MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18.
PROGRAM # 7113 12:00 PM PT
Typhoon Haiyan: The Deadliest Ever. Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest ever recorded, killed thousands of people. An estimated 11 million Filipinos have been affected, and hundreds of thousands remain homeless and awaiting aid. While Haiyan’s survivors dig through rubble and look for lost relatives, representatives of 190 nations met in Warsaw, Poland for UN Climate talks that have moved at snail-like pace. In this program, an expert and emergency aid workers speak on relief efforts for the victims, and connections between this disaster and climate change.
GUESTS: Cynthia Gutiérrez-White, Spokesperson, American Red Cross, Miami, FL, http://www.redcross.org/; Jorge Gastelumendi, Senior advisor on international climate policy, The Nature Conservancy, Warsaw, Poland, http://www.nature.org/.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19.
PROGRAM # 7114 12:00 PM PT
Immigration Reform: The Final Hours. House Speaker John Boehner closed a window of opportunity for the millions of undocumented immigrants by declaring that no formal talks will be held on the Senate-passed bill. Other Republican leaders have said that immigration reform will not pass in 2013. In response, pro-immigrant demonstrators are escalating their protests, from dramatic hunger strikes to street actions to vigils, they have been dogging the House Republican leaders. This program includes an interview with the undocumented child who questioned Speaker Boehner at a restaurant in Washington.
GUESTS: Cristian Avila, Dreamer, Fast for Families, Washington, DC, http://fast4families.org/; Carmen Lima, 13 year-old student and activist, Chula Vista, CA; María del Carmen Lima, mother of Carmen, Chula Vista, CA; Juan Hernández, Republican media commentator, Dallas, TX, http://juanhernandez.org;
PROGRAM # 7115 1:00 PM PT
Immigration Reform: The Deportees (second hour). This extended hour features live interviews with activists from the site of the arrest of fifteen demonstrators at the gates of the Atlanta ICE office and twelve arrested for blocking the way of a deportation ICE bus in Chicago. Demonstrators urge President Obama to halt deportations and expand deferred action the way DHS is doing it to stop deporting military families. In addition, the father of a mother who was shot and killed by a border patrol agent is in Washington to call for policies that revitalice, not militarice, the border area.
Invitados: Adelina Nicholls, Executive Director, Georgia Latino Human Rights Alliance, Atlanta, GA, http://www.glahr.org/; Tania Unzueta, organizer, National Day Laborer Organizing Network, Chicago, IL, http://www.ndlon.org/; Valentin Tachiquin, father of citizen killed by Border Patrol agent, Southern Border Communities Coalition, San Diego, CA (interviewed from Washington, DC) www.revitalizenotmilitarize.org.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20.
PROGRAM # 7116 12:00 PM PT
Javier Sicilia in Second U.S. Peace Mission. Activist and renowned poet Javier Sicilia says Mexico’s Peña Nieto administration has been unwilling to fight against massive corruption and the country continues in a state of violence and disaster. He is visiting the OAS to address a comprehensive package of issues, including money laundering, guns, and drugs, “the triangle of horror.” He calls on Latinos in the U.S. to play a larger role in helping to bring justice to the victims of narcoviolence. After Sicilia’s own 24-year old son was brutally murdered by drug traffickers, the poet launched a movement to end Mexico’s war on drugs. We also speak with an exiled businessman demanding answers on his son’s murder and thousands of other unpunished crimes in Mexico.
GUEST: Javier Sicilia, Co-founder, Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, Los Angeles, CA http://movimientoporlapaz.mx/; Alfredo Holguin, board member, Mexicanos en Exilio, El Paso, TX, http://mexenex.com/
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21.
PROGRAM # 7117 12:00 PM PT
Domestic Violence Shelters. María del Socorro Pesqueira has recently been recognized in Chicago for her leadership in helping thousands of families break free from the yoke of domestic violence. She talks about her efforts to create a network of safe shelters where battered Latinas feel welcome and en familia. Pesqueira shares tips on how to overcome abusive relationships, foster positive and supportive behavior in men, and lend a friendly hand to other Latina women living in the shadows of domestic violence.
GUEST: María del Socorro Perqueira, President & CEO, Mujeres Latinas en Acción, Chicago, IL, http://www.mujereslatinasenaccion.org/
Also, first municipal abortion ban fails. Albuquerque voters defeated an ordinance that would have been the first city-wide, municipal ban on late-term abortions. Voters turned out at the polls in higher numbers than for a recent mayoral election, and the results were decisive: 55 percent rejected the measure while and 45 percent supported it. We speak with legendary activist Dolores Huerta, a native New Mexican who was involved in the campaign to defeat the measure, about the national impact of this news.
Guest: Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers and President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, Bakersfield, California (interviewed from Detroit, Michigan), http://www.doloreshuerta.org/.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22.
PROGRAM # 7118 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.