To pitch, please use the link www.latinousa.org/submit/, which will ask you for particular details about your idea, including the story arc, scenes, characters and ambi.
The show holds pitch meetings on Friday afternoons, and we do our best to get back to you by early the following week.
Editor, NPR’s Latino USA
TURF WARS – AIR DATE 10/23/2015
Stories about displacement, friction between neighbors, communities jostling with each other, people trying to build bridges. Also think about the differences between two things – juxtapositions between beliefs, ideas, actions and results.
LATINO GHOST STORIES – AIR DATE 10/30/2015
Heard any spooky tales from your grandmother or anyone else?
Share them with us, just in time for El Dia de los Muertos – the Day of the Dead. We are especially looking for traditional folk stories and such from Latino families (think La Llorona even though we are already aware of that one). Or creepy tall tales and urban legends from regions that are heavily Latino in population or history.
LATINOS IN THE MILITARY – AIR DATE 11/13/2015
Stories about the experiences and perspectives of Latinos in the service. Both current and historical are welcome. We’d like to hear about current recruitment efforts to forgotten soldiers from World War 2 and more.
JEWISH-LATINO – AIR DATE 12/4/2015
Ai vay! Stories that shine light on this unique intersection of culture and religion. Where are Latinos and Jews similar and different? Think big, in terms of faith, immigration, representation, etc.
PUERTO RICO IN CRISIS – AIR DATE 12/11/2015
The US Commonwealth is on the brink of bankruptcy. We’re looking for stories from the island and also responses from Puerto Ricans living stateside. Since the news revolves largely around the financial issues, we are looking to hear from REAL PEOPLE.
PAIN – AIR DATE 12/18/2015
Stories about managing injuries or disabilities, both physical and emotional. Think of struggles and challenges that people have to push through to get to the next level.
HISTORY OF STATE VIOLENCE – AIR DATE TBD
Stories about violence towards Latinos at the hands of police or government, including history pieces.
MACHISMO – AIR DATE TBD
Wide open! We are looking to explore the idea and role of machismo in the Latino community and on individual men and families as well.