Episode 2: A Political Rose Blooming in Dra. Leonarda Duran Buike

43 minutes

All over the country, Dominicans are stepping up to meet the leadership crisis of the day and throwing their hats in the ring to run for local office. We'll be spending significant time over the next couple of months talking to candidates and the impact of these races not just on local communities, but also on the next generation of changemakers.

Who better, then, to kick things off than longtime South Florida community leader and political player, Doctora Leonarda Duran Buike, who is running for Miami-Dade County Commision District 8 seat being vacated by Daniella Levine Cava. Over the next 40 minutes, hear us as we go back in forth in Spanish, English and Dominican Spanglish to explore her political education in the Dominican Republic under both Joaquin Balaguer and Juan Bosch, how she came to live and fall in love with South Dade and how her dedication to public service pushed her to run. And wait – did she just drop a recipe for morir soñando?

This is certainly quintessential mangu for your soul – and ears.

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