This week Latino USA looks at stories of parenting. We hear from Sonia Manzano, Maria from Sesame Street, who opens up about how her life mirrored her character on the show's life. Maria Hinojosa opens up about being worried whether her daughter is Latina enough. Indie musician, Empress Of, talks about how her mom crashes her concerts. And we hear about the struggles of families that live across borders.
Latino USA anticipates Pope Francis's visit to the U.S. by learning about his past, hearing from Latinos eager to catch a glimpse of him, and talking about how he and his seemingly radical views are impacting the Catholic Church in the U.S.
Latino USA talks about identity - from an immigrant rights activist who is uneasy about gaining legal status to a frank conversation about traveling when brown. We ask how do people choose to identify and how does that affect their day to day lives?
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.