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Latino USA
Latino USA
Futuro Media and PRX

Latino USA offers insight into the lived experiences of Latino communities and is a window on the current and merging cultural, political... more

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Episodes

So Far From Care

This week Latino USA shares an episode from the podcast "So Far From Care," produced by Marfa Public Radio. Living in... more

28 May 2024 · 23 minutes
A Presidenta Will Lead Femicide-Plagued Mexico

On June 2nd 2024, Mexico will elect a woman as its president for the first time in the country’s history.... more

24 May 2024 · 48 minutes
How I Made It: From Foster Kid to Judge

When she was nine years old, Xiomara Torres fled the civil war in her home country of El Salvador and... more

21 May 2024 · 13 minutes
What Happened to Edward?

Last year, a 65-year-old grandfather was attacked and fell onto the New York City subway tracks—which eventually led to his... more

17 May 2024 · 27 minutes
A Mother's Endless Search for Her Missing Son

Lucía Díaz Genao’s son, Luis Guillermo, disappeared in 2013 in Veracruz, Mexico, as drug-related violence increased across the country. Amid... more

14 May 2024 · 25 minutes
Andrea Elliott: Documenting Life on the Margins of Power

Journalist Andrea Elliott won her first Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for Feature Writing. 15 years later, she won her second... more

10 May 2024 · 36 minutes
Cecilia Gentili’s Revolutionary Ask

Trans activist, actress and author, Cecilia Gentili, knows the power of stories. Whether she is working at her company Trans... more

07 May 2024 · 24 minutes
Into Natalia Lafourcade’s Inner Garden

Mexican singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade embraces contrasts in her music. Look no further than her latest album, “De Todas las Flores,”... more

03 May 2024 · 32 minutes
'Desinformación': Fighting Disinformation in Spanish

As part of “The Latino Factor: How We Vote,” our 2024 election year series, we bring you a look at... more

30 Apr 2024 · 19 minutes
Melissa Barrera, From Mexican Telenovelas to Hollywood Hits

Melissa Barrera has been consistently making a name for herself in recent years. The Mexican actress is probably most recognizable... more

26 Apr 2024 · 37 minutes
The Burden

This week, Latino USA brings you an episode of The Burden podcast.In the 1990s, Detective Louis N. Scarcella was legendary.... more

23 Apr 2024 · 36 minutes
Toxic Labor

This is a special episode by Futuro Investigates, in collaboration with The Center For Public Integrity and Columbia Journalism Investigations. In... more

19 Apr 2024 · 52 minutes
How I Made It: Flor De Toloache

When Mireya Ramos found herself subject to scrutiny and machismo as the only woman mariachi singer in the male-dominated mariachi... more

16 Apr 2024 · 15 minutes
Nikole Hannah-Jones: Beyond the 1619 Project

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones rose to instant recognition when she published the 1619 Project in 2019. Since then she’s... more

12 Apr 2024 · 55 minutes
Into the Fire

For the past decade, Armando Perez has worked as a wildland firefighter with the Eldorado, California, Hotshot crew — an... more

09 Apr 2024 · 22 minutes
Shaping a National Latino Museum

What and who do you include in a national Latino museum?That’s a question that many have been asking since late... more

05 Apr 2024 · 43 minutes
Mimy and Tony Succar: Music Is Better With Family

Mimy Succar arrived with her family in Miami over three decades ago, she had three kids and a dream. A... more

02 Apr 2024 · 16 minutes
Will Abortion Rights Energize the Latino Vote?

Two years ago, the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to an abortion, creating a cascade of harmful abortion bans... more

29 Mar 2024 · 38 minutes
Sandy's Pandemic Diaries

Sandy Fleurimond, a first generation Haitian-American student at Temple University in Philadelphia, was looking forward to her senior year of... more

26 Mar 2024 · 25 minutes
She Migrates

In a new migration reality, women and children are requesting asylum in Mexico at higher rates than men. But even... more

22 Mar 2024 · 55 minutes
Latinos Persevering

On today’s episode of Latino USA, we meet some of the Latinos and Latinas involved with the recent and historic... more

19 Mar 2024 · 44 minutes
Alex Padilla, From California to Capitol Hill

It was an anti-immigrant initiative in his home state of California that pushed Alex Padilla into politics, now he is... more

15 Mar 2024 · 31 minutes
Samanta Schweblin’s Unsettling Normality

In her work, Argentine author Samanta Schweblin explores the feeling of eeriness that accompanied her childhood. Samanta was born in... more

12 Mar 2024 · 17 minutes
Toñita's Club Fights Erasure

When you enter the Caribbean Social Club, or Toñita’s, it feels like you could be in your grandmother’s living room.... more

08 Mar 2024 · 42 minutes
The Unmarked Graveyard: Stories from Hart Island

This week, Latino USA shares an episode of The Unmarked Graveyard: Stories from Hart Island podcast. When Annette Vega was in elementary... more

05 Mar 2024 · 16 minutes
Latino Hustle: Oscars 2024

The 96th Oscars ceremony is a new opportunity for Latinos and Latin Americans in the moviemaking business to be recognized... more

01 Mar 2024 · 54 minutes
Myriam Gurba Unmasks the Creeps

Myriam Gurba is a writer and artist from California. Her most recent work is a collection of essays named “Creep:... more

27 Feb 2024 · 26 minutes
Javier Zamora on the Role of a Writer in Today’s World.

Javier Zamora is a writer who believes he has a particular responsibility: to understand and also change the world through... more

23 Feb 2024 · 39 minutes
How I Made It: Buscabulla

Buscabulla is a Puerto Rican indie duo formed by wife and husband Raquel Berrios and Luis Alfredo del Valle. Around... more

20 Feb 2024 · 14 minutes
The Matter of Castro Tum

In 2018, a young Guatemalan man named Reynaldo Castro Tum was ordered deported even though no one in the U.S.... more

