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.
Martha Elena Ramírez hosts the program Voz Pública from Mexico City. The civic journalist brings news and analysis on Mexican developments. For more information about Linea Abierta click...Download
MONDAY, APRIL 21. PROGRAM # 7226 12:00 PM PT Junot Díaz: “This Is How You Lose Her”. A Dominican-American writer, Junot Díaz talks in this interview...
When Canada, the U.S. and Mexico signed NAFTA, they also signed labor accords and the receiving country agreed to provide the same labor protections...Download
More and more states are joining a movement passing laws to honor students’ bilingualism and biliteracy. In California, thousands of students have been awarded...Download
A commission of current and formerly undocumented leaders sent formal recommendations to President Obama on steps his administration can take to expand relief programs...Download
As consumers who had problems signing up for health insurance in the marketplace got extra time to apply, the system experienced a new surge...Download
MONDAY, APRIL 14. PROGRAM # 7221 12:00 PM PT Obamacare Enrollment: Closing Time. As consumers who had problems signing up for health insurance in the marketplace...
Host Martha Elena Ramírez gives an analysis, on how several farm worker organizations marched and demanded a revision to the North American Free Trade...Download
The Obama administration allowed extra time to enroll in the insurance market for those who were standing in line at the time open enrollment...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)