In this special holiday rebroadcast, Latino USA explores the special bond between Latinos and their grandparents. We talk to TV’s most famous Latina grandma Ivonne Coll, the abuela on “Glee,” “Jane the Virgin,” and “Switched at Birth.” We discuss the importance of grandparents, from our ancestors to today. We hear stories of grandparents raising their grandchildren, including a Dominican grandma who supported her transgender granddaughter when no one else would. We also chat with Chilean writer Isabel Allende about how her grandparents put the magic in her magical realism. And we hear memories and grandparent stories from our listeners, ending with a moment of saying goodbye.

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