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The KUT Longhorn Radio Network Presents: Mexican American Experience Collection

Audio recordings including interviews, music, and informational programs related to the Mexican American community and their concerns in the series "The Mexican American Experience" and "A esta hora conversamos" from the Longhorn Radio Network, 1976-1982.

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1981-12-18

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Dec 18, 1981

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1982-02-05

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Feb 5, 1982

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1982-01-08

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Jan 8, 1982

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1981-10-30

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Oct 30, 1981

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1982-02-19

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Feb 19, 1982

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1981-11-06

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Nov 6, 1981

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1981-10-23

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Oct 23, 1981

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1982-02-12

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Feb 12, 1982

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1981-11-13

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Nov 13, 1981

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1981-09-11

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Sep 11, 1981

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1982-02-26

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Feb 26, 1982

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1982-03-05

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Mar 5, 1982

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Culture

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Chicano Literature: Context And Controversy

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Culture

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Literature

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Elizabeth Ordoñez, Ida Maldonado, Jose Villarreal, Juan Rodriguez, Nicolas Kannelos, Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, Yolanda Julia Broyles

Broadcast date:
May 28, 1982

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Linda Fregoso analyzes current tensions in Chicano literature with Chicano authors, poets, critics and publishers. The conversation first examines the decline of the Spanish-language press and the impact of Chicano publishing houses on the...

 

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Chicano Literature: Origins And Genres

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Culture

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Literature

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Linda Fregoso

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Alurista, Jose Monleon, Jose Montoya, Juan Rodriguez, Petra Garcia, Ricardo Hinojosa Smith, Ricardo Sanchez

Broadcast date:
May 25, 1982

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Linda Fregoso examines the history of Chicano literature in the United States with literary historians, artists and writers. The first of a two-part series, this show focuses on the debate about the origins of Chicano literature, the themes in...

 

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Mexican American Research Center: Connecting Communities To Federal Resources

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Society

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Business

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Linda Fregoso

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May 13, 1982

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Linda Fregoso discusses the efforts of the Mexican American Research Center to build Chicano self-determination through economic development with the Center’s director, Jose Urreagas, Roberto Guerra who heads the organization’s weatherization...

 

17.

Susana Alexander's One-Woman Show

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Identity

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Theater

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Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Susana Alexander

Broadcast date:
May 7, 1982

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Rosa Linda Fregoso speaks with the Mexican actress Susana Alexander about her one-woman show “Si me permiten hablar” (If you allow me to speak), which dramatizes the writings of Latin American woman. Alexander, who is best known for her work...

 

18.

Gains Made By Chicanos In The Past 20 Years

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Society

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Elections, Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Gilbert Cardenas, Rudy de la Garza

Broadcast date:
Apr 30, 1982

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Linda Fregoso discusses the gains made by the Chicano Movement with Professors Rudy de la Garza and Gilbert Cardenas. Fregoso argues that while the movement opened the doors to higher education and equal employment for many, Chicanos still have a...

 

19.

Conjunto Musicians, Their Lives And Their Times.

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Culture

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Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Esteban Jordan, Flaco Jiménez, Santiago Jimenez, Jr., Tony de la Rosa

Broadcast date:
Apr 22, 1982

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Linda Fregoso discusses the life and careers of Conjunto musicians, Tony de la Rosa, Flaco Jimenez, and Esteban Jordan. Fregoso first speaks with Tony de la Rosa. She explains that de la Rosa taught himself how to play the accordion and got his...

 

20.

Chicano Theater

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Culture

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Theater

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Jorge Huerta

Broadcast date:
Apr 16, 1982

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Dr. Jorge Huerta, a professor of drama, discusses the development of Chicano theatre. Host Linda Fregoso first describes the history of Latino theatre, from the post-Conquest religious plays, to the vaudeville era, and then the Chicano Theatre of...

 

21.

Contraband Corridos: Community And Controversy

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Culture

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Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
José Cuellar, José Villarino

Broadcast date:
Apr 2, 1982

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Linda Fregoso speaks with Professors Jose Cuellar and Jose Villarino about corridos and the recent popularity of contraband corridos. Villarino first traces the evolution of corridos and how their themes and sound have changed over time. He...

 

22.

Drug Abuse In Chicano Communities

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Society

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Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Albert Mata

Broadcast date:
Mar 25, 1982

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Linda Fregoso speaks with Dr. Albert Mata, a professor at the University of Wisconsin, about the various patterns of drug abuse within the Chicano community. Mata is primarily interested in categorizing different types of drug users. He lays out...

 

23.

CALO (Chicano Barrio Language)

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Identity

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History, Language

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Leticia Galindo, Mary Jane Espinosa

Broadcast date:
Mar 12, 1982

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Linda Fregoso discusses Caló, the language of the Chicano barrios, and explores its history, usage and significance with Leticia Galindo, an anthropologist, and Mary Jane Espinoza, who grew up speaking the language. Fregoso explains that many...

 

24.

AsociacióN De Reclamantes Vs. The United Mexican States: A Legacy Of The Treaty Of Guadalupe Hidalgo

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Politics

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History, Legal Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Jess Araujo, María Aguirre Schultz, Robert Salazar

Broadcast date:
May 8, 1982

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Linda Fregoso discusses the Asociacion de Reclamantes vs. The United Mexican States case with two of the lawyers, Robert Salazar and Jess Araujo, and one of the plaintiffs, Maria Aguirre Schultz, who are suing the Mexican government and seeking...

 

25.

George I. SáNchez Jr. And Sr. High School: An Alternative Education

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Society

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Education

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Gloria Guardiola, Jorge Castillo, Luis Cano, Mary Flores, Phillip Cano, Tina Reyna, Willie Estrada

Broadcast date:
Feb 24, 1982

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Rosa Linda Fregoso visits the alternative school, George I. Sanchez Jr. and Sr. High School and speaks with students and staff about the school’s programs and curriculum. In the early 1970s, activists in Houston, Texas were alarmed to find that...

 

26.

Bakery In A Chicano Barrio

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Culture

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Food

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Joe Avila

Broadcast date:
Jan 22, 1982

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Linda Fregoso interviews Joe Avila, a baker, about his work baking pan de dulce and operating a panadería. Fregoso first explains that pan de dulce is an important part of Chicano culture and traditions and describes its origins. Avila, the owner...

 

27.

Health And Education Issues Facing Chicanos In California

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Society

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Education, Health

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Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Faustina Solis, Rosario C. de Baca

Broadcast date:
Jan 17, 1982

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Linda Fregoso discusses the current status of Chicano health and education with Faustina Solis, the former head of California’s migrant clinic program and Rosario C. de Baca, a member of the California Superintendents Advisory Committee. Solis...

 

28.

Social Classes And Women In Aztec Society

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Identity

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History, Women's Issues

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Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Iris Blanco

Broadcast date:
Jan 8, 1982

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Linda Fregoso interviews historian Iris Blanco about the role of women in Aztec society before and after the conquest. Blanco explains that the Spaniards who conquered Tenochtitlan and subsequent historians have mystified Aztec society. The...

 

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Lisa LóPez: Profile Of A Chicana Singer

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Culture

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Music, Profiles

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Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Lisa Lopez

Broadcast date:
Dec 17, 1981

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Linda Fregoso speaks with Chicana singer Lisa Lopez about her career and aspirations. Lopez got her start in music as a young child, playing in her father’s band and learning about different styles of music. She recorded her first song when she...

 

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Curanderismo, Mexican Folk Healing

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Identity

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Folklore, Health

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Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Bernardo Ortiz, Dolores Estrella, Juan Chavira

Broadcast date:
Dec 15, 1981

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Host Rosa Linda Fregoso explores the traditions of Curanderismo, or folk healing, within the Chicano community, and discusses its origins and scientific and spiritual basis with Dolores Estrella, a curandera, and with anthropologist Dr. Bernardo...

 

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Chicanos In The Midwest: Part 2

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Society

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Social Issues

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Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Andre Guerrero, Virginia Ortega

Broadcast date:
Dec 14, 1981

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Guests Virginia Ortega and Andre Guerrero of the Ohio Commission of Spanish Speaking Affairs discuss Chicano Culture in the Midwest. Ortega explains that most Chicanos live in Northwestern Ohio in Lorain and Cleveland, where many Mexican families,...

 

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Chicanos In The Midwest: Part 1

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Society

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Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Andre Guerrero, Virginia Ortega

Broadcast date:
Dec 9, 1981

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Guests Andre Guerrero and Virginia Ortega of the Ohio Commission of Spanish Speaking Affairs discuss the problems facing Chicanos in the Midwest and the Commission’s efforts to assist the Chicano Community. Ortega first describes why her family...

 

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Dr. Hector P. Garcia: The American G.I. Forum

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Identity

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Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Hector P. García

Broadcast date:
Dec 2, 1981

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Dr. Hector P. Garcia, a World War II veteran and founder of the American GI Forum, traces the organization’s origins and activism and discusses current Chicano struggles. Garcia returned from the War to find that discrimination was still a large...

 

35.

Chicano Christmas Cultural Customs

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Culture

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Music, Religion

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Carmen Tafolla, Raquel Pérez

Broadcast date:
Nov 19, 1981

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With guests Carmen Tafolla and Raquel Perez, host Linda Fregoso explores Chicano Christmas traditions that have fused both Anglo and Mexican practices. Fregoso first explores the tamaladas, or tamale-making parties, that occur at Christmastime....

 

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Chicanos At Christmas Time

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Culture

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Music, Religion

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Carmen Tafolla, Raquel Pérez

Broadcast date:
Nov 15, 1981

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Linda Fregoso and guests Carmen Tafolla and Raquel Perez discuss several religious traditions Chicanos celebrate at Christmastime. Fregoso observes that Christmas practices depend on the values an beliefs of a culture and she explores how Chicanos...