16 Feb 2024 · 41 minutes
How I Made It: Las Cafeteras

Las Cafeteras is a band out of East LA that met while doing community organizing. They began playing at the... more

13 Feb 2024 · 14 minutes
Reclaiming Our Homes

On March 14th, 2020, Martha Escudero and her two daughters became the first family to occupy one of over a... more

09 Feb 2024 · 42 minutes
Finding Legitimacy With Aida Rodriguez

If you’ve ever been to an Aida Rodriguez comedy show you’ve probably heard Aida crack jokes about her family, her... more

06 Feb 2024 · 25 minutes
Sec. Xavier Becerra on Health, Immigration and Latino Representation

The Department of Health and Human Services oversees several agencies: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and... more

02 Feb 2024 · 39 minutes
Portrait Of: Sandra Cisneros LIVE in Chicago

Sandra Cisneros doesn't need an introduction. Her coming-of-age novel, "The House on Mango Street," has sold over six million copies... more

30 Jan 2024 · 29 minutes
A Conversation With Jeh Johnson

Since the beginning of the Trump administration, the U.S.-Mexico border and immigration policy have been front and center in public... more

26 Jan 2024 · 31 minutes
Pepón Osorio’s Accumulation of Memory

Growing up in Puerto Rico, Pepón Osorio never thought that decorating the wedding cakes his mother made would spark his... more

23 Jan 2024 · 26 minutes
Eugenio Derbez Gets Serious

Eugenio Derbez is a Mexican actor, writer, director and producer who got his start at the forefront of many comedy... more

19 Jan 2024 · 33 minutes
Monumental

This week Latino USA shares an episode of the Monumental podcast, from PRX. For generations, Christopher Columbus has been glorified in... more

16 Jan 2024 · 42 minutes
Maria Martin, With Love and Light

A special episode remembering Latino USA founder and pioneer public radio journalist Maria Emilia Martin, who passed away on December... more

12 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Portrait Of: Danny Trejo

Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa sits down with actor and entrepreneur Danny Trejo. Trejo has starred in over 300 films,... more

09 Jan 2024 · 21 minutes
The Rehab Empire Built On Cakes

It's a common sight in Puerto Rico—men in bright yellow T-shirts going door-to-door- selling cakes. They're residents at Hogar CREA,... more

05 Jan 2024 · 31 minutes
How I Made It: El Peso Hero

By day, Héctor Rodríguez III is a school teacher; by night, he’s creating the world of “El Peso Hero”, a... more

02 Jan 2024 · 22 minutes
Unsafe In Foster Care, Part 2

We continue our investigation into the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). While looking into what happened... more

29 Dec 2023 · 45 minutes
How I Made It: Francisca Valenzuela

Chilean-American singer-songwriter Francisca Valenzuela has always forged her own path in music. Born and raised in California, Francisca began her... more

26 Dec 2023 · 20 minutes
Unsafe In Foster Care, Part 1

After a domestic violence incident, Leah Garcia called the police looking for safety for her and her two children. But... more

22 Dec 2023 · 46 minutes
Imperfect Paradise: Nury & The Secret Tapes

This week Latino USA shares an episode of the podcast, Imperfect Paradise: Nury & The Secret Tapes, from LAist Studios. Imperfect Paradise:... more

19 Dec 2023 · 41 minutes
Still Hopeful: Immigration Over 30 Years

Latino USA continues to mark its 30th anniversary and look back at its reporting throughout the last three decades. On today’s... more

15 Dec 2023 · 56 minutes
The Gun Machine

The Gun Machine is a new podcast from WBUR in partnership with The Trace, exploring the 250-year history of one of the most tragic and confounding forms of addiction... more

12 Dec 2023 · 40 minutes
30 Años: An Oral History of Latino USA

Today on Latino USA, we want to pay tribute to María Emilia Martin, public radio pioneer, and our founder, by... more

08 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
A Night With Monsieur Periné

As part of our 30th anniversary celebrations, we bring you a taste of a very special evening with the Colombian... more

05 Dec 2023 · 23 minutes
The Archivists: The Unseen Fight to Preserve Our Stories

After months of working closely with the archivists and librarians of the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at the... more

01 Dec 2023 · 42 minutes
United Stateless Podcast

This week Latino USA brings you an episode of the United Stateless Podcast. United Stateless Podcast documents the stories of "returnees",... more

28 Nov 2023 · 33 minutes
By Right of Discovery

On Thanksgiving Day, hundreds of people gather on Alcatraz Island, the famous former prison and one of the largest tourist... more

24 Nov 2023 · 50 minutes
Bad Mexicans: Borderland History that Resonates Today

At the turn of the 20th century, revolution was starting to brew in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. A group of Mexican... more

21 Nov 2023 · 20 minutes
Dolores Huerta: Don’t Let the Haters Divide Us

Latino USA continues to celebrate 30 years of being on the air, as well as bringing you important conversations as... more

17 Nov 2023 · 42 minutes
How I Made It: Futuro Conjunto

What will the music of Texas’ Rio Grande Valley sound like 100 years from now? That’s the premise at the... more

14 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
Gustavo Dudamel’s Harmony in Times of Crisis

Gustavo Dudamel is one of the most famous and acclaimed conductors in the world. He’s been the Music and Artistic... more

10 Nov 2023 · 35 minutes
Classy with Jonathan Menjivar

This week Latino USA brings you an episode of the podcast, Classy with Jonathan Menjivar. In this episode, we can’t talk... more

07 Nov 2023 · 41 minutes
Kamala and the Latino Youth Vote

Maria Hinojosa and Latino USA producer Reynaldo Leaños Jr. join Vice President Kamala Harris aboard Air Force Two as the... more

03 Nov 2023 · 58 minutes
Portrait Of: Gabby Rivera

When Gabby Rivera wrote her coming-of-age novel “Juliet Takes a Breath” in 2016, she didn't know that it would get... more

