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Junot Diaz

Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One

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Salsa Legend Willie Colon

Salsa Legend Willie Colon

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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.

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Mercedes Doretti

Mercedes Doretti

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Franklin Chang Diaz

Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One

Former NASA astronaut and rocket scientist Franklin Chang Diaz.

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Chef and restauranteur Ming Tsai

Chef and restauranteur Ming Tsai

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

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a writer and social commentator based in Harlem. In addition to his memoir, The Beautiful Struggle, he has written for Time magazine, the Village Voice, and the New York Times, and his blog for the Atlantic is one of the most influential on the internet, covering everything from politics to pop culture to race in America. In this conversation with Maria Hinojosa, he talks about the challenges of growing up black and male in America, racism in our society today, and his hopes for his son’s future. 

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