‘hood Tips from a Wise Latina to THE Wise Latina

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Viviana Hurtado

I guarantee you that when I moved to the U Street area of Washington, DC, articles were not written, Tweets and Facebook messages did not zip back and forth in el ciberespacio, and friends and strangers didn’t email  psst, we have a new neighbor. In fact, I got welcomed with my first and only mugging […]

UPDATED with NPR’s Tell Me More Interview: TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Moderates Panel with Nobel Peace Laureate or How This Week I Have Professional Whiplash

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12 years ago, I was stringing for The New York Times when I lived in Mexico City where I was writing my dissertation.  Fierce war reporter, mentor, and hermana Julia Preston had called, asking if I could help out. Heck ya! As I traveled throughout the area from polling booth to polling booth in the shantytowns […]

Comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias Hearts TWLC! No Viviana! Wait, Tell Me More! Actually NPR!

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Interviews Gabriel Iglesias for NPR

I love it when I learn something new which happened when I guest hosted NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin while Michel was away.  I interviewed comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias for the TMM summer series Make Me Laugh. I must be livin’ under a piedra.  I mean, Gabriel’s a YouTube sensation.  He’s been on Comedy Central and has […]

I’m Reading 50 Shades of Grey as Homework for NPR

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado is Reading 50 Shades of Grey for NPR

I took E.L. Jame’s Fifty Shades of Grey to the dog park and let’s say, the males started gravitating to me—and I’m not talkin’ ’bout the four-legged kind! I had to read this va va voooom novel as homework for NPR while I fill-in on Tell Me More as guest host while Michel is away. […]

Viviana Hurtado One of Huffington Post’s Top 50 Latinos on Twitter

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I was especially groggy this morning, having re-connected with a friend I haven’t seen in years who recently moved back to Washington.  We are kindred spirits, ruled–many times subverted–by our insatiable curiosity. We gabbed late into a school night. My cafecito hadn’t kicked in when I logged on to find a slew of new Twitter […]

Dos Mujeres, una Elección

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Isn’t it nice when someone’s got the hots for you, when you’ve got something he wants? In this case it’s women, a coveted voting bloc by both Republicans and Democrats because like our seniors, they show up on Election day.  (Take note Latino voters). Both Romney and Obama campaigns are trying to convince mujeres that the other […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Interviews Mary Mary or How I Added Reality Star to My Resume

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“Are you in DC this weekend? Urgent call me back.” ¡Ay! This text came on Friday which is my busiest day of the week since it’s when I publish The Wise Latina Club‘s weekly newsletter. Plus it was the last day to put the finishing touches on an intense foreign policy and politics-focused panel, “Caught in […]

The Give Up

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Everything is an exchange.  Everything.  And virtually everything is politics.  I’m not talking ’bout kissing babies and stumping at high school auditoriums once every four years.  What kinds of light bulbs do you use?  Do you send your children to private or public school?  How ’bout the air you breathe?  Latinas, what’s in there? Notre […]