My Vote is Supreme

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I was guest anchoring on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin while she was away when the Supreme Court announced its decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  This is President Obama’s signature legislation that makes health care insurance mandatory. (Or face a fine, as an individual or business.)  The mandate is also the focus of the criticism. Opponents accuse […]

What the Healthcare Ruling and the Civil Rights Era Greats Have in Common

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It’s not every day that the Supreme Court hands down a ruling that could end up determining a court’s legacy. It’s also not everyday that I am invited to guest host NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin. Click here to see a cute Tout video shot by senior producer Davar Ardalan after our live broadcast […]

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’ll Show You My Papers If You Show Me Yours

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If I said to a police officer, I’ll show you my papers if you show me yours, I would likely get thrown in the clink for being sass-mouthed.  But the truth is, this would likely never happen to me because of the way I look.  Any great-great-great-great African, india, Jewish grannies are hidden wwaaayyyy back in […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” or Latino Voters Explained in One Song

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Latino Voters Explain in One Song: McFadden & Whitehead's Ain't No Stopping Us Now

Kitchen tables is where family budgets are stretched next to clipped coupons or if you’re digitally savvy like Cuponeando‘s Yoly Mason, bar-scanned into her smartphone.  Growing up we had a round table which held in its unbroken circle my dreams, while I set or cleared it.  This is where Mami and Papi sat to “figure” […]