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good morning everyone and welcome to another addition of "revista hispana." on the show we have a full show, a local pageant that wants to go nationally to showcase the beauty and talent of young women of dominican decent living not only here in boston but the u.s. today we'll teacher the coalition to combat the growing diabetes crisis is in the state's seventh largest city and make sure to stick around for the end of the program as we will finish off the show with a special musical performance. and in just a few moments the burns and the latino vote. what is making democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders so widely popular with latino voters. all this and more right here
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according to the research a record 27.3 million latinos will be eligible to vote in the 2016 presidential elections and in 2015 roughly 800,000 latinos in the united states turned 18 and became eligible to vote. now in the nevada caucus latino voters made up 19% of the electorate although secretary of sate hillary clinton did beat vermont governor bernie sanders it was he who won the latino vote and nation-wide polls also indicate that young latinos and blacks are significantly more likely to have a more favorable view of the vermont senator bernie sanders than their own elders. to explain how a 74-year-old white guy is resonating with particular young voters we've
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way from holio city counciller good morning and thank you for coming today. are you feeling the burn? that's right. raise your hand if you're feeling the burn. >> we're definitely feeling the burn. >> okay. explain this to me. not that i can't relate because i can see it but we've got four individuals and i'm pretty sure ai all have different reasons. right. what's making you feel the burn? >> a lot of reasons but particularly his message is really resonating with me. since the 70s a lot of jobs have gone overseas, profits have been at an all-time high yet wages stagnated and a lot of our issues are really because of the billionaires and he's really the only candidate holding them accountable and really with the people and that's what we need right now. >> got that clear.
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>> for me there are really four qualities that really stick out for me in turns of what senator represents, four things that sticks out, that's what i'm trying to say. for me that's consistency, transparency, humanity and really this authenticity he portrays and people are really identifying with that regardless of age-group or what they background is. and it is very refreshing to see someone who is running for this position who is really being able to capture these groups of folks that are so different. >> ic o. also elected official hots are what part of the campaign is # also resonating with you? >> he talks about things that actually effected me as a youngin man growing up. and running with the young people and the energy that's right behind it, which so many other people not only in
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caucus we've seen it and we've seen it in new hampshire and nevada that latinos are really resonating with the message and i think it's important he's talking about the issues that are going on in our latino communities. >> andrea why do you think so many young people from all walks of life are relating to this really much older man? >> i think a lot of his qualities, such as being humble has really resonated with our community, especially the fact that he's all inclusive and really thinking about us in regards to our college tuitions and making sure that we are able to have that affordable access to higher education and he is all inclusive also to the undocumented populationism the youth of the dreamers h is very important with this immigration reform. >> okay. so you know he is touting it in as a political revolution # some of his ideas have been
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radical. do you relate to that or is that something you kind of embrace this whole different approach. >> i think ritz really needed. like i said earlier the billionaires have really taken this country and put it in a situation we're in now and that's what we need, someone who is going to come in and radical, we need a political revolution to get that change that we need. we've seen what's happen would a lot of previous candidates and we feel that to get change we need someone who is going to really step in with some, people call it radical but a lot of it is just you know, people say it is free college, but it's just us alquating our taxes to things-- it's us investing in our education and education deters crime and poverty. >> as an elected official do you see yourself maybe, kind of taking some of his campaign massaging # letter on in your own personal political career? >> i think whatever bernie suck taking about right now we can always identify to local
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why his message is really sticking with a lot of folks. you know, the fact that we are having conversations in communities that were not taking place regarding thet stais quo, regarding what a lot of folks talk about, regarding the establishments. these are conversations that are going to continue to happen regardless of what happens from here to november and even after that. and that's something that i always remind people is something that can never be taken away from the communities we're serving. >> we're looking at the photos now and stay with me for a second josey because i see some of this campaign material in spanish and i know that earlier this week he was actually in part of the state and not only did you get to meet him, you introduced him and had a very latino flavor. did he give you the impression he's airwaof latino issues andern cans in our community? >> absolutely. he is very aware of the issues that pertain to the latino community and also being from
