As the year comes to a close, the NH Latino News (NHLN) team is looking back at a year’s worth of producing content that provides greater visibility and voice to the Hispanic-Latino community.
In 2021, NHLN introduced the “3 Questions With…” (3QW) podcast. 3QW is a public affairs program tackling matters most important to Hispanics-Latinos by speaking with community and industry thought leaders on civic engagement, education, employment, health care, and many more topics.
Thank you for listening and sending your ideas on guests and topics for NHLN to cover.
Here are three of the most popular programs in the podcast’s inaugural year:
In May, “3 Questions With…Todd Fahey” focused on AARP New Hampshire’s mission of empowering people to choose how they live as they age, special virtual programs that are informative and entertaining, and how people could volunteer in helping neighbors.
Fahey, State Director, AARP NH, said, “We are a non-partisan organization focused on education, service, outreach, and advocacy.”
In July, State Representative Maria Perez of Milford joined us to talk about her personal experience with discrimination. “Someone said to me that my family doesn’t belong here, but I believe I have a lot to do for the people of New Hampshire, and I’m not going to give up,” she said.
An immigrant from El Salvador, Perez knows firsthand some of the violence that drives Latin American natives to seek refuge in the United States.
In September, State Representative Manny Espitia of Nashua spoke to us about being a target of the Nationalist Social Club, a neo-Nazi group also known as NSC-131, after condemning racist graffiti that read in part: Keep New England White.
Espitia said he was disappointed Attorney General John Formella found the racist statements directed at him did not rise to a criminal act or civil rights violation.
“3 Questions With…” is produced by the Latino News Network, overseeing five independent local news and information websites with a statewide coverage, Hispanic-Latino editorial focus in New England and the Midwest.
3QW returns in January with new episodes; remember to send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Happy and Healthy 2022 to you all from all of us at NH Latino News!