Jasmine Garsd

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Prague's Franken-Cone Finds A Way To Bring Ice Cream And Doughnuts Together

Sunday, March 06, 2016

There's a new doughnut in town — or wait, is it an ice cream cone? It's both! The tredelnikis a donut like pastry made into a cone, and filled with ice cream. It's all the rage in Prague.


Guest DJ Seu Jorge's Musical DNA

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Our guest DJ this week, singer Seu Jorge, says he recognized himself in the character he plays in the Brazilian film City Of God: a bus driver named Mané Galinha who's caught up in violence in 1970s Brazil.

Before he became an internationally acclaimed Brazilian music star, Seu ...


Brazilian Singer Seu Jorge: On Music, Race, And Luck Versus Hard Work

Saturday, February 27, 2016

The celebrated musician stopped by NPR's Alt.Latino to chat about his incredible musical journey.


A Family Tells Its Story About Living In The U.S. Illegally

Saturday, February 20, 2016

As presidential candidates talk about deporting or legalizing the 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S, we hear what it means for American citizens whose spouses or parents are undocumented.


Love Stories From New York, The City That Never Sleeps

Sunday, February 14, 2016

The air may be icy, but our alt.Latino teams fills it this Valentine's Day with warm memories from New Yorkers of love and Latin music.


Love Stories In Union Square

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Every Valentine's Day, we do the same thing: We talk about how much we hate Valentine's Day. This year, we're doing something different.

Alt.Latino co-host Jasmine Garsd and award-winning sex educator Francisco Ramirez recently sat down at Union Square Park and asked people to stop by and tell their ...


Zika Virus Isn't The First Disease To Spark A Debate About Abortion

Sunday, January 31, 2016

There is a joke circulating in San Salvador these days: "Instead of using a condom, use a mosquito net! That should at least keep the mosquitoes from biting your privates."

The joke is a dig at the unusual suggestion made by the governments of El Salvador and various other Latin ...


In Central America, Human Smugglers Entrap Women In Sex Trafficking

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thousands of Central American migrants come to the U.S. illegally each year. They often hire a human smuggler to get them across the border. The story of one woman's journey shows how...


Human Smuggler: Central Americans Are Worth Their Weight In Gold

Thursday, January 28, 2016

It has gotten harder for undocumented migrants to sneak into the U.S. from Latin America. That has led to a rise in the price charged by human smugglers.


As Deportations Ramp Up, Rumors Stir Fear Among Immigrants

Sunday, January 17, 2016

The federal government is stepping up its deportation raids, though authorities say criminals are the priority. Still, the actions are sending a chill through the Central American immigrant community.


This Week On Alt.Latino: New Music, And Remembering A Legend

Thursday, January 14, 2016

If you think it's strange that we pay homage to David Bowie on Alt.Latino this week, think again. Bowie has had a tremendous fan base throughout Latin America, and he's been a strong musical influence. His talent was so great, and his work so diverse, it left few musical ...


In Cuba, Musicians Redefine The Classics

Thursday, January 07, 2016

It's wintertime, and we're all a little chilly and in need of vitamin D. This week on Alt.Latino, we feel a ray of sunshine in the form of Anastasia Tsioulcas, one of NPR's finest music reporters.

Anastasia specializes in classical music, but also has a passion for hunting down fresh ...


Los Mejores: Alt.Latino's Favorite Musicians Of 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

It's that time of year when we review our favorite music, and as always, it was difficult to narrow it down to a handful of songs. One recurring theme in 2015: Whether it's Li Saumet from Bomba Estereo or up-and-coming singer Kali Uchis, it's been a fantastic time ...


Kissing Bug Disease: Latin America's Silent Killer Makes U.S. Headlines

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

"El Almohadon De Pluma" (The Feather Pillow), written in 1905, is a classic of Latin American literature. Uruguayan author Horacio Quiroga tells the tale of Alicia, a newlywed who begins mysteriously and rapidly losing weight. Soon she's bedridden with severe anemia. The doctors are perplexed. She dies in no ...


Bagels And Bongos: The Jewish-Latin Music Connection

Thursday, December 03, 2015

This week on Alt.Latino, we explore the deeply intertwined roots that connect Jewish and Latin music.

Professor Josh Kun teaches at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. He's researched music history extensively, and he joins us to spin some awesome old records, including Celia ...


These Are The Faces Of People Facing HIV/AIDS: #WorldAidsDay

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

There's a place in the city of Tijuana, Mexico, called El Bordo, which has always been somewhat reminiscent of a post-apocalyptic movie scene. The name comes from "the border," which is where it's located: right by the fence that separates the U.S. from Mexico, among the enormous paved canals that ...


Despite Similarities, Pocahontas Gets Love, Malinche Gets Hate. Why?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Pocahontas had nothing to do with the first Thanksgiving. She died in 1617, four years before the celebration in Plymouth.

Neither did Malinche, her Mexican counterpart, who lived in the 1500s.

But I've been thinking about both women on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday. They were part of the ...


Refugees: That Time Everyone Said 'No' And Bolivia Said 'Yes'

Sunday, November 22, 2015

"The refugee has got to be checked because, unfortunately, among the refugees there are some spies, as has been found in other countries." It could have been said today about the Syrian refugee crisis, but those words belong to President Franklin Roosevelt, in 1940.

Back then, many of those refugees ...


Guatemalan Hip-Hop, Argentine MCs, Puerto Rican Soul And More

Thursday, November 19, 2015

On this week's episode of Alt.Latino, Felix Contreras and I discuss how different our musical tastes feel at times. Sometimes, we seem to come from virtually opposite head spaces: Felix will be chilling on a Jamaican beach, listening to reggae love ballads, while I'm off listening to hip-hop at some ...


Wanted: Speakers Of Mayan Languages, Many Of Them

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

As immigration to the U.S. shifts from Mexico to Central America, more Mayan speakers find themselves stuck without translators in the court system.