Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One

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Ralph Nader

The son of immigrants from Lebanon, Ralph Nader founded or organized more than a hundred civic organizations across the United States. Over the last five decades he fought to protect Americans and played a key role in the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Freedom of Information Act and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The four-time presidential candidate talks candidly with Maria Hinojosa about inspiring lessons he learned from his parents, the next generation of civic leaders and his ideas about how the super rich can save us.

Maria Hinojosa and Ralph Nader

María Hinojosa on her interview with Ralph Nader:

"I am very happy that in our interview with Ralph Nader we focused on what most journalists have not. Ralph Nader has all of the prepared answers for the rage people feel about his effect on the 2000 election. We don't need any more pat and prepared answers about what happened. Instead we spoke about Ralph Nader the man and his life as a Lebanese immigrant in a working class town in Connecticut. I learned so much about the values that have moved him through out his life. And the truth is he is a real crusader who impacted the lives of all Americans. I was fascinated to learn that at his 76 years of life Ralph Nader is still a fighter. And I came to appreciate his personal story as much as his political one."

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ABOUT MARIA HINOJOSA: ONE-ON-ONE

About María Hinojosa

maria hinojosaMaría Hinojosa is a journalist and author as well as the managing editor and host of public radio's Latino USA

Throughout her career, Hinojosa has garnered many awards and honors. Since 1995, Hispanic Business Magazine has named her one of the 100 most influential Latinos in the United States three times.

In 1991, Hinojosa won an Associated Press award for her coverage of Nelson Mandela for WNYC Radio. That same year, she won a Unity Award and the Top Story of the Year Award from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists for her NPR story Crews, about New York gang members. The NPR story evolved into the book Crews: Gang Members Talk to María Hinojosa.

She received both the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Radio Award and the New York Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Award for her NPR report Kids and Guns. For Manhood Behind Bars, a story for NPR that documented how incarceration has become a right of passage for men of all races, Hinojosa received the Robert F. Kennedy Award. She was inducted into the "She Made It" Hall of Fame of Women in Media. She is the author of the book Raising Raúl.

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María Hinojosa: One-on-One is a production of La Plaza, the Latino production unit of WGBH Boston.

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Funding for María Hinojosa: One-on-One is generously provided, in part, by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

 

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