Wednesday, March 29, 2006

  • A Debate on the Senate’s Proposed Overhaul of Immigration Laws


    The Senate is debating an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws this week. We host a debate on various aspects of the bill with Aarti Shahani of Families for Freedom and Tamar Jacoby of the Manhattan Institute. [includes rush transcript]

  • Thousands of Students Defy School Lockdowns and Continue Walkouts to Protest Anti-Immigrant Bill


    Tens of thousands of high school students have staged walkouts in protest over a House bill that proposes a sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigrants. We go to Los Angeles to speak with Jasmine Chavez, a 17-year old student at Montabello High School and Luis Rodriguez, a community activist, poet and writer. [includes rush transcript]

  • Walkout: The True Story of the Historic 1968 Chicano Student Walkout in East L.A.


    "Walkout"–a new HBO film tells the story of the 1968 walkout by high school Chicano students in East Los Angeles to protest academic prejudice and dire school conditions. We speak with the executive director of the film, Moctesuma Esparza. An award-winning film producer and community activist, Esparza helped organize the 1968 walkout and was arrested and jailed along with 12 others for conspiracy to disturb the peace. [includes rush transcript]

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