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Latino USA



Latino USA, the radio journal of news and culture, is the only national, English-language radio program produced from a Latino perspective.



Copyright: Copyright 2009 KUT and National Public Radio
 



#1726 - Color Me Proud

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:40:36 -0400

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 nightclub shooting and how it affected one gay Puerto Rican man as he struggled to come out.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/534123729/npr_534123729.mp3?orgId=1&d=3178&p=510016&story=534123729&t=podcast&e=534123729&ft=pod&f=510016




#1725 - Making a Man

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:38:45 -0400

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.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/533237133/npr_533237133.mp3?orgId=1&d=3157&p=510016&story=533237133&t=podcast&e=533237133&ft=pod&f=510016




#1724 - Recalculating Route

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:26:23 -0400

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 & news commentary show.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/532270963/npr_532270963.mp3?orgId=1&d=3190&p=510016&story=532270963&t=podcast&e=532270963&ft=pod&f=510016




#1723 - No Money More Problem$

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 13:20:30 -0400

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 thinking they've bought a house, when instead they've signed up for years of expensive repairs.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/531243163/npr_531243163.mp3?orgId=1&d=3194&p=510016&story=531243163&t=podcast&e=531243163&ft=pod&f=510016




#1722 - Ripple Effect

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400

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 policies can put local governments between a rock and a hard place.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/530215835/npr_530215835.mp3?orgId=1&d=3164&p=510016&story=530215835&t=podcast&e=530215835&ft=pod&f=510016




#1721 - But I Get Up Again

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:37:55 -0400

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.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/529154739/npr_529154739.mp3?orgId=1&d=3209&p=510016&story=529154739&t=podcast&e=529154739&ft=pod&f=510016




#1720 - Latino U

Fri, 12 May 2017 12:30:50 -0400

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.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/528133874/npr_528133874.mp3?orgId=1&d=3153&p=510016&story=528133874&t=podcast&e=528133874&ft=pod&f=510016




#1719 - The Flip Side

Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Comedian Eugenio Derbez is so famous in Mexico he can barely walk down the street without being swarmed by paparazzi. So what did it feel like to try to make it in Hollywood as an unknown? On this episode, we hear from people who find themselves in situations they never thought they would be in. An insurance rep goes from denying people health coverage to fighting for his mom to get it. And, Jews and Nazi-sympathizers from Latin America end up in the same U.S. internment camps together during World War II.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/527059560/npr_527059560.mp3?orgId=1&d=3166&p=510016&story=527059560&t=podcast&e=527059560&ft=pod&f=510016




#1718 - 100

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:47:18 -0400

As President Trump reaches his 100th day in office, Latino USA brings stories about what's changed since January 20. A young woman decides to start a political march, and ten thousand people sign up overnight. A Nebraska corn farmer worries about what changes to NAFTA could mean for his job, and lawyers in New York City struggle to deal with new demands being placed on them. At the same time, many Trump voters, including an outspoken Border Patrol union leader, remain supportive. Latino perspectives from both sides of the aisle, and what it all could mean for the next few years.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/526056494/npr_526056494.mp3?orgId=1&d=3169&p=510016&story=526056494&t=podcast&e=526056494&ft=pod&f=510016




#1717 - The Hand You're Dealt

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:59:50 -0400

In life, as in cards, it's all about the luck of the draw. On this week's show, Latino USA tells stories about making the most out of difficult or complicated circumstances. Latinos in Denison, Iowa grapple with living in the district of a controversial, anti-immigrant congressman. A man flees Syria to unite with his love in Colombia. Pop-star Becky G speaks about escaping a rough economic childhood in Los Angeles. Plus, Gimlet Media's "Science Vs" joins us to solve a pressing question: are immigrants good or bad for the economy?


