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mexingtonheaderSteven Alvarez, POCHO amigo and Assistant Professor (Writing Rhetoric and Digital Media, Latin America Studies, English) at the University of Kentucky, teaches a course called Mexington, about the growing community of Mexican Americans in UKY’s hometown, Lexington.

Here’s a student podcast interview with the Profe (he’s on the Twitter, too) and a few selected photos from the recent field trip he led to Mexington. [Mas…]

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Pocha punk pioneer Alice Bag wishes you Happy Easter with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ, Superstar. She uploaded this track late Saturday night.

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Gustavo Arellano (the ¡Ask A Mexican! guy and editor of the OC Weekly) says Mexi food is multicultural by definition.

“Beer, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, teriyaki bowls are just a few of the foods that have bounced back and forth across Mexico’s borders, ” he explained to American Public Media’s Splendid Table radio program. [Mas…]

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cesarstamp640In Delano, the California Central Valley agricultural community where Cesar Chavez began the work that led to the formation of the United Farm Workers (UFW), immigrants and their children are now in charge.

Public Radio International Reports:

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STENDECbigThey called her Star Dust.

The British South American Airways (BSAA) Avro Lancastrian airliner (registration G-AGWH) took off from Buenos Aires, Argentina enroute to Santiago, Chile on August 2, 1947.

Star Dust’s final Morse code transmission to Santiago airport, S T E N D E C, was received by the control tower four minutes prior to its planned landing and repeated twice:

… – . -. -.. . -.-.

 

… – . -. -.. . -.-.

 

The Morse transmission sounded just like this:

 

Star Dust — like Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 and Argentina’s Cadet Flight — was never heard from again.

And what does S T E N D E C mean? No one knew then, no one knows now. [Mas…]

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LatinoUSA writes:

It can be hard for Latinos to break into the field of tech, they often lack social capital and funding.

Tech writer Sara Inés Calderon (photo) and DIY Girls founder Luz Rivas join Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa for our live show in Austin to talk about these obstacles and why they believe being a Latino is actually an asset in the world of engineering and innovation.

Art ‘Chicano Soul’ Meza loves the ‘Lowriting’ (audio)

by Comic Saenz March 7, 2014 Audio
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POCHO’s favorite photographer — Art Meza AKA Chicano Soul — tells KCRW’s Lisa Napoli about his first book, Lowriting. Lowrider culture, the Echo Park native says, reflects pride in your heritage and pride in your community. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti likes his Art Meza photo of the iconic Sixth Street Bridge:

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NPR Audio: Flaco Jiménez and the Legacy of Conjunto

by MOON GUAC March 3, 2014 Audio
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NPR writes: Flaco Jiménez is in his seventh decade as a performer. He’s played with Ry Cooder, Dwight Yoakam, and even The Rolling Stones. Jiménez’s newest album, Legends & Legacies, is a collection of songs that illustrate the legacy of the Latin music style for which he is so well known: conjunto.

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Lalo Alcaraz, Al Madrigal and Maria Conchita Alonso (audio)

by Comic Saenz January 27, 2014 Audio
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POCHO’s Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz and Migrant Editor Al Madrigal were on the LatinoUSA airwaves to give a partial “thumbs up” to Maria Conchita Alonso‘s foray in politics with an ad backing a Tea Party candidate for Cali governator. It’s funny, they say, and looking at her entry on IMDB, she probably needed the work. Also, […]

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Bang Data has mad ‘Amor Califas (California Love)’ [audio]

by MOON GUAC January 24, 2014 Audio
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The Bay Area’s Bang Data is in love ♡ with the Golden State. And Amor Califas California Love is in Spanglish, just like we like it.

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Missing: Little Julian Herrera, East Los Chicano Rock ‘Bigfoot’ (audio)

by MOON GUAC January 7, 2014 Audio
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From Latino USA: Little Julian Herrera was a heartthrob singer in East L.A.’s rock and R&B music scene. But one day, he disappeared, taking with him the secrets behind his identity and his fate. A fascinating story from Alex Schmidt.

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Lord Buckley raps: ‘Scrooge, A Hip Christmas Carol’ (audio)

by AL D. BAGUDI December 25, 2013 Audio
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It’s 1959 and hepcat comic supreme Lord Buckley is on fire: “Yes, me, I’m Scrooge and I got all Marley’s barley, and I’m the baddest cat in all dis world. I been studyin’ all my life how to Scrooge people, and I guarantee I done some fine work in dat direction. Cratchit!” “Yes, sir.” “You […]

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Alice Bag: ‘Christmas is Just Another Day’ (audio)

by MOON GUAC December 24, 2013 Audio
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L.A. puro punk pocha Alice Bag explains why she sings the sads: This is a song I wrote when I had to spend Christmas apart from my husband. Performed by Goddess 13, vocals by Alice Bag, backing vocals by Teresa Covarrubias. PREVIOUSLY ON ALICE BAG:

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What’s it like growing up named ‘Jesús’? (LatinoUSA audio)

by WHO DIO MORENO December 23, 2013 Audio
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LatinoUSA writes: In Latin America, it’s a name like any other. But here in the U.S., Jesús is a name that could still raise an eyebrow. So Latino USA producer Michael Simon Johnson spoke with a handful of Jesúses to find out what it’s like to grow up with the holiest name in the book. […]

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LatinoUSA Audio: Al Madrigal and Lalo Alcaraz’ ‘Big Adventure’

by Comic Saenz December 2, 2013 Audio
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POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz and POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal (you may also know him from The Daily Show with Juan Estewart) are thankful for lots of stuff. Al is thankful that his son’s school’s athletic mascot is not racist, Lalo is thankful for his new Bordertown gig with Fox, and POCHO is thankful LatinoUSA […]

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This American Life: Chris Garcia and his dad take a drive (audio)

by Comic Saenz November 14, 2013 Audio
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POCHO amigo Chris Garcia, the man behind our wildly popular Mexican Mitt Romney for President music video, was a guest on radio’s This American Life, an episode on Things You’re Not Supposed to Talk About. One of them is the route you’re driving… Garcia and his dad were driving home, listening to oldies, sharing a […]

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Why Goth Latinos love Morrissey and other stories (audio, video)

by MOON GUAC November 13, 2013 Audio
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NPR’s LatinoUSA (with Maria Hinojosa) writes: Goth culture. Is it in? Is it out? Do they even care? Hear the stories of three Latinos who found a sense of community in Goth subculture while we try to answer the question of the ages: Why are Latinos obsessed with Morrissey? It’s not just the Pompadour. Here’s […]

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Lalo Alcaraz and Al Madrigal: Dia de los Muertos on Latino USA (audio)

by Comic Saenz November 1, 2013 Audio
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POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz and POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal discuss the Day of the Dead on NPR’s Latino USA. LALO’S ORIGINAL MUERTO MOUSE TOON IS HERE

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