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Farmworkers Face Wendy’s and Wall Street. Public Takeover of PG&E? Another School Shooting.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18 PROGRAM # 8740 12:00 PM PT Farmworkers Face Wendy’s and Wall Street. Farmworkers from Florida and supporters protest at the New York offices of the largest shareholder of Wendy’s, urging the fast-food chain to sign up to a fair food agreement to help eradicate forced labor and sexual abuse in the fields. […]

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Regina Romero Makes History. Carmakers Get Into Emissions Fight. Chile in Turmoil.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 PROGRAM # 8732 12:00 PM PT Regina Romero Makes History. Regina Romero went into the history books after being elected as mayor of Tucson, the first woman and first Latina to hold the city’s highest elected office. Romero will now be the only Latina mayor in the 50 most populous cities in […]

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Impeachment Moves Forward. Also, California Fires, Blackouts and the Power Future.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4 PROGRAM # 8730 12:00 PM PT Impeachment Moves Forward. After weeks of complaints by Republicans, the House voted to approve the rules for the impeachment inquiry against President Trump, opening the ground for public and televised hearings that could begin next week. This week, key White House figures are being called to […]

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2018 infligió una ola de incendios devastadores en California. Ahora los expertos advierten que 2019 podría ser una repetición. Foto: www.strangesounds.org.

(Español) En los peores incendios de California cientos de prisioneros han combatido el fuego

(Español) Dependiendo de su condena, los bomberos presos suelen descontar hasta dos días de ella por cada día que permanezcan en el programa. Y cuando son requeridos los presos con condenas por delitos violentos, éstos reciben sólo un día de descuento por cada día en él.

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Campamento de desamparados en calles de un vecindario de Fruitval en Oakland, California. Foto: YouTube.

(Español) El gigante Apple invertirá $ 2 mil 500 millones en la crisis de vivienda de California

(Español) El Instituto McKinsey Global dice que desde 2005 “California ha añadido 308 unidades de vivienda por cada mil nuevos residentes… En el área de la bahía, 676 mil puestos de trabajo se han añadido en los últimos ocho años, en comparación con 176 mil unidades de vivienda adicionales”.

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Hugo Programador voluntario de Nuestra Tierra.

Amid Wildfires in California, Sounding the Alarm in Spanish

After a week of battling the massive Kincade wildfire in northern California, which has consumed 80,000 acres, firefighters finally got the blaze under control.

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As of Sunday, more than 3,000 firefighters were battling the explosive Kincade Fire, and a broad swath of Sonoma County, from mountain to coast, was under evacuation orders.(Anna Maria Barry-Jester/California Healthline)

Farmworkers Face Daunting Health Risks In California’s Wildfires

“This is our second year of fires,” Romero said. “They’re sudden. You go to bed, and you wake up to this natural disaster.” In some ways, the lingering emotional trauma is the thing she worries about most for her community.

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Judge Stops Suspected “Poll Tax.” Also, California Fires: State of Emergency.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 28 PROGRAM # 8725 12:00 PM PT Judge Stops Suspected “Poll Tax.” A federal judge blocked Florida from requiring former prisoners to pay fines and fees before they can vote, called by some an unconstitutional “poll tax.” Critics also say the law undermines the will of the Floridians who, through a ballot initiative, […]

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Bombero mira azorado uno de los pavorosos incendios de la Amazonía. Foto: news.mongabay.com.

(Español) Gobernador declara zona de desastre en California, hay apagones para millones de usuarios

(Español) El domingo cientos de miles eran evacuados, unos 2 millones de personas se quedaban sin luz, con otra fase de apagones provista para los condados de Fresno y Madera, a fin de evitar nuevos incendios por los vientos huracanados.

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Bombero hace frente a los incendios. Foto: Santa Barbara Fire Department.

(Español) Nuevamente el norte de California es abrasado por el fuego. Hay órdenes de evacuación

(Español) Hasta esta mañana la orden de evacuación estaba dirigida a toda el área de Red Winery Road y de Alexander Mountain Road; desde Geysers Road hasta los caminos de River Road, incluido River Rock Casino en Geyserville.

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