 

37.

Interview With Chicano Psychologist Gus BaróN

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Culture, Identity

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Gus Barón

Broadcast date:
Nov 6, 1981

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Psychologist Gus Baron discusses the emerging field of Chicano psychology, which argues that psychologists must understand their patient’s culture in order to best treat mental health problems. Baron explains that the term Chicano psychology...

 

38.

Our Lady Of Guadalupe

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Culture, Identity

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Religion

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Alicia Gonzáles, Jerry Burnett

Broadcast date:
Oct 29, 1981

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Alicia Gonzalez, professor of folklore at the University of Texas at Austin, discusses the image of the Virgin de Guadalupe and her role in uniting and symbolizing the Mexican community, from her appearance in 1531 to the farm worker’s movement....

 

39.

Chicano Art: History And Politics

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Culture

Series:
Art

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Amado Peña, Pedro Rodríguez

Broadcast date:
Oct 22, 1981

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Pedro Rodriguez, a professor of art history, and Amado Peña, an artist, discuss the development of Chicano art: its influences and its characteristics. Chicano art developed parallel to the Chicano Movement and both emerged in the 1960s....

 

40.

Seguin: The Movie, Its Director And Its Critics

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Culture

Series:
Film

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Jesús Treviño, Juan Rodríguez, Rosuara Sánchez

Broadcast date:
Oct 19, 1981

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In this episode, Linda Fregoso examines the upcoming film Seguin, based on the life of Juan Seguin, and explores its implications for Chicanos with the film’s director, Jesus Trevino, and Rosaura Sanchez and Juan Rodriguez, two scholars of...

 

41.

Educating Undocumented Children

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Politics

Series:
Education, Immigration

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Mark White, Mr. López, Nestor Rodríguez, Peter Schey, Rogelio Nuñez

Broadcast date:
Oct 9, 1981

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Linda Fregoso discusses the education of undocumented children and the implications of the upcoming Supreme Court case that will determine if all children, regardless of immigration status, in the United States are entitled to free public...

 

42.

Mariachi Music: An Ethnomusicology

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Culture

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Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Bill Faulkner, Daniel Sheehy, Heriberto Molina, Mark Fogelquist

Broadcast date:
Oct 1, 1981

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Linda Fregoso speaks with several ethnomusicologists as she traces the origins of Mariachi music and how it has changed over time. Fregoso explains that mariachi music mixes elements of African, Indigenous and European music and that it was...

 

43.

Recent Voting Trends Among Chicanos

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Politics

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Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Bill Calderon

Broadcast date:
Sep 18, 1981

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Bill Calderon of the Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project (SVREP) discusses Chicano Voting patterns and the recent increase in Chicano voter turn-out. In spite of the general decline in voter turn-out, Chicano voting has increased by...

 

44.

The Voting Rights Act Extension And The Political Legacies Of Racial Exclusion

Theme:
Politics

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Elections, Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Carlos Truan, Richard Avena

Broadcast date:
Sep 11, 1981

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Richard Avena, a regional director for the Southwest Office of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and Texas State Senator Carlos Truan discuss the implication of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) for Chicano voters and its impending expiration. The VRA...

 

45.

The Reagan Administration's Proposals For Immigration Reform

Theme:
Society

Series:
Labor, Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Jorge Bustamante, Leonel Castillo

Broadcast date:
Sep 4, 1981

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Linda Fregoso speaks with Leonel Castillo, former director of the Immigration and Naturalization Services, and Dr. Jorge Bustamante, special counsel to the Mexican President on Immigration, about the Reagan Administration’s proposed immigration...

 

46.

Prison Reform In Texas: An Interview With Writer David RuíZ, Charles Sullivan And Pauline Sullivan Of The Citizens United For The Rehabilitation Of Errants (CURE)

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Charles Sullivan, David Ruíz, Pauline Sullivan

Broadcast date:
Aug 28, 1981

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Linda Fregoso speaks with David Ruiz, a former inmate, and Charles and Pauline Sullivan, prisoner advocates, about their efforts to improve prison conditions. Ruiz is one of many writ writers, self-educated prison lawyers, who have sought to...

 

47.

Leonardo Jimenez, Conjunto Musician

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Leonardo "Flaco" Jimenez

Broadcast date:
Jul 12, 1981

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Leonardo “Flaco” Jimenez discusses his career as a conjunto musician in South Texas and his efforts to reach larger audiences. Host Linda Fregoso first offers a brief history of conjunto music and its origins in the Mexican working class and...

 

48.

Women In The Mexican Revolution

Theme:
Identity

Series:
Historical Figures, Women's Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Marta Cotera, Shirlene Soto

Broadcast date:
Jun 19, 1981

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Historian Shirlene Soto discusses the role of women who participated in the Mexican Revolution, and the writer Marta Cotera discusses the legacy of one such woman, La Adelita, and what she symbolizes for the Chicano community. Soto first discusses...

 

49.

A History Of Chicano Scholarship And Chicano Studies

Theme:
Culture

Series:
History

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
José Limón

Broadcast date:
Oct 2, 1980

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Interview with Dr. José Limón, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the UT-Autin, former director of the Mexican American Center, and chair of local organizing committee for the Texas NACS (National Association of Chicano Studies) about the...

 

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Valerio Longoria, Accordion Genius

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Valerio Longoria

Broadcast date:
May 22, 1981

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Musician, Valerio Longoria, discusses his career in Tejano music and his experiences in the recording industry. He first discusses how he got started in music and his efforts to teach himself the accordion and the guitar as a child by listening to...

 

52.

Civil Rights And The Texas Police

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Juan Hinojosa, Larry Trujillo, Vicente Gonzales

Broadcast date:
May 7, 1981

Description:


Linda Fregoso speaks with Juan Hinojosa, Vicente Gonzalez and Larry Trujillo about police brutality in Chicano communities. Larry Trujillo, a professor of Chicano Studies, explains that historically the Chicano community has perceived the police...

 

53.

Tony De La Rosa, A Pioneer In The Popularization Of Conjunto Music.

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Tony de la Rosa

Broadcast date:
May 5, 1981

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Tony de la Rosa discusses his career as a conjunto musician and the difficulties he has encountered along the way. De la Rosa first explains that all conjunto musicians start out playing in catinas where they could advertise their band, reach new...

 

54.

Profile Of Chicano Musician Esteban Jordan

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music, Profiles

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Esteban Jordan

Broadcast date:
Apr 24, 1981

Description:


Esteban Jordan discusses his career as a Chicano musician, his experiences in the recording industry and the origins of his unique sound. Jordan talks about the creative constraints he has experienced in the recording industry, where producers...

 

55.

Interviews With Farm Workers In The Rio Grande Valley Of Texas

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Alfredo De Avila, John Gonzales, Josefina Castillo

Broadcast date:
Apr 17, 1981

Description:


Host Linda Fregoso speaks with John Gonzalez, Alfredo de Avila and Josefina Castillo about their efforts to organize farm workers, demand better working conditions and increase wages. Fregoso first interviews Gonzalez, an eighteen-year-old...

 

56.

José Montalvo, Chicano Poet

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
José Montalvo, Yolanda Broyles

Broadcast date:
Mar 25, 1981

Description:


In this episode, host Linda Fregoso speaks with the poet Jose Montalvo about his poetry and Chicano activism. She also speaks with Professor Yolanda Broyles about Montalvo’s work and how it compares with that of other Chicano poets. Montalvo...

 

57.

Labor Organizing In Texas, 1848 To The Present

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Alma Díaz

Interviewees:
Devon Peña, Victor Nelson Cisneros

Broadcast date:
Mar 1, 1981

Description:


Guests Victor Nelson Cisneros and Devon Peña discuss the history of Chicano labor organizing in industrial, manufacturing and agriculture sectors and some of their successes and failures. Cisneros, a researcher with the National Rural Center,...

 

58.

Bilingual Education In Texas With A Focus On The Federal District Ruling By Judge Wm. Wayne Justice

Theme:
Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
José Cardenas, José Montalvo, Mark White, Norma Solis, Tom Anderson, Walter Smith

Broadcast date:
Feb 20, 1981

Description:


Host Linda Fregoso speaks with various guests about the legal mandate for bilingual education and the problems such programs are facing in the early 1980s. Dr. Jose Cardenas of the Intercultural Development and Research Association discusses the...

 

59.

Bilingual / Bicultural Education In The United States.

Theme:
Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Alma Rincones, José Cardenas, Norma Solis, Walter Smith

Broadcast date:
Feb 16, 1981

Description:


Linda Fregoso examines the history of bilingual/bicultural education and its strategies and goals. Anglo society has been skeptical about the need for bilingual education programs, which Chicanos began to demand in the 1960s. Walter Smith, a...

 

60.

Amparo Ochoa: La Nueva Cancion And Political Currents In Mexico

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music, Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Amparo Ochoa

Broadcast date:
Feb 5, 1981

Description:


Amparo Ochoa discusses her particular style of folk music, its influences and the message she seeks to convey to her audience. Ochoa is part of a larger trend of folk singers, mostly university students, who became popular during the...

 

61.

Chicanos, Politics, And The Mexican State

Theme:
Society

Series:
Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Jorge Bustamante, Rodolfo de la Garza

Broadcast date:
Jan 29, 1981

Description:


Jorge Bustamante and Rodolfo de la Garza discuss relations between Chicanos and Mexicans and the Mexican government’s recent interest in Chicano affairs. Fregoso first interviews Bustamante, a special counsel to the Mexican President on...

 

62.