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how he has been very vocal regarding the fiscal crisis in puerto rico and what is the role of the united states in terms of assistance, in turns of where do we go from here. he is been very present regarding that and that's something our communities here in the united states are appreciating as well. >> what would you say, councilman, when you see burnae take me back-- when you first heard about bernie sanders what was your impression and has it changed? one of those things the more you earn alled the more you liked him? >> the more you learn the more you burn. >> i think my story is kind of different. i actually met senator bernie sanders in washington, d.c. protesting against the tpp when i went down with people politics we just endorsed him. actually on the same day that counselor valencin brought him up we were over here in boston with the people's politics and the iron's workers number 7
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intimate time with him and support him in everything he does. he is that person that he's in a room and the funny thing is when we were protesting in march with all of these people, he was standing actually right next to me and i didn't even know who the gentleman was and when we said we're going bring to the mic senator sanders and i was having this complete conversation with the gentleman and i looked and said yes, my god he is the senator. he went up there and speaking so much truth and the power and how this tpp was taking jobs from our people, not necessarily latinos but our americans & taking them across seas and that's something that he's talking about, bringing jobs back into communities, not only latino communities but all over america and that's something that young people need to hear that he is worthy about what's going on with them, if there is jobs, school, those are things that are plaguing our communities that it is a necessity. >> well you've got a young person-- i'm going to go to you because we see a lot of young people getting involved,
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and vote isn't are folks your age and younger actually going to come out and vote? they're doing the campaigning but that's a question that's been asked. >> yes. that's a very important question asked now. first of all, i want to mention i don't think bernie a radical i think he's passionate and knowledgeable about what topics need to be addressed immediately. and the youth need to be able to vote. i think they need to center the responsibility of making their part of participating in the candidacy as well as learning about issues that are going to effect them in the future; whereas, right now our corporate america does want to capitalize on foreigners and on foreign workers coming here ; whereas, those jobs could be disrupted amongst young, working professionals, which is much-needed. >> real quickly as we run up family members, friend involved around your circle
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some of the older folks in your family, some of the older folks, yes, no? >> absolutely. for adam. you know, as city councillers in cities like holiock and springfield so heavily poppet id with latinos it is important for us to really put the message out. so both of us have been very vocal in terms of our support and endorsement for bernie. >> same thing for friends, family? >> yes. i know with springfield it is a primarily high population of puerto ricans and bernie has been # vocal over there, really holdingabliability and talking about a sustainabilitien pla. so i know in our community there has been a lot ofment mom and a lot of the youth and western mass is feeling the burn. >> question, are you guys using the social media? >> social media is probably one of the best strengths that we have because that's what the young people are using right now, something we need to to know using and make sure
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bernie sanders stuff with in spanish. very, very similar to what obama did. thank you so much. i know last night there was an event and you guys had to get up this morning. bernie sanders at the ballroom and revers. integrated new and fresh approach. thanks for coming back. and you are a good dancer. i've got to give you a high five. i saw you over the weekend. [laughs] >> when we return, do you know what isy has relates of the diabetes hospitalization nearly twice the state average? well, we'll tell you next right here on
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now in its fifth year brockton knocks down diabetes, continues to combat the growing public health crisis in the state's seventh largest city, which is diabetes. data shows brockton has the rates of diabetes hospitalization that are nearly twice the state average. last year this coalition led by the ymca in stockton secure admillion dollars grant fight diseases in the communities. to tell us more about the work going in these two towns to fight the growing issue of diabetes, we've invited our good friend alberto whitaker the director of community partnerships for the in theler
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and i like this name, randall bennett old colony ymca - reach program coordinator i don't know what reach means but i know it stands for something. i'm going to start with you because he's been here many times before. welcome to "revista hispana." what does reach stand for? >> reach is a program from the centers from disease control and prevention and stands for racial ethnic approaches to community health. it picks different communities throughout the entire country and focuses on a particular health problem and a particular ethnic minority group. >> which is the situation here, right, al. what is going on in brockton is that this clock problem so high? >> well i would venture part of it is access and that's access to # fresh fruits and vegetables, access to proper health care. and the myth, i grew up in the culture where the bigger you
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were so to eat whatever you wanted to eat so to really start talking about eating healthy and changing the mindset that is one of the strengths that we hope to have with this whole brockton knocks down diabetes. >> so you mentioned culture, right, so that speaks to the right, which how do you describe that? >> i would say the highest percentage of the population creole and african americans and some latinos and with all of those cultures there is a chultural food that goes. rice is a staple but also a carbohydrate which could definitely elevate your blood sugars if the intake is consistent. so how do you kind of teach people how to eat better or eat in smaller portions or continue to eat what you're eating but let's watch our portion sizes so that we can be healthier. >> now it sounds like such a
