NuestraAmerica's podcast (general)

Founders of the recently formed Institute of Legal Training & Instruction discuss their work to train immigrant families in New Mexico's rural communities to help each other navigate the complicated legal immigration system. Also, law student and DACA recipient Jazmin Irazoqui talks about her participation in the NM2MX initiative that sponsors undocumented youth on educational trips to their country of birth.

Direct download: NuestraAmerica091316Seg1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:50pm MDT

We talk to those who work hard to keep our national parks system in New Mexico, and across the country, alive and thriving so that our familias can enjoy them. Our guests are Jason Jaramillo, Crew Counselor with the Student Conservation Association, and two of the association's high school participants, Elena Romo from Nuestros Valores Charter School and Maclovia Roybal from Pojoaque High School. 
 

 

Direct download: NuestraAmerica_082316_Seg1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:03pm MDT

Direct download: NuestraAmerica_10_11_2016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

MALDEF, or the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, has deep ties to New Mexico and has played a critical role in helping to ensure the rights of Mexicanxs, Latinxs and immigrants in New Mexico are not being violated by this particular gubernatorial administration. This episode we talk to Thomas Saenz, MALDEF President & General Counsel, about some of that work and the upcoming election.

Direct download: NuestraAmerica092716.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:22pm 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.” 

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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