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Most Recent Episodes

#1513 - El Teléfono

Seventy-two percent of Latinos over eighteen own smartphones – almost ten percent more than the national average. We try to answer why Latinos use phones at higher rates and what mobile technology could mean for health, finances, and democracy.

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#1512 - A Latino History of Hip Hop Part 1

For the first part of a two-part series on how Latinos have influenced hip-hop Latino USA producers Daisy Rosario and Marlon Bishop learn about the early years by talking to legends like Devastating Tito, Lee Quiñones, and Charlie Chase. They break down the four elements of hip-hop: MCing, DJing, graffitti, and break dancing and explore how New York City made it all possible.

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#1511 - Getting There

We take a bus to New York's prisons and look at how young people can wind up there. We hear how a cabbie made a big difference in one cancer patient's life. And: it's the biggest transportation story you probably hadn't heard of: a canal from the Pacific to the Atlantic in Nicaragua.

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#1510 - Censored

Freedom of speech is crucial to a healthy democracy—so what does that mean for democracies in Latin America? And why do Latino leadership organizations remain silent on the deaths of Latinos at the hands of police? We explore censorship and self-censorship in this episode.

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#1509 - I Woke Up Like This

Why are Latino kids perceived as shy in the classroom? And how can Latinas grow older with confidence? Latino USA examines issues of self-esteem at all ages, and asks what the "U.S. mambo" on immigration affects those counting on immigration reforms.

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#1508 - Bodega

On this week's Latino USA, producers spend a day in a bodega in Washington Heights, NYC — home to one of the biggest Dominican populations in the U.S. They uncover stories about nutrition, migration, community, and the slow threat of gentrification.

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#1507 - Loss & Love

Latino USA brings you stories of all kinds of love: romantic, family, friendship, and love of community. We also hear what happens when long-distance romance goes bad, and note that the Smithsonian’s National Portrait gallery is finally showing Latinos some love.

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#1506 - Cuba and the US After the Thaw

 In this special collaboration with America Abroad, Latino USA brings you the political and personal history of the U.S.-Cuba relationship. We also examine some of the factors to be ironed out as diplomats try to normalize relations between the two countries.

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#1505 - Community

From police to musicians, we look into Latinos in all kinds of communities, including the lives of trans people in Cuba and the value of Latino writers.

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#1504 - Afro-Latino

African culture runs deep through Latino identity—from music to food, and into so much more. But are Afro-Latinos under-represented and under-served? We ask Afro-Latinos across several generations what they think, and learn about the Garifuna, a Honduran Afro-Latino community which has been migrating to the U.S.

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