Martha Escutia, an attorney and former state senator for the 30th district, will be hosting her first Spanish language radio show, “Hablando Derecho,” on 94.3/105.5 FM at 8 A.M on Sunday. The weekly discussion-based program hopes to be a space where Latinos can learn more about issues affecting them, by providing commentary and fielding questions from listeners.
“I wanted to create a space in the airwaves where there could be a discussion in Spanish about the issues affecting the Latino community,” said Escutia, when asked about what lead her to launch this show.
The first program will deal with the importance of the California Dream Act. This is the controversial state law that allows financial college aid for students who were brought to United States under age 16, without proper immigrant documents.
“This is a law that is very important to a generation that will be the future of our community,” said Escutia. “There are so many youngsters who arrived to this country at a young age, and who have lived and studied here their whole lives. ”
The show will cover the creation of this law, the movement supporting it, as well as the impact that it will have on institutions of higher learning. All with the help of guests, which will include state Assembly member Gil Cedillo, the author of the law, and Myrna Ortiz, spokesperson of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA).
“Hablando Derecho will be a great vehicle to inform Latinos in Los Angeles on issues that are not only important, but vital to the health and well being of the community,” said Assemblymember Cedillo in a statement.
For more information go to www.HablandoDerechoRadio.com.