This Week's Captions: Mining & The Women of Guatem... / by Maria Hinojosa | March 8, 2013

This Week’s Captions: Mining & The Women of Guatemala


Come with us to Guatemala and hear about the many indigenous women there who are involved in clashes with multinational mining companies that they say threaten their way of life. Then travel back to the US to Texas, where an all-girl conjunto group got their groove back. And speaking of grooves—we bring you a taste of Helado Negro and his new record, Invisible Life.


Latino USA, the foremost Latino voice in public media and the longest running Latino-focused program on radio, is the first radio program to commence equal-access distribution via Captioning for Radio. “Research has shown that Latino children have a higher incidence of hearing loss and deafness than other populations,” according to Latino USA’s Anchor & Executive Producer Maria Hinojosa. “When the opportunity to break this sound barrier came to our attention, we were pleased to embrace this new technology developed by NPR Labs and Towson University for the thousands of Latinos with serious hearing loss.”

The International Center for Accessible Radio Technology (ICART), a strategic alliance between NPR and Towson University, is co-directed by Mike Starling of NPR and Ellyn Sheffield of Towson University.

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