Miguel Macias
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Miguel Macias

Miguel Macias is an audio producer and reporter based in Spain. Prior to returning to his home country in 2023, Macias spent more than two decades living and working in the U.S. Most recently Macias was a Senior Producer at NPR's All Things Considered, in Washington, D.C., where he worked in a number of capacities, such as producing the award-winning series Climate, migration and the far right.

Prior to joining NPR in 2021, Macias was Supervising Senior Producer for Latino USA, where he led a team of talented producers and editors. Before that, Macias was an Associate Professor at Brooklyn College CUNY, where he taught radio production and journalism for a decade. Before moving into academia, Macias worked as the Los Angeles Bureau Chief for Youth Radio, as an Associate Producer for American Public Media, as a Director for the Marketplace Morning Report and as an Associate Producer for WNYC's Radio Rookies. Macias is also proud to have worked as a volunteer for the NGO MADRE. As such, he has trained Indigenous radio reporters in Peru, instructed video editing to teenagers in Colombia and taught radio production to activists in Nicaragua.

Macias received a Peabody Award in 2006 as the Associate Producer for WNYC Radio Rookies' Mosholu series. More recently, he received an 2022 Ondas Award for his audio documentary, Limbo.

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Thursday

Chega leader André Ventura reacts as he arrives at Marriot Hotel, CHEGA's electoral night headquarters, in Lisbon on March 10, 2024. ANDRE DIAS NOBRE/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Sunday

Portugal's general election comes amid corruption allegations and a far-right surge

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Tuesday

The front gate of San Isidoro School, in Barrio de Santa Cruz. Miguel Macias/NPR hide caption

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Thursday

In this photo taken Sept. 5, 2023 Russian defector Maksim Kuzminov attends a press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine. Vladyslav Musiienko/AP hide caption

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A man shot dead in Spain may be a Russian army defector

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Wednesday

Helicopter pilot killed in Spain is believed to be a Russian who defected to Ukraine

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Tuesday

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Tourism in Europe is back after the COVID-19 lull — and locals have mixed feelings

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Friday

Amid a debate whether Spain should be part of the Latin Grammys, it hosted the event

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Wednesday

Spain's Socialist Party forms coalition government with Catalan separatist parties

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Wednesday

Drought in Spain sends olive oil supply down and prices sky high

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A drought in Spain has cut production of olive oil and prices are rising

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Friday

An unwanted kiss from a Spanish soccer official has sparked a movement

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Monday

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The rise of the far right in Spain is putting extra pressure on the upcoming election

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Sunday

Monday

Moustapha Dieye on his boat in Guet Ndar, Senegal on October 5. Dieye took a pirogue to Spain in 2006, where he now legally resides. His family has a boat in Saint Louis, where he is originally from. Ricci Shryock for NPR hide caption

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Monday

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This activist fights for migrants' lives in murky international waters

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Thursday

Madrid students bring joy — and money — to people all over Spain

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Monday

Argentines around the world celebrate the country's World Cup victory

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Wednesday

A far-right extremism expert on the conviction of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes

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Friday

Encore: A migration journey involves whether to look back or not

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Tuesday

Serigne Mbaye, who was born in Senegal and is now a deputy in the Spanish General Assembly in Madrid, in the Lavapiés neighborhood in Madrid, Spain on October 19. Ricci Shryock for NPR hide caption

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How one man went from a migrant leaving Africa, to an elected official in Spain

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Monday

Mamadou Diop, 52, stands in front of the strawberry farms where he does seasonal work in Palos de la Frontera, Spain on October 16. Born in Senegal, Diop speaks more than five languages. He lives in makeshift housing near the farms, and he sends money back to his wife and children in Joal Fadiouth, Senegal. Ricci Shryock for NPR hide caption

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In the strawberry fields of Spain, migrants from Africa work in hope of a better life

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