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World Cup Preview With Andrea Canales

Rays Talk Show 280: Ray takes a break from the serious issues of the day to preview the World Cup with Futbol Analyst Andrea ‘Soccer’ Canales. Canales and Collazo analyze the legacies that are on the line for Lionel Messi, Christian Ronaldo and Neymar. Collazo and Canales also compare the careers of Lionel Messi and Lebron James. Canales breaks down her thoughts about the fates of Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Colombia. Collazo admitted to his optimism towards Uruguay’s chances and placed...


Going Back To Cali; History Repeats Itself; United For Guatemala

Rays Talk Show Episode 279: Host Ray Collazo is joined by journalist and political commentator Adriana Maestas to break down this week’s California primary elections. What do the results mean for California, Latino political power and the battle for control of Congress. Maestas and Collazo also speculate if this is the end of former Los Angeles’ Mayor Antonio Villaraigoza’s political career and the November prospects of Senate candidate Kevin De Leon. Collazo provides political updates...


#WhereAreTheChildren & #4,645 With Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan; “This Is Hip-Hop Now” With Planetary; #RIP Angelo Falcon

Rays Talk Show Episode 278: Host Ray Collazo is joined by Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan of Latino Justice and the Lawyers Guild to discuss the attack on our children by the Federal Government. Bannan details the continued negligence in Puerto Rico and the endangerment of children on the Southern Border through hateful immigration enforcement. Hip-Hop Philosopher Mario Collazo joins to discuss what the Drake vs. Pusha T beef means for Hip-Hop and how burner accounts are heating up Philly...


“Do It For The Culture,” Rays Politics Week In Review

Episode 277 of Rays Talk Show: Host Ray Collazo shares a choc full episode that includes the latest updates from Capitol Hill on the attack on Latino wealth and Immigrant policy ‘discharges.’ Collazo also shares what the primary election wins in Texas, Georgia and Pennsylvania mean for our politics. Hartford City Councilwoman Wildaliz Bermudez and Ohio leader Victor Leandry join Rays Talk Show to discuss how they are mobilizing the Puerto Rican vote throughout the diaspora. Collazo...


Philly Doing It Right; DACA BodyBlows Trump; What’s Rossello Doing?

Rays Talk Show Episode 276: Host Ray Collazo is joined by Hip-Hop artist and Philly Sports Superfan Mario Collazo aka Planetary of Outerspace and Army of the Pharoahs to discuss how sports, music and politics are merging to make Philly center of our culture right now. The brothers talk about Meek Mill, Kanye, Kevin Hart, the Process, and the next generation of the Collazo musical legacy. Ray Collazo provides updates on how the courts have given President Trump another DACA bodyblow, what...


RP275: Starbucks Redux; Oh, SNAP! What Sons Taught Me This Week

Rays Talk Show Episode 275: Host Ray Collazo is joined by Mikhel Harrison of Indivisible in an interview recorded in front of the Starbucks in Philadelphia where the highly questionable arrest of African-American patrons took place last week. They spoke about the link between the Starbucks incident and the hyper-aggressive ICE office in Pennsylvania as well as why Republicans are now attacking us with food and medicine. Ray shares what his oldest son taught him this week and how that is...


RP274: “We Have No Choice;” Latinas Act On Climate

Rays Talk Show Episode 274: Host Ray Collazo is joined by Congresswoman Nanette Diaz-Barragan and Latina environmental leaders on how they are fighting for the Clean Power Plan. Collazo also shares why ‘we have no choice’ and its important that ‘everyone has a cousin in Whittier.’ Highlights from episode 274: Trump Showed his @$$ Again (2:50) Latinas Act on Climate Part I (10:10) The Sucka Is Simple And Plain (22:15) Latinas Act on Climate Part II (25:48) Felicidades Epsy Campbell...


RP273: “Unfinished Business”

Rays Talk Show Episode 273: Hosts Ray Collazo and Elbert Garcia discuss how we move towards institutional solutions after homicide of Stephon Clark and empathic messaging in mainstream media of domestic terrorist Mark Anthony Conditt. Collazo interviews Democratic candidate for New Mexico Congressional District 1 Damon Martinez. Learn about what inspired Martinez to run for Congress and about how he plans to identify proactive solutions to most important issues impacting New...


RP272: “Move…Get Out The Way.” Attack on Dodd-Frank, #RIP Franco, Avila & Mack

Rays Talk Show Episode 272: Host Ray Collazo is joined by co-host Elbert Garcia and special guest Marisabel Torres of UnidosUS to discuss the hottest issues impacting Latinos in politics and society. (1:30): Garcia on the ground with latest on FIU Bridge Collapse (6:50): How National School Walk Out Impact Gun Debate and who needs to “Move…Get Out They Way.” (21:30): Marisabel Torres on attacks in Congress on Dodd-Frank (38:30): Why the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP)...


RP271: “They Are Scared Of Us Taking Over.”

Rays Talk Show Episode #271: Host Ray Collazo is joined by Yvonne Gutierrez of Planned Parenthood Texas Votes and Cristina TzinTzun of Jolt Texas on the implications of this weeks’ Texas primary elections on Latinos in Texas and nationwide. Collazo also shares why Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ visit to California this week was so shameful and why we are happy to say the words ‘Saint Oscar.’


RP270: Youth Revolution; DACA Revival; Texas Miracle Real?

