Tuesday, January 23, 2018



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Listen to podcast with Danielle Gruppo, CEO, InternAlliance, about the business of internships

Posted by Elena del Valle on January 22, 2018

Danielle Gruppo, CEO, InternAlliance

Danielle Gruppo, CEO, InternAlliance

Photo: Sharon K. Merkel

A podcast interview with Danielle Gruppo, chief executive officer, InternAlliance is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, she discusses the business of internships with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast.

Danielle is also the founder of InternAlliance, an online service that connects qualified college students to viable internship opportunities. She has 25 years of experiences as a human resources executive developing and executing talent management and human capital strategies for Fortune 250 and privately held companies in energy, healthcare, services, and manufacturing. She is a results-oriented achiever dedicated to building programs that foster a corporate culture of employee engagement, inclusion, and compliance by employing keen business acumen and demonstrating key expertise.

To listen to the interview, click on the play button below, scroll down until you see “Podcast” on the right hand side, then select “HMPR Danielle Gruppo” and click on the play button below or download the MP3 file to your iPod or MP3 player to listen on the go, in your car or at home from the RSS feed. Some software will not allow flash, which may be necessary for the play button and podcast player. If that is your case, you will need to download the file to play it. To download it, click on the arrow of the recording you wish to copy and save it to disk. The podcast will remain listed in the January 2018 section of the podcast archive.



Listen to podcast with author Joseph Pizzorno, N.D., about The Toxin Solution

Posted by Elena del Valle on January 15, 2018

Joseph Pizzorno, N, author, The Toxin Solution

Joseph Pizzorno, N.D., author, The Toxin Solution

Photo: Joseph Pizzorno

A podcast interview with author Joseph Pizzorno, N.D. is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, he discusses The Toxin Solution (see Naturopath discusses hidden toxins in our lives and how to be rid of them) with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast.

He has been an academic, intellectual and clinical leader in functional integrative and natural medicine for four decades. Pizzorno is also editor-in-chief, Integrative Medicine, and A Clinician’s Journal; as well as president, SaluGenecists, Inc., and treasurer, board of directors, Institute for Functional Medicine, and founding president, Bastyr University.

To listen to the interview, scroll down until you see “Podcast Joseph Pizzorno, ND” on the right hand side, then select “HMPR ” and click on the play button below or download the MP3 file to your iPod or MP3 player to listen on the go, in your car or at home from the RSS feed. Some software will not allow flash, which may be necessary for the play button and podcast player. If that is your case, you will need to download the file to play it. To download it, click on the arrow of the recording you wish to copy and save it to disk. The podcast will remain listed in the January 2018 section of the podcast archive.

Podcast with graphic novel author Janos Meszaros about Kings and Crosses

Posted by Elena del Valle on January 8, 2018

János Mészáros, author, Kings and Crosses

János Mészáros, author, Kings and Crosses

Photo: János Mészáros

A podcast interview with graphic novel author János Mészáros is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, he discusses Kings and Crosses with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast.

János, who writes under the pen name Sinonimo, is owner of Libub Group Kereskedelmi És Zolgátató Kft. He spent over 20 years in management consultancy in Hungary and across Europe. Kings and Crosses is his first fiction work. He created the story and the story board for the graphic novel.

To listen to the interview, scroll down until you see “Podcast János Mészáros” on the right hand side, then select “HMPR ” and click on the play button below or download the MP3 file to your iPod or MP3 player to listen on the go, in your car or at home from the RSS feed. Some software will not allow flash, which may be necessary for the play button and podcast player. If that is your case, you will need to download the file to play it. To download it, click on the arrow of the recording you wish to copy and save it to disk. The podcast will remain listed in the January 2018 section of the podcast archive.

Happy New Year!

Posted by Elena del Valle on January 2, 2018

Wishing you a healthy, joyful and success filled 2018!

Listen to podcast with Lucas Puente, economist, Thumbtack, about 2017 Thumbtack Small Business Friendliness Survey

Posted by Elena del Valle on December 13, 2017

Lucas Puente, economist, Thumbtack

Lucas Puente, economist, Thumbtack

Photo: Lucas Puente

A podcast interview with Lucas Puente, economist, Thumbtack, is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, he discusses 2017 Thumbtack Small Business Friendliness Survey with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast.

