30 December 2008

Cronicas De La Raza
30 Dec 2008 - KPFA FM


For the year's close, we offer the Latin American 2008 news round-up, and a tribute with commentary, interview and music about the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban revolution, featuring Saul Landau. We float down the Streets of Aztlan on wings of musica to join the poetry muse for this end of this year fiesta, closing with a collective New Year wish for all.

Produced by Ventura Longoria, Vanessa Bohm, Carmen Andrea Rivera, CTone, Emiliano Echeverria and Nina Serrano.


Live on the air - Tuesdays 7 pm PST:
KPFA 94.1 FM - San Francisco Bay/Northern California
KPFB 89.3 FM - Berkeley
KFCF 88.1 FM - Fresno

Live on the web at: http://www.kpfa.org/

Hear the webcast (available after broadcast)

PLAY NOW:
La Raza Chronicles - December 30 - stream @ KPFA FM


Mp3 / iTunes podcast:
La Raza Chronicles - Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Hear previous broadcasts of La Raza Chronicles :
http://larazachronicles.org

More info:
http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?show=16

22 December 2008

Cronicas De La Raza
23 Dec 2008 - KPFA FM

Tonight on one of the darkest and longest night of the year we invite you to let La Raza Chronicles fill your ears with comedy by Betty Pazmino, ancient stories from the Streets of Aztlan, poetry by Rafael Jesus Gonzalez, solstice holiday musica, a health segment featuring free online resources, News from the Americas and a calendar of up upcoming events. Produced by Julieta Kusnir, Mr. Chuch Longoria, Vanessa Bohm, Carmen Andrea Rivera, CTone and Nina Serrano.


Live on the air - Tuesdays 7 pm PST:
KPFA 94.1 FM - San Francisco Bay/Northern California
KPFB 89.3 FM - Berkeley
KFCF 88.1 FM - Fresno

Live on the web at: http://www.kpfa.org/

Hear the webcast (available after broadcast)

PLAY NOW:
La Raza Chronicles - December 23 - stream @ KPFA FM


Mp3 / iTunes podcast:
La Raza Chronicles - Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Hear previous broadcasts of La Raza Chronicles :
http://larazachronicles.org

More info:
http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?show=16


More about our guests:

http://www.hesperian.org/

http://www.espanol.hesperian.org/

16 December 2008

Cronicas De La Raza
16 Dec 2008 - KPFA FM


Tonight we celebrate Human Rights Day with an update on immigration issues and bring you news of the Americas. We discuss the December 20th Cuban hurricane relief event in San Francisco, hear the music and learn about the social response to the natural disaster. We'll also be visited by three muses/editors of a new book "Teatro Chicana" who share their 1970's theatre experiences and inspire another generation. We drive through the Streets of Aztlan rushing towards the solstice with musica, poesia and a calendar of upcoming events.
Produced by Vanessa Bohm, Ventura "Mr Chuch" Longoria, C'Tone, Carmen Andrea Rivera, Amelia Gonzalez and Nina Serrano.

Hosted by Nina Serrano.

Live on the air - Tuesdays 7 pm PST:
KPFA 94.1 FM - San Francisco Bay/Northern California
KPFB 89.3 FM - Berkeley
KFCF 88.1 FM - Fresno

Live on the web at: http://www.kpfa.org/

Hear the webcast (available after broadcast)

PLAY NOW:
La Raza Chronicles - December 16 - stream @ KPFA FM


Mp3 / iTunes podcast:
La Raza Chronicles - Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Hear previous broadcasts of La Raza Chronicles :
http://larazachronicles.org

More info:
http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?show=16

Cuban Hurricane Relief Concert
with Pellejo Seco - Sat . Dec. 20


A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Relief in Cuba

with Cuban Son Fusion band, Pellejo Seco

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Hurricane Relief for Disarm Education Fund
Co-Produced by Brava Theater Center

Saturday, December 20, 8pm
$18 adv. | $20 door
Brava Theater Center, San Francisco
2789 - 24th Street @ York


Box office: 415-647-2822
To purchase tickets on-line: www.brava.org

For music, video clips and more visit: www.pellejoseco.com

Tis' the season to be giving! Join Pellejo Seco as they perform an evening of eclectic musical sounds rooted in Traditional Cuban music to help benefit victims of the recent hurricanes in Cuba. The damage has displaced millions of Cubans, destroying homes, schools, hospitals, factories, and crops. A portion of the proceeds will support the Disarm Education Fund providing urgently needed medical aid to Cuba.

Formed in 2004, Pellejo Seco has caught its own distinct flavor which intertwines progressive Fusion Rock, Latin Pop, Hip-Hop, Blues, Brazilian, Flamenco, Afro-Cuban and Jazz, with the unmistakable sound of Cuban Son. Founded in the East Bay in 2004 by Ivan Camblor, tresero and composer from Havana, Cuba, all of their songs are original compositions. The group has two CD's � their highly successful first CD, Enganchante and their recently released CD, Despierta, a collaboration with Cuban pianist Chuchito Valdés. Both CD's will be available for sale at the performance.

The line-up for this special evening will include: Ivan Camblor, vocals and tres (Cuban Guitar); Livan Montoya, vocals and bass; Mario Silva, trumpet; Osvaldo Carvajal, vocals and percussion; Felix Samuel Perez Diaz, vocals; Sulkary Valverde, vocals.

The Disarm Education Fund has been in existence for over thirty years and has been fighting the devastating effects of immoral and unjust foreign policy as they lend a hand to its innocent victims. They provide vital humanitarian assistance, life-saving medicine, and effective advocacy. Disarm has a strong, unequaled track record of providing urgently needed medical aid to Cuba, and their longstanding partners at hospitals and community clinics throughout Cuba are struggling to assist hurricane victims, working in dangerous rubble without basic, life-saving medicine and equipment.

To learn more about Disarm Education Fund visit: www.disarm.org

Media Contact:
Juliana Mojica, Mojica Arts
415-374-0070 or juliana@mojicaarts.com

13 December 2008

Presenting: Emiliano's 21st Annual Broadcast
Tribute to Arsenio Rodriguez - KPFA FM


Tonight 9pm PST (12 mid EST): Emiliano Echeverria presents his 21st Annual Broadcast Tribute to Arsenio Rodriguez, the father of Cuban salsa, timba, y son montuno from his collection of vintage and rare recordings, with a few added surprises on the way.

Also included with be an interview with informatico Daniel del Solar on his recent trip to Cuba; and also featuring Bay Area based son fusion group Pellejo Seco, with ticket giveaway for their upcoming Cuban Hurricane Relief Concert on Saturday, December 20th at the Brava Theater in the San Francisco Mission (24th Street).

Produced by Emiliano Echeverria
Community Calendar produced by Ron Flores
Engineer C'Tone at the controls.