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organization could probably ever do this by themselves, so the coalition brings a lot of folks to the table. tell me a little more about that. how this is kind of bringing everybody together. >> so harbor one actually five years ago started brockton knocks down diabetes and brought the old colony ymca in as a partner. over time they've brought in over 40 organizations from health care, schools, anything everything is there at the table and everybody shows tupe plan these great events and you know the good news is that coalition is so strong we're able to leverage it and apply for funding and we're able to kind of extend that throughout the year and offer a lot more than they were initially able to do just as a few organizations. >> now we're looking at some photos, is this part of last year's event for the june event. was it brockton knocks down diabetes? so these are some of the folks
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it is a real kind of, not week long but several days? >> it is a week long. >> okay, it is a week long. >> june 11th there will be a kickoff sponsored by signature health where there are screenings, there are opportunities for people to get education. the whole kit and caboodle. what's beautiful about it is throughout the entire week people in the city of brockton and in stockton have access to many of the facilities in free. so if they want to haveaic cooing demonstration or want to go to zumba or the y all of those things are free for that week and guess what it is starting to make a difference as far as we're beginning to see a reduction in # number one the amount of hospital awareness about diabetes education and the impact life. >> and that's what i was going to say, you're raising awareness and funds, so what
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how is this kind of plying >> because of our demographic information we have to qualify for this reach program because we have twice the state rate for hospitalization. if you look at our minority groups the african american, and black population in brockton has four times the state rate for hospitalizations and really no fizz logical reason that makes sense, it's because we as a community are not equally feeling the burden of these health care conditions. so what we're trying to do with these funds is take a multi-level approach. we are doing some screenings out in the community, where we're using it to contact groups that have a lack of access as al mentioned before. we're meeting people where they're at; going to churches and holding screenings after mass and we're bringing interrupters and taking down those barriers like transportation and language to really make sure people know if they're at risk or if they have a chronic disease then after that to really make sure
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chronic disease health management program, get them hooked up with a primary care provide to really take control of their health. >> i'm going to put up the information one more time. june 11th, so folks get ready. i know this is its fifth year. you've got plans for this to keep going. this is definitely the first five years just the beginning. june 11th and 18ing and for more information we've got updates on facebook, you guys are on twitter, you've got a nice website and good job, al. thank you for coming by again. >> thank you again, alberto. >> say hi to my friend alex bloom. he is my buddy now texting me at 1m in the morning. [laughs] thank you, kendall. that's it. when we come back a local pageant that wants to going to showcase the beauty of young dominican women. we'll have all of the details
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conference, i saw it in the newspaper and everything. [spanish language] these are the makeup girls, right. >> jack and the knife. [laughs] they were sitting right where you were sitting. they've been here before. jackie and diniy so you had the press conference. [spanish language] [spanish language] ashley, are you getting a lot of inquiries and social media phone dolls from young ladies who want to participate in this pag instant. >> of course. we all are. on the website i actually created so we have a part where it says castings and the girls have to go there and they fill in a form that will have, put the information and we will then contact them with
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different castings we're going to have and yeah of course. >> it is good. you're going to have the first one coming and then you're back here in boston and then you go to lynn and then out to randall. so you're going out to the community. >> we tried to hit the biggest places that we know have a big dominican population. >> i want to go back to these stats. there are two age-groups, right. now have the miss teen and then you have the ms. and then # [spanish language]. >> yes. we didn't want to limit the
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[spanish language] >> i want to put the phone number up again in case somebody wants to go.
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[spanish language] it is developing a little more and that's what we want to bring over here to make boston a more integrated community and for us to be more united. >> i like it. >> usually people go to new >> california. let's bring them to boston. let's bring as many beautiful women to boston as possible the crew is laughing up stairs, thank you mr. dominican republic.
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[spanish language] good luck and keep it up. >> thank you. >> thank you. when we come back in studio musical pump toon musical to end the show on a high note, literally. right here on "revista hispana"
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[spanish language] we'll finish the show this morning with latin family but before i exit the stage left a quick remind to tune in later this morning at 11:30 as byron barnett chats with the bustven of youth and families later on urban update. for all of us here on "revista hispana" have a great sunday. i exit stage left.
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