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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
 



#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




#1648 - Reservations

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0500

The Yakama Indian Reservation in Eastern Washington is home to 11,000 Native Americans and almost three times as many Latinos. Over recent decades, the reservation has attracted Mexican farmworkers and their families who made the valley their home. Despite shared indigenous roots, living side by side hasn't been easy, and tensions between the two groups are high. On this collaboration with Northwest Public Radio, Latino USA dives into the dynamics of the reservation, exploring how two communities living side by side try to learn to get along. This episode was first broadcast in November 2015.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/503344910/npr_503344910.mp3?orgId=1&d=3194&p=510016&story=503344910&t=podcast&e=503344910&ft=pod&f=510016




#1647 - By the Dawn's Early Light

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:37:45 -0500

This week we look forward as many dig in for the possible political and legal battles to come under the future President Trump. We speak with ACLU about their promise to see Donald Trump in court, talk to a Latino Republican grappling with Trump's immigration promises, and sit down with Univision host María Elena Salinas about the future Latino media. Plus, Latino USA visits the U.S.-Mexico border to find out more about the wall that Donald Trump plans to build... and the wall that's already there.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/502590403/npr_502590403.mp3?orgId=1&d=3259&p=510016&story=502590403&t=podcast&e=502590403&ft=pod&f=510016




#1646 - One Nation Under Trump

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:18:14 -0500

This week, we digest the results of the 2016 election. We give space to hear what Latinos on both sides of the political divide are feeling right now, from those feeling afraid for their families and their futures, to those celebrating Donald Trump's victory. We also take a close look at how the Latino vote shook out on election night, and how Trump's campaign promises on immigration might translate to policy. Plus, the history of "white rage", the election of the first Latina senator in Nevada, and some emotional voicemails from our listeners.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/501720796/npr_501720796.mp3?orgId=1&d=3240&p=510016&story=501720796&t=podcast&e=501720796&ft=pod&f=510016




#1645 - Internal Affairs

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:09:14 -0400

This week we step back from politics on the national stage and look a little closer to home, with stories about dealing with tricky family relationships. Acclaimed author Sandra Cisneros talks about her childhood in Chicago, learning to be independent and moving to Mexico. We hear the story of two sisters separated across countries, living vastly different lives because of an accident of fate. And writer Esmeralda Santiago remembers the fraught relationship between her mother and her grandmother—and how they came together over food.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/500697348/npr_500697348.mp3?orgId=1&d=3218&p=510016&story=500697348&t=podcast&e=500697348&ft=pod&f=510016




#1644 - Race to the Top

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:56:49 -0400

This week, we dig into one of the central issues driving the election this year: race. We speak with journalist Jorge Ramos about his new documentary "Hate Rising," in which he talks to white supremacists and victims of hate crimes that occurred this election cycle. And we hear about the activists who set the stage for Trump's rhetoric on immigration. Plus what's driving the vote of one of Trump's key demographics: white men living in the suburbs.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/499768610/npr_499768610.mp3?orgId=1&d=3224&p=510016&story=499768610&t=podcast&e=499768610&ft=pod&f=510016




#1643 - Tipping Point

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:37:44 -0400

This week, stories about high-pressure situations where something builds and builds and eventually boils over, leaving the world a slightly different place. In 1977, the killing of a Mexican-American veteran by three Houston police officers sparked a violent rebellion in the Latino community that altered the conversation on community-police relations in the city. And we revisit an iconic moment in activism and sports when Cuban-American John Carlos raised a black-gloved fist on the Olympic podium in 1968. Plus, the protests at Standing Rock and an interview with singer-composer Xenia Rubinos.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/498862126/npr_498862126.mp3?orgId=1&d=3238&p=510016&story=498862126&t=podcast&e=498862126&ft=pod&f=510016




#1642 - The New Deciders

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:29:43 -0400

This Election Day, nearly 1 in 3 eligible voters will be non-white, making the 2016 electorate the most diverse in U.S. history. In this collaboration with PBS' America By the Numbers, Latino USA travels to swing states and tells stories from the communities that are shaping politics today—in ways you might not expect. We hear from the powerful Latino Evangelical community of Florida, Muslim-Americans in Cleveland and Black Lives Matter activists in North Carolina. Who is listening to the new deciders?


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/497958754/npr_497958754.mp3?orgId=1&d=3198&p=510016&story=497958754&t=podcast&e=497958754&ft=pod&f=510016




#1641 - The 25 Percent

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 14:26:24 -0400

Today, Latino students make up 25 percent of public school students in the United States. On this episode—two stories about two similar-but-different public schools, and the challenges Latino kids face when they get up in the morning and put on their backpacks. We visit a elementary school in the South where 98 percent of the students are Latino. Then, the story of what happened at an Oakland high school when an influx of undocumented students stirred up a debate over how much a city is responsible for an international problem.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/497068201/npr_497068201.mp3?orgId=1&d=3127&p=510016&story=497068201&t=podcast&e=497068201&ft=pod&f=510016




