MONDAY, OCTOBER 15.
PROGRAM # 6797 12:00 PM PT
VP DEBATE. The candidates for Vice President, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, stood off in recent days. Congresspeople from both parties and a top journalist and commentator analyze the debate and the differences between the two candidates on issues of the highest interest to Latino voters. They also discuss the latest news coming from states where Latino voters may make the most difference.
Guests: Rep. Raúl Grijalva, Democrat, Congressman representing Arizona's 7th District, Washington, D.C., www.grijalva.house.gov; Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Republican, Congresswoman representing Florida's 18th District, Washington, D.C., www.ros-lehtinen.house.gov; Rubén Luengas, Journalist and Host, Telemundo 52 and Contragolpe radio, twitter.com/rubengluengas.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16.
PROGRAM # 6798 12:00 PM PT
IMMIGRATION EDITION: DREAMERS MOBILIZE. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently announced he will not accept any more applications for deferred action for deportation, if he becomes president. Undocumented youth react to this announcement and share their efforts to mobilize the vote and expose congressional candidates’ positions on immigration. This program also includes an update on early DACA application numbers and procedures. Immigration attorney Rosalba Piña hosts this edition from Chicago.
Guests: Annaluisa Padilla, Immigration Lawyer, Secretary, American Immigration Lawyers Association, La Habra, CA, www.aila.org/dream ; Erika Andiola, Co-founder, DRM Action Coalition, Nueva York, NY, http://drmcapitolgroup.com ; Eliseo Medina, Secretary-Treasurer, Service Employees International Union, (SEIU), www.seiu.org (pretaped interview)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17.
PROGRAM # 6799 12:00 PM PT
SECOND PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE. The day after the second presidential debate of the season, two top strategists from both parties join this edition of Hacia el Voto 2012 to analyze and discuss some of the major takeaway points. Listeners are encouraged to call in to share their points of view.
PROGRAM # 6800 12:00 PM PT
DESERT AMERICA. In his most recent book, Desert America, award-winning journalist Rubén Martínez explores the West in our times of upheaval and recession. Juxtaposing the extreme disparities of poverty and wealth, beauty and ecological devastation, Martínez tells stories of epidemics of drug addiction, race wars, and people's displacement through gentrification in what is truly a new frontier, the South West deserts.
Guest: Ruben Martinez, Emmy-winning journalist, poet, college professor, Los Angeles-Oakland, CA, http://rubenmartinez.la/.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19.
PROGRAM # 6801 12:00 PM PT
MEXICO EDITION. In this edition, a human rights activist reports on the arrival of Central American mothers to Saltillo, Coahuila, in search of their migrant children, who disappeared in Mexico. The host also comments on a new money laundering law in Mexico. According to analysts, this law would not penalize 80 percent of operations with resources from illicit sources, would make it harder and more costly to verify money laundering, and does not include tax accountability to detect the origin of large fortunes. Sources of suspicious resources, such as casinos, will not be held accountable either under the law, and it is doubtful that operations under 500,000 pesos will be investigated. Analysts conclude that the Mexican economy is "narcotized", and any attempt to control it will affect its stability. Martha Elena Ramirez hosts Voz Publica from Mexico City.
Guest: José Luis Manzo, Outreach coordinator, Casa del Migrante de Saltillo, Centro Diocesano para los Derechos Humanos, Saltillo, Coahuila.
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