Episode 82 | Alex Rodríguez, sound designer, Hostos alumnus
This episode 82, is a conversation/interview with the great Howard Jordan and Alex Rodríguez, and it was recorded as part of the Hostos50 Oral Collective. I’m still editing and re-editing interviews. The more time passes the more I realize the project is more profound than I ever imagined, with more to show than I ever thought. I’ve heard so many incredible stories from people who thought they stood no chance, but alas, the little college that everyone thought would flounder, that so many look down upon for being a community college in the South Bronx, has defied adversity and time in every single way.
Testimonies from people coming from some of the most vulnerable communities here in the U.S. and countries abroad, prove wrong the notion pushed by inhumane conservative pundits, that the poor are stealing the resources of the nation. So much repugnant chatter I am dismayed. But I seek inspiration. I seek purpose.
So, from where do you draw strength? Have you ever gone around asking and listening to the dreams of young students? Try it. Listen to Alex. He’s going to be a music producer and a sound engineer. He’s from the South Bronx and he feels free working at the studio. Making music and living are one and the same thing for him.
It boils down to this, “I believe that children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way.”