Immigration To The U.S.: Mexico's Position

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Jorge Bustamante

Broadcast date:
Jan 19, 1981

Description:


Jorge Bustamante, Special Counsel to the Mexican President, discusses the history of undocumented immigration and its impact on both Mexico and the United States. Bustamante explains that few people in the United States have recognized the...

 

63.

Pocho: The Novel, The Author, And Their Times

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Biography, Literature

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
José Antonio Villarreal

Broadcast date:
Jan 14, 1981

Description:


Jose Antonio Villarreal discusses his novel, Pocho, and the ways in which his own life and politics influenced his writing. Villarreal first discusses his experiences growing up in the pre-World War II era in California. He traces some of the...

 

64.

La Camelia

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Rosa-Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Carmen Tafolla

Broadcast date:
Dec 23, 1980

Description:


Rosa-Linda Fregoso discusses the corrido, “Contrabando y Traición,” with Carmen Tafolla, an instructor at the University of Texas, and speaks with several Chicanos about its popularity. Fregoso first retells the fictional story behind the...

 

65.

Colonias: Issues In The Rio Grande Valley

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Antonio Elizondo, Efraín Bernal, Isaias Aguayo, Lazaro Olivares, Ricardo Cantu, Samuel Sanchez

Broadcast date:
Dec 18, 1980

Description:


Linda Fregoso examines the development of colonias, or unincorporated subdivisions, of South Texas and the problems that plague residents. Fregoso first discusses the history of colonias and their prevalence along the border. She explains that...

 

66.

Did The Chicano Vote Affect The Outcome Of The 1980 Elections?

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Elections, Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Fred Cervantes

Broadcast date:
Dec 14, 1980

Description:


Fred Cervantes, a professor at Corpus Christi State University discusses Chicano voter turnout in the recent election of Ronald Reagan to the presidency and the impact the election will have on Chicanos. Cervantes first addresses the issue of low...

 

67.

Educating Undocumented Children

Theme:
Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Esteban Flores

Broadcast date:
Dec 7, 1980

Description:


Esteban Flores, an instructor at the University of New Mexico, discusses several court rulings on the educational rights of undocumented children. In 1980, Judge Woodrow Seals ruled against the Houston Independent School District when he argued...

 

68.

Mexican Americans During The Great Depression

Themes:
Identity, Society

Series:
History, Immigration

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Feb 15, 1977

Description:


Richard Goodman discusses the mass deportations and repatriations of Mexicans during the Great Depression. In the aftermath of the stock market crash, Mexicans of all nationalities were considered and subsequently treated as undesirable aliens...

 

69.

Chicano Social Movements And Mass Media

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Feb 15, 1977

Description:


Richard Goodman discusses how Chicanos have used the media to further the movement and how the media has portrayed Chicanos. Goodman begins by first describing how Cesar Chavez capitalized on the media to build publicity for the UFW and protect...

 

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71.

Political Unrest In El Salvador

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Latin America

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Carlos Galván, Eudelia Talamantez

Broadcast date:
Dec 3, 1980

Description:


Linda Fregoso discusses the political struggles in El Salvador with Carlos Galvan and Eudelia Talamantez as well as the ways Chicanos can support Salvadorans. Fregoso explains that over 80% of Salvadorans support the revolutionary groups who are...

 

72.

Chicanas And Heroin Addiction

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues, Women's Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Albert Mata

Broadcast date:
Nov 21, 1980

Description:


Dr. Albert Mata, a sociology professor, discusses his research on Chicana heroin abuse. In recent years, crime and narcotic related arrests among all women, including Chicanas, has increased dramatically. He offers a brief history of drug abuse in...

 

73.

Our Lady Of Guadalupe

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Religion

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Alicia Gonzáles, Jerry Burnett

Broadcast date:
Nov 18, 1980

Description:


Alicia Gonzalez, professor of folklore at the University of Texas at Austin, discusses the image of the Virgin de Guadalupe and her role in uniting and symbolizing the Mexican community, from her appearance in 1531 to the farm worker’s movement....

 

74.

Collective Bargaining, The Texas Legislature And The Texas Farm Workers Union

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Labor

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Antonio Orendain, Forrest Waley, Rudy De La Garza

Broadcast date:
Nov 12, 1980

Description:


Linda Fregoso speaks with Antonio Orendain of the Texas Farm Workers Union, Legislator Forest Whaley, and Professors Rudy de la Garza and I.B. Helburn about an upcoming collective bargaining bill for agricultural workers. She first speaks with de...

 

75.

Mexico, The United States And Mariachi Music: A Look At Its Past, Present And Future

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Claudia Zapata, Florencia Gutierrez, Gail San Miguel, Heriberto Molina

Broadcast date:
Nov 6, 1980

Description:


Linda Fregoso speaks with various people attending the International Mariachi Conference in San Antonio about the development of mariachi music in the United States and its relations with Mexican mariachi music. Fregoso first interviews Gail San...

 

76.

The Role Of Women In Chicano Labor History

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Labor, Women's Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Devon Peña

Broadcast date:
Oct 22, 1980

Description:


Devon Peña, an instructor at UT-Austin, discusses Chicana labor organizing in the Maquiladoras, assembly plants, along the U.S.-Mexico border. He begins with a brief introduction to Chicana labor history and its most prominent activists. He then...

 

77.

Chicano Literature: The Theme Of Cultural Resistance

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Juan Rodríguez, Raul Salinas

Broadcast date:
Oct 15, 1980

Description:


Juan Rodriguez, a professor in the Center for Mexican American Studies, discusses the development of Chicano literature and poet Raul Salinas reads some of his work. Rodriguez explains that Chicano literature largely reflects its working class...

 

78.

Louis Wilmot, Founding Member Of LULAC / Elvira ChavarríA: The Future Of The Mexican American Library Project

Themes:
Identity, Politics

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Elvira Chavarría, Louis Wilmot

Broadcast date:
Sep 29, 1980

Description:


Guest Louis Wilmot, one of the founders of LULAC, discusses the organization’s early efforts to address segregation and discrimination through education, and UT librarian, Elvira Chavarría talks about the Mexican-American Collection, which...

 

79.

Lowriding: The Fusion Of Cultural Symbols And The Diffusion Of Cultural Myths

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Luis Plascencia

Broadcast date:
Sep 15, 1980

Description:


Luis Plascencia discusses the history of lowriding and its appeal for Chicanos. Plascencia, a professor at the University of Texas, explains that lowriders originated in the late 1930s in Sacramento and spread to the rest of Southern California...

 

80.

Rolando R. Hinojosa-Smith: My Life And Times With Chicano Literature

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Rolando R. Hinojosa-Smith

Broadcast date:
Sep 9, 1980

Description:


Writer Rolando Hinojosa Smith talks about his work and the history and development of Chicano literature. Hinojosa, a professor of creative writing at the University of Minnesota, explains that Mexican American literature traces back to 1848, but...

 

81.

Alternative Energy Strategies: The Crystal City Experience After The Coastal Gas Shut-Off

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Pablo Aguillon, Pleny Fisk

Broadcast date:
Sep 4, 1980

Description:


Guest Pleny Fisk discusses his work with Crystal City and their efforts to build alternative technologies that can solve the energy crisis caused by the Coastal Gas cut-off in 1977. Pablo Aguillon then talks about how local residents have...

 

82.

Alternative Media: A Social Movement And A Political Project

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Media

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
David Sandoval

Broadcast date:
Aug 9, 1980

Description:


David Sandoval, a Chicano filmmaker, discusses alternative media production; Emancipation Arts, the non-profit organization he heads; and opportunities for Chicanos in film making. Sandoval explains that alternative media seeks to meet the need...

 

83.

Margarito Garza: Judge By Day, Radical Comic Book Artist By Night

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Art

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Margarito Garza

Broadcast date:
Aug 7, 1980

Description:


Margarito Garza discusses his comic book character Relampago, a Chicano superhero, and the message he hopes to spread through his comics. Garza’s comic book combines elements of South Texas folklore and Mexican history: the hero, Marcos Zapata,...

 

84.

Interview With Mayan Artist Humbatz Mena

Themes:
Culture, Identity

Series:
Art, History

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Humbatz Mena

Broadcast date:
Aug 3, 1980

Description:


Humbatz Mena, a Mayan artist, talks about how his geometric art reflects Mayan culture and understandings of the universe. Mena has been interested in painting and drawing geometric forms since childhood. As he began to exhibit his art, his style...

 

85.

Little Joe Hernandez Y La Familia

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Joe Hernández, Johnny Hernández

Broadcast date:
Jul 25, 1980

Description:


Interview with Joe and Johnny Hernández, founding members and leaders of the popular Chicano band Little Joe, Johnny and La Familia. They discuss their beginnings as Little Joe and the Latinaires, their problems as a Chicano band, and the...

 

86.

Interview With Dr. Juan Luna-Cardenas

Theme:
Identity

Series:
History

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Juan Luna-Cardenas

Broadcast date:
Jul 25, 1980

Description:


Juan Luna Cardenas discusses Aztec history and its contributions to North American and European cultures and disputes some of the myths perpetuated by foreign scholars. Dr. Cardenas, an Aztec, has spent fifty years studying Aztec civilization....

 

87.

Beto Villa, Orchestra Innovator

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Beto Villa, Manuel Peña, Mrs. Beto Villa

Broadcast date:
Jul 21, 1980

Description:


Linda Fregoso speaks with famed Chicano musician, Beto Villa, and his wife about his music, and later interviews Manuel Peña about Villa’s legacy. Villa got his start in Falfurrias, Texas and began playing for local dances and Anglo audiences....

 

88.

