Mandalit del Barco http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/writer-gabriel-garcia-marquez-who-gave-voice-latin-america-dies Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America's best-known writer.<p>His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and characters; love and madness; wars, politics, dreams and death. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 56991 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies Jesse Winchester, Musician And Muse To Icons, Dies At 69 http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/jesse-winchester-musician-and-muse-icons-dies-69 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uKGWpqnS8E</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 56695 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Jesse Winchester, Musician And Muse To Icons, Dies At 69 Sony Pictures To Lay Off Interactive Group http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/sony-pictures-lay-interactive-group Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>NPR's business news starts with Hollywood layoffs.<p>Sony has notified California's Labor Board that come June it will lay off more than 200 employees at its movie and television studios.<p>NPR's Mandalit del Barco reports this is happening in a film industry that's facing across the board cost cutting.<p>MANDALIT DEL BARCO, BYLINE: Sony Pictures Entertainment will reportedly lay off its entire interactive marketing team responsible for online movie promos like this.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE PROMO)<p>UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Officials searching for answers as to wh Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:08:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 55527 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Alice Herz-Sommer, Pianist And Holocaust Survivor, Dies At 110 http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/alice-herz-sommer-pianist-and-holocaust-survivor-dies-110 Renowned concert pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, once thought to be the oldest living Holocaust survivor, has died at age 110. Her story is told in the Oscar-nominated film, The Lady in Number 6. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 54483 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Sunday Assembly: A Church For The Godless Picks Up Steam http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/sunday-assembly-church-godless-picks-steam It sometimes <em>feels</em> like church in the auditorium of the Professional Musicians union in Hollywood. It's a Sunday morning, and hundreds of people are gathered to meditate, sing and listen to inspirational poetry and stories.<p>But then the live band starts up — performing songs by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Jerry Lee Lewis. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 07:57:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 52275 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Sunday Assembly: A Church For The Godless Picks Up Steam How 'Black Nativity' Made Its Way To The Big Screen http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/how-black-nativity-made-its-way-big-screen This season, Fox Searchlight has served audiences a three-course menu of movies with African-American casts and themes.<p>First, it served an appetizer in September, with the romantic comedy <em>Baggage Claim,</em> starring Paula Patton as a flight attendant looking for a husband in a hurry.<p>Then, in October, the studio set out a substantial main course with <em>12 Years A Slave</em>. The sweeping epic by director Steve McQueen is already an Academy Award shoo-in.<p>Now, <em>Black Nativity</em> is Fox Searchlight's dessert, a sweet Christmas tearjerker. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 23:17:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 50873 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net How 'Black Nativity' Made Its Way To The Big Screen Drummer Chico Hamilton, West Coast Jazz Pioneer, Dies http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/drummer-chico-hamilton-west-coast-jazz-mainstay-dies <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNaSZmKL65I</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXULG-UKVq8</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:53:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 50464 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Drummer Chico Hamilton, West Coast Jazz Pioneer, Dies AK-47s, Accordions And Angels Of Death: Narcocorridos Hit The Big Screen http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/ak-47s-accordions-and-angels-death-narcocorridos-hit-big-screen <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaJ_hru9Qk4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCNhQxWXkcw</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 07:03:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 50413 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net AK-47s, Accordions And Angels Of Death: Narcocorridos Hit The Big Screen Comcast Deal Puts New Minority-Run Channels In Play http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/comcast-deal-puts-new-minority-run-channels-play Rapper and producer Sean "Diddy" Combs, director Robert Rodriguez, and basketball legend Magic Johnson each now has his own new cable TV networks. Their channels were part of a merger deal Comcast made with the FCC to give a shot to new networks owned by African Americans, Latinos and others.<p>Last month, Combs threw on his classic Puff Daddy alias to welcome millennial viewers to his new music network, Revolt.<p>"This is really happening, people," the rapper said at the launch. "A boy from Harlem is really standing on a stoop in Brooklyn launching a network worldwide. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 08:08:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 49745 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Comcast Deal Puts New Minority-Run Channels In Play 1 In 7 American Adults Don't Go Online http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/1-7-american-adults-dont-go-online Fifteen percent of Americans don't use the Internet, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. Most of these "offline adults" are 65 years old or older, many live in rural areas and have incomes lower than $30,000 a year. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 09:06:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 47496 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net East LA Homegirl Goes Hollywood http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/east-la-homegirl-goes-hollywood Evangeline Ordaz is no ordinary Hollywood show runner. When she's not teaching constitutional law or rehabbing historic buildings, she's writing for a racy soap opera about <a href="http://eastloshigh.com/" target="_blank">Latino teens in East Los Angeles</a>. <em>East Los High</em> was a big summer success for the TV-on-demand website Hulu, and much of the credit for keeping the show real goes to its multitalented main writer.