Futuro Media

Futuro Media The Futuro Media Group is an independent non-profit media organization dedicated to producing multimedia journalism that explores and gives voice to the diversity of the American experience.

Founded in April 2010 by award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, The Futuro Media Group is committed to journalism that is balanced, truthful and revealing. Futuro Media’s highly focused mission challenges the status quo by articulating and fostering diversity and innovation in public media, and nurturing the growth and development of a new generation of multicultural journalists in America. In addition to its work in the public interest, Futuro Media Group encourages participation by Latinos and all people of color in civic engagement and outreach events.

Mission: The Futuro Media Group is an independent non-profit media organization dedicated to producing multimedia journalism that explores and gives voice to the diversity of the American experience. Futuro Media works in the public interest – informing and educating the public about compelling narratives, real lives and important stories often overlooked by mainstream media.

#NowPlaying a new NPR's Latino USA podcast!http://bit.ly/arturocastroArturo Castro is a Guatemalan actor and writer best...
06/21/2019

#NowPlaying a new NPR's Latino USA podcast!

http://bit.ly/arturocastro

Arturo Castro is a Guatemalan actor and writer best known for playing "Jaime" on ComedyCentral's "Broad City" and cartel leader David Rodriguez on Netflix's "Narcos" Now, after a decade in the business, Castro is taking the lead and starring in his own sketch show on Comedy Central. "Alternatino with Arturo Castro" is about Castro's identity as an immigrant and navigating life as a Latinx millennial. We sit down with Arturo Castro to talk about how he got his start in comedy and how he draws on the cultural and political moment in writing sketches for his new show.

Listen here: http://bit.ly/arturocastro

06/20/2019
Great Big Story

RDJ Refugee Shelter is currently the only shelter in New York City specifically for homeless asylum seekers and refugees.

He came to the U.S. from Nigeria as a refugee. Now, Edafe Okporo runs the only shelter in New York City that provides housing for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. It’s a lifeline for people who arrive in the U.S. ready to start anew.

If you would like to get involved, visit: http://rdjrefugeeshelter.org.

"The C.D.P considers rosaries to be potentially lethal, non-essential personal property, and agents dispose of them duri...
06/20/2019
A Janitor Preserves the Seized Belongings of Migrants

"The C.D.P considers rosaries to be potentially lethal, non-essential personal property, and agents dispose of them during intake."

Tom Kiefer’s detailed, exuberant photos of objects seized by Customs and Border Protection agents are now collected in a series titled “El Sueño Americano.”

Now playing a new NPR's Latino USA podcast!bit.ly/cityofoilLos Angeles, you might be surprised to learn, sits on top of ...
06/20/2019

Now playing a new NPR's Latino USA podcast!

bit.ly/cityofoil

Los Angeles, you might be surprised to learn, sits on top of the largest urban oil field in the country and has been the site of oil extraction for almost 150 years. Today, nearly 5,000 oil wells remain active in Los Angeles County alone, many operating in communities of color, often very close to homes, schools and hospitals. Latino USA visits a neighborhood in South Los Angeles, the epicenter of an anti-oil-drilling movement that is gaining momentum. We meet Nalleli Cobo, the 18-year-old who's working to shut down the oil industry, one well at a time.

Listen here: bit.ly/cityofoil

Now playing a new In The Thick podcastMaria Hinojosa & Julio Ricardo Varela sit with Cecile Richards, former president a...
06/19/2019

Now playing a new In The Thick podcast

Maria Hinojosa & Julio Ricardo Varela sit with Cecile Richards, former president at Planned Parenthood and co-founder of Supermajority, and Yvonne Gutierrez, head of community engagement at Supermajority, for a conversation about gender equity and reproductive rights

Listen here => bit.ly/2ZBThiP

Or download wherever you get your podcasts!

"Parents who were in detention would call to ask whether they should give up their asylum claims, as Constantin’s fath...
06/19/2019
What It Looks Like to Care for Separated Migrant Children

"Parents who were in detention would call to ask whether they should give up their asylum claims, as Constantin’s father had. They said they had been promised they would get their children back. Ms. Acevedo would tell them she had received no such assurance from the federal government and could not advise them on how to proceed."

