Politics & Elections
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
(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”.
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, […]
TUESDAY, JANUARY 3 PROGRAM # 7967 12:00 PM PST. Combating Hate Crimes. In the wake of the presidential election, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of hate crimes and harassment around the nation targeting Muslims, immigrants, and other groups. In response, a leading group of Latino lawyers is reaching out to affected […]
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30 PROGRAM # 7965 12:00 PM PT Mexico Edition. The state and ministerial police of Zacatecas oversaw the process by which the Minera Tayahua used heavy equipment to destroy the houses of farmers in the town of Salaverna. The dispute began six years ago, when it came to light that the billionaire tycoon […]
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29 PROGRAM # 7964 12:00 PM PT Guatemala: 20 Years After The War. After twenty years of the signing of the historic peace agreement that ended a 36-year civil war, Guatemala’s society continues divided. Some victims of the bloody war are struggling to find healing, forgive, and move on. Veteran journalist María Martin […]