Latino USA on WUOT-2

Saturdays from 5-6 p.m.
  • Hosted by Maria Hinojosa

Latino USA, the now 1-hour radio journal of news and culture, is the only nationally distributed English-language radio program produced from a Latino perspective. 

The Rolezinhos

May 16, 2014

In Brazil, poor youth have started to meet in upscale shopping malls to socialize. These gatherings have become flash points in the lead-up to the World Cup.

Zorro: America's First Superhero

May 9, 2014

The creator of Zorro based the character on several real life Spanish and Mexican outlaws who operated in the West. But the masked hero went on to influence America's superheroes — Batman for one.

Why Latino History Matters

May 2, 2014

Historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto explains why the United States needs to embrace its history as a Latin American nation. Then, back to Laredo for what our country's Latino future might look like.

Making Hispanics

May 2, 2014

Before the 1980's, people of Latin American origin were classified as white. Author Cristina Mora tells Latino USA how the Census Bureau, activists and Univision created the Hispanic category.

Chicano Youth Theater

May 2, 2014

The history of the Chicano civil rights movement comes to life in plays written by students at a high school in East Los Angeles. Valerie Hamilton reports.

Space Camp!

Apr 25, 2014

Some people want to be astronauts and space engineers. Others who just love space find a way to make it a part of their lives. Peter Gianoukis volunteers as a NASA Space Camp Ambassador.

Latinos in Space

Apr 25, 2014

Astronauts Ellen Ochoa and Jose Hernandez captured the imaginations of many Latinos who dreamed of going to space. Latinos also contributed to space engineer Candy Torres.

Sabiduría: Ruben Salazar

Apr 25, 2014

Ruben Salazar chronicled the Chicano rights struggle in Los Angeles during the 1960's. The legendary journalist imparts wisdom on a life featured in the documentary Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle.

Sabiduría: Lessons In Longevity

Apr 18, 2014

Pianist and composer Irving Fields was born in Brooklyn in 1915. After hearing Latin music in Cuba, he became one of the foremost interpreters of American-style Rumba. He's still performing today.

Cosby Represents

Apr 18, 2014

As an entertainer, Bill Cosby included Latin music and many Latino actors. Host Maria Hinojosa and producer Daisy Rosario talk about what seeing Latinos represented in Cosby's work has meant to them.