Caitlin Dickerson, a reporter for The Times, reflects on the experience of a 24-year-old woman caring for children separated from their parents along the southwestern border.

Now playing a new NPR's Latino USA podcast!Our coverage of the field of candidates for the 2020 Democratic nomination co...
06/17/2019

Now playing a new NPR's Latino USA podcast!

Our coverage of the field of candidates for the 2020 Democratic nomination continues with an interview with Cory Booker. NPR's Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa sits down with the senator for a candid conversation.

Listen here: http://bit.ly/cobooker

Our first SummerStage NYC concert is a few weeks away! Futuro Media is proud to be a media partner for the Buika A-WA BL...
06/17/2019
Buika / A-WA / Blick Bassy / DJ Tara

Our first SummerStage NYC concert is a few weeks away! Futuro Media is proud to be a media partner for the Buika A-WA BLICK BASSY and MISS TARA show on June 30th. For more information, please visit https://buff.ly/2WA1lit

Latin GRAMMY winner, two-time GRAMMY nominee, singer-songwriter-producer and composer, Buika (Bweeka) graces every stage with her sensual, soulful voice and female band. This 2014 SummerStage alumnus is famous for her...

We are excited to be partnering with SummerStage NYC in their 2019 season! Check out the lineup of free events across al...
06/13/2019

We are excited to be partnering with SummerStage NYC in their 2019 season! Check out the lineup of free events across all 5 boroughs!

www.SummerStage.org

#NowPlaying a new NPR's Latino USA podcastA CHILD LOST IN TRANSLATIONLatino USA travels to Huntsville, Alabama to share ...
06/04/2019

#NowPlaying a new NPR's Latino USA podcast

A CHILD LOST IN TRANSLATION

Latino USA travels to Huntsville, Alabama to share the story of Teresa Matías, a single, working, immigrant mother from Guatemala, and a life-changing decision she made without proper translation.

Listen here: http://bit.ly/huntsvillea

#NowPlaying a new In The Thick!Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela welcome Reema Amin, reporter at Chalkbeat New Yor...
06/03/2019

#NowPlaying a new In The Thick!

Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela welcome Reema Amin, reporter at Chalkbeat New York, and Maria Bautista, campaigns director at the Alliance for Quality Education of New York, to talk about how school admissions test in #NYC reflects a greater issue about inclusion & diversity in schools nationwide.

Listen here: bit.ly/2XbwVnI

Or wherever you get your podcasts!

05/28/2019
TED

"I'm an American. My name is America."

In her powerful new TED Talk, America Ferrera says Hollywood needs to stop resisting what the world actually looks like.

Watch her full talk here: http://t.ted.com/Kzk7uwg

New In The Thick is out!We’re talking elections! Whether it’s the 2020 candidates or the series finale of Game of Th...
05/23/2019

New In The Thick is out!

We’re talking elections! Whether it’s the 2020 candidates or the series finale of Game of Thrones, white males seem to be at the forefront. Maria and Julio are joined by Astead W. Herndon, national political reporter with The New York Times, and Brittany Packnett, activist and co-host of Pod Save the People, to discuss how the candidates approach POC voters, the notion of electability, and how similar issues of race, gender, and politics played out in the final season of Game of Thrones.

Listen here: https://bit.ly/2VW4Ggc

"Same-sex couples in the U.S. who have babies abroad through assisted reproductive technology face a major complication:...
05/22/2019
Both Parents Are American. The U.S. Says Their Baby Isn’t.

"Same-sex couples in the U.S. who have babies abroad through assisted reproductive technology face a major complication: Their children may not be considered citizens, according to the State Department."

Same-sex couples who have babies abroad through assisted reproductive technology face a major complication: Their children may not be American.

A new In The Thick is here!Maria Hinojosa & Julio Ricardo Varela cover Trump's merit-based immigration plan, the #Alabam...
05/22/2019

A new In The Thick is here!

