SAN FRANCISCO, March 18 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The recession and the Census count will be the topics in North Carolina and Washington D.C. when Radio Bilingue’s year-long national multimedia series on the economy, “Frente a la Crisis” makes its next three stops next week.
On Saturday, March 20, in Washington, The Linea Abierta on the Road series will broadcast from La Clinica del Pueblo in the heart of the barrio in the nation’s capital from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT.
In North Carolina on March 23 and 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. EDT, the program will broadcast from MAIN-FM in Asheville on Tuesday and WCOM in Carrboro on Wednesday. Radio Bilingue is partnering with the two community-based affiliate stations for live broadcasts from the state that is the home of the fastest growing and hardest-to-count Latino population in the country.
Samuel Orozco, executive producer, and Graciela “Chelis” Lopez, the host of Linea Abierta from San Francisco, will host the fifth, sixth and seventh stops of the series. Since it began in September, the tour has broadcast from southern California, Arizona and Iowa as well as Washington DC in January.
For the series on the economy, “Frente a la Crisis,” the show will examine what is driving Latinos to this Southern state, and feature stories about how newcomer entrepreneurs are defying the odds.
For the Census series, “Cuentas Justas,” the discussion will look at those factors that are making Latino populations in this state among the hardest to count.
“We know that in North Carolina, entire communities live in fear of law enforcement checkpoints and White supremacist hate groups,” Orozco said. “This uncertainty affects not only the once thriving businesses in these towns, but also the Census count, which in turn will impact the share of congressional seats and federal dollars that come to these communities.”
The Linea Abierta team also will show how workers and small businesses struggle often without success to buy or keep their health insurance, while health insurance companies continue raising medical costs and government agencies keep cutting essential programs.
The series is funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The California Endowment, the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, and the James Irvine Foundation.
SOURCE Radio Bilingue