The Latino population has increased at an accelerated pace in the U.S. in the last 20 years. But the number of Latino doctors has not corresponded to that jump, but instead, has decreased in proportion.
Washington, the responses of Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees for the Department of Justice and Homeland Security, during their Senate hearings, reflected harsher immigration and civil rights policies around the corner. This generated a new wave of concern among activist and immigrants. c José López Zamorano reports from Capitol Hill.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 PROGRAM # 7974 12:00 PM PT From Tandas to Bank Loans. A conversation with the winner of a recent “genius grant,” an award given by the MacArthur Foundation to recognize creative work. José Quiñonez created an organization to help unbanked low-income immigrants to establish credit history to be able to get credit […]
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11 PROGRAM # 7973 12:00 PM PST. Aid in Dying Laws. This month, a Colorado law allowing terminally ill patients to take their own lives using prescribed medication goes into effect. Colorado became the sixth state to allow the right to medical aid in dying after voters approved a proposition in November. What […]
TUESDAY, JANUARY 10 PROGRAM # 7972 12:00 PM PST. “Six Figures and Struggling.” This is a conversation with well-known financial planning expert Louis Barajas about his new book “Six Figures and Struggling.” He says people who earn six figures still live paycheck to paycheck, struggling to make ends meet, feeling frustrated and guilty. How can […]
It’s times when she can’t work, like when she was pregnant, that things become difficult. Female farmworkers do not receive maternity leave, so during those months during and after the pregnancy Benito’s family was forced to rely on her husband’s paycheck.
MONDAY, JANUARY 9 PROGRAM # 7971 12:00 PM PST. Bilingual Education Back in California. After voters approved Proposition 58, public schools in California have the green light to bring bilingual and multilingual programs back to the schoolroom. The new reform will take effect in July. How are schools preparing for the new law? Where are […]
Dr. Janell Routh, a medical epidemiologist for the CDC who specializes in mumps, said it’s not surprising outbreaks are occurring on college campuses, where students often live in close quarters, eat together and party together. Dr. Dirk Haselow, the state’s epidemiologist and medical director of outbreak response, said the state’s health department has been holding clinics in places like churches, and schools to dispense the MMR vaccine.
Even before the election, nearly half of 11th and 12th graders at the school reported frequent, sad and hopeless feelings, and nine percent had seriously considered suicide, according to the 2014-2015 California Healthy Kids Survey.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 6 PROGRAM # 7970 12:00 PM PT Mexico Edition. Citizen demonstrations due to the rise in gasoline and diesel prices continue. The protesters are staging partial blockades to federal highways and petrochemical plants to prevent the sale of fuels. At the same time, hordes of looters incited by hooded individuals and unidentified organizations, […]