Shereen Marisol Meraji http://kwit.org en Lending Circles Help Latinas Pay Bills And Invest http://kwit.org/post/lending-circles-help-latinas-pay-bills-and-invest <em>As part of its Changing Lives of Women series, </em>Morning Edition<em> is exploring women and their relationship with money: saving, purchasing and investing for themselves and their families. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 07:05:00 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 41993 at http://kwit.org Lending Circles Help Latinas Pay Bills And Invest Latin Pride Swells For Mystery Model Behind Oscar Statuette http://kwit.org/post/latin-pride-swells-mystery-model-behind-oscar-statuette The 8-pound, 24-carat-gold-plated statuette that will be handed out at the Academy Awards Sunday night is said to be modeled after a real man.<p>That man's name is not Oscar.<p>It might be Emilio, Emilio "El Indio" Fernandez. He was a famous Mexican director and actor who used to live in Hollywood in the 1920s. His nickname, "The Indian," came from the Kickapoo side of his family.<p>Ask old folks in Mexico City about him, and they'll tell you they love his movies. Sun, 02 Mar 2014 22:12:00 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 40237 at http://kwit.org Latin Pride Swells For Mystery Model Behind Oscar Statuette Pop Music Lags In Dealing With Interracial Love Anxieties http://kwit.org/post/valentines-day-songs-about-interracial-romance <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5ywYq-dbJ4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW_rYLoIR08</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6JCCayPG7k</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT_SnwdPZfA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl1-yfL_SKg</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiM6hF1naXE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04ImU-Ooxvg</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xhad3LnxApg</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrERLeFseDA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmALA8miQY8</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTULqzrhBWA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoM4prkGCGc</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 10:03:00 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 39272 at http://kwit.org Pop Music Lags In Dealing With Interracial Love Anxieties Why Chaucer Said 'Ax' Instead Of 'Ask,' And Why Some Still Do http://kwit.org/post/why-chaucer-said-ax-instead-ask-and-why-some-still-do <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0aB-f_pHfs</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHZwOqLrF2M</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7E-aoXLZGY</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:25:00 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 35044 at http://kwit.org Why Chaucer Said 'Ax' Instead Of 'Ask,' And Why Some Still Do Arturo Sandoval: Free To Blow His Trumpet The Way He Wants http://kwit.org/post/arturo-sandoval-free-blow-his-trumpet-way-he-wants A former president, a media mogul and a Cuban jazz trumpeter are among the 16 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Wednesday. That Cuban jazz trumpeter, Arturo Sandoval, happened to be performing not too far away from NPR West, at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, last Friday. So I went to pay him a visit during rehearsals.<p>A heads up: This is one of those stories that are truly an aural experience. The best way to take in Sandoval is to hear him: his wonderful accent, his exuberance, his command of his instrument. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:45:00 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 34337 at http://kwit.org Arturo Sandoval: Free To Blow His Trumpet The Way He Wants An East L.A. Football Rivalry, Unchanged For 79 Years http://kwit.org/post/east-la-football-rivalry-unchanged-79-years An East Los Angeles rivalry has become the largest high school football game west of the Mississippi. The football teams of Garfield High School and Roosevelt High School will meet on the gridiron Friday night for the 79th year. The game is expected to draw 20,000 fans. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 21:06:00 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 33226 at http://kwit.org The Whitest Historically Black College In America http://kwit.org/post/whitest-historically-black-college-america It opened in the late 19th century as the Bluefield Colored Institute, created to educate the children of black coal miners in segregated West Virginia. Although it still receives the federal funding that comes with its designation as a historically black institution, today Bluefield State College is 90 percent white. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 07:08:00 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 32295 at http://kwit.org The Whitest Historically Black College In America Cuban Defector Yasiel Puig Ignites Los Angeles Dodgers http://kwit.org/post/profile-dodgers-yasiel-puig Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Now, in trying to make a comeback, Blackberry might learn something from the Los Angeles Dodgers. A few months ago they were in last place. Now the Dodgers are heading to the playoffs. The team includes a Cuban defector, Yasiel Puig, Dodger number 66. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 08:47:00 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 30850 at http://kwit.org 'The Muslims Are Coming!' To Middle America http://kwit.org/post/muslims-are-coming-americas-south Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>A group of Muslim comics went on tour through parts of Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, as well as Arizona. Their mission was to help Americans equate Islam with funny, rather than fundamentalist. And that is the topic of a new documentary called, "The Muslims Are Coming."<p>NPR's Shereen Marisol Meraji met up with the directors.<p>SHEREEN MARISOL MERAJI, BYLINE: Here's a quick taste of what happens when Muslim comics invade Middle America.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE, "THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING")<p>NEGIN FARSAD: I'm an Iranian-American Muslim female. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 08:12:00 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 30331 at http://kwit.org Calif. Gov. Debates Changing Who's Eligible For Jury Duty http://kwit.org/post/calif-gov-debates-changing-whos-eligible-jury-duty The California legislature passed a bill that would allow lawful permanent residents to sit on juries. Governor Jerry Brown has until Oct. 13 to sign the bill into law. If he does, California will be the first state to allow non-citizens to perform jury duty. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 09:08:00 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 29653 at http://kwit.org