<p>Ordaz was born and bred in East Los Angeles — East Los, as it's known. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 20:44:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 46877 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net East LA Homegirl Goes Hollywood Sound Pioneer Ray Dolby Dies At 80 http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/sound-poineer-ray-dolby-dies-80 Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Ray Dolby, whose inventions revolutionized the way audiences listen to entertainment, has died. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 08:39:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 46837 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Tina Brown To Leave The Daily Beast http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/tina-brown-leave-daily-beast Celebrity editor Tina Brown announced Wednesday that she's leaving The Daily Beast to launch her own media company. She has been a regular guest on <em>Morning Edition</em>. Brown, 59, plans to produce live forums on news topics.<p>Brown has edited some of the most prestigious publications: <em>Vanity Fair</em>, <em>The New Yorker</em> and <em>Tattler</em>. Five years ago, she helped found The Daily Beast — a news and opinion website. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 05:36:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 46764 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Tina Brown To Leave The Daily Beast New HIV Cases Spotlight Adult Film Industry's Testing System http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/hiv-outbreak-spotlights-adult-film-industrys-testing-system Adult film production in California is now suspended after a number of performers tested positive for HIV. Four cases have been reported in the past few months, including one on Monday.<p>If ever there was an "I told you so moment" for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, it's now. The organization has been campaigning for condoms to be mandatory during porn shoots. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:05:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 46698 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net New HIV Cases Spotlight Adult Film Industry's Testing System In 'Alphabet' Mysteries, 'S' Is Really For Santa Barbara http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/alphabet-mysteries-s-really-santa-barbara Novelist Sue Grafton is a real hoot. She's just as likely to talk, in that native Kentucky drawl of hers, about her prized silver-coin mint julep cups as about a juicy murder mystery. But she does have a crime writer's imagination.<p>"I always say to people, 'Don't cross me, OK? Because you will be so sorry,'" she says. "'I have ways to kill you you ain't even thought of yet.'"<p>Grafton is famous for her "Alphabet" mystery series. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 06:58:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 45385 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net In 'Alphabet' Mysteries, 'S' Is Really For Santa Barbara In The Summer, Univision Is Numero Uno http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/summer-univision-numero-uno For three consecutive weeks this summer, Spanish-language TV network Univision won the prime-time ratings among young adult viewers. The network is bragging about its prime-time ratings domination with full-page ads in the <em>LA Times</em>, <em>New York Times</em> and <em>Wall Street Journal</em>. Its English-language video exclaims: "For the first time ever, Univision is now the number one network in any language."<p>Univision has topped the ratings before in the summer, but never for this long. For an unprecedented three weeks, it scored with viewers aged 18 to 49. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 07:01:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 44161 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net In The Summer, Univision Is Numero Uno Does Disney's Tonto Reinforce Stereotypes Or Overcome Them? http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/does-disneys-tonto-reinforce-stereotypes-or-overcome-them The Lone Ranger has long been a fictional hero, taming the Wild West with his trusty Indian guide, Tonto. The faithful companion helps the white man fight bad guys, and does so speaking in pidgin English.<p>Tonto made his first appearance on the radio in the 1930s, voiced by a non-Native American actor, John Todd. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 08:05:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 43081 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Does Disney's Tonto Reinforce Stereotypes Or Overcome Them? Telemundo's 'La Voz' Hands Latino Kids The Mic http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/telemundos-la-voz-hands-latino-kids-mic <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgEnL5LSqDw</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 42859 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Telemundo's 'La Voz' Hands Latino Kids The Mic Spotlighting Background Singers In 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/background-singers-hit-center-stage-twenty-feet-stardom <em>Twenty Feet from Stardom</em>, filmmaker Morgan Neville's new documentary, is a reminder that most of pop music's catchiest hooks, riffs and refrains were sung by voices harmonizing in the background. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 07:16:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 42104 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Spotlighting Background Singers In 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' Jose-Luis Orozco: Capturing Kids' Attention In Two Languages http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/jose-luis-orozco-capturing-kids-attention-two-languages For the past 42 years, José-Luis Orozco has been entertaining children with songs he sings in English and Spanish. He's passionate about teaching children to be bilingual through music, and he's also written books for kids.<p>"Let's say hello to each other," he says to a crowd of preschoolers at the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> Festival of Books. "Buenos días," he sings.<p>"Buenos días," they repeat in unison.<p>"Good morning," he sings back.<p>Orozco manages the near-impossible: getting hundreds of small children to pay attention. