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The Takeaway

It Ain't About the Margaritas: The Real Meaning of Cinco de Mayo

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

A margarita-fueled, taco-filled day is not a bad day. But it's also not a true celebration of Mexican independence.

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The Sporkful

The Man Who Made 5 Million Burritos (with Jesse Thorn)

Monday, May 04, 2015

We debate burrito construction and the LA/SF rivalry with MaxFun's Jesse Thorn and Good Food's Evan Kleiman. Plus Matt Yglesias compares Chipotle burritos to iPhones.

Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: Al Madrigal on Being 'Half'

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Daily Show's "Senior Latino Correspondent" explores his ambivalence with his ethnic identity, discovering that he can't pronounce his own name — and that he doesn't really care.
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WNYC News

New, Young and Progressive Council Members Inaugurated

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Several New York City Council members took their oaths of office on Sunday.

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WNYC News

Thousands to remember loved ones on Day of the Dead this weekend

Friday, November 01, 2013

WNYC

This weekend’s celebration of Day of the Dead at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery has a special meaning this year for organizers as they honor one of their own.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Carla Morrison

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Mexican-American chanteuse Carla Morrison performs at S.O.B.'s and at the Gramercy Theatre on Thursday night. Download her new song "No Quise Mirar."

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It's A Free Country ®

AZ Students Walk Out Over Mexican-American Studies Ban

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

For the past weeks Quevedo and other students have protested what they believe is an arbitrary ban to their education via walkouts.

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Radio Rookies

One Atheist, 14 Catholics

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sonia is the only atheist among her parent’s 13 children—a fact that often leaves her feeling misunderstood and tired of explaining.

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Radio Rookies

The Second Mom

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Sara Martinez assumes a lot of responsibility in her family. 

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Studio 360

Disco Rodeo

Saturday, November 13, 2004

In Raleigh, North Carolina, an old rock and roll club refashioned itself as "Disco Rodeo" and became an epicenter for Mexican immigrants who love Norteno and Ranchero music. Hugely popular bands south of the boarder regularly make the journey up to the little club. The crowds may be smaller ...

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Studio 360

Garden of Earthly Delights

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Los-Angeles based Mexican artist Rubin Ortiz-Torres is inspired by gardeners and their equipment. He customized a riding lawn mower to jump, gyrate and dance by remote control. Oritz-Torres commissioned his sister to write music for this ballet. Her revved-up sounds are made by leaf blowers and weed whackers. Produced ...

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Studio 360

Garden of Earthly Delights

Saturday, March 13, 2004

Los-Angeles based Mexican artist Rubin Ortiz-Torres is inspired by gardeners and their equipment. He customized a riding lawn mower to jump and gyrate and dance by remote control. Oritz-Torres commissioned his sister to write the music for this ballet. Her revved-up sounds are made by leaf blowers and weed whackers. ...

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Studio 360

The Garden of Earthly Delights

Saturday, September 27, 2003

Ruben Ortiz Torres is a Mexican artist living in California. For a performance piece, he took lawn equipment, and customized it. He created a metal-flake magenta lawnmower that danced to music. Sara Harris talked to Ortiz Torres about his piece "The Garden of Earthly Delights."

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Studio 360

Zoot Suit Riots

Saturday, August 11, 2001

In southern California during World War II, the extravagantly-tailored suits of young Mexican-Americans, with broad shoulders, huge lapels, narrow peg pants and wingtip shoes, clashed with the all-American austerity of the war. KCRW's Eric Roy takes a look back at 1940s Los Angeles and the improbable flash point that became ...

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Radio Rookies

English

Thursday, February 01, 2001

My story is about my adventures as a Spanish speaker in New York. I interview my principal, my English teacher, my friends and my mom.

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