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Past articles by Jasmine:


Messi economics

Soccer star Lionel Messi is currently hoping to lead Argentina to victory in the World Cup. His path to global fame was shaped by a crisis in Argentina's economy.This episode was made in collaboration with NPR and Futuro Studios's The Last Cup podcast.Subscribe to Planet Money+ in Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org/planetmoney → Read More


The Last Cup: The Kid's Dream

This week we're bringing you something special from our friends at NPR and Futuro Media: the first episode of the podcast, The Last Cup. From his earliest goals on the soccer fields of his hometown in Argentina to his arrival at Spain's Barça Football Club, host Jasmine Garsd follows the journey of a gifted kid who would go on to become one of the best soccer players ever. In Argentina, where… → Read More


In Argentina, achieving soccer stardom isn't just a dream — it's also an escape

From his earliest goals on the soccer fields of his hometown in Argentina to his arrival in Spain's Barça Football Club, host Jasmine Garsd follows the journey of a gifted kid who would go on to become one of the best. In Argentina, where the national sport is a fierce obsession, Lionel Messi was the one that got away.As Garsd retraces Messi's early career, she examines the consequences of… → Read More


From the archives: flamenco, rock and songs of rebellion from Spain

Alt.Latino intern Vita Dadoo revisits podcast episodes to feature three conversations about music from Spain and explores the musical traditions that inspired these artists as well as the impact they made in the Spanish-speaking world. → Read More


For the artist Guadalupe Maravilla, sound is healing

Salvadoran American artist Guadalupe Maravilla makes structures and "sound baths" as a way to heal from his own trauma — and help others. → Read More


NYPD identifies a person of interest in the Brooklyn subway shooting

Officials have linked a set of keys to an abandoned U-Haul van found blocks from the Brooklyn shooting. Investigators say the van was rented by Frank R. James in Philadelphia. → Read More

NYC police are looking for a man who shot 10 people at a subway station

Police said 16 people were hurt in the Brooklyn attack during morning rush hour. Just before the shooting began, the shooter donned what appeared to be a gas mask and the train filled with smoke. → Read More


The problem of diversity in 'Bridgerton'; plus the Latinx history of punk music

Guest host Jasmine Garsd talks to Kristen Warner, an associate professor at the University of Alabama, about Bridgerton's diversity problem. They discuss color blind v. color-conscious casting, how race factors into historical narratives and why any representation isn't always good representation.Then, Jasmine catches up with host Ceci Bastida and creator Núria Net about their new podcast, Punk… → Read More


'True Story': Danielle Lindemann on 'What Reality TV Says About Us'

In this special new episode of It's Been a Minute, we share a conversation Sam Sanders recorded about one of his favorite things: reality TV. He's joined by Danielle Lindemann, author of True Story: What Reality TV Says About Us, to discuss the genre's origins in Real World and Survivor, how reality TV influences our culture, and why we should all take the genre more seriously.You can follow us… → Read More


The vibe has shifted, plus 'Conversations with People Who Hate Me'

You may see it in the news or on social media. You may be feeling different in your relationships or with your job. The "vibe" has shifted. Our guest host Jasmine Garsd is joined by Elamin Abdelmahmoud, culture writer for BuzzFeed News and host of CBC's pop culture podcast Pop Chat, to learn more about this vibe shift and why we all may be feeling a little off right now.Plus, a chat with Dylan… → Read More


From the archives: vibrant conversations with artists Daymé Arocena and iLe

For another edition from our archives, we go back to interviews with vocalists Daymé Arocena and iLe much earlier in their careers. → Read More


Black business ownership is higher than pre-pandemic. Women are driving that growth

The number of Black-owned businesses is currently more than 30% above pre-pandemic levels. A Brooklyn street nicknamed "Black Girl Magic Row," exemplifies women helping one another succeed. → Read More


Notorious B.I.G. Is Forever Synonymous With Brooklyn

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the death of rapper Christopher Wallace, the Notorious B.I.G. His rhymes were hugely influential and resonate, especially with those in his hometown of Brooklyn. → Read More


He died 25 years ago, but Notorious B.I.G is still synonymous with Brooklyn

Wednesday marks the 25th anniversary of the death of rapper Christopher Wallace, the Notorious B.I.G. His influential rhymes still resonate with the people in his hometown of Brooklyn. → Read More


Celebrating Women's History Month with three powerful Latinas

We celebrate Women's History Month with three complex yet stylistically distinct Latina musicians: Ana Tijoux, Li Saumet and Lila Downs. → Read More


From the archives: A deep dive into Afro-Latinx culture

Revisiting a program from 2014 that offers an overview of Afro-Latino culture and history. → Read More


New Yorkers want gun violence to end. A controversial police unit returns to help

New York City's new mayor, Eric Adams, a former NYPD officer, says the unit will help curb gun violence and will be run differently than the original, which was ruled unconstitutional. → Read More


The Q100 bus to Rikers can be a lifeline for families with loved ones inside the jail

The city bus is one of the few ways in or out of New York's Rikers Island jail. Conditions there have been declared a crisis. Families say the only way to check on their loved ones is in person. → Read More


Ghislaine Maxwell found guilty of helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse girls

The British socialite was accused of procuring underage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse. After six days of deliberation, a federal jury found her guilty on five of six counts. → Read More


Ghislaine Maxwell doesn't testify, as her defense team rests its case

Ghislaine Maxwell's defense attorneys rested their case after just two days of calling witnesses. Maxwell says she's being tried in lieu of Epstein, who died in federal prison. → Read More