Joaquin at SoyBlue reports that Albuquerque's Air America affiliate is going to test market a show featuring Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez called "Our America" that will be an English language look at politics from a Latina/o point of view. Need I say that this is something that is sorely needed in our media? Sure, there's Latino USA that is picked up by KUVO on Sunday mornings, but that's an NPR production with all of the faux-neutrality (i.e., kowtowing to conservatism) we've come to expect from NPR.
The show is going to be on KABQ AM 1350 ("Albuquerque's source for Broncos football") on December 3 and 10 at 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time. I can't tell if you can stream that station, but it sure sounds like something worth listening to. I personally would like to see some shows where leftist Latina/o POVs are incorporated in with other views, but this show sounds good too.
Air America is saying that if the show is successful, it will be made available to other stations, and evidently there are four AAR affiliates in Texas ready to sign up. If "Our America" does become available nationally, it will be a real opportunity for our "Boulder" (actually Thornton) AAR station to redeem itself in my book. Or looking at it another way, if a progressive radio station in Colorado turns up its nose at a show aimed at progressive Latinos, it pretty much would confirm that AM 750's owners want to portray liberalism as the exclusive domain of Grateful Dead-listening white Boulderites (no offense to my readers who fit that profile) and have no interest in acknowledging the much broader liberal community in Colorado.