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Archive for April 5th, 2012

Operation Clean Halls

A police program in New York City allows landlords to give permission to the police to patrol the halls of their apartment buildings. Operation Clean Halls has operated since 1991 as part of the departments stop and frisk program.  Advocates of the program say it helps deter criminals, such as drug dealers, from operating inside the buildings.

But three civil rights organizations … the New York Civil Liberties Union, Latino Justice (PRLDEF) and the Bronx Defenders, have joined to file a federal class-action suit on behalf of tenants and their guests. They want the courts to modify what they say are unlawful practices used to enforce the program. . Maria Hinojosa talks about the suit with Juan Cartagena, president and general counsel for LatinoJustice PRLDEF, one of the organizations that filed the suit.

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Juan Cartagena

is the president and general counsel for LatinoJustice PRLDEF. He is a constitutional and civil rights attorney with experience in employment rights, language rights, voting rights, public education financing, environmental law, housing and access to public hospitals.

Taco USA

Author and columnist Gustavo Arellano visits a new-school taco truck in Irvine, California, and explains how it is only the latest example of the long-standing American love affair with Mexican food.   Arellano also speaks with Latino USA’s Maria Hinojosa about his new book “Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.”


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Gustavo Arellano

is editor of the OC Weekly, an alternative newspaper in California. Gustavo also writes “¡Ask a Mexican!,” a nationally syndicated and award-winning column. His most recent book is “Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.”  http://www.askamexican.net/

 

Flamboyan

Leda Hartman remembers her mother, Sonia Carlota Garcia de Barnes. After her mother’s death in 2010, Leda carried her ashes home to Puerto Rico to place them under the flame-colored flowers of the Flamboyan tree her mother loved.

RadioNature is a year-long series that looks at how people of color connect with nature. Funding comes from the REI Foundation.

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Leda Hartman

is a print and broadcast writer, reporter and editor. She is a longtime contributor to nationally broadcast public radio programs. Her work has aired on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace, Latino USA, Living on Earth, Studio 360, and The World and Voice of America.

 

 

 

 

 

Radio Nature is a year-long series that looks at how people of color connect with nature. Funding comes from the REI foundation.

The REI Foundation focuses on supporting efforts to get more young people, including youth from diverse populations, into nature. Through this work, The REI Foundation’s goal is to help inspire the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts and environmental stewards.

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Noticiando

When Kansas State basketball player Angel Rodriguez lined up for a free throw against University of Southern Mississippi last month, members of the crowd repeatedly chanted the words “Where’s your green-card?” Rodriguez is a U.S. Citizen born in Puerto Rico. Maria Hinojosa talks to Dave Zirin, who writes on the politics of sports for The Nation Magazine, about anti-immigrant sentiment in US sports.


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Dave Zirin

writes on the politics of sports for The Nation Magazine, and he is also a columnist for SLAM Magazine and the Progressive. His most recent book, in collaboration with Dr. John Carlos, is The John Carlos Story. He is also the host of Sirius XM Radio’s popular weekly show, Edge of Sports Radio.

 

 

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