Latino USA NPR News Program

Latino USA is a weekly NPR news program and podcast that delivers awareness and understanding into the subsisted experiences of Latino populations and acts as a frame for the present-day and integration of social, civil, and cultural concepts influencing Latinos as well as the country. The broadcast is circulated by National Public Radio (NPR) but is produced by The Futuro Media Group.

History of Latino USA NPR News Program

National Public Radio felt that it was important to build a news program that specifically created content that was aimed toward the nation’s fastest-growing demographic, the Latino communities. After various unsuccessful attempts, they succeeded with Latino USA. The show began in April of 1993 in Austin, Texas at KUT-FM. At the time, it was a groundbreaking trial in the arena of English-dialectal Latino-aligned community broadcasting. In 2010, Latino USA saw great development. The Futuro Media Group took over all of the production as well as development obligations. This meant they become responsible for all segments and subject matters produced, the exploration that went into creating the content, and all commentary and journalism. A couple years later in 2012, the program developed into a full hour (from the half hour that it used to be).

Current News of Latino USA NPR News Program

Currently, Latino USA is a leading broadcast that National Public Radio produces. It has stood the test of time for over twenty years. During this time it established a robust listener base. The program is the only broadcast that National Public Radio produces that maintains a loyal emphasis on the Latino community in the nation. It has become the longest-running Latino-centered radio news show. Latino USA is the leading expression of the experiences of Latinos in community channels across the nation.

Awards the Latino USA has received

  • 2015 Peabody Award
  • 2012 Radio Impact Award from the Third Coast International Audio Festival
  • The Gabriel Award
  • The Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association
  • The Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award
  • The National Journalism Award from the Scripps Howard Foundation
  • The Gracie Allen Award
  • As well as numerous awards from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters

Episodes of Latino USA to check out

  • Gangs, Murder, and Migration in Honduras (2014 Peabody Award Winner)
  • Portrait Of: Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma (Originally broadcast December 11, 2018)
  • New Census Data Says 2016 National Latino Voter Turnout Rate Did Not Increase (Originally broadcast 2016)
  • America By The Numbers: What is the Latino Vote? (Originally broadcast 2015)
  • Puerto Rico’s Financial Storm, Part Two (Originally broadcast June 29, 2018)
  • Rising Suicides in Mexico Expose the Mental Health Toll of Living With Extreme, Chronic Violence (Originally broadcast 2010)
  • What Latino USA Listeners Said Would Be Missing From First Presidential Debate (Originally broadcast 2016)
  • Ay Vey! Being Jewish and Latino (Originally broadcast 2015)
  • The Underground Hair Market (Originally broadcast March 22, 2019)
  • A Latino History of Hip-Hop, Part I and Part II (Originally broadcast 2015)
  • What Happened to Edward (Originally broadcast April 2, 2019)

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