#1531 - Life Sentence07/31/15
This episode: life before, during, and after prison. We meet a group of lifers trying to slow down the school-to-prison pipeline. We hear the story of Suave, who has gone from illiteracy and a life sentence, to finding meaning behind organizing behind...
#1530 - Beauty
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Latino USA explores the question of what is beauty. We hear from make up tutorial YouTube stars, Latina models in Kansas city, and a trans man who shares his feelings on hair.
#1529 - Know Your Rights
This week on Latino USA, in order for people to fight for their rights, they have to know them: stories about people, like a judge who is working towards more equal applications of the law, to a mother in East L.A. fighting for her autistic children's...
#1528 - Béisbol
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 starting showing up at...
#1527 - Latino Icons (Rebroadcast)
Latino icons are all around us, from stars like Anthony Quinn and Rita Moreno, to gathering places like San Bernardino's Mitla Café.
#1526 - Rebels
From an actress who stars in one of the most rebellious shows out today, Orange is the New Black, to the hidden Latino history of one of the most rebellious film genres, film noir – Latino USA explores stories from the road less traveled by.
#1525 - Lady Liberty
Nope – we're not talking about the Statue of Liberty, but rather some very liberated women. From Cherrie Moraga, the author of the quintessential Chicana feminist book This Bridge Called my Back, to Hall of Femme, a hip-hop competition in Nicaragua...
#1524 - Who Tells The Story?
Stories often change depending on who is doing the telling. Latino USA examines the issue of perspective – from one woman's tale of being brought from Cuba to the U.S. as a child during "Operation Pedro Pan" to the issue of diversity in television.
#1523 - A Latino History of Hip Hop, Part II
A Latino History of Hip Hop, Part two, focusing on the late 80s through today. This time, a focus on how Latinos fared as rap music became bigger than hip-hop culture. Featuring Mellow Man Ace, Bobbito Garcia, a look at Big Pun, and more.
#1522 - Abuelos
Latino USA explores the rich and complicated relationship between Latinos and their grandparents. We look at the science behind the existence of abuelitos and hear from people who were raised by them.
#1521 - A Latino History of the US Rebroadcast
Take a trip around the country with host Maria Hinojosa to learn about Latino history. Hear about the patriotic celebrations of Laredo, Texas and the first colony in the US—it's not where you think it is. Also: could Zorro be the first American...
#1520 - Take Care
A dangerous fungus lurks in the dirt of California's Central Valley. But there's little funding for research to combat it. We'll learn what some people are doing to educate local people, and about the ways Latinos get medical care.
#1519 - Palabras
What's in a word? Find out with Latino USA as we talk about Spanglish and its implications, how to interpret the made up language of some popular movie characters, and living as a deaf Latino.
#1518 - Gangs, Murder and Migration in Honduras...
From poverty to gangs, this episode of Latino USA takes a deep dive into the root causes of why people leave Honduras to travel through Mexico and to the U.S.
#1517 - Returning
This episode of Latino USA is all about going back. Whether it's returning to a home country or revisting an inspiration, we look at the various ways people return. We hear from two adoptees reconnecting to their roots, what immigrant workers are...
#1516 - Reprise
Latino USA focuses this week on the idea of the reprise: a repeated but changed passage of music. Maria Hinojosa talks to Lin-Manuel Miranda about his upcoming Broadway musical Hamilton, composer Tania León, and an up and coming band called Ibeyi.
#1515 - Survivor
This week we hear stories of surviving tough times, whether it's street vendors in Chicago trying stay afloat, college students working through financial hardship and sexual assault, or the Fast & the Furious franchise somehow surviving fourteen years...
#1514 - Chuy and the Battle for Chicago
What does it look like when a Latino runs for the highest office in Chicago? Latino USA finds out as we go inside the mayoral campaign of Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.
#1513 - El Teléfono
Seventy-two percent of Latinos over eighteen own smartphones – almost ten percent more than the national average. We try to answer why Latinos use phones at higher rates and what mobile technology could mean for health, finances, and democracy.
#1512 - A Latino History of Hip Hop Part 1
For the first part of a two-part series on how Latinos have influenced hip-hop Latino USA producers Daisy Rosario and Marlon Bishop learn about the early years by talking to legends like Devastating Tito, Lee Quiñones, and Charlie Chase. They break...
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