31 Oct 2023 · 25 minutes
City of Oil

Los Angeles, you might be surprised to learn, sits on top of the largest urban oil field in the country... more

27 Oct 2023 · 32 minutes
The Art of Growing Into Yourself With Y La Bamba

Luz Elena Mendoza Ramos is a Chicanx artist and musician who has been playing under the name Y La Bamba... more

24 Oct 2023 · 22 minutes
My Uncle Juan, the Bracero

In this episode of Latino USA, historian Mireya Loza and her uncle and former bracero Juan Loza meet at his... more

20 Oct 2023 · 36 minutes
How I Made It: Grupo Fantasma Takes On The Wall

When Austin's cumbia-funk institution Grupo Fantasma went to record their seventh album at a studio in Tornillo, Texas, they had... more

17 Oct 2023 · 13 minutes
Puerto Crypto

In 2018, just months after Hurricane Maria, an eccentric group of cryptocurrency enthusiasts arrived in Puerto Rico. They came with... more

13 Oct 2023 · 40 minutes
How I Made It: Omar Apollo

Omar Apollo, a rising star in the indie R&B scene, began making music on his own by teaching himself chords... more

10 Oct 2023 · 15 minutes
When Alaska's Snow Crab Went Missing

In 2022, the Bering Sea snow crab season was canceled for the first time in history. Essentially 10 billion snow... more

06 Oct 2023 · 57 minutes
Caliber 60

This week Latino USA brings you an episode of the Caliber 60 podcast. Avocado consumption has exploded in the U.S. over... more

03 Oct 2023 · 17 minutes
Mary’s Journey

One in four women in the United States have a family member in prison—and those carrying the resulting financial and... more

29 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Portrait Of: Miguel

“Too proper for the Black kids, too Black for the Mexicans," sings Grammy award-winning artist Miguel Pimentel. Miguel is the... more

26 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
The Growing Call to Abolish Student Debt

The call for the abolition of all student debt has never been louder– but how did we get to a... more

22 Sep 2023 · 52 minutes
It’s My Podcast and I’ll Cry If I Want To

Five years ago, Latino USA producer Antonia Cereijido was only an intern and still in college when she did what... more

19 Sep 2023 · 36 minutes
Belonging, Recruitment, and Remembrance

Latino USA continues to mark its 30th anniversary and look back on its reporting throughout the decades. One topic the... more

15 Sep 2023 · 58 minutes
Ballet Brothers

Brothers Isaac and Esteban Hernández have performed on some of the most prestigious stages in the world. But their journey... more

12 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
The Revolutions of Gioconda Belli

Gioconda Belli is an award-winning Nicaraguan author. She has published novels, essays, poetry collections, and a memoir called “The country... more

08 Sep 2023 · 37 minutes
9/11’s Immigration Legacy

The September 11th attacks left nearly 3,000 dead, many more injured and an entire nation traumatized. The 24-hour news cycle... more

05 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
At the Mercy of the Courts

In this episode of Latino USA we partner up with Documented, a nonprofit news site that covers immigrants in New... more

01 Sep 2023 · 53 minutes
How I Made It: Rodrigo y Gabriela

In the late 90's, Rodrigo Sánchez and Gabriela Quintero embarked on a one-way trip to Dublin, Ireland. While they were... more

29 Aug 2023 · 11 minutes
The Breakdown: Heavy Metal Edition

The stereotype goes that Latinos only listen to salsa or reggaeton. But one of the biggest genres of music across... more

25 Aug 2023 · 34 minutes
How I Made It: Joe Kay of Soulection

Soulection is a music startup, which has quickly grown to be a powerhouse with a record label, a popular radio... more

22 Aug 2023 · 13 minutes
‘I Want to Outlive AIDS’

Producer Patricia Sulbarán embarks on a journey to learn how Latino USA covered the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic as... more

18 Aug 2023 · 1 hour,
Judith Baca’s Great Wall

Muralist Judith F. Baca is mostly known for creating one of the largest communal murals in the world: the Great... more

15 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
Meg Medina: Let Kids Read Freely

Earlier this year, award-winning author Meg Medina was named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature—she’s the first Latina to occupy... more

11 Aug 2023 · 39 minutes
How I Made It: Yasser Tejeda & Palotré

The musical genres most people associate with the Dominican Republic are merengue and bachata. Yet, there's another set of rhythms... more

08 Aug 2023 · 19 minutes
Alzheimer’s In Color

Latino USA and Black Public Media bring you Alzheimer’s In Color. It’s the story of Ramona Latty, a Dominican immigrant,... more

04 Aug 2023 · 43 minutes
Maxwell Alejandro Frost: Leading Through Politics—and Music

Maxwell Alejandro Frost of Florida made history last year when he became the first Gen-Z elected to Congress. Latino USA producer... more

01 Aug 2023 · 29 minutes
Bilingual Is My Superpower

In 2018, producer Jeanne Montalvo reported on the choices her parents made when raising her in a bilingual household. Five... more

28 Jul 2023 · 41 minutes
Hungry for History

This week Latino USA brings you an episode of the Hungry for History podcast. Here’s a little-known fact you might not... more

25 Jul 2023 · 27 minutes
Immensely Invisible

How is ICE handling complaints of sexual abuse from detainees? Maria Hinojosa teams up with Zeba Warsi, two immigrant women... more

21 Jul 2023 · 58 minutes
Willie Perdomo Comes Home

In the early 1990s, Willie Perdomo was a teenager growing up in East Harlem. He saw and experienced firsthand a... more

18 Jul 2023 · 19 minutes
Love & Walkouts

Today we're bringing you an episode from our vault — a love story of student activism. We're taking you back... more

14 Jul 2023 · 33 minutes
Steven Melendez on Opening Doors to Ballet

Steven Melendez thinks a lot about accessibility in the world of classical dance. Steven got his start in ballet at... more

