Tejano scholar Andrés Tijerina speaks with us about how Texas culture – the mustangs, mavericks and cowboys – originates from its Spanish and Mexican roots.
We start our Latino history special with a trip to Laredo, Texas – a city rich with Spanish history and yet somehow, home to the nation's largest celebration for George Washington's birthday.
To wrap up our history special, we speak with historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto about why the United States needs to embrace its history as a Latin American nation.
Before the 1980s, people of Latin American origin were classified as white. Author G. Cristina Mora tells Latino USA how the Census Bureau, activists and Univision created the Hispanic category.
Zorro, the story of a wealthy man in Spanish colonial California who dons a mask to fight for the oppressed, influenced the American hero tradition as a model for characters like Batman.
The first European colony isn't where you probably think it is. St. Augustine, Florida, was founded by the Spanish decades before the English arrived at Jamestown.
GOP presidential debate rules will exclude many candidates or relegate them to a second-tier debate, but nobody wants to be playing in the NIT while the big dogs are in the NCAA tournament.
The Houston Rockets lost their second game in the Western Conference Finals Thursday night. Many fans believe rapper Lil B placed a curse on the team's best player, James Harden.
Saturday's ceremony ends a long battle for recognition of the staunch defender of the poor assassinated in 1980. But some say the violence-wracked country is no better off now than it was then.
"Wherever you walk around, there goes a cop," says one resident, who is happy with the changes in the city. But some critics still see evidence of old-school police tactics that they say don't work.
Cuban and American diplomats extended for a second day talks aimed at reopening embassies. They are expected to unveil their progress in a news conference Friday.
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Ramesh Ponnuru of the National Review about U.S. policy on the self-declared Islamic State and the 2016 presidential race.
The influential vibraphonist duets with Marian McPartland in a set of favorite standards, including his own "Flying Home."
Her speeches were largely at universities and on Wall Street, which has already made them sources of controversy for the 2016 presidential candidate.
Like much of Moorer's music, the alt-country singer's new album is informed by personal struggles.
Hear songs with an evolving Celtic roots sound, inspired by classical, jazz and world music.
The bombing of a Shiite mosque killed at least 19 people. The claim of responsibility is a first for the extremist group involving an attack inside the kingdom.
Just in time for those long summer drives: Hear our playlist of songs listeners say are essential for road trips — then suggest some of your own.
Taking this year's top honor: Waimanalo Beach in Oahu, Hawaii. "Dr. Beach" explains who made the cut, and why.
Some adults in Oregon with developmental disabilities are paid as little as 25 cents an hour – well below the minimum wage.