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Exploring What It's Like To Be Muslim And Latino

Latino USA | Posted 01.13.2017 | Home
Latino USA

Latinos are the fastest growing group in Islam in the United States. This week, we look at the complexity of being part of two groups that are often t...

Latina Journalist Breaks Down Why Saying 'Illegals' Is Wrong On So Many Levels

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.02.2016 | Home

Journalist Maria Hinojosa knows that words matter, particularly when politicians and their advisors are discussing human beings. During a Saturday mor...

PBS/NPR Host Maria Hinojosa: Latino/Latina Issues Among The Disappeared in Presidential Debates

David Hinckley | Posted 10.20.2016 | Home
David Hinckley

After all the passion that has swirled around immigration in this year's election campaign, a curious thing happened in all three presidential debates...

Why Maria Hinojosa Has Dedicated Her Career To Telling Latino Stories

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.16.2016 | Home

Maria Hinojosa rarely saw her experience reflected in mainstream media coverage while growing up. So once the Emmy-winning journalist started covering...

From NPR's Latino USA: The 25 Percent

Latino USA | Posted 10.11.2016 | Home
Latino USA

Today, Latino students make up 25 percent of public school students in the United States. This week on Latino USA, two stories about two similar-but-...

From NPR's Latino USA: Superglue

Latino USA | Posted 10.04.2016 | Home
Latino USA

This week on Latino USA, stories about keeping it together when it feels like we’re about to come apart. We visit Fremont, Nebraska, where tensions ...

From NPR's Latino USA: A Latino History Of Hip-Hop, Part II

Latino USA | Posted 10.04.2016 | Home
Latino USA

In the second part of our two-part series (click here for Part 1), Latino USA producers Daisy Rosario and Marlon Bishop explore what happens when rap ...

From NPR's Latino USA: Brazil USA

Latino USA | Posted 09.16.2016 | Home
Latino USA

This week, Latino USA takes a look at topics related to Brazilians and Brazilian-Americans. Over 300,000 Brazilian-Americans live in the U.S. But for ...

From NPR's Latino USA: True Grit

Latino USA | Posted 09.16.2016 | Home
Latino USA

Elizabeth Ramirez and her friends were accused of child sexual assault and incarcerated for almost 17 years. The San Antonio 4, as they are known, cla...

We’re Going To Need A Bigger Vote

Latino USA | Posted 08.09.2016 | Home
Latino USA

This week, we check in with election season, with reports from the RNC and DNC on what presidential politics are saying about Latino voters. In Anahei...

From NPR's Latino USA: Making Headlines

Latino USA | Posted 09.16.2016 | Home
Latino USA

This week we explore what it means to not just make the news, but be the ones writing the headlines. Journalist Juan Gonzalez of Democracy Now! talks ...

From NPR's Latino USA: The Strange Death Of José De Jesús (Part 2)

Latino USA | Posted 09.16.2016 | Home
Latino USA

In part two of our two-part special, we continue our investigation into the death of a man in a U.S. immigration detention center. José de Jesús tur...

From NPR's Latino USA: The Beautiful Game

Latino USA | Posted 06.28.2016 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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.