Jasmine Garsd

Jasmine Garsd appears in the following:

Guest DJ Junot Diaz: 'It Takes Guts To Be Alive'

Thursday, May 12, 2016

An encore presentation of an all-encompassing conversation with award-winning author Junot Diaz. Diaz also picks an exciting assortment of bachata and urban merengue to play on the show.


For Founders Of Tropicalia, Raucous Music Made A Political Statement

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Two legends of Brazilian music, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso, have teamed up for a new album. They've been close friends since the 1960s, when they helped launch the Tropicalia movement in Brazil.


Should The U.S. Reconsider Its Stand On Foreign Aid For Abortion Clinics?

Monday, May 02, 2016

The Zika epidemic has prompted renewed debate over the controversial Helms Amendment, which prohibits use of U.S. government money to fund abortions in other countries.


'The Lost Neruda' Can Now Be Found In 'Then Come Back'

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

In 2014, archivists were combing through Pablo Neruda's files when they came upon some unknown works. These writings have been translated into English and are now being published in a new collection.


Pop Star Kesha Loses Court Battle Against Producer Dr. Luke

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Pop star Kesha has lost her court battle over allegations that her record producer, Dr. Luke, sexually abused her for a decade.


Take Alt.Latino's 'Ladies Of Spring' Mix For A Spin

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Cuban disco, Colombian love ballads, breezy Honduran-American anthems and winding Brazilian hip-hop: Meet the women who are here to start the season off right.


What Did You Expect? The Question That Women Are Sick Of Hearing

Saturday, March 19, 2016

The murder of two young Argentines and the sexual harassment of a journalist in Mexico City have gone viral — and drawn attention to violence against women in Latin America.


Who's The Happiest Of Them All? And What's Their Music Like?

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Okay, so maybe it's Denmark.That's what a new survey says. Then again, another survey said it's ... Panama! To celebrate, we're sharing a Panamanian playlist.


The Blossoming Of Guest DJ Kat Dahlia

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The pop singer's recent live shows reveal a performer who's finally hitting her stride. She joins Alt.Latino to talk about her musical influences and her latest album, My Garden.


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 ...