Anali Martini

A 20-Something
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in Austin, TX.

[NPR’s Latino USA senior producer Nadia Reiman editing one of the show’s latest podcasts.]

[Credit: The Futuro Media Group]

HAPPY TUESDAY!!

Last week, I posted about my all-time favorite podcasts (so far in life…right? haha). One of those podcasts is Latino USA.

Podcast Spotlight: Latino USA and Interview with Nadia Reiman - The Nueva Latina

NPR Latino USA is NPR’s only national Latino news and cultural weekly radio program hosted by Maria Hinojosa and produced by Futuro Media. Latino USA is the foremost Latino voice in public media and the longest running Latino-focused program on radio. Latino USA brings depth of experience, on-the-ground connections and knowledge of current and emerging issues impacting Latinos and other people of color to every broadcast.

My Favorite Latino USA Episodes So Far:

  • #1705 – The USA v. Oscar Lopez Rivera
  • #1704 – Departing
  • #1651 – The Tech Industry’s Leaky Pipeline
  • #1646 – One Nation Under Trump

I had the greatest pleasure of interviewing Latino USA senior  producer, Nadia Reiman to talk about the greatest past episodes of Latino USA so far and what the future holds for the podcast. 

Listen the interview below. =)

 

Podcast Spotlight: Latino USA and Interview with Nadia Reiman - The Nueva Latina“Nadia Reiman has been a radio producer since 2005. Before joining the Latino USA team, Nadia produced for StoryCorps. Her work there on 9/11 stories earned her a Peabody Award. She has also mixed audio for animations, assisted on podcasts for magazines, and program managed translations for Canon Latin America. Nadia has also produced for None on Record, editing and mixing stories of queer Africans, and worked on a Spanish language radio show called Epicentro based out of Washington, DC. She graduated from Kenyon College with a double major in International Studies and Spanish Literature.”


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Do you listen to podcasts?

What are your favorite podcasts?

Any podcasts you suggest I check out?

Podcast Spotlight: Latino USA and Interview with Nadia Reiman - The Nueva Latina

#TGIT!

If you know me personally, you know I love me a good podcast. My favorite thing about podcasts is that I can listen and LEARN wherever I go. People are using podcasts to stay on top of trends because it’s the most time-efficient way to get educated. You can multi-task your podcast listening in ways you simply cannot with other forms of content. I listen to podcasts at work, at the gym, driving, etc.

I also think that the popularity of podcasts as of late is due to the amount of ACCESS we have to them now. Back in the day you had to download the podcasts onto your computer and then sync it to your iPod before you could listen. Now we have unlimited data plans and almost everyone i know has Wifi at their home or place of work. People can listen to podcasts online, on their phone, or on their other mobile devices.

Here are the TNL’s Top Podcasts for 2017!!!


NPR Latino USA

TNL’s Top Podcasts for 2017 - The Nueva Latina

NPR Latino USA is NPR’s only national Latino news and cultural weekly radio program hosted by Maria Hinojosa and produced by Futuro Media. Latino USA is the foremost Latino voice in public media and the longest running Latino-focused program on radio. Latino USA brings depth of experience, on-the-ground connections and knowledge of current and emerging issues impacting Latinos and other people of color to every broadcast.

I had the greatest pleasure of interviewing Latino USA producer, Nadia Reiman, and I will be spotlighting Laino USA and Nadia tomorrow on the blog. So stay tuned! =)

My Favorite Episodes So Far:

  • #1705 – The USA v. Oscar Lopez Rivera
  • #1704 – Departing
  • #1651 – The Tech Industry’s Leaky Pipeline
  • #1646 – One Nation Under Trump

Follow NPR Latino USA on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Continue reading

Happy Hump Day!

Today, I launch my monthly series originally called #WCW (hashtag Woman Crush Wednesday) where I will be highlighting my woman crush for the month! I believe in empowering and supporting other women so I am very happy and excited to start this series! This month I will be highlighting the amazing Stefani Vara.

I discovered Stefani after watching the microdocuseries, Casa de Vara, featuring the Vara family making Comida Caliente Salsa! That show and that salsa became my favorite things to watch and eat after one watch and one taste! After that, I knew I had to meet the beauty and the brains behind the operation, Stefani Vara herself.

Stefani isn’t just one “thing”. She is an entrepreneur, dreamer, and everything in between. Dubbed an “Entrepreneurial Songstress,” Vara sings, models AND acts. She also executive produces the reality-based cooking web series, “Comida Caliente” and a web series spinoff, “Casa de Vara”. Stefani started “Follow My Feet” and “Friday’s Fighting Hero” on YouTube where she talks to people who inspire her.

