Latino USA

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

Recent Episodes

#1347 - Labor

This week, Latino USA examines conditions for two categories of workers left out of many federal work protections: carnival workers and domestic workers. One group of carnival workers from the Mexican town of Tlapacoyan have brought a case against their employer for back wages and overtime. And domestic workers in California are now offered some protections under a new statewide Bill of Rights. We also get the organized labor perspective on immigration reform.

#1346 - Caged

This week, Latino USA focuses on literal and metaphorical cages, from education programs and art within prison walls to kidnapping in Mexico. We’ll hear how one former inmate helps people transition to life on the outside. Also: one performance artist’s take on being paralyzed, a Cuban blogger, and life in a boxcar settlement. All this, and fighting police harassment with Facebook.

#1345 - One for the Ladies

Today, we’re hearing from las mujeres—Barnard College president Debora Spar talks about having it all, we hear from three young reporters, discuss nude Louboutin shoes, body hair, and women in sports. Also, Latinas as a social and economic force, teaching dance, and your #LatinoProblems.

#1344 - Dia De Los Muertos

It's our special Day of the Dead episode, where we remember those who've passed away in the past year. Also: Latino goths and why they love Morrisey, hunting in New Mexico, rebirth through theater, Al Madrigal and Lalo Alcaraz on Halloween costumes, our favorite spooky films, and a discussion on whether immigration reform can be kept alive.

#1343 - Lost & Found

On the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Latino USA visits Staten Island, where the storm caused severe losses in immigrant communities. We'll examine echoes of Sandy's effects in Colorado's recent floods, hear about people of Hatian descent who have lost their citizenship in the Dominican Republic, hear the tales of immigrants deported, saved from detention, and saving an indigenous Mexican language. Also: why radio is important, especially in emergencies, two musical odysseys, and some words of wisdom from a Marine who recovers the long lost.

#1342 - Live in Sacramento

Latino USA is on the road and brings you this week’s show live from Sacramento. Host Maria Hinojosa interviews Californians about art and activism, writing and radio, and how the growth of California’s Latino population may indicate how the rest of the country adapts as Latinos become the largest minority.