Politics & Elections
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24 PROGRAM # 7864 12:00 PM PT Voter Vigilantes? Republican candidate Donald Trump is calling his followers to help patrol polling places as a “voter-watch” strategy to prevent fraud. Civil rights advocates warn that this campaign resembles old tactics of intimidation and harassment designed to depress minority voter participation. They say untrained observers […]
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 PROGRAM # 7863 12:00 PM PST. Immigration Edition. Immigrant mothers detained in a family detention facility near Philadelphia are partially suspending today their two-week-long hunger strike – a fasting mother speaks from inside the detention center. Photos just released to the public in Arizona reveal that Border Patrol holds immigrants—among them mothers […]
MONDAY, AUGUST 22 PROGRAM # 7862 12:00 PM PST. Rascuache Bicycling. While cities have been designed for car traffic and parking, a growing number of local governments are including bikes in new urban plans. And while many see bicycle commuting as a sport for White middle class elites, some cities are starting to recognize that […]
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 PROGRAM # 7861 12:00 PM PT Mexico Edition. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts the program Voz Pública from Mexico City. The civic journalist brings news and analysis on Mexican developments. Photo: commons.wikimedia.org For more information about Linea Abierta click here To visit Linea Abierta audio archives go to archivosderb.org
In Arizona, civic campaigns are once again trying to wake up the sleeping giant of the Latino vote. This time, activists say that more than 400,000 voters could participate in the November elections. If so, the Latino vote could be decisive in the presidential election and could help convert this restrictionist stronghold in a competitive swing state.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 PROGRAM # 7860 12:00 PM PT Presidential Election: Trump vs. Clinton. Surrogates for the two major presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, discuss their agendas on the economy and foreign policy. In addition, Republican analysts discuss an open letter from dozens of Republican figures urge cutting funds to Trump and the […]
(Español) Un panorama más sombrío ensombrece sin embargo otros problemas “más pernicioso” de la realidad electoral del país: “En pueblos, ciudades y condados de la nación -sobre todo a lo largo del ‘sur profundo’- muchos cambios electorales discriminatorios se han realizado en los niveles más locales”.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17 PROGRAM # 7859 12:00 PM PT The Waters of Wrath. A leader of the Yaqui tribe in Northern Mexico visits California to speak about the major Yaqui River land grab behind the development of the aqueduct to reroute the waters of the formerly mighty river to Hermosillo. Contrary to official accounts, the […]
MONDAY, AUGUST 15 PROGRAM # 7857 12:00 PM PST. The Pro-Health Care Vote. In November, Californians will be asked to vote on ballot initiatives that would raise money for health care programs through taxes. One would tax the state’s highest earners and the other one cigarette packs. Proposition 55 seeks to extend a tax increase […]
(Español) Ahora diversas organizaciones, incluyendo Mi Familia Vota, y varios políticos demócratas presionan no sólo por el registro sino por la movilización de votantes latinos. La expectativa es, como siempre, que el Partido Demócrata invierta en el voto latino y no lo dé por sentado.