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Live Wisconsin Film Festival 2014 Broadcast

Friday, 4 April 2014 | A Public Affair
Mel and Floyd at the live broadcast

It’s time for the Wisconsin Film Festival! Check out this live-broadcast to hear from the people that made these wonderful films possible! more »

Reuters Poll Ranks Plight of Women in Middle East

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 | Salamat

This week your host Sabi Atteyih plays from Abdel Halim Hafez’sThe Cup Reader.” Arab-American news updates include the “Burqa Bandit” in San Diego, Rashida Tlaib‘s run for Michigan state senate in 2014, Thomson Reuters Foundation’s survey on the state of women in the Middle East and an update on Damascus. Sabi also covers “Detroit Unleashed“, a film told from an Arab-American perspective that premiered at the Detroit Film Theater. more »

Monday, September 30th — The EQ Guy and his new book, “Bringing Earthquakes To Life.”

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 | Access Hour

This week’s program can be titled, ”The EQ Radio Show…featuring Les Brown.” Les, who blogs as The EQ Guy, just finished the manuscript for his new book, “Bringing Earthquakes To Life.” He’ll talk about living and working in Hollywood, Precision Plate Tectonics, being in a lot of earthquakes, getting his Screen Actors Guild card, all the movies he’s worked on in Hollywood and Chicago and right here in Wisconsin, and much more! You can download it here more »

Detroit Celebrates Arabic Heritage

Sunday, 15 September 2013 | Salamat

This week Sabi Atteyih reports on The Muslims Are Coming! documentary, the Detroit Heritage Works project to promote dialogue with the Arab-American Community, the Detroit Arab-American Museum’s YallaEat! Walking Tours, current events. With music by Arab Idol host Ragheb Alama. more »

Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program with Armando Ibarra

Thursday, 1 November 2012 | buzz
Harvest of Loneliness

On Thursday November 1, our host Tony Castaneda spoke with Assistant Professor at the School for Workers at UW-Madison, Armando Ibarra. Armando speaks about Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program, a documentary film that will be screened at the Labor Temple on Saturday, November 3 at 6:30. Armando will hold a discussion that will take place after the screening of the film, focusing on working conditions and immigration issues that are present in our society today. He assisted with the making of the film as a graduate student with film makers Gilbert Gonzalez and Vivian Price.   Armando explains the Bracero Program, “This was a state managed labor importation program that took place between the US and Mexico from 1942 – 1964. The program has had massive impacts on Latino communities that most of us don’t understand, including those that study these communities. Many people’s grandparents and parents today were braceros.” He explains that the program was a system of labor recruitment, put into place by control of the growers. People from all regions of Mexico applied for permits, after which, if they were selected, would be placed through a processing station in the US, where they would be hand picked to be sent to farms across the US. By the end of the process, they were screened by both the Mexican and American governments, as well as the corporate growers. “There was absolutely no agency on the part of the workers in this whole process,” Armando says. The migrant workers were predominantly from rural lands who considered this offer as a good opportunity for themselves and their families. However, they soon began to see the harsh reality of the situation, “this was an abundant source of cheap, exploitable, replaceable, and deportable labor. That was the beauty of this program for corporate growers.”   Armando reports that the plight of migrant workers has, for the most part, remained unchanged. He estimates that 25% of all the food consumed in the United States is grown in the central valley of California; And, on a yearly basis, 1.2 million farm workers, mainly Mexicans, apply their efforts towards producing that food, “The food you consume is being produced by Mexican hands, and…primarily ‘unauthorized people’, as we label here.” He speaks about the connection between food production and the current immigration laws and issues that are present in the United States today.   Visit the website for the film here.   Visit the UW School for Workers, Department …. more »

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