This week on Latino USA, stories about people maturing and coming into their own. We hear from a crew of skater dudes from El Salvador migrating to California, the directors of Mala Mala, a documentary that looks into the Puerto Ricans trans community, and the actors from the movie Straight Outta Compton.
This week on Latino USA, stories about music that goes against the grain - or you could say, is a little offbeat. We visit the Juarez music venue that helped club kids get through the drug war, and learn the history behind the first great Latino hardcore punk band. Plus - an interview with Colombian-American singer Kali Uchis, and a chat about the meaning behind Latino cover songs.
This episode: life before, during, and after prison. We meet a group of lifers trying to slow down the school-to-prison pipeline. We hear the story of Suave, who has gone from illiteracy and a life sentence, to finding meaning behind organizing behind bars. We learn about the trouble former inmates have re-entering society, and what they can do to succeed. Also, how one inmate has turned skills learned in prison into his business. And, how freedom can surprise you.
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Latino USA explores the question of what is beauty. We hear from make up tutorial YouTube stars, Latina models in Kansas city, and a trans man who shares his feelings on hair.
This week on Latino USA, in order for people to fight for their rights, they have to know them: stories about people, like a judge who is working towards more equal applications of the law, to a mother in East L.A. fighting for her autistic children's education, to tenants taking on landlords to save their homes.
This week, Latino USA explores the past, present and future of baseball. From the history of how Latino players bent the rules of the color line in the years before Jackie Robinson, to the story of how and why Dominican fans starting showing up at Boston's notoriously white Fenway Park, to the challenges that immigrant players face on their journey to the Major Leagues.
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.