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USC professor Josh Kun, who joins Alt.Latino for this week's show, is a co-founder of the Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation, which in 2013 assembled a collection of Latino-Jewish music titled It's A Scream How Levine Does The Rhumba. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Life Of Storytelling: Guest DJ Soledad O'Brien

The award-winning journalist visits Alt.Latino to share some of her favorite stories and music.

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De Película: The Best Latin Film Soundtracks Ever

Carlos Schröder and NPR critic Bob Mondello visit Alt.Latino to discuss Latin movies and music.

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Twice The Fun With Guest DJ Ibeyi

The twin sisters bring a long playlist to Alt.Latino, turning this week's episode into a singalong.

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Guest DJ Rita Moreno On Fighting Back And Winning

The iconic actress and singer joins Alt.Latino to discuss the life of a Latina in Hollywood, as well as what the original West Side Story lyrics said.

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Tijuana's Daughter: Guest DJ Ceci Bastida

The prolific musician joins Alt.Latino to discuss her life and times with Tijuana No! and Julieta Venegas, as well as her solo career.

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Keep It Moving: New Dance Music From Latin America

Guest DJs Sami Yenigun and Otis Hart stop by Alt.Latino to share some of their favorite dance-music finds from across the Spanish-speaking world.

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Nonstop Grooves With Guest DJ Novalima

On Alt.Latino, the band spins music and discusses mixing electronic beats with Afro-Peruvian folk.

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In The Name Of Love: A Mixtape For LGBT Pride Month

Alt.Latino asks one of its favorite guest DJs, Oscar Nñ, to curate a pride-friendly playlist.

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So The Punk Says To The Ranchero, 'You Should Listen To Piñata Protest'

Piñata Protest, this week's Alt.Latino Guest DJ, combines two sounds to make some of the coolest music in the world.

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'I Could Fall In Love': Selena's Legacy, 20 Years Later

It's been 20 years since the "Queen Of Tejano Music" was murdered. Alt.Latino looks at her legacy.

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What's Love Got To Do With It: The Villains Of Valentine's Day

Following the time-honored Alt.Latino tradition of hating Valentine's Day, the show revisits the greatest villains of Latin love songs.

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Latin Symphony: How Classical Music Saved Dinorah Marquez's Life

On Alt.Latino, hear from an educator whose life's work is to bring classical music to young Latinos.

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Gilberto Gil, pictured here on the cover of Luar (A Gente Precisa Ver o Luar), is one of the many artists we listen to this week to understand the concept of "saudade." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Starting 2015 On The Right Foot: An Alt.Latino Dance Mix

Let's start the year right! NPR's Otis Hart stops by to spin some hot new Latin electronic dance music.

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'World Music' With A Kick

NPR's Anastasia Tsioulcas recently returned from an international world-music festival. Here, she joins Alt.Latino to share some of her thrilling finds.

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The Latin Grammys: Mexican Romance, Uruguayan Mellow And More

With the help of Billboard's Judy Cantor-Navas, Alt.Latino finds gems among this year's nominees, from a flamenco legend to a laid-back troubadour.

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