In Ferguson, a city with a history of racial tensions, a grand jury decides not to bring criminal charges against the White police officer who killed unarmed young Black Michael Brown. After the verdict, protests erupted in most major cities in the nation. A civil rights expert comments on the case. Guest: Martin Castro, Chairman, […]
President Obama spoke to the nation from the White House announcing executive steps to bring deportation relief for millions. He also traveled to Las Vegas, where he spoke at a high school rally trying to draw public support for his immigration plans. Experts discuss the details of the administrative action and share resources available for […]
The lack of credibility on the investigation pertaining to the 43 missing students has led to the rejection of the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto. Three caravans of students arrived at Mexico City demanding the alive return of their fellow mates and pointing out that is not only the 43 that are missing, but thousands […]
On the day when thousands march across the US urging respect to human rights in Mexico, leading voices of the protests join this edition. A guest examines the case of Nestora Salgado, an indigenous leader and coordinator of the community police in a town in the state of Guerrero, who is being held in a […]
College teachers and students in Los Angeles hear about the case of 43 students from a teachers’ college in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, who are missing almost two months after engaging in political protests. Mass graves have been found, but not one student, amid an international outcry. The speakers of an event in Los Angeles, which includes […]
All four Ramirez siblings attended the prestigious University of California at Berkeley. That’s no small accomplishment for a farm working family living in one of the poorest cities in California, and one of the least educated in the country.
Since created in 1990, charter schools have seen a rapid growth in the U.S. Funded with public money; these schools are emerging as an alternative to traditional education systems. They promise better student learning by offering more educational choices and new forms of teaching. Critics say charter schools treat education as a business; they are […]
The University of California, Davis is opening today an undocumented student center to help undocumented students navigate the academic and administrative system, provide financial and legal counseling, and advocate for them. This is a conversation with the undocumented student who helped create the center. This program also includes legal advice from an expert on immigration […]
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A dialogue between youth and community leaders from the Boyle Heights neighborhood in East Los Angeles, and a group of members of the distinguished group Los Macarturos, Latino recipients of the MacArthur Foundation “Genious” Fellowship. This bilingual forum includes stories of gentrification, racism, and the challenges faced by youth growing up in a barrio plagued […]