60 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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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.

    The Breakdown: The Spell Of Yma Sumac

    The Breakdown: The Spell Of Yma Sumac

    In the 1950s, singer and diva Yma Sumac took over the North American airwaves with her mystical voice. The Queen of Exotica and Inca Princess was said to cast a spell on anyone who came across her with her exotic look and nearly five-octave range. But while Yma Sumac rose to prominence across the globe, the Peruvian public in her home country, was not seduced by her song—or her representation of indigenous Peruvians. Today, Latino USA breaks down the phenomena behind one of the original divas, her conflicts and criticisms, and the impact of her legacy.

    This story originally aired in September of 2019.

    • 39 min
    'Hatemonger': Author Jean Guerrero On Stephen Miller

    'Hatemonger': Author Jean Guerrero On Stephen Miller

    Maria Hinojosa talks with reporter Jean Guerrero about her new book, "Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, and the White Nationalist Agenda," which chronicles the rise of one of President Trump's most influential advisors. Guerrero discusses Miller's California roots, the right-wing figures who mentored him as a young man, and how he's transformed the United States' immigration system.

    • 28 min
    A Conversation With Maria Hinojosa And Lulu Garcia-Navarro

    A Conversation With Maria Hinojosa And Lulu Garcia-Navarro

    Today, September 15th, marks the launch of Maria Hinojosa's new book, "Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America." So we are bringing you an extended version of the conversation Maria had with Lulu Garcia-Navarro for NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

    An edited version of this interview first aired on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday on September 13th.

    • 32 min
    Alzheimer's In Color

    Alzheimer's In Color

    Latino USA and Black Public Media bring you Alzheimer's In Color, the story of Ramona Latty, a Dominican immigrant, told by her daughter.

    • 43 min
    How I Made It: A Trip To Sesame Street With Rosita

    How I Made It: A Trip To Sesame Street With Rosita

    Can you tell us how to get to Sesame Street? Rosita can! In this installment of our How I Made It series, we visit the friendliest block on television to speak with the first full-time bilingual muppet on Sesame Street: Rosita, la Monstrua de las Cuevas. The fuzzy, turquoise-colored 5-year-old first appeared on the show nearly 30 years ago with muppeteer Carmen Osbahr, who helped create the muppet's bright look and personality. Rosita and Carmen talk about their journeys moving from Mexico to Sesame Street and revisit their greatest adventures after nearly 30 years on the show.

    • 15 min
    How I Made It: Lido Pimienta On 'Miss Colombia'

    How I Made It: Lido Pimienta On 'Miss Colombia'

    Colombian-Canadian singer-songwriter Lido Pimienta tells us how her experience of migration led to her love of Afro-Colombian music, how a beauty pageant and its underlying anti-blackness inspired her new album, and how she came to collaborate with the legendary Afro-Colombian ensemble, Sexteto Tabalá, in her track "Pelo Cucú."

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

Claudia Tristán ,

Great and informative storytelling!

This podcast is truly a great way to learn and understand current events within the Latinx community while also looking at national issues through a Latinx lens and how it directly impacts our community.

The podcast also serves as a great Latinx history resource as it sometimes covers historical Latinx events that most public schools across the U.S. never bothered to teach. Also, most episodes include historical Latinx tidbits to put current items in better context.

Jen_MTZ ,

Perfect

I love everything about this podcast, feel so connected to the stories!

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Love it!

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