audio by guest tezozomoc
MIGRANT FARMING IN THE BIG CITY. Migrant farmers who are growing a plot of Native American fruits and vegetables amid the densely populated barrios of Los Angeles, are fighting the landowner’s plans to bulldoze the community garden and develop a warehouse. The farmers are challenging in court the decision of the city to sell the land to its current owner and are calling the plot a sanctuary for the neighborhood families and a source of clean air. This is a debate on the issue.
Guests: Tezozomoc, organizer, South Central Community Farmers, Los Angeles; Ralph Horowitz, attorney and developer, Los Angeles.
ALSO, NATURAL GAS PRICE HIKES. Natural gas prices are soaring amid one of the coldest winters in many areas of the U.S. Environmentalists fear that many low-income consumers will rely on fireplaces and less healthy fuels to heat their homes this season. The fuel emissions in turn threaten to take a costly toll in the health of working families.
60:43 minutes (55.6 MB)