Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

NewsTaco Podcast Network, Episode 8: Lionel Sosa, on Latino optimism

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco This was recorded on the eve of the Wisconsin primary. Naturally, we talked about Trump and the shape of Latino politics and culture. Lionel Sosa is regarded as a legend in Latino advertising, his work is enshrined in The Smithsonian Institution. I was curious, he being an icon of Latino GOP

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

NewsTaco Podcast Network, Episode 6: The Trump crazy train and the Bernie/Hillary drama

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Let’s face it, if the outcome of this presidential election weren’t so serious it would be hilarious. I find a guilty pleasure in chuckling every time Trump opens his mouth or every time...

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

NewsTaco Podcast Network, Espisode 5: Super Tuesday III, Rubio, Trump, Hillary after the big vote

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco There were big political bets played this past Tuesday in Florida, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina, and Missouri. The big payoff’s were delegates, bragging rights, sighs of relief and momentum to move to the...

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

NewsTaco Podcast Network, Espisode 4: Eyewitnesses in Chicago

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Just when you think you’re ready to go, something happens to set you back a few steps. That’s what producing this episode was like, and all because of this crazy election season and...

Friday, March 4th, 2016

NewsTaco Podcast Network, Episode 3: Latinos and the presidential election

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco I catch up with Pilar Marrero, Senior Political writer for La Opinion in Los Angeles. She had an idea that we should try doing regular political podcasts, being that this election is giving...

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

NewsTaco Podcast Network, Episode 2: Two Laredenses

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco I catch up with my high school friend Billy Nericcio, now a Chicano literary theorist, cultural critic, American Literature scholar, and Professor of English andComparative Literature at San Diego State University. He’s also Currently...

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

DIECIOCHO Podcast: Texas Rep. Rafael Anchia – Trump, Gerrymandering and Money

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (1 minute read, 34 minute listen)  It’s safe to say that the just-ended Texas legislative session was the most acrimonious in memory. We can talk for days about why, but Rep. Rafael Anchia,...

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Why do the networks think Latinos only care about one issue?

*Exactly! We’ve been saying this all along at NewsTaco, the Latino daily and in our podcasts. There was one shot to represent all Latino interests and issues, and we end up with immigration. VL By Jorge Rivas. Fusion...

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

‘Politically Correct’: The Phrase Has Gone From Wisdom To Weapon

*I’ve been thinking about this a lot since the start of the presidential election. And yes, the term “politically correct” has been weaponized and diverts important issues to banal arguments. VL By Kat Chow, Code Switch NPR...