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Studio Ochenta Presents: La Cabina Telefónica

Before cell phones and the internet, if you wanted to call La Casa, you’d have to stroll into a cabina telefónica (calling center) and pay for some minutes with a few quarters.

Set in 1995, La Cabina Telefónica is a bilingual audio novela that tells the story of Matty Cardona, a Colombian immigrant who launched Matty's Llamadas y Servicios 82 to do just that. She runs the shop in Jackson Heights, Queens with her daughter Rossy and offers calling, printing, faxing, money transfers and much more to her local clients. Each episode includes a phone call in a phone booth at Matty's, with a different story about familia, love and community.

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