Wednesday, September 4, 2013
On September 6, 2013, NPR’s Latino USA with Maria Hinojosa, the foremost Latino voice in public media and longest running Latino-focused program on radio, will expand to an hour. Building on its 20 year tradition, the new Latino USA will be fast-paced, lively and smart with varied points of view andwriting designed for the weekend NPR listener. The program will continue to chronicle how Latinos are living in, shaping and changing America.
The time is right for Latino USA to expand. By 2017, 121 million people in the US will identify as Latino, Asian American or African American. Latinos will represent over half of that population. Since 1992, The Futuro Media Group's Latino USA, anchored and executive produced by award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, has provided a depth of experience, on-the-ground connections and knowledge of current and emergingissues impacting Latinos and other people of color. Latino USA reports current news and public policy as well as stories about diversity and culture. The broadcast provides much needed civic dialogue about how people are adjusting to a more diverse America.
Latino USA is distributed by NPR, and the first episode of the hour-long show will be available September 6th. To listen, check your local listings or visit latinousa.org. Listeners from across the country can join the conversation by hosting their own virtual listening parties and live-tweeting their reactions to hashtag #LUSAhour.