Abuelos

By Latino USA

A very special rebroadcast of a listener favorite.

In this special holiday rebroadcast, 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 discuss the importance of grandparents, from our ancestors to today. We hear stories of grandparents raising their grandchildren, including a Dominican grandma who supported her transgender granddaughter when no one else would. We also chat with 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

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