Latino USA

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

Recent Episodes

#1616 - Smoked Out

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?

#1615 - Who Run The World?

Latino USA revisits stories about women who run things. From the potentially most powerful Latina in the US - Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor - to the forgotten LGBTQ hero Sylvia Rivera, we learn about the Latinas who have made a mark.

#1614 - Baseball (Rebroadcast)

This week, Latino USA explores the past, present and future of baseball. From the history of how Latino players bent the rules of the color line in the years before Jackie Robinson, to the story of how and why Dominican fans starting showing up at Boston's notoriously white Fenway Park, to the challenges that immigrant players face on their journey to the Major Leagues.

#1613 - Latino Heroes of Rock & Roll

When we talk about what made rock & roll as we know it, the most common answer is: a mixture of R&B, a predominantly black genre, and country, a predominantly white genre. We explore the Latino influences that helped shape rock & roll, and we profile unsung Latino rock artists who had a hand in crafting this new sound---which is not as black and white as many think.

#1612 - Stereotyped

From the "Latin Lover" to the "Latina Bombshell," Latino USA breaks down stereotypes. Is the "Sleeping Mexican" an honored icon or a derogatory stereotype? We also hear from Latinos and Latinas about how stereotypes have affected their lives.

#1611 - Blood and Betrayal in the Southwest

The Southwest was once a part of Mexico, but that doesn't mean that Mexicans have always felt welcome there. Land disputes led to segregation, discrimination and even state-sanctioned violence. Latino USA looks into the history of resistance leaders like Juan Cortina and Reies Lopez Tijerina, the dark side of the Texas Rangers and school segregation in an episode dedicated to the often-untold history of blood and betrayal in the Southwest.