Broadcast: December 13, 2008 - 9 pm PST / 12 midnight EST
KPFA 94.1 FM - in SF Bay Area & Northern California -
KPFB 89.3 FM - Berkeley
KFCF 88.1 FM - Fresno

Live on the web at: http://www.kpfa.org/


REPLAY FROM THE CUBA CANTA ARCHIVE
(available immediately after broadcast):


Audio stream -KPFA:
Cuba Canta - December 13, 2008
(streams in WinAmp, Windows Media Player, iTunes):


Mp3 Podcast:
Cuba Canta - December 13, 2008 - Mp3


more program info:
http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?show=55


01 December 2008

Cronicas De La Raza
02 Dec 2008 - KPFA FM


This week's program highlights some exciting and interesting future as well as past events including an original radio-novela "Las Comadres on a Mission" about last week's UN mandated day for the elimination of violence towards women and girls. Then, we move to the future, focusing on next weekend's Encuentro del Canto Popular. We also ride through the Streets of Aztlan, hear a round up of news headlines from the Americas and a calendar of upcoming Latino cultural events. Mr. Chuch, Vanessa Bohm, Carmen Andrea Rivera and Nina Serrano bring good vibes with a Latin beat to the air waves.

Hosted by Nina Serrano.

Live on the air - Tuesdays 7 pm PST:
KPFA 94.1 FM - San Francisco Bay/Northern California
KPFB 89.3 FM - Berkeley
KFCF 88.1 FM - Fresno

Live on the web at: http://www.kpfa.org/

Hear the webcast (available after broadcast)

PLAY NOW:
La Raza Chronicles - December 2 - stream @ KPFA FM


Mp3 / iTunes podcast:
La Raza Chronicles - Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Hear previous broadcasts of La Raza Chronicles :
http://larazachronicles.org

More info:
http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?show=16

29 November 2008

Tonite: 29 Nov 2008 - Cuba Canta con
Emiliano Echeverria - KPFA FM


Tonight 9pm PST (12 mid EST): Emiliano Echeverria spins his collection of vintage, classic and rare Cuban music recordings, from Danzon to Son, Mambo to Doo-wop, Timba, y Hip Hop & Regeton Cubano.

The Community Music Calendar at 10:30 pm, with ticket giveaways for el 27th Annual Encuentro Canto Popular, and more.

The program will also include U.S.-Cuba travel and legal updates.


Produced by Emiliano Echeverria
Community Calendar produced by Ron Flores
Engineer C'Tone at the controls.

Broadcast: November 29, 2008 - 9 pm PST / 12 midnight EST
KPFA 94.1 FM - in SF Bay Area & Northern California -
KPFB 89.3 FM - Berkeley
KFCF 88.1 FM - Fresno

Live on the web at: http://www.kpfa.org/


REPLAY FROM THE CUBA CANTA ARCHIVE
(available immediately after broadcast):


Audio stream -KPFA:
Cuba Canta - November 29, 2008
(streams in WinAmp, Windows Media Player, iTunes):


Mp3 Podcast:
Cuba Canta - November 29, 2008 - Mp3


more program info:
http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?show=55


28 October 2008

Cronicas de la Raza -
KPFA FM - 28 October 2008


Tonight's program blends history and tradition...

Dia de Los Muertos: Nina Serrano conversing with John Jota Leanos about, "Imperial Silence: Viva la Opera Muerta".

Historic guest: Roger Alvarado, a leader of the Huelga de San Francisco State tells of the Student Strike of 1968 that brought Bay Area youth the opportunity to enroll in Ethnic Studies.

Teatro: Amelia Gonzalez discusses the current production of "La Casa en Mango Street/The House on Mango Street" by Teatro Vision.

Vanessa Bohm brings news headlines from the Americas; and Mr. Chuch takes us through the Streets of Aztlan with musica!

Hosted by Nina Serrano.

PLAY NOW:
La Raza Chronicles - October 28, 2008 - stream @ KPFA FM


Mp3 / iTunes podcast:
La Raza Chronicles - Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Original broadcast: Tuesday 28 Oct 2008 - 7pm PST:
KPFA 94.1 FM - San Francisco Bay/Northern California
KPFB 89.3 FM - Berkeley
KFCF 88.1 FM - Fresno

Live on the web at: http://www.kpfa.org/



Hear previous broadcasts of La Raza Chronicles :
http://www.larazachronicles.org



More info:
http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?show=16


25 October 2008

Tonite: 25 Oct 2008 - Cuba Canta con
Emiliano Echeverria - KPFA FM


Tonight 9pm PST (12 mid EST): Emiliano Echeverria cooks up a fine stew of Cuban music for your listening pleasure, mixing the best of old and new recordings spanning over a century of recorded sound.

At 30 minutes into the program (9:30 pm PST), we will present a half-hour of music featuring the many roles of the flute in cuban music. Enjoy the music from the likes of Antonio Arcaño, Jose Fajardo, Richard Egues, Orlando "Maraca" Valle, Alberto Socarras, and more.

The Ron Flores Community Music Calendar at 10:30 pm, followed by our mix of contemporary Cuban Timba, Reggaeton and Hip-Hop Cubano.

Also ticket giveaways for Issac Delgado, and more.

From Danzon and Son to the most modern of trends,
Radio Cuba Canta presents the finest mix of cuban music available on the West Coast.

With C'Tone at the controls.

Produced by Emiliano Echeverria
Community Calendar produced by Ron Flores

Broadcast: October 25, 2008 - 9 pm PST
KPFA 94.1 FM - in SF Bay Area & Northern California -
KPFB 89.3 FM - Berkeley
KFCF 88.1 FM - Fresno

Live on the web at: http://www.kpfa.org/


REPLAY FROM THE CUBA CANTA ARCHIVE
(available immediately after broadcast):


Audio stream -KPFA:
Cuba Canta - October 25, 2008 - stream @ KPFA FM:

Mp3 Podcast:
Cuba Canta - October 25, 2008 - Mp3


more program info:
http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?show=55


21 October 2008

Cronicas de la Raza KPFA FM - 21 October 2008


Tonight's program brings news headlines from the Americas with Vanessa Bohm, and an interview on Colombia. Julieta Kusnir delivers a debate on Proposition 4 on parental consent for youth abortions. C`Tone offers excerpts from an interview with author Dr Jeanne Lemkau on the state of restrictions against Cuban Americans to travel to visit with their families on the island as documented in the new book, “Love, Loss, and Longing: The Impact of U.S. Travel Policy on Cuban-American Families”, joined by Mavis Anderson of the Latin American Working Group, discussing opportunities for changing US-Cuba policies in context of the upcoming elections . Mr. Chuch takes us on a trip through the Streets of Aztlan. We combine a little carino and musica for a great magazine listening experience.

Hosted by Nina Serrano.


"Love, Loss, and Longing:
The Impact of U.S. Travel Policy on Cuban-American Families"

Hear the full interview with author and clinical psychologist Dr. Jeanne Lemkau and Mavis Anderson of the Latin American Working Group on US restrictions against travel to Cuba and its impact on Cuban-American families; and on dynamics of US-Cuba Policies in the 2008 elections:
http://larazachronicles.blogspot.com/2008/10/interview-with-jeanne-lemkau-and-mavis.html
(Available 10/22/08)

More on the book - Love, Loss and Longing:
http://www.lawg.org/docs/love_loss_longing_book.pdf

Analysis and updates on US-Cuba Policies from the Latin American Working Group:
www.LAWG.org

Live on the air - Tuesday 7 pm :
KPFA 94.1 FM - San Francisco Bay/Northern California
KPFB 89.3 FM - Berkeley
KFCF 88.1 FM - Fresno

PLAY NOW:
La Raza Chronicles - October 21, 2008 - stream @ KPFA FM


Mp3 / iTunes podcast:
La Raza Chronicles - Tuesday, October 21, 2008


More info:
http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?show=16

"Love, Loss, and Longing":
Interview with Jeanne Lemkau and Mavis Anderson

"Love, Loss, and Longing:
The Impact of U.S. Travel Policy on Cuban-American Families"

Coming on Oct.22: extended interview with
author Dr. Jeanne Lemkau, and Mavis Anderson of the Latin American Working Group (LAWG) on the new book, and about US-Cuba travel policies.


