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¿Qué Pasa, Midwest?

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Cubrimos a los Latinos que decidieron establecerse en el Medio Oeste de Estados Unidos. Aquellos que, for some reason, didn’t end up in New York, Texas or California.The Midwest population is growing with the arrival of thousands of immigrants, becoming part of the heart of the United States. ¿Qué P… read more

41 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

¿QPM? S4 EP 8: Latinos to become largest racial or ethnic minority group in the electorate and our last episode

December 31st, 2019


Este es nuestro último episodio de la tempoarada, así que decidimos hablar acerca de la impostancia del voto.

Tu voto cuenta. Este año que viene mas …

¿QPM? S4 EP 7: Why some Latinos rather not get involved in politics

December 31st, 2019


Aqui una historia desde Chicago. Our collaborator Judith Ruiz-Branch talk about how Although Chicago is a very liberal city with a diverse population …

¿QPM? S4 EP 6: A wire between borders. How everything that happens at the US-Mexico border affects the Midwest.

December 11th, 2019


This episode comes from outside the Midwest pero decidimos hacerlo because everything that happens at the US-Mexico border affects the entire …

¿QPM? S3 EP 8: Adios and Recap

June 19th, 2019


Este es nuestro ultimo episode of season 3. This season was all about música. We talked about mental health, the border wall, voting, new and old …

¿QPM? S3 EP 5: An artist's mental health

May 8th, 2019


In a phone conversation, Miguel, one of three members of the band Migrant Kids, nos dice que things like the thought of the Mexico-US border wall …

¿QPM? S3 EP 4: A conversation about old and new Latino music, musical crossovers and music history.

April 24th, 2019


In a phone conversation with Music Journalist Catalina Maria Johnson we learned how to identify Latinx music, how nuestra música has influenced and changed over the years, how some music genres are being revisited by …

¿QPM? S3 EP 3: A story about Caribbean identity and finding a musical calling.

April 10th, 2019


Reggae prodigy, Zion, talks about his childhood in the West Indies and the Virgin Islands donde vivio mucho tiempo without electricity or running water, how that struggle was an inspiration to write the música he writes …

¿QPM? S3 EP 2: An all female mariachi; their instruments and mixture of cultures.

March 27th, 2019


This season is all about Música! And in this episode we go back to our interview with the Grammy-winning all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache in …

¿QPM? S3 EP 1: It's all about Música!

March 14th, 2019


This season it’s all about música SO be ready to move your hips to artistas como Making Movies, the Grammy-winning all-female Mariachi Flor de …

¿QPM? S2 EP 9: Ending Season Dos Celebrating Bilingual Music

October 11th, 2018


It’s been a great season for us and we hope that it has been for you too. Esperamos que hayas disfrutado de los temas que tocamos esta temporada. We talked about being kidnapped in Venezuela by the FARC, we went to …

¿QPM? S2 EP 8: Latinos and the challenges of Health Care

September 28th, 2018


“if you go to the emergency room, if you go to a doctors appointment, you know that the one thing that they ask for is insurance. Do you have insurance? You know? I’m not going to say the majority, but a good portion of …

¿QPM? S2 Ep 7: Census 2020 and the citizenship question

September 14th, 2018


Every ten years, the government of the United States of America issues a mandatory census to count the population.  The results of the census …

QPM? S2 EP 6: Domestic Violence and machismo in Latino communities.

August 30th, 2018


In this episode, co-producer Mareea Thomas talks to Paola about her experience when living in a house where domestic violence was present, about …

QPM? S2 EP 5: La importancia of education for Latinos

August 1st, 2018


En este episodio hablamos de la importancia de la educación en familias Latinas. Cesar Roman works with diverse communities informing them of the options they have to obtain a better education for their children. He …

¿QPM? S2 EP 4: Los del 1.5 Generation reconnect with their roots.

