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Midwest Latinxs Maria Isa & Jessica Lopez Lyman cover everything from current events, race, and gender to edutainment, chisme y musica, all in one Spanglish podcast.

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43 Episodes
This episode we had the pleasure of interviewing Niki López ( creator and co-executive producer of Nickelodeon’s new animated preschool series, Santiago of the Seas ( . Infused with a Spanish-language and Latino-Caribbean culture curriculum, the action-adventure series follows 8-year-old Santiago Montes, a brave and kind-hearted pirate, as he embarks on daring rescues, searches for treasures and keeps the high seas safe from villains like the nefarious pirate Bonnie Bones in a fantastical Caribbean world. Latinx viewers grew triple digits and accounted for well over a third of the overall K 2-5 viewership. Finally, more than 40% of the premiere’s audience were brand-new preschool viewers to Nickelodeon. Inspiration for the series, which features Spanish-language instruction and  highlights Latin-Caribbean cultures: Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and more! Playlist: "Salomé"-Chayanne "Calle Luna Calle Sol" - Willie Colón & Héctor Lavoe   WE DON'T OWN THE RIGHTS TO THIS MUSIC*
On October 21st Latina Theory had the pleasure of interviewing authors Paola Mendoza ( and Abby Sher ( about their new book Sanctuary ( as part of a series of speakers for International Festival of Arts & Ideas ( .
In this episode we kick off our 2020 fall series on cultural appropriation. We focus this conversation on culinary appropriation in the Twin Cities. We talk with Milissa Diaz Silva ( (Co-owner/CEO of El Burrito Mercado), Julia Diaz ( (Milissa's daughter and University of Minnesota student), and Dulce Monterrubio ( (former owner of Dulceria Bakery).  #nomásculturalappropriation #justnameitcorn Playlist —  "Pa'Que" by Ana Tijoux feat. PJ Sin Suela  "Che Che Cole" by Hector Lavoe
On this episode of Latina Theory we talk with several artists/organizers who have been organizing in the Twin Cities and Chicago for decades. We kick off the podcast  with Asha Long, artist, organizer and founder of Dirty Soles, an environmental justice organization. Next we talk with Tish Jones, Spoken Word Artist Founder & Executive Director of TruArtSpeaks ( . Then we chat with Ivelisse Diaz ( Afro-Puerto Rican dancer, musician, and founder of La Escuelita Bombera De Corazon in Chicago. We conclude with Maya Santamaria, La Raza Radio ( station owner.  Musica playlist Como Duele - Maria Isa Corre - Muja Messiah Tracks- Tish Jones Electicia- Bomba con Buya No Puedo Respirar - Edwin Perez y Orchestra SCC
RIP GEORGE FLOYD DEAR COPS STOP KILLING BLACK PEOPLE POWER TO THE PEOPLE PROTECT OUR CHILDREN PROTECT OUR GENTE, OUR BARRIOS AND UNIFY Interviews with: Charlie Thayer (American Indian Movement, Water Protector, Warrior) Sen. Patricia Torres-Ray (MN-District 63) Maya Washington (Filmmaker & Creative Director of Running Water Entertainment) Alicia Steele (Artist & Community Organizer) Analita Silva (Co-Owner of El Burrito Mercado Saint Paul) Artwork by Andre Guzman Music Playlist Burn this Bitch Down- Muja Messiah I Can't Breathe - Family of Eric Garner #1-800 REPERATIONS - Maria Isa and Asha Bash To Donate Locally Black Visions Collective Reclaim the Block MPD 150 MN Healing Justice Network Unicorn Riot Migizi
Latina Theory Episode 35 Hosts Maria Isa ( and Jessica Lopez Lyman ( interview Cecilia Muñoz, a political advisor who served eight years on President Obama's senior staff, first as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, then as director of the Domestic Policy Council. She is currently the Vice President for Public Interest Technology and Local Initiatives at New America. Her latest book More than Ready : Be Strong and Be You...and Other Lessons for Women of Color on the Rise is out now! Our second half of the episode we highlight the Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act being signed into Minnesota law this passed week by Governor Tim Walz becoming the first Insulin Affordability Act signed in the nation. Jessica highlights some great LatinX series to check out while being quarantined and our playlist continues to keep the vibe. Playlist:  Las Cafeteras- "I'm not your puppet" Tribe Called Quest - "Oh My God" Chicano Batman - "Pink Elephant"
Latina Theory kicks off a new season for the new decade with Maria Isa introducing new host Jessica Lopez Lyman jumping into Latinx news, guerreras of the episode, curandera remedies and more! For more information on how to support earthquake relief in Puerto Rico visit
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.
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!
Join our special conversation with Estafanía Navarro Hernandez, a queer Xicana organizer with DACA status who's also a part of Unidos MN, a Latinx based organization that builds power for gender, racial and economic justice. Estefania shares her story with us as a muxer who's fiercely organizing to protect and expand the rights of all immigrants. We also talk about the importance of the Latinx vote, pro-immigrant and pro-refugee values, self-care, favorite hot sauces y mas! #sinverguenza Final plug in: We want you to vote on November 6th. Midterm elections are crucial! Playlist: Mile High - Raquel Rodriguez Senor Presidente, Las Cafeteras Mia, Bad Bunny featuring Drake Yo Quiero Bailar, Ivy Queen Luchin, Ana Tijoux
We dedicate this episode to the xingonaness, bravery, and resilience of all muxeres who're survivors, who've spoken their truth, held their truth, or stood in truth with others these past few weeks as the movement of **#metoo grows to become #wetoo**. **Join us as we discuss the dignities of Dr. Anita Hill and Dr. Ford**. Estas muxeronas who spoke their truth have forever changed the landscape of this long war against patriarchy and rape, regardless of the reality that both of the men they accused in different points in our history, Clarence Thomas and now Brett Kavanaugh, sit on the Supreme Court. We ain't gonna despair. Our culture is changing and we - with our brilliance and resilience - are still here. We got us. We'll talk self-care in these moments #curanderaremedies, vibe to a kick-ass playlist of up and coming Latinx artists, and get real about need for white women to step up their game cause white feminism ain't doing anyone any favors. Únete a nuestra conversación! **Playlist:** * Mama Lola by **Jesse Baez** - Odio by **Ile** , Las Caras Lindas de Mi Gente Negra by **Flor de Tolache**, Brujeria by **El Gran Combo**, **Esta Rico** by Will Smith and Marc Anthony featuring Bad Bunny
**Latina Theory** hosted a special episode at Irene Fernando's **Hype Crew Concert** celebrating WOCI in politics in Minnesota.   Tune into our conversations with these four incredible leaders: * **[Irene Fernando](,** Hennepin County Commissioner, District 2 * **[Rep. Erin Maye Quade](**, joined Erin Murphy and ran as LT Governor in 2018 race * **[Angela Conley,]( H**ennepin County Commissioner, District 2 * **[Rep. Ilhan Omar](**, Congresswoman, CD5 Get a behind the scenes conversation with each powerful WOC elected officials on the campaign trail; hear the stories of how they got involved in politics and why.  Each of these muxeres is running to make a difference and to show that women of color can and will continue to be a force to be reckoned with.  **Episode Playlist** Ain’t No Mountain High Enough- Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell Electric Lady- Janell Monáe Family Feud - Jay-Z Feat. Beyoncé Waving’ Flag- K’naan Django Jane - Janelle Monáe
28: Puro Pinche Hustle

