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March Recap Rewind: Newsletter

Updated: Apr 3, 2023

March 2023

  • March recap Rewind: We’ve been pretty busy, here’s what Amplified has been up to this past month! As we’ve fired up the engines, we’ve jumped right into a handful of projects. Some are exclusively podcast related and others go hand in hand with Infinite Resources. NEW Podcast episodes that have premiered this month! Check it out.

  • Undocumented Momhood Podcast

Eres victima de abuso? Una conversación con Dr. Maria Corona. Director de ICADV. (Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence)

Undocumented Momhood makes a comeback with a new season with its first episode for the year. In this episode the host had the pleasure of sharing the microphone with Dr. Maria Corona, director of ICADV (Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence), talking about domestic violence, concentrating on our local communities, tips, information, organizations and what we can do as a community to help victims of domestic violence of any gender. For our bilingual listeners, this is the first episode Undocumented Mom records in Spanish, Spanglish and everything in between.


Our friends from FAILING ADDS UP, have been in the grind, which comes to no surprise. They also stopped in the studio to record and released two episodes this month with a third episode that will be released here soon, so stayed tuned!

How Lisa Even is making a living off of JOY?!?!

In this episode, we dive deep into how Joy has shaped the life of our guest. She went from corporate America to now making a living off of bringing JOY to others. Speaker Lisa Even is on a mission to connect with 1 Million People using JOY! We talk about all of this, so listen NOW!

From a 9-5 to reaching Financial Freedom

Dave Faris, speaks about his odyssey of working a normal day job, to how he purchased his first investment property. By owning real estate, Dave has been able to retire and live his life from the passive income that his Real Estate properties generate. If you are a beginner or experienced investor, you won't want to miss out on this episode!

  • The Amner Martinez Podcast

For the month of March, we had two special guests on the Amner Martinez Podcast. WE ARE IOWA Channel 5 News anchor, Samantha Mesa & West Des Moines DEI Director, Audrey Kennis.

In these episodes, Amner sits down with Audrey as she talks about various topics regarding inclusion and community. DEI 101. What exactly is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion? An in-depth Diversity, Equity and Inclusion conversation with West Des Moines DEI Director, Audrey Kennis.

WE ARE IOWA News Anchor, Samantha Mesa takes us on a behind-the-scenes look at working as an Anchor/Reporter and shares her perspective that viewers don't always get to see on television. As well as discussing and gaining an inside perspective of TV news and the experiences of women in the media workforce.

This month we are welcoming a new podcast to the Amplified Family. This is great news, and we love to include more voices from the community. We’d like to give a warm welcome to the “BABYLON MAKES THE RULES” Podcast as it makes its feature debut this month!

Dr. Negus will be commandeering the ship as he focuses on historical and contemporary data that members of the African Diaspora are encountering while they meander through this maze known as American society. Stay tuned!

Latino College Access Network

FAFSA Roadmap for Iowa's Latino Students


Latino Service Providers Coalition

The LSP Coalition brings providers together to learn and share resources, services, opportunities, and events in their local areas, with the goal of providing wraparound services to Latino Communities.

  • Sioux City Meetings | First Thursday of every month | Virtual

  • Des Moines Meetings | Third Thursday of every month | In Person

  • Marshalltown Meetings | Fourth Thursday of every month | Virtual

All meetings are held from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

For more information about the LSP Coalition, to start one in your area, or to present please send a email to


#BreakingNews Iowa’s #HF349 unanimously passed the Judiciary committee & is headed to the Senate for a full vote!

Iowa is just a few steps away from creating a smart on crime probation system in Iowa that actually prioritizes safety & helps improve outcomes.


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  • Fresh content coming your way! There is no shortage of great content, not only are we looking to release podcast content, but we are also looking to focus on local activity and keep you up-to-date and informed.

  • As we revive our podcast presence, that means we are also refreshing our team lineup and saying goodbye to some podcasts that are no longer producing their projects. That being said, this just means we have more room to add to the roster!

  • What are some of your favorite podcasts?! Would you like to be featured and join the Amplified Podcast team? Get in touch with us.

  • Do you have any events you would like us to share and include in the next newsletter? We can help with that too!


Amplified is a collective of podcasters based out of Des Moines, Iowa that highlights culture, people and current affairs.

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