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Maria Hinojosa

From NPR's Latino USA: The Beautiful Game

Latino USA | Posted 06.28.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

This is the summer of soccer--or fútbol. So Latino USA is taking a look at the sport loved throughout Latin America and around the world. What happens when you come from both the U.S. and Mexico--what national team do you root for? Or what about if your national team is constantly losing? Do you lose faith? And we take a look at elite women's soccer in the U.S., a world few Latinas reach.

From NPR's Latino USA: Out of Focus

Latino USA | Posted 06.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

A look at some of the political stories that aren't as obvious, from the difference in coverage between English and Spanish language reporting to why it's hard to accurately gather data about Latinos. Plus, a report on the overlooked state races in Florida.

From NPR's Latino USA: To the Rescue!

Latino USA | Posted 06.07.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

We tell stories of rescue. Meet a combat search and rescue pilot saving plane crash survivors to Latina young women leaving home for college. A new Puerto Rican superhero spreads the word about social justice and the island's debt crisis. And Diane Guerrero, known for her roles in Orange Is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, opens up about growing up after her parents were deported, struggling with self-harm and mental health, and ultimately being rescued by her community and herself.

From NPR's Latino USA: LOL

Latino USA | Posted 05.24.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

This week we take a look at comedy: who tells the jokes, who writes the shows, how to use comedy to fix problems like the pothole on your street, and activists trying to take racial caricatures out of comedy. We hear from Cris Abrego, the creator of one of the largest reality TV empires in the country on the rise of reality TV and what makes watching it funny. And we talk with comedians of color about trying to make it in stand-up comedy clubs, a realm ruled mostly by white men.

From NPR's Latino USA: A World Uprooted

Latino USA | Posted 05.17.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

This week we look at some unusual stories of migration, from dressage trainers in Mexico to West Africans in the treacherous Darian Gap of Central America. And we look at what it's like to live in Qatar, the country with the highest percentage of immigrants. Finally, Koko Warner discusses how climate change will affect global migration now and in the future.

From NPR's Latino USA: Reprise

Latino USA | Posted 05.11.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

We revisit one of our favorite shows of 2015, before Hamilton became a smash Broadway hit. NPR's Latino USA focuses on the idea of the reprise: a repeated but changed passage of music. Maria Hinojosa talks to Lin-Manuel Miranda about Hamilton, composer Tania León shares her thoughts, and the band Ibeyi is featured. We also look back at the times Latin American author Eduardo Galeano appeared on the show.

From NPR's Latino USA: Mightier Than The Sword

Latino USA | Posted 04.25.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

We dive deep into the creative minds of a few writers and artists who will be part of this year's PEN World Voices Festival with a series of conversations. Hear the glitch poetry of Guillermo Gómez Peña, listen as Carmen Tafolla acts out a story, and experience the wisdom from a philosopher.

From NPR's Latino USA: Smoked Out

Latino USA | Posted 04.19.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

This week we hear about the growing pains of the legal weed industry. With small business owners and wealthy private investors looking to get in on the profits, what will happen as laws continue to change?

From NPR's Latino USA: Who Run the World?

Latino USA | Posted 04.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

An hour on Latinas who run things. We hear advice from perhaps the most powerful Latina in the United States -- Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Author Esmeralda Santiago recounts experiencing a stroke and fearing she will never be able to read or write again.

From NPR's Latino USA: Baseball

Latino USA | Posted 04.05.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

This week, Latino USA explores the past, present and future of baseball. From the history of how Latino players bent the rules of the color line in the years before Jackie Robinson, to the story of how and why Dominican fans started showing up at Boston's notoriously white Fenway Park, to the challenges that immigrant players face on their journey to the major leagues.

From NPR's Latino USA: Latino Heroes of Rock & Roll

Latino USA | Posted 03.28.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

When we talk about what made rock & roll as we know it, the most common answer is: a mixture of R&B, a predominantly black genre, and country, a predominantly white genre. We explore the Latino influences that helped shape rock & roll, and we profile unsung Latino rock artists who had a hand in crafting this new sound--which is not as black and white as many think.

