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07 Jul 2022

Latino USA

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Latino USA offers insight into the lived experiences of Latino communities and is a window on the current and merging cultural, political and social ideas impacting Latinos and the nation.

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    Colombia Makes History

    Latino USA presents a recent episode of Latino Rebels Radio, also produced by Futuro Media.

    For the first time in its history, Colombia has moved to the left with the election of Gustavo Petro as president and Francia Márquez, the country's first Afro-Colombian vice president.

    Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes freelance writer Christina Noriega from Bogotá to break down both the victory and the challenges ahead.

    To subscribe to Latino Rebels Radio, click here.

  • Posted on 05 Jul 2022

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    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 and a group of animators were deployed by the U.S. government to Latin America in efforts to curb Nazi influence there. Then we hear from a Chilean writer who wrote a book called How to Read Donald Duck, critiquing Disney comics’ American imperialism in the 1970s. His book would later be burned in Chile. Finally, we talk with the directors of Coco, Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina.

    This podcast was originally broadcast by Latino USA on November 17, 2017.

  • Posted on 01 Jul 2022

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    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 by Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela.

    In this episode, Maria and Julio are joined by [Kimberly Atkins Stohr](http://Kimberly Atkins Stohr "Boston Globe"), senior opinion writer for The Boston Globe and The Emancipator, and Jessica Mason Pieklo, senior vice president of Rewire News Group and co-host of the podcast Boom! Lawyered. They unpack the Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade and how this will affect people throughout the country. They also get into other recent decisions and discuss how Democrats should be responding.

  • Posted on 29 Jun 2022

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    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, she knew she wanted to be a writer.

    Kali is a mixed Chicana woman with Indigenous and Filipino ancestry; she brings all of that into her work in hopes of creating a space where readers feel represented and seen.

    Kali is also the author of “Sabrina and Corina,” a collection of short stories that explore the lives of Chicanos and Chicanas in and around Dever, and she recently released her debut novel, “Woman of Light.”

    In this episode of Latino USA, Kali talks about how her life experiences and identity blend into her work and how she’s honoring her ancestors from the American West through her writing.

  • Posted on 28 Jun 2022

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    Surfside Remembers

    One year ago on June 24, a small beachside town in South Florida was asleep. It was the summer, past 1 a.m., when the section of the Champlain Towers South that pointed to the beach collapsed. Twelve stories of apartments pancaked in about 30 seconds. Ninety-eight people died; most of the victims were Latinos and Latinas.

    To mark the first anniversary of the collapse, we visit Surfside with producer Elisa Baena, who lives there with her Cuban grandmother. She brings us a story about memory, community, and how your relationship to a place can change after a tragic event.

  • Posted on 24 Jun 2022


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