Latinos

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Dying to Work.

Latinos are more likely than other workers in the US to die on the job. Most die from work-related injuries in high-risk industries, such as construction and agriculture. Why is this happening? What are the most common causes of death on the job for Latinos? Is immigration status an issue? What’s being done to prevent […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Health |
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Immigration Edition.

The University of California, Davis is opening today an undocumented student center to help undocumented students navigate the academic and administrative system, provide financial and legal counseling, and advocate for them. This is a conversation with the undocumented student who helped create the center. This program also includes legal advice from an expert on immigration […]

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Posted in Education, Immigration, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |

Neighborhood Displacement 2.

A dialogue between youth and community leaders from the Boyle Heights neighborhood in East Los Angeles, and a group of members of the distinguished group Los Macarturos, Latino recipients of the MacArthur Foundation “Genious” Fellowship. This bilingual forum includes stories of gentrification, racism, and the challenges faced by youth growing up in a barrio plagued […]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |

Neighborhood Displacement 1.

A dialogue between youth and community leaders from the Boyle Heights neighborhood in East Los Angeles, and a group of members of the distinguished group Los Macarturos, Latino recipients of the MacArthur Foundation “Genious” Fellowship. This bilingual forum includes stories of gentrification, racism, and the challenges faced by youth growing up in a barrio plagued […]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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Election: Hotspots.

Analysts give an overview on key political races in California and Colorado, where the Latino vote will be put to the test. In Colorado, the heated race for the House is gaining national attention. In California, Latino candidates are playing big roles in highly disputed congressional districts, as well as the contest for a key […]

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Posted in Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Politics & Elections |
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Encuentro 2014. Also, Honoring Nati Cano.

Theater groups from throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico are coming together in old downtown Los Angeles for a month-long festival. Announced as the largest gathering of Latino/a theater in over 25 years, the national festival brings together 150 artists, including Pulitzer Prize winners, at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Guest: José Luis Valenzuela, Founding […]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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Deportations and Electoral Politics. Also, Rubén Gallego.

President Obama gave a speech to Latino leaders addressing deep concerns about his decision to delay executive action on deportations. Obama encouraged his audience to get their constituents out to vote. An analyst comments on the repercussions of this issue on the upcoming elections. Guest: Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director, America’s Voice, Cleveland, OH, www.americasvoice.org Also, […]

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Posted in Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Politics & Elections |
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Immigration Edition. 

Central American activists are descending from all over California this week on Bakersfield to urge Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House Majority Leader, to stop pushing for rocket dockets, fast-track deportation of unaccompanied migrant children. An immigration law expert comments on the elections, citizenship and the right to vote. Guests: José Cartagena, National Coordinator, Red Nacional […]

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Posted in Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Voter Deadlines. Also, New U.S. War.

On the voter registration deadline for states like Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania, a civic leader announces last-minute efforts to energize Latino voters across the East Coast. He also comments on Florida’s voter purge moves against non-citizens as well as a state law that affects the voting rights of ex-convicts. Also commented was the impact of […]

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Posted in Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Politics & Elections |
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America by the Numbers. Also, Guadalupe Rivera Marín: 90th Birthday.

Journalist María Hinojosa tells the story of the “new America mainstream” in a new TV documentary series to be aired this fall on PBS. The series, titled “America by the Numbers,” explores the growing number and influence of Asians, Latinos, African Americans, immigrants, LGBT and other groups, as well as the meaning of these demographic […]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Política, Politics & Elections |