Latino Rebels

A Message From Futuro Media

As you may know, Futuro Media has been dealing with significant financial challenges recently. As a result, we’ve decided to pause Latino Rebels and take a break from our coverage while we work on a plan for Latino Rebels going forward.

  • Oct 2, 2023
  • 9:47 AM

Neuro-Inclusivity, Belonging and Radical Hospitality

Latino Rebels Radio goes on the road for a live podcast recording at Mitchell College in New London, Connecticut. Host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes seven students to discuss how a college such as Mitchell is creating more welcoming, accessible living and learning environments in a world that continues to get more and more diverse.

  • Sep 30, 2023
  • 3:06 PM

American Homeboy

We welcome The Daily Chela founder Brandon Loran Maxwell to discuss his new film, American Homeboy, for a nuanced discussion of Cholo culture and how it still influences pop culture today.

  • Sep 6, 2023
  • 1:00 PM

Democracy in Doubt

Following a historic election victory by the progressive Semilla Party in Guatemala, Latino Rebels Radio producer Oscar Fernandez steps in as guest host to welcome Marco Fonseca, Instructor of Latin American and International Studies at York University in Canada, to discuss how this election almost didn’t happen.

  • Aug 25, 2023
  • 9:15 AM

A More Level Playing Field

To discuss the surprise success of non-European teams at this year’s Women’s World Cup, Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes back Brenda Elsey, author of ‘Futbolera: A History of Women and Sports in Latin America.’

  • Aug 17, 2023
  • 5:01 PM

All the Other Barbies

Host Julio Ricardo Varela is joined by Futuro Media editorial director Fernanda Santos for a roundtable discussion with Dr. Aria Halliday, an associate professor of gender and women’s studies at the University of Kentucky, for a breakdown of the legacy of Black Barbie.

  • Aug 10, 2023
  • 5:03 PM

Oppenheimer’s Nuclear Colonialism

Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Myrriah Gomez, assistant professor at the University of New Mexico and author of ‘Nuclear Nuevo México,’ to discuss the movie’s omission of New Mexican history in the creation of the atomic bomb.

  • Aug 3, 2023
  • 5:21 PM

A Conversation with Esmeralda Santiago

Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes acclaimed Puerto Rican author Esmeralda Santiago for a lively discussion about her latest book ‘Las Madres’ and the power of becoming visible in the United States through literature.

  • Jul 27, 2023
  • 4:52 PM

Hotel Workers Strike Back

Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo steps in as guest host to speak with Ada Briceño, co-president of Unite Here! Local 11, and Diana Rios Sanchez, a hotel worker, about the hotel workers’ strike in Los Angeles and its importance for other labor actions taking place across the country.

  • Jul 20, 2023
  • 5:02 PM

No Water for You

Amid a record-breaking heat wave throughout Texas that has led to several heat-related deaths, Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill eliminating mandatory water breaks for construction workers. Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Daniela Hernandez, state legislative coordinator for the Workers Defense Project, to discuss the cruel and punitive nature of the law and how they plan to fight back.

  • Jul 13, 2023
  • 5:03 PM

Supreme Court of Politics

Affirmative action struck down in college admissions. LGBTQ rights limited. Student loan relief blocked. Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Vanity Fair legal affairs contributor Cristian Farias to discuss the latest round of Supreme Court rulings plagued by shaky evidence, questionable plaintiffs and the lack of legal standing.

  • Jul 6, 2023
  • 2:12 PM

Sports Con Sazón

Latino Rebels senior editor Hector Luis Alamo steps in as guest host to welcome sports journalist Bryan Fonseca for a knockout conversation on the future of Puerto Rican boxing, history made at the NBA draft, and Boricua representation in pro wrestling.

  • Jun 29, 2023
  • 5:03 PM

SOS Central America

This week, Latino Rebels Radio is proud to present the first episode of SOS Central America, hosted by Maria Martin, creator and founding team member of Latino USA.

  • Jun 22, 2023
  • 1:47 PM

What President Biden Said During the Official White House Screening of FLAMIN’ HOT Film

In case you missed it, the White House held an official screening of Eva Longoria’s FLAMIN’ HOT film on Thursday night. Here is the official transcript of the remarks made by President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden and Longoria:

  • Jun 16, 2023
  • 10:21 AM

After Sacramento and Martha’s Vineyard

Latino Rebels Radio: June 15, 2023

  • Jun 15, 2023
  • 5:05 PM

Flamin’ Hot

Entertainment correspondent Cristina Escobar steps into the host seat again to talk with Linda Yvette Chavez, writer of the film ‘Flamin’ Hot,’ about the importance of family and community to both the filmmaking process and the extraordinary story of Richard Montañez.

  • Jun 8, 2023
  • 6:03 PM

Ignoring Latino History

Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes professors Lilia Fernández and Ana Patricia Rodríguez to discuss why so much U.S. Latino history is missing in textbooks and how it extends to issues of imperialism.

  • Jun 1, 2023
  • 5:06 PM

‘After Uvalde’: Maria Hinojosa Reports on Trauma, Assault Rifles Debate Following Texas School Shooting (VIDEO)

On Tuesday PBS aired ‘After Uvalde: Guns, Grief & Texas Politics,’ produced by Frontline, Futuro Investigates and the Texas Tribune, in which journalist Maria Hinojosa reports on the trauma and debate over assault rifles following last year’s shooting at Robb Elementary.

  • May 31, 2023
  • 2:24 PM

Boycotting DeSantis

With Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis launching his presidential campaign this week after passing a slew of anti-immigrant measures, Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes freelance writer and LR contributor Arturo Domínguez to discuss how some Latino truckers are pushing back with a proposed boycott of the Sunshine State.

  • May 25, 2023
  • 5:22 PM

Hollywood Writers Strike

With the Writer’s Guild of America on strike and the entertainment industry ground to a halt, Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes writer and producer Erick Galindo to discuss the importance of fighting for better working wages and fair representation in Hollywood.

  • May 18, 2023
  • 2:58 PM

A Nation of Hating Immigrants

Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Roberto Lopez from the Texas Civil Rights Project to discuss the circumstances around the tragedy in Brownsville, Texas, and how the country has become a nation of hating immigrants.

  • May 11, 2023
  • 4:55 PM

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