EDICIÓN DESDE MÉXICO. Martha Elena Ramírez conduce esta edición del programa Voz Pública desde la Ciudad de México. La conductora presenta una entrevista con el ex consejero electoral del IFE Jaime Cárdenas, sobre la reciente decisión del tribunal electoral favoreciendo al candidato Felipe Calderón y el futuro de la gobernabilidad en México. También platica con el maestro Rosendo Ramírez de Oaxaca, sobre las protestas magisteriales que continúan en ese estado sureño.
60:52 minutes (55.73 MB)
THE OTHER 9/11.When the twin towers came down in New York, Chileans relived the nightmare of their own 9/11. Almost three decades earlier, they had seen in horror the bombing of a symbol of national pride, the President’s palace. Chilean innovative artist Quique Cruz joins this program to reflect on those memories. A survivor of Pinochet’s torture chambers, Cruz has prepared an art work entitled “Villa Grimaldi: Archeology of Memory,” which includes a musical suite, a book and a documentary film gathering experiences of artists who survived Villa Grimaldi, one of the most notorious torture center of the U.S.-sponsored dictatorship. The U.S. public television network is planning to distribute the film.
Quique Cruz, Andean/jazz musician, writer and composer, www.quiquecruz.com
62:48 minutes (57.5 MB)
IMMIGRATION EDITION - THE AFTERMATH OF 9/11.Government roundups and anti-terrorism initiatives have targeted immigrant communities following the attacks of 9/11. Attorney Rosalba Piña hosts this edition from Chicago and dialogues with listeners on the impact of the aftermath of 9/11 on them and their families.
60:47 minutes (55.66 MB)
THE HIDDEN VICTIMS. On the fifth anniversary of the attacks on the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center, some of the hidden victims speak up in this program. Officially, no workers died or were injured during the clean-up on Ground Zero. Yet, hundreds of workers who participated in cleaning up the nearly two million tons of hazardous material are reporting serious and chronic conditions reportedly related to toxic dust. This program discusses issues of access to the healthcare programs established for those who were affected.
Oscar Paredes, director, Proyecto de Trabajadores Latinos, Brooklyn, NY; Bélgica Benavides, social worker at Ground Zero and leader of the National Movement Against Sweat Shops, Nueva York, NY; Stalin Barcco, Ground Zero cleanup worker, currently homeless and afflicted with chronic diseases, Nueva York, NY; Julián Fernández, Ground Zero cleanup worker; Idalia Arias, resident of Lower Manhattan.
60:38 minutes (55.52 MB)
IMMIGRANTS FOCUS ON WASHINGTON - A LIVE BROADCAST. This day, the National Latino Congreso addresses pressing immigration issues, including current legislation and the debate on how best influence policy-making in Washington. This live broadcast airs voices from a plenary session on immigration reform. It also discusses plans to turn the enthusiasm of the rallies into voting power.
Oscar Chacón, director, Enlaces América, Treasurer, NALAAC, Chicago, IL; Eliana García, congresswoman, PRD – México; María Echaveste, former adviser for President Clinton, professor at University of California, Berkeley, consultant for United Farm Workers of America; Angela Mejía, national board member, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement – LACLAA, Houston, TX; Dolores Huerta, civil rights movement pioneer.
59:50 minutes (54.78 MB)
NO HUMAN BEING IS ILLEGAL. Advocates and scholars attending the National Latino Congress in Los Angeles join this edition to comment on issues impacting the national debate on immigration, including border control, AgJobs, the Dream Act and military recruitment in high schools, local ordinances against newcomers, and human rights. These special programs from Los Angeles are broadcast in collaboration with KPFK, Pacifica Radio, Los Angeles.
María Echaveste, former adviser for President Clinton, consultant for United Farm Workers of America; Fernando Suárez, coordinator, Proyecto Guerrero Azteca, San Diego; Juan Parras, Community outreach coordinator, Environmental Justice Clinic, Houston, TX; Héctor Flores, outgoing president, LULAC, San Antonio, TX; Elías Bermúdez, director and founder, Immigrants without Borders, Phoenix, AZ.
60:27 minutes (55.35 MB)
GLOBAL WARMING AND LATINOS: A LIVE BROADCAST. This is a special coverage from the site of the National Latino Congreso in Los Angeles, one of the largest gatherings of Latino leaders, which this day focuses on the environment. According to studies, global warming will affect the hardest Latinos and other low-income communities. How concerned are Latinos about this issue? How involved are Latino leaders in the state and national policy debate? Policy-makers and community leaders are invited to comment on a landmark global-warming bill in Sacramento and other news developments.
Rubén Tapia, correspondent, Los Angeles; Ana Lilia Barraza, correspondent, Los Angeles; Antonio González, executive director, William C. Velázquez Institute, co-organizer National Latino Congreso; Millie Treviño-Sauceda, executive director, Líderes Campesinas; Martha Dina Argüello, director of Health and Environment, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Los Angeles.
60:01 minutes (54.95 MB)
CLEAN AIR FOR ALL, HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES: LIVE COVERAGE. Latinos live in some of the most polluted regions of the country, in areas afflicted by traffic congestion, industrial blight and toxic air. While legal protections from air pollution are being weakened, more people are dying prematurely and children are suffering from asthma. What’s being done to have cleaner and greener barrios? What’s being done to improve the health of Latino families? How represented are Latinos in environmental public agencies and advocacy organizations? This is a broadcast from the site of the National Latino Congreso in Los Angeles.
Adrianna Quintero, National Resources Defense Council, San Francisco, Risa Hoffman and Susana Paz, Earth Day Network, Washington, DC; Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante, State de California; Raúl Macías, director, ANAHUAK Youth Soccer Association, Los Angeles; Rosa Rosales, national president, LULAC, San Antonio, TX.
62:00 minutes (56.77 MB)
THE NATIONAL MALL: THE NEW CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. Thousands of immigrants and supporters convene in Washington to “welcome Congress back to Washington.” Organizers expect this mobilization to add to the pressure for civil-rights protections for immigrant families and galvanize voter participation in the upcoming mid-term elections. This is a live news report on this mass rally in the nation’s capital.
Julio Villagrán, Comité Centroamericano de Emergencias de Massachusetts, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition MIRA, Boston; Saúl Solórzano, executive director, CARECEN, Washington, DC; Gustavo Torres, Metropolitan Coalition, Washington, DC; Rafael Gálvez, Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition; Yanira Merino, International Laborers Union of North America, Camden, NJ
60:45 minutes (55.62 MB)
TEXAS EDITION - LATINOS MOVING IN. Civil-rights leaders and real estate professionals are joining ranks to encourage Latinos to buy homes in Farmers Branch, the first city in Texas to consider laws to penalize undocumented immigrants who live and work in this Dallas suburb. This program is hosted by Carlos Spector Calderón from El Paso.
Rosa Rosales, national president, LULAC, Dallas, TX; Beatrice Alba Martinez, real estate agent, national chairwoman, LULAC National Housing Commission, Dallas, TX.
60:26 minutes (55.34 MB)