Escándalos Políticos: the Santorum Surge and Susan Komen: TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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Escándalo.  This just sounds soooo much more dramatic than “scandal,” ¿no? You can almost say: escándalo is the spice of life (as long as it’s not malicious, that’s otra cosa: being a Mean Girl). You know, along the lines of: ¡Uyyy! Esa Giselle is a tigresa supermodel the way she defended El Brady. or… I never was a […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin Talks about the State of the (Dis)Union

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This conversation started inside the boundaries: we had a lot to say about the President’s third–maybe last?–State of the Union. Did Mr. Obama succeed in reporting to the American people what our country’s deal is, with a heavy dose on our economy?  Crucially as this was his re-election kick off speech, did he lay out […]

“The Dream”: TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Talks About Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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“What does Martin Luther King Jr. mean to you?” A big, open-ended question/challenge issued by NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin that allows us to reflect on the extraordinary contributions made by the civil and human rights icon that moved us toward a more perfect nation. But it also painfully reminds us that more than half a century […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Talks New Immigration Laws, Obamas’ Marriage, & Beyoncé’s Baby on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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“Celebrities, They’re Just Like Us!” is my favorite segments in US Weekly. They eat ice cream! They go to Target! nboinbreogrogtewoighrogqoig They face plant in their computers because they’re so tired from burning the midnight, day break, lunchtime, former Oprah slot, late night oil (actually, that’s me and I’m no celeb)! In fact, celebrities are nothing like us, […]

TLWC’s Viviana Hurtado Talks Virginia Primaries, Iowa Caucus, & Janet Jackson on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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Isn’t it a little slippery to not say hypocritical when some decide that the laws aren’t fair (whine) because they didn’t dot their i’s or cross their t’s? Of course the law can be unfair.  That’s what courts and legislation are for: codify, and when necessary, rectify the law of the land for the benefit […]

Civics Clase: What’s a Caucus? Vlog

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13 Republican presidential candidate debates until the first major event leading up to the 2012 GOP nomination at the summer convention. But who’s counting? The much-anticipated Iowa caucus is important because it’s the first political biggie on the way to being named the Republican challenger to President Obama.  The winner will have the political wind on his back, […]