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Don't Mess With Tejanos

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:53pm

Tejano scholar Andrés Tijerina speaks with us about how Texas culture – the mustangs, mavericks and cowboys – originates from its Spanish and Mexican roots.

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Celebrating George Washington: Border Style

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:53pm

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.

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Why Latino History Matters

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:53pm

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.

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Making Hispanics

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:53pm

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.

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Zorro: America's First Superhero

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:53pm

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.

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The First U.S. Colony: St. Augustine, Florida

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:53pm

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.

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Politics Rewind: The First Cut Is The Deepest

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:50pm

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.

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The Curse Of Lil B: Fans Blame Rapper For Houston Rockets' Bad Luck

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:31pm

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.

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What Archbishop Romero's Beatification Means For El Salvador Today

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:29pm

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.

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Obama: Camden, N.J. Police A Model For Improving Community Relations

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:26pm

"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.

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U.S., Cuba Continue Talks On Reopening Embassies

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:22pm

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.

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Week In Politics: U.S. Policy On Islamic State, 2016 Presidential Race

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:22pm

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.

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Lionel Hampton On Piano Jazz

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:55pm

The influential vibraphonist duets with Marian McPartland in a set of favorite standards, including his own "Flying Home."

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Here's Where Hillary Clinton Gave Her Controversial Foundation Speeches

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:49pm

Her speeches were largely at universities and on Wall Street, which has already made them sources of controversy for the 2016 presidential candidate.

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Allison Moorer On Mountain Stage

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:41pm

Like much of Moorer's music, the alt-country singer's new album is informed by personal struggles.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: At The Edge

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:36pm

Hear songs with an evolving Celtic roots sound, inspired by classical, jazz and world music.

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ISIS Affiliate Claims Responsibility For Suicide Attack In Saudi Arabia

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:32pm

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.

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What's On Your Road Trip Playlist?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:31pm

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.

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Dr. Beach Reveals His Top 10 U.S. Beaches For 2015

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:52pm

Taking this year's top honor: Waimanalo Beach in Oahu, Hawaii. "Dr. Beach" explains who made the cut, and why.

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Oregon Looks To Raise Wages For People With Intellectual Disabilities

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:45pm

Some adults in Oregon with developmental disabilities are paid as little as 25 cents an hour – well below the minimum wage.

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