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Rays Podcast: Latino Talk That Informs, Inspires

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RP261: Unidos PA' PR; Won't Accept 2nd Class; DACA Deal; Prayers For NoCal

RP261: Host Ray Collazo is joined by activist Angel Medina who shares his experience post Hurricane Maria and the real story on the island and throughout the diaspora. #UnidosPaPR Collazo is also joined by Leo Perales to discuss future of potential DACA deal, Budget attacks and impact of Trump/Corker feud on upcoming congressional fights. Collazo and Perales debut the "Hey Ray" segment. Prayers to our friends in NoCal dealing with forest fires.

Duration: 01:16:46

RP260: Ayayay Trump; Puerto Rico Strong; Can Gun Control Happen; Prayers For Vegas

Rays Talk Show Episode 260: Host Ray Collazo and guest host Leo Perales provide latest update on Puerto Rico crisis. Why Trump hit a new low on his visit and what Puerto Ricans are thinking right now. Collazo lays out what needs to be focus now and what lessons Puerto Ricans should take from the harrowing last few weeks. Las Vegas is on everyone's minds, hearts and prayers. Collazo and Perales share why this tragedy especially hits home and prospects for a legitimate conversation on gun...

Duration: 00:55:17

RP259: Puerto Rico And Mexico Love; When Trump Attacks; Latest on Zombiecare

Rays Talk Show Episode 259: Host Ray Collazo provides latest updates on Zombiecare and his analysis on what Trump’s attacks on pro athletes really mean. Collazo also shares the latest on the Puerto Rico and Mexico crises and why Puerto Rico is so important to millions of Americans and should be important to all of us. Listen to Marlene Peralta discuss the ongoing fight to pass DACA into law and her take on recent New York City elections.

Duration: 00:49:49

RP258: Why We Never Forget 9-11; Irma Update; Bannon Got A Point?

Rays Talk Show Episode 258: Host Ray Collazo discusses the 16th Anniversary of 9-11 with Jason Llorenz and why its still so relevant today. Collazo also gets updates from Alex Easdale and other residents of Florida and Texas on recovery efforts and lessons learned from this incredible experience. Collazo also breaks down why we need to keep listening to Steve Bannon.

Duration: 00:58:30

Emergency Podcast: DACA, This Is Not A Drill! What's Next For Dreamers.

Rays Talk Show Episode 257: Host Ray Collazo is joined by Immigrant lawyer Jose Sanchez and Political Strategists Elbert Garcia and Madeleine Villanueva to discuss our reactions to President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Sanchez explains the legal ramifications for DACA recipients while Garcia lays out the feelings of activists in Florida and around the country. Panel lays out the key next steps we must undertake to advocate for the...

Duration: 00:57:53

RP256: Real Houston; DACA Under Attack; More Than A BBQ

Rays Talk Show Episode 256: Host Ray Collazo is joined by Houston resident Conchita Reyes who shares with us the Houston story from a mother turned responder. Conchita shares what’s really happening on the ground you need to know and how this experience has changed her life. Collazo also shares his thoughts on what is really behind the impending announcement by the Trump administration on the future of DACA. Rays Talk Show also reveals what is next for this administration of hate and not...

Duration: 00:43:15

RP255: Evil of Trump/Arpaio; Play 1070; Prayers For Texas

Rays Talk Show Episode 255: Host Ray Collazo shares what President Trump’s pardon for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio means for our politics and our souls. Collazo is joined by Arizona activist and artist James Garcia to discuss the local reaction to the latest insult to the Latino community and American Civil Rights. Garcia shares the historical battle against Arpaio’s reign of terror that led to this historic moment. James Garcia explains how this sort of struggle led to the...

Duration: 01:07:51

RP254: Trump Is Bad For Your Health; Comey Pre-Gaming

Rays Talk Show Episode 254: Host Ray Collazo is joined by Health Policy expert David Thomsen to discuss the current state of health debate in Washington. Thomsen breaks down why the House passed AHCA bill is sooooooo bad (especially for Latinos) and why we need to #ProtectOurCare now more than ever. Thomsen shares what to expect in Senate debate and how we can put pressure on our federal officials to stop this attack on our health. Thomsen and Collazo discuss the mood in Washington during...

Duration: 00:45:10

RP253: Adios Paris, Texas Civil War, NBA Finals; #Covfefe

Rays Talk Show Episode 253: Host Ray Collazo discusses the hottest political topics of the week from the perspective of the streets. Collazo lays out why Trump's likely withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Agreement has disasterous implications for our environment and the economy. Collazo and his Facebook Live audience also engage in the ongoing Texas Civil War being declared against tejanos by state government with passage of SB4, which legislates racial profiling. Shame on Texas...

Duration: 00:40:25

RP252: CBO Score Horrible, Trump Budget Worse; DeVos, Black Women Speak Out, Props to Clarence Thomas?

Rays Talk Show Episode 252: Hosts Ray Collazo and Elbert Garcia discuss the hottest political topics of the week. Highlights of Episode 252: --Gianforte attacks a journalist, teacher calls Latina student a 'likely terrorist,' immigrants gets profiled after being an accident victim. Is Trump's tone putting targets on the back of journalists and people of color? --The CBO score and Trump's budget plan release confirmed what we already knew: the AHCA and Trump's proposed budget suck. Listen...