Rays Talk Show Episode 270: Host Ray Collazo is joined by Carlos Guevara of UnidosUS on what recent court decisions mean for DACA recipients and future of immigration debate. Carlos and Ray also discuss how immigration will impact Congress and Elections in 2018. Collazo also provides his analysis of how the youth of Parkland are leading a revolution of change for peaceful Americans everywhere. Listen to what milllenials can do to create policy change in Washington and who Collazo thinks...


RP269: Dems Cave, DACA & Puerto Rico Persist; Voting Rights Update; #FlyEaglesFly

Rays Talk Show Episode 269: Host Ray Collazo and guest Leo Perales share the visceral reaction of Latino and progressive activists to discussion of Senate Democrats to back down after 3 days of a government shutdown. Collazo and Perales speculate on what’s next for the fight for DACA legislation and what Democrats need to do for Latinos to show them more love in 2018. Rays Talk show also discusses the latest news on Healthcare, the Puerto Rico crisis, recent wins in Voting Rights and how...


RP268: *hithole-In-Chief; DACA In The Balance; Latinas March

Rays Talk Show Episode 268: Host Ray Collazo and Co-Host Leo Perales discuss the real danger of the *hithole-In-Chief and the biggest issue that came of out DHS Secretary Nielsen’s testimony this week. Collazo shares the latest on potential DACA and CHIP deals that are in the balance as the government shutdown deadline looms this week. Hear what can make this deal happen and why Perales thinks Democrats need to shut the government down. Activists Quetcy Lozada and Amaris...


RP267: Puerto Rico Crisis Comes To Washington; Why Net Neutrality Matters

Rays Talk Show Episode 267: Host Ray Collazo talks about the latest threat to Puerto Rico that’s coming in form of Republican Tax bills with Gretchen Sierra-Zorita of the National Puerto Rican Agenda. Gretchen outlines the provisions in the proposed tax bills that could do more harm to Puerto Rico than any hurricane. Gretchen reveals why mobilizing in Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania around this issue is so crucial now! Collazo also updates us on the current state of play with Tax legislation...


RP266: DACA Deepdive…#DefendTheDream

Rays Talk Show Episode 266: Host Ray Collazo is joined by Immigration Policy expert Carlos Guevara of UnidosUS to take a deepdive into the state of DACA/Dream Act policy. Collazo and co-host Leo Perales quiz Carlos on the state of play in Washington around potential Dream Act legislation potentially being shoe horned into current Budget/Tax Packages. What leverage do immigrant activists now have as the debt ceiling deadline approaches? Will Democrats stand by the Dreamers during these...


RP265: Say It Ain't So Luis?! Taxes Fight. Was That Really Ray With Lin-Manuel?

Rays Talk Show Episode 265: Host Ray Collazo is joined by Chicago Political expert Larry Gonzalez on legacy of retiring Congressman Luis Gutierrez and what's next for El Gallito. Leo Perales joins to consider what leaders are ready to step up in Congress now that Gutierrez is leaving and review the other big political news with Ray. Latest on Tax debate, Puerto Rico, Net Neutrality and the big football game coming up with Leo and Ray's favorite teams. And Leo gets to the bottom of Ray's...


RP264: Unity March For PR; How North Philly Would Handle Moore; Taxes….We Talking About Taxes?!

Rays Talk Show Episode 264: Host Ray Collazo interviews activist and entrepreneur Wanda Mora about her experience mobilizing aid and advocacy through her Puerto Rico Strong campaign. Mora reveals how her campaign has raised $60K for relief efforts and what she has learned about herself and her community through this experience. Collazo and Mora discuss the next steps for Puerto Ricans to take control of our destiny with political mobilization that begins in many ways at the Unity March for...


RP263: “If We Don’t Fight, We Die.” Whitefish, Flake And Elections

Rays Talk Show Episode 263: Host Ray Collazo and Co-Host Leo Perales of “The Perales Report” update us on this week’s hottest political headlines. Updates on Puerto Rico: The humanitarian crisis continues while a company with 2 employees from Montana gets a $300 Million dollar contract. What could go wrong? Collazo and Perales why ‘Voces Unidos’ concert mattered. Jeff Flake’s resignation: How does Flake’s resignation impact 2018? Answers may surprise you. And listen to why Collazo says...


RP262: “When Others Were Scared To Help Us;” World Series Preview

Rays Talk Show Episode 262: Host Ray Collazo is joined by Marketing expert, philanthropist and Astros Superfan Rolando Rodriguez to update on the Texas recovery. Rodriguez shares how the Trill Multicultural team responded when some were scared to enter their communities in Houston in aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Listen to how Trill raised money and brought hope to some communities that have still been largely forgotten during Harvey recovery. Collazo and Rodriguez discuss parallels to...


RP261: Unidos PA' PR; Won't Accept 2nd Class; DACA Deal; Prayers For NoCal

RP261: Host Ray Collazo is joined by activist Angel Medina who shares his experience post Hurricane Maria and the real story on the island and throughout the diaspora. #UnidosPaPR Collazo is also joined by Leo Perales to discuss future of potential DACA deal, Budget attacks and impact of Trump/Corker feud on upcoming congressional fights. Collazo and Perales debut the "Hey Ray" segment. Prayers to our friends in NoCal dealing with forest fires.