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On Eve of Arizona Primary, a Look at Latino Voters in the State

On our radio partner WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, Phoenix based reporter Valeria Fernandez gave insight into how Latinos are eyeing the GOP candidates.

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Debate on Immigration: Helping Democrats or GOP?

The swirling political debate around undocumented immigrants and the lack of tangible progress on immigration reform is surely going to have an effect on the midterm elections–the question is what that effect will be.

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Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska Talks To WNYC’s Brian Lehrer About The Polish Immigrant Community

Fi2W Reporter Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska was a guest on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show today. She talked about what changes in NYC’s Polish community the 2010 Census will reveal.

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No Count, No Funds: Minorities in Bushwick Suffer the Consequences of a Census Undercount

After low participation in the 2000 Census, one Brooklyn neighborhood struggles to provide its predominantly Hispanic residents with basic services. Also: Reporter Annie Correal on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Hey, the Census Can Be Fun! WNYC‘s Brian Lehrer Proves It on a Show on Hard-To-Count Immigrants

Amid talk of statistics and maps of hard-to-count neighborhoods, guests on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show find time to show a little humor.

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Reporter’s Notebook: The 2010 Census and the Challenge of Undocumented Immigrant Households

Fi2W launches its project on the Census with a radio piece and a live conversation on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show on hard-to-reach immigrant households.

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Mortgage Modification Swindlers Prey on Desperate Homeowners in Hispanic Area in Brooklyn

After President Obama announced a $75 billion plan for homeowners in distress, shady companies started offering Bushwick residents help with their mortgage modifications… for a fee.

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Immigration Reform Postponed ’till 2010: FI2W’s Diego Graglia on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show

Following President Barack Obama’s announcement postponing Congressional action on immigration reform until next year and the outcry from immigration activists, Feet in 2 Worlds web editor Diego Graglia appeared Monday on The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC, New York Public Radio, to discuss the situation.

Also featured was Amy Gottlieb, director of the Immigrant Rights Program at the American Friends Service Committee, who talked about problems with the immigration detention system.

You can listen to the segment here or visit the show’s page.

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Stunning Comeback in Mexican Elections: FI2W’s Diego Graglia on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show

Feet In 2 Worlds web editor Diego Graglia was interviewed Tuesday on The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC, New York public radio.

Together with David Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute and assistant professor of political science at the University of San Diego, Diego spoke about the mid-term elections in Mexico, where the PRI, the party that controlled the country for seven decades until 2000, has made a stunning comeback.

You can listen to the interview below or go to the show’s webpage.

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The election had a turnout rate of less than 50% and it saw almost 6% of voters casting nullified ballots as a protest against the political party system.

In a poignant gesture in this age of democratized communications, Twitter user @priscilliana decided to vote for the social network’s Fail Whale:

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Obama In Translation: Diego Graglia on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show

Obama and Piolín. (Photo: AP)

Obama and Piolín in 2007. (Photo: AP)

Feet In 2 Worlds‘ web editor Diego Graglia was a guest today on The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC, New York Public Radio, to talk about President Barack Obama’s recent statement on Spanish-language radio about his plans to start working on immigration reform this year.

On his interview with Los Angeles-based Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo, the President said he was “very committed” to having the reform passed in Congress. But the news was mostly ignored by English-language media.

As we wrote after the interview, this is not the first time Obama shows this different approach, tailored to the Latino, pro-immigrant audience.

“When he was running for president, virtually the only place where Mr. Obama talked about the issue of immigration was in Spanish-language media,” Feet In 2 Worlds‘ John Rudolph wrote. “His Republican rival, Senator John McCain, followed an almost identical strategy. As a result, consumers of Spanish-language media heard a debate over the two candidate’s positions on immigration that was missing from mainstream media.”

You can listen to Diego’s conversation with Brian Lehrer by pressing play below or you can visit the show’s page here:

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