Latino USA

Tuesday, 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. on KUOW
Maria Hinojosa

The radio journal of news and culture, Latino USA is the only nationally distributed English-language radio program produced from a Latino perspective.

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Podcasts

  • Friday, July 18, 2014 12:13pm

    This week, we bring you some creative insights from musicians and performers, live from WNYC’s Greene Space. Soundcheck host John Schaefer joins Maria Hinojosa to interview and hear performances from psychedelic salsa band La Mecánica Popular (la meh-KAH-nee-kah POH-poo-lar) and Argentinian musician Juana Molina (WAH-nah moh-LEE-nah). We also look into diversity in New York theater with members of the Labyrinth Theater Company.

     

  • Friday, July 11, 2014 9:33am

    This episode of Latino USA explores Latino mental health. From suicide to alcoholism, these issues can hit sometimes too close to home. We hear about a couple and their life with depression—and the devastating impact it’s had. And we learn how one woman came to terms with her drinking, and learned to stop.

     

  • Friday, July 4, 2014 9:33am

    Latino USA examines patriotism, belonging, and loyal dissent in this episode. We hear from Cuban technologist Yoani Sanchez about blogging with limited freedom of information. We hear from undocumented uninsured people in California. New York Times reporter Damien Cave tells Maria Hinojosa about his travels understanding immigration in the American heartland. Then, the conflicted loyalties of Latino soccer fans, and cycling with a Dominican champ living in Harlem. And finally, labor leader and icon Dolores Huerta tells about the origins of “Si, se puede,” or “Yes, we can.”

  • Friday, June 27, 2014 9:33am

    PODCAST DESCRIPTION: Pretending

     

    From inaction on immigration legislation, to diversity in fantasy and science fiction, Latino USA brings you stories about pretending. We hear about the mysterious origins of the Navajo taco, New York’s “notarios” who operate immigration scams, a political candidate who changed his name to Cesar Chavez, and hidden bodies in Texas. Songwriter Gina Chavez examines identity, and we hear a couple of stories about bluffing to avoid danger.

     

  • Monday, June 23, 2014 11:12am

    Today: the lighter and darker sides of childhood. Host Maria Hinojosa speaks to K, who works with detained children who came to the United States without an adult. We examine Latino studies, or lack thereof. We examine the uneven impact of dress code policies. We hear a children’s book read by author Yuyi Morales and about the life of NYC librarian Pura Belpre. Teachers in California write a book in the indigenous Mexican language of Mixteco. And from the mouths of babes comes this week’s sabiduría.

     

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NPR Story
3:30 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Sabiduría: Japanese-Peruvian Internment

The internment of Japanese Americans is a notorious part of U.S. history. But more than 2,000 Latin Americans of Japanese ancestry were also interned here. We meet one survivor.

NPR Story
3:30 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Zumba for the Community

In New York, a free Zumba class helps immigrant women find community in their new home.

NPR Story
3:30 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Traveling While Brown

For people of color, travel can bring all sorts of unexpected experiences, both good and bad. We talk to journalist and author Farai Chideya about how blending in or sticking out can affect travel.

NPR Story
2:28 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Sabiduría: Nebraska Marty

Marty Ramirez was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and grew up working the fields with his family. After college, he organized around Chicano rights.

NPR Story
2:28 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

New Nebraskans Learn English

Many immigrant groups helped settle Nebraska. One older woman who comes from a family of Irish immigrants is helping welcome the newest ones, by teaching them English.

NPR Story
2:28 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Driving Dreamers

Nebraska is one of two states in the nation that deny driver's licenses to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Youth — often known as Dreamers. We speak with a group about their struggles.

NPR Story
3:02 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Sabiduría: A Special Olympics Athlete's Passion

David Rodriguez is a 16-year-old Special Olympics athlete who loves to compete. For this week's sabiduría, or words of wisdom, we hear from David and his mother about the joys of winning.

NPR Story
3:02 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Flirty Racism: It's a Thing

Flirty compliments often come off as racial micro-aggressions. Latino USA producer Camilo Vargas and VICE writer Rula Al-Nasrawi look at 'flirty racism' in the streets of New York City.

NPR Story
3:02 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Detainee Hunger Strikes

Undocumented immigrants have been on hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center in Washington state to protest poor conditions. Ryan Katz reports from inside the detention center.

NPR Story
3:33 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Sabiduría: How Cosby Helped

For this week's sabiduría, Latino USA producer Daisy Rosario and Bill Cosby talk about their shared experiences with family and learning.

NPR Story
3:33 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

A TV Diversity Report Card

Latino USA producer Daisy Rosario grades the big TV networks on which ones got diversity right and wrong this season.

NPR Story
3:33 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Bad Stats

What happens when media misinterprets statistics? EthniFacts' Guy Garcia and Latino USA's senior producer, A.C. Valdez, break it down.

NPR Story
12:28 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

A Mexican Nascar Star

When you think Mexico, you think NASCAR, right? Nope, didn't think so. But one driver's trying to change that. Germán Quiroga gives us some words of wisdom.

NPR Story
12:28 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Las Luchadoras

Lucha Libre, or wrestling, is a national pastime in Mexico. But these days, its stars are just as likely to be women as men.

NPR Story
12:28 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

The Rolezinhos

In Brazil, poor youth have started to meet in upscale shopping malls to socialize. These gatherings have become flash points in the lead-up to the World Cup.

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