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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. www.radiobilingue.org
IMMIGRATION EDITION: DACA APPLICATIONS UP. Applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals are on the rise, with more than 300,000 applications received and more than 50,000 approved so far. Also, Massachusetts grants undocumented students in-state tuition. Guests: Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, United States Congressman, Illinois' 4th Congressional District, Chair of the Task Force on Immigration of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Washington, D.C., http://gutierrez.house.gov ; Cristina Jiménez, Managing Director, United We Dream, Kansas City, MO, http://unitedwedream.org ; Michelle Sardone, Field Support Coordinator, Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), Washington, D.C., www.cliniclegal.org ; Jesús Martínez, Project Coordinator on Deferred Action, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, and Owner, USA Phone Apps, Fresno, CA, www.usaphoneapps.com
LISTENER ROUNDTABLE. Listeners call in to share their perspectives, live and by voicemail, about Wal-Mart worker protests on Black Friday, Israel's bombings of the Palestinian territory of Gaza, the possibilities for comprehensive immigration reform during President Obama's second term, and other news developments. Guest: Vanessa Cárdenas, Director, Progress 2050 Project, Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C., www.americanprogress.org
MEXICO EDITION. With few hopes of economic improvements and looking at a political system characterized by corruption, Mexican citizens see the return of the PRI party to power with indifference. Official data report that during the Calderón presidential term, the economy grew on average 1.66 percent of the gross domestic product, the lowest level in 24 years. The press reports unauthorized spending from the Presidential Office and the Secretary of Public Security, while areas such as education, health, agriculture, and science stopped receiving funds that were authorized. Governors of all political parties have gone into debt, with a total of 360 billion pesos. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts Voz Pública from Mexico city. Guests (pretaped audios): Luis Durán; Nadia Fuentes, Master's in Public Policy; Erick Aguilar, B.A. in Economy, UAM-Xochimilco, Mexico City, Mexico.
HEALTHIER FEASTS. As people sit down around the holiday tables for lavish Thanksgiving meals, this edition takes a look at an innovative pilot program that helped Mexican and Mexican-American women eat healthier and lose weight. The De Por Vida (For Life) program encouraged women to go back to traditional fresh fruits and vegetables, and traditional cooking, and it had promising results. Guest: Dr. Nangel Lindberg, Ph.D., Researcher, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, OR, http://www.kpchr.org/research/public/News.aspx?NewsID=71.
WAL-MART WALKOUT. Workers in Wal-Mart warehouses have faced retaliation after strikes to demand water and ventilation in the workplace. Now, workers at Wal-Mart stores across the United States are planning thousands of protests, rallies, and walk-outs for Black Friday, known as the biggest shopping day of the year. Guests: Javier Rodríguez, Warehouse Workers for Justice, Miraloma, CA, www.warehouseworkersunited.org ; Josué Mata, Maintenance worker at Wal-Mart, and Organizer, OUR Walmart, Dallas, TX, forrespect.org ; Maritza Silva-Farrell, Organizer, Alliance for a Better New York, NJ, www.abny.org
ARIZONA VOTE COUNT. A number of Latino voters in Arizona are calling for a federal investigation into elections irregularities. Many report not receiving early ballots or being forced to vote provisionally. Ten days after the election, there were still more than 100,000 uncounted ballots in Maricopa County, Arizona. Most of those are provisional ballots. Will the uncounted ballots impact the election of Richard Carmona to the Senate and the reelection of Sheriff Joe Arpaio? Analysts will also look into the role of the Latino vote in this election. Guests: Gabriel Villalobos, Host and Producer, Contacto Total, KNUV 1190 AM, Phoenix, AZ; Petra Falcón, Executive Director, Promise Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, www.promiseaz.org
SANDY’S AFTERMATH. Two weeks after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, hundreds of thousands of people were still without electricity, water, heat, telephone lines, or internet. Are migrants receiving emergency aid? What's the progress of community rebuilding efforts? This edition includes interviews with survivors of Sandy, outreach workers, and emergency authorities. Guests: Juan Carlos Ruiz, Activist, Occupy Sandy, New York, NY, http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/ ; Carmen Gloria Rodríguez, Media Relations Specialist, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), New York, NY, www.fema.gov ; Alisa Pizarro, Lead Community Organizer, Red Hook Initiative, Brooklyn, NY, http://rhicenter.org (pretaped interview); Teresa López, Resident of Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY (pretaped interview); Janette Torres, Resident of Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY (pretaped interview).
