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Spanish-Language DJ Turns Out the Crowds in L.A.

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Spanish-Language DJ Turns Out the Crowds in L.A.

Spanish-Language DJ Turns Out the Crowds in L.A.

Spanish-Language DJ Turns Out the Crowds in L.A.

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Eduardo "Piolin" Sotelo is greeted by fans at an April 10 rally in Los Angeles. Mandalit del Barco, NPR hide caption

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In Los Angeles, one of the nation's most popular Spanish language radio personalities has played a huge role in turning out the massive crowds seen in recent immigration rights marches. Eduardo "Piolin" Sotelo says that, for him, it's a personal crusade.

Web Extra: Hear Piolin encourage his audience to attend a March 25th demonstration against immigration policy changes proposed in the U.S. Senate.

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Mandalit del Barco follows the DJ at a recent rally in Los Angeles — where he's greeted as a celebrity hero — and spends some time with him in the studio, where in rapid-fire Spanish he cajoles his audience to become more politically aware and take up the activist mantle.

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