Hear the segment as broadcast on La Raza Chronicles
(10 minutes):


PLAY NOW:
La Raza Chronicles - October 21, 2008 - stream @ KPFA FM


Mp3 / iTunes podcast:
La Raza Chronicles - Tuesday, October 21, 2008


C`Tone offers excerpts from an interview with author Dr Jeanne Lemkau on the state of restrictions against Cuban Americans to travel to visit with their families on the island as documented in the new book, “Love, Loss, and Longing: The Impact of U.S. Travel Policy on Cuban-American Families”, joined by Mavis Anderson of the Latin American Working Group, discussing opportunities for changing US-Cuba policies in context of the upcoming elections .


"Love, Loss, and Longing:
The Impact of U.S. Travel Policy on Cuban-American Families"

Hear the full interview with author and clinical psychologist Dr. Jeanne Lemkau and Mavis Anderson of the Latin American Working Group on US restrictions against travel to Cuba and its impact on Cuban-American families; and on dynamics of US-Cuba Policies in the 2008 elections:
http://larazachronicles.blogspot.com/2008/10/interview-with-jeanne-lemkau-and-mavis.html
(Available 10/22/08)

More on the book - Love, Loss and Longing:
http://www.lawg.org/docs/love_loss_longing_book.pdf

Analysis and updates on US-Cuba Policies from the Latin American Working Group:
www.LAWG.org


Original Broadcast - Tuesday Oct 21, 2008 - 7 pm PST :
KPFA 94.1 FM - San Francisco Bay/Northern California
KPFB 89.3 FM - Berkeley
KFCF 88.1 FM - Fresno


More info:
http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?show=16

11 October 2008

Tonight: Cronicas de la Raza -
KPFA FM - 14 Oct 2008

Tonight La Raza Chronicles commemorates historic dates: One is Indigenous Peoples Day, October 12th with Mr. Chuch on the “Streets of Aztlan”.
Another date is the 40th anniversary of the 1968 Tlateloco Massacre in Mexico City with on-the-spot reporter, “Informatico,” Daniel del Solar. Raquel Aguirre and Nina Serrano read poet/scholar Rafael Jesus Gonzalez’s new Tlateloco poem in Spanish and English.
We add a little musica for the inspiration of Ernesto “Che” Guevarra on this 41st anniversary of his death.

We also bring you the week’s headlines from the Americas with Vanessa Bohm’s “News Sin Fronteras,” as well as election information from Antonio Diaz Organizational Director of PODER-People Organizing to Demand Environmental & Economic Rights discussing the ballot's effects on the Latino community produced by Julieta Kusnir.

Then we shake it all up well before serving you the upcoming calendar of Latino cultural events. Listen! Enjoy! –Sabroso!

Hosted by Nina Serrano.


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Live on the air - Tuesday 7 pm PST:
KPFA 94.1 FM - San Francisco Bay/Northern California
KPFB 89.3 FM - Berkeley
KFCF 88.1 FM - Fresno

Live on the web at: http://www.kpfa.org/

Hear previous broadcasts of La Raza Chronicles :
http://larazachronicles.org


More info:
http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?show=16

29 September 2008

Cronicas de las Raza - fund drive special,
and Frida Kahlo webcast

This week's La Raza Chronicles is a special fund drive program with our guest producer. We encourage you to listen and donate generously in support of all the programing we bring you all year long at KPFA with news of the Americas, community affairs, musica and poesia.

The SF MOMA Frida Kahlo exhibit just closed. So if you missed it or want to learn more about Frida, check out and enjoy our earlier program broadcast over the summer:


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La Raza Chronicles presents a special program focusing on the iconic, legendary and revolutionary Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, through conversation, poetry, music and sound mix.

Vanessa Bohm quotes Frida on News Sin Fronteras, Mr. Chuch brings her through the Streets of Aztlan, and Nina Serrano discuses the Frida Kahlo current exhibit at the SF MOMA with curator, John Zarobell; Rafael Jesus Gonzalez recounts his first encounter with a Frida Kahlo painting, and Adrian Arias reads his new Poem “Frida at the Mirror.”

You will hear one of her favorite songs “La Llorona” in a post-modern version by Omar Sosa and Greg Landau.

Hosted by Nina Serrano.

PLAY NOW:

Audio stream -KPFA:
La Raza Chronicles - July 22, 2008 - stream @ KPFA FM


Mp3 / iTunes Podcast:
La Raza Chronicles - Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - Mp3


More info:
http://kpfa.org/archives/index.php?arch=27468

23 September 2008

Tonight: Cronicas de la Raza -
KPFA FM - 23 Sept 2008


La Raza Chronicles in its Spanglish magazine format covers Latino cultural and political issues and in the US and Latin America, including music and poetry. Tonight's program includes "News Sin Fronteras" with Vanessa Bohm covering the headlines across the Americas. Amelia Gonzalez interviews stand-up comic Bill Santiago about his new book, "Pardon My Spanglish." Nina Serrano interviews poet Juan Felipe Herrera and invites him to read from his new work, published by City Lights Press. We offer both books to listeners as a premium for subscribing to the station during this marathon drive-either on the web or by phone. Mr. Chuch will be on board at the controls.

Hosted by Nina Serrano.

Live on the air - Tuesday 7 pm PST:
KPFA 94.1 FM - San Francisco Bay/Northern California
KPFB 89.3 FM - Berkeley
KFCF 88.1 FM - Fresno

Live on the web at: http://www.kpfa.org/

Hear previous broadcasts of La Raza Chronicles :
http://larazachronicles.org


More info:
http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?show=16

19 September 2008

La Raza Chronicles team statement
on the recent incident at KPFA


On September 16, the La Raza Chronicles production team unanimously issued the following statement read by Nina Serrano concerning the recent incident at KPFA involving the beating and arrest of longtime KPFA volunteer Nadra Foster.

Hear the statement as broadcast:

PLAY NOW (statement at 13:10 into program)
La Raza Chronicles - September 16, 2008 - stream @ KPFA FM


"You have heard on these airwaves the upsetting news of dissension among the paid and unpaid staff over the station management and Pacifica's calling the police to remove a volunteer from the building and her ensuing injuries from the police and the felony charges against her. We, at La Raza Chronicles, object to the calling of the police. We believe that police intervention would only be warranted if bodily harm to people and/or broadcast equipment are involved. This does not seem to have been the case.

"We must and surely will find nonviolent ways to work things out and to discuss the issues beyond a "them and us" mentality. Police enforcement can be brutal. But the debates about this unfortunate and ill-advised event are happening just before we begin the fundraising drive this Thursday- while there is with a more ominous situation in the wings.

