Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: Hispanic Roundtable
September 27, 2011 7:58:38 PM PDT
ABC7's Emmy award-winning public affairs show, "Beyond the Headlines," provides in-depth coverage of the topics and issues facing the people of the Bay Area. Throughout the year, "Beyond the Headlines" airs half-hour specials on issues, ranging from Bay Area housing to same-sex marriage.

BEYOND THE HEADLINES
September 25, 2011
Hispanic Roundtable
Hosted by ABC7's Lyanne Melendez

We have a special edition of Beyond the Headlines with Lyanne Melendez sitting in for Cheryl Jennings. In today's show, we've invited three Bay Area leaders to talk about some of the opportunities and challenges facing the local Hispanic community in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Hispanic population in the US grew 43% since the year 2000. There are now 50.5 million Latinos in the United States, according to the 2010 Census. The massive expansion of the Hispanic population accounted for more than half of the nation's overall growth between 2000 and 2010.

Studio Guests

Nora Campos
California State Assembly Member
23rd District
asmdc.org

Maurilio Leon
Executive Vice President
Unity Council
www.unitycouncil.org

Raquel Donoso
Executive Director
Latino Community Foundation
www.latinocf.org

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