Latino USA

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

Recent Episodes

#1552 - Abuelos

Latino USA explores the rich and complicated relationship between Latinos and their grandparents. We look at the science behind the existence of abuelitos and hear from people who were raised by them.

#1551 - Through the Fire

This week Latino USA brings stories about people who are fighters. Macho men in the Dominican Republic who ignore their pain out of pride, a woman who takes the difficult decision to find out whether she has early onset Alzheimer's, and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade opens up about her break up.

#1550 - Limited Data

People often assume that technology will make our lives better, and much of the time, it does. But sometimes there are bumps along the road. We hear from a family separated by deportation that manages to stay connected via Skype. The second largest school district in the country tries out an ambitious plan to get technology in the classroom that catches the attention of the FBI. And an activist in Mexico uses technology to share and gather information but his online presence also makes him a target. We bring stories about technology's benefits, risks, and limitations.

#1549 - ¡Ay Vey! Being Jewish and Latino

Jews and Latinos are often discussed as different categories, but of course there are many Jewish communities across Latin America and some have made their way to the U.S. On this episode of Latino USA, we explore the history of Jewish migration throughout the Americas, hear personal stories of family and identity from Jewish Latinos themselves, and learn about struggle to preserve a fading Spanish-Jewish language known as Ladino.

#1548 - Family Values

For better or worse we are all influenced by the people who made us who we are...our families. This week we hear stories about family ties and what values bond us together. One family tries to break a Guinness World Record while another family is in the business of elk whispering, and one man describes the difficult choice to come out to his grandma.

#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.