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Episode 12 – Ryan Redding

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Episode 12 – Ryan Redding

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. This week, host Colenn Berracasa talks with Ryan Redding in the realest conversation of this season. They discuss whether Long Beach is considered part of Orange County or LA County, growing up in Lompoc, the major cultural differences between OC and LA, working on college campuses just to have a job and get paid, passion for the music industry, paying the bills, finding fulfillment outside of work, settling, how passions develop, writing for fun and getting paid for it, what it’s like to work in the Registrar’s Office at UCSB, seeing the silver linings in life, how smart people deal with easy jobs, moving back home after 10-ish years, being financially responsible even though it sucks, the difficulties of dealing with family issues as an adult, having sleeping problems, and the most interesting theory on happiness you’ll have heard this year.

The 20-Something Life airs on Tuesdays from 9-10am during Summer 2013 on 91.9 FM KCSB in Santa Barbara and kcsb.org. Listen to past episodes on 20somethingliferadio.com.

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Episode 11 – Eddie Mendoza

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Episode 11 – Eddie Mendoza

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. This week, host Colenn Berracasa talks with Eddie Mendoza, a UCSB alum (grad school and undergrad) who works for a non-profit here in Santa Barbara, about learning the history of his hometown only after coming to UCSB, tips for first-generation college students, discovering one’s own culture, exploring other cultures as a non-white person, going to grad school right after undergrad, being one of the first people in the world to get a master’s degree in global studies, what global studies is, not learning about internships until junior year of college then getting a ton of them, whether grad school is harder than undergrad, reading in college, learning how to become a college student, how to figure out what to when you grow up, motivation, finishing grad school with no plan but finding a cool job anyway, working in the non-profit sector, the idea that we all have agency, what agency is, keeping it fresh after working at the same company for five years, how to work with dumb people and not go crazy, how to not be a boring grown-up, figuring out relationships with family as a late-twenty-something, the precarious balance of being from many cultures and holding on to all of them, identity, code-switching, how to be accepted in a culture that’s not your own, and the life of a Latino hipster in Santa Barbara.

The 20-Something Life airs on Tuesdays from 9-10am during Summer 2013 on 91.9 FM KCSB in Santa Barbara and kcsb.org. Listen to past episodes on 20somethingliferadio.com.

 

 

 

On Vacation!

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On Vacation!

Hi everyone!

I’m going on vacation for two weeks BUT “The 20-Something Life” will still have new episodes! Tune in to www.kcsb.org LIVE on Tuesdays from 9-10am California time to listen in! Listening live is cool for a lot of reasons but especially because you get to hear the music that I play during the breaks, which is specially selected to be linked with the guests and the content of the show. If you can’t tune in, I’ll have the episodes ready for you to stream RIGHT HERE on 20somethingliferadio.com when I return!

Thank you for listening!!!

Your host,

Colenn Berracasa

 

 

Episode 10 – Kelsey Tinkham

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Episode 10 – Kelsey Tinkham

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. This week, host Colenn Berracasa talks with fellow UCSB alumna Kelsey Tinkham about being from Southern California and living in Seattle, the ins and outs of a grown-up job, working at Boeing, taking the most from every job, living in Mexico City for a year at the height of the drug war, getting an embassy security clearance, moving a million times and finally living somewhere for over a year, the travel bug, studying abroad in Spain, why people should study abroad for a year, going to Japan for work with no knowledge of Japanese, and tips for people looking for jobs as cool as those that Kelsey had.

The 20-Something Life airs on Tuesdays from 9-10am during Summer 2013 on 91.9 FM KCSB in Santa Barbara and kcsb.org. Listen to past episodes on 20somethingliferadio.com.

Episode 7 – Amy Boutell

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Episode 7 – Amy Boutell

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. This week, host Colenn Berracasa talks with Amy Boutell, one of her very own colleagues who is also an author! Amy looks back at life in her twenties–graduating as an English major from Barnard College, working on both sides of the publishing world (publishing and getting published), the importance of writing all the time and never giving up, how to deal with rejection, participating in summer writing workshops, the world & culture of creative writing, going to grad school for creative writing for free (!), deciding to work in education, rubbing elbows with all sorts of celebrities, and partying with Tupac.

The 20-Something Life airs on Tuesdays from 9-10am during Summer 2013 on 91.9 FM KCSB in Santa Barbara and kcsb.org. Listen to past episodes on 20somethingliferadio.com.

Episode 1 – Michael McCain

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Episode 1 – Michael McCain

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. This week, host Colenn Berracasa replays the inaugural episode of the show and finally posts it online! She talks with Michael McCain, former professional skier and current project manager at a construction company here in Santa Barbara. They discuss leaving college at age 20 to ski professionally, college athletics scholarships, how to decide when to stop playing competitive team sports, the importance of friends in new endeavors, living in Colorado, Utah, and California, getting to ski all over the world, skiing 190 days a year and cross-training on trampolines, surfboards, and golf courses during the other days, hanging out with Olympians and the other most elite skiers in the world, being a non-famous professional athlete, working in ski shops to pay the rent, living the dream, deciding to leave the mountains, come to Santa Barbara, and get a “real job,” and why following your bliss is the most important part of life.

Episode 5 – Javiera Garcia Lizama

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Episode 5 – Javiera Garcia Lizama

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. This week, we bring you a show in Spanish! A continuacion en Espanol!

“The 20-Something Life,” que se traduce (mal) como “la vida de las personas de 20-29 anyos,” es el programa de radio que da historias y aconsejos para la generacion joven actual. Esta semana, hacemos el programa en Espanol! Hablamos con Javiera Garcia Lizama, una mujer recien (2011) titulada de la Universidad de Chile que trabaja en la CORFO, un agencia del gobierno chileno. Hablamos del sistema universitario en Chile vs el de los EEUU, la dificultad de saber lo que uno quiere estudiar, y menos, hacer como profesion a los 17-18 anyos, la edad a la cual las mujeres tienen hijos & los temas sociales asociados con esto, la combinacion precaria entre comenzar una familia y tener una carrera, vivir con los padres, el nivel tecnologico de Chile, la necesidad de hacer un magister o un doctorado para la gente de nuestra generacion, la beca del estado y Becas Chile como finanzamiento para los estudios de posgrado, titularse a los 24-26 anyos y despues tener que estudiar MAS AUN para los mejores trabajos, trabajar en el sector publico para mejorar el pais, la surge en los ultimos anyos en la participacion politica en Chile por parte de la gente de nuestra generacion, incluyendo como candidatos de Parlamento, y la positividad hacia el futuro y hacia la posibilidad de construir una sociedad con mas igualdad, sobre todo en cuanto a la educacion. Viajen a Chile!

PS: Intentare de anyadir acentos…no se si funcionan con el formato de este sitio web.