Arts & Culture
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22. PROGRAM # 7570 12:00 PM PT “McFarland, USA.” This Disney movie tells the true story of a group of Mexican-American teenage farmworkers and the high school coach who transforms them into a championship cross-country team. McFarland is a small town in rural California. Guests: TBC Photo: scpr.org For more information about Linea Abierta click here To […]
MONDAY, JULY 13. PROGRAM # 7563 12:00 PM PT Concha Buika. A conversation with Grammy-winning singer Concha Buika. Born in Spain of Equatoguinean parents, Buika talks about her music, influenced by jazz, flamenco, soul and other rhythms. She also talks about her book of poems “A los que amaron a mujeres difíciles y terminaron por […]
“Doing this, I feel like this is part of Mexico, too,” says immigrant worker Héctor Plascencia.
MONDAY, JULY 6. PROGRAM # 7558 12:00 PM PT Radio Bilingüe: 35 Years. Radio Bilingüe is celebrating 35 years of community radio service. Its first station went on the air in Fresno, CA in 1980 with the mission to give access to the airwaves to Latinos in the California’s Central Valley. It eventually became the […]
THURSDAY, JULY 2. PROGRAM # 7556 12:00 PM PT Migrant Hero. The public television network PBS is featuring online a short film on Hugo Morales, a Mixtec Indian who went from migrant farmworker as a child to Harvard graduate and to creator of the Latino radio network in US public broadcasting. The producer of the […]
TUESDAY, JUNE 30. PROGRAM # 7554 12:00 PM PT Juan Villoro. A conversation with renowned Mexican writer and journalist Juan Villoro. During his decades in journalism, Villoro has been covering Mexico’s elections, Mexican media and popular culture, and the Zapatista uprising in Southern Mexico. In this interview, he examines those topics. Guest: Juan Villoro, Writer, […]
Today, Mixteco migrants have brough their guitars and violins with them and revive this popular music in California’s Central Valley. Our correspondent Rubén Tapia visited the group Yoso Snuviko, originally from San Juan Mixtepec, in the town of Shafter, California. This feature is part of our series Raices: Los Maestros, about artists who are passing on their art to the next generation.
(Español) “Y ya que me dices de los corridos, de La Revolución…, pues, ¡con esos yo empecé!… mis primeras canciones eran de La Revolución, y también del contrabando de El Paso; otro corrido que se trataba de El Paso, que tiene que ver con la migración y con ‘la migra’, jajaja, como se dice”.
TUESDAY, JUNE 23. PROGRAM # 7549 12:00 PM PT First U.S. Latino Poet Laureate. Juan Felipe Herrera, who just finished a term as the poet laureate of California, makes history yet again becoming the first Latino to serve as poet laureate of the U.S. The son of migrant farm workers, Herrera is currently a university […]
(Español) A don Jesús “Lo encontraron trabajando en los ‘files’ de Oxnard, pizcando fresas. Y entonces se lo llevaron a UCLA para dar clases de música. Y después de un par de semanas ya me integré al grupo, que le pusimos por nombre, Mariachi UCLATlán, o tierra de la UCLA, de la Universidad de CA en LA”.