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Self-portrait, by Lalo Alcaraz

Sat. 9/29, 2p: It’s CUCARACHA TIME!  this Saturday afternoon on Raíces  when we will be joined live by Los Angeles-based cartoonist, humorist and social critic Lalo Alcaraz (ajua)for a sampling of his life and times. Creator of the nationally-syndicated comic strip La Cucaracha and of “self-deportationist” character Daniel D. Portado, Alcaraz is “Jefe in Chief” of the “Ñews y Satire” website pocho.com. He also hosts the weekly Pocho Hour of Power on KPFK-FM in LA, and is widely rumored to be a close confidant of Mexican Mitt Romneez.

Later in the program we will have with us La Casa de Bernarda Alba cast members Alicia Lueras Maldonado, Maria Teresa Herrera and Michelle Estrada Allred, who are preparing for the run of a bilingual rendition of that amazing Federico García Lorca play next week October 4-7 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

All that, plus lots of new music from Havana Cultura, Mati Zundel, Bomba Estereo and Los Cenzontles, plus some really fresh music coming out of the world of Latin American Hip Hop.