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Episode 19: Barcelona with Charity Blansit

CHARITY BLANSIT moved for love– from a small town in Missouri all the way to Barcelona over seventeen years ago. She’s an artist that finds inspiration in old and new, scavenging at night for material in her neighborhood and settling into a burgeoning contemporary art scene. She gives advice on learning two languages, navigating cultural nuances and the crush of tourism. And finally, a discussion of Catalonia’s fight for independence from someone who lives there. (Length 31 minutes)

Photo: courtesy Charity Blansit

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SHOW NOTES
[00:15] What is caceralazo?
[00:46] Quick recap of Barcelona statistics
[01:06] Catalonia history on speed
[01:41] Protest of Spain’s intervention of referendum for independence
01:58 Catalonia declares independence (NBC)
02:13 Spanish government denounces Catalonia’s independence (NBC)
[02:37] Survey says….. it’s a mixed bag
[02:49] Voter turnout?
[03:35] Why does Catalonia want independence?
[04:30] Secession and the Anti-Globalization Movement of Russia
[05:33] Charity provides clarity on what’s going on in Catalonia
[07:45] Invasion of foreign real estate investment
[09:01] #TouristGoHome and the need for regulation of tourism
[10:00] Airbnb and HomeAway fines and the Naked Italians
[10:45] The fine art of night scavenging
[11:20] Barcelona provides inspiration for artists
[12:45] Walnut Shade, Missouri to Barcelona
[16:00] Learning not just one language, but two
[17:20] Don’t be a dick: understanding the nuances of “pollo”
[18:25] Adjusting to city life–why don’t you invite me over?
19:59 Terrorist attack (NBC)
20:05 Terrorist attack (The Telegraph)
22:37 Sunday is like any other day (Eurobarometer 69) p 16
[23:46] Socialized medicine: doctors dig it!
[24:00] I Heart B & G. Nuff said.
[25:35] A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman
[26:00] Guadalajara (Catalan)
[26:30] El Cagane: A Scatalogical Christmas
[27:20] Caga Tio: the pooping uncle
[28:00] The yuletide LOG doesn’t translate well for American children

 

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