The Bronx Tourism Council Launches Weekly Podcast on Bronx History, People, & Stories

 

The Bronx Tourism Council has launched a new weekly podcast featuring Bronx people, history, and stories. The podcast is a 15 to 30 minute show hosted by executive director Olga Luz Tirado alongside Bronx-born historian Angel Hernandez.

The first four episodes will include the history of Swedish-born Jonas Bronck, founding father and author of the preamble to the U.S Constitution Gouverneur Morris, early 20th century mobster Dutch Schultz, and the inventor of “detective fiction” Edgar Allan Poe. There will also be interviews with other historians, experts, and everyday people.

The Go Bronx Podcast will be available on multiple platforms like Podbean, Stitcher, and Spotify and will air every Wednesday beginning August 26t–and is also expected to air on iTunes podcasts.

For more info, check out www.gobronxpod.com or follow @GoBXPod on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

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  1. Check out my books
    Here’s my 5th books, especially mu 5th

    From Jonas Bronck (Cover) and the Indians, Ann Hutchinson, How the Bronx saved the American Revolution, Gouverneuer Morris of Morrisania, author of the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution. Edgar Allan Poe (With me in his final resting place)and Jordan Mott, to the fires, and then, the Phoenix rises. A history of my Precioso El Bronx. Outskirts Press.. George Colon’s Writings
    I’ve written 6 books. I’ve self-published two novels. Confessions of a Rogue Teacher (iUniverse,2008) is work of fiction based very loosely on my own experience. The fictional teacher has a little bit of me but is not me. I never fought a student, although I sometimes wanted to. And, I never had an affair with a student, turning down many interested female students over the years. To Kill a President (iUniverse,2011), explores the suicidal assassination attempt on President Truman, November,1950. The assassination was planned on Bruckner Boulevard. See attached sheet. I’ve also self-published, a book of travel essays, “A Bronx Teacher’s Travels” (Xlibris,2017)), about my journeys around the world: Europe from England to Russia. China. Egypt. Israel. my 5th book is a history of the Bronx. From Jonas Bronck (Cover) and the Indians, Ann Hutchinson, How the Bronx saved the American Revolution, Gouverneuer Morris of Morrisania, author of the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution. Edgar Allan Poe (With me in his final resting place)and Jordan Mott, to the fires, and then, the Phoenix rises. A history of my Precioso El Bronx.Outskirts Press. My 6th book is out. South Bronx Tales. Mostly true. Some spooky.

    My memoir, A Bronx Teacher Saga: The Triumphs and Tribulations of a Puerto Rican English Teacher (Outskirts Press, 2018) tells of my thirty (years 1978 -2008) teaching English, Global and Spanish in Bronx high schools. Woven into my memoir’s fabric, find embroidered a Puerto Rican family journey from the cane fields, to the Promised Land of the Bronx, New York. Also, a coming of age tale in the turbulent South Bronx, 1950’s and ‘60’s. My education.
    Some memoir pieces. Chapter 4, “At P.S.39 (1955 -1961)” appears in What’s Your Story? 2013 Memoir Anthology. Karenzo Media, Karen Hamilton Silvestri, Editor, 2013. “On a Bronx Roof Top Many Years Ago,” about those friends that nearly took me with them to an early grave, appears in the Bronx Memoir Project, Bronx Council on the Arts, Charlie Vazquez, Editor, 2014. A fictionalized “Maxi’s Deli” about Puerto Rican – Jewish relations in the 1950’s and early 1960’s South Bronx also appears in The Bx. Files, Elkat Productions, El Elkat, Editor, 2015. Another memoir piece, “Vietnam: The Road Not Taken,” appears in The Bronx Memoir Project, Volume II Bronx Council on the Arts, Charlie Vazquez, Editor, 2018. Yet another memoir piece “Grand Mother Abuela Laura” appears in The Bronx Memoir Project, Volume II Bronx Council on the Arts, Crystal Valentine, Editor, 2019.

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