Arts & Culture


Holiday Edition: Young Maestros.

Inspired by El Sistema, a Venezuela program that has changed the lives of thousands of poor kids in more than 35 years, a classical orchestra in a California farming town is touching children’s lives trough the power of music. Children from farmworking families in Salinas spend hours learning to play classical musical instruments and their […]

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Musicians and dancers share Puerto Rican beats, food, and song

Fernando Andrés Torres followed the activities of the two cultural workers who organize these events and has this story. This feature story is part of the series Raíces: Stories About Grassroots Artists.

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Indigenous Woman Wins “Green Nobel”.

Ruth Buendía Mestoquiari, a young indigenous woman from Peru, was awarded the 2014 Goldman Prize. Buendía shares details about her life as a young girl, the loss of her father, the encounters with the Shining Light guerrilla and having to live apart from her mother. She states how her past led her to become one […]

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Roots of Cinco de Mayo.

In his book “The Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition,” scholar David Hayes-Bautista examines the history of today’s holiday celebration. He reveals that Cinco de Mayo, a holiday commemorating a Mexican victory over French invaders in 1862, is not really a festivity born in Mexico, but a celebration created in California by Latinos and Mexican […]

Posted in Arts & Culture, Education, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Mexico |

Arturo Sandoval: Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Arturo Sandoval began learning how to play the trumpet at age 12, in a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba. Since then, Sandoval has become a living legend of jazz worldwide. He was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States. Days later, Sandoval learned that […]

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Rosario. Also, Enrique’s Journey.

An interview with the director of the film Rosario, a documentary about the life of Rosario Ibarra de Piedra, a social activist whose son disappeared at the hands of Mexico’s security forces in 1975 in Monterrey, her tireless search for her disappeared son and her struggle for human rights. Guest: Shula Erenberg, Director, Film Rosario, […]

Posted in Arts & Culture, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |

Immigration Edition: iNation.

Immigrant Nation is a new interactive storytelling project that collects unique immigrant stories and shares them with the world. Beginning this week, the project will offer short documentary films, live events in diverse communities, and an online Interactive Story Hub that enables anyone to upload and share their personal tales. In addition, immigration attorney Rosalba […]

Posted in Arts & Culture, Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Politics & Elections |

Junot Díaz: “This Is How You Lose Her”.

A Dominican-American writer, Junot Díaz talks in this interview in Oakland, CA, about his most recent bestseller “This Is How You Lose Her,” a collection of stories about relationships gone sour. He won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” This is a program repeat. Guest: […]

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(Español) Muere en Mexico Gabriel García Márquez

This entry is only available in Español.

Posted in Arts & Culture, Topics, Noticiero Latino |

Quest for Biliteracy.

More and more states are joining a movement passing laws to honor students’ bilingualism and biliteracy. In California, thousands of students have been awarded the State Seal of Biliteracy and now two school districts are being recognized for leading the way to ensure high school graduates are fluent in at least two languages. This program […]

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