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Monday, August 05, 2013

Minerva Perez's 'Latina Voices: Smart Talk' hits 100 episodes

Minerva Perez
Minerva Perez
Minerva Pérez and crew at the award winning Latina Voices: Smart Talk are still going strong at 100 episodes.

"[I] started it because I thought my voice was missing in the mainstream dialogue on television,” Perez said. “Barbara Walters didn’t see fit to put a Latina on The View, so, five years later, here we are.”

The show, which tackles universal topics from a Latina perspective, is now being seen through syndication all over Texas, Northern México, Latin America, Europe and Canada through the power of social media.

It's also attracted some big time interviews:

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor; Astronaut José Hernández; Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto González; UH President Dr. Renu Khator; Soccer great Brian Ching; San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro; comedian Paul Rodríguez; Olympians Marlen Esparza/ Steven López and Gloria Steinem to name a few.

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Perez spent more than 15 years at KTRK abc13 where she was the first Latina anchor. She also worked at KTLA in Los Angeles where U2 put her into a song!

She is joined by co-producer and co-host, Sofía Adrogué, a noted Houston community leader and lawyer.

In Houston, you can see Latina Voices: Smart Talk Sunday mornings on KHOU 11 and HoustonPBS Channel 8. The show is independently produced by HTV.

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