Tag Archives: Arts & Culture

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Migrant Hero.

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 […]

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Juan Villoro. Also, Lila Downs.

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, […]

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First U.S. Latino Poet Laureate.

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 […]

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Master Folklorist: Daniel Sheehy.

MONDAY, JUNE 22. PROGRAM # 7548 12:00 PM PT Master Folklorist: Daniel Sheehy. Ethnomusicologist, acclaimed music producer and virtuoso mariachero Daniel Sheehy has been awarded NEA’s 2015 National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Sheehy is a long-time advocate for grassroots, traditional artists around the country and the hemisphere. […]

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Leticia Hernández y Víctor Cartagena

Acclaimed Salvadoran Artists.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17. PROGRAM # 7545 12:00 PM PT Acclaimed Salvadoran Artists. Born in Los Angeles of Salvadoran immigrant parents, Leticia Hernández has become a leading poet in California. She has presented her poetry around the country and in El Salvador. Salvadoran-born artist Víctor Cartagena has been working on visual art in the San Francisco […]

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Cuba Removed from US Terror List.

THURSDAY, JUNE 11. PROGRAM # 7541 12:00 PM PT Cuba Removed from US Terror List. President Obama has taken Cuba off the U.S. list of countries that sponsor terrorism, a major step in the move towards normalized relations with Cuba. Republicans in Congress are passing measures to keep restrictions against Cuba and oppose restored ties. […]

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Leonardo “Flaco” Jiménez y su acrdeón

Flaco Jiménez.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10. PROGRAM # 7540 12:00 PM PT Flaco Jiménez. A conversation with conjunto accordion master Leonardo “Flaco” Jiménez, who for seven decades has interpreted traditional tejano tunes and, performing with legends like Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, has taken Mexican border music to larger, rock and country audiences all over the world. Flaco’s […]

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Tree of Life Master.

MONDAY, JUNE 1. PROGRAM # 7533 12:00 PM PT Tree of Life Master. A member of the distinguished Castillo Orta folk art family from the Mexican state of Puebla, Verónica Castillo is internationally renowned for her work crafting Tree of Life candelabra sculptures, a traditional art form with roots in the Puebla area. Castillo’s art […]

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Edwin Colón Sayaz

Edwin Colón: Master of Cuatro.

MONDAY, MAY 25. PROGRAM # 7528 12:00 PM PT Edwin Colón: Master of Cuatro. A conversation with acclaimed folk musician Edwin Colón Zayas, master of the Puerto Rican cuatro, the instrument that gives its distinct sound to jíbaro music from the island ‘s countryside. Colón has been honored with the National Endowment for the Arts’ […]

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Poet Lucha Corpi.

THURSDAY, MAY 14. PROGRAM # 7521 12:00 PM PT Poet Lucha Corpi. Renowned novelist and poet Lucha Corpi talks about her decades-long literary body of work and comments on current political issues. Corpi opened ground as the first Chicana to publish mystery novels. Her books are filled with stories of women, poor people, immigrant struggles […]

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