Mexico Edition.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20 PROGRAM # 8312 12:00 PM PT Mexico Edition. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts the program Voz Pública from Mexico City. The civic journalist brings news and analysis on Mexican developments. Photo: Oswaldo Vazquez/Facebook For more information about Linea Abierta click here To visit Linea Abierta audio archives go to

Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Politics & Elections |
Familia de inmigrante arrestado mira con tgristeza como se llevan a su familiar los agentes de ICE en Tennessee. Foto:

After Immigration Raid in Tennessee, Families Recovering Slowly

In Tennessee, an immigrant community is slowly recovering from a large-scale raid by immigration agents at a meat processing plant on the outskirts of Knoxville.

Posted in Homepage Feature, Immigration |
Héctor Barajas saluda, en el marco de la puerta de ‘El Bunker de Tijuana’.

Deported Veteran Finally Takes Oath of Citizenship

More than a decade after being deported to Mexico, Hector Barajas, a veteran Army paratrooper, crossed the border and took his oath of citizenship at the federal immigration offices in San Diego.

Posted in Homepage Feature, Immigration |
Maestros votan sobre la propuesta de irse al paro general de labores.

Arizona Teachers Vote on Whether or Not to Walkout

Complaining of being the lowest paid in the country, thousands of teachers in Arizona have been holding protests throughout the state for a month.

Posted in Economy & Labor, Education, Homepage Feature |

Indigenous Women Leaders. Also, Plans to Gut Pesticide Protections.

THURSDAY, APRIL 19 PROGRAM # 8311 12:00 PM PT Indigenous Women Leaders. Indigenous women are breaking new ground after becoming leaders of a bi-national alliance of Oaxacan communities. This is the first time in more its 25-year history that the organization will be led by a woman. Women usually don’t hold positions of leadership in […]

Posted in Línea Abierta, Environment, Politics & Elections |
Andrew Cuomo, gobernador de Nueva York. foto:

(Español) Anuncia gobernador de NY proyecto para restauran derecho de voto a presos en libertad bajo fianza

(Español) Juan Cartagena reaccionó al anuncio, y dijo hoy a Noticiero Latino que aplaudía la medida del gobernador, pero acotó de inmediato que “es un primer paso, muy positivo, sí, pero apenas el comienzo de un complicado proceso”.

Posted in Homepage Feature, Politics & Elections |

(Español) Revuelta magisterial cunde en el sur y gana terreno para su causa

(Español) El gobernador de Arizona, Doug Ducey propuso subir el salario de los maestros en un 20%, pero lo líderes magisteriales tienen serias dudas sobre esta oferta.

Posted in Economy & Labor, Education, Homepage Feature |

Arizona Teachers. Also, The Case About Union Fees.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 PROGRAM # 8310 12:00 PM PT Arizona Teachers. After a month of teacher protests and walk-ins at more than 1,000 schools, and plans to stage a massive walkout, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey proposed to raise teacher salaries 20 percent. Arizona teachers are among the lowest paid in the country. Leaders of the […]

Posted in Economy & Labor, Línea Abierta |
The fandango is a community party where the epicenter is the tarima platform. Photo: Chelis López.

Women Soneras Bring Fandango from Veracruz to California

In this English-language talkshow hosted by Zaidee Stavely, we explore the innovative impact that women are bringing to the son jarocho tradition, and how California women have learned from the culture of fandango in Veracruz, brought it back to California and made it their own.

Posted in Arts & Culture, Son Jarocho Women |
From left to right, Martha González of Quetzal and Entre Mujeres; Adriana Cao Romero, of Caña Dulce y Caña Brava; and María de la Rosa, of Diapasón. Photo: Chelis López.

California Women Making Son Jarocho Their Own

The music that filled San Francisco’s Brava Theater during the 6th annual Son Jarocho Festival was clearly from the port of Veracruz on Mexico’s Gulf Coast, with its distinctive jarana, harp, jawbone percussion, and zapateado, the beat kept by dancers on a wooden platform called a tarima. But this music is also Californian now… it’s played up and down the state at fandango parties, marches, and in living rooms. In this English-language feature, Zaidee Stavely reports that women, especially, are innovating son jarocho on both sides of the border.

Posted in Arts & Culture, Son Jarocho Women |

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