MONDAY, OCTOBER 8.
PROGRAM # 6791 12:00 PM PT
VALLEY FEVER: A VACCINE? Valley Fever is infecting more and more people every year. Too often the disease is left undetected and can turn lethal. Why cases of Valley Fever are on the rise remains a mystery. Still, both the private sector and the government are reluctant to give the money needed to explore the fungus and develop a vaccine. This roundtable focuses on the hotspots of this epidemic and the efforts to find effective treatments.
Guests: Yesenia Amaro, Healthcare Reporter, Merced Sun Star, Merced, CA, www.mercedsunstar.com ; Rafael Laniado-Laborín, MD, MPH, FCCP, Pneumologist, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Tijuana, Mexico; Berenice Parra, Valley Fever patient and mother of three, Arvin, CA; Tom Chiller, MD Epidemiologist, Deputy Chief of the Mycotic Diseases Branches, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, www.cdc.gov
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9.
PROGRAM # 6792 12:00 PM PT
MONUMENT TO CHAVEZ. President Obama just declared the house and grave of César Chávez as National Monuments. What was once the headquarters of the United Farm Workers now becomes the first national park recognizing the work of a Latino hero of our times. This edition includes interviews with top leaders at the celebration.
Guests: President Barack Obama, President of the United States, Pretaped Speech, Keene, CA; Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, United States Department of the Interior, Keene, CA, www.doi.gov ; Arturo Rodríguez, President, United Farm Workers (UFW), Keene, CA, www.ufw.org ; Paul Chávez, Son of César Chávez and President of César Chavez Foundation, Keene, CA, www.chavezfoundation.org
ALSO, FORECLOSURE DEAL. Home foreclosures have decreased to their lowest levels in five years and loan modifications are slowly growing. Still, underwater homeowners struggle to find help. Housing experts discuss the plans to help homeowners keep their homes and analyze a national mortgage settlement between states and five large lenders. Experts and homeowners share tips and concerns on this edition.
Guests: Aracely Panameño, Director of Latino Affairs, Center for Responsible Lending, Washington, DC, www.responsiblelending.org ; José García, Housing Policy Fellow, National Council of La Raza (NCLR), Hartford, CT, www.nclr.org
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10.
PROGRAM # 6793 12:00 PM PT
VOTER FORUM: CENTRAL
VALLEY: 1ST HOUR. Congressional District 10 in California is in the frontlines
in the battle for the nation’s Congress, and a well-known astronaut and
Democratic candidate José Hernández is a lead figure in this battle. Hernández
could become the first Latino to represent the Central Valley in the U.S.
Congress. In the second of a series of town hall meetings,
Línea Abierta will
hold a live, 2-hour forum in Modesto. Voters will be able to comment on
questions such as: What are the main issues in their community? What is their
opinion on the current performance of the U.S. Congress? How motivated are they
about the elections in their district? Political battles at the state level,
including critical propositions on the November ballot will be part of the
discussion. The forum airs live from the Council for the Spanish-Speaking in
Guests: Jose R. Rodriguez, President and CEO, El Concilio, Stockton, CA; Armando Cervantes Bastidas, Publisher and Managing Editor, Periodico Cambalache, Manteca, CA; Homero Mejia, Executive director, Congregations Building Community, Modesto, CA, www.cbcstan.org; Sally Ayala Perez, organizer, Communities for a New California, Arturo Barajas, radio listener, Merced, CA; Hebe Garcia Bolio, concerned citizen, Modesto, CA.
PROGRAM # 6794 1:00 PM PT
CENTRAL VALLEY VOTER FORUM: 2ND HOUR.
In this second hour
of Linea Abierta's voter forum in Modesto, residents discuss state Proposition
37, which would require labels on genetically modified food, women's issues
that will affect the election, and unemployment, as well as other issues
motivating them to come out to the polls.
Guests: Jose R. Rodriguez, President and CEO, El Concilio, Stockton, CA; Yamilet Valladolid, Supervisor, El Concilio, Modesto, CA; Armando Cervantes Bastidas, Publisher and Managing Editor, Periodico Cambalache, Manteca, CA; Homero Mejia, Executive director, Congregations Building Community, Modesto, CA, www.cbcstan.org; Sally Ayala Perez, organizer, Communities for a New California, Arturo Barajas, radio listener, Merced, CA; Hebe Garcia Bolio, concerned citizen, Modesto, CA; Maria Jesus Solorio, concerned citizen, Modesto, CA; Arturo Palato, concerned citizen, Modesto, CA.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11.
PROGRAM # 6795 12:00 PM PT
LAURA REBOLLOSO. Latin jazz began as a fusion mix by Latin American musicians in the United States. What happens to jazz these days, in the i-pod era, when it glides back over the borders into Latin America? The First Mission Latin Jazz Festival in San Francisco aims to explore the new boundaries of this genre. Laura Rebolloso, one of the founders of legendary Son Jarocho group Son de Madera, arrives from Mexico with her Ensemble Marinero, mixing jazz with the music of Veracruz. She is a dancer, poet, troubadour and master of the leona, the largest instrument of the jarana guitar family.
Rebolloso, Musician and Co-founder, Son de Madera, and Ensemble Marinero,
Oakland, CA, http://accionlatina.org/missionlatinjazz/.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12.
PROGRAM # 6796 12:00 PM PT
MEXICO EDITION. More than 500 years after the arrival of the Spaniards, the pillaging of Mexico's natural resources continues. Before, the Spanish conquest missions led the extraction of gold and silver. Now, it is Canadian transnational companies that are taking the lead. Also, hydroelectric companies and wind turbines are being built in different states, without indigenous people and small farmers receiving any benefit, according to small farmer activist Wilfrido Hernández Jarquín. Also, in a second conversation with nuclear physicist, Jorge Alberto López Gallardo, author of "2012, ¿Fraude electoral?", the author explains that according to the analysis of votes in special elections polls, Andrés Manuel López Obrador won the election by more than five million votes. Además, en distintos estados se construyen hidroeléctricas y proyectos eólicos, sin que a las poblaciones indígenas y campesinas llegue ningún beneficio, denunció el activista campesino Wilfrido Hernández Jarquín. Por otra parte, en una segunda charla con el Físico Nuclear, Jorge Alberto López Gallardo, autor del libro “2012 ¿Fraude Electoral?”, éste explico que de acuerdo al análisis de los votos emitidos en las casillas especiales -instaladas en toda la república y que constituyen una muestra de las preferencias políticas de los electores-, Andrés Manuel López Obrador ganó la pasada elección con más de cinco millones de votos. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts Voz Pública from Mexico City.
Guests: Wilfrido Hernández Jarquín, member of executive committee, Coordinadora Nacional Plan de Ayala, Movimiento Nacional (CNPA-MN), Mexico; Dr. Jorge Alberto Lopez Gallardo, professor of Nuclear Physics, University of Texas, El Paso, and author of "2012, ¿Fraude Electoral?", El Paso, Texas.
Funds for Línea Abierta are provided in part by The National Endowment for the Arts, The California Endowment, the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, The Ford Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.