A California mall straddles the border between two cities — and the minimum wage is higher on one side of the mall.
We end the show with words of wisdom from Army veteran Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, who tells us her favorite story about looking beyond your present situation.
Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo is a Cuban blogger and activist, and the editor of Cuba's first digital magazine, VOCES. Maria Hinojosa talks to Pardo Lazo about the democratic potential of the Internet.
Guillermo Gómez-Peña is one of the country's leading performance artists. Maria Hinojosa speaks to Gómez-Peña about a rare disease that paralyzed him and turned him into a prisoner in his own body.
In Siler City, North Carolina, two young Latinos are informing the community of police checkpoints via Facebook, to combat what they see as harassment.
It's not just the law that can keep you caged: In Mexico, kidnappings are on the rise. One man tells Oregon Public Broadcasting's Jordana Gustafson his harrowing experience.
In the '90s, prisoners in Texas painted elaborate scenes on handkerchiefs, called paños, with ballpoint pens. Maria Hinojosa goes to the home of a New York art collector who displays them in his home.
Megan Kamerick reports on one school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which offers high school diplomas — not GEDs — to county jail inmates.
Juan Echevarria served 15 years in prison and made the most of his time on the inside. He shares a few thoughts on the challenges former inmates face as they re-enter society.
On Rikers Island, the largest jail in the world, a new program aims to lower juvenile recidivism by training young inmates to question their own life choices.
The scent of fresh pencils is in the air, and homework assignments are around the corner. In honor of back-to-school season, author Alexander Aciman recommends The Lost Estate by Henri Alain-Fournier.
The Animal Ambassador from the San Diego Zoo brings a couple of his friends along to answer three questions not about zoos, but about Zumba. Originally broadcast on May 2, 2014.
The former bouncer for the Rolling Stones answers three questions about the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, which was involved in sports doping scandals. Originally broadcast Aug. 11, 2007.
As the situation quiets down in Ferguson, Mo., some political observers are asking why it took President Obama so long to publicly weigh in on events there.
It's been another rough August for President Obama. He's wrapping up a summer vacation marred by events in Ferguson, Mo., and the murder of an American journalist in the Middle East.
Food shortages are emerging in the wake of West Africa's Ebola epidemic. Market shelves are bare and fields are neglected because traders can't move and social gatherings are discouraged.
The attack, which killed more than 60 worshippers at Friday prayers, is the latest sectarian violence to rock the deeply divided country.