Latino USA

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

Recent Episodes

#1531 - Life Sentence

This episode: life before, during, and after prison. We meet a group of lifers trying to slow down the school-to-prison pipeline. We hear the story of Suave, who has gone from illiteracy and a life sentence, to finding meaning behind organizing behind bars. We learn about the trouble former inmates have re-entering society, and what they can do to succeed. Also, how one inmate has turned skills learned in prison into his business. And, how freedom can surprise you.

#1530 - Beauty

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Latino USA explores the question of what is beauty. We hear from make up tutorial YouTube stars, Latina models in Kansas city, and a trans man who shares his feelings on hair.

#1529 - Know Your Rights

This week on Latino USA, in order for people to fight for their rights, they have to know them: stories about people, like a judge who is working towards more equal applications of the law, to a mother in East L.A. fighting for her autistic children's education, to tenants taking on landlords to save their homes.

#1528 - Béisbol

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.

#1527 - Latino Icons (Rebroadcast)

Latino icons are all around us, from stars like Anthony Quinn and Rita Moreno, to gathering places like San Bernardino's Mitla Café.

#1526 - Rebels

From an actress who stars in one of the most rebellious shows out today, Orange is the New Black, to the hidden Latino history of one of the most rebellious film genres, film noir – Latino USA explores stories from the road less traveled by.