A Tribute To Mexican General Zaragosa

Themes:
Identity, Politics

Series:
History

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Hernán Jaso

Broadcast date:
Jul 11, 1980

Description:


Hernan Jasso, talks about Goliad’s history and the statue the Mexican government is donating in honor of General Ignacio Zaragosa, the hero of Cinco de Mayo, who was born in Goliad. Five years earlier, Jasso traveled to Puebla for the...

 

89.

An Owner's Guide To The Record Industry

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Business, Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Salome Gutiérrez

Broadcast date:
Jul 4, 1980

Description:


In this interview conducted in Spanish, Salome Gutierrez, the owner of the Del Bravo Record Company, discusses the outlook for Chicano musicians and the challenges they face promoting their music. Gutierrez first discusses his own history in music...

 

90.

Oscar Zamora, Chicano Ventriloquist

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Biography

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Oscar Zamora

Broadcast date:
Jul 1, 1980

Description:


In this interview conducted in Spanish, Oscar Zamora (and Don Chema his dummy) talks about his work as a ventriloquist and his variety show Sal y Pimienta. Zamora first became interested in ventriloquism as a child when he realized that he could...

 

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92.

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93.

John Hanson: I Always Wanted To Be A Deejay

Themes:
Culture, Identity, Politics

Series:

Host:
John Mckiernan-Gonzalez

Interviewee:
John Hanson, producer, In Black America. One-time producer of the Longhorn Radio Network

Broadcast date:
Dec 31, 1969

Description:


This is an interview with John Hanson, the executive producer of the Longhorn Radio Network, a long term DJ with KUT, and the host for In Black America, the longest running African American talk show on public radio. In the interview, John...

 

94.

Longhorn-Gloria-Contreras-05-14-07-1.mp3

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95.

Andres Tijerina: We Have A History Here In Texas.

Theme:
Identity

Series:

Host:
John Mckiernan-Gonzalez

Interviewee:
Andres Tijerina

Broadcast date:

Description:


Dr. Andres Tijerina reflects on his public life as a student and a historian. He begins with his life growing up homeless working in the fields of West Texas, and the contradiction he experienced being told he was only American but being treated...

 

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97.

A Retrospective With Mexican American Experience Host Dr. Andres Tijerina Part II

Theme:

Series:

Host:
John Mckiernan-Gonzalez

Interviewee:
Andres Tijerina

Broadcast date:

Description:


This is the second part of the interview. Dr. Andres Tijerina reflects on his public life as a student and a historian. He begins with his life growing up homeless working in the fields of West Texas, and the contradiction he experienced being...

 

98.

Eddie Canales: The Role Of La Raza Unida Party In The American Political Process

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Eddie Canales

Broadcast date:
Jun 15, 1980

Description:


Eddie Canales, Chair of the Texas Central Committee of La Raza Unida Party, discusses recent changes to the party’s structure and strategy. In 1980, Raza Unida held its first constitutional convention where they restructured the party. Now its...

 

99.

Poetry And Its Political Context / Heroin And Its Policy Context

Themes:
Culture, Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Albert Mata, Ricardo Sánchez

Broadcast date:
Jun 2, 1980

Description:


In this episode, Linda Fregoso first interviews Ricardo Sanchez about his poetry and then speaks with Dr. Albert Mata about heroin use in the Chicano Community. Dr. Ricardo Sanchez discusses prominent themes in his poetry and his interest in...

 

100.

Chuy Negrete - Historian, Musician, Composer, Playwright, Organizer, Activist

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Profiles

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Chuy Negrete

Broadcast date:
Jun 2, 1980

Description:


Chuy Negrete discusses his music and the politics that inspire him and plays several songs. Negrete explains that he got his musical start in church as a young boy in Chicago and then came to Chicano music through other genres, such as rock and...

 

101.

Organizing The Undocumented Worker

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Antonio Orendain, Estella Salinas

Broadcast date:
May 17, 1980

Description:


In this interview conducted in Spanish, Antonio Orendain and Estella Salinas, organizers with the Texas Farm Workers Union (TFWU), discuss the situation of the undocumented worker and the Union’s efforts to pass legislation that will protect all...

 

102.

Barrio Lives, Barrio Histories

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Albert Camarillo, Estevan Flores

Broadcast date:
May 17, 1980

Description:


Linda Fregoso speaks with Albert Camarillo about the history of California barrios and interviews Estevan Flores on his study of undocumented families in Houston. Camarillo’s research traces the origins of the barrios in California to the 19th...

 

103.

Chicano Poetry, Chicano Organizing

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Alurista, Isidro Ortíz

Broadcast date:
May 9, 1980

Description:


Linda Fregoso first interviews Chicano poet, Alurista, about the evolution of Chicano poetry. Alurista explains that while Chicanos poetry dates to the 19th century, their work was largely confined to local audiences. In contrast, 20th century...

 

104.

Increasing Ties Between Chicanos And Mexicanos

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Jorge Bustamante

Broadcast date:
May 2, 1980

Description:


Jorge Bustamante, an expert on immigration and counsel to the Mexican President Jose Lopez Portillo, discusses the relations between Mexicans and Chicanos and the United States and Mexico. Bustamante explains that Chicanos and Mexicans have been...

 

105.

Changing Sex Roles Of Chicanas

Themes:
Culture, Identity

Series:
Women's Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Lea Ybarra

Broadcast date:
Apr 30, 1980

Description:


Professor Lea Ybarra discusses the changing gender roles and norms of Chicanas. Ybarra first explains that while the U.S. media and advertising have used the term macho to describe dominant, abusive and hypermasculine men, among Mexicanos the...

 

106.

Alternative Education

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Francisco Hernández

Broadcast date:
Apr 24, 1980

Description:


Professor Francisco Hernandez discusses the history and development of alternative schools for Chicano communities. Hernandez first describes the various types of alternative schools that exist, from Montessori schools to after-school programs and...

 

107.

The Roles Chicanas Play In Community Activism

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Women's Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Estella López

Broadcast date:
Apr 12, 1980

Description:


Guest Estella Lopez discusses the battle to save public education from the voucher system and the development of Chicana activism. Lopez explains that while Chicanos have made some gains since the 1960s, the community is still dealing with issues...

 

108.

Corridos Del Valle

Themes:
Culture, Politics

Series:
Film, Labor

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
David Sandoval, Javier Silva, Luis Tórres

Broadcast date:
Apr 2, 1980

Description:


David Sandoval, Luis Torres and Javier Silva discuss their upcoming documentary Corridos del Valle (ultimately distributed under the title Valley of Tears) and their experiences filming it in the Rio Grande Valley. The filmmakers explain that the...

 

109.

The Battered Wife

Themes:
Identity, Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Rosa-María Cervantes

Broadcast date:
Mar 27, 1980

Description:


Rosa-Maria Cervantes discusses the problem of domestic violence within Chicano families and the resources available for victims. Cervantes suggests that Chicanas may face slightly higher levels of abuse than other women and are more hesitant to...

 

110.

The Indigenous Movement In Mexico Today

Themes:
Culture, Identity

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Andres Segura

Broadcast date:
Mar 21, 1980

Description:


In this interview conducted in Spanish, Andres Segura, a captain in the Confederacion de Concheros, discusses the traditions and beliefs of he ancient Chichimecas, Mexicas and Toltecas and his efforts to preserve and share Mexico’s indigenous...

 

111.

Mario Cantu, Chicano Exile

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Mario Cantu

Broadcast date:
Mar 14, 1980

Description:


Mario Cantu, the first U.S. citizen convicted of harboring undocumented workers, talks about his activism, politics and exile in Europe. Linda Fregoso conducts the interview in a Bexar county jail where Cantu awaits trial for a parole violation...

 

112.

The Chicano Movement Today

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Fred Cervantes

Broadcast date:
Mar 7, 1980

Description:


Guest Fred Cervantes discusses the origins of the Chicano movement and recent demographic shifts that have affected its development. Cervantes explains that the Chicano movement borrowed heavily from the civil rights and counterculture movement of...

 

113.

Making Children Aware Of Their Cultures

Themes:
Culture, Identity

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Ellen Treviño

Broadcast date:
Feb 21, 1980

Description:


Ellen L. Treviño, program director for the Nueces County Social Cultural Intervention Program discuses her work with children from the barrios of Corpus Christi. The program uses recreation and art to help children in minority or low-income...

 

114.

Education For Children Of Undocumented Workers

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Isais Torres

Broadcast date:
Feb 26, 1980

Description:


Guest Isais Torres discusses the lawsuit challenging a 1975 law that barred undocumented children from public education and its national implications. Torres is a member of the litigation team representing 17 cases against the 1975 state law. He...

 

115.

Mexican American Democrats

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Elections, Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Blandina Cardenas Ramírez, Richard Moya

Broadcast date:
Feb 15, 1980

Description:


Guests Blandina Cardenas Ramirez and Richard Moya discuss the record and achievements of the two democratic presidential candidates: Jimmy Carter and Sen. Edward Kennedy. Host Linda Fregoso first offers some background on Mexican American voting...

 

116.

Quality Education For Chicanos

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Ruben Bonilla

Broadcast date:
Feb 14, 1980

Description:


Ruben Bonilla discusses a report from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) on segregation in Texas’ institutions of higher learning. HEW has only released segments of the report, claiming that some of the information was...

 

117.

The Disappearance Of Authentic Chicano Culture

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Family

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Jun 19, 1979

Description:


In this talk, host Richard Goodman first explores the history and recent transformations of Mexican American families. He discusses some of the popular conceptions of Mexican families and argues that most are far from the truth. In the past,...

 

118.

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119.

The Kennedy Corridos

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
John Wheat

Interviewee:
Dan Dickey

Broadcast date:
Jan 3, 1980

Description:


Using information from Dan Dickey’s book, The Kennedy Corridos, host John Wheat Gibson explores the history of the corridos Mexican Americans wrote in memory of John F. Kennedy. Gibson explains that Mexican Americans were particularly affected...

