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Scope and Contents Note

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1993-2010

Auditions, Promotions, Demos, and Other Audio Recordings

The Benson Latin American Collection

Latino USA Records, 1993-2010

Preliminary Inventory



Descriptive Summary

Creator University of Texas at Austin. Center for Mexican American Studies.
Title Latino USA Records
Dates: 1993-2010
Abstract Audio recordings of the public radio program Latino USA.
Accession No.
OCLC Record No.
Extent 410 audio cassettes, 331 compact discs, and 133 Audio Files, plus unprocessed materials
Language English and Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Radio program Latino USA began production by KUT and the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin in 1993. In 2010 production moved to the Futuro Media Group.

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Scope and Contents Note

A chronological listing, consisting of a mixture of audio files, compact discs, and audio cassettes, of the weekly public radio program Latino USA. Each weekly broadcast is given its own entry. At the top of each entry one finds a weekly broadcast number and an original air date for that episode. As all episodes are 29:00 this information has been dropped. Hence, program 1 was broadcast in the eighteenth week of the year 1993. This is followed by information on each segment within the episode. These segments can be considered to be the core of each episode. They are stories that makeup the program. Each segment consists of a segment letter, or number, a written description of the topic, and for the years 1993 - 2000, entries for subject types and locations.

Following the listing for the program one will find a short list of miscellaneous recordings that includes auditions, demos, and promotions. Also found in this section are several recordings relating to the program episode on the life of Reies Lopez Tijerina.

The collection is not fully processed, but is open for research. Contact the Benson Collection rare books and manuscripts department for more information.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Latino USA Records, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

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Box and Folder Inventory

 

1993

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1 1 Week # 18-93 Air Date 5/2/93 - 5/8/93
Feature Segment A:
NPR Reporter and Latino U.S.A. Host Maria Hinojosa recently spoke with a group of Latino journalists who regularly cover Washington D.C. politics. The topic: Latinos and the Clinton Administration. 3:59
Feature Segment B:
#18: Alberto Aguilar visited the principally Latino Pico Union district of Los Angeles. He reports that area residents, many of them Central American immigrants, still have not recovered from the violence and destruction of the civil disturbances of the spring of 1992. 6:30
#2B: Excerpt from remarks by California State University Professor Gloria Romero, chair of the Hispanic Advisory Council of the Los Angeles Police Commission. Romero's remarks are from a speech at a recent conference of the National Association of Chicano Studies in San Jose, California. Romero reflects on the civil disturbances which began on April 29, 1992 in Los Angeles. 1:33
Feature Segment C:
#1 C: Mandalit Del Barco reports on new cultural curricula now presented on the popular public television program 'Sesame Street', targeting minority viewers. This year, the program is making an extra effort to target Latino children in order to increase their self esteem. 4:08
#2C: Latino U.S.A. production interns Laura Varela and Arthur Dungan present an audio essay on the Mexican-American celebration of Cinco de Mayo. The holiday commemorates a battle fought in Puebla, Mexico, on May 5. 1862. However, the producers found that many of those who celebrate the holiday are unaware of its historical significance. v.o. 2:40 and music to 4:25
2 Week # 19-93 Air Date 5/9/93 - 5/15/93
This weeks News Segment includes an obituary feature on farmworker labor leader Cesar Chavez, who died on April 23, 1993.
Feature Segment A:
NPR Reporter and Latino U.S.A. Host Maria Hinojosa speaks with a group of Latino journalists who regularly cover Washington D.C. politics on the status of the Free Trade Agreement, & where U.S. Latinos stand on NAFTA. 3:07
Feature Segment B:
William Troop reports from Washington D.C. two years after the violent disturbances that took place in the mostly Latino neighborhood of Mount Pleasant. Despite actions taken by the D.C. government to meet Latino community concerns, Latino leaders insist that the local government needs to do more to make up for long-time neglect. 8:01
Feature Segment C:
#1C: Emilio San Pedro profiles Mario Bauza, one of the legendary originators of Latin jazz and a co-founder of the band 'Machito and his Afro-Cubans.' s/o @3:41 and music to 4:13
#2C: Texan artist and Latino U.S.A. commentator Luis Guerra shares some thoughts on the joy of rediscovering the really important things in life during a long hike he took in the mountains of Northem Mexico. 3:13
3 Week # 20-93 Air Date 5/16/93 - 5/22/93
Feature Segment A:
In the wake of the April 25th gay and lesbian march on Washington, reporter Mandalit.DeI Barco in New York speaks with gay and lesbian Latinos and discusses their participation in the mainstream gay community. 3:30
Feature Segment B:
Latino U.S.A. host and NPR reporter Maria Hinojosa speaks with Jose Cuellar, a Ph.D. at San Francisco State University, but better known as Dr. Loco, the leader of an eight piece Chicano rock band. 9:00
Feature Segment C:
# 1C: New York's ex-gang member John Guardo comments on the difficulties of leaving the violence of the streets, and his thoughts on getting a gun for protecting his family. 3:11
#2C: Deborah Begel reports on a mentorship program in New Mexico where Latino students actively participate, learning from chess to chemistry. 4:27
4 Week # 21-93 Air Date 5/23/93 - 5/29/93
Feature Segment A:
Latino U.S.A. host and NPR Reporter Maria Hinojosa speaks with Wilma Montanez, director of the Latina Roundtable on Health in New York City, about the Clinton health plan and its impact on Latinos. 3:63
Feature Segment B#1:
Producers Mandalit Del Barco and Frank Contreras prepared this montage of some of the words eulogizing Cesar Chavez from his memorial service in Delano, California. 2:37
Feature Segment B#2:
Reporter Diane Martinez spoke to some of the people who came to the Chavez memorial service about their memories of the union leader. 4:20
Feature Segment C#1:
Reporter Alberto Aguilar reports on the feelings of some of those involved in the United FarrnWorkers union about the future direction of the UFW. 4:17
Feature Segment C#2:
Excerpt from one of Cesar Chavez last major speeches given on April 15 at the Chicago Cultural Center. 1:46
5 Week # 22-93 Air Date 5/30/93 - 6/5/93
Feature Segment A:
Reporter Mandalit Del Barco reports from New York City on a break in the murder investigation of journalist Manuel Del Dios. The hard-hitting investigative journalist was gunned down in February of 1991. Authorities say his death was ordered by a Colombian drug cartel. 3:42
Feature Segment B#1:
Producer Betto Arcos prepared this profile of screenwriter and author Laura Esquivel. Her film & the novel it's based on, 'Like Water for Chocolate' explore the ritual of cooking, & its impact on relationships between men and women. 4:27
Feature Segment C#1:
LATINO U.S.A. host Maria Hinojosa presents some of the sounds from the twelfth annual Tejano Conjunto Festival in San Antonio. 1:37
Feature Segment C#2:
Elena Quezada reports from Austin, Texas on the increasing popularity of Tejano music. 5:48
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
6 Week # 23-93 Air Date 6/6/93 - 6/12/93
Feature Segment A:
Producer Betto Arcos' audio essay on the usage of the label 'illegal alien.' 2:58 to s/o 4:00 to end of music.
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico; States - New York
Feature Segment B#1:
Producer Marta Valentin in Boston prepared this appreciation of Latin music. It's a lesson on the role of the instrument known as the 'clave'--two wooden slicks that keep the rhythm in the music. 4:50
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Feature Segment B#2:
LATINO U.S.A. producer Maria Martin reports on the Chicano art exhibit opening up in its last venue in San Antonio ''Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation.' 3:18
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Feature Segment C: So Far From God - Poet/Novel
LATINO U.S.A. host Maria Hinojosa speaks with poet and novelist Ana Castillo, author of "So Far From God.' 9:00
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
7 Week # 24-93 Air Date 6/13/93 - 6/19/93
Feature Segment A:
Angelica Luevano reports on a commemoration of 'Cesar Chavez Day' in El Paso, Texas that became an occasion to focus on the plight of farm workers who work the chile fields of West Texas and Southern New Mexico. (3:26)
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Feature Segment B:
LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with three reporters from Miami regarding the defeat of an 'English-only' amendment in Dade County. Florida. (8:19)
Subject Types: Human Rights; Latino Leaders
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast States - Florida
Feature Segment C #1:
lngrid Lobet reports from Seattle on a youth poetry program. Many of the participants, just a step away from joining a gang, are finding new ways to put their hearts into words. (4:24)
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northwest; States - Washington
Feature Segment C #2:
LATINO USA commentator, performance artist Guillermo Gomez-Pena, raises some questions regarding the proposed free trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. (2:30)
Subject Types: Economics
8 Week # 25-93 Air Date 6/20/93 - 6/26/93
Feature Segment A:
Mandalit Del Barco reports on the controversial firing of a Puerto Rican Episcopalian priest who has gained support from segments of the community for his liberal activism. 4:27
Feature Segment B: Producer Alfredo Cruz speaks with musical renegade and Latin jazz pianist Eddie Palmieri, whose unorthodox, experimental style has defied musical categories. 10:42 music at the top, 7:03 voice in/voice out
Feature Segment C:
LATINO USA reporters interviewed Latinos in three U.S. communities for this informal sampling of opinion on President Clinton's popularity. 3:00
Feature Segment D:
LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Miami reporters Ivan Roman, Nancy San Martin, and Emilio San Pedro about Black-Latino relations in the wake of the second trial of police officer William Lozano. 4:22
9 Week # 26-93 Air Date 6/27/93 - 7/3/93
Feature Segment A:
Patricia Guadalupe reports on proposed legislation to establish an oversight commission to investigate charges of human rights violations by employees of federal immigration agencies. 3:36
Subject Types: Human Rights
Feature Segment B:
From San Diego. California, LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Muriel Watson of 'Light Up the Border', (an organization that seeks to limit illegal immigration), and Roberto Martinez, of the American Friends Service Committee, which monitors human rights abuses on the border They discuss issues related to immigration along the U.S./Mexico border. 9:03
Subject Types: Human Rights; Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions -West; States - California; Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Feature Segment C #l:
Mandalit Del Barco profiles dancer, actress, and choreographer Rosie Perez, who stole the show in films like 'Do the Right Thing,' & 'White Men Can't Jump'. 5:27
Subject Types: Arts - Performance
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
Feature Segment C#2:
LATINO USA commentator John Guardo, a former New York City gang member, has this self-contained commentary on the devastating impact of drugs on the inner city. 2:57
Subject Types: Other - Drugs
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
10 Week # 27-93 Air Date 7/4/93 - 7/10/93
Segment #1: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa spoke to Mercedes Sandoval, author of several books on Santeria and an expert on Afro-Cuban religions, about what a U.S. Supreme Court decision means to practitioners of Santeria. 3:59
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #2: Mandalit Del Barco profiles San Francisco-based comedienne and performance artist Marga Gomez. Gomez received rave reviews for her one-woman off-Broadway show 'Memory Tricks.' 5:30
Subject Types: Arts - Performance
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #3: Brian Shields reports from Dallas, on a recent meeting between Latino business and civic leaders and Mexico's President Carlos Salinas de Gortari and their efforts to counter the arguments that the North American Free Trade Agreement will mean major job losses. 2:42
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #4: NAFTA has provided fertile ground for the work of performance artist Guillermo Gomez-Pena. - In this skit, Gomez-Pena becomes a character he calls 'The Aztec Salesman'. 2:40
Subject Types: Arts - Performance; Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #5: In Brownsville, Texas, Lillie Rodulfo and Lucy Edwards prepared this report on a meeting of the 'National Chicano Human Rights council." 5:18
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
11 Week # 28-93 Air Date 7/11/93 - 7/17/93
THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF LATINO USA IS PRODUCED BY JOURNALISM INTERNS AT THE RADIO ONDAS TRAINING PROJECT AT THE WASHINGTON D.C. CONFERENCE OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HISPANIC JOURNALISTS.
Segment #1: Reporter Patricia Guadalupe reports on how some Latinos feel about the performance of the Clinton Administration, particularly in regards to issues of concern to the Hispanic community. 3:25
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Segment #2: An audio-collage of voices of those attending the 11th annual conference of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. 1:55
Subject Types: Media
Segment #3: LATINO USA's host Maria Hinojosa speaks with three members of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists about some of the issues facing Latinos in the broadcast and print industry. 7:18
Subject Types: Media
Segment #4: Reporters Berrie Lynn Tapia and Arthur Dungan report on the link between the underrepresentation of Latinos in the media and Hispanic civil rights issues. 3:04
Subject Types: Human Rights; Media
Segment#5: Poet, artist, and LATINO USA's commentator Jose Antonio Burciaga has some observations on the events and issues at the Hispanic journalists conference, including a focus on the grape boycott by the United Farm Workers. 2:34
Subject Types: Human Rights; Media; Other - Labor
12 Week # 29-93 Air Date 7/18/93 - 7/24/93
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Eunice Diaz, member of the National Commission on AIDS who talks about the commission's just completed work and the formation of the Hispanic/Latino AIDS Coalition. 2:59
Subject Types: Health
Segment #2: Boston poet Marta Valentin has this commentary directed at the Latino agencies now coming together to help educate the Latino community about the AIDS virus. : 51
Subject Types: Health
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - Massachusetts
Segment #3: LATINO USA reporters Emilio San Pedro in Miami and Alberto Aguilar in Los Angeles present a sampling of Latino public opinion regarding recent U.S. bombing raids of Iraq. 2:05
Subject Types: Other - Opinion
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - California
Segment #4: From New York, Mandalit del Barco reports on "Sesame Street's' current emphasis on Latino culture. 4:08
Subject Types: Education; Media; Youth
Segment #5: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks to reporter Ivan Roman, reporter of El Nuevo Herald, Nancy San Martin of the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, and LATINO USA's correspondent Emilio San Pedro of WLRN radio about the political climate among the Cuban community regarding U.S. relations with Cuba. 6:33
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida; Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #6: LATINO USA commentator John Guardo, a former gang member, has some thoughts on the difficulty of leaving his former life behind. 3:11
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York;
13 Week # 30-93 Air Date 7/25/93 - 7/31/93
Segment #1: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Puerto Rican political analyst Juan Manuel Garcia Passalaqua about Governor Pedro Rosello's recent signing of a bill calling for a plebiscite in November to decide the islands future political status. 3:58
Subject Types: Other - Political; Political
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
Segment #2: From Washington, Franc Contreras reports on the focus on border culture at the Smithsonian Institution's annual festival of American Folklife. 5:32
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on Grupo Animo, a youth theater group in San Antonio. The group's new production is a series of plays which deal with issues such as teenage pregnancy, gangs, and sexual orientation. 3:40
Subject Types: Arts - Performance; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #4: Mandalit Del Barco in New York pays tribute to one of salsa's musical superstars Hector Lavoe. Lavoe died June 29th. 5:37
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
14 Week # 31-93 Air Date 8/1/93 - 8/7/93
Segment #1: Patricia Guadalupe reports from Washington on a Congressional resolution regarding Puerto Rico's political future. 4:47
Subject Types: Other - Opinion; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico; States - D.C.
Segment #2: Like Water for Chocolate
Betto Arcos reports on Mexican screenwriter Laura Esquivel's novel and film 'Like Water For Chocolate'. 4:27
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Arts - Visual
Segment #3: Ingrid Lobet reports from Seattle on the Spanish-language broadcast of the Seattle Mariners' games. 2:46
Subject Types: Media
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northwest; States - Washington
Segment #4: Emilio San Pedro has a remembrance of Latin jazz legend, Mario Bauza, the creator of Afro-Cuban jazz. Bauza died July 11th of cancer in his Manhattan home at the age of 82. 6:22
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
15 Week # 32-93 Air Date 8/8/93 - 8/14/93
Segment #1: Latino USA's Vidal Guzman reports from the 25th anniversary conference of the National Council of La Raza in Detroit, Michigan 2:52
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Michigan
Segment #2: Is a self contained series of reports hosted by Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa raising the issue of sell-identification among U.S. Hispanics/Latinos 9:56
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Segment #3: Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on developments at a recent conference held to discuss infrastructure needs alone the two thousand mile U.S/Mexico border in anticipation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. 5:21
Subject Types: Economics
Segment #4: A commentary on the implications of the proposed North American Free Trade Agreement by Latino USA commentator Guillermo Gomez Pena. 1:21
Subject Types: Economics
16 Week # 33-93 Air Date 8/15/93 - 8/21/93
Segment #1: From Washington, Patricia Guadalupe reports on the President's new immigration plan, which seeks to reduce the number of undocumented immigrant, and also smugglers and terrorists who take advantage of present laws and enforcement capabilities. 3:42
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
Segment #2: Latino USA's Maria Martin spoke with Warren Leiden, director of the American Immigration Lawyers' Association and from Los Angeles. Viviana Andrade of MALDEF, the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund. They talk about President Clinton's new immigration plan. 4:09
Subject Types: Immigration
Segment #3: Betto Arcos prepared this profile of the musical group called 'Sotavento'. This group of Latin American musicians living in Madison, Wisconsin strongly believes that 'the new song movement is still alive and well even as they strive for a new sound, fusing musical styles. 6:50
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Wisconsin
Segment #4 Latino USA's Maria Martin prepared this report about 'Pastors for Peace', a group defying U.S. government policy by taking medicines, food, and other aid to the economically-strapped island of Cuba. 6:08
Subject Types: Other - Peace; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
17 Week # 34-93 Air Date 8/22/93 - 8/28/93
Segment #1: Maria Hinojosa reports on the anniversary commemoration in Dallas of the death of Santos Rodriguez, a 12 year old boy killed by a Dallas police officer in 1973. The case was a cause celebrate in Latino communities throughout the southwest. 4:10
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #2: Is a three-way interview hosted by Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa on the issue of police/Latino community relations for their respective communities of Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. 5:30
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - California
Segment #3: Rosalind Soliz reports from the recently held U.S. Olympic Festival in San, Antonio, Texas about judo silver medalist Helena Gonzalez. 4:16
Subject Types: Other - Sports
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #4: From Miami, Emilio San Pedro prepared this musical profile of Cachao, creator of many of the familiar rhythms associated with musical styles like the Mambo and El Cha-Cha-Cha. 6:15
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida
18 Week # 35-93 Air Date 8/29/93 - 9/4/93
Segment #1. Ancel Martinez, reports from Denver, Colorado on hopes that the Popes U. S. visit will re-energize Hispanic Catholics. 4:27
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - Colorado
Segment #2 Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa reports on the impact of the Chicano Art Resistance and Affirmation art exhibit which us ended its three-year run at several U.S. museums. 4:01
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Segment #3. Marcos Martinez reports from Albuquerque on that city's Mariachi music celebration. 4:38
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - New Mexico
Segment #4 Maria Martin reports on a hunger strike in Laredo, Texas by members of Pastors for Peace a group trying to take humanitarian aid to Cuba in defiance of the U.S. embargo against that Island country. 4:18
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas; Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #5 Producer Debra Begel reports on the New Mexico wave. 2:59
Subject Types: Arts - Music
19 Week # 36-93 Air Date 9/5/93 - 9/11/93
Segment 41: From member station WBEZ in Chicago, Tony Sarabia reports on the controversy over a statue to honor Puerto Rican Nationalist Pedro Albizu Campos.
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal; Other - Political; Political
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Illinois
Segment#2: From Washington, Patricia Guadalupe reports on reactions to the consensus reached by Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. on side accords to the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
Segmenr#3: LATINO USAs Maria Hinojosa hosts a reporters' roundtable regarding the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Subject Types: Economics
Segment #4: Maria Hinojosa talks to singer-composer, comedian and Elvis impersonator Robert Lopez also known as 'El Vez', the Mexican Elvis. 5:00
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Segment #5: Producer Betto Arcos spoke to young Latinos attending World Youth Day in Denver about various issues on their minds--from the future of the Latino community, abortion, President Clinton's performance, and gays in the military.
Subject Types: Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - Colorado
20 Week # 37-93 Air Date 9/12/93 - 9/18/93
Segment #1: Reporter Emilio San Pedro was in the Florida City/Homestead area of South Florida on the anniversary of Hurricane Andrew where life is only very slow returning to normal in this primarily farm worker community. 5:27
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida
Segment #2: Mandalit del Barco prepared this sound portrait of Orchard Beach, the hottest spot in the Bronx every weekend for free outdoor salsa and merengue shows (3:08 to end of actuality ' 3:32 end of music)
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
Seqment #3: AIfredo Cruz prepared this profile of Cuban Jazz pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba who made history by playing in the United States for the first time this summer. (4:58 to SOC and 6:10 to end of music)
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #4: Commentator Guillermo Gomez Pena talks about a parallel structure to NAFTA=='A Free Art Agreement' for cross cultural dialogue. 3:43
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Arts - Music; Arts - Performance; Arts - Visual; Cultural - Personal
21 Week # 38-93 Air Date 9/19/93 - 9/25/93
Segment #1: Patricia Guadalupe reports from Washington on some of the concerns expressed by Latinos who attended a civil rights march in the nation's capital. 3:16
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
Segment #2: Maria Martin reports on the findings of a study examining Latino workers in a changing U.S. economy. 4:12
Subject Types: Economics
Segment #3: Commentator John Guardo, a former gang member who emigrated to this country as a boy, offers a personal perspective on the debate around immigration. 4:57
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
Segment #4: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with poet and novelist Ana Castillo. Her latest book, 'So Far From God' is based in New Mexico, and has been called a 'Chicano Soap Operas'. 7:28
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest;States - New Mexico
22 Week # 39-93 Air Date 9/26/93 - 10/2/93
Segment #1: Mandalit Del Barco reports from New York city on the debate over the future of a neighborhood marketplace in East Harlem's Puerto Rican barrio 'La Marketa' was once thriving, but is now in need of renovation. 4:40
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
Segment #2: Latino USA's host Maria Hinojosa speaks with artist David Avalos. His conceptual art project distributing ten dollar bills to undocumented workers in Southern California has been extremely controversial. 4:46
Subject Types: Arts - Performance; Arts - Visual
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #3: Catalina Reyes in New Mexico prepared this report about the work of 'Santeras'--women artists practicing the traditional art of carving wooden statuettes representing figures of the Catholic saints. 5:29
Subject Types: Arts - Visual; Cultural - Religious
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - New Mexico
Segment #4: This report, introduced by Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa, features excerpts from presentations by Puerto Rican educator Dr. Antonia Pantoja and Chicano playwright Luis Valdez. They spoke at the 1992 Hispanic Heritage Awards in Washington. 5:00
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Education
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
23 Week # 40-93 Air Date 10/3/93 - 10/9/93
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Patricia Guadalupe reports on a recent dialogue between a number of CEO's of the top Latino-owned business firms and policy makers in the nation's capital. 3:25
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
Segment #2: Reporter Franc Contreras reports on the annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, honoring contributions in the arts, sports, literature, and leadership. 4:09
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Arts - Music; Arts - Performance; Arts - Visual; Latino Leaders
Segment #3: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa interviewed writer and historian Dr. Guadalupe Rivera, the daughter of famed Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. Dr. Rivera was in Austin, where an exhibition of her father's work was opening at the Mexic-Arte museum. 4:52
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #4: Commentator Barbara Renaud-Gonzalez has some thoughts about the 16th of September, the equivalent of the Fourth of July for Mexicans. She says this date makes her realize she really is part of a community. 2:59
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Segment #5: A sound montage from the 15th of September Mexican Independence celebration of 'el grito', literally the cry that called Mexicans to rise up against the tyranny of Spain in 1810. 2:40
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
24 Week # 41-93 Air Date 10/10/93 - 10/16/93
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Patricia Guadalupe reports on reaction by Latino legislators arid policy makers in the nation's capital to President Clintons Health Plan. 3:44
Subject Types: Health; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - Califiorna
Segment #2: An interview with Dr. Vicente Villa of Southwestern University in Georgetown Texas, named the National Professor of the Year by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. 4:42
Subject Types: Education
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #3: Manuel Arcadia reports on the debate in the community of Naco, Arizona over a proposal by the Border Patrol to build a series of steel walls along its border with Mexico. 3:43
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Arizona
Segment #4: Betto Arcos reports on an art exhibit at the Otis Art Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibit, called 'The Year of the White Bear' explores themes inspired by the Quincentenary. 5:25
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - Califiorna
25 Week # 42-93 Air Date 10/17/93 - 10/23/93
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Patricia Guadalupe reports on a bill that would create an independent commission to oversee and investigate human rights abuses by the Border Patrol. 2:50
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
Segment #2: LAT1NO USA's Maria Martin reports from New York on the fourteenth annual convention of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. 6:04
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
Segment #3 Mandalit del Barco reports on how Puerto Ricans in New York and San Juan feel about the upcoming plebiscite to decide the future status of Puerto Rico. 6:30
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico; States - New York
Segment #4: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa reports on a tribute to Cesar Chavez, the influential farm worker organizer, at the Smithsonian Institution. 3:35
Subject Types: Latino Leaders
26 Week # 43-93 Air Date 10/24/93 - 10/30/93
Segment #1: Louie Saenz reports on the heavy toll the Border Patrols 'Operation B1ockade' is taking on El Paso's downtown merchants, many of whom depend heavily on shoppers from Mexico. 3:04
Subject Types: Economics; Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on an issues forum organized by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. On the agenda were the issues which most affect the growing Latino population--among them education, health, and how to make Latino communities viable. 7:08
Subject Types: Economics; Education; Health; Politics
Segment #3: Melissa Mancini reports that Miami, Florida has become the capital for Latino entertainment, serving Latin America and the U.S Latino market. 5:10
Subject Types: Arts - Music; Arts - Performance; Arts - Visual
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida
Segment #4: Nina Tiecholz reports from the opening night party for the new 'MTV Latino' network in Miami's South Beach 2:27
Subject Types: Arts - Music; Media
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida
27 Week # 44-93 Air Date 10/31/93 - 11/6/93
Segment #1 Mandalit Del Barco reports on an unofficial plebiscite on Puerto Rico's political status, held recently in New York City. 4:35
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico; States - New York
Segment #2: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa interviews Jane Delgado, former President of the Association of Hispanic Arts in New York City about her controversial views on the commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month 5:14
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
Segment #3: Isabel Alegria reports on a rare collection of art from the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan, on display in San Francisco. 4:54
Subject Types: Arts - Visual; History
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #4 Los Angeles community activist Javier Rodriguez has a commentary regarding the gang truce brought about by the involvement of the so-called 'Mexican Mafia.' 2:45
Subject Types: Other - Drugs
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - Califiorna
28 Week # 45-93 Air Date11/7/93 - 11/13/93
Segment #1 Christian Gonzales reports from Washington D.C. on issues facing the United Farm Workers. 2:35
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
Segment #2. Ancel Martinez reports from Denver, Colorado on the formation of a network of Latino social workers to tackle substance abuse. 4:00
Subject Types: Health
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - Colorado
Segment #3 LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with filmmaker Hector Galan, director of a new PBS documentary entitled 'The Hunt for Pancho Villa.' 7:22
Subject Types: Media
Segment #4: Commentator Guillermo Gomez-Pena speaks about an experience he had in San Diego, California that convinced him that a backlash against immigrants, and perhaps against all Latinos, is alive and well there. 5:10
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
29 Week # 46-93 Air Date 11/14/93 - 11/20/93
Segment #1 Isabel Alegria reports from California on a controversial electoral initiative known as Proposition 174, The school voucher proposal would return $2,600 annually to students enrolled in private schools. 4:07
Subject Types: Education; Human Rights; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - Califiorna
Segment #2: From New York City, Mandalit Del Barco reports on the role the Latino vote could play in deciding the outcome of the city's mayoral election. 6:10
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
Segment #3: This is a sound montage on a San Francisco procession commemorating 'E1 Dia de los Muertos' ' 'The Day Of The Dead.' 4:07
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - Califiorna
Segment #4: Betto Arcos reports from Boulder, Colorado on an art exhibit called 'Noche de Muertos (Night of the Dead): A Chicano Journey into a Michoacan Night.' 4:46
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - Colorado; Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
30 Week # 47-93 Air Date 11/21/93 - 11/27/93
Segment #1: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Miami reporter Ivan Roman, and New York political analyst Gerson Borrero about the Latino vote in the New York City and Miami mayoral elections. 4:27
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - New York
Segment #2. LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports from Austin, Texas on the use of the Mexican holiday and the traditions of 'El Dia de los Muertos' or 'The Day of the Dead' as a springboard for social messages. 5:48
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3 Reporter Alfredo Cruz of station WBGO in Newark, New Jersey profiles the legendary Latin jazz pianist Eddie Palmieri. 6:27
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New Jersey
Segment #4: John Guardo, a former New York City gang member has a commentary on why drugs are such a problem among many Latino youth. 3:07
Subject Types: Other - Drugs; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
31 Week # 48-93 Air Date 11/28/93 - 12/4/93
Segment #1: Tony Sarabia reports from Chicago about the visit of a Mexican official whose focus was education. 3:54
Subject Types: Education
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Illinois;Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Martin is in San Juan to report on the plebiscite - -with some Puerto Ricans favoring the status quo, others advocating the island becoming the nation's fifty-first state, and still others calling for Puerto Rico's independence. 10:03
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
Segment #3: Producer Debra Begel reports on 'El Ranch de las Golondrinas', a living reminder of three centuries of the area's Spanish history. 4:21
Subject Types: History
32 Week # 49-93 Air Date 12/5/93 - 12/11/93
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Patricia Guadalupe reports from Washington D.C. on the last day of the debate, and the House vote on NAFTA. 3:28
Subject Types: Economics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
Segment #2: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with several Latino leaders active on both sides of the NAFTA debate. This is a self-contained panel discussion. 5:57
Subject Types: Economics; Politics
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports from Puerto Rico on the results of the November 14th plebiscite on the island's political status. 7:03
Subject Types: Other - Political; Political
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico; States - New York
Segment #4: Jose Gaspar reports from Bakersfield, California on a very successful restaurant owner, a former undocumented immigrant who now opens his doors to feed the homeless. 3:08
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
33 Week # 50-93 Air Date 12/12/93 - 12/18/93
Segment #1: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa profiles the California musical group Dr. Locos Rockin' Jalapeno Band. 8:54
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
Segment #2: Mario Murillo reports from New York on poetry produced by Puerto Rican women. 4:51
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Women
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico; States - New York
Segment #3: Texas artist Luis Guerra, who now lives in a village in northern Mexico, has a commentary on one of the reasons he made the move to rural Mexico. 3:13
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas; Non - U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #4: Writer Barbara Renaud-Gonzalez has a few thoughts on the celebration of Thanksgiving for Latinos. 2:40
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
34 Week # 51-93 Air Date 12/19/93 - 12/25/93
Segment #1 Ancel Martinez reports from the border communities of Calexico and Mexicali on how border businesses are gearing up for NAFTA. 4:38
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California; Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with political science professor David Ayon about the successor to Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari. 4:24
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3 Nina Teischolz profiles Sergio and Odair Assad, known as the world's greatest guitar duo. 4:13
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Segment #4. Writer Juan Filipe Herrera reviews a new Latino mystery novel, 'The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz' by Manuel Ramos. 4:12
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Segment #5: Marta Valentin has a remembrance of one of the many Latinas who have died of AIDS. 1:43
Subject Types: Health
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2 35 Week # 52-93 Air Date 12/26/93 - 1/1/94
Segment #1: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa reports on recent efforts to honor the Mexican American farm labor leader Cesar Chavez. 3:42
Subject Types: Latino Leaders
Segment #2: Mario Murillo reports from New York on how both critics and supporters of that city's new mayor view how Rudolph Giuliani might address Latino concerns. 5:09
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
Segment #3: Commentator Gloria Cabrera contemplates turning thirty in New York. 1:40
Subject Types: Cultural - personal
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
Segment #4: LAT1NO USA's Maria Martin reports on the cult of the Virgin of Guadalupe, one of the best known Latino cultural icons. 9:19
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico

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1994

Note, there is some confusion as to the order of programs 1-94(37) and [2-94](36).
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2 36 Week # Na [2-94] Air Date Na [1/2/94 - 1/8/94]
Segment#1: A montage of expressions of Christmas traditions celebrated by Latinos living in Miami and Los Angeles. 2:24
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - Florida
Segment #2: Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with theater director Rosa Escalante of El Teatro Campesino about that troupe's annual presentation of the Christmas folk play, 'Las Pastorelas.' 3:55
Subject Types: Arts - Performance; Cultural - Religious
Segment #3: Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on the celebration of Christmas along the U.S/Mexico border. 6:54
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Segment #4: Writer Juan Felipe Herrera reviews some books published by Latino authors in 1993. 3:02
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
37 Week # 1-94 Air Date 1/2/94 - 1/8/94 [1/9/94 - 1/15/94]
Segment #1: In a self-contained panel discussion, LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with three Latino leaders about the events & trends of 1993. 9:41
Subject Types: Latino Leaders
Segment #2: National Public Radio correspondent Richard Gonzales profiles Congressman Jose Serrano, the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. 5:29
Subject Types: Latino Leaders; Politics
38 Week # 3-94 Air Date 1/16/94 - 1/22/94
NOTE: THIS WEEKS PROGRAM DOES NOT CONTAIN MODULES NOR A NEWS CUT-AWAY. IT IS A SPECIAL HALF-HOUR TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF LOS LOBOS.
Side 1: Los Lobos is different things to different people: rock and roll band, champions of acoustic Mexican music, 'La Bamba' heroes. More than anything, they are musical adventurers who refuse to be pigeon-holed into any one niche. This week LATINO USA pays tribute to the musical contributions of the band just completing twenty years of making music together'Los Lobos'not just another band from East L.A.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
39 Week # 4-94 Air Date 1/23/94 - 1/29/94
Segment #1: LAT1NO USA's Maria Hinojosa reports on the recent armed uprising in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. 5:04
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Franc Contreras reports on one provision of the North American Free Trade Agreement which took effect January one--the so-called NADBANK, or North American Development Bank. 3:12
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3: Commentator Guillermo Gomez-Pena has some thoughts on a post-NAFTA Mexico. 1:59
Subject Types:Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment#4: John Burnett reports on an effort to enrich the cultural life of the border community of Juarez, Mexico. 5:37
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #5: Mandalit Del Barco reports on the creator of a guns-for-toys swap--Dominican carpet merchant Fernando Mateo. 3:22
Subject Types: Latino Leaders; Other - Guns
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
40 Week # 5-94 Air Date 1/30/94 - 2/5/94
Segment #1: LATINO USAs Patricia Guadalupe reports on the oil spill which poured over 750 thousand gallons of heavy oil onto a three-mile section of beach, in the heart of Puerto Rico's tourist district. 3:23
Subject Types: Economics; Enviroment
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
Segment #2: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with members of a human rights mission to Chiapas and an Austin reporter who covered the aftermath of the armed rebellion in that Mexican state. 5:58
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas; Non - U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3: LAT1NO USA's Franc Contreras reports on the reaction of U.S based Mexicans and Mexican-Americans to the armed rebellion in the Mexican state of Chiapas. 4:07
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #4: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports on a summit of Latino politicians, scholars and community leaders to formulate a Latino response to the immigration crisis. 6:44
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
41 Week # 6-94 Air Date 2/6/94 - 2/12/94
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco spent a few days in LA's Latino communities, which were among the most affected by the earthquake. 4:02
Subject Types: Economics; Environment; Other - Natural Disaster
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Rodolfo Acuña founder of the Chicano Studies Department at Califomia State University in Northridge, about how the Latino community is handling the aftermath of the earthquake in Northridge, 4:00
Subject Types: Economics; Environment; Other - Natural Disaster
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #3: Commentator Ruben Martinez talks about how earthquakes can change peoples perceptions. 3:43
Subject Types: Economics; Environment; Other - Natural Disaster
Segment #4: News analyst Patricia Gonzales and Roberto Rodriguez comment on the Mexican rebel's goals in the insurrection in Chiapas. 2:30
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #5: LATINO USA's Vidal Guzman profiles the Mexican band Zazhil (sah-Seel). 4:09
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
42 Week # 7-94 Air Date 2/13/94- 2/19/94
Segment #1: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa gets Latino reaction to what President Bill Clinton's State of the Union speech means to Latinos. 6:20
Subject Types: Media; Politics
Segment #2: In Los Angeles, LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports on the slow recovery of LA's public schools which are 60 percent Latino. 4:26
Subject Types: Education
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #3: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa spoke with musician Bobby Sanabria about the African influences in his music. 10:01
Subject Types: Arts - Music
43 Week # 8-94 Air Date 2/20/94 - 2/26/94
Segment #1: From Chiapas, Mexico, Sandina Robbins reports on the choices peasants are now faced with after the January rebel insurrection. 5:14
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: In honor of Black History Month, LATINO USA's Frank Contreras has this report on the work of writer Langston Hughes, and his influence on Latino writers and poets. 3:34
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Segment #3: From Miami, Melissa Mancini has this report on the Cuban government's recent relaxation of travel restrictions for Cuban exiles living in the U.S. 4:10
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #4: In Los Angeles1 LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports on a Latino produced version of 'The Cisco Kid', a new television movie for cable's TNT network. 5:41
Subject Types: Arts -
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
44 Week # 9-94 Air Date 2/27/94 - 3/5/94
Segment #1: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with three Washington-based correspondents on some issues before Congress: including the exclusion of undocumented workers from receiving earthquake aid, immigration, and congressional hearings on the rebellion in Chiapas. (This is a self contained piece). 5:15
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.; Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment#2: Sandina Robbins reports from Mexico City on Mexico's increasing national absorption with the conflict in the state of Chiapas--at the expense of interest in Presidential politics. 3:50
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3: A report examining the editorial positions of some Mexican publications regarding the biggest political story in Mexico in at least two decades--the rebellion in Chiapas. 3:05
Subject Types: Human Rights; Media; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #4: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa reports on-the case of New York City journalist Manuel de Dios- -his murder is just one example of a growing number of assassinations of immigrant journalists working in this country. 3:42
Subject Types: Immigration; Media; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
Segment #5: Commentators Roberto Rodriguez and Patrisia Gonzales were in Mexico recently, where they were reminded of Mexico's African heritage. 2:09
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal; History
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
45 Week # 10-94 Air Date 3/6/94 - 3/12/94
Segment #1: From New York, LATINO USA's Mario Murillo reports on efforts to lift the trade embargo in Cuba. 3:28
Subject Types: Economics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York; Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #2: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa interviews Ilka Payan, a Latina activist and lawyer infected with the HIV virus. 6:31
Subject Types: Health
Segment #3: In San Antonio, Texas, Lucy Edwards and Suzanne Donovan report on an innovative math education called Interactive Mathematics or IMP. 4:17
Subject Types: Education
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #4: In Mexico City, Sandina Robbins reports on a memorial tribute to Mexican folk singer Amparo Ochoa. Ochoa passed away on February 7. 4:46
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
46 Week # 11-94 Air Date 3/13/94-3/19/94
Segment #1: Ancel Martinez reports on the problem of land ownership in Chiapas, which is one issue facing the Mexican government officials and the rebels of the Zapatista National Liberation Army as peace negotiations get underway. 5:30
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports from the annual Bilingual and Multicultural Education conference. The theme of this year's convention was 'Bilingual Education: World Class Schooling.' 4:44
Subject Types: Education
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Patricia Guadalupe reports that President Clinton has reauthorized a commission designed to deal with Latino's basic education problems. 2:14
Subject Types: Education; Politics
Segment #4: Maria Hernandez comments on the information superhighway and the implications it will have on Latinos. 2:03
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Segment #5: David Fuller reports on an investigation into the high incidence of cancer and lupus cases in the border city of Nogales, Arizona. 3:30
Subject Types: Health
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Arizona
47 Week # 12-94 Air Date 3/20/94 - 3/26/94
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Franc Contreras reports on Latino concerns regarding the Clinton administrations commitment to a promise it made during the NAFTA debate: to establish a North American Development Bank. 2:44
Subject Types: Economics; Politics
Segment #2: Commentator Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Betto Arcos present an audio essay on traditional relations post-NAFTA. 3:58
Subject Types: Economics
Segment #3: Melissa Mancini reports from Miami on the organization 'Brothers to the Rescue', a volunteer group of pilots, many of them Cuban exiles, who assist the Coast Guard by flying the straits of Florida looking for 'rafters' leaving Cuba. 4:41
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida; Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #4: As National Women's History Month got underway, a number of Latina women had some thoughts on what it means to be a Latina in the nineties. 1:50
Subject Types: Women
Segment #5: Loretta Waldman reports from New York City on a unique program in New York's South Bronx which is offering Latina addicts and their children a second chance. 4:24
Subject Types: Health; Women
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
48 Week # 13-94 Air Date 3/27/94 - 4/2/94
Segment #1: Mario Murillo reports from New York City about the Dominican community's growing political presence there. 4:34
Subject Types: Other - political; Political
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York; Non-U.S. Region - Caribbean
Segment #2: Catalina Reyes reports on the surprise election of Santa Fe's first woman mayor, Debbie Jaramillo. 5:02
Subject Types:Elections; Political; Women
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - New Mexico
Segment #3: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with two Latina authors on the subject of Latina's feminism and empowerment 5:45
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Women
Segment #4: This is a short segment from a presentation by poet and novelist Sandra Cisneros who for the past year has been trying to call attention to the suffering of the people of Bosnia-Herzegovina with a weekly peace vigil outside San Antonio's San Fernando Cathedral. 2:12
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Other - [Politics]
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
49 Week # 14-94 Air Date 4/3/94 - 4/9/94
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa reports on a voter education effort undertaken by U.S Latinos for the March 20th elections in El Salvador. 5:19
Subject Types:Elections;
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States- Texas; Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - El Salvador
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports from Los Angeles on continuing housing problems after the January 14th earthquake, especially for hundreds of low-income and immigrant Angelinos. 4:53
Subject Types:Economics; Environment; Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States- California
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with documentary filmmaker Dorre Gardner, author of a book about the cult of Mexican folk healer El Nino Fidencio. 6:00
Subject Types:Cultural - Personal; Cultural - Religious
Segment #4: LATINO USA commentator Maria Hernandez says voice mail can sometimes be an effective way of disseminating information to a sometimes hard to reach farm worker population. 2:13
Subject Types: Other - Labor
50 Week # 15-94 Air Date 4/10/94 - 4/16/94
Segment #1: LAT1NO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Mexican political scientist Denise Dresser, following the assassination of the man expected to be Mexico's next President, Luis Donaldo Colosio. 4:57
Subject Types: Other - politics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on concerns over voter irregularities in El Salvador's historic March 20th elections. 2:29
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - El Salvador
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports from Hollywood, California, on a memorial service honoring Father Luis Olivares, a tireless advocate for immigrant refugee rights. 4:26
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #4: LA11NO USA host Maria Hinojosa reports on a recent hearing of a bill proposing to lift the 33 year old Cuban trade embargo. 4:50
Subject Types: Economics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #5: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa reports on the sixth annual South by Southwest Music Conference held in Austin, Texas. 3:10
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
51 Week # 16-94 Air Date 4/17/94 - 4/23/94
Segment #1: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa has political analysis on current Mexican politics from Dr. David Ayon, the Director of the Mexico Roundtable at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, 3:43
Subject Types: Other - Opinion; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California; Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports from Tijuana, where Mexican Presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio was assassinated. 3:06
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3: Commentary by writer Ruben Martinez on recent events in Mexico. 3:20
Subject Types:Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #4. LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with political analyst Juan Manuel Garcia Passalaqua for an update on Puerto Rican politics. 4:16
Subject Types: Other - Drugs; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
Segment #5: Reporter Betto Arcos profiles writer Luis Rodriguez, who is speaking to young people about the dangers of gang life while on tour for his book, entitled 'Always Running: LaVida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.' 4:10
Subject Types:Arts - Literature; Youth
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
52 Week # 17-94 Air Date 4/24/94 - 4/30/94
A SPECIAL LATINO USA EDITION ON SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Segment #1: Host Maria Hinojosa introduces this special edition of LATINO USA and we hear from people in the Alamo City. 1:26
Subject Types:Cultural - Personal
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States- Texas
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on the latest controversy over San Antonio's most famous historic marker, the Alamo. 7:00
Subject Types:History
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States- Texas; Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Franc Contreras reports on San Antonio's efforts to become a lead city in free trade with Mexico. 3:30
Subject Types:Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States- Texas; Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #4: A profile of conjunto music legend, Valerio Longoria, who has been practicing his unique style of accordion music for more than six decades. BACK ANNOUNCE: Conjunto great Valerlo Lcngona. His latest release is 'Valrio Longoria y su Conjunto' on Arhoolie Records. 2:30
Subject Types:Arts - Literature; Youth
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #5: A closing segment with the voices of San Antonians, an interview with a member of the Southwest Voter Registration Project and a tribute to its founder, Willie VeIasquez. 4:41
Subject Types:Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
53 Week # 18-94 Air Date 5/1/94 - 5/7/94
Segment #1: Host Maria Hinojosa speaks with John Gamboa of the Latino Issues Forum in San Francisco, California about the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, and the possibility of a Latino being named to the position. 2:15
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: Melissa Mancini reports from Miami that the state of Florida has gone through with its law suit against the federal government. Florida Governor Lawton Chiles is suing to recover money he says the state lost by paying for social programs for undocumented immigrants. 4:48
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeasr; States - Florida
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Mario Murillo reports on a recent surge in political activity from Colombians living in the United States. He says they are calling attention to a wave of human rights abuses in Colombia 4:08
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
Segment #4: LATINO USA's Maria Martin profiles the Chicano comedy group Culture Clash. They're now spreading their humor on national television. 6:28
Subject Types:Arts - Performance; Media
54 Week # 19-94 Air Date 5/8/94 - 5/14/94
Segment #1: Cuban exiles from around the world have been invited to Havana to visit with Fidel Castro, and begin a dialogue to normalize relations between the island nation and the world community. Melissa Mancini reports from Miami, Florida. 3:20
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida; Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #2: Jose Gaspar reports on a commemorative march by farmworkers in California. They are walking 300 miles in memory of United Farm Worker leader Cesar Chavez, who died April 23, 1993. He was 66. 3:46
Subject Types:History; Human Rights
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #3: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with author Francisco Goldman about a rumor that is spreading across Guatemala. People there say U.S. citizens are stealing babies and selling their parts. Goldman has written about such strange rumors in his novel about Guatemala, called 'The Long Night of White Chickens.' 5:18
Subject Types:Arts - Literature; Other - Crime
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American countries - Guatemala
Segment #4: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports from Los Angeles on a yearly tribute to the great Mexican actor and singer Pedro Infante. 4:10
Subject Types:Arts - Visual; History
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
55 Week # 20-94 Air Date 5/15/94 - 5/21/94
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Emilio San Pedro reports on a meeting of Cuban exiles with the Cuban government in Havana. 3:53
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #2: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with two women who attended the Havana meeting. 5:57
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics; Youth
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Mario Murillo reports on the up-coming Presidential elections in Panama May 8th. Well-known candidate Ruben Blades, the musician and actor, is behind in the polls. 4:40
Subject Types: Arts - Music; Elections; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Panama
Segment #4: Commentator Jose De La Isla reflects on former President Richard Nixon's attempts at winning the Latino vote. 1:25
Subject Types:Elections; Politics
Segment #5: Producers Laura Varela and Arthur Dungan present an audio essay on Cinco de Mayo, the Mexican celebration few people in the U.S. really understand. 1:38
Subject Types: History
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
56 Week # 21-94 Air Date 5/22/94 - 5/28/94
Segment #1: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Pedro Aviles. of the Latino Civil Rights Task Force, about life for Salvadorans in Washington, D.C. Three years ago Latinos in D.C. were involved in rioting and Aviles gives an update on the situation. 3:52
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Mario Murillo reports on AIDS in New York City's Latino community. He visits a program designed for women living with HIV and who are addicted to intravenous drugs. 4:36
Subject Types: Health
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Franc Contreras reports on a historic Supreme Court case, 'Hernandez vs. Texas', which helped Latinos fight discrimination. The historic case is 40 years old this month. 2:12
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #4: Emilio San Pedro profiles Miami musician Nil (Neel) Lara, who mixes his Venezuelan and Cuban roots with alternative rock. 6:32 to voice out, 7:56 to Music Out
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida
57 Week # 22-94 Air Date 5/29/94 - 6/4/94
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Franc Contreras speaks with Newsweek's South Africa correspondent Joseph Contreras about similarities in political transitions in South Africa and in some Latin American countries. 5:29
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
Segment #2: Pat Flynn reports on the dismal living and working conditions farmworkers face in parts of California 6:24
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #3. Daniel Garza reports from San Jose, California, about the rapidly rising number of Latino children in foster care. 5:08
Subject Types: Other - Foster Care; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #4: LATINO USA's Franc Contreras profiles Rudy Limon, Junior, a 25 year old from San Antonio who is raising his siblings. 2:32
Subject Types:Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
58 Week # 23-94 Air Date 6/5/94 - 6/11/94
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Carlos Ortiz, former President of the National Hispanic Bar Association, about how Latinos are responding to President Cliniton's choice to fill a Supreme Court vacancy. 5:43
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: Sandina Robbins reports from Mexico City on reaction to the country's first debate among the three main Presidential candidates. 3:52
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3: Betto Arcos overviews some of the main problems Latinos are having in the motion picture industry. He examines two films, 'House of the Spirits' and 'Like Water For Chocolate'. 2:55
Subject Types: Arts - Visual;
Segment #4: Catalina Reyes reports on 'A Million to Juan', a new film by comedian Paul Rodriguez. 5:06
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
59 Week # 24-94 Air Date 6/12/94 - 6/18/94
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Miami Herald columnist Liz Balmaseda about recent events in Haiti. 4:46
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida; Caribbean Countries - Haiti
Segment #2: In our 'Voces' segment we ask Latinos around the country what the death of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis meant for them (this segment is not included in modules feed). 1:09
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Segment#3: Lucy Edwards profiles Javier, a San Antonio teenager with AIDS.
Subject Types: Health
Locations:U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #4: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with singer/songwriter Tish Hinojosa about her latest recording 'Destiny's Gate' 8:10
Subject Types: Arts - Music
60 Week # 25-94 Air Date 6/19/94 - 6/25/94
Segment #1: LATINO USA'S Mandalit Del Barco reports on an initiative in California to block social services for undocumented immigrants, 4:00
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Locations:U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: LATINO USA'S Maria Hinojosa speaks with Wendy Zimmerman of the Urban Institute about the organization's recent study on immigration. 4:52
Subject Types: Immigration
Segment #3: Commentator Guillermo Gomez Pena says using anti-immigrant sentiment in the U.S. is based on fear 2:33
Subject Types: Immigration
Segment #4: Emilio San Pedro reports on the Colombian community in Miami, whose members recently participated in Colombia's Presidential election. 3:05
Subject Types: Elections; Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida; Non-U.S. Regions - South America
Segment #5: In memory of the soldiers who died on D-Day, 50 years ago, we hear excerpts from Private Francisco Alfredo Rocha's letters. He sent letters to his family from France in 1944. 4:26
61 Week # 26-94 Air Date 6/26/94 - 7/2/94
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Franc Contreras profiles 'Communities Organized for Public Service,' a 20-Year-old grassroots political organization in San Antonio. 4:55
Subject Types: Other -Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports on the rise of a new generation of Chicano activists. 5:48
Subject Types: Other - Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #3: Commentator Luis Rodriguez says the policy of deporting undocumented immigrants transports gangs from U. S. cities to Latin America. 2:21
Subject Types: Immigration
Segment #4: LATINO USAs Maria Hinojosa speaks with writer and poet Sandra Cisneros, who recently published a new book of poems entitled, 'Loose Women.' 4:58
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
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SEGMENT #1: Emilio San Pedro reports on the role the Cuban American National Foundation played in the recent firing of an M-T-V Latino employee. 5:24
Subject Types: Arts - Music; Arts - Visual
Locations: U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #2: Latino USAs Mario Murillo profiles Reverend Luis Barrios, an activist minister in New York City. 4:18
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
SEGMENT #3: Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Leticia Gomez and Candido Negron about the status of Latino gays and lesbians in the U.S. 5:52
Subject Types: Other - Gay/Lesbian
SEGMENT #4: Commentator Dennis Medina reviews the role of Latinos in the historic Stonewall uprising, which started the gay liberation movement in the U.S. 2:11
Subject Types: Other - Gay/Lesbian
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
63 Week # 27-94 Air Date 7/3/94 - 7/9/94
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Marie Hinojosa speaks with two Latina lawyers about a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on English-only policies in the work place. 5:30 M
Subject Types:Human Rights; Politics
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports on the World Cup soccer tournament. 4:54
Subject Types: Other - Sports
Segment #3: Commentator Luis Guerra tells how nopalitos, or cactus leaves, once saved the people in a small Mexican village. 3:02
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #4: Alfredo Cruz profiles jazz saxophonist David Sanchez, the last protege of Dizzy Gillespie. 6:10 (to voice out)
Subject Types: Arts - Music
64 Week # 28-94 Air Date 7/10/94 - 7/16/94
Time 29:00
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Patricia Guadalupe Reports on how Latinos are geting involved in the national debate over health care reform. 2:25
Subject Types: Health; Politics
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with two Latino health care providers -- one in rural California, and another in urban Chicago -- about what their patients want from health care reform. 5:49
Subject Types: Health
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - California
Segment #3: Pati Urias reports on Latino-owned small business in Phoenix, which are thriving in their barrio neighborhoods. 4:19
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Arizona
Segment #4: Maria hinojosa speaks with poet Tino Villanueva about his new book of poetry called "Scene From The Movie 'Giant'". It won the 1994 American Book Award. 7:27
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
65 Week # 29-94 Air Date 7/17/94 - 7/23/94
Time 29:00
Segment #1: The League of United American Citizens -- LULAC -- as for the first time chosen a woman to be its national President. . Louis Saenz reports. 3:58
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics; Women
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with former LULAC president Mario Obledo about the organiztions furture. 3:26
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Arizona
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports on how Latinas are dealing with domestic violence. 5:04
Subject Types: Women
Segment #4: LATINO USA's Patricia Guadalupe reports on the Smithsonian Institution's annual American Folk Life Festival. 3:30
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Segment #5: Commentator Julio Carreon-Reyes, a 15-year-old sophomore, deals with issues of cultural identity. 2:38
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal; Youth
66 Week # 30-94 Air Date 7/24/94 - 7/30/94
Time 29:00
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Mario Murillo reports on the problems Colombians face when dealing with the justice system in this country. 5:40
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Raul Yzaguirre, President of the National Council of La Raza. 6:46
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports on the new film, "Mi Vida Loca," which is about teenage Chicanas in Los Angeles. 4:40
Subject Types: Arts - Visual; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #4: Rosalinda Fregoso reviews the film , "Mi Vida Loca." 2:22
Subject Types: Arts - Visual; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
67 Week # 31-94 Air Date 7/31/94 - 8/6/94
Time 29:00
Segment #1: WLRN's Emilio San Pedro reports from Miami on the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). 3:32
Subject Types:Human Rights; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with three teenagers who participated in NCLR's Youth Leadership Program. 5:20
Subject Types:Human Rights; Politics; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida
Segment #3: Commentator Barbara Renaud-Gonzalez says the World Cup celebrations reminded her of how this country treats immigrants. 1:52
Subject Types:Immigration
Segment #4: Betto Arcos reports on a new rock recording phenomenon coming from Mexico called "rock en Español." 7:20 to Voice out, 9:10 to Music out.
Subject Types:Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
68 Week # 32-94 Air Date 8/7/94 - 8/13/94
Segment #1: Norma Martinez reports on the poverty stricken communities in the Southwest known as Colonias. 3:51
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Texas Attorney General Dan Morales about his state's decision to sue the Federal government over immigration costs. 3:38
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #3: Erika Olivares reports on a conference of Latino, Asian American, African American and Native American journalists. 2:06
Subject Types:Media
Segment #4: Patricia Guadalupe gets reactions on a recent report which found that Mexican food makes you fat. 3:00
Subject Types: Health
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #5: Betto Arcos profiles the Cuban music group 'Los Munequitos de Matanzas.' They are touring the U.S. 5:15
Subject Types:Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
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Segment #1: Julia McEvoy reports on how a Chicago barrio is dealing with crime, and how national Latino leaders are responding to the problem. 4:22
Subject Types: Other - Crime
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Illinois
Segment #2: Sandina Robbins reports from Mexico City on the role of public opinion polling in the country's up-coming presidential elections. 4:29
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Francisco Contreras speaks with two journalists, who profile the front-runners in the race for Mexico's presidency. 5:12
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #4: Marcos Martinez reports on a new mariachi musical called 'Emiliano', which connects Mexico's revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata with the Zapatista rebels in contemporary Mexico. 5:27
Subject Types:Arts - Music; Arts - Performance
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
70 Week # 34-94 Air Date 8/21/94 - 8/27/94
Segment #1: From Miami, WLRN's Emilio San Pedro reports on how the Cuban American community reacted to the possibility of an influx of Cuban immigrants. 3:52
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida; Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #2: Producer Laura Varela asks people in San Antonio about whether Mexico's upcoming Presidential elections will be free and fair :51
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Cynthia Anderson, of the National Lawyer's Guild, who will be in Mexico as an unofficial election observer. 4:45
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #4: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco takes listeners to Orchard Beach, a favorite summer get-away for Latinos in New York. BACK ANNOUNCE: A sound portrait of Orchard Beach, in New York City, produced by Mandalit Del Barco. 3:30
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
Segment #5: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with organizer Laura Zarate and musician Arturo Zuniga, who participated in a recent children's song competition in Austin, Texas. 6:00
Subject Types:Arts - Music; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
71 Week # 35-94 Air Date 8/28/94 - 9/3/94
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports on how the Mexican elections have created a wave of political activity here in the United States. 4:44
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with U.S. Congressman Jose Serrano of New York and Esteban Torres of California, about the health care debate, immigration, and U.S. policy towards Cuba. 5:57
Subject Types: Health; Immigration; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - New York; Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Mario Murillo reports on how the Dominican community in New York City is reacting to the decision to once again make Joaquin Balaguer the President of the Dominican Republic. 4:09
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York; Non-U.S. Regions - Caribbean
Segment #4: Commentator John Guardo leaves his New York City barrio in search of the Latino community in Atlanta, Georgia. 4:10
Subject Types: Other - Growth
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Georgia
72 Week # 36-94 Air Date 9/4/94 - 9/10/94
Segment #1: From Miami, Melissa Mancini reports on the various reactions coming from the Cuban American community concerning the refugee crisis with Cuba. 2:47
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with U.S Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Republican of Florida, about immigration, health care reform and the Cuba situation. 4:37
Subject Types: Health; Immigration; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida; Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #3: Sandina Robbins reports from Mexico City on the Mexican Presidential elections and on allegations of irregularities at polling places around the county. 2:47
Subject Types: Elections
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #4: Commentators Guillermo Gomez Pena and Ruben Martinez tour the streets of Mexico City on election day in search of political change. 5:10
Subject Types: Elections
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #5: Critic Rosa Linda Fregoso reviews a forthcoming film, 'And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him,' about a boy who grows up in a family of migrant farm workers. 2:40 to V/O, 3:19 to M/O
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
73 Week # 37-94 Air Date 9/11/94 - 9/17/94
Segment #1: Melissa Mancini reports on conditions Cubans face at the detention camps in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. 3:22
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #2: WLRN's Emilio San Pedro reviews the history of relations between the United States and Cuba since the Cuban revolution. 3:48
Subject Types: History; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with two Cuban American scholars about the Cuban refugee crisis and talks between the governments of the U.S. and Cuba. 4:43
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #4: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa interviews Cuban musician Arturo Sandoval, who has two new releases. 6:45
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
74 Week # 38-94 Air Date 9/18/94 - 9/24/94
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Mario Murillo reports on the first round of talks between the U.S. and Cuban governments on the refugee crisis. 3:45
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports on how Cuban Americans are dealing with the pain of not knowing how to contact their relatives who have left Cuba on rafts. 4:47
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with program host Maria Hinojosa, who is in Havana as the Cuban refugee crisis continues. 3:36
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #4: Betto Arcos reports on the Americanization of the Mexican economy. 4:32
Subject Types: Economy
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #5: Commentator James Garcia says democratization will continue to be an on going process in Mexico. 2:13
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
75 Week # 39-94 Air Date 9/25/94 - 10/1/94
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa reports from Havana on how the Cuban government is curbing the out-flow of refugees to the United States. 2:48
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #2: (VOX POP) Latinos from San Francisco, California, and Austin, Texas, give their opinions on the recent Cuban immigration crisis. 1:58
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment : LATINO USA's Francisco Contreras profiles the Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project, which celebrates its 20th anniversary. He also speaks with Antonio Gonzalez, the new President of the SVRP. 6:49
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest
Segment #4: LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on the rising prominence of Latina playwrights on stages across the nation. 4:44
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Segment #5: For Hispanic Heritage month, commentator Carmen Agra Deedy says it is a bad idea to lump all Spanish speaking people under the headings 'Hispanic or 'Latino' 1:51
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
76 Week # 40-94 Air Date 10/2/94 - 10/8/94
Segment#1: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco profiles pioneer Chicano political organizer Bert Corona. 4:48
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with long-time Puerto Rican youth organizer Antonia Pantoja. 4:54 SELF-CONTAINED
Subject Types: Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Maria Martin profiles Latin jazz musician Tito Puente, one of the recipients of this year's Hispanic Heritage awards. 4:51
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Segment #4: Commentator George Emilio Sanchez examines the question of Latino identity. 2:28
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
77 Week # 41-94 Air Date 10/9/94 - 10/15/94
Segment #1: Carrie Kahn reports on how Mexicans at the border near Tijuana are reacting to anti-immigrant measures being proposed in California. 3:26
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California; Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Congressman Jose Serrano of New York and Esteban Torres of California about the state of Latino politics. 6:15
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - New York
Segment #3: Patricia Guadalupe reports on a conference of MANA, a national Latina leadership organization. [Na]
Subject Types: Latino Leaders; Politics
Segment #4: Alfredo Cruz profiles jazz pianist Danilo Perez, whose music includes a social message. 6:16
Subject Types: Arts - Music
78 Week # 42-94 Air Date 10/16/94 - 10/22/94
Segment#1: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports on a new strategy by the U.S. Border Patrol called 'Operation Gatekeeper' 3:58
Subject Types: Immigration
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with journalists Carlos Guerra and Charlie Eriksen about allegations of unethical conduct against Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros. 5:13
Subject Types: Other - Politics
Segment #3: LAYING USA's Mario Murillo reports on a publication in New York City that criticizes Puerto Rican politicians. 4:14
Subject Types: Media; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico; States - New York
Segment #4: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa reports on a Hispanic Heritage Month discussion on grass-roots politics. 3:42
Subject Types: Other - Culture; Politics
Segment #5: Commentator Carmen Agra Deedy tells how her Spanish affected her jury duty. 1:44
Subject Types:Cultural - Personal
79 Week # 43-94 Air Date 10/23/94 - 10/29/94
Segment #1 Catalina Reyes in Albuquerque profiles New Mexico gubernatorial candidate Roberto Mondragon, who is running on the Green Party ticket. 5:11
Subject Types:Elections; Environment
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - New Mexico
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa offers some personal thoughts on the fate of the Cuban refugees who set sail from Cuba a few weeks ago. 4:18
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Maria Martin profiles Dr. Americo Paredes, a renowned expert in the fields of anthropology and folklore. Paredes is considered the elder statesman in the field of Chicano studies 9:50
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Education
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
80 Week # 44-94 Air Date 10/30/94 - 11/5/94
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports from Los Angeles on a massive demonstration against California's Proposition 187, which would cut social services for undocumented immigrants. 3:34
Subject Types: Human rights; Immigration; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on Latino concerns in the upcoming November elections. 5:06
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico; States - New York
Segment #3: Betto Arcos reports from Boulder, Colorado on a recent conference for young Chicano activists. 3:41
Subject Types: Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - Colorado
Segment #4: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with television critic Manuel Mendoza, of the 'Dallas Morning News', about this fall's TV offerings. 5:44
Subject Types: Media
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
81 Week # 45-94 Air Date 11/6/94 - 11/12/94
Segment #1: From San Diego, Carrie Kahn profiles Republican congressional candidate Mary Alice Acevedo. 3:28
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics; Women
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - California
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Mario Murillo reports from New York City on a Puerto Rican activist organization known as The Young Lords, which was active in the late sixties and seventies 4:20
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico; State - New York
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa reports on scholarly exchanges between the United States and Cuba. 3:13
Subject Types: Education
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #4: LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on using the traditional Mexican celebration, El Dia los Muertos, to address current social issues. 4:05
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Segment #5: LATINO USA's Maria Martin has a tribute to Raul Julia, the renowned Puerto Rican actor who died October 24 from complications of a stroke. 2:58
Subject Types: Arts - Performance
82 Week # 46-94 Air Date 11/13/94 - 11/19/94
Segment #1: Sandina Robbins reports from Mexico City on a number of pirate radio stations attempting to challenge the governments monopoly of the Mexican media. 5:20
Subject Types: Media
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: Deborah Begel reports from northern New Mexico on the reaction of that state's Latino ranchers to a set of proposed regulations governing grazing of sheep and cattle. 4:40
Subject Types: Economics; Other - Agriculture
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - New Mexico
Segment #3: Producer Betto Arcos has a sound portrait of 72 year-old Manuel Vega, who, like many elderly Cuban men living in Miami, passes many hours playing dominoes in a park in Little Havana. 2:27
Subject Types: Other - elderly
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida
Segment #4: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with writer Demetria Martinez about her new book, 'Mother Tongue', which tells the story of the difficult love of a young Chicana for a political refugee from El Salvador. 5:35
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
83 Week # 47-94 Air Date 11/20/94 - 11/26/94
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports from Los Angeles on the aftermath of the passage of California's Proposition 187. 3:50
Subject Types: Education; Human Rights; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: Commentator James Garcia has a personal observation about immigrants. 1:59
Subject Types: Immigration
Segment #3: In honor of Veterans Day, LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with two Latino combat veterans about their military service. (SELF-CONTAINED) 6:10
Subject Types: History
Segment #4: Producer Susan Leffler has profile of the Nicaraguan musical duo Guardabarranco. 6:46
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
84 Week # 48-94 Air Date 11/27/94 - 12/3/94
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with three political analysts about the effect of the recent vote on Latinos. 5:30
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports from Los Angeles on the rising number of Latinos involved in evangelical churches. 3:44
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segnient#3: Susan Leffler reports on a U.S. citizen who recently ended his hunger strike to protest human rights abuses in Guatemala. 3:00
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #4: From Miami Emilio San Pedro profiles Cuban American musician, Albita Rodriguez. 6:15
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Guatemala
85 Week # 49-94 Air Date 12/4/94 - 12/10/94
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Mario Murillo reports from New York City on the plight of Puerto Rican political prisoners being held in the United States. 4:14
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Segment #2: Latinos in three communities across the county comment on what Thanksgiving means to them. 2:04
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Segment #3: LATINO USA's commentator Carmen Agra Deedy says the recipes for delicious foods always include love. 3:02
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Segment #4: LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with musicians Freddy
Fender, Flaco Jimenez and Ricardo Castillon, who perform on a new Tejano Christmas album. 9:30
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
86 Week # 50-94 Air Date 12/11/94 - 12/17/94
Segment #1: Sandina Robbins reports from Mexico City on the challenges facing the country's new President, Ernesto Zedillo. 3:52
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: Commentator James Garcia has some thoughts on what's ahead for Mexico's new President. 2:18
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3: William Troop reports from Washington on a new computer information service for the Latino community. The new computer network is called Latino Net. 2:29
Subject Types: Media
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
Segment #4: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Gina Hernandez of the new computer service, Latino Net. 2:56
Subject Types: Media
Segment #5: Emillo San Pedro reports from Miami on a new play about Miami by the west coast Latino comedy troupe, Culture Clash. 5:26
Subject Types: Arts - Performance
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida
Segment #6: Producer and Poet Maria Valentin reads 'The AIDS Monster', her thoughts on the impact of the disease which has had a devastating effect in many Latino communities. 2:03
Subject Types: Health
87 Week # 51-94 Air Date 12/18/94 - 12/24/94
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports from Los Angeles on social problems occurring as a result of the passage of California's Proposition 187. 4:06
Subject Types: Education; Human Rights; Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with a Texas man whose children were expelled from school 17 years ago because of an anti-immigrant law. 3:34
Subject Types: Education; Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on the religious and cultural significance of Our Lady of Guadalupe. 5:37
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Segment #4: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with jazz pianist Michel Camilo, whose new album blends Dominican rhythms with big band arrangements. 6:30
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Caribbean; Caribbean Countries - Dominican Republic
88 Week # 52-94 Air Date 12/25/94 - 12/31/94
Segment #1: Emilio San Pedro reports from Miami on U.S Latino concerns at the 'Summit of the Americas'. 4:30
Subject Types: Other - politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with two writers with very different perspectives on Cuban President Fidel Castro. 4:41
Subject Types: Other - Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #3: Commentator John Guardo goes to the streets of New York City to talk with young people who choose to smoke marijuana. 6:00
Subject Types: Other - Drugs; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
Segment #4: Betto Arcos prepared this remembrance of the legacy of Antonio Carlos Jobim, the renowned Brazilian composer and creator of the Bossa Nova sound who died December 8th. 4:05
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America