But I really don’t want to spoil too much before you watch my EXCLUSIVE interview with her. =P

February 2017 #WCW: Stefani Vara - The Nueva Latina

Stefani had a Skype date with The Nueva Latina to discuss her new ventures and her inspiration to motivate others with her non-profit Follow My Feet. Continue reading

Happy Tuesday!

The fiance and I took a trip to Snap Kitchen on Sunday night to stock up on lunch for the week!

Snap Kitchen defies the misconception that healthy foods can’t also be delicious. With a chef-driven menu, Snap Kitchen offers a variety of prepared meals in three different portions sizes. Orange for small, green for medium, and black for large or one size options. The meals also indicate whether they are vegan, gluten free, carb conscious, sodium conscious, Paleo and other dietary preferences. There is never a bad choice to make and I love the variety and their adventurous, creative menu. If you couldn’t already tell, I love Snap Kitchen.

Healthy Eating Made Easy with Snap Kitchen - The Nueva Latina

The whole operation doesn’t scream marketing gimmick. Simply because the impressive variety, breadth and quality of menu offerings speaks itself. The stores, as well as the food packaging, are minimal and subdued. It’s very “what you see is what you get.” And what you get are facts—ingredients and nutrition clearly spelled out on modest labeling—and delicious, wholesome meals that accommodate many different special needs and lifestyles. Quite frankly, there’s something for everybody and it’s all very tasty.

The fiance and I picked up 4 different meals to try out. I chose to highlight two of my favorites on the blog today. I hope these pictures and descriptions get your mouth watering for some healthy eats! =) Continue reading

#TGIM!!!

TNL’s Monday Music Mashup is here! I had a relaxing and fun weekend! On Friday, I spent the night hanging out with the fiance and the pup. On Saturday, we decided it would be a good idea to do some #adulting. Saturday night, I went to Gloria’s Latin Cuisine at The Domain here in Austin, TX for their Salsa night with two of my most amazing friends (and bridesmaids <3). Sunday morning, I went to a DELICIOUS brunch at The Factory – Cafe with a Soul with my best friend and Matron of Honor. Sunday afternoon was spent with the fiance and pup getting ready for the week. And, of course, there was A LOT of wedding planning sprinkled here and there during the weekend.

This week on the blog, I am reviewing the amazing Snap Kitchen with their delicious and healthy meals that are even Paleo and/or Whole 30 approved! I will be introducing my #WCW of the month for February 2017, Stefani Vara with an exclusive interview with this entrepreneur, #GirlBoss, and just overall badass! Also, I compiling MY list of the podcasts you should be listening to in 2017 with a special spotlight on LatinoUSA.

Can you all believe that January 2017 is OVER already? Time has gone by super fast so far! I started off the year a little rocky compared to what I wanted, but I am going to dust these shoulders off and keep doing better with every day. Continue reading

#TGIM!!!

TNL’s Monday Music Mashup is here! I had a crazy busy weekend! I spent the weekend in my hometown of Del Rio, TX. I had an interview for a video they are doing about my mom. She was awarded the Herb Wagner Memorial Award by the Credit Union National Foundation. I also spent the rest of the weekend catching up on wedding planning. We had a few cake tastings, a catering tasting, researched a few DJ options, and I had a hair and makeup trial. On Sunday, my mom and I attended the San Antonio Bridal Extravaganza and we had a great time!

This week on the blog, I will be compiling MY list of the podcasts you should be listening to in 2017 with a special spotlight on LatinoUSA. We will also have an interview with Stefani Vara, entrepreneur, #GirlBoss, and just overall badass!

I really want to focus on setting your goals and also ways on putting them into play! If you are already part of the #GettinItCrew, you know that I sent out a newsletter asking you all to share YOUR goals with me and I have agreed to help you reach them! Let’s do this together y’all!

Excited to start off 2017 on a good note!

TNL's Monday Music Mashup 01/23//2017 - The Nueva Latina

Hair and Makeup Trila #1

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HAPPY TUESDAY!!!

TNL’s Monday Music Mashup is here! I know I am a taaaaad bit late. But, honestly, I have been slacking on the wedding planning front. But, now I am back on track! Be sure to sign up for my newsletter because so many amazing and great things are coming for the blog! I can’t wait to share with all of you!

