NuestraAmerica's podcast (general)

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.

Direct download: Nuestra_America_080216_Seg2.mp3
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.

Direct download: NuestraAmerica_080216_Seg1.mp3
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.

Direct download: NuestraAmerica_071916_Segment_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:07pm MDT

We spend the first half of the show talking to newly elected Santa Fe City Councilor Renee Villarreal about why she got into local politics and her vision to solve some of the challenges we are facing in our city. And in the second half we talk to Ivanna Hernadez, long time member and currently a summer intern with Somos about her experience with the Youth Employment Summer Institute, in addition to Marina Piña, Community Organizer in Southeast NM with Somos, about why Somosistas in 5 counties launched Viva el Voto, a voter registration and Get Out The Vote effort.

Direct download: NuestraAmerica_7_12_2016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm MDT

Jackie Munro, Community Outreach Specialist at La Familia Medical Center talks about a photography exhibition as part of their C.E.N.A. program. Also on the show, Luz Corrales and Norma Gallegos, patients of La Familia share a little bit of their involvement with the C.E.N.A. program.

Direct download: Nuestra_America_07_05_16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm MDT

Myra Llerenas, Southern New Mexico Field Director for Equality New Mexico, talks to us about the recent mass shooting that took place at an Orlando Gay Nightclub that took the lives of 49 mostly Latinx and Black LGBTQ people, how the horrific tragedy is impacting people in New Mexico and what we can do to support.

 

Direct download: Nuestra_America__06_21_16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:03pm MDT

Amparo Guerrero, Education and Intervention Immigrant Specialist with Solace Center, talks about her work and how the Center works to prevent and eliminate sexual violence in our community, specifically sharing some of the specific challenges immigrants victims face.

Direct download: Nuestra_America_061416.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:47pm MDT