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Season 2, Episode 6

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Season 2, Episode 6

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. In today’s episode, host Colenn Berracasa talks with Omer Harari about transferring to UCSB, joining KCSB even before classes started, meeting Josh Redman (host of 5…4…3…2…fun on KCSB), being music director at KCSB, hosting public affairs and music shows, why community radio, the IV Housing Co-ops, the IV Food Co-op, Food Not Bombs, going through a year and a half of chemo therapy at the beginning of college, grad school at Haifa University in Israel for a master’s degree in peace and conflict management studies, writing a thesis on protests and social movements, working for opendemocracy.net, moving to Lyon, France to live with his partner and write his master’s thesis, learning Spanish in France, how to make new friends in a new country, thinking about the meaning of activism, and advice for recent college grads.

Songs from this episode:
Middle Song (chosen by guest): “Rebel Rebel” by Seu Jorge off The Life Aquatic Soundtrack
End Song: “Amanda” by Aisha Duo off Quiet Songs

The 20-Something Life airs on Tuesdays from noon-1pm in Winter 2014 on 91.9 FM KCSB in Santa Barbara and kcsb.org. Listen to past episodes on 20somethingliferadio.com.

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Season 2, Episode 4

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Season 2, Episode 4

“The 20-Something Life” is the radio show that gives stories and advice for twenty-first century twenty-somethings. In this second interview of Season 2, host Colenn Berracasa talks with Cole Harry, UCSB alumnus who just returned from Europe. We talk about his master’s program in global studies in Germany and Austria, the cost of graduate school in Europe versus the U.S., working in a diplomatic role in Austria, how we should be thinking about the world as compared with other generations in history, a pessimistic yet oddly positive outlook on life, the usefulness of English and French in Europe, maintaining multilingualism, immigration issues in the European Union, deciding to come home after living abroad for several years, the vibe and housing situation in San Francisco and Oakland these days, the job hunt and all struggles that accompany it, the process and pressure of choosing one’s lifelong career, deciding when and where to put down roots, and the competitiveness of getting a job anywhere in the world right now.

The 20-Something Life airs on Tuesdays from noon-1pm in Winter 2014 on 91.9 FM KCSB in Santa Barbara and kcsb.org. Listen to past episodes on 20somethingliferadio.com.

Song from this episode (omitted in the recording to respect copyright laws):
“Berlin” by Ruede Hagelstein and the Noblettes  – Listen on Soundcloud

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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.

 

 

 

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.