This week on the blog, I will be compiling MY list of the podcasts you should be listening to in 2017 with a special spotlight on LatinoUSA. We will also have an interview with Stefani Vara, entrepreneur, #GirlBoss, and just overall badass!

I really want to focus on setting your goals and also ways on putting them into play! If you are already part of the #GettinItCrew, you know that I sent out a newsletter asking you all to share YOUR goals with me and I have agreed to help you reach them! Let’s do this together y’all!

Excited to start off 2017 on a good note!


2017 is here and we are already leaving our mark!

Yay for the third week in January! How is it going for you so far? I have a fresh, hip, and fun new playlist for you all to get through the rest of the week!

For this week’s Monday Music Mashup we have some new music and some of my favorites that are trending right now! We have a little hip hop, a little EDM, a little rock, and a little Latin sprinkled in the mix. I am really loving this week’s playlist! Continue reading

If you’re anything like me, your planner makes or breaks your productivity. Having a yearly and monthly calendar, to-do list, and planning space at your fingertips helps you to feel in control over life’s chaos. Think of a planner as a centralized area for all of your organizational needs. I am OBSESSED with planners and I think you should be too!

The planners I love the most are the ones that offer more than a calendar. My goal with this post is to equip you with space to dream, outline goals, and plan this next year with purpose so you can achieve success!

Currently, I just moved into my first Day Designer planner! I love it so far! But, what I have found after using many different planners throughout the years is that everyone is “meant to be” with a different planner. The planner you use is really dependent on what you are using it for and what you hope to achieve by keeping a planner.

Planning and using a paper planner is a HUGE part of my life! I hope to do a “Plan with Me” video using both my everyday planner and wedding planner by the end of the month. So be excited for that!

Here are my top planners for 2017! Continue reading

#TGIM!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

TNL’s Monday Music Mashup is back and better than ever! I am so excited to be back and ready to take on this week! Be sure to sign up for my newsletter because so many amazing and great things are coming for the blog! I can’t wait to share with all of you!

This week on the blog, we talk planners with Innovative Latina and how to stay on top of your planning game! I will be compiling MY list of the podcasts you should be listening to in 2017 with a special spotlight on LatinoUSA. We will also have an interview with Stefani Vara, entrepreneur, #GirlBoss, and just overall badass!

I really want to focus on setting your goals and also ways on putting them into play! If you are already part of the #GettinItCrew, you know that I sent out a newsletter asking you all to share YOUR goals with me and I have agreed to help you reach them! Let’s do this together y’all!

Excited to start off 2017 on a good note!


2017 we here and ready for you!

Christmas season has sadly come and gone. But don’t worry! I have a fresh, hip, and fun new playlist for you all this week!

For this week’s Monday Music Mashup we have some new music and some of my favorites that are trending right now! We have a little hip hop, a little EDM, a little rock, and a little Latin sprinkled in the mix. I am really loving this week’s playlist!


TNL’s Monday Music Mashup 01/09/2017


What did you do this past weekend?

What are you listening to this week?

Send song suggestions to anali.martinez@thenuevalatina.com to be featured on future posts!

Just listen,

TNL's Monday Music Mashup 01/09/2017 - The Nueva Latina

[*TNL Note: I’m excited to have today’s guest post written by Dina Chavez of SixChel, an ethical and sustainable fashion brand for the chic and modern woman. She is helping us find our own personal style and, along with that, confidence along the way.*]

Whether we want to believe it or not, our personal style says everything about us without having to say a single word. Often times we drench ourselves with what is on trend at the moment, which is okay, but I would really like to encourage you to step out of that comfort zone and truly embrace your own personal style. Why? Because owning your own style will raise your confidence making it that much easier to go out and conquer the world…or your tasks for the day.

Confidence comes from within and how you feel is determined by the way you are dressed or at least, the way you choose to dress affects your feelings/mood of that moment (continue reading as I walk you through an exercise to further explain this point). An article published on vogue.com in April 2012, discusses a study in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology’s website that describes enclothed cognition. Yes, enclothed cognition is a true scientific term that means the clothes you wear have an effect on your cognitive process. In other words, if you are wearing a brand that represents powerful women in the workplace, such as Donna Karen’s collections in the late 1980’s, then you will feel and think YOU ARE a powerful woman in the workplace. In essence, if you choose to own “your look” to express your confidence in the person you are today, then that is what will be perceived.

“My fashion advice is to have a flattering mirror and then forget about it.” —Vivienne Westwood Continue reading