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Línea Abierta : Latino Education: Crisis and Response – Hour One.

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59:07 minutes (54.13 MB)

Latino Education: Crisis and Response – Hour One. A live broadcast in English from a community forum in Los Angeles on the crisis in the education of Latino students. A renowned scholar says that Latinos, the fastest-growing group, is the most poorly educated and warns of a looming social disaster. Intellectual leaders of the national group known as Los Macarturos respond to the call to action. The forum airs in simulcast with KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles and is part of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American Graduate – Let’s Make it Happen! Initiative.

Línea Abierta : Jaraneros.

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59:08 minutes (54.14 MB)

Jaraneros. Young members of the movement of string bands known as jaraneros, talk about the growing presence of Son Jarocho in California and the U.S., and the power of this music to build community around festive gatherings. Members of the Grammy-nominated group Los Cojolites, they also talk about their cross-border collaboration.

Guests: Jacob Hernández, marimbol player, Los Cojolites and Pasumecha, San Francisco, CA, ; Joel Cruz Castellanos, jarana and leona player, Los Cojolites, San Francisco, CA,

Línea Abierta : Latino Education.

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59:05 minutes (54.1 MB)

Latino Education. In her most recent book, a distinguished scholar makes a compelling business argument in favor of bilingualism, to get leaders to rethink old education policies and families to encourage kids to hone bilingual skills. She also discusses actions that are needed to turn around Latinos’ current reality as the most poorly educated group in the nation. A community media leader announces a full day of intense activities in Los Angeles to put at the forefront Latino youth, education and community building.

Guests: Dr. Patricia Gándara, Author of The Bilingual Advantage, Professor of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles, CA, ; Hugo Morales, Executive Director of the Radio Bilingüe Network, Member of Los Macarturos, Fresno, CA,

Línea Abierta : Mexico Edition.

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59:06 minutes (54.12 MB)

Mexico Edition. Two years into the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto, the shortage of basic goods continues according to housewives. Meanwhile, sales clerks and service providers report low sales and refuse to pay more taxes because according to tax authorities vendors will now be required to register sales in computers, submit electronic receipts, make declarations via internet and provide their employees with a social security number; opposing senator Layda Sansores ironically speaks about the situation stating vendors are been treated as big corporations. This edition is broadcast from Mexico City and hosted by Martha Elena Ramírez.

Guests: (Audios) Luis Videgaray, Secretary of Finance and Public Credit, Mexico; Layda Sansores, Senator, Labor Party; (Citizens) Carolina, Rafael Orozco, Leticia, Tomás, Javier, Adrián, Ricardo, Enrique, José, José, Miguel, Jorge, Gerardo, Eduardo y Noé.

Línea Abierta : Elections Watch.

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59:07 minutes (54.13 MB)

Elections Watch. San Antonio’s state senator Leticia Van de Putte is running a strong campaign to become lieutenant governor, the second-highest office in Texas, a state with new voter ID laws and a struggling Latino voter turnout. A high ranking Republican comments about the heated political dispute for the House and the Senate in November. These and other news are analyzed in this edition of the series Hacia el Voto 2014.

Guests: Lydia Camarillo, Vice President, Southwest Voter Education and Registration Project, San Antonio, TX, ; Héctor Barreto Jr., Chairman, The Latino Coalition, Former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington, DC,

Línea Abierta : Latino Eco Festival.

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59:08 minutes (54.16 MB)

Latino Eco Festival. Announced as the world’s largest Latino-themed environmental festival, hundreds gather in Colorado to discuss issues such as clean air, natural foods, protected lands, water stewardship and environmental justice. They also seek to reconnect Latinos with their long history of Green activism. A renowned poet and activist comments on environmental issues affecting Mexico.

Guests: Midy Aponte, Director of National Partnerships, Americas Latino Eco Festival, Denver, CO, ; Homero Aridjis, Poet, Environmental Journalist, Founder of Grupo de los Cien, Mexico City,

Línea Abierta : Immigration Edition.

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59:07 minutes (54.13 MB)

Immigration Edition. The wife of an immigrant detainee is in a hunger strike in support of her husband, who fasted for several weeks last Spring protesting detention conditions and family separation. The new protest is in anticipation of a critical immigration hearing that’s being held today. A White House Spokesperson comments on President Obama and his decision to delay any immigration action until after the November elections. This and other news are discussed in this weekly edition.

Guest: Verónica Noriega, Hunger Striker Camping Outside NW Detention Center, Tacoma, WA; Katherine Vargas, Director of Hispanic Media, White House, Washington, DC,

Muestran documentos o pierden seguro.

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59:08 minutes (54.14 MB)

Deadline to Show Documents for Health Coverage. More than 300,000 consumers could lose their health coverage by September 30 if they don’t provide citizenship or immigration papers to prove their eligibility. They are being asked to submit supporting documents to clear inconsistencies found in their enrollment applications. A health marketplace official and a community advocate clarify this verification process and discuss preparations for the new enrollment period. An expert and consumer advocate gives a national perspective on this matter.

Guests: Lizelda López, Spokesperson, Covered California, Sacramento, CA, ; Betzabel Estudillo, Health Policy Coordinator, California Immigrant Policy Center, Los Angeles, CA, ; Sinsi Hernández-Cancio, Director of Health Equity, Families USA, Washington, DC,

Línea Abierta : Mexico Edition.


59:07 minutes (54.13 MB)

Mexico Edition. Rogelio Amaya Martinez was forced to declare himself guilty of making a car explode in the downtown area of the Juarez City in the State of Chihuahua. Without an arrest warrant, Amaya Martinez and four other friends were apprehended and presented to the media as criminals. After three years and seventh months, investigations showed that the confession was coerced and made under torture, today they are free. International Amnesty has documented this case and 24 other ones in their annual report on torture, a practice they consider to be prevailing and it’s out of control. This edition is broadcast from Mexico City and hosted by Martha Elena Ramirez.

Guests: (Audio) Rogelio Amaya Martinez, Mexico City; Perseo Quiroz Rendon, Executive Director of International Amnesty in Mexico.

Línea Abierta : 67 Sueños (Dreams.)


59:06 minutes (54.12 MB)

67 Sueños (Dreams.) Migrant students from the San Francisco Bay Area are painting murals to document the stories of their communities through art. Led by an accomplished muralist, the group of migrant youth is painting stories about the risky border crossings by undocumented migrants, overcoming fear and loneliness, their dreams for the country, and in the process, their art is transforming the community.

Guests: Pablo Paredes, Founder and Director, 67 Sueños, Oakland, CA, ; Francisco Pescador, Muralist, Oakland, CA.

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