NPR's Alt.Latino

SATURDAYS AT 5:00 PM CT ON HIGH PLAINS PUBLIC RADIO

Every week, Alt.Latino introduces listeners to new alternative Latin music, including diverse genres such as cumbia, Mexican garage rock, Panamanian rap, heavy metal mariachi and many more boundary-blurring sounds from around the world. In addition to music, Alt.Latino features interviews and insightful conversation about Latin events and culture. Host Felix Contreras discusses music and culture through the lens of Felix’s long career covering Latin music and culture for NPR, NBC and Univision. Alt.Latino listeners actively contribute to these conversations and share their thoughts on music, politics, literature and cultural identity via Facebook and Twitter. Felix is also frequently heard on NPR’s news programs where he speaks to millions of listeners about the latest in Latin alternative music and the experiences of Latinos in the United States and abroad vis-à-vis music. Alt.Latino started production in June 2010 and continues to gain national attention and recognition. It has become a go-to destination for fans of Latin culture and alternative music, serving as a guide and taste-maker to millions of listeners. It continues to reach new and diverse audiences and expose them to a far-reaching assortment of stories, sounds, and visions.

Last month, public radio stations across the country bid farewell to Live from Here with Chris Thile, which ceased production and was therefore no longer available. This program will indeed be missed on the High Plains, but there’s a bright side: new shows on the schedule! Here’s how HPPR will be switching things up for September and beyond, so mark your calendars:

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NPR’s Alt.Latino (5:00 – 5:30p) 

In the wake of public radio’s loss of Live from Here with Chris Thile, which recently ceased production and is no longer available to air on our station, High Plains Public Radio is pleased to welcome two of the most notoriously excellent music shows available on public radio. Starting this Saturday, September 5th, you can enjoy NPR’s Alt.Latino and All Songs Considered back-to-back from 5 to 6pm CT.