MONDAY, DECEMBER 9.
PROGRAM # 7130 12:00 PM PT
Undocumented Fear New Health Plans. Undocumented workers are afraid that as employers begin buying insurance for their employees under Obamacare’s new health insurance exchange, or directing their workers to buy insurance, their immigration status will be verified and their job will be at risk. Two experts on the new health care law address those fears, explain what’s in store for the undocumented in the law, and offer tips on available resources.
Guests: Hugo Ramírez, Manager for the Covered California program, Visión y Compromiso, Los Angeles, CA, http://www.visionycompromiso.org/; Cori Racela, attorney at the Health Consumer Center, Neighborhood Legal Services, Los Angeles, CA, http://www.nlsla.org/.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10.
PROGRAM # 7131 12:00 PM PT
Immigration Reform: The Eleventh Hour. As Congress gets ready to go on the winter holiday recess, children travel to Capitol Hill to urge for immigration reform and some try unsuccessfully to dialogue with Republican leaders, while farmworkers in California launch an 11-day push for reform in front of Rep. McCarthy’s office and social leaders continue fasting in the nation’s capital. These and other news are discussed. Also, an immigration expert answers listener questions.
Guests: Rosalba Piña, immigration attorney, Chicago IL, www.rosalbapina.com; OTHERS TBA.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11.
PROGRAM # 7132 12:00 PM PT
Success for All Students. Public schools are largely unprepared to teach and guide Latino students. These students face some of the most critical issues in the school system: sky-high dropout rates and low achievement. What can schools do to keep students in the classroom? A veteran education expert who rose up from inner city poverty to earn a Harvard University doctorate, gives practical advice to school leaders, parents and students on strategies to support teacher development and student achievement and graduation rates.
Guest: Dr. Samuel Betances, Diversity Trainer and Consultant, Souder, Betances and Associates, author of Ten Steps to the Head of the Class, Chicago, IL, www.betances.com
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12.
PROGRAM # 7133 12:00 PM PT
Gerawan Farming, Union Battle. More than twenty years ago, workers at Gerawan Farming, the nation’s largest grower of peaches, voted to have Cesar Chavez’ UFW union to represent them. But the union never secured a contract for wage increases and vacation time. As a contract was in the works, some workers recently organized to remove the union as their labor representative. A decertification election was conducted but now the vote count is on hold, pending an investigation by California’s farm labor board into alleged unfair labor practices by Gerawan. Representatives on both sides are invited to debate this critical ag-labor dispute.
Guests: José Erevia, Human Resources Manager, Gerawan Farming, Inc., Fresno, CA, www.gerawan.com; Guadalupe Martínez, UFW representative, member of the negotiating committee with Gerawan, Fresno, CA, www.ufw.org; Silas Shawver, Regional Director, California Agricultural Labor Relations Board, Visalia, CA (interviewed from Los Angeles, CA), http://www.alrb.ca.gov/.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13.
PROGRAM # 7134 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.