This week, we break down the media’s coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing: what was news and what was noise? Then, domestic workers learn some handy mediating skills. And, meet Claudia Lopez, a Latina mountain climber, photographer, and a giver. Finally, an interview with Chilean director Andrés Wood about “Violeta Went to Heaven,” a film on the life of iconic folklorist Violeta Parra.
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.
For each week’s captioning, check back on http://latinousa.org/captions.