From NPR's Latino USA: Stereotyped

Latino USA | Posted 03.25.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

From the "Latin Lover" to the "Latina Bombshell," Latino USA breaks down stereotypes. Is the "Sleeping Mexican" an honored icon or a derogatory stereotype? We also hear from Latinos and Latinas about how stereotypes have affected their lives.

From NPR's Latino USA: Afro-Latino

Latino USA | Posted 03.10.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

In this rebroadcast from 2015, Latino USA asks Afro-Latinos across several generations what they think, and learn about the Garifuna, a Honduran Afro-Latino community which has been migrating to the U.S.

From NPR's Latino USA: The Golden State

Latino USA | Posted 03.03.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

In 2014, Latinos became the biggest ethnic group in California. If an issue matters in California, chances are it matters to the Latino community. On this week's episode, we look at how mental health, school suspensions, and identity all play roles in this large and complex state.

From NPR's Latino USA: Sticks & Stones

Latino USA | Posted 02.25.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

For this show, NPR's Latino USA looks at how these words from Trump and others on the campaign trail are affecting us. The rhetoric may be temporary, but its effects on American public discourse may not be.

From NPR's Latino USA: Define the Relationship

Latino USA | Posted 02.18.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

Our relationships define our lives: from romantic relationships, friendships and even our relationship to ourselves. Latino USA shares stories about how those relationships are tested--figuratively and literally.

From NPR's Latino USA: Puerto Rico Underwater

Latino USA | Posted 02.10.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

Puerto Rico is in trouble. With a faltering economy, $72 billion of municipal debt, and a brain drain of young people packing for the mainland, Puerto Ricans are seriously worried about the future of the U.S. territory.

From NPR's Latino USA: Miscommunications

Latino USA | Posted 02.02.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

Miscommunications can be pretty typical occurrences for Latinos who are bilingual or bicultural. And often, they're harmless or even humorous--like a boy who thought his grandmother wanted to take him to a "baby city," not that she was going to babysit him.

From NPR's Latino USA: There and Back

Latino USA | Posted 01.25.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

The Central American migrant crisis is back in the news. For this week's show, Latino USA revisits this issue, which we initially covered in 2014.

From NPR's Latino USA: The Kids Are Not Alright

Latino USA | Posted 01.20.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

On this episode of Latino USA, we meet a family of American siblings whose mother lacks legal status in the U.S. to explore the unintended consequences immigration policies have on these kids.

From NPR's Latino USA: Perspectives

Latino USA | Posted 01.13.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

Maria Hinojosa gets personal with a poet laureate, a feminist scholar and a comedian. We bring one-on-one conversations with some of the most influential Latino thinkers and writers of today.

From NPR's Latino USA: ¡Tumbao! A Music Story Mixtape

Latino USA | Posted 01.04.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

In this episode, we're broadening the definition of tumbao. NPR's Latino USA kicks off the New Year by celebrating with stories of music of all genres that have their own sort of swing: from folk to mambo and even some opera.

From NPR's Latino USA: Through the Fire

Latino USA | Posted 12.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

We meet macho men in the Dominican Republic ignoring their pain out of pride, a woman making the difficult decision to find out whether she has early onset Alzheimer's and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade opening up about her heartache.

From NPR's Latino USA: Limited Data

Latino USA | Posted 12.16.2015 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

On this episode of Latino USA, we hear from a family separated by deportation who manages to stay connected via Skype. We tell the story of how the second largest school district in the country tries out an ambitious plan to get technology in the classroom, only to catch the attention of the FBI.

From NPR's Latino USA: Family Values

Latino USA | Posted 11.30.2015 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

For better or worse, we are all influenced by the people who made us who we are--our families. This week we hear stories about family ties and what makes us come together. One family bonds over outdoor adventures while trying to break a world record, while another family is in the business of elk whispering.