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Guest DJ: California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

Alt.Latino celebrates National Poetry Month with Herrera, who discusses the songs that shaped him.

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5 Stories About Immigration, In Song Form

Alt.Latino talks to five people affected by U.S. immigration law, and plays songs that reflect their experience.

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