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The College Dream and the Student Debt Crisis. Hour 3 (In Spanish).

In Texas, more Latinos are enrolling into college than ever. Still, too many are dropping out of high school and ending their college education, pushed out by financial pressures and other issues. College administrators, community advocates and students from South Texas convene in a nationally-broadcast town hall meeting to address the aspirations and barriers to […]

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The College Dream and the Student Debt Crisis Hour 2. (In English).

A live-broadcast, two-hour community forum in English to explore issues contributing to the school success or failure of Latino students. Airing from the University of Texas – Pan American in Edinburg, TX, the forum sets Texas as the stage for a national dialogue about Latino college track issues. In Texas, the majority of students in […]

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The College Dream and the Student Debt Crisis (In English).

A live-broadcast, two-hour community forum in English to explore issues contributing to the school success or failure of Latino students. Airing from the University of Texas – Pan American in Edinburg, TX, the forum sets Texas as the stage for a national dialogue about Latino college track issues. In Texas, the majority of students in […]

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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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Masters of Caribbean Son. 

An interview with two great exponents of Afro-Latino music, who come together in San Francisco, CA, with other giants of Salsa and Latin jazz to support El Tecolote, a storied community newspaper with a focus on Latino popular culture. Five-time Grammy nominee John Santos is a renowned percussionist who has performed and recorded with masters […]

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Mexico Edition.

Mexico Edition. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed the laws which will regulate the participation of private and foreign exploitation of hydrocarbons. He assures that now the country will grow without barriers and there will be jobs for workers. At the same time, civil organizations prepare lawsuits to petition the repeal of these laws. According […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, 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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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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