 

120.

La MúSica NorteñA - Part 2 Of 3

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
John Wheat

Interviewee:
John Wheat

Broadcast date:
Sep 14, 1979

Description:


The second in a three part series examining Norteña music, this episode hosted by John Wheat Gibson explores the genre’s development between 1940 and 1950. By the late 1930s, Norteña music had attracted a large audience through its...

 

121.

La MúSica NorteñA - Part 1 Of 3

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
John Wheat

Interviewee:
John Wheat

Broadcast date:
Sep 14, 1979

Description:


The first in a three part series examining Norteña music, this episode hosted by John Wheat Gibson explores the origins and history of the musical traditions of South Texas and Northern Mexico. Gibson explains that many of the dances associated...

 

122.

Pachucos, Zoot Suits, Riots And The Mexican Legal Underpinning Of Southwestern Legal Systems.

Theme:
Identity

Series:
History

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Sep 6, 1979

Description:


Using research from Carey McWilliam’s book North From Mexico, host Richard Goodman first explores the origins of Pachuquismo and discusses the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943. In the late 1930s and early 1940s, gangs increasingly appealed to young...

 

123.

Chicana/O Myths, Legends And Histories

Theme:
Identity

Series:
History

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Sep 6, 1979

Description:


Host Richard Goodman first discusses the lives of two famous Chicano Bandits, Juan Nepomuceno Cortina and Tiburcio Vazquez, as examples of two Mexicans who impacted United States history. Referring to Rodolfo Acuña’s study Occupied America,...

 

124.

Chicano Expressive Culture: Corridos, Carpas And Teatro Campesino

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Theatre

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Sep 4, 1979

Description:


Richard Goodman first discusses Chicano Theatre and the ways it has influenced and reflected Mexican American Society. Goodman first discusses the life and work of Luis Valdez, the founder of Teatro Campesino, Farm Workers’ Theatre, in 1965....

 

125.

Mass Media And Chicanos / Chicanos And Mexicanos In The Great Depression

Theme:
Politics

Series:
History, Immigration

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Aug 30, 1979

Description:


In this episode, Richard Goodman first discusses how Chicanos have used the media to further the movement and how the media has portrayed Chicanos. Summarizing the research of Dr. Francisco Lewels, Goodman explains that while in the early days of...

 

126.

The Politics Of Agricultural Labor: Braceros And Farmworkers In The 1950s

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Aug 30, 1979

Description:


Richard Goodman first discusses the Bracero Program and its effects on Mexican Americans. Facing a growing labor shortage during World War II, the U.S. government established the Bracero Program, which permitted a designated number of Mexicans to...

 

127.

The Federal Government And Civil Rights: 1848 And 1948

Themes:
Identity, Identity

Series:
History

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Aug 29, 1979

Description:


Host Richard Goodman first discusses the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and how it affected Chicanos in the Southwest. The 1848 treaty officially ended the Mexican American War and ceded to the U.S. over half of Mexico’s territory. From the...

 

128.

Pastores And Politics: King Tiger, Hispanos, Land Grants And Chicano Culture

Theme:
Identity

Series:
History

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Aug 28, 1979

Description:


Richard Goodman discusses the life of Reies Lopez Tijerina, his career as an activist and his struggle to return Mexican land grants to the Hispanos of New Mexico. Although born in Texas, Tijerina spent much of his adult life in New Mexico, where...

 

129.

Chicano Fine Arts

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature, Music

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Jun 20, 1979

Description:


Richard Goodman first discusses several characteristics of Chicano literature and its development in the 20th century. Chicanos occupy a unique place between two distinct cultures: Mexican and Anglo, and that duality marks much of the literature...

 

130.

The Origins Of Political Resistance: Chicano Bandits & Chicana Organizers

Theme:
Identity

Series:
Historical Figures

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Jun 20, 1979

Description:


Host Richard Goodman first discusses the lives of two famous Chicano Bandits, Juan Nepomuceno “Cheno” Cortina and Tiburcio Vazquez, as examples of two Mexicans who impacted United States history. Referring to Rodolfo Acuña’s study Occupied...

 

131.

Chicano Self-Help: Individual And Collective Strategies

Theme:
Society

Series:
Business

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Jun 19, 1979

Description:


Richard Goodman first discusses how and why Mexican Americans formed mutual aid societies. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, when many Mexican Americans still lived in rural areas, life could be very precarious and insurance was a necessity....

 

132.

Minority Party Politics

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
María Elena Martínez

Broadcast date:
Jun 7, 1979

Description:


Maria Elena Martinez, chair of the Texas branch of La Raza Unida Party, discusses the party’s background, accomplishments and recent difficulties. She explains that the party began in Crystal City in 1970 to address Chicano issues and has now...

 

133.

A Chicano View Of Cuba

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Latin America

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Pedro Rodríguez

Broadcast date:
Jun 8, 1979

Description:


Pedro Rodriguez, a Chicano muralist and professor, discusses his recent visit to Cuba. Rodriguez describes the gains Cubans have made in the areas of education, health and employment. He also talks about the effects of the embargo on the country...

 

134.

The View Of Chicanos In Mexico

Themes:
Culture, Identity

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Sylvia Orozco

Broadcast date:
May 25, 1979

Description:


Sylvia Orozco discusses her experiences studying in Mexico City as a Chicana artist on a scholarship from Becas para Aztlan. Orozco explains that Jose Angel Gutierrez and Mexican President Luis Echeverria organized the scholarship program in 1972...

 

135.

More On The Plight Of The Texas Farm Workers: The Raymondsville Strike

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Marcial Silva

Broadcast date:
May 10, 1979

Description:


Marcial Silva, organizer for Texas Farm Workers Union, brings an update on the legal developments in the Raymondsville strike, and outlines the legislative and political strategies the TFWU undertook to thwart Charles Wetegrove’s control of...

 

136.

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137.

After The Zoot Suit: An Interview With Mike Gomez, Actor And Activist.

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Theater

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Mike Gómez

Broadcast date:
Jan 28, 1979

Description:


Mike Gomez talks about Chicanos in Hollywood and the play Zoot Suit. Gomez first describes how he got started acting in Dallas, Texas at the Dallas Theatre Company and his move to first Austin and then Los Angeles in search of more acting...

 

138.

50th Anniversary Of LULAC

Theme:
Identity

Series:
History

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Cynthia Orozco

Broadcast date:
Jan 26, 1979

Description:


Cynthia Orozco, a history student at UT-Austin, discusses some of her research on the League of United Latin American Citizens and the context in which it formed. Orozco argues that in order to understand LULAC we need to place the organization in...

 

139.

Corporate Control Over Natural Resources: The Crystal City Natural-Gas Shut Off.

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Bill Anderson

Interviewees:
Alejandro Neri, David Mendoza, Sherril Smith

Broadcast date:
Jan 18, 1979

Description:


In this special report, Bill Anderson explores reactions in Crystal City to the Coastal States’ Gas cut-off. Anderson describes this small town whose population is 90% Mexican American as the birthplace of La Raza Unida Party. The party took...

 

140.

Police Brutality

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Paul Rich

Broadcast date:
Jan 11, 1979

Description:


In this lecture, Paul Rich, a civil rights attorney, analyzes the case of Rodolfo Santillan, who was killed while in police custody and discusses the problem of police brutality. Rich represented Santayan’s family in the case the brought against...

 

141.

Hispanic Youth Unemployment

Theme:
Society

Series:
Labor, Social Issues

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Richard Santos

Broadcast date:
Apr 26, 1979

Description:


Dr. Richard Santos, professor of Economics at UT-Austin, discusses unemployment among Hispanic youths. Santos explains that Chicano and other minority youths bear the brunt of high unemployment in the United States. Santos argues that minority...

 

142.

Curanderismo

Themes:
Culture, Identity, Society

Series:
Folklore, Health

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Juan Chavira

Broadcast date:
Apr 25, 1979

Description:


Dr. Juan Chavira discusses the practice, belief and theory of curanderismo. He first explains Curanderismo as a body of knowledge, that connects to health and the maintenance of health. He claims that curanderos emerged during the last century...

 

143.

The Texas Farm Worker's Strike

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Labor

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewees:
James Garza, José Garza

Broadcast date:
Apr 19, 1979

Description:


Jose and James Garza, members of the Texas Farm Workers Union, provide an eyewitness account of the farm workers strike in Raymondville Texas in April 1979. The strike began on April 4th, when farm workers at Charles Wetegrove’s packing shed...

 

144.

Bilingual Education

Theme:
Society

Series:
Education, Language

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Olivia Evey Chapa

Broadcast date:
Dec 12, 1978

Description:


Dr. Olivia Evey Chapa discusses her work with the Bilingual Reading Academy, the importance of bilingual education and the misconceptions that plague such programs. Chapa, director of the Academy, explains that the program which is funded by the...

 

145.

Chicano-Mexicano Relations

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Jorge Bustamante

Broadcast date:
Mar 29, 1979

Description:


Jorge Bustamante discusses Chicano relations with Mexico and the issues surrounding Mexican labor migration to the United States. Bustamante begins by discussing Mexican perceptions of Chicanos. Although some wealthy Mexicans continue to perceive...

 

146.

Chicano Involvement In The Communist Party

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Lorenzo Torres

Broadcast date:
Mar 25, 1979

Description:


Lorenzo Torres, a labor organizer and Communist Party leader, discusses some of the problems facing the Chicano Movement and the ways in which the Communist Party is trying to achieve equality and reform. Torres analyzes Chicano political history...

 

147.

