Hispanic Heritage

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WKAR filmmaker John J. Valadez searches for the remains of a legendary outlaw and reveals a painful and long ignored historical trauma: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the west.

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This week on All Things Considered, we are hearing from five of your Michigan neighbors of diverse backgrounds their perspective on race and culture. Clara Martinez, an Americore Vista and local dance teacher talked about being both Chicana and white and sometimes being caught in the middle of those two worlds. 


Latin Music USA

May 1, 2017
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Fri. May 5 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1  | This four-part series tells the story of the rise of new American music forged from powerful Latin roots and reveals the often overlooked influence of Latin music on jazz, hip hop, rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll - and on all of American culture. Includes The Chicano Wave, from WKAR and MSU's John J. Valadez.

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Hispanic Heritage Awards ceremony to air on PBS and WKAR.