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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: Monday, December 22 2014 09:54 PM

#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.

#1447 - Give & Take

Friday, November 21 2014 08:13 PM

Today: Give & Take. Learn about the impact of President Obama’s action on immigration, the benefits and drawbacks of removing tattoos, and how (as well as how much) undocumented immigrants pay in taxes.

#1446 - Targeted

Friday, November 14 2014 05:33 PM

Are Latinos the new hot target market? We’ll explore this idea on this episode of Latino USA. We meet a group trying to encourage Latinos to get outdoors. We’ll talk about the biggest news story the U.S. media’s not covering and much more.


#1445 - Birth-Rebirth

Friday, November 07 2014 05:48 PM

What does it mean to create? Or to re-create oneself? Latino USA takes a look at issues of birth, re-invention, as well as emerging ideas and film in this episode.


#1444 - Hyphen Americans

Friday, October 31 2014 08:59 PM

Mexican-American, Korean-American, Cuban-American, Japanese-American. Latinos and Asian-Americans are joined at the hyphen. In this collaboration with Hyphen magazine, Latino USA explores where Asian Americans and Latino issues meet.


#1443 - Represent

Tuesday, October 28 2014 03:53 PM

We learn about Latinos in elections in California, Arizona, and Rhode Island (and their opponents), why Latinos turn out to vote at a low rate, and how one undocumented person is registering voters. We also hear from Cristela, the first Latina with her own primetime sitcom, and an illustrator tells us about the importance of kids seeing themselves in children’s books.