Spanish Language

The Brian Lehrer Show

How Do You Say "Co-Pay" in Spanish?

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Is poor translation under-serving Spanish-language speakers and recent immigrants? Dr. Jane Delgado, President of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, says that the controversy over poor translation is masking bigger concerns about the lack of features on the site. At the moment, doesn't have a feature to shop for different plans in the same way the English site does. Delgado also says a big challenge is finding ways to best represent the "language of healthcare" to non-English speakers.

Comments [11]

The Takeaway

Wooing Latino Voters, Politicians Risk Blunders

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Today’s political candidates are increasingly savvy in their attempts to targeting Spanish-speaking voters. But as attempts to court Latino voters have become increasingly commonplace, so have cultural blunders. Jude Joffe-Block is senior field correspondent for Fronteras, a multimedia collaboration focusing on the southwestern border between Mexico and the United States. Ruben Navarette is a nationally-syndicated columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group.

Comments [3]

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Best Young Spanish-Language Writers

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Spanish writers Andres Barba and Javier Montes and Granta editor John Freeman discuss the state of fiction in the Spanish-speaking world. Granta’s issue The Best of Young Spanish Language Novelists, showcases of 22 of the finest young writers in the Spanish-speaking world, and includes writers from Spain, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Mexico, Peru, and Colombia.

Comments [2]

The Brian Lehrer Show

Mother of All Meanings

Friday, November 19, 2010

Liza Bakewell, linguistic anthropologist at Brown University and the author of Madre: Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun, explores the influence of language on Mexican culture through the lens of the Spanish word for "mother."

Got a favorite "madre" phrase or any other mom-language story? Let us know! (And...keep it clean)

Comments [17]


Opera in New York City Takes on a Spanish Accent

Monday, November 15, 2010

Opera companies, ballet troupes, orchestras and film festivals focusing on Spanish-language material are increasingly filling seats in teatros across the city.



El Museo del Barrio Explores History of Spanish-Speaking New Yorkers

Monday, September 20, 2010

Before it was “New York”, it may have been "Nueva York". That’s the name of a new exhibit at El Museo del Barrio that explores the history of Spanish-speaking people in New York City.


Radio Rookies

The Second Mom

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Sara Martinez assumes a lot of responsibility in her family. 


Radio Rookies


Thursday, February 21, 2002

Mary Fory lives among immigrants from many different countries, but she's noticed that even those who speak Spanish tend not to hang out with each other.

Comments [2]

Radio Rookies


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.