Latino USA

Latino USA chronicles how Latinos are living, shaping and changing America, with in-depth reporting and candid conversations.

Recent Episodes

#1651 - Tech's Leaky Pipeline

No matter the measure, whether it be race, class, or gender, the tech industry does not reflect the American work force. In this episode of Latino USA we look at that "pipeline" that brings workers into the tech industry—from programs aimed at middle schoolers to an algorithm that is supposed to eliminate bias from the hiring process—to see where the leaks are.

#1651 - The Tech Industry's Leaky Pipeline

No matter the measure, whether it be race, class, or gender, the tech industry does not reflect the American work force. In this episode of Latino USA we look at that "pipeline" that brings workers into the tech industry—from programs aimed at middle schoolers to an algorithm that is supposed to eliminate bias from the hiring process—to see where the leaks are.

#1650 - Fitting In

We're all guilty of having tried to fit in at one time or another. On this episode we'll hear stories about bending ourselves to fit into new environments and expectations, as well as about those moments when we push back against those pressures and remain true to ourselves. In the 1930s, an all-Mexican American basketball team confronts racism as it sweeps the San Antonio high school league. Viral 11-year-old Saria Gonzales talks to Maria about being unapologetically herself. And, a story about navigating identity in the cruel, cruel world known as elementary school.

#1649 - Muslim & Latino

Latinos are the fastest growing group in Islam in the U.S. This week we look at the complexity of being part of two groups that are often targeted for very different reasons. We trace the history of Islam in the U.S., the challenges of leaving your family's religion and moving to a new one, and facing a world that refuses to accept that these two identities can co-exist.

#1648 - Reservations

The Yakama Indian Reservation in Eastern Washington is home to 11,000 Native Americans and almost three times as many Latinos. Over recent decades, the reservation has attracted Mexican farmworkers and their families who made the valley their home. Despite shared indigenous roots, living side by side hasn't been easy, and tensions between the two groups are high. On this collaboration with Northwest Public Radio, Latino USA dives into the dynamics of the reservation, exploring how two communities living side by side try to learn to get along. This episode was first broadcast in November 2015.

#1647 - By the Dawn's Early Light

This week we look forward as many dig in for the possible political and legal battles to come under the future President Trump. We speak with ACLU about their promise to see Donald Trump in court, talk to a Latino Republican grappling with Trump's immigration promises, and sit down with Univision host María Elena Salinas about the future Latino media. Plus, Latino USA visits the U.S.-Mexico border to find out more about the wall that Donald Trump plans to build... and the wall that's already there.