latino http://kcur.org en Visiting Author Pays It Forward With Independence Students http://kcur.org/post/visiting-author-pays-it-forward-independence-students <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sergio </span>Troncoso<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">writes books dealing with the communities we belong to and the borders that surround us. Every summer he crosses his own borders from his home in New York to teach creative writing to local high schoolers, at the <a href="http://www.isdschools.org/2014/02/24/the-george-caleb-bingham-academy-of-the-arts/" target="_blank">George Caleb Bingham Academy for the Arts</a>.</span></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:15:26 +0000 Steve Kraske & Scott Ross 57891 at http://kcur.org Visiting Author Pays It Forward With Independence Students The Impact Of Latin American Music http://kcur.org/post/impact-latin-american-music <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Coming from dozens of countries, from Mexico and the Caribbean in the north to Brazil and Argentena&nbsp;in South America, Latin American identity encompasses a variety of cultures, backgrounds, stories, traditions, and, of course, music. The diversity can be heard in every measure, as each artist brings not only their own personal style, but also their Latino ancestry to the lyrics, melodies and rhythms of music.</span></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 22:17:36 +0000 Suzanne Hogan, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sydney Llewellyn 42721 at http://kcur.org The Impact Of Latin American Music The Distance Between Us http://kcur.org/post/distance-between-us <p>On Tuesday’s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard</em></a> author <strong><a href="http://www.reynagrande.com/" target="_blank">Reyna Grande</a></strong> describes her experience living as in illegal immigrant in the U.S.</p><p>Her memoir, <em><strong>The Distance Between Us</strong>,</em> is an intimate, graphic narrative about her early years left behind by her parents in Mexico, tumultuous time as a youth in America and journey to becoming a U.S. citizen.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:08:53 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 26032 at http://kcur.org The Distance Between Us WEB EXTRA: Xanath Caraza Reads from Primera Pagina http://kcur.org/post/web-extra-xanath-caraza-reads-primera-pagina <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53cf7b054e770-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53cf7b054e770-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53cf7b054e770-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-695718.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Traveler, educator and short story writer Xanath Caraza says she first started writing poetry when she was about six years old.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2008 14:24:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 1165 at http://kcur.org