Latino USA

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

Recent Episodes

#1519 - Palabras

What's in a word? Find out with Latino USA as we talk about Spanglish and its implications, how to interpret the made up language of some popular movie characters, and living as a deaf Latino.

#1517 - Returning

This episode of Latino USA is all about going back. Whether it's returning to a home country or revisting an inspiration, we look at the various ways people return. We hear from two adoptees reconnecting to their roots, what immigrant workers are doing with remmitance money and talk to Jose James about his new album of Billie Holiday covers.

#1516 - Reprise

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.

#1515 - Survivor

This week we hear stories of surviving tough times, whether it's street vendors in Chicago trying stay afloat, college students working through financial hardship and sexual assault, or the Fast & the Furious franchise somehow surviving fourteen years later.

#1514 - Chuy and the Battle for Chicago

What does it look like when a Latino runs for the highest office in Chicago? Latino USA finds out as we go inside the mayoral campaign of Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.