WGBH Boston: La Plaza Series

Interviews curated from WGBH Boston’s La Plaza programs, including Conversations with Ilan Stavans and Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One. In Latin American countries, the plaza is the physical and cultural center of town, a meeting place for people, ideas, and activities. For more than 30 years, La Plaza, WGBH Boston’s weekly program reflecting the culture and concerns of Latinos, has created such a meeting place on television. One of the nation’s longest running television series devoted to Latino themes, La Plaza offers all viewers a vista into the Latino community. María Hinojosa: One-on-One America’s foremost artists, activists, and civic leaders share their stories and perspectives in this award-winning series, hosted by journalist María Hinojosa. María Hinojosa is an Award-winning journalist and author, and the managing editor and host of public radio’s Latino USA. A seasoned journalist who has been interviewing people for more than 25 years, Hinojosa is also the senior correspondent for the Emmy Award-winning PBS newsmagazine NOW on PBS with David Brancaccio. Throughout her career, María has garnered many awards and honors. Since 1995, Hispanic Business Magazine has named her one of the 100 most influential Latinos in the United States three times. In 1991, María Hinojosa won an Associated Press award for her coverage of Nelson Mandela for WNYC Radio. That same year, she won a Unity Award and the Top Story of the Year Award from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists for her NPR story, Crews about New York gang members. The NPR story evolved into the book, Crews: Gang Members Talk to María Hinojosa. She received both the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Radio Award and the New York Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Award for her NPR report, Kids and Guns. For Manhood Behind Bars, a story for NPR which documented how incarceration has become a right of passage for men of all races, María received the Robert F. Kennedy Award.

Interviews curated from WGBH Boston’s La Plaza programs, including Conversations with Ilan Stavans and Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One. In Latin American countries, the plaza is the physical and cultural center of town, a meeting place for people, ideas, and activities. For more than 30 years, La Plaza, WGBH Boston’s weekly program reflecting the culture and concerns of Latinos, has created such a meeting place on television. One of the nation’s longest running television series devoted to Latino themes, La Plaza offers all viewers a vista into the Latino community. María Hinojosa: One-on-One America’s foremost artists, activists, and civic leaders share their stories and perspectives in this award-winning series, hosted by journalist María Hinojosa. María Hinojosa is an Award-winning journalist and author, and the managing editor and host of public radio’s Latino USA. A seasoned journalist who has been interviewing people for more than 25 years, Hinojosa is also the senior correspondent for the Emmy Award-winning PBS newsmagazine NOW on PBS with David Brancaccio. Throughout her career, María has garnered many awards and honors. Since 1995, Hispanic Business Magazine has named her one of the 100 most influential Latinos in the United States three times. In 1991, María Hinojosa won an Associated Press award for her coverage of Nelson Mandela for WNYC Radio. That same year, she won a Unity Award and the Top Story of the Year Award from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists for her NPR story, Crews about New York gang members. The NPR story evolved into the book, Crews: Gang Members Talk to María Hinojosa. She received both the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Radio Award and the New York Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Award for her NPR report, Kids and Guns. For Manhood Behind Bars, a story for NPR which documented how incarceration has become a right of passage for men of all races, María received the Robert F. Kennedy Award.