Denver, June 22, 2022 - Colorado Public Radio announced today its latest podcast, ¿Quién Are We?, which focuses on “what it means to be Latinx, Latino, Hispanic, Chicana — or however you identify.” ¿Quién Are We? launches July 8 and will feature stories about the wide-ranging identities and experiences of members of this community. It is hosted by CPR News host May Ortega.
“This podcast is helping to fill a void in discussing the Latin@ experience that I have always hungered for,” Ortega said. “It gets personal in a different way; we’re celebrating the everyday things that tend to be overlooked, but matter a lot.”
The series features intimate stories centered on Latinos from all walks of life. Listeners will meet an amateur chef whose drive to recreate his grandmother’s green chile recipe helps him feel more connected to his heritage, an entrepreneur who turned his passion for plants into a business opportunity and an executive whose life revolves around a tight-knit community of minor league baseball fans. It’s a show about moments big and small.
“In 2021, we at CPR began discussing how public radio might better serve and connect with Latino audiences,” said Andrew Villegas, an editor on the show. “We hosted wide-ranging conversations with young listeners and a recurring theme emerged: People wanted to hear about the lives and passions of Latinos, rather than clichéd stories about how we overcome adversity. From there, ¿Quién Are We? was born.”
¿Quién Are We? is produced by CPR News and CPR’s Audio Innovations Studio and is the latest in its award-winning podcast lineup. Listeners can expect new episodes every other Friday throughout the summer and into fall. A trailer is available now, on Apple, Spotify and wherever podcasts are found. For more information, visit quienarewe.org.
About May Ortega
May Ortega is a host on CPR News. She joined CPR News as a general assignment reporter and backup host in 2019. Prior to CPR, she worked as a public health reporter at KUNM public radio in New Mexico, a technology and healthcare reporter with Albuquerque Business First and as a nightside breaking news reporter in her hometown of McAllen, Texas. Shortly after moving to Albuquerque, May founded the New Mexico chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, for which she served as president for two years. She also earned a year-long fellowship with the Association of Health Care Journalists in 2018. With CPR, in addition to on-air hosting and reporting, she hosted the podcast “At A Distance,” which shared sometimes-serious, sometimes-funny ideas on how to cope with life during the early stages of the pandemic.
About Colorado Public Radio
Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization delivering meaningful news, music, and cultural experiences to everyone in Colorado using the power of the human voice in all its forms. Roughly 95 percent of CPR’s funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations. For more information, visit www.cpr.org.
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