#1640 - Superglue

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:43:17 -0400

This week, stories about keeping it together when it feels like we're about to come apart. We visit Fremont, Nebraska, where tensions over immigrants moving in erupted into a battle over a city housing ordinance. Author and Chicana feminist Ana Castillo talks about reckoning with her son's crime and incarceration. And Instagram celebrity Arthur Renowitzky, who was shot in a robbery, talks about learning to walk again and finding a purpose in life.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/496099910/npr_496099910.mp3?orgId=1&d=3147&p=510016&story=496099910&t=podcast&e=496099910&ft=pod&f=510016




#1639 - The Aftermath

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:17:01 -0400

This week on Latino USA we talk about the aftermath. What happens after one incident changes everything? Two years ago 43 indigenous students mysteriously disappeared while on their way to protest in Mexico City. Their families have been demanding justice and to see their sons or their bodies. We talk with Julissa Arce, an undocumented immigrant, who hid her status for years while working as a Goldman Sachs executive. Finally, we hear about the case of a Salvadoran woman offered a U visa in exchange for cooperation with police in a criminal investigation.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/495190334/npr_495190334.mp3?orgId=1&d=3336&p=510016&story=495190334&t=podcast&e=495190334&ft=pod&f=510016




#1638 - You Are Cordially Invited to Hailey's Quinceañera

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:42:01 -0400

Latino USA takes a deep dive into one of the most iconic Latinx traditions: La Quinceañera. We follow the journey of one quinceañera Hailey Alexis from Whittier, California as she plans for the big day. We meet the self-proclaimed "quince lord" - a videographer, family friends who are debating whether they will have one for their daughter, and attend one of the biggest Quince Expos on the East Coast. And throughout the process we explore how the quinceañera is seen as a status symbol, a form of female empowerment, a statement about Latinx identity and also just a really fun party.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/494254033/npr_494254033.mp3?orgId=1&d=3220&p=510016&story=494254033&t=podcast&e=494254033&ft=pod&f=510016




#1637 - A Latino History of Hip Hop, Part II

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0400

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.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/493281852/npr_493281852.mp3?orgId=1&d=3218&p=510016&story=493281852&t=podcast&e=493281852&ft=pod&f=510016




#1636 - A Latino History of Hip Hop Part I

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:00:00 -0400

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 down the four elements of hip-hop: MCing, DJing, graffiti, and break dancing and explore how New York City made it all possible.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/492407494/npr_492407494.mp3?orgId=1&d=3268&p=510016&story=492407494&t=podcast&e=492407494&ft=pod&f=510016




#1635 - Customs Made

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:08:57 -0400

What traditions do we keep? What ones do we change? This week, we take a look at rituals and customs from different Latino communities—like piercing babies' ears and shaving their heads. We also get into the geopolitics of kissing, and we hear about one Dominican baseball player who personalized a tradition that is part of America's pastime.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/491552358/npr_491552358.mp3?orgId=1&d=3340&p=510016&story=491552358&t=podcast&e=491552358&ft=pod&f=510016




#1634 - Brazil USA

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:59:26 -0400

Over 300,000 Brazilian-Americans live in the U.S. But for many of them, it's unclear exactly where they fit in the American tapestry. As the Olympics come to a close in Rio de Janeiro, Latino USA takes a look at topics related to Brazilians and Brazilian-Americans, from the stories of the Brazilian families that have made New England their home, to the the rise and fall of Brazil's richest man. And we ask the question— are Brazilians Latinos?


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/490659157/npr_490659157.mp3?orgId=1&d=3354&p=510016&story=490659157&t=podcast&e=490659157&ft=pod&f=510016




#1633 - True Grit

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:28:01 -0400

This week, stories of grit and perseverance. Elizabeth Ramirez and her friends were accused of child sexual assault and incarcerated for almost 17 years. The San Antonio 4, as they are known, claim they were targeted out of homophobia and a period of social hysteria called the Satanic Panic. We delve into their story. We also talk with JR Martinez, a veteran who suffered severe burns and the loss of his sister about facing adversity. Finally, a story about trying your best - and still not making it, from fencer Natalie Vie, who trained for the 2016 Olympics but didn't make the cut.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/489788880/npr_489788880.mp3?orgId=1&d=3248&p=510016&story=489788880&t=podcast&e=489788880&ft=pod&f=510016




#1632 - We're Gonna Need a Bigger Vote

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 13:04:41 -0400

We check in with election season, with reports from the RNC and DNC on what presidential politics are saying about Latino voters. In Anaheim, CA, a city with a huge resort industry and a history of white supremacy, a switch from at-large to by-district elections will empower the Latino working class. And in Texas, voter suppression laws threaten Latino voters while in Georgia, one candidate has a shot at becoming the first Latina state legislator. And Maria Hinojosa reflects on what she saw at the national conventions and what that says about our national divisions.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/488853041/npr_488853041.mp3?orgId=1&d=3222&p=510016&story=488853041&t=podcast&e=488853041&ft=pod&f=510016




