Hosted by Maria Hinojosa, Latino USA documents one of the most incredible transformations of American life and reality – the exploding Latino population and its integration into a changing America.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week, we dedicate the entire show to the challenges that Latino youth face when dealing with mental health issues like anxiety, depression, peer pressure, and relationships. We hear the stories of three young Latinos coping with their culture while surviving the ups-and-downs of adolescence. But where do young Latinos turn for support? UC Davis professor Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola helps us put things in context.