Chicano Health Demographics

Theme:
Society

Series:
Health

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Romeo Rodríguez

Broadcast date:
Mar 15, 1979

Description:


Romeo Rodriguez, assistant instructor of Chicano Studies at UT-Austin, discusses his research on the mortality rate of Chicanos in comparison to Anglos and African Americans. Rodriguez seeks to understand how ethnicity and socioeconomic factors...

 

148.

The State Of The Chicano Today

Themes:
Identity, Politics

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Armando Gutierrez

Interviewee:
Tatcho Mindiola Jr.

Broadcast date:
Mar 2, 1979

Description:


Tatcho Mindiola Jr, professor of Sociology at the University of Houston, assesses new developments in the Chicano Movement. Mindiola believes issues of identity and labels have become less important in the Chicano Movement. He also notes the...

 

149.

Patterns Of Discrimination Among Blacks And Chicanos, 1960 To 1970

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Tatcho Mindiola Jr.

Broadcast date:
Feb 18, 1979

Description:


 

150.

Migrant Workers And The Situation In The Upper Midwest

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Labor

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Carolina Mata

Broadcast date:
Feb 9, 1979

Description:


Carolina Mata discusses some of the problems facing the migrant community and the programs designed to help them. Mata explains that she has been traveling the migrant circuit since she was five years old and in 1975 she became involved in the...

 

151.

La Raza Unida: Public Policies And Community Organizing

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
José Angel Gutiérrez

Broadcast date:
Dec 4, 1978

Description:


José Angel Gutiérrez, founder of La Raza Unida Party and a county judge, discusses several issues affecting Chicanos today and the party's efforts to address some of those issues through political office and community organizing. Gutiérrez...

 

152.

Chicano Solidarity Week

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Bobby Maggiani

Broadcast date:
Nov 28, 1978

Description:


Bobby Maggiani discusses the Chicano Movement’s efforts to establish working relations with the Mexican government and local political actors. Maggaini first describes the history of relations between La Raza Unida Party and the Mexican...

 

153.

Chicano Poetry

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Angelica Martínez

Broadcast date:
Nov 1, 1978

Description:


Angelica Martinez, editor of the literary magazine Tejidos, discusses recent trends in Chicano Literature. Rene Cisneros and Jamie Cavillo founded Tejidos in 1973 with a grant from the University of Texas. The magazine receives submissions from...

 

154.

Corridos And A Folklore Heritage

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Folklore, Music

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Manuel Peña

Broadcast date:
Oct 18, 1978

Description:


Manuel Peña discusses the corrido, its major themes and how the genre has changed over time. Peña explains that most corridos deal with the theme of intercultural conflict between Chicanos and Anglos in the Southwest. This conflict stems from...

 

155.

The State Of Chicano Literature

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Ramón Saldívar

Broadcast date:
Oct 11, 1978

Description:


Dr. Ramon Saldivar discusses the history and development of Chicano Literature. He defines Chicano literature, which is a relatively new development, primarily by the background of its author and whether or not he or she identifies as Chicano....

 

156.

The Socialist Workers Party And Its Effect On The Chicano

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Miguel Pendas

Broadcast date:
Oct 10, 1978

Description:


Miguel Pendas, Socialist Worker Party Candidate for U.S. Senate, discusses his campaign and issues affecting Chicano community. Pendas decided to run for senator because he found that neither democrats nor republicans spoke on behalf of working...

 

157.

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158.

Chicanas In The Labor Market

Theme:
Society

Series:
Labor, Women's Issues

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Gloria Gutiérrez

Broadcast date:
Sep 14, 1978

Description:


Gloria Gutierrez, Special Assistant to the Director of the Women’s Bureau within the department of Labor, discusses the current state of women and minorities in the workforce. Gutierrez explains the history of the bureau and its mandate to...

 

159.

A Senate Campaign: A Perspective From The La Raza Unida Party

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Luis Díaz de León

Broadcast date:

Description:


Luis Diaz de Leon discusses his campaign for U.S. Senator as a Raza Unida Candidate. De Leon, a social worker and community organizer, is originally from Texas, but has lived for the last seven years in California. He discusses some of the...

 

160.

A Chicano's Perspective On Cuba

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Latin America

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Paul Velez

Broadcast date:
Aug 13, 1978

Description:


Paul Velez discusses his impressions and observations of Cuba, where he traveled for a Festival of Youths and Students Conference. Velez attended the Festival as a member of Austin’s delegation. The festival offered many cultural presentations,...

 

161.

Texas Farm Workers—The Right To Organize

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Jesus Moya

Broadcast date:
Aug 1, 1978

Description:


Guest Jesus Moya, an organizer for the Texas Farm Worker Union, discusses the history of the union and its efforts to repeal Right to Work Laws. Moya explains that the TFWU formed in 1960, with the assistance of the United Farm Workers. They split...

 

162.

The Mexican American Youth Organization

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewees:
Anna Mendez, George Ozuna, Patricia Hernandez

Broadcast date:
Aug 1, 1978

Description:


Patricia Hernandez, Anna Mendez, and George Ozuna discuss the history of the Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO), issues facing Chicano students, and the future of the Chicano Movement. MAYO began in 1968 as a political vehicle for...

 

163.

The Chicano Community: A View From The Texas Legislature

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Arnold Gonzales

Broadcast date:
Jul 25, 1978

Description:


Armando Gutierrez interviews State Rep. Arnold Gonzales of Corpus Christi, member of the State Higher Education and Health and Welfare Committees of the Texas House. Dr. Arnold Gonzalez discusses his experience as a Texas State Representative, the...

 

164.

Chicanos In Country Music

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Lydia Kay Anderson

Broadcast date:
Jul 13, 1978

Description:


Host Armando Gutierrez interviews Lydia Anderson, a country radio d-jay, on Chicanos in country music. Anderson, one of the very few female and Chicana radio personalities, entered radio after several prominent Austin Chicanos pointed out the need...

 

165.

Minority Discrimination In The Armed Forces

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Armando Gutiérrez

Broadcast date:
Jul 3, 1978

Description:


Host Armando Gutierrez discusses the results of a 1977 study of discrimination against Latinos in the armed services. The study, commissioned by Commander in Chief of the U.S. Army Europe George Blanchard, sought to examine the problems Latinos...

 

166.

Corridos: The Oral History Of The Chicano Community

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Armando Gutiérrez

Broadcast date:
Jun 8, 1978

Description:


Host Armando Gutierrez discusses the themes, structure and history of Corrido music and plays several examples. Gutierrez explains that the corrido is the basic Chicano music form and also a source of oral history. Scholars like Americo Paredes...

 

167.

Little Joe And La Familia

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Armando Gutiérrez

Broadcast date:
Jun 14, 1978

Description:


Host Armando Gutierrez discusses the career and music of Little Joe Hernandez. Gutierrez explains that Little Joe y La Familia is one of the most popular Chicano groups. Their music has been able to reach a national audience while still...

 

168.

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169.

The Development Of Chicano Music

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Armando Gutiérrez

Broadcast date:
Jun 7, 1978

Description:


Host Armando Gutierrez discusses the development of Chicano Music and offers several examples of the different styles that have evolved over the years. He first discusses the corrido and its basic elements, including its instrumentation and...

 

170.

Minority Admissions After The Bakke Case

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Isabel Pritchard

Broadcast date:
May 8, 1978

Description:


Dr. Isabel Pritchard, a visiting professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin, discusses the current state of affirmative action programs and the implications of the Bakke suit against the University of California System. Pritchard...

 

171.

Chicano Farm Worker's Struggle

Themes:
Politics, Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Gilberto Cardenas

Broadcast date:
May 4, 1978

Description:


Dr. Gilberto Cardenas discusses the organizing efforts of the United Farm Workers (UFW). Although farm workers have been organizing since the turn of the century, they only entered the national spotlight in the 1960s with the United Farm Workers...

 

172.

Workplace Discrimination, Public Policy, And Glass Ceilings.

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Women's Issues

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Paula Greenfield

Broadcast date:
Apr 27, 1978

Description:


Paula Greenfield discusses some of the challenges facing women and specifically minority women who seek access to the workplace. Greenfield works with the Minority Women’s Employment Program, which seeks to increase the number of professional...

 

173.

Government Surveillance Of Chicano Activism

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Romeo Rodríguez

Broadcast date:
Apr 11, 1978

Description:


Romeo Rodriguez discusses his work with the Chicano Legal Defense Fund and their efforts to uncover the extent of the government surveillance and harassment of the Chicano Movement. Rodriguez explains that several Chicano leaders, including Jose...

 

174.

Growing Up Chicano

Themes:
Culture, Identity, Politics

Series:
Elections, Profiles

Host:
John Wheat

Interviewee:
Gonzalo Barrientos

Broadcast date:
Apr 11, 1978

Description:


Rep. Gonzalo Barrientos discusses growing up Latino in Texas, and his experiences as a Chicano politician. As the child of migrant farm workers, Barrientos grew up in a Spanish-only household. He gradually learned English from black children on...

 

175.

Chicano Politics

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Elections

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
José Angel Gutiérrez

Broadcast date:
Feb 16, 1978

Description:


Dr. Jose Angel Gutierrez discusses the current state and future of La Raza Unida Party and Chicano politics. Gutierrez founded the party in 1970 in Crystal City, Texas. Since then the party has run candidates for several major local, state, and...

 

176.

Mexican Cuisine

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Food

Host:
Gloria Contreras

Interviewee:
Dolores Latorre

Broadcast date:
Nov 22, 1977

Description:


Dolores Latorre discusses some of the recipes she collected from Northern Mexico. Latorre’s book Cooking and Curing with Mexican Herbs contains a variety of recipes that reflects the ranching and agricultural culture of Coahuila. She describes...

