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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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Felipe García Villamil

Master Batá Drummer.

MONDAY, MAY 11. PROGRAM # 7518 12:00 PM PT Master Batá Drummer. A conversation with AfroCuban drummer and Santero Felipe García Villamil, winner of NEA’s National Heritage Fellowship, the highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Born in Cuba into a prominent family of singers, musicians and dancers of the Yoruba Lucumí religion or […]

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Chicano Park at 45. Also, Cinco de Mayo: A California Tradition.

MONDAY, MAY 4. PROGRAM # 7513 12:00 PM PT Chicano Park at 45. The Barrio Logan community in San Diego, CA, is celebrating 45 years of the historic Chicano Park, which has received international recognition as the site with the largest collection of Chicano mural paintings in the world. Chicano Park was created after a […]

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Rafael Manríquez: “El Pájaro Vuela.”

THURSDAY, APRIL 30. PROGRAM # 7511 12:00 PM PT Rafael Manríquez: “El Pájaro Vuela.” A celebration of the late Rafael Manríquez, a virtuoso vocalist and instrumentalist and tireless promoter of Chilean and Latin American roots music. This program features songs from Rafael’s never-before released recording “El Pájaro Vuela,” made in the 80s, and conversations with […]

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Juan Gutiérrez: Master Plenero.

MONDAY, APRIL 27. PROGRAM # 7508 12:00 PM PT Juan Gutiérrez: Master Plenero. A conversation with virtuoso percussionist Juan Gutiérrez, a master of Afro-Puerto Rican folk music and dance who received the 1996 NEA National Heritage Fellowship, the highest award for those who greatly contribute to traditional arts. Gutiérrez co-founded Los Pleneros de la 21, […]

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Lorenzo Martínez: Master Folk Violinist.

THURSDAY, APRIL 23. PROGRAM # 7506 12:00 PM PT Lorenzo Martínez: Master Folk Violinist. In 2003, the National Endowment for the Arts recognized the musical contributions of father and son Roberto and Lorenzo Martínez, a family from the heartlands of New Mexico. They received the National Heritage Fellowship, the highest honor in the folk and […]

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Remembering Galeano. Also, Farewell to Pioneer of Latino Politics.

MONDAY, APRIL 13. PROGRAM # 7498 12:00 PM PT Remembering Galeano. Uruguayan author and journalist Eduardo Galeano died in Montevideo at the age of 74. His best known work was “Open Veins of Latin America.” As a tribute to Galeano’s memory, this program includes fragments of his interviews. His comments range from the art of […]

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Línea Abierta: 20 Years.

MONDAY, MARCH 16. PROGRAM # 7475 12:00 PM PT Línea Abierta: 20 Years. To celebrate the milestone 20th anniversary of Línea Abierta, this edition features segments of selected programs, including interviews with US Presidents. Listeners called in to comment on the talk-show service and editorial content ideas and sugestions. Guests: Recorded segments of President Bill […]

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Natalia Toledo. Also, Reproductive Health Crisis.

THURSDAY, MARCH 12. PROGRAM # 7473 12:00 PM PT Natalia Toledo. Mexican poet Natalia Toledo, who writes in Spanish and Zapotec, visits Los Angeles to celebrate International Women’s Day. The only woman to ever win the National Prize for Indigenous Literature in Mexico, Toledo joins other leading indigenous women in a call to migrant women […]

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