July 18th, 2018


The experience of 1.5 generation immigrants, a term used to describe people who arrived in the U.S. as children and adolescents, is a unique one. …

¿QPM? S2 EP 3: The effects of deportation in families and comunidades.

July 4th, 2018


U.S. immigration agents raided an Ohio gardening company, arresting 114 suspected undocumented workers. About 200 federal officers blitzed two locations of Corso’s Flower and Garden Center. La escena incluyó, agents …

¿QPM? S2 EP 2: Huracán Maria changed my family's life.

June 20th, 2018


After not being able to talk to my family for six days, my mom finally called me from the Island. Hurricane Maria had just passed and she couldn't …

¿QPM? S2 EP 1: Kidnapped by the FARC; Ahora un Latino en el Midwest.

June 6th, 2018


Why did Alfonso come to the Midwest? It had something to do with the FARC - las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia or the Revolutionary …

¿QPM? Cinco de Mayo in Liberal, Kansas.

May 10th, 2018


Non-Latinos are not the only ones confused about why Cinco de Mayo is celebrated. I’m from the Dominican Republic, and I have to admit that I didn’t know for a long time that this celebration was not the Mexican …

¿QPM? 14: Bilingual kids on being translators and growing up too fast y el Midwest bilingüe.

March 21st, 2018


Duolingo schools no son nada nuevo. There are many of them around the country, focusing on many different languages, and they’re certainly not new in …

¿QPM? 11: A proposed Immigration Detention Center in Latino Indiana

February 8th, 2018


An Immigration Center proposed to be built in Elkhart, Indiana, a city big on agriculture, mainly built on manufacturing and close to big areas with …

¿QPM? 10: Cubanos en el Midwest and the end of the Castro regime.

January 24th, 2018


In this episodio we’re going to go back in Cuban history.

Last year, Cuba announced that next month, en Marzo del 2018, they will have elections to choose new members of the National Assembly. See this is historico …

¿QPM? 9: Arte, cultura and the conservative Midwest.

January 10th, 2018


A look at how Latino art and culture has influenced the Midwest and how it's celebrated where it's people may not feel welcomed.

¿QPM? 8: Año Nuevo, Musica Buena.

December 31st, 2017


Para despedir el año, ¿Qué Pasa, Midwest? programmer Mareea Thomas and host Paola Marizán shared their favorite songs of 2017 and some of what's …

¿QPM? 7: Crossing the US/Mexico border for the 8th time

December 30th, 2017


Amalia got caught by border patrol and in a split second she had to make the decision --  give her baby to the coyote and hope he’ll get the infant …

¿QPM? 6: Navidades en Latinoamérica

December 25th, 2017


Celebrating Christmas as a Latino, today means that celebrations pour over borders and become part of our own traditions. Is not just about celebrating a native tradición but celebrating the traditions we took from our …

¿QPM? 5: Undocumented sin saber. Finding DACA.

December 13th, 2017


Imagine establishing a life in a foreign country that then becomes home - mi casa- even more than where you come from. That’s how twenty one year old …

¿QPM? 4: Cooking Sofrito en el Midwest

November 23rd, 2017


Finding the ingredients to feel close to home is always a hassle. Here's my journey finding achiote for my Puertorican Sofrito in the Midwest, how that becomes part of my identity and why Latino-owned businesses it …

¿QPM? 3: Afro Latina en el Medio Oeste

October 18th, 2017


En este episodio, exploramos lo que significa identidad -we talk to Lydia about being Mexican and African American in the Midwest - dealing with the issues of Inmigración and racial profiling - and about the threats her …

¿QPM? 2: Loyalty por la patria y la familia.

October 4th, 2017


In the first three months President Trump was in office, an average of over 5,000 immigrants a month were arrested and nearly 200,000 families were …

¿QPM? 1: Pulque en América

September 20th, 2017


The Aztecs made Pulque by fermenting the nectar of a cactus plant, llamada Magüey.

The drink of the gods is at least 2000 years old and is seen as a …

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