THIS WEEKS SHOW:
This Mother’s Day weekend, guest host Claudio Sanchez joins Latino USA to explore stories about family. From one family split apart by deportation, to the story of unlikely friends who become as close as family. Claudio tells us about his mother, Blanca Luz, and how she shaped his attitude about learning. We hear from a couple of experts about the advantages and disadvantages of Latino kids in schools—and how their parents are involved. Two women remember a relative who came to Texas during the Mexican revolution. We learn about how pets play a role in domestic violence situations. And we get a little wisdom from Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux.
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.