This week, we help you get your summer playlist ready with an show dedicated to music. We sit down with Bajofondo’s Gustavo Santaolalla to talk about the group’s most recent album, “Presente.” We sit down with Venezuelan guitarist and singer Jose Luis Pardo from Los Amigos Invisibles; and, as part of our accordion series, we speak to Very Be Careful, a Los Angeles based band that’s helping revive Colombian vallenato in the U.S. Finally, an interview with Mexican rapper Carla Reyna, aka Niña Dioz.
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.