|Linea Abierta Programming
|Fair Deal for Farmers, also, Farmworkers Go Organic; Immigration Edition: Dreaming Big; Approaching the Fiscal Cliff; Supreme Court to Consider Gay Marriage; Mexico Edition.|
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10.
PROGRAM # 6847 12:00 PM PT
FAIR DEAL FOR FARMERS. From now until March, Latino and women farmers can file claims with the United States Department of Agriculture for compensation if they can prove they were denied loans for discriminatory reasons. Some farmers say the $1.3 billion dollars set aside for this purpose is not enough to compensate those who faced discrimination for so long.
Guest: Modesta Salazar, Farmer, Pearsall, TX; Juan GarcÃa, Administrator, Farm Service Agency, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Washington, D.C., www.usda.gov.
ALSO, FARMWORKERS GO ORGANIC. A growing number of Latino farmworkers are leaving the fields laced with pesticides and training to becoming organic farmers in charge of their own farms. This edition includes interviews with farmworkers gone organic and activists working to overcome the barriers Latinos often face to enter this Anglo-dominated workforce.
Alejandro Tecum, Director of Adelante Agricultura, Adelante Mujeres, Forest
Grove, OR, www.adelantemujeres.org;
Reyna Rojas, Organic farmer, Hillsborough, OR.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11.
PROGRAM # 6848 12:00 PM PT
IMMIGRATION EDITION: DREAMING BIG. Calls for comprehensive immigration reform are coming from increasingly diverse places. Conservative religious leaders, legislators from the two largest political parties, and undocumented youth activists are pushing to move beyond Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, for a broader path to legalization.
Guests: Cristina JimÃ©nez, Managing Director, United We Dream, Los Angeles, CA, www.unitedwedream.org ; Rev. Jaime Tolle, Senior Pastor, The Church on the Way, Los Angeles, CA, http://www.tcotw.org/ .
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12.
PROGRAM # 6849 12:00 PM PT
APPROACHING THE FISCAL CLIFF. President Obama and Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner, are in the midst of negotiations to avoid a fiscal crisis. On the table are increased taxes for those who make more than $250,000 a year, and deep budget cuts for social programs. How would the so-called âfiscal cliffâ affect Latino families?
Guests: Hector Barreto, President, The Latino Coalition, Irvine, CA, www.thelatinocoalition.com; Sen. Robert MenÃ©ndez, United States Senator, Member of the Finance Committee, Washington, DC, www.menendez.senate.gov; Pastor David Beckmann, President, Bread of the World, Washington, DC, www.bread.org/
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13.
PROGRAM # 6850 12:00 PM PT
SUPREME COURT TO CONSIDER GAY MARRIAGE. The Supreme Court has decided to consider the constitutionality of two laws regarding same-sex marriage. One is Californiaâs Proposition 8, which sought to ban same-sex marriage. The other is the Defense of Marriage Act, which denies federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples. What are the possible outcomes of the Supreme Court decisions? And how do Latinos view same-sex marriage?
Guests: Lester Aponte, Attorney and Board Member, Latino Equality Alliance, Los Angeles, CA, www.facebook.com/LatinoEqualityAlliance; MÃ³nica Trasandes, Director of Spanish Language Media, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Los Angeles, CA , glaad.org/; Lilia GarcÃa, Married in a same-sex marriage, Los Angeles, CA.
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14.
PROGRAM # 6851 12:00 PM PT
MEXICO EDITION. An official
photograph and a press release are the only proof of the first meeting between
Mexico's new security cabinet and the members of the United States' homeland
security team. News media were not allowed at the event, announced as a
"courtesy visit," was led by Secretaries Miguel Angel Osorio Chong
and Janet Napolitano. The press release does not mention the so-called Merida
Initiative, the agreement of the past administration that increased the
operation of U.S. security agents in Mexican territory. This edition also
includes reports that 14 people continue in jail for protest during the
presidential inauguration in Mexico on December 1st, and that the so-called
educational reform, proposed by President Enrique PeÃ±a Nieto, does not take
into account teachers' points of view.
Funds for LÃnea Abierta are provided in part by The National Endowment for the Arts, The California Endowment, the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, The Ford Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
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|Mar 28, 2013|
|Radio BilingÃ¼e and Pacificaâs KPFK broadcast a town hall meeting on immigration reform on multimedia platforms|
|Mar 22, 2013|
|Radio BilingÃ¼eâs live report focus on farmworkers marches in California|
|Mar 21, 2013|
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|Mar 19, 2013|
|Radio BilingÃ¼eâs LÃnea Abierta presents special Election Day 2012 coverage|
|Oct 30, 2012|
|Chilefornia Programs Mark Anniversary of Coup in Chile|
|Sep 7, 2012|
|Governor Brown Appoints Radio BilingÃ¼e Executive Director Hugo Morales to California State University Board of Trustees|
|Jul 9, 2012|
|Radio BilingÃ¼e broadcasts and webcasts citizen-sponsored Mexican presidential debate on Sunday, June 24th|
|Jun 22, 2012|
|Radio BilingÃ¼e broadcasts and webcasts the second Mexican presidential debate on Thursday, June 14th|
|Jun 11, 2012|