3rd Story Podcast with Tim Z. Hernandez
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Eraldo “Dino” Chiecchi is a multimedia professor at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.
Chiecchi earned his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2021 and earned his journalism degree from UTEP in 1986. Prior to becoming a journalism professor, Chiecchi worked as a reporter and editor for 33 years. Chiecchi is the editor of “True Border: 100 Questions & Answers about the U.S.-Mexico Frontera.”
He is the 2023 recipient of the Jack Douglas Award, the Texas Managing Editors’ highest award, recognizing significant contributions to Texas journalism
Host Tim Z. Hernandez speaks with author Joseph Lezza.
Joseph Lezza is a writer in New York, NY with an MFA in creative writing from The University of Texas at El Paso. His debut memoir in essays, I’m Never Fine: Scenes and Spasms on Loss (Vine Leaves Press), was a finalist for the 2021 Prize Americana in Prose and was named by Buzzfeed LGBTQ and Lambda Literary as a “Most Anticipated 2023 Release.” When he’s not writing, he spends his time worrying about why he’s not writing. His website is www.josephlezza.com and you can find him on the socials @lezzdothis.
Valentino Romero is an indigenous Chicano and zen Buddhist originally from Wyoming. He’s the co-founder of Xol, a shoe co-op working with Guatemalan communities to promote culture and sustainability.
In this episode of Words on a Wire Juan Ignacio Stewart talks with host Tim Z. Hernandez about family, teaching, music and salsa. In this edition of the “Third Story”, Juan shares some stories of starting a food company.
In this episode of the 3rd Story, listen to the conversation between host Tim Z. Hernandez and skate board legend Steve Caballero.
Rumi Sevilla-Hernandez and Randy Barraza
3rd Story: Rumi Sevilla-Hernandez and Randy Barraza January 15, 2023 In this episode of the '3rd Story,' host Tim Z. Hernandez breaks down Gen Z facts with special guests Rumi Sevilla-Hernandez and Randy Barraza. Rumi Sevilla-Hernandez is a fourth generation Latinx...
Bonnie Ilza Cisneros
Bonnie Ilza Cisneros November 21, 2022 Bonnie Ilza Cisneros is a fourth-generation educator in a line of Tejana school teachers. Bonnie holds an MFA from Texas State University, is a member of Macondo Writers Workshop, and was awarded a NALAC artist grant in 2018. She...
John Boomer October 16, 2022 John Boomer is a self-taught sculptor who started his career in 1968 while teaching on the Navajo Indian Reservation. His skills range from sculpting wood, stone, bronze, and woodblock printing. He’s showcased his work in presentations and...
Nico Antuna Cooper
Nico Antuna Cooper October 2, 2022 In this new episode you will listen to host Tim Z. Hernandez and guest, Nico Antuna Cooper on the segment, the third story. Antuna Cooper is a Renaissance man. He received his Master of Fine Arts from UTEP, specializing in poetry and...
Dominic Prado September 11, 2022 In this episode, listen to a new series ”The Third Story” created by host Tim Z. Hernandez, featuring Dominic Prado, who, after serving time in prison, headed out into his community to organize cultural events in Central California,...