Latino USA

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

Recent Episodes

#1547 - Reservations

The Yakama Nation in Eastern Washington is home to 11,000 Native Americans and almost three times as many Latinos. Over recent decades, the reservation's rich agricultural lands have attracted Mexican farmworkers and their families who made the valley their home. Despite shared indigenous roots and intermarriages, living side by side hasn't been easy, and tensions between the two groups are high. On this special collaboration with Northwest Public Radio, Latino USA dives deep into the dynamics of the reservation, exploring how two communities, living side by side, try to learn to get along.

#1546 - Enlisted

We explore Latinos in uniform. Latino USA explores the history of army marketing and recruiting of Latinos. We hear from current recruiters and anti-recruiters in classrooms, a former solider now Youtube beauty guru, and a self-medicating vet who smoked pot then faced deportation.

#1545 - America By The Numbers: What is the Latino Vote?

Pundits on television are always talking about the Latino Vote: are they going to decide the election? Are they definitely voting for a Democrat? Or could a Republican sway them? So here at Latino USA we wanted to figure out what is the Latino Vote anyway? We learn about the surprising president to first court hispanic voters, the representation gap, the power of Latino millennials, and hispandering – the often comical ways candidates try to engage Latino voters.

#1544 - Ghost Stories

Latino USA gets spooky. We bring not only new ghost stories but also some history behind classic spooky icons like La Llorona and La Lechuza.

#1543 - Locked Up

What is it like to live life behind bars? We hear from prisoners who are trying to manage their health, stay in touch with family, and care for those who are dying. Plus a controversial new use for ankle monitors.

#1542 - The Dream 9

Two years ago, a group of young undocumented activists staged one of, if not the, riskiest protests in the history of the immigration rights movement. The Dream 9 was a group of people who had grown up in the U.S., had gone back to Mexico, and now wanted to return to what they thought of as "home." Some of them had even left the U.S. just to participate in the action. Their efforts landed all of them in detention. Latino USA dedicates the entire hour to their story and discussing their legacy.