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Línea Abierta : New Enrollment Period.

Photo: Families USA

59:06 minutes (54.14 MB)

New Enrollment Period. Most consumers who enrolled in health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act exchanges will be auto-enrolled unless they pick a new coverage plan. The first wave of renewal notices were sent to consumers in anticipation of the second open enrollment period, set to begin on November 15 and go for only three months this year. Will the enrollment and renewal system be easier to navigate this time?

Guests: Sinsi Hernández Cancio, Director of Health Equity, Families USA, Washington, DC, ; Nancy Marisa Gómez, Southern California Program Director, Health Access, Los Angeles, CA,

Línea Abierta : Radio Ambulante. Día de los Muertos. Absentee Ballots.

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59:07 minutes (54.13 MB)

Radio Ambulante. On the heels of winning a prestigious journalism award, Radio Ambulante presents in San Francisco a special show called Outsiders. The show features on the stage remarkable and surprising stories about people, in the signature style of Radio Ambulante, a radio programming service hosted by award-winning novelist Daniel Alarcón.

Guest: Daniel Alarcón, Novelist, García Márquez Journalism Award Recipient, San Francisco, CA,

Día de los Muertos. On November 2, Mexican families build altars at home and at the cemetery to honor and remember their loved ones who passed away. This program includes a conversation with a renowned altar maker.

Guest: Ofelia Esparza, Master Altar Maker, Los Angeles, CA,

Línea Abierta : Politics of Immigration.

Photo: Christian B. / Causa Oregon

59:07 minutes (54.13 MB)

Politics of Immigration. Current laws that allow undocumented immigrants to get a driver’s license are under attack in two states on Tuesday’s election. In Oregon, the recently-signed law is being subjected to a citizen’s veto referendum, and in New Mexico, incumbent Republican Governor Susana Martínez is campaigning with pledges to repeal the 11-year-old law. How is this immigration debate playing in the election?

Guests: Larry Kleinman, Co-founder, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste PCUN, Woodburn, OR, ; Dan Boyd, Staff Writer, The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, NM,

Línea Abierta : Latino Voter, Candidate Clout.


59:08 minutes (54.17 MB)

Latino Voter, Candidate Clout. Despite reports suggesting the Latino vote may not exert clout in the outcome of the mid-term election, many expect Latinos to be a critical voting bloc in Colorado, North Carolina, Georgia and other battleground states in races for the Senate. Also, Latinos in the US Congress and state lower houses are set to increase to record numbers.

Guests: Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, NALEO, ; Armando Bellmas, Director of Communications and Community Engagement, Latin American Coalition of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC,

Línea Abierta : Mexico Edition.

Photo: Alfonso Flores/Mas de131

59:08 minutes (54.14 MB)

Mexico Edition. Angel Aguirre Rivero resigns as governor of the state of Guerrero, a position obtained when he was nominated by the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), a center-left. The resignation comes in the middle of a social unrest due to the disappearance of 43 students at the hands of local police. Activists have demanded Aguirre Rivero’s withdrawal as well as the resignation of the Mexican President, Peña Nieto. In the state of Guerrero 18 city hall offices are occupied and students have gone into radio and television stations to manifest themselves in public. But before, a multitudinous demonstration takes place in the town square in Mexico City, parents of the missing students and their supporters voiced their repudiation of the government. This edition is broadcast from Mexico City and hosted by Martha Elena Ramirez.

Línea Abierta : Dying to Work.

Photo: Rebecca Young/Farmworkerjustice

59:08 minutes (54.15 MB)

Dying to Work. Latinos are more likely than other workers in the US to die on the job. Most die from work-related injuries in high-risk industries, such as construction and agriculture. Why is this happening? What are the most common causes of death on the job for Latinos? Is immigration status an issue? What’s being done to prevent more deaths? A victim and a relative of a victim of workplace injuries or death share their stories.

Guests: “Maria” Anonymous family member of H-2B Visa Worker Who Died in the Workplace, Mexico; “Jose” Anonymous Victim, Mexico; Michael Flynn, Social Scientist, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Cincinnati, OH, ; Melanie L. Ochoa, Manager Worker’s Comp Legal Services, Flynn Law Firm, PLLC, Tulsa, OK,

Línea Abierta : Future of Charter Schools.

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59:06 minutes (54.12 MB)

Future of Charter Schools. Since created in 1990, charter schools have seen a rapid growth in the U.S. Funded with public money; these schools are emerging as an alternative to traditional education systems. They promise better student learning by offering more educational choices and new forms of teaching. Critics say charter schools treat education as a business; they are not subject to requirements that rule regular public schools, and fail to properly serve the poorest and the immigrants. In this edition the both points of view about charter schools are discussed.

Guests: Ana Ponce, Chief Executive Officer, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, Los Angeles, CA, ; David Goldberg, Bilingual Teacher and Member of the Board of Directors of California Teachers Association, Los Angeles, CA,

Línea Abierta : Immigration Edition.

Photo: Student Affairs/ UC Davis

59:07 minutes (54.13 MB)

Immigration Edition. The University of California, Davis is opening today an undocumented student center to help undocumented students navigate the academic and administrative system, provide financial and legal counseling, and advocate for them. This is a conversation with the undocumented student who helped create the center. This program also includes legal advice from an expert on immigration law and comments encouraging citizens to cast their ballots in the upcoming mid-term election.

Guests: Ana Maciel, Student of Chicano Studies and Political Science, Academic Coordinator, Undocumented Student Center, UC Davis, Davis, CA, ; Rosalba Piña, Attorney at Immigration Law, Chicago, IL,

Línea Abierta : Elections: Focus in California.

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59:08 minutes (54.14 MB)

Elections: Focus in California. Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is on the election trail pushing for candidates who support his education agenda and immigration reform. In addition, a conversation with the democratic candidate for the 21st congressional district in California, who outlines his position about immigration reform, minimum wage increase and funding for education. Also, for the first time, voters in a city in California will elect members of the City Council by district, and two Latinas hope to change the course of a city with a history of anti-immigrant policies. Today is the last day to register to vote in the state of California.

Línea Abierta : Mexico Edition.

Photo: Eduardo Velasco/Mas de131

59:06 minutes (54.12 MB)

Mexico Edition. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts the program Voz Pública from Mexico City. The civic journalist brings news and analysis on Mexican developments.

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