NuestraAmerica's podcast

Almost 17 years ago Somos Un Pueblo Unido successfully fought off a segregated private prison aimed at the immigrant community in Santa Fe, today the Department of Justice announced it will soon phase out some federal contracts with private prison companies. We talk to Judy Green, researcher with New York-based Justice Strategies, who talks about this shift and shares the findings of her new report "Indefensible: A Decade of Mass Incarceration of Migrants Prosecuted for Crossing the Border.” 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:33am MDT

Almost 17 years ago Somos Un Pueblo Unido successfully fought off a segregated private prison aimed at the immigrant community in Santa Fe, today the Department of Justice announced it will soon phase out some federal contracts with private prison companies. We talk to Judy Green, researcher with New York-based Justice Strategies, who talks about this shift and shares the findings of her new report "Indefensible: A Decade of Mass Incarceration of Migrants Prosecuted for Crossing the Border.” 

Direct download: NuestraAmerica_083016_seg1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:32am MDT

Today we talk to Amanda Garcia, ESL Literacy Coordinator, Steve Hill, tutor & Letty Lopez, student, from the Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe about their programs which provide free tutoring to adults in reading, writing and speaking English to strengthen our community, families, and the workforce.

Direct download: NuestraAmerica_080916.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm MDT

We spend the second half of our show talking to Ana Maria Samaniego and Roger Montoya, both artists about the Contemporary Hispanic Market and their love of art.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:10pm MDT

Half of US working families couldn't pay for a $400 emergency. Ona Porter, CEO of Prosperity Works, shares what her agency is doing to challenge New Mexico's dismal economic situation by building the capacity of local families to create financial reserves and assests.

Direct download: NuestraAmerica_072616_Segment_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:57pm MDT

New Mexico ranks FIFTH among states with the highest suicide rates. Marisol Peña, Xarin Escobedo, and Susan Hayre from the Sky Center's NM Suicide Intervention Project discuss what is being done locally, from free multi-lingual counseling services to school based prevention programs, to combat the serious problem of youth suicide.

Direct download: NuestraAmerica_081616.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:39pm MDT

We spend the second half of our show talking to Jorge Baron, Executive Director with the Northwest Immigrants' Right Project and Vicki Gaubeca, Director of the Regional Center for Border Rights about the public safety impact of DHS's impending rule that would allow immigration agents to serve as interpreters for local police.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:34pm MDT

We spend the first part of our show talking to Efren Olivares, Legal Director for the Texas Civil Rights Project, about a recent settlement over their lawsuit to stop the state of Texas from denying birth certificates to children born in the U.S. to undocumented immigrants.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:30pm MDT

We spend the second half of our show talking to Robert Gomez-Sanchez, Design Strategy Manager with Santa Fe Art and Design University who invites us to celebrate and reflect during the upcoming Immigration/Emigration Installation: An evening of ideas, art, creativity, food, and community this Friday, July 22 at 6:30 PM

Direct download: Nuestra_America_071916_Segment_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:10pm MDT

We spend the first part of our show talking to Gail Evans, Legal Director at the NM Center on Law and Poverty who explains the latest NM Supreme Court ruling, prohibiting the exclusion of farm and ranch laborers from the protections of the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Act.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:07pm MDT