English-language radio journal of Latino music and culture.
Marty Ramirez was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and grew up working the fields with his family. After college, he organized around Chicano rights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For this week's sabiduría, Latino USA producer Daisy Rosario and Bill Cosby talk about their shared experiences with family and learning.
Latino USA producer Daisy Rosario grades the big TV networks on which ones got diversity right and wrong this season.
What happens when media misinterprets statistics? EthniFacts' Guy Garcia and Latino USA's senior producer, A.C. Valdez, break it down.
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.
Lucha Libre, or wrestling, is a national pastime in Mexico. But these days, its stars are just as likely to be women as men.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Astronauts Ellen Ochoa and Jose Hernandez captured the imaginations of many Latinos who dreamed of going to space. Latinos also contributed to space exploration...like engineer Candy Torres.
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Pianist and composer Irving Fields was born in Brooklyn in 1915. After hearing Latin music in Cuba, he became one of the foremost interpreters of American-style Rumba. He's still performing today.
As an entertainer, Bill Cosby included Latin music and many Latino actors. Host Maria Hinojosa and producer Daisy Rosario talk about what seeing Latinos represented in Cosby's work has meant to them.
We call the music salsa, but is that really the right name? We talk to our guests about salsa as a marketing term, whether or not it's a rhythm, and what we really mean when we say salsa.
Six gay punk rockers walk onto the stage, play their tropical punk and pissed off other rockers. The Kumbia Queers is no punch line. They're for real. Listen.
To make legal or not? That is the question on the marijuana debate. Maria Hinojosa talks with drug historian and author Kathleen Frydl about the many sides of pot.
Prescription drugs are cheaper to buy in Mexico. Now, smuggling these legal drugs across the Texas-Mexico border has become a problem.
We end with an audio poem from Chicago-based radio producer Anthony Martinez. "Backwash" is a tough lesson about the claustrophobic effects of the male gaze. Cristina Correa provides the voice.
When The Colbert Report tweeted about a joke from the previous show, it sparked explosive arguments about race, satire and who is allowed to be offended. And lessons learned from writer Tomas Rios.
You may not know that April is White History Month. Latino USA producer Brenda Salinas reports on what this (fictional) recognition means to the proud non-Hispanic white peoples of America.
Latino USA's producer Camilo Vargas hails from Colombia. He identifies himself as a Latin American, not Latino, and discovers the true meaning of being Latino in America.
The Bachelor on ABC starred a Latino. Shakira came back as coach on NBC's The Voice. But Antonia Cereijido reports, having Latinos in mainstream shows does not solve issues in media representation.