Lucas studies Thumbtack's marketplace dynamics and the policy challenges facing small service businesses. Passionate about using data to better understand the American economy, Lucas’ previous research topics include decision making at the Federal Reserve and the role of technology in the contemporary labor market. He has a master's degree and Ph.D. from Stanford University and is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

To listen to the interview, scroll down until you see “Podcast” on the right hand side, then select “HMPR Lucas Puente” and click on the play button below or download the MP3 file to your iPod or MP3 player to listen on the go, in your car or at home from the RSS feed. Some software will not allow flash, which may be necessary for the play button and podcast player. If that is your case, you will need to download the file to play it. To download it, click on the arrow of the recording you wish to copy and save it to disk. The podcast will remain listed in the December 2017 section of the podcast archive.

Listen to podcast with authors Linda Adams, Abby Curnow-Chavez about The Loyalist Team

Posted by Elena del Valle on December 6, 2017

Linda Adams, contributing author, The Loyalist Team

Abby Curnow-Chavez, contributing author, The Loyalist Team

Linda Adams and Abby Curnow-Chavez, contributing authors, The Loyalist Team

Photos: Linda Adams, Abby Curnow-Chavez

A podcast interview with authors Linda Adams and Abby Curnow-Chavez is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, they discuss The Loyalist Team with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast.

Linda and Abby Curnow-Chavez are contributing authors of The Loyalist Team How Trust, Candor, and Authenticity Create Great Organizations. They honed their expertise inside some of the largest and most powerful businesses operating today. The authors of have led the human resources, talent management, leadership development, and organizational effectiveness functions of Ford Motor Company, PepsiCo, Accenture, Newmont Mining and Level 3 Communications. Currently, they are two of four partners who comprise The Trispective Group, catering to companies like PetSmart, Equinix, Kaiser Permanente, Hitachi Data Systems, and Vail Resorts.

To listen to the interview, click on the play button below, scroll down until you see “Podcast” on the right hand side, then select “HMPR Linda Adams, Abby Curnow-Chavez” and click on the play button below or download the MP3 file to your iPod or MP3 player to listen on the go, in your car or at home from the RSS feed. Some software will not allow flash, which may be necessary for the play button and podcast player. If that is your case, you will need to download the file to play it. To download it, click on the arrow of the recording you wish to copy and save it to disk. The podcast will remain listed in the December 2017 section of the podcast archive.

 


The Loyalist Team
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Naturopath discusses hidden toxins in our lives and how to be rid of them

Posted by Elena del Valle on December 1, 2017

The Toxin Solution

The Toxin Solution


Photo: Joseph Pizzorno

We are surrounded by invisible toxins that are making us chronically sick. They are in the food we eat, our tap water, household cleaning products and health and beauty aids. “They damage every aspect of our physiological function and play a role in virtually all diseases.” So says Josepth Pizzorno, N.D.

After years of research and clinical work in the medical field and nine months of writing he published The Toxin Solution: How Hidden Poisons in the Air, Water, Food, and Products We Use Are Destroying Our Health--and what we can do to fix it (HarperOne, $15.99) this year.

In his 280-page hardcover book with lengthy end references, written for a broad audience, he explains how toxins have permeated our lives and proposes a nine week detox program. The book is divided into eight chapters and eight appendices. He explains that toxins are not the only cause of illness, but that they magnify existing issues. They are linked to all chronic diseases such as cancer, dementia, diabetes, and heart disease, he says.

When asked if the average person may affect change to maximize their chances of getting rid of or not be affected by the toxins, he replied by email, “Yes. Paying attention can eliminate 90% of toxins.”

Readers following his eight week plan and a bonus week at the end, he says, may learn how to avoid toxins, boost their defenses by strengthening their detox organs such as the gut, kidneys and liver; and help their bodies excrete and release toxins and repair toxin damage. For example, in the chapter Clean Up Your Gut he discusses nonsteroidal anti-inflamatory drugs, alcohol, high fructose corn syrup and shares information on the correlation between soft-drink consumption and fatty liver disease.

To a question about the source of greatest concern when it comes to toxins the author said, “The surprising answer is arsenic. #1 according to the CDC, which I have independently confirmed looking at a lot of research.”

