Jasmine Garsd

Jasmine Garsd appears in the following:

Narcocorridos: Telling Truths, Or Glorifying An Escaped Drug Lord?

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Alt.Latino looks at popular songs chronicling the escape of Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo this week. Some describe his getaway admiringly, while others mock his perceived collusion with authorities.


Keep It Moving: New Dance Music From Latin America

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Guest DJs Sami Yenigun and Otis Hart stop by Alt.Latino to share some of their favorite dance-music finds from across the Spanish-speaking world.


One Teacher's Quest To Build Language Skills ... And Self-Confidence

Thursday, June 18, 2015

For our 50 Great Teachers series, we profile Thomas Whaley. With his second-graders on Long Island, he's teaching English ... and a lot more.


In The Name Of Love: A Mixtape For LGBT Pride Month

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Alt.Latino asks one of its favorite guest DJs, Oscar Nñ, to curate a pride-friendly playlist.


Learning To Fly: A Mixtape For The Airplane-Averse

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Some of us aren't so keen on flying. From Alt.Latino, here's a collection of songs to get you from takeoff to landing, with something for every little bump in between.


Songs We Love: Bomba Estereo, 'Mar (Lo Que Siento)'

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The Colombian band's latest album Amanecer is filled with some of their most energizing club songs yet. But they find their sweet spot in a mellow reflection about finding happiness.


'Louisa Meets Bear' Is More Than The Sum Of Its Parts

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Lisa Gornick's new novel-slash-story-collection turns around the long and stormy relationship between the title characters. Critic Michael Schaub says the book "may not be comforting, but it's true."


Dreaming En Español: Latin Music To Soothe Your Summertime Soul

Thursday, June 04, 2015

This week on Alt.Latino: a survey of the soft and airy, from Cuban remixes to fluffy Mexican pop.


Introducing The First Non-Medical Intern Union In The U.S.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

At the American Teachers Federation, the union's interns are putting their foot down. After about a year of negotiating, they have voted to form their own union.


Beyond The Birds And The Bees: Surviving Sex Ed Today

Monday, June 01, 2015

Sex education conjures images of teenage giggles and discomfort. But Bronx-based teacher Lena Solow is more than happy to talk about the topic.


So The Punk Says To The Ranchero, 'You Should Listen To Piñata Protest'

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Piñata Protest, this week's Alt.Latino Guest DJ, combines two sounds to make some of the coolest music in the world.


NYU Changes Its Policy On Reviewing Applicants' Criminal Background

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

NYU has announced that when looking at applications, it will initially overlook the criminal record of prospective students.


Take It Outside: Teaching Sex Ed On The Streets Of New York

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sex education often occurs in one of two places: at home or at school. Francisco Ramirez is bringing the subject out into the open.


The Pachanga Files: Rockanroleando In Austin

Friday, May 22, 2015

If you couldn't make it to one of Alt.Latino's favorite Latin music festivals, don't sweat it: Here's music from the show that we recorded live.


Pop Picks From Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico And Beyond

Thursday, May 14, 2015

This week on Alt.Latino, co-host Jasmine Garsd tries to play only songs by Miguel, but is thwarted.


Prince Releases 'Baltimore'; Holds Concert In Troubled City

Monday, May 11, 2015

Prince performed in Baltimore Sunday night. It was billed as a "Rally 4 Peace" — just weeks after violence erupted following the funeral of Freddie Gray. Police officers are charged in his death.


A Bitter Goodbye: Sweet Briar College Closes Its Doors

Friday, May 08, 2015

Despite some legal challenges, the Virginia school is closing — after more than 100 years of teaching women.


Happy Cinco De Morrissey!

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Instead of throwing a typical Cinco De Mayo party, Alt.Latino creates a new holiday to celebrate an icon who's become a Mexican obsession on both sides of the border.


The Honduran-Canadian Singer And The Swedish Band: An Alt.Latino Love Story

Thursday, April 30, 2015

We're doing one of our favorite things: sharing new music with our listeners. We've got Mexican bluegrass, Venezuelan retro and a Honduran crooner who makes beautiful music in Canada.


Grab Your Bionic Chanclas: Alt.Latino's Mixtape For The Robot Apocalypse

Thursday, April 23, 2015

You knew this was going to happen eventually — might as well face it with a mix of great music.