Politics & Elections
MONDAY, APRIL 18. PROGRAM # 7763 12:00 PM PT Supreme Court Hears DAPA Case. Today, the US Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case challenging President Obama’s immigration executive actions, known as DAPA and DACA plus. Thousands rally outside the court urging the justices to lift the block against the presidential orders. In this […]
FRIDAY, APRIL 15. PROGRAM # 7762 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: Blok 70/Flickr For more information about Linea Abierta click here To visit Linea Abierta audio archives go to archivosderb.org
Next Tuesday New York will be the scene of heated primary elections. For the first time in decades, the state will have two competitive presidential primaries in the same season. Candidates from both parties have been vigorously courting New Yorkers’ votes. Marco Vinicio González took to the streets of New York City to ask Latinos how they see the contests.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13. PROGRAM # 7760 12:00 PM PT Rethinking the War on Drugs. A caravan of peace activists calling to rethink the devastating war on drugs is touring Mexico after passing through Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. In Mexico, they are visiting areas with the highest toll of deaths, disappearances, displacement and migration due […]
TUESDAY, APRIL 12. PROGRAM # 7759 12:00 PM PT Energizing the Immigrant Vote. Vowing to fight against hateful politics and racist views and for including immigration reform on the agenda of the presidential campaigns, a broad coalition is launching a campaign to register and mobilize the pro-immigrant vote. The campaign, called “Families Fight Back,” is […]
FRIDAY, APRIL 8. PROGRAM # 7757 12:00 PM PT Mexico Edition. The objective of the Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice from Honduras to New York is to stop the war on drugs and demilitarize the southern border of Mexico. Coordinated by the organization Global Exchange, groups of migrants, environmentalists, and family members of missing […]
What would you do if a series of anti-immigration laws appeared in your state? That’s what’s happening in Arizona, and in response, civil groups are warning the governor that if he signs new restrictive laws, they will renew a boycott against the state.
The anti-immigrant and anti-Mexican rhetoric of Republican candidate Donald Trump is motivating many permanent residents to become citizens, and children of immigrants to register to vote. Can registration campaigns convert that renewed interest in more Latino voter turnout? Our correspondent Rubén Tapia has more from Los Angeles.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7. PROGRAM # 7756 12:00 PM PT School Cops, or Counselors? The largest school districts in the nation hire more police than counselors, at a time when many believe guidance counselors would be more effective to address school safety and violence than armed officers. Students of color, a majority in those districts, are […]
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6. PROGRAM # 7755 12:00 PM PT Arizona Voting Fiasco. Voters in the recent Arizona’s presidential primary had to wait in five-hour lines to cast their vote after their voting places were reduced, especially in Phoenix, the state’s largest city, and in areas with higher minority populations. Arizona, a state with a history […]