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Hillsborough Latino group files federal suit to get Florida's RNC delegates back listen

01/31/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Hillsborough Hispanic Coalition is challenging the loss of 50 delegates at the Republican National Convention in August. Florida is supposed to have 100, but had that number slashed for holding its presidential preference primary early. Attorney Michael Steinberg has filed the case in Federal court because states the two major parties allow to have primaries or caucuses early don’t represent the Latino population and he says that is discriminatory.

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White House Gets Input at Hispanic Education Forum

09/22/09 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday

Health care reform may be hogging the limelight, but another Obama Administration initiative is gaining momentum. With outreach efforts some call unprecedented, Obama’s goal of improving education for students of all levels and backgrounds faces some major challenges. Closing the achievement gaps that exist between white students and those of other ethnic backgrounds is one of these, especially in Florida. WMNF’s Kate Bradshaw attended the White House’s community conversation on Hispani...


Geraldo Rivera on his new book The Great Progression

09/08/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)

Our guest in this segment is award-winning television reporter Geraldo Rivera. He's written a new book called The Great Progression: How Hispanics Will Lead America To A New Era Of Prosperity (Penguin Group). In this book Rivera looks at the growing numbers of Latino citizens in the US and their impact on education, the economy, health care, culture, and politics. He writes about the excesses of immigration enforcement, the recent reverse migration back to Mexico and Central America, and ho...

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