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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 9 programs with the keyword Chicago

 

1.

Valerio Longoria, Accordion Genius

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Valerio Longoria

Broadcast date:
May 22, 1981

Description:


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...

 

2.

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,...

 

3.

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...

 

4.

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...

 

5.

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...

 

6.

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...

 

7.

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...

 

8.

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...

 

9.

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...

 
 

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