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Father and Son – The Yard Goat’s Unique Spanish Radio Broadcasters

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On Father’s Day as dads were  feted with barbecues and neckties, Derik Rodriguez  joined his dad, Danny, in the press box at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. There was a ballgame to call at 5:05 p.m., and what’s a play-by-play man without his color commentator?

Together, Derik, 47, and Danny, 79, form the Yard Goats‘ Spanish broadcast team for WPRX-AM 1120 in New Britain. One of two father-son duos calling games in Spanish in all of professional baseball and the only one in the minors, their hallmark is a feisty chemistry fueled by a vast generational divide.

“Is it frustrating, because we have different styles? Yes,” Derik said. “But in the

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Status Of Puerto Rico On The 100th Anniversary Of The U.S Citizenship

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. government granting American citizenship to the residents of Puerto Rico. The island became a U.S. territory in 1898 after Spain ceded control of it following the Spanish-American War. However, Puerto Ricans did not gain U.S. citizenship until Congress passed the Jones-Shafroth Act in 1917.

Today, Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory with its own constitution and government (though the extent of the island’s legal independence from the United States has been the subject of debate). Island residents elect their own governor and members to the island’s legislature, but they may not vote in U.S. general elections for president and they ...

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María Hinojosa Gives Voice To The Voiceless

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María Hinojosa at the University of New Haven last week.

 

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The press availability in a small conference room at the University of New Havens Dodds Hall gets off to an awkward start as those gathered fumble over who sits where at the conference table.

The younger Anglo-American journalists, one of them a student, ask safe, standardized questions meant to elicit safe, standardized answers for an agreeable news feature on the keynote speaker for the universitys 2017 Womens Leadership Conference.

How did you get your start?

“Who were the people who most influenced you in your career?

The subject of the ...

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