Latino Home Buying. Also, Common Core Tests: Confusion.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4. PROGRAM # 7645 12:00 PM PT Latino Home Buying. Homeownership rates among Latino households have been declining since the last recession. Many are still recovering from the housing crash and struggle to buy a home when they move. Why are Latinos less able to buy a home? An expert reports on the […]

Posted in Economy & Labor, Education, Youth, Línea Abierta |
Familias inmigrantes y el senador Ricardo Lara (centro) en el anuncio de la ley ‘SB 4’ en Los Ángeles, California.

Health for All Minors.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22. PROGRAM # 7636 12:00 PM PT Health for All Minors. California Gov. Brown signed a new law to extend health care coverage to undocumented children. beginning in May 2016, Medi-Cal, the public health state program for the poor, will extend coverage to about 170,000 undocumented children under age 19. How is California’s […]

Posted in Immigration, Youth, Línea Abierta, Politics & Elections, Health |

Latino Students: Graduation Numbers.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19. PROGRAM # 7633 12:00 PM PT Latino Students: Graduation Numbers. In this exclusive interview, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talks about his ideas about expanding preschool to all children, the student debt crisis and free college education, the school-to-prison pipeline, and the investment in bilingual programs. He says Latino high school […]

Posted in Education, Youth, Línea Abierta |

Banning Private Prisons. Also, Fasting for DAPA.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13. PROGRAM # 7629 12:00 PM PT Banning Private Prisons. A Latino congressman has introduced a bill in Washington, named “Justice is not for Sale Act,” to end family detention, ban for-profit prisons and curb a mandate requiring federal agencies to fill tens of thousands of beds for detained immigrants. This and other […]

Posted in Immigration, Youth, Línea Abierta |

International Tribunal of Conscience. Also, Ayotzinapa Mothers. Also, Colombian Peace Pact.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1. PROGRAM # 7621 12:00 PM PT International Tribunal of Conscience. On the first anniversary of the disappearance of 43 Ayotzinapa students and the opening session of the United Nations, an international grassroots tribunal held hearings this week in New York City charging the Mexican government with crimes against humanity. Jurors from three […]

Posted in Youth, Línea Abierta, Mexico |
Martha Cueva con unos niños del programa extraescolar del Instituto del Área de la Bahía para el Progreso Hispano. Foto: Clara Roig Medina.

Low-Income Families Struggle to Find Quality Childcare

In California, a bill awaiting Governor Brown’s signature seeks to guarantee quality care, by preparing childcare workers better.

Posted in Economy & Labor, Education, Homepage Feature, Youth |
Protest outside the Reagan Library. Photo: Rubén Tapia.

Families Protest Hate Speech in Republican Debate

The second Republican presidential debate, held in Simi Valley, California, again brought up the issues of closing borders, removing the right to citizenship for children of immigrants, and deporting immigrants, as a response to a failed immigration system. Outside the Reagan Library, where the debate was held, a group of union leaders, activists, and families […]

Posted in Homepage Feature, Immigration, Youth, Politics & Elections |
Kenia Carolina Alcocer, una beneficiaria de DACA, supo que tenía derecho a MediCal cuando se embarazó de su nena que ahora tiene siete meses de nacida. Foto: Araceli Martínez.

Why Aren’t More DACA Recipients Applying for MediCal?

In California, young immigrants who have benefited from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and who are low-income, can apply for health insurance for low-income individuals.

Posted in Homepage Feature, Immigration, Youth, Health |
El Parque Romain. Foto: Juan Santiago.

Neighbors Organize for Parks In a City Sorely Lacking Green Space

Fresno, the biggest city in California’s Central Valley, is one of the country’s cities with the fewest public parks available for its population and that keeps them least well-maintained.

Posted in Homepage Feature, Youth, Health |
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Challenging the Capital of Expulsions.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14. PROGRAM # 7608 12:00 PM PT Challenging the Capital of Expulsions. Civil rights advocates representing students and parents are battling Kern County’s high school district in court, arguing that local schools’ discipline practices discriminate against students of color. In Kern, Latino and African American students are far more likely than their white […]

Posted in Education, Youth, Línea Abierta |

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