28: Puro Pinche Hustle


MARIA ISA & ARI GENIS give you an update on what's happening with the more than 2,600 migrant children who've been torn away from their families at the border. We then talk art. We discuss the the Taino Indian exhibit at Smithsonian that's turning the colonizer Columbus lens on it's head; share our love and gratitude for Tanya Saracho, writer of the hit unapologetically Latina show, Vida, y mas. Tune in. **Music Playlist** Estamos Bien- BAD BUNNY Resistencia- LADY XOK Feat. Curanderos Calle Luna Calle Sol- HECTOR LAVOE Gitana- MALA RODRIGUEZ Pocket Full of Slave Owners- MUJA MESSIAH FEAT. BROTHER ALI & BOOTS RILEY Mari Juana- TITO PUENTE
Latina Theory Episode 27: Maria Isa and Arianna Genis discuss the impacts of the Zero Tolerance Policy and family separation at the Mexican-US border; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez primary win over  Rep. Joe Crowley; Patricia Torres-Ray arrested for protesting against General Dynamics in Bloomington, MN; Cardi B's baby shower; Mexico's Presidential election; Increase of suicide rate and the Harvard's study of 4,645+ deaths in Puerto Rico; Los Dell's line up and the latest film starring Benicio Del Toro "Sicario: Day of the Soldado. Playlist:  La Morena by Las Cafeteras El Emigrante by La Lupe Icon Remix by Jaden Smith feat. Will Smith and Nicky Jam River Song by Javi Santiago Te Boté by Nio Garcia, Darrell and Caper Magico, Bad Bunny 4,645 by Maria Isa
Tune in and get our take on the latest on DACA and a potential second government shut down. Get update on how to take action to support our undocumented community. From there, get our take on the "Residente" documentary. Then, get a snap shot analysis on MN politics - shout out to all the muxeres of color running for office - all while listening to a kick-ass playlist put together by the one and only Maria Isa. Playlist: * “San Dunga” -PJ SIN SUELA * “I’d Die Without You” P.M. DAWN * “Havana” Camila Capello feat. Daddy Yankee * “Milo” -Residente * “Machika” -J. Balvin feat. Jeon and Annita
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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s four-time Tony Award-winning musical "In The Heights" will hit St. Paul Sept. 12-24th featuring Latino actors from the Twin Cities presented by the Ordway and Teatro Del Pueblo. Latina Theory shares our favorite songs and talks with The Ordway's Shelly Quiola and Tony Jilek, along with community leader Elsa Vega-Perez about the LatinX outreach and development at the Ordway in collaboration Teatro Del Pueblo. For more information and tickets: Episode 23 Playlist: In The Heights Champagne Carnival Del Barrio
34: La Cuarentena

34: La Cuarentena


Latina Theory hosts Maria Isa and Jessica Lopez Lyman record their first podcast episode during the COVID-pandemic. Jessica shares her experience preparing to deliver a baby girl during these times. Maria highlights virtual concerts and birthday parties. The two discuss Bad Bunny's latest video for "Yo Perreo Sola" and jumping into curandera remedies and more! Playlist:  Love in the Dark- Jessie Reyez  Fever -La Lupe Una Flor - Émina  Yo Perreo Sola - Bad Bunny
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 Gaye Caro- Bad Bunny Mamá Cuidame a Belen- Paracumbe Juice- Lizzo Burrito Bandido- Pete Escovedo and Sheila E
Latina Theory's Arianna Genis sits down with co-host, rapper, singer and song-writer Maria Isa and producer John "J.Hard" Hardy to talk about their new album "Sasa." They share the inspirations for the album - the powerful women in their lives and their musical influences. Maria Isa shares the how the stories and wisdome her mom (who's nickname is Sasa!) and abuelita showed up in her music. Y AY MAS. Tune into this exclusive conversation and then listen to "Sasa" out now: [](
Comments (2)

MariaElizabeth VestaMar Mendez

what is your intro music love it.

Oct 23rd

Noah Vargas

this .message is the best.. listened to it once and realized what I need to do... thanks for the message.

Feb 27th
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