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¿Qué Pasa MidWest? 2: Cilantro and the 2016 Elections

Nov 14, 2016
Mareea Thomas / WNIN

Since 2012, the number of Hispanic eligible voters has increased by 4 million, nationwide. An increased attributed to more Latinas registering to vote, according to the Pew Research Center. To better understand the impact this can have on this election, we go through a bilingual journey of politics in the kitchen and the many definitions of the American dream. 

Abigail Gipson / WNIN

This episode takes us through a bilingual journey of soccer as a religion and the many definitions of the American dream. 

¿Qué Pasa, MidWest? is a bilingual show full of culture, interesting stories y temas que impactan nuestras comunidades. These topics are designed to be a conversation and a cultural bridge between diverse communities and immigrants seeking their own versions of the ‘American Dream’.

Cass Herrington

This year, WNIN produced its first bilingual radio program, Nuestras Americas, and in the first episode, we previewed the music of Making Movies.

It’s a multicultural rock band, whose members are from Panama, Mexico and the United States. They’re based in the Midwest, and their latest album, “A la Deriva,” tells the story of immigrants’ struggles with identity and family in the U.S.

WNIN’s Cass Herrington sat down with the Panamanian-American band mates and brothers, Enrique and Diego Chi, to hear how they are weaving their cross-cultural heritage into their music.