Politics & Elections
MONDAY, MAY 29 PROGRAM # 8076 12:00 PM PST. Puerto Rico Nationalist Freed. Puerto Rico nationalist Oscar López Rivera was released from house arrest after President Obama commuted his sentence four months ago. The legendary activist spent 36 years in a US prison convicted of seditious conspiracy and other charges related to clandestine activities to […]
FRIDAY, MAY 26 PROGRAM # 8075 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
THURSDAY, MAY 25 PROGRAM # 8074 12:00 PM PT Latinos and Mass Incarceration. The war on drugs and “tough-on-crime” policies have led to a national crisis of detention and incarceration around the country. The US has the largest prison population in the world. And Latinos, African Americans and the poor are the hardest hit. What’s […]
TUESDAY, MAY 23 PROGRAM # 8072 12:00 PM PST. Ramping Up Deportations. ICE officials announced arrests of undocumented immigrants are up and most involve convicted criminals. Advocates say the new figures are misleading and claim ICE is going after every immigrant. Meanwhile, House Republicans are working on a series of new bills to ramp up […]
(Español) En el mapa del Congreso trazado por un tribunal, se afirma por ejemplo que “los límites de dos distritos -el 27, de Farenthold, y el 35 de Doggett-, son idénticos a los señalados como discriminatorios por el mismo tribunal en 2011”.
MONDAY, MAY 22 PROGRAM # 8071 12:00 PM PST. Fearing to Sign-Up for Health Care. Immigrant families are worrying about signing up or renew coverage for their undocumented children in Medi-Cal fearing their personal information may be used to deport them. About 190,000 kids enrolled in Medi-Cal after California passed the Health4AllKids law a year […]
President Trump has ordered the creation of a high-level commission to examine electoral fraud, which he says was committed by millions around the US. According to an announcement by the White House, the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity aims to clean up the electoral system, eliminating practices that could lead to fraud in voting and the voter rolls.
FRIDAY, MAY 19 PROGRAM # 8070 12:00 PM PT Mexico Edition. Communicators and activists protest in front of the Mexican Ministry of the Interior, demanding justice for the murder of Javier Valdez Cárdenas, a journalist who was shot to death in Culiacán Sinaloa, and worked for La Jornada and Ríodoce. At the rally held in […]
THURSDAY, MAY 18 PROGRAM # 8069 12:00 PM PT Trump’s Election Fraud Commission. President Trump signed an executive order to create a presidential commission on “election integrity.” The commission, led by Mike Pence and Kris Kobach, is charged with finding voter fraud. This presidential order follows months of Trump’s unproven claims that millions voted illegally […]
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 PROGRAM # 8068 12:00 PM PST. Los Angeles Riots: Then and Now. 25 years after South Los Angeles was ravaged by civil violence following a non-guilty verdict in an infamous case of police brutality, leaders representing Latino, African-American and Korean groups discuss the current state of police-community relations and racial tensions. The […]