‘Latino USA’ Podcast From Futuro Media and PRX Is Now Available in Countries Across Latin America, Europe, and Beyond via Spotify
October 31, 2023 /
The award-winning show also continues to grow on public radio, now airing on 386 stations in the U.S. and in Canada
New York (October 31, 2023)— Latino USA —the Peabody Award-winning weekly public radio program and podcast from Futuro Media in partnership with public media organization PRX— today announced the podcast is newly available to Spotify listeners in 18 countries across Latin America, Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. This includes Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Costa Rica, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and beyond.
The Latino USA podcast is also available free on-demand for listeners everywhere via all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Pocket Casts, Overcast, and at latinousa.org. Anchored by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa since 1993, Latino USA is the longest-running weekly, nationally syndicated public radio program of news, culture, and Latino perspective. The Futuro Media podcast and public radio show is distributed by PRX.
“I became inspired by women journalists who I used to watch and listen to in Mexico City as a little girl. Now in my home country and in other Latin American countries, I’m so excited to think about how our show will inspire the next generation of journalists of conscience in Latin America and the world,” said Maria Hinojosa, Anchor and Executive Producer of Latino USA.
The Latino USA public radio show also continues to expand and is now heard on 386 stations nationwide, including each of the top 10 U.S. media markets. In 2023, multiple public media stations began airing Latino USA —including WBUR in Boston, Iowa Public Radio, and KMRE in Washington— and the program has expanded its international radio broadcast reach, airing to listeners in Canada via the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
In May, the show launched “Celebrating 30 Years of Latino USA,” a campaign to commemorate a defining legacy while also bringing listeners special episodes reflecting the power of past stories on the culture, politics, achievements, identity, and social contributions of Latino communities across the country.
“Latino USA strengthens public media and is invaluable to its weekly listeners, expanding our understanding of news and culture and deepening our perspective at a time when this is needed most,” said Jason Saldanha, Chief of Business Development and Content at PRX. “We’re proud to partner with the Futuro Media team of exceptional producers and journalists to bring the show to radio listeners across North America and to podcast listeners everywhere.”
On November 3, Latino USA will release an expansive interview with Vice President Kamala Harris. Latino USA will also feature ongoing nuanced U.S. political coverage ahead of the 2024 elections through a special original initiative titled “The Latino Factor: How We Vote.”
About Futuro Media
Winner of a 2022 Pulitzer Prize, Futuro Media is an independent, nonprofit organization producing multimedia journalism that explores and gives a critical voice to the diversity of the American experience. Based in Harlem and founded in 2010 by Pulitzer-award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, Futuro Media is committed to telling stories from points of view often overlooked by mainstream media. Futuro Media produces Peabody Award-winning Latino USA, the longest-running national Latino news and cultural public radio program; In The Thick, a politics podcast from the perspective of journalists and issue experts; Latino Rebels, a pioneering digital news outlet founded by Julio Ricardo Varela that reaches millions through its website and podcast; Futuro Studios focuses on original podcasts and programming; and Futuro Unidad Hinojosa focuses on investigative journalism and special projects.
Celebrating its 20th year as a nonprofit public media company, PRX works in partnership with leading independent creators, organizations, and stations to bring meaningful audio storytelling into millions of listeners’ lives. PRX is one of the world’s top podcast publishers, public radio distributors, and audio producers, serving as an engine of innovation for public media and podcasting to help shape a vibrant future for creative and journalistic audio. Shows across PRX’s portfolio of broadcast productions, podcast partners, and its Radiotopia podcast network have received recognition from the Peabody Awards, the Tribeca Festival, the International Documentary Association, and more, including in 2022 when Futuro Media and PRX won a Pulitzer Prize. Visit PRX.org for more.
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