This week Latin Pulse provides a special focus on telenovelas, the very popular cultural form produced throughout the region and exported successfully worldwide. The program includes insights on the gender issues raised by these popular shows and the program looks at how these shows demonstrate how the Drug War is resonating culturally. The news segment of the program deals with announcements this week from U.S. President Barack Obama about the prospects for comprehensive immigration reform during his second term in office.
In-depth interviews include:
Prof. Carolina Acosta-Alzuru of the University of Georgia;
Prof. Nataly Guzman of the Universidad de CentroAmerica in El Salvador.
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell
Associate Producer: Curt Devine
Writers: Jordan D'eri and Colin Campbell.
(To download or stream this podcast, click here.)
To see a list of musical themes cited in this podcast from the telenovelas under analysis, please go here.
(The program is 30 minutes in length and the file size is 28 MB.)
La Reina del Sur
La Monecas de la Mafia
Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso