|Linea Abierta Programming
|From Jail to Law; Immigration Reform: Report on Congress; Citizens Medal; Mexico|
PROGRAM # 6915 12:00 PM PT
FROM JAIL TO LAW. At 15, Frankie Guzm√°n spent six years behind bars, after stealing a car and robbing a liquor store. Now, he‚Äôs put himself through law school and become an advocate for juvenile justice, speaking at schools and juvenile detention centers. He‚Äôs also the recipient of a Soros Justice Fellowship, to study alternatives to sentencing first-time youth offenders as adults.
Guest: Francis ‚ÄúFrankie‚ÄĚ Guzm√°n, Attorney and Soros Justice Fellow, National Center for Youth Law, Oakland, CA, www.youthlaw.org .
TUESDAY, MARCH 12.
PROGRAM # 6916 12:00 PM PT
IMMIGRATION REFORM: CALLS TO CONGRESS. Immigrant rights and labor leaders lead an effort to make 1 million calls to Congress for comprehensive immigration reform. This edition includes interviews with organizers and callers from different areas of the country and a look at which members of Congress are being targeted.
Guests: Ben Monterroso, National Executive Director, Mi Familia Vota, Washington, D.C., www.mifamiliavota.us ; Lucy Pi√Ī√≥n, Deferred Action recipient and immigration reform call campaign organizer, Phoenix, AZ; M√°xima Guerrero, Immigration reform call campaign organizer, Phoenix, AZ; Delia Serrano, Immigration reform call campaign organizer, Bakersfield, CA; Margarita Martinez, Immigration reform call campaign organizer, Bakersfield, CA; Maritza Rodriguez, Immigration reform call campaign organizer, Reno, NV; Pablo Zepeda, Immigration reform call campaign organizer, Phoenix, AZ.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13.
PROGRAM # 6917 12:00 PM PT
IMMIGRATION REFORM: SPOTLIGHT ON CONGRESS. This first
hour of an expanded two-hour edition including interviews with a member of
Congress about the possibilities for immigration reform. In addition, an
update on energized grassroots mobilizations for immigration reform in
different states around the country, the campaign for a million phone calls to
Congress, and the arrival of the national bus tour for immigration reform to
PROGRAM # 6918 2:00 PM PT
IMMIGRATION REFORM: CALLING CONGRESS. In this second
hour of an expanded two-hour edition, a bus rider from the Oregon portion of
the national bus tour for immigration reform discusses the arrival in
Washington of the caravan and a hearing in Congress. This edition also includes
a practical example of a call to Congress, and a second segment of an interview
with a congresswoman about immigration reform with a path to citizenship.
Listeners call in to share their perspectives.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14.
PROGRAM # 6919 12:00 PM PT
CITIZENS MEDAL. A Colombian immigrant was awarded a Presidential Citizens Medal, for her work founding a community based non-profit health center to serve low-income immigrant families in Washington, D.C. Mar√≠a G√≥mez founded Mary‚Äôs Center 25 years ago, after working as a public health nurse and at the Red Cross. The award is considered the nation‚Äôs second-highest civilian honor. This edition offers an interview with G√≥mez about her work and the ways in which the Affordable Care Act will benefit her clients.
Guest: Mar√≠a G√≥mez, Founder, President and CEO, Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care, Inc., Washington, D.C., www.maryscenter.org.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15.
PROGRAM # 6920 12:00 PM PT
MEXICO EDITION. Residents of 40 municipalities along the coast of the state of Guerrero will meet on March 18th to redesign the community police that have been operating for 18 years in the region. The founders clarify they will not put down their arms and will continue inspections in their communities, since in seven of these communities they have achieved 85 percent more security and avoided infiltration of organize crime. The communities also plan to propose new development policies and ways to protect energy and mining resources. This edition also includes reports of missing people, among them children, adolescents, and adults. In the majority of these disappearances, family members are carrying out the investigations without any help from law enforcement. The family members protested outside the Attorney General of Mexico's office without a response. Martha Elena Ram√≠rez hosts the program Voz P√ļblica from Mexico City.
Guests (pretaped interviews): Bruno Pl√°cido Valerio, Founder of Indigenous Community Police of Guerrero; Maribel Morales Mercado, looking for her son Isac Rafael, who was taken by his father, Lost Smiles Organization, Hidalgo; Guillermina Hern√°ndez Alarc√≥n, looking for her daughter Selena Gisel Delgado Hern√°ndez, disappeared on the way to school; Claudia Rojas √Ālvarez, looking for her daughter Daniela X√≥chitl Elizarrar√°s Rojas, kidnapped in Tultepec, Estado de M√©xico; Nancy Rosete N√ļ√Īez, looking for her son Elvis Axell Torres Rosete, who disappeared from a rehabilitation clinic, Tultitl√°n Estado de M√©xico; Mar√≠a Teresa Montes de Ocas, looking for her son, Sergio Eduardo Guill√©n Montes de Oca, who worked in a bar in Mexico City.
Funds for L√≠nea 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, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Open Society Foundations, and The MacArthur Foundation.
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