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Week of Apr 5

Monday, April 5

11:00am The Latino Americans “Part 6: Peril and Promise” (Click here for Supplemental Materials)

This series tells the story of early settlement, conquest and immigration; of tradition and reinvention; of anguish and celebration and of the gradual construction of a new American identity from diverse sources that connects and empowers millions of people today. The series covers the 1500s to the present day. 

In part 6: Examine the past 30 years, as a second wave of Cubans and hundreds of thousands Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans flee to the U.S., creating a debate over undocumented immigrants that leads to calls for tightened borders, English-only laws and efforts to brand the undocumented as a drain on public resources. Simultaneously, the Latino influence is booming in business, sports, media, politics and entertainment. Latino Americans become the largest and youngest growing sector of the American population. 

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Tuesday, April 6th

11:00am The Latino Vote: Dispatches From the Battleground 

Get an inside look at the high-stakes effort to get out the Latino vote in 2020’s election. Political candidates are focused on maximizing turnout and support from Latinos, poised to be the largest non-white voting bloc. 

Watch the show here: (Passport Required) 

Wednesday, April 7th

11:00am Rudolfo Anaya: The Magic of Words 

Rudolfo Anaya was the first Hispanic American writer to achieve major publishing success with his landmark novel, Bless Me, Ultima, in print since 1972. Recipient of the National Medal for the Arts, Anaya has demonstrated a lifelong determination to persevere - through poverty, catastrophic injury and an almost insurmountable artistic struggle to publish - and in the end, succeed. "Rudolfo Anaya: The Magic Of Words," is a vital reference to the authentic culture of Hispanic New Mexico. And while the wellspring of Anaya's stories is New Mexico, his insight is invaluable to understand the quest by all Hispanic Americans for cultural identity, recognition and respect. 

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11:30am California’s Golden Parks “Camarillo Ranch” 

Huell visits the magnificently restored Camarillo Ranch, which was named for "the last Spanish Don", Adolfo Camarillo, who assumed ownership of the gigantic 10,000 acre ranch in 1880 at the age of 16. The city of Camarillo is named after the charismatic and successful Adolfo, who built a fortune breeding white horses. Huell takes a special tour of the ranch and "La Casa Grande," the 6,000 sq. foot Queen Anne Victorian Camarillo built for his wife, Carmen. Once the original Rancho Calleguas, the ranch was one of the last of the Mexican land grants. Mexican Governor Alvarado gave Jose Pedro Ruitz the land in 1847. Juan Camarillo obtained the Rancho from the Ruiz family in 1875. At Juan's death, his eldest son, Adolfo Camarillo assumed operation of the ranch at the age of 16. Sucessfully operating the ranch for 68 years, Adolfo was fondly referred to as the "Last Spanish Don", and the City of Camarillo is named after him. 

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Thursday, April 8th 

11:00am Company Town 

The story of how residents of Chinatown and the Latino Mission District in San Francisco overcome the odds to save their communities. At the center of the story is an election that focuses on the role of "home-sharing" apps in incentivizing evictions and the creation of mini-hotels rather to replace rental housing. Told without narration, Company Town follows journalist Joe Rodriguez and educator Jeffrey Kwong as they take us through neighborhoods being transformed by skyrocketing rents and evictions. Two local candidates represent opposing views on the role of gentrification and the "sharing economy." We follow their campaigns and debates from the inside as they take on issues that affect cities across the country. 

Friday, April 9th

11:00am California’s Communities “San Diego East Village” 

Right in the heart of downtown San Diego is a part of the city that's been rejuvenated. From PetCo Park to its restored historic buildings, Huell visits a vibrant community. 

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11:30am California’s Gold “Head for the Borders” 

Experience the sights and sounds of Calexico, a town that reflects its rich Mexican heritage. 

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