Latinos

The Student Debt Crisis.

This is a repeat of the second hour of the forum held in Spanish in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley the night before. This segment focuses on college costs and initiatives to make college education more affordable for students of working-class families. Guests: Dr. Alejo Salinas Jr., Trustee, South Texas College Board, Edinburg; […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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The College Dream.

This is a repeat of the first hour of the Spanish-language forum held at the University of Texas – Pan American the night before. How are institutions in Texas helping students to succeed in high school and graduate from college? Guests: Dr. Alejo Salinas Jr., Trustee, South Texas College Board, Edinburg; Dr. Jaime Chahin, Dean, […]

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Posted in Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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College Costs and Financial Aid. Also, Are Latinos Ready for College?

Texas congressman Rubén Hinojosa talks about the promises and challenges for Latinos to go to college in Texas. He also talks about what’s been done in Washington to improve high school graduation rates, and make college more accessible and affordable. Guest: Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, Member of House Committee on Education and Labor, Chair of Subcommittee […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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DACAmented in College.

Arizona is taking the country’s largest community college system to court to prevent in-state tuition for DACA beneficiaries, while in Georgia, DACA recipients who are being denied in-state tuition rates filed a lawsuit against the University System of the state’s Board of Regents. Guests: Alfredo Gutiérrez, Member, Governing Board, Maricopa Community Colleges, Phoenix, AZ, http://www.maricopa.edu/gvbd/district5.php […]

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Posted in Education, Immigration, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Lila Downs: Raíz.

Grammy winner Mexican-American singer Lila Downs is releasing a new CD in collaboration with Soledad from Argentina and Niña Pastori from Spain. Titled “Raíz,” the new recording includes arrangements of musical styles from their home countries, such as boleros, chacareras, tangos and huapangos. In coincidence, Downs begins a tour in the U.S. Guest: Lila Downs, […]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Mexico |
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Immigration Edition.

A Honduran man in distress tells how he was forced to witness the rape of his wife and daughter at the hands of gang members, a Honduran teen girl captured in Texas talks about her ordeal from detention to reunification with her mother in California. This program features these and other gripping testimonials from Central […]

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Posted in Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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The Latino Vote.

Less than three months before Election Day, intense efforts to sign up new voters are underway. Some predict Latino voter turnout will be higher than in previous off-year elections. But, will the Latino vote be powerful enough to make a difference in the composition of the House and the Senate? Experts comment on the matter […]

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Posted in Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Politics & Elections |
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Amanda Rentería.

With three months left to go for Election Day, the battle for seats in the House is in full swing. As part of a special election series, this program features an interview with Amanda Rentería, a Harvard-educated native of California’s Central Valley who is returning home to challenge incumbent David Valadao (R-CA) in a heavily […]

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Posted in Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Politics & Elections |
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High Achievers on AP Tests.

Latino students in New Mexico are number one in the nation for their success in Advanced Placement testing, the programs aimed at preparing students for college. How did New Mexico manage to accomplish this goal? An expert discusses some key points that can lead to further success in the classroom, which includes creating good studying […]

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

A well known scholar and activist comments about an international campaign urging the U.S., Mexico and Central America to establish a “humanitarian corridor” to protect migrant children and help them reunify with their families. The campaign will culminate during the hearing of the Interamerican Court of Human Rights in Mexico City. The situation along the […]

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