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Jasmine Garsd

Jasmine Garsd appears in the following:

Are Women's Colleges Doomed? What Sweet Briar's Demise Tells Us

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Administrators say that the Virginia institution has been grappling with financial troubles for decades. And they blame an increasing lack of interest in single-sex education.

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It's Beginning To Feel A Lot Like Spring: An Alt.Latino New Music Mix

Thursday, March 19, 2015

For some, warm weather might be associated with sweet, breezy music. For others, it might be the sultry grooves of Cuban soul singer Alex Cuba.

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France Considers A Ban On Overly Skinny Models

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Proposed legislation would criminalize the use of underweight models and ban online sites that glorify anorexia and other eating disorders.

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Cervantes' Remains Have Been Found In Madrid, Scientists Say

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Almost 400 years after his death, researchers have found bone fragments that seem to match what they know about the celebrated author's burial.

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Tea Tuesdays: Gift Of The Moon, Bane Of The Spanish — The Story Of Yerba Mate

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Legend has it the moon gifted this drink to the Guaraní people of South America. It was banned by the colonial government. The Jesuits made it their most profitable crop. Oh, and the pope drinks it.

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Ooze, Fog And Climate Change Threaten Mummies

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The oldest mummies in the world are in northern Chile. Preserved for seven thousand years, the mummies are now deteriorating, and scientists say climate changes are to blame.

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Univision Incident Reignites Questions About Diversity In Latino Media

Friday, March 13, 2015

Fashion critic and host Rodner Figueroa has been let go for offensive comments about First Lady Michelle Obama. Critics see the incident as an example of racism in Spanish-language broadcasts.

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A Cuban Soul Singer Walks Into A Colombian Party, And The Bass Drops

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Alt.Latino brings a mix of Cuban soul, Colombian dance, Mexican-American hip-hop, y mucho mas.

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Coming Out In A Galaxy Far Far Away: Star Wars Gets Its First LGBT Character

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Star Wars has had a complicated relationship with LGBT issues in the past. A new character, Moff Mors, might change that.

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Got To Give $7.4 Million Up: Jury Finds Pharrell And Thicke Copied Marvin Gaye Song

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A Los Angeles jury has determined that singers Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke lifted portions of Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up" when writing their hit "Blurred Lines."

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Climate Change May Be Destroying World's Oldest-Known Mummies

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Chinchorros, who lived between modern-day Peru and Chile, mummified their dead at least 2,000 years before the Egyptians. But some mummies have begun to turn to ooze, so scientists investigated.

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Hear 6 Latin American Artists Who Rock In Indigenous Languages

Thursday, March 05, 2015

This week, Alt.Latino plays songs sung in indigenous Latin American languages: Mapuche, Tzotzil, Guarani, Quechua and Tz'utujil from Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala and Mexico.

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Is Fighting Racism In Soccer 'A Lost Cause'? FIFA President Says No

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Racism in soccer has been making headlines again, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter is now talking about relegating teams.

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Internet Memes And 'The Right To Be Forgotten'

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Becoming Internet-famous is a gold mine for some, a nightmare for others. The world of memes can pit free speech against the desire for privacy. And laws generally aren't keeping up, an expert says.

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Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Congress' Longest-Serving Woman, To Retire

Monday, March 02, 2015

The Maryland Democrat has served in the Senate since 1987 and was the first woman to chair the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee.

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Mexican Attorney General Who Handled Case Of Vanished Students Will Step Down

Friday, February 27, 2015

Jesus Murillo Karam ran the investigation when 43 college students disappeared.

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Mexico Says Leader Of Knights Templar Cartel Captured

Friday, February 27, 2015

Authorities say they have detained Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of the most wanted men in the country.

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South Korea Decriminalizes Cheating, Shares Of Contraceptive Companies Rise

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The country's Constitutional Court voted 7-2 to abolish a 1953 law that made adultery a crime punishable by up to two years in prison.

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Ferguson Lawyer To Represent Family Of Latino Man Shot 17 Times By Police

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Mexican national was shot and killed by police on Feb. 10 in Pasco, Wash. He had been throwing rocks at cars. The attorney who represented the family of Michael Brown has taken the case.

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We're A Nation Of Immigrants, So Where Is Home?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Alt.Latino team recently joined a spirited onstage discussion of immigration with Michel Martin, Edwidge Danticat, Richard Blanco, Etana and Diane Guerrero.

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