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Summary: Linea Abierta is a national public radio call-in show that promotes citizen reporting and analysis. Topics include health, immigration, education, the environment, and arts and culture, discussed with a news angle and a Latino perspective. Visit our website for more information.

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 Línea Abierta : TOWNHALL ON REFORM: A REPEAT. HOUR 1. | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 59:06

TOWNHALL ON REFORM: A REPEAT. HOUR 1. This is a repeat of a recorded and edited version of the live town hall meeting on immigration reform held in Fresno City Hall, in California's San Joaquin Valley. Guests: Guests: Cristina Olea, CSUF student and DACA beneficiary; Brisa Cruz, CSUF student and DACA beneficiary; Diana Tellefson-Torres, executive director, UFW Foundation; David Cardenas, Mayor, City of Fowler, Representative of the Latino Mayors and Local Elected Officials Coalition of Fresno County; Santiago Avila Gomez, community attorney, CRLA Foundation; Raul Moreno, executive director, Education and Leadership Foundation; Maria Rocio Scamio, Mother of deported teen; Clarita Cortes, Community Outreach Coordinator, UFW Foundation; Gloria Hernandez, member of the public; Oralia Maceda, community worker, Centro para el Desarrollo Indigena Oaxaqueno Binacional.

 Línea Abierta : TOWNHALL ON REFORM. HOUR 2. | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 59:06

TOWNHALL ON REFORM. HOUR 2. This is a special live bilingual town hall meeting on immigration reform and DACA, the temporary stay granted to young immigrants by the White House. Two of the four Congressional Representatives of the four districts in California’s San Joaquin Valley will be having presence in the forum in Fresno's City Hall to listen to testimonies ranging from family members separated by deportation, to young students whose lives are in limbo, as well as opinions from leaders from faith-based communities and the agricultural industry. The Valley has rapidly changed with congressional districts now home to larger than ever Latino and Asian constituencies who have high stakes and strong concerns about the outcome of this historic moment for immigration reform in the nation. Guests: Rep. David Valadao, CA-21, R-Hanford; Rep. Jim Costa, CA-16, D-Fresno; Manuel Cunha, President, Nisei Farmers League; Rev. Dina Gonzalez Pina, Fresno Pacific University; Lazaro Salazar, immigration attorney; Yenedit Valencia, Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indigena Oaxaqueno; Maria Rocio Scamio, Mother of deported teen; Luis Ojeda, young immigrant.

 Línea Abierta : SENATE PASSES IMMIGRATION BILL. | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 59:06

SENATE PASSES IMMIGRATION BILL. The Senate passed a bipartisan immigration bill with an overwhelming majority. The bill opens a path to legalization for undocumented immigrants, while calling for the strongest border control in history. Border residents and pro immigrant activists are protesting, saying it will cause more deaths while crossing. Conservatives in the House are also rallying against the legalization program. Does the bill have a chance in the House of Representatives?**** Guests: Rep. Jim Costa, U.S. Congressman, 16th Congressional District of California, Washington, DC, ; Margaret Mims, Fresno County Sheriff, Fresno, CA,

 Línea Abierta : MEXICO EDITION. | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 59:06

MEXICO EDITION. Mexico is preparing to allow the participation of foreign companies to invest in the national oil industry, with the promise that the country will not lose the control of its energy sources. However, in a country where unemployment is rising, the federal reserve is diminishing, and growing prices of basic foods, like tortillas, eggs, milk, chicken and beans, the government of Enrique Pena Nieto has still not answered the question of where the country will replace the funds that the para-state oil company Pemex gives to the national economy. Martha Elena Ramírez, hosts Voz Pública from Mexico City. Guest: Dr. Alberto Montoya Martín del Campo, Ph.D. from the School of Education at Stanford University, Expert in State Policies on the Technological Revolution, Mexico City, Mexico.

 Línea Abierta : HEALTHCARE: WHAT’S NEXT? | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 59:06

HEALTHCARE: WHAT’S NEXT? This edition offers testimonies and interviews with California residents about their own health and access to healthcare, as well as their knowledge of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. A leading health promoter joins the show to discuss latest news on the law and key items of the health reform law that the uninsured and the under-insured should know. Guest: Alma Esquivel, Southern California Network Director, Visión y Compromiso, Los Angeles, CA,

 Línea Abierta : SUPREME COURT DECISIONS. | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 59:06

SUPREME COURT DECISIONS. The Supreme Court today struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, declaring that same-sex couples can receive federal benefits awarded to other married couples. At the same time, the justices blocked Prop 8, which prohibited same-sex marriage in California. The top court of the land also recently struck down a voter I.D. law in Arizona that would have affected Latino voters, but it also annulled a section of the Voting Rights Act, which could leave many Latino and African American voters unprotected. Guests: Joaquín Ávila, Director, National Voting Rights Advocacy Initiative, and Professor, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA;Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, Legal Director, The Center for HIV Law and Policy, New York, NY.