"The Pacifica network is in dire fiscal straits. On top of this, Hurricane Ike has now closed down the Texas station for a while. This means that we will be asking you to participate in the fund drive as generously as you can to help pay the on-going bills. Because, if there is no KPFA, we cannot democratically resolve our internal disagreements. Imagine any local or world crisis without KPFA to turn to for information

Nina Serrano - host/producer
Julieta Kusnir - associate producer
Ventura Longoria - engineer/producer, Streets of Aztlan
Vanessa Bohm - producer, News Sin Fronteras
Clayton Leander - engineer / webmaster
Emiliano Echeverria - music segment producer

18 September 2008

Rafael Jesús González:
A mis hermanos Republicanos.....

A mis herman@s Republicanos

y a todos nosotros que necesitemos oírlo

A la vez que la campaña presidencial estadounidense caldea, los Republicanos mienten más y más y uno oye los lemas usuales, pomposos, exhaustos, vagos, sin sentido lanzados de un lado a otro, muchos de nosotros reaccionando como los perros en el laboratorio del Dr. Pavlov o como las ratas en los laboratorios de la Universidad de California Berkeley algunas cuadras de donde des dirijo la palabra. Pero ¿qué significan?

Las palabras son sacras solamente en cuanto tengan significado contextual y expresen una verdad. Si me las vas a lanzar, debo insistir que lleven definición el la cual podremos estar de acuerdo. Empecemos con algunas:

“Patriotismo” para mí significa poner el bienestar del país más alto que el mío, o ver el bienestar del país inseparable del mío. ¿Qué significa para ti?

Pero ¿qué es “El País”?

¿Es “El País” la tierra, los ríos, los lagos, las montañas, los valles, los árboles, las plantas y animales que constituyen su terreno?

Si es así, ¿qué proponemos para proteger y cuidarlos?

¿Es “El País” la gente que habita la tierra?

Si así es ¿qué proponemos para asegurar la salud de la gente? ¿Qué propones para asegurar que la gente tengo suficiente de comer? ¿Qué proponemos para asegurar que la gente tenga techo sobre la cabeza? ¿Qué proponemos para asegurar que la gente aprenda y tenga la sabiduría por la cual hacer las decisiones que las haga felices? ¿Qué proponemos para asegurar que la gente tenga trabajo por el cual ganar el dinero para comprar lo que necesiten? ¿Qué proponemos para mejorar las vidas de la gente?

¿Es “El País” la Constitución que codifica sus ideales y pone sus leyes?

¿Qué proponemos hacer para proteger esa constitución y asegurar que las leyes “Del País” acuerden con ella? ¿Cómo proponemos asegurar que esas leyes sean justas? ¿Cómo proponemos asegurar que esas leyes se aplique igual?

¿Es “El País” el gobierno? ¿Es “El País” aunque el gobierno no proteja o cuide ni la tierra, ni las aguas, ni las planta o animales que sus bordes define? Es el gobierno aunque el gobierno no proteja o cuide del bienestar de la gente que habita la tierra? ¿Es el gobierno cuando este no respeta la Constitución o sus leyes? ¿Es el gobierno cuando este no sirve ni a tierra, ni a la gente, o sus ideales mas sólo sirve a algunas de esa gente asegurando que solamente ellas tengan lo que necesiten, y más?

Un gobierno que no cuida de la tierra ni de la gente ni de la Constitución no es “nuestro” gobierno y por lo cual no es “nuestro” país. Entonces ¿quiénes somos nosotros y ¿qué llamamos “nuestro”? Entonces debe ser el gobierno de esos poco que sirve — y los pocos no hacen un “País.”

Oigo “Democracia” y las palabras de un gran Republicano me suenan en el oído: “. . . un gobierno de la gente, por la gente, para la gente . . .”

¿Cómo proponemos hacer un gobierno de la gente? ¿Cómo proponemos hacer un gobierno por la gente? ¿Cómo proponemos hacer un gobierno para la gente?

Cuando oigo la palabra “Democracia” declamada por los políticos y demagogos que hacen nada para asegurar un gobierno de, por y para la gente (no solamente alguna gente) y en vez hacen tirsos de la Constitución y la Lista de Derechos, deshacen de habeas corpus, torturan prisioneros, nos espían a nosotros el pueblo, les a la mujeres decisión sobre sus propios cuerpos, matan a la gente de otras tierras en nuestro nombre, sacrifican a nuestra juventud en guerra ilegal e insensata, y se niegan en cuidar de los que vuelven, heridos en cuerpo y mente, me hierve la sangre pues estoy harto de pavonadas.

Para mí “El País” significa la tierra que lo define, la gente que lo habita, sus instituciones que manifiestan sus ideales y sus leyes, y su gobierno que lo protege y nutre en todos sus aspectos, un gobierno de, por y para el pueblo, todo el pueblo no solamente los privilegiados.

Oigo el término “La Bandera” arrojado seguido por aquí y allá y veo estrellas y bandas roja, blancas y azules promiscuamente giradas alocadamente y me da vértigo. Pero ¿qué es “La Bandera”? ¿Es un pedazo de trapo confeccionado o impreso en ciertos colores y diseño? ¿Qué significa?

Como seña podría significar algo: si sobre un edificio podría significar “este es un centro del gobierno o edificio público” o “este es un lugar donde se venden automóviles”; si sobre un barco podría significar “este es un barco del gobierno estadounidense o un barco de los Estados Unidos.”

Como símbolo es tan vago y complejo en sus connotaciones que sólo es tan significativa como las cosas que se supone representa: País, Gobierno, Democracia, Tierra, Ideales. Y todos estos son tan confusos en las mentes de los que la menean y de nosotros que “La Bandera” sólo significa cualquier cosa en la que hemos sido indoctrinados y acondicionados a creer. Cuando demagogos y embusteros menean “La Bandera”, es degradada.

No me confundas con banderas; “La Bandera” sólo me puede tener significado una vez que me hayas definido “País” y me hayas comprobado que te importe y promueves los ideales que representa. Detesto a hipócritas.

Muchas veces con “La Bandera”, oigo el término “Moralidad” declamado. ¿Qué es la Moralidad? Lo que significa para mí es tratar a la otra persona con respeto y compasión; significa que el bienestar de mi hermano o hermana me importante tanto como el mío. Mi sentido de “Moralidad” ha sido formado por un gran Maestro se supone dijo: “da de comer al hambriento, dale de beber al sediento, viste al desnudo, aloja al desamparado, cura al enfermo, visita al prisionero,” “No juzgues para que no seas juzgado,” “tú que eres libre de pecado lanza la primera piedra,” “tú eres el guardián de tu herman@,” “voltea la otra mejía,” “benditos son los que hacen la paz,” “la ley fue hecha para el humano y no el humano para la ley.” Y cuando un joven adinerado le preguntó como ganar el paraíso, le dijo, “Da lo que tengas a los pobres. Es más difícil para un rico entrar al paraíso que para un camello pasar por el ojo de una aguja.” También dijo, “tal como hagas con tu hermano y hermana tal lo haces conmigo,” “una nueva ley traigo, ama a dios sobre todo y a tu prójimo como a ti mismo,” que es decir que mi bienestar es inseparable del tuyo.

¿Qué propones hacer para darle comer al hambriento, darle agua al sediento, vestir al desnudo, alojar al desamparado, curar al enfermo, cuidar del prisionero, enseñar al ignorante, hacer la paz? Hasta que me puedas contestar mis preguntas no podré tener nada mas que desdén por tu “Moralidad.” No me confundas con cruces; detesto a los hipócritas que se esconden tras estas tanto como a los que se esconden tras las banderas.

