Latino USA

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

Recent Episodes

#1535 - Borderworld

Latino USA heads to Southern Arizona for a close look at life on the US-Mexico border, from a night out with armed border militias to guacamole-smothered hot dogs.

#1534 - Coming of Age

This week on Latino USA, stories about people maturing and coming into their own. We hear from a crew of skater dudes from El Salvador migrating to California, the directors of Mala Mala, a documentary that looks into the Puerto Ricans trans community, and the actors from the movie Straight Outta Compton.

#1533 - Off Beat

This week on Latino USA, stories about music that goes against the grain - or you could say, is a little offbeat. We visit the Juarez music venue that helped club kids get through the drug war, and learn the history behind the first great Latino hardcore punk band. Plus - an interview with Colombian-American singer Kali Uchis, and a chat about the meaning behind Latino cover songs.

#1532 - The Great Big & Little Outdoors

Latino USA goes outside and brings stories from parks, gardens, and the great outdoors. We hear from the CEO of the Girl Scouts and pop musicians who bring nature into their own work.

#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.