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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 11 programs with the keyword Bilingualism

 

1.

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...

 

2.

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...

 

3.

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...

 

4.

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...

 

5.

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...

 

6.

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

 

7.

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...

 

8.

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...

 

9.

The Literature Of The Chicano

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Dec 15, 1976

Description:


here it is

 

10.

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....

 

11.

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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