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
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

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
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
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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