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 […]

Can I Take a Lookie at Your Credit Report?

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Remember when in matters of amor, being a “10″ was tops (Bo Derek anyone)? Not anymore and by a long shot if you add money to the mix. Imagine this date scenario: “Hi, I’m Viviana.  I’m an 800.  How about you?” Romantic buzz kill, no, chatting credit reports and scores?  But business and financial life […]

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. […]

Election 2012: The Politics of OBL’s Death on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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What do YOU think about Osama bin Laden‘s death and how it is or is not being using to gain an advantage in Election 2012?  That’s what likely Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney has accused President Barack Obama of doing.  Watch the “One Chance” campaign ad air with a very prominent cameo by Bubba aka former […]

TMM Guest Host Day 1: Serious About Syria, Saving for Freelancers, Romney’s Woman & Latino Problema

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Until recently, I was always a generalist and in Washington, DC, this is a problem given that as a reporter, you need to own a beat–sources and stories to break news. So I focused on my passion and made it my niche: the dramatic growth of the Latino community and its impact on politics, the […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Guest Hosts NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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I will be the guest host on NPR‘s nationally syndicated program, Tell Me More with Michel Martin (TMM) on today Wednesday, April 11th and tomorrow Thursday, April 12th.  As many of you know I am a regular contributor to the program’s “Beauty Shop” segment, where we discuss the latest political news and water cooler topics. If you listen to TMM, […]

Women’s Bodies: Rick Santorum, Chris Brown and Rihanna’s (Don’t) Duet (Girl): TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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Why do I bother watching las calorías…or pushing myself to race up “The Exorcist” steps in Georgetown? Doesn’t matter if I’m saggin’, + a few L.B.S.’s (sign of being in a happy relationship.  I eat), clad in fleece sweats, or rockin’ a Tibi coral dress and strappy sandals. They all want a piece of it. […]