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Miguel Baca Barragan
 
 

By Staff
news@lavozcolorado.com
 
06/17/2015

PROFILE

Miguel Baca Barragan was born (son of former State Senator Polly Baca) and raised in Denver. He attended the Adams County Schools and graduated from Thornton High School in 1993. After graduation, Barragan briefly attended Community College of Denver then moved to California to work with a Youth Leadership program, then returned to Denver briefly. He then joined an afterschool program tutoring students in California. Barragan served in many positions throughout his career, such as a corrections officer in Arizona from 1998-2001, a restaurant, night club manager from 2002–2003, community relations officer with LARASA from 2003–2008, development coordinator with Servicios de la Raza from 2010-2011. He joined KKZN (IHeart Talk Radio) four years ago as the host of an hour long program, Weekend Wisdom. The show covers relevant issues important to a bilingual community. Barragan is also a development consultant to the New America Schools in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and Nevada. Barragan continues his education at Metropolitan State University of Denver in an effort to complete a Bachelor’s degree in history. During his free time, Barragan enjoys road trips.

ABOUT WEEKEND WISDOM

Barragan is the weekend host of Weekend Wisdom Talk Show now in its fourth year. The program airs LIVE at 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays on 760AM, discussing relevant issues, holding in-station interviews and call-ins.

HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

Barragan recalls a difficult time in high school. He remembers finding it hard to fit in as a young Mexican American, one who regularly faced discrimination from both teachers and students. Barragan recalls two teachers who were supportive. Today, he rallies for charter and alternative schools that make a difference for those students who don’t necessarily align with the public school systems.

MESSAGE TO YOUTH

“Don’t be a statistic. Be an individual. Don’t let anyone beat you down.”

LAST WORD

“Take care of yourself and take care of each other.”

 

 

 

 

 
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