audio by guest gabriela lemus
IMMIGRATION EDITION. The intense activism of 13-year-old daughter Stephanie saved Leandro Palomar from deportation; and a bill passed by the House includes provisions that make it harder to become U.S. citizen, makes undocumented immigrants felon criminals, and expands the powers to deport immigrants. Attorney Rosalba Piña joins this program from Chicago to comment on these and other stories. She also answers listener questions on basic residency and citizenship procedures.
Gabriela Lemus, national legislative and policy director, League of United Latinamerican Citizens, Washington, DC.
62:06 minutes (56.87 MB)
PUERTO RICO EDITION. In this live edition, Wanda Colón Cortés, of WRTU, Radio Universidad in San Juan de Puerto Rico, co-hosts the program with Samuel Orozco from Radio Bilingüe in San Francisco to comment on the impact of the general election on Latinos in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Dr. Gabriela Lemus, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Albuquerque, NM; Professor Arnaldo Vera, sociologist, columnist and author of the book La Crisis Social Puertorriqueña, San Juan, PR .
60:29 minutes (55.38 MB)
A House-Senate conference committee is taking up two bills that are said to address issues of energy dependence and global warming. Among the issues to be debated are new auto and truck mileage standards, a provision requiring electric companies to produce 15% of their power from renewable sources, incentives to produce alternative fuels, a repeal of tax breaks for oil and gas companies, and more. This is a roundtable on the bill.
Guests: Gabriela Lemus, Executive director, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Member of Driving America's Future, Washington, DC; Javier Sierra, Spokesperson, Sierra Club, Washington, DC; Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Los Angeles, Assistant to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Washington, DC; James Warner, Congressional affairs fellow, Pew Center on Global Climate Change, Arlington, VA.
6:09 minutes (5.63 MB)