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LAURA MICHELS

Cristo Rey Parish in Lansing announced Monday it will serve as a sanctuary church to protect immigrants on the verge of deportation in response to President Trump’s immigration reforms.


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After a nearly year long hiatus, a cornerstone of WKAR’s lineup, and the only Spanish-language program broadcasting from Michigan’s capital region returns to airwaves. WKAR’s Karel Vega spoke with Tony ‘El Chayo’ Cervantes about the return of Ondas en Español this weekend.


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It’s been a tradition in the Lansing community for decades. This weekend, Lansing’s Cristo Rey Church will welcome thousands of visitors to its annual Fiesta. To tell us more about what we can expect from this weekend’s celebration WKAR’s Karel Vega spoke with Guillermo Lopez, the organizer of the 2018 Cristo Rey Fiesta.


Dolores Huerta speaking
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Dolores Huerta, the community organizer and civil rights leader who started the chant "Si Se Puede!" (Yes, we can!) wowed people of many generations during appearances at Michigan State University on Tuesday.

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Michigan State University will use a $600,000 grant to help Latino fruit growers in the state.

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The Cristo Rey Community Center started in 1968 to help out Hispanics on Lansing's north side but now it's helping families of all types with everything from food to health services to counseling and much more.

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Dozens of Lansing families with roots in regions destroyed by a deadly earthquake and hurricane this week prayed together on Wednesday night. 


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This week on All Things Considered, we are hearing from five of your Michigan neighbors of diverse backgrounds their perspective on race and culture. Clara Martinez, an Americore Vista and local dance teacher talked about being both Chicana and white and sometimes being caught in the middle of those two worlds.