For Female Farmworkers, Work Never Stops

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.

Posted in Economy & Labor, Homepage Feature, Immigration |

Bilingual Education Back in California. Also, New Reality for Higher Education.

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 […]

Posted in Education, Youth, Línea Abierta, Politics & Elections |

Mumps Cases Spike, Raising Questions About Need For Vaccine Boosters

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.

Posted in Homepage Feature, Health, Latest News |

Fear Of Deportation, Hate Crimes Reportedly Threaten Mental Health Of Young Californians

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.

Posted in Education, Homepage Feature, Immigration, Politics & Elections |

Mexico Edition.

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, […]

Posted in Línea Abierta, Politics & Elections |
Modulo para asistencia sobre la sequia en Porterville.

Can Well Drilling Be Stopped in California County Hit by Drought?

Under pressure from a new state law to administer water more efficiently, the board of supervisors of Tulare County, in California’s Central Valley, agreed to prepare a proposal to limit permits to drill new agricultural wells.

Posted in Economy & Labor, Homepage Feature, Environment |

Republicans Take First Steps toward Repealing Obamacare

This week the 115th Congress began sessions among mutual expressions of collaboration between the Republican majority and the Democratic minority. But the climate of bipartisanism was short-lived.

Posted in Homepage Feature, Politics & Elections, Health |

Latino Elected Top Mortgage Banker. Also, A Push to Open the Mortgage Market.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 5 PROGRAM # 7969 12:00 PM PT Latino Elected Top Mortgage Banker. A conversation with the home loan banker who made history as the first Latino to be elected national president of the Mortgage Bankers Association in the 100-year history of this institution of the real estate finance industry. He discusses the fast […]

Posted in Línea Abierta, Politics & Elections |

(Español) Frontera de Paneles Solares o Muro de Trump

(Español) La gran mayoría de los empleos que se han perdido, no tienen que ver con comercio ni con China. Tienen que ver con la alta tecnología, los robots, la automatización. Eso es lo que al mismo tiempo está reduciendo el empleo tradicional de las fábricas”.

Posted in Economy & Labor, Homepage Feature, Politics & Elections |

Solar Panels Border. Also, Trade War with Mexico?

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4 PROGRAM # 7968 12:00 PM PST. Solar Panels Border. Mexican poet and internationally-renowned environmentalist Homero Aridjis published an essay proposing a new view for the US-Mexico border: “Instead of a Trump’s wall, let’s build a border of solar panels.” And he concludes: “This would be a truly beautiful wall.” In this conversation, […]

Posted in Línea Abierta, Politics & Elections |

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