2 Languages, Many Voices: Latinos In The U.S
Oct 25, 2011 — At Coral Way, the children of political refugees fleeing Cuba in the 1960s were not only expected to learn English, but also expected to remain fluent in Spanish and hold on to their culture. Today's students can read, speak and write in both languages.
Oct 24, 2011 — They rose to fame 40 years apart, but Rita Moreno and John Leguizamo say they both faced some of the same hurdles in a town that sometimes just sees brown — and they both got over them with a signature sense of humor.
Oct 19, 2011 — We turned to NPR's Facebook fans to learn how they are being affected by the increased use of Spanish in the United States. We were surprised by the range and diversity of responses.
Oct 19, 2011 — The Texas trio performs loud Latin alt-rock in both English and Spanish — though its members are only fluent in one of the two.
Oct 19, 2011 — As their numbers grow in the U.S., Latinos are not only changing where and how they worship; they're also beginning to affect the larger Christian faith.
Oct 18, 2011 — In 2006, Malin Alegria's debut novel was unique in the world of young adult fiction: It followed a Mexican-American girl through a quintessential coming-of-age experience — the quinceanera. Today, Alegria's book is still celebrated in Latino communities — and publishers are starting to pay attention.
Oct 17, 2011 — Gustavo Perez Firmat is a Cuban-American who writes novels, memoirs, poetry, and academic works in both Spanish and English. "But I have the feeling that I'm not fluent in either one," he says. "Words fail me in both of them."
Oct 12, 2011 — The digital divide separates those who have access to technology from those who don't. But there's another digital divide that has gotten less attention: Those who don't speak English are often ill-equipped to navigate the online world, even when they have good access to it. Kids are helping their parents bridge that gap.
Oct 11, 2011 — For one Cuban-American kid growing up in Miami, hearing Spanish spoken on I Love Lucy was a surprisingly important experience with English-language media.
Oct 11, 2011 — As Latinos become a bigger segment of the U.S. population, the beer industry is trying more nuanced ways of influencing them. "We segment them by their attitudes as well as demographics," says marketer Jim Sabia, whose company distributes Corona and other Mexican beers.