MONDAY, JULY 8.
PROGRAM # 7014 12:00 PM PT
NEW GAY MARRIAGES. This program explores the ramifications of the recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings overturning the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8. This program includes interviews recorded during the first same-sex weddings since 2008 in the City Hall of Oakland, California, the lesbian capital of the U.S. This edition also includes calls from listeners about other current affairs.
Guests: Jean Quan, Mayor, Oakland, CA, http://www2.oaklandnet.com/ ; Debra Espinosa-Jones, married resident, Oakland, CA; Cora García, married resident, Oakland, CA.
TUESDAY, JULY 9.
PROGRAM # 7015 12:00 PM PT
IMMIGRATION EDITION. After the Senate’s historic approval of the S.744 immigration reform bill, the epicenter of the debate now moves to the House of Representatives. Pro- immigrant advocates agree that the fight for a path to citizenship that benefits more than 11 million undocumented immigrants will be a tough one. Others now oppose the Senate bill over its border security costs. Attorney Rosalba Piña also answers listeners’ immigration questions.
Guests: Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC, http://gutierrez.house.gov/ ; Attorney Rosalba Piña, Immigration law expert, Chicago, IL, www.rosalbapina.com
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10.
PROGRAM # 7016 12:00 PM PT
CALIFORNIA AT THE FOREFRONT OF HEALTH REFORM. Covered California, the state’s health benefit exchange, will open for business to the public on October 1st. A Covered California representative joins the edition to discuss the new health insurance plans available to consumers through this online marketplace, and the efforts underway to inform Latinos and other ethnic groups about federal subsidies to purchase health insurance. Consumers polled on the street also share hopes and concerns about the health care reform.
Guest: Santiago Lucero, Spokesperson, Covered California, http://www.coveredca.com/
THURSDAY, JULY 11.
PROGRAM # 7017 12:00 PM PT
OHLONES AND MAYAS SHARED HOME. When the first Europeans arrived to the continent, the Ohlone people’s territory covered California’s Northern and Central coast. Since then, this territory has become one of the most populous and urbanized in the country, and many of today’s Ohlone live side-to-side with diverse ethnic groups. The San Francisco Bay area is now the home to one of the largest Mayan communities outside Yucatan, in Southern Mexico. Mayans and Ohlones share some ancestral roots as well as similar modern challenges to preserve their culture and language. This program is part of a special series on indigenous communities in North America.
Guests: Antonio Moreno, Cultural Liaison, Ohlone Profile Project, San Francisco, CA, http://ohloneprofiles.org/; Rosario Chacón, Board Member, Asociación Mayab (Asociación Maya Yucateca del Area de la Bahía), San Francisco, CA, http://www.asociacionmayab.org; Ana Patricia Martinez Huchim, Professor and writer, Antropologist, Asociacion Mayab, San Francisco, CA, http://www.asociacionmayab.org
FRIDAY, JULY 12.
PROGRAM # 7018 12:00 PM PT
MEXICO EDITION. At least 700,000 children and adolescents are estimated to have been killed in actions related to organized crime, according to the Network for Children’s Rights in Mexico, a group of 77 organizations around the country. The network also reports new forms of exploitation of minors. In addition to being victims of trafficking and being put to work in processing information and drugs, children are also being used to execute revenge killings, in which police and mafia kill each other’s children in revenge. The governmnet has not created an official register of children’s deaths nor has it attended to the petition of the U.N. to create and coordinate instiutions to protect minors. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts Voz Pública from Mexico City.
Guest: Juan Martín Pérez, Director, Network for Children’s Rights in Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.