11 Jul 2023 · 20 minutes
Hector Galán: A Life Documenting Marginalized Stories

Latino USA continues to celebrate its 30th anniversary, bringing you conversations with some of the most influential Latinos and Latinas... more

07 Jul 2023 · 36 minutes
Resistance And Loss In The Age Of COVID-19 With Edwidge Danticat

According to Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat, stories are a way of finding inspiration and comfort during the times we’re living... more

04 Jul 2023 · 29 minutes
The Lone Legislator

In 1919, an intrepid Texas state representative, José Tomás Canales, decided to lead an investigation into the abuse of power... more

30 Jun 2023 · 36 minutes
Creating the Sound of Latino USA

Latino USA has cycled through quite a few theme songs in its 30 years. There was the original theme, with... more

27 Jun 2023 · 24 minutes
En Español

For years, Anita Flores carried shame: She was a second-generation half-Peruvian who barely spoke Spanish. She pretended she didn’t care;... more

23 Jun 2023 · 44 minutes
You Want to Talk About Hot Cheetos?

We tackle the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos controversy and dive into why this story is so much more than just about... more

20 Jun 2023 · 38 minutes
No Strings Attached

What happens when people living in poverty get a stable income from the government? More than 100 guaranteed income pilot... more

16 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
How I Made It: No Te Va Gustar

For over 25 years, Uruguayan band No Te Va Gustar has been filling concert venues across Latin America. With their... more

13 Jun 2023 · 11 minutes
The Clinic

Latino USA goes inside the biggest free health clinic in the country, which serves only people without insurance. There are... more

09 Jun 2023 · 47 minutes
Healing in Uvalde

This week Latino USA shares an episode of the In The Thick podcast. Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela reflect on... more

06 Jun 2023 · 47 minutes
Uvalde Rising

One year after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Latino USA and Futuro Investigates explore how... more

02 Jun 2023 · 1 hour,
Julieta Venegas’ Search for a Simple Life

The Mexican singer-songwriter, Julieta Venegas, took a seven-year break before releasing her latest album, a journey of self-discovery in 10... more

30 May 2023 · 18 minutes
Restaurant Royalty: Zarela and Aarón

For mother and son chefs Zarela Martinez and Aarón Sanchez, educating others about the cuisines that make up Mexico is... more

26 May 2023 · 32 minutes
José Ralat, Taco Editor

José Ralat is the Taco Editor at Texas Monthly Magazine and consequently the only taco editor in the United States.... more

23 May 2023 · 15 minutes
The Migrant Student Club

Over 300,000 students in the U.S. migrate every year to work in agriculture, from spring to fall. At a high... more

19 May 2023 · 35 minutes
Mariana Enríquez On Using Horror to Process Historical Trauma

Mariana Enríquez is one of the best-known writers of a growing literary trend in Latin America that uses the horror... more

16 May 2023 · 21 minutes
Portrait Of: Linda Ronstadt

We continue to celebrate our 30th anniversary, bringing you the voices of some of the most influential Latinos and Latinas... more

12 May 2023 · 34 minutes
Gangs, Murder, and Migration in Honduras

We start today’s episode at El Edén—the center in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, where child migrants are processed after being... more

09 May 2023 · 49 minutes
30 Años: An Oral History of Latino USA

On May 5th, 1993, the first episode of Latino USA aired on more than 50 public radio stations across the... more

05 May 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
How I Made It: Maná

The rock en español group, Maná, is one of the most successful Spanish-language rock bands of this generation. They've sold... more

02 May 2023 · 15 minutes
Colombia's Secret War Against Civilians

Years ago, Gloria Martinez’s son went out to look for a job and never came back. Gloria would spend months... more

28 Apr 2023 · 38 minutes
Motive

This week Latino USA brings you an episode of the Motive podcast, from WBEZ Chicago. Chicago gangs: Real people. Real stories.... more

25 Apr 2023 · 37 minutes
Head Down: Part II

At the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles last year, President Joe Biden outlined his plan to reduce the... more

21 Apr 2023 · 54 minutes
The Pulso Podcast

This week Latino USA brings you an episode of The Pulso Podcast. Texas 1951. Farmworker Pete Hernandez walks into a bar with... more

18 Apr 2023 · 16 minutes
Head Down - Part 1

In 2018, Diego and Mario joined the U.S. government-sponsored H-2A visa program, leaving their families in their home country of... more

14 Apr 2023 · 57 minutes
Kate's Summer

The summer of 2020 was filled with uncertainty as more than 20 million people in the U.S. were left unemployed... more

11 Apr 2023 · 30 minutes
Portrait Of: Gloria Estefan

Gloria Maria Milagrosa Fajardo Garcia was a shy, quiet young woman who joined a band named the Miami Latin Boys.... more

07 Apr 2023 · 35 minutes
Party Crews: The Untold Story

This week on Latino USA we’re bringing you an episode from the newly released podcast series Party Crews: The Untold... more

04 Apr 2023 · 38 minutes
Lorena’s 'Alcance'

When pioneering trans activist Lorena Borjas first arrived in the U.S. in late May of 1981, she found both community... more

31 Mar 2023 · 57 minutes
Quiara Alegria Hudes on Writing Through Grief and Joy

In 2018, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes decided to take a break from the theater world. Tired of a... more

28 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
'Argentina, 1985': History and Memory

Antonia Cereijido interviews former prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Luis Moreno Ocampo about his real life experience, which inspired... more

24 Mar 2023 · 36 minutes
State of Exception: An Abolitionist Poet Visits El Salvador

Christopher Soto is a Salvadoran-American poet, activist and prison abolitionist. He is based in Los Angeles, but has remained tied... more

21 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
Villano Antillano and Ana Macho Dream of Queer and Trans Futures

Villano Antillano and Ana Macho are two Puerto Rican trans and non-binary musicians making waves in the music industry. In... more

17 Mar 2023 · 32 minutes
An Unwinnable War

This week Latino USA shares an episode of the USA v. García Luna podcast, from Futuro Investigates and Lemonada Media. Genaro... more

