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.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6 PROGRAM # 7897 12:00 PM PT Schools Not Prisons. A number of young performing artists tour California, including some correctional facilities, in an effort to promote activism and voting among young people. This community-oriented campaign calls for an end to overspending on prisons and jails, and instead give way to a new […]
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4 PROGRAM # 7895 12:00 PM PST. Challenging Anti-DAPA Injunction. An undocumented immigrant who was a beneficiary of DACA plus has asked a federal court in New York to declare that judge Hanen’s injunction against DAPA and DACA+ should not apply outside the 5th Circuit, setting the stage for a major legal clash. […]
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 PROGRAM # 7893 1:00 PM PT Schools Not Prisons. A number of young performing artists tour California, including some correctional facilities, in an effort to promote activism and voting among young people. This community-oriented campaign calls for an end to overspending on prisons and jails, and instead give way to a new […]
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 PROGRAM # 7891 12:00 PM PT Schools Allowing Guns on Campus. School district officials from high schools in Kern County are allowing non-employees to bring guns to the high school campuses, if they have a permit to carry concealed weapons. This is the fourth school district in California to allow guns on […]
The death of 13-year-old Andy López, shot by a sheriff’s deputy almost three years ago, caused at the time a wave of fury in the Latino community in Sonoma County. Farida Jhabvala Romero broke the story and shares this story with us.
(Español) La muerte de un joven blanco en Fresno atiza el fuego sobre la violencia fatal de la policía
(Español) Y agregó que funcionarios del gobierno de Fresno tenían previsto reunirse de nuevo esta semana “para discutir cómo la ciudad podría abordar estas cuestiones -incluyendo la posibilidad de la creación de un comité sobre las relaciones raciales- y tener en cuenta las recomendaciones hechas por la Fuerza de Tarea del Presidente Obama para el siglo 21.
Monday, JULY 11 PROGRAM # 7832 12:00 PM PST. Dreamers: The Public Face. Leaders of young immigrants share their stories of survival and progress living in the US as temporarily protected undocumented residents. In this bilingual forum on the sounds of migration, convened and recorded in the National Mall as part of the Smithsonian Folklife […]
THURSDAY, JUNE 23. PROGRAM # 7811 12:00 PM PT Supreme Court Blocks DAPA and DACA Plus. Dealing a serious blow against millions of immigrant families, the US Supreme Court split and reached no decision on the case US v. Texas, leaving in place a ruling blocking the deferred deportation programs known as DAPA and DACA […]
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22. PROGRAM # 7810 12:00 PM PT The Youth Agenda. Members of a first-of-its-kind youth commission talk about crime prevention, employment, health, and other pressing issues impacting the lives of teens and young adults in the city of Fresno and beyond. The newly-created youth commission will advise and take an active role in […]