Latino Talent:Effective Strategies to Recruit Retain and Develop Hispanic Professionals Robert Rodriguez
Latino National Political Coalitions:Struggles and Challenges David Rodriguez
When Faith Catches Fire:Embracing the Spiritual Passion of the Latino Reformation Samuel Rodriguez/ Robert C. Crosby
Racism and God-Talk:A Latino/a Perspective Ruben Rosario Rodriguez
Hunger of Memory is the story of Mexican-American Richard Rodriguez, who begins his schooling in Sacramento, California, knowing just 50 words of English, and concludes his university studies in the stately quiet of the reading room of the British Museum. Here is the poignant journey of a ´´minority student´´ who pays the cost of his social assimilation and academic success with a painful alienation - from his past, his parents, his culture - and so describes the high price of ´´making it´´ in middle-class America. Provocative in its positions on affirmative action and bilingual education, Hunger of Memory is a powerful political statement, a profound study of the importance of language...and the moving, intimate portrait of a boy struggling to become a man. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011632/bk_tant_011632_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are times when I feel like a stranger in this country. I am not complaining and it´s not for lack of opportunity. But it is something of a disappointment. I never would have imagined that after having spent 35 years in the United States I would still be a stranger to so many. But that´s how it is. Jorge Ramos, an Emmy award-winning journalist, Univision´s longtime anchorman and widely considered the ´´voice of the voiceless´´ within the Latino community, was forcefully removed from an Iowa press conference in 2015 by then-candidate Donald Trump after trying to ask about his plans on immigration. In this personal manifesto, Ramos sets out to examine what it means to be a Latino immigrant, or just an immigrant, in present-day America. With current research and statistics, a journalist nose for a story, and his own personal experience, Ramos shows us the changing face of America while trying to find an explanation for why he, and millions of others, still feel like strangers in this country. ´´It is precisely this pattern of confrontation...that has won Ramos the trust of so many Hispanics. They know that in many countries south of the United States, direct questions can provoke not simply a loss of access but also a loss of life.´´ - Marcela Valdes, The New York Times 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jorge Ramos, Ozzie Rodriguez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006000/bk_rand_006000_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week, three takes on superheroes. Kurt Andersen talks with Robert Rodriguez, who likes his characters ´´indestructible.” Now the film director is overseeing a new English language cable network for Latino audiences. A graphic novel brings to life the Boxer Rebellion, when peasants believed the gods would give them magical powers to defeat their enemies. And will the success of The Hunger Games finally bring some female action heroes to the big screen? [Broadcast Date: March 22, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/140322/rt_stud_140322_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.