Maria Hinojosa & Julio Ricardo Varela cover Trump's merit-based immigration plan, the #AlabamaAbortionBan & recent wave of similar legislation in the country & dangers of facial recognition technology

Listen here: https://bit.ly/2Vxg5xM

Now playing a new NPR's Latino USA podcast, AMERICAN FLAVOR!Listen here: http://bit.ly/americanflavorDid you know that M...
05/16/2019

Now playing a new NPR's Latino USA podcast, AMERICAN FLAVOR!

Listen here: http://bit.ly/americanflavor

Did you know that Marvin Gaye's classic song "Got to Give it Up" is influenced by the cha-cha-chá? And that the cha-cha-chá has been a part of U.S. mainstream music for decades? Latino contributions to American pop music are present everywhere, from salsa to punk and jazz to hip-hop, and they're all celebrated in a book titled "American Sabor: Latinos and Latinas in US Popular Music." One of the authors, ethnomusicologist Marisol Berríos-Miranda, joins Latino USA to discuss some of these Latino music histories —from salsa to Selena— that have left a legacy within the American soundscape.

Listen here: http://bit.ly/americanflavor

#NowPlaying a new In The Thick #podcastJulio Ricardo Varela is joined by Melissa Etehad, foreign affairs reporter for th...
05/15/2019

#NowPlaying a new In The Thick #podcast

Julio Ricardo Varela is joined by Melissa Etehad, foreign affairs reporter for the Los Angeles Times, and All-Star Vann Newkirk, staff reporter at The Atlantic, to discuss how tensions with Iran are escalating, and Trump's decision to go on a trade war with China, after raising U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods. This is happening while one million Uighur Muslims are being held in internment camps in Xinjiang. Oh yeah, and more on the #Mueller saga.

Listen here: bit.ly/2YtV4WH

Or download wherever you get your podcasts!

A new In The Thick SOUND OFF is here!Maria Hinojosa & Julio Ricardo Varela go over the #Mueller saga, Wednesday's congre...
05/13/2019

A new In The Thick SOUND OFF is here!

Maria Hinojosa & Julio Ricardo Varela go over the #Mueller saga, Wednesday's congressional hearing, Trump's lies about Puerto Rico & the tragic #STEMschool shooting in Colorado.

Listen here: https://bit.ly/2VYCIiZ

#NowPlaying a new In The Thick!This week in immigration, Trump announced his plans to appoint Mark Morgan to head ICE, w...
05/09/2019

#NowPlaying a new In The Thick!

This week in immigration, Trump announced his plans to appoint Mark Morgan to head ICE, while former White House chief-of-staff John Kelly joined the board of a company that runs detention centers for migrant children. Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela are joined by Andrea González-Ramírez, senior news and politics writer with Refinery29, and All-Star Terrell Jermaine Starr, senior reporter with The Root to discuss. Plus, they talk Trump’s phone call with Putin, and the latest 2020 update!

Listen here => bit.ly/2VeUMBi

Or download wherever you get your podcasts!

A new In The Thick SOUND OFF is here!Listen here: https://bit.ly/2ZN97rUMaria Hinojosaa will co-host the show with ITT A...
05/06/2019

A new In The Thick SOUND OFF is here!

Listen here: https://bit.ly/2ZN97rU

Maria Hinojosaa will co-host the show with ITT All-Star Imara Jones!

Topics for today: latest mainstream media coverage on #Venezuela, #Barr skipping the House hearing, & Trump admin restrictions on refugees

Listen here: https://bit.ly/2ZN97rU

#NowPlaying a new NPR's Latino USA podcast!http://bit.ly/spainspactFilmed over six years, "The Silence of Others" reveal...
05/03/2019

#NowPlaying a new NPR's Latino USA podcast!

http://bit.ly/spainspact

Filmed over six years, "The Silence of Others" reveals how survivors and their families have struggled to cope in the aftermath of Spain's 40-year dictatorship under General Franco. The film, executive produced by Pedro Almodóvar, follows the victims as they organize a groundbreaking international lawsuit and fight a "pact of forgetting" around the crimes they suffered. Survivors of the dictatorship and human rights lawyers built a case in Argentina that Spanish courts refuse to hear. Maria Hinojosa speaks about the film with its directors, Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar.

Listen here: http://bit.ly/spainspact

New In The Thick is #nowplaying!Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for whether the Trump administration s...
05/03/2019
In The Thick: Census Suppression

New In The Thick is #nowplaying!

