Latino USA

Tuesday, 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. on KUOW
  • Hosted by 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.

Dolores Huerta: A Loyal American Dissenter

Jul 3, 2014

Since the founding of the U.S., loyal dissent has been a patriotic value. Host Maria Hinojosa talks about that value and the origin of "Si se puede," with labor leader Dolores Huerta.

A Dominican Cyclist in Harlem

Jul 3, 2014

Former cycling champ Edwin Morel tells us why the sport is more expensive than you might think, life lessons he's learned riding a bike and why sports are good for everyone.

Vamos, USA?!

Jul 3, 2014

The World Cup craze took over the US this summer, especially among soccer-loving Latinos. We took to the streets to ask Latinos what countries they're rooting for this World Cup.

Sabiduría: Sangre Fuerte

Jun 27, 2014

Sometimes, if you want to win, you gotta bluff. Latino USA's Senior Editor, Leda Hartman, shares her aunt's story of pretending with a bit of what she calls "sangre fuerte."

Kidnapped in Caracas

Jun 27, 2014

Sometimes, pretending can save your life. Reporter Martha Dalton talks to a Venezuelan woman who pretended to be someone else in order to survive an 'express kidnapping' in Caracas.

Who is Gina Chavez?

Jun 27, 2014

In songwriter Gina Chavez' album Up.Rooted, she explores her Latina identity from the perspective of an outsider carefully making her own way in.

Sabiduría: From the Mouths of Babes...

Jun 20, 2014

For our "Kids" episode, we took a trip to PS 154 in the South Bronx to get some life lessons from a group of fourth graders.

Dress for Success?

Jun 20, 2014

A little over a month ago a high school in North Texas suspended over 150 students for dress code violations. Was this poor timing, right before exams?

Reviving Mixteco

Jun 20, 2014

In Watsonville, Calif., classes are taught in three languages – English, Spanish and Mixteco, an indigenous Mexican language. Without Mixteco books, teachers decided to write one.

Sabiduría: Japanese-Peruvian Internment

Jun 13, 2014

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.

Zumba for the Community

Jun 13, 2014

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

Traveling While Brown

Jun 13, 2014

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.

Sabiduría: Nebraska Marty

Jun 6, 2014

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

New Nebraskans Learn English

Jun 6, 2014

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.

Driving Dreamers

Jun 6, 2014

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.

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