Lo mismo vale por los “Valores Familiares.” ¿Qué son estos? ¿Serán distintos a la “Moralidad”? Sé lo son los “Valores Familiares”; mi padre y mi madre, mi abuelo y mi abuela me los enseñaron. Los “Valores Familiares” predican que cuidemos uno al otro. Predican que cuando un miembro de la familia es nin@, o está enfermo, o anciano, los que puedan trabajar los cuiden, les den de comer, los vistan, los amparen, los curen, los eduquen, los nutran. Los Valores Familiares predican que lo que hay debe ser compartido equitativamente entre todos los miembros de la familia. Los “Valores Familiares” son que respetemos y amemos uno al otro.

¿De que “Valores Familiares” hablas? ¿Qué propones para darle trabajo a un padre para que sostenga a la familia? ¿Qué propones para ayudarle a una madre para cuidar a los niñ@s? ¿Qué propones para alojar a una familia? ¿Qué propones para sanar a un padre enfermo, una madre enferma, un hij@ enferm@, un abuel@ enferm@, tío o tía? Por la vida mía no puedo distinguir entre los “Valores Familiares” y la “Moralidad.” Hasta que me puedas contestar estas preguntas no puede tener tus “Valores Familiares” por nada mas que embustería.

Y ¿la “Libertad”? La libertad no es nada mas que la habilidad de elegir entre alternativas, entre más alternativas no sean disponibles, entre más conscientes seamos de alternativas, más libertad tenemos. Para ejercer la libertad primero tenemos que vivir; para vivir tenemos que tener para comer, y agua, y salud, y ropa y amparo de los elementos. Para ser libre tenemos que aprender que es lo verdadero y lo que no es, que es sano y que es dañino, que nos hace feliz y que no; tenemos que aprender valores sanos. Para ejercer la libertad tenemos que hacernos conscientes de alternativas, oportunidades, y se instruidos para poder tomar ventaja de ellas; es lo que es la educación. La libertad requiere que toda persona pueda elegir y ser parte del gobierno que rige sobre “El País.” La libertad requiere una cultura, una sociedad, un gobierno que asegure que todo mundo en “El País” cumpla estas condiciones para la libertad y luego haga leyes para proteger a la gente de la coerción, del temor, de los rapaces (patrones, prestadores de dinero, mercaderes, fabricantes, el gobierno mismo de poca ética.)

¿Qué proponemos hacer para asegurar “La Libertad”?

Y si esto es aplicable al “País”, entonces “La Moralidad” decreta que son aplicables al mundo entero. Si verdaderamente creemos en la “Globalización”, que el mundo es único e interdependiente, entonces debemos tratar al mundo entero justamente, protegiendo la Tierra; su gente, pues la humanidad es una familia; los más altos ideales de justicia y compasión y paz. Pues solamente entonces podrá la libertad y la justicia y la paz tener significado alguno y tales términos como “Mercado Libre” son solamente más embustería cuando a lo que se refiere es rapaz e inmoral, dependiendo de coerción y del abuso del medio ambiente y de la pobreza.

He dirigido mis preguntas a ustedes que son Republicanos, pero igualmente son dirigidas a Demócratas, y las dirijo a todos nosotros. Hasta que se me hayan contestado estas preguntas, no estoy bajo ninguna obligación de escuchar con respeto ningún llamamiento vago y bombástico al “Patriotismo,” al “País,” a la “Democracia,” a “La Bandera,” a la “Moralidad,” a los “Valores Familiares,” a la “Libertad.” Cuando “El Sueño Americano [estadounidense]” se ha vuelto en pesadilla, demasiada de la cosa verdadera está en riesgo para tolerar pavonadas. Nuestras vidas, la misma salud de la Tierra depende de nosotros y de la dirección que decidamos tomar en un mundo hecho demasiado chico para que las fronteras signifiquen algo y una Tierra herida que pronto se negará a sostenernos. Ahora, sigamos.

© Rafael Jesús González 2008

Rafael Jesús González

P. O. Box 5638

Berkeley, Ca. 94705

rjgonzalez@mindspring.com

Rafael Jesús González:
To My Republican Brothers & Sisters....

To My Republican Brothers & Sisters,

and to All of Us who need to hear it said

As the U. S. Presidential campaign heats up, Republicans lie more and more, and the usual high-flown, tired, vague, meaningless catchwords are bandied about, many of us responding to them like the dogs in Dr. Pavlov’s laboratory, or the rats in the laboratories at U. C. Berkeley a matter of blocks from where I speak. But what do they mean?

Words are sacred only in as much as they have a contextual meaning and state a truth. If you are going to fling them at me, I must insist that they have a definition we can agree upon. Let us begin with a few:

“Patriotism” means to me putting the welfare of the country above my own, or seeing the welfare of the country as inseparable from my own. What does it mean to you?

But what is “The Country”?

Is “The Country” the land, the rivers, the lakes, the mountains, the valleys, the trees, the plants and animals that constitute its terrain?

If so, what do we propose to protect and nurture them?

Is “The Country” the people who inhabit the land?

If so what do we propose to ensure the health of the people? What do we propose to ensure that the people have enough to eat? What do we propose to ensure that the people have a shelter over their heads? What do we propose to ensure that the people learn and have the knowledge through which they can make decisions that will make them happy? What do we propose to ensure that the people may have work by which to earn the money to purchase what they need? What do we propose to better the lives of the people?

Is “The Country” the Constitution that codifies its ideals and sets it laws?

What do we propose to do to protect that constitution and ensure that the laws of “The Country” are in accord with it? How do we propose to ensure that those laws are just? How do we propose to ensure that those laws are equally applied?

Is “The Country” the government? Is it the government even if the government does not protect or nurture nor the land, nor the waters, nor the plants or animals that its borders define? Is it the government even if the government does not protect or nurture and ensure the well-being of the people that inhabit the land? Is it the government when it does not honor the Constitution or its laws? Is it the government when it serves not the land, nor the people, nor their ideals but only serves some of those people ensuring that only they have what they need, and more?

A government that does not take care of the land or of the people or of the Constitution is not “our” government and therefore it is not “our” country. For then, who is us, and what do we call “ours?” It must then be the government of those few it serves — and the few do not a “Country” make.

I hear “Democracy” and the words of a great Republican sound in my ears: “. . . a government of the people, by the people, for the people . . .”

How do we propose to make a government of the people? How do we propose to make a government by the people? How do we propose to make a government for the people?

When I hear the word “Democracy” mouthed by politicians and demagogues who do nothing to ensure a government of, by, and for the people (not just some of the people) and instead shred the Constitution and Bill of Rights, do away with habeas corpus, torture prisoners, spy on us the people, deny women decision over their own bodies, kill the folk in other lands in the name of us the people, sacrifice our youth in illegal and senseless war, and refuse to care for those who do return, wounded in body and mind, my blood boils for I am sick of nonsense.

For me, then, “The Country” means the land that defines it, the people that inhabit it, its institutions that manifest its ideal and its laws, and its government that protects and nurtures it in all its aspects, a government of, by, and for the people, all of the people not just the privileged.

