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Immigration Journalists Launch 'Comadres Al Aire' Podcast Seeking To Promote Discussion Of Immigrant Women's Health In U.S.

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Monday, May 10, 2021 - 11:11am
Updated: Monday, May 10, 2021 - 2:18pm

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Maritza L. Félix and Valeria Fernández
Valeria Fernández
Maritza L. Félix (left) and Valeria Fernández.

Journalists Valeria Fernandez and Maritza Felix have been friends for a long time — at the same time as they’ve covered immigration and immigrants in the region for many Spanish-language outlets. But in all of that reporting, they’ve seen something missing — especially for immigrant women.

That’s why they’re combining forces to create a new podcast that launches May 10 called "Comadres Al Aire." In it, they aim to create a community for immigrant women to talk about health issues that are something of a taboo for them normally.

The Show spoke with them both more about the project, which is being done with the support of a Nieman Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University. Fernandez said it’s one that’s been in the works for a long time.

You can hear the new podcast on Spanish-language public radio, Radio Bilingue or anywhere you get your podcasts.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This headline has been modified to correct the name of the podcast.

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