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Linea Abierta Programs for July 2006
Sunday, July 2nd
PROGRAM # 4845 - 12:00 PDT
MEXICO: ELECTION DAY I. Correspondents file news reports on voter turnout from Mexico City, Tijuana, Ciudad Acuña, Guadalajara, Morelia, Oaxaca, and other major Mexican cities.
PROGRAM # 4846 - 13:00 PDT
MEXICO: ELECTION DAY II. This edition airs opinion polls that provide insights on voters who voted early in the day. Who is voting and why?
PROGRAM # 4847 - 14:00 PDT
MEXICO: ELECTION DAY III. A review of key races to the Mexican Congress and news reports from battleground states. Also, this segment features more opinion polls from voters and news reports from correspondents.
PROGRAM # 4848 - 15:00 PDT
MEXICO: ELECTION DAY IV. News, analysis and commentary on election day developments.
SPECIAL PROGRAM - 18:00 PDT
PULSO ELECTORAL – FIRST VOTE COUNT. Radio Educación, Mexico’s public radio, provides a special segment with timely news and commentary on the developments of election day, exit polls and preliminary results.
SPECIAL PROGRAM - 19:00 PDT
PULSO ELECTORAL. From Mexico City, Radio Educación feeds a news rundown on the voting process. This live, satellite segment continues providing stories on the first results of the vote count.
PROGRAM # 4849 - 20:00 PDT
MEXICO: ELECTION NIGHT RESULTS. This final program examines preliminary results of the presidential election.
Monday, July 3rd
PROGRAM # 4850 - 12:00 PDT
MEXICAN ELECTION RESULTS. This program is part of the monthly simulcast series with the twelve-station network of Radio Michoacán in Morelia. Co-hosts of this binational edition review headline stories in Michoacán and around México and encourage listeners to interact on the election results and the message sent by the Mexican voters.
PROGRAM # 4851 - 13:00 PDT
MEXICO: WHAT’S NEXT. Analysts from Michoacán and the U.S. are invited to comment on the political outlook for the near future in Mexico. Differences and similarities with the 2000 presidential election are also explored. This is a special simulcast with the twelve-station network of Radio Michoacán.
Tuesday, July 4th
PROGRAM # 4852 - 12:00 PDT
IMMIGRATION EDITION – NEW VOTERS. A broad coalition of Latino leaders, unions and religious groups are launching this week a nationwide campaign to encourage immigrants to become citizens and register to vote. The drive “Democracy Summer” aims to register a million new voters and sway the November elections in congressional districts with lawmakers identified as anti-immigrant. Chicago attorney Rosalba Piña hosts this edition.
Wednesday, July 5th
PROGRAM # 4853 - 12:00 PDT
TEXAS EDITION – INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES. Former state comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn and country music singer Kinky Friedman are running as independent candidates in the Texas gubernatorial race and have began to split the Republican vote. Veteran activist Jose Angel Gutiérrez, co-founder of La Raza Unida Party, comments on these and other electoral developments.
REDRAWN DISTRICTS REJECTED. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected part of the Texas congressional redistricting plan arguing that the new political map violated the rights of Latino voters. Civil rights group MALDEF, group that challenged the electoral map, has been invited to comment the decision.
Thursday, July 6th
PROGRAM # 4854 - 12:00 PDT
MEXICO EDITION. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts this edition of the Voz Pública series from Mexico City. Ramírez interviews congressman Agustín Rodríguez Fuentes, (PRD) who is also president of the Union of Workers of UNAM. He calls for the electoral court to probe the voting results. Listeners joined in with split opinions about the challenges to the polling and the climate of uncertainty.
Friday, July 7th
PROGRAM # 4855 - 12:00 PDT
CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS. House Republican leaders are conducting legislative hearings along the border in response to the immigration bill sent by the Senate. The hearings are announced as a public consultation about the vulnerability of the border to international terrorism. This program coincides with the day of the public hearing in Laredo.
Guest: Rep. Henry Cuellar, Democrat, Laredo, TX.
VOTING RIGHTS ACT RENEWAL. Conservative members of Congress blocked action to renew and restore the Voting Rights Act. Civil rights groups are urging Congress to complete work on reauthorizing the landmark act, which is set to expire next year.
Guests: Lydia Camarillo, vicepresident, South West Voter Registration and Education Project, San Antonio, TX; Peter Zamora, legislative staff attorney, MALDEF, Washington, DC.
MINE DISASTER. Rescuers found the first body of the 65 workers buried in the Pasta de Conchos mine in northern Mexico. Meantime, relatives of the mine workers are taking their case to the Interamerican Court of Human Rights. Carmen Rodríguez, from XERF, in Ciudad Acuña, files the story.