14 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
'Suavemente' — The Merengue War

For this week’s Latino USA, we’re bringing you an episode from the newly released podcast series from WNYC Studios and... more

10 Mar 2023 · 41 minutes
How I Made It: Ayodele Casel

For Ayodele Casel tap dancing is magic. As a young high school student, she dreamed of one day dancing like... more

07 Mar 2023 · 18 minutes
Teresa Urrea: The Mexican Joan of Arc

In the late 1800s, Teresa Urrea was a superstar. She was a ‘curandera,’ or healer, a revolutionary, and a feminist.... more

03 Mar 2023 · 48 minutes
Daniel Suárez: Making History With NASCAR

Daniel Suárez made history in 2022 when he became the first Mexican-born driver to win a NASCAR Cup Series race,... more

28 Feb 2023 · 19 minutes
I Wonder If I Take You Home: Freedom in Freestyle

For this week’s Latino USA, we’re bringing you an episode from the newly released podcast series from WNYC Studios and... more

24 Feb 2023 · 40 minutes
Digging Into Mexican Food With Chef Margarita Carrillo

The food of Mexico is diverse, complex, and beloved across the world. Don’t just take it from us—in 2010, traditional... more

21 Feb 2023 · 29 minutes
Portrait Of: Jorge Drexler

Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler knows what it's like to live different lives within one. An ENT doctor until his early... more

17 Feb 2023 · 36 minutes
Valle de Sueños: The Beginning of the End

This week Latino USA shares the first episode from the Valle de Sueños podcast. We launch Valle de Sueños on Our... more

14 Feb 2023 · 18 minutes
'La Lucha Sigue': Chicano Teachers Now and Then

More than 25 years ago, two teachers in New Mexico were fired for refusing to stop teaching Chicano History in... more

10 Feb 2023 · 55 minutes
“El gran varón” — ¿Quién era Simón?

Esta semana en Latino USA, te compartimos un episodio del nuevo podcast “La Brega: La experiencia boricua en 8 canciones”,... more

07 Feb 2023 · 41 minutes
El Gran Varón: Who Was Simón?

For this week’s Latino USA, we’re bringing you an episode from the newly released podcast series from WNYC Studios and... more

03 Feb 2023 · 41 minutes
Portrait Of: Esmeralda Santiago LIVE in NYC

In 2018, Latino USA teamed up with the Unterberg Poetry Center at the 92nd Street Y to put on an... more

31 Jan 2023 · 23 minutes
The Breakdown: The Legacy of ‘Dora the Explorer’

In 1998, three television writers tasked with creating the next hit children's show came up with the idea of a... more

27 Jan 2023 · 35 minutes
Cecilia Gentili's Revolutionary Ask

Trans activist, actress and author, Cecilia Gentili, knows the power of stories. Whether she is working at her company Trans... more

24 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
Into Natalia Lafourcade's Inner Garden

Mexican singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade embraces contrasts in her music. Look no further than her latest album, “De Todas las Flores,”... more

20 Jan 2023 · 32 minutes
The Call Is Coming From Inside the House

Last November, Maria Hinojosa visited Howard University in Washington, DC to celebrate its inaugural Democracy Summit. The Summit was organized... more

17 Jan 2023 · 42 minutes
Nikole Hannah-Jones: Beyond the 1619 Project

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones rose to instant recognition when she published the 1619 Project in 2019. Since then she’s... more

13 Jan 2023 · 55 minutes
iLe on Song and Protest

For Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Ileana Cabra — known by her stage name, iLe — music has always been a way... more

10 Jan 2023 · 19 minutes
Nacho's Special

Nachos: They’re one of the most popular snack foods in the United States, and the name is instantly recognizable worldwide.... more

06 Jan 2023 · 48 minutes
Portrait Of: Rubén Blades

Rubén Blades is a singer, songwriter, actor, lawyer, and politician. He was born in Panama and became a New Yorker... more

03 Jan 2023 · 34 minutes
The Diary of an ‘Undesirable’

In 1945, 20-year-old Anthony Acevedo was held in captivity with other American soldiers inside a Nazi concentration camp called Berga.... more

30 Dec 2022 · 28 minutes
¡Cómete Ese Miedo! With Maria Hinojosa

This week on Latino USA we feature this interview with Maria Hinojosa on the Brown Enough podcast. Cómete ese miedo... more

27 Dec 2022 · 37 minutes
Valley of Contrasts

In most of the country, when someone says they are going to Coachella it means they are going to a... more

23 Dec 2022 · 50 minutes
USA v. García Luna: Episode 2 ‘The Mexican Hoover’

From CSI to Donna Summer, García Luna was fascinated by anything American. Several U.S. officials said that García Luna was... more

20 Dec 2022 · 41 minutes
Rafael Reif on Leading —and Leaving— MIT

When Rafael Reif steps down as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the end of December 2022, there... more

16 Dec 2022 · 38 minutes
Identity, Language and Community Through Video Games

After a challenging experience as a computer science major, Samantha fell in love with making video games. But more than... more

13 Dec 2022 · 20 minutes
USA v. García Luna: Episode 1 ‘Untouchable’

A Mexican-American journalist and a Cuban-Mexican investigative reporter walk into a recording studio with a bottle of tequila, and reveal... more

09 Dec 2022 · 39 minutes
Feeling Like the Other

In the special presentation of the In The Thick political podcast produced by Futuro Media, Maria and Julio are joined... more

06 Dec 2022 · 33 minutes
Death by Policy: Crisis in the Arizona Desert

In this year-long investigation from Futuro Investigates, we dig into how the Border Patrol’s decades-long deterrence policies create a deadly... more

02 Dec 2022 · 56 minutes
White Hats: Rangers and 'Rinches'

Today, we are sharing with Latino USA listeners the first episode of “White Hats,” a new podcast by Texas Monthly.... more

