WBEZ | La Bamba http://www.wbez.org/tags/la-bamba Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Actor Esai Morales: Hispanic roles in Hollywood are the four H's http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-10/actor-esai-morales-hispanic-roles-hollywood-are-four-hs-103200 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/la%20bamba.jpg" style="height: 472px; width: 620px; " title="(WBEZ/Tim Akimoff)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F63775443&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=ffe12b" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>&quot;I bemoan the fact that to this day, [Hispanics] rarely ever play heroes in anything. We&#39;re usually, I call it the four H&#39;s of Hispanic Hollywood: Either overly hormonal...overly hysterical...overly hostile...or overly humble,&quot; said Easi Morales (with appropriate vocal impressions) on Tuesday&#39;s <em>Afternoon Shift</em>. He and the cast of <em>La Bamba</em>, including Lou Diamond Phillips and Elizabeth <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Pe%C3%B1a" title="Elizabeth Peña">Peña</a>&nbsp;who starred with him in the 1987 biopic of&nbsp;Chicano&nbsp;rock &#39;n&#39; roll&nbsp;star&nbsp;Ritchie Valens,&nbsp;reunited for the first time in 25 years; here&#39;s the full audio of their conversation:</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F63669347&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=ffe12b" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 11:41:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-10/actor-esai-morales-hispanic-roles-hollywood-are-four-hs-103200 'Afternoon Shift' #170: Soy capitan! http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-10/afternoon-shift-170-soy-capitan-103202 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/LDP tim.png" alt="" /><p><script src="http://storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-170-soy-capitan.js"></script><noscript>[<a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ/afternoon-shift-170-soy-capitan" target="_blank">View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #170: Soy capitan!" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:20:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-10/afternoon-shift-170-soy-capitan-103202