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Season 1 Episodes

  1. Politics is Personal on El Rey Network
    Episode 1

    Politics is Personal

    Maria Cardona and guest co-host Amy Hinojosa explore the idea that politics is personal for the Latino community. Cid Wilson, President & Chief Executive Officer of HACR joins the show to discuss his experiences as an Afro-Latino during the massive Black Lives Matter movement and shares how Covid-19 has personally impacted him and his family. 

  2. Immigration Reform - The Time is Now on El Rey Network
    Episode 2

    Immigration Reform - The Time is Now

    Maria Cardona and guet co-host Amy Hinojosa tackle Immigration Reform, one of the most crucial issues for Latinos. Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo from California's District 51 in Los Angeles and Sister Norma Pimental, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley join the discussion.

  3. Elected Officials Matter on El Rey Network
    Episode 3

    Elected Officials Matter

    Maria Cardona and guest co-host Amy Hinojosa examine the importance of Latinos in elected leadership positions. Joined by Monica Ramirez, Founder & President of Justice for Migrant Women and California Representative, Gil Cisneros, they discuss why representation matters as well as take a closer look at Latina Leaders in politics. 

  4. Representation in the Media on El Rey Network
    Episode 4

    Representation in the Media

    Maria Cardona and co-host Felix Sanchez dissect the lack of Latino representation in the media. 

  5. Mobilizing Latino Voters on El Rey Network
    Episode 5

    Mobilizing Latino Voters

    Maria Cardona and co-host Felix Sanchez discuss how today's candidates are reaching Latinos.

  6. Latinos On Screen on El Rey Network
    Episode 6

    Latinos On Screen

    Maria Cardona and co-host Felix Sanchez examine the lack of representation in Hollywood.

  7. Defund The Police on El Rey Network
    Episode 7

    Defund The Police

    Maria Cardona & co-host Christina M. Carrica Haley, explore one of the most polarizing topics, Defund The Police. Cindy Rodriguez, retired Lt. of the Las Vegas Metro Police Dept and Priscilla Gonzalez, Board Member at Change The NYPD, join to discuss. 

  8. The DACA Decision on El Rey Network
    Episode 8

    The DACA Decision

    Maria Cardona & co-host Christina M. Carrica Haley, discuss the historic DACA decision. Joined by Political Scientist - Matt Barreto and U.S. Representative Ruben Gallego from Arizona, they explore where Dreamers go from here.

  9. Latinos and the Parties on El Rey Network
    Episode 9

    Latinos and the Parties

    Maria Cardona & co-host Christina M. Carrica Haley, discuss the two party system and how Latinos are divided on crucial issues. Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto and Professor of History at Northwestern University, Geraldo Cadava, join the conversation.

  10. English Only on El Rey Network
    Episode 10

    English Only

    Maria Cardona and co-host Naibe Reynoso dissect the English Only Movement. Joined by Wendy Ramirez, Founder of "Spanish Sin Pena", and Kristian Ramos, Founder of Autonomy Strategies, they explore how Spanish became a "dirty" language.

  11. Latino Literature on El Rey Network
    Episode 11

    Latino Literature

    Maria Cardona and co-host Naibe Reynoso take a closer look at Latino Literature. Julissa Natzely Arce Raya, national best-selling author, and Susie Jaramillo, President and Chief Creative Officer of Encantos, also join the conversation. 

  12. Economics+COVID-19 on El Rey Network
    Episode 12

    Economics+COVID-19

    Maria Cardona and co-host Naibe Reynoso explore how COVID-19 is affecting Latino business owners. Can they make it through this economic emergency? Elian Savodivker of the Latino Business Action Network and Latina business owner Ann Reyes also join.

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    El Rey Network is an English-language entertainment brand founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City, Spy Kids, Machete). Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the Latino-infused network revels in the courage, capacity, and creativity of ordinary people on extraordinary journeys through its unique original programming. In addition, El Rey Network showcases a wide range of iconic feature films and TV series including genre, cult classics, action, and horror/sci-fi.

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