29 Nov 2022 · 44 minutes
By Right Of Discovery

On Thanksgiving Day, hundreds of people gather on Alcatraz Island, the famous former prison and one of the largest tourist... more

25 Nov 2022 · 49 minutes
Confusing Latin American Sayings and What They Mean

Today we bring you a taste of the comedy podcast Hyphenated, by Latina comedians Joanna Hausmann and Jenny Lorenzo. In this... more

22 Nov 2022 · 41 minutes
Voting for Democracy: The Midterms

For this year’s midterms, Latino USA is teaming up with Futuro Media’s political podcast In The Thick for a special... more

18 Nov 2022 · 55 minutes
The Ballot Boogeymen

This week Latino USA is featuring “The Ballot Boogeymen,” a podcast by Reveal, which talks about a new rash of... more

15 Nov 2022 · 53 minutes
The Last Cup

Introducing a new podcast by NPR and Futuro Studios: The Last Cup, a podcast about soccer and the immigrant experience As... more

11 Nov 2022 · 50 minutes
Narsiso Martinez: Depicting Farmwork in Art

Visual artist Narsiso Martinez uses materials, like discarded produce boxes and dusty charcoal, to depict intimate scenes about the life... more

08 Nov 2022 · 16 minutes
Portrait Of: Carmen Rita Wong

Author and journalist, Carmen Rita Wong, grew up believing that her father was “Papi” Peter Wong, a Chinese American man.... more

04 Nov 2022 · 38 minutes
The Latino Swing Voter

In the special presentation of the In The Thick political podcast produced by Futuro Media, Maria and Julio are joined... more

01 Nov 2022 · 40 minutes
The Quevedos

Latino USA producer Sayre Quevedo grew up having only met two members of his blood family, his mom and his... more

28 Oct 2022 · 42 minutes
Racism and the LA City Council

On October 9, the Los Angeles Times of a conversation between now-former L.A. City Council President Nury Martínez, fellow Councilmembers... more

25 Oct 2022 · 31 minutes
Ever Since the Oil: Part Two

Between the years of 2010 and 2020, North Dakota saw a growth rate of almost 150% of Latinos and Latinas,... more

21 Oct 2022 · 56 minutes
Brazil on Fire

Latino USA is proud to present an episode of Brazil on Fire, a podcast produced in partnership between The Real... more

18 Oct 2022 · 34 minutes
Ever Since the Oil: Part One

North Dakota saw the biggest growth rate of Latinos and Latinas in the United States between 2010 and 2020, according... more

14 Oct 2022 · 59 minutes
Rediscovering: Killed Through The Border Fence

Latino USA is proud to present an episode from The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com Rediscovering: Killed Through The Border Fence... more

11 Oct 2022 · 32 minutes
‘We Can’t Let Up’: Arizona’s Midterm Battle

As a traditionally Republican state, Arizona hadn’t seen a Democratic presidential candidate win since 1996. But then, in 2020, the... more

07 Oct 2022 · 57 minutes
Detention By Design

As recently as 1955, there were virtually no immigrants held in detention in the U.S. Today, the federal government holds... more

04 Oct 2022 · 30 minutes
Minden, NV: The Last Sundown Siren

Latino USA is proud to feature an episode from Futuro Studios and Higher Ground’s The Sum of Us podcast, Heather... more

30 Sep 2022 · 51 minutes
Denice Frohman: Finding Poetry in Life

Poet and spoken word artist Denice Frohman has been performing for more than 15 years now — you may have... more

27 Sep 2022 · 25 minutes
The Little Black Dress: A Hidden History

Before it was the classic dress we all know and many still love today, the little black dress was mostly... more

23 Sep 2022 · 35 minutes
Bianca Graulau Reports From the Colony

Bianca Graulau is an independent journalist who's been using TikTok and YouTube to tell you what’s going on in Puerto... more

20 Sep 2022 · 24 minutes
Responding With Dignity in Puerto Rico

When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September of 2017, there was a complete lack of government response, highlighting the... more

16 Sep 2022 · 45 minutes
Rubirosa: Haunted

This week Latino USA is featuring the first episode of the Rubirosa podcast, a Witness Docs production. Imagine instead of... more

13 Sep 2022 · 34 minutes
Latino USA: Live From L.A.

This summer, Latino USA took a trip to the West Coast for a live show in Los Angeles — and... more

09 Sep 2022 · 55 minutes
Into the Fire

For the past decade, Armando Perez has worked as a wildland firefighter with the Eldorado, California, Hotshot crew—an elite group... more

06 Sep 2022 · 21 minutes
Shaping a National Latino Museum

What and who do you include in a national Latino museum? That’s a question that many have been asking since late... more

02 Sep 2022 · 42 minutes
Love and Lust With Yesika Salgado

We're still on summer break so we are sharing an interview from our archives with poet Yesika Salgado. She heads... more

30 Aug 2022 · 27 minutes
Portrait Of: José Feliciano

Latino USA is on summer break this week so we wanted to share one of our favorite recent interviews that... more

26 Aug 2022 · 26 minutes
Reclaiming the Outdoors with Hike Clerb

Evelynn Escobar-Thomas grew up near a state park in Northern Virginia, but she never visited it. For Evelynn, who is... more

23 Aug 2022 · 20 minutes
What About Electoral Power?

In this continuation of Latino USA’s 2022 midterms coverage, Maria welcomes her In The Thick co-host Julio Ricardo Varela and... more

19 Aug 2022 · 34 minutes
The World Through Julio Torres’ Eyes

You probably haven’t met a comedian quite like Julio Torres. Julio’s work is highly visual and deeply inquisitive, often focusing on... more

16 Aug 2022 · 22 minutes
Genias in Music: Petrona Martínez

For the closing of our series Genias in Music, celebrating the contributions of women in their fields, we go to... more