ÉMIGRÉ VOTERS.Mexican émigrés flocked to the border to vote in special polling booths on Sunday, election day. Correspondent Ruben Tapia polled some voters and files a collage of voices featuring the citizens’ interest in voting.
PROGRAM # 4856 - 13:00 PDT
MEXICO EDITION. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts this special election edition. In this program, the news director explains Radio Bilingüe’s civic journalism, a database expert interprets the election’s preliminary results, and a high official of the oppositionist PRD talks about their call for a legal probe and mass mobilizations.
Monday, July 10th
PROGRAM # 4857 - 12:00 PDT
DOLORES HUERTA: THE MARCH CONTINUES. This is a conversation with Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union and civil rights pioneer. Huerta is organizing a march for higher salaries in California’s Central Valley. She is also announcing plans for a boycott against Kimberly Clark, a company co-owned by Rep. James Sensenbrenner, author of anti-immigrant legislation.
ALSO, INITIATIVE 946 FAILS. Tomás Villlanueva, a decades-long farm worker organizer and current candidate to the Washington state senate, talks about Initiative 946, a failed measure that would have restricted public services for undocumented residents. Sponsors of the initiative failed to raise enough signatures to make the initiative qualify for the November ballot in Washington. The former farm worker also talks about his uphill campaign to unseat an entrenched state senator from the Yakima valley.
Tuesday, July 11th
PROGRAM # 4858 - 12:00 PDT
ROSENDA MATAKA. A former migrant farm worker, Rosenda Mataka is now an active force in the environmental movement of Northern California. Mataka organized against the burning of tires and plans to import medical waste to develop a Stanislaus facility into the largest of its kind in the state. She is currently organizing community-based groups to help reduce pesticides in the air. This is a pre-taped interview.
ALSO, PESTICIDE VICTIMS IN COURT. Almost 30 farm workers who got sick after being exposed to pesticide drift are suing a grower and the pesticide application company. Plaintiffs and company representatives are invited to comment. Farm worker Erika Arellano and attorney Silas Sawver from California Rural Legal Assistance talk about the lawsuit. Representatives from the companies that are targetted by the lawsuit were not available for this program.
Wednesday, July 12th
PROGRAM # 4859 - 12:00 PDT
TEXAS EDITION – BELEN ROBLES. From El Paso, TX, Carlos Spector-Calderón hosts this interview with Belen Robles, first woman elected to the highest leadership position with the League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest Latino organization. A resident from El Paso, Robles also comments on the recent election of another Texan woman, unionist Rosa Rosales, to chair the League of United Latin American Citizens. Robles also comments on the immigration debate and non citizen immigrant soldiers and naturalization applications in the military.
Thursday, July 13th
PROGRAM # 4860 - 12:00 PDT
MEXICO EDITION. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts this edition of the Voz Pública series from Mexico City. She provides news and analysis on the contested Mexican presidential election.
Friday, July 14th
PROGRAM # 4861 - 12:00 PDT
LATINOS FEEL EMPOWERED. A national survey shows that Latinos believe discrimination has increased since the start of the congressional debate on immigration. They also feel more energized and empowered after the pro-immigrant marches.
Guest: Robert Suro, director, Pew Hispanic Center, Washington DC.
MEXICO: VOTE BY VOTE. Hundreds of thousands gathered in Mexico City’s main plaza urging a vote recount in the recent presidential election. Opposition candidate López Obrador charges the voting was rigged with fraud. This is an analysis about the problems during the election process.
Guests: Silvia Alonso, director, Alianza Cívica, Mexico City; Ted Lewis, founding director of Mexico program, Global Exchange, San Francisco, CA; election observers.
Monday, July 17th
PROGRAM # 4862 - 12:00 PDT
DENYING BENEFITS. Colorado lawmakers approved some of the toughest bills in the nation denying most non-emergency benefits to undocumented immigrants. The ban includes Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment insurance, public housing assistance, and energy assistance.
Guest: Lisa Duran, coordinator, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, Denver, CO.
ALSO, CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE. A coalition of national organizations has started a campaign urging Congress to draft legislation that provides affordable, high-quality health care for nine million uninsured children.
Guest: Geraldine Henrich-Koenis, spokesperson, Families USA Foundation, Washington, DC.
ALSO, CENTER FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES. The California Endowment, the largest health philanthropy in California, opened in downtown Los Angeles a complex that offers a number of programs and a conference center to help mobilize grassroots leaders, health providers and policy makers in an effort to improve the health of underserved communities. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and The California Endowment's Mario Gutierrez talk about the importance of this new center in building community, civic power.