 

177.

Chicano Folk Diseases And Their Herbal Cures

Themes:
Culture, Society

Series:
Folklore, Health

Host:
Gloria Contreras

Interviewee:
Dolores Latorre

Broadcast date:
Nov 22, 1977

Description:


Dolores Latorre discusses some of the folk practices and cures she studied in Múzquiz, Coahuila, while working on a book on the Mexican Kickapoo Indians with her husband Felipe Latorre. While living in Coahuila, Dolores Latorre, an...

 

178.

Origins Of The Corrido

Themes:
Culture, Identity

Series:
Music

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Mar 11, 1977

Description:


Host Richard Goodman discusses the origins of the corrido, the role it played in early Mexican American society and how it has changed over time. Goodman explains that corridos, one of the most significant forms of Chicano music, originated in the...

 

179.

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180.

Chicano Theater

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Theater

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Mar 11, 1977

Description:


Host Richard Goodman discusses Chicano Theatre and the ways it has influenced and reflected Mexican American Society. Goodman first discusses the life and work of Luis Valdez, the founder of Teatro Campesino, Farm Workers’ Theatre, in 1965....

 

181.

The Charro

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Gloria Contreras

Interviewee:
Eli Barrón

Broadcast date:
Nov 9, 1977

Description:


Eli Barron, founding president of the Austin Charro Association, discusses the history of Charro organizations and describes the charreada. Barrón explains that the Charro Association originated in Mexico City in 1920s, when Mexican businessmen...

 

182.

Curanderismo: The Traditional Medicine Of The Mexican American Community

Themes:
Culture, Society

Series:
Folklore, Health

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Juan Chavira

Broadcast date:
Jun 29, 1977

Description:


Dr. Juan Chavira discusses the practice, belief and theory of curanderismo. He first explains Curanderismo as a body of knowledge, that connects to health and the maintenance of health. He claims that curanderos emerged during the last century...

 

183.

Chicano Advocates: A User's Guide To The Centro Chicano In Austin

Theme:
Society

Series:
Business

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewees:
Martin Delgado, Zeke Uballe

Broadcast date:
Aug 12, 1977

Description:


Zeke Uballe and Martin Delgado discuss the advocacy work they do in the Centro Chicano in Austin, Texas. Uballe explains that in 1974 Brown Berets organized the first Centros Chicanos as sites where people in the barrio could register their...

 

184.

Culture, Property And Power: The Effects Of Chicano Exclusion On American Cultural Production

Themes:

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Jorge Reina Schement

Broadcast date:

Description:


In this interview, guest Dr. Jorge Reina Schement, assistant professor of Radio, Television and Film, discusses Chicano access to the media, the lack of Spanish language media, and the media’s portrayal of Chicanos. Dr. Schement explains that...

 

185.

Chicanos And The Welfare System: Part I

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues, Welfare

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Andres Tijerina

Broadcast date:
Aug 3, 1977

Description:


Dr. Andres Tijerina discusses the results of a survey of elderly Mexican Americans and their access to government assistance in Austin, Texas. He sampled 163 Mexican-Americans over 65 who received a supplemental security income (SSI) from the...

 

186.

The Chicano In Academics

Theme:
Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Gloria Contreras

Interviewee:
Leonard A. Valverde

Broadcast date:
Oct 10, 1977

Description:


Dr. Leonard Valverde discusses his research on educational administration and some of the challenges and opportunities facing Chicanos in higher education. Dr. Valverde won a research grant from the National Chicano Council on Higher Education....

 

187.

Mariachi Music And Bands

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Gloria Contreras

Interviewee:
Eli Barrón

Broadcast date:
Nov 9, 1977

Description:


Eli Barron, member of Mariachi Estrella de Austin, discusses the history of mariachi and its place in Austin culture. Barron that mariachi music is a traditional folkloric music, in which the musicians move around. The name comes from the French...

 

188.

The Plight Of The Migrant Farm Worker

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Gloria Contreras

Interviewee:
Antonio Orendain

Broadcast date:
Oct 24, 1977

Description:


In 1977, Antonio Orendain led the Texas Farmworkers Human Rights March from San Juan, Texas to Washington D.C. to draw attention to the plight of Texas farm workers and the right to work laws that hindered their organizing. In here, he discusses...

 

189.

Chicano Dialects

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Language

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Carmen Tafolla

Broadcast date:
Aug 12, 1977

Description:


Carmen Tafolla, a Chicana writer and educator, discusses various Spanish dialects and perceptions of Chicano Spanish speakers. Tafoya explains that Chicano Spanish is different from dialects because of its preservation of 16th century grammer and...

 

190.

The Pan American Student Forum, A Training Ground For Good Neighbors In The Americas.

Theme:
Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Eddie Aurispa

Broadcast date:

Description:


Eddie Aurispa; Deputy Director, Texas Good Neighbor Commission

 

191.

Chicanos In The Legal System

Theme:
Society

Series:
Legal Issues

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Hector F. Fabela

Broadcast date:
Jun 2, 1977

Description:


In this interview, Hector Fabela, an attorney in Austin, Texas, discusses his experiences as a Chicano lawyer and some of the legal issues affecting the Chicano community. Fabela explains that his experiences in law school were the same as other...

 

192.

Chicanos And The Welfare System: Part II

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues, Welfare

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Andres Tijerina

Broadcast date:
Aug 3, 1977

Description:


Dr. Andres Tijerina discusses possible ways to address the health disparities among elderly Mexican Americans who qualify for government assistance. He summarizes some of the results of his survey of elderly Mexican-americans in Austin, Texas...

 

193.

Mexican Americans And Mental Health

Theme:
Society

Series:
Health, Policy

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Raymundo Rodriguez

Broadcast date:
Jun 2, 1977

Description:


In this interview, Raymundo Rodriguez, executive assistant for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health discusses his work as one of twenty members of the President’s Commission for Mental Health, as called by President Jimmy Carter. His research...

 

194.

Chicano Music In The Southwest

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
John Wheat

Interviewees:
Don Americo Paredes, John Wheat

Broadcast date:
Jun 15, 1977

Description:


John Wheat discusses some of the different styles of Chicano Music and Dr. Americo Paredes discusses the history and evolution of the Corrido. Wheat first discusses Conjunto music which originated in the 19th century, when German and Czech...

 

195.

Human Services To The Spanish-Speaking Elderly

Theme:
Society

Series:
Health, Social Issues

Host:
Gloria Contreras

Interviewee:
Jesse A. Treviño

Broadcast date:
Oct 24, 1977

Description:


Jesse A. Trevino discusses emerging issues for the care of the elderly in North American society, with particular focus on the often-hidden situation of Mexican American elderly. His work with the National Association for the Spanish Speaking...

 

196.

The Chicana Professional

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Business, Women's Issues

Host:
Gloria Contreras

Interviewee:
Martha Cotera

Broadcast date:
Oct 10, 1977

Description:


Martha Cotera addressed her work as a librarian, a historian, a community organizer, a Chicana feminist, and as a political activist. She discusses her work with the International Women’s Year (IWY) National Conference, bring working-class and...

 

197.

The Chicano Novel (Part I)

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Ramón Saldívar

Broadcast date:
Jun 29, 1977

Description:


Dr. Ramon Saldivar discusses some of the characteristics of the Chicano Novel. Saldivar locates the Chicano novel in the tradition of European novels, but adds specifically it is an experimental novel, in which different national genres (Mexican...

 

198.

0

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199.

The Origins Of The "Zoot Suit" And Its Consequences

Themes:
Culture, Identity

Series:
Theater

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Dec 21, 1976

Description:


Using research from Carey McWilliam’s book North From Mexico, host Richard Goodman explores the origins of Pachuquismo and discusses the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943. In the late 1930s and early 1940s, gangs increasingly appealed to young Chicanos in...

 

200.

The Legal System Of The Southwest

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Legal Issues

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Feb 28, 1977

Description:


When the Anglos arrived in the Southwest after the Treaty of Guadalupe, they found a legal system very different from their own. The Mexican laws were based on the southwestern life style and addressed the needs of the region. Eventually, local...

 

201.

Classical Music With A Chicano Influence

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Dec 15, 1976

Description:


Richard Goodman discusses the origins, influences and styles of Chicano Classical music. Because social and economic conditions were not conducive to the development of the fine arts in the Chicano community, most composers lived in Mexico. For...

 

202.

Chicana Feminism

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Women's Issues

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Martha Cotera

Broadcast date:
May 18, 1978

Description:


Martha Cotera discusses the history of Chicana Feminism and some of the problems Chicanas encounter as they work with the Feminist and Chicano Movements. Cotera says that any involvement by women in community issues is a form of feminism, and...

 

203.

Social Bandits In The American Past: Juan Nepomuceno Cortina And Tiburcio Vasquez

Theme:
Identity

Series:
Profiles

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Nov 5, 1976

Description:


Host Richard Goodman discusses the lives of two famous Chicano Bandits, Juan Nepomuceno Cortina and Tiburcio Vazquez, as examples of two Mexicans who impacted United States history. Using Rudolfo Acuña’s Occupied America, Goodman explains how...

 

204.

The Bracero Program

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Labor

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Jan 28, 1977

Description:


Host Richard Goodman discusses the Bracero Program and its effects on Mexican Americans. Facing a growing labor shortage during World War II, the U.S. government established the Bracero Program, which permitted a designated number of Mexicans to...

 

205.

The Road To Unionization

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Jan 28, 1977

Description:


Host Richard Goodman discusses the first major attempt by Mexican American farm workers to unionize at the DiGiorgio Corporation in California. In 1947, workers at the DiGiorgio farm picketed for better wages, grievance procedures, seniority...

