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#1531 - Life Sentence

This episode: life before, during, and after prison. We meet a group of lifers trying to slow down the school-to-prison pipeline. We hear the story of Suave, who has gone from illiteracy and a life sentence, to finding meaning behind organizing behind bars. We learn about the trouble former inmates have re-entering society, and what they can do to succeed. Also, how one inmate has turned skills learned in prison into his business. And, how freedom can surprise you.

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#1530 - Beauty

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Latino USA explores the question of what is beauty. We hear from make up tutorial YouTube stars, Latina models in Kansas city, and a trans man who shares his feelings on hair.

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#1529 - Know Your Rights

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.

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Latino USA Episode #1528 - Béisbol

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#1528 - Béisbol

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.

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#1527 - Latino Icons (Rebroadcast)

Latino icons are all around us, from stars like Anthony Quinn and Rita Moreno, to gathering places like San Bernardino's Mitla Café.

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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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