Latino USA

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

Recent Episodes

#1722 - Ripple Effect

What happens when immigration laws and policies—intended for immigrants—affect U.S. citizens? For this episode of Latino USA we meet the De La Rosa family, four U.S.-born siblings who are defying the odds and making it work despite being separated from their mother, from 15-year-old Naomi taking on the mom role at home, to Jim, the oldest, joining the military in hopes of getting his mom legal status in the U.S. We also talk to Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles about how immigration policies can put local governments between a rock and a hard place.

#1721 - But I Get Up Again

This week on Latino USA — it's all about fighters. Standing up for what you believe in, and finding the strength to get back up when you fall. We catch up on news from Puerto Rico, where there is a crippling debt crisis, a university strike, and an upcoming referendum that could determine the island's future. Plus, conversations with Mexican soap star Kate Del Castillo, and WWE star "AJ" Mendez Brooks.

#1720 - Latino U

For many, college is the first place where serious thought is given to one's identity. All of a sudden you're forced to think about what it is you want from life and where you think you belong. Latino USA is diving into the world of college, starting with an in-depth look into Latino Greek life. We are going to rush at the University of Texas at Austin and learn the surprising history of Latino fraternities. Plus, a conversation about whether safe spaces protect or coddle students.

#1719 - The Flip Side

Comedian Eugenio Derbez is so famous in Mexico he can barely walk down the street without being swarmed by paparazzi. So what did it feel like to try to make it in Hollywood as an unknown? On this episode, we hear from people who find themselves in situations they never thought they would be in. An insurance rep goes from denying people health coverage to fighting for his mom to get it. And, Jews and Nazi-sympathizers from Latin America end up in the same U.S. internment camps together during World War II.

#1718 - 100

As President Trump reaches his 100th day in office, Latino USA brings stories about what's changed since January 20. A young woman decides to start a political march, and ten thousand people sign up overnight. A Nebraska corn farmer worries about what changes to NAFTA could mean for his job, and lawyers in New York City struggle to deal with new demands being placed on them. At the same time, many Trump voters, including an outspoken Border Patrol union leader, remain supportive. Latino perspectives from both sides of the aisle, and what it all could mean for the next few years.

#1717 - The Hand You're Dealt

In life, as in cards, it's all about the luck of the draw. On this week's show, Latino USA tells stories about making the most out of difficult or complicated circumstances. Latinos in Denison, Iowa grapple with living in the district of a controversial, anti-immigrant congressman. A man flees Syria to unite with his love in Colombia. Pop-star Becky G speaks about escaping a rough economic childhood in Los Angeles. Plus, Gimlet Media's "Science Vs" joins us to solve a pressing question: are immigrants good or bad for the economy?