Mixtec Listeners Find Home On Air, and Other News

By The News Jun 09, 2009

Voice That Sounds Like Home Welcomes Mexico’s Outsiders La Hora Mixteca, a radio program in Mixtec on Radio Bilingue, gives some security to its Mixtec listenership in California’s Central Valley. Filemón López, the host of the show, talks with his listeners as they recount heartbreaking stories of their families pulled apart by the border and follows their requests for songs to help ease their longing for home. Feds Restore Recognition of CA American Indian Tribe The Wilton Rancheria, just one of 41 California tribes that lost its federal recognition 50 years ago, is now officially recognized as a tribe again. FBI Director Defends Use of Informants in Mich. Mosques Just days after the Department of Justice heard from Muslim organizations that Mosques were being targeted by the FBI, Director Robert Mueller defended the bureau’s actions saying, “We don’t investigate places, we investigate individuals.” AP Black Employees Accuse Eli Lilly of Discrimination Several current and former employees of Eli Lilly & Co., the 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world, have joined a lawsuit against the company. The group is accusing the Indianapolis-based Lilly of underpaying Black employees and denying them promotions that were in turn given to white employees with less qualifications. Business Week