Linea Abierta Programming: WEEK OF AUGUST 14, 2017

PROGRAM # 8131 12:00 PM PST.

Resisting the Threats to Health Access. As President Trump and hard-line Republicans continue efforts to repeal Obamacare, most people in the US want administrators to make the health law work. Analysts comment on the news and address concerns for those insured on the Exchange. They also comment on other developments, including a Senate bill to allow people 55 and older to buy Medicare coverage, and the continuing and reenergized push in California for a single-payer health plan.

Guests: Mayra Alvarez, President, The Children’s Partnership, Los Angeles, CA; Others TBA.


PROGRAM # 8132 12:00 PM PST.

Immigration Edition. Just days before the ultimatum issued by conservative states to end DACA, and on the fifth anniversary of the first applications for the program, immigrant youth and supporters march outside the White House urging protective action. Also, a national group of Latino lawyers is pulling its national conference from Texas in protest for the controversial SB4 law, and in California, the sanctuary state bill faces new challenges in its final stretch. Analysts also comment on a new hunger strike by immigrants held in solitary confinement over detention conditions in Tacoma, WA.

Guests: Luis Aguilar, Leading Dreamer, CASA, Woodbridge, VA; Lourdes Ortega, Rally Speaker, Dreamer, Baltimore, MD; Others TBA.


PROGRAM # 8133 12:00 PM PST.

NAFTA Talks. Today, the Trump team, Mexico and Canada begin the first round of talks to revise NAFTA. Trump, who called NAFTA “the single worst trade deal in history,” promised to pull out or negotiate a new trade agreement. An expert comments on what to expect under the new NAFTA talks. Also, a leader of a US remittance company discusses a bill in Congress to impose a 2 percent fee on all individual money transfers to Mexico, the rest of Latin America and the Caribbean to help pay for the proposed border wall.

Guests: Dr. Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda, Research Director, North American Integration and Development Center, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; Lázaro Carrión, Marketing Manager, Remitly, Seattle, WA; Others TBA.


PROGRAM # 8134 12:00 PM PT

Hospitals and their Communities. Now that the national health care law and health access are in question, advocates are looking at how hospitals are stepping up to the plate to invest in the health of their struggling communities. Researchers checked counties that are ranked among the unhealthiest and the poorest in California and talked to people in the hardest-hit neighborhoods on how to best address their top health issues. Leaders of the study released a revealing report on the community’s perspectives.

Guests: Sandra Celedón-Castro, Hub Manager, Fresno – Building Healthy Communities, Fresno, CA; Dr. Tania Pacheco-Werner, Research Scientist, Central Valley Health Policy Institute, Fresno, CA.


PROGRAM # 8135 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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