THIS WEEKS SHOW:
This episode of Latino USA tackles people who feel left out or pop up in unexpected places. Buzzfeed’s Ayesha Siddiqi talks to Maria Hinojosa about misrepresentation in media. We learn about those still not insured under Obamacare. We talk about natural hair making a comeback in the Afro-Latino community, and how language showcases different parts of your personality. Two sisters talk about living in—and outside of—Venezuela. Teens in Brazil seek places to socialize ahead of the World Cup. And finally, a couple of sports stories: women in Lucha Libre and a Mexican NASCAR star.
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.