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1995

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3 89 Week # 1-95 Air Date 1/1/95 - 1/7/95
Segment#1: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with New Mexico author Denise Chavez about her new novel, 'Face Of An Angel'. 6:55
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - New Mexico
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with the brothers Jorge and Carlos Santana about their musical history and their new collaborative album called 'Brothers'. 10:56
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Segment #3: Commentator Carmen Agra Deedy remembers a special family holiday called 'El Dia de Los Reyes Magos', the Day of The Three Kings. 2:27
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
90 Week # 2-95 Air Date 1/8/95 - 1/14/95
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Maria Martin reviews the year 1994 with three prominent Latino journalists: New York political commentator Gerson Borrero, National Public Radio correspondent Richard Gonzales, and Pulitzer-prize winning columnist Liz Balmaseda of 'The Miami Herald'. 20:04
Subject Types: Media; Other - Opinion
91 Week # 3-95 Air Date 1/15/95 - 1/21/95
Segment #1:: LATINO USA's Maria Main examines the impact of the new Republican controlled Congress on U.S. Latinos. 6:51
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Segment#2: Sandina Robbins reports from Mexico City on the country's recent economic problems. 5:35
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Seqment#3: LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with three Latino experts on the benefits and costs of the North American Free Trade Agreement. 7:34
Subject Types: Economics
92 Week # 4-95 Air Date 1/22/95 - 1/28/95
Segment #1:: Carrie Kahn reports from San Diego on the impact of Mexico's economic crisis on immigration. 4:02
Subject Types: Economics; Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Guarione Diaz, the outgoing liaison between the Clinton Administration and Cuban refugees on Guantanamo about the current situation on the naval base. (Self-Contained) 6:17
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #3: Commentator Miguel Perez says President Bill Clinton ought to name Dr. Antonia Novello U.S. Surgeon General once again. 2:11
Subject Types: Other - Opinion; Politics
Segment #4: Betto Arcos reports on the rising popularity of New Age music in Mexico, where electronic musicians are influenced by indigenous musical Traditions. 4:30
Subject Types:Arts - music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #5: Comments from LATINO USA listeners. 1:40
Subject Types: Other - Opinion
93 Week # 5-95 Air Date 1/29/95 - 2/4/95
Segment #1:: Patricia Guadalupe reports from Washington on the expected impact of legislative actions by the new Republican Congress on the island commonwealth of Puerto Rico. 3:15
Subject Types: Other - politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico; States - D.C.
Segment #2: Louie Saenz reports from El Paso on an innovative bilingual education program. 4:13
Subject Types: Education
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports from Los Angeles on efforts by Latino immigrant advocates in the aftermath of California's voter-approved Proposition 187. 3:04
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #4: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with author Guy Garcia about his recent novel 'Obsidian Sky', published by Simon and Schuster. 8:17
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
94 Week # 6-95 Air Date 2/5/95 - 2/11/95
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Sylvia Moreno, a reporter with 'The Dallas Morning News', , and political scientist Rodolfo Do La Garza about the prospect for Texas Latinos under the state's new governor, George W. Bush. 5:30
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #2: Melissa Mancini reports on the difficult living conditions Cuban families face at Guantanamo Bay's detention camps. 4:25
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #3: Commentator Maria Hernandez reviews a CD-ROM by Pedro Meyer, one of Latin America's most prominent photographers. 2:49
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Segment #4: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with jazz singer and composer Mili Bermejo. 6:40
Subject Types: Arts - Music
95 Week # 7-95 Air Date 2/12/95 - 2/18/95
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Mane Martin speaks with an economist, a Mexican congresswoman, and a border businessman about President Clinton's plan to rescue Mexico's economy. 6:30
Subject Types: Economics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. regions - Mexico
Segment#2: William Troop reports from Washington D.C. on the Clinton administration's recent decision to end a program which allowed thousands of refugees from El Salvador to stay in this country. 3:37
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - El Salvador
Segment #3: LAT1NO USA's Maria Martin reports on how a Salvadoran family in Austin, Texas is coping with the end of a program giving legal status to some Salvadorans living in the U.S. 4:41
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas; Non-U.S. regions - Central America; Central America Countries - El Salvador
Segment #4: Willie Perdomo's poem about being Black and Latino all at the same time. (This piece is the first in a special series of segments for Black History Month.) 3:00
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
96 Week # 8-95 Air Date 2/19/95 - 2/25/95
Segment#1: From Los Angeles, LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports on some Latino perspectives regarding proposals to reform the welfare system. 5:25
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
WELFARE VOX. Opinion on welfare reform from Latinos in Austin, Texas. 2:09
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
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Segment #3: LATINO USA's Mario Murillo reports from New York City on how Latinos there feel about the administration of Mayor Rudolph Guiliani after his first year in office. 4:42
Subject Types: other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
Segment #4: Cecilia Vaisman reports from Chicago on a project studying the Latino influences on jazz and other forms of African-American music in the U.S. (This report is part of a special series of segments for Black History Month.) 6:20
Subject Types: Arts - Music
97 Week # 9-95 Air Date 2/26/95 - 3/4/95
Segment #1: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Denise Dresser, a professor of Political Science, about recent events in Mexico. 5:58
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: Pati Urias reports from Nogales, Arizona, on how immigration and economic problems in Mexico are affecting that border city. 3:48
Subject Types: Economics; Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Arizona; Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3: Reporter James Garcia profiles a Latino Border Patrol agent whose father was an undocumented immigrant. 5:05
Subject Types: Immigration
Segment #4: As part of our Black History series, commentator Guadalupe Garcia Vasquez talks about the African influence on Mexican culture. 3:42
Subject Types: Arts - Music; Arts - Visual
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
98 Week # 10-95 Air Date 3/5/95 - 3/11/95
Segment #1: LOS ANGELES VOX -- Opinions on relations between African Americans and Latinos in L.A. 1:00
Subject Types: Other - African Americans
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Congressman Donald Payne, Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Congressman Ed Pastor, Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, about issues that separate and join Latinos and African Americans. 8:46
Subject Types: Other - African Americans; Politics
Segment #3: WASHINGTON, D.C. AND MIAMI VOX -- Most opinions on relations between Latinos and African Americans. 2:00
Subject Types: Other - Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - Florida
Segment #4: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Ivan Gonzalez, member of the Puerto Rican group Atabal. (This is final part of our series for Black History Month.) 7:30
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
99 Week # 11-95 Air Date 3/12/95 - 3/18/95
Segment #1:Laura Carlson has a report on the current status of bilingual education. 4:11
Subject Types: Education
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on the impact of possible cuts in funds for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting on Latino public stations and projects. 5:29
Subject Types: Economics
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports from Los Angeles on the winners of the Latino categories at the 37th Annual Grammy Awards 3:49
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #4: Commentator Salvador Morales has some thoughts on the challenge of moving from Miami to Charlotte, North Carolina. 2:46
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida
100 Week # 12-95 Air Date 3/19/95 - 3/25/95
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports that some U.S. Latinos fear recent revelations of corruption by Mexican officials may color public perceptions of Mexican Americans in this country. 5:04
Subject Types: Other - Opinion
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: Emilio San Pedro reports on the case of two young Latinos targeted by U.S. Customss officials because they allegedly fit the profile of drug smugglers.4:40
Subject Types: Human Rights
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with the director of a New York City project honoring Latina leaders. 4:56 (Special for Women's History Month)
Subject Types: Latino Leaders; Women
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
Segment #4: Betto Arcos reports on the Cuban film 'Fresa y Chocolate'( Strawberry and Chocolate), which has been nominated for an Oscar in the foreign language film category. 3:53
Subject Types: Arts -Visual
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
101 Week # 13-95 Air Date 3/26/95 - 4/1/95
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports on the impact of California's floods on that state's farm workers. 4:27
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West ; States - California
Segment #2: Melissa Mancini reports from Miami on efforts to enact anti-immigrant laws similar to California's Proposition 187. 4:44
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida
Segment #3: Sandina Robbins reports from Mexico City on citizen reactions to Mexican government's recent announcement of further economic austerity measures. 4:23
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #4: LATINO USA's Maria Martin prepared this piece, with the voices of some young Mexican political leaders speaking on Mexico's current economic and political situation. 4:38
Subject Types: Economics; Latino Leaders; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
102 Week # 14-95 Air Date 4/2/95 - 4/8/95
Segment #1: Carrie Kahn reports from Tijuana, Mexico on the anniversary of the assassination of former Mexican Presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio. 4:40
Subject Types: Elections; History; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Mario Murillo reports from New York City on a barrio education project designed to get women off welfare. 4:30
Subject Types: Economics; Women
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Maria Marlin reports from Austin, Texas on a border music tour featuring singer Tish Hinojosa and other musicians. 6:12
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #4: Commentator George Emilio Sanchez reflects on the reverse cultural shock he experienced after returning from a tip to Latin America. 2:44
Subject Types: Culturla - Personal
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Segment #1: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Mexican novelist and Journalist Elena Poniatowska about her current work documenting the lives of indigenous women in Chiapas. 7:04
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Women
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
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Segment #2: Edie Rubinowitz reports from Chicago on a group of gang members involved in AIDS education for the city's Puerto Rican community. 4:32
Subject Types: Health
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Illinois
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with members of the all woman Afro-Cuban group, Ibbu-Okun. (7:31 to voice out, 7:40 to music out.)
Subject Types: Arts - Music; Women
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
104 Week # 16-95 Air Date 4/16/95 - 4/22/95
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Maria Martin has a remembrance of slain Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla Perez, who was killed recently in Corpus Christi, Texas at age 23. 5:25
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions = Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #2: Emilio San Pedro reports from Miami on some legal immigrants who are seeking to become U.S. citizens. 4:20
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports from Los Angeles on a recent commemoration for former United Farm Workers Union founder Cesar Chavez. 3:19
Subject Types: History; Latino Leaders
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States = California
Segment #4: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with artists featured in a newly released children's album by Los Lobos called 'Papa's Dream'. 6:30
Subject Types: Arts - Music; Youth
105 Week # 17-95 Air Date 4/23/95 - 4/29/95
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa hosts a reporter's roundtable analyzing the extensive Media coverage of the death of Tejano singer-songwriter, Selena Quintanilla Perez. 8:54
Subject Types: Arts - Music; Media
Segment #2: Mario Murillo reports from New York on the visit to that city of Dominican presidential hopeful Jose Francisco Pena-Gomez. 2:29
Subject Types: Elections
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York; Non-U.S. Regions - Caribbean; Carribbean Countries - Dominican Republic
Segment #3: Carrie Kahn has a remembrance of Pedro J. Gonzalez, a pioneer in Spanish-language radio in the U.S. who died recently at the age of 99. 6:06
Subject Types: History; Media
Segment#4: Salvador Morales has a commentary on celebrating both Easter and Passover. 2:17
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
106 Week # 18-95 Air Date 4/30/95 - 5/6/95
Segment #1: Melissa Mancini reports from Miami on an effort by Miami's Cuban-American community to assist the transition of refugee youngsters arriving from detainment camps at Guantanamo. 5:02
Subject Types: Immigration; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports on a Latino-oriented film by director Gregory Nava''My Family' starring an all Latino cast. 6:45
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa reports on the marketing effort for the new film, 'My Family'. 3:27
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Segment #4: Commentator John Guardo has some thoughts on violence in movies. 3:30
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
107 Week # 19-95 Air Date 5/7/95 - 5/13/95
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on the impact of the recent bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City on the Latino community of the area. 5:22
Subject Types: Other - Crime; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Oklahoma
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Loretta Ross, of the Center for Democratic Renewal, in Atlanta about the racial implications of 'citizen militias.' 5:39
Subject Types: Other - Crime; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Georgia
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Segment #3: Kim Childs reports from New York City on concerns of providers and advocates for the Latino elderly going into the 1995 White House Conference on Aging. 5:01
Subject Types: Health; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
Segrnent#4: Texas poet and performance artist Carmen Tafolla performs a skit depicting the life of one elderly Latina. 3:38
Subject Types: Arts - Performance; Women
Locations: U.S. regions - Southwest; States - Texas
108 Week # 20-95 Air Date 5/14/95 - 5/20/95
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Miami Herald columnist Liz Balmaseda and WLRN's Emilio San Pedro about reaction from Cuban Americans on the Clinton Administration's recent policy change toward Cuban Immigration. 5:22
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida
Segment #2: Ingrid Lobet reports from Seattle on an eight-year labor disagreement between farm workers and wine makers. 5:34
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northwest; States - Washington
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Segment #3: Commentator Luis Guerra recalls a conversation about adobe, the mud material used in the Southwest and Latin America for building homes. 2:14
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Segment #4: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with singer Perla Batalla, who has worked as a back-up singer for many famous musicians and now has her own record. 6:30
Subject Types: Arts - Music
109 Week # 21-95 Air Date 5/21/95 - 5/27/95
Segment #1: Emilio San Pedro reports from Miami that Cuban Americans are demonstrating against the Clinton Administration's new immigration policy with Cuba. 3:40
Subject Types: Immigration: Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports from Los Angeles on reaction to revelations that California Governor Pete Wilson hired an undocumented immigrant in the late 1970s. 3:25
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
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Segment #3: Robin Urevich reports that conflict between the Mexican Army and rebels of the Zapatista National Liberation Army is hurting Mayan campesinos. 4:59
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #4: From New York, LATINO USA's Mario Murillo profiles actress Maria Conchita Alonso, who is debuting on Broadway. 5:56
Subject Types: Arts - Performance
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
110 Week # 22-95 Air Date 5/28/95 - 6/3/95
Segment #1: Ana Perez reports on the new problem of gangs in El Salvador. 4:58
Subject Types: Other - Gangs
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
Segment #2: Emilio San Pedro reports on the Afro-Cuban band from San Francisco,' Conjunto Cespedes'. 7:21
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California; Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #3: Poetry read by the poet and novelist Sandra Cisneros, with an introduction and back announce read by LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa 4:18
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
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Segment #4: Satirist Lalo Lopez presents a new political group in California---Hispanics for Wilson. (not available as a module) 3:12
Subject Types: Arts - Performance; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
111 Week # 23-95 Air Date 6/4/95 - 6/10/95
Segment #1: Melissa Mancini reports from Miami on the immigration difficulties facing many Nicaraguans in South Florida. 5:08
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida; NonNon-U.S. Regions - Central America
Segment #2: Emilio San Pedro reports from, Havana, Cuba, on the 100th Anniversary of the death of Cuban hero, Jose Marti, whose image has been used by all political quarters. 3:40
Subject Types: History; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on a best-selling paperback on the life and death of Tejano singer Selena. 6:20
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #4: Commentator Victor Landa has some thoughts on the significance of graduation for Latino families. 1:59
Subject Types: Education
112 Week # 24-95 Air Date 6/11/95- 6/17/95
Segment #1: Mandalit del Barco reports on the growing controversy surrounding affirmative action in the state of California. 6:14
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on the views of some Latino and Latina leaders about affirmative action. 16:53
Subject Types: Latino Leaders; Politics
113 Week # 25-95 Air Date 6/18/95 - 6/24/95
Segment #1: LATINO USA presents an audio tour of El Paso, Texas, the largest U.S. city on the border with Mexico. This special broadcast includes interviews with many leaders of the city's Hispanic community, and an essay by award-winning author Dagoberto Gilb. 28:00
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Latino Leaders
Locations: U.S> Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
114 Week # 26-95 Air Date 6/25/95 - 7/1/95
Segment #1: From the border city of Nogales, Arizona, Mandalit Del Barco profiles Louie Valdez, the youngest mayor' in the country. 5:07
Subject Types: Latino Leaders; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Arizona
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with journalist Debbie Ewings, about the plight of Afro-Latinos. (Ewings has contributed the up-coming book 'No Longer Invisible: Afro-Latin-Ameericans.') 4:21
Subject Types: Arts - Literature;
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Segment #3: Betto Arcos reports on the first official bi-national meeting of U.S. and Mexican artists. 3:41
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #4: New Mexico writer Denise Chavez pays tribute to her 84-year-old father, who has Alzheimer's disease. 5:31
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Health
115 Week # 27-95 Air Date 7/2/95 - 7/8/95
Segment #1: Sandina Robbins reports from Michoacán, Mexico on a family that has spent years migrating to the U.S., then returning home. 6:12
Subject Types: Immigration;
Locations: Non-u.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Ed Valdez about us new book, 'New Hispanics: The New Image For New Leaders. 6:18
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Segment : Laura Taylor profiles Frank Figueroa, an old-time mambo radio announcer in New York City, who recently wrote the first encyclopedia on Latin American Music. 7:13
Subject Types: arts - Literature; Arts - Music; Media
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
116 Week # 28-95 Air Date 7/9/95 - 7/15/95
Segment #1: Barbara Ferry reports from Fresno on a California proposal to create a work program for undocumented immigrants. The idea reminds some of the Bracero program that ended about 30 years ago. 5:31
Subject Types: Immigration[; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with film director Jesus Trevino about s new book of short stories, 'The Fabulous Sinkhole and Other Stories', published by Arte Publico Press in Houston. 6:22
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
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Segment #3: Commentator Margarita Contin, who is pail Dominican and part Irish, has some thoughts on her bi-cultural identity. 2:18
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Segment #4: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa profiles Tito Beltran, who has become a rising star on the international opera scene. 5:57
Subject Types: Arts - Music
117 Week # 29-95 Air Date 7/16/95 - 7/22/95
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on reactions in San Antonio's Mexican American community to the possible closing of Kelly Air Force Base in that city. Kelly Air Force Base employs nearly half of all Latinos in the U.S. Air Force. 3:42
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States- Texas
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports on the reaction in Los Angeles' Latino community to the possible closing of a hospital in East Los Angeles, a facility which serves thousands of Latinos. 3:30
Subject Types: Economics; Health
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
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Segment #3: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with two experts about how a recent Supreme Court ruling on voting districts could impact Latinos. 6:16
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Segment #4: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with members of the East Los Angeles rock band, The Blazers. 6:22
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
118 Week # 30-95 Air Date 7/23/95 - 7/29/95
Segment #1: William Troop reports on the relationship between Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry and that city's Latino community. 4:29
Subject Types: Other - African Americans; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
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Segment #2: Jose Santiago reports from New York City on a case a young Latino who allegedly died of a strangle hold while in police custody. 4:43
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: U.S. Regions; States - New York
Segment #3: LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on the case of Francisco Renteria, a Mexican immigrant in Lincoln, Nebraska, who died after a struggle with police officers. Two policemen were recently acquitted of charges in connection with his death. 5:37
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: U.S. regiosn - Miswest; States - Nebraska
Segment #4: Commentator Barbara Renaud Gonzalez compares and contrasts the animated film character Pocahontas with Malinche, the Mexican indigenous woman who helped Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortez in the 16th Century. 4:17
Subject Types: Arts - Visual; History; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S Regions - Mexico.
119 Week # 31-95 Air Date 7/30/95 - 8/5/95
Segment #1: Latinos from around the country attending the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), expressed their concerns regarding issues lacing their communities. NCLR is the country's largest Hispanic civil rights organization. 2:48
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with five Latino leaders from around the country, including National Council of La Raza President Raul Yzaguirre, about issues ranging from affirmative action to national immigration policy. 10:07
Subject Types: Human rights; Immigration; Latino Leaders
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Segment #3: After delivering his long awaited speech outlining his position on affirmative action. President Clinton spoke with thousands of Latinos at the NCLR conference via satellite. LATINO USA's Maria Martin has their reactions to the Presidents remarks on affirmative action. 6:34
Subject Types: Human Rights; Latino Leaders; Politics
120 Week # 32-95 Air Date 8/6/95 - 8/12/95
Segrnent#1: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports on reaction to the University of California systems decision to end affirmative action programs. 4:07
Subject Types: Education
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with University of California associate professor Pedro Noguera, a sociologist specializing in race relations, about the social inplications of the UC regents decision to end affirmative action. 5:49
Subject Types: Education
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
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Segment #3: Sandina Robbins repent from Mexico City on the plight of twenty persons imprisoned in Mexico'accused of collaborating with the Zapatista National Liberation Army. 3:53
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #4: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with members of the musical group Sol y Canto, whose work incorporates numerous types of Latin American music styles. 6:18 to voice out, 7:01 to music out
Subject Types: Arts - Music
121 Week # 33-95 Air Date 8/13/95 - 8/19/95
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports from Los Angeles on community reaction to the police shooting of a 14 year-old Jose Antonio Gutierrez. His death sparked two nights of disturbances in the city's East side barrios. 5:05
Subject Types: Other - Guns; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: Julia McEvoy reports from Chicago on the legal challenge to the district held by Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez. The challenge comes in the wake of a recent Supreme Court ruling on the racial make-up of voting districts. 7:15
Subject Types: Elections; Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Illinois
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Segment #3: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with jazz musician Steve Turre, who uses sea shells as musical instruments on his latest compact disc called 'Rhythm Within.' 7:06
Subject Types: Arts - Music
122 Week # 34-95 Air Date 8/20/95 - 8/26/95
Segment #1: Kent Patterson reports on the history and current status of the American G.I. Forum, a 47 year old advocacy organization for Latino veterans.
Subject Types: History
Segment #2: The Times/Mirror corporation recently announced a series of budget cuts, including stopping publication of 'Nuestro Tiempo', a weekly Spanish-language section of the Los Angeles Times. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Frank Sotomayor, a former editor of 'Nuestro Tiempo', about these cuts, and the impact on coverage of Latino issues. 5:06
Subject Types: History
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
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Segment #3: LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on reactions to the death of Grateful Dead founder Jerry Garcia who died of an apparent heart attack at the age of 53. 4:45
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Segment #4: LATINO USA's Francisco Contreras profiles El Vez, a performer who incorporates Mexican American culture into his impersonation of Elvis Presley. The East Los Angeles singer has released a new CD collection. 5:15 to voice out, 7:07 to music out.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. regions - West; States - California
123 Week # 35-95 Air Date 8/27/95 - 9/2/95
Segment #1: Emilio San Pedro reports on a controversial investigation of Radio Marti, the government-sponsored broadcast service to Cuba. 6:18
Subject Types: Media
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #2: Betto Arcos reports from Los Angeles on 'A Walk In The Clouds', the new feature film by Mexican director Alfonso Arau about a Latina who falls love with a young Anglo G.I. after World War II. 4:34
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
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Segment #3: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with two publishers who are creating magazines especially for Latinas. 5:00
Subject Types: Media; Women
Segment #4: Commentator Regina Montoya has some thoughts on the United We Stand America conference held recently in Dallas, TX. She says the gathering of Ross Perot's followers missed an opportunity by not incorporating diverse cultural opinions. 2:25
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regiopns - Southwest; State - Texas
124 Week # 36-95 Air Date 9/3/95 - 9/9/95
Segment #1: LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on the events of the Chicano Moratorium, a massive anti-Vietnam war demonstration 25 years ago in Los Angeles that resulted in a police riot and three deaths. 7:02
Subject Types: History; Other - Peace; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Wesr; States - California
Segment #2: Remembering Journalist Ruben Salazar: Maria Hinojosa profiles Mexican American journalist Ruben Salazar, a Latino pioneer in media who was killed 25 years ago during the Chicago Moratorium demonstration. 11:21
Subject Types: History; Latino Leaders; Media; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
125 Week # 37-95 Air Date 9/10/95 - 9/16/95
Segment #1: ROUND ROBIN ON LAT1NA PARTICIPATION AT THE FOURTH WORLD CONFERENCE ON WOMEN: Sandra Guzman reports on a group of New York Latinas preparing to present their reality at the international conference: Mandalit del Barco reports on a Latina delegation from California 3:45/3:36 7:21
Subject Types: Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: COMMENTARY: Commentator John Guardo has some personal reflections on the issue of abortion. 4:13
Subject Types: Health
Segment 3: LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on the reaction to a ruling by a district judge in Amarillo, Texas. The judge ruled that speaking Spanish to a child at home constituted child abuse. 3:26
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #4: Ray Santiesteban reports from Santa Cruz, California on a gang peace summit organized by 'Barrios Unidos', a Californian-based organization committed to bringing peace to the barrios. 3:44
Subject Types: Other - Gangs
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
126 Week # 38-95 Air Date 9/17/95 - 9/23/95
Segment #1: PROFILE OF CONGRESSMAN BOB MENENDEZ: Kim Childs profiles Cuban American Congressman Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat who may run for the U.S Senate in the 1996 elections. 5:26
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New Jersey; Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment#2: CARMEN MIRANDA FILM ON PBS: LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with the director and producer of the new documentary 'Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business', a film about the life of the famous Brazilian actress. It airs October 6th on PBS. 4:07
Subject Types: Arts - Visual; Media
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
Segment #3: REMEMBERING RICARDO SANCHEZ: LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on the outstanding career and legacy of renowned Chicano movement poet Ricardo Sanchez, who died September 3rd in El Paso, Texas of stomach cancer. He was 54. 7:10
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Latino Leaders
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; State - Texas
LANGUAGE ADVISORY: The following piece contains language that some may find objectionable-at: 07 seconds into the piece, Gilb says:' ...he'd be pissed off', at :27 seconds into the piece Gilb says ' ...you're so full of shit, Ricardo.'
Segment #4: EULOGIZING POET RICARDO SANCHEZ: Writer Dagoberto Gilb remembers poet Ricardo Sanchez as a friend with a good sense of humor, a fiery temper, the ability to shape language as only a master poet can. 2:15
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Latino Leaders
Locations: U.S. regions - Southwest; States - Texas
127 Week # 39-95 Air Date 9/24/95 - 9/30/95
Segment #1: PORTRAIT OF LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports from Lincoln, Nebraska on that city's vibrant Latino community witch continues to grow, due in part to en influx of new immigrants. 10:06
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Nebraska
Segment#2: LATINOS IN THE MIDWEST. LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with three analysts about the growing Latino presence in the Midwest. 5:38
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Nebraska
Segment #3: MEMORIES OF NEBRASKA. Commentator Belinda Acosta remembers attending 'bailes' (bye-Iehs), or dances as a young girl growing up in Nebraska. 3:22
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Nebraska
128 Week # 40-95 Air Date 10/1/95 - 10/7/95
Segment #1: ANALYZING LATINO POLITICS. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with two political analysts about key issues facing Latinos one year before the 1996 Presidential elections. 5:51
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Segment #2: SEEKING CITIZENSHIP. Julia McEvoy profiles a Mexican immigrant woman in Chicago who has decided to become a U.S. citizen. 6:34
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Illinois
Segment #3: FUTURE LEADERSHIP. LATINO USA's Francisco Contreras reports on a program in Texas designed to train Latino youth to become future political leaders. 4:34
Subject Types: Latino Leaders; Politics; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
129 Week # 41-95 Air Date 10/8/95 - 10/14/95
NOTE: This Special Edition Takes Listeners on a Journey to CUBA
OPENING VOX: From the streets of Havana, Cuban perspectives on the political leadership of Fidel Castro. :58
Segment #1: CUBAN WRITERS DISCUSS THEIR HOMELAND. A group of writers in Havana discuss their nation's current situation and the future of Cuba. 5:45
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #2: AFTER THE EXODUS LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa reports on a man who left Cuba on raft one year ago during a massive exodus. He now lives in the U.S. 5:05
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #3: CUBAN ROCK MUSIC. Betto Arcos reports on the rising popularity of rock music in Cuba. Many bands are flourishing there despite difficult economic times. 5:12
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
130 Week # 42-95 Air Date 10/15/95 - 10/21/95
HOST SET-UP VOX: 'What Is Hispanic Heritage''
Segment #1: 'HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARD WINNERS' Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa report on the recipients of this years Hispanic Heritage Awards in Washington, D.C. 10:37
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
Segment#2: 'PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM' Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on the posthumous award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to San Antonio voting rights activist Willie Velasquez. 3:49
Subject Types: Latino Leaders; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment#3: 'COMMENTARY ON HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH' Commentator Barbara Renaud-Gonzalez questions why so many celebrations of Hispanic heritage are sponsored by the alcohol and tobacco industry. 1:59
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal; Health
131 Week # 43-95 Air Date 10/22/95 - 10/28/95
Segment #1: MEXICAN INDIGENOUS RIGHTS. Sandina Robbins reports from Mexico on recent activism by indigenous people. 4:53
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
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Segment #2: THE POPE AND LATI1NOS. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa reports on the reaction of Latinos to the recent visit of Pope John Paul II. 3:18
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Segment #3: SELENA MURDER TRIAL. LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on the murder trial of Yolanda Saldivar, accused of fatally shooting Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez. 7:35
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #4: THE ARTIST AND THE CURANDERO. Luis Guerra tells the story of how the prayers of a Mexican curandero, a healer, helped him create a magnificent clay sculpture. 2:53
Subject Types: Arts - Visual; Cultural - Religious
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
132 Week # 44-95 Air Date 10/29/95 - 11/4/95
Segment #1: LATINO PERSPECTIVES ON THE MILLION MAN MARCH. LATlNO USA's Maria Martin reports on Latino perspectives on the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. 5:41
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
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Segment #2: FALL TELEVISION REVIEW. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with TV critic Manuel Mendoza, of 'The Dallas Morning News', about Latinos on network television this fall. 4:31
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #3: ARHOOLIE'S 35TH ANNIVERSARY. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Chris Strachwitz, founder of Arhoolie Records, about his work recording and archiving Texas-Mexican border music. 9:46
Subject Types: Arts - Music; History
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
133 Week # 45-95 Air Date 11/5/95 - 11/11/95
Segment #1: LATINO PERSPECTIVES ON FIDEL CASTRO'S U.S. VISIT. Mario Murillo reports on the recent visit to New York by Cuban President Fidel Castro. 4:42
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
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Segment #2: INTERVIEW WITH WRITER JULIA ALVAREZ. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with novelist and poet Julia Alvarez about how her immigrant experience from the Dominican Republic has affected her work. Alvarez is among the top Latina literary voices in the U.S. 4:30
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Caribbean; Caribbean Countries - Dominican Republic
Segment #3: OAXACA-STYLE DAY OF THE DEAD. LATINO USA's Maria Martin report on the traditional celebration of 'The Day Of the Dead', in the indigenous communities of the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. 8:49
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
134 Week # 46-95 Air Date 11/12/95 - 11/18/95
Segment #1: GUATEMALA INDIGENOUS RIGHTS. Susan Leffler reports from Guatemala on the struggles of indigenous Mayans to protect their rights. 4:51
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Guatemala
Segment #2: PROFILE OF FORMER DRUG ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. LATINO USA's Maria Martin profiles a former Drug Enforcement Administration agent about his experience working in Central America. Celerino Castillo charges his agency worked with drug traffickers and corrupt governments. 5:19
Subject Types: Other - Drugs; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
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Segment #3: CHICANO STUDIES PROFESSOR WINS DISCRIMINATION CASE. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Chicano Studies Professor Dr. Rudolfo Acuña about a discrimination case he recently won against the University of California. 5:13
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #4: BORDER OPERA. Louis Saenz reports from El Paso on a student opera about the volatile issue of undocumented immigration. 2:51
Subject Types: Arts - Performance; Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
135 Week # 47-95 Air Date 11/19/95 - 11/25/95
Segment #1: PROPOSFT1ON 187 ANNIVERSARY ESSAY. Journalist Ruben Martinez has an audio essay on the social aftermath of California's controversial anti-immigrant Proposition 187, which was approved by voters one year ago. 5:57
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
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Segment#2: LATINO VETERANS IN WORLD WAR II. LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on some efforts around the nation to honor Latino veterans of World War II. 6:34
Subject Types: History
Segment #3: MASTER PERCUSSIONIST NANA VASCONCELOS. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Brazilian musician Nana Vasconcelos about how nature's sounds have inspired his music. 6:24
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
136 Week # 48-95 Air Date 11/26/95 - 12/2/95
Segment #1: GOODWILL TRIP TO MEXICO. Jose Gaspar reports on a California couple who traveled to a Mexican village to donate medical supplies, an ambulance and a school bus. 3:52
Subject Types: Economics; Health
Locations: U.S Regions - West; States - California; Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
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Segment #2: COOKING LESSON. Sen Francisco chef Agustin Gaytan shares some special pre-Hispanic recipes from Mexico. 5:30
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: U.S Regions - West; States - California; Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3: THANKSGIVING ESSAY. Writer Jose Antonio Burciaga has a, essay about the history of Thanksgiving, and some personal memories of the holiday. Burciaga reads from, his book. 'Spilling the Beans', published by Joshua Odell Editions in Santa Barbara, California. 3:11
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Cultural - Personal
Segment #4: MUSIC OF CARLOS VIVES. Betto Arcos profiles musician Carlos Vives, whose music is based on a traditional Colombian style called the vallenato. 6:30
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
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Segment #1: ARTS FUNDING -- Betto Arcos reports on the challenges facing Latino arts organizations in the wake of federal] funding cuts. 5:20
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Arts - Music; Arts - Performance; Arts - Visual; Economics
Segment #2: LOS ANGELES POLICE AND IMMIGRATION -- Ana Perez reports from Los Angeles on a controversial collaboration between the Los Angeles Police Department and the Immigration and Naturalization Service to deport immigrant youth. 5:12
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics; Youth
Locations: U. S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #3: CONVERSATION WITH ANTHONY QUINN - LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with veteran actor Anthony Quinn about his remarkable life and film career. Quinn's new autobiography is 'One Man Tango', published by Harper Collins in New York. 9:19
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Arts - Performance
138 Week # 50-95 Air Date 12/10/95 - 12/16/95
Segment #1: FEDERAL JUDGE STRIKES PORTIONS OF PROP. 187. LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports on the aftermath of a federal judges recent ruling that portions of California's Proposition 187 are unconstitutional. 5:12
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
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Segment #2: WOMEN WITH AIDS IN PUERTO RICO. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa reports from Puerto Rico on the transmission of AIDS to women by their sexual partners. 10:20
Subject Types: Health; Women
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
Segment #3: THE AIDS CRISIS STILL EXISTS. Excerpts from a recent speech by actress and lawyer Ilka Tania Payan, a Dominican woman living with AIDS in New York City. 3:19
Subject Types: Health; Women
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
139 Week # 51-95 Air Date 12/17/95 - 12/23/95
Segment #1: PRISON LABOR. Reese Erlich reports on the controversy over the use of inmates' labor to earn profits for prisons. 5:16
Subject Types: Other - Prisons
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Segment #2: VIRGIN MURAL COMMENTARY. Commentator Veronica Flores has some thoughts on an abstract mural of the Virgin of Guadalupe which raised the ire of local believers in San Antonio. 2:30
Subject Types: Arts - Visual; Cultural - Religious
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #3: LALO GUERRERO'S VIRGIN. Musician Lalo Guerrero has some thoughts on the significance of the Virgin of Guadalupe for Latinos. 3:10
Subject Types: Arts - Music; Cultural - Religious
Segment #4: SPACE-AGE BACHELOR PAD MUSIC. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Mexican composer and arranger Juan Garcia Esquivel, creator of late 1950's cocktail lounge music, which is gaining new popularity. voice out: 7:31; music out: 8:08
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
140 Week # 52-95 Air Date 12/24/95 - 12/30/95
Segment #1: CUBAN FILM FESTIVAL. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with writer Tom Miller, who is in Havana, Cuba, for Latin America's largest film festival. 3:56
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Locations: non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
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Segment#2: GUATEMALA POSTCARD. Reporter Susan Leffler has an audio essay from a market place in a small Guatemalan village. 2:06
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Guatemala
Segment #3: LATINO CHRISTMAS PANEL. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Latinos in Hawaii, New Mexico and Puerto Rico about their Christmas celebrations. 6:00
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Segment #4: KIDS CHRISTMAS. Children in Austin Texas tell why they love Christmas time. 1:18
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #5 DRINKING AND DRIVING. LATINO USA's Franc Contreras reports on a national campaign to educate Latinos about the dangers of drinking and driving during the holidays. 3:24
Subject Types: Health

