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. 

Salsa Is Food, Not Music

Apr 18, 2014

We call the music salsa, but is that really the right name? We talk to our guests about salsa as a marketing term, whether or not it's a rhythm, and what we really mean when we say salsa.

The Kumbia Queers

Apr 11, 2014

Six gay punk rockers walk onto the stage, play their tropical punk and pissed off other rockers. The Kumbia Queers is no punch line. They're for real. Listen.

Discussing the Future of Pot

Apr 11, 2014

To make legal or not? That is the question on the marijuana debate. Maria Hinojosa talks with drug historian and author Kathleen Frydl about the many sides of pot.

Prescription Drug Smuggling

Apr 11, 2014

Prescription drugs are cheaper to buy in Mexico. Now, smuggling these legal drugs across the Texas-Mexico border has become a problem.

Poem: "Backwash"

Apr 4, 2014

We end with an audio poem from Chicago-based radio producer Anthony Martinez. "Backwash" is a tough lesson about the claustrophobic effects of the male gaze. Cristina Correa provides the voice.

Lessons from #CancelColbert

Apr 4, 2014

When The Colbert Report tweeted about a joke from the previous show, it sparked explosive arguments about race, satire and who is allowed to be offended. And lessons learned from writer Tomas Rios.

Happy White History Month!

Apr 4, 2014

You may not know that April is White History Month. Latino USA producer Brenda Salinas reports on what this (fictional) recognition means to the proud non-Hispanic white peoples of America.

Latinos on TV

Mar 28, 2014

The Bachelor on ABC starred a Latino. Shakira came back as coach on NBC's The Voice. But Antonia Cereijido reports, having Latinos in mainstream shows does not solve issues in media representation.

Starting Over For Music

Mar 28, 2014

Bass player JT Lopez had a career as a top session musician in his native Puerto Rico. He left it all behind to pursue another dream – playing rock 'n' roll with a band in L.A. Diane Bock Reports.

Sabiduria: Learning Latino

Mar 28, 2014

Latino USA's producer Camilo Vargas hails from Colombia. He identifies himself as a Latin American, not Latino, and discovers the true meaning of being Latino in America.