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Latina Theory

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Midwest Latinxs Maria Isa & Arianna Genis cover everything from current events, race, and gender to edutainment, chisme y musica, all in one Spanglish podcast.
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Boss Mamá! Latina Theory with guest Analita Silva
Boss Mamá Maria Isa returns to Latina Theory while on maternity leave and welcomes Analita Silva to the show as special guest for this episode discussing "Being A Boss Mom." Analita Silva is an Afro-LatinX co-business owner of El Burrito Mercado, the state of Minnesota's 1st Latino Mercado celebrating 40 years in Saint Paul's barrio of the Westside.  She recently gave birth to her 1st child Laila and checks in on motherhood with Maria Isa who gave birth this passed April to her first child Loíza Rosa.  Tune in on their conversation of familia, motherhood, birth, postpartum and continuing to kick ass as LatinX Bosses.  Playlist Women of the World- Marvin GayeCaro- Bad BunnyMamá Cuidame a Belen- ParacumbeJuice- LizzoBurrito Bandido- Pete Escovedo and Sheila E
32: Why Are Latinxs Converting to Islam?
Nuestra gente, Latinxs are one of the fastest growing groups within Islam in the US — nearly 250,000 Latinxs Muslims are part of the our community and it’s growing. We had no idea until now, and we want to know, why? Join us as we explore the answer to this question with Lara Fernandez, producer of VICE’s Minority Reports latest episode called, Why are Latinos Converting to Islam? We also talk to Diana Cruz, a xingona and a Latina Muslim. Tune in for a great conversación and playlist featuring: “We the People” - A Tribe Called Quest “Di Mi Nombre” - Rosalía  "Hijabi (Wrap My Hijab)”- Mona Haydar  "Didn’t Cha Know” - Erykah Badu  "Chiquitita”(Spanish) - ABBA  “Good Lord” - Brother Ali Make sure to watch VICE Minority Report’s documentary, Why are Latinos Converting to Islam: Lara Fernandez is an Emmy award-winning producer with field experience in the US, Europe and Latin America. Born and raised in Spain, she majored in Broadcast Journalism and then spent several years with Univision's environmental unit. She is currently a long-form producer with VICE digital, where her work focuses on social justice issues. Diana Cruz is a Chicagoan and a Mexican/Puerto Rican. After converting to Islam in 1999, she realized there was a need for Spanish speaking/Latino engagement work in the Muslim community. She’s been leading work across communities ever since, including mentoring her Latina Muslim sisters. Diana’s educational background is in Healthcare Management, Business Administration and Psychology. She lives in the Western Suburbs with her two children.
31: Hamilton in Puerto Rico, the Government Shutdown y Roma
Join us as we bring in 2019 with xingonaness and a refreshed approach to the stories we share with you and in our work. We talk about the excitement and complexities of Hamilton opening up in Puerto Rico with Lin Manuel Miranda performing (OMG), the Government shut down, the brilliance of Roma and it's politics. We delve deep into the Corpus Christi Student Massacre of 1971 depicted in the film. We also talk Bad Bunny's new album and love on our guerreras of el momento -- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez y Roma's star, Yalitza Aparico Martinez. Tune in!
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Jan 16th, 2017
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Jun 13th, 2019
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