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Maria Hinojosa: One-On-One

Nell Irvin Painter (#504)

Noted historian and author Nell Irvin Painter (The History of White People) explains her motivations, the changing definitions of beauty and her refusal to believe in race. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: MARIA HINOJOSA: ONE-ON-ONE opens its fourth season with more provocative, in-depth interviews with a high-profile group of artists, writers, activists and civic leaders. The award-winning series continues to expand its focus to better reflect the country's growing diversity, with voices representing Latino, African-American and Asian-American perspectives. This season, guests include: writer Ben Fong-Torres (Rolling Stone), playwright and activist Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues), chef Ming Tsai (Simply Ming), conceptual artist Krzysztof Wodiczko, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries), environmentalist Majora Carter and filmmaker Chris Eyre (Smoke Signals). ONE-ON-ONE host, award-winning journalist and author Maria Hinojosa, also serves the managing editor and host of public radio's Latino USA, and a senior correspondent for the Emmy-winning newsmagazine NOW on PBS.

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    Peabody Award-winning public radio host and author Diane Rehm discusses growing up Arab-American, her struggles with the voice-destroying illness spasmodic dysphonia, and the importance of finding her voice. [26 minutes]

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    Pew Hispanic Center's Mark Hugo Lopez sits down with Maria Hinojosa to talk about politics, economics and the future of the country. [26 minutes]

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