Arts & Culture
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15 PROGRAM # 8782 12:00 PM PT “Mimi’s Suitcase.” A conversation with the author of an autobiographical story of an Iranian woman who returns to war-torn Iran after growing as a child in Barcelona. The humorous, one-woman show raises questions about identity, women’s rights, homeland and the aftermaths of displacement. The show has […]
MONDAY, JANUARY 13 PROGRAM # 8780 12:00 PM PT Ohtli for Martha Cotera. The renowned Chicana feminist historian Martha Cotera was recognized with the Ohtli Award, the highest distinction given by Mexico to those who make outstanding contributions to improve the lives of Mexicans in the US and other countries. In this conversation, Cotera talks […]
Communities in the Rio Grande del Norte area are keeping alive the centuries-old language, customs and beliefs from the time when Spaniards founded Santa Fe, the oldest U.S. state capital, in the region between New Mexico and Colorado.
(Español) Cada primero de enero, desde hace siglos, los trovadores entonan canciones en las frías calles, desde la víspera hasta la madrugada del día de Año Nuevo.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1 PROGRAM # 8772 12:00 PM PT Los Alabados. This special, holiday edition, focuses on Cantos de Alabanza, the liturgical hymns associated to the centuries-old rituals and ceremonies cultivated by the Catholic brotherhoods known as Los Penitentes in the small towns along the mountains of Rio Grande del Norte. The alabados are slow […]
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31 PROGRAM # 8771 12:00 PM PT The Year in Review. News reporters and commentators discuss some of the news stories that made headlines on Línea Abierta during 2019. Highlights include the impeachment of Trump, the mass shooting in El Paso, the battle in the courts for DACA and against the “public charge” […]
(Español) En los cantos incorporan también comentarios o críticas no solo acerca de la historia de la sociedad sino también comentan asuntos de medio ambiente y de la producción agrícola.
At dawn on New Year’s Day, groups of musicians go from house to house singing traditional songs in a practice known as “dando los días.” In our last story of the year, we present Cantos de Alabanza, a type of music cultivated over centuries by Catholic brotherhoods called Los Penitentes.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25 PROGRAM # 8767 12:00 PM PT Asi es Nuevo Mexico. In the towns of northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado people keep alive songs, tales, and a language dating back centuries. These are traditions indigenous to this region, known as Rio Arriba. What makes the traditional music and stories of the Rio […]
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24 PROGRAM # 8766 12:00 PM PT Asi es Nuevo Mexico. In the towns of northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado people keep alive songs, tales, and a language dating back centuries. These are traditions indigenous to this region, known as Rio Arriba. What makes the traditional music and stories of the Rio […]