Foreign Exchange

Foreign Exchange is a weekly showcase of Rochester's international, multi-cultural communities. We cover current community events, showcase music, cuisine, and destinations of a different region every week, and host guests for our community connection interview and silly international trivia.

The show started as a four-host extravaganza and has evolved to be co-hosted by Nisha and Maria, who connected at a TED event in Rochester.

Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter @ForEx_WAYO! We are always looking for guests. If you have traveled, worked, were born in, have parents from, have visited, or have studied in or simply studied a place other than the continental US, we would love to hear your perspective! Please get in touch.

Past Episodes

  • January 16, 2017- Alice Aired: Monday, January 16, 2017

    Our guest, Alice today comes from Ukrainian-Russian heritage. We discuss food, culture and politics and feature music from the region.

  • January 9, 2017 - Time Aired: Monday, January 9, 2017

    We talk about how nature, culture, and society shape our perception of time. How many seasons are there and when do they start? Why are some people on time and others are always late? Is 2 am morning or night?

  • January 2, 2017- Himalayas Aired: Monday, January 2, 2017

    Our first show of the year focuses on travel through the mountains of Himalayas and its foothills. Join our guest, Prabhakar Mithal as he discusses his travels through the years. We also feature music from across the foothills of this great and vast mountain range.

  • December 26, 2016- Cultural icons who died in 2016 Aired: Monday, December 26, 2016

    We end 2016 with a show paying tribute to the cultural icons who passed away in 2016, including David Bowie, Prince, Muhammed Ali, Leonard Cohen, Harper Lee and George Michael.

  • December 12, 2016 - Technology for Travel Aired: Monday, December 12, 2016

    We discuss how gadgets and technology help us while traveling.

  • November 28, 2016 - Nigeria Aired: Monday, November 28, 2016

    We talk to Chiadi, who came to the US from Nigeria, about the Nigerian dialect of English, ethnic groups in Nigeria, and American stereotypes about Nigeria.

  • November 21, 2016 - Best of Middle East Compilation Aired: Monday, November 21, 2016

    A compilation of our interviews about Iran, Egypt, Israel, and Turkey.

  • November 14, 2016 - Modern Conveniences Aired: Monday, November 14, 2016

    Hosts of Foreign Exchange and their well-traveled guests discuss what is considered standard when it comes to appliances, gadgets, and modern conveniences in the US and the world. A disproportionate chunk of this conversation is dedicated to comparing bathrooms around the world.

  • October 31, 2016 - Kuwait Aired: Monday, October 31, 2016

    We talk to Dolly about the music, cinema, and life in Kuwait.

  • October 24, 2016- India Aired: Monday, October 24, 2016

    We talk with Pranesh Das about his roots in Tamil Nadu, India and discuss the phenomena of deifying celebrities in India. We also present Tamil songs in this episode.