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The Invisible Profession | A podcast by Linguava

26 EpisodesProduced by David BrackettWebsite

Welcome to the Linguava Podcast, the Invisible Profession, where we give you tools, tips, and resources in medical interpretation and translation that help bring to life our profession and ultimately help improve health outcomes for the Limited English Proficient and Deaf and Hard of Hearing communi… read more

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Ep. 024: Translating the Future: A Look into the Impact of AI on Translation | Guest: Roman Zelenka

February 7th, 2023


Welcome to the latest episode of The Invisible Profession Podcast! In this episode, we have a very special guest, Roman Zelenka, who is a coach, mentor, and founder of Wingman LLC. He shares his wealth of knowledge and …

Ep. 023: Translation and Localization Services: Why Expertise Matters | Guest: Cecilia Maldonado

December 9th, 2022


David Brackett sits down with Ceci Maldonado, a Translation and Localization expert to discuss a variety of topics, trends, and challenges in this industry.   

They answer questions like, Can cheap translation services …

Ep. 022: Oregon's HB 2359 - Expanding on what this means for providers and interpreters. | Guest: Bill Rivers

October 21st, 2022


In this episode of The Invisible Profession podcast, we are discussing Oregon's House Bill 2359 with Bill Rivers, an expert who has worked on …

Ep. 021: Patient's Culture... Why the patient knows it best | Guest: Victor Sosa

June 17th, 2022


Did you know that in Mexico alone, there are 11 language families? Within those language families there are 68 indigenous languages and within those languages 364 different language variants. The difference between …

Ep. 020: Our Communities Are Strong | Guest: Izzy Ventura Meda

June 6th, 2022


"The pandemic has either unveiled or highlighted a lot of the racial disparities that exist within our health system and language access is one of them... Let's not just fill in a gap, let's go back to the source. Let's …

The Heart of Linguava | Guest: Lynda Walz

May 27th, 2022


For the latest installment in the Heart of Linguava series, we wanted to get to the heart of what working in language access means for Linguava’s team members. Check out the interview below between Project Manager, …

Ep. 019: The obligation and the option to help | Guest: Elizabeth Sanchez

April 29th, 2022


In this episode of "The Invisible Profession" we explore how a language access toolkit can impact a patient's experience through proactive …

Ep. 018: Challenging the status quo | Guest: Corey Axelrod

April 22nd, 2022


In an interview with Corey Axelrod, we continued our celebration of Deaf History Month with a conversation surrounding the range of experiences for the Deaf Community in healthcare settings.

“How do we optimize the …

Ep. 017: Disabilities don't discriminate | Guest: Kevin McCloskey

March 25th, 2022


Did you know that 70% of disabilities are invisible or not readily noticeable? 

Join us as we continue recognizing National Disability Ability Awareness Month in an interview with Kevin McCloskey. As the Senior Director …

The Heart of Linguava | Guest: Sarah Olson

March 11th, 2022


There is no shortage of 💚 when Daniel Halberg sits down with Account Manager, Sarah Olson in the latest episode of The Heart of Linguava. Sarah’s passion for language access is undeniable! We love seeing her realize …

Ep. 016: How to make medical interpreting your career | Guest: Mary Soots

May 7th, 2021


Mary Soots, Oregon Health Care Interpreters Association Director of Education Programs, takes a deep dive into what it takes to make medical interpreting a lasting and rewarding career.  

Mary Soots is an …

Ep. 015: Language, Trauma and Social Justice. NCIHC 14th Annual Member Meeting 2021 | Invited Guest: Rosanna Balistreri

April 5th, 2021


NCIHC President Rosanna Balistreri shares why this year’s event is going to be their best one ever and why you should partner with NCIHC. 

The …

Ep. 014: How to never panic as a simultaneous interpreter | Invited Guest: Mike Lemay

March 9th, 2021


French simultaneous interpreter Mike Lemay takes on his journey of how he became one of the most requested interpreters in our industry. His …

Ep. 013: Raising the Standard of Excellence in Interpretation | Invited Guest: Eliana Lobo

February 5th, 2021


Expert trainer and Certified Interpreter Eliana Lobo discusses how to raise the bar for interpretation during the global pandemic.

Eliana is a CoreCHI™ Certified Healthcare Interpreter and a Washington state authorized …

Ep. 012: How to prepare for an interpretation assignment | Invited Guest: Darinka Mangino

January 8th, 2021


What do you do to prepare before any interpretation appointment? Check out what conference interpreter and interpreter trainer Darinka Mangino does and how any interpreter can apply the SPEAKING method.  

Darinka Mangino

Ep. 011: Culture Counts | Invited Guest: Lillian Tsai

December 4th, 2020


Learn from DEI trainer and expert Lillian Tsai about how embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in your company or organization will help …

Ep. 010: My Interpreter Story | Invited Guest: Melissa Yitani

November 6th, 2020


Imagine your first interpreter experience being for the president of Venezuela. That is exactly how Melissa’s interpreter career began many years ago. Since then has gained invaluable opportunities interpreting for the …

Ep. 009: The Art of Simultaneous Interpretation | Invited Guest: Darinka Mangino

October 9th, 2020


In this episode Darinka will unpack the secret to becoming a great simultaneous interpreter and how to be prepared for literally any interpretation …

Ep. 008: How To Get Translation Right | Invited guest: Veronika Gonzalez

September 25th, 2020


On this podcast, we share insightful questions and information about the translation industry and what companies should be thinking about when …

Ep.007: The Hidden Team Member... The Medical Interpreter | Invited Guest: Jennifer Alvarez

August 21st, 2020


An insider’s perspective of the medical interpreter’s role from one of the nation’s largest hospitals, Providence Health and Services.

For more info …

Ep. 006: It Starts With Connection | Invited guest: Fidel Ferrer

July 10th, 2020


Fidel Ferrer, Executive Director at Project Ledo, talks about his story, experience with racism in the US and beyond, and what medical providers …

Ep. 005: Everything You Must Know about Mayan and Indigenous Languages

June 19th, 2020


Join president/ founder of Linguava David Brackett as he interviews, Carmelina Cadena, a Maya Akateko woman from Guatemala. 

Her story will inspire …

Ep. 004: A Question About Ethics | Invited Guest: Svetlana Ruth

May 29th, 2020


As a medical interpreter, when do you step out as an advocate?  What is the role of a medical interpreter? How do we follow the interpreter code of …

Ep. 003: How health equity is being negatively impacted during COVID-19

May 15th, 2020


Health equity is being negatively impacted during the coronavirus pandemic. In this episode, we interview Chief Medical Officer from Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Dr. Jeffery Eisen on what to look out for, and how to …

Ep. 002: Going Remote

April 24th, 2020


Join our host David Brackett and our invited guest Daniel Halberg while they discuss everything you need to know about going remote as an interpreter during COVID-19 and beyond.

For more info about Linguava's language …

Ep. 001: Power, Privilege, and Access.

April 3rd, 2020


Join our host David Brackett president at Linguava on our first podcast where we discuss how effective interpretation impacts power, privilege, and access to communication alongside our special guest Toc …

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