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SMART HOLIDAY GIFTS. In this season of holiday gifts, what can parents do to help their family get equipped with computers and software to meet the basic needs of modern education? Experts on consumer affairs share tips on how to buy laptop and desktop computers and how to prevent being victim of fraud when buying online.
Guests: Alberto Rojas, Consumer Reports magazine, New York, NY; Alvaro Puig, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC.
ALSO, LOSS OF LATINO CLOUT IN TEXAS AND TOM DELAY'S CORRUPTION TRIAL. Attorney Carlos Spector-Calderon from El Paso comments on a Texas judge's decision to let Rep. Tom DeLay be tried on money-laundering charges. He also comments on a U.S. Department of Justice analysis calling illegal and anti-Latino voter the Congressional re-districting plan in Texas promoted by DeLay. Latinos and other minorities' voting strength was weakened by the Republican redistricting in Texas, concluded the report.
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GIVING KIDS A CHANCE. Latino children are at higher risk for living in poverty, lacking health insurance, dropping out of high school, and being incarcerated. Studies show that a good preschool education can improve high school graduation and university admissions rates, yet the economic recession is threatening many public preschool programs, especially in states with high Latino populations. National organizations are calling for urgent policy changes to give Latino kids a better chance at becoming successful adults.
Guests: Dr. Patricia Foxen, Associate Director of Research, National Council of La Raza (NCLR), Washington, D.C., www.nclr.org ; Gloria Corral, Deputy Director, First Five San Francisco, www.first5sf.org
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TECHNO RESOLUTIONS. What can listeners do this year to improve their lives through technology? An expert gives ideas on how online calendars can help keep people on schedule, or how digital video cameras can keep immigrants in close touch with family members in their home countries.
Guest: Ariel Coro, Weekly Columnist, La Opinión, and Host and Founder, Tu Tecnología, Miami, FL. www.tutecnologia.com
ALSO, TRAGEDY IN ARIZONA. The eyes of the nation turn to Arizona, after a gunman killed six people and injured 14, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. This edition includes an analysis of the shooting, by news director Samuel Orozco.
Línea Abierta : RELIEF FOR LATINO FARMERS? ALSO, STUDENTS SAVE ETHNIC STUDIES. ALSO, OBAMA SPEAKS FOR DREAM.Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:28 — sshakir
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RELIEF FOR LATINO FARMERS? The U.S. government is offering Latino farmers who suffered years of discrimination up to $50,000 dollars each and farm debt relief. Latino farmers who filed a lawsuit against the government say the amount is not enough to compensate for the loans denied and the harvests lost due to systemic discrimination. They say the terms of the agreement have to be comparable to those for African American and Native American farmers.
Guests: Alberto Acosta, Chile farmer and Plaintiff, Animas, NM; Fred Pfaeffle, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., www.usda.gov
ALSO, STUDENTS SAVE ETHNIC STUDIES. Students in Tucson, Arizona’s banned Mexican-American Studies program chained themselves to school board members’ chairs to derail a vote that would have ended the courses. This is a conversation with some of the students and teachers involved in the fight to save ethnic studies in Arizona.