I hear the term “The Flag” flung about often and see red, white, and blue stars and stripes promiscuously waved giddily about and become dizzy. But what is “The Flag?” Is it a piece of cloth sewn or printed in certain colors and patterns? What does it mean?

As a sign it may mean something: if flown over a building or ground, it may mean “this is a center of government or public building”, or “this is a car dealers’ lot;” if it is flown from a ship, it may mean “this is a ship of the U.S. government or this is a ship from the U.S.”

As a symbol, it is so vague and complex in its connotations that it is only as meaningful as the things it is supposed to stand for: Country, Government, Democracy, the Land, Ideals. And all these are so confused in the minds of the flag wavers and of us that “The Flag” can only mean whatever we have been indoctrinated and conditioned to believe. When demagogues and liars wag “The Flag”, it is demeaned.

Don’t confuse me with flags; “The Flag” can only have meaning for me once you have defined “Country” for me and proved to me that you care for and promote the ideals for which it stands. I detest hypocrites.

Often with “The Flag”, I hear the term “Morality” mouthed. What is “Morality?” What it means to me is treating the other with respect and with compassion; it means holding the other’s, my brother’s or my sister’s, well-being as important as I hold my own. My sense of “Morality” has been formed by what a great Teacher was supposed to have said: “feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, heal the sick, visit the imprisoned,” “Judge not lest you be judged,” “you who are sinless cast the first stone,” “you are your brother’s [and your sister’s] keeper,” “turn the other cheek,” “blessed are the peacemakers,” “the law was made for [people] and not [people] made for the law.” And when a wealthy young man asked him how to achieve paradise, he told him, “Give what you have to the poor. It is more difficult for a rich man to enter paradise than it is for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle.” He also said “as you do to your brother and sister so you do to me,” “a new law I bring you, love god above all else, and your neighbor as yourself,” that is to say that my welfare is inseparable from yours.

What do you propose to do about feeding the hungry, providing water for the thirsty, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, healing the sick, caring for the imprisoned, teaching the ignorant, bringing about peace? Until you can answer these questions, I can hold nothing but contempt for your “Morality.” Don’t confuse me with crosses; I detest hypocrites who hide behind these as much as I detest those who hide behind flags.

The same holds true for “Family Values.” What are these? Are they any different from “Morality”? I know what “Family Values” are; my father and mother, my grandfather and grandmother taught me these. “Family Values” predicate that we take care of one another. They predicate that when a member of the family is a child, or is ill, or is old, those who can work take care of them, feed, clothe, shelter, heal, educate, nurture them. Family Values predicate that what there is must be shared equitably among all members of the family. Family values are that we respect and love one another.

What “Family Values” are you talking about? What do you propose to give work to a father so that he may support the family? What do you propose to assist a mother in caring for the children? What do you propose to shelter a family? What do you propose to cure an ill father, an ill mother, an ill son or daughter, an ill grandfather or grandmother, aunt or uncle? What do you propose to educate the children of a family? For the life of me, I cannot distinguish “Family Values” from “Morality.” Until you can answer these questions, I cannot take your “Family Values” as anything but more nonsense.

And “Freedom?” Freedom is nothing more than but the ability to choose among alternatives, the more alternatives there are available to us, the more alternatives we are aware of, the more freedom we have. To exercise freedom, we first have to be alive; to live, we must have food, and water, and health, and clothing and shelter from the elements. To be free we must learn what is true and what is not, what is healthy and what is harmful, what makes us happy and what does not; we must learn sound values. To exercise freedom we must be made aware of alternatives, opportunities, and trained to take advantage of them; that is what education is. Freedom requires that every person be able to elect and be part of the government which rules over “The Country". Freedom requires a culture, a society, a government that will assure that everyone in the “Country” meets these conditions for “Freedom” and then make laws to protect the people from coercion, from fear, from predators (unethical employers, unethical money-lenders, unethical merchants and manufacturers, unethical politicians, unethical government itself.)

What do we propose to ensure “Freedom”?

And if these apply to “The Country”, then “Morality” decrees that they apply to the entire world. If we truly believe in “Globalization”, that the world is one interdependent whole, then we must treat the entire world justly, protecting the Earth; its people, for humanity is as a family; the highest ideals of justice, and compassion, and peace. Only then, can freedom, and justice, and peace have any meaning and such terms as “Free Market” are only more nonsense when what they refer to is predatory and immoral, depending as it does upon coercion, abuse of the environment, and poverty.

I have addressed my questions to you who are Republicans, but they are equally addressed to Democrats, and to us all. Until these questions are answered me, I am under no obligation to listen with respect to any vague and bombastic appeals to “Patriotism,” to “Country,” to “Democracy,” to “Flag,” to “Morality,” to “Family Values,” to “Freedom.” When “The American Dream” has become a nightmare, too much of the real thing is at stake to put up with nonsense. Our lives, the very health of the Earth depends upon us and what direction we decide to take in a world grown too small to make borders meaningful and a wounded Earth that will soon refuse to sustain us. Now let’s get with it.


© Rafael Jesús González 2008

(continuar en español)

Rafael Jesús González

P. O. Box 5638

Berkeley, Ca. 94705

rjgonzalez@mindspring.com


16 September 2008

Cronicas de la Raza - KPFA FM -
16 September 2008

Tonight's program includes: Vanessa Bohm's News sin Fronteras; Ventura "Mr. Chuch" Longoria's " Streets of Aztlan filled with la musica de Mexico; Nina Serrano's review of Bill Santiago's book "Pardon my Spanglish" and a ticket-give-away to Bill's comedy show, on Friday Sept 20th. On the heath beat, Julieta Kusnir gives a report on how language barriers affect health care. Poet/scholar Rafael Jesus Gonzalez presents his bilingual commentary "To My Republican Brothers and Sisters." We add fresh salsa- enjoy!

Hosted by Nina Serrano.


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La Raza Chronicles new website address:
http://www.LaRazaChronicles.org


Original broadcast: Tuesday 16 Sept 2008 - 7pm PST:
KPFA 94.1 FM - San Francisco Bay/Northern California
KPFB 89.3 FM - Berkeley
KFCF 88.1 FM - Fresno


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09 September 2008

Cronicas de la Raza - KPFA FM - 09 September 2008


La Raza Chronicles fills the airwaves with its Spanglish enchantments with public affairs, musica y poesia. Nina Serrano interviews the dynamic poetry of Las Manas, Milta Ortiz & Maya Chinchilla about their original poems and spoken performance art pieces - are you ready to be shocked with what is innovative and fresh in latina feminista thinking? We will also hear from C`tone about the latest La Raza Chronicles website and the story of his involvement in community media. Mr. Chuch brings us the buzz from the Streets of Aztlan. Emiliano Echeverria shares his expertise and fabulous collection of Musica de Cuba. Our informatico Daniel del Solar brings us News Sin Fronteras.

Hosted by Nina Serrano.


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More about La Manas:
http://www.myspace.com/LasManas


...and announcing La Raza Chronicles new website address:
http://www.LaRazaChronicles.org


Original broadcast: Tuesday 09 Sept 2008 - 7pm PST:
KPFA 94.1 FM - San Francisco Bay/Northern California
KPFB 89.3 FM - Berkeley
KFCF 88.1 FM - Fresno


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02 September 2008

Tune in next week for
La Raza Chronicles - KPFA FM


August 26 and September 2: KPFA covers the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Tune back in to Cronicas De La Raza on Tuesday, September 9th, 7:00pm.

