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Hispanic Heritage Month

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From September 15 to October 15, we will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with stories, interviews, speeches, and performances which honor the role of Hispanic and Latino Americans in U.S. history.

From September 15 to October 15, we will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with stories, interviews, speeches, and performances which honor the role of Hispanic and Latino Americans in U.S. history.
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Palo Alto, CA

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From September 15 to October 15, we will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with stories, interviews, speeches, and performances which honor the role of Hispanic and Latino Americans in U.S. history.

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English


Episodes

Immigrant Voices

10/14/2014
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This week on Alt.Latino, we pay tribute to immigrant stories. With the help of Cuban-American writer and editor Achy Obejas, we're bringing you readings by celebrated authors on the topic of immigration, from Latin America to Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It's all part of a new book called Immigrant Voices: 21st Century Stories, edited by Obejas and Megan Bayles.

Duration: 00:05:00


Inaugural Poet Recalls a Closeted Childhood of Cultural Tension

9/30/2014
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"When Richard Blanco read his poem ""One Today"" at President Obama's inauguration in January 2013, he was the youngest poet ever to read at a presidential inauguration. But more attention went to Blanco's other distinctions: he was the first Latino, the first immigrant and the first openly gay poet to get that commission. (All Things Considered, NPR, 9/28/2014) "

Duration: 00:05:00


La Lupe, Queen of Latin Soul

9/24/2014
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A Cuban icon known as the Queen of Latin Soul, La Lupe has been a massively influential figure across Latin culture. We'd give anything to talk to her today, but she's long-gone; La Lupe died in 1992. So we turned to her biographer. (Alt.Latina, NPR, 12/19/2013)

Duration: 00:05:00


Junot Diaz on 'Becoming American'

9/16/2014
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Junot Diaz was an immigrant himself. He arrived in this country from the Dominican Republic at the age of 6. His Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, centers on an outcast, science fiction-obsessed kid who comes from a family of Dominican immigrants. (Morning Edition, NPR, 11/24/2008)

Duration: 00:05:00


Cesar Chavez: 'A Revolution of Mind and Heart'

9/9/2014
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A recording of Cesar Chavez's speech following the victory of the Delano Grape Strike in 1960. (Freedom Archives)

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Hispanic TV's Star Newscaster

9/9/2014
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Univision anchor Jorge Ramos has been dubbed "Star newscaster of Hispanic TV." In addition to his role as news anchor on the Spanish-language network, Ramos now hosts "America with Jorge Ramos", an English-language program on the recently launched Fusion network. Brooke speaks with Ramos about how his new job is exposing him to a wider media audience. (On The Media, WNYC, 7/4/2014)

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As a Latina, Sonia Sotomayor Says, 'You Have to Work Harder'

9/9/2014
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The Supreme Court justice tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross, "In every position that I've been in, there have been naysayers who don't believe I'm qualified or who don't believe I can do the work." She has committed herself to proving those people wrong. (Fresh Air, WHYY, 1/13/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Ray Suarez on Latinos in America

9/8/2014
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Ray Suarez, PBS Newshour senior correspondent, chronicles the history of Latinos and the ways they’ve helped shaped the nation. His book Latino Americans is the companion to the PBS miniseries, and it explores the lives of Latino American men and women over a 500-year span, from the early European settlements to the Wild West to the Cold War to the Great Depression to the civil rights movement. (Leonard Lopate, WNYC, 9/3/2013)

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