Linea Abierta Programming: WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24, 2014

PROGRAM # 7391 12 PM PT

Food Chains. A documentary about a group of tomato pickers in Southern Florida who battle the powerful supermarket industry is being released in theaters around the nation this week. The film, whose leading team includes actress Eva Longoria, exposes the human cost of our food supply and the complicity of global fast food and supermarket chains in the life of poverty and exploitation in the tomato fields.

Guests: Demian Bichir, Academy Award-nominated Actor, Spanish Narrator of Food Chains, Los Angeles, CA; Lucas Benítez, Coordinator, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Immokalee, FL,; Jon Esformes, Operating Partner, Pacific Tomato Growers, Palmetto, FL; Smriti Keshari, Producer, Food Chains, New York, NY.

PROGRAM # 7392 12:00 PM PT

Executive Action: Primer. President Obama spoke to the nation from the White House announcing executive steps to bring deportation relief for millions. He also traveled to Las Vegas, where he spoke at a high school rally trying to draw public support for his immigration plans. Experts discuss the details of the administrative action and share resources available for those seeking to apply for relief.

Guests: TBA.

PROGRAM # 7393 11:00 PM PT

Ferguson Watch. In Ferguson, a city with a history of racial tensions, a grand jury is about to decide whether the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown should face criminal charges. Meantime, Missouri’s Governor declared a state of emergency claiming imminent unrest or violence. Civil rights and legal experts comment on the story.

Guest: TBA

PROGRAM # 7394 12:00 PM PT

Maíz: Our Mother. On the day the nation marks the Thanksgiving holiday, this is a conversation with Roberto Rodríguez about his book “Our Sacred Maíz is Our Mother.” In his newly-released book, Rodríguez submits that corn has been central to the traditional diet of Mexicans since ancestral times and, despite attempts by Spanish conquerors and modern-day assimilationist forces, corn has remained in the heart of Mesoamerican cultures. Maíz culture, he says, unifies the continent.

Guest: Roberto Cintli Rodríguez, Professor, Writer, Author of “Our Sacred Maíz Is Our Mother,” University of Arizona Tucson, Tucson, AZ.

PROGRAM # 7395 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.

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