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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 10 programs with the keyword Curanderas

 

1.

Susana Alexander's One-Woman Show

Theme:
Identity

Series:
Theater

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Susana Alexander

Broadcast date:
May 7, 1982

Description:


Rosa Linda Fregoso speaks with the Mexican actress Susana Alexander about her one-woman show “Si me permiten hablar” (If you allow me to speak), which dramatizes the writings of Latin American woman. Alexander, who is best known for her work...

 

2.

Health And Education Issues Facing Chicanos In California

Theme:
Society

Series:
Education, Health

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Faustina Solis, Rosario C. de Baca

Broadcast date:
Jan 17, 1982

Description:


Linda Fregoso discusses the current status of Chicano health and education with Faustina Solis, the former head of California’s migrant clinic program and Rosario C. de Baca, a member of the California Superintendents Advisory Committee. Solis...

 

3.

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...

 

4.

Chicanos In The Midwest: Part 2

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Andre Guerrero, Virginia Ortega

Broadcast date:
Dec 14, 1981

Description:


Guests Virginia Ortega and Andre Guerrero of the Ohio Commission of Spanish Speaking Affairs discuss Chicano Culture in the Midwest. Ortega explains that most Chicanos live in Northwestern Ohio in Lorain and Cleveland, where many Mexican families,...

 

5.

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...

 

6.

Margarito Garza: Judge By Day, Radical Comic Book Artist By Night

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Art

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Margarito Garza

Broadcast date:
Aug 7, 1980

Description:


Margarito Garza discusses his comic book character Relampago, a Chicano superhero, and the message he hopes to spread through his comics. Garza’s comic book combines elements of South Texas folklore and Mexican history: the hero, Marcos Zapata,...

 

7.

Curanderismo

Themes:
Culture, Identity, Society

Series:
Folklore, Health

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Juan Chavira

Broadcast date:
Apr 25, 1979

Description:


Dr. Juan Chavira discusses the practice, belief and theory of curanderismo. He first explains Curanderismo as a body of knowledge, that connects to health and the maintenance of health. He claims that curanderos emerged during the last century...

 

8.

Chicano Folk Diseases And Their Herbal Cures

Themes:
Culture, Society

Series:
Folklore, Health

Host:
Gloria Contreras

Interviewee:
Dolores Latorre

Broadcast date:
Nov 22, 1977

Description:


Dolores Latorre discusses some of the folk practices and cures she studied in Múzquiz, Coahuila, while working on a book on the Mexican Kickapoo Indians with her husband Felipe Latorre. While living in Coahuila, Dolores Latorre, an...

 

9.

Curanderismo: The Traditional Medicine Of The Mexican American Community

Themes:
Culture, Society

Series:
Folklore, Health

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Juan Chavira

Broadcast date:
Jun 29, 1977

Description:


Dr. Juan Chavira discusses the practice, belief and theory of curanderismo. He first explains Curanderismo as a body of knowledge, that connects to health and the maintenance of health. He claims that curanderos emerged during the last century...

 

10.

Mexican Americans And Mental Health

Theme:
Society

Series:
Health, Policy

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Raymundo Rodriguez

Broadcast date:
Jun 2, 1977

Description:


In this interview, Raymundo Rodriguez, executive assistant for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health discusses his work as one of twenty members of the President’s Commission for Mental Health, as called by President Jimmy Carter. His research...

 
 

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