MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4.
PROGRAM # 6890 12:00 PM PT
HEALTH ACTION: HEALTHCARE FOR ALL. Health advocates are announcing "the biggest push for outreach and enrollment in health insurance in the nation's history". This edition includes a conversation with health care analysts about the deadlines coming up for the Affordable Care Act in healthcare markets, subsidies for working families, the new beneficiaries of Medicaid-plus, and the potential impact of immigration reform on the health of the nation. Also, a fragment of an interview with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, about her own experiences with diabetes and alcoholism in the family.Guests: Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice, United States Supreme Court, Washington, D.C., www.supremecourt.gov (pretaped interview); Vanessa Cárdenas, Director of Progress 2050, Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C., www.americanprogress.org; María Gonzalez Albuiexech, Communications and Markets Director, Healthcare for All Massachusetts, Boston, MA.
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5.
PROGRAM # 6891 12:00 PM PT
IMMIGRATION EDITION: REFORM ON THE TABLE. President
Obama meets with Latino leaders about immigration reform, and the first
congressional hearing on immigration reform is held in the House of
Representatives. Leaders present at both meetings join this edition to report
on the discussion. This edition also includes a segment of House Majority
Leader Eric Cantor's statement supporting legalization for undocumented
immigrants who arrived as minors. This edition is hosted by immigration
attorney Rosalba Piña, who also answers listeners' questions about the do's and
don'ts of applying for residency and naturalization.
Guests: Arturo Rodríguez, President, United Farm Workers (UFW), Washington, D.C., www.ufw.org; Laura Vázquez, Legislative Analyst, Immigration Policy Project, National Council of La Raza, Washington, D.C., www.nclr.org.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6.
PROGRAM # 6892 12:00 PM PT
Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina to be appointed to the Supreme Court,
published her memoir "My Beloved World,' a book about her childhood
growing up in the Bronx, her education and the first years of her professional
life. The book is at the top of the New York Times Best Seller List. In this
interview, she expands and gives insights on some of the stories in her book.
Guest: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, D.C., www.supremecourt.gov.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7.
PROGRAM # 6893 12:00 PM PT
LATINO POWER IN
COLORADO. Latino voters made a big difference in Colorado in the 2012
elections. And not only did they help President Obama win; the number of Latino
state legislators tripled. As those new lawmakers take office, what do they
plan to do to address some of Colorado’s most pressing problems, including a
widening health and economic gap between whites and Latinos? Listeners from
Colorado are encouraged to call in.
Guests: Olivia Mendoza, Executive Director, Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy and Research Organization (CLLARO), Denver, CO, www.larasa.org; Bacilio Flores, Resident, Alamosa, CO; Teresa Trujillo, Executive Director, Colorado Democratic Latin@ Caucus, Denver, CO.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8.
PROGRAM # 6894 12:00 PM PT
MEXICO EDITION. The affirmation that the explosion in the B-2 building of Pemex in Mexico City exploded because of accumulation of methane gas is unsustainable, according to a specialist in security, Silvia Ramos Luna. Ramos Luna explains that the basement where the workers of the company Copicosa maintained the pilots, is not a hermetically sealed site. There is access to the site through vertical ladders, and if there had been a concentration of gas, the workers would have died from asphyxiation, instead of because of the explosion, as shown by official reports. In addition, the chemical engineer sas that in order to have destroyed and collapsed the four floors that were 15 to 20 centimeters thick, the amount of gas would have had to have been 1000 times more than that required to heat the administrative building of Pemex. Also, family members of Copicosa worker, Gregorio Vite Valderrama, whose body remained under the ruins for almost three days, commented that the cadaver had traces of soot and burns in the hair and eyebrows.
Guests: Silvia Ramos Luna, chemical engineer of security, graduated from Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Secretary of Outreach, Unión Nacional de Técnicos y Profesionistas Petroleros (UNTyPP), Mexico City, Mexico. http://archivosderb.org/?q=es/audio/by/guest/silvia_ramos_luna
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