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New York, NY

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NPR

Description:

This radio journal of news and culture is the only nationally distributed English-language radio program produced from a Latino perspective. It combines high-quality news, cultural and public affairs journalism with compelling sound to bring a rich understanding to a wide spectrum of listeners.

Twitter:

@latinousa

Language:

English

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361 West 125th Street Fourth Floor New York, NY 10027 646-571-1220


Episodes

#1738 - Southern Roadtrip (Part 1)

9/15/2017
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Latino USA hits the road! Producers Zakiya Gibbons and Jeanne Montalvo, who both grew up in the South, take host Maria Hinojosa on a road trip through the heart of the South to learn first-hand what it's like to be Latino and Southern today, in a special 2-part series. In Part 1, we find out how Latinos helped Atlanta become a world-class city, visit a magical, taco-filled land called Plaza Fiesta, and hear one Latino family's story of what it was like to navigate the White-Black binary in a...

Duration: 00:52:28


BONUS: Bodega

9/14/2017
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Latino USA producers spend a day in a bodega in Harlem, NYC — home to one of the biggest Dominican populations in the U.S. They uncover stories about nutrition, migration, community, and the slow threat of gentrification.

Duration: 00:56:42


#1737 - The Strange Death of José de Jesús (Part 2)

9/8/2017
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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 turned himself into Border Patrol saying somebody was after him. Three days later, he died by suicide after stuffing a sock down his throat. In part two of this story, surveillance video reveals clues about what happened inside his cell, and an internal investigation from Immigration and Customs Enforcement answers many of our questions about what...

Duration: 00:51:43


SPECIAL EPISODE: Dismantling DACA

9/8/2017
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After the Trump Administration announced its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, we decided to put together a special podcast-only episode to help you make sense of the news. We break down some of the factually questionable statements in Attorney General Sessions' announcement, hear from an expert on how DACA affects the economy and find out about one DACA recipient's daring sacrifice during Hurricane Harvey. Plus, we open the phone lines and hear...

Duration: 00:45:16


#1736 - The Strange Death of José de Jesús (Part 1)

9/1/2017
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A man dies in a U.S. immigration detention center, under unusual circumstances. He is found unresponsive in his cell, with a sock stuffed down his throat. His death is ruled a suicide, but little information is put out about what happened, and the family wants answers. In this first part of a special two-part series, Latino USA investigates why José de Jesús died in the custody of the U.S. government, and what his death tells us about conditions—especially mental health services—inside the...

Duration: 00:51:08


#1734 - Valley of Contrasts

8/18/2017
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The Coachella Valley in California is best known for its giant music festival. But there's another Coachella, and it has nothing to do with partying. The valley is divided into two parts. On the west side, there are beautiful homes with large yards. On the east side, you find the mobile homes of the mostly Mexican American residents who work in landscaping or agriculture. The differences between the two sides are stark, but there is one difference that truly sets them apart and has serious...

Duration: 00:52:10


#1733 - Inside MS-13

8/11/2017
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President Trump has been talking a lot lately about MS-13, a street gang that started in California and spread to Central America. But what is the real story behind the gang? Latino USA takes a deep dive into MS-13, from the gang's origins in Los Angeles, to the economic motor that powers them in Central America, to a string of brutal murders in Long Island, New York. Plus, the other reason why the administration is talking about MS-13 these days: politics.

Duration: 00:52:48


#1732 - Detained

8/4/2017
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The new administration has said that if you're in this country illegally, "you should be looking over your shoulder." On this episode, Latino USA looks at what is changing with immigration under President Trump and how those changes affect people in the real world. We hear about a man was asked to buy his own plane ticket to get deported, look at tensions between local police and ICE in Texas, and hear from the director of a new office created by the president to support the victims of...

Duration: 00:52:18


#1731 - Secret Special Sauce

7/28/2017
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We all have that secret, special sauce. You know, that unique thing that we all bring to the table. This week we're showcasing a sampler of all types of secret sauces: from a secret hot sauce recipe that launched one man from obscurity to the high-roller life, to musician Gabriel Garzón Montano's special touch—so special that Drake sampled one of his songs. We also hear from a mother who is trying to teach her daughter how to make tortillas—just as her mom used to teach her—but stumbles...

Duration: 00:51:50


#1730 - The Stolen Child

7/21/2017
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Looking at the news these days, you might notice some common trends all over the world: a rise in populism and authoritarianism. In Argentina, we look at the history of trauma left behind by a military dictatorship in the 1970's, and trace one family's search for a missing son. And in Venezuela, violence and economic struggles worsen as protests against the government intensify. Plus, writer Amanda Taub talks about how authoritarianism can show up in any country—in the U.S., it might even be...

