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California: “Epicenter of Climate Change.” On the eve of a summit of world leaders to work on a climate change agreement in 2015, hundreds of thousands marched in New York City in what is announced as the largest climate change protest on record. California Gov. Brown spoke at the UN conference defending plans to price carbon and emissions and reduce greenhouse gases. This edition also includes views on the new water bond in California, a proposal in the November ballot to build water storage projects as a response to the water crisis. Also, Gov. Brown signed a bill deleting Proposition 187 from the books.
59:07 minutes (54.12 MB)
Mexico Edition. Just like the administration of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto created a presidential committee to compensate the victims of water contamination from the rivers Bacanuchi and Sonora with the purpose of avoiding the termination of the concession to the mining company Buenavista del Cobre, now the Secretariat of the Interior announced that the complaints about Sonora’s Governor Guillermo Padres accused of illegally building a water dam, will be handle as a “private matter” to avoid a turmoil between the current government and the opponent political party PAN. At the same time, miner tycoon, German Larrea Mota Velasco, will compete to try to obtain one of the two national television networks that are up for bid. This edition is broadcast from Mexico City and hosted by Martha Elena Ramirez.
59:07 minutes (54.13 MB)
Sexual Exploitation. Immigrant women and girls often suffer in silence sexual exploitation in their workplaces. These workers are subjected to rape or sexual harassment with impunity and don’t report abuses for fear of retaliation. Undocumented women worry about being fired or deported, and those with temporary contracts dread losing their guest-worker visas and jobs. What are the legal rights of these women in the workplace? What legislative efforts are underway to bring stronger protections? Also, in this edition people report cases of sexual abuse and sexual harassment.
59:07 minutes (54.13 MB)
Deadline Looms for Insured Families. More than 100,000 families risk losing health coverage purchased in federal health insurance exchanges after they failed to provide additional verification of immigration or citizenship status. Advocates urge the Obama administration to wait for consumers to clarify their status before ending their coverage. Next week, immigrants face a major deadline. Analysts also comment on the new open enrollment period that begins on November 15, and the efforts to remove enrollment barriers and enroll Latinos in health coverage.
Guests: Mayra Alvarez, Director, State Exchange Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC, www.hhs.gov ; Lizelda López, Spokesperson, CoveredCA, Sacramento, CA, www.coveredca.com ; Alvaro Huerta, Staff Attorney, National Immigration Law Center, Los Angeles, CA, www.nilc.org
59:07 minutes (54.16 MB)
Defeating Voter Abstention. On National Voter Registration Day, dozens of national Latino groups join forces in a coordinated effort to register voters for the November 4 mid-term election. They expect Latinos to vote in record numbers for a mid-term election. What’s the mood among Latino voters? Will they show up to the polls this year? An expert on immigration discusses the benefits and the process for citizenship.
Guests: Lizet Ocampo, Vice President for Campaigns, Latino Victory Project, Washington, DC, http://www.latinovictory.us ; Rosalba Piña, Attorney and Immigration Expert, Chicago, Il, http://www.rosalbapina.com
59:13 minutes (54.22 MB)
The most incredible and biggest poem. California poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera is completing his two-year poetry project titled “The most incredible and biggest poem on unity in the world” inviting everyone to submit a word, phrase, poem or corrido. Poems will be displayed in a mural during thefiesta de la unidad. A son of migrant farmworkers and university professor, Herrera is the first-ever Chicano poet laureate in California. Listeners called and shared their poems on-air discussing the need for unity in issues such us immigration, education, poverty and family.
Guest: Juan Felipe Herrera, California Poet Laureate, Fresno, CA, http://www.juanfelipepoet.com
59:06 minutes (54.12 MB)
Mexico Edition. Once it became public that Sonora’s governor, Guillermo Padres, built a water dam inside his ranch and it’s illegally gathering millions of cubic meters of water, Sonora’s residents are preparing to protest and ask for his dismissal. Padres, member of the National Action Party (PAN), built the dam with premiums and without bids to Acueducto Independencia, thus affecting the water supply for the indigenous towns of the Yaquis; he is also accused of backing business organization, Grupo México, who’s responsible for the contamination of the River Sonora, which affected thousands of residents who were left without water and without the opportunity to sell their agricultural products. Even though there have been talks of an environmental disaster, investigators of Sonora’s Institute of Technology, said that authorities have not given them any type of scientific and reliable information to properly evaluate the damages.
59:07 minutes (54.13 MB)
No Mouse Music. The new feature documentary This Ain’t No Mouse Music! tells the story of roots music luminary Chris Strachwitz, founder of independent label, Arhoolie Records. Premiering this week on the U.S. West Coast, the film includes segments of legendary accordionist Flaco Jiménez and other storied indigenous maestros whose work is threatened by commercialist pop music.
Guest: Maureen Gosling, Co-producer, Co-director, This Ain’t No Mouse Music!, Oakland, CA, www.nomousemusic.com
Also, Father Solalinde in the U.S. This is an interview with Mexican Catholic priest Alejandro Solalinde, a human rights champion who has been attacked by criminal gangs and officials for his advocacy on behalf of Central American migrants. Interviewed during his visit to the border in San Diego, he discusses Mexico’s crackdown on migrants, the pain he saw in Central American mothers detained in New York, the rampant trafficking of human organs, and the refugees of violence.
59:09 minutes (54.16 MB)
Latino Education: Crisis and Response – Hour Three. In a dialogue in English with the forum’s panelists, community leaders from Boyle Heights and members of the live audience share views on the challenges ahead for Latino students and discuss actions being undertaken to tackle the education crisis. This forum airs live in simulcast with KPFK Radio in Los Angeles.
Guests: Dr. Patricia Gándara, Author of the Book “The Latino Education Crisis”; Joan Abrahamson, San Francisco, CA; Luis Alfaro, Los Angeles, CA; Ruth Behar, Ann Arbor, MI; Guillermo Gómez-Peña, San Francisco, CA; Rueben Martínez, Santa Ana, CA; Amalia Mesa-Bains, Salinas, CA; Hugo Morales, Fresno, CA; Francisco Núñez, New York City; Benjamin “Pepón” Osorio, New York City; María Varela, Albuquerque, NM; Camilo J. Vergara, New York City. Community leaders and members of the audience.
59:07 minutes (54.14 MB)
Latino Education: Crisis and Response – Hour Two. The community forum from the Boyle Heights neighborhood in Los Angeles , where distinguished panelists tackle the Latino education crisis, switches into Spanish. What are the consequences of this crisis? What to do about it? Who needs to step up to the plate?
Guests: Dr. Patricia Gándara, Author of the Book “The Latino Education Crisis”; Joan Abrahamson, San Francisco, CA; Luis Alfaro, Los Angeles, CA; Ruth Behar, Ann Arbor, MI; Guillermo Gómez-Peña, San Francisco, CA; Rueben Martínez, Santa Ana, CA; Amalia Mesa-Bains, Salinas, CA; Hugo Morales, Fresno, CA; Francisco Núñez, New York City; Benjamin “Pepón” Osorio, New York City; María Varela, Albuquerque, NM; Camilo J. Vergara, New York City.