59:08 minutes (54.14 MB)
Net Neutrality Showdown. President Obama gave full support of net neutrality rules and called on federal regulators to reclassify Internet service providers as a utility or common carrier. While polls show broad support for free and open Internet, Republicans in Congress may try to block those rules. Civil rights and consumer advocates comment on the issue.
Guests: (Pre-taped audio) President Barack Obama, The White House, Washington, DC, http://www.whitehouse.gov ; Alex Nogales, President and Executive Director, National Hispanic Media Coalition, Los Angeles, CA, www.nhmc.org ; Steven Renderos, National Organizer, The Center for Media Justice, Queens, New York, http://centerformediajustice.org
59:07 minutes (54.13 MB)
Immigration Edition. Awaiting the much anticipated executive order by President Obama on immigration, national Latino leaders comment about how this action will benefit millions of undocumented and call on President Obama to close family detention centers. Also, immigration attorney Rosalba Piña discusses the announcement made by Vice President Biden about the new program which will grant refugee status to the children of Central American parents.
Guests: Hector Sanchez, Executive Director of Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) and Chair of the National Hispanic leadership agenda (NHLA), Washington, DC, http://nationalhispanicleadership.org , http://www.lclaa.org ; Attorney Rosalba Piña, Immigration Law Expert, Chicago, IL, http://www.rosalbapina.com
59:08 minutes (54.19 MB)
Open Enrollment 2015. This week, consumers begin to enroll in new health plans or switch plans for 2015, during a three-month period which begins November 15. National Latino groups are campaigning to boost enrollment or reenrollment of eligible Latinos during the second open season of the health insurance market exchange. Is the health insurance marketplace ready? What’s being done to get Latinos better understand and use their coverage? Experts provide tips to consumers to get a better deal.
59:08 minutes (54.15 MB)
Mexico Edition. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts the program Voz Pública from Mexico City. The civic journalist brings news and analysis on Mexican developments.
59:09 minutes (54.15 MB)
Nation’s First Soda Tax. Despite a multi-million campaign by Big Soda companies, voters in the city of Berkeley, California, passed the first tax on sodas in the nation, in what is called “the forefront of a revolution in the battle against diabetes.” How bad are sodas for your health? An expert on integrative medicine discusses how strong is the link between sugary drinks and the epidemic of obesity and diabetes, among other topics.
Guest: Jorge Bordenave, Cardiologist, Professor of Medicine at Florida International University, Coral Gables, FL, www.drbordenave.com
59:07 minutes (54.13 MB)
Election Aftermath. In the aftermath of a conservative tide in the mid-term election, a Democratic analyst gives his views about the meaning of the outcome. How is Washington reading the mixed messages from voters on issues such as the minimum wage raise, expansion of Medicaid, repeal of Obamacare and immigration reform? Listeners share their opinions.
Guest: Alfredo Gutierrez, Member of the Governing Board for Maricopa County Community College District, Former leader of Arizona State Legislature, Author of the book “To Sin Against Hope: How America Has Failed Its Immigrants”, Phoenix, AZ, http://www.maricopa.edu/gvbd/district5.php , http://www.versobooks.com/authors/1738-alfredo-gutierrez
59:11 minutes (54.23 MB)
Immigration Reform: Now What? After the Republican takeover of the US Senate, President Obama promised administrative action on deportations by the end of the year. Republican leaders on Capitol Hill warned that an action without Congress would “poison the well” and be like “playing with matches.” National pro-immigrant leaders discuss next steps to get deportation relief for millions of families.
59:07 minutes (54.12 MB)
Ayotzinapa: State Crime? College teachers and students in Los Angeles hear about the case of 43 students from a teachers’ college in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, who are missing almost two months after engaging in political protests. Mass graves have been found, but not one student, amid an international outcry. The speakers of an event in Los Angeles, which includes a well-known Mexican intellectual and editor of a leading Mexican newspaper, comment about the roots and ramifications of this heinous crime and about the report given by Mexico’s Attorney General, Jesus Murillo Karam on the investigation of the case.
Guests: Luis Hernández Navarro, Editor, La Jornada, Claremont, CA; Dr. Miguel Tinker Salas, Historian and Professor of Latin American Studies, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, http://www.pomona.edu/news/2014/11/07-luis-hernandez-navarro.aspx
59:07 minutes (54.14 MB)
Mexico Edition. Following the official statement on the case of the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa, which details how they were burned; the parents of these students have broken apart from the federal government. Meanwhile, student associations protest in the Zocalo in Mexico City and call on people to participate in a national strike on November 20th. Today, after the confirmation of such horrific events in which it clearly states that it was the local police who, kidnapped and executed the students, society is left with many questions, like: how many politicians such us in the case of the former mayor and his wife, are linked to the organized crime? And how can the Mexican people cast aside this type of politicians? These and other thoughts are commented with a prominent human rights advocate from the Guerrero Mountains. This edition is broadcast from Mexico City and hosted by Martha Elena Ramirez.
59:08 minutes (54.14 MB)
Diego “El Cigala.” A conversation with Grammy-winning Spanish singer Diego aka “El Cigala,” perhaps the most popular flamenco singer outside Spain, who is touring the U.S. focusing on his most recent album:“Romance de la luna tucumana.” The CD blends classical flamenco sound with Argentinean folk tunes. “El Cigala” is known for his innovative interpretation of Latin American musical styles, like bolero and traditional tango with his unique flamenco sound.
Guest: Diego “El Cigala,” Spanish Flamenco Singer, Dominican Republic, http://www.elcigala.com