New and noteworthy podcasts by Latinos in public media to check out now
Stories about Latinos and told by Latinos matter every day of the year. Here's a sampling curated by the NPR One team of several new and noteworthy shows created by Latinos from across public media that are worth checking out right now.
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Avocado consumption has exploded in the U.S. over the past decade. But what's rarely seen is the rotten underbelly of this industry, controlled by armed groups in Mexico who use smuggled weapons from the U.S. to keep control over this lucrative business. Texas Public Radio's Caliber 60 traces the flow of avocados, guns and people.
How To LA
In part one of the new series "Finding Home con DACA" from LAist Studios' How To LA, host Brian De Los Santos prepares to do something he hasn't done in 30 years: travel home to Mexico.
De Los Santos is one of the thousands of Californians living with Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The Obama-era immigration program allows people with temporary resident status to get a work permit, pay in-state tuition and receive a driver's license. But there are many freedoms it doesn't grant, like freely travelling outside the U.S.
Follow the start of De Los Santos' journey and learn about the "advance parole" process that made the trip possible.
Port of Entry
The latest season of Port of Entry from KPBS focuses on food and migration. Hosts Natali Gonzalez and Alan Lilienthal share stories about how food has changed cities in the borderlands.
This episode follows two Haitian refugees who left their home country for South America to find work, eventually making it to Tijuana.
Puerto Rican Patricia Velasquez has spent her whole life listening to reggaeton. It's part of her identity. But when she was questioned about the content of the songs, she began an investigation that would lead her to create something completely new about the musical genre.
Party Crews: The Untold Story
Janice Llamoca was one of the hundreds of mostly Latinx kids that made up LA's underground party crew scene in the 2000s. But as an adult, she thought she had left all that behind. Until one day she learned of the unsolved case of Emmery Muñoz, a 14-year-old high school student whose body was found in a warehouse that authorities claimed was used for throwing parties.
In episode 1, Llamoca begins a Y2K-filled journey back in time to her own party crew days to find out why Emmery's case remains unsolved.
This episode of GBH's Salud explores the factors that make the U.S. health care system one of the most expensive and complicated in the world. Experts and researchers also explain the barriers that hinder access to quality health services for Latinos in the U.S.
Season 2 of La Brega from WNYC Studios and Futuro explores Puerto Rico's most powerful export, its music: from superstar Bad Bunny to classic salsas.
Listen to episode 1, "Preciosa" — The Other Anthem.
There's no place anywhere else in the country quite like South Florida. From the Keys all the way up the Palm Beaches, WLRN's Sundial brings you the stories that make the region unique.
In this episode, Cuban American author Alex Segura joins host Carlos Frías to talk about his new Marvel book "Araña and Spider-Man 2099: Dark Tomorrow" and how his childhood comic book store still inspires him.
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