Latino USAAuthor: NPR
13 Nov 2018

Latino USA

Download, listen or watch all podcasts

Latino USA, the radio journal of news and culture, is the only national, English-language radio program produced from a Latino perspective.

  • Listen

    Shades of Blue

    The recent midterm elections highlighted a divide in the Democratic Party between its more centrist incumbents and a rising wave of young, progressive candidates. One of the most consequential races was in California. It featured longtime senator Dianne Feinstein and Kevin de León, who served as the leader of the California State Senate. Feinstein had the money, name recognition and poll numbers. But de León, the son of an undocumented Guatemalan immigrant, hoped to win by positioning himself as the more progressive choice. As de León tried (and failed) to become the first Latino senator from California, Latino USA shadowed his long-shot campaign to see what it can tell us about the future of the Democratic Party.

  • Posted on 09 Nov 2018

    download
  • Listen

    Dolores Huerta and Her Daughter Talk Gender and Power

    This Election Day, a record-breaking number of women are on the ballot, and 2018 has been a year in which women all across the country have been speaking up—in the workplace, in protests on the street, and in confirmation hearings. In partnership with WNYC's "United States of Anxiety" podcast, we sit down for an intimate conversation with a woman who helped pave the way: lifelong civil rights activist Dolores Huerta. Interviewed by her daughter Juana Chávez, Huerta speaks frankly about their experiences with gender and power.

  • Posted on 06 Nov 2018

    download
  • Listen

    Portrait Of: RosalĂ­a and the Future of Flamenco

    Rosalía combines accents of flamenco with hip-hop and other modern sounds. The Spanish pop singer talks about El Mal Querer and some surprising dark themes that come up in her music.

  • Posted on 02 Nov 2018

    download
  • Listen

    Memories of My Melancholy Ghost

    Lucía Benavides is an Argentine-American journalist who moved from Texas to Barcelona to pursue a career as a foreign correspondent and freelance journalist. A year into her new life, she wasn't getting any stories commissioned and she was also dealing with a breakup. Lucía was sulking around her apartment when she got a text from a friend telling her that she lived in the very apartment Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez had lived in when he first moved to Barcelona 50 years earlier. That's when spooky things started happening.

  • Posted on 31 Oct 2018

    download
  • Listen

    A Far-Right Populist Wins in Brazil

    Brazil, the largest country in Latin America, elected a new president on Sunday: Jair Bolsonaro. The far-right congressman and former army captain has been called Brazil's Trump. He won with 55 percent of the vote against Fernando Haddad of the leftist Worker's Party, which governed for 13 years until a corruption scandal brought the party down. The scandal and an anti-establishment sentiment helped fuel Bolsonaro's victory. Latino USA talks to Brazilian journalist Adriana Carranca, who explains the forces that brought Bolsonaro to power.

  • Posted on 30 Oct 2018

    download

Follow Playlisto