Maria Hinojosa with Mary-Charlotte Domandi

About this Event

Maria Hinojosa: Crews (book cover)

After the 1990 stabbing of a Utah tourist by a NYC gang member, NPR correspondent Hinojosa conducted an “All Things Considered” interview with members of a Queens, N.Y., “crew” (also called posses or gangs). Building on that report, she explores this world through seven interviews with young Queens gang members. They speak candidly, often with disturbing detachment, about a variety of issues: the sense of family offered by crews, how they view their futures, raising their own children, and misconceptions about posses. Members commit petty crimes, but the crews nonetheless seem like social groups compared to the “hard core” gangs of such cities as Los Angeles. (...) The resultant portraits powerfully demonstrate how loneliness, hopelessness and low self-esteem affect a growing number of young people. A compelling afterword brings the subjects’ lives up to date.

—Publishers Weekly

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Audio from this Event

Maria Hinojosa talked about her work, then joined in conversation with Mary-Charlotte Domandi | Duration: 1:31:07

Video from this Event

Maria Hinojosa was introduced by Mary-Charlotte Domandi, then gave a talk

Maria Hinojosa in conversation with Mary-Charlotte Domandi

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Maria Hinojosa

For 25 years, Maria Hinojosa has helped reveal America’s untold stories and brought to light unsung heroes in America and abroad.  As the anchor and managing editor of the long-running weekly...

Maria Hinojosa full bio

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Mary-Charlotte Domandi

Mary-Charlotte Domandi is producer and host of the Santa Fe Radio Cafe on KSFR 101.1 FM (Santa Fe, NM, Public Radio), an award-winning program of interviews on subjects spanning politics, the...

Mary-Charlotte Domandi full bio

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