This program is in collaboration with KQED, San Francisco’s public radio.
Tuesday, July 18th
PROGRAM # 4863 - 12:00 PDT
IMMIGRATION EDITION – BACK TO THE MARCHES. A broad coalition prepares for a massive march in the streets of Chicago. This will be the third large pro-immigrant demonstration in four months. Chicago was the site of the first of the pro-immigrant mega-marches this year. Attorney Rosalba Piña interviews Emma Lozano, president of Centro Sin Fronteras and co-organizer of the march. She also talks with farm labor rights pioneer Dolores Huerta and with Carlina Tapia-Ruano, the first Latina to chair the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Wednesday, July 19th
PROGRAM # 4864 - 12:00 PDT
TEXAS EDITION – NATIONAL DAY OF ADVOCACY. Hundreds of Latino elected officials from around the country are planning to visit Washington, DC, to have meetings with members of Congress urging for a legalization plan. Host Carlos Spector-Calderón talks with Efrain Escobedo, director of voter engagement for NALEO Educational Fund about this and other activities to increase the number of Latino voters.
Thursday, July 20th
PROGRAM # 4865 - 12:00 PDT
MEXICO EDITION. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts this edition of the Voz Pública series from Mexico City. Ramírez offers an interview with a top representative of the opposition, who comments on his party's challenges to the contested Mexican presidential election.
Guest: Gerardo Fernández Noroña, spokesperson, Partido de la Revolucion Democratica, Mexico City.
Friday, July 21st
PROGRAM # 4866 - 12:00 PDT
MARCH IN CHICAGO. Thousands of immigrants and their supporters marched through downtown Chicago, territory of influence of Congressional Republican leader Dennis Hastert. Demonstrators renewed their call for a legalization plan. News correspondent Irma Lopez files a report and attorney Rosalba Pina, co-organizer of the march, comments on the outcome of the demonstration.
ALSO, EDUARDO GALEANO. Renowned Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano gives his views on national borders and free trade, and immigration and criminalization of migrants. This interview was recorded during a recent visit of Galeano to Oakland, CA.
Monday, July 24th
PROGRAM # 4867 - 12:00 PDT
INTO THE FIELDS. College students from around the country are working this summer with migrant farm workers in the Carolinas on issues of health and safety and educational barriers. While they work to improve conditions for farm workers, students learn leadership skills under this program titled “Into the Fields.” Student interns are being invited to this program.
Tuesday, July 25th
PROGRAM # 4868 - 12:00 PDT
CANCER HEALTH DISPARITIES. One in four deaths in the U.S. is related to cancer and one in three will develop some form of cancer. The burden of this disease is heavier for the poor, ethnic minorities and the uninsured. What are the barriers to quality cancer care? What’s being done to help Latinos prevent or survive cancer? How are budget cuts impacting the fight against cancer? A cancer expert discusses these issues.
Wednesday, July 26th
PROGRAM # 4869 - 12:00 PDT
TEXAS – GUADALAJARA EDITION. Leaders of Mexican émigré groups in the U.S. give their views on the debate in Mexico to recount the vote of the presidential election. Guests in Western Mexico also give news on the new political landscape in the nation. This is a simulcast with the three-station network of Sistema Jalisciense de Radio y Televisión in Guadalajara.
Thursday, July 27th
PROGRAM # 4870 - 12:00 PDT
MEXICO EDITION. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts this edition of the Voz Pública series from Mexico City. She continues her special coverage on the contested Mexican presidential election.
Friday, July 28th
PROGRAM # 4871 - 12:00 PDT
SINALOA SIMULCAST. This is a first simulcast with Radio UAS in Culiacán, in Northwest Mexico. Professor Tomás Saucedo Carreño, a talk show host, joins this edition to comment on the rallies related to the Mexican presidential election, and other topics.
PROGRAM # 4872 - 13:00 PDT
PUERTO RICO EDITION. Wanda Colón Cortés, the host in WRTU, Radio Universidad in San Juan de Puerto Rico, comments on current news developments in the Caribbean basin.
Thursday, July 31st
PROGRAM # 4873 - 12:00 PDT
FARM TRACTOR ACCIDENTS. Agriculture is the leading industry for accidents. And even though the number of farm workers has decreased, work fatalities have increased. Tractor rollovers are the single deadliest type of incident in U.S. farms. Falls from heights are the other. An upcoming conference of educators and researchers will explore how to prevent or reduce illness and injury in the fields.
Guests: Western Center for Agriculture Work and Safety, Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
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