Jasmine Garsd

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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.


A Life Of Storytelling: Guest DJ Soledad O'Brien

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Soledad O'Brien's name is synonymous with committed, in-depth journalism on topics that don't always receive such treatment in mainstream media — topics like race and poverty in America.

But who is the woman behind the reporting? O'Brien's own life is fascinating: full of stories about the challenges and triumphs on ...


Día De Los Muertos: Alt.Latino's Sonic Altar

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Once a year, to celebrate Day Of The Dead on Nov. 2, we ask listeners and friends for stories of loved ones they've lost — with an additional request for music to remember them by. We then build a sonic altar to celebrate those who are no longer here and ...


Songs We Love: Nire Feat. Maluca & Nani Castle, 'Commie Mommie'

Monday, October 26, 2015

Back in 2009, the devil walked up on Audobon Ave in New York. She wore beer cans as hair rollers and red leather shorts, and was mocking hot Caribbean boys who asked for her phone number. The devil's name was Natalie Yepez, or Maluca, which means "bad girl" ...


The Girl Who Broke Free: Building A New Life In America #15Girls

Saturday, October 24, 2015

The week she turned 15, Rosi got an amazing birthday present. She was in a government shelter in New York.

And then her dad walked in. It was the first time she'd seen him in almost four years.

"He brought me a big cake as a present. It was vanilla," ...


Alt.Latino's Horror-Movie Mixtape

Thursday, October 22, 2015

You know how it goes: Your friend forgets his cell phone at a haunted house, and you have to go with him to retrieve it. Happens all the time to Felix Contreras and me.

So here's our super-scary mixtape to listen to while you you run away from demons, hide ...


A Year Later: The School System That Welcomed Unaccompanied Minors

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

It's been a year since thousands of unaccompanied minors surged into the U.S. In the schools of Oakland, Calif., such children were seen not as a burden but as a challenge.


Hear 6 Latin American Artists Who Rock In Indigenous Languages

Thursday, October 15, 2015

This week on Alt.Latino, we feature artists who showcase their musical talents in indigenous languages from Mapuche to Tzotzil, Guarani and Quechua. These young musicians — from Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala and Mexico — defy industry norms that say singing in Spanish or Portuguese is the only way to get ...


Grittier Telenovelas Are Ratings Gold For Telemundo

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Telenovelas' standard plots grew stale and viewership was down. Then networks led by Telemundo in the U.S. began producing more realistic and lurid series. And it's working, Telemundos ratings are up.


Facing The Challenge Of Reporting And Keeping At-Risk Sources Safe

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Shortly after NPR's team of journalists — Kelly McEvers, Encarni Pindado and I — arrived in El Salvador to report on how young women are being affected by gang violence, we received a grim phone call from a local colleague who knew about our assignment.

He told us a ...


How El Salvador Fell Into A Web Of Gang Violence

Monday, October 05, 2015

Warning: Some of the depictions and images in this story are graphic.

Violence is rampant in El Salvador. In the month of August alone, there were 900 homicides. That's a daily average of 30 murders in a country with a population of 6.3 million — less than New York ...


The Surreal Reasons Girls Are Disappearing In El Salvador: #15Girls

Monday, October 05, 2015

Refuse to share a pencil, reject a boy, say no to your imprisoned dad — all of these can get a teen girl killed in El Salvador's gang war.


How A Show About Zombies Looks At Legacies Of Real Violence

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Much has been written about Fear the Walking Dead's flaws. A companion show to AMC's hit The Walking Dead, it takes place at the very onset of the zombie apocalypse, but often moves far too slowly.

But there is one thing FTWD is doing very well: It has one of ...


Taking The Heat: Is Foodie Culture Making Room For Female Chefs?

Friday, October 02, 2015

Women have historically been told their place is in the kitchen — but not as chefs: According to statistics from the U.S. Labor Department, to this day, only about 20 percent of chefs are women.

It all harks back to the fact that being a chef was not as glamorous ...


Guest DJ Rita Moreno On Fighting Back And Winning

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Puerto Rican actress and singer Rita Moreno is widely known as a pioneer who opened doors for the Latin artists who followed her. And that's true, but her success hasn't come without a struggle. Moreno found a way to maintain her dignity at a time when it was even harder ...


Long-Running Variety Show 'Sabado Gigante' Comes To An End

Saturday, September 19, 2015

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For Students With Mental Health Issues, Transition To College Is Complicated

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Parents know that sometimes their children just aren't ready. Experts say it's crucial for families to check out what mental health services a college offers.


Songs We Love: N.A.S.A. feat. Lizzo, 'Iko (Tropkillaz Remix)'

Friday, September 04, 2015

There are as many versions of the New Orleans standard "Iko Iko" as there are arguments about what it means exactly. A traditional Mardi Gras Indian call-and-response, it was recorded as "Jock-A-Mo" by James "Sugar Boy" Crawford and the Cane Cutters in 1953. A decade later, the Dixie Cups, ...


For Inca Road Builders, Extreme Terrain Was No Obstacle

Saturday, August 29, 2015

One of history's greatest engineering feats is one you rarely hear of. It's the Inca Road, parts of which still exist today across much of South America.

Back in the day — more than 500 years ago — commoners like me wouldn't have been able to walk on the Inca ...