59:07 minutes (54.13 MB)
“Salt of the Earth” At Sixty. On the 60th anniversary of the blacklisted film Salt of the Earth, unionists, scholars and Chicano activists mark the milestone with celebrations. The film portrays a real life strike of Chicano mine workers in New Mexico and the revolutionary role their wives played in the picket lines. Rosaura Revueltas, the Mexican actress who starred in the movie, was arrested and deported. Today, the film is preserved in the Library of Congress as a historic document.
Guests: Eva Bodenstedt, writer, documentarian, granddaughter of actress Rosaura Revueltas, Silver City, NM; Rachel Valencia, teacher, real-life participant in the strike picket lines in 1951, Silver City, NM.
Expanded interview with Eva Bodenstedt http://radiobilingue.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Eva-Bodenstedt.mp3
Expanded interview with teacher and strike survivor Rachel Valencia http://radiobilingue.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Rachel-Valencia.mp3
59:06 minutes (54.11 MB)
Mexico Edition. In Michoacan, a counterinsurgency plan, designed and operated from the U.S., is unfolding. The goal is to gain territorial control of the state, one of the most fertile regions in the world, rich in mineral reserves and with strategic access to the Pacific Ocean, says analyst Gilberto López y Rivas. In Michoacán and other states drug trafficking and insecurity were promoted, then U.S. advice was welcomed, and now the U.S. gathers key intelligence information from the country, all in connivance with the Mexican government, says Lopez y Rivas. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts this edition from Mexico City.
Guest: Antropologist Gilberto López y Rivas, member of the mediation commission between EPR and the Mexican government; contributor to La Jornada, Mexico City (Recording)
59:05 minutes (54.13 MB)
Health Insurance Enrollment: Deadlines. As the March deadline approaches, the number of people signing up in the health insurance market rapidly increases. More than 4 million have enrolled but still, many uninsured residents continue reporting poor knowledge of the Affordable Care Act. Guest commentators discuss the issues and give practical advice.
59:17 minutes (54.28 MB)
Mother of the Disappeared. Nora Cortiñas, the iconic mother of one of the disappeared in Argentina’s “Dirty War,” is visiting our studios in Oakland. Cortiñas is a founding member of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Movement. This tireless human rights group has been instrumental in investigations that have led to prosecutions of former Argentina military leaders for crimes against humanity and efforts to return children who had been kidnapped. She continues her search for her son.
Guest: Nora Morales de Cortiñas, Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Truth Commissioner, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
59:06 minutes (54.12 MB)
Immigration Reform: Executive or Legislative Action. The politics of immigration in states with growing Latino electorates, the “Fast for Families” bus tour across 75 congressional districts in the U.S., the calls for executive action to halt deportations, and the report by an independent panel condemning the U.S. Border Patrol use of deadly force, are topics of conversation in this Immigration Edition.
Guests: Ben Monterroso, Executive Director, Mi Familia Vota, National Spokesperson, Fast for Families Bus Tour, Washington, DC, www.mifamiliavota.us ; Sergio Lara, Regional Organizer, Bus passenger, Mi Familia Vota, Vancouver, WA; Petra Falcón, Executive Director, Promise Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, www.promiseaz.org ; Pedro Ríos, Director, American Friends Service Committee, San Diego, CA, www.facebook.com/AFSC.SanDiego
59:06 minutes (54.17 MB)
Poniatowska Wins Cervantes Prize. Mexican journalist and author Elena Poniatowska won the Cervantes Prize, the highest literary honor of the Spanish-speaking world. She became the first Mexican woman in receiving this prestigious award. Poniatowska, 81, is the author of “Massacre in Mexico,” “Hasta No Verte Jesús Mío,” and most recently “El Universo o Nada”, among many books. In this conversation, she speaks about her prize and her works. This is a program repeat.
Guest: Elena Poniatowska, Journalist and writer, www.fundacionelenaponiatowska.org
59:06 minutes (54.12 MB)
Mexico Edition. According to reports leaked by U.S. intelligence agencies, the capture of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán was carried out with georradar, drones and DEA agents who joined the Mexican marines. Guzmán was considered by Forbes magazine one of the richest men in the world in 2011. On the other hand, citizen observers say Chapo's capture was a surrendering negotiated with the U.S. and mexican governments. Martha Elena Ramírez joins this edition from México City.
59:06 minutes (54.11 MB)
“My Brother’s Keeper.” On this day, President Obama is launching an initiative reaching out to young Blacks and Latinos, the population with the highest jobless rates. The project, called “My Brother’s Keeper,” seeks to enlist the help of philanthropists and businesses to support mentoring programs and activities to keep youth of color in school and out of prison. Will this initiative be enough? White House officials and youth advocates are being invited to discuss the specifics.
59:07 minutes (54.12 MB)
Why Latinos Live Longer Lives. Despite being heavily impacted by diabetes and other chronic diseases, Latinos are known to have a longer life than non-Latino Whites. A new, landmark study involving thousands of Latinos may provide some answers and help understand why Latinos are living longer than others.
Guest: Dr. Jane Delgado, President and executive director, National Alliance for Hispanic health, Washington, DC, www.hispanichealth.org
Also, Expanding Medicaid. As rural hospitals close in Georgia, pressure grows on Gov. Nathan Deal to expand Medicaid and use federal funding available to help eligible patients. Organizations representing young families, and women and youth of color are urging the governor and the legislature to expand health care access for the poor.
Guest: Anne Marie Benítez, Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Washington, DC, www.latinainstitute.org
59:01 minutes (54.04 MB)
DACA Renewals. Federal immigration authorities released instructions on how young Dreamers can renew Deferred Action for Children Arrivals, the benefit that provides young immigrants with a two-year deportation reprieve and work permits. How to prepare and when to submit the renewal form? Attorney Rosalba Piña joins this edition from Chicago to comment on these developments and answer listener questions.
Guest: Rosalba Piña, Attorney on Immigration and Citizenship Law, Regular Commentator, Chicago, IL.