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 06:01:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 41918 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Jose-Luis Orozco: Capturing Kids' Attention In Two Languages The Doors' Keyboard Counterpoint Goes Silent: Remembering Ray Manzarek http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/doors-keyboard-counterpoint-goes-silent-remembering-ray-manzarek <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvVCCMG-JoQ</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 07:15:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 41075 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net The Doors' Keyboard Counterpoint Goes Silent: Remembering Ray Manzarek Nostalgia For Sale As Captain Kangaroo's Pals Are Auctioned Off http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/nostalgia-sale-captain-kangaroos-pals-are-auctioned The classic children's show <em>Captain Kangaroo</em> aired on TV for nearly 30 years, starting in 1955. After its creator and star, Bob Keeshan, died in 2004, his estate donated a few of his beloved hand puppets to the Smithsonian.<p>But if you're like me and grew up in the 1960s and '70s, you have hazy memories of Captain Kangaroo telling stories, drawing pictures and palling around with a whole cast of sidekicks, including the bespectacled Mr. Bunny Rabbit, a dancing bear, farmhand Mr. Mon, 20 May 2013 07:06:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 41017 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Nostalgia For Sale As Captain Kangaroo's Pals Are Auctioned Off Draco Rosa: A Pop Survivor Returns From The Brink, With Friends http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/draco-rosa-pop-survivor-returns-brink-friends <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHRjWauwpvE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3UVw3a7qIQ</p> Sat, 18 May 2013 16:03:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 40982 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Draco Rosa: A Pop Survivor Returns From The Brink, With Friends A Tip Of The Mouse Ears To Annette Funicello, 1942-2013 http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/tip-mouse-ears-annette-funicello-1942-2013 Now it's time to say goodbye to former Mouseketeer Annette Funicello. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 21:33:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 39050 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net A Tip Of The Mouse Ears To Annette Funicello, 1942-2013 Will 'Oz The Great And Powerful' Gain Emerald Status? http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/will-oz-great-and-powerful-live-emerald-status Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>"The Wizard of Oz" means to a lot of people, a young Judy Garland in sparkly ruby slippers. But in the hundred years since L. Frank Baum wrote the Oz stories, they, or stories featuring Oz characters, have been produced dozens of times. The latest, a prequel that opens in theaters this weekend, called "Oz the Great and Powerful."<p>NPR's Mandalit Del Barco has more.<p>MANDALIT DEL BARCO, BYLINE: This newest version begins like the classic 1939 "Wizard of Oz" movie, in Kansas, black and white, a tornado. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 09:48:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 37644 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net 'Argo,' 'Life Of Pi' Win Top Oscars http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/argo-life-pi-win-top-oscars Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Okay. The movies "Argo" and "Life of Pi" and the actors Daniel Day Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence were among the winners at last night's Academy Awards. NPR's Mandalit Del Barco was backstage.<p>MANDALIT DEL BARCO: It wasn't a Hollywood star who announced this year's Best Picture. That honor went to First Lady Michelle Obama via satellite from the White House.<p>MICHELLE OBAMA: And the Oscar goes to "Argo."<p>BARCO: The three producers of the Iranian hostage crisis movie bounded onstage to accept their golden Oscars. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:11:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 37144 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net The Story Of 'No' Is The Story Of Modern Chile http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/story-no-story-modern-chile The film <em>No </em>revisits the moment in Chile's history when 56 percent of the country voted to oust a dictator from power. It's the tale of the ad campaign that helped persuade Chileans to cast their ballots against Gen. Augusto Pinochet in a national referendum.<p>"This is an epic story, the story of a triumph," says Director Pablo Larrain. "It's how they defeat a dictator — probably one of the biggest bastards that we ever had in humankind."<p>A CIA-backed coup d'etat got Pinochet into power in 1973. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 07:31:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 36721 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net The Story Of 'No' Is The Story Of Modern Chile South L.A. Teens Doubt New Laws Will Change Gun Culture http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/south-la-teens-doubt-new-laws-will-change-gun-culture On 53rd Street and Vermont Avenue in South Los Angeles, violent members of at least six gangs run the streets. A landmark church is boarded up and tagged. There are liquor stores and abandoned lots. On Tuesday night, there was a drive-by shooting two blocks away, and folks are expecting retaliation.<em> </em>This is an area where murders, robberies and rapes are common — and so are guns.<p>"There's too many guns out there," says Randolph Wright, 18. "I can tell you right now, every hood has an AK[-47]. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:05:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 36027 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net South L.A. Teens Doubt New Laws Will Change Gun Culture Porn Industry Turned Off By L.A. Mandate For Condoms On Set http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/porn-industry-turned-la-mandate-condoms-set In November, more than 1.5 million Los Angeles County voters passed the Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 22:19:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 35298 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Porn Industry Turned Off By L.A. Mandate For Condoms On Set In Pursuit of Recognition: An Undocumented Immigrant's Resilient Fight http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/pursuit-recognition-undocumented-immigrants-resilient-fight Unlike many undocumented immigrants, Sofia Campos is not afraid to give her real name.<p>"It's deliberate, and it's liberating," she says. "It's kind of a shock to hear somebody say, 'I am undocumented' or wear the 'I am undocumented' T-shirt, just in your face."<p>The 22-year-old is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, and heads <a href="http://unitedwedream.org/">United We Dream</a> — a national network of youth-led immigrant organizations. Tue, 25 Dec 2012 09:04:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 34454 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net In Pursuit of Recognition: An Undocumented Immigrant's Resilient Fight