Film photography by Michelle Kilfeather
Dino Medardo Rosso studied 16 languages and he speaks five or six, depending on the day. He moved to San Francisco about a decade ago, and got work as a bicycle tour guide and then, a high school teacher.
In this podcast, Dino tells the story of how a restaurant owner approached him seeking to solve the problem of her kitchen staff not being able to communicate effectively with the front-of-house workers. This effectively spawned Dino's business--Lingo.
Check back Thursday, when Dino will share how Lingo expanded to a point where he's working with grocery stores and even the SFFD to bridge the language gap between various groups of people.
We recorded this podcast at Pilsner Inn in March 2019.