Concerned about the lack of clean drinking water in many rural areas of California, a coalition of organizations is installing drinking fountains of filtered water in certain communities.
TUESDAY, JULY 28. PROGRAM # 7574 12:00 PM PT The Bilingual Advantage. Is being bilingual good for your job prospects? Contrary to what English Only proponents would say, leading scholars conclude that bilingual speakers enjoy a number of economic benefits in today’s globalized U.S. labor market. An education expert discusses the economics of bilingualism for […]
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22. PROGRAM # 7570 12:00 PM PT “McFarland, USA.” This Disney movie tells the true story of a group of Mexican-American teenage farmworkers and the high school coach who transforms them into a championship cross-country team. McFarland is a small town in rural California. Guests: TBC Photo: scpr.org For more information about Linea Abierta click here To […]
The bill would give the California Labor Comissioner the tools to demand that companies pay a bond if they have been ordered to pay backwages and still have not.
The young people will be talking with civic groups and lawmakers about the importance for their families of President Obama’s immigration measures, DACA and DAPA.
TUESDAY, JULY 14. PROGRAM # 7564 12:00 PM PT DAPA Hearing in New Orleans. The appeal to lift DAPA injunction was heard on Friday in a court of appeals in New Orleans. Many advocates from around the country rallied in front of the court urging the judges to allow the temporary deportation relief program to […]
“Doing this, I feel like this is part of Mexico, too,” says immigrant worker Héctor Plascencia.
In some schools in Oakland, three out of four children have lost a loved one to violence. The effects spill over into the classroom.
TUESDAY, JUNE 9. PROGRAM # 7539 12:00 PM PT Immigration Edition. A leading immigration advocate comments on the next steps after a federal court of appeals decided to leave in place an injunction blocking President Obama’s executive actions. He outlines the scenarios, the legal strategies and the prospective timeline. He also comments on the calls […]
A stray bullet cost Jacqueline Funes months of schooling, and she is now struggling to be able to learn, and live, as she did before.