Award-winning author Francisco Goldman

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Junot Diaz

Junot Diaz

Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One

Dominican-born novelist Junot Diaz is the author of the national bestseller Drown and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize.

30 min.

Salsa Legend Willie Colon

Salsa Legend Willie Colon

Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One

Musician, composer, trombonist Willie Colon.  

Journalist Alfredo Corchado

Journalist Alfredo Corchado

Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One

Alfredo Corchado, the Mexican bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News, discusses the violent drug war in Mexico.

30 min.

Mercedes Doretti

Mercedes Doretti

Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One

Mercedes Doretti is a world leader in using forensic anthropology and archeology to investigate human rights violations.

Franklin Chang Diaz

Franklin Chang Diaz

Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One

Former NASA astronaut and rocket scientist Franklin Chang Diaz.

26 min.

Chef and restauranteur Ming Tsai

Chef and restauranteur Ming Tsai

Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One

Chef and restaurateur Ming Tsai is the host of public television’s Emmy-nominated series Simply Ming.

30 min.


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Francisco Goldman's first three novels, The Long Night of White Chickens, The Ordinary Seaman and The Divine Husband, received numerous awards. His fiction and journalism writing has appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Times. In his first non-fiction book, The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop, Goldman reconstructs and investigates the murder of Guatemalan’s human rights leader, Bishop Juan Gerardi - one of the most controversial murder cases in contemporary Latin America.  In this interview with Maria Hinojosa, Francisco Goldman shares how he launched his career in journalism, the impact of his investigation on Guatemala’s future, and what he has done to honor his late wife, Aura Estrada. 

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