Hear previous broadcasts of La Raza Chronicles :
http://larazachronicles.blogspot.com

More info:
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La Raza Chronicles - Tuesdays - 7 pm PST:
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30 August 2008

30 Aug 2008 - Cuba Canta con
Emiliano Echeverria - KPFA FM


Guest host for Con Sabor: Emiliano Echeverria spins a popouri of old and new Cuban music you can't get enough of on Cuba Canta, KPFA FM.

Produced by Emiliano Echeverria
Community Calendar produced by Ron Flores
Engineer: Clay Leander (aka C'Tone )


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Original broadcast: August 30, 2008
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more program info:
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23 August 2008

23 Aug 2008 - Cuba Canta con
Emiliano Echeverria - KPFA FM

Guest host for Con Sabor: Emiliano Echeverria spins a popouri of old and new Cuban music you can't get enough of on Cuba Canta, KPFA FM.

Produced by Emiliano Echeverria
Community Calendar produced by Ron Flores


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Original broadcast: August 23, 2008
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more program info:
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19 August 2008

Cronicas de la Raza -
19 August 2008 - KPFA FM


Cronicas De La Raza - Tuesday August 19, 7:00pm - KPFA FM

This week's program covers news, music, film, poetry, and community affairs across the Americas. Vanessa Bohm brings us news headlines from two continents with "News Sin Fronteras". Mr. Chuch takes us on a musical ride through the issues discussed on the "Streets of Aztlan". Nina Serrano interviews two guests: Avotcja reading two electrifying poems, one which has never had a public hearing before; and filmmaker Mabel Valdiezo discussing her film about the kidnapped, leftist-Chilean children who were given to right wing families during the Pinochet era and are now adults, many still coping with that history and it's many implications.

Hosted by Nina Serrano.


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Original Broadcast - Tuesday 19 August 2008 - 7 pm PST:
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12 August 2008

La Raza Chronicles - KPFA FM - 12 August 2008


La Raza Chronicles

Tuesday August 12, 2008 - 7:00pm

Tonight's program features the delicious mix of public affairs, music and culture seasoned al gusto - just how you like it. Vanessa Bohm brings us "News Sin Fronteras" with with news headlines from the Americas. Mr. Chuch takes us through the Streets of Aztlan in a mix of spoken word and music. Julieta Kusnir holds conversations with two filmmakers, Ismael Saavedra, whose film on his native Bolivia is opening this week in San Francisco; and Saul Landau, who comments on "Cuba Today". Nina Serrano interviews Chicana poet, Melisa Lozano who, shares her poems. Oh, did we mention that Cuban musical legend Celia Cruz sings her heart out? Listen and enjoy.

Hosted by Nina Serrano.


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Original Broadcast - Tuesday 12 August, 2008 - 7 pm PST :
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More info:
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Tuesdays at 7:00pm, Cronicas De La Raza comes to you con entrevistas, cultura y musica de la comunidad sin fronteras.


05 August 2008

La Raza Chronicles - KPFA FM - 05 August 2008

As always on La Raza Chronicles, we will feature the most exciting musica and poetry with a Latin beat. Tonight's program also includes News Sin Fronteras with headlines from all over the Americas with Vanessa Bohm. She also brings you a special report on the upcoming August 10th Bolivian referendum elections-which could topple the presidency and policies of Indigenous President Evo Morales. We'll also hear Julieta Kusnir discuss The International Seventeenth AIDS/HIV Conference in Mexico City with Oscar Raul Lopez the Director of Health Policy at the Latino Commission on AIDS. To close the show, Nina Serrano discusses the recent events in El Salvador with Alexis Stoumbolis of CISPES.

Hosted by Nina Serrano.

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La Raza Chronicles - Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Original broadcast: Tuesday 05 August 2008 7 pm PST:
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KPFB 89.3 FM - Berkeley
KFCF 88.1 FM - Fresno

Hear previous broadcasts of La Raza Chronicles :
http://larazachronicles.blogspot.com


More info:
http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?show=16


How to find out more about our guests:

Bolivia Segment-
Tupac Saavedra, Journalist and Filmmaker: tupacfilms.com

International AIDS Conference
Oscar Raul Lopez, Director of Health Policy, Latino Commission on AIDS

El Salvador Segment-
Alexis Stoumbolis, CISPES


31 July 2008

Added to Cuba Canta archives:
broadcast - April 2008


Added to the Cuba Canta on-line archives:
Emiliano Echeverria celebrates his 40th Anniversary broadcast on KPFA FM, spinning vintage, rare and contemporary Cuban music recordings.

Special guest: Bill Martinez

Original broadcast: April 26, 2008 KPFA 94.1 FM

Link to broadcast - Cuba Canta April 26, 2008

29 July 2008

La Raza Chronicles - KPFA FM - 29 July 2008


This week's program brings poetry, laughter, joy, history and music.  We celebrate Capoeira being officially declared a Brazilian national hertitage with "Postcards from Brazil" by Julieta Kusnir. We walk the "Streets of Aztlan" with Mr. Chuch. We hear Avotcja's very latest poem and hear Milta Ortiz discuss "My Red Underwear : the Godess Remix" with Nina Serrano. Vanessa Bohm brings us headlines from the Americas in "News sin Fronteras". It's all swimming in a sea of musica.

Hosted by Nina Serrano.


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La Raza Chronicles/Cronicas de la Raza is broadcast live on the air every Tuesday 7 pm PST:

KPFA 94.1 FM - San Francisco Bay/Northern California
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KFCF 88.1 FM - Fresno


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28 July 2008

Tuesday on La Raza Chronicles -
29 July, 2008 KPFA FM


This week's program brings poetry, laughter, joy, history and music. 
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26 July 2008

Cuba Canta con Emiliano Echeverria -
July 2008 - KPFA FM


Guest host for Con Sabor: Emiliano Echeverria hosts the monthly installment of Cuba Canta on KPFA FM.

Produced by Emiliano Echeverria
Community Calendar produced by Ron Flores


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25 July 2008

Tune in to Cuba Canta -
KPFA Radio July 2008


Guest host for Con Sabor:
Emiliano Echeverria hosts the monthly installment of Cuba Canta on KPFA FM.

Produced by Emiliano Echeverria
Community Calendar produced by Ron Flores

Broadcast: Saturday, July 26, 2008, 9:00PM PST
KPFA 94.1 FM - in SF Bay Area & Northern California -
KPFB 89.3 FM - Berkeley
KFCF 88.1 FM - Fresno

Live on the web at: http://www.kpfa.org/

more program info:
http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?show=55

22 July 2008

La Raza Chronicles / Cronicas de la Raza
22 July 2008 KPFA FM


La Raza Chronicles presents a special program focusing on the iconic, legendary and revolutionary Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, through conversation, poetry, music and sound mix.

Vanessa Bohm quotes Frida on News Sin Fronteras,
Mr. Chuch brings her through the Streets of Aztlan,
Nina Serrano discuses the Frida Kahlo current exhibit at the SF MOMA with curator, John Zarobell; Rafael Jesus Gonzalez recounts his first encounter with a Frida Kahlo painting,
and Adrian Arias reads his new Poem “Frida at the Mirror.”

