Peru’s Failed Democratic Transition
As Peru faces another political crisis following the impeachment of former president Pedro Castillo last month, Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Peruvian professor Roger Merino to discuss how the right wing is playing a dangerous democratic game that has led to the deaths of several protesters.
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.
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.
Brazil, Biden and the Border
Following a week that included a failed coup attempt in Brazil by followers of former president Jair Bolsonaro and U.S. president Joe Biden receiving heavy criticism for expanding Trump-era immigration policy, what parallels can be drawn from these events? Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela searches for answers by welcoming both Sabrina Fernandes and Juliana Macedo do Nascimento to discuss both issues.
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.
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.
With the return of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as Brazil’s president and the hope of Brazilian democracy being renewed, Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela begins the new year by speaking with Brazil-based freelance journalist Michael Fox on what lies ahead for Lula’s second run in office following the right-wing presidency of Jair Bolsonaro.
Anti-Black Latino Bias
While Futuro Media remains on holiday break, Latino Rebels Radio producer Oscar Fernández steps in once again for another episode of the Latino Media Collective. Oscar spends the hour with Professor Tanya Katerí Hernández to discuss her recent book, “Racial Innocence: Unmasking Latino Anti-Black Bias and the Struggle for Equality,” and the inconvenient truth of […]
Undocumented & LGBTQ: Julio Salgado
In this episode, Oscar welcomes visual artist and longtime friend of Latino Rebels, Julio Salgado, in another installment of the LMC’s “Undocumented and LGBTQ” series.
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.
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.
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.
On this episode of Latino Rebels Radio, host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Futuro Media senior producers Julieta Martinelli and Roxanne Scott to discuss the debut Futuro Investigates story about the dangers migrants face in the Arizona desert.
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.
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.
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.
Lula vs. Bolsonaro: Round 2
Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Roberta Braga of Equis Research to break down the contentious and highly competitive second round of Brazil’s presidential election and weigh it against the destabilizing threat of disinformation.