Sundays 3:00 pm
- Hosted by Maria Hinojosa
Latino USA is the foremost Latino voice in public media and the longest running Latino-centered program on radio. As the only program on NPR with a dedicated focus on America's Latino community, Latino USA gives voice to the New Mainstream.
Since 1992, Futuro Media Group's Latino USA has brought depth of experience, on-the-ground connections and knowledge of current and emerging issues impacting Latinos and other people of color. Latino USA reports stories about diversity, culture, civic dialogue and how people live and struggle with difference.
Latino USA celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2013, and its stories continue to illuminate how we live today. Latino USA combines high-quality news, cultural and public affairs journalism with compelling sound to bring a rich understanding of the Latino experience to a wide spectrum of listeners.
With such a rich history, the time is right for Latino USA to grow. On September 6, 2013, Latino USA expands in length to an hour. The new Latino USA is fast-paced, lively and smart with varied points of view and writing designed for the busy weekend NPR listener. As it has always done, it chronicles how Latinos are living, shaping and changing America.
Host Maria Hinojosa continues to be listeners' primary trusted guide through the stories and conversations, along with an engaging cast of new voices and contributors, such as:
- Al Madrigal, stand-up comedian and actor, correspondent on The Daily Show
- Pilar Marrero, political reporter and veteran immigration reporter for La Opinión
- Julia Preston, immigration reporter for the New York Times
- Marta Moreno Vega, writer, scholar and cultural activist and "Wise Latina" from the Bronx
- Jimmy Santiago Baca, poet, novelist and essayist
- Young aspiring Latino journalists and college students from Maria Hinojosa's classes at DePaul University in Chicago
Maria Hinojosa is an award-winning news anchor and reporter for PBS and NPR, who covers America’s untold stories and highlights today’s critical issues. As the anchor and executive producer of long-running weekly NPR show Latino USA, and anchor for PBS’ NEED TO KNOW series and the talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One from WGBH/La Plaza, she has informed millions about the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad. In her over 25 years as a journalist, she also worked for CNN, and was a senior correspondent at NOW on PBS.