February 5, 2020

WDET presents Latino USA: Live from Detroit event March 4

WDET, Detroit’s NPR station, will host a live community event that will focus on the role of Southeast Michigan voters in the upcoming elections.


Featuring Maria Hinojosa — host of Latino USA and founder of Futuro Media — and Detroit Today host Stephen Henderson, the conversation will take place at the Senate Theater in Southwest Detroit on Wednesday, March 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. The event will be co-hosted by Julio Ricardo Varela, digital media director, founder of Latino Rebels and co-host for the “In the Thick" podcast that will be recorded during the event. Also joining as a guest will be Migladys Bermudez, immigration attorney with Justice for Our Neighbors-Michigan.
The public is invited to attend. Tickets are $5 and available at WDET.org/events, along with more information.


Latino USA is a popular nationally syndicated weekly radio program that offers insight into the experiences of Latino communities and is a window on the current and merging cultural, political and social ideas impacting Latinos and the nation. Latino USA airs on 101.9 WDET Saturday mornings at 7 a.m. and Wednesdays at 10 p.m. “In the Thick” is a podcast from Futuro Media that examines politics from the perspective of a changing America.

“WDET is proud to host Maria Hinojosa and Latino USA in Detroit for this important event and conversation featuring our Detroit Today host Stephen Henderson,” stated WDET General Manager Mary Zatina. “This event and live recording of the ‘In the Thick’ podcast reflects our commitment to give a voice to diverse audiences in our community.”

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. See contact information below for more details.

About Futuro Media

Futuro Media is an independent nonprofit organization committed to producing ethical journalism from a person of color perspective and representing the new American mainstream. Based in Harlem and founded in 2010 by award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, our multimedia journalism explores and gives a critical voice to the diversity of the American experience. Futuro Media produces Latino USA, NPR’s only English-language national Latino news and cultural weekly radio program, preparing to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2018. The company also produces PBS’s America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa, In The Thick, and Humanizing America.

About In The Thick
In The Thick (ITT) is an award-winning, national podcast by Futuro Media that covers the latest in politics and the news from a POC perspective hosted by award-winning journalists, Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela. ITT is a podcast where communities of color can hear their voices and stories, and white communities can learn from. It’s a space that values and gives platform to POC voices so communities of color understand they matter in the country’s political discourse. ITT is not just a podcast. It’s an intersectional exchange and a community that educates, engages and empowers each other to understand the role of race in history, politics and culture. The ITT team will also be covering the 2020 election season by traveling around the country hosting live shows, including in Detroit, with a culminating live results show in Washington D.C. this November.

About WDET 101.9 FM

For more than 70 years, from our Midtown Detroit location on the campus of Wayne State University, WDET 101.9 FM, Detroit’s NPR Public Radio Station, delivers a unique mix of news, conversation, special programs and music programming. Our powerful 48,000-watt broadcast signal reaches a 70-mile radius across all of Southeast Michigan, Northwest Ohio and Southwest Ontario. It expands nationally through our live stream, website, mobile app and podcasts. WDET 101.9 FM is a community service of Wayne State University. Support for WDET comes from Wayne State, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, local foundations, and through private donors and corporate underwriting.


Toby Tabaczynski
Phone: 313-577-4255
Email: tobyt@wdet.org

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