Latino USA

Cecilia Gentili’s Revolutionary Ask (A Latino USA Podcast)

On this episode of Latino USA, trans activist, actress, and author Cecilia Gentili talks about the process of writing her memoir ‘Faltas’ and why she feels telling her story is a revolutionary cry to support trans youth.

  • Jan 24, 2023
  • 2:53 PM

Into Natalia Lafourcade’s Inner Garden (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this episode, recorded just days before her Carnegie Hall performance, Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa sits down with Mexican singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade to talk about her inspirations and evolution as an artist, and reflect on the value of tending to one’s inner garden.

  • Jan 20, 2023
  • 12:33 PM

The Call Is Coming From Inside the House (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this episode of Latino USA, host Maria Hinojosa sits with journalist Jodi Rave Spotted Bear, founder of the Indigenous Freedom Alliance, and historian Kathy Roberts Forde, author of ‘Journalism and Jim Crow,’ for a panel discussion about the history of journalistic blind spots.

  • Jan 18, 2023
  • 2:18 PM

Nikole Hannah-Jones: Beyond the 1619 Project (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this episode of Latino USA, host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Nikole Hannah-Jones, author of “The 1619 Project,” who reflects on how she’s pushed ahead despite controversy, on trying to fit in at predominately white institutions, and on the importance of intersectionality.

  • Jan 13, 2023
  • 11:47 AM

iLe on Song and Protest (A Latino USA Podcast)

On this episode of Latino USA, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Ileana Cabra —better known under her stage name iLe— opens up about her music journey and the power of protest and song.

  • Jan 11, 2023
  • 12:05 PM

Nacho’s Special (A Latino USA Podcast)

Nachos: They’re one of the most popular snack foods in the United States. But their immense popularity over the years has overshadowed the true history of the dish. On this episode of Latino USA, we tell the story of the man who unintentionally created a phenomenon.

  • Jan 6, 2023
  • 10:14 AM

Rafael Reif on Leading — and Leaving — MIT (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this Latino USA episode, MIT president Rafael Reif reflects on his tenure and how his upbringing in Venezuela shaped his outlook on education. He also shares a message for Latino and Latina students who want to pursue higher education.

  • Dec 16, 2022
  • 12:51 PM

USA v. García Luna: Episode 1 ‘Untouchable’

In this first episode, over a bottle of tequila, Peniley Ramirez and Maria Hinojosa dive into the business of the war on drugs, and they shed light on why the trial of an allegedly corrupt former Mexican official should matter to people in the U.S.

  • Dec 9, 2022
  • 10:49 AM

Death by Policy: Crisis In The Arizona Desert (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this year-long investigation from Futuro Investigates, we dig into how the U.S. government’s decades-long “prevention through deterrence” policy has knowingly created a deadly funnel, pushing migrants crossing the border into the deadliest terrain in the country.

  • Dec 2, 2022
  • 11:21 AM

Voting for Democracy: The Midterms (A Latino USA Podcast)

Latino USA teams up with Futuro Media’s political podcast In The Thick for a special post-election roundtable discussion. Hosts Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela are joined by Christian Paz, senior politics reporter for Vox, and Maya King, politics reporter for the New York Times.

  • Nov 18, 2022
  • 11:01 AM

Narsiso Martinez: Depicting Farmwork in Art (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this episode, Oaxacan-born artist Narsiso Martinez takes us through his solo exhibition titled “Reimagining Essential” at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, and we hear the stories behind the materials he uses and the realities he depicts.

  • Nov 8, 2022
  • 11:55 AM

Portrait Of: Carmen Rita Wong (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this intimate conversation for Latino USA, Carmen Rita Wong shares some of the childhood memories that shaped her and talks about how the act of memoir writing can feel like a radical practice of empathy.

  • Nov 4, 2022
  • 10:52 AM

Ever Since the Oil: Part Two (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this episode, we look at the types of jobs Latinos and Latinas are doing within the oil and gas industry, the struggles they face when they move to a place like North Dakota, and how some of them are trying to turn North Dakota into the place they want to see it become.

  • Oct 21, 2022
  • 11:35 AM

Ever Since the Oil: Part One (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this episode, we look at the politics of oil and gas, the types of jobs Latinos and Latinas are doing within this controversial industry and the impact that drilling is having on the environment and Indigenous communities in North Dakota.

  • Oct 14, 2022
  • 10:38 AM

‘We Can’t Let Up’: Arizona’s Midterm Battle (A Latino USA Podcast)

Ahead of November’s midterm elections, Latino USA travels to Arizona to follow three Latinos who are part of a grassroots movement that transformed Arizona into a battleground state in 2020. Today they face a new challenge: protecting voting rights in the wake of election-denying candidates endorsed by former President Trump.

  • Oct 7, 2022
  • 11:17 AM

The Little Black Dress: A Hidden History (A Latino USA Podcast)

Producer Monica Morales-Garcia began to research the origins of the L.B.D. to answer: How had so much changed, yet so much had stayed the same? Listen as Monica walks us through the decline of an industry and the rise of a garment.

  • Sep 23, 2022
  • 11:57 AM

Responding With Dignity in Puerto Rico (A Latino USA Podcast)

On this episode, we travel to the city of Caguas and follow the story of the Comedores Sociales de Puerto Rico, one of the many community-led groups that would occupy an abandoned space after Hurricane María and mobilize to meet their own needs.

  • Sep 16, 2022
  • 10:47 AM

Latino USA: Live From L.A. (A Latino USA Podcast)

host Maria Hinojosa is joined by actor and L.A. icon Danny Trejo, who talks about building his taco empire and reflects on his decades in Hollywood. Salvadoran-American comedian Marcella Arguello also hits the stage to talk about creating space for women in a male-dominated industry and growing up as the child of immigrants.

  • Sep 9, 2022
  • 12:16 PM

Reclaiming the Outdoors With Hike Clerb (A Latino USA Podcast)

‌In this episode of Latino USA, we go on a hike with Evelynn Escobar-Thomas and some of the women of Hike Clerb, to talk about the benefits of being in nature and how these women of color are reclaiming and enjoying the outdoors.

  • Aug 23, 2022
  • 11:49 AM

What About Electoral Power? (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this continuation of Latino USA’s 2022 midterms coverage, Maria welcomes her In The Thick co-host Julio Ricardo Varela and the following two guests: Sonja Diaz , founding director of the Latino Policy & Politics Institute at UCLA, and Jazmine Ulloa , national reporter for the New York Times.

  • Aug 19, 2022
  • 2:30 PM

The World Through Julio Torres’ Eyes (A Latino USA Podcast)

You probably haven’t met a comedian quite like the Space Prince.

  • Aug 16, 2022
  • 10:32 AM

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