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Airs Sundays at 6am and 7pm on AM 820

Weekly roundups of news and public affairs, features on cultural and musical trends, and compelling personal portraits present a unique weekly perspective on U.S. Latinos. Latino USA explores the issues and events affecting the lives of the nation's growing and increasingly diverse Latino communities. Designed to promote cross-cultural understanding and to develop a forum for Latino cultural and artistic expression, Latino USA is hosted by the award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, who has covered such topics as urban and multicultural affairs, labor politics, and youth culture.

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Latest Stories from Latino USA

Last updated: Saturday, January 31 2015 10:59 PM

#1505 - Community

Friday, January 30 2015 05:00 PM

From police to musicians, we look into Latinos in all kinds of communities, including the lives of trans people in Cuba and the value of Latino writers.

#1504 - Afro-Latino

Friday, January 23 2015 05:33 PM

African culture runs deep through Latino identity—from music to food, and into so much more. But are Afro-Latinos under-represented and under-served? We ask Afro-Latinos across several generations what they think, and learn about the Garifuna, a Honduran Afro-Latino community which has been migrating to the U.S.

#1503 - Gaming the System

Friday, January 16 2015 06:53 PM

We examine diversity in gaming, the way the NYPD may have played themselves by slowing quality of life arrests, and learn about a community garden that sneaks in a little computer programming.

#1502 - The More You Know

Friday, January 09 2015 05:33 PM

Real understanding requires digging deeper. Latino USA dives in to stories about those trying to access education. We also learn about how stress can hurt us more than we know.

#1452 - Latino Icons

Friday, December 26 2014 05:33 PM

Latino icons are all around us, from stars like Anthony Quinn and Rita Moreno, to gathering places like San Bernardino’s Mitla Café.

#1452 - Latino Icons

Friday, December 19 2014 08:13 PM

Latino icons are all around us, from stars like Anthony Quinn and Rita Moreno, to gathering places like San Bernardino’s Mitla Café.

#1451 - Honduras

Friday, December 19 2014 05:33 PM

From poverty to gangs, this episode of Latino USA takes a deep dive into the root causes of why people leave Honduras to travel through Mexico and to the U.S.

#1450- Quality Control

Friday, December 12 2014 06:33 PM

Latino USA takes on questions of quality and how it’s controlled—from the kinds of people who visit US national parks to the way farmworkers factor into our food supply.

#1449 - Taboo

Friday, December 05 2014 06:33 PM

From government collusion with cartels in Mexico to coming out as a drug addict, Latino USA blows taboo topics wide open this week.

#1448 - Home

Wednesday, November 26 2014 05:33 PM

Latino USA brings you stories about home: what makes it home? And what happens when you nearly lose your home. Also: making nice with neighbors, and your holiday traditions.