In the book he says that the average person's detox capacity is severely diminished by the time he or she reaches old age. When asked about the best way to stay ahead of that issue he replied, “Avoiding toxins. Yes, simplistic, but they poison the actual systems we use to get rid of them. Also, optimizing nutritional status helps protect the detox enzymes by helping them work better and be less susceptible to toxin damage.” When asked if there is a facility or retreat he recommends for people unable or unwilling to follow the detox regimen he proposes he replied, “True North. healthpromoting.com/”

Pizzorno is a leading authority on science-based natural and integrative medicine. He founded and served twenty-two years as president of Bastyr University, among the country’s first and largest fully accredited universities of natural medicine. He is the coauthor of The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine and Textbook of Natural Medicine. He is a founder and board member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and founder and editor in chief of Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, a peer-reviewed journal in integrative medicine. He travels world-wide, consulting, lecturing, and promoting science-based natural medicine.


The Toxin Solution

Click to buy The Toxin Solution


The Resurgence of Values-Based Branding For Restoring Trust and Credibility

Posted by Elena del Valle on November 15, 2017

By Jay Gronlund,
President, The Pathfinder Group

Jay Gronlund

Jay Gronlund, president, The Pathfinder Group

The scary decline of trust in all facets of our society has created a new challenge for brands: how can brands overcome the growing skepticism and lack of credibility caused by this distrust to authentically relate to their customers. These trends have led to a rise of cynicism, where most Americans trust news or feedback more from “people like themselves” (especially pertinent for Hispanic consumers) rather than the government, media or big business and brands. Appealing to these distrustful customers who lack confidence and motivation has become a top priority. The answer will involve a new type of marketing, values-based branding, which will be focused more on identifying, relating to and engaging these customers’ values and ethics.

Click to read the entire article The Resurgence of Values-Based Branding For Restoring Trust and Credibility

Cities with Latinx populations among those committing to LGBTQ equality

Posted by Elena del Valle on November 8, 2017

By Milagros Chirinos
Bilingual media manager-Spanish
Human Rights Campaign

Milagros Chirinos, bilingual media manager-Spanish, Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Milagros Chirinos, bilingual media manager-Spanish, Human Rights Campaign

Photo: Jeff Martin

While the equality fight for the LGBTQ community is facing more challenges than ever in recent history, cities and states across the United States continue to embrace LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices. These initiatives make communities not only stronger, but also more attractive to equality-minded businesses looking to locate in places where their employees are embraced and protected from discrimination. Click to read entire article Cities with Latinx populations among those committing to LGBTQ equality

With video – Discovery en Español documentary about sex tourism in Medellin to air Nov 5

Posted by Elena del Valle on November 1, 2017

A scene from El Mercado de la Inocencia

A scene from El Mercado de la Inocencia

Photo, video: Discovery en Español

At 10 p.m. E/P this Sunday November 5 Discovery en Español will air for the first time El Mercado de la Inocencia, a one hour Spanish language documentary (44 minutes of documentary) about sex tourism in Medellin, Colombia, as part of the Discovery a Fondo investigative programming block. The program, often featuring dark scenes filmed with what appear to be hidden cameras, focuses on the former drug trafficking and extreme violence destination now an international capital of sex tourism, including the sale of underage sex. Scroll down to watch a video clip in Spanish.

According to promotional materials, many of the illegal networks run by foreigners in the United States and Europe offer Medellin guided tours with underage prostitutes in their packages available for online purchase. Narrated and directed by David Beriain, a journalist and researcher known for his work on Clandestino's, the project was headed by Michela Giorelli, Rafael Rodriguez and Carlos Cediel. The program was produced by 93 metros, an independent Spaniard production company, earlier this year and required six months to produce. A Discovery en Español spokesperson declined to share any information on production costs.

"No, we did another documentary about sex tourism in Cartagena a few years ago," said Michela Giorelli, vice president, Production and Development Discovery Latam/USH, when asked by email via a publicist if this is the first time the network airs a documentary about sex tourism. "We have also explored the subject with ‘’Trata de mujeres: de Tenancingo a Nueva York’’, an Emmy Award winning documentary about sex trafficking that aired as part of Discovery a Fondo, the networks’s investigative programming block." When asked if anyone in the film was compensated financially to participate (be video or audio taped or interviewed), she replied, "No, nobody is ever compensated in our investigative documentaries."

According to the documentary, 24,000 people a day seek sex for sale in Medellin; and more than 90 percent of the sex workers in the city are drug addicted. Government officials and police appear on camera. Street scenes show scantily clad women. In some shots prostitutes with their identities concealed discuss their work and in others sex workers and customers can be seen from a distance. A spokesperson explained that "Most of the cameras were located in such places to protect the identity of interviewees and also to make sure we were getting the "real thing.’’ After November 5, 2017 the documentary should be available on the Go app. Discovery en Español.