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1996

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5 141 Week # 1-96 Air Date 12/31/95 - 1/6/96
WE ARE DEPARTING FROM OUR USUAL MAGAZINE FORMAT TO PRESENT A SPECIAL YEAR-END REVIEW OF THE PRINCIPAL STORIES WHICH AFFECTED U.S.LATINOS DURING 1995.
A 30 SECOND MUSIC BREAK COMES 6:12 FROM THE TOP OF THIS SELF-CONTAINED PROGRAM, WHICH CONTAINS NO NEWSCAST.
Body: 26:30
Host Maria Hinojosa reviews some of the key developments in the last year, including:
ANTI-IMMIGRANT MEASURES - 1995 saw the rise of a number of anti-immigrant measures across the country, and the attempted implementation of California's Proposition 187, which would deny social services including education to undocumented immigrants. LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reported on what some called the backlash caused by Proposition 187.
LATINA IN THE SIMPSON TRIAL - In the celebrated murder trial of OJ. Simpson, Salvadoran immigrant Rosa Lopez suddenly became a star witness. Legal affairs reporter Manuel Medrano, of KNBC-TV In Los Angeles, reviewed her testimony.
DEATH OF SELENA- The death of Tejano superstar singer Selena Quintanilla Perez on March 31 shocked people across this county and throughout Latin America. LATINO USA's Maria Martin reported on memorial services by Latinos across the nation for the fallen singer.
LATINO MOVIES - 1995 was not a bad year for Hollywood films about Latinos. The year included the production of 'A Walk in The Clouds' by Director Alfonso Arau aid Gregory Nava's 'Mi Familia', about which Mandalit Del Barco reported.
OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING - Oklahoma City Latinos were traumatized by the terrorist bombing on April 19th of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building. LATINO USA's Maria Martin reported on Latinos who were killed in the blast and efforts by the Latino community there to gather support after the devastation.
COMMENTARY - Commentator Armando Garda Davila has some thoughts on the passage of time.
Subject Types: Arts - Music; Arts - Visual; Immigration; Other - Opinion
142 Week # 2-96 Air Date 1/7/96 - 1/13/96
NOTE: THIS SPECIAL EDITION DOES NOT CONTAIN A NEWSCAST
Segment #1: ALBITA RODRIGUEZ PROFILE, From Miami, Emilio San Pedro profiles Cuban singer Albita Rodriguez, who is bringing a traditional style of Cuban music to international audiences. 7:42
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida; Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #2: ATABAL: THE DRUMS OF PUERTO RICO. LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Ivan Gonzalez, one of eight members of the Puerto Rican group 'Atabal'. 7:25
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
Segment #3: ORIGINS OF LA BAMBA. Commentator Guadalupe Garcia Vasquez speaks about the African influence on Mexican culture, for instance on the well-known song, 'La Bamba'. 4:31
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #4: SEA SHELLIST STEVE TURRE. LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with jazz musician Steve Turre, who uses sea shells as musical instruments on his latest compact disc, called 'Rhythm Within.' [7:25]
Subject Types: Arts - Music
143 Week # 3-96 Air Date 1/14/96 - 1/20/96
Segment #1: NAFTA IN MEXICO. Sandina Robbins reports from Mexico City on the impact of Mexico's economic crisis on that country. 6:00
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
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Segment #2: NAFTA ANNIVERSARY. Richard Gonzales analyzes the impact the North American Free Trade Agreement has had on the U.S. and Mexican economies two years after NAFTA took effect. 4:18
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3: IMMIGRATION STUDY. LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with Mexican scholar Jorge Bustamante, who recently completed a study on the impact of Mexico's economic crisis on Mexican immigration to the U.S. 2:50
Subject Types: Economics; Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #4: HARDSHIP ON THE ARIZONA BORDER. Patti Urias reports from Nogales. Arizona, on how the Mexican economic crisis has affected the twin border cities of Nogales. 4:54
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Arizona
144 Week # 4-96 Air Date 1/21/96 - 1/27/96
Segment #1: INTERVIEW: TEXAS CONGRESSMAN KIKA DE LA GARZA. LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with Texas Congressman Kika de la Garza about his decision not to seek re-election in November. 5:59 M
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #2: CITIZENSHIP COMMENTARY. Commentator Salvador Morales, an immigrant from Nicaragua, talks about his decision to become a U.S. citizen. 2:24
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Nicaragua
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Segment #3: LA. POLICE BRUTALITY, Robin Urevich reports from Los Angeles on a federal investigation into allegations of excessive force used by the Los Angeles Police Department against Latinos. 3:42
Subject Types: Other - Police
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #4: PUERTO RICAN TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY. LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with producers Raquel Ortiz and Sharon Simon about their documentary called 'Mi Puerto Rico', set to air nationally on public television this year. 6:27
Subject Types: Media
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
145 Week # 5-96 Air Date 1/28/96 - 2/3/96
Segment #1: VOX: STUDENT ACTIVISM IN SAN FRANCISCO. Latino youth in the San Francisco Bay area speak out on issues that concern them. 1:37
Subject Types: Youth
Locations: U.S Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: YOUTH ACTIVISM IN NEW YORK CITY. Kim Childs reports from New York on Puerto Rican student activists who are using the Internet and hip hop music to inform their communities about social issues. 5:07
Subject Types: Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
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Segment #3: SALVADORAN POLITICAL ASYLUM. Richard Gonzales reports on controversial efforts by the government of El Salvador to help Salvadoran refugees in the U.S. gain political asylum in this country. 5:10
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - El Salvador
Segment #4: INTERVIEW: SALSA SINGER VAN LESTER. LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with Puerto Rican musician Van Lester about the musical influences which have fueled his career as a salsa singer. 6:43
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S Regions - Puerto Rico
146 Week # 6-96 Air Date 2/4/96 - 2/10/96
Segment #1: NATIONAL ISSUES CONVENTION. LATINO USA's Franc Contreras reports from Austin on Hispanic participation in the recent National Issues Convention, an experiment in participatory democracy held at The University of Texas. 5:30
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
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Segment #2: LATINA GIRL SCOUTS IN CHICAGO. Jody Becker reports from Chicago on efforts in that city to bring more Latinas into the Girl Scouts. 4:42
Subject Types: Women; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Illinois
Segment #3: INTERVIEW: LATINA GIRL SCOUTS IN D.C. LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with Lisa Lopez, who's involved in a mentorship program between a Latina organization in Washington D.C. & a local Girl Scouts troop. 3:20
Subject Types: Women; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
Segment #4: PROFILE: FILM DIRECTOR ROBERT RODRIGUEZ. From Hollywood, Diana Martinez profiles film director Robert Rodriguez, who's latest movie 'From Dusk 'til Dawn' is playing in theaters nationwide. 6:10
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
147 Week # 7-96 Air Date 2/11/96 - 2/17/96
Segment #1: BOWIE HIGH SCHOOL AND THE BORDER PATROL. John Burnett reports from El Paso on a high school that sued the U.S. Border Patrol for harassing students some years ago. Since then, positive changes have occurred in the schools relationship with the Border Patrol. 6:21
Subject Types: Other - Police
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
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Segment #2: THE TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO. LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with former New Mexico Lt. Governor Roberto Mondragon about the historic 1848 treaty that took a large chunk of Mexico and made it the southwestern United States. 5:19
Subject Types: History
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3: PROFILE: AUTHOR ISABEL ALLENDE. Emilio San Pedro profiles Chilean author Isabel Allende, whose latest novel 'Paula', is about her deceased daughter. 3:42
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
Segment #4: BLACK HISTORY MONTH: POET WILLIE PERDOMO. Poet Willie Perdomo, a Puerto Rican living in New York reads a selection from his first book of poems. 'Where A Nickel Costs A Dime', published by W, W. Norton New York. This is the first in a series celebrating Black History month. 2:49
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico; States - New York
148 Week # 8-96 Air Date 2/18/96 - 2/24/96
Segment #1 CUBA TRAVEL. Reese Erlich reports from Cuba on the effects of a U.S. government policy that allows restricted travel to the island by Cuban-Americans. 5:51
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
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Segment #2: PROFILE: ARTIST CARMEN LOMAS GARZA. LATINO USA's Maria Martin profiles artist Carmen Lomas Garza, the first Mexican-American to have a solo exhibit at a Smithsonian Institution museum. 6:33
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Segment #3: BLACK HISTORY MONTH: SINGER SUSANA BACA. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Peruvian singer Susana Baca, whose music incorporates the rich African heritage of Peru. This is the second piece in our series for Black History Month. 7:03
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
149 Week # 9-96 Air Date 2/25/96 - 3/2/96
Segment #1: CANNERY CLOSES, HUNDREDS UNEMPLOYED. Carrie Kahn reports from Watsonville, California on the closing of a food cannery, and its impact on Latinos now left unemployed. 5:42
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
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Segment #2 NEW YORK'S EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO. Mario Murillo reports from New York on El Museo del Barrio, a Puerto Rican community museum that has flourished in its 25 years of service. 6:16
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
Segment #3: BLACK HSTORY MONTH: AFRICAN AMERICAN PRESENCE IN MEXICO. Guadalupe Garcia Vasquez has an essay on the presence of African heritage in Mexico. 6:17
Subject Types: History
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
150 Week # 10-96 Air Date 3/3/96 - 3/9/96
Segment #1: BLACK HISTORY MONTH: AFRICA IN THE AMERICAS. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with George Collinet, host of the public radio program 'Afro-Pop Worldwide', and with Dr. Sheila Walker, chair of the center for African and African-American Studies at The University of Texas about the impact of African culture on the Americas. 6:16
Subject Types: History
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Segment #2: SERIES: IMPACT OF AFRICA ON LATINO MUSIC. LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco examines the impact of African and African American culture on early Afro-Cuban music. Part one of a two part series. 7:03
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Segment #3: CHUPACABRAS: PUERTO RICAN VAMPIRES. LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports from Puerto Rico on the controversy there regarding the possible existence of a strange creature, which many blame for the deaths of dozens of farm animals on the island. 6:28
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
151 Week # 11-96 Air Date 3/10/96 - 3/16/96
Segment #1: ANALYSIS: THE CRISIS WITH CUBA. LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on the implications of Cuba's decision to shoot down two civilian airplanes piloted by anti-Castro Cubans. 7:11
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
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Segment #2: INTERVIEW: THE CRISIS WITH CUBA. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with New York Representative Nydia Velasquez about the power of the Latino vote this election year and about her career as a politician. 4:36
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; Non-U.S. Regions - Caribbean
Segment #3: SERIES: AFRICAN INFLUENCE ON LATINO RAP MUSIC. LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco examines the cross-pollination of African American and Latino musical styles. This piece focuses on Latinos in rap music. 6:44
Subject Types: Arts - Music;
152 Week # 12-96 Air Date 3/17/96 - 3/23/96
Segment #1 LATINOS IN THE FLORIDA PRIMARY ELECTION. Emilio San Pedro reports on the political forces impacting Cuban American voters in Florida's upcoming Republican primaries. 5:00
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; State - Florida
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Segment #2: LATINO PUBUC OPINION POLL. LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on the results of, and reactions to, a recent and controversial poll of Latino public opinion. 6:17
Subject Types: Other - Opinion; Politics
Segment#3: LABOR RELATIONS LAWSUIT UNDER NAFTA. Richard Gonzales reports from San Francisco on the first labor relations law-suit brought under the North American Free Trade Agreement. 3:44
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; State - California
Segment #4: COMMENTARY. Commentator Barbara Renaud Gonzalez has some thoughts on gender relations between Latinos and Latinas, 2:50
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
153 Week # 13-96 Air Date 3/24/96 - 3/30/96
Segment #1: JOURNALISTS ROUND TABLE: THE LATINO VOTE. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with three top Latino journalists about election issues of concern for Hispanics in various regions of the county. 6:18
Subject Types: Elections; Media
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Segment #2: BORDER BEEF-UP: VIEW FROM CALIFORNIA. Carrie Kahn reports from San Diego on results on the build-up of security along the border. 4:43
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #3: BORDER BEEF-UP: VIEW FROM ARIZONA. Sandina Robbins reports from southern Arizona on possible rights abuses resulting from increased U.S. border enforcement in that region. 4:01
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Arizona
Segment#4: IRISH/MEXICAN MUSIC: THE MOLLYS. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with members of The Mollys about their mingling of Irish and Mexican musical traditions. 5:14
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
154 Week # 14-96 Air Date 3/31/96 - 4/6/96
Segment #1: CALIFORNIA PRIMARY SET-UP. LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports from Los Angeles on key campaign issues for Latinos going into the California primary election. 4:57
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH: A CONVERSATION. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with University of Texas History Professor Antonia Castaneda about efforts by Latinas to reclaim their place in U.S. history. 4:10
Subject Types: History; Women
Segment #3: STORY: MAMA GOES TO TRAFFIC COURT. Storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy tells about her Cuban mother's powers of persuasion with a judge in traffic court. 3:46
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #4: MUSICIAN PROFILE: GONZALO RUBALCABA. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with jazz sensation Gonzalo Rubalcaba, a Cuban pianist recognized as one of the giants of jazz. 7:46
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
155 Week # 15-96 Air Date 4/7/96 - 4/13/96
Segment #1 PUERTO RICO HEARING. Daniel Garza reports from San Juan, Puerto Rico, on a recent congressional hearing held on the island to discuss its political status. 4:38
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
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Segment#2: CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS, REMEMBERS SELENA. James Garcia reports from Corpus Christi, Texas, the coastal city that was the home of Tejano superstar singer Selena Quintanilla Perez, who was shot dead one year ago. 3:40
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #3: THE MEANING OF SELENA, ONE YEAR AFTER HER DEATH. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa reports on the legacy of Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez, one year after her tragic death. 4:09
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #4: TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY: CHICANO. LATINO USA's Maria Martin previews 'Chicano: History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement', a four-part documentary series airing on PBS in April. 6:13
Subject Types: Arts - Visual; History; Media; Politics
156 Week # 16-96 Air Date 4/14/96 - 4/20/96
NOTE: IN PLACE OF THE NEWSCAST, A FIVE MINUTE REPORT FROM MANDALIT DEL BARCO IN LOS ANGELES ON THE RECENT POLICE BEATING OF TWO IMMIGRANTS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. 5:00
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California; Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #1: TEXAS LATINO IN RACE FOR U.S. SENATE. LATINO USA's Maria Martin profiles Victor Morales, a school teacher who is vying for the Democratic nomination in the race for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Phil Gramm. 6:50
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
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Segment #2: CUBA MUSIC. Reese Erlich reports from Havana, Cuba, on how the economic crisis there is affecting the island's musicians. 8:45
Subject Types: Arts - Music; Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #3: EASTER COMMENTARY. Commentator Yleana Martinez recalls the Mexican Easter tradition of making and breaking 'Cascarones', colorful confetti filled egg shells. 3:01
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
157 Week # 17-96 Air Date 4/21/96 - 4/27/96
Segment #1: SANCTIONS AGAINST CUBA: THE VIEW FROM SPAIN. Emilio San Pedro reports from Madrid, Spain, on European reaction to a U.S. law that will tighten economic sanctions against Cuba, focusing on reaction in Spain. 5:16
Subject Types: Economics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
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Segment #2: IMMIGRANT BEATINGS: THE VIEW FROM MEXICO. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with journalist Ruben Martinez, based in Mexico City, about that nation's reactions to the recent beatings of two Mexican immigrants in southern California. 3:44
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States- California; Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment#3: MEXICAN HUAPANGO MUSIC. Sandina Robbins profiles a group of anthropologists turned musicians who specialize in a rare form of Mexican huapango (whah-pahn-goh) music from the gulf coast. 4:50
Subject Types: Arts - Music;
Locations: Non-U.S Regions - Mexico
Segment #4: OBITUARY FOR AN OUTSTANDING AIDS ACTVIST. LATINO USAs Maria Hinojosa remembers actress and AIDS activist Ilka Tanya Payan, who died April 6th of the disease. 4:47
Subject Types: Health
158 Week # 18-96 Air Date 4/28/96 - 5/4/96
Segment #1: EDUCATION COMMISSION CONTROVERSY. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa reports on the high-profile resignation of one of the nation's top Latino civil rights advocates from the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. 3:21
Subject Types: Education; Latino Leaders; Politics
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Segment#2: WOMEN AND THE IMMIGRATION CRACK-DOWN. Julie Light reports from southern California on how immigrant women are being affected by the recent U.S. crack-down on undocumented immigration. 5:31
Subject Types: Immigration; Women
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #3: MEXICANS CALL FOR RELIEF FROM DEBT AND ECONOMIC WOES. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Jose Marie lmaz, leader of 'El Barzon', a Mexican grassroots political movement that is calling for a new economic policy in that nation. 3:39
Subject Types: Economics; Latino Leaders
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #4: PROFILE: MUSICIAN LOURDES PEREZ. LATINO USAs Maria Hinojosa speaks with Puerto Rican singer/songwriter Lourdes Perez, whose style is influenced by Latin America's 'new song' movement. 6:15
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
159 Week # 19-96 Air Date 5/5/96 - 5/11/96
Segment #1: ELECTIONS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Mario Murillo reports from New York on the involvement of that city's Dominican community in the Presidential campaign now underway in the Dominican Republic. 5:33
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Caribbean; Caribbean Countries - Dominican Republic
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Segment #2: THE MARIA PARADOX: LATINA MENTAL HEALTH. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Dr. Rosa Maria Gil, co-author of 'The Maria Paradox', a new book that examines the psychological pressures that Latino culture places on Hispanic women living in the U.S. 7:06
Subject Types: Health; Women
Segment #3: GUATEMALAN FILM: THE SILENCE OF NETO. Cecilia Vaisman reports on a Guatemalan film about a boy growing up in that Central American nation during the period of the 1954 military coup. 6:30
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Guatemala
160 Week # 20-96 Air Date 5/12/96 - 5/18/96
Segment #1: NEW MEXICO HISPANOS VS. ENVIRONMENTALISTS. Catalina Reyes reports from northern New Mexico on mounting tensions between rural Hispanos and urban environmentalists.
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Segment #2: CRIME IN MEXICO. Sandina Robbins reports from Mexico City on the rising crime rate in that county and controversial anti-crime laws being enacted in response. 5:59
Subject Types: Other - Crime
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3: CINCO DE MAYO VOX. People offering their opinions on what the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo means to them. 1:20
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal; History
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #4: RECIPE OF MEMORY. Producer Betto Arcos pays a culinary visit to the family of the authors of the recent book 'Recipe of Memory', which combines social history & personal memoir with recipes of Mexican cuisine. 3:51
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Cultural - Personal; History
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
161 Week # 21-96 Air Date 5/19/96 - 5/25/96
Segment #1: SOUTH TEXAS IMMIGRANT SCHOOLS. James Garcia reports from the Texas/Mexico border on the controversy over enrolling undocumented immigrant children in public schools. 4:31
Subject Types: Education; Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
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Segment#2: INTERVIEW: NEW MEXICO REP. BILL RICHARDSON. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with New Mexico Congressman Bill Richardson about U.S. relations with Cuba and the North American Free Trade Agreement. 5:24
Subject Types: Economics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - New Mexico; Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #3: CONJUNTO MUSIC FESTIVAL. LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on a tribute to pioneers of Tejano conjunto music, which kicked off the Annual Conjunto Music Festival in San Antonio, Texas. 4:28
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment#4: COMMENTARY: BRAZILIAN STREET CHILDREN. Commentator Ricardo Guerrero has some thoughts on the plight of homeless children living and dying in the streets of Rio de Janeiro. 3:50
Subject Types: Economics; Youth
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
162 Week # 22-96 Air Date 5/26/96 - 6/1/96
Segment #1: VOX: CAUSES OF HIGH DROP-OUT RATE. Teenagers from Austin, Texas give their views on why so many Latinos drop out of school, 1:14
Subject Types: Education
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #2: SUGGESTIONS FOR KEEPING STUDENTS IN SCHOOL. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with the authors of a new book that offers solutions to the high rate of high school drop-outs among Hispanics. 6:29
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Education
Segment #3: VOX: MORE REASONS FOR HIGH DROP-OUT RATE. More voices of young people, these from San Francisco, on why so many Latinos and other kids drop out of school. 1:37
Subject Types: Education; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; State - California
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Segment #4: MUSICAL GROUP VOCAL SAMPLING. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with two members of the Cuban a capella musical group, 'Vocal Sampling', which uses only the human voice for its complex orchestrations. 6:23
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment#5: COMMENTARY: GROWING UP IN KANSAS. Commentator Yareli Arizmendi, an actress based in Los Angeles, tells about her life as a Mexican immigrant growing up and being educated in Kansas. 3:34
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; State - Kansas
163 Week # 23-96 Air Date 6/2/96 - 6/8/96
Segment #1: CALIFORNIA TOWN BENEFITS FROM IMMIGRANTS. Ancel Martinez reports from the wine county of northern California on one community which has benefited from its immigrant workforce. 4:53
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: U.S. UNDOCUMENTED IN MEXICO. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with reporter Sam Quinones about a backlash in one Mexican city against American immigrants living in Mexico. 4:03
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3: JUSTICE FOR JANITORS. Reese Erlich reports from California's Silicon Valley on, efforts to improve wages and working conditions for Latino janitors. 4:41
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #4: OF LOVE AND SHADOWS. Betto Arcos reports from Los Angeles on a new film based on the novel 'Of Love and Shadows'', written by Chilean author Isabel Allende. 4:31
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Arts - Visual
Locations: Non-U.S Regions - South America
164 Week # 24-96 Air Date 6/9/96 - 6/15/96
Segment #1: WOOING THE YOUTH VOTE. LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports on efforts to register young voters in the Southwest. One organization is doing this through music videos and high school rallies. 6:29
Subject Types: Arts - Music; Education; Elections; Politics; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest
Segment #2: BILINGUALISM IN MIAMI. Mariusa Reyes reports from Miami on a recent study that indicates that newer generations of that city's Hispanics may not be as bilingual as they are today, 4:30
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida
Segment #3: YOMO TORO PROFILE. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Puerto Rican musician Yomo Toro, the master of 'jibaro' music, in this musical profile. 7:11
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
165 Week # 25-96 Air Date 6/16/96 - 6/22/96
Segment #1: ARIZONA HEALTH CLINIC. Laura Carlson reports from Guadalupe, Arizona, on a rural health care clinicc that is seerving the needs of low income patients. 6:37
Subject Types: Health
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; State - Arizona
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Segment #2: INTERVIEW: LATINO GRAMMY AWARDS. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with entertainment journalist Antonio Mejias-Rentas about the recording industry's decision to create a separate recording academy and awards ceremony for Latino music. 2:35
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Segment #3: LATINOS IN THE SKI INDUSTRY. Malcolm Howard reports on the plight of Latinos working in Colorado's ski industry. 5:44
Subject Types: Other - Sport
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; State - Colorado
Segrnent#4: COMMENTARY: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, Commentator Michelle Garcia has some thoughts on how her view of domestic violence changed alter she experienced it herself. 3:07
Subject Types: Women
166 Week # 26-96 Air Date 6/23/96 - 6/29/96
Segment #1: HISPANIC JOURNALISTS ROUNDTABLE. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with three prominent Hispanic journalists about the issues facing Latinos in the journalism industry. 11:03
Subject Types: Media
Segment #2: MUSICAL PROFILE: JOHN SANTOS. Cy Musaker profiles Latin jazz musician John Santos, a record producer, musical educator and master conga drummer. 5:13
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Segment #3: COMMENTARY: LATINO IMAGES. Commentator George Emilio Sanchez has some thoughts on the media images which impact Latino youth. 3:16
Subject Types: Media; Youth
167 Week # 27-96 Air Date 6/30/96 - 7/6/96
Segment #1: MINORITY REDISTRICTING. LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on the political repercussions facing Latinos in the wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on redistricting. 7:21
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
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Segment #2: LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN ARTISTS. Lex Gillespie reports on an art exhibit that spotlights the work of Latin American women artists. 4:52
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Seqment#3: PROFILE: BASEBALL MINAGER FELIPE ALOU. Ancel Martinez profiles Felipe Alou, a Dominican who's the only Latino manager in Major League baseball. 4:37
Subject Types: Other - Sports
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Caribbean
Segment #4: COMMENTARY: CALIFORNIA, ONCE MEXICO. Commentator Felix Gutierrez has some thoughts on the events of 150 years ago, the start of this country's war with Mexico, which resulted in nearly half of Mexico's territory being ceded over to the U.S. 1:34
Subject Types: History
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico; States - California
168 Week # 28-96 Air Date 7/7/96 - 7/13/96
Segment #1 : ANALYSIS: U.S LATIN AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY. Reporter James Garcia analyzes the status of U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America in this election year. 4:48
Subject Types: Elections; Other - Politics; Politics
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Segment #2: MUSICAL PROFILE: MARIACHI SINGER NYDIA ROJAS. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Mariachi singer Nydia Rojas, a 16 year old musical sensation from Los Angeles. 7:09
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #3: TOUGH TIMES FOR MARIACHIS. Reese Erlich reports from San Francisco on the economic difficulties many local Mariachi musicians face as they make their music. 4:07
Subject Types: Arts - Music; Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #4: BENDING STEEL: ESSAY BY CARMEN AGRA DEEDY. Commentator Carmen Agra Deedy tells a story about a wedding ring made of steel, which symbolizes the love between her Cuban mother and father, 2:58
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
169 Week # 29-96 Air Date 7/14/96 - 7/20/96
Segment #1: FUTURE LEADERSHIP. Latino USA's Francisco Contreras reports on a program in Texas designed to train Latino youth to become future political leaders 4:28
Subject Types: Latino Leaders; Politics; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #2: Commentator John Guardo leaves his New York City barrio in search of the Latino community in Atlanta, Georgia. 4:10
Subject Types: Other - Growth
Locations: U.S Regions - Southeast; States - Georgia
Segment #3: ARHOOLIES 35th ANNIVERSARY. Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Chris Strachwitz (STRAWK-wits), founder of Arhoolie Records, about his work recording and archiving Texas-Mexican border music, 9:52
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas; Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
170 Week # 30-96 Air Date 7/21/96 - 7/27/96
Segment #1: ROUNDTABLE: DISCUSSING THE HOPWOOD CASE. Latino USA's Maria Martin speaks with a University of Texas administrator, a civil rights attorney and a law student about a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision affecting affirmative action admissions. 5:35
Subject Types: Education; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #2: GUERRERO CIVIL RIGHTS. Kent Paterson reports from the Mexican state of Guerrero on movements to secure civil rights for indigenous people. 4:07
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3: PROFILE: ACCORDION GREAT FLACO JIMENEZ Latino USA's Maria Martin speaks with conjunto music superstar Flaco Jimenez about his recordings and his remarkable career as an accordion player. 6:19
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Segment #4: LATINO LAUGH FESTIVAL Latino USA's Maria Martin has a few brief entertainment note on 'The Latino Laugh Festival,' a new Latino comedy show coming to national cable television. 1:37
Subject Types: Arts - Performance; Media
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6 171 Week # 31-96 Air Date 7/28/96 - 8/3/96
Segment #1: TORTILLA BLUES. Sandina Robbins reports from Mexico City on the changes affecting that nation's tortilla industry. 5:02
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: DIAMOND WALNUT STRIKE. Reese Erlich reports on union efforts in northern California to improve the lives of workers at a walnut packing company. 4:20
Subject Types: Other - Labor
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #3: FILM REVIEW: LONE STAR. Latino USA's Maria Martin speaks with film professor Charles Ramirez Berg about a new motion picture shot on location at the U.S./Mexico border: John Sayle's Lone Star. 5:05
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Segment #4: PROFILE: LOS PLENEROS. Latino USA's Mario Murillo profiles a Puerto Rican musical ensemble which specializes in a Caribbean style known as 'Bomba y Plena.' 4:10
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
172 Week # 32-96 Air Date 8/4/96 - 8/10/96
Segment #1: NEW CITIZENS PREPARE TO VOTE. Latino USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports from Los Angeles on efforts to secure the vote of Latinos who have recently become U.S. citizens. 6:26
Subject Types: Elections; Immigration; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: LATIN AMERICAN BOOM TOWN. Lucy Hood reports from Washington, D.C. on a town in El Salvador that is benefiting from the influx of dollars sent back by recent U.S. immigrants. 3:30
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.; Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - El Salvador
Segment #3: COMMENTARY: SALVADORANS IN LIMBO. Commentator Roberto Lovato has some thoughts on how a recent change in U.S. immigration policy is affecting hundreds of thousands of Salvadorans living in this country. 2:17
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - El Salvador
Segment #4: MUSICAL PROFILE: STRUNZ & FARAH. Latino USA's Math Hinojosa speaks with guitar virtuosos Jorge Strunz and Ardeshir Farah about their brand of 'World Music.' 6:06 V/O, 6:22 M/O
Subject Types: Arts - Music
173 Week # 33-96 Air Date 8/11/96 - 8/17/96
Segment #1: LATINO ISSUES IN THE '96 ELECTION. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa has a broad-ranging report analyzing the Latino vote in the 1996 elections, and what Latino organizations and the political parties are doing to mobilize the Hispanic electorate. 11:00
Subject Types: Elections
Segment #2: PUERTO RICAN OLYMPICS TEAM. Daniel Garza reports from San Juan on Puerto Rico's national Olympic team and its meaning for an island which remains a U.S. Commonwealth. 3:12
Subject Types: Other - Sports
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
Segment#3: OBITUARY: HECTOR P. GARCIA. LATINO USA's Maria Martin has a remembrance of Hector P. Garcia, founder of the American G.I. Forum, and a tireless activist for L.atino civil rights. Garcia died recently at the age at 82. 3:34
Subject Types: Latino Leaders
174 Week # 34-96 Air Date 8/18/96 - 8/24/96
Segment #1: LATINO DELEGATES AT REPUBUCAN CONVENTION. LATINO USA's Mandalit del Barco speaks with five Latino delegates at the Republican National Convention in San Diego about party politics. 5:00
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: HISPANIC REPUBLICAN ACTIVIST. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Antonio Monroig, chairman of the National Republican Hispanic Assembly about key issues concerning Latinos this election year. 3:38
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #3: PROTESTERS AT THE REPUBLICAN CONVENION. Carrie Kahn reports from San Diego on Latino protests and demonstrations at the Republican National Convention. 3:52
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
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Segment #4: LATINOS IN FLORIDA'S GOP. Emilio San Pedro reports from Miami on Republican efforts to win the Cuban American vote. 3:07
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida; Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #5: LATINOS IN NEW YORK'S GOP. Mario Murillo reports from New York City on Republican efforts to win over the city's Latino electorate, which has traditionally voted Democrat 3:23
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
175 Week # 35-96 Air Date 8/25/96 - 8/31/96
Segment #1: LATINOS AT THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Berco presents an overview of some of the issues of importance to Latinos which surfaced inside and outside the Republican Nation Convention in San Diego. 7:55
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: ROUNDTABLE: LATINO ANALYSIS OF THE RNC. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with journalists and a political analyst about issues arising from the Republican National Convention. 5:35
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions -West; Staes - California
Segment #3: YOUNG REPUBUCANS. Youth Radio reporters speak with young Republicans at the San Diego convention about their reasons for joining the GOP. 2:43
Subject Types: Elections; Politics; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #4: FIRST TIME IN MEXICO. LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco has this audio postcard of some of the activities that took place along the U.S./ Mexico border during the recent G.O.P. convention. 3:12
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
176 Week # 36-96 Air Date 9/1/96 - 9/7/96
Segment #1: THE ANTI-TERRORISM BILL AND IMMIGRANTS. Mario Murillo reports from New York on the impact the recently enacted anti-terrorism bill is having on some Dominicans. 5:31
Subject Types: Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York; Non-U.S. Regions - Caribbean; Caribbean Countries - Dominican Republic
Segment #2: U.S. ELECTIONS: THE VIEW FROM LATIN AMERICA. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa explores how the U.S. presidential elections are playing in Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico with journalists from those places. 6:00
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico; Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #3: UNION SUMMER. Robin Urevich reports on an effort to bring new life into the labor movement by involving young people. 2:59
Subject Types: Other - Labor; Youth
Segment #4: NEW MUSIC REVIEW. Music critic Chuy Varela reviews three new releases from top Latina recording artists. 4:14
Subject Types: Arts - Music
177 Week # 37-96 Air Date 9/8/96 - 9/14/96
Segment #l: LATINOS AT THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa presents an overview of the issues of importance to Latinos which surfaced inside and outside the Democratic National Convention. 6:43
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Segment #2: ROUNDTABLE: LATINO ANALYSIS OF THE DNC. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with journalists and a political analyst about issues arising from the Democratic National Convention. 6:31
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Segment#3: LATINO VOTING POWER IN CHICAGO. Shirley Jahad reports from Chicago on the impact of Latino political activism in that city. 4:46
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. regions - Midwest; States - Illinois
Segment#4: CORRIDO FOR BILL CLINTON & THE DEMOCRATS. Chicago musicologist and folk singer Chuy Negrete sings a 'corridor' in honor of President Bill Clinton and the 1996 Democratic National Convention. 2:23
Subject Types: Arts - Music; Elections
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Illinois
178 Week # 38-96 Air Date 9/15/96 - 9/21/96
Segment #1: THE INDIGENOUS ECUADORIAN COMMUNITY IN NEW YORK. Mario Murillo reports from New York City on that growing community of Ouechua-speakng Ecuadorian immigrants. 4:54
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
Segment #2: IMMIGRANT PORTRAYALS FROM THE MEDIA. Commentator George Emilio Sanchez reflects on often insensitive and inaccurate media portrayals of immigrants. 2:32
Subject Types: Immigration; Media
Segment #3: INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR MANUEL RAMOS. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with mystery writer Manuel Ramos about his latest book, 'The Last Client of Luis Montez.' 5:24
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations:
Segment #4: CULTURAL PROFILE: CANTO ISLENO. John Dankosky reports on a cultural organization in Hartford, Connecticut which is maintaining Puerto Rican cultural traditions alive in that community. 5:36
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico; States - Connecticut
179 Week # 39-96 Air Date 9/22/96 - 9/28/96
Segment #1: A VISIT TO LATINO CHICAGO. LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa & writer Ana Castillo take listeners on an audio tour of Chicago, which has one of the most diverse Latino populations in the nation. This is the first in a special series for Hispanic Heritage Month. 8:25
Subject Types: Other - Tour
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Illinois
Segment #2: CHICAGO COMMUNITY FORUM. This piece is a telescoped version of a community forum of Chicago Latino leaders held to discuss the challenge of building unity among diverse Hispanic groups. The segment ends with a spontaneous poem by one of the participants. 11:26
Subject Types: Latino Leaders
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Illinois
180 Week # 40-96 Air Date 9/29/96 - 10/5/96
Segment #1: On this edition, LATINO USA departs from its regular format to present perspectives seldom hoard on the nation's airwaves--the perspectives of Latino youth. In this special 'Youth Speak Out' produced in collaboration with Youth Radio of Berkeley, California, Latino youth discuss a number of issues including immigration, affirmative action and presidential politics. 21:00
Subject Types: Elections; Immigration; Other - Opinion; Politics; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
181 Week # 41-96 Air Date 10/6/96 - 10/12/96
THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM DEPARTS PROM OUR REGULAR MAGAZINE FORMAT TO BRING YOU ANOTHER IN OUR SPECIAL SERIES FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: 'MEXICAN-AMERICANS AND MEXICO: THE COSMIC CONNECTION'.
Segment #1 MEXICAN-AMERICANS AND MEXICO: THE COSMIC CONNECTION. In the following special report, LATINO USA's Maria Martin explores the complex relationship that Mexican Americans have with the land and country of Mexico--what some people call 'the cosmic connection.' 21:23
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
182 Week # 42-96 Air Date 10/13/96 - 10/19/96
Segment#1: MARCH PREVIEW. LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on a major march by Latinos planned to take place October 12th at the nation's Capital. The march, say organizers, is a way to focus attention on issues affecting Hispanics, especially immigrants. 11:34
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Notheast; States - D.C.
Segment #2: TEMPLE OF CONFESSIONS. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa reports on an interactive performance art installation piece called 'The Temple of Confessions' which opens at the Corcoran Art Gallery in October, in Washington D.C. The piece is the work of performance artists Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Roberto Sifuentes. 6:31
Subject Types: Arts - Performance
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
Segment #3: LISTENER FEEDBACK. LATINO USA's listeners speak out about topics aired in recent programs. 2:14
Subject Types: Other - Opinion
183 Week # 43-96 Air Date 10/20/96 - 10/26/96
Segment #1: CITIZENSHIP AND PUERTO RICO. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa reports on the controversial issue of Puerto Rican citizenship. The issue came to the fore in the last year when a long time Puerto Rican political activist officially renounced his U.S. citizenship. 6:54
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
Segment #2: YOUNG LORDS DOCUMENTARY. LATINO USA'S Maria Hinojosa speaks with documentary filmmaker Iris Morales about her most recent work a documentary on a youth organization known as the Young Lords, which was active in Chicago and New York in the sixties and seventies. 7:12
Subject Types: History; Politics; Youth
Locations: U.S. regions - Midwest; States - New York
Segment #3: REMEMBERING JOSE ANTONIO BURCIAGA. LATINO USA's Maria Martin has a remembrance of writer, poet and visual artist Jose Antonio Burciaga, Burciaga died of cancer on October7, 1996. 5:42
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
184 Week # 44-96 Air Date 10/27/96 - 11/2/96
Segment #1: LATINO MARCH IN WASHINGTON D.C. LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports from Washington D.C. on the first ever Latino march on the nation's capital. The march, which took place October 12th, was held to focus on civil and human rights for Hispanics. 12:28
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
Segment #2: 2-WAY WITH JUAN JOSE GUTIERREZ. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Juan Jose Gutierrez, one of the principal organizers of 'Coordinadora 96', the coalition that sponsored the Latino march on Washington. 3:37
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
Segment #3: PARTICIPANTS OF THE LATINO MARCH. This is a sound montage featuring voices of some of the hundreds of young people who participated in the October 12th Latino March on Washington. 2:14
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
185 Week # 45-96 Air Date 11/3/96 - 11/9/96
Segment #1: U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE VICTOR MORALES. Janet Heimlich reports from Austin, Texas on U .S. Senate candidate Victor Morales. Morales, a former high school civics teacher, is challenging the powerful Republican incumbent Phil Gramm. 4:07
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #2: ELECTIONS IN PUERTO RICO. Daniel Garza reports from San Juan, Puerto Rico, on the passion for politics in the island where campaigns for governor and a host of other elective offices are in full swing. 4:12
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
Segment #3: ELECTION ANALYSIS. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa spoke with political analysts in New York and in Florida regarding some electoral issues and tends in those states. 3:14
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - Florida
Segment #4: OAXACA-STYLE DAY OF THE DEAD. LATINO USA's Maria Martin reprises a report on the traditional celebration of 'The Day of The Dead,' in the indigenous communities of the southern Mexican State of Oaxaca 6:42
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
186 Week # 46-96 Air Date 11/10/96 - 11/16/96
Segment #1: PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN THREE WAY: LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Albert Zapanta, co-chair for the Hispanics for Dole/Kemp campaign, and Mickey Ibarra, a senior campaign adviser for the Clinton/Gore campaign. Both are key advisers of the two top presidential candidates, Bill Clinton and Bob Dole. 11:29
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Segment #2: POLITICAL SATIRE: Political satire from Lalo Lopez and Esteban Zul, of the Los Angeles based Pocho Productions. 2:33
Subject Types: Arts - Performance
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #3: PROFILE OF SYLVESTRE REYES: LATINO USA's Louie Saenz profiles former El Paso Border Patrol Chief Sylvestre Reyes who is vying for the 16th Congressional seat in West Texas. This is one of the electoral districts where one Latino candidate is running against another. 2:34
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Retgions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #4: ELECTIONS COMMENTARY: Commentator Veronica Flores of San Antonio has some thoughts on what motivates Latino was to vote for Latino candidates. 2:36
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
187 Week # 47-96 Air Date 11/17/96 - 11/23/96
Segment #1: CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 209 AFTERMATH. LAT1NO USA's Mandalit del Barco reports from Los Angeles on the recent approval of the controversial Proposition 209 by California voters. The California Civil Rights Initiative would do away with affirmative action programs in that state. 3:47
Subject Types: Other -Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: ELECTION ANALYSIS. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with a number of political analysts regarding the November fifth election and what the results mean from a Latino perspective. 10:41
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Segment #3: MESTIZO CHURCH MUSIC. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with music producer Ben Tavera King about the new CD entitled 'Native Angels', featuring fifteenth century mestizo church music. 5:29
Subject Types: Arts - Music
188 Week # 48-96 Air Date 11/24/96 - 11/30/96
Segment #1: DRUG TRADE IN MEXICO. LATINO USA's Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City on the issue of drug trade in Mexico. The Pentagon is set to deliver more helicopters and transport planes to Mexico to help fight that country's drug war. 4:53
Subject Types: Other - Drugs
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: GUATEMALAN PEACE ACCORDS. LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with a long-time Guatemalan labor activist about peace accords recently agreed to by the government and Guatemalan guerillas. 4:26
Subject Types: Other - Peace
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
Segment #3: LATINOS IN IOWA. Mark Moran reports from Des Moines on the challenges and the solutions being used by some communities in Iowa to bridge cultural gaps some once thought they could never overcome. 4:02
Subject Types: Other - Growth
Segment #4: LATINO PERFORMANCE ART. This is an excerpt from a performance art piece entitled 'The Architecture of Seeing' which premiered in New York City. It deals with the issue of Latino identity. 4:44
Subject Types: Arts - Performance; Cultural - Personal
189 Week # 49-96 Air Date 12/1/96 - 12/7/96
Segment #1: LORETTA SANCHEZ TWO-WAY. LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with the Latina politician some are calling Congresswoman elect Loretta Sanchez. The Democrat from Orange County narrowly defeated veteran Republican Bob Dornan. 5:46
Subject Types: Elections; Politics; Women
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
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Segment #2: JOSE ANTONIO BURCIAGA TRIBUTE. Richard Gonzales reports from San Francisco on a recent tribute to the life work of Chicano poet, artist, and humorist Jose Antonio Burciaga. Burciaga passed away last October after a long battle against cancer. 7:36
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #3: THANKSGIVING COMMENTARY. LATINO USA's commentator Barbara Renaud Gonzalez has these thought on why Thanksgiving for her is anything but a traditional holiday, 3:08
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Segment #4: THANKSGIVING VOX WITH KIDS, Children from an Austin elementary school talk about what they have to give thanks for. 1:54
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations:
190 Week # 50-96 Air Date 12/8/96 - 12/14/96
NOTE: This week's edition of the program contains no newscast. The first feature is newscast length.
Segment #1: (In place of Newscast) JULIA ALVAREZ 2-WAY. LATINO USA's host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Dominican writer and poet Julia Alvarez. 5:00
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Caribbean; Caribbean Countries - Dominican Republic
Segment #2: ALIEN NATION AUDIO ESSAY. This is a, audio essay produced by Betto Arcos and friends on the theme of the label 'illegal alien." 2:41
Subject Types: Immigration
Segment #3: DR. LOCO'S ROCKIN' JALAPENO BAND 2-WAY. LATINO USA's host Maria Hinojosa profiles the California musical group, "Dr. Loco's Rockin' Jalapeno Band." 7:05
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
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Segment #4: ELENA PONIATOWSKA 2-WAY. LATINO USA's host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Mexican writer and essayist Elena Poniatowska 7:05
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: Non-U.S Regions - Mexico
Segment #5: LATINA HYBBRID, Commentator Margarita Contin, who is part Dominican and part Irish, has some thoughts about her bi-cultural identity. 2:49
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Caribbean; Caribbean Countries - Dominican Republic
191 Week # 51-96 Air Date 12/15/96 - 12/21/96
Segment#1 : AIDS IN THE LATINO COMMUNITY 2-WAY. LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with Dr. Jane Delgado, the President of the National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations about some of the issues related to the growing number of cases of AIDS among Latinos and Latinas. 4:46
Subject Types: Health
Locations: on-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: THE VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE. LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on two new books on the powerful and enduring symbol of the Virgin of Guadalupe. According to the tradition she appeared on a December morning in 1531, to a humble Aztec Indian named Juan Diego. 5:34
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Segment #3: COMMENTARY- PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS. Commentator James Garcia comments on some issues raised by the resignation of Henry Cisneros as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. 2:25
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Segment #4: SCENES FROM THE MOVIE GIANT. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with poet Tino Villanueva about how his life was touched by the movie Giant. 6:07
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Arts - Visual
192 Week # 52-96 Air Date 12/22/96 - 12/28/96
Segment #1: ERNESTO ZEDILLO'S 2 YEARS IN OFFICE. Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City on the outlook for embattled Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo. Zedillo began his third year in office this December. 3:33
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: NADBANK UPDATE. LATINO USA's Maria Martin has an update on the three year-old organization known as the North American Development Bank in San Antonio, Texas. The bank was created to ameliorate NAFTA's potential negative impact on the U.S./Mexico border. 7:17
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - Texas; Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3: CONTROVERSIAL HIRING POLICY. Marcos Martinez reports from Albuquerque, New Mexico, on the controversy surrounding a policy that limits the number of minority teachers in some of the city's schools. 3:37
Subject Types: Education
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - New Mexico
Segment #4: COMMENTARY: MADONNA'S MESTIZA CHILD. Commentator Barbara Renaud-Gonzales has some thoughts as Madonna takes on the role of one of Latin America's most well-known political figures. 3:41
Subject Types: Arts - Music; Arts - Performance
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America

