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Literary Dialogs with Nina  Serrano Interviews Fabulous Writers and Poets

Nina Serrano Broadcasting on KPFA 94.1 fm Radio.

Nina Serrano Broadcasting on KPFA 94.1 fm Radio.

Radio programs I love tell the truth, and bring you fresh ideas and poetry, not content bought, sold and regurgitated on the air waves.

I feature literary innovators: Lawrence Furlingetti, Gertrude Stein, Mary Rudge, Mamacoatl, Roque Dalton, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Jack Hirschman, Roberto Vargas, Jorge Argueta, Fracisco X Alarcon, Mary Wells, Rafael Jesus Gonzalez, Alejandro Murgia, Victor Hernandez Cruz, Nancy Morejon, Pablo Armando Fernandez, Ernesto Cardenal, Andrena Zawinski, Susan Sherrell,  Lenore Weiss, Lucha Corpi, , Adrian Arias, Jack Foley and many more.

My radio programs combine interviews with music featuring musical and dance innovators like Camilo Landau, Greg Landau, Francisco Herrera, Omar Sosa, the Looters, Isadora Duncan, Dance Generators and others.

Dynamic programming exploring Occupy movement poetry and current local and national community organizing; the fight against Monsanto and GMOs; Central American peace and justice activism; news of the Cuban Five; the on going struggle for justice for Roque Dalton; current news about immigration and Latin American news, including the historic context, based on my 50 years of reporting and involvement in these events.

I continue my work at KPFA co-producing regularly scheduled programs “La Raza Chronicles,” a Latino magazine format show of music, interview, politics and poetry, as well as “Open Book: the Poet to Poet Series”. I also contribute to “Radio Chronicles” and Women’s Magazine. Check out the posts below to hear some of my programs.

See On the Air: Nina Serrano Radio Programs for some of my favorite recent radio shows. And check out My Life in Radio for an essay about my work over the last 50 years.

About Nina Serrano: Nina is a well-known, international prize-winning inspirational author and poet. With a focus on Latino history and culture, she is also a playwright, filmmaker, KPFA talk show host, a former Alameda County Arts Commissioner, and a co-founder of the San Francisco Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Oakland Magazine’s “best local poet” in 2010, she is a former director of the San Francisco Poetry in the Schools program and the Bay Area’s Storytellers in the Schools program. A Latina activist for social justice, women’s rights, and the arts, Nina Serrano at 82 remains vitally engaged in inspiring change and exploring her abundant creativity. For more information go to ninaserrano.comor contact her publisher at For more detailed information about Nina see About Nina on her website.

About Estuary Press: Estuary Press is the publisher of Nicaragua Way. It is also the home of the Harvey Richards Media Archive, a repository of photography and video documentaries of various social change and political movements during the 1960s and 1970s. Contact Paul Richards (510) 967 5577, or visit for more details.

MEDIA – For photos & interviews: Paul Richards (510) 967 5577;


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  1. Yay Nina! Just getting over jet lag after 7 weeks in new Zealand. love, Florence

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