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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 12 programs with the keyword Culture

 

1.

Contraband Corridos: Community And Controversy

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
José Cuellar, José Villarino

Broadcast date:
Apr 2, 1982

Description:


Linda Fregoso speaks with Professors Jose Cuellar and Jose Villarino about corridos and the recent popularity of contraband corridos. Villarino first traces the evolution of corridos and how their themes and sound have changed over time. He...

 

2.

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...

 

3.

Bakery In A Chicano Barrio

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Food

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Joe Avila

Broadcast date:
Jan 22, 1982

Description:


Linda Fregoso interviews Joe Avila, a baker, about his work baking pan de dulce and operating a panadería. Fregoso first explains that pan de dulce is an important part of Chicano culture and traditions and describes its origins. Avila, the owner...

 

4.

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...

 

5.

Chicano Christmas Cultural Customs

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music, Religion

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Carmen Tafolla, Raquel Pérez

Broadcast date:
Nov 19, 1981

Description:


With guests Carmen Tafolla and Raquel Perez, host Linda Fregoso explores Chicano Christmas traditions that have fused both Anglo and Mexican practices. Fregoso first explores the tamaladas, or tamale-making parties, that occur at Christmastime....

 

6.

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...

 

7.

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...

 

8.

Interview With Mayan Artist Humbatz Mena

Themes:
Culture, Identity

Series:
Art, History

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Humbatz Mena

Broadcast date:
Aug 3, 1980

Description:


Humbatz Mena, a Mayan artist, talks about how his geometric art reflects Mayan culture and understandings of the universe. Mena has been interested in painting and drawing geometric forms since childhood. As he began to exhibit his art, his style...

 

9.

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....

 

10.

Changing Sex Roles Of Chicanas

Themes:
Culture, Identity

Series:
Women's Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Lea Ybarra

Broadcast date:
Apr 30, 1980

Description:


Professor Lea Ybarra discusses the changing gender roles and norms of Chicanas. Ybarra first explains that while the U.S. media and advertising have used the term macho to describe dominant, abusive and hypermasculine men, among Mexicanos the...

 

11.

La MúSica NorteñA - Part 1 Of 3

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
John Wheat

Interviewee:
John Wheat

Broadcast date:
Sep 14, 1979

Description:


The first in a three part series examining Norteña music, this episode hosted by John Wheat Gibson explores the origins and history of the musical traditions of South Texas and Northern Mexico. Gibson explains that many of the dances associated...

 

12.

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...

 
 

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