We hope you enjoy this episode!
Jonathan K. Osborne: Black Excellence Series
Thank you for listening to The Voice of Montbello Podcast! In today’s episode, we interview Jonathan Osborne, a trial attorney. An educator at our school named Mrs. Gorman set up this interview for us because, well, Jonathan is her older brother!
Jonathan K. Osborne is a trial attorney and former federal prosecutor, who concentrates his practice in the areas of business disputes, corporate investigations, and white-collar criminal defense.
In his daily practice, he represents clients in state and federal courts and before arbitration tribunals; leads internal investigations; and defends businesses and their interests when faced with government scrutiny.
Formerly, as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida, Jonathan prosecuted criminal cases involving allegations of fraud; computer crimes and identity theft; human smuggling; international narcotics trafficking; and violent gangs.
Outside of work, Jonathan loves mentoring students and serves on advisory boards for community-based organizations. Before law school, he played college basketball at the University of Las Vegas and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and obtained a Master of Arts degree from UNLV in Communication Studies.
We spoke to Jonathan to learn more about what motivated him to become a lawyer. We also discussed inequities in the criminal justice system and police reaction to protests.
We are grateful that Jonathan was able to speak with us and a special thank you and shout out to Mrs. Gorman for setting up this interview. We hope you enjoy this episode!
Kelly Okoye: Black Excellence Series
Thank you for listening to The Voice of Montbello podcast. Today, we will be talking to the fantastic Ms.Okoye about her teaching life, her motivations to become a teacher, and when she had to show Black Excellence. We also had a chance to learn more about her educational venture Radical Arts Academy of Denver, RAAD, and her love for arts education. We hope you enjoy this episode!
Donnis Hurd: Black Excellence Series
Thank you for listening to the Voice Of Montbello Podcast! In today’s episode, we will be talking to Ms. Donnis Hurd. Ms. Hurd is a great teacher in all grades and is a powerful teacher leader at our school McGlone. She helps educators improve their teaching. We had a special opportunity to talk about what inspired her to be a teacher, her experiences as a mother, and what she loves about our Montbello community.
Dr. Jack Wetter: Survivor Stories
In this episode, you will hear our interview with holocaust survivor Dr. Jack Wetter. An extraordinary educator and a member of our McGlone Community, Ms. Peleg, set up this interview so we can hear a first-hand account of what happened during the holocaust and the effects it had on the people who survived. They are heroes because they overcame so many tragic moments and survived to tell their stories so that we can learn to treat one another with empathy and respect.
The interview was so interesting, and we were so excited because many of our classmates had the opportunity to ask questions. We learned that Dr. Wetter and his family hid inside a basement. He didn’t remember anything because he was just a baby during the events of the holocaust. However, the tragic events impacted him physically and mentally for the rest of his life. He talked to us about how he overcame challenges and obstacles in his life to become a successful psychologist who shares his story to inspire others.
We hope you enjoy this very special episode!
Aharon Bustillos-Perez: I Love the Bellside
In this interview, we learn about Aharon's passions and why he loves the Bellside!
Eboni Sweat: Black Excellence Series
We love Ms. Eboni, she comes to check in with us each day to see how we are doing. When kids are having a tough day she helps make it better. She is a great person we can trust to help us through tough times.
Eboni grew up in the Parkhill neighborhood of Denver and graduated from George Washington High School. Aside from being a great support for students at McGlone, Eboni is also the JV girls basketball coach at East High School.
We talked to Eboni to learn about her inspirations and learn more about what Black Excellence means to her. We hope you enjoy this episode!
Kwame Spearman. The Tattered Cover: Black Excellence Series
We asked Kwame about his experiences as a black entrepreneur to learn more about what or who inspired him to get into business.
For this interview, Kwame called in virtually and we invited some younger students in to speak to Kwame with us. You will hear questions from Tru, Jayveon, Dorianda and Avayah. We are so proud of them for making their first podcast. A special thank you to Mrs. Lovell for setting this interview up for us. We hope you enjoy the interview!
I Am Black Excellence
A special thank you to the McGlone Community, students, teachers, and families for coming together to make this video special! We are Black Excellence!
Becoming Artists: Lessons from a Poetry Mural Project with Adri Norris and Franklin Cruz
Listen as these young artists reflect on their experience in co-creating this project that will have a lasting impact on their community!
What does Black Excellence Mean to You?
I Love the Bell-Side: Isaura Ibarra
Throughout COVID and the Black Lives Matter movement, Montbello youth have stepped up in many ways to serve the community and we hope to amplify their voices through these episodes.
To kick things off we will hear from Isaura Ibarra. Isaura’s family moved to Montbello when she was 10 years old and attended John H. Amesse Elementary, shout out the road runners, and recently graduated from Northfield High School. Being from Ft. Morgan, Isaura learned many crucial lessons from folx in Montbello and established her identity through those experiences. She is an avid advocate for Montbello Youth and is especially passionate about reshaping education experiences for youth in the community. This episode will make you laugh, cry and fill you with inspiration from one of the Bell-Sides greatests.
Census 2020: Hazte Contar Montbello
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Fuera De Lugar: Barcelona vs Real Madrid
Creando Cambios con el CCC
Arturo Jimenez: Immigration Lawyer
The IG Episode: Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage
Mariel Reyes: Heroes of Montbello
Victoria Aguilar and the Denver Immigrant and Refugee Commission
Joshua Gray: Video Games and School Violence
Mr Bell: Overcoming Challenges
Ms. Vuolle: Do What You Love
Ms. Maggie: Heroes of Montbello
Mayor Hancock: Heroes of Montbello
Hakeem Furious: You Are Someone to Someone
Robert Johnson: Heroes of Montbello
Heroes of Montbello: Officer Garcia
Sandra Tapia: I Love the Bell-Side
Mohammad Noorzai: My Story
Alex Landau: Violence Gone, Freedom On
Mayorvy Cifuentes: My Story
Oddisee: The That's Love Episode
DPD District 5 Commander Ron Thomas
Black Lives Matter 5280: Christina Xlimit
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