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A conversation with Juan Díes, director of the Chicago-based ensemble Sones de México, about ‘Esta Tierra es Tuya,’ nominated for Best Folk Album in the Latin Grammy awards. The headlining song is a ‘norteño’ version of Woodie Guthrie’s classic American folk song. The rearranged piece comes alive again at a time when immigrants are the focus of a polarized debate in the nation. Díes joins this program live from Las Vegas, NV, site of this year’s awards ceremony.
Also, 'Pancho Villa: the Revolution has not ended.' That’s the title of a recent documentary by Mexican filmmaker Francesco Taboada. The film, now available on DVD, is the story of Pancho Villa as told by elderly veterans of the Mexican Revolution who knew him. On the eve of the anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, this is a brief interview with Taboada. The program also includes a segment of the film with 83-year-old Ernesto Nava, who reveals how his mother told him he was the son of Pancho Villa.
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OBAMA UNVEILS IMMIGRATION PLAN. President Obama is making a major announcement on his comprehensive immigration reform plan at an event in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is a live interconnection with the news conference and discussion about the president’s push for public and congressional support for a reform package.
Guests: President Barack Obama, President of the United States, from Las Vegas, NV, www.whitehouse.gov (live audio); Eliseo Medina, Secretary-Treasurer, Service Employees International Union, from Las Vegas, NV; Cristina Jiménez, Managing Director, United We Dream Network, from Las Vegas, NV, http://unitedwedream.org
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POBAMA'S PLAN FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM. This second hour of a two-hour special edition includes the second half of President Obama's speech on his plan for immigration reform, recorded live from Las Vegas, Nevada. Top political analysts discuss the plan. Listeners call in to share their views.
Guests: Maribel Hastings, Senior Adviser, America's Voice, from Las Vegas, NV, http://americasvoiceonline.org/ ; Carlos Gutiérrez, Former Secretary of Commerce, and Member, Republicans for Immigration Reform, Washington, D.C.; Arturo Rodríguez, President, United Farm Workers (UFW), Las Vegas, NV, www.ufw.org