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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 Civil Rights

 

1.

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...

 

2.

Recent Voting Trends Among Chicanos

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Bill Calderon

Broadcast date:
Sep 18, 1981

Description:


Bill Calderon of the Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project (SVREP) discusses Chicano Voting patterns and the recent increase in Chicano voter turn-out. In spite of the general decline in voter turn-out, Chicano voting has increased by...

 

3.

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...

 

4.

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...

 

5.

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...

 

6.

Police Brutality

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Paul Rich

Broadcast date:
Jan 11, 1979

Description:


In this lecture, Paul Rich, a civil rights attorney, analyzes the case of Rodolfo Santillan, who was killed while in police custody and discusses the problem of police brutality. Rich represented Santayan’s family in the case the brought against...

 

7.

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...

 

8.

Dr. Henry Cisneros: The First Chicano Mayor Of A Large Metropolitan City

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Henry Cisneros

Broadcast date:
Mar 18, 1982

Description:


The first Chicano mayor of San Antonio, Henry Cisneros discusses his plans for the city and his views on national issues. Elected by both the Anglos and Mexican Americans of the city, Cisneros says that he is committed to building coalitions in...

 

9.

Ku Klux Klan Activities In Southern California

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Carlos Sánchez, Vincent Cabeza de Baca

Broadcast date:
May 1, 1982

Description:


Historian Cabeza de Baca and Journalist Carlos Sanchez discuss the presence of the Ku Klux Klan in Southern California and the growing threat to Mexicans and Chicanos. Host Linda Fregoso speaks with historian Cabeza de Vaca and Journalist Carlos...

 
 

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