USA soccer fans were heartbroken yesterday when Portugal forced a tie in the last seconds of the World Cup game. We talk about what’s next for the team. Plus, we take a closer look at the Spanish-language media market in Los Angeles and why it’s harder to quantify than the rest of the media. Plus, there’s been a surge in undocumented, unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border in recent months. We talk to a woman who’s been working with them. We also debate whether understanding computer code is becoming as important as understanding the English language. And we get a roundup of the latest news coming out of the TV industry.
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USA soccer fans were heartbroken yesterday when Portugal forced a tie in the last seconds of the World Cup game. Now, USA goes on to play powerhouse Germany on Thursday. But after tying the game against Portugal and beating Ghana earlier, the U.S. has a real chance to make it into the second round.
In April, a station that plays regional Mexican music jumped over four other stations to win the key "morning drive" time period. Then ratings plunged back down 37% in May. The ratings people at Nielsen have announced that they’re reworking recent numbers for the billion-dollar LA radio market. But the episode reveals particular problems with the way they keep tabs on Spanish-language audiences.
There’s been a surge in undocumented, unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border in recent months. The numbers are so big, the situation’s been called a humanitarian crisis. The Obama administration has announced tougher border policies to try to curb the flow. Meanwhile, temporary shelters have popped up all over the Southwest - including in California - to house and feed some of the young new arrivals.
Elizabeth Camarena, Casa Cornelia Law Center
Some computer literacy advocates say learning to read and write computer code is practically as important as understanding the english language. And they say it will become even more important in the future. But why? If we don’t program computers for a living, why does it matter if we understand how our iPhones work?
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