Isabella Gomez Sarmiento Isabella Gomez Sarmiento is a producer with the Culture Desk and NPR's Book of the Day podcast.
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Isabella Gomez Sarmiento

Associate Producer, Culture Desk

Isabella Gomez Sarmiento is a producer with the Culture Desk and NPR's Book of the Day podcast.

Since joining NPR in 2019, she's worked on stories about vaccine outreach in Latinx communities, the future of abortion access in a post-Roe landscape and the unionization effort of the Star Garden strippers in Los Angeles. She especially loves mixing music pieces — during her time coordinating Weekend Edition's music coverage, she booked and produced interviews with artists like Buscabulla, Pusha T and C. Tangana.

Before coming to NPR, she wrote about culture, gender and immigration for outlets including Teen Vogue, CNN, Remezcla and more. She likes riding her bike and talking to/about her cat, Ricky Ricardo.

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Saturday

In a matter of three short years, Young Miko's become one of reggaeton and Latin pop's most promising stars. On her debut album 'Att.,' she keeps pushing the genre forward. Joshua Rivera/@shotsjpg hide caption

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Young Miko upended norms in Latin pop. On her debut 'Att.' she raises her own bar

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Friday

Khruangbin is out with their first solo album since 2020

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Saturday

On this week's Alt.Latino, an assessment of Shakira's current career after Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran. Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images hide caption

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What do we really want from Shakira?

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Saturday

Shakira's 'Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran' is her first album in 7 years

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Sunday

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AMC is cashing in on a strong return to theaters

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Friday

"I remember any time I traveled to Mexico and other countries in the continent, I felt like, 'I'm Latina, but I'm not exactly like the people here,' Arocena tells NPR. "When I came to Puerto Rico, it was like, 'okay, now I understand.' " Alex Alaya/Brownswood Recordings hide caption

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How Daymé Arocena left Cuba and found a freeing new sound in Afro-Caribbean pop

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Thursday

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Tótem chronicles one afternoon for Sol (Naíma Sentíes) a young girl about to undergo a massive loss. It was written and directed by Lila Avilés. Courtesy of Sideshow and Janus Films hide caption

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A birthday party for a dying father chronicles childhood before loss in 'Tótem'

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Wednesday

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Tuesday

Country music star Toby Keith is dead at 62 after battle with stomach cancer

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Monday

The final installment of the 'Amulet' graphic novel series is about to be released

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Jaquel Spivey, Angourie Rice and Auli'i Cravalho in Mean Girls. Jojo Whilden/Paramount hide caption

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Monday

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Our 2024 pop culture resolutions

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Wednesday

Alt.Latino's favorite music of 2023

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Wednesday

André Braugher, star of 'Brooklyn 99' and 'Homicide', has died at age 61

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Tuesday

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The debates unfolding now about what it means for Spain to host the Latin Grammys hint at much larger questions about how the Academy decides what constitutes Latin music. Jackie Lay/NPR hide caption

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Friday

Dark Little Whispers leans on Hashem's dark humor and dry sarcasm to land its strongest punchlines. Chris Palermo hide caption

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Arab American comic Dina Hashem has a debut special — but the timing is 'tricky'

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Wednesday

Houston-based EZ Band benefits from the success of Regional Mexican music

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