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“American Dirt” and Diversity in Book Publishing.

TUESDAY, MARCH 31 PROGRAM # 8843 12:00 PM PT “American Dirt” and Diversity in Book Publishing. Announced by its fans as “a great migrant novel,” the book “American Dirt” tells the story about a Mexican mom and son who are forced to flee their hometown and crossed to the US after they feared for their […]

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Presentación de Libro SaludArte en Boyle Heights. Un libro con ilustraciones, consejos, arte y temas relacionados a la equidad de salud en la comunidad Latina.

(Español) Arte tradicional, al frente del cambio en histórico barrio angelino

(Español) “Básicamente es un resumen del rol de las artes tradicionales en promover la equidad en la salud de la comunidad de Boyle Heigths”.

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Trio Los Cancioneros del Valle: Don Salomón López, Rubén Domínguez y Rosa Vialpando. Foto: Daniel Sheehy.

(Español) Los Cancioneros del Valle, tres generaciones de artistas fieles a su legado musical

(Español) “Y de ahí ya comenzamos a cantar otra vez la música. Yo creo que si ella no me hubiera dicho, ‘vamos a cantar juntos’, quien sabe si ya no tocara yo”

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Ernesto CArdenal. Foto: Wikimedia Commons

(Español) Homenaje a Ernesto Cardenal, una entrevista al poeta revolucionario en Cuernavaca

(Español) El poeta recuerda sus días como estudiante y monje en México, sus estudios en la UNAM, su pensamiento revolucionario, y hasta opina sobre los derechos humanos en México.

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Poeta y teólogo de la liberación, Ernesto Cardenal.

Poet Ernesto Cardenal Dies.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 PROGRAM # 8826 12:00 PM PT Poet Ernesto Cardenal Dies. The Nicaraguan poet, revolutionary and former minister of culture Ernesto Cardenal died this month at 95. A Catholic priest and liberation theologian, Cardenal defied the Catholic Church hierarchy in the 80s. In this interview from 2014 when he visited Cuernavaca to present […]

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El maestro Cipriano Vigil. Foto: Smithsonian web page

Musicians Keep Alive Old Traditions of “Delivering Newlyweds” in the Rio Grande del Norte Region

For centuries in the region of Rio Arriba in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, folk musicians have been very highly esteemed by local families and communities. In the absence of priests, the troubadours often officiate families’ most important religious ceremonies with their verses, delivering angels for baptisms, brides and grooms for weddings and the dead at funerals.

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Entriegas: The Delivery of the Newlyweds.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27 PROGRAM # 8813 12:00 PM PT Entriegas: The Delivery of the Newlyweds. Deep in the heartlands of Rio Arriba country in New Mexico and Colorado, folk musicians have been regarded for centuries as gatekeepers of family traditions. Folk musicians have been held in high esteem because of the key role they play […]

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Línea Abierta At 25: The First Broadcasts.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 PROGRAM # 8811 12:00 PM PT Línea Abierta At 25: The First Broadcasts. On this day, Línea Abierta turns 25. The original production team meets to reflect on the dreams driving the creation of the first nationally-distributed weekday news/talk show in Spanish in the public radio system. The program, still the only […]

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Barack Obama charla con Samuel Orozco durante la Convención Nacional Demócrata en Boston, Massachusetts en 2004.

Línea Abierta At 25: Memorable Conversations.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24 PROGRAM # 8810 12:00 PM PT Línea Abierta At 25: Memorable Conversations. This week, Línea Abierta celebrates 25 years on the nation’s public radio airwaves. To mark this milestone, the team compiled memorable segments from Línea’s historical archives, including interviews with US Presidents, authors, scientists and other newsmakers; public forums with political […]

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Natalia Toledo: Mexican Zapotec Poet.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17 PROGRAM # 8805 12:00 PM PT Natalia Toledo: Mexican Zapotec Poet. The world celebrates International Mother Language Day, a time to raise awareness about treasured languages that are at risk of vanishing. On this occasion, Mexican indigenous poet Natalia Toledo talks about her Zapotec roots, the role of moms and grandmas in […]

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