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#1526 - Rebels

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

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Latino USA Episode #1525 - Lady Liberty

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#1525 - Lady Liberty

Nope – we're not talking about the Statue of Liberty, but rather some very liberated women. From Cherrie Moraga, the author of the quintessential Chicana feminist book This Bridge Called my Back, to Hall of Femme, a hip-hop competition in Nicaragua exclusively for women. Latino USA hears from women who are helping support each other achieve their goals.

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#1524 - Who Tells The Story?

Stories often change depending on who is doing the telling. Latino USA examines the issue of perspective – from one woman's tale of being brought from Cuba to the U.S. as a child during "Operation Pedro Pan" to the issue of diversity in television.

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#1523 - A Latino History of Hip Hop, Part II

A Latino History of Hip Hop, Part two, focusing on the late 80s through today. This time, a focus on how Latinos fared as rap music became bigger than hip-hop culture. Featuring Mellow Man Ace, Bobbito Garcia, a look at Big Pun, and more.

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#1522 - Abuelos

Latino USA explores the rich and complicated relationship between Latinos and their grandparents. We look at the science behind the existence of abuelitos and hear from people who were raised by them.

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#1521 - A Latino History of the US Rebroadcast

Take a trip around the country with host Maria Hinojosa to learn about Latino history. Hear about the patriotic celebrations of Laredo, Texas and the first colony in the US—it's not where you think it is. Also: could Zorro be the first American superhero? A high school class in East LA learns about the Chicano movement. And just where did the term "Hispanic" come from?

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#1520 - Take Care

A dangerous fungus lurks in the dirt of California's Central Valley. But there's little funding for research to combat it. We'll learn what some people are doing to educate local people, and about the ways Latinos get medical care.

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#1519 - Palabras

What's in a word? Find out with Latino USA as we talk about Spanglish and its implications, how to interpret the made up language of some popular movie characters, and living as a deaf Latino.

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#1518 - Gangs, Murder and Migration in Honduras (Rebroadcast)

From poverty to gangs, this episode of Latino USA takes a deep dive into the root causes of why people leave Honduras to travel through Mexico and to the U.S.

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#1517 - Returning

This episode of Latino USA is all about going back. Whether it's returning to a home country or revisting an inspiration, we look at the various ways people return. We hear from two adoptees reconnecting to their roots, what immigrant workers are doing with remmitance money and talk to Jose James about his new album of Billie Holiday covers.

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