Latino USA chronicles how Latinos are living, shaping and changing America, with in-depth reporting and candid conversations.
This week we take a look at comedy – who writes the shows, how to use comedy to fix problems like the pothole on your street, and activists trying to take racial caricatures out of comedy. Plus we hear from Cris Abrego, the creater of one of the largest reality TV empires in the country on the rise of reality TV and what makes watching it funny. And we talk with comedians of color about trying to make it in stand-up comedy clubs, a realm ruled mostly by white men.
We talk about about immigration on Latino USA, usually to the US. But what about global migration? This week we look at some unusual stories of migration, from dressage trainers in Mexico to West Africans in the trecherous Darian Gap of Central America. And we look at what it's like to live in Qatar, the country with the highest percentage of immigrants. Finally, Koko Warner discusses how climate change will affect global migration now and in the future.
Latino USA focuses this week on the idea of the reprise; a repeated but changed, passage of music. Maria Hinojosa talks to Lin-Manuel Miranda about his upcoming Broadway musical Hamilton, composer Tania León, and an up-and-coming band called Ibeyi.
We take another look at the 2016 election cycle and explore the Latino identity of Ted Cruz, why there's a generation gap in Latino voters between Sanders and Clinton, and investigate Hillary Clinton's relationship with a coup in Honduras. We also talk with residents of the Virgin Islands, who can't vote in general elections, and a newly naturalized citizen taking part in the voting process for the first time.
We dive deep into the creative minds of a few writers and artists who will be part of this year's PEN World Voices Festival with a series of conversations. Hear the glitch poetry of Guillermo Gomez Peña, Carmen Tafolla acts out a story, and wisdom from a philosopher.
This week we hear about the growing pains of the legal weed industry. With small business owners and wealthy private investors looking to get in on the profits, what will happen as laws continue to change? We explore how the drug war affects communities of color and the racialized history of weed, and why the legal industry today is mostly white. And finally, what happens when you open an edibles business in college?