Latino USA

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

Recent Episodes

#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.

#1541 - Turf Wars

What happens when we try to share spaces? Or when we want what our neighbors have? This week, Latino USA explores Turf Wars, from Americans retiring in South America to a battle over cigar domination.

#1540 - Diversity In Geekdom Remix

Daisy Rosario guest hosts this special hour about diversity in geekdom: from Comic books, to video games, to Cosplay. We even hear from special guests including DMC of Run-DMC and listeners.

#1539 - Parenthood

This week Latino USA looks at stories of parenting. We hear from Sonia Manzano, Maria from Sesame Street, who opens up about how her life mirrored her character on the show's life. Maria Hinojosa opens up about being worried whether her daughter is Latina enough. Indie musician, Empress Of, talks about how her mom crashes her concerts. And we hear about the struggles of families that live across borders.

#1538 - 21st Century Pope

Latino USA anticipates Pope Francis's visit to the U.S. by learning about his past, hearing from Latinos eager to catch a glimpse of him, and talking about how he and his seemingly radical views are impacting the Catholic Church in the U.S.