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Latino Education: Crisis and Response – Hour One.

A live broadcast in English from a community forum in Los Angeles on the crisis in the education of Latino students. A renowned scholar says that Latinos, the fastest-growing group, is the most poorly educated and warns of a looming social disaster. Intellectual leaders of the national group known as Los Macarturos respond to the […]

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Jaraneros.

Young members of the movement of string bands known as jaraneros, talk about the growing presence of Son Jarocho in California and the U.S., and the power of this music to build community around festive gatherings. Members of the Grammy-nominated group Los Cojolites, they also talk about their cross-border collaboration. Guests: Jacob Hernández, marimbol player, […]

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Latino Education.

In her most recent book, a distinguished scholar makes a compelling business argument in favor of bilingualism, to get leaders to rethink old education policies and families to encourage kids to hone bilingual skills. She also discusses actions that are needed to turn around Latinos’ current reality as the most poorly educated group in the […]

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Posted in Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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67 Sueños (Dreams.)

Migrant students from the San Francisco Bay Area are painting murals to document the stories of their communities through art. Led by an accomplished muralist, the group of migrant youth is painting stories about the risky border crossings by undocumented migrants, overcoming fear and loneliness, their dreams for the country, and in the process, their […]

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Immigration, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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Repercussions of Ferguson.

After the African American community in Ferguson, MO, erupted in protests over the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown at the hands of a police officer, Latino leaders spoke out in support of groups seeking justice. Is the Ferguson incident hitting Latinos close to home? How are Latinos impacted by arrest-related deaths or police […]

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Posted in Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta, Política |
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The Student Debt Crisis: A Forum. (Repeat).

This is a partial repeat of the community forum recently held in Edinburg, in the Rio Grande Valley. This segment focuses on the staggering costs that hinder Latino access to higher education and on initiatives seeking to make college more affordable to students from working-class families. College administrators, school leaders and community advocates from South […]

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Posted in Economy & Labor, Education, Youth, Latinos, Línea Abierta |
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The Student Debt Crisis.

This is a repeat of the second hour of the forum held in Spanish in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley the night before. This segment focuses on college costs and initiatives to make college education more affordable for students of working-class families. Guests: Dr. Alejo Salinas Jr., Trustee, South Texas College Board, Edinburg; […]

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The College Dream.

This is a repeat of the first hour of the Spanish-language forum held at the University of Texas – Pan American the night before. How are institutions in Texas helping students to succeed in high school and graduate from college? Guests: Dr. Alejo Salinas Jr., Trustee, South Texas College Board, Edinburg; Dr. Jaime Chahin, Dean, […]

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The College Dream and the Student Debt Crisis. Hour 4 (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 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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