Linea Abierta Programming: WEEK OF NOVEMBER 23, 2020

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23
PROGRAM #9095 12:00 PM PST

How to Have Safer Holiday Celebrations during the Pandemic. With Thanksgiving and the holiday season upon us, public health leaders are calling on everyone to celebrate safely by cutting back traditional gatherings to help prevent further spread of COVID-19 to friends and loved ones.  What to know when planning to travel for vacation, business or emergency. How to prepare for your trip and dos and don’ts when traveling by car, bus, train or plane. How to stay safe when hosting or attending holiday family gatherings. What to do to safeguard the home when one family member tests positive. Where to get a free Covid-19 test. These and other questions are discussed with health care experts.

Guests: Mónica Morales, Deputy Director, Center for Healthy Communities, California Department of Public Health, Sacramento, CA; Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Director, UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, Davis, CA

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24
PROGRAM #9096 11:00 AM PST

Extra Edition. As schools are attempting to reopen in the purple tier for in-person instruction, bringing students and staff indoors, many in the education community are calling for better safety measures to ensure a safe learning environment. On another topic: the pandemic brought school closures and cancellation of sports and social events. Because of the new life in isolation, compounded by poor diet and sleep, and too little exercise, young people are suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts. How can parents help?

PROGRAM #9097 12:00 PM PST

Immigration Edition. Naturalized citizens played a big role in the outcome of the election in key states, like Arizona, Florida, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Now leaders of those communities want new President-elect Joe Biden to take action on expanding access to citizenship. On another topic: a judge in New York ruled that the Trump administration’s suspension of DACA is unlawful. What are the next steps? Finally, a federal judge ruled that the government cannot use COVID-19 restrictions to expel migrant children and must instead allow minors to seek refuge in government-run shelters while they await their immigration hearings. Legal experts comment on these stories and more.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25
PROGRAM #9098 12:00 PM PST

Thanking Coronavirus Frontline Workers. Doctors, nurses, paramedics, hospital janitors and other coronavirus frontline workers are risking their health and many have died in the line of duty. During the current third wave of the pandemic, many are reportedly exhausted, overwhelmed, and burned out. In this pre-holiday program, frontline workers share their feelings and stories of fighting Covid-19, their challenges and rewards, their concerns and sources of inspiration.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26
PROGRAM #9099 11:00 AM PST

Extra Edition: How to Have Safer Holiday Celebrations during the Pandemic. With Thanksgiving and the holiday season upon us, public health leaders are calling on everyone to celebrate safely by cutting back traditional gatherings to help prevent further spread of COVID-19 to friends and loved ones. What to know when planning to travel for vacation, business or emergency, how to prepare for your trip and dos and don’ts when traveling by car, bus, train or plane. How to stay safe when hosting or attending holiday family gatherings. What to do to safeguard the home when one family member tests positive. Where to get a free Covid-19 test. These and other questions are discussed with health care experts. This is a program rerun.

Guests: Mónica Morales, Deputy Director, Center for Healthy Communities, California Department of Public Health, Sacramento, CA; Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Director, UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, Davis, CA

PROGRAM #9100 12:00 PM PT

Down These Mean Streets. This is a repeat of an interview originally aired on January 15, 1999, with renowned Puerto Rican poet and writer Piri Tomas. On the occasion of the publication of the Spanish translation of his book of memories “Por estas calles bravas,” Piri talked about the experience of growing up in Spanish Harlem, growing up as a Black youth amid racist prejudices, serving time for criminal activity, and rehabilitation.  Piri Tomas reviewed his literary work and talked about how he uses his “street and prison experiences to help reach hard-core youth and turn them away from a life of crime”.

Guest: Piri Thomas, Poet and Writer, Author of “Down These Mean Streets,” San Francisco, CA.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27
PROGRAM #9101 12:00PM PST

Mexico Edition. This program rerun features an interview with the legendary Mexican singer, composer, and actor Oscar Chavez, one of the foremost promoters of the Latin American new and folk song throughout the continent.  Chávez died earlier this year at 85 of complications from Covid-19. In this interview originally aired twenty years ago, he talked about his beginnings as an artist in Mexico City, his role in promoting the new song and folk song movement in Latin America, his opinion about censorship, his wait-and-see position on the new governments in Mexico and Chiapas, his distinctive series of political parodies and his new album “Chiapas.”

Guest: Oscar Chávez, Mexican Folk Singer and Composer, Mexico City.

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