Linea Abierta Programming: WEEK OF OCTOBER 27, 2014

PROGRAM # 7369 12:00 PM PT

Latino Voter, Candidate Clout. Despite reports suggesting the Latino vote may not exert clout in the outcome of the mid-term election, many expect Latinos to be a critical voting bloc in Colorado, North Carolina, Georgia and other battleground states in races for the Senate. Also, Latinos in the US Congress and state lower houses are set to increase to record numbers.

Guests: Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, NALEO,; Armando Bellmas, Director of Communications and Community Engagement, Latin American Coalition of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC,

PROGRAM # 7370 12:00 PM PT

Politics of Immigration. Current laws that allow undocumented immigrants to get a driver’s license are under attack in two states on Tuesday’s election. In Oregon, the recently-signed law is being subjected to a citizen’s veto referendum, and in New Mexico, incumbent Republican Governor Susana Martínez is campaigning with pledges to repeal the 11-year-old law. How is this immigration debate playing in the election?

Guests: Larry Kleinman, Co-founder, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste PCUN, Woodburn, OR,; Dan Boyd, Staff Writer, The Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, NM.

PROGRAM # 7371 11:00 PM PT

Radio Ambulante. On the heels of winning a prestigious journalism award, Radio Ambulante presents in San Francisco a special show called Outsiders. The show features on the stage remarkable and surprising stories about people, in the signature style of Radio Ambulante, a radio programming service hosted by award-winning novelist Daniel Alarcón.

Guest: Daniel Alarcón, Novelist, García Márquez Journalism Award Recipient, San Francisco, CA,

Also, Día de los Muertos. On November 2, Mexican families build altars at home and at the cemetery to honor and remember their loved ones who passed away. This program includes a conversation with a renowned altar maker. Another artist comments about the tradition of giant kites (barriletes gigantes) in some Mayan communities in Guatemala, who believe kites carry their messages to their ancestors.

Guest: Ofelia Esparza, Master Altar Maker, Los Angeles, CA; Mona Marcos, Host Artist for Kites of Remembrance celebration, San Francisco, CA.

PROGRAM # 7372 12:00 PM PT

New Enrollment Period. Most consumers who enrolled in health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act exchanges will be auto-enrolled unless they pick a new coverage plan. The first wave of renewal notices were sent to consumers in anticipation of the second open enrollment period, set to begin on November 15 and go for only three months this year. Will the enrollment and renewal system be easier to navigate this time?

Guests: Sinsi Hernández Cancio, Director of Health Equity, Families USA, Washington, DC,; Nancy Marisa Gómez, Southern California Program Director, Health Access, Los Angeles, CA,

PROGRAM # 7373 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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