Latin Americans love baseball. But in this piece from 1998, we hear about the problems faced by Spanish-speakers when major league players arrive from abroad.
In this 2007 story, we hear the story of how two Cubans in Miami plan to return home in an unusual vehicle.
Maria Hinojosa talks with comedian George Lopez, who in 2003 had just launched his sitcom The George Lopez Show. It was the first show to feature a Latino family, and in its own way, fought stereotypes and showcased Latino diversity.
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In 1997, Junot Diaz wasn’t yet a Pulitzer Prize winner. He had recently released his short story collection Drown, and host Maria Hinojosa talked about how his writing represented New Jersey as much as it represented Dominicans.
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In 2006, Barack Obama was still a senator from Illinois, at a time when immigration reform was yet again on Congress’ agenda. Host Maria Hinojosa talked with him about his hopes for legislation, as well as deportation policy.
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The death of Trayvon Martin and acquittal of George Zimmerman have prompted calls for a national discussion of race. But we’ve heard this before: in 1993, President Bill Clinton urged the same.
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Host Maria Hinojosa talks with Sergio Dias, leader of influential tropicalia band Os Mutantes, about life in Las Vegas and their new album, Fool Metal Jack.
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Genre-bending global musician Sergent Garcia talks with Host Maria Hinojosa about blending cumbia, reggae, and salsa for a danceable mix.
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We continue our series on the role of the accordion with a look at the bandoneon, the main instrument used in tango music, which is turning up in some unexpected places.
Michelle Johnson is a multimedia journalist who lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. When she is not working, you are likely to find her out with the dog, talking to strangers and collecting stories.
Singer-songwriter Xenia Rubinos shares her thoughts about her latest album, Magic Trix, and how race impacts her music.
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Nadia Reiman has been a radio producer since 2005. Before joining the Latino USA team, Nadia produced for StoryCorps for almost five years. Her work there on 9/11 stories earned her a Peabody Award. She has also mixed audio for animations, assisted on podcasts for magazines, and program managed translations for Canon Latin America. Nadia has also produced for None on Record editing and mixing stories of queer Africans, and worked on a Spanish language radio show called Epicentro based out of Washington DC. She graduated from Kenyon College with a double major in International Studies and Spanish Literature.