12 Aug 2022 · 44 minutes
Dreaming With Luna Luna

Luna Luna is a rising four-member band from different walks of life. They’re known for mixing nostalgic sounds of the... more

09 Aug 2022 · 19 minutes
Robert Santos Counts the Future

Last November, Robert Santos became the first Latino to be confirmed as the Director of the U.S. Census Bureau. Santos is... more

05 Aug 2022 · 43 minutes
L.A.’s Backyard Party Scene

Here is a podcast from our Latino USA archives. Latino USA sits down with Guadalupe Rosales of [Veteranas and Rucas](http:// https://www.instagram.com/veteranas_and_rucas/ "V&R")... more

02 Aug 2022 · 16 minutes
And They Will Inherit It

Here is a podcast from our Latino USA archives. In 1950, a group of majority Mexican-American miners in New Mexico readied... more

29 Jul 2022 · 40 minutes
The Baseball Fan

Latino USA is proud to feature an episode from Colorado Public Radio’s new ¿Quién Are We? podcast, which explores what... more

26 Jul 2022 · 26 minutes
The Growing Call to Abolish Student Debt

The call for the abolition of all student debt has never been louder–but how did we get to a place... more

22 Jul 2022 · 51 minutes
LADAMA: The Body Is Our Best Instrument

When the members of LADAMA met for the first time, it felt as if they already knew each other. In... more

19 Jul 2022 · 25 minutes
The Politics of COVID-19

As part of Latino USA’s ongoing 2022 midterms coverage, Maria Hinojosa is joined by her In The Thick co-host Julio... more

15 Jul 2022 · 37 minutes
Raising Antiracist Leaders

In the special presentation of the In The Thick political podcast produced by Futuro Media, Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo... more

12 Jul 2022 · 33 minutes
Undocumented and Unhoused

Living in the Bay Area has become a luxury that many cannot afford anymore. It’s home to the biggest —and... more

08 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Colombia Makes History

Latino USA presents a recent episode of Latino Rebels Radio, also produced by Futuro Media. For the first time in its... more

05 Jul 2022 · 24 minutes
It’s a Small World, After All

Latino USA takes a look back at Disney’s relationship with Latin America. We start in the 1940s when Walt Disney... more

01 Jul 2022 · 52 minutes
A Post-Roe Reality

For this bonus podcast drop, Latino USA shares the latest episode of the award-winning political podcast In The Thick, hosted... more

29 Jun 2022 · 40 minutes
Kali Fajardo-Anstine Reclaims Her Ancestors’ Stories

Growing up in Denver, Colorado, Kali Fajardo-Anstine did not see herself, nor her family, represented in books or television. But,... more

28 Jun 2022 · 23 minutes
Surfside Remembers

One year ago on June 24, a small beachside town in South Florida was asleep. It was the summer, past... more

24 Jun 2022 · 46 minutes
‘On the Divide’: Fighting for Choice in the Rio Grande Valley

For years, McAllen, Texas, has been at the front lines in the struggle for reproductive access in the country. The... more

21 Jun 2022 · 21 minutes
A Future Without Roe v. Wade

What will the future look like for low-income communities of color if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade? In... more

17 Jun 2022 · 36 minutes
Maria Hinojosa on Partying, Partnership and Her New Pulitzer

Recently, our friends at Death, Sex & Money shared a conversation with Latino USA anchor and executive producer Maria Hinojosa.... more

14 Jun 2022 · 30 minutes
Uvalde Resiste

On Tuesday May 24th, 2022, an 18-year-old man entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and shot and murdered 19... more

10 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Helado Negro’s Expanding Universe

When Roberto Carlos Lange chose his stage name, he didn’t want to limit himself. Helado Negro represented something unknown and... more

07 Jun 2022 · 26 minutes
An Immigration Midterms Check

In collaboration with the award-winning In The Thick political podcast, Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela explore current immigration policy... more

03 Jun 2022 · 39 minutes
Out of the Shadows: Children of 86

From My Cultura Network and IHeart Podcasts Hosts Patty Rodriguez and Erick Galindo reflect on their lives as children of immigrants.... more

31 May 2022 · 27 minutes
The Battle of 187

It’s 1993 in California. Dr. Dre is on the radio. The state is in a budget deficit. And a group... more

27 May 2022 · 50 minutes
After Uvalde

In this special collaboration with In The Thick, Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo reflect on the mass shooting that occurred... more

26 May 2022 · 22 minutes
Imperfect Paradise: The Forgotten Revolutionary

From LAist Studios Oscar Gomez was a star of the 1990s Chicano student movement and then, unexpectedly, he died. A rattling... more

24 May 2022 · 31 minutes
Limbo

There are two kinds of immigrants: the ones who don’t look back and the ones who spend their lives looking... more

20 May 2022 · 56 minutes
Bodies Without Limits: Tattooing With Tamara Santibañez

If you’re looking for a sign to go get that tattoo you’ve been dreaming of — well, this is it. Tattoo... more

17 May 2022 · 24 minutes
Genias in Music: Violeta Parra

Violeta Parra changed music in her native Chile and beyond. She is known as the “Mother of La Nueva Canción,”... more

13 May 2022 · 46 minutes
Growing Up With The Tiarras

The Tiarras have been playing together since they were just little girls, but they’ve been sisters forever. The band is arguably... more

10 May 2022 · 23 minutes
Disinformation and Misinformation

To kick off Latino USA's 2022 election cycle coverage, Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela are joined by Maria Teresa... more

06 May 2022 · 33 minutes
Portrait Of: Elizabeth Acevedo

Elizabeth Acevedo is a Dominican-American poet and award-winning author. Her debut young adult novel "The Poet X" made the New... more

03 May 2022 · 15 minutes
A Child Lost in Translation

The following Latino USA story was originally broadcast on May 31, 2019. It was also the recipient of a 2020... more

29 Apr 2022 · 36 minutes
New Hope for Melissa Lucio

Latino USA provides an update to a story we recently did about Melissa Lucio, the first Latina on death row... more

