THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: CHICANO RADIO NETWORK NOW STREAMING MARK GUERRERO’S CHICANO MUSIC CHRONICLES, LUIS TORRES ON THE RODNEY KING RIOTS 25 YEARS LATER, BOBBI MURRAY ON THE AFTERMATH OF THE RIOTS AND RUDY ACUÑA ON OCCUPIED AMERICA.
Latinopia is proud to announce a new feature on our website. Thanks to the efforts of radio producer Frank Miranda, beginning today Latinopia visitors will be able to stream live Chicano/Latino music on the Chicano Radio Network (www.CRNlive.com) All you have to do is click onto the icon and listen! Featured exclusively on the CRN will be musician and musicologist Mark Guerrero’s Chicano Music Chronicles, interviews with Chicano musicians every evening form 7PM to 9PM. Also on Sunday and Wednesday at 9PM watch for encore broadcasts of previous interview programs. Get used to tuning in to this exciting new regular feature on Latinopia!
Also this week, Luis Torres revisits the rioting that broke out in 1992 following the announcement of the verdict that the police officers who brutally beat Rodney King were innocent. Luis was a radio news announcer on KNX radio at the time and he brings his journalistic experience to this reflection. Also this week, guest blogger Bobbi Murray reports on the progress that has been since the riots in this reportage courtesy of the on-line publication, Capital and Main.
And finally don’t miss our original video interview with Dr. Rodolfo Acuna, considered the father of Chicano Studies, as he talks about how he came to write his landmark history textbook, Occupied America, A History of Chicanos.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!