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6 193 Week # 1-97 Air Date 12/29/96 - 1/4/97
Segment #1: CHILDREN'S BOOK 2-WAY. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with children's book expert Oralia Garza de Cortez about Latino children's literature. The piece includes readings by some elementary school students. 7:35
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Segment #2: BEST OF 1996 MUSIC REVIEW. Music critic Chuy Varela reviews what was hot in Latin music over the last 12 months. 9:38
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Segment #3: HOMEGIRL COMMENTARY. Thirteen year old Jermaine Ventura comments on the struggles facing many in her generation as the year 1996 comes to an end. 2:30
Subject Types: Youth
194 Week # 2-97 Air Date 1/5/97 - 1/11/97
Segment #1: THE MAKING OF TAMALES - Louis Saenz reports from El Paso, Texas on 'tamales' witch are an integral food and part of celebrations'during the holiday season'and throughout the year. 3:53
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #2: THE HISTORY OF 'TAMALES' 2 WAY -- LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with folklorist and professor Mary Margaret Navar of St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas, about the [fine] art of making tamales and the history of this traditional food. 3:14
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal; History
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3: DOCUMENTING HISTORY IN NEBRASKA -- LATINO USA's Maria Marlin reports on efforts to document the history of Latinos in the state of Nebraska. 12:21
Subject Types: History
Locations: U.S> regions - Midwest; States - Nebraska
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195 Week # 3-97 Air Date 1/12/97 - 1/18/97
NOTE: THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF THE PROGRAM CONTAINS NO NEWSCAST. THE FIRST FEATURE IS NEWSCAST LENGTH.
Segment #1: PROFILE OF TITO BELTRAN. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa profiles Tito Beltran a rising star on the international opera scene. 5:00
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Segment #2: PROFILE OF THE BLAZERS. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with members of the East Los Angeles rock band, The Blazers. 7:48
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #3: PROFILE OF PERLA BATALLA. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with singer Perla Batalla, who has worked as a back-up singer for many famous musicians including Leonard Cohen. Her record 'Perla' was released last year. 6:33
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Segment #4: PROFILE OF BOBBY SANABRIA. LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa spoke with musician Bobby Sanabria about the African influences in his music. 10:05
Subject Types: Arts - Music
196 Week # 4-97 Air Date 1/19/97 - 1/25/97
Segment #1: GUATEMALAN PEACE ACCORDS. LATINO USA's Maria Martin has a special report on the prospects for peace in the Central American country of Guatemala. 12:08
Subject Types: Other - Peace
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
Segment #2: GUATEMALAN 2-WAY. LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with Luis Yax-Patzan, a Guatemalan refugee living in the United States about the peace accords, and what they mean to Guatemala. 3:00
Subject Types: Other - Politics
Locations: Non-U.S Regions - Central America
Segment #3: TRIBUTE TO SEBASTIANA MENDOZA-ERICKSEN. LATINO USA's tribute to Sebastiana Mendoza-Ericksen, co-founder of the Hispanic Link News Service. She passed away December 28, 1996, at the age of 64. 4:38
Subject Types: Latino Leaders; Media
197 Week # 5-97 Air Date 1/26/97 - 2/1/97
Segment #1: PUERTO RICAN POLITICAL PRISONERS. Mario Murillo reports from New York on efforts to free fifteen Puerto Rican nationalists who have been in prison for almost seventeen years'they are charged with trying to overthrow the U.S. government. 3:28
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico; States - New York
Segment #2: MEXICO AND THE FUTURE. Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City on how some Mexico City residents are viewing upcoming elections, when voters will elect a mayor and a new Congress. 3:26
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3: MAYAN POLITICAL POWER IN GUATEMALA. LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on growing Mayan political power in Guatemala. 12:22
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Guatemala
198 Week # 6-97 Air Date 2/2/97 - 2/8/97
Segment #1: CONGRESSMAN XAVIER BECERRA 2-WAY. LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with the new Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, California Congressman Xavier Becerra. 7:36
Subject Types: Latino Leaders; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: GUATEMALA Ill: WOMEN'S POLITICAL POWER. LATINO USA's Maria Martin and Susan Leffler report on three women who are becoming major players in the political] scene in Guatemala 7:25
Subject Types: Latino Leaders; Politics; Women
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Guatemala
Segment #3: 'LATINO VOICES' ROUND TABLE. It's a round table discussion featuring a number ot participants in an effort to expand the Hispanic perspectives on the Op/Ed pages of this nation. 4:57
Subject Types: Media
199 Week # 7-97 Air Date 2/9/97 - 2/15/97
Segment #1: WASAHINGTON, D.C. FORUM Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa moderates a town hail meeting from the nation's capitol on Latino political power in Washington, D.C. 12:52
Subject Types: Latino Leaders; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
Segment #2: 'THE NUYORICAN POETS CAFE- LIVE!' Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on a performance in Washington, D.C. by a traveling troupe of poets, called "The Nuyorican Poets Cafe'Live!" 5:50
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
200 Week # 8-97 Air Date 2/16/97 - 2/22/97
Segment #1: CONGRESS AND LEGAL IMMIGRANTS. LATINO USA's Richard Gonzales reports on the changing political climate in Congress regarding legal immigrants. 4:22
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Segment #2: TOMA Ml CORAZON. LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports from Austin. Texas on an annual Valentine's art event that's become a Latino community tradition. 4:27
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #3: BILINGUAL LOVE COMMENTARY. Commentary Tom Miller has these thoughts on bilingual love. 1:41
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Segment #4: CORASON AND TRADITIONAL MUSIC 2-WAY. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Eduardo Llerenas, of Corason Records about his work recording Mexico's roots music. This piece is self-contained. 7:11
Subject Types: Arts - Music
201 Week # 9-97 Air Date 2/23/97 - 3/1/97
Segrnent#1: PERUVIAN/JAPANESE REPARATIONS. LATINO USA's Mandalit Del Barco reports from Los Angeles on efforts to gain reparations for Latin Americans of Japanese extraction'held in internment camps during World War II. 4:15
Subject Types: History; Other - Crime
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: ECUADOR'S CHANGE OF GOVERNMENT 2-WAY. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Lourdes Rodriguez, from an Ecuadoran grassroots organization about recent political turmoil in Ecuador. This piece is self-contained. 4:24
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
Segment #3: COMMENTARY ON ECUADORAN COVERAGE. An Ecuadoran living in this county comments on how the press treats events in his country. 2:55
Subject Types: Media
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
Segment #4: PROFILE OF ROCK GROUP KING CHANGO. LATINO USA's Mario Murillo profiles 'King Chango', a U.S. based recording group coming into their own and breaking into the growing market of Latin rock 7:04
Subject Types: Arts - Music
202 Week # 10-97 Air Date 3/2/97 - 3/8/97
Segment #1: BLACK/BROWN TENSIONS IN DALLAS. James Garcia reports on relations between African Americans and Latinos in Dallas, Texas. 7:32
Subject Types: Other - African Americans
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southweest; States - Texas
Segment #2: BLACK AND LATINO RELATIONS 3 WAY. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with a scholar doing research on African American and Hispanic relations & with the executive director of a Latino political organization about political & socioeconomic tensions between Latinos and African Americans. 7:11
Subject Types: Other - African Americans; Politics
Segment #3: MEXICO AND CUBA'S MUSICAL CONNECTION. Commentator Guadalupe Garcia Vasquez takes us on a musical journey ton the ties connecting Cuba and Mexico. 5:28
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
203 Week # 11-97 Air Date 3/9/97 - 3/15/97
Segment #1: PANAMA AND THE CANAL TREATY. LATINO USA's Mario Murillo reports on Panamanians and the Panama Canal treaty. 4:19
Subject Types: Other - Peace
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
Segment #2: NEWS BUREAUS IN CUBA 3-WAY. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with professor John Nichols of Penn State University, arid professor Nena Torres from De Paul University about the implications of news bureaus in Cuba. This piece is salt-contained. 5:27
Subject Types: Media
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #3: PROFILE OF EDWARD JAMES OLMOS. Reporter Catalina Reyes profiles actor and activist Edward James Olmos. 5:06
Subject Types: Arts -Visual
Segment #4: AGUILILLA STORY. Artist and storyteller Luis Guerra, who lives in the mountains of northern Mexico has a story about the everyday life he leads in that place. 3:28
Subject Types: Arts - Performance; Arts - Visual
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
204 Week # 12-97 Air Date 3/16/97 - 3/22/97
Segment #1: IOWA CHURCHES DEFIES INS. Mark Moran reports from Des Moines on some Iowa churches offering sanctuary to undocumented immigrants due to be deported. 5:47
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Iowa
Segment #2 HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN OAXACA. LATINO USA's Franc Contreras reports on allegations of human rights abuses by the Mexican army in the state of Oaxaca. 4:06
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segrnent #3: WRITER JULIA ALVAREZ 2-WAY. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Dominican writer Julia Alvarez, author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and her recent follow up novel, Yo! The piece is self contained. 5:45
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Caribbean; Caribbean Countries - Dominican Republic
Segment#4: CINCUENTANERA COMMENTARY. Writer Barbara Renaud-Gonzalez has some thoughts about women turning fifty. She thinks it's an occasion to celebrate, 3:08
Subject Types: Youth
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7 205 Week # 13-97 Air Date 3/23/97 - 3/29/97
Segment #1: SELENA REMEMBRANCE. A remembrances of Selena prepared shortly after the tragic slaying of the Tejano superstar. 5:05
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #2: FILMMAKER GREGORY NAVA 2-WAY. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with film director Gregory Nava. His new film is a biography of the slain Tejano singer, Selena. 9:06
Subject Types: Arts = Music; Arts - Visual
Segment #3: STRONG WOMEN COMMENTARY. Commentator and writer Dagoberto Gilb has these thoughts on strong women who break stereotypes. 3:23
Subject Types: Youth
206 Week # 14-97 Air Date 3/30/97 - 4/5/97
Segment #l: CURANDERISMO. LATINO USA's Maria Martin prepared this report on 'Curanderismo: The Old Ways of Mexican-American Folk Healing.'7:47
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal; Health
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: CURANDERAS 2-WAY WITH LUZ ALVAREZ MARTINEZ. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Luz Alvarez Martinez, publisher of- Honoring Our Healers, a new bilingual book with short stories of women and their experiences with the tradition of herbal and spiritual healing. 4:20
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Cultural - Personal; Health
Segment #3 ARTS FUNDING CUTS COMMENTARY. LATINO USA commentator, writer, and performance artist Guillermo Gomez Pena has some thoughts on what's been happening and what may happen, due to reduced funding for the arts. 7:21
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Arts - Music; Arts - Performance; Arts - Visual
207 Week # 15-97 Air Date 4/6/9/ - 4/12/97
Segment #l: IMMIGRANTS PURSUING ARREST. Louie Saenz reports from El Paso, Texas on how some undocumented immigrants are dealing with new immigration regulations. 3:44
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #2: PUERTO RICO STATUS AGAIN 2-WAY. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with political analyst Juan Garcia Passalaqua about the latest legislative efforts to determine the status of the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. This piece is self contained. 5:51
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
Segment #3:CARMEN TAFOLLA PROFILE. LATINO USA's Maria Martin has a profile on writer, poet and performance artist Carmen Tafolla. 6:51
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Arts - Performance
Segment #4: MACHISMO COMMENTARY. Guest commentator Alfonso Puente talks about machismo and being a stay-at-home dad. 1:58
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
208 Week # 16-97 Air Date 4/13/97 - 4/19/97
Segment #1: MEXICAN DUAL CIT1ZENSHIP. Franc Contreras reports on the impact of a newly approved law in Mexico which would give dual nationality to Mexican nationals living in this country. 4:47
Subject Types: Other - Citizen
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: DUAL NATIONALITY COMMENTARY. Immigration attorney Carlos Spector and political science professor Samuel Schmidt comment on a proposal for dual nationality for Mexican nationals living in the U.S. 3:13
Subject Types: Other - Opinion
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3:SAN JOSE CB RADIO CLUB. Fuf Vollmayer reports from San Jose on how some immigrants in California have given life to an old technology'GB radios. 4.09
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal; Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #4: CUBAN PIANIST PROFILE. LATINO USA's Mario Murillo profiles Cuban pianist Felix Spengler . . . . . now based in New York City. 6:07
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York; Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
209 Week # 17-97 Air Date 4/20/97 - 4/26/97
Segment #1: FARM WORKERS WAGES IN OREGON. Naseem Rakha reports from Salem, Oregon that farmworkers in that state are still lighting for the minimum wage. 4:55
Subject Types: Other - Labor
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northwest; States - Oregon
Segment #2: FIGHTING FOR OUR LIVES 3-WAY. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Rick Tejada-Flores and Ray Telles, producers of 'The Fiqht In The Fields''a new public television documentary about the life and work of the late Cesar Chavez.. 6:51
Subject Types: Arts - Visual; History
Segment #3:THE IMMIGRANT SONGS. LATINO USA's Maria Martin profiles some troubadours who chronicle migrants' stories in their songs. 8:12
Subject Types: Arts - Music; Immigration
210 Week # 18-97 Air Date 4/27/97 - 5/3/97
Segment #1: RALLY FOR STRAWBERRY PICKERS. Carrie Kahn reports on the issues leading to one of the largest manifestations of labor activism in recent history'the strawberry workers rally in Watsonville, California. 6:27
Subject Types: Other - Labor
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: PROFILE OF POET RAUL SALINAS. Michelle Garcia profiles poet Raul Salina of Austin, Texas. 6:07
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #3:THE ROCK EN ESPANOL INVASION. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with record producer Ruben Guevara about his compilation 'Reconquista! The Latin Rock Invasion''a new release of 'rock en español'.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
211 Week # 19-97 Air Date 5/4/97 - 5/10/97
Segment #1: DIVIDED SALVADORAN FAMILIES. Joanna Harrison reports on Salvadoran families struggling to overcome the cultural divide caused by years of separation from family members, as a result of their country's civil war. 6:31
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - El Salvador
Segment #2: SPANISH LANGUAGE SUMMIT INTERVIEW. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Juan Bruce-Novoa, the chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California at Irvine about a historic summit on the Spanish language which took p1ace recently in Zacatecas, Mexico. THIS PIECE IS SELF COPITAINED. 4:20
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3: LATINOS IN THE U.S. CIVIL WAR. Syndicated columnist Roger Hernandez tells us about Latino involvement in the U.S. Civil War. 1:52
Subject Types: History
Segment #4: MUSICIAN YOMO TORO PROFILE (REPEAT). LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Puerto Rican musician Yomo Toro, the master of 'jibaro' (HEE-ba-row) music, in this musical profile. 7:11
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
212 Week # 20-97 Air Date 5/11/97 - 5/17/97
Segment #1: PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON VISITS MEXICO. LATINO USA's Frank Contreras reports on the first presidential visit to Mexico in 20 years. 4:56
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: VOX: BIPARTISAN SUMMIT ON VOLUNTEERISM. It's a sound collage leaning some voices of young people, from Austin, Texas, who recently attended the bipartisan summit on Volunteerism held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2:00
Subject Types: Politics; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - Pennsylvania
Segment #3: MOCTESUMA ESPARZA INTERVIEW. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Hollywood producer Moctesuma Esparza on the state of Latino films and actors in the movie industry. THIS PIECE IS SELF CONTAINED. 5:51
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Segment #4: CUBAN MUSIC GROUP VOCAL SAMPLING. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with two members of the Cuban a capella musical group, 'Vocal Sampling'. 6:23
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
213 Week # 21-97 Air Date 5/18/97 - 5/24/97
Segment #1: NOPALITOS AND DIABETES. Louis Saenz repot from El Paso on how the pads of the prickly pear cactus or 'nopalitos' may help the fight against diabetes. 3:34
Subject Types: Health
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #2: MOTHERS OF ARGENTINA. LAITINO USA's Maria Martin reports on Argentina's Mothers of The Plaza de Mayo, still asking for justice for their children. 3:48
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
Segment #3: MUSICIAN PROFILE: GONZALO RUBALCABA. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with jazz sensation Gonzalo Rubalcaba, a Cuban pianist recognized as one of the giants of jazz. 7:46
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment#4: MY MOTHERS VOICE COMMENTARY. Commentator Carmen Agra Deedy remembers her mother's voice even during daily chores. 3:12
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
214 Week # 22-97 Air Date 5/25/97 - 5/31/97
Segment #1: CENTRAL AMERICAN IMMIGRANTS IN LIMBO. Joanna Harrison reports from San Francisco on the plight of Guatemalan and Salvadoran immigrants who find themselves in immigration limbo. 4:55
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California; Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
Segment #2: VEGGIE BURGER BOYCOTT. Nancy Solomon reports from Eugene, Oregon, on a farm labor dispute involving the nation's favorite alternative to beef'the veggie burger. 4:14
Subject Types: Other - Labor
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northwest; States - Oregon
Segment #3: JON LEE ANDERSON INTERVIEW. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with author and journalist Jon Lee Anderson. Anderson is the author of the new book 'Che Guevara, A Revolutionary Life.'6:14
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Segment #4: ERNESTO 'CHE' GUEVARA REMEMBRANCE. Performance artist, and recent National Book Club Award recipient, Guillermo Gomez-Peña and poIitic science professor Maria Tones of De Paul University in Chicago have some personal observations about the Argentinean revolutionary Ernesto 'Che' Guevara. 3:21
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; History
215 Week # 23-97 Air Date 6/1/97 - 6/7/97
Segment #1: ELDERLY LEGAL IMMIGRANTS SPEAK OUT. LATINO USAs Mario Murillo reports from New York City on the impact of the still-possible cut-off of welfare benefits on elderly legal immigrants. 5:47
Subject Types: Economics; Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
Segment #2: INTERVIEW WITH ARTURO VARGAS. LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Arturo Vargas, Executive Director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, in anticipation of NALEO's l4th annual Conference to be held in Miami in June. 3:30
Subject Types: Latino Leaders; Politics
Segment #3: HABLANDO CLARO WITH TEENS ABOUT SEX. Njemile Jones reports from San Diego on a program designed to talk straight with teens about sex and the problem of teen pregnancy. 5:07
Subject Types: Youth
Segment #4: CUBAN MUSICIAN IN BULGARIA. Reporter Reese Erlich profiles a Cuban musician living in Bulgaria. 4:29
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
216 Week # 24-97 Air Date 6/8/97 - 6/14/97
Segment #1: DIABETES IN THE LATINO COMMUNITY. Camille Mojica reports on the prevalence of diabetes among Latinos. 3:15
Subject Types: Health
Segment #2: INTERVIEW WITH DR. ANTONIO LINARES. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks about Latinos and diabetes with Dr. Antonio Linares, director of Cigna Health Care. 7:27
Subject Types: Health
Segment #3: INNOVATIVE CHILD CARE PROGAM IN LOS ANGELES. LATINO USA's Mandalit del Barco reports en an innovative child care project run by Latina mothers in Los Angeles. 4:33
Subject Types: Women
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #4: A PUERTO RICAN GROWING UP IN THE U.S. Playwright Migdalia Cruz tells us a story about growing-up Puerto Rican in the U.S.. 3:29
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
217 Week # 25-97 Air Date 6/15/97 - 6/21/97
THIS WEEKS PROGRAM DEPARTS FROM OUR REGULAR MAGAZINE FORMAT TO BRING YOU A REPRISE OF ONE OF OUR SPECIAL SERIES: 'MEXICAN-AMERICANS AND MEXICO: THE COSMIC CONNECTION'.
Segment #1: MEXICAN-AMERICANS AND MEXICO: THE COSMIC CONNECTION. In the following special report, LATINO USA's Maria Martin explores the complex relationship that Mexican Americans have with the land and country of Mexico'what some people call 'the cosmic connection'. 20:18
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
218 Week # 26-97 Air Date 6/22/97 - 6/28/97
Segment #1; TAYLOR RANCH STAND-OFF. Adam Saytanides reports from the San Luis Valley on a stand-off over the issue of logging between Chicano activists and environmentalists and the owners of a stretch of land known as the Taylor Ranch. 2:58
Subject Types: Environment
Locations: u.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: MEXICO TV NOVELAS. LATINO USA's Franc Contreras reports on a Mexican 'telenovela', or television soap opera, which combines traditional soap-style elements with the controversial issue of undocumented immigration to the United States. 4:55
Subject Types: Immigration; Media
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3: CENTRO DE LA RAZA 25TH ANNIVERSARY. Student journalists Chris Rodriguez and Myrna Membrila report from Seattle, Washington on the community center, which is this year commemorating 25 years of service to Seattle's Latinos. 5:59
Subject Types: Other - Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northwest; States - Washington
Segment #4: MY FATHER COMMENTARY. LATINO USA Commentator John Guardo has some thoughts on losing and finding his father. 4:29
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
219 Week # 27-97 Air Date 6/29/97 - 7/5/97
Segment #1: PRESIDENT CLINTON KICKS-OFF RACE INITIATIVE. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa reports on President Bill Clintons June 14th speech on race relations. 2:24
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Segment #2: PRESIDENT CLINTON SPEAKS TO LATINO USA. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa conducts a one-on-one interview with President Clinton regarding his initiative to improve race relations in America. 10:23
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Segment #3: LATINO REACTION TO THE PRESIDENT'S INITIATIVE. LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on Latino reaction to the Presidents initiative to improve race relations. 7:28
Subject Types: Other - Opinion; Politics
220 Week # 28-97 Air Date 7/6/97 - 7/12/97
Segment #1: BORDER KILLING. LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on the case of the death of eighteen-year-old Ezequiel Hernandez, Jr., who was shot by a U.S. Marine, along the Texas border. 5:51
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: U.S. regions -Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #2: MEXICO CITY'S MAYOR ELECTIONS. Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City on the significant race for mayor of Mexico's capital. 6:27
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3: FEAR AND LEARNING AT HOOVER ELEM. 2-WAY. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with teacher and filmmaker, Laura Angelica Simon, about her new documentary, 'Fear and Learning At Hoover Elementary.' 6:27
Subject Types: Arts - Visual; Education
221 Week # 29-97 Air Date 7/13/97 - 7/19/97
Segment #1: LATINO DELEGATION IN MEXICO'S ELECTIONS. LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports from Mexico City on a delegation of Latino leaders who will be watching Mexico's electoral process. 4:51
Subject Types: Elections; Latino Leaders; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: BASEBALL INTERVIEW. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Marcos Breton and Jose Lu's Villegas of 'The Sacramento Bee' newspaper about Dominicans and baseball. 7:00
Subject Types: Other - Sports
Locations: Non-U.S Regions - Caribbean
Segment #3: LATINA MARY KAY CONSULTANTS. Dina Weinstein reports from New York City on Latina Mary Kay cosmetic consultants. 3:35
Subject Types: Women
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
Segment #4: PSYCHO COMMENTARY. Commentator and performance artist Guillermo Gomez-Pena has a story about misperceptions. 3:32
Subject Types: Arts - Performance
222 Week # 30-97 Air Date 7/20/97 - 7/26/97
Segment #1: LATINO DELEGATION IN MEXICO'S ELECTIONS. LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports from Mexico City on the aftermath of Mexico's recent elections. 10:31
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: COMMENTARY ON US-MEXICO CULTURAL CONFLICT. Commentator Barbara Renaud-Gonzales has some thoughts on cultural and linguistic conflict between the US and Mexico, 2:38
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3: WRITER FRANCISCO GOLDMAN INTERVIEW. LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with writer Francisco Goldman, author of 'The Ordinary Seaman' and 'The Long Night of White Chickens.' 7:00
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
223 Week # 31-97 Air Date 7/27/97 - 8/2/97
Segment #1: INTERVIEW: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN CUBA. LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with journalist Tom Miller in Havana, Cuba, about recent news developments on the island. 5:51
Subject Types: Other - Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #2: THE HAVANA BIENNIAL Performance artist and writer Coco Fusco has a personal account of her recent experience attending the Latin American art extravaganza known as 'The Havana Biennial'. 5:27
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #3: LATINOS AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE- Reese Erlich reports from Sacramento, California, that scientists there are looking into whether and why Latinos may face a greater risk of contracting Alzheimer's disease, as one study seems to indicate. 5:02
Subject Types: Health
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #4: GIVING THANKS: A STORY. Artist, writer and story teller Luis Guerra has an account about leaving home, and giving thanks. 3:03
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Arts - Performance; Arts - Visual
224 Week # 32-97 Air Date 8/3/97 - 8/9/97
Segment #1: NCLRS 1997 Convention. LATINO USA's Cecilia Vaisman reports from Chicago on the Annual Convention of the National Council of La Raza. 6:28
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
Locations: U.S. regions - Midwest; States - Illinois
Segment #2: 2-WAY WITH IMMIGRANT ADVOCATE. LATINO USXs Maria Hinojosa speaks with Marisol Arriaga, Director of Education for the Center for Immigrants Rights about the recent discovery of a group of deaf mute Mexican immigrants who were found working in almost slave-like conditions. 2:54
Subject Types: Human Rights; Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S Regions - Mexico
Segment #3:CUBAN AMERICAN REACTION TO HAVANA BOMBINGS. Kirk Nielsen report from Miami on reactions among Cuban Americans to recent bombings of terrorist hotels in Havana. 4:14
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida; Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #4: MUSICAL PROFILE: MAKING LOCA: AFRICAN SALSA. It's a musical profile with Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaking with Ricardo Lemvo, founder of the African salsa band 'Makina Loca'. 6:07
Subject Types: Arts - Music
225 Week # 33-97 Air Date 8/10/97 - 8/16/97
Segment #1: IMPACT OF MEXICAN JOURNALIST'S ASSASINATION. Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City that the recent killing of a Mexican news publisher has some journalists concerned that the drug cartels may target those who report on the county's drug industry, 5:02
Subject Types: Media
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: INTERVIEW WITH DOMINICAN WRITER JUNOT DIAZ. LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Dominican-American writer Junot Diaz, whose book, 'Drown', has brought the young author much critical praise. 6:06
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Caribbean; Caribbean Countries - Dominican Republic
Segment #3: TAINO CULTURAL REVIVAL. Daniel Garza reports from San Juan that a growing number of Puerto Ricans are reviving a culture many thought long dead. All over the island there is a resurgence of interest in Puerto Rico's Taino Indian heritage. 5:07
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
Segment #4: STAR MAPS REVIEW. Film critic Juan Mendez reviews the film 'Star Maps', directed by 32-year-old Puerto Rican filmmaker Miguel Arteta. The film, which deals with young male prostitutes, is raising new debate about the issue of Latino images in the media. 3:03
Subject Types: Arts - Visual; Media
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
226 Week # 34-97 Air Date 8/17/97 - 8/23/97
Segment #1 HELMS VS. WELD: THE VIEW FROM MEXICO. Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City on Mexican reaction to the political battle raging in Washington over President Clinton's next choice for U.S. ambassador to Mexico. 2:58
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: HOST INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR JOEL MILLMAN. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with author Joel Millman, who's tackled the issue of immigration in his new book entitled 'The Other Americans'. 7:09
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Immigration
Segment #3: ORGANIZING CALIFORNIA'S STRAWBERRY PICKERS. Reese Erlich reports from Watsonville, California, on a possible union contact for one group of strawberry pickers. 5:54
Subject Types: Other - Labor
Locations: U.S. REgions - West; States - California
Segment #4: COMMENTARY: GENERATION GEN-MEX. Commentator Ruben Navarrete talks about some young Latinos, those he calls the 'Gen-Mex' generation. 3:02
Subject Types: Youth
227 Week # 35-97 Air Date 8/24/97 - 8/30/97
Segment #1: HOST INTERVIEW WITH ATTORNEY MATTHEW PEERS. Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with the lead attorney in a recent Illinois court case in which Hispanics won the largest settlement ever in a private fair housing suit. (4:08)
Subject Types: Other - Housing
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Illinois
Segment #2: TEEN HEALTH CLINICS IN CALIFORNIA. Njemile Jones reports from Vista, California, on an innovative reproductive health care program for teens. At the Vista Health Clinic, many of the health services are provided by other teenagers. (4:34)
Subject Types: Health; Youth
Locations: U.S> Regions - West; States - California
Segment #3: MUSIC PROFILE OF PARACUMBE. Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with ethno-musicologist Dr. Emanuel Dufrasne and his wife, singer Nelie Lebron. They are members of the traditional Puerto Rican music ensemble 'Paracumbe ,' playing the age-old rhythms of the drums of southern Puerto Rico. (5:45)
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
Segment #4: PURPLE HOUSE COMMENTARY. A commentary by novelist and poet, Sandra Cisneros, author of 'Woman Hollering Crook' and 'My Wicked, Wicked Ways, ' about the latest drama in her life. It involves the controversy over the color she used to paint her home. (5:00)
Subject Types: Arts -Literature; Cultural - Personal
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
228 Week # 36-97 Air Date 8/31/97 - 9/6/97
Segment #1: THE INDIGENOUS ECUADORIAN COMMUNITY IN NEW YORK Mario Murillo reports from New York City on that city's growing community of Quechue-speaking Ecuadorian immigrants. (4:25)
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions _ Northeast; States - New York; Non-U.S. Regions - South America
Segment #2: THE MARIA PARADOX: LATINA MENTAL HEALTH Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Dr. Rosa Maria Gil, co-author of The Maria Paradox a new book that examines the psychological pressures that Latino culture places on Hispanic women living in the U. S. (7:04)
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Health
Segment #3: MOVIES AND VIOLENCE COMMENTARY Commentator John Guardo has some thoughts on violence in the movies. (3:52)
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Segment #4: MASTER PERCUSSIONIST NANA VASCONCELOS Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Brazilian musician Nana Vasconcelos about how nature's sounds have inspired his music. (6:29)
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
Segment #5: THE ARTIST AND THE CURANDERO Luis Guerra tells the story of how the prayers of a Mexican Curandero (coo-rahn.DER-roh), a healer, helped him create a magnificent clay sculpture. (3:25)
Subject Types: Arts - Visual; Cultural- Personal
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
229 Week # 37-97 Air Date 9/7/97 - 9/13/97
Segment #1: GUATEMALAN PEACE ACCORDS. LATINO USA's Maria Martin has a special reprise report on the prospects for peace in the Central American country of Guatemala. 7:20
Subject Types: Other - Peace
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
Segment #2: UPDATE ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN GUATEMALA. LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa reports on current views of the human rights situation in Guatemala. 2:49
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central aamerican Countries - Guatemala
Segment #3: MAYAN POLITICAL POWER IN GUATEMALA. LATINO USA's Maria Martin reports on growing Mayan political power in Guatemala. 9:15
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Cenrtral American Countries - Guatemala
230 Week # 38-97 Air Date 9/14/97 - 9/20/97
Segment #1: US SUPREME COURT AND CALIFORNIA'S PROP. 209. Latino USA's Maria Martin speaks with National Council of La Raza President Raul Yzaguirre about a recent Supreme Court action regarding the implementation of California's Anti-Affirmative Action Proposition 209. 2:47
Subject Types: Media; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: CUBA'S ECONOMIC OUTLOOK. Correspondent Reese Erlich has a special report on Cuba's economic situation. 5:38
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segment #3: CONTROVERSIAL STATUE IN CHICAGO. Community activist and Poet Eduardo Arocho has an audio essay on the placement of a controversial statue for Puerto Rican nationalist Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos in Chicago. 5:08
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico; States - Illinois
Segment #4: REMEMBERING POET RICARDO SANCHEZ. Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on the outstanding career and legacy of renowned Chicano movement Poet Ricardo Sanchez, who died two years ago this September, 4:32
Subject Types: History
231 Week # 39-97 Air Date 9/21/97 - 9/27/97
THIS WEEKS FEATURE SEGMENT INCLUDES ONE FULL'LENGTH SPECIAL REPORT (21:57). IT'S THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF SPECIALS FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH.
Segment #1: MEDIA'S IMPACT ON LATINO KIDS. In this special report LATINO USA's Maria Martin examines the impact of media on the development of the image aid self-esteem, of Latino youth and children.. 21:57
Subject Types: Media; Youth
232 Week # 40-97 Air Date 9/28/97 - 10/4/97
THIS WEEKS FEATURE SEGMENT INCLUDES ONE FULL-LENGTH SPECIAL REPORT (21:22).
Segment #1 This special Hispanic Heritage Month edition of LATINO USA features writers Judith Ortiz Coffer,. Norma Cantu, Rosario Ferre, and Gustavo Perez-Firmat. The four writers'two Puerto Rican, one Mexican-American, and one Cuban-American'read from their works, and provide their perspectives on what it means to be Latino in the United States.
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico; Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
233 Week # 41-97 Air Date 10/5/97 - 10/11/97
THIS WEEKS FEATURE SEGMENT INCLUDES ONE FULL-LENGTH SPECIAL REPORT (21:13). 1T'S THE THIRD IN A SERIES OF SPECIALS FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH.
Segment #1: MUSICAL PROFILE OF LALO GUERRERO. It's a musical profile of the late Lalo Guerrero'pioneer of classical Mexican, Chicano, and children's music. The 80 year old Guerrero was honored by President Clinton this year with the National Medal of Arts. 21:13
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
234 Week # 42-97 Air Date 10/12/97 - 10/18/97
THIS WEEKS FEATURE SEGMENT INCLUDES ONE FULL-LENGTH SPECIAL REPORT (20:00), ITS THE FOURTH IN A SERIES OF SPECIALS FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH.
Segment #1: SPECIAL REPORT ON TEJANO WRITERS. It's another in our special series for Hispanic Heritage Month focusing on the unique literary contributions of Tejas. Reporter John Burnett speaks with Tejano writers Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, Americo Paredes, Sandra Cisneros, and Dagoberto Gilb. 20:00
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
235 Week # 43-97 Air Date 10/19/97 - 10/25/97
THIS WEEK'S FEATURE SEGMENT INCLUDES ONE FULL-LENGTH SPECIAL REPORT. IT'S THE FIFTH AND LAST IN A SERIES OF SPECIALS FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH.
Segment #1: HISPANIC CONGRESSIONAL CAUCUS'ISSUES OVERVIEW. LATINO USA's Maria Martin has a special report from Washington with Latino leaders discussing politics and policy making'from telecommunications, to race relations, to Latino presence in the entertainment industry. 20:26
Subject Types: Media; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Norteast; States - D.C.
236 Week # 44-97 Air Date 10/26/97 - 11/1/97
Segment #1: ANALYSIS: PRESIDENT CLINTON'S VISIT TO LATIN AMERICA. LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with political scientist David Ayon about President Clinton's recent trip to Latin America. The piece is self-contained. 4:52
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Segment #2: THE POPE'S UPCOMING VISIT TO CUBA. Reese Erlich reports from Havana about the Pope's upcoming visit to Cuba 5:45
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
Segrnent#3: CHALLENGES FACING LATINAS IN 1997. At their recent annual conference in El Paso, Texas, members of the Texas Hispanic Women's Network spoke with LATINO USA about the challenges facing Latinas in 1997. 3:02
Subject Types: Women
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #4: INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER CARLOS AVILA. LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with filmmaker Carlos Avila about his independent series entitled 'Fotonovelas', a Latin American pulp-fiction form on public television. This piece is self-contained. 6:43
Subject Types: Arts - Visual; Media
237 Week # 45-97 Air Date 11/2/97 - 11/8/97
Segment #1: FLORIDA MARLINS FEVER. Kirk Nielsen reports from Miami on the Florida Marlin fervor in that city'especially among Miami's Latinos. 3:19
Subject Types: Other - Sports
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida
Segment #2: INTERVIEW WITH DR. JANE DELGADO. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Dr. Jane Delgado author of the newly released book Salud! A Latina's Guide to Total Health ' Body Mind and Spirit The piece is self-contaned. 4:30
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Health
Segment #3: ORGANIZING IN THE CALIFORNIA VINEYARDS. Ancel Martinez reports from Sonoma County on efforts to organize farmworkers in the wineries of Northern California. 4:56
Subject Types: Other - Labor
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #4: INTERVIEW WITH MUSIC PRODUCER DAVID REYES. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with David Reyes, co-prodcer of a three-volume music set entitled Brown-Eyed Soul: The Sounds of Easst LA. The piece is self-contained. 7:00 to voice out, 7:20 to music out.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
238 Week # 46-97 Air Date 11/9/97 - 11/15
Segment #1: CHICAGO'S DAY OF THE DEAD. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa takes us to a Chicago community celebration of Halloween and El Dia de Los Muertos, the 'Day of The Dead.' This piece is self-contained. 4:33
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Illinois
Segment #2: MAESTRO ANDRES SEGURA OBITUARY. LATINO USA's Maria Martin has a remembrance of the indigenous spiritual master, Andres Segura. Segura was a traditional healer and sun dancer who served as a bridge between Mexican Americans and traditional indigenous beliefs. 11:34
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Segment #3: PEDRO PARAMO READINGS. Excerpts from the special 'Juan Rulfo: A Kind Of Silence', originally produced for the 'Faces, Mirrors and Masks' series on National Public Radio. The producers were Christina Egloff and Jay Allison. 4:12
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
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8 239 Week # 47-97 Air Date 11/16/97 - 11/22/97
Segment #1: KIDS AND GUNS. LATINO USA's Maria Martn reports from Austin on what one Texas mother is doing to prevent further tragedies involving guns and young people. 4:05
Subject Types: Other - Guns; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #2: RACIST TEACHER. Jose Gaspar reports from Bakersfield, California, on the controversy over an elementary school teacher under attack for writing allegedly 'racist and anti-Latino' memos. 3:45
Subject Types: Education
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #3: INTERVIEW WITH FATHER ROY BOURGEOIS. LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with MaryknolI Father Roy Bourgeois who is trying to shut down the 'School of the Americas' in Fort Banning, Georgia, what he calls the'School of Assassins'. 5:28
Subject Types: Education
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Georgia
Segment #4: CUBAN MUSICIANS AND THE U.S. Reese Erlich reports on an increasing number of Cuban musicians who are traveling to this country. 6:12 to Voice Out and 6:30 to Music Out.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
240 Week # 48-97 Air Date 11/23/97 - 11/29/97
Segment #1: A CONVERSATION WITH ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ AND PATRISIA GONZALES. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with columnists Roberto Rodriguez and Patrisia Gonzales'a husband and wife editorial team breaking barriers on the op/ed pages across the country. This piece is self-contained. 6:07
Subject Types: Media
Segment #2: DOMINICANS IN NEW YORK CITY. Mario Murillo reports from Now York on that city's Dominican population. A recent study says Dominicans are the poorest and least educated immigrant group in New York City. 5:06
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York; Non-U.S. Regions - Caribbean; Caribbean Countries - Dominican Republic
Segment #3: COMMENTARY ON TEXAS IRONIES. Commentator and journalist professor Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte has some thoughts on Texas ironies concerning bilingualism. 1:32
Subject Types: Other - Bilingual
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
Segment #4: INTERVIEW: POET PABLO ARMANDO FERNANDEZ. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Cuban poet Pablo Armando Fernandez about his most recent work: a bilingual collection of poems entitled 'Learning to Die'. This piece is self-contained. 6:26
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
241 Week # 49-97 Air Date 11/30/97 - 12/6/97
Segment #1: PRENATAL CARE CHANGES FOR CALIFORNIA IMMIGRANTS. Joanna Harrison reports frat San Francisco on changes in a law governing prenatal care for California immigrants. These changes will prohibit prenatal care to undocumented immigrant women. 4:48
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics; Women
Locations: U.S. Regioosn - West; States - California
Segment #2: INTERVIEW WITH RENEE SAUCEDO, LATINO USA'S Maria Hinojosa speaks with Renee Saucedo, executive director of the Northern California Coalition for Immigrant Rights, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this month. This piece is self-contained. 5:10
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #3: LATINO MACARTHUR FELLOWS. Reporters Laura Varela and Beve Sanchez prepared a report on a San Antonio gathering of Latino MacArthur Fellows, winners of the of the popularly known 'genius awards'. (6:51)
Subject Types: Other - Awards
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
242 Week # 50-97 Air Date 12/7/97 - 12/13/97
Segment #1: A CONVERSATION WITH DR. ARTURO MADRID. LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with pioneer Latino scholar Dr. Arturo Madrid. Madrid was this year's recipient of the Charles Frankel Award in the Humanities. 8:22
Subject Types: Other - Awards
Segment #2: COOKING LESSON. San Francisco chef Agustin Gaytan shares some special, pre-Hispanic recipes from Mexico. 5:12
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California; Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #3: MUSICAL PROFILE: MARIACHI SINGER NYDIA ROJAS. LAT1NO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Mariachi singer Nydia Rojas, a 17 year old musical sensation torn Los Angeles. Rojas has just released her second CD entitled 'Florecer' on Aristaa records. 6:42 to voice out, 7:06 to music out.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
243 Week # 51-97 Air Date 12/14/97 - 12/20/97
Segment #1: MEXICO CITY'S NEW MAYOR. Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City on challenges facing the city's new mayor including the escalating crime rate. 4:28
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Segment #2: INTERVIEW WITH CAROLYN CURIEL. LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with Carolyn Curiel, the former lead speech writer for President Bill Clinton and now the new U.S. ambassador to the Central American country of Belize. 8:11
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Belize
Segment #3: BUSCANDO UN SUENO FILM REVIEW. Juan Mendez reviews the new film entitled 'Buscando Un Sueno.' The Dominican film is the first Spanish language film to premiere at New York's prestigious Ziegfield theater. 3:36
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Caribbean; Caribbean Countries - Dominican Republic
Segment #4: COMMENTARY ON INS CRACKDOWNS. Commentator Yvette Doss has some thoughts on a recent crackdown of illegal immigrant workers at an upscale Los Angeles restaurant 2:02
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
244 Week # 52-97 Air Date 12/21/97 - 12/27/97
SEGMENT #1: THE OTHER AMERICANS: AN IMMIGRANT STORY. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa has a special report tracing the story of some immigrants from Mexico whose successful enterprise is part of New York City's revitalization. 10:12
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York; Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #2: LA PASTORELA. LATINO USA's Angelica Luevano and Maria Martin report from Austin, Texas, on one version of the classic shepherds play called 'La Pastorela.' 4:33
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Arts - Performance
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Mexico
SEGMENT #3: INTERVIEW: JUAN DE MARCOS GONZALEZ ON THE HAVANA MUSIC RECORDING SESSIONS. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Juan De Marcos Gonzalez'the Cuban leader of the group 'Sierra Maestra'--'. and one of those key in making a historic 3 CD set of musical recordings featuring legendary Cuban musicians. 5:57 TO VOICE OUT, 6:53 TO MUSIC OUT
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
245 Week # 53-97 Air Date 12/28/97 - 1/3/98
SEGMENT #[1]: REMITTANCES TO EL SALVADOR Joanna Harrison reports on the effect the new immigration laws will have on the monies U.S. immigrants send to their native countries. 5:54
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - El Salvador
SEGMENT #2: ROCKETTES PERFORM IN SPANISH. Juan Mendez reports from New York on a Latino holiday show at Radio City Music Hall, featuring the Rockettes. 4:15
Subject Types: Arts - Performance
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
SEGMENT #3: INTERVIEW: CHARITO CALVACHI WAKEFIELD. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Charito Calvachi Wakefield, author of the bilingual book, 'Navidad Latinoamericana' or 'Latinamerican Christmas'. 3:35
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
SEGMENT #4: INTERVIEW: JACOB EDGAR, PRODUCER OF SALSA MUNDO. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Jacob Edgar, producer of the CD 'SaIsa Mundo'. This compilation of salsa music features various interpreters and composers of salsa from around the world. 6:30
Subject Types: Arts - Music

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1998

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8 246 Week # 1-98 Air Date 1/4/98 - 1/10/98
SEGMENT #1: MESTIZO CHURCH MUSIC. LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with music producer Ben Tavera King about the CD entitled 'Native Angels', featuring fifteenth century mestizo church music. 4:59
Subject Types: Arts - Music
SEGMENT #2: THE MAKING OF TAMALES. Louis Saenz reports from El Paso, Texas, on 'tamales', the corn meal concoctions which are an integral food and part of celebrations'during the holiday season'& throughout the year. 3:53
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
SEGMENT #3: INTERVIEW: THE HISTORY OF 'TAMALES'. LATINO USA's Maria Martin speaks with folklorist and professor Mary Margaret Navar of St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas, about the fine act of making tamales and the history of this traditional] food. 3:14
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal; History
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas; Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #4: GIVING THANKS: A STORY. Artist, writer and story teller Luis Guerra has an account about leaving home, and giving thanks. 3:33
Subject Types: Arts - Performance
SEGMENT #5: THE BEST MUSIC OF 1997. Music critic Chuy Varela reviews the best music of l997. 9:36
Subject Types: Arts - Music
247 Week # 2-98 Air Date 1/11/98 - 1/17/98
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SEGMENT #1: SAN ANTONIO COMMUNITY FORUM. This piece is a telescoped version of a town hall meeting held recently in San Antonio as Latino USA, community leaders, and young people discuss affirmative action, the future, and strategies during the ever-changing political climate. 25:51
Subject Types: Other - Opinion; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
248 Week # 3-98 Air Date 1/18/98 - 1/24/98
SEGMENT #1: AFTERMATH OF CHIAPAS MASSACRE. Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports from Chiapas, Mexico, on the aftermath of the massacre in Acteal in which 45 Indian people were killed. 4:30
Subject Types:Human Rights
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #2: INTERVIEW WITH CECILIA RODRIGUEZ. Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Cecilia Rodriguez, founder of the National Commission for Democracy in Mexico and the U.S. representative of the EZLN: The Zapatista National liberation Army in this country. 4:13
Subject Types: Human rights; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #3: THE CAPEMAN CONTROVERSY. Mario Murillo reports on the controversy over the new Broadway musical written by Paul Simon. Some say 'The Capeman' glorifies violence & others say it brings Puerto Rican history & culture to an audience who might otherwise never know about these issues. 5:50
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico ; States - New York
SEGMENT #4: THE NEW MAGI PERFORMANCE. Performance artist Jose Torres Tama performs an excerpt from one of his works, focusing on 'The New Magi.' 4:30
Subject Types: Arts - Performance
249 Week # 4-98 Air Date 1/25//98 - 1/31/98
SEGMENT #1: REACTION TO CHIAPAS VIOLENCE. Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on reaction in one U.S. city to the intensified violence in the Mexican state of Chiapas, and on the response from one Mexican official. 6:14
Subject Types: Other - Opinion; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S.Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #2: CUBA PREPARES FOR PAPAL VISIT. Mariusa Reyes reports on the preparations underway for the Pope's visit to Cuba. 2:09
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #3: INTERVIEW WITH PEDRO & ELENA FREYRE. Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Pedro and Elena Freyre, a Cuban-American couple with differing opinions regarding traveling to Cuba for the Pope's visit. 3:32
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #4: GUATEMALA: ONE YEAR AFTER PEACE ACCORDS. Susan Leffler reports on the political and economic situation in the Central American country of Guatemala, one year after the signing of peace accords. 7:27
Subject Types: Economics; Other - Peace
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Guatemala
250 Week # 5-98 Air Date 2/1/98 - 2/7/98
SEGMENT #1: Latino USA'S Maria Martin speaks with Maria Hinojosa who is in Cuba for the Pope's historic visit. (4:21)
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #2: Correspondent Susan Leffler reports from Guatemala on why crime is soaring one year after the signing of peace accords. (3:44)
Subject Types: Other - Crime
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
SEGMENT #3: Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City on the resignation of Jacobo Zabludowsky. Zabludowsky had anchored the nightly news on the largest television network in Mexico for the last 27 years. (1:27)
Subject Types: Media
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #4: Correspondent Laura Carlson reports from the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, on a 35 million dollar lawsuit accusing police and city officials of violating civil rights. (4:13)
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Arizona
SEGMENT #5: Commentators James Garcia and Barbara Renaud Gonzalez have two differing views on the legal troubles of former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros. (1:54 & 2:03)
Subject Types: Other - Politics
251 Week # 6-98 Air Date 2/8/98 - 2/14/98
SEGMENT #1: THE AFTERMATH OF THE POPE'S VISIT TO CUBA Mariusa Reyes reports from Havana, Cuba, on the aftermath of the Pope's historic trip to that island. (02:47)
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #2: INTERVIEW WITH SOCIOLOGIST MAX CASTRO Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with sociologist Max Castro about the impact of the Pope's visit from the point of view of the Cuban exile community in this country. (04:33)
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #3: LATINO RENAISSANCE WEEKEND Barbara Renaud Gonzalez reports on a gathering of prominent Hispanic leaders to examine the issues facing Latinos going into the next millennium, (04:49)
Subject Types: Latino Leaders
SEGMENT #4: MAYAN RECONSTRUCTION Susan Leffler reports from Guatemala on the Mayan community's efforts to gain rights for indigenous peoples in that country. (06:36)
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Guatemala
252 Week # 7-98 Air Date 2/15/98 - 2/21/98
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SEGMENT #1: INTERVIEW WITH ORGANIZER BENITO JUAREZ LATINO USA'S Maria Hinojosa speaks with Benito Juarez, an organizer of a recent Guatemalan refugee march for immigration rights held in Washington. THIS PIECE IS SELF CONTAINED. (4:00)
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions Central America; Central American Countries - Guatemala
SEGMENT#2: 150TH ANNIVERSARYOF THE TREATY OF HIDALGO LATINO USA'S Maria Martin reports on the commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the end of the war with Mexico and the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (5:3O)
Subject Types: History
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #3: COMMENTARY ON SAN FRANCISCO'S PERSONAL ADS Performance art and commentator Guillermo Gomez Pena has some thoughts on the sub-text behind San Francisco's personal ads. (4:30)
Subject Types: Arts - Performance
SEGMENT #4: INTERVIEW WITH CUBAN SINGER LAZARO ROS LATINO USA'S Math Hinojosa speaks with Cuban singer Lazaro Ros who's helped preserve the Yoruba culture of Cuba THIS PIECE IS SELF CONTAINED. (4:00)
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
253 Week # 8-98 Air Date 2/22/98 - 2/28/98
'SEGMENT #1: 'EL NINO STORMS EFFECTS ON FARMWORKERS' Ancel Martinez reports from the Salinas Valley of California on the economic impact on farmworkers of this winter's serious El Nino-driven storms. (4:25)
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #2: 'INDEPENDENT LABOR V1CTORY ON THE BORDER' Robin Urevich reports on the effects of a recently won independent labor victory at a Japanese-owned factory or 'maquilladora' along the California/Mexico border. (4:48)
Subject Types: Other - Labor
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California; Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #3: 'JOB TRAINING FOP HOMELESS KIDS' Debbie Goldberg reports on a San Francisco-based program that offers job training to homeless youth. (3:43)
Subject Types: Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #4: 'MUSICAL PROFILE: LITTLE JOE HERNANDEZ' LATINO USA'S Alex Avila report on legendary Tex-Mex singer Little Joe Hernandez, recently honored by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Texas Board of Governors. (5:45)
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; State - Texas
254 Week # 9-98 Air Date 3/1/98 - 3/7/98
SEGMENT #1: 'THREE WAY ON SPANISH AMERICAN WAR' LA11NO USA'S Maria Hinojosa speaks with Puerto Rican political analyst Juan Manuel Garcia Passalacqua and Cuban historian Eliades Acosta Matos about the 100th Anniversary of the Spanish-American War and its lasting impact on U.S. relations with Cuba and Puerto Rico. (5:45)
Subject Types: History
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico; Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
:SEGMENT #2: 'RECOVERING HISPANIC HERITAGE' NPRs Richard Gonzales reports on an effort to recover this nation's Hispanic literary heritage-literature long lost, ignored, or suppressed (7:50)
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
SEGMENT #3: 'REMEMBERING RITCHIE VALENS' LATINO USA'S Maria Martin speaks with the aunt of Latino rocker Ritchie Vaieis,who died 39yea' sagoattheageofl7. (6:37)
Subject Types: Arts - Music; History
255 Week # 10-98 Air Date 3/8/98 - 3/14/98
SEGMENT #1: 'LATINA PRENATAL CARE' Recent studies by the national center for health statistics indicate that more Latinas are visiting a doctor earlier in the first months of pregnancy. Consequently, the infant mortality rate has dropped significantly for the U.S. Hispanic population Reporter Joanna Harrison reports that impending changes in state welfare laws threaten to reverse the trend. (2:49)
Subject Types: Health
SEGMENT #2: 'TWO WAY ON INCREASE IN TEEN PREGNANCIES' A recent study found that more Latina teens are giving briht than ever before-recently surpassing the number of African American teen mothers for the first time. Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Jane Deilgado, president of the National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Service Organizations, about the increase j teen pregnancy among Latinas. (4:58)
Subject Types: Health
SEGMENT #3: 'TEEN MOM COMMENTARY' Chicago commentator and radio producer Clauda Perez tells the story of one young woman's experience as a teenage mother. 4:35)
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal; Health
SEGMENT #4: BLACK HISTORY MONTH: NAT KING COLE IN SPANISH' New York writer and commentator Guadalupe Garcia Vasquez speaks on Nat King Cole's Spanish-language jazz musical legacy. (6:36) V.0. (8:01) M.O.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
256 Week # 11-98 Air Date 3/15/98 - 3/21/98
SEGMENT #1: 'HEARINGS ON PUERTO RICO'S STATUS' Patricia Guadalupe reports from Washington D.C. on the result of Congressional debates addressing Puerto Rico's sight to self -determination. (5:13)
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Politics
SEGMENT #2: 'MEXICOS DEPORTATION OF FOREIGN CITIZENS' Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports from Mexico on that country's deportation of foreign citizens it feel are aiding rebels in Chiapas. (4:32)
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #3: "TWO WAY WITH UFW CO FOUNDER DOLORES HUERTA' Latino USA's Maria Martin speaks with United Farmworkers Union co-founder Dolores Huerta. This segment is part of a special series highlighting Latinas for Women's History Month. (9:35)
Subject Types: Women
257 Week # 12-98 Air Date 3/22/98 - 3/28/98
SEGMENT#1: 'SIERRA CLUB CONTROVERSY'. NPR's Richard Gonzales reports on a bitter debate in the Sierra Club on whether or not the environmental organization should oppose immigration. (4:28)
Subject Types: Environment; Immigration
SEGMENT #2: 'FILM REVIEW OF MEN WITH GUNS' Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on director John Sayles new film 'Men With Guns,' which is set in a politically turbulent unnamed Latin American country. (7:02)
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
SEGMENT #3: 'TWO WAY WITH AUTHOR MICHELE SALCEDO' Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with writer Michele Salcedo -- author of the book 'Quinceanera - The Essential Guide To Planning The Perfect Sweet Fifteen Celebration,' a coming of age ritual practiced in Latin America and US. Latino communities. (6:03)
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Cultural - Personal
SEGMENT #4: 'COMMENTARY ON TURNING FIFTY' Commentator Barbara Renaud Gonzales shares her thoughts on a rite of passage she calls 'the cincuetanera'--turning 50. Renaud says women should commemorate this as much as a 15th or 16th birthday. (3:13)
Subject Types: Women
258 Week # 13-98 Air Date 3/29/98 - 4/4/98
SEGMENT #1:'AFTERMATH OF CESAR CHAVEZ CONTROVERSY' Adolfo Guzman Lopez reports on the aftermath of the controversies resulting from the renaming of streets for labor leader Cesar Chavez in a number of U.S. cities. (4:49)
Subject Types: History; Latino Leaders
SEGMENT #2:'COMMENTARY ON TWO LATINO HEROES' Commentary Barbara Renaud Gonzalez has some thoughts on the lessons gained from the memories of two Latino heroes: labor leader Cesar Chavez arid slain Tejano superstar Selena Ouintanilla Perez. (3:19)
Subject Types: History; Latino Leaders
SEGMENT#3: '400TH ANNIVERSARY OF A SPANISH SETTLEMENT' Marcos Martinez reports on the controversy in New Mexico surrounding the 400th anniversary of the Spanish settlement of what is now that state. (4:18)
Subject Types: History
Locations: U.S. regions - Southwest; States - New Mexico
SEGMENT #4:'TWO WAY WITH PERFORMER RUBY NELDA PEREZ' LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with San Antonio based actress and performer Ruby Nelda Perez, who has chosen the work of a community-based performer over 'Going Hollywood'. (7:02)
Subject Types: Arts - Performance
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
259 Week # 14-98 Air Date 4/5/98 - 4/11/98
SEGMENT #1: 'CALIFORNIA DEBATES BILINGUAL EDUCATION' Latino USA's Mandalit del Barco reports on the debate in California regarding a state ballot initiative that would dismantle bilingual education in the public schools in favor of an untested program called 'English for the Children.' (8:07)
Subject Types: Education; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West
SEGMENT #2: 'GUILLERMO GOMEZ PENA POEM ON BILINGUAL EDUCATION' Commentator and writer Guillermo Gomez Pena shares a poem to demonstrate that many people in the U.S. probably know more Spanish than they previously believed. (1:45)
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
SEGMENT #3: 'BLANDINA CARDENAS RAMIREZ TWO-WAY' Latino USA's Maria Martin speaks with educator Dr. Blandina Cardenas Ramirez, Chair of the Board of the Educational Testing Service. This two-way concludes Latino USAs special series highlighting Latinas as part of our coverage of Women's History Month. (5:56)
Subject Types: Education; Women
SEGMENT #4: 'COMMENTARY: RUBEN MARTINEZ ON ENGLISH-ONLY' Commentator Ruben Martinez, who lives and works in Mexico City, believes that the continent has already become irreversibly bilingual (2:22)
Subject Types: Other - Bilingual
260 Week # 15-98 Air Date4/12/98 - 4/18/98
SEGMENT #1: 'TACO BELL AND LATINO STEREOTYPES' Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on the controversy surrounding Dinky. Taco Bell's bilingual 'Spokes-Chihuahua.' (7:45)
Subject Types: Other - Stereotypes
SEGMENT #2: 'SATIRISTS INTERVIEW DINKY THE CHIHUAHUA' Latino USA presents an interview with Dinky, Taco Bell's Chihuahua, courtesy of Satirists Lalo Lopez and Esteban Zul. (2:57)
Subject Types: Arts - Performance
SEGMENT #3 WELFARE REFORM AND ITS IMPACT ON LATINO KIDS' Joanna Harrison reports from San Francisco on welfare reform and its impact on Latino children. (5:08)
Subject Types: Economics; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #4: 'COMMENTARY: ANA PEREZ ON BECOMING A CITIZEN' Commentator Ana Perez shares her story about becoming a U.S. citizen. (3:26)
Subject Types: Immigration
261 Week # 16-98 Air Date 4/19/98 - 4/25/98
SEGMENT #1: SENATE HEARINGS ON PUERTO RICAN POLITICAL STATUS. Latino USA's Patricia Guadalupe reports on informal Senate hearings regarding Puerto Rico's political status. (2:42)
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT#2: US MILITARY PRESENCE IN PUERTO RICO. Latino USA's Mario Murillo reports on the US military presence in Puerto Rico, focusing on the debate over the naval base on Vieques Island. (5:15)
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT #3: POET NAOMI AYALA: A COQUI EN NUEVA YORK. Puerto Rican writer Naomi Ayala shares a poem on Puerto Rican identity. This is the first in a series in observance of National Poetry Month. (1:52)
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT #4: BLACK & WHITE IN EXILE: INTERVIEW WITH RAY BLANCO. Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa interviews filmmaker Ray Blanco, who produced the documentary series 'Black and White in Exile'-- about Cuban and Haitian immigration to the US. airing on local PBS stations (3:50)
Subject Types: Arts - Visual; Media
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #5: DENISE CHAVEZ REMEMBERS JIM SAGEL. Writer Denise Chavez has a remembrance of the life of New Mexico poet and writer Jim Sagel, who died in New Mexico in April 1998, at the age of fifty. (5:23)
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: U.S. REgions - Southwest; States - New Mexico
262 Week # 17-98 Air Date 4/26/98 - 5/2/98
SEGMENT #1: 'RACE AND SPORTS IN AMERICA CONTROVERSY' Latino USA's Maria Martin speaks with two Latino leaders about the controversy surrounding President Clinton's dialogue on race in America held recently in Houston. (6:48)
Subject Types: Other - Sports; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
SEGMENT #2: 'CULTURE CLASH AND 'THE BIRDS'' Diedre Kennedy reports from San Francisco on an unusual mix of Latino comedy troupe Culture Clash and the Greek classics. (6:38)
Subject Types: Arts - Performance
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #3: 'TWO-WAY WITH DR. VIOLETA MENJIVAR' Latino USA's Maria Martin speaks with Salvadoran Congresswoman Dr. Violeta Menjivar, a former member of the guerrilla movement, about the close involvement of the United States in events in that country. (5:05w/intro) (3:30 w/o)
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central Americans Countries - El Salvador
SEGMENT#4: 'POET CLARIBEL ALEGRIA' Salvadoran writer Claribel Alegria shares a poem that reflects on the pain and loss suffered by her people after ten years of civil war. Alegria comes to us as part of Latino USA's observance of National Poetry Month. (0:59)
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - El Salvador
263 Week # 18-98 Air Date 5/3/98 - 5/9/98
SEGMENT #1: 'THE RISE OF LATINA ENTREPRENEURS' Mariusa Reyes reports from Miami on the rise of women entrepreneurs--many of them Asian, Africa American and Latina. (5:14)
Subject Types: Economics; Women
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida
SEGMENT #2: 'WATSONVILLE PESTICIDE CONTROVERSY' Latino USA's Maria Martin reports from Watsonville, California, on a study detailing use of the deadly pesticide methyl bromide around schools in California. (5:43)
Subject Types: Enivronment
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #3: 'NATIONAL POETRY MONTH: MARTIN ESPADA' Writer Martin Espada shares a poem about growing up in the Chicano movement of the 1960s entitled 'Huelga' plus another one entitled 'Native Costume.' (1:50)
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
SEGMENT #4: 'OCTAVIO PAZ REMEMBRANCE' Latino USA's Katie Davis remembers Octavio Paz ---- man of letters, infuriating politician and former Mexican diplomat. The renowned, Nobel-prize winning writer died April 19 at the age of 84 in Mexico City. [With Intro plus poem (6:26)] (5:04 w/o)
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
264 Week # 19-98 Air Date 5/10/98 - 5/16/98
SEGMENT #1: 'ARIZONA'S OFFICIAL ENGLISH LAW RULED UNCONST1TUTIONAL' Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with regional director for the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund Tomas Saenz about a recent Arizona State Supreme Court ruling that declared unconstitutional the states 'Official English' amendment (3:12)
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Arizona
SEGMENT #2: 'SIERRA CLUB CONTROVERSY' NPR's Richard Gonzales reports from San Francisco on the results of a Sierra Club vote regarding the environmental organization's position on immigration. (2:54)
Subject Types: Enivornment; Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #3: 'CUBAN SINGER-SONGWRITER CARLOS VARELA' Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Cuban new wave singer-songwriter Carlos Varela. Varela's lyrics are considered 'political' by many. (6:35)
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #4: 'ESSAY ON THE MURDER OF A GUATEMALAN BISHOP' Novelist Francisco Goldman shares his thoughts on the recent murder of Bishop Juan Jose Gerardi in Guatemala. The bishop was murdered just days after presenting a report critical of that country's army. (4:54)
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Guatemala
SEGMENT #5:'REMEMBERING CONJUNTO LEGEND ELOY BERNAL' Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa remembers conjunto legend Eloy Bernal who died April 23 in Texas. (2:13 s.o.) (3:34 m.o.)
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest: States - Texas
265 Week # 20-98 Air Date 5/17/98 - 5/23/98
SEGMENT #1: 'CALIFORNIA LATINO POLITICS' Laura Chiera reports from California on recent gains by Latinos in California electoral politics. (4:50)
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #2: 'LATINO IDENTITY ROUNDTABLE' This is an excerpt from a round table discussion on the issue of Latino identity. The discussion was held at the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History. (6:52)
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
SEGMENT #3: 'VOLKSWAGEN BUG PLANT IN MEXICO' Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports from Puebla, Mexico on the success the makers of the Volkswagen bug have enjoyed in the new era of free trade under NAFTA. (5:10)
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions
SEGMENT #4: 'COMMENTARY: SAL MORALES ON VOLKSWAGEN MEMORIES' Commentator Sal Morales shares his fond memories of the ubiquitous Volkswagen bug he grew to love in his home country of Nicaragua (3:36)
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Nicaragua
266 Week # 21-98 Air Date5/24/98 - 5/30/98
SEGMENT #1: 'SEINFELD CONTROVERSY' Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on the controversy ignited by the burning of the Puerto Rican flag on one of the last episodes of the television program, 'Seinfeld.' (6:06)
Subject Types: Media
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT #2: 'GARMENT WORKERS AT LEVIS ORGANIZE' Michelle Garcia reports on the plight of San Antonio garment workers eight years after they were laid off by a major jeans manufacturer, (6:09)
Subject Types: Economics; Other - Labor
Locations: U.S. Regions -Southwest; States - Texas
SEGMENT #3: 'STORIES FROM MEXICO' Latino USA's Maria Martin speaks with Univision's Mexico City-based reporter Bruno Lopez about some recent stories coming out of that country. (4:30)
Subject Types: Media
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #4: 'COMMENTATOR: TOM MILLER ON 'LA YUMA'' Commentator Tom Miller sheds some light of the use of the word 'yuma' in Cuba'which is often used to mean 'the United States' on the island, (3:26)
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
267 Week # 22-98 Air Date 5/31/98 - 6/6/98
SEGMENT #1: 'BORDER KILLING ANNIVERSARY' Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on the anniversary of the death of Ezechiel Hernandez, Jr. The Texas teenager was killed by a US Marine working as part of a special task force formed to help the Border Patrol fight drug trafficking on the US-Mexico border. (5:01)
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas; Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #2: 'VETERAN'S STORIES OF VIETNAM' In this sound Portrait, a Vietnam veteran from Puerto Rico tells his story to Latino USA's Katie Davis on the occasion of Memorial Day. (6:36)
Subject Types: History
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT #3: 'CONJUNTO ATZLAN' Latino USA's Maria Martin speaks with members of Conjunto Atzlan, band that celebrates the Chicano Movement with traditional and original, contemporary rhythms. (6:10)
Subject Types: Arts - Music
SEGMENT #4: 'LALO GUERRERO REMEMBERS FRANK SINATRA' Eighty-two year old Lalo Guerrero, who is considered a National Treasure by the Smithsonian Institution, shares his intimate memories of singer Frank Sinatra. (4:10)
Subject Types: Arts - Music; History
268 Week # 23-98 Air Date 6/7/98 - 6/13/98
SEGMENT #1: 'RACE FOR THE LATINO VOTE' Latino USA's Mandalit del Barco reports on the race for the Latino vote in California. (5:54)
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #2: 'NARCO SAINT IN MEXICO' Carrie Kahn reports on a popular new saint in Mexico, a saint who protects drug runners. (5:35)
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: Non-U.S> Egions - Mexico
SEGMENT #3: 'AUTHOR ANNETTE SANDOVAL: TRADITIONAL HEALING' Latino USA's Maria Martin speaks with author Annette Sandoval about traditional healing practices in Mexico. (4:24)
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Cultural - Personal; Health
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #4: 'FOLK MEDICINE: SOUNDPRINT DOCUMENTARY' Folk medicine has a long history in northern New Mexico. This segment comes from a documentary entitled: 'Curanderismo: Mexican-American folk healing in the Southwest.' It was originally aired on the documentary radio program Soundprint Series. (5:12)
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal; Health; Media
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - New Mexico
269 Week # 24-98 Air Date 6/14/98 - 6/20/98
SEGMENT#1: 'CALIFORNIA PRIMARY RESULTS' Latino USA's Mandalit del Barco reports on the results of primary elections held in the State of California. (6:39)
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #2: 'THREE-WAY ON PROPOSITION 229[227]' Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with proponents and opponents of the recent voter-approved Proposition 227 which would end bilingual education in California. (8:00)
Subject Types: Education; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #3: 'YOUTH RADIO SPEAKS WITH BILINGUAL EDUCATION STUDENTS' Reporters from Youth Radio in Berkeley speak with bilingual education students from the San Francisco Bay Area about California's Proposition 227. (1:57)
Subject Types: Education; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #4: 'SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR ON CALIFORNIA'S POLITICAL CLIMATE' Francisco Mayor Willie Brown comments on how San Francisco will handle the political climate leading up to the vote on the anti-bilingual education measure Proposition 227. (2:27)
Subject Types: Education; Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
270 Week # 25-98 Air Date 6/21/98 - 6/27/98
SEGMENT #1: 'LAND GRANTS CONTROVERSY IN NEW MEXICO' Adam Saytanides reports from Costilla, New Mexico, on the on-going debate regarding centuries-old land grants promised to early settlers of the area under the 1848 Treaty of Guadaiupe Hida]go. The formation of a commission has recently been proposed in Congress to examine these land grants claims. (5:39)
Subject Types: History; Other - Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - New Mexico
SEGMENT #2: 'DUAL-LANGUAGE PROGRAM IN IOWA' Mary Hartnett reports from Iowa City, Iowa, on a dual language program in effect in the city of West Liberty, Iowa, in which both Latino and Anglo children are learning English and Spanish. (4:22)
Subject Types: Education; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest: States - Iowa
SEGMENT #3: 'CUBAN BASEBALL PLAYER ORLANDO HERNANDEZ' Commentator Tom Miller has some thoughts on the baseball pitcher Orlando Hernandez, whose journey to the pitching mound of the New York Yankees began in the baseball fields of his native Cuba. (3:01)
Subject Types: Other - Sports
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #4: 'LOS MUNEQUITOS DE MATANZAS' This is a self- contained musical profile: Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with two members of the Cuban rumba group, Los Munequitos de Matanzas. (6:04)
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
271 Week # 26-98 Air Date 6/28/98 - 7/4/98
SEGMENT #1: 'HUMANITARIAN AID TO CUBA' Mariusa Reyes reports on the start of flights carrying humanitarian aid to Cuba. (4:33)
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #2: 'LATINO FILM FESTIVALS' Latino USA's Alex Avila reports on the growth of Latino film festivals around the country. (5:00)
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
SEGMENT #3: 'POEM BY MARTIN ESPADA' Poet Martin Espada pays tribute to fathers with a poem entitled: 'The Sigr in my Father's Hands.' (1:41)
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
SEGMENT #4: 'JOHN GUARDO ON FATHERHOOD' Commentator John Guardo has an essay about losing, and trying to find his lather. That commentary, which originally aired one year ago, is followed by an update on Guardo's personal journey to discover what 'fatherhood' is all about. (7:11)
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
272 Week # 27-98 Air Date 7/5/98 - 7/11/98
SEGMENT #1: 'GUATEMALA UPDATE WITH JENNIFER HARBURY' MARIA HINOJOSA INTERVIEWS JENNIFER HARBURY, WIDOW OF A GUATEMALAN REVOLUTIONARY, FOLLOWING HER RECENT TESTIMONY AT THE INTER AMERICAN COURT IN COSTA RICA. (5:12)
Subject Types: Other - Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
SEGMENT #2: 'POEM BY MARTIN ESPADA' POET MARTIN ESPADA BRIDGES LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS WITH AMERICAN BASEBALL IN THIS POEM. (3:02)
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
SEGMENT #3: 'LATINOS IN BASEBALL' FREE LANCE WRITER AND LATIN AMERICAN BASEBALL EXPERT MILTON JAMAIL DISCUSSES THE LATINIZATION OF AMERICAN BASEBALL (4:30)
Subject Types: Other - Sports
SEGMENT #4: 'BILINGUAL BOOKS FOR KIDS' SOUTHWEST WRITER PAT MORA DISCUSSES BILINGUAL BOOKS FOR KIDS (6:00)
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Youth
273 Week # 28-98 Air Date 7/12/98 - 7/18/98
THIS WEEK SPECIAL FULL-LENGTH REPORT (20:OO)
'TEJANO LITERARY TRADITIONS' It's a special program focusing on the unique literary contributions of Tejas. Reporter John Burnett speaks with Tejano writers Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, Americo Paredes, Sandra Cisneros, Dagoberto Gilb, and others. (20:00)
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest
274 Week # 29-98 Air Date 7/19/98 - 7/25/98
SEGMENT #1: 'NEW LULAC PRESIDENI' (5:15) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with newly-elected League of Latin American Citizens president Rick Dovalina
Subject Types: Human Rights
SEGMENT #2: 'CHICANOS VISIT MEXICO' (4:26) Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports on young Chicanos learning more about their heritage on a trip to Mexico.
Subject Types: Youth
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #3: 'COMMENTARY: AN ODE TO SOCCER' (3:02) Commentator Barbara Renaud Gonzalez shares her thoughts on the magic of the game of soccer.
Subject Types: Other - Sports
SEGMENT #4: 'MARIACHI UNDER 21' (5:35 VO; 8:35 Music out) Youth reporter Omar Villa reports on the growing popularity of mariachi music among Latino youth.
Subject Types: Arts - Music; Youth
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
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9 275 Week # 30-98 Air Date 7/26/98 - 8/1/98
SEGMENT #1: 'PUERTO RICO POLITICAL DEBATE' LATINO USA's Mario Murillo reports on the current debate over the Puerto Rican status bill now in Congress. (4:32)
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT #2: 'PUERTO RICAN NATIONALIST MOVEMENT' Gary Covino and Cecilia Vaisman report on the development of a radical, U.S.-based Puerto Rican nationalist movement in the United States in an excerpt from a documentary titled 'From San Juan to Humboldt Perk, the Two Nations of Puerto Rico.' (7:13)
Subject Types: Arts - Visual; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT #3: 'THE PUERTO RICO DEBATE AT 100 YEARS' LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with political analyst Juan Manuel Garcia Passalauqua, and attorney and former Puerto Rican Senator Benny Frankie Cerezo about the current debate going on the island as it commemorates the 100 year anniversary of U.S. occupation. (6:45)
Subject Types: History; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
276 Week # 31-98 Air Date 8/2/98 - 8/8/98
SEGMENT #1: NCLR 1998 Annual Conference. Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on the recently held annual conference of the national Council of La Raza, the country's largest constituency-based Latino advocacy organization. (5:00)
Subject Types: Human Rights; Politics
SEGMENT #2: Novelists Francisco Goldman and Daqoberto GiIb. Latino USA's Maria Martin speaks with novelists Francisco Goldman and Daqoberto Glib about the art of writing. THIS PIECE IS SELF-CONTAINED. (10:38)
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
SEGMENT #3: Chicano Blues Musician Randy Garibay. Latino USA's Maria Martin speaks with blues legend and San Antonio resident Randy Garibav about the unique sound of his South Texas 'Chicano Blues.' THIS PIECE IS SELFCONTAINED. (8:55)
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
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8 277 Week # 32-98 Air Date 8/9/98 - 8/15/98
SEGMENT #1: 'MARCH FOR PUERTO RICAN INDEPENDENCE' (2:34 ) Latino USA's Patricia Guadalupe reports on a march for PUERTO RICAN independence held in Washington DC on the 100th anniversary of the US presence on the Island.
Subject Types: History; Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT #2: 'NEW YORK'S COLOMBIANS LOOK SOUTH' (5:24) Latino USA's Mario MurilIo reports on how some in New York's Columbian community view political developments in the war-torn country of Columbia.
Subject Types: Other - Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New york; Non-U.S. Regions - South America
SEGMENT #3: 'FIDEL RUL: A LATINO REMEMBERS HIS 33 YEARS WITH NASA' (4:32) Latino USA's Maria Martin profiles a former computer systems analyst for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration 'Fidel Rul of Alice, Texas'who shares his memories of the first man in space Alan Shepard, and his years with the space program.
Subject Types: History; Other - Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
SEGMENT #4: 'PERFORMANCE ARTIST MICHELLE SERROS: CHICANA FALSA' (7:41) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with performance artist, writer & comedienne Michele Serros, They speak about her work and the absurdities and ironies of her life as a middle-class California Chicana.
Subject Types: Arts - Performance
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
278 Week # 33-98 Air Date 8/16/98 - 8/22/98
SEGMENT #1: 'NY TIMES IN CUBAN TERRORIST CONTROVERSY' (5:58) Latino USA's Ingrid Lobet reports on the controversy caused when the New York Times reported that a major terrorist took money from the late founder of an influential anti-Castro organization in Miami.
Subject Types: Other - Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida; Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #2: 'GM STRIKE AFFECTS MEXICAN ORGANIZING EFFORTS' (2:54) Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports on how the recent United Auto Workers strike against General Motors may open the way in Mexico for independent labor unions to organize there.
Subject Types: Economics; Other - Labor
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #3: 'LATIN AMERICAN KIDS CAMP' (4:58) From Cleveland's WCPN, Yolanda Perdomo reports on a summer camp specifically designed for adopted children In the U.S. who were born in Latin America.
Subject Types: Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Ohio; Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Nicaragua
SEGMENT #4: 'TWO-WAY: LAS PERLAS DEL SON' (5:17) [6:40 M.O.] Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with an all-female Cuban musical group who are making waves in a genre dominated by older men.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
279 Week # 34-98 Air Date 8/23/98 - 8/29/98
This week's show is a special self contained half-hour tribute to the music of Los Lobos, the East Los Angeles-based band. This special tribute originally aired on the band's 20th anniversary of making music together.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
280 Week # 35-98 Air Date 8/30/98 - 9/5/98
THIS IS A SPECIAL ARCHIVE EDITION OF LATINO USA FEATURING PROFILES OF LATINO MUSICIANS
Segment #1: PROFILE OF THE BAND 'THE BLAZERS' (7:48) LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Manny Gonzalez and Ruben Guaderrama, members of the East Los Angeles band, 'The Blazers.'
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
Segment #2: PROFILE OF PERLA BATALLA (6:33) LATINO USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with singer Perla Batalla, who has worled as a back-up singer for many famous musicians including Leonard Cohen. Her record 'Perla' was released last year.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Segment #3: PROFILE OF BOBBY SANABRIA. (10:05) LATINO USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Puerto can musician Bobby Sanabria about the African influences in his music.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
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9 281 Week # 36-98 Air Date 9/6/98 - 9/12/98
THIS IS A SPECIAL, FULL LENGTH, ARCHIVE EDITION OF LATINO USA
SEGMENT #1: "MEDIA'S IMPACT ON LATINO KIDS" (22:53) Latino USA's Maria Martin examines the impact of media on the development of the image and self esteem of Latino youth and children.
Subject Types: Media; Youth
282 Week # 37-98 Air Date 9/13/98 - 9/19/98
SEGMENT #1: "CARLOS SANTANA AND LATINO DROP OUTS" (4:39) Chuy Varela reports on how rock legend Carlos Santana is working to bring attention to the issue of the Latino drop-out rate.
Subject Types: Arts - Music; Education; Youth
SEGMENT #2: "US-MEXICAN WAR TWO-WAY" (5:13) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Paul Espinosa, senior producer of the documentary "the US-Mexico War" airing on PBS this month.
Subject Types: Arts - Visual; History;
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #3: "US-MEXICAN WAR DOCUMENTARY REVIEW" (2:33) Professor and historian Gilberto M. Hinojosa offers a review of the PBS documentary "US-Mexican War."
Subject Types: Arts - Visual; History
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #4: "RENAUD-GONZALEZ ON SEX IN AMERICA" (2:45) Latino USA commentator Barbara Renaud-Gonzales shares her thoughts on sex in America, inspired by Washington's latest scandal.
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal; Other - Opinion
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
SEGMENT #5: "'DANCE WITH ME' FILM REVIEW" (4:46 v/o, 5:17 m/o) Latino USA's Mandalit del Barco reviews the new film "Dance with Me" starring Vanessa Williams and Puerto rican singer Chayenne.
Subject Types: Arts - Music; Arts - Visual
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
283 Week # 38-98 Air Date 9/20/98 - 9/26/98
SEGMENT #1: "PROFILE OF LALO GUERRERO"(21:13) On this archive edition, Latino USA's Maria Martin speaks with legendary composer and singer Lalo Guerrero whos is considered a pioneer of classical Mexican, Chicano, and children's music
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
284 Week # 39-98 Air Date 9/27/98 - 10/3/98
SEGMENT #1: "LATINO NEW ORLEANS" (29:00) This time on our program, Latino USA goes to New Orleans for a look at the Hispanic heritage of one the this country's most colorful and historic cities.
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal; History
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Louisiana
285 Week # 40-98 Air Date 10/4/98 - 10/10/98
SEGMENT #1: "TEJANO MUSICAL TRADITION" (29:00) Latino USA's Maria martin has a special report on the unique musical traditions od Mexican-American Texans. The Musical style known variously as Conjunto/Tejano music.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
286 Week # 41-98 Air Date 10/11/98 - 10/17/98
SEGMENT #1: "TLATELOCO MASSACRE" (29:00) This time on Latino USA a special full-length edition for Hispanic Heritage Month. "Blood on the Plaza, Mexico's Student Movement of 1968" looks back to a student movement in Mexico that ended in a brutal massacre--and changed that country forever.
Subject Types: History
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
287 Week # 42-98 Air Date 10/18/98 - 10/24/98
SEGMENT #1 "TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO" (6:03) Latino USA's Maria Martin looks at how the Treaty of Guadalupe- Hidalgo forever changed the lives of those who lived--and live-- in what was formerly northern Mexico--now known as the southwestern United States.
Subject Types: History
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #2: "LAND GRANTS IN NEW MEXICO"(3:27) Adam Saytanides reports on the controversy over land grants -- a controversy that has existed since the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo 150 years ago.
Subject Types: History; Other - Politics;
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - New Mexico
SEGMENT #3: "POLITICAL STATUS OF PUERTO RICO" (4:29) Latino USA's Mario Murillo reports on the debate over the political status of Puerto Rico on the anniversary of a century of U.S. rule.
Subject Types: History; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT #4: "ANNIVERSARY SPANISH AMERICAN WAR" (5:03) Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Puerto Rican political analyst Juan Manuel Garcia Passalacqua and Cuban historian Eliades Acosta about the 100th anniversary of the U.S.-Spanish war and the impact the war has had on relations between the United States, Puerto Rico and Cuba.
Subject Types: History
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico; Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #5: "EUROPEAN SETTLEMENTS IN NEW MEXICO" (3:59) Marcos Martinez examines another major anniversary this year -- the 400th anniversary of the first european settlements in the U.S. In New Mexico.
Subject Types: History
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - New Mexico
288 Week # 43-98 Air Date 10/25/98 - 10/31/98
SEGMENT #1 "SIERRA BLANCA CONTROVERSY" (4:45) Latino USA's Ingrid Lobet reports on the controversy over the proposed low-level nuclear waste site in the west Texas town of Sierra Blanca.
Subject Types: Environment
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
SEGMENT #2: "LATINOS & THE G.O.P."(4:04) NPR's Richard Gonzales reports on how the Republican party is wooing Latino voters in the upcoming elections.
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
SEGMENT #3: "WHO ARE LATINO VOTERS" (5:08) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with political writer Ruben Navarette of the Arizona Republic and editor Ruben Martinez of the Pacifica News Organization about the diversity of the Latino vote.
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
SEGMENT #4: "YOUTH VOTE" (4:06) Youth Radio's Belia Mayeno-Choy reports on efforts to increase voter participation by targeting the nation's youth.
Subject Types: Elections; Politics; Youth
289 Week # 44-98 Air Date 11/1/98 - 11/7/98
SEGMENT #1 "INTERVIEW ON CHILE EX-DICTATOR ARREST" (5:53) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Chilean writer Ariel Dorfman about the fallout from the arrest of General Augusto Pinochet, Chile's former dictator.
Subject Types: Other - Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
SEGMENT #2: "LATINO VOTERS IN RHODE ISLAND" (4:39) Deepa Donde reports on the growing Latino presence in Rhode Island state politics.
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
SEGMENT #3: "HENRY B. GONZALEZ PROFILE" (4:52) Latino USA's Michelle Garcia looks back at the forty year career of Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez. Gonzalez is retiring after this term.
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
SEGMENT #4: "NICARAGUAN SCARY STORIES" (3:34 to v/o) Commentator Sal Morales shares Halloween stories from his native Nicaragua.
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
290 Week # 45-98 Air Date 11/8/98 - 11/14/98
SEGMENT #1 'IMMIGRANT STREET THEATER' (4:26) Lakshmi Singh (LACK-sh-mee SING) reports on a theater group in Washington D.C. that takes to the streets to educate Spanish-speaking Latino immigrants about their rights.
Subject Types: Arts - Performance; Human Rights
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
SEGMENT #2 'GRIM FANDANGO VIDEO GAME' (3:36) Yvette Benavides reports on a new computer game based on the Latin American celebration known as the Day of the Dead. The release raises questions about Latino children and their future in high technology.
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
SEGMENT #3 'CHILEAN EXILES ON GENERAL AUGUSTO PINOCHET' (4:28) Reporter Ancel Martinez speaks with Chileans living in the United States who experienced first hand human rights abuses committed under general Augusto Pinochet's rule.
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
SEGMENT #4 'CHILEAN MUSICAL ENSEMBLE INTI-ILLIMANI' (6:31) Latino USA's Maria Martin speaks with Jorge Coulon, founding member of the Chilean music ensemble Inti-Illimani. This legendary group's celebrating 30 years of making music of freedom and the indigenous heritage of Latin America.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
291 Week # 46-98 Air Date 11/15/98 - 11/21/98
SEGMENT #1: "MID-TERM ELECTIONS AND THE LATINO VOTE" (4:26) Latino USA Host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Juan Andrade, President of the Hispanic Leadership Institute and Arturo Vargas, Executive Director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials about the effect of the Latino vote on the 1998 mid-term elections.
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
SEGMENT #2: "AUDIO GRAFFITI" (:35) commentator Guillermo Gomez-Pena offers his definition of "border pop".
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
SEGMENT #3: "PLASTINA MOSH MUSIC FEATURE" (5:10) Mark Torres reports on the music of Plastina Mosh, a band from Mexico that is breaking musical stereotypes with the fusion of jazz, hip-hop and Spanish rock.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #4: "VIETNAM WAR HERO FREDDY GONZALEZ" (9:02) In celebration of Veteran's Day, Latino USA's Maria Martin shares the story of Vietnam veteran and Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Freddy Gonzalez.
Subject Types: History
292 Week # 47-98 Air Date 11/22/98 - 11/28/98
SEGMENT #1: "OUTLOOK FOR CENTRAL AMERICA INTERVIEW" (5:44) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Geoff Thale, Senior Associate for Central America at the Washington Office on Latin America. Thale talks about the outlook for Central America in it's recovery after Hurricane Mitch.
Subject Types: Other - Natural Disasters
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
SEGMENT #2: "A POEM BY CLARIBEL ALEGRIA" (1:09) Claribel Alegria reads an excerpt from her book of poetry "Luisa in Realityland".
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
SEGMENT #3: "USA RELIEF TO CENTRAL AMERICA" (4:30) Latino USA's Ingrid Lobet reports on relief efforts around the United States for victims of the hurricane that destroyed much of Central America.
Subject Types: Other - Natural Disaster
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
SEGMENT #4: "CONGRESSMAN XAVIER BECERRA" (:45) Congressman Xavier Becerra speaks to Latino USA about his recent trip to areas of Central America ravaged by Hurricane Mitch.
Subject Types: Other - Natural Disaster
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
SEGMENT #5: "COMPOSER AGUSTIN LIRA PROFILE" (6:20) Jon Beaupre profiles composer Agustin Lira, whose music reflects the struggles of the farmworker's movement.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
293 Week # 48-98 Air Date 11/29/98 - 12/5/98
SEGMENT #1: "CENTRAL AMERICANS IMMIGRATION STATUS" (5:24) Latino USA's Ingrid Lobet reports on the predicament faced by many Central Americans in the U.S. who are unable to join their families in the hurricane-devastated areas of their homelands.
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
SEGMENT #2: "SAN ANTONIO FORUM ON LATINOS AND ELECTIONS" (6:20) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with San Antonio leaders & listeners about the impact of the Latino vote in the recent mid-term elections.
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
SEGMENT #3: "COOKBOOK AUTHOR DIANA KENNEDY" (4:45) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Diana Kennedy author of the cookbook "My Mexico: A Culinary Odyssey with More Than 300 Recipes".
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #4: "GORDITAS COMMENTARY" (2:38) Writer and artist Luis Guerra shares this story about the simple gestures of life.
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
294 Week # 49-98 Air Date 12/6/98 - 12/12/98
SEGMENT #1: "DIABETES AMONG HISPANICS" (4:41) Bill Zeeble reports on diabetes, a disease that disproportionately affects Latinos and other minorities.
Subject Types: Health
SEGMENT #2: "HAITIAN AMERICAN AUTHOR EDWIDGE DANTICAT" (3:40) Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with author Edwidge Danticat about her new novel "The Farming of Bones."
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Caribbean; Caribbean Countries - Haiti
SEGMENT #3: "TIJUANA MAQUILADORA WORKER" (5:10) Writer Coco Fusco shares one woman's story of working in the border trasnational assembly plants known as maquiladoras.
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #4: "CHILDREN'S CROSS-BORDER CYBERSPACE" (5:09) Nancy Greenleese reports on a computer game that allows students from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border to learn more about each other.
Subject Types: Education; Youth
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
295 Week # 50-98 Air Date 12/13/98 - 12/19/98
SEGMENT #1: "LATINOS AND THE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS" (5:03) Latino USA's Maria Martin speaks with Stanford University Associate Professor Luis Fraga about the Latino take on the impeachment process of President Clinton.
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #2: "TORTILLA SUBSIDIES DEBATED IN MEXICO" (3:49) Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports that cuts to tortilla subsidies and other basic goods has lead to a fierce debate in Mexico's federal legislature this year.
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #3: "BARBARA RENAUD-GONZALEZ VISITS CUBA" (3:33) Commentator Barbara Renaud-Gonzalez shares her thoughts on her recent visit to Cuba and the meaning of freedom.
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #4: "GUADALUPE: VIRGEN DE LOS INDIOS" (7:27) Latino USA's Maria Martin speaks with Father Dan Jensen of the Maryknoll Catholic Missionaries about the discovery of 16th Century hymns dedicated to Virgin Mary.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
296 Week # 51-98 Air Date 12/20/98 - 12/26/98
SEGMENT #1: "DEVELOPMENT WORK IN CENTRAL AMERICA" (3:56) Latino USA's Ingrid Lobet reports on how private and public development agencies are turning their attention to long-term development issues in Central America.
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
SEGMENT #2: "PUERTO RICAN NATIONALIST ALICIA RODRIGUEZ" (5:11) An excerpt from the documentary "Fighting for Home" produced by Cecilia Vaisman which profiles jailed Puerto Rican nationalist Alicia Rodriguez.
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT #3: " PUERTO RICO'S POLITICAL STATUS COMMENTARY" (3:00) Commentator Noemi Figueroa Soulet speaks about her mixed feelings on Puerto Rico's political status and the island's December plebiscite.
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT #4: "LATINO AND JEWISH TIES" (5:21) Latino USA's Mandalit del Barco reports on the historic ties between Jewish, Mexican and Central Americans in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights.
Subject Types: Other - Jewish
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
297 Week # 52-98 Air Date 12/13/98 - 12/19/98
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EDITION
NO NEWS SEGMENT ON THIS EDITION
SEGMENT #1: 'NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA/ LIZ BALMASEDA " (3:49) Miami Herald journalist Liz Balmaseda shares her memories of celebrating Christmas in Miami, and her family's longing to return home to Cuba.
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: U.S. regions - Southeast; States - Florida; Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #2: "BIG CALZONES/ DENISE CHAVEZ" (5:34) New Mexico writer Denise Chavez shares her favorite Christmas memory -- exchanging gag gifts.
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - New Mexico
SEGMENT #3: "NUESTRA NAVIDAD EN CHICAGO/ RAY SUAREZ" (6:15) NPR's host of "Talk of the Nation" Ray Suarez shares his memories of celebrating Puerto Rican Christmas traditions in the Midwest.
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Illinois
SEGMENT #4: " PERUVIAN-MEXICAN CHRISTMAS/MANDALIT DEL BARCO" (5:45) Latino USA's Mandalit del Barco shares memories of celebrating a Peruvian-Mexican-style Christmas with her family in Baldwin, Kansas.
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Kansas

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9 298 Week # 1-99 Air Date 1/3/99 - 1/9/99
SEGMENT #1: "D.C. POLICE AND LATINOS" (8:18) Michelle Garcia reports on the sometimes difficult relations between the mainly African-American police force in Washington, D.C. and the Latino community.
Subject Types: Other - African American
Locations: U.S> regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
SEGMENT #2: "ZOCALO AUDIO POSTCARD" (2:17) Reporter Susan Leffler sends this audio postcard from several Mexican zocalos which are the social hubs of most towns.
Subject Types: Other - Tour
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #3: "AUDIO GRAFFITI: CHICANIZATION" (2:12) Commentator Guillermo Gomez-Pena offers this audio graffiti on "Chicanization" and cross-border issues.
Subject Types: Arts - Performance; Cultural - Personal
SEGMENT #4: "BEST MUSIC OF 1998" (7:44) Music critic Chuy Varela shares his picks of the best Latin music for 1998.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
299 Week # 2-99 Air Date 1/10/99 - 1/16/99
NOTE: THIS IS A SPECIAL, FULL-LENGTH MUSICAL EDITION OF LATINO USA. THERE IS NO NEWS THIS WEEK.
SEGMENT #1: "SALSERO FREDDY OMAR" (5:00) Latino USA's Ingrid Lobet speaks with salsero Freddy Omar about his music and the popularity of Latin rhythms in the very Caribbean city of New Orleans.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Louisiana
SEGMENT #2: "INTERVIEW WITH VIENTO DE AGUA" (6:35) Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Hector "Tito" Matos and Alberto Toro of the New York-based Puerto Rican band Viento de Agua.
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico; States - New York
SEGMENT #3: "MEXICAN SINGER EUGENIA LEON" (8:15) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Eugenia Leon, one of Mexico's most eclectic singers.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #4: "CUBAN LEGEND JESUS ALEMANY" (6:25) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Cuban music legend Jesus Alemany about his music and all-star group "Cubanismo."
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
300 Week # 3-99 Air Date 1/17/98 - 1/23/98
SEGMENT #1: "INTERVIEW: LATINOS AND THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL" (3:44) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Arturo Vargas, Executive Director of NALEO, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
SEGMENT #2: "URBAN HUICHOLES" (7:24) Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports on how the Huichol Indians in Mexico are migrating to the cities and how this move is threatening their traditional culture.
Subject Types: Other - Growth
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #3: "GUATEMALA 2 YEARS AFTER PEACE ACCORDS" (4:50) Latino USA's Maria Martin updates Guatemala's human rights track two years after the signing of the peace accords that ended the civil war
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Guatemala
SEGMENT #4: "LATINO LEADERS' HOPES FOR 1999" (3:03) Latino leaders across the country express their hopes for 1999
Subject Types: Latino Leaders
301 Week # 4-99 Air Date 1/24/99 - 1/30/99
SEGMENT #1: "ARIZONA INITIATIVE TO BAN BILINGUAL EDUCATION" (3:20) Mark Moran reports on the controversy surrounding a move to end bilingual education programs in the state of Arizona.
Subject Types: Education; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Arizona
SEGMENT #2: "WASHINGTON ORGANIZING FOR BILINGUAL EDUCATION" (4:26) Gerry Hadden reports on how Latinos and other immigrant groups are organizing to defend bilingual education programs in the state of Washington.
Subject Types: Education; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - Washington
SEGMENT #3: "CUBA REACTION TO U.S. POLICY SHIFT"(4:25) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with journalist Mariusa Reyes about the reaction in Cuba to the U.S. recent announcement to relax some aspects of the 37-year old embargo.
Subject Types: Economics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #4: "CHILEAN SOVEREIGNTY ISSUES"(4:47) Mario Murillo reports on the implications of the arrest of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet for international justice and the right to national sovereignty.
Subject Types: Other - Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
SEGMENT #5: "POET QUIQUE AVILES" (1:20) El Salvador-born poet Quique Aviles shares some thoughts about language.
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - El Salvador
302 Week # 5-99 Air Date 1/31/99 - 2/6/99
SEGMENT #1: "REACTION TO THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS" (4:28) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa reports on how some Latinos reacted to President Bill Clinton's State of the Union.
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
SEGMENT #2: "KEN SALAZAR PROFILE" (3:27) Brian Bahouth has this profile of newly-elected Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar, the first Latino elected to statewide office in Colorado's history.
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - Colorado
SEGMENT #3: "MEXICO RELIGIOUS TENSIONS" (4:44) Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports on religious tensions in Mexico, the second largest Catholic nation in the world.
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #4: "INTERVIEW: BASEBALL DIPLOMACY WITH CUBA" (4:22) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Peter Kornbluh, Senior Analyst at the National Security Archive, about past and present efforts at warming US-Cuba relations through baseball.
Subject Types: Other - Sports
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #5: "SUPERBOWL COMMENTARY" (2:39) Commentator Sal Morales shares some memories on how he got hooked on "American" football.
Subject Types: Other - Sports
303 Week # 6-99 Air Date 2/7/99 - 2/13/99
SEGMENT #1: "CATHOLIC RECRUITMENT EFFORTS" (5:37) Latino USA's Ingrid Lobet reports on efforts to recruit Hispanic priests for the fastest growing part of the Catholic faith -- Latinos.
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
SEGMENT #2: "INTERVIEW ON CENSUS SAMPLING" (4:52) Latino USA producer Maria Martin speaks with Dr. David Hayes Bautista, Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health, about the consequences for Latinos of the Supreme Court's decision not to allow statistical sampling in the next census.
Subject Types: Other - Politics
SEGMENT #3: "SPANGLISH DICTIONARY" (5:06) Yolanda Perdomo reports on the use of Spanglish -- the practice of mixing Spanish and English.
Subject Types: Other - Bilingual
Locations:
SEGMENT #4: "THE TROUBLE WITH WINDOWS" (1:18) Carmen Agra Deedy shares her memories about growing up between cultures and languages.
Subject Types: Other - Bilingual
304 Week # 7-99 Air Date 2/14/99 - 2/20/99
SEGMENT #1: "COLOMBIA EARTHQUAKE UPDATE" (3:57) Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Alberto Bejarano La Verde, president of the Colombian Red Cross, about the current situation in areas affected by a recent earthquake.
Subject Types: Other - Natural Disaster
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
SEGMENT #2: "CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR IN MEXICO" (4:46) Latino USA's Mandalit del Barco reports on efforts by California Governor Gray Davis to improve relations with Mexico.
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California; Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #3: "AUDIO GRAFFITI" (0:37) Commentator and performance artist Guillermo Gomez-Pena offers this definition of "border crossing."
Subject Types: Arts - Performance
SEGMENT #4: "HIP-HOP AND MULTICULTURALISM" (9:07) Latino USA's Katie Davis reports on hip-hop, it's roots and how the music has evolved into a mainstream multicultural phenomenon.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
305 Week # 8-99 Air Date 2/21/99 - 2/27/99
SEGMENT #1: "LAWSUIT VS. UC ADMISSIONS POLICY" (6:20) Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with MALDEF representative Teresa Fay Bustillos about a lawsuit that claims the new admissions policy at the University of California discriminates against Latinos, Blacks and Filipino Americans.
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #2: "GUANAJUATO BUSINESS REMITTANCES" (4:03) Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports on how remittances from Mexicans living in the U.S. are being put to work to create jobs for friends and family back home.
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #3: "EDWARD JAMES OLMOS ON RACE" (3:26) An excerpt from a speech by Latino actor and activist Edward James Olmos entitled "We Are All In The Same Gang," presented to Latino youth in El Paso, Texas, in July of 1998.
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
SEGMENT #4: "QUIQUE AVILES POEM" (1:22) Poet, actor and performance artist Quique Aviles shares a poem entitled "On the Question of Race."
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
SEGMENT #5: "LISTENERS ON FAVORITE SPANGLISH WORDS" (4:27) Latino USA listeners share their favorites phrases in Spanglish. Here is a sample of those responses.
Subject Types: Other - Bilingual
306 Week # 9-99 Air Date 2/28/99 - 3/6/99
SEGMENT #1: "MEXICO'S DRUG CERTIFICATION" (4:32) Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports on the reaction in Mexico to the U.S. drug "certification" process.
Subject Types: Other - Drugs
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #2: "BORDER VIOLENCE" (2:52) Carrie Kahn reports from San Diego on increased violence along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Subject Types: Other - Crime
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #3: "HURRICANE MITCH DISASTER RELIEF" (6:40) Latino USA correspondent Susan Leffler reports on disaster relief efforts in Nicaragua, more than three months after Hurricane Mitch.
Subject Types: Other - Natural Disasters
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
SEGMENT #4: "COMMENTARY: AFRICANISMOS" (4:00) Commentator Guadalupe Garcia Vasquez shares her thoughts on the African roots of many words and expressions in Latin America.
Subject Types: Other - African American
307 Week # 10-99 Air Date 3/7/99 - 3/13/99
SEGMENT #1: "GUATEMALA TRUTH COMMISSION REPORT" (7:05) Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on the release of the Guatemalan Truth Commission report on human rights abuses that took place in that country's more than three-decade long civil war.
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Guatemala
SEGMENT #2: "BLACK & LATINO KIDS VIEWS OF EACH OTHER" (2:09) Youth Radio's Marlene Williams and Javier Armas offer their thoughts on how Black and Latino kids view each other.
Subject Types: Youth
SEGMENT #3: "MUSICIAN WILLIAM CEPEDA" (7:03) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Puerto Rican musician William Cepeda about the African influence in the traditional music of Puerto Rico.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT #4: "GENE SISKEL REMEMBRANCE" (2:41) Film producer Nancy de los Santos has this remembrance of movie critic Gene Siskel who recently died of complications following brain surgery at the age of 53.
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
308 Week # 11-99 Air Date 3/14/99 - 3/20/99
SEGMENT #1: "COLUMNIST ANDRES OPPENHEIMER" (6:04) Latino USA's host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Miami Herald columnist Andres Oppenheimer about recent developments in U.S. policy towards Latin America.
Subject Types: Other - Opinion
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida
SEGMENT #2: "ENRIQUE CAMARENA JR." (4:34) Carrie Kahn speaks with Enrique Camarena, the son of slain D-E-A agent Kiki Camarena, and a new county prosecutor in the San Diego.
Subject Types: Other - Drugs
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #3: "WRITER SILVANA PATERNOSTRO" (5:37) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with writer Silvana Paternostro, author of "In The Land Of God And Men: Confronting Our Sexual Culture," about culture and attitudes towards sexuality in Latin America.
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
SEGMENT #4: "LATINA IMAGES COMMENTARY" (3:19) Latino USA Commentator Barbara Renaud-Gonzales shares her thoughts on images of Latinas in the media and the impact those images have on the formation of values.
Subject Types: Media; Women
309 Week # 12-99 Air Date 3/21/99 - 3/27/99
SEGMENT #1: "HOPES FOR CENTRAL AMERICA" (3:43) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa reports on President Clinton's recent visit to Central America and the hopes expressed by some Central Americans.
Subject Types: Other - Peace; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S Regions - Central America
SEGMENT #2: "DISASTER RELIEF THROUGH POTTERY" (4:24) Correspondent Susan Leffler reports on an effort to help artisans in Nicaragua rebuild their lives after the destruction of Hurricane Mitch.
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Locations: Nopn-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Nicaragua
SEGMENT #3: "CENTRAL AMERICANS AND DRUG REHAB" (4:11) Lakshmi Singh reports on alcohol and drug abuse in the Latino community, and the lack of services to help addicts who want to kick the habit.
Subject Types: Health
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
SEGMENT #4: "MICHAEL MASSING AUTHOR OF 'THE FIX'" (5:00) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Michael Massing, author of "The Fix", about his thoughts on possible solutions to this country's drug problems.
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Health
SEGMENT #5: "REMEMBERING A HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST" (2:38) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa shares her memories of Native- American human rights activist Ingrid Washinawatok, who was recently killed in Colombia.
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
310 Week # 13-99 Air Date 3/28/99 - 4/3/99
SEGMENT #1: "GUATEMALAN BISHOP JOSE GERARDI" (6:52) Latino USA host Maria Martin speaks with writer Francisco Goldman about the murder of Guatemalan Bishop Jose Gerardi and the impact in Guatamala of the recently released Truth Commission report.
Subject Types: Other - Crime
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
SEGMENT #2: "LATINOS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT" (6:01) Leda Hartman reports on a case of a wrongful accusation that has created tensions between a law enforcement agency and the Latino community in Winston-Salem.
Subject Types: Other - Police
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - North Carolina
SEGMENT #3: "LATIN JAZZ MUSICIAN PONCHO SANCHEZ" (7:40) Latino USA host Maria Martin speaks with Latin jazz musician Poncho Sanchez about his new cd, "Afro-Cuban Fantasy."
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
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10 311 Week # 14-99 Air Date 4/4/99 - 4/10/99
SEGMENT #1: "PINOCHET RULING" (5:54) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Peter Kornbluh of the National Security Archive about recent developments in the on-going extradiction proceedings of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
SEGMENT #2: "U.S.-CUBA INVESTMENTS" (4:36) Derek Reveron reports from Miami on how the easing of some trade restrictions has U.S. companies exploring future prospects for business and investment opportunities in Cuba.
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #3: "ZAPATISTA REFERENDUM" (4:36) Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports from Mexico on efforts to revive interest in the cause of the Zapatista rebels through a national referendum.
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #4: "COMMENTARY: LA ESCULTURA" (3:43) Writer and artist Luis Guerra shares a story about the making of a sculpture.
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Arts - Visual
Locations:
312 Week # 15-99 Air Date 4/11/99 - 4/17/99
SEGMENT #1:"LAS GAVIOTAS" (8:32) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with writer and journalist Alan Weisman about "Las Gaviotas", a small village in Colombia established to try out sustainable development practices in one of the harshest environments in the world.
Subject Types: Environment
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
SEGMENT #2: "LATINOS IN GEORGIA" (4:22) Susanna Capelouto reports on how Georgia schools are coping with increasing numbers of Spanish speaking residents.
Subject Types: Education
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Georgia
SEGMENT #3: "LITTLE LEAGUERS CUBA" (3:12) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Desmond Tyson, a Baltimore 8th grader who played in a little league ballgame in Cuba timed to coincide with a historic big league U.S.-Cuba game.
Subject Types: Other - Sports
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #4: "SEMANA SANTA IN GUATEMALA" (3:43) Latino USA's Maria Martin shares an audio postcard on Semana Santa, or Holy Week, in Guatamala.
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Guatemala
313 Week # 16-99 Air Date 4/18/99 - 4/24/99
SEGMENT #1: "LATINO SUPPORT FOR CAPTURED SOLDIERS" (3:40) Latino USA's Mandalit del Barco reports on community support in East Los Angeles for the captured soldiers in Yugoslavia.
Subject Types: Other - Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #2: "REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK" (4:22) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with reporter and producer Maria Martin about her recent visit to Guatemala.
Subject Types: Other - Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
SEGMENT #3: "LATINO GIVING" (5:57) Latino USA's Ingrid Lobet reports on how Latinos are attracting the attention of charities across the country.
Subject Types: Other - Philanthropy
SEGMENT #4: "DIEGO RIVERA EXHIBIT" (5:12) Yolanda Perdomo reports on the work of Mexican master painter Diego Rivera, subject of a traveling art exhibition initiating in Cleveland.
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Ohio; Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
314 Week # 17-99 Air Date 4/25/99 - 5/1/99
SEGMENT #1: "ZACATECANOS" (5:53) Franc Contreras reports from Zacatecas, Mexico on how important the remittances are that Mexican immigrants send back to their homeland.
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #2: "SESAME STREET" (4:59) Lakshmi Singh reports from Washington, D.C. on the diversity offered by the children's television program Sesame Street.
Subject Types: Youth
Locations:U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
SEGMENT #3: "WRITER LUIS RODRIGUEZ" (6:06) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with writer Luis Rodriguez about his latest work which includes a book of poetry and a children's book.
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
SEGMENT #4: "LATINHOOD" (2:17) Poet and performance artist Quique Aviles reads his poem"Latinhood."
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
315 Week # 18-99 Air Date 5/2/99 - 5/8/99
SEGMENT #1: "PRI PRIMARIES" (4:50) Latino USA¹s Franc Contreras reports on promises by the PRI, Mexico¹s ruling party, to democratize the process for choosing its presidential candidate.
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: zNon-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #2: "A PLACE CALLED CHIAPAS" (6:14) Latino USA host Maria Martin speaks with filmmaker Nettie Wild about documenting the indigenous rebellion of Southern Mexico in her new film, "A Place Called Chiapas."
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Locations: Non U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #3: "CHIAPAS!" (3:40) Luis Guerra comments on a recent conversation he had about Chiapas and the indigenous rebellion in Mexico.
Subject Types: Other - Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #4: "CARNAVALITO" (5:41) Leda Hartman reports on the Latin Jazz Band ³Carnavalito² and how music is serving as a cultural bridge in North Carolina.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - North Carolina
316 Week # 19-99 Air Date 5/9/99 - 5/15/99
SEGMENT #1: "LATINO YOUTH ON SCHOOL SHOOTING" (7:11) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with three young Latinos about the challenges facing today's youth, in wake of the tragedy that took place recently in Littleton, Colorado.
Subject Types: Youth
SEGMENT #2: "US-CUBA RELATIONS THROUGH BASEBALL" (3:54) Derek Reveron reports on the Cuban American community and its views on the state of US-Cuba relations and the so-called baseball diplomacy.
Subject Types: Other - Sports
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #3: "LISTENER COMMENTS" (2:37) Latino USA listeners share their thoughts about recent programs in this segment presented by Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa.
Subject Types: Other - Opinion
SEGMENT #4: "MEXICAN DIVAS" (6:58) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Edmundo Navas, the producer of the CD "Mexican Divas" featuring an eclectic mix of Mexico's top female voices.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
317 Week # 20-99 Air Date 5/16/99 - 5/22/99
SEGMENT #1: "SOLDIERS RELEASE " (3:08) Latino USA's Mandalit del Barco reports on the hero's welcome that awaits the three American soldiers recently released from Yugoslavia.
Subject Types: Other - Politics
SEGMENT #2: "AUDIO GRAFFITI: BORDER" (:35) Commentator and performance artist Guillermo Gomez-Peña offers his definition of the border.
Subject Types: Arts - Performance
SEGMENT #3: "BORDER DEATHS" (7:57) Carrie Kahn reports on the hardships and tragedies many illegal immigrants face on the long and risky journey from Mexico to the United States.
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #4: "POET CLARIBEL ALEGRIA" (7:45) Latino USA host Maria Martin speaks with Nicaraguan poet and writer Claribel Alegria about her time spent in Central America and her feelings on the changes the region has gone through in recent years.
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central Amrican Countries - Nicaragua
318 Week # 21-99 Air Date 5/23/99 - 5/29/99
SEGMENT #1: "STREET CHILDREN OF MITCH" (8:01) Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch in Honduras and what has happened to the children that were left homeless and now face life in the streets.
Subject Types: Youth
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
SEGMENT #2: "FARMING IN HONDURAS" (5:56) Ingrid Lobet reports on the damages to agriculture Honduras faces after Hurricane Mitch swept through the fragile countryside.
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Honduras
SEGMENT #3: "GRUPO MORAZAN" (5:05) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with two members of Grupo Morazan of El Salvador about their experience as war refugees and their use of music to overcome life on a refugee camp.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - El Salvador
319 Week # 22-99 Air Date 5/30/99 - 6/5/99
SEGMENT #1: "FARMWORKER ORGANIZING" (5:06) Leda Hartman reports on the efforts of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee to organize migrant farmworkers and a boycott against the largest pickle producer in the South.
Subject Types: Other - Labor
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast
SEGMENT #2: "FISHING IN HONDURAS" (6:09) Latino USA's Ingrid Lobet reports on how the wreck Hurricane Mitch left behind on the Central American coast has adversely affected the fishing industry in Honduras.
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Honduras
SEGMENT #3: "LATINOS IN FILM" (4:43) Jon Beaupre reports on the findings of a new study by the Screen Actors Guild that asserts the lack of Latino faces on the big screen.
Subject Types: Arts - visual
SEGMENT #4: "ANITA Y LA VACA" (2:50) Writer and artist Luis Guerra shares a story about his grandmother.
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations:
320 Week # 23-99 Air Date 6/6/99 - 6/12/99
SEGMENT #1: "PERMANENT RESIDENCY FOR CENTRAL AMERICANS" (3:01) Latino USA's Ingrid Lobet reports on how an INS measure gives hope to many Guatemalans and Salvadorans who have been living in the US as temporary residents.
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
SEGMENT #2: "AMERICO PAREDES REMEMBRANCE" (8:18) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa and producer Maria Martin prepared a special rememberance in honor of Dr. Americo Paredes who passed away this year on Cinco de Mayo.
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
SEGMENT #3: "VENEZUELAN CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY" (3:51) Reese Erlich reports on the upcoming vote for a constituent assembly in Venezuela, an effort led by president Hugo Chavez who is scheduled to visit the U.S.
Subject Types: Elections
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
SEGMENT #4: "LATINO POP SINGERS CROSSOVER" (4:39) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Enrique Fernandez, the lifestyle columnist and entertainment writer for the Sun-Sentinel in south Florida, about the current crossover popularity of Latino music.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
321 Week # 24-99 Air Date 6/13/99 - 6/19/99
SEGMENT #1: "STOCKHOLM MEETING ON AID TO CENTRAL AMERICA" (5:51) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Daniel Sepulveda, a policy analyst from the National Council of La Raza, and Geoff Thale, senior associate from the Washington Office on Latin America, regarding the international efforts to help Central America discussed at the Stockholm meeting.
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
SEGMENT #2: "HURRICANE MITCH AND BROKEN PROMISES" (14:38) Maria Martin reports on the people of a small coastal community in Guatemala who seven months after Hurricane Mitch destroyed their lives continue to struggle for survival and wait for the promised assistance.
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Guatemala
322 Week # 25-99 Air Date 6/20/99 - 6/26/99
SEGMENT #1: "CAPE COD BRAZILIAN COMMUNITY" (4:58) Monica Brady reports on a thriving Brazilian community on Cape Cod.
Subject Types: Other - Brazil
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - Massachusetts; Non-U.S. Regions - South America
SEGMENT #2: "ARE BRAZILIANS LATINOS'" (3:16) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Rosental Alves, journalist and professor at the University of Texas at Austin, about the issues surrounding Brazilians and their place in the Latino community.
Subject Types: Other - Brazil
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
SEGMENT #3: "BRAZILIAN ECONOMY" (5:23) Reese Erlich reports on the latest economic crisis in Brazil and how workers in the auto industry felt the impact of the financial crash.
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
SEGMENT #4: "NEW BRAZILIAN MUSIC" (5:15) Music critic Ricardo Mendoza talks about the trend setting Brazilian music.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
323 Week # 26-99 Air Date 6/27/99 - 7/3/99
SEGMENT #1: "GUN CONTROL INTERVIEW" (6:13) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Tom Diaz, a senior analyst with the Washington based Violence Policy Institute and the author of a new book entitled "Making A Killing, The Business Of Guns In America."
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
SEGMENT #2: "CANDY FOR GUNS" (3:07) Mandalit del Barco reports on how students of a California middle school have responded to the problem of gun violence.
Subject Types: Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #3: "MEXICANS LOVE TO HATE SALINAS" (4:15) Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports on a unique museum with collectibles of former Mexican president Carlos Salinas de Gortari, the man Mexicans love to hate.
Subject Types: Arts - Visual; Cultural - Personal
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #4: "LATINAS AND MATH" (5:44) Joanna Harrison reports on the alarmingly low numbers of Latinos holding math degrees, but she highlights the success of a Latina who beat the odds.
Subject Types: Education; Women
324 Week # 27-99 Air Date 7/4/99 - 7/10/99
SEGMENT #1: "INS YAKIMA CRACKDOWN" (7:36) Gerry Hadden reports from Washington state on the latest INS measure intended to discourage undocumented workers by first pressuring business owners.
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northwest; States - Washington
SEGMENT #2: "NEBRASKA'S OPERATION VANGUARD" (5:42) Keith Ludden reports from Nebraska on one INS operation in the Midwest that targets the meat-packing industry.
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Nebraska
SEGMENT #3: "BILINGUAL PLAYER PIANO" (6:10) Latino USA's Katie Davis muses on the past life of a "bilingual" player piano.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
325 Week # 28-99 Air Date 7/11/99 - 7/17/99
SEGMENT #1: "SUPREME COURT RULINGS" (4:33) Latino USA's Michelle Garcia reports on the latest Supreme Court rulings and how they will affect Latinos.
Subject Types: Other - Politics
SEGMENT #2: "E.U. & LATIN AMERICA SUMMIT" (4:00) Lise Alves reviews the results of an historical economic summit between Latin American countries and the European Union held last June in Rio de Janeiro.
Subject Types: Economics
SEGMENT #3: "OPERATION PEDRO PAN" (5:39) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Yvonne Conde about "Operation Pedro Pan," her new book that chronicles the exodus of Cuban children in the early 60's.
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #4: "CUBAN NOSTALGIA" (5:00) Derek Reveron reports on a recent exhibit in Miami that celebrated a past many Cuban Americans have held on to by collecting mementos of pre-Castro Cuba.
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida; Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
326 Week # 29-99 Air Date 7/18/99 - 7/24/99
SEGMENT #1: "LEAD POISONING" (5:22) Lex Gillespie reports on how lead poisoning continues to be an environmental hazard and a particular threat to Latino and African American children.
Subject Types: Environment
SEGMENT #2: "PUERTO RICO UPDATE" (5:47) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Juan Manuel Garcia Passalaqua, a political analyst in San Juan, Puerto Rico, about some issues on the island's political horizon.
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT #3: "PROFESSOR JOSE SOLIS CASE" (4:34) Eduardo Arocho reports from Chicago on the conviction on conspiracy charges of University of Puerto Rico professor Jose Solis.
Subject Types: Other - Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico; States - Illinois
SEGMENT #4: "CORPUS: A HOME MOVIE FOR SELENA" (3:54) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with filmmaker Lourdes Portillo about her new documentary entitled "Corpus: A Home Movie For Selena."
Subject Types: Arts - Music; Arts - Visual
327 Week # 30-99 Air Date 7/25/99 - 7/31/99
SEGMENT #1: "WELFARE REFORM IN CALIFORNIA" (4:15) Ancel Martinez reports on the challenges the state of California faces in light of federal welfare reforms.
Subject Types: Economics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #2: "INTERVIEW: RAY SUAREZ" (4:15) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with NPR's "Talk Of The Nation" host Ray Suarez about his new book entitled, "The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost In The Great Suburban Migration: 1966-1999"
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
SEGMENT #3: "FEMALE MEXICAN BOXER" (4:55) Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports from Mexico on the struggle of one woman for the right to box professionally.
Subject Types: Women
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #4: "COUNTRY SINGER ROSIE FLORES" (6:04) Ginger Miles has a profile of Rosie Flores, the "Rockabily Filly," the first Latina to make the country music charts.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
328 Week # 31-99 Air Date 8/1/99 - 8/7/99
SEGMENT #1: "COLOMBIANS IN MIAMI" (4:40) Derek Reveron reports from Miami on why an increasing number of Colombians are seeking political asylum after fleeing economic turmoil and intensified violence in their country.
Subject Types: Economics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida; Non-U.S. Regions - South America
SEGMENT #2: "COLOMBIA UPDATE" (4:14) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Andres Oppenheimer, author and Miami Herald columnist, about the significance of the recent events in Colombia.
Subject Types: Other - Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida; Non-U.S. Regions - South America
SEGMENT #3: "MUSICIAN AND ACTIVIST: MANU CHAO" (6:36) Rolando Arrieta profiles musician and political activist Manu Chao.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
SEGMENT #4: "PHOTOGRAPHER ASALTO" (3:17) Storyteller Luis Guerra shares his thoughts on what he calls photographic assaults.
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
329 Week # 32-99 Air Date 8/8/99 - 8/14/99
SEGMENT #1: "THE OTHER BORDER" (9:37) Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on the difficulties immigrants endure along the Mexico-Guatemala border.
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Guatemala
SEGMENT #2: "WRITER LOIDA MARITZA PEREZ" (4:40) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with emerging writer Loida Maritza Perez, author of the new novel "Geographies Of Home."
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
SEGMENT #3: "LATINOS IN THE NEGRO MAJOR LEAGUES" (5:10) Latino USA's Alex Avila reports on the little known legacy of Latinos in the Negro Major Leagues.
Subject Types: History
330 Week # 33-99 Air Date 8/15/99 - 8/21/99
SEGMENT #1: "UNION RECRUITMENT" (5:03) Lex Gillespie reports from Washington D.C. on the growing number of Latino workers being recruited by union organizers.
Subject Types: Other - Labor
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
SEGMENT #2: "LACK OF BILINGUAL PROFESSIONALS" (4:03) Derek Reveron reports from Miami on the need for truly bilingual professionals in the workforce, especially in business with Latin American countries.
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida
SEGMENT #3: "A DAY WITHOUT MEXICANS" (3:31) Commentator Guillermo Gomez-Peña offers an audio essay entitled "A day without Mexicans."
Subject Types: Arts - Performance
Locations: Non-U.S. Rgions - Mexico
SEGMENT #4: "LOS MOCOSOS" (5:50) Latino USA host speaks with members of the San Francisco band "Los Mocosos".
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
331 Week # 34-99 Air Date 8/22/99 - 8/28/99
SEGMENT #1: "CUBA ANTI-CRIME CAMPAIGN" (5:03) Reese Erlich reports from Havana on the success of recent government measures to curb an increase of crime in Cuba.
Subject Types: Other - Crime
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #2: "LIVING WAGE" (6:05) Lex Gillespie reports on how some workers face the disparity that exists between a minimum wage and a living wage.
Subject Types: Economics
SEGMENT #3: "Y2K PREPAREDNESS" (3:55) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with community organizer Kathy Garcia about Y2K awareness in the community.
Subject Types: Other - Computers
SEGMENT #4: "CANDELAS GUITARS" (4:05) Jon Beaupre reports on the legacy left behind by master guitar maker Porfirio Candelas who passed away last month.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
332 Week # 35-99 Air Date 8/29/99 - 9/4/99
SEGMENT #1: "PUERTO RICAN PRISONERS CLEMENCY 3-WAY" (7:38) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Chicago attorney Jan Susler, who represents 11 Puerto Rican activists offered clemency by the Clinton administration, and in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with Ivan Roman, bureau chief for the Orlando Sentinel.
Subject Types: Other - Prison; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT #2: "WORKER SAFETY" (6:23) Lex Gillespie reports on Latinos and labor and the risks many immigrant laborers encounter while working in less than safe conditions.
Subject Types: Health
SEGMENT #3: "PUTUMAYO 2-WAY" (6:42) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Dan Storper, co-founder of the Putumayo Record label, which puts out a variety of world beat music.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
333 Week # 36-99 Air Date 9/5/99 - 9/11/99
SEGMENT #1: "LATINOS AND WELFARE REFORM" (5:21) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Sonia Perez, a welfare research specialist for the National Council of La Raza, about the current situation of Latino families three years after welfare reform.
Subject Types: Economics; Politics
SEGMENT #2: "JULIE'S STORY" (2:51) Commentator Claudia Perez brings an update on a former welfare teenage mother.
Subject Types: Economics; Women; Youth
SEGMENT #3: "TEXAS WRITER DAGOBERTO GILB" (4:14) Lex Gillespie profiles writer Dagoberto Gilb, who portrays the everyday lives of working people.
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
SEGMENT #4: "SINGER BETSY PECANINS" (7:45) Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with singer Betsy Pecanins about her mix of blues and Mexican ranchera music.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
334 Week # 37-99 Air Date 9/12/99 - 9/18/99
SEGMENT #1: "DAY LABORERS" (4:58) Robin Urevich reports on recent efforts by California day laborers to organize.
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; Staets - California
SEGMENT #2: "WRITER: ELVA TREVIÑO HART" (6:37) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Elva Treviño Hart about her new book "Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child."
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Immigration
SEGMENT #3: "MONTERREY YOUTH" (3:05) Damian Rodriguez prepared an audio essay about the trends many Mexican youth adopt from American sub-culture.
Subject Types: Youth
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #4: "CUBAN JAZZ CLUB" (5:18) Reese Erlich reports on a recent gathering of the Cuban Jazz Club in Havana where American jazz remains as popular as in the 1950s.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
335 Week # 38-99 Air Date 9/19/99 - 9/25/99
SEGMENT #1: "PUERTO RICAN PRISONERS RELEASED" (2:22) Edie Rubinowitz reports on the terms and the criticisms associated with President Clinton's clemency offer to Puerto Rican Independentista prisoners.
Subject Types: Other - Prison; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT #2: "PRISONER CLEMENCY ANALYSIS" (6:01) Latino USA's Ingrid Lobet reports on the 12 Puerto Rican nationalists who accepted clemency and how it will command their futures.
Subject Types: Other - Prisoner; Politics
Locations: U.S> Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT #3: "MITCH HUMANITARIAN MILITARY AID" (3:52) Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on efforts by the U.S. Reserve and National Guard in the ongoing rebuilding of Central America after Hurricane Mitch.
Subject Types: Other - Natural Disaster
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
SEGMENT #4: "NED SUBLETTE AND THE 'COWBOY RUMBA'" (6:28) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with country singer Ned Sublette about his debut CD entitled "Cowboy Rumba."
Subject Types: Arts - Music
336 Week # 39-99 Air Date 9/26/99 - 10/2/99
SEGMENT #1: "THE FILIPINO CONNECTION" (7:13) Latino USA's Ingrid Lobet examines Latino identity in a visit to "Filipino America."
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - [South Pacific]
SEGMENT #2: "LATINOS AND NATIVE AMERICANS" (6:52) Marcos Martinez reports on the special ties between New Mexico's Native American and Hispano peoples.
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - New Mexico
SEGMENT #3: "CUBAN-IRISH STORYTELLING" (4:05) Storyteller Antonio Sacre examines the similarities in his own family's Cuban and Irish heritage.
Subject Types: Arts - Performance
Locations: Non-U. S. Regions - Cuba
337 Week # 40-99 Air Date 10/3/99 - 10/9/99
SEGMENT #1: "STATE OF LATINO CHILDREN" (3:47) Latino USA's Lakshmi Singh presents a summary of the current status of Latino children.
Subject Types: Youth
SEGMENT #2: "RAISING CHILDREN IN A BICULTURAL WORLD" (6:24) Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Dr. Gloria Rodriguez the author of "Raising Nuestros Niños: Bringing Up Latino Children in a Bicultural World," and president of AVANCE, a non-profit family support and parent education program.
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Education
SEGMENT #3: "TEENAGE FATHERS" (5:59) Robin Urevich reports on teen fathers and their role as parents.
Subject Types: Youth
SEGMENT #4: "LULLABIES" (3:35) Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa presents a variety of lullabies and the special significance they hold for many.
Subject Types: Arts - Music; Cultural - Personal
Locations:
338 Week # 41-99 Air Date 10/10/99 - 10/16/99
SEGMENT #1: "CROSS CULTURAL YOUTH" (6:17) Joe Gill reports from Washington, D.C. on the cultural exchange that exists between young urban Latinos and African-Americans.
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
SEGMENT #2: "WALLBANGIN'" (7:25) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with anthropologist and author, Susan Phillips, about her new book called, "Wallbangin': Graffiti and Gangs in LA."
Subject Types: Arts - Literature: Youth
Locations: U.S> Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #3: "UNION 13" (6:23) Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Edward Escoto and Jose Mercado of the East L.A. punk band Union 13.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - west; States - California
339 Week # 42-99 Air Date 10/17/99 - 10/23/99
SEGMENT #1: "TITO PUENTE" (7:26) Rolando Arrieta profiles the long and amazing career of tireless percussionist Tito Puente, "El Rey del Timbal."
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT #2: "LYDIA MENDOZA: AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN AMERICAN MUSICAL LEGEND" (7:15) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa talks with Professor Yolanda Broyles Gonzalez, biographer for living Tejano legend Lydia Mendoza.
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Texas
SEGMENT #3: "MONGO SANTAMARIA" (6:28) Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Mongo Santamaria, the world renowned Afro-Cuban Jazz pioneer.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
340 Week # 43-99 Air Date 10/24/99 - 10/30/99
SEGMENT #1: "LATINOS IN HIGH TECH" (6:36) Ingrid Lobet reports from Seattle, Washington on the presence of Latino professionals in the high tech industry.
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northwest; States - Washington
SEGMENT #2: "ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY'" (7:27) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Elsa Macias a research analyst with the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute and Georgina Falù founder of the Universal Business and Media School.
Subject Types: Economics
SEGMENT #3: "LAVONNE LUQUIS AND LATINO LINK" (4:40) Joanna Harrison profiles Lavonne Luquis, the founder of Latino Link, the first on-line magazine about Latino issues.
Subject Types: Media
SEGMENT #4: "TECHNOPLACA" (:40) Commentator Guillermo-Peña on "technoplaca" or cyber-identification
Subject Types: Arts - Performance
341 Week # 44-99 Air Date 10/31/99 - 11/6/99
NO NEWS SEGMENT
SEGMENT #1: 'WRITER JULIA ALVAREZ' (5:00) Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with novelist and poet Julia Alvarez about how her immigrant experience from the Dominican Republic has affected her work.
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions -Caribbean; Caribbean Countries - Dominican Republic
SEGMENT #2: 'HECTOR LAVOE REMEMBRANCE'' (5:55) Mandalit del Barco in New York pays tribute to one of salsa's musical superstars Hector Lavoe who died June 29th 1993.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S> Regions - Northeast; States - New York
SEGMENT #3: 'CONVERSATION WITH ANTHONY QUINN' (9:18) Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa spoke with veteran actor Anthony Quinn in 1995 about his remarkable life and film career. Quinn had just published an autobiography entitled 'One Man Tango.'
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Arts - Visual
SEGMENT #4: 'D-DAY: LETTERS FROM A SOLDIER'(4:28) In memory of the soldiers who died on D-Day, we feature excerpts from Private Francisco Alfredo Rocha's letters, who wrote frequently from the front in 1944 to his wife and children.
Subject Types: History
342 Week # 45-99 Air Date 11/7/99 - 11/13/99
NO NEWS SEGMENT
SEGMENT #1: 'MUSIC PROFILE OF PARACUMBE'(5:00) Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with ethno-musicologist Dr. Emanuel Dufrasne, and his wife, singer Nelie Lebron. They are members of the traditional Puerto Rican music ensemble 'Paracumbe'.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT #2: 'MARIO BAUZA REMEMBRANCE' (6:33) Emilio San Pedro has a remembrance of Latin jazz legend Mario Bauza, the creator of Afro-Cuban jazz.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #3: 'NAT KING COLE IN SPANISH' (7:21) New York writer and commentator Guadalupe Garcia Vasquez speaks about Nat King Coles Spanish-language musical legacy.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
SEGMENT #4: SPACE-AGE BACHELOR PAD MUSIC (7:25) Latino USAs Maria Hinojosa speaks with Mexican composer and arranger Juan Garcia Esquivel, creator of late 1950's cocktail lounge music.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
343 Week # 46-99 Air Date 11/14/99 - 11/20/99
SEGMENT #1: "CAYUGA REVISITED" (7:30) Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on the status of Cayuga, Guatemala one year after the destruction of Hurricane Mitch.
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
SEGMENT #2: "CENTRAL AMERICA AFTER HURRICANE MITCH" (5:28) Latino USA host Maria Martin speaks with Alejandro Bendaña, founder and president of the Centro de Estudios Internacionales, the Center for International Studies in Managua, about what has transpired in Nicaragua one year after hurricane Mitch.
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Nicaragua
SEGMENT #3: "GUATEMALAN ELECTIONS" (6:22) Susan Leffler reports on the political challenges and expectations in Guatemala as the first post Civil War elections approach.
Subject Types: Elections
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Guatemala
344 Week # 47-99 Air Date 11/21/99 - 11/27/99
SEGMENT #1: "PRI PRIMARIES" (3:00) Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports on the changing political process in Mexico as the first ever PRI primary recently took place.
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #2: "GUATEMALAN LEGISLATIVE MODERNIZATION" (6:30) Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on a project in Guatemala intended to foster the democratic process by involving young people.
Subject Types: Politics; Youth
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Guatemala
SEGMENT #3: "AUTHOR: MARIA HINOJOSA" (5:03) Maria Martin speaks with regular Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa about her new book entitled "Raising Raul: Adventures Raising My Son and My Self."
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
SEGMENT #4: "LATINA BEAUTY PAGEANT" (4:36) Leda Hartman reports on how a beauty pageant is being used to foster social change by challenging stereotypes of Latinas
Subject Types: Women
345 Week # 48-99 Air Date 11/28/99 - 12/4/99
SEGMENT #1: WHO WERE THE TORTURERS': THE BETRAYAL OF SISTER DIANNA ORTIZ (25:09) Latino USA's Maria Martin looks at the 10-year ordeal of Sister Dianna Ortiz and the potential U.S. connection to repressive military regimes in Guatemala.
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Guatemala
346 Week # 49-99 Air Date 12/5/99 - 12/11/99
SEGMENT #1: "SURVIVING TORTURE AND THE SEARCH FOR HEALING" (26:03) Latino USA's Maria Martin looks at the case of Sister Dianna Ortiz and how torture survivors cope through the difficult process of healing.
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Guatemala
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11 347 Week # 50-99 Air Date 12/12/99 - 12/18/99
SEGMENT #1: 'WTO PROTEST' (3:56) Latino USA's Ingrid Lobet reports on the protests against the World Trade Organization in Seattle and which of the complaints apply to problems found in the Americas.
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northwest; States - Washington
SEGMENT #2: 'UNION LEADERS VISIT MAQUILAS' (4:51) Robin Urevich reports from Tijuana, Mexico about a recent trip by U.S. labor leaders to Mexican maquilas and what they found there.
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #3: 'SUBASTA.COM' (4:28) Latino USA's Derek Reveron reports on the growth of Spanish language internet businesses in Silicon Playa, Miami.
Subject Types: Economics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida
SEGMENT #4: 'CAR RACER: ADRIAN FERNANDEZ' (5:15) Lex Gillespie with a profile of world-famous Mexican car racer Adrian Fernandez.
Subject Types: Other - Sport
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
348 Week # 51-99 Air Date 12/19/99 - 12/25/99
SEGMENT #1: 'VIEQUES ANNOUNCEMENT' (6:35) Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on the announcement made about the future of U.S. military presence in Vieques.
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT #2: "VIEQUES ANALYSIS" (5:08) Latino USA host Maria Martin speaks with political analyst Juan Manuel Garcia Passalaqua about the significance of the Vieques announcement.
Subject Types: Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT #3: 'NEW YORK REACTION TO VIEQUES PLAN" (2:46) Mario Murillo reports on reactions from New York after it was announced that military training on Vieques would continue.
Subject Types: Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
SEGMENT #4: 'US PANAMA INVASION ANNIVERSARY' (5:21) Rolando Arrieta reports from Panama on how the country plans to remember the tenth anniversary of 'Operation Just Cause.'
Subject Types: History
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Panama
349 Week # 52-99 Air Date 12/26/99 - 1/1/2000
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EDITION
NO NEWS SEGMENT
SEGMENT #1: 'NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA' LIZ BALMASEDA' (3:49) Miami Herald journalist Liz Balmaseda shares her memories of celebrating Christmas in Miami, and her family's longing to return home to Cuba.
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida
SEGMENT #2: 'BIG CALZONES' DENISE CHAVEZ' (5:34) New Mexico writer Denise Chavez shares her favorite Christmas memory ' exchanging gag gifts.
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - New Mexico
SEGMENT #3: 'NUESTRA NAVIDAD EN CHICAGO' RAY SUAREZ' (6:15) Journalist Ray Suarez shares his memories of celebrating Puerto Rican Christmas traditions in the Midwest.
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico; States - Illinois
SEGMENT #4: 'PERUVIAN-MEXICAN CHRISTMAS/MANDALIT DEL BARCO' (5:45) Latino USAS Mandalit del Barco shares memories of celebrating a Peruvian-Mexican-style Christmas with her family in Baldwin, Kansas.
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Kansas; Non-U.S. Regions - South America

