Talking About California

Porfirio Quintano is an environmental services worker at Sutter Hospital’s California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He came to this country from Honduras in 1996 seeking asylum. He is a union activist and an elected member of the executive committee, the National Union of Healthcare Workers. He lives with his family in El Sobrante

 

In this episode of Talking About California, Cal and Loreto speak with David Montejano,  professor of the graduate school in Chicano and Latino studies at UC Berkeley He is a historian of and sociologist and former chair of Latino policy and research institute. He has written several books and articles about Chicano politics and society in the twentieth century. He is from San Antonio Texas.

Cal Winslow and Loreto Rojas host a series for Hispanic Heritage Month. This episode is an interview with Mireya Loza, curator of the division of work and industry at the Smithsonian in Washington DC. Her book Defiant Braceros, examines the bracero program, the largest guest worker program in US history.

Cal Winslow Speaks with Juan Gonzalez about Puerto Rico, its past present, and future after Hurricane Maria, and his new book, Reclaiming Gotham about New York City. Broadcast October 2017.