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

Eduardo 'Piolin' Sotelo is greeted by fans at an April 10 rally in Los Angeles.

hide captionEduardo "Piolin" Sotelo is greeted by fans at an April 10 rally in Los Angeles.

Mandalit del Barco, NPR

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.

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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