One weak spot in the system is that although city and state health departments keep close regulatory tabs on the labs that process covid tests, they typically don’t regulate the site operators that administer the tests.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 18 PROGRAM # 9505 11:00 AM PT Extra Edition: Historic Overtime Pay for Farmworkers. California farmworkers have now the right to get the same overtime pay that most other workers have. The new law, first of its kind in the nation, began taking full effect on January 1st for most businesses and farms. […]
TUESDAY, JANUARY 18 PROGRAM # 9506 12:00 PM PT Immigration Edition. The US Treasury Department released a final rule that prohibits states from using COVID-19 relief funds to build new prisons or expand existing ones. Yet, Alabama and other states have outlined plans to sidestep and use American Rescue Plan funds to finance new prisons […]
(Español) Martin Luther King, Jr, hace 59 años: “Me parece que la tragedia es que tenemos un Congreso con un Senado que tiene una minoría de senadores equivocados que usarán el obstruccionismo (filibuster) para evitar que la mayoría de la gente vote”.
(Español) La Ley de Avance de Votación o protecciones electorales de John Lewis fue despojada de sus componentes por la Corte Suprema, que de otra manera habría permitido nuevamente el escrutinio del Departamento de Justicia a los estados con un patrón de violaciones electorales.
MONDAY, JANUARY 17 PROGRAM # 9506 12:00 PM PT Racial Healing Day. Stating that it is time for the US to reckon with racism and healing is at the heart of racial equity, leaders from philanthropy and media, and culture-bearers are calling for another national day of racial healing to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr’s […]
FRIDAY, JAN 14 PROGRAM # 9503 12:00 PM PT Mexico Edition. Mexicans in the US have sent historic amounts of remittances back home amid the hardships of the pandemic. An expert talks about efforts to transform remittances into productive investments in the emigres’ hometowns, including migrant bonds and microbanks in San Quintin and other rural […]
This week, President Biden traveled to Atlanta, a city known as the birthplace of the civil rights movement, where he issued a national call to defend minority voting rights and change Senate filibuster rules if necessary.
Farmworkers in California can now receive extra pay for time worked beyond eight hours per day or 40 hours per week. The law, which began to be phased in three years ago, went into full effect on Jan. 1 for any employer with at least 26 employees on the payroll.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 13 PROGRAM # 9502 12:00 PM PT “Chavela.” (Repeat). The film “Chavela: Trailblazer, Rebel, Icon,” showcases the life of the late ranchera singer Chavela Vargas. Born in Costa Rica, Chavela moved at an early age to Mexico City, where during the 1950s broke with Mexican mainstream conventions by dressing in pants, drinking tequila, smoking […]