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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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Lea Salonga is a Filipina singer and actress who is best known for her lead role in the hit musical Miss Saigon. She has received the most important theater awards, including the Oliver, the Drama Desk, the Outer Critics, the Theatre World Awards and the Tony. She is the singing voice of Princess Jasmine for Disney’s animated feature film Aladdin and Fa Mulan for Mulan and Mulan II.
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In this conversation with Maria Hinojosa, Salonga talks about the controversy surrounding the US debut of Miss Saigon, theater's non-traditional casting, and her dream role. In this episode, Salonga performs the hit song "I would give my life for you" from Miss Saigon.

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