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2000

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11 350 Week # 1-00 Air Date 1/2/00 - 1/8/2000
SEGMENT #1: "RUBEN BLADES SPECIAL' (29:00) Latino USA host Maria Martin speaks with Latino Renaissance man, Ruben Blades, on this special edition of Latino USA.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
351 Week # 2-00 Air Date 1/9/00 - 1/15/2000
NO NEWS SEGMENT
SEGMENT #1: PANAMA CANAL HISTORY (4:07) Latino USA's Ingrid Lobet prepared a brief history of the Panama Canal Zone under U.S. control.
Subject Types: History
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Panama
SEGMENT #2: 'CANAL TURN-OVER' (12:00) From Panama City, Franc Contreras reports on the long-awaited return of the Panama Canal to Panamanian control.
Subject Types: Other - Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
SEGMENT #3: 'LIFE AS A ZONIAN' (5:07) Rolando Arrieta reports from Panama City on the American residents of the Canal Zone known as 'zonians'
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Panama
SEGMENT #4: 'PANAMA AUDIO ESSAY' (2:26) An audio portrait of some of the sounds and colors of Panama that reflect its rich culture.
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Panama
352 Week # 3-00 Air Date 1/16/00 - 1/22/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'THE CASE OF ELIAN GONZALEZ' (4:50) Latino USA'S Maria Martin speaks with Rev. Oscar Bolioli of the National Council Of Churches, who visited Cuba recently to broker an agreement for the return of a child in the middle of a custody battle.
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #2: 'VIEQUES UPDATE' (6:32) Leda Hartman reports on the on-going protest at the Naval Base on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.
Subject Types: Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT #3: MY NAME IS ESPADA (2:12) Poet Martin Espada reads his poem entitled 'My Name is Espada.'
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
SEGMENT #4: 'SPANISH LANGUAGE RADIO (5:42) Lex Gillespie reports on the explosion of Spanish Language radio across the country.
Subject Types: Media
353 Week # 4-00 Air Date 1/23/00 - 1/29/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'IOWA VOTERS ROUNDTABLE' (6:30) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Latino political activists from Iowa about that states upcoming Presidential caucus.
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Iowa
SEGMENT #2:' CAFE TACUBA MUSICAL PROFILE' (5:30) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa profiles the Mexican rock group band Cafe Tacuba.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #3: 'JENNIFER & PUFF' (2:58) Writer Barbara Renaud-Gonzalez presents a commentary on the recent scandal surrounding actress and singer Jennifer Lopez and rapper Puff Daddy.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
SEGMENT #4: 'LATINOS AND ISLAM' (5:06) Jon Beaupre reports on the growing number of Latinos converting to Islam.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
Subject Types: Cultural - Religious
354 Week # 5-00 Air Date 1/30/00 - 2/5/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'BORDER IMAGE' (5:41) Correspondent Brenda de Anda reports on the image people have of the border following the search for mass graves from the drug wars.
Subject Types: Other - Crime
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest
SEGMENT *2: 'BORDER CROSSING CHICKEN' (1:09) Poet Quique Aviles offers his poem 'Border Crossing Chicken.'
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
SEGMENT #3: 'BLACK-BROWN FORUM' (4:26) Correspondent Janeane Beck reports on the first debate of presidential candidates to focus on minority issues.
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
SEGMENT #4: 'HEROD'S LAW' (4:02) Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports on a controversial film in Mexico some say was censored by the government.
Subject Types: Arts - Visual; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #5: 'PINOCHET' (2:48) Commentator Alfonso Serrano reflects on the imminent return of the former Chilean dictator following his house arrest in Great Britain.
Subject Types: Other - Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
355 Week # 6-00 Air Date 2/6/00 - 2/12/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'ELECTORAL ROUNDTABLE' (7:20) Election 2000, a roundtable with Latino political experts. Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Angelo Falcon of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, Rodolfo de la Garza, vice-president of research for the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, and Juan Andrade, president of the United States Leadership Institute.
Subject Types: Elections;. Politics
Locations:
SEGMENT #2: 'ECUADOR UPDATE' (4:20) Ingrid Lobet reports on the current situation in Ecuador after the political turmoil that resulted in the president's destitution.
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
SEGMENT #3: 'GANG DOCTOR' (5:10) Carol Gray reports on the efforts of a Cuban doctor in Los Angeles to remedy the epidemic of gang violence.
Subject Types: Health; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #4: 'WHEN WILL THIS MADNESS END'' (2:46) Ana Perez comments on how her family has been affected by gang violence and offers some solutions.
Subject Types: Youth
356 Week # 7-00 Air Date 2/13/00 - 2/19/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'CUBAN AMERICAN NATIONAL FOUNDATION' (4:43) Latino USA's Ingrid Lobet reports on the effects of the Elian Gonzalez case on the Cuban American National Foundation.
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #2 'ELECTION 2000 ROUNDTABLE CONTINUED' (4:37) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa continues the conversation on Latinos and the presidential election with Angelo Falcon of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund; Juan Andrade, president of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute; and Rodolfo de la Garza, vice president of research for the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute.
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
SEGMENT #3: 'AGUINDA V. TEXACO' (5:54) Latino USA's Alex Avila reports on native groups from Ecuador who demand that the American oil company Texaco be held accountable for ecological damages.
Subject Types: Environment
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
SEGMENT #4: POEM FOR FR1DA (2: 10)) Poet Olga Angelina Garcia Echeverria shares a poem to the famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: Non-U.S Regions - Mexico
357 Week # 8-00 Air Date 2/20/00 - 2/26/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'BRACERO'S LOST SAVINGS' (5:01) Carrie Kahn reports on the claims of former Mexican farm laborers who worked in the U.S. under the Bracero guest worker program.
Subject Types: Other - Crime
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #2: 'GUATEMALA'S NEW PRESIDENT' (5:38) Latino USA's Maria Martin speaks with writer Francisco Goldman and Andrew Kaufman, former head of Guatemalan Bishop Juan Geradi's forensic team, about the political shift in the Guatemalan government led by the new president Alfonso Portillo.
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Guatemala
SEGMENT #3: 'BILINGUAL DOCENTS' (4:39) Nancy Greenleese reports on the recent efforts by a San Diego art museum to create a Spanish-speaking friendly institution.
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #4: 'RUMBO A LA FIESTA DEL TAMBOR" (3:03) Artist and storyteller Luis Guerra shares a story about his journey to a sacred Huichol festival.
Subject Types: Arts - Performance; Cultural - Religious
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
358 Week # 9-00 Air Date 2/27/00 - 3/4/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'CONTROVERSIAL MURDER TRIAL' (4:36) Richard Gonzales reports from San Francisco on the acquittal of two Latinos in a controversial court case in California which has drawn attention to a highly debated and seldom used California law.
Subject Types: Other - Crime
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #2: 'MEXICO DRUG CERTIFICATION' (5:00) Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports from Mexico City on the eve of recertification by the U.S. government of Mexico's efforts in fighting the drug war.
Subject Types: Other - Drugs
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #3: 'WRITER: JOHN PHILLIP SANTOS' (4:44) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with writer John Phillip Santos about his book, 'Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation.'
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
SEGMENT #4: 'STONE MASON GUILLERMO MORENO' (4:12) Lex Gillespie reports from Washington about the special relationship between one Salvadoran man and the Washington Monument.
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.; Non-U.S. REgions - Central America; Central American Countries - El Salvador
359 Week # 10-00 Air Date 3/5/00 - 3/11/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'CANDIDATE PROFILE: BILL BRADLEY' (4:38) Latino USA's Ingrid Lobet profiles Democratic presidential challenger former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley.
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New Jersey
SEGMENT #2: 'CUBAN INTERESTS SECTION' (3:17) Lakshmi Singh reports on US-Cuba relations and the latest controversy over espionage.
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #3: 'SILER CITY, NC. AND IMMIGRATION (5:05) Leda Hartman reports on how the small community of Siler City, North Carolina has been affected by growing immigration.
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - North Carolina
SEGMENT #4: 'MUSICIAN CHICO O'FARRILL (4:50) Reporter Mario Murillo profiles one of the last surviving great Mambo Kings!! of the 1940s and 1950s.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
360 Week # 11-00 Air Date 3/12/00 - 3/18/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'LAPD-INS SCANDAL' (5:28) Robin Urevich reports on the latest accusations in the ongoing scandal concerning the Los Angeles Police Department and corruption allegations.
Subject Types: Other - Police
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #2: 'JOHN MCCAIN PROFILE' (4:49) From Phoenix, Mark Moran reports on Arizona senator and presidential candidate John McCain and his Latino appeal.
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Arizona
SEGMENT #3: MEXICAN ELECTORATE IN THE U.S.' (4:05) Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports on the forthcoming Mexican presidential elections and how Mexicans in the U.S. hope to figure into that process.
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #4: 'SANTANA TRIBUTE' (4:22) Roberto Lovato offers an ex-homeboy tribute to honor the recent successes of Grammy-winner Carlos Santana.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
361 Week # 12-00 Air Date 3/19/00 - 3/25/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'SUPER TUESDAY LATINO VOTE' (5:17) Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on how the Latino vote weighed in on this election year's Super Tuesday.
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
SEGMENT #2: 'HILLARY AND NEW YORK SENATE RACE' (4:51) Mario Murillo reports on whether or not First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton can make the Latino vote swing in her favor in the upcoming U.S. Senate race.
Subject Types: Elections; Politics
Locations: U.S> Regions - Northeast; States - New York
SEGMENT #3: 'COLOMBIA AID' (3:02) Lakshmi Singh reports on the issues raised as billions of dollars in anti-drug aid were recently proposed for Colombia.
Subject Types: Other - Drugs
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
SEGMENT #4: 'COLOMBIA-PANAMA BORDER' (5:24) Rolando Arrieta reports on how Colombia's internal conflict has seeped across its borders and created conflict for neighboring Panama.
Subject Types: Other - Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America
362 Week # 13-00 Air Date 3/26/00 - 4/1/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'LATINOS AND CENSUS 2000' (6:48) Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on the grass roots efforts to include Latinos in this years national head count.
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
SEGMENT #2 'NORTH CAROLINA'S IMMIGRANT POPULATION' (4:19) Leda Hartman takes a look at the efforts to count the large immigrant population in North Carolina.
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - North Carolina
SEGMENT #3 'HARVEST OF EMPIRE' (6:23) Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with journalist Juan Gonzalez, author of 'Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America.'
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
SEGMENT #4 'FIRST TIME VOTER' (1:52) Youth Radio's Sylvia Rivera shares her thoughts on voting for the first time in the Illinois primary March 21st.
Subject Types: Elections; Youth
Locations: U.S. Regions - Midwest; States - Illinois
363 Week # 14-00 Air Date 4/2/00 - 4/8/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'BORDER PATROL COMPLAINTS' Carrie Kahn reports from San Diego on the disruptions caused to locals by Border Patrol agents and their efforts to improve community relations. (4:53)
Subject Types: Other - Police
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #2: 'BORDER BASEBALL' John Morthland reports on pro-baseball games being played on two sides of the border, in Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. (4:18)
Subject Types: Other - Sports
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Mexico; Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #3: 'WOMEN WARRIORS' Robin Urevich reports from Los Angeles on two young women that are taking a non-traditional role in sports. (4:32)
Subject Types: Women
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #4: 'PRICE OF GLORY' Alex Avila reports on the new film 'Price of Glory' a feature directorial debut by Carlos Avila. (4:19)
Subject Types: Arts - Visual
364 Week # 15-00 Air Date 4/9/00 - 4/15/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'DOLORES HUERTA PROFILE' Latino USA's Maria Martin profiles Dolores Huerta, who along with Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers Union. (8:05)
Subject Types: Latino Leaders; Politics
SEGMENT #2: 'RADIO CAMPESINA' Ingrid Lobet reports on how the United Farm Workers Union is using radio stations as a new organizing and informational tool. (5:19)
Subject Types: Media
SEGMENT #3: 'BACK TO THE ROOTS' Latino USA's Maria Martin speaks with Richard Chavez, brother of the late Cesar Chavez, about his family's search for their roots in Mexico. (4:32)
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
365 Week # 16-00 Air Date 4/16/00 - 4/22/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'VOX: THE ELIAN GONZALEZ CASE' (2:09) Latinos in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas and their views about the Elian Gonzalez case.
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S Regions - West; States - California; Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #2:'INTERVIEW: HUGO CANCIO' (6:32) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Hugo Cancio, a young Cuban-American from Miami, about the difference of opinion that exists within his community concerning the Elian Gonzalez case.
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States - Florida; Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #3: 'AUDIO POSTCARD: GLORY DAYS' (3:09) Katie Davis reports from Washington on the fond memories of a community baseball league's 'glory days.'
Subject Types: Other - Sports
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - D.C.
SEGMENT #4: 'POPOCATEPETL VOLCANO' (5:05) Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports from Mexico on how a village deals with the recent volcano activity of the neighboring Popocatepetl.
Subject Types: Other - Natural Disasters
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
366 Week # 17-00 Air Date 4/23/00 - 4/29/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'INDEFINITE DETAINEES' (3:56) Latino USA's Michelle Garcia reports on a court decision that could mean freedom for some immigrants held indefinitely in detention centers.
Subject Types: Immigration
SEGMENT #2: 'U.S. CIVIL RIGHT COMMISSION REPORT' (4:42) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Cruz Reynoso, vice-chair for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, about a new report the commission released on the effects of 'percent plan' admission policies in universities without affirmative action.
Subject Types: Education; Politics
SEGMENT #3: 'HARMONY PROJECT' (6:06) Amy Tardif reports from Naples, Florida on a school curriculum being designed to promote cultural understanding.
Subject Types: Education
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southeast; States = Florida
SEGMENT #4: 'CATHOLICS AND LENT' (3:56) Performance artist and storyteller Antonio Sacre shares his Lenten reflections on being Catholic and his relationship to the Church.
Subject Types: Arts - Performance; Cultural - Religious
367 Week # 18-00 Air Date 4/30/00 - 5/6/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'LATINOS AND THERAPY' (5:20) Carlos Briceño reports on how Latino families, especially immigrants, tend to keep their problems in the home and often do not get professional help.
Subject Types: Health; Immigration
SEGMENT #2: 'BALDO COMIC STRIP' (6:43) Latino USA's Maria Martin speaks with Hector Cantu and Carlos Castellanos, creators of the new nationally syndicated comic strip 'Baldo.'
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
SEGMENT #3: 'IDAHO FARMWORKERS AND MINIMUM WAGE' (3:44) Jyl Hoyt reports on how the Idaho State Legislature has voted to exempt farmworkers from the state's minimum wage law.
Subject Types: Human Rights
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - Idaho
SEGMENT #4: 'THE OTHER ELIANS' (3:04) As the tug-of-war over young Cuban Elian Gonzalez rages, writer Katie Davis asks --- what about the other children'
Subject Types: Youth
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
368 Week # 19-00 Air Date 5/7/00 - 5/13/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'VIETNAM VETERANOS' (8:52) Latino USA's Maria Martin brings us the voices of Latinos who served in Vietnam, veteranos, as this spring marks the 25th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam conflict.
Subject Types: History
SEGMENT #2: 'JANITORS' STRIKE' (3:46) Robin Urevich reports on the end of the Los Angeles janitor strike and what that labor victory means for the Justice for Janitors union.
Subject Types: Other - Labor
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #3: 'ONE-STRIKE INS POLICY' (6:16) Latino USA's Michelle Garcia reports on the effects of a retroactive policy for legal immigrants that was put into practice by the Immigration and Naturalization Service in 1996.
Subject Types: Immigration
369 Week # 20-00 Air Date 5/14/00 - 5/20/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'VIEQUES OVERVIEW' (6:39) Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on the charged climate amongst Puerto Rican island residents after protestors were removed from neighboring Vieques.
Subject Types: Other - Politics; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT #2: 'US-CUBA RELATIONS: THE VIEW FROM HAVANA' (6:06) Tom Gibb reports from Havana on the outlook for future relations between the US and Cuba in the aftermath of the Elian Gonzalez case.
Subject Types: Immigration; Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #3: 'CUBAN EXILE POLITICS' (6:05) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks to Dr. Maria de los Angeles Torres, author and political scientist at De Paul University, about the long term impact the Elian Gonzalez case will have on the Cuban-American community.
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
370 Week # 21-00 Air Date 5/21/00 - 5/27/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'EDUCATION COALITION' (3:59) Monica Brady reports from Massachusetts on one community group that was formed to help remedy some of the education problems many Latinos face.
Subject Types: Education
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - Massachusetts
SEGMENT #2: 'INSIDE CUBAN BASEBALL' (4:15) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Milton Jamail, author of 'Full Count: Inside Cuban Baseball,' about the important role the sport has played throughout Cuban history.
Subject Types: Arts - Literature
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Cuba
SEGMENT #3:'MEXICO LOGGING CONTROVERSY' (4:14) Kent Paterson reports on the controversy and the unlikely heroes that the logging industry has recently created in Mexico.
Subject Types: Other - Labor
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #4: 'CHICAGO MARKET' (6:18) From Chicago, Lex Gillespie brings us the Latino flavor of the open air Maxwell Street market.
Subject Types: Cultural - Personal
Locations: U.s. Regions - Midwest; States - Illinois
371 Week # 22-00 Air Date 5/28/00 - 6/3/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'Vieques Update' (3:22) Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on the continued resistance against Navy presence on the island of Vieques two weeks after the FBI sweep.
Subject Types: Media; Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT #2: 'Interview With NY Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez' (3:38) Latino USA host Maria Martin speaks with New York Democratic Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez about the future of Puerto Rico in the wake of the latest Vieques ordeal.
Subject Types: Other - Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Northeast; States - New York
SEGMENT #3: 'Arizona Vigilante Justice' (8:59) Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports on the recent rise in vigilante action against immigrants along the Sonora-Arizona border.
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest; States - Arizona
SEGMENT #4 'Hispanic Media Commentary' (2:49) Charlie Erickson, publisher of Hispanic Link Weekly Report. has these thoughts on discrimination against Hispanic media.
Subject Types: Media
372 Week # 23-00 Air Date 6/4/00 - 6/10/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'YOUTH WRITING WORKSHOP!! (5:19) Correspondent Leda Hartman reports on a unique writing workshop by noted author Luis Rodriguez.
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Youth
SEGMENT #2: 'MEXICAN PRESS IN TRANSITION' (5:12) Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on the changing role of the Mexican press.
Subject Types: Media
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #3: 'TELEVISA AND THE LEGACY OF 'EL TIGRE'' (8:04) Latino USA's Maria Martin speaks with Claudia Fernandez and Andrew Paxman, authors of the book, 'El Tigre: Emilio Azcarraga And His Televisa Empire. '
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Media
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
373 Week # 24-00 Air Date 6/11/00 - 6/17/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'MEXICO'S RISE OF CIVIC SOCIETY' (5:39) Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports on the societal changes that are playing a role in transforming Mexico into a true democracy.
Subject Types: Other - Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #2: 'DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM' (5:37) Reporter Monica Brady reports on Dual Language schools as an alternative to traditional Bilingual Education or English immersion.
Subject Types: Education
SEGMENT #3: 'PROFILE: TITO PUENTE' (7:10) From Latino USA's archives, reporter Rolando Arrieta profiles the legendary musician Tito Puente in this 1998 interview.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
374 Week # 25-00 Air Date 6/18/00 - 6/24/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'TITO PUENTE REMEMBRANCE' (3:59) Producer Ginger Miles gathers memories from music fans who paid their final respects to Latin Jazz great Tito Puente.
Subject Types: Arts - Music
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT #2: 'SOLAR ENERGY IN HONDURAS' (4:28) Latino USA's Ingrid Lobet reports on the increasing use of solar energy in rural Honduras.
Subject Types: Environment
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Central America; Central American Countries - Honduras
SEGMENT #3: 'NEIGHBORHOOD POLICING IN L.A.' (4:14) Melissa Sanford reports on one L.A residents efforts to involve police in her gang infested neighborhood.
Subject Types: Other - Police
Locations: U.S. Regions - West; States - California
SEGMENT #4: 'MARIA SUSANA AZZI ON ASTOR PIAZZOLLA' (6:15) Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Maria Susana Azzi co-author of the new book, 'Le Grand Tango, The Life and Music of Astor Piazzolla.'
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Arts - Music
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
375 Week # 26-00 Air Date
SEGMENT #1: "PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE 2000" (3:54) Latino USA's Mario Murillo reports from New York regarding the way national pride and politics played out during the city's annual Puerto Rican Day Parade.
Subject Types: Other - Politics
Locations: U.S. Regions - Puerto Rico
SEGMENT #2: "CECILIA MUNOZ: GENIUS AWARD WINNER" (1:53) Latino USA's Maria Martin speaks with the latest Latino "Genius Award" winner Cecilia Munoz.
Subject Types: Other - Awards
SEGMENT #3: "CHANGING FACE OF MEXICAN ELECTIONS" (6:42) Correspondent Franc Contreras reports on the changing face of the upcoming Mexican elections.
Subject Types: Elections
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #4: "OUR BODIES, OURSELVES" FOR LATINAS (6:56) Latino USA's host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Maria Morison Aguiar, one of the editors of the women's health book, "Nuestros cuerpos, nuestras vidas", a new translation and adaptation of "Out Bodies, Ourselves."
Subject Types: Arts - Literature; Women
376 Week # 27-00 Air Date 7/2/00 - 7/8/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'MEXICO: THE SOCIAL COST OF EMIGRATION' (11:41) Latino USA's Maria Martin presents the other side of the immigration story in a report that outlines its social cost to Mexico.
Subject Types: Immigration
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #2: 'MEXICO'S BORDER: THE IMPACT OF INTERNAL MIGRATION '(7:46) John Burnett reports from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on how internal migration is shaping Mexico's border region.
Subject Types: Other - Growth
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
377 Week # 28-00 Air Date 7/9/00 - 7/15/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'MEXICAN CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION" (8:10) Latino USA's Franc Contreras presents a picture of the constant cultural transformation in Mexico, from mestizaje to globalization.
Subject Types: Other - Growth
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - Mexico
SEGMENT #2: 'US-COLOMBIAN ACTIVISM' (4:33) Mario Murillo reports on the organizing efforts of the Colombian community in the US in response to the unrest and violence caused by the drug trafficking and civil war in Colombia.
Subject Types: Other - Politics
Locations: Non-U.S. Regions - South America
SEGMENT #3: 'THE BORDER AT THE SMITHSONIAN' (5:45) Lex Gillespie reports on this years Smithsonian Folklife Festival which features sounds and tastes from along the Rio Grande.
Subject Types: Arts -Music; Arts - Performance; Arts - Visual
Locations: U.S. Regions - Southwest
378 Week # 29-00 Air Date 7/16/00 - 7/22/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'VICENTE FOX: MEXICO'S PRESIDENT-ELECT' (5:25) Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports on the historic results of the July 2nd Mexican presidential elections and the challenges facing the future president.
SEGMENT #2: 'FUTURE OF US-MEXICO RELATIONS' (5:00) Latino USA's host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Enrique Semo, a columnist for the Mexican magazine Proceso and the daily El Universal, about the future of US-Mexico relations in light of the recent presidential victory of Vicente Fox.
SEGMENT #3: 'COMMENTARY: CULTURAL AND POLITICAL ORPHAN' (2:48) Commentator Guillermo Gomez-Pena shares his thoughts on the Mexican electoral process as one of the millions of Mexican immigrants living in the U.S.
SEGMENT #4: 'MUSIC PROFILE: LA LEY' (6:10) Latino USA's host Maria 1-tinojosa speaks with Beta Cuevas, the composer and lead singer of the Chilean rock band 'La Ley.'
379 Week # 30-00 Air Date 7/23/00 - 7/29/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'LATINOS IN POLITICAL NATIONAL CONVENTIONS' (4:03) Latino USA's Ingrid Lobet reports on the increased visibility of Latinos in the upcoming Democratic and Republican nominating conventions.
SEGMENT #2: 'OUR HOUSE IN HAVANA' (6:10) Latino USA's host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Stephen Olsson, director and producer of the documentary, 'Our House In Havana,' and Cuban-exile Silvia Morini Heath about the film which documents her return to Cuba after almost four decades.
SEGMENT #3:' CATHOLICS IN NORTH CAROLINA' (3:56) Leda Hartman reports on the challenges facing North Carolinas Catholic dioceses as they attempt to accommodate the rapidly growing number of Hispanic parishioners.
SEGMENT #4: 'FALL TV LINEUP REVIEW' (4:03) Commentator Antonio Mejias-Rentas speaks about the lack of Latino characters in this fall's lineup of network Wand the options on cable television.
380 Week # 31-00 Air Date 7/30/00 - 8/5/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'AIDS UPDATE' (3:42) Reporter Ingrid Lobet has an update on Aids in the Latino community.
SEGMENT #2 'CONGRESSMAN ROBERT MENENDEZ FOR V.P.' (2:48) Political Commentator Miguel Perez discusses the possibility of a Latino running as vice-president in the upcoming elections.
SEGMENT #3:'BOXER JESUS CHAVEZ' (8:24) Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on Jesus 'El Matador' Chavez, a boxer recently deported to Mexico under the 'one strike your out' immigration policy and who is the subject of the new documentary 'Split Decision.'
SEGMENT #4: 'BORDER HATE CRIMES' (3:42) Ky Plaskon reports on the escalating number of hate crimes targeting migrant workers in San Diego.
381 Week # 32-00 Air Date 8/6/00 - 8/12/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'LATINO POLL 2000' (9:47) Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on the results of the Public Broadcasting Latino poll 2000, which paints a picture of a complex and growing Latino electorate.
SEGMENT #2: 'MY HATS OFF TO THE CANDIDATES' (2:20) Commentator Roberto Rodriguez, discusses the attempts presidential candidates are making to win the Latino vote.
SEGMENT #3: 'LATINOS AND EDUCATION' (4:43) Bill Zeeble reports from Dallas on Latino educational concerns as revealed in the Public Broadcasting Latino poll 2000.
SEGMENT#4: 'WHY CANT I BE PRESIDENT'' (2:29) Commentator Cesar Zepeda discusses his dream of becoming a future U.S. President along with a few of the obstacles standing in his way.
382 Week # 33-00 Air Date 8/13/00 - 8/19/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'LATINOS AT THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION' (5:21) Latino USA's Patricia Guadalupe reports from Philadelphia on the Latino presence at the Republican National Convention.
SEGMENT #2: 'CONVENTION ANALYSIS' (7:28) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with James Garcia, editor and publisher of Politico magazine.com and Armando Guzman, national correspondent for Univision, about their political analysis of the Republican Convention.
SEGMENT #3: 'GEORGE P. BUSH AND YOUNG REPIJBLICAN LATINOS' (4:00) Amit Paley of Youth Radio reports on the convention participation of young Republican Latinos including George P. Bush, the 24 year-old Latino nephew of George W. Bush.
SEGMENT #4: 'HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE CONVENTION' (1:27) Latino voices and sounds heard at the Republican National Convention 2000.
383 Week # 34-00 Air Date 8/20/00 - 8/26/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'MONGO SANTAMARIA' (6:28) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Mongo Santamaria, the world renowned Afro-Cuban Jazz pioneer.
SEGMENT #2: 'SINGER BETSY PECANINS' (7:53) Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with singer Betsy Pecanins about her mix of blues and Mexican ranchera music.
SEGMENT #3: 'MUSICIAN WILLIAM CEPEDA' (7:03) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Puerto Rican musician William Cepeda about the African influence in the traditional music of Puerto Rico.
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SEGMENT #1: 'LATINOS AT DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION' (2:49) Don Rush reports from Los Angeles about the Latino presence at the Democratic National Convention.
SEGMENT #2: 'LORETTA SANCHEZ PARTY' (3:12) Eric Roy reports on a controversial Democratic fund-raiser originally scheduled in the Playboy Mansion and organized by Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.
SEGMENT #3: 'LORETTA SANCHEZ ATTACK' (l :48) Commentator Patricia Guadalupe shares her thoughts on the controversy surrounding the Democratic fundraiser, organized by congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.
SEGMENT #4 'LATINO POLITICIANS AND YQIJTH' (3:22) Belia Mayeno-Choy of Youth Radio reports on Latino youth participation in the Democratic Convention.
SEGMENT #5:'CONVENTION ANALYSIS' (4:42) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with James Garcia, editor and publisher of politico magazine.com, and Armando Guzman, national correspondent for Univision television, about their political analysis of the Democratic Convention.
385 Week # 36-00 Air Date 9/3/00 - 9/9/2000
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SEGMENT #1: 'WHO WERE THE TORTURERS': THE BETRAYAL OF SISTER DIANNA ORTIZ' (29:00) Latino USA's Maria Martin looks at the 10-year ordeal of Sister Dianna Ortiz and the potential U.S. connection to repressive military regimes In Guatemala.
386 Week # 37-00 Air Date[9/10/00 - 9/16/2000]
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SEGMENT #1: 'SURVIVING TORTURE AND THE SEARCH FOR HEALING' (26:03) Latino USA's Maria Martin looks at the case of Sister Dianna Ortiz and how torture survivors cope through the difficult process of healing.
387 Week # 38-00 Air Date 9/17/00 - 9/23/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'LATINO POLL 2000' (9:47) Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on the results of the Public Broadcasting Latino poll 2000, which paints a picture of a complex and growing Latino electorate.
SEGMENT #2: 'MY HATS OFF TO THE CANDIDATES' (2:20) Commentator Roberto Rodriguez, discusses the attempts presidential candidates are making to win the Latino vote.
SEGMENT#3: 'LATINOS AND EDUCATION' (4:43) Bill Zeeble reports from Dallas on Latino educational concerns as revealed in the Public Broadcasting Latino poll 2000.
SEGMENT#4: 'WHY CAN'T I BE PRESIDENT'' (2:29) Commentator Cesar Zepeda discusses his dream of becoming a future U.S. President along with a few of the obstacles standing in his way.
388 Week # 39-00 Air Date 9/24/00 - 9/30/2000
Latino USA's Maria Martin examines Latino identity in the year 2000. It is part one of a two part series for Hispanic Heritage Month. (19:52)
389 Week # 40-00 Air Date 10/1/00 - 10/7/2000
SEGMENT #1: CONVERSATIONS ON LATINO IDENTITY Latino USA's Maria Martin continues her personal journey in search of the impact that Latinos are having on American culture in the twenty-first century. She speaks with writers Juan Gonzalez, Rudy de la Garza, Sandra Cisneros and more. (20:36)
390 Week # 41-00 Air Date 10/8/00 - 10/14/2000
SEGMENT #1: "Musica Latina: Andrea Echeverri' (8:31) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Andrea Echeverri, alternative rocker from the Colombian band 'Aterciopelados.'
SEGMENT #2: 'Musica Latina: Suzanna Guzman' (12:30) Host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Mezzosoprano opera star Suzanna Guzman.
391 Week # 42-00 Air Date 10/15/00 - 10/21/2000
SEGMENT #1 Our Hispanic Heritage Month specials conclude with a focus on musical Latinas. We speak with music legend Linda Ronstadt: a conversation in her own words. (20:40)
392 Week # 43-00 Air Date 10/22/00 - 10/28/2000
SEGMENT #1 'VOTER REGISTRATION IN NEW YORK' (3:43) Contributor Mario Murillo reports on the last-ditch efforts to register more Latinos to vote before the deadline for November elections.
SEGMENT #2 'VOTER REGISTRATION ANALYSIS' (6:36) Latino USA Host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Arturo Vargas, President of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, and Romulo Rivera of latinosvote.com about this year's voter registration efforts.
SEGMENT #3 'OSCAR ARIAS ON U.S. LEADERS' (4:59) Latino USA's Maria Martin speaks with former Central American Nobel Laureate and Costa Rican President Oscar Arias. Arias shares his advice for U.S. leaders.
Segment #4 'PATATO'S LATEST RECORDINGS' (4:15) Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Carlos Valdez, or 'Patato' about his latest recordings of his brand of Latin jazz.
393 Week # 44-00 Air Date 10/29/00 - 11/4/2000
SEGMENT #1 'THE LOST LAND OF LOS CALIFORNIOS' (4:47) Contributor Eric Roy of KCRW reports on the displaced descendants of Los Californios, Spanish-era settlers who lost their land after the Mexican-American War.
Segment #2 'O'ODHAM INDIANS AND THE BORDER' (4:25) Latino USA's Franc Contreras spent a day with one O'Odham Indian woman who is one of many who are feeling the effects of heightened security on the U.S./Mexican border.
Segment #3 'LOS JOVENES DEL BARRIO'S LATEST RECORD' (5:24) Contributing reporter Mario Murillo speaks with 'Los Jovenes del Barrio,' a Latin group whose latest recording combines R&B, Jazz and Charanga.
SEGMENT #4 'DOMESTIC ABUSE IN URUGUAY' (4:19) Reporter Reese Ehrlich examines the growing trend of domestic abuse in Uruguay and the women who are trying to stop it.
394 Week # 45-00 Air Date 11/5/00 - 11/11/2000
SEGMENT #1 'ARIZONA VOTES ON BILINGUAL EDUCATION' (5:00) Contributor Mark Moran reports on the battle over Arizona's Proposition 203, which would end bilingual education in that state.
SEGMENT #2 'POLITICS, LATINOS AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM' (6:06) Youth Radio's Megan Williams examines both major presidential candidates and their juvenile justice records.
SEGMENT #3 'MEDIA, POLITICAL ATTENTION AND LATINOS' (7:28) Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on the heightened political attention paid to Latinos, what that means to the issues and how the media has represented them.
395 Week # 46-00 Air Date 11/12/00 - 11/18/2000
SEGMENT #1 'DOCUMENTARY PROFILES LATINOS IN POLITICS' (6:15) Dallas-based KERA shares excerpts of a recently aired PBS documentary that focused on the evolution of Latino political power in Texas and the Southwest.
Segment #2 'NEW MEXICO: BELLWETHER STATE' (5:15) Contributor Marcos Martinez reports on the role of Latino voters in New Mexico for the tight Presidential election.
Segment #3 'UPDATE ON A FIRST-TIME VOTER' (2:01) Youth Radio's Silvia Rivera gives an update on her decision process as a first-time voter and as a Latina.
Segment #4 'EFFORTS INCREASE TO PREVENT EXECUTION' (4:35) Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on the efforts to prevent the execution of inmate Miguel Angel Flores in Texas.
396 Week # 47-00 Air Date 11/19/00 - 11/25/2000
SEGMENT #1 'CALIFORNIA IMMIGRANT VOTERS' (3:13) Latino USA's Mandalit del Barco reports from a gathering of Latino immigrant union activists on election night 2000.
SEGMENT #2 'COUNTING THE TEXAS VOTE' (3:29) Latino USA's Deepa Donde reports on the process of determining the Latino vote in Texas.
SEGMENT #3 'NATIONAL CONGRESSIONAL RACES' (3:22) Latino USA's Ingrid Lobet reports on how Latinos fared in Congressional races nationwide.
397 Week # 48-00 Air Date 11/26/00 - 12/2/2000
SEGMENT #1 'FLORIDA ELECTION ANALYSIS' (7:35) Host Maria Hinojosa speaks with Dario Moreno, Associate Professor of political science at Florida International University, Al Cardenas, chairman of the Florida Republican Party, and Janet Murguia, of the Gore/Lieberrnan campaign about the election aftermath in Florida.
SEGMENT #2 'EXECUTION OF A MEXICAN NATIONAL' (5:32) Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on the Texas 35th execution this year of Mexican national Miguel Angel Flores.
SEGMENT #3 'TRUMPET PLAYER ARTURO SANDOVAL' (6:16) Contributor Lex Gillespie reports on the story of Cuban-born trumpet player Arturo Sandoval, whose life story debuts in an NBC movie on November 18th.
398 Week # 49-00 Air Date 12/3/00 - 12/9/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'SALSERO FREDY OMAR' (5:00) Latino USA's Ingrid Lobet speaks with salsero Fredy Omar about his music and the popularity of Latin rhythms in the very Caribbean city of New Orleans.
SEGMENT #2 'PROFILE: LALO GUERRERO' (21:12) Latino USA's Maria Martin speaks with the great Lalo Guerrero, pioneer of classical Mexican, Chicano, and children's music.
399 Week # 50-00 Air Date 12/10/00 - 12/16/2000
SEGMENT #1: 'POLITICAL TRANSITION IN MEXICO' (4:41) Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with political columnist Luis Rubio of the Mexico City Daily 'Reforma' about the changes that Vicente Fox will bring to Mexico as he takes office this week.
SEGMENT #2: 'CHIAPAS IN THE NEW ADMINISTRATION' (4:53) Latino USA's Franc Contreras travels to Chiapas to report on problems left unsolved and the expectations of the new Fox administration.
SEGMENT #3.'FREEDOM OF THE PRESS IN MEXICO' (7:07) Latino USA's Maria Martin reports on whether Mexican journalists should expect more freedom under the new Fox administration.
SEGMENT #4: 'COMMENTARY ON ELECTIONS' (2:12) Commentator Guillermo Gomez Pena has a few words on the current political landscape in the United States.
400 Week # 51-00 Air Date 12/17/00 - 12/23/2000
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SEGMENT #1: 'GUADALUPE: THE CULT OF THE BROWN VIRGIN' (25:29) Latino USAs Maria Martin examines the cult-like following surrounding the feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe.
401 Week # 52-00 Air Date 12/24/00 - 12/30/2000
SEGMENT #1 NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA (3:32) Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Liz Balmaseda of the Miami Herald was born in Cuba just after the 1959 Revolution. Her family moved to Miami when she was only 10-months old. Her Christmas memory is entitled 'Next Year in Havana.'
SEGMENT #2 BIG CALZONES (5:34) Native New Mexican writer and activist Denise Chavez has written a number of books beginning with her award-winning 1994 novel Face of an Angel. When asked for her favorite Christmas memory, Denise said only two-words '' ' Big Calzones.'
SEGMENT #3 NUESTRA NAVIDAD EN CHICAGO (6:15) Ray Suarez is familiar to many NPR listeners as the former host of the award-winning call-in show Talk of the Nation. His Christmas remembrance recalls the holiday traditions of Puerto Rico transplanted to the Midwest. 'Nuestra Navidad en Chicago' -' our Christmas in Chicago.
SEGMENT #4 NAVIDAD EN KANSAS (5:30) Baldwin, Kansas perhaps is not the typical location for a Latino Christmas, but for Latino USA correspondent Mandalit del Barco, Baldwin Kansas was home. (M/O 5:50)
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404 Week # Air Date 1/5/01
SEGMENTT #1 Sila Calderon and Vieques. Sila Calderon, Puerto Rico's first female governor, declared peace in Viegues as a key priority of her administration.
SEGMENT #2 President-Elect Bush selects cabinet and advisors. Latino leaders reactions to the selection of three Hispanics among them. Linda Chavez to head the Department of Labor, Mel Martinez HUD, and Alberto Gonzales as White House Council.
SEGMENT #3 Digital Divide. One of the major issues facing policy makers is how to close the digital divide among the have and have-nots. Street Level Youth Media, program from Chicago, is one such program that is attempting to close the divide.
405 Week # Air Date 1/12/01
SEGMENT#1 The aftermath of Linda Chavez's failed nomination for Labor secretary.
SEGMENT#2 Tin making in New Mexico.
SEGMENT#3 Scientist in Mexico and the U.S. are challenging a long held theory about the 16th century conquest of Mexico.
SEGMENT#4 Dia de los Tres Reyes Magos
406 Week # Air Date 1/19/01
SEGMENT#1 Salvadoran communities in the U.S. respond to the devastating earthquake in Central America.
SEGMENT#2 Calling for the end of military training on the island of Vieques.
SEGMENT#3 Remembering Chicano elder Burt Corona.
407 Week # Air Date 1/26/01
SEGMENT #1 A new president, a new era. Where do Latinos fit in. Will begin at the beginning the inaugural of George Bush.
SEGMENT #2 Inaugural protestors.
SEGMENT #3 Congressman Jose Serrano of New York on the incoming Bush administration.
SEGMENT #4 Two commentaries on George Bush and Hispanics by Guilermo Gomez Pena and George Hernandez.
408 Week # Air Date 2/2/01
SEGMENT #1 Perspectives on the confirmation of John Ashcroft as the new U.S. Attorney General.
SEGMENT #2 A commentary on Ken Burn's documentary Jazz by Fernando Gonzalez.
SEGMENT #3 A conversation with Latin American writer Eduardo Galeano and his unique views of American culture.
409 Week # Air Date 2/9/01
SEGMENT #1 A preview of George W. Bush's first foreign visit as president'it's to Mexico.
SEGMENT #2 What do Mexicans think of President Bush'
SEGMENT #3 Comics Lalo Lopez and Esteban Zul, who go by the name Los Pochos, provide their satiric take on the Bush/Fox meeting.
SEGMENT #4 Musician Ry Cooder, who brought the world The Buena Vista Social Club, is back in Cuba.
410 Week # Air Date 2/16/01
SEGMENT #1 Law makers debate a proposal to allow Mexicans to come to this country as guest workers.
SEGMENT #2 After their lose in the Elian Gonzalez case, anti-Castro Cubans are locking hands again. Surprisingly, their adversaries are in many instances Republican farmers who desire to export their products to Cuba.
SEGMENT #3 The South American of Argentina has long been one the world's major beef exporters. Yet, U.S. consumers see almost no Argentinean beef on their shelves.
SEGEMENT #4 Yolanda Nava's new book 'It's All In The Frijoles: 100 Famous Latinos Share Real Life Stories, Time Tested Dichos, Favorite Folktales, and Inspiring Words of Wisdom' is a collection of intimate and inspiring anecdotes.
411 Week # Air Date 2/23/01
SEGMENT #1 Zapatista rebels in Chiapas prepare for a historic march to Mexico City.
SEGMENT #2 Maria Hinojosa talks with Congressional Hispanic Caucus chairman Silvestre Reyes.
SEGMENT #3 In Orange County, California, the City of Anaheim has a policy of turning over suspected undocumented immigrants to border checkpoints. The policy is straining relations between police and the Latino community.
SEGMENT #4 A talk with legendary performer Rita Moreno.
412 Week # Air Date 3/2/01
SEGMENT #1 Latino reaction to President Bush's budget proposals.
SEGMENT #2 A discussion with Sam Quinones, the author of 'True Tales from Another Mexico', about the emergence of new, more dynamic, Mexico.
SEGMENT #3 UPDATE. The triumphant, and fairy tale, ending to the story of boxer Jesus 'El Matador' Chavez, a young man who has been in a legal struggle to return to the United States.
413 Week # Air Date 3/9/01
SEGMENT #1 Surprising census numbers, the U.S. Latino population is growing faster than expected.
SEGMENT #2 March 10th marks the end of a historic three week march from Chiapas to Mexico City by Zapatista rebels. The 'Zapa' tour has brought into extreme focus the issue of indigenous rights in Mexico.
SEGMENT #3 A visit with Grammy nominated percussionist and drummer Bobby Sanabria.
414 Week # Air Date 3/16/01
SEGMENT #1 With dot com businesses closing across the country, Latino websites are getting hit hard.
SEGMENT #2 Montezuma, the fierce Aztec emperor, still reigns at San Diego State as Monty Montezuma. The mascot has divided many Native American and Chicano students.
SEGMENT #3 The Premier Weekend Club supports Latino films by encouraging Latino audiences to see Latino oriented films during their opening weekend.
SEGEMENT #4 The nation's growing Central American population gains its own academic studies center.
415 Week # Air Date 3/23/01
SEGMENT #1 Bolivia and the struggle over the government's efforts to eradicate coca.
SEGMENT #2 The power of 'La Radio Boliviana', broadcasting to even the most marginalized community.
416 Week # Air Date 3/30/01
On this special edition of the program we look at the ground breaking Chicano theatrical group 'El Teatro Campesino'. We commemorate this cultural institution as they celebrate their thirty-fifth anniversary. With remembrances from founder Luis Valdez and actor Edward James Olmos.
417 Week # Air Date 4/6/01
SEGMENT #1 Ethnic politics in California, a look at the Los Angeles mayor's race.
SEGMENT #2 The controversial education reforms of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
SEGMENT #3 Honoring and Remembering Cesar Chavez. On March 31st, in California, Cesar Chavez, became the first Labor Leader and first Latino to have and official and paid holiday celebrated in his honor.
418 Week # Air Date 4/13/01
SEGMENT #1 Los Angeles may soon have its first Latino mayor in more than a century.
SEGMENT #2 They are called the worst of the worst, five of the worst performing schools in New York City. The debate over privatizing public schools.
SEGMENT #3 With an exploding population, North Carolina's Latino Community looks to organize a stronger political base.
419 Week # Air Date 4/20/01
SEGMENT #1 New immigration deadlines are causing some confusion in immigrant communities. Provision 245(i) allows immigrants that marry U.S. citizens or residents to remain in the U.S. while they legalize their own status.
SEGMENT #2 To help us understand Provision 245(i) is Angela Kelley, deputy director of the National Immigration Forum.
SEGMENT #3 Elian Gonzalez story wins two Pulitzer Prizes, one for dramatic photographs by Alan Diaz, and one for the breaking news category by a team of reporters and photographers from the Miami Herald.
420 Week # Air Date 4/27/01
SEGMENT #1 Labor leaders and former NAFTA supporters on the Free Trade for the Americas Agreement.
SEGMENT #2 A special investigative report: the poisoning at the Brewster Heights food processing plant in Washington state.
421 Week # Air Date 5/4/01
Mother's Day special
SEGMENT #1 Latino writers share memories of their mothers ' excerpts from the book 'Las Mamis.'
422 Week # Air Date 5/11/01
SEGMENT #1 El Salvador, struggling to rebuild after devastating earthquakes.
SEGMENT #2 Activist step-up pressure to stop U.S. Navy exercises on the island of Vieques.
SEGMENT #3 Claims of religious persecution in Mexico. A proposed law designed to protect indigenous rights and culture, could fuel religious tensions by giving Indian leaders the right to discriminate against religious minorities.
SEGMENT #4 For 40 years, writer Elena Poniatowska has documented the experiences of modern Mexico through the eyes of Mexicans themselves, especially its poor and its women.
423 Week # Air Date 5/18/01
SEGMENT #1 Salvadorans in the U.S. are helping El Salvador recover from recent devastating earthquakes.
SEGMENT #2 Lisa Alvarado is the author of a small book of poetry. She wrote 'The Housekeepers Diary' to give voice to all the silent domestic workers.
SEGMENT #3 Finding the right make-up for their skin tone. The tremendous growth of the Latino population has come to the attention of the cosmetics industry that is searching for new untapped markets.
SEGMENT #4 In San Antonio, traffic reports, weather reports, and 'La Migra' reports.
424 Week # Air Date 5/25/01
SEGMENT #1 Remembering Valerio Longoria. In its twentieth year, the Tejano Conjunto Festival of San Antonio was dedicated to the memory of the master conjunto accordionist.
SEGMENT #2 'Accordion Dreams' filmmaker Hector Galan discusses his new PBS documentary.
425 Week # Air Date 6/1/01
SEGMENT #1 Texas tries to reform its indigent defense system.
SEGMENT #2 Tragedy in the Arizona desert. Fourteen immigrants perish trying to migrate north.
SEGMENT #3 For nearly a year activist in southern Arizona have been holding weekly vigils to remember those who have died trying to cross in to the U.S.
SEGMENT #4 As a group immigrant workers are rarely seen and seldom heard in modern U.S. media. The bilingual film 'Bread and Roses' chronicles the struggle of immigrants to form a union in south California.
426 Week # Air Date 6/8/01
SEGMENT #1 The Los Angeles mayor's race is over, but race remains an issue. We'll talk with Latinos and African Americans about their new mayor.
SEGMENT # 2 With he the election of Alejandro Toledo, Peru gets its first indigenous leader since pre-Columbian days.
SEGMENT # 3 Remembering screen legend Anthony Quinn.
427 Week # Air Date 6/15/01
SEGMENT #1 We travel to the Texas-Mexican border for a firsthand look at the human smuggling trade.
SEGMENT #2 Controversy in Chicago, where officials have failed to deliver on a promise to build a new school.
Segment #3 Father's Day ' Pensamientos. June 17 is Father's Day. For those who have lost a father or grandfather it is a time for reflection.
428 Week # Air Date 6/22/01
SEGMENT #1 Vieques. The training exercises and protests continue on that island.
SEGMENT #2 A conversation with self-described terrorist and Puerto Rican activist Rafael Cancel Miranda.
SEGMENT #3 The unique Spanish/Persian mix of the musical duo Ojala.
429 Week # Air Date 6/29/01
SEGMENT #1 It's been a week of loses. Actors Carroll O'Connor and Jack Lemmon and another great talent as well, composer- arranger Chico O'Farrill. Called the most adventurous Latin jazz composer to emerge between Mario Bauza in the 1940's and Eddie Palmieri in the 1960's.
SEGMENT #2 In recent days the South American country of Peru has experienced a mixture of tragedy and triumph. Tragedy in the form of a great earthquake. And triumph in the arrest and extradition of former spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos.
SEGMENT #3 Latino's on death row. Some Latino activist says its time for a moratorium on the death penalty.
SEGMENT #4 Nopal cactus, also know as devil's tongue, may not come immediately to mind you when looking for something new for lunch. But in Mexico and the Southwest United States, the prickly pear cactus has been cooked and enjoyed for generations.
430 Week # Air Date 7/6/01
SEGMENT #1 The Arizona'Mexico border and efforts to stop more immigrant deaths in the desert.
SEGMENT #2 Dealing with the well being of Mexican migrants along the border is only one of the many tasks that fall under the newly created cabinet post, Presidential Office for Mexicans Abroad.
SEGMENT #3 Tommy De La Cruz, a struggling high school student uses his experience in a Hollywood movie to distant himself from a life of violence.
431 Week # Air Date 7/13/01
SEGMENT #1 Children of undocumented immigrants who graduate from U.S. public schools. What happens after receiving their diplomas'
SEGMENT #2 A conversation with Nation Council of La Raza president Raul Yzaguirre.
SEGMENT #3 The late Mexican painter Frida Kahlo has never been more popular in this country as now. She is being immortalized with a commemorative postage stamp, a Hollywood film, and a touring expedition of her art.
SEGMENT #4 He's been called the greatest Chicano singer to come out of East Los Angeles. Little Willie G., or William Garcia, lead singer in two of the most legendary Chicano bands, Thee Midniters and Malo.
432 Week # Air Date 7/20/01
Special Archival edition
SEGMENT #1 One communities attempt to bridge the so called 'digital divide.'
SEGMENT #2 Sam Quinones examines the changing face of Mexico.
SEGMENT #3 A conversation with musician Bobby Sanabria.
433 Week # Air Date 7/27/01
SEGMENT #1 Mexico pressures the U.S. government on controversial immigration and quest worker legislation.
SEGMENT #2 Poet Quique Aviles reads his poem 'Border Crossing Chicken.'
SEGMENT #3 G8 leaders gathered recently in Genoa, Italy. Among the issues discussed were those pressed by poorer countries, such as foreign debt, the proliferation of AIDS, and the continuing degradation of the environment.
SEGMENT #4 The new fusion music from the border, Nortec, it's Techno and Norteno.
434 Week # Air Date 8/3/01
SEGMENT #1 The people of the Puerto Rican island of Vieques vote to evict the U.S. Navy.
SEGMENT #2 In just one year Peru's political landscape has completely changed. Alejandro Toledo is Peru's first president to identify with his indigenous roots. As the new president, he also carries the hopes the nation's poor.
SEGMENT #3 Born in Chile and raised in Spain, Alejandro Amenábar is a film director, screen writer, and music composer. His Spanish films include 'Tesis' and 'Abre los ojos.' His first English language feature film is entitled 'The Others.'
SEGMENT #4 Most Americans view the Bush administration's immigration reform proposals through the rather limited lense of domestic policy. Latinos will evaluate the proposals based on how it affects them and how it affects their families back home.
435 Week # Air Date 8/10/01
SEGMENT #1 Day laborers. How some communities are dealing with street corner job searchers.
SEGMENT #2 Commentator Guillermo Gomez-Pena with a sound experiment and Y2K memory.
SEGMENT #3 Also, actor and comedian John Leguizamo.
436 Week # Air Date 8/17/01
ENCORE PRESENTATION
An audio journey to Bolivia, where new president Jorge Quiroga has recently taken over from the ailing Hugo Banzer.
SEGMENT #1 Bolivia and the struggle over the government's efforts to eradicate coca.
SEGMENT #2 The power of 'La Radio Boliviana', broadcasting to even the most marginalized community.
437 Week # Air Date 8/24/01
A musical special
SEGMENT #1 Latino Alternative Music is making in-roads in English language media.
SEGMENT #2 The hard rock sounds of the Puerto Rican band Puya.
SEGMENT #3 Commentator Antonio Mejias-Rentas notes that, despite being mired in controversy, this year's Latino Grammy Awards has something new to show.
SEGMENT #4 The multi-faceted David Byrne and his record label Luaka Bop.
438 Week # Air Date 8/31/01
Special Archival edition
SEGMENT #1 One communities attempt to bridge the so called 'digital divide.'
SEGMENT #2 Sam Quinones examines the changing face of Mexico.
SEGMENT #3 A conversation with musician Bobby Sanabria.
439 Week # Air Date 9/7/01
SEGMENT #1 The official U.S. delegation may have walked out, but Latinos were well represented at the United Nations' Conference on Racism.
SEGMENT #2 Indigenous groups from Latin America made their voices heard in Durban, South Africa, as did Puerto Rican youth.
SEGMENT #3 From Durban to San Antonio - the barrio blues of musician Randy Garibay.
440 Week # Air Date 9/14/01
September 11 terror attacks
On this special edition of Latino USA, we remember those who have lost their lives in the last few days in this new, more insecure United States.
SEGMENT #1 The terrorist who attacked on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center did not discriminate in their deadly actions. One person who barely missed being a statistic in New York is Arnulfo Chino, a native of Mexico, who has worked his way up from dishwasher to waiter at the World Trade Center.
SEGMENT #2 The strong ties between Mexico and the City of New York.
SEGMENT #3 Although the attacks came from the air there is a new focus on security on the U.S. border.
SEGEMENT #4 Many People have compared the attacks in New York and Washington to the attack on Pearl Harbor, which launched the U.S. into World War II. Youth radio commentator Sylvia Rivera says she prays that some the mistakes of that war will not be repeated.
441 Week # Air Date 9/21/01
SEGMENT #1 As this program goes to air, American leaders are mapping a military response top September 11. It's a response that will involve all of us. But, opinion about the wisdom of a military effort is not unanimous.
SEGMENT #2 Latino leaders speak out. 'My concern is that a lot Latinos look Arabic. We need to be vigilant. We need to speak out against anyone violating the civil rights of other individuals.'
SEGMENT #3 Grammy nominated musicians play their hearts out for the tragedies victims.
SEGMENT #4 Los Angeles is just one many communities across the country reporting an increase in hate crimes. Prompting Latino USA contributor Deepa Donde to ask the question, 'Is it no longer safe to be brown in America''
442 Week # Air Date 9/28/01
SEGMENT #1 Contemporary music with a cultural attitude. From Mexico, music with Mixtec roots with Lila Downs.
SEGMENT # 2 From Cuban Omar Sosa: the languages of mother Africa.
SEGMENT # 3 And from the Dominican Republic, Xiomara Fortuna.
443 Week # Air Date 10/5/01
Hispanic Heritage Month
SEGMENT #1 The unique traditions of Tejano music. Featuring masters of the Tejano tradition such as Santiago Jimenez, jr., Valerio Longoria, and legendary bajo sexto maker Alberto Macias.
444 Week # Air Date 10/12/01
Latinos and a changing America.
SEGMENT #1 For decades national civil rights leaders, African American and Latino alike, have worked together in common interest. At the same time these activist acknowledge there are tensions between their respective communities at the grass roots level.
SEGMENT #2 The Latino community in the United States is changing the cultural landscape of this immense country.
SEGMENT #3 Commentator Guillermo Gomez-Pena 'I truly believe people in the U.S. know more Spanish than they think they do.'
SEGMENT #4 The tiny central North Carolina town of Robbins may have the fastest growing Latino population in the country. Dealing with such change is a challenge for the local school system as it is for many school systems across the country.
445 Week # Air Date 10/19/01
Latinos and a changing America, part 2
SEGMENT #1 We start off today with a perspective of this change that is probably from a high a vantage point as you can get in these United States, the White House. Joining us now is native Texan and White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales.
SEGMENT #2 New York City, a city that is home to just about every nationality, ethnicity, race imaginable. But one immigrant population had gone unnoticed until Census 2000. The once miniscule Mexican population had tripled in numbers, becoming the dominant Hispanic population.
SEGMENT #3 The nation's increasing Latino population impacts all aspects of life in this country. No where is this more apparent than Florida where Latino once meant Cubans in south Florida. But over the last decade a growing Puerto Rican constituency has been remaking the political landscape.
446 Week # Air Date 10/26/01
SEGMENT #1 Stories of the undocumented victims of the terror attacks on New York's World Trade Center.
SEGMENT #2 How September 11 has changed the debate over the military's presence on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.
SEGMENT #3 Condemned by both Mexico and the United States, the October 19 assassination of human rights lawyer Digna Ochoa has rattled Mexico's human rights community and has international organizations calling for a full investigation.
SEGMENT #4 The international outrage over the murder of human rights lawyer Digna Ochoa is just one of the many political pressures facing Mexican President Vicente Fox . A discussion with Denise Dresser on the political pressures facing President Fox.
SEGMNET #5 The Bush administration's plan to use all means at its disposal to root out suspected terrorist has sparked a debate over the use of military force in resolving conflicts. For Anita Gonzales it is more than just an intellectual debate. The campaign in Afghanistan is changing the way she does her job as a violence prevention advocate. She has learned in her life that violence begets violence.
447 Week # Air Date 11/2/01
SEGMENT #1 Remembering the Latinos and Latinas who lived and fought in World War II, and how these veterans feel about America's newest conflict.
SEGMENT #2 America has many reasons to be grateful to the Veterans of World War II, but perhaps Hispanics in this country have more reasons to be appreciative. It was this generation that was largely responsible for many civil rights advances, for the formation of organizations like the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the American GI Forum. An oral history project at the University of Texas at Austin is documenting the stories of these Latinos and Latinas of World War II.
SEGMENT #3 Some thoughts from Korean War veteran and renown Chicano history scholar Rodolfo Acuna on the difficulty of navigating a minefield covered with flags.
SEGMENT #4 In New York City where death and lose are themes which have loomed heavily since September 11, some have found solace by observing the pre-Hispanic celebration of El Dia del los Muertos.
448 Week # Air Date 11/9/01
SEGMENT #1 Some thoughts on fear, familia, and New York City.
SEGMENT #2 Increased border security and its impact on local residents.
SEGMENT #3 After a critically acclaimed debut album and non-stop touring the East LA band Ozomatli is back with a new CD.
SEGMENT #4 The author of two biology text books, Dr. Vernon Avila recently published his first medical mystery novel 'Smokescreen.'
449 Week # Air Date 11/16/01
SEGMENT #1 A plane crashes in New York. And there's mourning once again the city's huge Dominican community.
SEGMENT #2 Washington's immigration policy ' a new focus in light of the war on terrorism.
SEGMENT #3 Las Cruces based writer Denise Chavez has personal perspective on Thanksgiving and how this year it might be a little different.
450 Week # Air Date 11/23/01
SEGMENT #1 Latino business struggle to recover in hard hit New York City.
SEGMENT #2 Controversy over just which was this country's first Thanksgiving celebration.
SEGMENT #3 Listener feedback on Latino USA's coverage of events surrounding the September 11 terrorist attacks.
SEGMENT #4 The music of Alejandro Escovedo.
451 Week # Air Date 11/30/01
SEGMENT #1 The rising incidence of AIDS among migrant workers.
SEGMENT #2 A review of the presidency of Vicente Fox, one year after taking office.
SEGMENT #3 Border ballads known as narcocorridos.
452 Week # Air Date 12/7/01
SEGMENT #1 Argentina's economic troubles intensify. One in six Argentineans is jobless. The country is almost bankrupt after nearly four years of recession.
SEGMENT #2 South Americans also remember September 11, but from the year 1973. On September 11, 1973 the military in Chile staged a bloody coup with U.S. government backing that put Augusto Pinochet into power and killed democratically elected socialist president, Salvador Allende.
SEGEMENT #3 For the past decade trade has been a tool used by the United States to curb the drug flow from overseas. Bolivia has for years has been trying to stop coca production. The plant is a traditional element in indigenous Andean culture and thousands of campesino farmers make their living growing coca.
453 Week # Air Date 12/14/01
SEGMENT #1 New for this holiday season, 'Las Christmas: Favorite Latino Authors Share Their Holiday Memories.' In the book twenty-four Latino writers share glimpses into their personal lives through family Christmas traditions. Featuring the stories of Liz Balmaseda, Denise Chavez, Ray Suarez, and Mandalit del Barco.
454 Week # Air Date 12/21/01
Celebrations in Latino landscapes, part 1.
SEGMENT #1 Latino USA's Michele Garcia and Maria Hinojosa visited New York City chef Zarela Martinez. They asked her to share a dish that embodies the idea of unity and offers a fusion of cultures. Chef Martinez produces a tartlet known as garnachas de masa, a recipe that represents the meeting of three worlds: African, Spanish, and Mexican.
SEGMENT #2 Maria Hinojosa speaks with Steve Curwood, the host of 'Living on Earth,' about the traditional celebration of El Dia de los Muertos.
SEGMENT #3 Puerto Rican storyteller Elidia Guardia Bonet shares her most precious family memories. Elidia tells a story of growing up under the mango trees in Panama.
455 Week # Air Date 12/28/01
SEGMENT #1 Throughout Latin America December 28 is observed as El Dia de los Santos Inocentes, the Day of the Holy Innocents. For centuries Spanish speaking communities have observed this day, but here in the United States until recently the holiday has not been well recognized. Many Latinos in the country are attempting to revive this Latino equivalent to April Fools' Day.
SEGMENT #2 The Legend of the Poinsettia. The story of Pepita and her offering of a bouquet weeds at the village chapel. This gift would miraculously burst into blooms of brilliant red. Of course these weeds are poinsettias, a plant that is native to Mexico and Central America.
SEGMENT #3 For years Latino USA contributor Antonio Sacre has been trying to get his family, especially his father, to open up and tell stories from their home country of Cuba. Any questions about the home country would bring about silence or a change in the subject. Only after Antonio got an assignment to cover Cuban stories did his father, in an effort to help, open up.

