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Pulso Latino/Latin Pulse
As the Latino population in the U.S. continues to grow, there is increasing demand for in-depth analysis of current events in Latin America. Partnering with the media non-profit, Link TV, CLALS supports a 30-minute podcast, broadcast every Friday, that analyzes news and public affairs in Latin America and hosts regional experts to offer critical commentary. Based at Webster University in St. Louis, the Latin Pulse podcast reaches more than 130,000 online subscribers weekly.
The program's executive producer and host is Rick Rockwell, a journalist with 35 years of experience covering the region. Through Latin Pulse, Rockwell and his team highlight significant news from the region and explore topical issues through substantive but fast-paced interviews with leading intellects from around the world. CLALS assists in the recruitment of experts for the program, drawing on more than 70 Affiliated Faculty at American University as well as researchers and practitioners who take part in two dozen projects that operate under Center auspices. Current and recent programs may be downloaded from this page. For a complete archive of Latin Pulse episodes, please visit Link TV, iTunes, and SoundCloud.
Current Episode - October 2
Brazil and its struggles with corruption and development provides the central focus for Latin Pulse this week. The program discusses in detail the various corruption scandals that have created political gridlock in Brazil. The program also has the latest on the development of the controversial Bello Monte dam and how that project is the source of environmental and cultural damage of the Amazon region. The news segment of the program covers the speech by President Barack Obama at the United Nations calling for the U.S. Congress to strike down the economic embargo against the country.
This program includes in-depth interviews with:
Executive Producer: Rick Rockwell;
Technical Director: Jim Singer; and
Associate Producer: Natalie Ottinger.