251 episodes

Latino USA offers insight into the lived experiences of Latino communities and is a window on the current and merging cultural, political and social ideas impacting Latinos and the nation.

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    • 4.9 • 3.5K Ratings

Latino USA offers insight into the lived experiences of Latino communities and is a window on the current and merging cultural, political and social ideas impacting Latinos and the nation.

    It’s a Small World, After All

    It’s a Small World, After All

    Latino USA takes a look back at Disney’s relationship with Latin America. We start in the 1940s when Walt Disney and a group of animators were deployed by the U.S. government to Latin America in efforts to curb Nazi influence there. Then we hear from a Chilean writer who wrote a book called How to Read Donald Duck, critiquing Disney comics’ American imperialism in the 1970s. His book would later be burned in Chile. Finally, we talk with the directors of Coco, Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina.

    This podcast was originally broadcast by Latino USA on November 17, 2017.

    • 52 min
    A Post-Roe Reality

    A Post-Roe Reality

    For this bonus podcast drop, Latino USA shares the latest episode of the award-winning political podcast In The Thick, hosted by Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela.

    In this episode, Maria and Julio are joined by [Kimberly Atkins Stohr](http://Kimberly Atkins Stohr "Boston Globe"), senior opinion writer for The Boston Globe and The Emancipator, and Jessica Mason Pieklo, senior vice president of Rewire News Group and co-host of the podcast Boom! Lawyered. They unpack the Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade and how this will affect people throughout the country. They also get into other recent decisions and discuss how Democrats should be responding.

    • 40 min
    Kali Fajardo-Anstine Reclaims Her Ancestors’ Stories

    Kali Fajardo-Anstine Reclaims Her Ancestors’ Stories

    Growing up in Denver, Colorado, Kali Fajardo-Anstine did not see herself, nor her family, represented in books or television. But, she knew she wanted to be a writer.

    Kali is a mixed Chicana woman with Indigenous and Filipino ancestry; she brings all of that into her work in hopes of creating a space where readers feel represented and seen.

    Kali is also the author of “Sabrina and Corina,” a collection of short stories that explore the lives of Chicanos and Chicanas in and around Dever, and she recently released her debut novel, “Woman of Light.”

    In this episode of Latino USA, Kali talks about how her life experiences and identity blend into her work and how she’s honoring her ancestors from the American West through her writing.

    • 23 min
    Surfside Remembers

    Surfside Remembers

    One year ago on June 24, a small beachside town in South Florida was asleep. It was the summer, past 1 a.m., when the section of the Champlain Towers South that pointed to the beach collapsed. Twelve stories of apartments pancaked in about 30 seconds. Ninety-eight people died; most of the victims were Latinos and Latinas.

    To mark the first anniversary of the collapse, we visit Surfside with producer Elisa Baena, who lives there with her Cuban grandmother. She brings us a story about memory, community, and how your relationship to a place can change after a tragic event.

    • 46 min
    ‘On the Divide’: Fighting for Choice in the Rio Grande Valley

    ‘On the Divide’: Fighting for Choice in the Rio Grande Valley

    For years, McAllen, Texas, has been at the front lines in the struggle for reproductive access in the country. The city has only one abortion provider, the Whole Woman’s Health Clinic, serving more than one million people in the area. It took them seven years, but filmmakers Maya Cueva and Leah Galant documented the community’s story, trying to look past the polarizing sides of the debate, to focus on how people live in the gray areas of those two extremes.

    In this episode, they discuss their documentary “On the Divide” and explore the following question: What does choice mean without any options?

    • 21 min
    A Future Without Roe v. Wade

    A Future Without Roe v. Wade

    What will the future look like for low-income communities of color if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade?

    In this Latino USA roundtable episode, Maria Hinojosa is joined by Laurie Roberts, executive director of the Yellowhammer Fund, an abortion fund and reproductive justice organization; Sabrina Rodríguez, national political correspondent at Politico; and Tina Vasquez, editor-at-large at Prism. They discuss the pre-existing barriers for marginalized communities to access abortion and how they could continue to be disproportionally impacted if the Supreme Court overrules Roe v. Wade, as well as the political implications of this decision during an election year.

    • 36 min

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CJMcAllen ,

Maria Grever

My name is Cristina and I am the great-granddaughter of Maria Grever. My younger sister Michelle wrote a review as well. I loved this podcast about Maria. You did a fantastic job! I knew quite a bit about her since my grandfather, Charles Grever, lived with us from the time of my birth until his death. I was very close to my grandfather and always ask questions about his mother. I spent many hours trying to learn her music on her piano, which I now have, but was never quite as talented as my grandmother. Thank you for a remarkable podcast for a remarkable woman.

MichGrev ,

Maria Grever

This is Maria Grever's great granddaughter, my dad was Bob, and I want to say thank you!! I knew she was awesome I didn't know she was AMAZING!!! Im named after her Im Michelle Joaquina. Thank you this made my day and made me so proud.

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Great podcast

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