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SEGMENT #1 Contemporary music with a cultural attitude. From Mexico, music with Mixtec roots with Lila Downs.
SEGMENT # 2 From Cuban Omar Sosa: the languages of mother Africa.
SEGMENT # 3 And from the Dominican Republic, Xiomara Fortuna.
457 Week # Air Date
Latinos in the new year. Hopes, realities, and fears in the post 911 landscape. Now that most us have returned to work after the holiday season, the prospect of a new year is now a reality. For many the dramatic events of 2001 are still lingering with us in many different ways. Early in January Latino USA sent its producers to several us cities to gage how people feel about the new year and their Latino reality.
Political detainees in a Mexican prison. January 1, 2002 marked the eighth anniversary of the official implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. It also marks the beginning of the political uprising in Chiapas, Mexico. NAFTA was supposed help Mexico develop into a true democracy. Something analysts say culminated with the 2000 election of President Vicente Fox and ending 71 years of one party rule in Mexico. But the issue of human rights continues to hinder Mexico's democratic transition. In southern Mexico a group of indigenous men have been in jail for 5 years, accused of being leftist guerillas. International rights organizations say the men are innocent and are demanding their release.
Juan Garcia Esquivel was called the undisputed king of space age bachelor pad music. He died of a stroke at his Jiutepec, Morelos home in Mexico on January 3. He was 84. In the 1950s the self-taught composer, musician, and arranger pioneered a genre of music that reflected his innovative fusion of big band and Latin rhythms. His musical contributions were largely unrecognized until a musical revival in the early 1990s. It was in the last decade of his life that Juan Garcia Esquivel was rediscovered by music aficionados and critics, including Variety magazine who named him the Mexican Duke Ellington. In 1999 Latino USA spoke with Esquivel. Here is an excerpt from that conversation.
458 Week # Air Date
Economic collapse and political turmoil in Argentina. Many of us in this country have been watching the economy like never before, waiting for an upturn. A few weeks ago the primary concern for Wall Street and Washington, though was in the Southern Cone watching to see whether Argentina's peso devaluation would also impact the economic stability of neighboring countries such as Brazil and Uruguay. But those worries seem distant as food riots and the threat of a middle class exodus continue to wreak havoc on this once prosperous South American country.
The new PBS show focusing on familia. For public television film maker Gregory Nava revisits a theme he first presented on the big screen in his movie 'Mi Familia.' It was about an extended Latino family living in East Los Angeles. American Family is PBS's first new dramatic series in years. And it was originally rejected by commercial network CBS.
459 Week # Air Date
Undocumented workers in New York City helping in the clean-up effort at ground zero, but suffering the consequences. Immediately following the attack on the World Trade Center clean up works, many of them Latinos from the New York City and the surrounding areas tackled the job of getting rid of the dust and debris from what was left standing, office buildings and apartments. Hundreds of these workers were untrained day labors. And after a few months reports began to surface that these workers, along with members of New York City fire and police departments, were experiencing respiratory problems. In response, a mobile health unit was recently brought into lower man to administer respiratory tests to uninsured non-unionized workers. The response was more than organizers had expected.
The slowing U.S. economy and its disproportionate impact on Latinos. The events of September 11 and a recession that began last summer continue to linger. Wall Street remains hopeful that the economy will soon turn around, but unemployment nationwide is just under 6 percent. For Latinos the unemployment rate for December was 7.9 percent, the highest it's been in nearly 5 years. These findings are part of a new report released by the Pew Hispanic Foundation. Joining us today to speak about the recession's impact on U.S. Latinos is Roberto Suro, the director of the Pew Hispanic Center.
With the exception of family members, journalists, academics, and artists, most Americans are legally barred from traveling to the island of Cuba. Officially Cuba and the United States are bitter enemies; they have no formal diplomatic relations. Cuba remains on Washington's list of states that support terrorism. And the forty year trade embargo against the island remains officially in place, but is becoming increasingly porous. Still more than 100,000 Americans visit Cuba every year. Outside of the political arena relations between he two countries appear to be thriving.
Ever since musician and producer Ry Cooder brought 'The Buena Vista Social Club' to the big screen in the summer of 1999, the world has seen a renaissance of Cuban music. One group whose music and personal history personifies 20th century Cuban music is Orquesta Aragón.
460 Week # Air Date
The State of the Union, the President, and Latino reaction. Well, we never could have imaged that the year 2002 would start out quit like this: 'As we gather tonight, our nation is at war, or economy is in recession, and the civilized world faces unprecedented dangers. Yet the state of our union has never been stronger.' A union, perhaps strong, but facing unknown and unpredictable problems in the future. The words of President Bush attempting to put this new reality in perspective. And at the tail end of his speech, made mention of the opportunity to work with other countries. The State of the Union speech was long on goals but short on specifics, the president never mentioning any trade agreement with Central America, nor touching on the severe economic crises in Argentina. And Mexico, an early focus of the Bush administration, never came up.
Al-Qaeda and Taliban prisoners in Guantánamo, Cuba and no protests from Fidel. The year 2002 might be the year when we actually witness some real change in the long and complicated relationship between Cuba and the United States. For several weeks now Al-Qaeda and Taliban prisoners have been held on a remote end of the Cuban island that the U.S. still controls; it's known as Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo. There have been no protests on the Cuban side of the island since they first arrive there. And on the island, some say, this may signal a change in U.S. ' Cuban relations.
Here's a story that might sound familiar, a probe of a giant energy corporation's influence in the highest levels of government has grown into a national scandal. The Mexican government is reportedly sifting through secret bank accounts and auditing financial movements of the giant state owned oil company, PEMEX. There is suspicion that PEMEX broke Mexican campaign finance laws by illegally funneling $100 million to the most recent presidential candidate of the former ruling party, the PRI. Over the years similar allegations constantly surfaced with little or no investigation, but with the current probe the PRI has decided to go on the counter attack.
The alternative music of Julieta Venegas. Julieta Venegas is a singer-songwriter and classically trained musician from Mexico City. She got her start with Mexican punk group Tijuana No!, but it is with the release of her second solo album 'Bueninvento' where Venegas has been recognized as an up and coming artist in Latin alternative music scene.
461 Week # Air Date
The city of New York has passed another hurdle, hosting the World Economic Forum. Two forums, two very different perspectives. In New York, political religious, and business leaders from around the globe converged for the World Economic Forum, where they exchanged ideas and concerns over ENRON, Argentina, the economy, poverty, and of course threats of terrorism. The forum, often critiqued for being all talk and no action, drew thousands of protesters, mostly peacefully, who marched under the banner 'Another World is Possible.' Now that was same motto and theme for a parallel conference, the World Social Forum was held the same time as the WEF in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Organizers called it a counter'conference to the WEF. It brought together representatives from broad based non-governmental organizations seeking solutions to global poverty.
Mexican President Vicente Fox went to Cuba recently; that is not such a big deal. What is the big deal on this recent trip by Fox is that President Fox made history by becoming the first Mexican leader to meet with Cuban dissidents.
A Latina from balmy Venezuela wants to win an Olympic gold medal in of all things the luge competition. So the whole country is gearing up for the Winter Olympics, and we here at Latino USA are doing the same, but when we tried to track down how many Latinos were competing this time around we came up astoundingly short. A-ha, we thought to ourselves it has to be because Latin America is mostly a tropical zone; snow does not fall in Rio de Janeiro, or Managua, or Cuernavaca. But in Venezuela, well even if there isn't any snow there, Iginia Valentina Boccalandro always imagined it. She is the captain of the Venezuelan luge team.
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Schools, drug policy, and border security. How the current budget battle affects Latino communities.
Earlier this month President George W. Bush submitted his budget proposal to the U.S. Congress. Toping the budget list for the president were military and homeland security issues, along with an economic stimulus package. The president's proposals for helping the sluggish economy are currently being debated heavily in Congress.
When President Bush first took office he declared that he would be 'the education president.' Latinos educators from around the country are now gathered in Miami for the Fourth Annual U.S. Conference on Educating Hispanics. Joining us to examine how the federal budget affects Latinos and education are Dr. Samuel Betances, a sociologist and president of the conference, and retired LTC. Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, a motivational speaker who works on education issues with Latinos.
Latinos at the Winter Olympics. In Salt Lake City, Utah speed skater Derek Parra became the first Mexican American ever to capture a medal in the Winter Olympic Games. Parra took the silver in the 3k speed skating event. As this program goes to air, Parra and other Latino athletes were entering the second week of competition. We wanted to check on the Latino presence at this year's game, so we are joined by Elaine Rivera who is writing about the scene in Utah for MSNBC's website.
A new PBS documentary reexamines the brutal murder of four American church women in El Salvador and the retired Salvadoran generals now living in Florida. As the world's attention is now focused on the trial of former Yugoslavian leader Slobodan Milosevic, a new PBS documentary looks at the human rights abuses of other government and military officials, this time in El Salvador. In the late 1980's the bodies of four American church women were found, their exhumation captured by television cameras and seen around the world, and now the focus of a PBS documentary 'Justice and the Generals.' The film follows the 20 yr struggle of torture victims and their families fighting for resolution and justice. Perhaps most remarkable the film also includes those allegedly responsible for the murders.
The issue of human rights and Latin American military leaders is not unique to Central America. Mexican President Vicente Fox recently pardoned an army general who was imprisoned for 8 years for simply speaking out and publicly criticizing the Mexican military for its human rights record. The move is seen as an attempt by Fox to live up to his campaign promises to clean up Mexico's human rights record, but the general says his case is not over yet.
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Two Hispanic candidates in Texas battle for the governorship. We start off today with a report on Latino politics, from Texas, where for the first time ever two Hispanic candidates are vying for democratic nomination for governor. It was supposed to be the race that demonstrated the importance of the states Latino electorate. But as the candidates bicker over who is being more negative and whether they will debate before the March 12 primary, many people wonder whether this campaign is really advancing the Latino political process.
It's a year of firsts for Americans at the Winter Olympics. Speed skater Derek Parra became the first Mexican American to win gold and a silver medal in speed skating. Cuban American Jennifer a Rodriguez also won two bronze medals in that sport. Latino USA caught up with the 24-year old Rodriguez after her second win.
The music of the great Mexican composer Oscar Chavez. (Cuando pienso en Chiapas) The voice is that the Mexican cantautor, or singer-songwriter, Oscar Chavez. For more than forty years, and on more 100 recordings, Oscar Chavez has written countless songs about the experiences of ordinary Mexicans. He's made fun of the powerful and the corrupt. And he celebrates the traditional music of his country.
The real Miguel Pinero -- Puerto Rican poet. The new film Pinero immortalizes the life of the late poet, playwright, actor, and outlaw Miguel Pinero. It stars Benjamin Bratt as the Nuyorican who died in 1988, when he was just 41 years old. It was life that took Pinero from the barrios of New York, to prison, to Hollywood. Latino USA's Mandalit del Barco profiles the real Miguel Pinero.
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Latino reporters telling stories from the front lines, not in Pakistan or Afghanistan, but in Colombia. Photographs of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was brutally murdered by his kidnappers in Pakistan, are now ending up on many altars and ofrendas in the homes of Latino journalists around the world. Pearl's death was a brutal reminder of the danger reporter's face just for doing their job. For journalist in Latin America the specter of death threats, torture, and even murder for their reporting is nothing new, especially in Colombia.
March is primary month for many states across the country. In Texas the race for the Democrat nomination for governor is pitting former state attorney general Dan Morales against wealth south Texas businessman Tony Sanchez, but this certainly isn't the only campaign of interest to Latinos this primary season. Joining us to give us a picture of some these other races are Pilar Marrero, political editor for 'La Opinion' newspaper in Los Angeles, and James Garcia, publisher of AmericanLatino.net.
In California a bank has changed the rules for undocumented immigrants who are now rushing to the banco. Did you know that in most places across the country if you are not a legal resident you can't have a bank account, but California is changing that. In just three months undocumented Mexican immigrants have opened California bank accounts worth an estimated $50 million. This modern day gold rush began after Wells Fargo Bank announced it would accept the matricula consular as official identification, which is the ID card issued to Mexican citizens by Mexican consulates.
Among Latinos there are many levels of racial distinction. and there are words in Spanish and in English that distinguish Latinos by skin color words like guera , blancita, café con leche, morena, and prieta. Some of these words are harsh, especially when they refer to the darkest of Latinos, a reflection of the racial prejudice that exists among us. One New York City performance artist Mary Teresa Fernandez, better known as Mariposa, has explored this color identity, its impact on her life, and the Latino attitudes toward morenas like her.
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It's been six months, enough time for the city of New York to haul a million tons of debris from ground zero, enough time for some New Yorkers to go back to being New Yorkers, but not all. Here is just one story. Twenty-six year old Ivan Almendarez was a maintenance worker at the World Trade Center he barely made out alive on September 11. He now spends his days shuttling between doctors, therapy, his old union shop, and wading through paper work to get some financial help, until things can get back to normal.
Since September 11 many people, many Latinos, have said they're willing to be videotaped, willing to accept racial profiling, willing to accept just about anything to feel safe again. But civil liberties organizations have been fighting, a sometime unpopular battle, to insure the price of national security is not paid with basic freedoms. Joining me in the studio is Antonio Romero, executive director of American Civil liberties Union.
Before September 11 there was a sense that U.S- Mexico relations were to about to be profoundly altered. There was talk of a massive amnesty program for undocumented immigrants, discussions about opening the border slowly for more goods and workers, but the security crackdown triggered by the September 11 attacks has changed all that, even though none of the hijackers who crashed planes into the Pentagon or World Trade Center entered the United States through Mexico. Instead there are now National Guard troops and a $10 billion proposal from President Bush for increased border security. Latino USA's Franc Contreras now on how difficult it has become to cross the line that divides el norte y el sur, the north from the south.
In the six months since the attack on the World Trade Center and the pentagon we have all sought comfort in our own particular ways. For a generation of Americans who came of age with hip-hop, it's the music that sooths them and gives them a place for self-expression, and sometimes it is even a source of news. After two hijacked planes sent the twin towers down into lower Manhattan rapper Alex Mosqueda, known as A.L., found himself speechless unable, like so many other New Yorkers , to express his grief. But less than a week later this independent artist, and member of the nationally recognized Lyricist Lounge, had found his release when he put pen to paper.
[Maria Hinojosa.] For six months I have been a war corresponded in New York City. In the mornings I kiss my husband goodbye, drop my son and daughter off at school, and then I go to work and cry. I've cried less since the beginning of the year. For months I was too afraid to walk inside the train station, afraid of what might happen. Now we just push each other for a seat, the sadness second place to our daily urban commuter survival strategies. But I like it like that. We either die of fear and sadness or we force one foot in front of the other and inch forward with life.
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For the past six months, since 9-11, much of what we have heard or seen about President Bush is in some way tied to the new war on terrorism. Later this month, President Bush will switch focus and veer south. On March 24 the president will attend a United Nations development conference in Monterrey, Mexico. Mexico's President Vicente Fox plans to hold private meetings with President Bush to discuss several key issues which fell to low priority after September 11, such as border security and immigration. Fox and Bush will also review plans for aiding the 40 million Mexicans who live in extreme poverty.
After meeting with President Fox of Mexico, President Bush will attend a gathering of Central American leaders in El Salvador to discuss trade issues. One group that Bush will not be meeting with is the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front, or FMLN. Recently the United Nations asked representatives of the FMLN to go to New York City to discuss the ten year anniversary of the country's peace accords. Joining me now in the studio are FMLN leaders Schafik Handal and Hugo Martinez.
Along the U.S.-Mexico border, migrants who are determined to make into the United States face extraordinary challenges. In the last decade at least 3000 migrants have died trying to cross. Journalist Ruben Martinez has put a human face on this reality in his book 'Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail.' Martinez follows the story of three bothers from Cherán, Michoacán hoping to find work in the strawberry fields of Watsonville, California. Recently "The Savvy Traveler," Benjamin Adair took a road trip with Ruben Martinez back to the place where he first had the idea for his book.
If you're a young Latino, growing up in these United States, and in these times, more than likely you are listening to a lot the same music as your peers are, whatever is on the Top 40, or VH1, or MTV. But many young Latinos are also checking out hot new Latin bands -- roots bands that get their inspiration from the music their papas listened to. One of those bands is recent Grammy winner Ozomatli which won for best Latin rock alternative album.
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In Monterrey, Mexico more than fifty heads of state are gathered for the United Nations Conference for Financing Development. And despite growing poverty worldwide, no major new announcements are expected from the conference. That has some protestors' criticizing the conference for being an orchestrated media event. And heads of state aren't the only ones gathering in Monterrey. In a parallel conference hundreds of non-governmental originations are putting forward their ideas for reducing poverty worldwide.
After President Bush attends the conference in Monterrey, Mexico he travels to Peru and El Salvador. Bush has scheduled a meeting with El Salvador's President Francisco Flores to discuss that countries relationship with the United States. The Latin American trip was the main topic at a presidential press gathering of Latino media.
On March 24 President Bush is scheduled to meet with the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Belize, Panama, and El Salvador. This is the first time President Bush will be in Central America. At the gathering, the presidents are slated to put the finishing touches on the Free Trade Agreement for the Americas, which supports hope goes into effect in 2005. Joining us now to discuss some of the Central American issues the presidents may be talking about is Geoff Thale senior analyst for Central America and Cuba at the Washington Office on Latin America, a policy, research, and advocacy group.
Many economic analysts have declared the nation's recession is over, but on the ground, on the street, there are many who would dispute that, many Latino immigrant workers. Those who work in blue collar jobs are finding it a challenge to ride out the recent decline in manufacturing and some have even been forced to leave.
Oh! It is upon us again. Why do so many us hate doing our taxes' Well, we thought we'd take a look at how Latinos have been managing their money, those who get around to managing it and have it to manage. Joining us today to help us with our taxes is Julie Stav author of three bestselling business and financial books: 'Get Your Share', 'Fund Your Future', and 'Obtenga su porción' in Spanish.
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A special investigative report: the poisoning at the Brewster Heights fruit packing plant in Washington state. The series of failures that left Brewster workers injured and without relieve. It's an award winning rebroadcast coming up on this best of edition of Latino USA.
We bring you today the story of one work shift that changed lives, it changed marriages, affected the workers faith, and health. It was workday at the height of the cherry season in a packing plant about 70 miles from the Canadian border in Washington state. 300 people began work at 6 am and before the next day was over 100 of them would become ill, inundating the local emergency room and overwhelming it. What happened that day at Brewster Heights Packing was the talk of the region's fruit industry for months. But the story of Brewster Packing yielded little news coverage and, to date, even less redress for the affected workers. Recently, this story, which originally aired last April, was given the Scripps Howard Journalism Award for National Radio Excellence.
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On April 1 the U.S. Navy began military exercises on the Camp Garcia training facility on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques. Last year hundreds were arrested for trespassing on the base. The trespasser were protesting what they believe are decades of abuse by the U.S. military on the island. Some of those arrested include the Reverend Al Sharpton, Robert F. Kennedy, jr., and Chicago congressman Luis Gutiérrez. But since September 11, and the subsequent war on terrorism, many of those protests have subsided. Joining us now on Latino USA to help understand the political situation in Vieques, and in Puerto Rico, is political analyst Juan Manuel Garcia Passalacqua who joins by phone from San Juan.
In the months following the September 11 terror attacks, the federal government has increased its scrutiny of immigrants living and working in the United States. Increased security measures that put some Latino immigrants out of jobs, particularly those found to have invalid or incorrect social security numbers. In response the small North Carolina town of Carrboro has taken the unusual step of calling for a national amnesty for undocumented immigrants. Local leaders say the issue is economic rather than political.
State officials in Florida are still stinging from the fact that several of the terrorist involved in the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks spent much of their time in Florida flight schools, some in violation of federal immigration law. Now a pilot program gives some state police officers federal authority by allowing them to arrest undocumented immigrants. Miami Herald columnist Liz Balmaseda believes this pilot program is a dangerous step.
Writer Rudolfo Anaya is widely regarded as the father of Chicano literature. His classic 1972 novel 'Bless Me, Ultima' tells the story of an old curandera, or healer, who comes to live with the family of a young New Mexican boy. 'Bless Me, Ultima' can still be found on bestseller lists and on shelves alongside Anaya's extensive collection of novels, short stories, and plays. His work will be honored later this month when Anaya is presented with the National Medal of Arts, a prestigious award bestowed upon groups and individuals selected every year by the president for excellence in the arts.
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Recently, several members of Congress visited the war torn region of Afghanistan to get a firsthand look at the military operation there and to judge the effectiveness of U.S. policy for the region. U.S. representative Silvestre Reyes, a Democrat from Texas, was part of that delegation he joins us now from his Washington, DC office.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that undocumented immigrants cannot sue employers for back pay, for unlawful termination. The court wrote that undocumented immigrants don't have that right, because they don't have the right to be working in this country. The 5-4 ruling was applauded by anti-immigrant groups and blasted by immigration advocates and labor unions. In the first of two stories Latino USA's Patricia Guadalupe reports on how Washington, DC based advocacy groups are now focusing on legislation in response to the Supreme Court decision.
The Supreme Court's ruling in the case known as Hoffman plastic vs. National Labor Relations Board is widely viewed as a severe setback to labor unions trying to organize undocumented workers. From San Francisco, NPR's Richard Gonzales picks up the story.
So, it's here. A prime time sitcom, on mainstream television, that features, exclusively, Latinos. It's the 'George Lopez Show' on the ABC network and it stars of course, the comic George Lopez. Created as mid'season replacement, the 'George Lopez Show' now airs Wednesday evenings and has so far received mostly favorable reviews. George Lopez joins us from LA.
She was known simply as La Doña. There are many adjectives that could describe Maria Félix, proud, intelligent, beautiful, arrogant, talented, and vain. In her lifetime she married some of Mexico's most famous men of the twentieth century, including the great mariachi singer Jorge Negrete, whose widow she became, and legendary composer Agustin Lara, who wrote his famous song 'Maria Bonita,' Beautiful Maria, in her honor. In Mexico City, Maria Félix died on April 8, which was also her 88th birthday. An entire nation gathered to bid farewell to this giant of Spanish language cinema.
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The country of Venezuela has witnessed an almost unbelievable political flip-flop in recent weeks that the whole world has witnessed. A march by thousands of protesters in the streets against the policies of President Hugo Chavez turned into a deadly riot. Then, as a result, a military coup took over the government and installed a conservative businessman in place of Chavez. But if those of in the United States were in shock, imagine the Venezuelans, a mere 48 hours later Chavez returned to power.
40 years-old, Miguel Estrada, a native of Honduras, is now the favorite among Washington, DC conservatives to gain a seat on the U.S. District Court of Appeals. A judgeship there is prestigious enough to put Estrada in a position to be considered for the U.S. Supreme Court. Appointed by President Bush, last May, Estrada's nomination has Democrats, and some Latin activists, concerned that he may not be the candidate they want to support.
On April 23 it will be nine years since labor organizer Cesar Chavez died. Chavez led the first successful farm workers union in United States history. He dedicated his life to changing the working conditions of Mexican migrant laborers. All over the United States streets and schools have been renamed in ordered to honor Chavez's legacy, but the city of Berkeley, California is doing something a little different.
As the conflict continues in the Middle East, Youth radio's Gaby Jacobo put her thoughts to spoken word. She was inspired to write this commentary after learning that several Palestinian suicide bombers who've attacked civilians in Israel have been teenaged girls.
Across the country the Mexican film 'Y Tu Mama Tambien' has opened in movie theaters. It tells the story of two lusty teenage boys who find themselves on an expected journey with a beautiful older woman. Movie critics Ebert and Roeper gave it two thumbs up and called it sparkling and provocative. But what is also considered provocative in the new wave of Mexican film making is its music. The soundtrack for 'Y Tu Mama Tambien' is an eclectic mix that is as dramatic as the film. With us on Latino USA is Liza Richardson one the music supervisors for the film. Liza Richardson is also host of the show 'The Drop' which airs LA's public radio station KCRW.
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The Bush administration is looking to expand the U.S. role in Colombia's internal conflict, from the fight against drug trafficking, to helping the Colombian government combat a guerrilla insurgency. Opponents of the plan say this will only lead to an escalation of U.S. involvement in a civil war there without solving the country's grave human rights crises. Critics took this message to Capitol Hill recently in a lobbying campaign against U.S. involvement in Colombia.
Amidst the protests against U.S. military aid to Colombia the voice of the U'wa tribe could be heard. A community of around 5,000 has lived for thousands of years in the Andean cloud forests of Northeastern Colombia, but their land has been threatened by the massive oil pipeline built by Occidental Petroleum that carries oil north of their territory. The U'wa Campaign, a support group here in the U.S., says nearly 2 million barrels of crude oil have spilled in nearby lakes and rivers since 1986. Now the Bush administration plans to send $98 millions in a supplemental military aid proposal to train Colombian soldiers to protect the pipeline. Speaking to a rally out side the capitol Roberto Perez, president of the U'wa Traditional Authority, denounced the plan.
Former Energy Secretary Bill Richardson is one of a number of Clinton cabinet level officials who are currently running for elective office. Richardson faces no opposition for the democratic nomination for governor in his native New Mexico, a state that has elected several Latino governors and U.S. senators in its history. Born to a Mexican mother and an American father, the bilingual Bill Richardson at one was considered to be on the short list of potential vice-presidential nominees. Bill Richardson now joins us from station KUNM from Albuquerque.
Recently Cuba's Fidel Castro dropped a diplomatic bomb on Mexico's President Vicente Fox. He broadcast what Fox thought was a private telephone conversation between the two leaders. Castro proved that contrary to Fox's public statements, the Mexican president did in fact pressure Castro to cut short his presence at a United Nations' convention in Monterrey, Mexico in April. At first it appeared that relations between the two long standing allies would be the biggest casualty, but as Latino USA's franc Contreras reports from Mexico City Fox's relations with his own congress may have taken the biggest hit.
In the world of jazz recording, it's rare for an acknowledged master of one instrument to record an entire album of another instrument, but for musician Arturo Sandoval it's his passion for the music that's his gift, whether expressed with his trumpet or on the piano. Trumpeter prodigy Arturo Sandoval was born in Cuba in 1949. Classically trained, Sandoval began playing jazz early in his career and was voted Cuba's best instrumentalist from 1982 to 1984. In1990, Sandoval defected to the United States with the help of his friend and mentor Dizzy Gillespie. This year Sandoval has released 'My Passion for the Piano' a collection of twelve remarkable performances recorded in his home studio, all in one afternoon. Arturo Sandoval joins us today from NPR's New York studio.
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The mayor of Los Angeles, James Hahn, recently unveiled a plan to deal with the resurgence of gang violence. He plans to offer hundreds of at risk young people city jobs. The initiative would give $1.3 million to anti-gang programs and reassign a hundred officers from desk jobs to street patrol. The plan is needed in LA where the number of gang related murders has tripled in the past two years. Latino USA's Mandalit del Barco visited some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Los Angeles.
Recently, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced a U.S. grand jury had indicted 6 members of Colombia's main rebel group, commonly known as the FARC. The six were implicated in the 1999 kidnap and murder of three American environmental and indigenous rights activists. Ashcroft called the indictment a blow against narco-terror, and said the war on terrorism was now moving to the western hemisphere. The U.S. government has long attacked the FARC for profiting from the illegal drug trade that makes its way north to the U.S. drug market. Joining us now on Latino USA are Jason [Hoggins], senior policy analyst at the Washington Office on Latin America, and Nina Alvarez, an independent journalist currently living in Bogotá.
What does music sound like when it's created by activists' It sounds like this. The music group known as Quetzal was created in Los Angeles in the 1990s. The Rodney King police beating trial and the subsequent riots had shaken the city. And as people came together to heal there was a Chicano arts renaissance. That's when the group was created by Quetzal Flores, a Chicano who was raised by two activist parents from the sixties and seventies. After the Zapatista uprising in Mexico in 1994, the LA Chicano arts scene became even more politicized and Quetzal became the premier group to play for political fund raisers. But politics has given way to a focus to creating music. Quetzal's second release entitled 'Sing the Real' is a mix of social conscious with Mexican traditional, rock, folk, and Afro-Caribbean influences. With us on Latino USA today is Martha Gonzalez, lead vocalist and conga player, Gabriel Gonzalez, also lead vocalist, and Quetzal Flores, the founder of the group.
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Before leaving yet on another trip to Rome Cardinal Bernard Law, the head of Boston's Catholic archdioceses, recently gave a deposition in a court case over sex scandals involving priests. For many of New England Catholic's Cardinal Law has lost credibility because he failed to prevent priests from sexually abusing children. And the majority of Catholics there want him to resign. But for the past several weeks Latino Catholics have become more vocal about their feelings on Cardinal Law and their Church. From Boston WBUR's Monica Brady-Myerov reports.
Historically Latinos have overwhelmingly identified themselves as Catholic, but over the last few decades the percentage of Latino Catholics has begin to decline. New findings from a study were released recently at a national conference of religious leaders. The study shows a growing Protestant influence among the nation's Latinos. Reporter Don Rush attended the religious conference in Washington, DC and filed this report.
This Mother's Day the family of a woman, who lived to be a 103, reflects on her gifts of altruism, faith, and devotion. Benigna Chavez was born in 1898 and lived her life as a mother of three, and the grand mother and great-grand mother to dozens more who grow up to be successful business men and women , artists, photographers, and parents themselves. From the village of Chimayo in northern New Mexico correspondent Debra Martinez reports now on the legend of Benigna Chavez.
As Mexican Americans find themselves moving across the United States they carry with them one of the sounds of their heritage, the mariachi. Hundreds of mariachi programs have sprouted up in public schools throughout the country, and in such unlikely places such as Wenatchee, Washington, Lansing Michigan, Greenville, North Carolina and Stanford university. But the heart and soul of mariachi remains in the Southwest where one high school mariachi in a small town on the U.S.-Mexico border reigns supreme. NPR's John Burnett reports from Roma, Texas.
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On April 11 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was ousted from power but he was reinstated only 48 hours later amid allegations of U.S. involvement in the attempted coup. For Venezuelans the disruption in government is one more example of the economic and social divisions that threatened the stabilization of the country. Recently Latino USA correspondent Nina Alvarez traveled to Caracas, Venezuela for a firsthand view of how Venezuelans are copping and making sense of the events since April 11.
Former President Jimmy Carter recently made history by becoming the first U.S. President, either sitting or retired, to visit Cuba since the 1959 revolution. Much has changed on the communist island since Carter was president in the late 1970's. For commenter Tom Miller, who has traveled to Cuba for many years, those changes may hold the key to the future relationship between the U.S. and Cuba.
In Mexico gaining access to government information has historically been a nearly impossible task. For more than seventy years the PRI ruled unchallenged and during that time government records were basically sealed away from the public, which itself was conditioned to never ask for information, even basic information, such as the salary of the president was withheld from the public. Now that's about to change. Mexico has passed a freedom of information act giving Mexicans greater access to government records. From Mexico City, Latino USA's franc Contreras reports.
So what would you get if you combined a traditional Mexican record, a modern electronic cd, and mixed in some 1970's funk. Well you would get one Mexico's hottest bands ' it's called Kinky. Latino USA's Andrea Valdez recently met-up with Kinky in California and she has this profile.
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On May 26 the voters of Colombia go to the polls to elect a new president. As this program goes to air the front runner is right wing candidate Álvaro Uribe who is mounting a tough law and order campaign. The election is taking place against the backdrop of forty years of violence between the left leaning rebel group known as the FARC and the Colombian government. But violence, especially against civilians, is on the rise. Latino USA correspondent Nina Alvarez reports now from Bogota.
There are more than 1000 toxic waste sites across the country designated for cleanup by the federal government. In central California more than 200 immigrant Mexican farmworkers spent a decade living on a hazardous waste site. The majority of them are Mixteco Indians from the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Now the families have been relocated to brand new homes and as Tamara Keith reports from San Francisco station KQED this the first time the Environmental Protection Agency has relocated an entire community.
Antibalas means anti-bullets, or bullet-proof, in Spanish. It's also the name of a Brooklyn based afro-beat orchestra that takes its politics as seriously as its music. Antibalas came together partly in response to the death of Nigerian Fela Kuti, the founder of the Afrobeat sound. Joining us today in the studio is conga player and vocalist Duke Amayo, conga player Fernando Velez, and percussionist Ernesto Abreu.
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You heard about it before and still it's so hard to fathom, children leaving elementary school and junior high school unable to read. Latino children, many of whom speak in both English and Spanish, are in even greater danger of missing out on this most basic skill. Faced with that handicap, they often give-up on their education all together. The drop-out rate for Latinos in this country is above thirty percent, that's twice the rate for African Americans, and almost four times the rate for Anglo students. Behind the numbers are many stories: poverty interfering with learning, overwhelmed teachers coping with large classes, and schools that promote children to the next grade despite gaps in their knowledge. We're gonna share one story now. From Washington, D.C. producer Katy Davis. She's been a mentor and informal madrina, or god mother, to a teenage boy in her neighborhood for six years. We'll call him Julio. Here now is Julio's story about trying to learn how to read.
Julio's story is one that could be seen hundreds of times in school districts across the country, but unlike Julio other Latino kids often don't have access to tutors, or special resources, or adult mentors, a swat team to help them navigate through an education system that often fails to address their needs. Joining us now is panel of Latino education experts to discuss some the issues raised by this report. Dr. Samuel Betances is an educational consultant based in Chicago. He's a sociologist and president of the Fourth Annual Conference on Educating Hispanics. Marcelo Suarez-Orozco is a professor at Harvard University Graduate School of Education and Maria Castillo Rutherford is a second grade bilingual educator.at Norman elementary school in Austin Texas. Maria has 23 years of class room experience as both a teacher's aide and a certified teacher. Thanks for joining us all of you.
Finally on this special education program we remember a pioneer in Latino education and civil rights. Antonia Pantoja was born in Puerta de Tierra in Puerto Rico in 1921. She taught in rural Puerto Rican villages before migrating to New York City in 1944. By the time she received her master's degree from Columbia University's School of Social Work in 1954, Antonia Pantoja had seen firsthand the poverty of New York's Puerto Rican community. At that time the drop our rate for New York Latinos was over 80 percent and Antonia Pantoja set out to change that. She recalled those years in a 1994 interview with Latino USA.
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It's been said that computers have been the great equalizer for employees. It doesn't matter what your background is, or what you look, or sound, like, what matters is that you can handle cyber space and business. So with the dot com boom many Latinos found new kinds of jobs in a modern industry open to new ideas. But the dot com bust has meant many high tech Latinos are out of jobs. As Jason Lopez reports now from Oakland, California these modern Latinos are now relying on old style Latino social connections to try to stay alive in the market place.
In Ecuador there is a law suite going on, not just any lawsuit, a David and Goliath lawsuit. Native Ecuadorians, indigenous peoples, are suing one the world's largest oil companies, Texaco Oil. The Ecuadorians have brought their lawsuit into U.S. courts and the accusations are heavy. The Indians claim Texaco has been knowingly polluting the land and water in the amazon provinces of their country. David and Goliath indeed ' the case has been in court for 9 years. Bur now with the recent corporate merger of Texaco and Chevron the Ecuadorians have gotten some new allies and they all showed up at a May 15 Chevron-Texaco annual shareholders meeting. Independent radio producer Reese Erlich has our story.
American's of all stripes remember their fathers, their papas, living and deceased on June 16. For writer Carlos Sanchez of Waco the hot Texas weather in June especially reminds him of his dad on Father's Day.
Now for storyteller Antonio Sacre, who's half Cuban on his father's side. His papi never approved of his choice of profession -- being a writer. So Antonio Sacre wrote a play about it.
The man hailed as the king of the Chicano blues has died. Randy Garibay once joked with Latino USA's Maria Martin that he survived the Tejano music explosion. Here's an excerpt from their 1998 conversation.
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Well, the latest terror headlines brought dread; another U.S. citizen has been detained and accused of collaborating with al-Qaeda. Among Latinos that dread went even deeper when it was revealed that the accused 31 year old was Jose Padilla, a Puerto Rican born in New York and raised in Chicago. Padilla had been held by the FBI for a month before details of his detention were made public. According to authorities Padilla is a former gang member who converted to Islam and took on the name Abdullah al-Muhajir. Padilla is accused of not only receiving training from the al-Qaeda network in Pakistan and Afghanistan, but is also suspected of planning to construct and discharge a radioactive dirty bomb, possibly in the Washington D.C. area. Very little is known about Padilla who grew up on the northwest side of Chicago. Latino USA correspondent Yolanda Perdomo went to Padilla's home barrio and prepared this report.
The General Accounting office, which is the non-partisan research arm of the federal government, recently studied claims of racial and sexual discrimination at the nation's three top weapons labs: Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, and Lawrence Livermore Lab. the GAO found evidence of discrimination in the workplace in a study that looked at years 1995 thru 2000. KUNM's Leslie Clarke recently spoke with retire Latino workers from Los Alamos national laboratory who say that for years they endured lower wages and fewer promotions than their white male counterparts.
In Mexico, the recent discovery that genetically modified corn is growing in remote parts of the country is raising concerns about protecting the world's food supply. Now scientist, ecologist, and farmers are concerned that the genetically modified corn could spread and eventually wipe-out the planet's most important bank of corn DNA. Latino USA's Franc Contreras traveled to Oaxaca and file this report.
Encantado is Spanish for pleased to meet you. And 'Encantado' is also the title of the debut recording by the Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban ensemble. Now of course his name might sound familiar, that's because Jesus Chuchito Valdes, jr. represents the third generation of great Cuban pianist. His grandfather is Bebo Valdes, who at age 84 is still considered one Cuba's best. His father Chucho Valdes is a keyboard master and founder of the legendary Cuban band Irakere. And although Chuchito also led his fathers band Irakere for two years, 'Encantado' is his first recording as a band leader. Joining us now on Latino USA is Chuchito Valdes.
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In some U.S. cities if Latinos, African Americans, and Asians were counted together they would be the majority and could set their own majority political agenda. On Capitol Hill they call themselves the Tri-Caucus coalition. They are the [Congressional Hispanic Caucus], the Congressional Black Caucus, and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and they're trying to take advantage of their increasing numbers. The three recently met in a retreat just outside of Washington to forge a more formal and effective alliance. Don Rush has our report.
In the early hours of Monday morning June 17 thousands of former members of Guatemala's civilian patrols took over an international airport, an oil refinery, and the country's most famous tourist attraction, the Mayan ruins of Tikal. The civilian patrols were created to police local villages. Many of its members were pressed into service against their will. The protest was an action designed to draw attention to the Guatemalan government's failure to comply with peace accords signed more than five years ago. Those accords ended a thirty-six year long civil war in that Central American nation. Latino USA's Maria Martin is in Guatemala and sends us this report.
U.S. Catholic bishops are now sorting through a new set of rules and regulations regarding sexual abuse at the hands of clergy. Recently they approved a twelve page document titled'Character for the Protection of Children and Young People.' at their national conference held in Dallas. Some say there's been considerable irreparable damage done to the church. But despite its problems, Yolanda Perdomo reports from Chicago, the Catholic school system may not suffer a backlash.
Seven years ago in prison I watched on television the destruction of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. My first thought good the U.S. government needs to suffer some casualties in this war on crime and learn it ain't no fun when the rabbit's got the gun. Recently, Latino USA reported on the detention of Abdullah al-Muhajir, who is suspected of collaborating with al-Qaeda. Born Jose Padilla, and raised in Chicago, al-Muhajir was accused by the federal government of planning to use a dirty bomb in a terrorist attack against the United States. Commentator and ex-convict Joe Loya says he understands what might seem impossible to others: how some one could see their own country as their enemy.
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Well, whether summer sends you running indoors seeking refuge from the heat or soaking up the rays outdoors, a good book, un buen libro, is a season must have. Now joining us to help you wade through long lists of recent releases is Marie Arana book editor for the Washington Post.
Cuba in the first half of the twentieth century was apparently much more vibrant than it has been in the second half of the century. That is of course according to many writers who have romanticized this period for those of us who can only read about it. Perhaps no American writer captures such nostalgia for the Cuba of old as author Oscar Hijuelos. In 1990 Hijuelos won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his book 'The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love' His new book 'A Simple Habana Melody (from when the world was good)' Goes back to the same Cuba of Cuba of a half-century ago. And Oscar Hijuelos joins us now from station WBEZ in Chicago.
There are no strangers once we get to know each others stories. That's a saying the writer Victor Villasenor heard from his grandmother, his abuelita. For years victor Villasenor has dedicated his writing to telling the stories of his family. First as they fled Mexico during the Revolution and then as they settled in Southern California. Victor Villasenor's latest book 'Thirteen Senses' is a memoir of his family's experience in the United States and focuses on the relationship of his parents. He joins us here on Latino USA from KPBS in San Diego.
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What does music sound like when it's created by activists' It sounds like this. The music group known as Quetzal was created in Los Angeles in the 1990s. The Rodney King police beating trial and the subsequent riots had shaken the city. And as people came together to heal there was a Chicano arts renaissance. That's when the group was created by Quetzal Flores, a Chicano who was raised by two activist parents from the sixties and seventies. After the Zapatista uprising in Mexico in 1994, the LA Chicano arts scene became even more politicized and Quetzal became the premier group to play for political fund raisers. But politics has given way to a focus to creating music. Quetzal second release entitled 'Sing the Real' is a mix of social conscious with Mexican traditional, rock, folk, and Afro-Caribbean influences. With us on Latino USA today is Martha Gonzalez, lead vocalist and conga player, Gabriel Gonzalez, also lead vocalist, and Quetzal Flores, the founder of the group. (Repeat)
The alternative music of Julieta Venegas. Julieta Venegas is a singer-songwriter and classically trained musician from Mexico City. She got her start with Mexican punk group Tijuana No!, but it is with the release of her second solo album 'Bueninvento' where Venegas has been recognized as an up and coming artist in Latin alternative music scene. Julieta Venegas was born in Long Beach, California but she was raised in the border city of Tijuana, Mexico. She was influenced early on, not only by listening to music on U.S. radio stations from across the border, but also by the Mexican music she heard at home, and by the border experience itself. (Repeat)
Antibalas means anti-bullets, or bullet-proof, in Spanish. It's also the name of a Brooklyn based Afrobeat orchestra that takes its politics as seriously as its music. Antibalas came together partly in response to the death of Nigerian Fela Kuti, the founder of the Afrobeat sound. Joining us today in the studio is conga player and vocalist Duke Amayo, conga player Fernando Velez, and percussionist Ernesto Abreu. (Repeat)
So what would you get if you combined a traditional Mexican record, a modern electronic cd, and mixed in some 1970's funk' Well you would get one of Mexico's hottest bands ' it's called Kinky. Latino USA's Andrea Valdez recently met-up with Kinky in California and she has this profile.
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A special report AIDS in the Latino community. Two decades of living and dying with the disease.
Twenty years and counting and when we count there are now 900,000 people across this country living with aids. Look closely at the number of new infections and you'll find an alarming number of Latinos, a number out of proportion with their population, and they are people from all walks of life heterosexual men and women, partners of drug users, new born infants, and children. And while we now have powerful combinations of anti-HIV drugs that help many people live with the virus, for thousands of people these drugs make little difference. And that's where we'll start our program today in a community where the AIDS cocktail is not an option, where health care is minimal, we travel to the Dominican Republic. There we find an unusual intersection of people living with AIDS, folk healers trying to help them, and a Chicano scientist who believes there are clues to a cure in his ground breaking research on natural medicines used on the island. We begin our story with a young man living in a small, dusty, crowded town called Higuey. [Teo] is infected with HIV.
In this country AIDS unfolds differently. We know this because we've watched it for two decades across generations of families. And in families there are those that are born with the disease and there are those that do not have AIDS but live in its shadow daily because a parent is infected. That's the story of too many young people and too many families in the Latino community. Latino USA's Michele Garcia has our report.
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Every year millions of Catholic faithful make the pilgrimage to the shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico City. It's the second most visited religious site in the Christian world after the Vatican. According to church tradition the Virgin Mary appeared to a sixteenth century Indian man named Juan Diego, and left proof of her visit with a sacred image that today hangs in the massive basilica dedicated to her. Most Catholics believe this story but not all. In fact there are questions about whether Juan Diego himself even existed. Pope John Paul II has decided that the debate doesn't matter. The pontiff is scheduled to travel to Mexico in late July when he'll canonize Juan Diego as Mexico's first indigenous saint. From Mexico City, Latino USA's Franc Contreras has more.
The pope's scheduled trip to Latin America isn't limited to Mexico and the canonization of Juan Diego. In Guatemala anticipation is growing for Pope John Paul II's visit, his third trip to that country, and his first to declare a Central American saint. Latino USA's Maria Martin is in Antigua, Guatemala where she has more on Hermano Pedro and the pope's visit to Guatemala.
A little known bill in the U.S. Congress might make it easier for undocumented immigrants to get a college education. The 'Dream Act' would allow undocumented students who graduate from American high schools to qualify for federal and state financial aid. Anna Rojas Mejia is the 2002 valedictorian at Castlemont High School in Oakland, California. This summer she's fundraising to attend a University of California school in September.
Singer Irene Farrera has been on tour this summer, introducing American audiences to the folk music of Venezuela. Her latest album 'Serenata' is a collection of songs by Venezuelan composers and some of her own. The album features the musical styles and rhythms of the South American country where she was born. From Los Angeles, Latino USA's Mandalit del Barco has more.
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Today on a best of edition of Latino USA. Mujeres, women in full voice, a conversation with American pop music legend Latina Linda Ronstadt. Linda Ronstadt in her own words coming up on this best of edition of Latino USA.
Some of us have been listening to Linda Ronstadt for almost 30 years. Through a recording career that spans nearly four decades Linda Ronstadt has produced a extraordinary range of musical works: folk, country, rock, big band, Broadway, mariachi, and even light opera. Ronstadt's recording career began in 1966 when as a member of the Stone Poneys she had her first top 20 hit, 'Different Drum.' She went on to win her first Grammy Award as best country female vocalist for Hank Williams classic 'I Can't Help It.' By the 80s Ronstadt shifted from pop and country to performing in the Broadway production of 'The Pirates of Penzance.' Ronstadt also played Mimi in 'La Boheme' and released three hugely successful albums of pop standards While many know her primarily as the seventy's icon of California rock, Linda Ronstadt, who has Mexican roots, is a performer that has profoundly influenced many of today's most successful musicians. She joins us from her studio in Tucson, Arizona.
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill recently returned from a three nation trip to Latin America. In Uruguay he announced 1.5 billion dollar increase in loans from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank. In Brazil the secretary hinted that the U.S. was ready to bolster the continents largest economy. The secretary ended his trip in Argentina, which is still suffering economically after defaulting on its foreign debt. Secretary O'Neill's focus on economic aid for Latin America seems to indicate an almost about face for the Bush administration, which has previously not been willing to increase economic aid to the region. Joining us now to talk about the state of Latin America, economic policy, and the U.S. role is Doctor Luis Rubio, President of Centro de Investigation para el Desarrollo, the Center of Research for Development, a political economic think tank based Mexico City.
Since the mid-1990s students in the U.S. have targeted Nike, Reebok, and other manufactures for making clothing in sweatshops where workers face substandard conditions and low pay. Such student pressure, combined with a strong union organizing drive, has now resulted in Mexico's first contract between a maquiladora and an independent union, but after months of doing battle with each other the antagonist have made an unusual alliance. Inpendent producer Reese Erlich reports from Atlixco, Puebla a town seventy miles southeast of Mexico City.
Census figures confirm that one in every four Chicago residents is a Latino. The Latino population can be seen everywhere, from politics, to business, to the city streets, where paleteros, or ice cream vendors, pound the pavement with their white carts, walking the streets from mid-March to late'September. The paletero business is booming in Chicago, giving the traditional ice cream truck vendors a run for their money and as Yolanda Perdomo reports they're continuing a Mexican tradition.
Do you remember Conjunto La Perfecta' If you do remember and if you were extra ordinarily fortunate you heard La Perfecta in the early 1960s in New York's vibrant dance halls like the palladium ballroom. La Perfectas band leader was young pianist and composer the great Eddie Palmieri. Now, after two decades of mastering and revolutionizing Latin jazz Eddie Palmieri has returned to his original La Perfecta compositions with his new release 'La Perfecta II'. And were honored to have el maestro Eddie Palmieri.
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Singer-song writer Ely Guerra is one Mexico's emerging female talents, riding the wave of alternative Mexican music with her debut album, in the U.S., 'Lotofire.' Combining alternative rock, pop, and Brazilian rhythms, Ely Guerra offers a generous album full of introspection and vitality, but it's her voice that captures her listeners. Eli Guerra joins me in the studio here in New York.
When you think of Colombian music the words cumbia, vallenato, and may be even salsa comes to mind, and in terms of popular artist the U.S. market is now flooded with the cross over sensation Shakira, but the true music of Colombia is really so much more. From melodic herding songs of the oriental plains to the thunderous rhythms of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, Colombian music is a rich combination of the African , Spanish, and indigenous roots of its peoples. And for the past several years veteran Colombian vocalist Lucia Pulido and Japanese percussionist Satoshi Takeishi have been collaborating on a number of musical projects incorporating this rich Colombian musical tradition. Latino USA's Mario Murillo has our story.
He's been called the 'Sun of Latin Jazz,' the 'Renegade of Latin Jazz,' Madman,' and the 'Leader of the Roaring Elephants.' He of course is pianist, composer, and band leader Eddie Palmieri. Palmieri burst onto the national scene in the 1960s with his band Conjunto La Perfecta. Now after two decades of mastering and revolutionizing Latin jazz. Eddie Palmieri has returned to his original La Perfecta compositions with his new release 'La Perfecta II. But his career began much earlier thanks to his parents and to his older brother, the great pianist Charlie Palmieri. With us in the studio today is el maestro Eddie Palmieri.
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In California, a new study has found that Latinos are more likely to living in neighborhoods where the air is polluted. According to the Environmental Working Group, Latino neighborhoods in California experience air pollution levels 36% higher than in predominately white neighborhoods. And the agriculture rich California Central Valley asthma rates have been on the rise. While the disease crosses all racial and socio-economic boundaries, some doctors say it's taking an especially heavy toll on the regions Latinos. Tamara Keith reports from Fresno.
Music, mambo, memories, and movement in New York City in the 1940s and 50s, we take you back to the glory days of the Palladium Ballroom. The ballroom was located at the corner of 53rd Street and Broadway in New York City. And from the late 1940's until it closed in 1963 it was known among Latin music fans as 'The Home of the Mambo.' In 1993 Latino USA's Mandalit del Barco wrote and produced a radio documentary on the Palladium Ballroom with then WNYC producer David Carp. Here's an excerpt from that program. It originally aired as part of National Public Radio's Horizon radio series.
'The Home of the Mambo' was perhaps the first night club in New York City to blend be-bop, jazz orchestrations, and Afro-Caribbean rhythms for an audience of Puerto Ricans, African Americans, Italians, and Jews. Director Kevin Kaufman's latest film is a documentary called 'The Palladium: Where Mambo was King' its airing on the Bravo cable network on August 30th and NPR's Felix Contreras has our special report.
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Ahh! Brazil, we often think about the country as some sort of wonderful exotic getaway, a land where African roots are still at the surface, a land where samba and the 'Jogo de Cintura', the game of the hips, rules. But as Latin America's largest country Brazil also has the largest economy. And in recent months that economy has been faltering. International monetary organizations have pledged new loans to shore up the Brazilian economy. But those loans are tied to specific government performance and that has cast a shadow over the country's national elections. On October 6 Brazilians will elect a new president. The race pits socialist Luiz da Silva, known as Lula, against a more moderate leftist Ciro Gomes, who's sometimes referred to as 'Lula light'; and they are facing a third pro-business candidate who's trailing badly in the polls. But as Reese Erlich reports from Rio de Janeiro the ideological differences are narrowing as all candidates scrabble to move towards the political center.
The competition leading up to Brazil's presidential race will face more than economic challenges, wide spread racial disparities continue in the country that has long prided itself as being a racial paradise. As the last country to end slavery, Brazil has the largest number of African descendants outside of Africa. Nearly half of Brazil's population of 270 million people are of African or mixed racial heritage. More and more Afro-Brazilians are beginning to assert their cultural and political independence and also to demand reparations as a way to address the country's persistent racial inequalities. While the U.S. attempts to back off of affirmative action policies, Brazil now is moving forward with race based policies as a way to level the playing field. From Rio de Janeiro, Sandina Robbins has this report.
According to the National Association for Bilingual Education, Ay mucho de nosotros que somos bilingues, there are some 3.5 million bilingual students in schools across the country. Y la pregunta, the question of how best teach to these children has been the subject of debate for decades. While educators discuss the merits of bilingual education, the number of Spanish peaking children in the United States continues to grow. Pero los científicos, the scientist studying language and its effect on the brain are discovery that there are benefits of speaking more than one language. Latinos USA's health and science correspondent Camille Mojica Rey was more.
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Whether it was with corridos, or poems, or for some families' tears and tristeza, and for others a distant pain that won't go away, 9-11 and its aftermath live on. I'm Maria Hinojosa reporting from New York on this special edition of our program. We look back at the year that's past, and at the people whose lives will never be the same. And later on this program living and working near ground zero. What if your job is to clean up the dust at ground zero but you don't have protection or citizenship.
Latino USA's Mandalit del Barco profiles several Latino New Yorkers who survived the World Trade Center attack. Over the past year they have been struggling to recover and they've been helping other Latino families as well.
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It took days, weeks, and months for the dirt, dust, fires, and smoke to clear from Ground Zero. But people had to get back to work; they had to get back home. Everyone was telling us to get back to normal and quickly. In the days following the attacks hundreds of immigrant day laborers, the majority Latino, were hired to clean apartment buildings and offices surrounding the site. Almost immediately many of these workers began to fall ill. Eight months after September 11, in May of 2002 the Environmental Protection Agency issued a statement supporting what a many New York's environmental and public health organizations already knew, that the air inhaled by workers during the clean up efforts was indeed toxic. Joining me in the studio is Juan Gonzalez of the New York Daily News. He's author of 'Fallout' a book about the environmental and public health impact of World Trade Center attacks.
Sometimes it's hard to remember what our lives were like before September 11, but if you remember back to days just before the terrorist attacks President Bush had said he would focus unprecedented attention on Latin America, particularly Mexico. But when the twin towers fell on September 11 the Bush administration began focusing its attention and resources on eradicating the terrorist threat. No one argued with that decision, but as our nations political priorities have shifted so has Latin America's role vis-a-vis the United States. From Mexico City, Latino USA's Franc Contreras has more.
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On this edition of out program, we continue with part 2 of our special report Latino USA Remembers September 11. Everybody talks about it, thinks about it, that some of the September 11 hijackers got into this country on student visas. It's made a lot of angry and frightened Americans call for immigration reform. But what happens when Latinos get caught in the crackdown.
One year later most Americans still worry about how to keep terrorists off U.S. soil. As the Bush Administration toughens its stance on immigration control, thousands of Latino immigrants are on high alert. Advocacy groups say the crackdown on immigration violators is creating a whirlwind of distrust between immigrants and authorities. From WAMU in Washington, Lakshmi Singh reports.
Many People don't know it, don't think about it, really, but Latinos have been serving in large numbers in the U.S. military since World War I. Today, Latinos make-up 6.3 % of the military and 30% of reservists. Latino USA's Deepa Donde and Andrea Valdez visited with some young Latinos who are on the front lines of Americas latest conflict the War on Terrorism
America's latest war has lasted just about one year and for the most part the majority of Americans, including Latinos, support the president's efforts to combat terrorism but there are others who say that perhaps we've paid a price to conduct this war. Joining me from San Francisco is Betita Martinez, director of the Institute for MultiRacial Justice, Arnoldo Garcia of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and from New York is Teresa Gutiérrez with the International Action Center.
Jesus Gonzalez's Commentary on September 11, patriotism, and police brutality. Gonzalez is with WNYC's Radio Rookies a group of young New York journalists.
If the events of September 11 affected millions of people, even thousands of miles away from where the planes hit, what about our own New York City kids' They didn't lose more family members on 9-11; but studies have shown that Latino children experienced a greater incidence of post traumatic stress disorder and depression, even more so than African American, Asian and non-Latino children. Joining us to speak about how September 11 changed their lives is 11 year old Giovanni, Giovanni witnessed the collapse of the World Trade Center from hiss classroom in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and fifth graders Anna and Michael, who live in Washington Heights, a predominantly Dominican neighborhood on the upper west side of Manhattan.
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For Hispanic Heritage Month 'Latinos and a Changing America.' On this special edition of our program we look at the changing demographics of the United States and how Latinos are affecting the cultural and political landscape all across the country
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On this special Hispanic Heritage Month edition of the program 'Latinos and a Changing America' Part two of our special coverage. We look at the changing demographics of the United States and how Latinos are affecting the cultural and political landscape all across the country
Over the past two years the U.S. Census has released figures showing that Latinos now number some 36 million Americans and they're changing the face of this country. Today on Latinos and a changing America we'll look at some of the many communities affected by the incredible growth of the Latino population.
As we've heard, no longer can Latino communities in the United States be neatly divided into Puerto Rican New York, Cuban Miami, or Mexicans in the Southwest for instance. The states of California and Texas are still the most heavily Latino of all the fifty states, but in this new century that Latino character in these regions has acquired the flavor of immigrant streams from countries such as El Salvador, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, and Nicaragua. The estimated 3.1 million Central and South Americans who live in this country are beginning to develop their own sense of political and social place, and they're transforming neighborhoods all across the United States. Latino USA's Deepa Donde reports from Houston, Texas where the rise of Central Americans has had a profound impact on the city and its established Mexican American population.
My name is Martin Espada and this poem is called 'The Janitors Garden' For Felix Rodriguez. Aibonito, Puerto Rico, 1997.
The tiny central North Carolina town of Robbins may well have the fastest growing Latino population in the country. In 1990 less than 7 percent of the town's residents were Latino, today almost half of them are. Dealing with such change is a challenge for the local school system as it is for many school systems across the country, which must educate their youngest Spanish speaking newcomers. But as Leda Hartman reports teachers and children in Robbins, North Carolina are coping with the influx in innovative ways.
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Today on a best of edition of Latino USA: Mexican Americans and Mexico. How Mexicans have traditionally viewed its citizens who crossed to the other side of the border. Join us on this special archival edition of Latino USA.
Mexico, México to many Americans, its simply our nearest neighbor to the south, a land of 120 million people, home to the Aztec and Mayan civilizations, beach resorts, corona beer, and mariachi music. But to 22 million other Americans, those who trace their ancestry and heritage to places like Zacatecas, Texcoco, San Luis Potosi, Guanajuato, Michoacán, Sonora, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Puebla, el DF, and even old Tejano families from the Lower Rio Grande Valley, to those Americans of Mexican heritage this place, Mexico, means much, much more. On this Hispanic Heritage Month edition of our program we present to you a special documentary from our archives. Before Vicente Fox ushered in a new political chapter in the history of Mexico, before Mexico attempted to embrace its emigrants with Fox's Paisano Initiative, Latino USA's executive producer Maria Martin took a trip with other Mexican Americans, to explore the complex relationship that Mexican and Mexican Americans have with each other and the land known as Mexico. It's what some people call the cosmic connection.
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Almost two years ago, then President Clinton signed an executive order that set a May 2003 deadline for the U.S. Navy to pull out of the Puerto Rican island of Vieques. That was of course before September 11 and the subsequent war on terrorism. Because of current military action and talk of war with Iraq Puerto Rican activists now feel that the agreement for the navy to stop its training exercises on Vieques has effectively been shelved. WBGO's David Cruz examines how the pro-Vieques movement in Puerto Rico has been affected by the nation's current military situation.
On October 7 President Bush made his case to the American people for preemptive military action against Iraq. Going into this speech most polls showed most Americans divided over whether to send the military into Iraq. As Congress debated the language of a resolution to grant the president authority for military action, many Americans still had questions about the timing and need for unilateral preemptive action. This national debate reminded commentator Delores Villarreal del Barco of history.
In the copper canyon hills of the sierra de los Tarahumara, in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, the Tarahumara Indians have lived for centuries. A stubbornly independent people, the Tarahumara are known for keeping to themselves and shunning the outside world. But a severe drought lasting nearly ten years has taken its toll on the region and its people. For the last couple of year's one group, El Grupo Apoyo Tarahumara, has been raising money to take badly needed food and supplies into this desolate region of Mexico. Independent producer Reese Erlich recently documented one such trip to deliver these goods to the Tarahumara Indians and he sent us this sound portrait.
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As the Latino population increases in the United States so does the opportunity for Latino political representation on local, state, and federal levels. Next month California democrats Loretta and Linda Sanchez are set to become the first sisters ever elected to the U.S. Congress. But Latinas face unique social and cultural challenges when trying to serve in public office. From Chicago Yolanda Perdomo has our story.
The Census Bureau estimates that 57 percent of Latino adult citizens were reregistered to vote during the November 2000 election. The rising numbers have propelled both republicans and democrats to make great efforts to woo the Latino vote. Now, not too long ago in New York City, no politician was even thinking of wooing the Dominican vote, but fast forward to the present and Dominicans are playing center stage in the political front. Independent producer Ben Kramer reports now on the evolving political presence of los Dominicanos, the Dominican community, in New York City
Some of the world's most powerful business and government leaders are in Mexico for the annual gathering of APEC, Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation. Mexican president Vicente Fox is hosting this year's gathering, although no major new trade agreements are expected to be announced at the APEC conference, Fox wants to put Mexico in the limelight of the global investment community. As Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports many Mexicans are hope the attention might help jumpstart their country's ailing economy.
As a young writer, it took years for Sandra Cisneros to get a major publishing house interested in her work. Finally, 'The House on Mango Street' was published by Knopf and Cisneros' career took off at light speed. She received numerous awards and accolades for her work, including a MacArthur Genius Award. Her fans across the country have been waiting almost a decade for Cisneros newest work ' it's a novel called 'Caramelo' and it's out this month and already enjoying critical acclaim. Sandra Cisneros joins us on the program.
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All across the country Latinos are involved in the political process as never before, not only as registered voters but also as candidates for office. For some observers this election cycle is the banner year for Latino candidates. Hispanics are running for office at all levels, from the local school boards, to the U.S. Senate, to governor. However, some political veterans caution that while Latinos have come far, especially this year, they still have a long way to go. From Washington, Lakshmi Singh reports.
In Texas, businessman Tony Sanchez has spent more than $60 million of his own money in an attempt to wrest the governorship from Republican Rick Perry. And Ron Kirk, the former mayor of Dallas and African American Democrat, is in a competitive race for us senate against Attorney General John Cornyn. But the national Democratic and Republican parties are focusing much of their attention on one South Texas congressional race pitting Latino against Latino. From Laredo, Texas Latino USA's Alex Avila reports that the race between incumbent Republican Henry Bonilla and his Democratic challenger, former Texas Secretary of State Henry Cuellar, has Washington D.C. watching closely.
New Mexico is virtually assured of a Latino governor for the next four years. Former Energy Secretary Bill Richardson and former New Mexico State Legislator John Sanchez will face-off next month for that states governor's seat. The race is gaining national attention. But, while most states don't have long records of electing Latino officials, New Mexico has tradition of Hispanic leadership older than the state itself. From Albuquerque Leslie Clark has more.
Filipinos share with Mexicans the tradition of celebrating the Day of the Dead in early November. But as commentator Wilma Consul observes Filipinos would rather commemorate than celebrate their loved ones who've passed away.
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I'm one of those people who has known about Frida Kahlo since the time I played hopscotch. The memory of the painting 'Las Dos Fridas' (The Two Fridas) is seared into my mind. Looking at the painting in Mexico City as a child in awe and with a little bit of horror as well. Frida was born in 1907 in the Mexico City neighborhood of Coyoacán. When she was just 21 years old she wooed the famous, and then infamous, Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. They lived in a post'revolutionary Mexico, embracing the ideas of communism and avant-garde art. Since then Frida has become an international symbol, her haunting self portraits of her face and one long eyebrow that looks like a bird in flight. Lationo USA's Mandalit del Barco wrote and produced and NPR radio documentary in 1991 on the life and legacy of the woman known simply as Frida. Here's an excerpt from 'Frida Kahlo: No me olvides' (Frida Kahlo Don't Forget Me.)
Hayden Herrera wrote the book 'Frida', a biography of Frida Kahlo, nearly 20 years ago. The book opens with the wonderfully modern hip art scene that has happening in Mexico City in the 1930s. The book was more than just about Frida and Diego; it was about art created in a unique moment of history. Herrera is often credited with bringing Frida to mainstream U.S. audiences. Director Julie Taymor and actress Salma Hayek consulted Herrera's biography religiously throughout the shooting of the film. Joining us from our New York studio is Hayden Herrera.
When Frida Kahlo came to New York City in the 1930s she wore her colorful Tehuana dress and rings on every finger, and she got high society talking. At the time Diego Rivera was painting for the Rockefellers and Frida landed on the cover of Vogue. Fast forward and now its Mexican actor, producer Salma Hayek who's hot, and like Frida Kahlo, Hayek is changing the image of the Mexican woman. Joining us to discus the journey of the film 'Frida', from our New York studios is Salma Hayek.
You look at Lila Downs and her face says I'm a Zapotec Indian. In dress, style, and look Lila could even pass for Frida Kahlo's daughter. She was born in Mexico, raised in Minnesota, and now performs in the film 'Frida.' Academy Award nominated composer Elliot Goldenthal chose Lila Downs to collaborate with him on the soundtrack for the film 'Frida'. Joining us from her home in Mexico City is Lila Downs and in New York music composer Elliot Goldenthal.
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Election year 2002 saw some historic movement for Latinos. In New Mexico, where both major party candidates for governor were Latinos, Democrat Bill Richardson was elected to occupy the state house for the next four years. Almost 24 hours after the polls closed the strength of Latino voter turn out this mid-term election is still being analyzed, but one thing is certain the Latino delegation in congress will increase from 19 to 22. Nationally Republicans rode President Bush's coattails to victory in both the House and Senate; two of the new Latino members of Congress are Republicans. Another Latino Republican Bryan Sandoval won the Attorney General position in Nevada. Massachusetts and Colorado took up statewide English only propositions. Voters in Massachusetts elected to do away with bilingual education while Colorado became the first state in the country where the English only initiative made it before voters and was rejected. According to NALEO Latinos were instrumental in that defeat. Exit polls conducted by the William C. Velasquez Research Institute showed Latinos voted for Democrats for governor by wide margins in California and Texas. And in Texas, Tony Sanchez garnered 89 percent of the Latino vote while California Governor Gray Davis received 71 percent of the Latino vote. Now joining us here on Latino USA to talk about this election are from Los Angeles Antonio Gonzalez of the Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project and from Miami Sergio Bendixen of Bendixen and Associates, a political consulting and polling group.
Election monitors were at their stations across the country this election day to help ensure every citizen could vote freely. But as Washington, D.C. based commentator Katie Davis found in her neighborhood officials observers are no help if they can't communicate with the person who's trying to vote.
November 12 is a day of mourning for many New York Dominicans. On that day, a year ago, American Airlines flight 587 crashed while on route from New York City to Santo Domingo. 260 people died in the crash including 5 on the ground; the second worst aviation tragedy in us history. Recently family and friends of the victims traveled by bus loads from New York to Washington, D.C. to attend the National Transportation Safety Board hearings investigating possible causes for the crash. And as Latino USA's Patricia Guadalupe reports family members still feel there are many questions about the tragedy that remain unanswered.
Laura Hernandez has been writing for most of her short life. I met her a year ago soon after flight 587 crashed. She's a sharp and precocious 11 year old. And she wrote this poem a week before her life took a dramatic turn. Her mother Carla and her baby sister Juannie were both on flight 587 and since then Laura has found strength ands support through her writing. Her poem is entitled 'Imagination.'
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Political pundits continue to debate the significance of the Latino vote in the recent mid-term elections. There are strong disagreements over just how Latinos voted in some states and what their real impact was. Latino USA's Alex Avila spoke with a number of observers of political participation in the electoral process and he has this report.
Latino television and film producers gathered recently for the fourth annual National Association of Latino Independent Producers conference. The NALIP gathering comes at a time when Latino filmmakers are producing such high profile movies as 'Frida' and 'Real Women Have Curves.' Despite this visible success some Latino producers say the barriers and challenges that they face have not disappeared. Correspondent Belinda Acosta writes about television and pop-culture for 'The Austin Chronicle' newspaper. She attended the NALIP conference in San Antonio, Texas and has this report.
Philadelphia Daily News reporter Regina Medina has some more thoughts on Latinos on television this season.
By way of Chile comes a strong, agile, and sparkling jazz talent that has brought new life to the world of vocal jazz. Claudia Acuna won critical acclaim with her debut album 'Wind from the South.' Where she explored and gave a definite Latin flavor to jazz standards as well as reinventing well known Spanish compositions. Now Acuna continues with that direction in her most recent album 'Rhythm of Life.' And we're pleased to welcome Claudia Acuna to Latino USA.
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Our first report today comes from Brazil where violent crimes and homicide are at an all time high. This is especially true in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo and other large cities where so called easy money, or drug money, has led to a turf war between police and traffickers who battle for control over entire communities. And it's the youth, mostly young men and boys, who are getting caught in the crossfire. In response many Brazilian cultural groups are now teaching young people how to use music and creativity to keep them save from the violence. Sandina Robbins has this report from Rio de Janeiro.
Stop in at any Starbucks location across the country and your probably going to pay roughly $2 to $5 for steaming cup of coffee. In many of Latin Americas coffee producing regions those same $2 or $5 equals two or three days' pay for a typical plantation worker, and that's when times are good. But with the collapse of the international coffee market there is now hunger among the campesinos. Among the most dramatic cases is in Nicaragua. This Central American nation's economy is almost completely dependent on coffee and they are suffering. Latino USA's franc Contreras has our story from Matagalpa, Nicaragua.
A new film from Mexico, 'El crimen del padre Amaro' (The Crime of Father Amaro) recently opened in theaters in the United States. It's Mexico's official entry into the Oscars. And its subject, priests who engage in sex, abortion, and church corruption is making plenty of waves in the heavily Catholic country where it was made. Shortly after the film opened in Mexico church officials there called it blasphemous and threatened to boycott. But as Latino USA's Mandalit del Barco reports the controversy helped make 'El crimen del padre Amaro' Mexico's highest crossing film ever.
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584 Week # Air Date 6/18/04
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Today ona special edition of Latino USA, we remember the Chicano movement of the 1960s and 70s...and fiery Mexican American civil rights leader Reies Lopez Tijerina.
593 Week # Air Date 8/20/04
SEGMENT #1 (5:35)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Latin American reporter Franc Contreras on recent events following the national referendum on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
SEGMENT #2 (5:26)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa profiles Roel Campos the first Latino appointed to the influential Securities and Exchange Commission.
SEGMENT #3 (6:30)
Producer Melissa Giraude, a former teacher, catches up with a former student, whom she taught ten years ago.
SEGMENT #4 (4:32)
Latino USA's Jason Lopez examines Latino science and math professionals determined to help Latino students stay in school.
594 Week # Air Date 8/27/04
SEGMENT #1 (4:08)
Latino USA's Derek Reveron reports on the economic and political crises in the Dominican Republic.
SEGMENT #2 (5:24)
Correspondent [Mark Antocus] reports on the controversial new laws aimed at getting tough on Cuba's Fidel Castro and the potential effects on the November election.
SEGMENT #3 (4:25)
Latino USA's Ruxandra Guidi reports on the expansion of the U.S. VISIT Program to the nation's busy land ports.
SEGMENT #4 (2:32)
Commentator Désirée Zamorano has these words about this year's crop of new teachers.
595 Week # Air Date [9/3/04]
SEGMENT #1 (6:10)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with reporters Maria Elena Salinas, national co-anchor of Noticiero Univsion, and Carolyn Curiel, a member of the New York Times editorial board, about the Republican National Convention.
SEGMENT #2 (2:31)
Youth Radio's Elena Alvarez Huerta chares these reflections about her crash course in U.S. electoral politics.
SEGMENT #3 (5:11)
Correspondent Carole King reports that a new law has made many Venezuelans consider Emigration.
SEGMENT #4 (3:50)
Correspondent Bryan Birns reports on the two Olympic gold medals Argentina won.
SEGMENT #5 (2:01)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa has this commentary on Olympic gold medalist Anna Guevara of Mexico.
596 Week # Air Date 9/10/04
SEGMENT #1 (20:25)
USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with American pop music legend Linda Ronstadt.
597 Week # Air Date 9/17/04
SEGMENT #1 (3:58)
Latino USA contributor Steven Cuevas reports on the 30 year anniversary of Luis Valdez' play Zoot Suit.
SEGMENT #2 (5:48)
Latino USA's Roxandra Guidi has this story on Emilio Hernandez, a young man that has learned to relate to the world as a blind person.
SEGMENT #3 (8:47)
Latino USA's Alex Avila begins 'Los Grandes de Mexico' series with this profile on the great Mexican music legend Lola Beltran.
598 Week # Air Date 9/24/04
SEGMENT #1 (5:42)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa Speaks with Roberto Alcaraz the host of 'My Americas' the new travel series on PBS.
SEGMENT #2 (7:13)
Independent producer Celeste McKenzie reports on a guest worker program in Canada.
SEGMENT #3 (7:29)
Correspondent Carol King reports on support for the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez which is easily found in the poorest hillsides of the capital city.
600 Week # Air Date 10/8/04
SEGMENT #1 (2:59)
Latino USA presents this excerpt from the CNN documentary 'Immigrant Nation, Divided Country.'
SEGMENT #2 (6:57)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Atlanta state Senator Sam Zamarripa and D.A. King, columnist and self-described immigration crime fighter, about Latino immigration and the American South.
SEGMENT #3 (3:24)
Writer Paul Cuadros has this essay on the migration changes in the rural South.
SEGMENT #4 (4:42)
Latino USA's Ruxandra Guidi reports on the communicard a new tool that allows communication with non-English speaking employees.
601 Week # Air Date 10/15/04
SEGMENT #1 (2:57)
Correspondent [May Gorial'] reports on Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar's race for U.S. Senate.
SEGMENT #2 (5:23)
Correspondent [Mar(k) (C)Antochus'] reports on Republican Mel Martinez and his campaign in Florida.
SEGMENT #3 (4:36)
KUT's Michael May reports on an activist church, where church and politics are part of the congregation's discussion.
SEGMENT #4 (3:02)
Latino USA's Yolanda Perdomo reports that Latino youth in Chicago are planning to make their voices heard this election year.
SEGMENT #5 (3:33)
Commentator and storyteller Antonio Sacre believes that some Latino immigrants are getting a better grasp of what four more years really means.
602 Week # Air Date 10/22/04
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603 Week # Air Date [10/29/04]
SEGMENT #1 (3:54)
Correspondent Tamara Keith reports that President Bush and Senator John Kerry are courting Ohio's Latinos.
SEGMENT #2 (2:30)
Nevada Public Radio's Ky Plaskon reports on the recent death of Cpl. William Salazar, a marine videographer.
SEGMENT #3 (2:33)
Writer Katie Davis has this essay about a teenager from her Washington D.C. neighborhood.
SEGMENT #4 (8:36)
Latino USA's Franc Contreras has this profile of Jose Alfredo Jimenez , one of the most famous mariachi artists in Mexican history.
604 Week # Air Date[11/5/04]
SEGMENT #1 (7:31)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Joe Garcia, senior advisor to New Democratic Network, Antonio Gonzalez, president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, and Pilar Marrero, editor of 'La Opinion', the Los Angeles Spanish language daily, about the Latino vote in this year's presidential election.
SEGMENT #2 (2:24)
Contributor Angela Taylor reports that New Mexico Democrats could not effectively counter the Republican 'Viva Bush' campaign.
SEGMENT #3 (2:54)
Correspondent Carole King brings election day perspectives from New York families directly affected by either the war or the September 11 terrorist attack.
SEGMENT #4 (3:47)
Contributor Steven Cuevas reports on election monitors trying to insure the integrity of votes in Houston, Texas.
SEGMENT #5 (2:02)
KNPR's Ky Plaskon reports that Latino leaders in Nevada hope to focus on electing the state's first Latino to a major office.
605 Week # Air Date11/12/04
SEGMENT #1 (19:22)
Latino USA's Maria Martin has part I of our special series on Central America 'Despues de las Guerras: Central America After the Wars.' It's a story of the Guatemalan village of Santa Maria Tzeja, after falling into the military's hands.
606 Week # Air Date 11/19/04
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Sam Eaton has this story on the aftermath of Central America's civil wars, taking us to communities emblematic of conflicts in El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala.
607 Week # Air Date11/26/04
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NPR's John Burnett reports that after demilitarization it's difficult to reach reconciliation among ex-combatants in Central America.
608 Week # Air Date 12/03/04
SEGMENT #1 (6:03)
Correspondent Reese Erlich reports on Argentina and opinions on IMF policies.
SEGMENT #2 (4:10)
Correspondent Gabriel Spitzer reports Mexicans in Alaska are celebrating La Virgin de Guadalupe's day on December 12.
SEGMENT #3 (9:44)
Latino USA producer Angelica Luevano has this glimpse into the life and times of Mexican composer Agustin Lara.
609 Week # Air Date 12/10/04
SEGMENT #1 (19:22)
Latino USA's Franc Contreras looks at the extreme risks many Central Americans take for a better life in El Norte.
611 Week # Air Date 12/24/04
SEGMENT #1 (3:37)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Charito Calvachi Wakefield, author of the bilingual book 'Navidad latinoamericana / Latin American Christmas.'
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Commentator Joe Pacheco sends us this holiday remembrance of the holiday trip to the Puerto Rico sister island of Vieques in the 1930s.
SEGMENT #3 (7:05)
Chicano Author Rudolfo Anaya reads from his holiday book titled 'The Farolitos of Christmas.'
SEGMENT #4 (4:35)
Latino USA's Alex Avila recalls a favorite holiday family gathering.
612 Week # Air Date 12/31/04
SEGMENT #1 (11:51)
National Public Radio's Richard Gonzalez looks back at the debate over Central America in the 1980's.
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Executive producer for Gracias Vida Productions Maria Emilia Martin speaks with two journalists who covered Central America during that time of violence in the 1980s.

