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Monday, October 10, 2016
6 p.m., University Center Ballroom
Mandalit del Barco, arts correspondent based at NPR West, reports and produces stories about film, television, music, visual arts, dance, and other topics. She has also covered street gangs, Hollywood, police and prisons, marijuana, immigration, race relations, natural disasters, Latino arts, and urban street culture (including hip hop dance, music, and art). Her news reports, feature stories, and photos can be found on "All Things Considered," "Morning Edition," "Weekend Edition," "Alt. Latino," and npr.org.
She covered the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Haiti and chronicled street gangs exported from the United States to El Salvador and Honduras. While in Mexico, she reported on immigrant smugglers, musicians, filmmakers, and artists. In Argentina, del Barco profiled tango legend Carlos Gardel, and in the Philippines, she reported a feature on balikbayan boxes. From China, del Barco contributed to NPR’s coverage of the United Nations’ World Conference on Women. She also spent a year in her birthplace, Peru, working on a documentary and teaching radio journalism as a Fulbright Fellow and on a fellowship with the Knight International Center for Journalists.
In addition to reporting daily stories, del Barco has produced half-hour radio documentaries, served on the staffs of the Miami Herald and The Village Voice, written articles for Latina magazine, and reported for the weekly radio show, “Latino USA.”
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