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Línea Abierta : Mexico Edition.

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59:06 minutes (54.11 MB)

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

Línea Abierta : Peaceful Self-Defense in Mexico. Also, The disappeared. Also, Campaign #1for11Million .

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59:15 minutes (54.26 MB)

Peaceful Self-Defense in Mexico. Social and religious leaders comment on their efforts to free detained members of Mexico’s self-defense movement, their call to Mexican consulates in the U.S. to act as agencies to receive reports from crime victims from Mexico, and their call on artists to become “peaceful sel-defenses.”

Guests: Gregorio López, “Father Goyo,” Michoacán, México.

The disappeared. On the International Day of the Disappeared, Mexican exiles in Texas and human rights activists in the Mexican border state of Chihuahua call on the Mexican government to investigate dozens of disappearances, identify recently found remains, and provide humanitarian aid for the families victims of enforced disappearance.

Guest: Gabino Gómez, Leader, El Barzón, Co-founder, Centro de Derechos Humanos de las Mujeres, Chihuahua, México.

Línea Abierta : The Student Debt Crisis.

The Student Debt Crisis. This is a repeat of the second hour of the forum held in Spanish in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley the night before. This segment focuses on college costs and initiatives to make college education more affordable for students of working-class families.

Guests: Dr. Alejo Salinas Jr., Trustee, South Texas College Board, Edinburg; Dr. Jaime Chahin, Dean, College of Applied Arts, Texas State University, San Marcos; Frances Guzman, Educational Associate, Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX; Dr. Francisco Guajardo, Executive Director, Llano Grande Center, Edcouch, TX; Tania Chavez, Special Projects Coordinator, La Union del Pueblo Entero, San Juan, TX; Sonia Falcon, Senior Vice-President Commercial Lending, Lone Star National Bank, McAllen, TX; Dr. Daniel King, Superintendent Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District (PSJA), Pharr, TX.


59:05 minutes (54.1 MB)

Línea Abierta : The College Dream.

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59:09 minutes (54.16 MB)

The College Dream. This is a repeat of the first hour of the Spanish-language forum held at the University of Texas – Pan American the night before. How are institutions in Texas helping students to succeed in high school and graduate from college?

Guests: Dr. Alejo Salinas Jr., Trustee, South Texas College Board, Edinburg; Dr. Jaime Chahin, Dean, College of Applied Arts, Texas State University, San Marcos; Frances Guzman, Educational Associate, Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX; Dr. Francisco Guajardo, Executive Director, Llano Grande Center, Edcouch, TX; Tania Chavez, Special Projects Coordinator, La Union del Pueblo Entero, San Juan, TX; Sonia Falcon, Senior Vice-President Commercial Lending, Lone Star National Bank, McAllen, TX; Dr. Daniel King, Superintendent Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District (PSJA), Pharr, TX.

Línea Abierta : College Costs and Financial Aid. Also, Are Latinos Ready for College?

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59:06 minutes (54.12 MB)

College Costs and Financial Aid. Texas congressman Rubén Hinojosa talks about the promises and challenges for Latinos to go to college in Texas. He also talks about what’s been done in Washington to improve high school graduation rates, and make college more accessible and affordable.

Guest: Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, Member of House Committee on Education and Labor, Chair of Subcommittee on Higher Education, Edinburg, TX, http://hinojosa.house.gov/

Also, Are Latinos Ready for College? A community media leader in the Rio Grande Valley comments on college expectations, parent engagement, family economy, government spending, and other issues impacting the road to a college diploma for Latino students.

Guest: David Arizmendi, Chief Operating Officer, KXJT-FM, Leader, Colonias Unidas, Inc., Rio Grande City, TX.

Línea Abierta : Masters of Caribbean Son.

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59:08 minutes (54.14 MB)

Masters of Caribbean Son. An interview with two great exponents of Afro-Latino music, who come together in San Francisco, CA, with other giants of Salsa and Latin jazz to support El Tecolote, a storied community newspaper with a focus on Latino popular culture. Five-time Grammy nominee John Santos is a renowned percussionist who has performed and recorded with masters such as Cachao, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente and Bebo Valdés. Classic Cuban son vocalist Tito González has sung and played the tres with famous Cuban groups. In the U.S., he has performed with Oscar de León and Larry Harlow, among others.

Guests: Tito González, Master of Cuban Traditional Music, San Francisco, CA, www.titoysusondecuba.com ; John Santos, Master Percussionist, San Francisco, CA, www.johnsantos.com ; Mabel Jiménez, Representative, El Tecolote, San Francisco, CA, www.eltecolote.org

Línea Abierta : Mexico Edition.

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59:07 minutes (54.14 MB)

Mexico Edition. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed the laws which will regulate the participation of private and foreign exploitation of hydrocarbons. He assures that now the country will grow without barriers and there will be jobs for workers. At the same time, civil organizations prepare lawsuits to petition the repeal of these laws. According to constitutionalist, Jaime Cardenas, these laws and the temporary occupation of the land can be challenged. However, the disputes about tax payments, supplies, the number of jobs or the profit percentages of the companies could all be settled in international court.

Guests: (Audio Fragments) Jaime Cardenas, Constitutionalist and Investigator for “Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas,” National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City.

Línea Abierta : DACAmented in College.

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59:06 minutes (54.12 MB)

DACAmented in College. Arizona is taking the country’s largest community college system to court to prevent in-state tuition for DACA beneficiaries, while in Georgia, DACA recipients who are being denied in-state tuition rates filed a lawsuit against the University System of the state’s Board of Regents.

Guests: Alfredo Gutiérrez, Member, Governing Board, Maricopa Community Colleges, Phoenix, AZ, http://www.maricopa.edu/gvbd/district5.php ; Rigoberto Rivera, undocumented student participating in the Lawsuit of DREAMers against the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, Atlanta, GA; Laura Bohorquez, Program Coordinator, DREAM Empowerment Educational Program, for United We Dream, Chicago, IL, http://unitedwedream.org/about/projects/education-deep/

Línea Abierta : Lila Downs: Raíz.

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59:06 minutes (54.12 MB)

Lila Downs: Raíz. Grammy winner Mexican-American singer Lila Downs is releasing a new CD in collaboration with Soledad from Argentina and Niña Pastori from Spain. Titled “Raíz,” the new recording includes arrangements of musical styles from their home countries, such as boleros, chacareras, tangos and huapangos. In coincidence, Downs begins a tour in the U.S.

Guest: Lila Downs, Singer and songwriter, Ciudad de México, www.liladowns.com

Línea Abierta : Immigration Edition.

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59:06 minutes (54.12 MB)

Immigration Edition. A Honduran man in distress tells how he was forced to witness the rape of his wife and daughter at the hands of gang members, a Honduran teen girl captured in Texas talks about her ordeal from detention to reunification with her mother in California. This program features these and other gripping testimonials from Central American children and families who have fled violence in their home countries. Listeners call in to get legal advice from an immigration law expert.

Guests: (Pre-recorded interviews): Alexander, Honduran Migrant; Dariana, Honduran Migrant; Guatemalan Migrant (anonymously), Oakland, CA; Suly, Honduran Migrant, New York, N.Y.; Rosalba Piña, Attorney and Immigration Law Expert, Chicago, IL, http://www.rosalbapina.com

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