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January 15, 2013

Latino USA to join WGBH radio schedule starting this Sunday

WGBH and Futuro Media Group to host panel discussion with domestic workers, nannies and
employers moderated by journalist María Hinojosa
 
BOSTON, MA (January 15, 2013) – WGBH announced today that Latino USA, an award- winning National Public Radio program hosted by María Hinojosa and produced by The Futuro Media Group, will be added to the WGBH Radio schedule starting Sunday, January 20. The program will air on 89.7 every Sunday at 6pm.
 
“Greater Boston is a diverse region with a strong and influential Latino community. I am excited that María Hinojosa and Latino USA will be a regular part of WGBH’s schedule,” said Philip L. Redo, Managing Director, 89.7 WGBH Radio. “Latino USA provides an important national platform that examines and discusses issues, policies and culture affecting Latino Americans. We all look forward to adding Boston Public Radio listeners to that discussion.”
 
As part of that announcement, WGBH and The Futuro Media Group will host an unprecedented and multi-dimensional panel discussion at WGBH on Thursday evening with domestic workers and nannies, their employers and others to explore the economic and social issues surrounding those who care for our children, seniors and homes in the U.S. Hinojosa will moderate and elucidate the complexities of the emerging organizing efforts and legal challenges faced by domestic workers and their employers. Additional event partners include the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the Massachusetts Coalition for Domestic Workers.
 
The event is free of charge and open to the public. To get more information and register for the event, visit www.wgbh.com/domesticworkers.
 
This panel is one of a series of nationwide events organized by Latino USA to reach beyond the airwaves and engage in more personal discussions about issues affecting Latinos, immigrants and people of color. (Attached image courtesy of WGBH.)
Information about Thursday’s panel discussion follows:
 
WHAT:             
Panel Discussion – Domestic Workers and Nannies: Getting to Know the People Caring for Your Family
 
WHO: 
María Hinojosa, CEO/President, The Futuro Media Group; Host, Latino USA
Barbara Young, National Organizer, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Lydia Edwards, Director of Legal Services, head of the Domestic Worker Law and Policy Clinic, Brazilian Immigrant Center
Olga Piox, Domestic Worker and Organizer, MataHari: Eye of the Day
Alicia Mazzarini, Placement Counselor, Boston Nanny Centre Inc.
 
WHEN:
Thursday, January 17
6-8pm The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required: www.wgbh.org/domesticworkers.
 
WHERE:
WGBH Studios, One Guest Street, Brighton, MA Free parking available in the adjacent Guest Street Garage
About The Futuro Media Group
The Futuro Media Group is an independent non-profit media organization that produces multimedia journalism on critical social and civic justice issues and gives voice to America’s rising multicultural mainstream. Our productions, from the award-winning NPR radio program “Latino USA” to the new PBS program “America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa,” inform and educate the public about important stories often overlooked by mainstream news media.
 
About WGBH
WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web. Television channels include WGBH 2, WGBH 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH, Boston Public Radio; Classical New England; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. Find more information at wgbh.org.

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