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.
A Night With Monsieur Periné
As part of our 30th anniversary celebrations, we bring you a taste of a very special evening with the Colombian band Monsieur Periné—hosted at the Greene Space at WNYC and WQXR. Catalina García and Santiago Prieto play songs from their latest award-winning album, “Bolero Apocalíptico”, and chat with Latino USA’s senior producer Marta Martinez about how they mix classic and modern influences, their love for their Colombian roots and how they found inspiration in the pandemic.
The Archivists: The Unseen Fight to Preserve Our Stories
After months of working closely with the archivists and librarians of the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas in Austin, the Latino USA team wanted to dig deeper into the history and treasures in the library. The Benson has been around for more than a hundred years, and it’s one of the most important institutions in the world collecting the history and stories of Latin America and U.S Latinas and Latinos. But, that history comes with some baggage.
In this episode of Latino USA, we look at some of the objects that connect the Benson to the past, and we explore its complicated history, along with possibilities for how the library can move into the future.
United Stateless Podcast
This week Latino USA brings you an episode of the United Stateless Podcast.
United Stateless Podcast documents the stories of "returnees", people who immigrated to the US, largely as children, and have since returned to their home country. In the first season, we focus on Mexico. It's a story of life, love, Spanglish, culture shock, missing bagels, and figuring out where home really is.
In this episode, what, exactly, is Mexico? And what's it like to actually grow up there? And why is Alexandra so interested in all of this?
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By Right of Discovery
On Thanksgiving Day, hundreds of people gather on Alcatraz Island, the famous former prison and one of the largest tourist attractions in San Francisco, for a sunrise ceremony to honor Indigenous culture and history. Fifty years ago, an intertribal group of students and activists took over the island for over 16 months in an act of political resistance. Richard Oakes, a young Mohawk from New York, was one of the leaders in this movement dubbed the "Red Power Movement." Latino USA tells the story of Richard Oakes' life, from his first involvement in activism to his untimely death at the age of 30.
This episode originally aired in November 2018.
Bad Mexicans: Borderland History that Resonates Today
At the turn of the 20th century, revolution was starting to brew in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. A group of Mexican revolutionaries had fled to the United States and were working to overthrow a dictator in their home country. They were called Los Magonistas, and both the U.S. and Mexican governments put all of their efforts to spy on them and suppress their revolution.
In this episode, historian Kelly Lytle Hernandez tells the story of this cross-border insurgency that has been left out of most U.S. history books and shares how it continues to shape border enforcement as we know it today.
Dolores Huerta: Don’t Let the Haters Divide Us
Latino USA continues to celebrate 30 years of being on the air, as well as bringing you important conversations as part of our ongoing political coverage.
For this episode, Maria Hinojosa sits down with legendary labor leader and civil rights activist, Dolores Huerta. They speak about politics, the current state of organizing, sex and passion, and much more.
Editorial note: This interview was recorded in September of 2023 before the current crisis in Gaza began.
I am very lucky to have found this podcast. Excellent for Latinos and for getting our political news. Maria is in inspiration. Thank you for everything you do Maria you and your team.
This one made me proud to be Latin women or just proud to be a women Cried with those powerful words
The stories and information given are important to be heard and highlighted in the US. I plan to start tapping more into my community and learning more.