Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
When my dad hears Spanish, he has a tendency to just think of whatever word it sounds like in English and go with that. So to him "Buenas Noches" is actually "Buenos Snowshoes."
However, my favorite example of this is with my friend Elise Heitkamp who when she was young thought that the Puerto Rican José Feliciano rendition of the song "Feliz Navidad" was actually singing about her and her parents saying "Elise, Mom and Dad."
. . . She did, however, point out, that it was unfair that she had a song and that her sibling didn't.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I am starting a new radio show on WSUM 91.7FM Student Radio this semester called "The fez hour: international talk with Carly." The show is on Wednesdays from noon-1pm and is right before my Spanish music show, "Perdido en el Siglo"(1-2pm) The basic format for the show is I want 2-3 people from a specific country to come on and talk about their county including, but not limited to, the government, holidays, the culture, the food, the music, the perceptions of the U.S., how the perceptions of the U.S. changed after you got her, opinion of Madison, news, conflicts, history, etc. Each show I will ask each person to bring their favorite song from their country to share on air, keeping in mind that it is only an hour show.
This is an opportunity for international students to have an experience on the radio, talking from their expertise of being an foreign student studying or living in the U.S., to practice your english and to share a little bit with the entire Madison community. Also, your friends and family can listen online. And. . it will be really fun!
Thus, please facebook message me (Carly is Carly) or email me (Stingl@wisc.edu) with your interest AND please tell your international friends. I want to represent a new country every week. The first show will be on January 21st at noon and every subsequent Wednesday following.
Anyone with the internet in any country can listen at WSUM.ORG
Noon-1pm: "The fez hour": International Talk with Carly
1pm-2pm: "Perdido en el Siglo": Spanish music show with Carlita