WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 PROGRAM # 7998 12:00 PM PST. New Americans in Congress. US Congressmembers from both parties came together to create a caucus to “celebrate the growing number of first generation Americans serving in the US Congress.” The group, called the New Americans Caucus, seeks to give immigrants a voice within Congress. Guests: Rep. […]
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25 PROGRAM # 7983 12:00 PM PST. DeVos Public Education Plans. Trump’s Education Secretary nominee, billionaire Betsy DeVos, faced a divided committee of senators at her confirmation hearing, with Republicans on her side and Democrats questioning her wealth and ethical disclosures, and her activist support for moving taxpayer dollars from traditional public education […]
MONDAY, JANUARY 9 PROGRAM # 7971 12:00 PM PST. Bilingual Education Back in California. After voters approved Proposition 58, public schools in California have the green light to bring bilingual and multilingual programs back to the schoolroom. The new reform will take effect in July. How are schools preparing for the new law? Where are […]
Young people and other residents of Seattle have been publicly protesting plans to build a new juvenile detention center in this city in the state of Washington. Statistics show juvenile detention centers all over the country jail more Black and Latino youth, compared to white youth.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21 PROGRAM # 7958 12:00 PM PST. Cowboy Cops, Cowboy Teachers? Despite opposition from parents and students, officials of a high school system in California allowed teachers to carry guns on campus. The same county has a controversial history of officer-involved deaths and police violence. Local analysts comment on the call for independent […]
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 PROGRAM # 7942 12:00 PM PST. Immigration Edition. This program includes news about mayors who pledge to continue their sanctuary city against Trump’s plans and Dreamers who ask Obama to expedite DACA applications and close family detention centers. Listeners comment on Trump’s mass deportation plans, the anti-immigration reform immigration team, the future […]
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 PROGRAM # 7938 12:00 PM PST. Safe Haven for Immigrants. A group of members of Congress are asking President Obama to use his authority to protect Dreamers and grant them a presidential pardon. Also, in Los Angeles, a top county official authored local legislation to halt post-election hate crimes and protect immigrant […]
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 PROGRAM # 7936 12:00 PM PST. Medi-Cal, Denti-Cal and the Election. Since May, a new law in California has given undocumented kids unprecedented access to full benefits of Medi-Cal and Denti-Cal. Dentists are facing a special challenge, since uninsured kids are reportedly afflicted by an epidemic of tooth decay and other oral […]
After the election of Donald Trump, migrant families report anxiety about an uncertain future. At some schools in the country, there has been harassment and bullying of immigrant and Latino students.
California has jailed more than 170,000 people in the last four decades, mostly African-Americans and Latinos. And that’s cost the public coffers some 10 billion dollars a year. Many consider the current penal system not only expensive, but unjust and discirminatory.