¿Qué Pasa, Midwest?

Series produced by WNIN

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QPM is a bilingual podcast telling the stories of Latinos chasing their dreams from the Corn States to the Great Lakes of Minnesota.

¿Qué Pasa, Midwest? is a bilingual podcast that creates a sense of community for Midwestern Latinx who are missing an essential piece of their cultural identity. We do that by sharing their stories to create a sense of hope and alliance. We also foster education on divisive issues.


Additional Files

25 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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It’s been a great season for us and we hope that it has been for you too. Esperamos que hayas disfrutado de los temas que tocamos esta temporada. D...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2018
  • Length: 05:30
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In this episodio we talk to an expert about why is hard for Latinos to obtain health care and the challenges that this represents.

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Every ten years, the government of the United States of America issues a mandatory census to count the population. The results of the census deter...

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2018
  • Length: 09:25
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, co-producer Mareea Thomas talks to Paola about her experience when living in a house where domestic violence was present, about fl...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2018
  • Length: 11:29
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Getting a degree is not easy for a lot of immigrants, first generation graduates and for low income families. First, navigating through the system ...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 10:35
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The experience of 1.5 generation immigrants, a term used to describe people who arrived in the U.S. as children and adolescents, is a unique one. U...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 10:15
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Aquí la historia de Janeth Vazquez. She grew up in Liberal Kansas and her father was deported when she started her first year of college. Ella dice...

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2018
  • Length: 09:00
  • Purchases: 2
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After not being able to talk to my family for six days, my mom finally called me from the Island. Hurricane Maria had just passed and she couldn't ...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 12:53
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Alfonso was kidnapped in Venezuela and later taken to Colombia by the FARC. The FARC sustains their estilo de vida by kidnapping and ransom, illega...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2018
  • Length: 10:53
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Non-Latinos are not the only ones confused about why Cinco de Mayo is celebrated. I’m from the Dominican Republic, and I have to admit that I didn’...

  • Added: May 09, 2018
  • Length: 07:00
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It was a great season! Listen to our top five episodes and a sneak peek of next season in our last episodio. Share with us the topics you want us t...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2018
  • Length: 09:25
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Many times, I found myself talking about things that I didn’t understand because I was translating for my mom, por que no sabia Ingles. So there I ...

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2018
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 2
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After an abusive childhood in Mexico, Amy's grandfather started telling people he was Italian. He says, “nothing good comes out of Mexico. Nothing....

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  • Added: Mar 07, 2018
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, our host Paola Marizán shares with co-producer Mareea Thomas how moving from her home country at age 6 made her feel displaced, ho...

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2018
  • Length: 12:15
  • Purchases: 2
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An Immigration Center proposed to be built in Elkhart, Indiana, a city big on agriculture, mainly built on manufacturing and close to big areas wit...

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2018
  • Length: 10:09
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episodio, relations with Cuba have backpedaled after the last administration begun dialogue and trade with the island. Hoy día, el presiden...

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2018
  • Length: 13:01
  • Purchases: 1
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A casual conversation about Latino art and culture and its influence the Midwest and how it's celebrated where it's people may not feel welcomed.

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2018
  • Length: 07:50
  • Purchases: 1
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Para despedir el año, ¿Qué Pasa, Midwest? programmer Mareea Thomas and host Paola Marizán shared their favorite songs of 2017 and some of what's co...

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2018
  • Length: 10:48
  • Purchases: 1
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Amalia got caught by border patrol and in a split second she had to make the decision; give her baby to the coyote and hope he’ll get the infant sa...

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2018
  • Length: 12:01
  • Purchases: 2
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In this episodio we meet DACA recipient Laura. Una Latina that didn’t know about her legal status until she wanted to apply for college and about t...

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2018
  • Length: 09:24
  • Purchases: 2