The first hearing of a California Assembly committee in a zone that for decades was polluted with lead, arsenic and other dangerous toxic products by the battery recycling company, Exide, represented a small ray of hope. The neighborhood families, who are mostly Latino, strongly criticized state authorities for the slow moving operations of monitoring and clean-up.
Children who live and work near agricultural fields in California have a much higher risk than others of getting cancer, autism, or neurological illnesses because of their higher exposure to dangerous pesticides. That’s according to a new study, which also revealed that, at least two years ago, the fields in Fresno and Kern counties were sprayed with the largest amount of pesticides.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11. PROGRAM # 7780 12:00 PM PT Champion of Sea Turtles. A Puerto Rican environmental activist who helped lead a campaign to create a nature reserve to protect the leatherback sea turtle won the prestigious Goldman Prize in the US. Two decades ago, developers planned to build mega-resorts, golf courses, shopping malls, and […]
THURSDAY, APRIL 21. PROGRAM # 7766 12:00 PM PT Lead Poisoning in Los Angeles. California Gov. Brown approved funds to help clean up neighborhoods around the Exide plant in East Los Angeles, considered one of the worst cases of pollution in the country. Recent tests found hazardous levels of lead in the soil in most […]
THURSDAY, APRIL 14. PROGRAM # 7761 12:00 PM PT Drought Emergency Continues. With El Niño’s rainfalls falling short of expectations, there is talk of a fifth year of drought in California. Although water use has dropped to unprecedented levels, Californians are urged to continue their emergency water-saving habits. In this program, analysts focus on congressional […]
(Español) La huelga de hambre busca asimismo concientizar al pueblo estadunidense y a sus legisladores para que tomen en cuenta los cientos de millones de dólares que EEUU entrega al presidente de México, Enrique Peña Nieto, a través del “Plan Mérida” para equipo militar usado por el Ejército y la Policía contra civiles mexicanos, en violación absoluta a los derechos humanos.
(Español) En las reuniones que ha venido sosteniendo con legisladores de ambos partidos políticos en Washington la joven activista de 23 años de edad, Laura Zúñiga ha insistido en que las autoridades hondureñas compartan con la familia detalles de la investigación.
(Español) El año pasado Radio Bilingüe tuvo la fortuna de entrevistar a Berta Cáceres, quien estuvo de visita en San Francisco para recibir el Premio Goldman, también conocido como el Nobel Verde.
The company uses the town’s treated sewage waters for its operations, and now, under new ownership, it is also preparing additional land as an alternative for using the water, if it closes. The neighbors are calling on the company and the local authorities to do everything possible to reduce pollution to the air, water, and soil. Our reporter Rubén Tapia has more.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8. PROGRAM # 7713 12:00 PM PT Zika Virus Outbreak. The Zika virus is now a global health emergency. Puerto Rico and parts of Florida have declared a state of emergency due to the rapid spread of the outbreak of this virus, which is associated with brain damage in newborns. Now the first […]