MEXICO EDITION. Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano presents a keynote speech in Mexico about the loss and violation of workers' rights. The award-winning journalist remembered the workers of Chicago that in 1886 were sentenced to be hung for their labor activism, and he narrated some of the stories of the exploitation incurred all over the world by companies such as Wal-Mart, General Electric, and McDonald's, with the permission of governments. Galeano was invited by a U.N. organization that announced a scholarship program that will allow 400 students from Haiti to obtain Master's and Ph.D. degrees, with the collaboration of the University of the State of Haiti. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts Voz Pública from Mexico City. Guests: Eduardo Galeano, Award-winning Writer and Journalist (pretaped audio), Mexico City, Mexico; Jean Vernet Henry, Dean, University of the State of Haití, Mexico City, Mexico; Fritz Deshommes, Vice-Dean, University of the State of Haiti, Mexico City, Mexico.
HARVEST OF EMPIRE. How does the U.S. reap what it sowed in Latin America? A new documentary explores the direct correlation between centuries of U.S. armed intervention in Latin America and the Caribbean and today’s immigration crisis. This is an interview with one of the film’s producer’s, on the day of its screening in San Francisco. Guest: Wendy Thompson-Marquez, Co-producer, Empire of Harvest, San Francisco, CA, www.harvestofempiremovie.com. ALSO, HAVE YOU SEEN MARIE? Internationally acclaimed author Sandra Cisneros’ latest book is a picture book for grownups that explores loss, grief, and healing. It is the story of a woman searching for a cat in the wake of her mother’s death, and how that journey brings her to discover other things and people in her neighborhood. Guest: Sandra Cisneros, Award-winning author and poet, San Antonio, TX, www.sandracisneros.com
ELECTION RESULTS: SECOND HOUR. Ohio was one of the key states in deciding yesterday's elections. This edition includes an interview with an organizer that worked to get out the Latino vote in the state. Segments of President Obama's victory speech and Mitt Romney's concession speech are also included in this edition, and listeners call in to discuss the election results and what they mean for Latinos. Guest: Baldemar Velásquez, President, Farm Labor Organizing Committee, Toledo, OH, www.floc.com
ELECTION RESULTS: FIRST HOUR. President Barack Obama won the presidential election, thanks in part to the Latino vote. This edition includes segments of the President's victory speech and his rival Mitt Romney's concession speech. Analysts comment on the results of the presidential election, key races in both chambers of Congress, and ballot initiatives. They also discuss the next steps in citizen participation. Listeners share their points of view on the election. Guests: Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), Los Angeles, CA, www.naleo.org ; Eliseo Medina, Secretary-Treasurer, Service Employees International Union(SEIU), Los Ángeles, CA, www. seiu.org
ELECTION NIGHT: THIRD HOUR. As results roll in from the swing states, the major networks call the presidential election for Barack Obama. Republicans continue to maintain control of the House of Representatives, and Democrats keep control of the Senate. Listeners call in to discuss this and other results from Election Night. Exit polls show the Latino vote went 75 percent for Obama.
ELECTION NIGHT: SECOND HOUR. Reporters file stories on the breaking news from California and Nevada, as well as bringing voters and politicians' voices to the air. Also, a lead commentator from the National Council of La Raza comments on the Latino vote, which appears to be going overwhelmingly for Obama. Guests: Araceli Martínez, Correspondent, Noticiero Latino, Sacramento, CA; Rubén Tapia, Correspondent, Noticiero Latino, Los Angeles, CA; Clarissa Martínez de Castro, Director of Immigration and National Campaigns, National Council of La Raza, Washington, D.C.; Hernando Amaya, Editor, El Tiempo, Las Vegas, NV.
ELECTION NIGHT: FIRST HOUR. Minutes after the polls close on the East Coast and in the Midwest, news correspondents file reports tracking national election projections and results from the East Coast, Florida, Arizona, Illinois, This is the first hour of an extended four-hour edition on Election Night. Guests: José López Zamorano, Correspondent, Noticiero Latino, Washington, D.C.; Valeria Fernandez, Correspondent, Noticiero Latino, Phoenix, AZ; Javier Aparisi, Correspondent, Noticiero Latino, Miami, FL; Myriam Márquez, Editorial Page Editor, The Miami Herald, Miami, FL; Carolina Garcia, Reporter and host, Radio Cosmos, Chicago, IL.
ELECTION DAY: SECOND HOUR. Are Latino voters turning out to vote at the levels projected by civic groups? Reporters and commentators file breaking news from Washington, D.C., Florida, and Texas. Guest analysts discuss congressional races and state propositions to watch, and reports of voters being turned away at polling places, jammed voting machines, and delays in some states. Guests: José López Zamorano, Correspondent, Noticiero Latino, Washington, D.C.; Lydia Camarillo, Vice President, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, San Antonio, TX, www.svrep.org ; David Brooks, Correspondent, La Jornada, New York, NY, www.jornada.unam.mx ; David Plazas, Editor, News Press, Fort Myers, FL, www.news-press.com