MONDAY, OCTOBER 28.
PROGRAM # 7098 12:00 PM PT
Signing up for health insurance. A number of technical glitches have plagued healthcare.gov, the health insurance marketplace website. Despite the website problems, more people have a better view of the health care law and the interest on the insurance marketplace is growing. Still, many are having a hard time finding answers to questions like how to purchase insurance, and which plan to choose. An expert on the Affordable Care Act answers listener questions on the benefits of the law and how to get insured before the deadline.
Guest: Sinsi Hernández-Cancio Director of Health Equity, Families USA, Washington, DC, www.familiesusa.org
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29.
PROGRAM # 7099 12:00 PM PT
First two Republicans support comprehensive reform. Congressman Jeff Denham (CA-10) and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) are the first Republicans to co-sponsor the Democratic immigration bill HR 15. At least 30 Republican votes are needed for this legislation to reach a majority in the House, and only weeks are left in the current congressional session. Will they get enough Republican votes to pass immigration reform this year?
Guests: David Valadao, U.S. Congressman for the 21st District of California, Washington, DC, https://valadao.house.gov; Jeff Denham, Congressman for the 10th District of California, Washington, DC, http://denham.house.gov/; Adriana Hernández, leader, Congregations Building Community, Patterson, CA, http://cbcstan.org/.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30.
PROGRAM # 7100 12:00 PM PT
Kiki Camarena: Murdered by the CIA? Twenty-eight years ago, the DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena was tortured and killed in Mexico. After pressure from the U.S., Mexican authorities put drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero behind bars. Now, three former American agents say they have proof that C.I.A. agents witnessed Camarena’s torture and were involved in his death. They say the U.S. government ordered the execution of Camarena. We explore these new developments with two journalists who uncovered the story.
Guest: Jesús Esquivel, Washington correspondent, Proceso magazine, currently in Mexico City, http://www.proceso.com.mx/; Anabel Hernández, author, Narcoland, Mexico City.
Also, Pedaling for Justice. Two years ago, extortionists chopped off Carlos Gutierrez’s feet in a park, in front of his friends, for no longer paying a “quota”. Today, Gutierrez, 35, used prostheses for cycling almost 700 miles from El Paso to Austin, Texas. The goal is to raise awareness about the impunity of crime and corruption in Mexico.
Guest: Carlos Gutiérrez, Mexican in Exile, road to Austin, Texas, http://mexenex.com
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31.
PROGRAM # 7101 12:00 PM PT
Berry Boycott. Hundreds of workers for Sakuma Brother Farms, a berry producer in Washington state’s Skagit Valley, went on strike over wages and poor working conditions. The workers are taking their fight to the cities calling a boycott for Sakuma berries. Both sides are being invited to discuss this months-long dispute.
Guest: Rosalinda Guillén, Director, Community to Community Development, Bellingham, WA, http://foodjustice.org; Ramon Torres, Farm worker and President of Families United for Justice, Mount Vernon, WA,
Also, guest workers facing fraud, abuse. Guest workers who come to the United States with H2A and H2B visas become frequent victims of wage theft and other abuses. Some are injured on the job and never get proper compensation. We explore the extent of the problem with a legal, bi-national expert.
Guest: Jessica Stender, Legal Director, Center for Migrant Rights, Mexico City, http://www.cdmigrante.org/.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1.
PROGRAM # 7102 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.