Latino USA

Monday 8:00AM - 9:00AM

English-language radio journal of Latino music and culture.

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NPR Story
11:45 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Dolores Huerta: A Loyal American Dissenter

Since the founding of the U.S., loyal dissent has been a patriotic value. Host Maria Hinojosa talks about that value and the origin of "Si se puede," with labor leader Dolores Huerta.

NPR Story
11:45 am
Thu July 3, 2014

A Dominican Cyclist in Harlem

Former cycling champ Edwin Morel tells us why the sport is more expensive than you might think, life lessons he's learned riding a bike and why sports are good for everyone.

NPR Story
11:45 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Vamos, USA?!

The World Cup craze took over the US this summer, especially among soccer-loving Latinos. We took to the streets to ask Latinos what countries they're rooting for this World Cup.

NPR Story
2:18 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Sabiduría: Sangre Fuerte

Sometimes, if you want to win, you gotta bluff. Latino USA's Senior Editor, Leda Hartman, shares her aunt's story of pretending with a bit of what she calls "sangre fuerte."

NPR Story
2:18 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Kidnapped in Caracas

Sometimes, pretending can save your life. Reporter Martha Dalton talks to a Venezuelan woman who pretended to be someone else in order to survive an 'express kidnapping' in Caracas.

NPR Story
2:18 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Who is Gina Chavez?

In songwriter Gina Chavez' album Up.Rooted, she explores her Latina identity from the perspective of an outsider carefully making her own way in.

NPR Story
2:16 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Sabiduría: From the Mouths of Babes...

For our "Kids" episode, we took a trip to PS 154 in the South Bronx to get some life lessons from a group of fourth graders.

NPR Story
2:16 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Dress for Success?

A little over a month ago a high school in North Texas suspended over 150 students for dress code violations. Was this poor timing, right before exams?

NPR Story
2:16 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Reviving Mixteco

In Watsonville, Calif., classes are taught in three languages – English, Spanish and Mixteco, an indigenous Mexican language. Without Mixteco books, teachers decided to write one.

NPR Story
4:30 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Sabiduría: Japanese-Peruvian Internment

The internment of Japanese Americans is a notorious part of U.S. history. But more than 2,000 Latin Americans of Japanese ancestry were also interned here. We meet one survivor.

NPR Story
4:30 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Zumba for the Community

In New York, a free Zumba class helps immigrant women find community in their new home.

NPR Story
4:30 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Traveling While Brown

For people of color, travel can bring all sorts of unexpected experiences, both good and bad. We talk to journalist and author Farai Chideya about how blending in or sticking out can affect travel.

NPR Story
3:28 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Sabiduría: Nebraska Marty

Marty Ramirez was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and grew up working the fields with his family. After college, he organized around Chicano rights.

NPR Story
3:28 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

New Nebraskans Learn English

Many immigrant groups helped settle Nebraska. One older woman who comes from a family of Irish immigrants is helping welcome the newest ones, by teaching them English.

NPR Story
3:28 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Driving Dreamers

Nebraska is one of two states in the nation that deny driver's licenses to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Youth — often known as Dreamers. We speak with a group about their struggles.

NPR Story
4:02 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Detainee Hunger Strikes

Undocumented immigrants have been on hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center in Washington state to protest poor conditions. Ryan Katz reports from inside the detention center.

NPR Story
4:02 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Sabiduría: A Special Olympics Athlete's Passion

David Rodriguez is a 16-year-old Special Olympics athlete who loves to compete. For this week's sabiduría, or words of wisdom, we hear from David and his mother about the joys of winning.

NPR Story
4:02 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Flirty Racism: It's a Thing

Flirty compliments often come off as racial micro-aggressions. Latino USA producer Camilo Vargas and VICE writer Rula Al-Nasrawi look at 'flirty racism' in the streets of New York City.

NPR Story
4:33 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Sabiduría: How Cosby Helped

For this week's sabiduría, Latino USA producer Daisy Rosario and Bill Cosby talk about their shared experiences with family and learning.

NPR Story
4:33 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

A TV Diversity Report Card

Latino USA producer Daisy Rosario grades the big TV networks on which ones got diversity right and wrong this season.

NPR Story
4:33 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Bad Stats

What happens when media misinterprets statistics? EthniFacts' Guy Garcia and Latino USA's senior producer, A.C. Valdez, break it down.

NPR Story
1:28 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

A Mexican Nascar Star

When you think Mexico, you think NASCAR, right? Nope, didn't think so. But one driver's trying to change that. Germán Quiroga gives us some words of wisdom.

NPR Story
1:28 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Las Luchadoras

Lucha Libre, or wrestling, is a national pastime in Mexico. But these days, its stars are just as likely to be women as men.

NPR Story
1:28 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

The Rolezinhos

In Brazil, poor youth have started to meet in upscale shopping malls to socialize. These gatherings have become flash points in the lead-up to the World Cup.

NPR Story
10:34 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Zorro: America's First Superhero

The creator of Zorro based the character on several real life Spanish and Mexican outlaws who operated in the West. But the masked hero went on to influence America's superheroes — Batman for one.

NPR Story
12:32 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Why Latino History Matters

Historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto explains why the United States needs to embrace its history as a Latin American nation. Then, back to Laredo for what our country's Latino future might look like.

NPR Story
12:32 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Making Hispanics

Before the 1980's, people of Latin American origin were classified as white. Author Cristina Mora tells Latino USA how the Census Bureau, activists and Univision created the Hispanic category.

NPR Story
12:32 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Chicano Youth Theater

The history of the Chicano civil rights movement comes to life in plays written by students at a high school in East Los Angeles. Valerie Hamilton reports.

NPR Story
4:09 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Sabiduría: Ruben Salazar

Ruben Salazar chronicled the Chicano rights struggle in Los Angeles during the 1960's. The legendary journalist imparts wisdom on a life featured in the documentary Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle.

NPR Story
4:09 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Space Camp!

Some people want to be astronauts and space engineers. Others who just love space find a way to make it a part of their lives. Peter Gianoukis volunteers as a NASA Space Camp Ambassador.

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