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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 24 programs with the keyword Citizenship

 

1.

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...

 

2.

Interview With Chicano Psychologist Gus BaróN

Themes:
Culture, Identity

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Gus Barón

Broadcast date:
Nov 6, 1981

Description:


Psychologist Gus Baron discusses the emerging field of Chicano psychology, which argues that psychologists must understand their patient’s culture in order to best treat mental health problems. Baron explains that the term Chicano psychology...

 

3.

Educating Undocumented Children

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Education, Immigration

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Mark White, Mr. López, Nestor Rodríguez, Peter Schey, Rogelio Nuñez

Broadcast date:
Oct 9, 1981

Description:


Linda Fregoso discusses the education of undocumented children and the implications of the upcoming Supreme Court case that will determine if all children, regardless of immigration status, in the United States are entitled to free public...

 

4.

The Voting Rights Act Extension And The Political Legacies Of Racial Exclusion

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Elections, Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Carlos Truan, Richard Avena

Broadcast date:
Sep 11, 1981

Description:


Richard Avena, a regional director for the Southwest Office of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and Texas State Senator Carlos Truan discuss the implication of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) for Chicano voters and its impending expiration. The VRA...

 

5.

Educating Undocumented Children

Theme:
Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Esteban Flores

Broadcast date:
Dec 7, 1980

Description:


Esteban Flores, an instructor at the University of New Mexico, discusses several court rulings on the educational rights of undocumented children. In 1980, Judge Woodrow Seals ruled against the Houston Independent School District when he argued...

 

6.

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...

 

7.

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...

 

8.

The Chicano Movement Today

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Fred Cervantes

Broadcast date:
Mar 7, 1980

Description:


Guest Fred Cervantes discusses the origins of the Chicano movement and recent demographic shifts that have affected its development. Cervantes explains that the Chicano movement borrowed heavily from the civil rights and counterculture movement of...

 

9.

Education For Children Of Undocumented Workers

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Isais Torres

Broadcast date:
Feb 26, 1980

Description:


Guest Isais Torres discusses the lawsuit challenging a 1975 law that barred undocumented children from public education and its national implications. Torres is a member of the litigation team representing 17 cases against the 1975 state law. He...

 

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.

Pachucos, Zoot Suits, Riots And The Mexican Legal Underpinning Of Southwestern Legal Systems.

Theme:
Identity

Series:
History

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Sep 6, 1979

Description:


Using research from Carey McWilliam’s book North From Mexico, host Richard Goodman first explores the origins of Pachuquismo and discusses the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943. In the late 1930s and early 1940s, gangs increasingly appealed to young...

 

12.

50th Anniversary Of LULAC

Theme:
Identity

Series:
History

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Cynthia Orozco

Broadcast date:
Jan 26, 1979

Description:


Cynthia Orozco, a history student at UT-Austin, discusses some of her research on the League of United Latin American Citizens and the context in which it formed. Orozco argues that in order to understand LULAC we need to place the organization in...

 

13.

Minority Discrimination In The Armed Forces

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Armando Gutiérrez

Broadcast date:
Jul 3, 1978

Description:


Host Armando Gutierrez discusses the results of a 1977 study of discrimination against Latinos in the armed services. The study, commissioned by Commander in Chief of the U.S. Army Europe George Blanchard, sought to examine the problems Latinos...

 

14.

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...

 

15.

Chicano Theater

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Theater

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Mar 11, 1977

Description:


Host Richard Goodman 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....

 

16.

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...

 

17.

Mariachi Music And Bands

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Gloria Contreras

Interviewee:
Eli Barrón

Broadcast date:
Nov 9, 1977

Description:


Eli Barron, member of Mariachi Estrella de Austin, discusses the history of mariachi and its place in Austin culture. Barron that mariachi music is a traditional folkloric music, in which the musicians move around. The name comes from the French...

 

18.

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...

 

19.

The Legal System Of The Southwest

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Legal Issues

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Feb 28, 1977

Description:


When the Anglos arrived in the Southwest after the Treaty of Guadalupe, they found a legal system very different from their own. The Mexican laws were based on the southwestern life style and addressed the needs of the region. Eventually, local...

 

20.

The Chicano In World War II

Theme:
Identity

Series:
History

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Jan 14, 1977

Description:


Host Richard Goodman examines the role of Chicanos in World War II and the effects of their participation on their community. Goodman explains that Chicanos were the most decorated ethnic group of World War II, but they have been the least...

 

21.

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...

 

22.

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,...

 

23.

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...

 

24.

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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