Talking About California

Talking About California is a public affairs program produced and hosted by Cal Winslow and Loreto Rojas, focusing on issues of major historic, social and cultural importance to Mendocino County and California.

Cal Winslow is Director of the Mendocino Institute. He is a retired Fellow in Geography at UC Berkeley and a founder of Mendocino Parents for Peace. His latest book is River of Fire; Commons, Crisis and the Imagination. He is editor of West of Eden, Communes and Utopia in Northern California.  Loreto Rojas is a Mendocino County educator and journalist.

Talking About California presents: a Special Series for Hispanic Heritage Month. Loreto Rojas and Cal Winslow host four programs, each considering an important issue in the LatinX community and beyond. This Tuesday on Part 3 of the series, hear the story of three Family Medicine Resident physicians working on the Southern border at the Chula Vista Scripps Mercy Hospital. Allison Estrada, Aisha Van Pratt Levin and Ana Ortiz talk about their jobs providing health services, inspiring youth and helping to build stronger communities that can organize and fight for their own well-being.

  Talking About California: Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 Part 2

 

Talking About California presents: Hispanic Heritage Month Special Series. Four programs, each considering an important issue in the LatinX community and beyond.

 

Join Loreto Rojas and Cal Winslow for Part 2 of the series, the focus will be immigration issues with Alvaro Huerta, Associate Professor of Urban & Regional Planning and Ethnic & Women’s Studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

 

Tuesday September 21 Hispanic Heritage Month Special Series Part 1

Talking About California presents: Hispanic Heritage Month Series. Four programs, each considering an important issue in the LatinX community and beyond. 

Join Loreto Rojas and Cal Winslow for in-depth conversation about this important topic. The series begins with the historian, author and activist, Aviva Chomsky.

  

Loreto Rojas and Cal Winslow host a special episode of Talking about California. They interview Professor Will Russell, an environmentalist at San Jose State University. Russell is a leading authority on redwood restoration, and the role of redwood forests in carbon sequestration. He is an expert on how commercial logging increases the threat of wildfires. Much of Russell’s research has been done in Jackson Demonstration State Forest here in Mendocino County.

10/20/20: The fourth installment of Talking About California features Professor Alvaro Huerta, Associate Professor of Urban & Regional Planning (URP) and Ethnic & Women's Studies (EWS) at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. Huerta talks about growing up in an East LA barrio, and connects immigration, poverty, racism, and police brutality in order to explain the relevance of the BLM movement to the Latinx community.

10/6/20: Loreto Rojas and Cal Winslow host the third installment of a four-part series in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, featuring Maria Rendon, Professor of Sociology at UC Irvine. Professor Rendon is the author of "Stagnant Dreamers: How the Inner City Shapes the integration of Second Generation Latinos." She discusses the implication of the Black Lives Matter movement on Latino youth.

9/29/20: Part 2 features a conversation with Professor Alex Vitale of Brooklyn College, author of “The End of Policing” and one of the leading voices for police reform.

9/22/20: Part 1, a conversation with UCLA Professor Chris Zepeda-Millan, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Chicano and Central American Studies.

Join Loreto Rojas and Cal Winslow on Talking About California, as they discuss the New Deal with Richard Walker, Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of California Berkeley.

Bardis Vakili is a Senior Staff Attorney, at ACLU San Diego.

Join Loreto Rojas for part 4 of a 4 part series in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. Her guest is Professor Diana Coryat, as they discuss recent events in Ecuador.

Join Loreto Rojas and Cal Winslow for part 3 of a 4 part series in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. There guest is Rachel De La Cruz, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at the University of California, Irvine. She studies refugees and internally displaced families and communities in Central and North America.

Join Loreto Rojas and Cal Winslow for part 2 of a 4 part series in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. Their guest will be Dr. Irene Vega from U.C. Irvine, who will discuss immigration politics and enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border. Dr. Vega will explore the concept of CRIMMIGRATION, the convergence of immigration and criminal law.

Loreto Rojas & Cal Winslow will present a 4-part series for Hispanic Heritage Month focusing on the crisis at the United States-Mexico border and the legal challenges to the Trump administration to end the ongoing human rights abuses there.

The first guest will be Rocio Rosales, Assistant Professor of Sociology at UC Irvine’s School of Social Sciences, about her research on immigrant detention, race and international migration.

Victor Clark Alfaro

Aug 24, 2018

Victor Clark Alfaro, a native of Tijuana, study masters in social
anthropology at the Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA) in Mexico City, and
conducted doctoral studies in sociology at the University of California
San Diego (UCSD). Professor at San Diego State University (SDSU); and
Founder and Director of the Binational Center for Human Rights (in
Tijuana). He has been a columnist for Pacific News Service (PNS)
(1987-1991), columnist for the newspaper La Opinión (Los Angeles, CA)

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