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for whether the Trump administration should add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census, effectively changing the way people in the United States would be counted. Maria and Julio are joined by Dorian Warren, president of the Center for Community Change, and Hansi Lo Wang, NPR national correspondent, to discuss the Supreme Court case and how this question would impact POC and immigrant communities.

Listen here: https://bit.ly/2GSrbIC

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for whether the Trump administration should add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census, effectively changing the way people in the United States would be counted. Maria and Julio are joined by Dorian Warren, president of the Center for....

#NowPlaying a new NPR's Latino USA podcast!Almost 70 years ago, a group of majority Mexican-American miners in New Mexic...
05/02/2019

#NowPlaying a new NPR's Latino USA podcast!

Almost 70 years ago, a group of majority Mexican-American miners in New Mexico readied themselves for a showdown with their bosses. The miners were going on strike to demand an end to discriminatory practices at the mines. The events inspired the 1954 film "Salt of the Earth"—made by filmmakers who had been blacklisted in Hollywood for supposed leftist sympathies. NPR's Latino USA heads to Grant County, New Mexico, to uncover the history of the The Empire Zinc Strike, to find out how a sleepy mining town erupted in protest and if almost 70 years later, anyone still remembers.

Listen here: http://bit.ly/empirezinc

A new In The Thick is here! #Biden announced he's running for President just a day after #SheThePeople hosted a forum de...
04/29/2019

A new In The Thick is here! #Biden announced he's running for President just a day after #SheThePeople hosted a forum dedicated to #WOC. How did the Democratic candidates fare? Maria Hinojosa & Julio Ricardo Varela talk the latest with the campaign trail. Episode drops soon!

Download wherever you get your podcasts!

We’re excited to be partnering with SummerStage NYC in their 2019 season! Check out the just-announced lineup with fre...
04/23/2019

We’re excited to be partnering with SummerStage NYC in their 2019 season! Check out the just-announced lineup with free events across all 5 boroughs! www.SummerStage.org

New NPR's Latino USA is out, featuring Danny Trejo.
04/23/2019

New NPR's Latino USA is out, featuring Danny Trejo.

#NowPlaying a new NPR's Latino USA podcast

http://bit.ly/dantrejo

Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa sits down with actor and entrepreneur Danny Trejo. Trejo has starred in over 300 films, often playing villains and tough guys of all sorts. He now runs Trejo's Tacos, Trejo's Cantina, and Trejo's Donuts in Los Angeles. He shares how he went from regular stints in prison to being one of Hollywood's most recognizable faces.

Listen here: http://bit.ly/dantrejo

#NowPlaying a new In The Thick podcastMaria Hinojosa & Julio Ricardo Varela talk to independent journalist Jenni Monet a...
04/17/2019

#NowPlaying a new In The Thick podcast

Maria Hinojosa & Julio Ricardo Varela talk to independent journalist Jenni Monet and Brentin Mock, staff writer for CityLab, about Trump's idea to send migrants to sanctuary cities, burning of 3 black churches in #Louisiana, & the latest attacks on Rep. #IlhanOmar

Listen: bit.ly/2XqXCoj

Download wherever you get your podcasts!

The question of why so many families are making the difficult and dangerous journey north appears more urgent than ever.
04/11/2019
Migrants’ Stories: Why They Flee

The question of why so many families are making the difficult and dangerous journey north appears more urgent than ever.

The region’s extreme poverty and violent impunity are central factors driving this migration.

Today's Latino Rebels Radio podcast is the FIRST story from Futuro Mediaia's Community Podcast Lab. We are honored to sh...
04/11/2019

Today's Latino Rebels Radio podcast is the FIRST story from Futuro Mediaia's Community Podcast Lab. We are honored to share Bernadine Bebe Desanges' BREAKING THE SILENCE production!

Listen here: https://bit.ly/2UOkHmR

The Community Podcast Lab is a collaboration between Futuro Media, MASSCreative and WBUR 90.9 FM.

New In The Thick is #nowplaying.Listen here: https://bit.ly/2uVfCL4Feminists have been organizing against gender violenc...
04/10/2019

New In The Thick is #nowplaying.