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/525070768/npr_525070768.mp3?orgId=1&d=3220&p=510016&story=525070768&t=podcast&e=525070768&ft=pod&f=510016




#1716 - ¡Ay Vey! - Being Jewish and Latino

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Jews and Latinos are often discussed as different categories, but of course there are many Jewish communities across Latin America and some have made their way to the United States. On this episode of Latino USA, we explore the history of Jewish migration throughout the Americas, hear personal stories of family and identity from Jewish Latinos themselves, and learn about the struggle to preserve a fading Spanish-Jewish language known as Ladino.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/523944786/npr_523944786.mp3?orgId=1&d=3218&p=510016&story=523944786&t=podcast&e=523944786&ft=pod&f=510016




#1715 - Rodeo

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:16:00 -0400

Rodeo—the Spanish word for "rounding up"—is a multi-million dollar sport in the U.S. but it's rooted in the riding, roping, and cattle ranching skills brought by Mexican cowboys to the Southwest hundreds of years ago. Today, most of the top professional rodeo athletes are white, but if you take a closer look, there are a large number of Mexican-American cowboys who live and breathe the sport. Latino USA visits the Tucson Rodeo, also known as La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros, and follows one family's dreams to turn their 8-year-old kid into a rodeo champion.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/523299514/npr_523299514.mp3?orgId=1&d=3152&p=510016&story=523299514&t=podcast&e=523299514&ft=pod&f=510016




#1714 - Out of Sight

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 18:02:51 -0400

It's easy to ignore things when they're not right in front of you. On this week's Latino USA, stories about people and events we often keep out-of-sight and out-of-mind.We hear from a group of elementary school children who fought to bring forgotten history back in their textbooks and learn about a mysterious fire in California that burnt down farmworker housing. Plus, author Shanthi Sekaran and Ecuadorian electronic musician Nicola Cruz.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/522571002/npr_522571002.mp3?orgId=1&d=3350&p=510016&story=522571002&t=podcast&e=522571002&ft=pod&f=510016




#1713 - The New Normal

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:16:35 -0400

Humans are very adaptable creatures, and it doesn't take long for the previously unthinkable to become the "new normal". This week on Latino USA, stories about adapting to new realities. We hear from an immigrant mother preparing for the the possibility of deportation, learn about the history of the church sanctuary movement, and hear from an intersex woman fighting for visibility. Plus, the life and times of an anti-capitalist punk band.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/521383966/npr_521383966.mp3?orgId=1&d=3208&p=510016&story=521383966&t=podcast&e=521383966&ft=pod&f=510016




#1712 - Blood and Betrayal in the Southwest

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:05:58 -0400

The Southwest was once a part of Mexico, but that doesn't mean that Mexicans have always felt welcome there. The region has a long and little-told history of segregation, discrimination, and state-sanctioned violence towards Mexicans and Mexican-Americans. Latino USA looks into that history, from the tale of outlaw Juan Cortina and the dark side of the Texas Rangers to stories of school segregation and lynchings.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/520569525/npr_520569525.mp3?orgId=1&d=3169&p=510016&story=520569525&t=podcast&e=520569525&ft=pod&f=510016




#1711 - Which Side Are You On?

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:17:08 -0500

Often we think about big issues in terms of taking "sides." But what happens when you look closer and realize it's not so simple? We visit Ohio, a state where abortion access has been dramatically rolled back in recent years, and speak with Latinas there about how they feel on the issue. We hear the story of one of the DACA recipients detained since President Trump took office. And, we hear from a Latino business leader working with Trump.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/519663951/npr_519663951.mp3?orgId=1&d=3230&p=510016&story=519663951&t=podcast&e=519663951&ft=pod&f=510016




#1710 - Silver Screen

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:47:21 -0500

In a special collaboration with the Latino culture site Remezcla, Latino USA looks at the long-standing relationship between Hollywood, Latin America, and Latino filmmakers. We find out how Hollywood movies are adapted for Latin American audiences by learning about the dubbing of the most recent Star Wars film, Rogue One. Then, we go back to 1931 when a Hollywood studio experimented by making a Spanish-language version of Dracula at the same time they were filming the English-language version. And, we examine what it means to be an independent Latino filmmaker today.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/518337048/npr_518337048.mp3?orgId=1&d=3232&p=510016&story=518337048&t=podcast&e=518337048&ft=pod&f=510016




