Syndicated columnist Mona Eltahawy

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Junot Diaz

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30 min.

Salsa Legend Willie Colon

Salsa Legend Willie Colon

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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

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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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Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy is an award-winning columnist, blogger, and internationally-recognized expert on Arab and Muslim affairs. Eltahawy has reported for outlets in Cairo, Jerusalem, Palestine, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and China, and her opinion pieces have been published in the International Herald Tribune, Time Magazine, and the Washington Post. During the Arab Spring in 2011, she became the go-to woman for many Western media outlets looking for information and analysis of the situation in the Middle East. As a lecturer, she has toured the world to dispel stereotypes about Muslim women. In this conversation with Maria Hinojosa, she discusses the interpretation of Islam, feminism in Muslim society and the future of the Arab world.

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