Línea Abierta

Línea Abierta is the first — and only — national live talk and call-in program in public broadcasting interconnecting Spanish-speaking audiences and newsmakers throughout the United States and Mexico.  Each weekday, Línea Abierta offers an hour of news, analysis, features, interviews, round-tables, special series and listener call-ins on current events, health, jobs, politics, the environment, education, the arts and culture, race relations and immigrant rights, and more. Diverse guests and audience members exchange views and crucial information, as our experienced hosts lead the dialogue.  Radio Bilingüe launched Línea Abierta in 1995 to meet the void of intelligent, thoughtful Spanish language and Latino-oriented public affairs programming in public and commercial media — and it is still unmatched today, carried by 75 stations across the nation. Available free to stations via satellite, content deport and radiobilingue.org.


Immigration Edition.

3 March, 2015

With the deadline to approve funding for DHS behind, this program looks into the bills and political maneuvers by Republicans in Congress to defund...


Open Internet.

2 March, 2015

In what is called a historic vote, federal regulators approved changes to net neutrality rules, reclassifying broadband Internet service as a public utility. The...


Mexico Edition.

27 February, 2015

Martha Elena Ramírez hosts the program Voz Pública from Mexico City. The civic journalist brings news and analysis on Mexican developments. Photo: Sapdiel Gómez Gutiérrez/Flickr For more...


Linea Abierta Programming: WEEK OF MARCH 2, 2015

27 February, 2015

MONDAY, MARCH 2. PROGRAM # 7465 12:00 PM PT Open Internet. Federal regulators approved changes to net neutrality rules, reclassifying broadband Internet service as a public...

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Línea Abierta: 20 Years II.

26 February, 2015

This anniversary edition features segments of two significant Línea Abierta programas aired on 2006: the special news coverage of the immigration megarallies, and the...

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Línea Abierta: 20 Years.

25 February, 2015

With a live-audience panel aired via satellite from Albuquerque, Línea Abierta premiered the first program twenty years ago. The opening program aired a debate...

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Immigration Edition: Activist Deported. Also, Six Months in Sanctuary.

24 February, 2015

Cipriano Ríos, who gain national notoriety after leading a hunger strike in a detention center in Tacoma, WA, was deported to Mexico. Rios had...


Zambrano Killing Investigation.

23 February, 2015

A video shows unarmed Antonio Zambrano Montes moving away from police when he was shot to death. Local law agencies are conducting an investigation...


Mexico Edition.

20 February, 2015

The orphans of the 65 miners who died in a disaster in Pasta de Conchos, Coahuila, are now teenagers. Nine years ago, when the...

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Keystone XL Pipeline Showdown. Also, Islamophobia’s Rise.

19 February, 2015

The Republican-controlled Congress passed a bill to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline. President Obama has promised to veto it, demanding time to determine...


Meet the Hosts

Chelis Lopez and Samuel Orozco

Línea Abierta originates from the Radio Bilingüe studios in Oakland and Fresno, California with hosts Chelis Lopez and Samuel Orozco. Each Friday a Mexico edition airs hosted by journalist Martha Elena Ramirez.


LIVE Monday to Friday 12 - 1:00 pm PT
Tape Delay Monday to Friday 9 - 10:00 pm PT

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