MONDAY, DECEMBER 3.
PROGRAM # 6842 12:00 PM PT
AFFORDABLE HIV/AIDS CARE. On World AIDS Day, this edition focuses on the third of people living with HIV or AIDS who have no health insurance. What does the Affordable Care Act contemplate for HIV/AIDS patients, especially those who are low-income? How does it help move toward goals of the national HIV/AIDS strategy, such as increasing the number and diversity of providers?
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4.
PROGRAM # 6843 12:00 PM PT
FAMILY REUNITED. A father who lost custody of his three sons when he was deported from the U.S. two years ago, has now been granted the right to reunite with them. Felipe Montes was deported in October 2010, and his children are now 2,3, and 5. This edition takes a look at what this case can mean for the thousands of other U.S. citizen children placed in foster care after their parents were deported.
Guests: Felipe Montes, Deported father, Sparta, NC; Michelle Brané, Director, Detention and Asylum Program, Women's Refugee Commission, Washington, DC, womensrefugeecommission.org; Wendy Cervantes, Vice President, Immigration and Child Rights Policy, First Focus, Washington, DC, http://www.firstfocus.net/
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5.
PROGRAM # 6844 12:00 PM PT
MAYAN PROPHECY. The Mayan calendar shows December 21, 2012 as a significant day in history. Some say it’s the Mayan apocalypse, the end of the world. This edition offers an exclusive interview with a Mayan spiritual guide who has been holding ceremonies leading up to the big day, about its true meaning.
Guest: Don Pascual Yaxon, Mayan spiritual guide and advisor, Promoter of Mayan culture, Oakland, CA.
ALSO, LOW POWER OPPORTUNITY. After years of pressure by media justice groups, the Local Community Radio Act was finally passed, giving organizations an opportunity to apply for and own low-power FM radio stations. Advocates are encouraging Latino organizations to apply, to bring more Latino voices to the airwaves.
Nogales, President and CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition, Pasadena, CA, www.nhmc.org.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6.
PROGRAM # 6845 12:00 PM PT
Nearly one in three Latinos does not have enough to eat from day to day. Some
of them go hungry because they don’t know how to apply for emergency food
services or food stamps. Hunger relief advocates, community leaders, and
government officials meet this week at the No Más Hambre Summit to discuss a
Latino anti-hunger agenda.
Guest: Alfredo Estrada, Editor in Chief, Latino Magazine, Washington, DC, www.latinomagazine.com, www.facebook.com/NoMasHambreForum; Maritza Kelley, Senior Director, Advocacy and Legislative Affairs, First Focus Campaign for Children, Washington, D.C., www.firstfocus.net
ALSO, LA SANTA CECILIA. The Los Angeles-based band La Santa Cecilia headlines the 31st Annual Encuentro del Canto Popular, a yearly concert and cultural festival celebrating non-commercial Latino music that highlights issues of social justice. La Santa Cecilia defies labels, mixing up diverse styles such as cumbia, bossa nova, punk, bolero, tango, rock, klezmer, and jazz. This is an interview with La Marisoul, lead singer and songwriter, who says she learned much of her musical prowess singing rancheras with street musicians on L.A.’s Plaza Olvera.
Guest: La Marisoul, Lead Singer, La Santa Cecilia, Los
Angeles, CA, http://lasantacecilia.com,
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7.
PROGRAM # 6846 12:00 PM PT
EDITION. The long-time-ruling PRI party returns to power, with the club of
police repression. As Enrique Peña Nieto take the presidential seat in Mexico,
in the streets, police attack the movement "Yo Soy 132", protesting
the inauguration. So far, 69 people have been jailed and accused of the crime
of "Attacking Public Peace," with a maximum sentence of 30 years.
Students showed press and social media several videos that show that police
infiltrated the protest. Local police carried out arbitrary arrests, and the
federal police used rubber bullets and tear gas. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts Voz
Pública from Mexico City.
Guests: Dr. Jenaro Villamil, writer and journalist, Proceso magazine, Mexico City, Mexico; Alejandro Orozco Hidalgo, Ph.D. student in France, Detained during the protest and freed two days later, Mexico City, Mexico (pretaped interview); Juan de Dios Hernández Monje, attorney defending detained students (pretaped audio). https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WRcyXrA39sA
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.