26 Apr 2022 · 4 minutes
Doris Anahi Muñoz Chooses Herself

Doris Anahi Muñoz always sang. In fact, singing was her first career choice. But reality hit when she realized in... more

26 Apr 2022 · 22 minutes
Chisme: An Ancestral Language

When Elisa Baena and Monica Morales-García first met on their first day as Latino USA fellows, they realized they were... more

22 Apr 2022 · 39 minutes
The Story Not Told With Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa

Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa grew up listening to the stories of her rural Afro Puerto Rican community of Puerto Rico, but when... more

19 Apr 2022 · 17 minutes
Genias in Music: La Lupe

La Lupe was a legendary Afro-Cuban singer who was once known as the “Queen of Latin Soul.” She was one... more

15 Apr 2022 · 41 minutes
Silvana Estrada Finds Freedom in Music

Silvana Estrada has spent her entire life surrounded by the sounds of music: the tuning of a violin, the strumming... more

12 Apr 2022 · 22 minutes
Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera, Through Each Other’s Eyes

Independent filmmakers Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera have won many awards throughout their careers, but in 2021 they made history:... more

08 Apr 2022 · 40 minutes
Being Seen on Screen

Latino USA presents a recent episode of Latino Rebels Radio that focuses on media representation in our community. Host Julio... more

05 Apr 2022 · 27 minutes
Rodeo

Rodeo —the Spanish word for “rounding up”— is a multi-million dollar sport in the United States, but it’s rooted in... more

01 Apr 2022 · 49 minutes
We Are Here: Mapping Indigenous Migrant Languages

For years, the U.S. Census has undercounted Indigenous migrants, grouping them under the label of “Hispanic” or “Latinos.” This is... more

29 Mar 2022 · 22 minutes
The Race to Save Melissa Lucio

On April 27, 2022, Melissa Lucio could become the first Latina sentenced to death to be executed in Texas. In... more

25 Mar 2022 · 42 minutes
Xochitl Gonzalez and the Art of Traversing Worlds

On the night of the presidential elections in 2016, Xochitl Gonzalez was at the Javits Center in New York City... more

22 Mar 2022 · 24 minutes
Genias in Music: Maria Grever

In 1916, Maria Grever set foot in New York City with her two children in tow. She was a Mexican... more

18 Mar 2022 · 41 minutes
Machinery of Corruption and Impunity

Latino USA presents another episode from the In The Thick podcast. In this episode, Maria and Julio are joined by... more

15 Mar 2022 · 39 minutes
The Moving Border: Even Further South

After two years, Maria Hinojosa returns to Mexico’s southern border for the latest episode of the award-winning series The Moving... more

11 Mar 2022 · 59 minutes
The Worlds within Angelica Garcia’s Voice

Angelica Garcia’s music is as colorful and eclectic as her many influences, ranging from traditional rancheras, folk and blues to... more

08 Mar 2022 · 26 minutes
Lights, Camera… ¡Acción! A Latino Take on the Oscars

2021 was a big year for Latinos in Hollywood, and now they’re getting some awards season love. With this year’s... more

04 Mar 2022 · 40 minutes
What’s Love Got to Do With Alexis Daria?

Alexis Daria now writes love stories about Latina and Latino characters that reflect and celebrate her friends and family. In... more

01 Mar 2022 · 18 minutes
An Unexpected Home

This year marks the 10th anniversary since the policy of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was put in place.... more

25 Feb 2022 · 47 minutes
Through the Cracks

When 8-year-old Relisha Rudd disappeared from a homeless shelter in Washington, D.C. in 2014, nobody noticed. By the time police... more

22 Feb 2022 · 32 minutes
A Border Drawn in Blood

From the Latino USA archives, producer Marlon Bishop travels to the Dominican-Haitian border to unpack the history of what happened... more

18 Feb 2022 · 50 minutes
Indigenous Science With Jessica Hernandez

As a Zapotec and Maya Ch’orti’ environmental scientist, Dr. Jessica Hernandez has always found academia to be a hostile place.... more

15 Feb 2022 · 19 minutes
Doctora Polo: 'This Is Who I Am'

If some Latinos hear "la doctora," it doesn’t evoke the image of a medical doctor. Instead, it’s that of a... more

11 Feb 2022 · 35 minutes
The Fiesta Theory — Ídolo: The Ballad of Chalino Sánchez

From Futuro Studios and Sonoro Chalino grew up surrounded by violence in a humble town in Sinaloa. But his life takes... more

08 Feb 2022 · 34 minutes
Death Note — Introducing Ídolo: The Ballad of Chalino Sánchez

From Futuro Studios and Sonoro Narcocorrido superstar Chalino Sánchez sings to a sold-out crowd for the first time in Sinaloa. It's... more

04 Feb 2022 · 24 minutes
The Rise of Chile's Center-Left

Latino USA is featuring a recent Latino Rebels Radio episode where host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Chilean historian and journalist... more

01 Feb 2022 · 25 minutes
After Ayotzinapa: The Missing 43

It has been over seven years since 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College in Guerrero, Mexico, were taken... more

28 Jan 2022 · 50 minutes
Fighting for Tejano Music With Veronique Medrano

Veronique Medrano is a Tejano and Spanish Country singer from Brownsville, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley. Veronique finds inspiration... more

25 Jan 2022 · 21 minutes
Benjamin Alire Sáenz Discovers the Secrets of His Universe

Two boys, Mexican-American, 1987, El Paso, Texas… and they fall in love. That’s the pitch behind Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s bestselling... more

21 Jan 2022 · 36 minutes
White Supremacy Is Evergreen

For this special Latino USA presentation of In The Thick, Maria and Julio are joined by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, historian, writer and... more

18 Jan 2022 · 38 minutes
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As a Zapotec and Maya Ch’orti’ environmental scientist, Dr. Jessica Hernandez has always found academia to be a hostile place. She had... more