Robbinsdale Restaurateur Launches Immigrants in America Podcast
Two Robbinsdale coworkers launched a podcast called Immigrants in America. The passion project allows other Robbinsdale business owners to share their story.
Launching Immigrants in America
Behind every business in downtown Robbinsdale lies a story of how it came to be.
Some of those stories belong to people who immigrated to the United States. Tina Suglia and Taylor Rivera decided to share those stories in a podcast. They work together at Nonna Rosa’s in downtown Robbinsdale.
“We just really want to share stories that are inspiring and help others maybe achieve a dream that they didn’t realize they could,” said Tina Suglia, owner of Nonna Rosa’s Italian restaurant.
In June, Suglia and one of her employees, Taylor Rivera, launched a podcast. They call it ‘Immigrants in America.’
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Suglia and Rivera believe the podcast gives a voice to many untold stories.
“I run a business with my husband and I see his struggles every day,” Suglia said. “And I also see the privileges and the benefits that he enjoys that are afforded to him here in America.”
Tina’s husband is Francesco Suglia and he was the subject of the first episode.
In the following weeks, Suglia and Rivera didn’t have to go far to find other immigrant stories. They interviewed other business owners from downtown Robbinsdale.
“I think this is a community full of people that are curious and care about who’s living in their communities and what the stories behind these businesses are,” Rivera said.
You can find the ‘Immigrants in America’ podcast on SoundCloud. Suglia and Rivera hope to publish on Apple podcasts in the coming months after they add more content.