From Stress to Success in the City Part I: Renting vs Buying

When moving to a new city, finding a place to live can leave you wondering, “should I rent or should I buy?” Weighing the pros and cons of renting before you commit More »

Mass Mothers and Children Deportations Discussed with former Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. On MSNBC

‘merica isn’t having a good day when almost three dozen mothers and kids are flown back to a worn-torn country and it doesn’t make as much a blip as, for example, José Antonio Vargas–immigrant More »

Summer Break: Smart Packing for Beach Trips

A recent getaway to Jamaica taught me a great deal about items that should be staples when traveling to the beach. Factors such as safety around water, hair damage, and boredom are all issues that could More »

From Stress to Success in the City: 4 Reasons to Utilize Your Alumni Network

When moving to a new city, it is important to quickly establish a contact base. Joining alumni groups are a great way to network for potential professional contacts and opportunities and easier because of the common ground More »

VIDEO: Unaccompanied Kids, Humanitarian “Crisis” or “Situation”? On MSNBC

Overheard: for President Obama, the unaccompanied children flooding the border has forced immigration from policy to politics. This assertion reflects a Beltway echo chamber, resulting in a disconnect that fails to capture More »

Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: Humanitarian Crisis? On MSNBC

Parents handing their children to coyotes or human smugglers for passage to the U.S. is not new. I learned that first hand when I started my journalism career in Texas, specifically in the Rio More »

VIDEO: Obama Immigration Executive Action. On MSNBC

President Obama promised at the State of the Union that he would use executive action to push his agenda forward, bypassing Republican obstruction in Congress. In “State of the Union: Immigration Executive More »

Summer Break: Unconventional Grillers for the 4th of July

People all across the country are firing up their grills and cooking out for the Fourth of July. Hamburgers and hotdogs are almost always par for the course for this all-American occasion. This year, however, leave More »



What’s The Future For The ‘Kids Of Kabul’?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Interviews author Deborah Ellis on her book "Kids of Kabul" while she guest hosts NPR's Tell Me More

¡Ah-hah! This is that quintessential NPR momento, when you learn something new. I know it sounds contradictory, but it’s like taking a mental vacation and the rush that comes with exploration and discovery. Both make you feel good. Canadian Journalist  Read More...

The Challenges Female Vets Face When Coming Home on NPR’s Tell Me More while I Guest Host

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Guest Hosts NPR's Tell Me More & Examines Women Vets Issues

In general, how much lip service do you hear for our veterans?  You know the patriotism reserved for holidays–Veteran’s, Flag Day, 4th of July, or Memorial Day.  Politicians are the worst offenders, including those in Congress who control spending, including that  Read More...

Bring the Filing Cabinet to the Polls or State Voter ID Laws: What’s at Stake Analyzed while I Guest Host NPR’s Tell Me More

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Guest Hosts NPR's Tell Me More

It’s still hard for me to believe that a U.S. citizen could live a life without a piece of government-issued ID which in some states has become mandatory to vote.  I need my license to drive, to catch a flight  Read More...

GOP VP

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine on the GOP VP Pick

From the archives of my Latina Magazine weekly Election 2012 column: With Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich out, likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is honing in on a Vice President to complete the Republican ticket.  For political junkies and the media, this process of tapping  Read More...

Viviana Hurtado Interviews International Rock Star Juanes on NPR

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Interviews Juanes for NPR's Tell Me More

Viviana Hurtado Interviews International Rock Star Juanes on NPR Talks Plans to “Crossover” into English, Return to Cuba on Tell Me More with Michel Martin Friends, While guest hosting NPR‘s nationally syndicated program Tell Me More with Michel Martin, I landed a  Read More...

Viviana Hurtado Spending a lot of Time at 1 of Her 18 Part-Time/Full-Time Jobs or Guest Hosting Again on NPR!

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Guest Hosts NPR's Tell Me More on day of "Obamacare" Ruling

Veteran journalist and hermana María Hinojosa once told me she works like a “Mexican,” meaning she works her tush off.  I’ll add, I work like a freelancer. Or a consultant. Or an independent contractor. Or a temp. In other words,  Read More...

When Pros are Cons and Cons are Pros: GOP VP Pick Paul Ryan

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Writes What You Need to Know About GOP VP Pick Paul Ryan

Mitt Romney was so overcome with emotion while introducing Paul Ryan as his running mate to challenge President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in November, that he bellowed, “the next President of the United States!”  Once the snark  Read More...

3 NJ Teens and I Get Our Wish or A Debate Moderator Should Be a Woman

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Writes that a Woman Should Be a Presidential Debate Moderator

UPDATE!  The Commission for Presidential Debate just released the names of the moderators of the 2012 Presidential debates: 1st presidential debate: Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor of the PBS NewsHour Wednesday, October 3, University of Denver, Denver, CO Vice presidential debate:  Read More...