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Sexual Exploitation.

Immigrant women and girls often suffer in silence sexual exploitation in their workplaces. These workers are subjected to rape or sexual harassment with impunity and don’t report abuses for fear of retaliation. Undocumented women worry about being fired or deported, and those with temporary contracts dread losing their guest-worker visas and jobs. What are the […]

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Posted in Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Deadline Looms for Insured Families.

More than 100,000 families risk losing health coverage purchased in federal health insurance exchanges after they failed to provide additional verification of immigration or citizenship status. Advocates urge the Obama administration to wait for consumers to clarify their status before ending their coverage. Next week, immigrants face a major deadline. Analysts also comment on the […]

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Posted in Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Health |
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Defeating Voter Abstention.

On National Voter Registration Day, dozens of national Latino groups join forces in a coordinated effort to register voters for the November 4 mid-term election. They expect Latinos to vote in record numbers for a mid-term election. What’s the mood among Latino voters? Will they show up to the polls this year? An expert on […]

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Posted in Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política, Politics & Elections |
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Latino Education: Crisis and Response – Hour Three.

In a dialogue in English with the forum’s panelists, community leaders from Boyle Heights and members of the live audience share views on the challenges ahead for Latino students and discuss actions being undertaken to tackle the education crisis. This forum airs live in simulcast with KPFK Radio in Los Angeles. Guests: Dr. Patricia Gándara, […]

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Posted in Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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Latino Education: Crisis and Response – Hour Two.

The community forum from the Boyle Heights neighborhood in Los Angeles , where distinguished panelists tackle the Latino education crisis, switches into Spanish. What are the consequences of this crisis? What to do about it? Who needs to step up to the plate? Guests: Dr. Patricia Gándara, Author of the Book “The Latino Education Crisis”; […]

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Posted in Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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No Mouse Music. Also, Father Solalinde in the U.S.

The new feature documentary This Ain’t No Mouse Music! tells the story of roots music luminary Chris Strachwitz, founder of independent label, Arhoolie Records. Premiering this week on the U.S. West Coast, the film includes segments of legendary accordionist Flaco Jiménez and other storied indigenous maestros whose work is threatened by commercialist pop music. Guest: […]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Immigration, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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Latino Education: Crisis and Response – Hour One.

A live broadcast in English from a community forum in Los Angeles on the crisis in the education of Latino students. A renowned scholar says that Latinos, the fastest-growing group, is the most poorly educated and warns of a looming social disaster. Intellectual leaders of the national group known as Los Macarturos respond to the […]

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Posted in Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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Jaraneros.

Young members of the movement of string bands known as jaraneros, talk about the growing presence of Son Jarocho in California and the U.S., and the power of this music to build community around festive gatherings. Members of the Grammy-nominated group Los Cojolites, they also talk about their cross-border collaboration. Guests: Jacob Hernández, marimbol player, […]

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Latino Education.

In her most recent book, a distinguished scholar makes a compelling business argument in favor of bilingualism, to get leaders to rethink old education policies and families to encourage kids to hone bilingual skills. She also discusses actions that are needed to turn around Latinos’ current reality as the most poorly educated group in the […]

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Posted in Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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Latino Eco Festival.

Announced as the world’s largest Latino-themed environmental festival, hundreds gather in Colorado to discuss issues such as clean air, natural foods, protected lands, water stewardship and environmental justice. They also seek to reconnect Latinos with their long history of Green activism. A renowned poet and activist comments on environmental issues affecting Mexico. Guests: Midy Aponte, […]

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