This Week's Captions: Immigration Tumbleweeds / by Maria Hinojosa | March 22, 2013

This Week’s Captions: Immigration Tumbleweeds


First up: securing the U.S-Mexico border is still the top priority in immigration reform. But how much more needs to be done? Then, we bring you an update on what’s happening in Washington around new immigration policy and the groups shaping policy from the ground. And we hear about Obama’s new Latino Labor Secretary nominee, Thomas Perez. Finally, a review on David Riker’s new immigration film, “The Girl.”


Latino USA, the foremost Latino voice in public media and the longest running Latino-focused program on radio, is the first radio program to commence equal-access distribution via Captioning for Radio. “Research has shown that Latino children have a higher incidence of hearing loss and deafness than other populations,” according to Latino USA’s Anchor & Executive Producer Maria Hinojosa. “When the opportunity to break this sound barrier came to our attention, we were pleased to embrace this new technology developed by NPR Labs and Towson University for the thousands of Latinos with serious hearing loss.”

The International Center for Accessible Radio Technology (ICART), a strategic alliance between NPR and Towson University, is co-directed by Mike Starling of NPR and Ellyn Sheffield of Towson University.

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