 Línea Abierta : IMMIGRATION EDITION. | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 59:06

IMMIGRATION EDITION. As the Senate makes final adjustments to S. 744, the immigration reform bill, the House advances bills that would increase border vigilance, detention and deportation, and give states and local municipalities the ability to enforce immigration laws. A top immigration analyst joins the edition to discuss the news. Attorney Rosalba Piña also answers listeners’ immigration questions. Guests: Attorney Rosalba Piña, Immigration law expert, Chicago, IL, ; Maribel Hastings, Senior Adviser and Columnist, America's Voice, Washington, D.C.,

 Línea Abierta : SCHOOL FUNDING REFORM. | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 59:06

SCHOOL FUNDING REFORM. A major victory in California’s new budget is a new school funding plan. Almost all districts will have their state funding restored after years of budget cuts, and schools will get more money to be spent on at-risk children and English-learners. The new agreement gives school districts (and principals, teachers, parents and students) the power to decide how to spend those funds, a concept some are hailing as revolutionary. How will this affect or benefit Latino school children? Guests: Elodia Ortega-Lampkin, Director of Legislative Affairs on the Board of Directors, California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE), ; Vanessa Cárdenas, Mother, Leader and Volunteer, Bay Area Parents Leadership and Action Network (PLAN), Oakland, CA, ; Rigel Massaro, Policy and Legal Advocate, Public Advocates, San Francisco, CA,

 Línea Abierta : MEXICO EDITION. | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 59:06

MEXICO EDITION. With an increase of extortion, assault, and kidnappings, businesspeople of Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico asked for help from the community police of self-defense, organizations that began in the 1990’s in the poorest regions of the state. According to the businesspeople, small business owners are paying fees to organized crime, but many do not report the extortion because they distrust the police. Bruno Plácido Valerio, founder of the community police, expressed his support and said development is needed to combat crime. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts Voz Pública from Mexico City. Guest: Bruno Plácido Valerio, president of la Unión de Pueblos y Organizaciones Sociales del Estado de Guerrero (UPOEG), and member of Coordinadora Regional de Autoridades Comunitarias-Policía Comunitaria (CRAC-PC), Guerrero, México (pre-taped audio).

 Línea Abierta : SPIES ON THE LINE. | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 59:06

SPIES ON THE LINE. A civil liberties group has sued the U.S. government after information was leaked revealing that the National Security Agency was gathering up vast amounts of information from phone calls and internet records. Civil liberties organizations maintain that the program violates privacy and civil liberties and are demanding action from Congress to rein in unchecked domestic spying and hold public officials accountable for those actions. Guests: Hector Villagra, Executive Director, ACLU of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, ; David Brooks, U.S. Correspondent, La Jornada, New York, NY.

 Línea Abierta : NEWS RUNDOWN. | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 59:05

NEWS RUNDOWN. A look at the news stories of the week, including the latest on the immigration reform debate in the U.S. Senate, where there is a showdown about toughening border security and imposing more restrictions on the path to citizenship. The program also includes comments that listeners have submitted on recently discussed topics, such as insecurity in Western Mexico, tribal rights in California, the fortunes and tribulations of an Holocaust survivor, and prison reform in California. Guests: Dr. Manuel Mireles, President of the Parents Association and Member of Citizen Council for Self-Defense, Tepalcatepec, Michoacán, Mexico; Larry Kleinman, Member of Executive Committee of Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FAIR), Washington, D.C.,

 Línea Abierta : POETRY AND POLITICS. | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 59:06

POETRY AND POLITICS. The inaugural poet for President Obama’s second inauguration, Richard Blanco, says doors have opened up for him to speak publicly about issues that he cares deeply about, such as same-sex marriage and immigration reform. This is an exclusive interview with the poet, the first immigrant, the first Latino and the first openly gay person to serve as the U.S. inaugural poet. Guest: Richard Blanco, Inaugural Poet for President Obama's second inauguration, Bethel, ME.

 Línea Abierta : BUDGET DEAL. | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 59:06

BUDGET DEAL. The governor and top legislators of California reached a deal to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in new funds for K-12 education, welfare grants, tuition aid for university students and dental care for poor adults, but much of that spending will be delayed. Is this too little too late? How will Latinos be affected by the new California budget? Guests: Araceli Martínez, Reporter, Radio Bilingüe, Sacramento, CA; Astrid Campos, Senior Organizer, California Partnership, Los Angeles, CA,

 Línea Abierta : DREAMERS AND FARMWORKERS. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:06

DREAMERS AND FARMWORKERS. Experts join this edition to discuss amendments to the immigration reform bill that would impact farm workers and undocumented youth, as well as the slowing down of the applications for the benefit of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the fate of New York's Dream Act and the denial of driver’s licenses for DACA youth in Arizona. Guests: Erica Lomelí, Civic Participation and Policy Director, UFW Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, ; Dulce Matuz, President, Arizona Dream Act Coalition, Phoenix, AZ,

 Línea Abierta : IMMIGRATION EDITION. | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 59:06

IMMIGRATION EDITION. The immigration reform bill is now headed to the U.S. Senate floor where an amended version will be voted within weeks. This edition examines the content of the bill, the amendments that await ahead, and the challenges expected from the opposition. An immigration reform advocate and attorney Rosalba Piña discuss news developments. Piña also answers listeners’ questions about immigration, permanent residency, and naturalization. Guests: Eliseo Medina, Secretary-Treasurer, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Los Angeles, CA, ; Attorney Rosalba Piña, immigration law expert, Chicago, IL,


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