Linea Abierta Programming: WEEK OF APRIL 21, 2014

PROGRAM # 7226  12:00 PM PT

Junot Díaz: “This Is How You Lose Her”. A Dominican-American writer, Junot Díaz talks in this interview in Oakland, CA, about his most recent bestseller “This Is How You Lose Her,” a collection of stories about relationships gone sour. He won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” This is a program repeat.

Guest: Junot Díaz, Writer, Professor of Creative Writing at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA,

PROGRAM # 7227 12:00 PM PT

Immigration Edition: iNation. Immigrant Nation is a new interactive storytelling project that collects unique immigrant stories and shares them with the world.  Beginning this week, the project will offer short documentary films, live events in diverse communities, and an online Interactive Story Hub that enables anyone to upload and share their personal tales. In addition, immigration attorney Rosalba Piña gives an update on DACA renewal issues and how to prepare for the renewal process.

Guests: Adan Duran, Member of Outreach Team for iNation, San Francisco, CA,; Rosalba Piña, immigration attorney, Chicago, IL,

PROGRAM # 7228 12:00 PM PT

Rosario. An interview with the director of the film Rosario, a documentary about the life of Rosario Ibarra de Piedra, a social activist whose son disappeared at the hands of Mexico’s security forces in 1975 in Monterrey, her tireless search for her disappeared son and her struggle for human rights.

Guest: Shula Erenberg, Director, Film Rosario, Mexico City,

Enrique’s Journey. The national best-seller Enrique’s Journey tells the story of a Honduran boy who makes the journey to the U.S. looking for her mother. Traveling on freight trains (“the Train of Death”), he braves a dangerous world full of thugs and corrupt cops. This is an interview with the author of the book and producer of the documentary “Which Way Home.”

Guest: Sonia Nazario, Journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner, Los Angeles, CA,

PROGRAM # 7229  12:00 PM PT

GMO Corn Halted in Mexico. In a decision against Mexico’s federal government and transnational corporations like Monsanto and Dupont, a Mexican tribunal suspended permits to sell and grow genetically modified corn in Mexico. A number of farmers, scientists, environmentalists and other activists are coming together in a national coalition to save traditional or “criollo” corn against the threat of transgenic seeds. A renowned agroecologist and social activist discusses these and other developments.

Guest: Adelita Sanvicente, Director, Fundación Semillas de Vida, Mexico City.


PROGRAM # 7230  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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