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A New Kind of Organized Labor

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Unions these days no longer have the man power, or political clout, they once did. But a new form of labor organization is making a difference in addressing the needs of workers—especially Latino and immigrant laborers—who work in jobs like construction that are typically not unionized. Cristina Tzintzún is the Workers Defense Project executive director.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Rising Number of Older Immigrants

Monday, July 29, 2013

New York City has the largest number of foreign-born immigrants of any city in the U.S., which presents specific challenges for the city. Jonathan Bowles, director of Center for an Urban Future, talks about the changing demographics of New York's older residents.

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The Takeaway

With Napolitano's Exit, New Opportunities for the Department of Homeland Security?

Monday, July 15, 2013

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced late last week that she will be resigning from her post. Napolitano’s departure raises an interesting question: Could her resignation actually help immigration reform’s prospects? Michael Chertoff, is the former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. He joins The Takeaway to discuss the challenges associated with running the Department of Homeland Security, and how this announcement might impact the immigration overhaul being mulled in Congress.

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The Takeaway

House G.O.P. Holds Closed-Door Meeting to Discuss Fate of Immigration Overhaul

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Last month, the Senate passed a sweeping, bipartisan overhaul of the nation’s immigration system and passed it on to the House of Representatives. Today House Republicans will hold a closed-door meeting to discuss their own bill. U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold is a Republican representing Texas’s 27th district, which is 49 percent Hispanic. Congressman Farenthold joins us to discuss the major points of this closed-door meeting.

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The Takeaway

Report Provides Details of Bin Laden's Life on the Run, House G.O.P. Holds Closed-Door Meeting to Discuss Immigration, Should the U.S. Be Doing More in Egypt?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Report Provides Details of Bin Laden's Life on the Run | House G.O.P. Holds Closed-Door Meeting to Discuss Immigration | Should the U.S. Be Doing More in Egypt? | The Super-Rich Look to Cultivate the Serengeti of Montana | Introducing Air-Purifying Pavement | Do The Positions of Obama's FBI Nominee Deserve ...

Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The "Is Hillary Too Old?" Gabfest

Friday, July 05, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Atlantic senior editor Garance Franke-Ruta. This week: Will the House move on immigration? Is HRC too old to be president? Is Gettysburg the most important battle in U.S. history?

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New Jersey News

Poll: Majority Support Path to Citizenship for Immigrants

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

WNYC

A new poll finds the majority of New Jersey voters believe undocumented immigrants should be allowed to stay in the country. 

according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for the New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Snowden, Ecuador, Africa Trip, Immigration

Monday, July 01, 2013

President Obama's trip to Africa continues this week, with a stop today in Tanzania, but the politics of DC continue to dominate much of the headlines. Susan Page of USA Today discusses the president's trip, the latest on the extradition of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, prospects for immigration reform in House and more.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Lidia Bastianich Celebrates America

Friday, June 28, 2013

Lidia Bastianich discusses her one-hour special, “Lidia Celebrates America: Freedom and Independence.” She and a few celebrity guests travel the country exploring how various cultural groups observe different symbolic events marking independence. She also shares her own personal tale of escaping from behind the Iron Curtain at age 12, outrunning bullets and dogs to cross the border. “Lidia Celebrates America: Freedom and Independence” airs June 28 at 10 pm on PBS.

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The Takeaway

Immigration Legislation Clears the Senate, Heads to House to Meet its Fate

Friday, June 28, 2013

We are one step closer to adopting the most significant immigration overhaul in the nation’s history—the Senate passed the reform bill yesterday in a 68-to-32 vote. Now it is headed to the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to meet its fate. But Diana Furchtgott-Roth, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, thinks the economic benefits of the Senate's plan may be too good to pass up.

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Radio Rookies

Losing Language

Friday, June 28, 2013

Grisel speaks Spanish at home with her mom in NYC, and during the summers with her dad and cousins in Puerto Rico. She never thought it was a gift to be bilingual, but her close friend Aura had a very different experience. Aura’s Chilean parents chose to speak English with her when she was a little girl and, as a result, she can’t speak Spanish or communicate easily with her grandparents. Aura longs to have Spanish tumble easily out of her mouth and she wonders why her parents made the choice to teach her English first.

