MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3.
PROGRAM # 6765 12:00 PM PT
THE PLACE FOR POETRY. Alejandro Murguia, the new San Francisco Poet Laureate, talks about the role of the poet in society, the movement for peace led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, the cutbacks to higher education, and his dream of promoting Floricanto events in elementary schools and among sister cities. This is part of our Raíces Series: Stories About Grassroots Artists.
Guest: Alejandro Murguia, San Francisco Poet Laureate, professor of Latino studies at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4.
PROGRAM # 6766 12:00 PM PT
IMMIGRATION EDITION: RURAL DREAMERS. In order to qualify for the Obama administration’s new immigration program for young people who arrived in the United States as children, individuals who have not graduated high school or received a GED can be eligible if they enroll in an adult education program. Are young farm workers and youth in rural areas getting all the help they need to apply for Deferred Action? An expert joins this edition to discuss the challenges for rural “dreamers”, and ways to overcome them.
Guest: Diana Tellefson Torres, Executive Director, UFW Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, www.ufwfoundation.org/.
ALSO, UNDOCUBUS ARRIVES IN CHARLOTTE. The immigrant riders of the so-called Undocu-Bus have arrived at their final destination in Charlotte, North Carolina, where they will raise their voices outside the Democratic National Convention, calling attention to the federal policies that have perpetuated the deportation and separation of thousands of families.
Guest: Tania Unzueta, Rider, Undocu-Bus, Charlotte, NC, http://nopapersnofear.org.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5.
PROGRAM # 6767 12:00 PM PT
GLOBAL HEALTH HUB. This is an exclusive interview with Dr. Jaime Sepúlveda, recently named the Executive Director of Global Health Sciences at UCSF, and former director of epidemiology and vice minister of health of Mexico. Dr. Sepúlveda discusses his vision for making the San Francisco Bay Area a top global health hub and his efforts to save children around the world from the scourge of disabling disease. He also comments on preventing epidemics such as obesity and diabetes in Mexico and the U.S. and will analyze the future of health care reform in the U.S.
Guest: Dr. Jaime Sepulveda, Executive director, Global Health Sciences, University of California San Francisco, formerly Mexico's director general of epidemiology and vice-minister of health
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6.
PROGRAM # 6768 12:00 PM PT
FOCUS ON THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION. Thousands of Democrats convene in Charlotte, North Carolina this week to officially nominate President Barack Obama and Vice president Joe Biden as candidates for a second term. The convention is also the final stop for undocumented immigrants traveling the United States in an “Undocu-Bus” to urge for comprehensive immigration reform. This edition offers segments from the keynote speeches, and interviews with Latino delegates and speakers.
Guests: José López Zamorano, Correspondent, Radio Bilingüe, Charlotte, NC; Bill Clinton, Former President of the United States, Charlotte, NC (pretaped); Charles González, Congressman for Texas, U.S. House of Representatives, Charlotte, NC (pretaped); Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles, Charlotte, NC (pretaped); Benita Veliz, Undocumented youth who spoke at the convention, Charlotte, NC; Jeffrey Sánchez, State Representative, Massachusetts House of Representatives, Charlotte, NC; Daisy Baez, Delegate and Leader of Hispanic Caucus of Miami-Dade County, Charlotte, NC; Arturo Rodríguez, President, United Farm Workers (UFW), Charlotte, NC.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7.
PROGRAM # 6769 12:00 PM PT
The war against drug trafficking was the main subject of Mexico's president
Felipe Calderón's sixth State of the Government address. The president never
mentioned the 60,000 dead reported by the Movement for Peace with Justice and
Dignity, but he did say that he has "neutralized" 22 of 36
most-wanted criminals, and he said the intervention of the Army and the Marines
has respected human rights, highlighting a law to protect victims. In Mexico
City, fear is so great that a rumor about battles between delinquents and mass
assaults caused classes to be suspended, public transportation to be interrupted,
and markets, businesses, and banks to be closed in the eastern area of the
city. In addition, French citizen Ludivine Barbier reports that 14 months after
the kidnapping of her husband Rodolfo Cázares and four other people, no
authority has investigated their whereabouts. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts Voz
Pública from Mexico City.
Guests: Ludivine Barbier de Cazares Solís, wife of a kidnapped and disappeared person, France; Otilia Beleño Reyes, Chalco, Mexico.
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