Fronteras Vote 2012 Special - LIVE - May 23, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

May 21, 2012

KJZZ Enews: Fronteras Vote 2012-- LIVE Call-n talk show, May 23 11a.m.-1 p.m.

Changing demographics across the Southwest are challenging assumptions about the electorate. Fronteras: the Changing America Desk will explore how these changes may impact the 2012 election during Fronteras Vote 2012, a live, call-in special-- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wed., May 23.

This special will link seven public radio stations across the Southwest and KJZZ listeners will have an opportunity to share their insights and perspectives. 

To take part, KJZZ listeners are encouraged to call 1-888-895-5727
or engage in an online chat during the show.


Discussions will address a variety of issues including how the economy, education and immigration play a key role in voter decisions and whether unresolved issues such as the Dream Act, same-sex marriage and SB-1070 will affect turn out. Fronteras reporters, who cover the complex and controversial Southwestern border on a daily basis will share their insights and analysis along with experts in the field.

Schedule for Fronteras Vote 2012 :

Why Is the Southwest Critical to the Election?
Guests: Alisa Barba, Fronteras Desk; Dave Damore, Brookings Institution

The Changing Job Market in the Southwest
Guests: Devin Browne, Fronteras Desk; Dan Seiver, SDSU Professor of Finance

The Latino Education Gap and the DREAM Act
Guests: Jose Luis Jiménez, Fronteras Desk; CJ Eisenbarth Hager, Senior Policy Analyst at the ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy

The Role of Religion and Social Conservatism in Elections
Guests: Adrian Florido, Fronteras Desk; Tibi Ellis, political & healthcare advocate

The Immigration Issue After SB1070
Guest: David Keyes, Researcher, UCSD Center for Comparative Immigration Studies; Victoria Lopez, Program Director, ACLU of Arizona

Redistricting, Politics and the 2012 Vote
Guests: Adrian Florido Fronteras Desk; Justin Levitt, Brennan Center for Justice

If you cannot participate in the live broadcast, send your questions and comments in advance using, Facebook or Twitter accounts.


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KJZZ’s Fronteras: the Changing America Desk is made possible in part by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and APS.


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