Arts & Culture
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 PROGRAM # 7890 12:00 PM PT Rethinking the Farmworker Movement. Pulitzer Prize winning author Miriam Pawel talks about her new book The Crusades of Cesar Chavez. She and playwright Luis Valdez lead a discussion forum in Fresno today as part of a national celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize. […]
Jaranero groups from all over California met in East L.A. to celebrate son jarocho in a historic event that is now celebrating its 15th year. The Encuentro is part of a movement of artists in favor of making this musical genre from Mexican’s coastal state of Veracruz flourish in California.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 PROGRAM # 7885 12:00 PM PT Encuentro de Jaraneros. Groups of soneros and bailadores from all over California gathered in East Los Angeles, a hotbed of Mexican folk music, in the longest-running encuentro that celebrates a decades-long connection between Chicanos from Los Angeles and the traditional music from the Mexican coastal state […]
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 PROGRAM # 7884 12:00 PM PT “America’s Social Arsonist.” A conversation with the author of the first biography of Fred Ross, an unsung pioneer considered one of the most influential community organizers in US history. After working with Dust Bowl migrants and helping release interned Japanese Americans, Ross went on to wage […]
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 PROGRAM # 7883 12:00 PM PST. “My (Underground) American Dream.” Julissa Arce became a Wall Street executive, an investment banker, while still being an undocumented. Now a newly-naturalized US Citizen, Julissa tells her incredible story in her book “My (Underground) American Dream,” and uses it to inspire Latinos to register and vote. […]
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 PROGRAM # 7877 12:00 PM PST. Los Texmaniacs Sound. The leader of the band Los Texmaniacs, Max Baca, joins a conversation with renowned cultural advocates Daniel Sheehy and Russell Rodríguez in one more edition of the series Sounds of California. The Texmaniacs is a Grammy-winning conjunto group from South Texas. In this […]
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 PROGRAM # 7872 12:00 PM PST. Musicians from the Purepecha Heartlands. Don Pedro Dimas and his family string band “Mirando al Lago” came to the US invited by the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Washington state to showcase their repertoire of traditional dance music from the Purepecha people villages surrounding Lake […]
(Español) Fue sin duda uno de los más grandes embajadores musicales de México para el mundo, y, al mismo tiempo, uno de los más comprometidos promotores de la reforma migratoria; no sólo por el amor a su gente, que por necesidad tenía que emigrar a este país, sino por la gran cantidad de sacrificios y rechazos que sufrían, sobre todo los indocumentados.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25 PROGRAM # 7865 12:00 PM PT Homayoun Sakhi and Salar Nader. A conversation with two internationally recognized Afghan musicians who represent the Afghan exile communities’ journeys and experiences. Born in Afghanistan to one of the country’s leading musical families, Homayoun Sakhi is an outstanding player of the rubab, the national instrument. Salar […]
(Español) “La bicicleta es muy importante para el migrante, muy importante para la juventud. Porque es el modo de salir de la posición social que uno tiene… la bicicleta te da alas para salir de la pobreza”.