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Pasatono Orquesta. Also, Obama Announces Historic Shift on Cuba.

The Pasatono Orquesta, a band in the traditional style of the highland villages in Southern Mexico, tours the US. Pasatono mixes festive music with traditional Mixtec instruments. Their new album, Maroma, was named after a popular travelling circus, and recreates the sounds of Gypsy marches and the ambience of clown performances. Leaders of the band […]

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Maíz: Our Mother.

On the day the nation marks the Thanksgiving holiday, this is a conversation with Roberto Rodríguez about his book “Our Sacred Maíz is Our Mother.” In his newly-released book, Rodríguez submits that corn has been central to the traditional diet of Mexicans since ancestral times and, despite attempts by Spanish conquerors and modern-day assimilationist forces, […]

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Food Chains.

A documentary about a group of tomato pickers in Southern Florida who battle the powerful supermarket industry is being released in theaters around the nation this week. The film, whose leading team includes actress Eva Longoria, exposes the human cost of our food supply and the complicity of global fast food and supermarket chains in […]

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Diego “El Cigala.”

A conversation with Grammy-winning Spanish singer Diego aka “El Cigala,” perhaps the most popular flamenco singer outside Spain, who is touring the U.S. focusing on his most recent album:“Romance de la luna tucumana.” The CD blends classical flamenco sound with Argentinean folk tunes. “El Cigala” is known for his innovative interpretation of Latin American musical […]

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Radio Ambulante. Día de los Muertos. Absentee Ballots.

On the heels of winning a prestigious journalism award, Radio Ambulante presents in San Francisco a special show called Outsiders. The show features on the stage remarkable and surprising stories about people, in the signature style of Radio Ambulante, a radio programming service hosted by award-winning novelist Daniel Alarcón. Guest: Daniel Alarcón, Novelist, García Márquez […]

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Neighborhood Displacement 2.

A dialogue between youth and community leaders from the Boyle Heights neighborhood in East Los Angeles, and a group of members of the distinguished group Los Macarturos, Latino recipients of the MacArthur Foundation “Genious” Fellowship. This bilingual forum includes stories of gentrification, racism, and the challenges faced by youth growing up in a barrio plagued […]

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Neighborhood Displacement 1.

A dialogue between youth and community leaders from the Boyle Heights neighborhood in East Los Angeles, and a group of members of the distinguished group Los Macarturos, Latino recipients of the MacArthur Foundation “Genious” Fellowship. This bilingual forum includes stories of gentrification, racism, and the challenges faced by youth growing up in a barrio plagued […]

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Encuentro 2014. Also, Honoring Nati Cano.

Theater groups from throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico are coming together in old downtown Los Angeles for a month-long festival. Announced as the largest gathering of Latino/a theater in over 25 years, the national festival brings together 150 artists, including Pulitzer Prize winners, at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Guest: José Luis Valenzuela, Founding […]

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America by the Numbers. Also, Guadalupe Rivera Marín: 90th Birthday.

Journalist María Hinojosa tells the story of the “new America mainstream” in a new TV documentary series to be aired this fall on PBS. The series, titled “America by the Numbers,” explores the growing number and influence of Asians, Latinos, African Americans, immigrants, LGBT and other groups, as well as the meaning of these demographic […]

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The most incredible and biggest poem.

California poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera is completing his two-year poetry project titled “The most incredible and biggest poem on unity in the world” inviting everyone to submit a word, phrase, poem or corrido. Poems will be displayed in a mural during thefiesta de la unidad. A son of migrant farmworkers and university professor, Herrera is […]

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