The radio journal of news and culture, Latino USA is the only nationally distributed English-language radio program produced from a Latino perspective.
Friday, May 24, 2013 9:23am
This week, we bring you an update on the Senate immigration plan as it heads to the Senate floor. And we report from two of the dozens of schools shuttered in Chicago. We sit down with Dominican-American author Raquel Cepeda to talk about her memoir “Bird of Paradise: How I Became a Latina.” Finally, the premiere of “Rebel,” a story about the Cuban women who disguised herself as a man to fight in the Civil War.
Friday, May 17, 2013 9:13am
This week, a look into elementary schools being shut down by Chicago officials, leaving many people angry and upset. And for this week’s “News Or Noise?”, Disney bows to Latino online mobilization after it tries to trademark “Dia de los Muertos.” Finally, we go to Tijuana, Mexico, where women roller derby fanatics give life to a fast growing sport.
Friday, May 10, 2013 7:53am
This week, we take you to Postville, Iowa, which five years ago was the site of the largest immigration raid in U.S history. Then, we look for answers on why U.S border patrol agents are shooting into Mexico and killing innocent civilians. And, we bring you a Mother’s Day commentary on the decision to become – or not to become – a mom. Finally, we go to a trailer park in Duroville, California where most its farmworker residents are leaving for newer housing.
Friday, May 3, 2013 7:53am
This week, with U.S immigration reform talks underway, we look at Mexico and its place in the discussion. Then, a look at violence and human rights abuses in Mexico, where women are often targets. And a commentary from a Mexican-American in Mexico City, a pocho in chilangolandia. Finally, the San Francisco Girls’ Chorus premieres “Santos” in California.
Friday, April 26, 2013 7:53am
This week, we break down the media’s coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing: what was news and what was noise? Then, domestic workers learn some handy mediating skills. And, meet Claudia Lopez, a Latina mountain climber, photographer, and a giver. Finally, an interview with Chilean director Andrés Wood about “Violeta Went to Heaven,” a film on the life of iconic folklorist Violeta Parra.