#1709 - What You Don't Expect When You're Expecting

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:44:16 -0500

When you see pregnancy in movies and mainstream media, it's usually packaged as a universally pleasant experience with a few bumps in the road. But there's more to expecting than what we normally hear. So we take the plunge and dive into the varied experiences of pregnancy, from the good to the bad to the complicated--from one woman's struggle with infertility to the story of a teen who faked her own pregnancy for seven whole months.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/517056290/npr_517056290.mp3?orgId=1&d=3160&p=510016&story=517056290&t=podcast&e=517056290&ft=pod&f=510016




#1708 - Women on the Verge

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:35:09 -0500

Remember that time you set your bed on fire? Or when you went through photos of your ex just so you could have a good cry? This week we embrace the stereotype of the fast-talking, Spanish-speaking, over-dramatic woman, inspired by Pedro Almodóvar's "Women On the Verge of A Nervous Breakdown." Two Latino USA producers set out to discover if watching all of Almodóvar's movies back to back would make them more or less neurotic. We also hear from Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez, also known as "The Human Emoji," and from iLé, a musician who is on the verge of breaking into the mainstream.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/515790491/npr_515790491.mp3?orgId=1&d=3213&p=510016&story=515790491&t=podcast&e=515790491&ft=pod&f=510016




#1707 - The View From Here

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:15:44 -0500

Things often look different when seen from another angle, and nowhere is that more true than politics. Today on the show, what Trump looks like from Latin America— for some, his leadership style seems eerily familiar. Plus, how should journalists handle Trump's tendency of playing fast and loose with the facts? And, interviews with the first Latina senator, as well as the psychedelic rock band Chicano Batman.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/514541220/npr_514541220.mp3?orgId=1&d=3148&p=510016&story=514541220&t=podcast&e=514541220&ft=pod&f=510016




#1706 - The Dream 9

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0500

During his campaign, President Trump talked about revoking DACA, the executive order signed by President Obama that protects young immigrants from deportation. As public debate looms, Latino USA revisits an episode that illustrates what's at stake. In 2013, a group of young undocumented activists known as the Dream 9 staged one of the riskiest protests in the history of the immigration rights movement. They willingly left the U.S. to Mexico, and then demanded to be let back into the country despite lacking legal status. Their efforts landed them in detention—and in the national spotlight.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/513272469/npr_513272469.mp3?orgId=1&d=3129&p=510016&story=513272469&t=podcast&e=513272469&ft=pod&f=510016




#1705 - The USA v. Oscar López Rivera

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:47:00 -0500

Just a few days before President Obama was to leave office, he granted clemency to a man named Oscar López Rivera. In the 1970s, Oscar was considered by the FBI to be one of the most dangerous revolutionaries in the U.S. He belonged to an armed group called the FALN, which claimed responsibility for more than 70 bombings in American cities and demanded Puerto Rican independence. On today's episode— a story with secret identities and safe houses, an FBI manhunt and even a little bit of revolution. We ask the question—who is a freedom fighter, who is a terrorist, and who gets to decide?


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/512013729/npr_512013729.mp3?orgId=1&d=3168&p=510016&story=512013729&t=podcast&e=512013729&ft=pod&f=510016




#1704 - Departing

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:23:06 -0500

What remains after you say goodbye? Latino USA looks at different departures: from saying adios to President Barack Obama and examining his legacy as "Deporter-in-Chief" to a legendary conga player wrapping up his career.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/510814904/npr_510814904.mp3?orgId=1&d=3166&p=510016&story=510814904&t=podcast&e=510814904&ft=pod&f=510016




