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Archive for May, 2012

Precious Knowledge

The Mexican American Studies Program at a local high school in Tucson, Arizona helped increase the Latino graduation rate and the number of students who went to college. The recently banned program is now the subject of a new documentary, Precious Knowledge, to air next week on PBS. We speak to Eren Isabel McGinnis, the co-director of the film, and Alanna Castro, one of the students who took part in the program.

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Eren Isabel McGinnis has produced award-winning documentaries for PBS and other international media outlets for several years. She co-founded Caf Sisters Productions with Christine Fugate, an all-woman production company. She also co-founded Dos Vatos Productions with Ari Luis Palos.

Lesbian in Cuba after the revolution

After the 1959 revolution, being gay in Cuba was considered counter-revolutionary. LGBT Cubans were jailed and harassed because of their sexual identity. Hear from two lesbians talk about their life on the island since the Revolution.

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Von Diaz is a multimedia journalist based in New York City. Her reporting focuses on immigration, Cuba, and LGBT issues. She was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Atlanta, GA. She is a Feet in Two Worlds fellow, and has published her work on PRI’s The World, WNYC, and New American Media.

Tenderloin National Forest

We go to the Tenderloin district, one of San Francisco’s most densely populated areas to visit the Tenderloin National Forest, one of few green and open spaces in the neighborhood.

 

RadioNature is a year-long series that looks at how people of color connect with nature. Funding comes from the REI Foundation.

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Joaquin Palomino was born and raised in the Bay Area. He received a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz in community studies, with an emphasis in social documentation. Despite holding a multitude of day jobs, he has produced a number of radio and print features for both San Francisco Bay Area and national outlets.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Cinco de Derby”

Last Saturday, 5 de Mayo, 25-year-old Mexican jockey Mario Gutierrez rode “I’ll Have Another” and won the Kentucky Derby. We speak to him for a recap on his victory and what it’s meant to him.

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Noticiando

Immigration reform has peeped up again, and while Democrats and Republicans try out new ways to appeal to Latinos, their efforts are still in question. We speak to Angelo Falcon, the president of the National Institute for Latino Policy, for the latest on the Latino political world, and we take a look into funding disparities for Latino grassroots organization.

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Angelo Falcon is President and Co-Founder of the National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP). Falcón has been able to combine academic and policy research with an aggressive advocacy style based on broad coalition-building and community organizing. He has become one of the longest-serving chief executives of a Latino non-profit in the country.

AKA Guy Bisserette, Haitian Charro

When Guillermo de la Luz steps on stage to entertain New Yorkers with classic mariachi songs, he looks like any other charro, with colorful outfits, a big hat and a broad repertoire of rancheras. Except that he’s Haitian.

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An Alt.Latino Cinco

We look beyond Cinco De Drinko with Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd, hosts of NPR’s Alt.Latino podcast, and chat about some of their favorite new tunes by Mexican American artists.

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Felix Contreras is a reporter and producer for NPR’s Arts Desk specializing in coverage of jazz, world music, and Latino arts and culture. He is also the co-host of Alt.Latino, NPR’s new web based program about Latin Alternative music A part- time jazz musician, Contreras plays Afro Cuban percussion with various jazz and Latin bands. He is a recovering television journalist who has worked for both NBC and Univision.

Jasmine Garsd was born in Argentina and grew up with a steady diet of Argentine rock.
As a journalist she’s worked on the NPR programs Morning Edition, Talk of the Nation and Tell Me More.
She has covered a wide variety of topics including immigration issues for NPR.

Aina: Love of the Land

We go across the Pacific to Hawaii– where Nainoa Kaiama, a high school student, shares his ambition to grow the ancient crops of his ancestors.

RadioNature is a year-long series that looks at how people of color connect with nature. Funding comes from the REI Foundation.

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Photo by Richard Jensen

 

Dmae Roberts is a two-time Peabody award-winning radio artist and writer based in Portland, Oregon who has written and produced more than 500 audio art pieces and documentaries for NPR and PRI. She is a USA Rockefeller Fellow and received the Dr. Suzanne Award for Civil Rights and Social Justice from the Asian American Journalists Association for her Peabody-winning eight-hour Crossing East Asian American history series that ran on 230 stations. Her essay “Finding The Poetry” was published in John Biewen’s essay book Reality Radio (UNC Press).

 

 

 

 

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Noticiando

Legal scholar Raquel Aldana discusses the case of Jose Godinez Samperio, a Florida law school graduate. He wants to take the bar exam, but there’s a catch: he’s undocumented.

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Professor Raquel Aldana is a prolific scholar who is an internationally recognized expert on matters of immigration law and human rights in the Americas. She is the founder and director of the Pacific McGeorge Inter-American Program, an innovative project committed to educating bilingual and bicultural lawyers who wish to pursue a domestic or transnational career with a focus on Latino or U.S.-Latin American relations.

 

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