Duration: 00:52:14


#1729 - Rest in Segregation

7/14/2017
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We think of segregation as a thing of the past, but there are still many instances of unequal treatment—some more subtle than others. This week on Latino USA: a woman fights to bury her Latino husband after he was denied burial in a "whites only" cemetery in Texas. U.S. citizens who are the children of undocumented immigrants are being denied college scholarships in South Carolina. And Salma Hayek talks about her new film, Beatriz at Dinner, that takes on the question: what does it mean to...

Duration: 00:52:39


#1728 - The Beautiful Game

7/7/2017
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Do you call it fútbol or soccer? Latino USA takes a look at the sport loved throughout Latin America and around the world, and what the teams we root for say about ourselves. 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 women's soccer in the U.S., a world few Latinas reach.

Duration: 00:46:11


#1727 - Too Black, Too Latino

6/30/2017
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For this episode of Latino USA we take a look at Afro-Latinidad in 2017. What does it mean to be Afro-Latino and who gets to claim the title? We take a look at anti-blackness within the Latino community, and we speak with a panel of experts. Plus, we go back in history to learn about the "father of Black History," an Afro-Puerto Rican man named Arturo Schomburg. We also hear from Congressman Adriano Espaillat on his identity as well as from singer-songwriter Carolina Camacho about her...

Duration: 00:52:52


#1726 - Color Me Proud

6/23/2017
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In honor of Pride Month, Latino USA brings you stories of love, vulnerability, and resilience in LGBTQ communities of color. We'll hear the love story of gay migrants from El Salvador navigating the asylum system in Mexico and the story of a nine-year-old boy who got kicked out of the Boy Scouts after they found out that little Joe had been born as "Jody." Plus, an update on the San Antonio Four—a group of lesbian women falsely convicted of a gruesome crime. And, a look back at the Pulse...

Duration: 00:53:15


#1725 - Making a Man

6/16/2017
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In honor of Father's Day, Latino USA breaks down the different relationships between fathers and sons. From an adult son who reflects back on how his dad treated him like the little prince of the household to a teen dad whose masculinity was defined during his challenging journey to fatherhood. Plus, soul artist Nick Hakim on learning to fight his bully.

Duration: 00:52:54


#1724 - Recalculating Route

6/9/2017
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Sometimes in life, unexpected events cause us to change course. This week on Latino USA we take a trip to Waukegan, Illinois where a local election puts the future of a coal plant in limbo. We meet Lizzie Velásquez, who became an anti-bullying activist and motivational speaker after finding a video online that called her the "World's Ugliest Woman." And we speak to The Kid Mero about how he went from semi-employed and making jokes on Twitter to the star of Viceland's late-night comedy &...

Duration: 00:53:27


#1723 - No Money More Problem$

6/2/2017
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In 2014, the wealth of white households was ten times that of Latino households. Why does the racial wealth gap continue to hold Latinos back economically? From going to college to making a will, we look at how lack of knowledge and systemic inequalities are obstacles for building wealth. MacArthur-winner José Quiñonez talks about how to build credit in immigrant communities, and we dive into contracts for deed—often misleading property deals that trick black and Latino homebuyers into...

Duration: 00:53:31


#1722 - Ripple Effect

5/26/2017
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What happens when immigration laws and policies—intended for immigrants—affect U.S. citizens? For this episode of Latino USA we meet the De La Rosa family, four U.S.-born siblings who are defying the odds and making it work despite being separated from their mother, from 15-year-old Naomi taking on the mom role at home, to Jim, the oldest, joining the military in hopes of getting his mom legal status in the U.S. We also talk to Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles about how immigration...

Duration: 00:52:58


#1721 - But I Get Up Again

5/19/2017
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This week on Latino USA — it's all about fighters. Standing up for what you believe in, and finding the strength to get back up when you fall. We catch up on news from Puerto Rico, where there is a crippling debt crisis, a university strike, and an upcoming referendum that could determine the island's future. Plus, conversations with Mexican soap star Kate Del Castillo, and WWE star "AJ" Mendez Brooks.

Duration: 00:53:45


#1720 - Latino U

5/12/2017
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For many, college is the first place where serious thought is given to one's identity. All of a sudden you're forced to think about what it is you want from life and where you think you belong. Latino USA is diving into the world of college, starting with an in-depth look into Latino Greek life. We are going to rush at the University of Texas at Austin and learn the surprising history of Latino fraternities. Plus, a conversation about whether safe spaces protect or coddle students.

Duration: 00:52:50

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