English-language radio journal of Latino music and culture.
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Argentinian singer-songwriter Juana Molina performs and talks with Maria Hinojosa and Soundcheck's John Schaefer about leaving acting for a music career.
We hear a little more music from La Mecánica Popular, and Soundcheck's John Schaefer and Maria Hinojosa speak with members of the Labyrinth Theater Company about diversity in New York theater.
Our live edition with WNYC's Soundcheck kicks off with a performance and interview by psychedelic salsa band La Mecánica Popular. Soundcheck's John Schaefer co-hosts.
We hear some words of wisdom about how one Latina stopped drinking, using faith and the support of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Sometimes, alcoholism hits a bit too close to home. Maria Hinojosa talks with journalist Rose Arce about the cruelly ironic death of their friend Elaine Rivera.
Deena struggled with depression without treatment ever since she was a young girl. When her marriage begins to fall apart, she decides to seek medical help. But not everything goes as planned.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
In songwriter Gina Chavez' album Up.Rooted, she explores her Latina identity from the perspective of an outsider carefully making her own way in.
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?
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.
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.
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.
In New York, a free Zumba class helps immigrant women find community in their new home.
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.