Latino USA

Maria Hinojosa

The radio journal of news and culture, is the only nationally distributed English-language radio program produced from a Latino perspective.

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NPR Story
3:24 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Lessons from #CancelColbert

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.

NPR Story
3:24 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Happy White History Month!

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.

NPR Story
3:44 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Sabiduria: Learning Latino

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.

NPR Story
3:44 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Latinos on TV

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.

NPR Story
3:44 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Starting Over For Music

Bass player JT Lopez had a career as a top session musician in his native Puerto Rico. He left it all behind to pursue another dream – playing rock 'n' roll with a band in L.A. Diane Bock Reports.

NPR Story
4:02 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Sabiduria: Healing Through Art Therapy

After surviving a violent relationship, Carolyn "Mima" Texidor's pain unearthed a hidden talent: painting. In this week's Sabiduría, Mima's healing art as a venue for new and undiscovered artists.

NPR Story
4:02 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Feeling the Burn

Generally, pain's a bad thing. But sometimes, you want to feel the burn. Latino USA's A.C. Valdez got tips for taking the heat at the annual jalapeño-eating contest in Laredo, Texas.

NPR Story
4:02 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Breastfeeding While Latina

Leading the pack, more than 80% of Latina mothers breastfeed. Still there are misconceptions. Brenda Salinas talked to Latina moms about the pressure of getting it "right" — whatever that means.

NPR Story
1:19 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

What's That, Buzz?

Buzz Moran does foley work for films and sound design for live shows. Maria Hinojosa talks to Moran about the film scene in Austin while trying to guess the sounds he makes using everyday objects.

NPR Story
1:19 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

DJ Orion: Spanning Cultures, Genres, and Technology

DJ Orion is half Colombian, half Puerto Rican. He talks about his multicultural musical influences, how technology empowers his art, and to shows host Maria Hinojosa how to spin.

NPR Story
1:19 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Sabiduría: This is What Democracy Sounds Like

For this week's take on Sabiduria, or words of wisdom, host Maria Hinojosa addresses the live audience about what democracy looks and sounds like.

NPR Story
4:06 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Hugo Chávez and Venezuela

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 10:03 am

Venezuelan protests rage on as the government of Nicolas Maduro commemorates the death of Hugo Chavez. Maria Hinojosa talks with Caracas-based reporter Girish Gupta.

NPR Story
3:49 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Sabiduria: The Voice of God

This week's Sabiduria comes from Sylvia Villagran, a professional voice actor. She voices commercials in both Spanish and English, and talks about the importance of standing up for yourself.

NPR Story
3:49 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

La Santa Cecilia

The Los Angeles band La Santa Cecilia won a Grammy this year for the best Latin, urban or alternative album. We meet the band members, including accordion player Pepe Carlos, who's undocumented.

NPR Story
2:52 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Sabiduría: The Undocumented Candidate

Emilio Vicente is an undocumented person and a student at the University of North Carolina. He recently ran for Student Body President.

NPR Story
2:52 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Rockapulco

New York City is known for a lot of things - but not surfing. Three surf instructors from the New York Surf School show Maria the radical side of New York City.

NPR Story
2:52 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Paranormal Laredo

Latino USA's Senior Producer, A.C. Valdez, takes us to the border city of Laredo, Texas, to meet people conducting research into paranormal occurrences and strange happenings.

NPR Story
7:33 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Sabiduría: César Chávez

For this week's wisdom, or sabiduría, we go back and hear from worker's rights legend Cesar Chavez. He discusses change that can arise from boycotts, but the ideas involved can go much further.

NPR Story
7:33 am
Mon February 24, 2014

David Beckham: ¡Bienvenido A Miami!

David Beckham is bringing a major league soccer team to Miami. Maria Hinojosa talks to editor in chief of LatinoSports.com Cesar Diaz.

NPR Story
7:33 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Latina Image

Veronica Marché Miller talks with Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa about whether stock photos really affect our perceptions of women.

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