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.
MONDAY, MARCH 10. PROGRAM # 7196 12:00 PM PT Salt of the Earth At Sixty. On the 60th anniversary of the blacklisted film Salt of the...
In Michoacan, a counterinsurgency plan, designed and operated from the U.S., is unfolding. The goal is to gain territorial control of the state, one...Download
As the March deadline approaches, the number of people signing up in the health insurance market rapidly increases. More than 4 million have enrolled...Download
Nora Cortiñas, the iconic mother of one of the disappeared in Argentina’s “Dirty War,” is visiting our studios in Oakland. Cortiñas is a founding...Download
The politics of immigration in states with growing Latino electorates, the “Fast for Families” bus tour across 75 congressional districts in the U.S., the...Download
Mexican journalist and author Elena Poniatowska won the Cervantes Prize, the highest literary honor of the Spanish-speaking world. She became the first Mexican woman...Download
According to reports leaked by U.S. intelligence agencies, the capture of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán was carried out with georradar, drones and DEA agents...Download
MONDAY, MARCH 3. PROGRAM # 7191 12:00 PM PT Poniatowska Wins Cervantes Prize. Mexican journalist and author Elena Poniatowska won the Cervantes Prize, the highest...
On this day, President Obama is launching an initiative reaching out to young Blacks and Latinos, the population with the highest jobless rates. The...Download
Despite being heavily impacted by diabetes and other chronic diseases, Latinos are known to have a longer life than non-Latino Whites. A new, landmark...Download
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.
ShowtimesLIVE Monday to Friday 12 - 1:00 pm PT
Tape Delay Monday to Friday 9 - 10:00 pm PT
Contact UsToll-Free Lines:
1-800-34-LINEA (U.S. & Puerto Rico)