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BL Weekend: Manhole Explosions, Racism + Latinos & the Truth About Moods

Friday, March 20, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Manhole Explosions (First) | Racism + Latinos (Starts at 11:16) | The Truth About Our Moods (Starts at 45:24)
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The Brian Lehrer Show

25 Years in 25 Days (2010): SB 1070 and Hispanics in the U.S.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In 2010, Arizona passed SB 1070 - a law that sparked a national conversation about immigration reform and racial profiling. Today, we look at the rise of Hispanics in the U.S.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fútbol - and Slurs - in Spanish

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

After watching World Cup matches in Spanish on Univision, Felix Sanchez, co-founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, called attention to the language some commentators used to describe players. Univision has responded, and the dialogue has inspired a conversation about race, language and Spanish.

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WNYC News

Study: Latino and Immigrant Workers More Likely To Die in Construction Falls

Thursday, October 24, 2013

In New York, the majority of those who die working construction are Latinos and immigrants, according to a new report from the Center for Popular Democracy.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Ray Suarez on Latinos in America

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Ray Suarez, PBS Newshour senior correspondent, chronicles the history of Latinos and the ways they’ve helped shaped the nation. His book Latino Americans is the companion to the PBS miniseries, and it explores the lives of Latino American men and women over a 500-year span, from the early European settlements to the Wild West to the Cold War to the Great Depression to the civil rights movement.

The book is a companion to the PBS series Latino Americans, which premieres September 18, at 8:00 pm. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Latinos in America; Lee Child's Jack Reacher Novels; the Revolution in NY and NJ; the FBI and Reagan at Berkeley

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Journalist Ray Suarez describes the role Latinos have played in shaping the nation for over 500 years. Lee Childs talks about his latest Jack Reacher novel, called Never Go Back. Robert Sullivan shines a light on the often overlooked roles that New Jersey and New York played in the American Revolution. And we’ll hear about FBI surveillance, illegal break-ins, infiltration, planted news stories, and poison-pen letters at Berkeley in the 1960s.

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Candidates with Univision

Friday, September 21, 2012

Pilar Marrero, senior political writer for La Opinión and now author of Killing the American Dream: How Anti-Immigration Extremists Are Destroying the Nation, talks about this week's Presidential forums on Univision with Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama and their messages to Latinos.

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The Takeaway

Romney and Obama to Speak Back to Back at Latino Political Conference

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

On Thursday, Mitt Romney will address the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Romney’s challenge will be to find some way to contend with Obama’s announcement last Friday that undocumented immigrant youth will be able to stay in the United States and have the opportunity to apply for work permits.

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The Takeaway

Taking Stock: Latinos and the 2012 Election

Thursday, June 14, 2012

As part of our coverage of this political year we are doing what a lot of people in the U.S. are doing as they think about voting for a new President: Taking stock of the last four years and looking ahead to the next 12 months. We sat down with former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury George Munoz to discuss the role Latinos are poised to play in this year's presidential election.

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The Takeaway

Is the Trayvon Martin Case an Example of Tension Between Black and Latino Communities?

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

The commonalities and tensions between the black and Latino communities in the United States — and in particular, in the American south — have been a source of much discussion in the Trayvon Martin case. On yesterday's program, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson mentioned some dramatic statistics on how blacks and Latinos in the American south perceive one another. Duke researchers found that an overwhelming majority of Latinos in Durham, North Carolina, 78 percent, felt they had the most in common with whites. What’s more, nearly 60 percent of Latinos surveyed reported they believed that few or almost no blacks were hard-working or could be trusted.

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The Takeaway

Super Tuesday and Latino Voters

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

A Fox Latino poll of likely voters released earlier this week showed 70 percent supporting President Obama and just 14 percent supporting Governor Mitt Romney. The same poll also seems to indicate that the Republican party is having trouble winning new Latino voters -- and keeping Latino voters who have favored the GOP in the past. Poll numbers indicated that four of five Latinos who voted for Obama in 2008 planned vote for him again later this year. Meanwhile, among Latinos who voted for Republican Arizona Senator John McCain four years ago only 40 percent now say they support Obama.

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The Takeaway

Ken Salazar Wants More Landmarks for Minorities

Monday, February 27, 2012

There are thousands of national landmarks in the United States. But less than 3 percent of them are dedicated to members of minority groups, such as Latinos and women. Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior and former senator from Colorado, believes more monuments should be created to honor the nation's diversity of heroes. Ken Salazar explains what the department does and how it can be instrumental in being the custodian of America's history.

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The Takeaway

Flash Forward: How African-Americans and Latinos Will Shape Politics

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Like the Iowa caucuses before it, the relevance of New Hampshire's primary has been questioned because of the state's 94 percent white population. Major demographic changes are taking place across the country, increasing diversity in regions that have not traditionally been destinations for Latino immigrants, as well as the shift of affluent, northern-born African-Americans to the south. The Takeaway takes a look at what issues are important to these voters in the 2012 election and beyond.

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Can Republicans Win Latino Voters in 2012?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I think the hope in the Obama administration is that in fact the Republican rhetoric will drive Latinos to vote for Obama...It's not clear they'll have many places to go besides Obama.

—  President and founder of the National Institute for Latino Policy, Angelo Falcón, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Features

Second Annual Latin Media and Entertainment Week Kicks Off

Monday, October 03, 2011

The city's second annual Latin Media and Entertainment Week kicks off Monday and will include free events, concerts and business networking sessions aimed at promoting the city as a destination for Latin culture.

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WNYC News

Family of Hate Crime Victim Calls for More Action from Government

Thursday, September 15, 2011

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The brother of an Ecuadoran immigrant, who was attacked and stabbed to death by a gang of teenagers in 2008, called for a stronger response from the Department of Justice, which is currently investigating claims that the Suffolk County Police Department failed to properly investigate, report and track potential hate crimes against the Latino community.

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Bloomberg Pledges Millions to City Initiative Aimed at Black and Latino Men

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday he will invest his own money in a new, $130 million city initiative to help black and Latino men get ahead. The Bloomberg Administration calls it the nation's boldest and most comprehensive effort to reduce racial disparities.

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The Takeaway

Peter Parker Replaced By Miles Morales: The New Spider-Man

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

The latest issue of the long-running Spider-Man comic book series comes out today, and there's a brand-new protagonist. Miles Morales, a half-Latino, half-African-American teenager is taking over the blue and red tights from Peter Parker, who was killed off recently. Marvel creators seized the opportunity to diversify the beloved American superhero series. Will comic enthusiasts come to love the new, multiethnic Spider-Man?

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The Takeaway

Latinos Allege Police Violence and Intimidation in Connecticut Town

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

All this week, we're reflecting on the major issues of 2010. Immigration remained one of the biggest stories out of southwestern states, like Arizona. But immigration has become a serious issue even in smaller states along the East Coast, like Connecticut. Latino residents of East Haven, Connecticut, have filed a federal lawsuit against their local police department, claiming police have targeted Latinos with violence, harassment and intimidation.

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2010's Lessons For Latinos

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Republican led defeat of the Dream Act offers one more example in the well established tradition of the GOP rejecting major Latino policy preferences. It maintains the tradition sustained by California’s Proposition 187 that voters approved in 1994. Proposition 187 laid the foundation for the pro-immigrant Democratic take-over of California that continues through today, and became a symbol used by to mobilize Latinos against Republicans nationwide. Arizona’s 2010 anti-undocumented immigration legislation maintains this tradition and, like Proposition 187, had significant electoral consequences within Arizona and nationally. It has mobilized anti-immigrant sentiment and helped carry Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer to victory.

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