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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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Displaying 15 programs with the keyword Affirmative Action

 

1.

Gains Made By Chicanos In The Past 20 Years

Theme:
Society

Series:
Elections, Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Gilbert Cardenas, Rudy de la Garza

Broadcast date:
Apr 30, 1982

Description:


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...

 

2.

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...

 

3.

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...

 

4.

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...

 

5.

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...

 

6.

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...

 

7.

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...

 

8.

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...

 

9.

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...

 

10.

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...

 

11.

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

Theme:

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...

 

12.

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...

 

13.

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...

 

14.

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...

 

15.

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...

 
 

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