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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 39 programs with the keyword Chicano Movement

 

1.

Chicano Literature: Context And Controversy

Theme:
Culture

Series:
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

Description:


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...

 

2.

Mexican American Research Center: Connecting Communities To Federal Resources

Theme:
Society

Series:
Business

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:

Broadcast date:
May 13, 1982

Description:


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...

 

3.

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...

 

4.

Conjunto Musicians, Their Lives And Their Times.

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

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

Broadcast date:
Apr 22, 1982

Description:


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...

 

5.

Chicano Theater

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Theater

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Jorge Huerta

Broadcast date:
Apr 16, 1982

Description:


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...

 

6.

CALO (Chicano Barrio Language)

Theme:
Identity

Series:
History, Language

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Leticia Galindo, Mary Jane Espinosa

Broadcast date:
Mar 12, 1982

Description:


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...

 

7.

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...

 

8.

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

Theme:
Identity

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Hector P. García

Broadcast date:
Dec 2, 1981

Description:


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...

 

9.

Chicano Art: History And Politics

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Art

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Amado Peña, Pedro Rodríguez

Broadcast date:
Oct 22, 1981

Description:


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....

 

10.

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

Description:


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...

 

11.

A History Of Chicano Scholarship And Chicano Studies

Theme:
Culture

Series:
History

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
José Limón

Broadcast date:
Oct 2, 1980

Description:


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...

 

12.

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...

 

13.

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...

 

14.

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...

 

15.

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...

 

16.

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...

 

17.

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...

 

18.

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,...

 

19.

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....

 

20.

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...

 

21.

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...

 

22.

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...

 

23.

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...

 

24.

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...

 

25.

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...

 

26.

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...

 

27.

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...

 

28.

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...

 

29.

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...

 

30.

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...

 

31.

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...

 

32.

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...

 

33.

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...

 

34.

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...

 

35.

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...

 

36.

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...

 

37.

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...

 

38.

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...

 

39.

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...

 
 

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