Línea Abierta : RELIEF FOR LATINO FARMERS? ALSO, STUDENTS SAVE ETHNIC STUDIES. ALSO, OBAMA SPEAKS FOR DREAM.
- Title: RELIEF FOR LATINO FARMERS? ALSO, STUDENTS SAVE ETHNIC STUDIES. ALSO, OBAMA SPEAKS FOR DREAM.
- Guest: Alberto Acosta
- Additional Guests: Fred Pfaeffle, Lorenzo López, Imelda Morales, Rafael Prieto
- Host: Chelis López
- Date: WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011
- Description: RELIEF FOR LATINO FARMERS? The U.S. government is offering Latino farmers who suffered years of discrimination up to $50,000 dollars each and farm debt relief.
- Genre: News
- Location: Oakland, CA
- Program Number: 6390
- Producer: Samuel Orozco
- Progam Number: 6390
- Publisher: Radio Bilingüe
- Rights: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License
- Subject: Economic Development, Education, Politics
- Year: 2011
- Program Name: la_110511.mp3
- Length: 59:06 minutes (54.12 MB)
- Format: Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
RELIEF FOR LATINO FARMERS? The U.S. government is offering Latino farmers who suffered years of discrimination up to $50,000 dollars each and farm debt relief. Latino farmers who filed a lawsuit against the government say the amount is not enough to compensate for the loans denied and the harvests lost due to systemic discrimination. They say the terms of the agreement have to be comparable to those for African American and Native American farmers.
Guests: Alberto Acosta, Chile farmer and Plaintiff, Animas, NM; Fred Pfaeffle, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., www.usda.gov
ALSO, STUDENTS SAVE ETHNIC STUDIES. Students in Tucson, Arizona’s banned Mexican-American Studies program chained themselves to school board members’ chairs to derail a vote that would have ended the courses. This is a conversation with some of the students and teachers involved in the fight to save ethnic studies in Arizona.
Guests: Lorenzo López, Teacher of political studies, Chicano history and social justice, Cholla High School, Tucson, AZ; Imelda Morales, Senior, Cholla High School, Tucson, AZ.
ALSO, OBAMA SPEAKS FOR DREAM. President Barack Obama spoke on immigration reform in El Paso, Texas. This edition includes a segment of his speech and a brief analysis.
Guest: Rafael Prieto, Director, Semanario "Mi Gente", Charlotte, NC, www.migenteweb.com