1. What youth think about more armed “good guys” in their schools.
On Tuesday, the Associated Press (AP) announced that they will no longer recommend journalists use the word “illegal immigrant” in media publicatins. The announcement was seen as a victory by many. Tune in tonight as we hear from Rinku Sen (Colorlines Magazine, which launched The Drop the I-Word campaign), Cris Lagunas (National Immigrant Youth Alliance), Dave Caukett (Floridians for Immigration Enforcement), Julio Calderon (Dream Defenders, Students Working For Equal Rights). Julio will also tell us about the massive immigration march being held in Miami this weekend.
4. Does immigration reform have a Gang (of 8) problem?
Just this week, the “Gang of 8” Senators charged with coming up with an immigration “compromise” said they were close to a deal. One of them, Florida’s own Marco Rubio, disagreed. The same week, Immigrant Rights activists held a protest in front of the New York offices of another “Gang” leader, New York Senator Chuck Schumer. Is the fight for a new immigration system running into a “gang” problem? We’ll find out as we talk to Newsweek/Daily Beast correspondent Michael Tomasky and Families For Freedom organizer Donald Anthonyson.
5. A Cuban blogger/activist Yoani Sanchez comes to town, Cuban Americans react.
Just about the biggest news in Miami’s Cuban American community this week is that renowned Cuban blogger/activist Yoani Sanchez has come to town to talk freedom, expression and Cuba. But the Cuban American community she is coming to is different from the Cuban American community of yesteryear. Tune in as we talk to Cuban American independent researcher and curator, Elizabeth Ceredijo about Miami’s Cuban American reaction to the famed blogger.