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Junot Diaz

Junot Diaz

Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One

Dominican-born novelist Junot Diaz is the author of the national bestseller Drown and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize.

30 min.

Salsa Legend Willie Colon

Salsa Legend Willie Colon

Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One

Musician, composer, trombonist Willie Colon.  

Journalist Alfredo Corchado

Journalist Alfredo Corchado

Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One

Alfredo Corchado, the Mexican bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News, discusses the violent drug war in Mexico.

30 min.

Mercedes Doretti

Mercedes Doretti

Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One

Mercedes Doretti is a world leader in using forensic anthropology and archeology to investigate human rights violations.

Franklin Chang Diaz

Franklin Chang Diaz

Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One

Former NASA astronaut and rocket scientist Franklin Chang Diaz.

26 min.

Chef and restauranteur Ming Tsai

Chef and restauranteur Ming Tsai

Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One

Chef and restaurateur Ming Tsai is the host of public television’s Emmy-nominated series Simply Ming.

30 min.


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Native American actor Wes Studi is best known for his roles in The Last of the Mohicans, Dances with Wolves, and Avatar. He has been an activist involved in American Indian causes since the 1970s, when he was part of the American Indian Movement (AIM).

A spokesman for the Indigenous Language Institute, he has written two children’s books to promote the continued use of the Cherokee language. In this episode of One-on-One, Wes talks with María Hinojosa about his long film career, how he prepared himself for some of his most important roles, and the importance of preserving the Cherokee language.

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