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#1538 – 21st Century Pope

Latino USA anticipates Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. by learning about his past, hearing from Latinos eager to catch a glimpse of him, and talking about how he and his seemingly radical views are impacting the Catholic Church in the U.S.

Featured image: Pope Francis waves to faithful upon his arrival on St. Peter’s square at the Vatican to lead his weekly general audience on September 16, 2015. (CREDIT: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

#1528 – Béisbol

This week, Latino USA explores the past, present and future of baseball. From the history of how Latino players bent the rules of the color line in the years before Jackie Robinson, to the story of how and why Dominican fans starting showing up at Boston’s notoriously white Fenway Park, to the challenges that immigrant players face on their journey to the Major Leagues.

Photo courtesy of Kaitlin Archambault

#1522 – Abuelos

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.

Photo by Luzuk via Flickr

#1512 – A Latino History of Hip-Hop Part I

For the first part of a two-part series on how Latinos have influenced hip-hop Latino USA producers Daisy Rosario and Marlon Bishop learn about the early years by talking to legends like Devastating Tito, Lee Quiñones, and Charlie Chase. They break down the four elements of hip-hop: MCing, DJing, graffiti, and break dancing and explore how New York City made it all possible.

#1508 – A Day at the Bodega

On this week’s Latino USA, producers spend a day in a bodega in Harlem, NYC — home to one of the biggest Dominican populations in the U.S. They uncover stories about nutrition, migration, community, and the slow threat of gentrification.


Photo by Marlon Bishop

#1349 – Let’s Talk About Sex

In this week’s show, we focus on how Latinas think about themselves as sexual beings, and the constraints on their decisions about sex and reproduction. We hear from one woman whose decision to end a pregnancy brings up memories of a history of control of women of color’s fertility. We also examine how changes in funding of public health clinics in Texas have affected the choices of tens of thousands of women in the state. And we tell you the stories of some of the nearly two million people who have been deported during the Obama administration.

Photo Courtesy of Spike Walker, via Flickr

Chicago Schools Update

Last May, many of Chicago’s public schools closed. And as the school year starts, some students are forced to cross dangerous gang territory to attend their new schools. We hear from two of them.


Photo courtesy Brian Lowry.


Lessons Learned: Immigration

Maria Hinojosa takes us through the lessons Latino USA has learned in twenty years of covering issues related to immigration.


Photo courtesy Flickr


Salma Hayek: On Being Frida Kahlo (2002)

Maria Hinojosa talks risk-taking and filmmaking with actress Salma Hayek in this interview from 2002.

Photo courtesy of Miramax.

Rosie Perez: Rising To Fame (1993)

In 1993, actress Rosie Perez was a rising Latina star. Reporter Mandalit del Barco brought us this profile of her rise to stardom from humble Brooklyn roots.

Photo courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures.

Julieta Venegas: Bueninvento (2000)

In her own words, musician Julieta Venegas tells us about her influences and her early career, around the time of her second release, “Bueninvento” in 2000.

Photo courtesy of Flickr

Somos: Who We Are (1993)

As Latinos, our Spanish heritage binds us, but ancestry from far flung corners of the world divides us. In this special piece on identity from 1993, we explore what that unity—and diversity—means.

Photo courtesy of Flickr

Street Life…In 1993

In this special archive edition, we hear three essays from a friend of Latino USA. Former gang member John Guardo takes us through his escape from violence and drugs, and reflects on his experience as a Colombian immigrant.

Photo from Latino USA archives.

Remembering Cesar Chavez (1993)

This special piece remembers activist and Latino civil rights icon Cesar Chavez, and includes him in his own words. Originally aired May 1993.

Photo courtesy flickr.

The Queen of Tejano Music (1995)

Selena Quintanilla Perez was the queen of Tejano music. In this piece from 1995, Latino USA’s Maria Martin brings us the voices of those whose lives she touched through her music. Originally aired April 1995.

Photo courtesy flickr.


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