#1631 - Making Headlines

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:36:57 -0400

This week we explore what it means to not just make the news, but be the ones writing the headlines. Journalist Juan Gonzalez of Democracy Now! talks about diversity in the newsroom and the relationship between the media and people of color. Mexican reporter and author Lydia Cacho talks about facing brutal retaliation for exposing child sex trafficking. In Texas, a new proposed textbook rewrites Mexican American history – and not in a good way. And we take a look at media aimed at Latino millennials and ask if it's really connecting with young people.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/487940431/npr_487940431.mp3?orgId=1&d=3231&p=510016&story=487940431&t=podcast&e=487940431&ft=pod&f=510016




#1630 - The Strange Death of José de Jesús (Part 2)

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:28:34 -0400

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 happened to José in the days leading up to his death.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/487056910/npr_487056910.mp3?orgId=1&d=3198&p=510016&story=487056910&t=podcast&e=487056910&ft=pod&f=510016




#1629 - The Strange Death of José de Jesús (Part 1)

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:45:03 -0400

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 immigration detention system.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/486198640/npr_486198640.mp3?orgId=1&d=3266&p=510016&story=486198640&t=podcast&e=486198640&ft=pod&f=510016




#1628 - Who Is An American?

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 12:49:31 -0400

This week we talk about what it means to be an American, and how Americans from all backgrounds have confronted the question. Actor George Takei talks about his family experience in a Japanese American internment camp, and how his father taught him about participating in democracy. For those Americans in our armed forces, struggling to get veterans' resources on the island of Guam brings important questions about how we take care of those who serve. And journalists Wajahat Ali and Veronica Beyetti Flores talk about racism, xenophobia, and our current election season.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/485256168/npr_485256168.mp3?orgId=1&d=3534&p=510016&story=485256168&t=podcast&e=485256168&ft=pod&f=510016




#1627 - Bodega (Rebroadcast)

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:00:00 -0400

On this week's Latino USA, producers spend a day in a bodega in Washington Heights, 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.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/484332600/npr_484332600.mp3?orgId=1&d=3589&p=510016&story=484332600&t=podcast&e=484332600&ft=pod&f=510016




#1626 - Sanctuaries

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:47:43 -0400

This week, we talk about what makes a sanctuary for queer people of color, from the safety and freedom of gay clubs to Latino USA listeners sharing stories about queer gyms and choral groups. Carmen Carrera, reality TV star known from RuPaul's Drag Race, talks about finding herself. And we tell the story of Julio Rivera, a gay man murdered in New York, whose death became the first documented anti-gay hate crime in the state. Finally, DJ Precolombian talks about the link between dancing and trauma and creating the dancefloor of her dreams.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/483404834/npr_483404834.mp3?orgId=1&d=3376&p=510016&story=483404834&t=podcast&e=483404834&ft=pod&f=510016




#1625 - The Beautiful Game

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:30:41 -0400

With the Copa America here in the US, this is the summer of soccer - or fútbol. So Latino USA is taking a look at the sport loved throughout Latin America and around the world. What happens when you come from both the US 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 elite women's soccer in the US, a world few Latinas reach.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/482501436/npr_482501436.mp3?orgId=1&d=3381&p=510016&story=482501436&t=podcast&e=482501436&ft=pod&f=510016




#1624 - Out of Focus

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 13:28:59 -0400

A look at some of the political stories that aren't as obvious, from the difference in coverage between english and spanish langauge reporting to why it's hard to accurately gather data about Latinos. Plus a report on the overlooked state races in Florida.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/481567227/npr_481567227.mp3?orgId=1&d=3398&p=510016&story=481567227&t=podcast&e=481567227&ft=pod&f=510016




#1623 - To The Rescue!

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 12:00:00 -0400

We tell stories of rescue, from a combat search and rescue pilot saving plane crash survivors to Latina young women leaving home for college. A new Puerto Rican superhero spreads the word about social justice and the island's debt crisis. And Diane Guerrero, known for her roles in Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, opens up about growing up after her parents were deported, struggling with self-harm and mental health, and ultimately being rescued by her community and herself.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/480692124/npr_480692124.mp3?orgId=1&d=3391&p=510016&story=480692124&t=podcast&e=480692124&ft=pod&f=510016




#1622 - Palabras

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:44:16 -0400

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.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/479747565/npr_479747565.mp3?orgId=1&d=3400&p=510016&story=479747565&t=podcast&e=479747565&ft=pod&f=510016




#1621 - LOL

Fri, 20 May 2016 13:36:16 -0400

This week we take a look at comedy – who writes the shows, how to use comedy to fix problems like the pothole on your street, and activists trying to take racial caricatures out of comedy. Plus we hear from Cris Abrego, the creater of one of the largest reality TV empires in the country on the rise of reality TV and what makes watching it funny. And we talk with comedians of color about trying to make it in stand-up comedy clubs, a realm ruled mostly by white men.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510016/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510016/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510016/478869110/npr_478869110.mp3?orgId=1&d=3817&p=510016&story=478869110&t=podcast&e=478869110&ft=pod&f=510016