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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 Catholicism

 

1.

Social Classes And Women In Aztec Society

Theme:
Identity

Series:
History, Women's Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Iris Blanco

Broadcast date:
Jan 8, 1982

Description:


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...

 

2.

Curanderismo, Mexican Folk Healing

Theme:
Identity

Series:
Folklore, Health

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Bernardo Ortiz, Dolores Estrella, Juan Chavira

Broadcast date:
Dec 15, 1981

Description:


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...

 

3.

Chicanos At Christmas Time

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music, Religion

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Carmen Tafolla, Raquel Pérez

Broadcast date:
Nov 15, 1981

Description:


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...

 

4.

Our Lady Of Guadalupe

Themes:
Culture, Identity

Series:
Religion

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Alicia Gonzáles, Jerry Burnett

Broadcast date:
Oct 29, 1981

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....

 

5.

Seguin: The Movie, Its Director And Its Critics

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Film

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Jesús Treviño, Juan Rodríguez, Rosuara Sánchez

Broadcast date:
Oct 19, 1981

Description:


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...

 

6.

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....

 

7.

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....

 

8.

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...

 

9.

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...

 

10.

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...

 

11.

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,...

 
 

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