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613 Week # Air Date1/7/05
SEGMENT #1 (20:11)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa explores the issue of violence against women in El Salvador during the war and the present time.
614 Week # Air Date 1/14/05
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Latino USA's Maria Martin examines the explosion of community radio throughout the mountainous countryside of Guatemala, as part of the special series 'Despues de las Guerras: Central America after the Wars.'
615 Week # Air Date 1/21/05
SEGMENT #1 (4:22)
Latino USA's Lakshmi Singh reports on the controversy caused when a longtime Washington, D.C. radio station suddenly switched to reach the growing Latino audience.
SEGMENT #2 (3:45)
Latino USA's Alex Avila reports on a soldier-politician who made history in Texas by appointing his wife to serve in his elected office while he's on active duty.
SEGMENT #3 (4:29)
NPR's John Burnett reports on roadside crosses seen throughout highways of the western part of the country, which some states are now regulating.
SEGMENT #4 (6:58)
Contributor Steven Cuevas profiles Mexican composer Manuel Ponce, who many consider the father of Mexican classical music.
616 Week # Air Date 1/28/05
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Latino USA's Mandalit del Barco examines youth gangs and the legacy of violence as part of the special series 'Despues de las Guerras: Central America after the Wars.'
617 Week # Air Date 2/4/05
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Latino USA's Maria Martin and Sam Eaton have this story on the Guatemalan village of Santa Maria Tzeja, after falling into the military's hands.
618 Week # Air Date 2/11/05
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Maria Martin examines indigenous identity 20 years after the wars of Central America.
619 Week # Air Date 2/18/05
SEGMENT #1 (5:37)
Independent radio producer Reese Erlich reports on Colombia's current crises involving the demobilization of the country's right wing para-military.
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Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports from Cochabamba, Bolivia where the indigenous people are pushing for political representation. (4:22)
SEGMENT #3 (3:01)
Storyteller and artist Luis Guerra has this commentary on a group of Mexican ranch workers.
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4. NPR's Richard Gonzales remembers Jessica Govea Thorbourne who died last month from breast cancer.
620 Week # Air Date 2/25/05
SEGMENT #1 (23:58)
Latino USA's Maria Emilia Martin reports on the dangers faced by Central American journalists twenty years after the wars of the region.
621 Week # Air Date 3/4/05
SEGMENT #1 (20:22)
Latino USA's Maria Emilia Martin profiles several Central American artists who have lived through the wars in the region.
622 Week # Air Date 3/12/05
SEGMENT #1 (3:36)
Camilo Mejia has this essay which was written while he was in prison for his refusal to return to duty.
SEGMENT #2 (3:53)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Camilo Mejia about his year in prison for his refusal to return to Iraq as ordered.
SEGMENT #3 (5:43)
Contributor Jen Ross has this story on the slow advances for women's rights in Chile.
SEGMENT #4 (6:53)
Latino USA's Alex Avila visits with members of the legendary Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán.
623 Week # Air Date 3/18/05
SEGMENT #1 (2:42)
KJZZ's Mark Moran reports on the Minuteman Project which seeks to draw attention to border protection in southern Arizona.
SEGMENT #2 (5:33)
Contributor Steven Cuevas reports on a group of volunteer pilots who patrol the desert for immigrants in need of aid.
SEGMENT #3 (6:10)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Chris Simcox, vice-president of the Minuteman Project, Jennifer Allen, director of the Border Action Network, and congressman Tom Tancredo of Colorado, chair of the House Immigration Reform Caucus, about border security issues
SEGMENT #4 (3:19)
Latino USA's Patricia Guadalupe reports that border issues and immigration dominated the recent U.S.-Mexico Border Issues Conference.
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5. Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa former gang member and writer Luis Rodriguez about the recent arrest of members of an international gang know as the Mara Salvatrucha , or MS13.
624 Week # Air Date 3/25/05
SEGMENT #1 (2:42)
Border security and trade were the main topics at this week's summit at Baylor University. From station KWBU in Waco Michael Hagerty reports.
SEGMENT #2 (4:52)
As independent radio producer Reese Erlich reports from Bogota, Plan Colombia remains controversial despite claims of success.
SEGMENT #3 (4:08)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Northwestern law professor and United Nations Truth Commission consultant for El Salvador, Douglass Cassel on the 25th anniversary of Archbishop Oscar Romero's assassination.
SEGMENT #4 (7:27)
Memorial services were held this week in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, California, and Tucson for Lalo Guerrero, considered the father of Chicano music. A guest on Latino USA in past years, here is an excerpt of him speaking with Latino USA's Maria Martin.
625 Week # Air Date 4/1/05
SEGMENT #1 (7:24)
Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports on the Minuteman Project in Arizona.
SEGMENT #2 (4:17)
Latino USA's Lakshmi Singh reports on how banks have entered the remittance market.
SEGMENT #3 (6:58)
Independent producer Roberto Guerra reports on the efforts of the Shapibo family to save their culture.
626 Week # Air Date 4/8/05
SEGMENT #1 (4:55)
Latino USA contributor Carole King reports on the speculation whether the new pope will be from the developing world.
SEGMENT #2 (6:26)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Univision national news anchor Maria Elena Salinas and Father Virgil Elizondo, currently a visiting professor at Notre Dame University, on the scene in Rome and the future of the papacy.
SEGMENT #3 (4:33)
Latino USA contributor Jen Ross reports on newly revealed details of the pope's role in ending Chile's right-wing military dictatorship.
SEGMENT #4 (3:20)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa comments on the legacy of Pope John Paul II.
627 Week # Air Date 4/15/05
SEGMENT #1 (3:18)
Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports on Mexico City Mayor Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the legal charges he faces that could bar him from the upcoming presidential elections.
SEGMENT #2 (5:05)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Dr. Denise Dresser, political science professor at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, on Mexican politics and the potential international repercussions.
SEGMENT #3 (2:30)
Storyteller and artist Luis Guerra comments on the changing Mexican sierra.
SEGMENT #4 (7:27)
Latino USA's speaks with the Rock en Español lead singer Andrea Echeverri about her new solo album.
628 Week # Air Date 4/22/05
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Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Univision national news anchor Maria Elena Salinas and Latino USA correspondent Franc Contreras on the Latin American reaction to the new pope, despite wide reports that the pope could be from Latin America or Africa.
SEGMENT #2 (5:20)
Latino USA Contributor Nicole Carson reports how $40 million in U.S. aid is on hold, some analysts say pending the investigation of killings in a Colombian village.
SEGMENT #3 (3:40)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Dr. Armando Navarro, professor of political science at the University of California at Riverside and former 1970s organizer of the Raza Unida Party, on his experiences of working with [Rodolfo "Corky"] Gonzáles.
629 Week # Air Date 4/29/05
SEGMENT #1 (4:43)
Latino USA's Carole King reports on the debate surrounding John Bolton's nomination as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
SEGMENT #2 (6:36)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Larry Birns, director of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, on Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's trip to South America.
SEGMENT #3 (2:57)
Latino USA's Benjamin Jacob and Brian Chasnoff report on Brazil's black civil rights movement.
SEGMENT #4 (2:49)
Commentator Joe Pacheco remembers VE-Day.
630 Week # Air Date 5/6/05
We all have memories of our moms, our mamis. She's the woman whose hands wiped your runny noses, whose heart smoothed our cuts and bruises, and whose voice means home. For this special program Latino USA celebrates these mujeres by presenting readings from 'Las Mamis' an anthology in which fourteen Latino authors share personal glimpses of their mothers.
SEGMENT #1 (4:24)
Esmeralda Santiago co-edited the book 'Las Mamis: Favorite Latino Authors Remember their Mothers.' She now shares the story of her mother Ramona.
SEGMENT #2 (3:37)
Dominican born writer Juno Diaz is best known best known for his collection of short stories 'Drown.' Growing up in New York, Diaz recalls overcoming hard times with his mother. His remembrance is entitled 'How I Discovered My Mom and Learned to Live.'
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Writer Dagoberto Gilb has written a number of books, including the novel 'The Last Known Residence of Mickey Acuna.' He remembers his mother Elizabeth Yolanda, who worked as a department store runway model.
SEGMENT #4 (10:18)
Latino USA's Mandalit del Barco is familiar to NPR listeners as a longtime reporter. Her father met her mother in Peru while a Fulbright scholar. Now a Fulbright scholar herself, Mandalit shares her memories of her mother.
BACK ANNOUNCE: You've been listening to some of the stories in the book 'Las Mamis: Favorite Latino Authors Remember their Mothers,' edited by Esmeralda Santiago and Joie Davidow. It's published by Knopf.
631 Week # Air Date 5/13/05
SEGMENT #1 (5:28)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Michael Lacey, executive editor of Phoenix New Times, on a satirical piece depicting local personalities holding Mexicans at gunpoint in a church.
SEGMENT #2 (3:09)
KUT's Larry Schooler traveled to Costa Rica to find out why citizens are giving CAFTA a mixed reception.
SEGMENT #3 (4:28)
KCRW's Eric Roy profiles Los Angeles mayoral candidate Antonio Villaraigosa for the upcoming election.
SEGMENT #4 (7:35)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Academy Award winning musician Jorge Drexler
632 Week # Air Date 5/20/05
SEGMENT #1 (5:41)
Independent radio producer Reese Erlich reports on rising tensions stemming from Bolivia's free market policies.
SEGMENT #2 (3:56)
Latino USA's Jen Ross reports on Paraguay's campesino families' land struggle with this country's farmers.
SEGMENT #3 (3:30)
Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports on Bolivian growers harvesting organic cacao beans and selling it directly to lucrative U.S. markets.
SEGMENT #4 (3:00)
Storyteller Luis Guerra comments on the battle over hybrid vs. native corn as a war against globalization.
633 Week # Air Date 5/27/05
SEGMENT #1 (12:22)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with author Nicolas Vaca, political analyst and commentator Earl Ofari Hutchinson, and actress and activist Ella Laboriel, on Mexican President Vicent Fox's recent comments and the state of race and Latinos.
SEGMENT #2 (2:30)
KCRW's Eric Roy reports on the strength of Los Angeles' inter-ethnic coalition, and whether Democrats can duplicate this across the country.
SEGMENT #3 (3:47)
Maria Amelia Martin of Gracias Vida Productions comments on sisterhood, healing, and the concept of comadrazo.
634 Week # Air Date 6/3/05
SEGMENT #1 (5:21)
Nancy McLane reports on immigrants settling in the U.S. and taking out mortgages.
SEGMENT #2 (5:02)
Youth Radio's Jorge Nunez shares his story of being deported to Mexico and wanting to build homes for poor neighborhoods in his new community.
SEGMENT #3 (6:45)
BBC contributor Shawn Gerald Blore reports from Brazil about the illegal lumber trade.
635 Week # Air Date 6/10/05
SEGMENT #1 (6:51)
Independent producer Maria Emilia Martin profiles U.S. Senator Ken Salazar during his recent trip to Austin, Texas.
SEGMENT #2 (4:06)
Producer Nancy Marshall-Genzer reports on the Latino Student Fund's efforts to award scholarships and provide tutoring for students.
SEGMENT #3 (7:27)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with filmmaker Marilyn Agrelo on her new film on ballroom dancing classes in New York public schools.
636 Week # Air Date 6/17/05
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Producer Julia McEvoy presents a documentary 'Between Two Worlds', focusing on Latina immigrants and suicide, as pat of the series 'Despues de las Guerras: Central America After the Wars.'
637 Week # Air Date 6/24/05
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Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa has an exclusive interview with LA's Mayor-Elect Antonio Villaraigosa at the National Association of Hispanic Journalist in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Commentator Rubin Martinez was a Villaraigosa supporter in the 2001 election, but this year he had to watch the campaign from afar.
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Sandina Robbins brings this tribute to Don Francisco Gabilondo Soler, better known as Cri-Cri, as part of 'Los Grandes de Mexico' series.
638 Week # Air Date 7/1/05
SEGMENT #1 (3:52)
Shawn Blore reports on the possibility of the socialist leader of Bolivia's largest indigenous movement winning the presidency.
SEGMENT #2 (3:37)
Jen Ross reports on how Brazil's high death rates from illegal abortions have caused the government to review their abortion laws.
SEGMENT #3 (2:56)
Leslie Clark reports on terrorism as it centers around Luis Posada Carriles' request for U.S. asylum.
SEGMENT #4 (7:14)
Reese Erlich reports on how a young American discovered herself and the balance between American hip-hop and Peruvian folk music.
639 Week # Air Date 7/8/05
SEGMENT #1 (2:05)
Latino USA's Mandalit del Barco speaks with retired cartoonist Gus Arriola on the controversy over Mexico's Memín Pinguín stamp.
SEGMENT #2 (4:36)
WBGO's David Cruz talks with members of the acclaimed dance troupe Noche Flamenca.
SEGMENT #3 (4:30)
Yolanda Perdomo remembers the comedian Mario Moreno, better known as Cantinflas.
SEGMENT #4 (6:56)
Latino USA's Frank Contreras reports on how some Mexicans believe a songbook can be dangerous for children.
640 Week # Air Date 7/15/05
SEGMENT #1 (2:43)
Shawn Blore reports on the Brazilian government controversy of party officials bribing members of congress.
SEGMENT #2 (4:06)
Latino USA's Ruxandra Guidi reports on how the maquila industry has gone from bad to worse.
SEGMENT #3 (2:58)
Joe Pacheco comments on how the hurricane season this year could be related to ancient believes.
SEGMENT #4 (4:28)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with political scientist Denise Dresser on the political, international effects of drug violence in Mexico.
SEGMENT #5 (3:06)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa shares how the escalating drug violence has changed the Latin America she knows, as something marvelous behind bars.
641 Week # Air Date 7/22/05
SEGMENT #1 (2:28)
Latino USA's Franc Contreras reports on Mexico's extension of presidential voting rights to Mexican citizens living in the U.S.
SEGMENT #2 (2:50)
KNPR's Ky Plaskon reports from the Association of Mexican's Abroad conference in Las Vegas.
SEGMENT #3 (5:08)
Leslie Clark reports on the controversy surrounding the possible renewal of a smelting company's air quality permit in El Paso, Texas.
SEGMENT #4 (7:31)
In this encore interview, Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with vocalist Perla Batalla.
642 Week # Air Date 7/29/05
SEGMENT #1 (2:05)
KJZZ's James Garcia has this update on the Wilson Four, students of undocumented immigrants who may be deported because of school field trip.
SEGMENT #2 (4:38)
Latino USA Contributor Debra Martinez reports on Youth Build, which helps young people in Northern New Mexico give back to the community.
SEGMENT #3 (3:54)
NPR's John Burnett reports on the growing wood carving program for Northern New Mexico College.
SEGMENT #4 (4:17)
Latino USA's Jason Lopez reports on how despite apparent affluence, the library system in Salinas, California may soon close.
SEGMENT #5 (3:47)
KJZZ's Mark Moran profiles the work of actor/activist Richard Trujillo of Phoenix.
643 Week # Air Date 8/5/05
SEGMENT #1 (4:13)
Ruido Blanco's Paula Capristo produces this piece on the [Shavi's] celebration of Holy Week.
SEGMENT #2 (5:16)
Independent radio producer Reese Erlich reports on the dwindling number of Jewish gauchos.
SEGMENT #3 (6:52)
Latino USA's Franc Contreras travels to Argentina to report on tango's immigrant origins.
644 Week # Air Date 8/12/05
SEGMENT #1 (3:08)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with Jorge Chabat, an expert on Mexico's national security, about the recent narco violence.
SEGMENT #2 (5:03)
Latino USA's Franc Contreras profiles Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
SEGMENT #3 (3:34)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa remembers ABC News anchor Peter Jennings.
SEGMENT #4 (5:23)
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa speaks with author Denise Chavez about Pedro Infante's lasting legacy.
646 Week # Air Date 9/5/2005
This episode originally aired 10 weeks ago-show #636
SEGMENT #1: REPORT: 'BETWEEN TWO WORLDS, YOUNG LATINAS AND SUICIDE'
When young Central American and Mexican Latina immigrants become teenagers in the United States, they often find themselves torn between their parents' expectations, and ever-heightening demands of American teenage life. More than any other youth group, young Latinas break down under these and other pressures. In a startling statistic, the Center for Disease Control reports that almost a quarter of all Latina youth have attempted suicide. In this special report by GraciasVida Productions, part of the series, 'Despues De Las Guerras: Central America After the Wars,' two young Latinas, Bernice Torres and Claudia Garcia, share their stories of turmoil, despair and seeking help. Both live in immigrant Communities on Chicago's west side. Both girls have attempted suicide multiple times. And they agreed to share their personal stories because they want to send a message of hope to other youth. We must advise you that the content and language in this documentary is disturbing and parental discretion is advised. 'Between Two Worlds' is produced by Julia McEvoy. (18:40)
BACK ANNOUNCE:
Our special report 'Between Two Worlds' is part of the Despues De Las Guerras: Central America After The Wars' series produced by GraciasVida Productions executive producer and editor Maria Martin. The audio producer was Mary Gaffney. Special thanks to Chicago Public Radio and Sound Partners for Community Health, which helped make this report possible-major funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
647 Week # Air Date 9/12/2005
SEGMENT #1: HURRICANE KATRINA SUMMARY
Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa presents this snapshot about how Hurricane