Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One

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Nell Irvin Painter - The History of White People

Noted historian Nell Irvin Painter is a professor emerita at Princeton and the author of numerous books, including Sojouner Truth, A Life, A Symbol; Standing at Armageddon; and Southern History Across the Color Line.

Her latest book, The History of White People, was featured on The Colbert Report and received rave reviews in the US and England. In this conversation with María Hinojosa, Painter explains what drives her, how the idea of beauty has changed in America, and why she doesn’t believe race exists.

Maria on her interviwe with Nell Painter:

"I am most in awe not of celebrity but of intellect. And what a mind Nell Painter has. Her curiosity about the human race and how it functions means she looks at things through a fascinating prism. The History of White People, her most famous book turns things upside down and therefore, the ideas stay with you. On a personal level, I love that this accomplished Princeton professor has become an art student in her older years. Her desire to confront her own creativity is fearless and inspiring."

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ABOUT MARIA HINOJOSA: ONE-ON-ONE

About María Hinojosa

maria hinojosaMaría Hinojosa is a journalist and author as well as the managing editor and host of public radio's Latino USA

Throughout her career, Hinojosa 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, 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 that documented how incarceration has become a right of passage for men of all races, Hinojosa received the Robert F. Kennedy Award. She was inducted into the "She Made It" Hall of Fame of Women in Media. She is the author of the book Raising Raúl.

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María Hinojosa: One-on-One is a production of La Plaza, the Latino production unit of WGBH Boston.

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Funding for María Hinojosa: One-on-One is generously provided, in part, by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

 

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