#1703 - Full Disclosure

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:28:16 -0500

Latino USA brings you stories about people who speak up, and speak out, even when the stakes are high. Designer Mondo Guerra of Project Runway fame talks to us about the moment he disclosed his HIV+ status on national television, and how that led to his HIV/AIDS advocacy work. Sesame Street regular, Carlo Albán tells us how despite being so visible, he was hiding the deep secret that he was undocumented. Finally, Rita Moreno gives us a peek behind the scenes and discusses accents and getting roles as a Latina then and now.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/509694127/npr_509694127.mp3?orgId=1&d=3215&p=510016&story=509694127&t=podcast&e=509694127&ft=pod&f=510016




#1702 - Workaholics

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 10:56:14 -0500

Latino USA talks about people who work themselves to the bone: from a store owner in Michigan to the Latinas who really run Hollywood. We learn what it means to be a workaholic.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/508536935/npr_508536935.mp3?orgId=1&d=3225&p=510016&story=508536935&t=podcast&e=508536935&ft=pod&f=510016




#1701 - Turn the Beat Around

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:00:00 -0500

This week we're playing back some of our favorite music stories and giving a nod to artists who put their own spin on the music scene. Simon Mejia of Bomba Estéreo breaks down how he created the entrancing song "Raíz." We hear from the Kumbia Queers, who bring a rock and roll edge on cumbia music. Jazz vocalist Jose James talks about how Billie Holliday is a radical feminist, and legendary rumba pianist Irving Fields—who passed away earlier this year at age 101—gives us sage advice on how to live a long life. This episode is guest-hosted by senior editor Nadia Reiman.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/507547095/npr_507547095.mp3?orgId=1&d=2193&p=510016&story=507547095&t=podcast&e=507547095&ft=pod&f=510016




#1652 - Parenthood

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 10:45:13 -0500

Just in time for the holidays, Latino USA looks at stories about parenthood. Sesame Street's Sonia Manzano reveals how her own life mirrored her TV character's life. Maria Hinojosa opens up about being worried whether her daughter is "Latina enough." Indie musician Empress Of tells a story about the time her mom crashed her rave, and we hear about the struggles of a family that lives across borders. This episode is a rebroadcast and originally aired in September 2015.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/506721648/npr_506721648.mp3?orgId=1&d=2873&p=510016&story=506721648&t=podcast&e=506721648&ft=pod&f=510016




#1651 - The Tech Industry's Leaky Pipeline

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 13:01:00 -0500

No matter the measure, whether it be race, class, or gender, the tech industry does not reflect the American work force. In this episode of Latino USA we look at that "pipeline" that brings workers into the tech industry—from programs aimed at middle schoolers to an algorithm that is supposed to eliminate bias from the hiring process—to see where the leaks are.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/505866357/npr_505866357.mp3?orgId=1&d=3185&p=510016&story=505866357&t=podcast&e=505866357&ft=pod&f=510016




#1650 - Fitting In

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:10:37 -0500

We're all guilty of having tried to fit in at one time or another. On this episode we'll hear stories about bending ourselves to fit into new environments and expectations, as well as about those moments when we push back against those pressures and remain true to ourselves. In the 1930s, an all-Mexican American basketball team confronts racism as it sweeps the San Antonio high school league. Viral 11-year-old Saria Gonzales talks to Maria about being unapologetically herself. And, a story about navigating identity in the cruel, cruel world known as elementary school.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/504994274/npr_504994274.mp3?orgId=1&d=3158&p=510016&story=504994274&t=podcast&e=504994274&ft=pod&f=510016




#1649 - Muslim & Latino

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:31:48 -0500

Latinos are the fastest growing group in Islam in the U.S. This week we look at the complexity of being part of two groups that are often targeted for very different reasons. We trace the history of Islam in the U.S., the challenges of leaving your family's religion and moving to a new one, and facing a world that refuses to accept that these two identities can co-exist.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/504155373/npr_504155373.mp3?orgId=1&d=3240&p=510016&story=504155373&t=podcast&e=504155373&ft=pod&f=510016