November 25 - The Latino Vote in 2016; How to Become a "Mahbster"

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Part 1

We begin with the critical role of the Latino vote in the upcoming election and speak with Antonio Gonzales, President of the largest and oldest non-partisan Latino voter participation organization in the U.S., the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project. We will discuss the latest Census Survey that finds Latino registration grew during 2010-2014 but the rate of U.S. Latino votes cast was its lowest ever while the national Latino vote was stagnant due to its collapse in California. And now the GOP presidential candidates are talking about closing doors and bashing Muslims who Ben Carson likened to "rabid dogs", instead of building walls against Latinos, we will look into how much the Latino vote in 2016 will be mobilized in response to the racist insults against Latinos from Donald Trump and others.

Part 2

Then we speak with the conservation biologist Paul Ehrlich about his new book "The Annihilation of Nature: Human Extinction of Birds and Mammals" that features beautiful pictures of the endangered creatures that we celebrate as gifts of nature whose extinction mankind is causing. We will discuss role of human population growth in destroying biodiversity while human-caused climate change threatens food supplies for a global population that will double in a few decades. We also discuss how you can become a "mahbster" by joining M.A.H.B., the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere" which connects, activists, scientists, humanists and civil society to foster global change.