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Art & Activism

2/20/2018
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Daniel Alarcón talks with artist and cultural organizer Favianna Rodriguez.

Duration:00:10:17

Race, Beauty and Hair in Latin America

2/20/2018
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Daniel Alarcón speaks with Carolina Contreras, founder of MissRizos.com, about her blog and about the issues of class, racism and identity that are associated with curly or “afro” hair in Latin America.

Duration:00:14:04

The Other Side of the World Cup

2/20/2018
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Daniel Alarcón talks to journalist Juliana Barbassa about the tension and unrest leading up to the World Cup in Brazil.

Duration:00:24:49

Building Bridges and Smuggling Books with Tony Diaz

2/20/2018
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Daniel Alarcón speaks with writer and activist Tony Diaz, one of the leaders of a nation-wide movement in favor of Mexican-American and Ethnic Studies.

Duration:00:12:59

Diversifying the Writer's Room: Playwright Tanya Saracho on Writing for Television

2/20/2018
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How hard is it for Latinos to get inside the writer's room of a television hit show like HBO's Girls? Just how hard is it to get Hollywood to step beyond the usual Latino stereotypes? We were curious, so Daniel Alarcón talked to someone who would know: playwright Tanya Saracho.

Duration:00:18:38

Riding 'The Beast' and Collecting Stories on the Migrant Trail

2/20/2018
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Daniel Alarcón talks to investigative journalist Oscar Martinez about his experience riding the "The Beast", the infamous train that takes migrants through Mexico on their way to the United States.

Duration:00:11:34

Lost in Translation: Urayoán Noel Gives Poet Cesar Vallejo a Digital Makeover

2/20/2018
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Daniel Alarcón speaks with Urayoán Noel, a Puerto Rican poet and performer who has used voice-recognition software to reshape one of the most canonical poetic voices in the Spanish language.

Duration:00:13:59

Beyond Frida Kahlo: Covering Latino and Latin American Art in the U.S

2/20/2018
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Daniel Alarcón talks to journalist and art critic Carolina Miranda, author of the Los Angeles Times blog ‘Culture: High & Low’. We wanted to tap into her vast experience covering art and culture to learn more about the Latin American and Latino art scene in the United States.

Duration:00:28:34

Lost and Found in Mexico City: A Conversation with Francisco Goldman

2/20/2018
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Daniel Alarcón talks to Francisco Goldman, a friend and fellow journalist and writer, about "The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle." In his latest book, Goldman takes readers on a journey through Mexico City, where his wife — the young Mexican writer Aura Estrada — passed away after a violent swimming accident.

Duration:00:18:34

When Havana was Friki: AIDS, Politics and Heavy Metal in Cuba

2/20/2018
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Playing in a death metal band probably wasn't a big deal in most Latin American cities in the 1980s and 90s. But in Havana, it was a different story. Daniel Alarcón talks to Radio Ambulante producer Luis Trelles, who traveled to Cuba to produce a story about the heavy metal scene in the island.

Duration:00:18:56

‘Purgatorio’: A Haunting Journey Into the U.S.-Mexico Border

2/20/2018
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Daniel Alarcón talks to filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes, the director and producer behind the documentary 'Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border.'

Duration:00:20:40

Rita Indiana: Taking Caribbean Music and Literature to New Heights

2/20/2018
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[This podcast contains explicit language]. Author and musician Rita Indiana sat down with Daniel Alarcón to talk about her work and about her decision to give up music to concentrate on her writing.

Duration:00:21:21

Ceci Bastida: Latin Indie in ‘The Age of Violence’

2/20/2018
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Daniel Alarcón sat down with singer and songwriter Ceci Bastida to talk about her new album, ‘La edad de la violencia’ -The age of violence.

Duration:00:18:07

Musical ‘In and Out of Shadows’ Tells the Stories of Undocumented Teens

2/20/2018
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Daniel Alarcón talks to producer Emily Klion, actor Homero Rosas and writer Gary Soto about ‘In and out of Shadows’, a new musical about the lives and experiences of a group of undocumented teens.

Duration:00:20:42

Sergio de la Pava Chronicles Our ‘Criminal Justice Disaster’ in his Novel ‘A Naked Singularity’

2/20/2018
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Daniel Alarcón sat down with author and public defender Sergio de la Pava to discuss the novel 'A Naked Singularity'. De la Pava's novel tells the story of a young public defender who finds himself, quite unexpectedly, involved in the perfect crime.

Duration:00:19:48

Stories of Violence and Reconciliation in 'Bulletproof Vest', a Memoir by Maria Venegas

1/31/2018
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Daniel Alarcón talks to Maria Venegas, the author of ‘Bulletproof Vest: The Ballad of an Outlaw and His Daughter’, a memoir about her tumultuous and complicated relationship with her dad.

Duration:00:18:20

'The Devil Underground': Inside Colombia's Gold Wars

1/31/2018
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Daniel Alarcón talks to journalist Nadja Drost about her investigation of a deadly conflict between armed groups seeking to control a gold mine in a lawless Colombian town.

Duration:00:17:18

‘Oropéndola’: Colombia’s Armed Conflict Through the Art of its Victims

1/31/2018
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Daniel Alarcón talks to art historian and curator Manuela Ochoa, the co-founder of a unique and innovative online project called Oropéndola. The goal of Oropéndola is to recast Colombia's armed conflict, and see it fresh through the eyes of its artists.

Duration:00:11:30

The 43 + 11: Laurence Maxwell and the Ruthless Mexican Justice System

1/31/2018
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Silvia Viñas, sitting in for Daniel Alarcón, talks to producer Dennis Maxwell about his latest story for Radio Ambulante, where he chronicles the arrest of his brother Laurence during a peaceful demonstration in solidarity with the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa.

Duration:00:15:49

Rethinking the Latin American Science Beat with Aleszu Bajak

1/31/2018
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Daniel Alarcón sits down with journalist Aleszu Bajak, the founder and editor of Latin American Science, a website where you can find regional science news in Spanish and in English.

Duration:00:21:44