Duration: 00:50:58

RP251: Trump Declares War; PR Parade Drama; Manu; #IDEFY

Rays Talk Show Episode 251: Host Ray Collazo details how Trump's proposed Budget is a declaration of War on working people and especially Latinos. Collazo breaks down how the Administration has a trick up their sleeve to try to literally starve millions of Latino children. He also discusses how you can get engaged with a phone call to 1-866-426-2631 #HandsOff. Collazo keeps up posted on the ongoing drama impacting the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Listen to why Collazo thinks the...

Duration: 00:34:52

RP250: Aye Dios Mio GOYA; True Public Enemy #1; Despacito!

Rays Talk Show Episode 250: Hosts Ray Collazo and Elbert Garcia discuss the hottest political and social topics from the streets. Is the appointment of Robert Muller to be the Special Prosecutor in the Russian investigation the beginning of the end? Who does Collazo think is now in line to the next elected President of the United States? Who does Collazo consider to have been the true public enemy #1 to the Latino community? Collazo and Garcia also provide their Capitol Hill updates,...

Duration: 01:07:16

RP249: Montes On Safety & Justice For All; Happy Mothers' Day!

Rays Talk Show Episode 249: Host Ray Collazo is joined by Danny Montes of Californians For Safety & Justice to discuss the state of safety in this country. Montes shares how policies impacting criminal justice and immigration enforcement create atmosphere of insecurity in Latino communities around the country. Montes shares how Californians are feeling right now about the unethical behavior of the Trump administration. Collazo and Montes also give us their latest take on Comey firing,...

Duration: 00:35:30

RP248: Comey Surprise, Texas Under Attack, #ProtectACA

Rays Talk Show Episode 248: Host Ray Collazo and guest Elbert Garcia comment on the hottest political headlines from the streets. Collazo and Garcia discuss how Comey's firing by President Trump shouldn't surprise anyone, why Congressman Carlos Curbelo reminds us of your shady brother in law, and how we can #Resist the Senate's steps towards repealing the ACA and health access to millions of Americans. Governor Greg Abbot signed SB4 into law this week. Hear why Collazo believes this new...

Duration: 01:01:31

RP247: Syria, "Someone's Going to Jail," Trump's Kryptonite, UPR Students Stand Up

Rays Talk Show Episode 247: Hosts Ray Collazo and Elbert Garcia talk politics from the streets. Collazo and Garcia discuss how Syrian airstrikes will impact our country, status of #Resist Movement, why "someone's going to jail," the results are in for California Congressional District 34's Special Election and what Latino music stars are impacting national politics. Support resistance movement at University of Puerto Rico system with students and faculty on strike to prevent crippling...

Duration: 00:51:07

RP246: AHCA Is Caca, Jose Sanchez Defends Immigrants, Collazo Sports Heaven

RP246: Host Ray Collazo updates us on why Trumpcare is caca and how the Obamacare repeal fiasco exemplifies the President's overrated business/negotiations skills. Collazo is joined by Texas lawyer and activist Jose Sanchez to discuss the Trump Administration's legal impact to immigrant community. Sanchez shares how his personal journey led him to service through the law and how Sanchez is defending and preparing immigrant families in their most dire moments. Collazo also gives you...

Duration: 00:59:58

RP245: Trumpcare NO BUENO! Viva Las Vegas; JLO/AROD Really?

Rays Talk Show Episode 245: Host Ray Collazo and Guest Host Elbert Garcia review why Trumpcare is NO BUENO, especially for the Latino community. Collazo and Garcia discuss the politics of this dangerous legislation and what we can do to kill Trumpcare. Collazo interviews Las Vegas activist Erika Castro on the mood of Nevadans during the Trump’s administration’s first few months and how she is organizing Latinos around immigration and environmental issues. Collazo and Garcia discuss the...

Duration: 01:09:31

RP245: Trump Schizophrenia, Perez and Ellison Coalition, Cali Love

Rays Talk Show Episode 245: Host Ray Collazo and Co-Host Elbert Garcia discuss how we can’t get distracted by Trump’s Schizophrenia and the real take away from Trump’s speech to joint session of Congress. Collazo and Garcia also update us on the latest mischief being done by Trump’s Cabinet of Deplorables. Is DeVos serious about her ignorant comments about the HBCU? Thomas Perez made history this past weekend becoming the Chair of the Democratic National Committee. Collazo shares his...

Duration: 00:56:20

RP242: Anaheim and Transgendered Kids Endangered; Can Perez Close?

Rays Talk Show Episode 243: Hosts Ray Collazo and Elbert Garcia discuss headlines from Latino perspective as the global warming of politics continues. Collazo and Garcia react to the incident in Anaheim, CA as an off duty police officer shoots a gun at end of confrontation with a 13 year old child over kids running on his lawn. How do activists mobilize to hold law enforcement officials accountable to the over-policing of our communities and why didn’t an off duty police officer just talk...

Duration: 01:02:13

RP242: Only Thing Real Are The Leaks; CHC #Resist; #DayWithoutImmigrants

Rays Talk Show, Episode 242: Host Ray Collazo and guest Elbert Garcia break down this week’s hottest political headlines from the streets. The week has been marred by mass ICE raids. How are these raids impacting families across the country and Collazo explains why he believes that Russian submarine off the coast is a lot more of a danger than #GuadalupeGarcia or #DanielRamirezMedina. Daniel’s case is particularly troubling since he is in the United States legally as a DACA student. What...

Duration: 01:13:00

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