Hector Tobar

author and journalist

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Columnist and former Mexico City Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times; author of Translation Nation: Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking United States and The Barbarian Nurseries: A Novel

Hector Tobar on KCRW

ALOUD is a reading series that’s been happening at downtown LA’s central library for 25 years. Some of the world’s best known writers come to discuss their works.

Renowned writers oppose dismissal of ALOUD’s founder

ALOUD is a reading series that’s been happening at downtown LA’s central library for 25 years. Some of the world’s best known writers come to discuss their works.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

One voter group Donald Trump consistently polls better with than Hillary Clinton are working-class whites. Trump’s message is resonating with those voters in key states like Ohio.

What Hector Tobar's students taught him about white despair

One voter group Donald Trump consistently polls better with than Hillary Clinton are working-class whites. Trump’s message is resonating with those voters in key states like Ohio.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In this election year, anger has taken center-stage. The Black Lives Matter movement went viral even before the battle for the White House ramped up.

Where is the Latino Outrage?

In this election year, anger has taken center-stage. The Black Lives Matter movement went viral even before the battle for the White House ramped up.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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It turns out that much of what we’ve been told about antidepressants is wrong or misleading. The prevailing thinking has led to huge sales with little evidence of effectiveness.

from Second Opinion

Dying is a complicated process. Death doulas want to make it better. That can mean helping with your will, spiritual issues, or just a great going-away party.

from Greater LA

A chilling account of one woman’s self-induced abortion sheds light on the history of Carmel. Joe Mathews says it undermines SCOTUS’ justification for ending Roe v. Wade.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

LA County has so far identified more than 600 monkeypox cases. The low vaccine supply makes it tough to get doses to Latino and Black communities with limited health care access.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

During the eighth hearing on the January 6 insurrection, the focus is expected to be former President Trump's inaction to stop the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Nearly 85 kids globally now have monkeypox, says the World Health Organization. There are concerns that the disease may spread as kids return to classes and are in close contact.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Mayoral candidates Rick Caruso and Karen Bass defend their plans of quickly moving tens of thousands of unhoused people indoors if elected.

from Greater LA

Guelaguetza means offering or gift in Zapotec, an indigenous language of Mexico. It’s also the name of the biggest celebration for Oaxacans in LA, which is set for August 14.

from Greater LA

Ana Matosantos, a top aide to three governors, has her fingerprints all over California’s most important financial decisions.

from Zócalo's Connecting California