Latino USA explores the special bond between Latinos and their grandparents. We talk to TV’s most famous Latina grandma Ivonne Coll, the abuela on Glee, Jane The Virgin and Switched At Birth. We talk about the importance of grandparents, from our ancestors to today. We hear stories of grandparents raising their grandchildren, including a Dominican grandma that supported her transgender granddaughter when no one else would. We talk to Chilean writer Isabel Allende about how her grandparents put the magical in her magical realism. We hear memories and grandparent stories from our listeners, and we end with sabiduría or words of wisdom, about saying goodbye.

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