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WNYC News

Report: Latino Kids in New York City Have it the Hardest

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New statistics show Latino children in the city, more than any other group, are living in serious poverty and failing to graduate high school.

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The Takeaway

In San Antonio, A Lifeline for the Hispanic Uninsured

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

High rates of uninsurance plague Hispanic communities. Del Barrio Clinic in San Antonio, Texas is trying to turn the tide. 

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Specials

A Latino History of Hip-Hop

Monday, March 23, 2015

Latino USA presents the first of a two-part series on how Latinos and New York City have influenced hip-hop: from MCing to DJing, graffiti and break dancing.

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The Takeaway

Think Our Voting System is Color Blind? Think Again.

Friday, February 27, 2015

A new study from researchers at Harvard suggests that racial bias still plays a big role in the voting system.

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Specials

Festivo Alt.Latino

Monday, December 22, 2014

NPR Music's Alt.Latino presents the 3rd edition of Festivo Alt.Latino -- a special holiday concert featuring the 20 piece choral ensemble Choral Cantigas.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 403: Beyond The Front Lines Part II

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Listen to the second part our Veterans Day special, "Beyond the Frontlines: A StoryCorps Military Voices Special," a one-hour program hosted by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.

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The Takeaway

Hope Running Out for Immigration Reform

Monday, August 25, 2014

Univision's Fernando Pizarro and KJZZ Reporter Kate Sheehy discuss ongoing deportations to Central America and the business community's influence on executive immigration reforms.

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WNYC News

Pretty Vacant: Two Million Voters Have No Voice In Albany

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Some state legislators ran for other offices, some got other jobs — and some wound up in handcuffs, leaving 13 seats empty and millions of New Yorkers without representation.

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Latino USA

Nuestro Nueva York

Friday, August 15, 2014

Each week, Latino USA brings you diverse stories that matter from around the nation. In this special episode, we zoom in and check out the vibrant Latino landscape of our hometown: New York City.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 384: Never Your Fault

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Antero Garcia talks to his former student Roger Alvarez who dropped out during his senior year of high school.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 384: Never Your Fault

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Antero Garcia talks to his former student Roger Alvarez who dropped out during his senior year of high school.

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WNYC News

At Latino Church, Faith as an Investment Strategy

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The Iglesia Universal teaches that the more money you give to God, the more God will give you back. 

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Radio Rookies

Father's Day from Radio Rookies: Trying to Do it Right and Not Repeat a Father's Mistakes

Friday, June 13, 2014

When people think about teen parents, they usually picture a young mom. But what about the dads?

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WNYC News

Photos Documenting NYC Latino Experience To Be Digitized by Columbia

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Five thousand pictures documenting Hispanics in New York City will be preserved by Columbia University. The photos, from El Diario/La Prensa's archives from 1978 to 2001, will be digitized and indexed, and will be accessible through the university's library.

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WNYC News

Not Quite Post-Racial, New York Politics Is Still Tribal

Friday, September 13, 2013

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In the Democratic primary race for mayor, Bill De Blasio won over more black voters than the black candidate, Bill Thompson, and more gay and lesbian voters than Christine Quinn, who is a lesbian. Are these signs of a post-racial, post-identity New York?

Hardly, says Ali Najmi, who argues that "local politics in New York City is more tribal than Kansas."

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The Takeaway

Critics: Texas Abortion Law Hurts Poor, Latina Women

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Opponents of a controversial new Texas abortion measure, like Lillian Ortiz, a board member of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, says the law disproportionately affects poor women, especially Latinas. But Texas State Representative Jason Villalba, a Republican from Dallas, supported the measure and says there is no basis behind the argument that Texas' law disproportionately affects poor women, and particularly those of color.

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WNYC News

A Disco Ball Piñata and the KKK as Emerging Latino Art

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Fidel Castro, the KKK, and a disco ball piñata. Those are some of the themes in the minds of 37 emerging Latino and Latin American artists who are part of El Museo del Barrio's biennial opening on Wednesday.

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The Takeaway

Major U.S. Companies Profit from Exploitative Labor Brokers

Thursday, May 02, 2013

A new report by Pro-Publica and Marketplace looks at a system of Latino labor brokerage in cities across the U.S., a system which provides leading U.S. companies cheap labor whenever they need it, but leaves the workers with wages that are far below legal minimum wage.

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The Takeaway

Why are Latinos Flocking to Islam?

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

You may be surprised to learn that in 2011, 12 percent of all converts to Islam in the United States were Latino. That's double the rate of a decade ago.

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The Takeaway

Young Latino Readers Search for Themselves in Books

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Latino students now make up almost 25 percent of the country's public school population. But despite their numbers, young Latino readers still aren't seeing themselves in the books they read while at school. It's an issue that Motoko Rich has written about. She reports on education for our partner, The New York Times.

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