 

206.

Dr. Henry Cisneros: The First Chicano Mayor Of A Large Metropolitan City

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Henry Cisneros

Broadcast date:
Mar 18, 1982

Description:


The first Chicano mayor of San Antonio, Henry Cisneros discusses his plans for the city and his views on national issues. Elected by both the Anglos and Mexican Americans of the city, Cisneros says that he is committed to building coalitions in...

 

207.

The Chicano In World War II

Theme:
Identity

Series:
History

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Jan 14, 1977

Description:


Host Richard Goodman examines the role of Chicanos in World War II and the effects of their participation on their community. Goodman explains that Chicanos were the most decorated ethnic group of World War II, but they have been the least...

 

208.

Should I Speak English Or Spanish?

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Language

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Nov 22, 1976

Description:


Host Richard Goodman examines the use of Spanish among Mexican Americans and the factors that have affected its use. Although, people in the Southwest have spoken Spanish for hundreds of years, it use has varied over time in part due to the...

 

209.

The Legend Of Gregorio Cortez

Theme:
Identity

Series:
History

Host:

Interviewee:

Broadcast date:
Oct 28, 1976

Description:


Richard Goodman retells the legend of Gregorio Cortez. In 1901, a sheriff killed Cortez’ younger brother Ramon, after Ramon had played a trick on an Anglo neighbor. Gregorio shoots the sheriff and a mob forms to exact vengeance, but Cortez is an...

 

210.

Folklore And Society: Chicano Folklore As Chicano History

Theme:
Identity

Series:
Folklore

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Felix Peña

Broadcast date:
Mar 28, 1977

Description:


Host Alejandro Saenz interviews Felix Peña, a teaching assistant in the Center for Mexican American Studies, on the subject of Chicano folklore as a form of Chicano history. Peña teaches a course called the Chicano and his Culture, in which he...

 

211.

The Chicano Worker

Theme:
Society

Series:
Business

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Vernon Briggs

Broadcast date:
May 16, 1977

Description:


Professor Vernon Briggs discusses some of the policy implications that follow from his research on The Chicano Worker. One of the biggest obstacles he faced was how to define the Chicano worker because throughout much of the 20th century, the...

 

212.

Jobs For Progress: Minority Highway Contracting And S.E.R. Jobs For Progress Inc.

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Business

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
George Gomez

Broadcast date:
Mar 22, 1977

Description:


Host Alejandro Saenz interviews George Gomez, the program coordinator for the SER Minority Highway Contractors division. SER seeks to provide Mexicans with the skills needed to compete for various state and federal jobs. The GI Forum and LULAC...

 

213.

Ku Klux Klan Activities In Southern California

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Carlos Sánchez, Vincent Cabeza de Baca

Broadcast date:
May 1, 1982

Description:


Historian Cabeza de Baca and Journalist Carlos Sanchez discuss the presence of the Ku Klux Klan in Southern California and the growing threat to Mexicans and Chicanos. Host Linda Fregoso speaks with historian Cabeza de Vaca and Journalist Carlos...

 

214.

The Significance Of A Name

Theme:
Identity

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Sep 1, 1976

Description:


Richard Goodman discusses the history of the terms Mexicano, Latin American, Mexican American and Chicano. The first name examined is Mexicano, which Mexicans in the Southwest used to claim their new nation. After 1848, once the Southwest became...

 

215.

Some Historical Perspectives On The Presence Of Chicanos In American History

Themes:
Identity, Politics

Series:
History

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Andres Tijerina

Broadcast date:
Apr 25, 1977

Description:


Dr. Andres Tijerina provides a historical perspective on several issues concerning Chicanos today. He explains the issue of land grants date back to the 1800s, when the Mexican government gave land in the Southwest to its citizens. Today, however,...

 

216.

A Minority Within A Minority: Women In The Chicano Movement

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Women's Issues

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Nov 5, 1976

Description:


Host Richard Goodman discusses the role of Chicanas in Chicano Culture and society. He begins with a brief discussion of the role of women during Pre-Colombian times, and the gender parity, which characterized Aztec society. During the conquest,...

 

217.

Folklore In Mexican American Society

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Folklore

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Oct 28, 1976

Description:


In this talk, Richard Goodman provides a brief overview of Mexican-American folklore. He defines folklore as the common values and unofficial heritage of a people. Folklore can be stories, legends, proverbs, superstitions and songs. Goodman...

 

218.

Farm Workers And Unionization

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Labor

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Esteban Flores

Broadcast date:
Oct 17, 2017

Description:


Esteban Flores, a doctoral student at UT-Austin, discusses the current state of farm worker organizing and their efforts to enact labor legislation. Throughout the United States Farm Worker efforts to organize have been hindered by Right to Work...

 

219.

Chicanos And Education: The Politics Of Bilingual Education

Theme:
Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
George Blanco

Broadcast date:
Apr 25, 1977

Description:


 

220.

The Churro And The Pastor: Sheep Herdings In New Mexico

Themes:
Culture, Identity

Series:
History

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Dec 22, 1976

Description:


Goodman then discusses the origins and history of the pastoral culture in New Mexico. Using research from Carey McWiliam’s North From Mexico, Goodman explains that the Spanish explorers introduced sheep to the region in 1598. They also brought...

 

221.

The Literature Of The Chicano

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Dec 15, 1976

Description:


here it is

 

222.

The Mexican American In The Business World

Theme:
Society

Series:
Business

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Oct 8, 1976

Description:


Richard Goodman discusses some of the particular issues affecting Mexican American Businessmen. He explains that Mexican Americans face special challenges as they seek to enter the business world, including little experience and the lack of...

 

223.

Reies Tijerina And The Mexican Land Grants

Themes:
Identity, Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Dec 22, 1976

Description:


Host Richard Goodman discusses the life of Reies Lopez Tijerina, his career as an activist, and his place in the land grant movement among Hispanos in northern New Mexico. Although born in Texas, Tijerina spent much of his adult life in New...

 

224.

The Family That Stays Together...

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Sep 14, 1976

Description:


Host Richard Goodman explores the history and recent transformations of the Mexican American family. He discusses some of the popular conceptions of Mexican Families, and argues that most are far from the truth. In the past Mexican families were...

 

225.

Surveillance Of The Chicano Movement

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Robert Maggiani

Broadcast date:
May 20, 1977

Description:


Bobby Maggiani discusses his efforts with the Chicano Legal Defense Fund in Austin, Texas to determine and publicize the extent of government spying on the Chicano Movement. Maggiani explains that he and Dr. Armando Gutierrez founded the legal...

 

226.

The Chicano Novel (Part II)

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Ramon Saldivar

Broadcast date:
Jul 6, 1977

Description:


Dr. Ramon Saldivar discusses the major themes that contemporary Chicano authors explore through the novel. The authors disussed include Jose Antonio Villareal, Ron Arias, Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, and Oscar Zeta Acosta. Dr. Saldivar explains that...

 

227.

Chicanas And Literature

Themes:
Culture, Politics

Series:
Literature, Women's Issues

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewees:
Gloria Anzaldua, Inez Hernandez Tovar

Broadcast date:
Jul 6, 1977

Description:


Inez Hernandez Tovar and Gloria Anzaldua discuss the political context and cultural work of Chicana writers. . They explain that the Chicano movement provided some Chicano and Chicana writers the support and forums necessary to share their work....

 

228.

The Mutual Aid Societies

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Oct 8, 1976

Description:


Richard Goodman discusses how and why Mexican Americans formed mutual aid societies. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, when many Mexican Americans still lived in rural areas, life could be very precarious and insurance was a clear necessity. But...

 

229.

Chuy Negrete - Historian, Musician, Composer, Playwright, Organizer, Activist

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Profiles

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Jesus "Chuy" Negrete, Jesus Negrete

Broadcast date:
Jul 2, 1981

Description:


Chuy Negrete discusses his music and the politics that inspire him and plays several songs. Negrete explains that he got his musical start in church as a young boy in Chicago and then came to Chicano music through other genres, such as rock and...

 

230.

TIERRA

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Alma Díaz

Interviewees:
Joey Guerra, Robert Navarrete, Rudy Salas, Steve Salas

Broadcast date:
Mar 1, 1981

Description:


Reporter Alma Diaz and Linda Fregoso interview members of the Chicano musical group, Tierra, in San Antonio. The group, made up of six Chicanos and one Filipino, formed in East Los Angeles in 1971. They discuss how they became involved in...

 

231.

A People Of Custom And Tradition

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Family, Social Issues

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Sep 14, 1976

Description:


Host Richard Goodman discusses some of the customs and traditions of Chicanos and they ways in which they have changed over the years. He begins with the celebrations that occurred after communal labor, when Mexican Americans got together to help...

 

232.

Learning To Be Militant: A Case Study In Crystal City

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Armando Gutierrez

Broadcast date:
Mar 28, 1977

Description:


Host Alejandro Saenz interviews Dr. Armando Gutierrez on his book, Learning to be Militant, which examines Chicano political activism in Crystal City, Texas. Crystal City was the first city where La Raza Unida, the Chicano third party, won control...

 

233.

The Treaty Of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Themes:
Identity, Politics

Series:
History

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Jan 14, 1977

Description:


Host Richard Goodman discusses the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and how it affected Chicanos in the southwestern United States. The Treaty, which delegates from Mexico and the United States signed in 1848, officially ended the Mexican American War...

 

234.

Bilingual Education: Is It Really Working?

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewees:
, Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Dec 1, 1976

Description:


Host Richard Goodman discusses the origins development and future of Bilingual educational programs for Mexican Americans. Bilingual programs, which aim to help children function in two languages, are securing a solid place within the Texas...

 
 

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