In Illinois, students in the country illegally are ineligible for financial aid from either the state or federal government. One Arlington Heights student is trying to pay for her next semester by competing in a Chicago beauty pageant.
A Mexican lawyer, Alejandra Ancheita founded the organization ProDESC to protect the rights of Mexico's marginalized communities. She joined us on the show to talk about her efforts against the Mexican government. We also talk to Jordan Ritter Conn, a contributor for Grantland, about Sim Bhullar, the first NBA player of Indian descent.
A deal to monitor Iran's nuclear program continues to be discussed by a panel of world powers. We discuss the potential outcomes with Joe Cirnicione of the Ploughshares Fund. We also talk about the recent Nigerian elections and their historic outcome. Finally, we look at Orthodox Lent and Tony Sarabia tells us about Toña la Negra.
As more Mexican immigrants make successful lives for themselves in the United States, the influx of money back to small communities in Mexico is at a record high. We talk about the effect this has had on rural Mexican life. We also discuss languages with very few living speakers, which might disappear in the next 100 years.