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(Art: Iliana Galvez)
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Listen to the trailer for Anything For Selena, a new podcast from WBUR coming in January 2021. Subscribe now so you don't miss it!

About Anything For Selena:

On March 31, 1995, nine-year-old Maria Garcia came home to find her mother glued to the TV, tears rolling down her rosy cheeks. The phone kept ringing. Relatives in Mexico and the States wanted to know if Maria’s family was watching, too. American networks and Mexican programming aired the same top story. Selena Quintanilla, the Grammy-winning ascending Mexican American popstar had been killed — swiftly, violently — by the president of her fan club.

The story shook the country and changed Maria’s life.

In Anything For Selena, host Maria Garcia goes on an intimate, revelatory quest to understand how Selena has become a potent symbol for tensions around race, class and body politics in the United States.

The series weaves Maria’s personal story as a queer, first-generation Mexican immigrant with cultural analysis, history and politics to explore how, 25 years after her death, Selena remains an unparalleled vessel for understanding Latino identity and American belonging.

Anything for Selena is a co-production with Futuro Studios, a new podcast studio focused on storytelling from POC perspectives and representing the new American mainstream. Futuro Studios is a division of Futuro Media, a non-profit production company founded in 2010 by award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, and the company behind the longstanding public radio program Latino USA, among other programming.

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