MONDAY, OCTOBER 21.
PROGRAM # 7093 12:00 PM PT
From Victim to Leader. Undocumented mother María Hernández survived 15 years of domestic violence. She managed to leave her abusive husband, and became a counsel for other immigrant women who are victims of domestic violence. Hernández’s story echoes that of many other women in the shadows: immigrant women are 3 to 6 times more likely to suffer domestic violence than U.S. born women. Hernández’s has also become a fighter for immigration reform. She was one of 100 women arrested last month in Washington, DC during a civil disobedience protest that made national headlines. In addition, an analyst takes a look at current protections for domestic violence victims, and those proposed in immigration reform bills in Congress.
Guests: María Hernández, Domestic Violence Program Coordinator, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, Oakland, CA, http://www.mujeresunidas.net/; Andrea Cristina Mercado, Campaign Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Miami, FL, http://www.domesticworkers.org.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22.
PROGRAM # 7094 12:00 PM PT
The Will to Live. CNN on-air personality Zoraida Sambolin faced a stark choice that changed her life forever. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Sambolin underwent a double mastectomy and revealed it during her show. She says the hardest thing was telling her children, and how to guide them through that process. Sambolin and public health expert join this program to advocate for the prevention and early detection of breast cancer.
Guests: Zoraida Sambolin, CNN anchor, Atlanta, Georgia, http://earlystart.blogs.cnn.com/; Amelie G. Ramirez, Director, Institute for Health Promotion Research, San Antonio, TX, http://ihpr.uthscsa.edu
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23.
PROGRAM # 7095 12:00 PM PT
Eminent Domain to Save Homes. Following on the steps of the city of Richmond, in northern California, the Mayor of El Monte Andre Quintero is exploring the unprecedented idea of using eminent domain powers to seize underwater mortgages from banks, write down those loans and then refinance homeowners at better terms. Richmond became the first city in the nation to adopt the plan. Groups from the banking industry are waging a powerful opposition. This is a conversation with the mayor of El Monte.
Guest: Andre Quintero, Mayor, El Monte, California, http://www.ci.el-monte.ca.us/
Also, Obama on Health Website Woes. President Obama addressed in a speech at the White House the problems of the national health website where people apply for and buy insurance. Obama said while the website is facing glitches, the health insurance is working fine. This segment includes fragments of President Obama’s comments.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24.
PROGRAM # 7096 12:00 PM PT
Reparations for Migrants. An international jury made out of advocates and scholars is holding public hearings in Mexico and the U.S. to look into serious violations of human rights against Mexican and Central American migrants who transit through Mexico. The jury is hearing about cases of systematic persecution of migrants by corrupt authorities and organized crime bands, the human toll of policies to militarize and close borders, and the need to prosecute those responsible at the highest levels. This is a conversation with a top organizer.
Guest: Profr. Camilo Pérez-Bustillo, Research professor, Graduate program in human rights and the faculty of law, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, currently at Las Cruces, NM.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25.
PROGRAM # 7097 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.