Listen here: https://bit.ly/2uVfCL4

Feminists have been organizing against gender violence in Mexico for years. But over the last few weeks, Mexican women have taken to social media to call out abusive men in creative industries, starting a new wave of #MeToo. Maria and Julio are joined by Peniley Ramírez, investigative reporter with Univision and columnist with El Heraldo de México, and Emily Corona, freelance journalist and digital intern at Futuro Mediaia, to discuss how the #MeToo movement in Mexico is growing.

Listen here: https://bit.ly/2uVfCL4

#NowPlaying a new NPR's Latino USA podcast: http://bit.ly/asianlatinosIn the U.S., two of the fastest-growing ethnic gro...
04/09/2019

#NowPlaying a new NPR's Latino USA podcast: http://bit.ly/asianlatinos

In the U.S., two of the fastest-growing ethnic groups are Asian and Latino—and those two groups are not mutually exclusive. For centuries, immigrants from Asia have settled in Mexico all the way down to Argentina, and their descendants carry both Asian and Latin American identities. Inside the U.S., Asians and Latinos have lived side-by-side in heavily immigrant neighborhoods and have created lives together. In this episode, we'll hear from four Latino USA listeners, who discuss their own Asian Latino identity and how it has shaped their experience in the U.S.

Listen here: http://bit.ly/asianlatinos

On the next In The Thick, Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela talk to Peniley Ramirez, investigative reporter at Uni...
04/09/2019

On the next In The Thick, Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela talk to Peniley Ramirez, investigative reporter at Univision Investiga, and Emily Corona, freelance journalist and Digital Intern at Futuro Mediadia about how the #MeToo movement has finally arrived in #Mexico.

Episode drops tomorrow wherever you get your podcasts.

"It’s been over a week since the Mexican #MeToo movement erupted on social media, as hundreds of women studying or wor...
04/08/2019
The Mexican #MeToo, a Moment of Reckoning

"It’s been over a week since the Mexican #MeToo movement erupted on social media, as hundreds of women studying or working in journalism, academia, film, politics, law, and other creative industries turned to social networks to share their stories of sexual harassment and abuse."

The movement has shed light on how pervasive machismo and structural violence against women is, with recent surveys estimating over 70 percent of women working in media have suffered sexual harassment.

‪New Friday podcast is out!!!In a historic election on Tuesday, Lori Lightfoot became Chicago’s first black woman an...
04/08/2019
In The Thick: ITT Sound Off: Hip-Hop Is Heartbreak

‪New Friday podcast is out!!!

In a historic election on Tuesday, Lori Lightfoot became Chicago’s first black woman and openly gay person elected mayor, but not everyone in the community is celebrating. Julio and guest co-host All-Star Jamilah King discuss this, plus the media rhetoric around Puerto Rico and how Nipsey Hussle’s murder marked a tragic moment in hip-hop.

In a historic election on Tuesday, Lori Lightfoot became Chicago’s first black woman and openly gay person elected mayor, but not everyone in the community is celebrating. Julio and guest co-host All-Star Jamilah King discuss this, plus the media rhetoric around Puerto Rico and how Nipse...

#NowPlaying a new In The Thick​ podcast!Listen here: https://bit.ly/2Vl9nfmSpecial counsel Robert Mueller’s full red...
04/03/2019

#NowPlaying a new In The Thick​ podcast!

Listen here: https://bit.ly/2Vl9nfm

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s full redacted report is expected to come out mid-April, but what do we make of what we already know? Maria​ and Julio discuss this and more with Jonathan Capehart, opinion writer with the Washington Post​ost, and All-Star Terrell Jermaine Starr, senior reporter with The Root​. They also get into Trump’s plans to cut aid to three Central American countries and Lucy Flores’ account of an inappropriate moment with Joe Biden.

NPR's Latino USA is proud to be a nominee for the Latin Podcast Awards and we need your vote! Please go on their page an...
04/02/2019
Nominees | Nominados

NPR's Latino USA is proud to be a nominee for the Latin Podcast Awards and we need your vote! Please go on their page and submit your vote for NPR's Latino USA!

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