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This week, journalist and film-maker Valeria Fernandez talks to FI2W's John Rudolph about how young Latino political organizers are trying to effect change on the local and state levels in Arizona.

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This week, FI2W's John Rudolph is joined by Chung-Wha Hong from the NY Immigration Coalition and Mark Hugo Lopez of the Pew Hispanic Center.

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This week, Veronica Zaragovia describes a group of women in San Antonio who are reinventing lowrider culture as a family activity.

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This week, an interview and live performance with Queens-based father-son musicians Ramon Ponce Sr. and Jr., co-founders of Mariachi Academy of New York.

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This week, FI2W contributor Aswini Anburajan speaks with Kenyan student Brian Nguah, creator of the social website Immilounge, an online community for the immigrant experience in America.

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This week, John Rudolph speaks with Pilar Marrero of La Opinion and independent journalist Valeria Fernandez.

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In 2008 Latino voters played a key role in sending Barack Obama to the White House.  Will they do it again this year? On this podcast, a midsummer snapshot of Latino voters.   Joining us on the phone from her office in Houston is Sylvia Manzano, a senior analyst with the polling firm Latino Decisions.

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For Filipino immigrants in the U.S. one of the best ways to bring back the feeling of home is to dig into a meal of burgers, milkshakes and fried chicken. On this Food in 2 Worlds podcast, John Rudolph and Aurora Almendral take you to Jersey City for the grand opening of a Filipino fast food restaurant called Jollibee.

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Whether you're looking for Jersey tomatoes, apples from upstate New York, or fresh fish caught off Long Island, you'll find it at the Union Square Greenmarket, the center of New York's regional food scene. And chances are the person selling you the food is an immigrant. We sent a group of journalists and writers in our fellowship program to Union Square, equipped with recorders and microphones. They produced a series of audio postcards for this episode of the FI2W podcast.

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Journalist Valeria Fernandez joins FI2W's John Rudolph for a discussion on the impact that the Supreme Court ruling on SB1070 is having on immigrant communities in Arizona.

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Since 1970 voters in Harlem have sent Congressman Charles Rangel to represent them in Congress. Now he’s in a tough battle for reelection in a newly redrawn congressional district with a Latino majority.  55 per cent of the voters in New York’s 13th congressional district are Hispanic.  This is one of main challenges facing Congressman Rangel in his reelection bid.  Rangel was one of the founders of the Congressional Black Caucus, and he’s been a leading voice for African Americans in Congress.  On Tuesday June 26 Rangel faces four challengers in New York’s Democratic Primary, and he joins us on this week's podcast.

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For Latinos, what could possibly be funny about the 2012 election? For an answer, Jack Tomas joins us on this podcast. He's  a blogger and film maker who writes about politics and other subjects from a Latino perspective, often using satire to make his point.  Jack is a new contributor to the Feet in 2 Worlds blog, and will be writing commentaries and new analysis for us on a regular basis.

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For Haitian men immigrating to the US can open doors, including the door to the kitchen. For this Food in 2 Worlds podcast, Nadege Fleurimond, author of Taste of Life: A Culinary Memoir, discusses how life in the US has dramatically changed the way some Haitian men think about their role in the kitchen.

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FI2W's John Rudolph is joined this week by the new editor of Voices of NY, Indrani Sen.

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Is it wrong to call someone who is in the country without papers an "illegal immigrant" or an "illegal alien"? These terms are considered offensive and inaccurate by many people.  A number of news organizations have stopped using these terms, opting instead to use the words, "undocumented immigrant". On this podcast, we're joined by Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for the New York Times, and Monica Novoa, writer for Colorlines, and organizer of the "Drop the I-Word" Campaign.

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