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The Takeaway

The Evolving Immigration Bill

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The latest battle in immigration reform, it seems, is coming from an effort to possibly expand the U.S. database known as E-Verify, which is an Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their current and future employees to work in the United States. If expanded, however, this requirement could affect every American who takes a new job in the future. Joining The Takeaway to discuss this is Elise Foley, politics and immigration reporter for the Huffington Post.

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Radio Rookies

This is America, Speak English

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Radio Rookies Sam and Sydne both grew up in New York City and are used to hearing the polyglot of language that makes up the fabric of this city. The multitude of languages spoken in their communities has never bothered Sam (who speaks Spanish with her parents) or Sydne, which is why they are dismayed by the “English-only” movement and people who express anger over having to “push 1 for English” on automated phone calls. But when some people in their own school and even families express a similar sentiment they decide to dig a little deeper.

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The Takeaway

SCOTUS Decisions Bring Landmark Change, Space Bacteria, Business Tips From Trappist Monks

Thursday, June 27, 2013

SCOTUS Decisions Bring Landmark Change | Business Tips From Trappist Monks | NASA's Asteroid Grand Challenge | The Evolving Immigration Bill | Foreign Press Coverage of Mandela's Health Raises Concerns | Employment Discrimination and Sexual Orientation

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Ryan Lizza on Pulling Together the Immigration Bill

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New Yorker staff writer Ryan Lizza gives a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to get the current immigration bill onto the Senate floor. In his article “Getting to Maybe,” in the June 24 issue of The New Yorker, he interviews members of the Gang of Eight, the bipartisan group of senators who crafted the bill and championed it.

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Radio Rookies

Graduation Night!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

WNYC

“Every time I say something, it doesn’t sound right.  It sounds like gibberish, random words put together,” Radio Rookie Aura Briceno narrates in her co-reported story Losing Language,  “but I’m trying now, for my grandmother.”  While Aura’s Chilean parents spoke to her in English growing up, fellow Rookie Reporter Grisel Isidor spoke Spanish at home, English in school, and now slips easily between the two. Aura and Grisel's story was one of five pieces celebrated at the Radio Rookies listening party and graduation on Tuesday, July 18th at WNYC. 

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The Takeaway

A Step Forward for Immigration Reform

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Yesterday the Senate got behind a plan to increase security along the US-Mexico border. In a 67-27 vote, Senators agreed to double the number of agents along the border and finish 700 miles of fencing—a plan with a price tag of roughly $40 billion over the next 10 years. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, is with us to discuss this development.

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The Takeaway

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision of Voting Rights Act, WikiLeaks Supports Snowden, Obama Speaks on Energy Reform

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

On Today's Show: Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision of Voting Rights Act | WikiLeaks Supports Snowden | Obama Speaks Energy Reform | In Praise of Ambivalence | 'The New Black': Same-Sex Marriage and the African-American Community | Idaho Town Rallies To Bring Home P.O.W. Bowe Bergdahl | Easing Economic Stimulus ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Lowell Bergman Investigates Rape in the Fields

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Frontline correspondent Lowell Bergman uncovers the hidden price that many migrant women working in America's fields and packing plants, especially those who are undocumented, are paying to keep their jobs and provide for their families. The documentary “Rape in the Fields” is about how female farm workers fall prey to their field bosses and co-workers—and dare not speak up against their attackers for fear that they’ll lose their jobs or be deported. It's is a collaboration between Frontline, Univision News, the Center for Investigative Reporting, and the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley. "Rape in the Fields" airs  June 25, at 10 p.m. on PBS.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

On the Border in CA, AZ, NM, & TX

Friday, June 21, 2013

In this segment we discuss how a border security surge would change the dynamic along the border--both in terms of the flow of people and the flow of money. To do so, we have three guests who are intimately familiar with the territories along the border: Jude Joffe-Blocksenior field correspondent in Phoenix for Fronteras: The Changing America Desk, Amy Isackson, freelance reporter in San Diego and Tijuana and Mónica Ortiz Uribe, also a senior field correspondent for Fronteras in El Paso and Ciudad Juarez.

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