You will hear one of her favorite songs “La Llorona” in a post-modern version by Omar Sosa and Greg Landau.

Produced by Nina Serrano.

Broadcast: July 22 in Northern California - KPFA FM 94.1 ,
KPFB 89.3, and KFCF Fresno.

Live on the web at http://www.kpfa.org/

PLAY NOW:
La Raza Chronicles - July 22, 2008 - stream @ KPFA FM


Mp3 Podcast Download:
La Raza Chronicles - Tuesday, July 22, 2008


More info:
http://kpfa.org/archives/index.php?arch=27468

19 July 2008

La Raza Chronicles / Cronicas de la Raza
22 July 2008 KPFA FM


Coming Tuesday July 22: La Raza Chronicles presents a special program focusing on the iconic, legendary and revolutionary Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, through conversation, poetry, music and sound mix.

Vanessa Bohm will quote Frida on News Sin Fronteras, Mr. Chuch will bring her through the Streets of Aztlan, Nina Serrano discuses the Frida Kahlo current exhibit at the SF MOMA with curator, John Zarobell; Rafael Jesus Gonzalez recounts his first encounter with a Frida Kahlo painting, and Adrian Arias reads his new Poem “Frida at the Mirror.”

You will hear one of her favorite songs “La Llorona” in a post-modern version by Omar Sosa and Greg Landau.

Produced by the La Raza Chronicles production team

Broadcast: July 22 in Northern California -
KPFA FM 94.1 , KPFB 89.3, and KFCF Fresno.

Live on the web at http://www.kpfa.org/

15 July 2008

La Raza Chronicles / Cronicas de la Raza
15 July 2008 KPFA FM



Tonight's program presents:

  • Vanessa Bohm with News Sin Fronteras: the headlines from the Americas
  • Mr. Chuch with Streets of Aztlan focusing on El Salvador
  • Nina Serrano with interviews of Alexis Stoumbelis of CISPES about the the US ambassador's admission of US intervention in the 2004 Salvadoran election,
    and Fernando Torres of La Pena Cultural Center about La Pena's history and activities. This includes a bonus sampling of his music group, Grupo Raiz, playing a song based on a poem by Puerto Rican former political prisoner, Lolita Lebron.
  • Emiliano Echeverria with musical offerings from Cuba in the 20's and 30's with interesting historical commentary.
  • Another bonus is Nina Serrano's new English translation of Salvadoran poet Roque Dalton's poem, O.A.S.

Hosted by Nina Serrano.

PLAY NOW:
La Raza Chronicles - July 15, 2008 - stream @ KPFA FM



Mp3 Podcast Download:
La Raza Chronicles - Tuesday, July 15, 2008

more info:
http://kpfa.org/archives/index.php?arch=27350


    08 July 2008

    La Raza Chronicles / Cronicas de la Raza
    08 July 2008 - KPFA FM


    Tonight's program presents:

    News sin Fronteras with Vannessa Baum;

    Special commentary on Venezuela, and on Ingrid Bentancourt;

    Conversation with special guest Fernando Torres on the La Pena Cultural Center , and his music with Groupo Raiz.

    We'll cruise the Streets of Aztlan with Mr. Chuch, hear the new hip hop music from Latin America with Somos Hip Hop en Espanol, from DJ Illegal

    and hear Litcrawl News and a celebration of Latino Poetry.

    Hosted by Nina Serrano.

    PLAY NOW:
    Audio stream -KPFA:
    La Raza Chronicles - July 8, 2008 - audio stream


    Mp3 Podcast Download:
    La Raza Chronicles - Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - Mp3

    more program info:
    http://kpfa.org/archives/index.php?arch=27232

    01 July 2008

    La Raza Chronicles / Cronicas de la Raza
    01 July 2008 - KPFA FM


    Tonight's program presents a conversation with Salvadorean filmmaker Jorge Dalton, son of Roque Dalton.

    Hosted by Nina Serrano.

    PLAY NOW:
    Audio stream -KPFA:
    La Raza Chronicles - July 1, 2008 - audio stream


    Mp3 Podcast Download:
    La Raza Chronicles - Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - Mp3

    more program info:
    http://kpfa.org/archives/index.php?arch=27115


    28 June 2008

    Cuba Canta con Emiliano Echeverria -
    KPFA Radio June 28, 2008


    Guest host for Con Sabor: Emiliano hosts the monthly installment of Cuba Canta on KPFA FM. Featured artists include: Bebo Valdez, Beny More, Conjunto Casino, Justi Barretto, Barbarito Diez con Orq. Antonio Maria Romeo, Conjunto Estrellas Cubana, Orishas; Nino Rivera with Miguelito Cuni, Conjunto de Julio Suarez, and much more...

    Also: a rare recording of Bay Area-based Cuban percussion maestros and May/June birthday boys Walfredo de los Reyes Sr. and Armando Peraza together performing in a descarga with Hector Rivera.

    Produced by Emiliano Echeverria
    Community Calendar produced by Ron Flores
    Engineered by Clay Leander aka C'Tone

    PLAY NOW:

    Audio stream -KPFA:   
    Cuba Canta - June 28, 2008 - stream @ KPFA FM


    Mp3 / iTunes Podcast:
    Cuba Canta - June 28, 2008 - Mp3


    Original broadcast: June 28, 2008
    KPFA 94.1 FM - in SF Bay Area & Northern California -
    KPFB 89.3 FM - Berkeley
    KFCF 88.1 FM - Fresno

    Live on the web at: http://www.kpfa.org/

    More program info:http://kpfa.org/archives/index.php?arch=27069

    Thanks to Luis Medina, host/executive producer of Con Sabor.

    24 June 2008

    26 April 2008

    Cuba Canta con Emiliano Echeverria -
    April 2008 - KPFA FM


    Guest host for Con Sabor: Emiliano Echeverria celebrates his 40th Anniversary as a KPFA broadcaster with Cuba Canta, bringing his collection of vintage, classic and rare Cuban music recordings, from Danzon to Son, Mambo to Doo-wop, Timba, el Rap, and Regetun Cubano.

    Featured artists include: Orquesta Aragon, Machito and his Afro-Cuban Orchestra, Miguelito Valdez, Orquesta Riverside, Estrellas Juvenides, Charanga Tipica Cubana, Conjunto Casino, Rene Alvarez, Los Papines, Los Zafiros, Angel Bonet, Charanga Habanera, X/Y/S, and more.

    Special guest includes SF-based attorney and cultural presenter Bill Martinez discussing the current state of US-Cuba relations, travel and musical/cultural exchanges.

    Produced by Emiliano Echeverria
    Community Calendar produced by Ron Flores
    Engineered by Clay Leander aka C'Tone


    PLAY NOW:

    Audio stream -KPFA:
    Cuba Canta - April 26, 2008 - stream @ KPFA FM:

    Mp3 / iTunes Podcast:
    Cuba Canta - April 26, 2008 - Mp3

    Original broadcast: April 26, 2008 9:00pm PST
    KPFA 94.1 FM - in SF Bay Area & Northern California -
    KPFB 89.3 FM - Berkeley
    KFCF 88.1 FM - Fresno

    Live on the web at: http://www.kpfa.org/

    more program info:
    http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?show=55

    Thanks to Luis Medina, host/executive producer of Con Sabor.