MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26.
PROGRAM # 6837 12:00 PM PT
LISTENER ROUNDTABLE. Listeners call in to share their perspectives, live and by voicemail, about Wal-Mart worker protests on Black Friday, Israel's bombings of the Palestinian territory of Gaza, the possibilities for comprehensive immigration reform during President Obama's second term, and other news developments.
Guest: Vanessa Cárdenas, Director, Progress 2050 Project, Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C., www.americanprogress.org.
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27.
PROGRAM # 6838 12:00 PM PT
EDITION: DACA APPLICATIONS UP. Applications for Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals are on the rise, with more than 300,000 applications received and more
than 50,000 approved so far. Also, Massachusetts grants undocumented students
Guests: Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, United States Congressman, Illinois' 4th Congressional District, Chair of the Task Force on Immigration of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Washington, D.C., http://gutierrez.house.gov; Cristina Jiménez, Managing Director, United We Dream, Kansas City, MO, http://unitedwedream.org/; Michelle Sardone, Field Support Coordinator, Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), Washington, D.C., www.cliniclegal.org; Jesús Martínez, Project Coordinator on Deferred Action, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, and Owner, USA Phone Apps, Fresno, CA, www.usaphoneapps.com.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28.
PROGRAM # 6839 12:00 PM PT
GETTING OUT OF
GRIDLOCK. The post-election political panorama is slowly unfolding. Where are
Republicans and Democrats in their search for common ground to avoid a
so-called “fiscal cliff”? Who is coming to the table to talk about immigration
reform and the DREAM Act? And how is the ground shifting in terms of healthcare
reform, as states prepare for an upcoming deadline to submit plans for health
insurance exchange markets.
Guest: Leticia Miranda, Senior Policy Advisor, Economic Security Policy, National Council of La Raza (NCLR), Washington, D.C., www.nclr.org.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29.
PROGRAM # 6840 12:00 PM PT
HEALTHCARE REFORM: WHO IS JOINING? The Affordable Care Act stipulates an expansion of public health insurance Medicaid, but the Supreme Court allowed states to decline to expand the program. This edition takes a look at which states and counties are declining to expand, which are scrambling to get the paperwork done, and what it means for patients.
Guests: Nancy Gómez, Southern California Program Director, Health Access,Los Angeles, CA, www.health-access.org ; Chris Schneider, Executive Director, Central California Legal Services, Fresno, CA, www.centralcallegal.org ; Dr. Ed Moreno, Director, Fresno County Department of Health, Fresno, CA, www.co.fresno.ca.us/Division.aspx?id=255
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30.
PROGRAM # 6841 12:00 PM PT
MEXICO EDITION. As media in Mexico announce the change of presidential power about to take place in Mexico, where after 12 years, the former ruling party, PRI, returns to power, the opposition, represented by the student movement "Yo Soy 132" and followers of center-left candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador, announce protests. In this edition, the organization Un Salto de Vida, denounces environmental pollution and health risks generated by the industrial corridor in the greater metropolitan area of Guadalajara, Jalisco. The group says that it found more than 1,020 chemicals in the Santiago River and the cases of kidney failure are growing among adolescents in the area. The case was presented at the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts Voz Pública from Mexico City.
Guests: Graciela González Torres, Un Salto de Vida, El Salto, Jalisco, Mexico (pretaped interview), 01152 (3337) 32-37-05, email@example.com; Andrés Barreda Marín, Researcher from IIE-UNAM, Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico (pretaped audio).
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