THIS WEEKS SHOW:
This week it’s all about pushing it. From hunger strikers pushing their bodies to the limit to fight for their rights to musicians Calle 13, who have pushed beyond a jokester past to test new boundaries. We also hear from Former US Labor Secretary Hilda Solis as she runs for a new office in Los Angeles. And we hear what happens when people push the wrong buttons while flirting by making the compliments all about ethnicity. We look to Chile to find out what happens when abortion is illegal under any circumstance. Lastly, we hear from a young man who is a Special Olympics athlete.
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.