This week's guest on Renoites is Manuel Mederos, Language Access Specialist at the Northern Nevada International Center. NNIC provides multiple services with the goal of improved global diplomacy, including exchange programs, refugee resettlement, and Manuel's specialty: translation and interpretation services. Learn more about the Northern Nevada International Center at nnic.org
NNIC has also recently launched a monthly podcast called DiploChatz which Manuel co-hosts and can be found on most major podcast platforms or at diplochatz.org
Conor and Manuel talk about the importance of interpretation services especially in the medical and legal realms, the difference between translation and interpretation, what makes a good interpreter, multi-lingual information for emergency preparedness, the role of interpreters in refugee resettlement, the goals of the DiploChatz podcast, Manuel's background in radio, the benefits and drawbacks of different podcast formats, and a whole lot more!
Thanks for listening!