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Archive for August 18th, 2010

Dolores at 80

Dolores Huerta. The woman behind some of the most important huelgas America has ever seen. At 80, the legendary activist is no little old lady — she’s a force to be reckoned with. Co-founder of the United Farm Workers, now leader of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, she’s championed dozens of civil and human rights causes alongside some of the most prominent people of the 20th and 21st centuries… and she has no intention of stopping anytime soon.

She sat down and talked with Maria Hinojosa about her work and her life.


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Special thanks to WGBH Boston for the audio of Maria and Dolores’s conversation. Find out more about WGBH’s One on One with Maria Hinojosa. And thanks to Marcos Najera for audio from the 80th birthday celebration.

Dolores Huerta Timeline

See some of the moments from Dolores Huerta’s life as she describes, in her own words, how she got involved in community organizing.

Dora at 10

Another birthday…this birthday girl not quite as old…but she’s had an impact too. Nickelodeon’s groundbreaking TV series Dora the Explorer has been on TV now for a decade. Dora has taught millions of kids in English and Spanish, and has been a quiet, unassuming champion for the cause of bilingualism.

The Futuro Media Group’s Xochitl Dorsey takes a look at the people behind Dora, and the kids in front of the TV set who watch her adventures.

Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure will air daily at 8:00am on Nick Jr. through Thursday 8/26. Search the schedule for additional airtimes.

StoryCorps Historias

Two tales from StoryCorps Historias: One, about a dad with two very different jobs; the other, how a couple first met over twenty years ago.


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