THIS WEEKS SHOW:
Space: it’s the final frontier, and our theme for this episode. From the vast area worked by the border patrol to the experience of those held in detention centers, Latino USA is there. Also: the space and time to ice fish is shrinking in Colorado. A man creates a Puerto Rican jungle in Holyoke, Massachusetts. A neighborhood in San Diego fights for its health. We hear about the cosmic role of Latin Americans, Latinos in space, and take a trip to space camp. And finally, the story of one man trying to create a place for Chicanos in American media.
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.