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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 Discrimination

 

1.

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...

 

2.

George I. SáNchez Jr. And Sr. High School: An Alternative Education

Theme:
Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Gloria Guardiola, Jorge Castillo, Luis Cano, Mary Flores, Phillip Cano, Tina Reyna, Willie Estrada

Broadcast date:
Feb 24, 1982

Description:


Rosa Linda Fregoso visits the alternative school, George I. Sanchez Jr. and Sr. High School and speaks with students and staff about the school’s programs and curriculum. In the early 1970s, activists in Houston, Texas were alarmed to find that...

 

3.

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...

 

4.

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...

 

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.

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...

 

7.

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...

 

8.

Civil Rights And The Texas Police

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Juan Hinojosa, Larry Trujillo, Vicente Gonzales

Broadcast date:
May 7, 1981

Description:


Linda Fregoso speaks with Juan Hinojosa, Vicente Gonzalez and Larry Trujillo about police brutality in Chicano communities. Larry Trujillo, a professor of Chicano Studies, explains that historically the Chicano community has perceived the police...

 

9.

Labor Organizing In Texas, 1848 To The Present

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Alma Díaz

Interviewees:
Devon Peña, Victor Nelson Cisneros

Broadcast date:
Mar 1, 1981

Description:


Guests Victor Nelson Cisneros and Devon Peña discuss the history of Chicano labor organizing in industrial, manufacturing and agriculture sectors and some of their successes and failures. Cisneros, a researcher with the National Rural Center,...

 

10.

Bilingual Education In Texas With A Focus On The Federal District Ruling By Judge Wm. Wayne Justice

Theme:
Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
José Cardenas, José Montalvo, Mark White, Norma Solis, Tom Anderson, Walter Smith

Broadcast date:
Feb 20, 1981

Description:


Host Linda Fregoso speaks with various guests about the legal mandate for bilingual education and the problems such programs are facing in the early 1980s. Dr. Jose Cardenas of the Intercultural Development and Research Association discusses the...

 

11.

Chicanos, Politics, And The Mexican State

Theme:
Society

Series:
Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Jorge Bustamante, Rodolfo de la Garza

Broadcast date:
Jan 29, 1981

Description:


Jorge Bustamante and Rodolfo de la Garza discuss relations between Chicanos and Mexicans and the Mexican government’s recent interest in Chicano affairs. Fregoso first interviews Bustamante, a special counsel to the Mexican President on...

 

12.

Mexican Americans During The Great Depression

Themes:
Identity, Society

Series:
History, Immigration

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Feb 15, 1977

Description:


Richard Goodman discusses the mass deportations and repatriations of Mexicans during the Great Depression. In the aftermath of the stock market crash, Mexicans of all nationalities were considered and subsequently treated as undesirable aliens...

 

13.

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...

 

14.

Little Joe Hernandez Y La Familia

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Joe Hernández, Johnny Hernández

Broadcast date:
Jul 25, 1980

Description:


Interview with Joe and Johnny Hernández, founding members and leaders of the popular Chicano band Little Joe, Johnny and La Familia. They discuss their beginnings as Little Joe and the Latinaires, their problems as a Chicano band, and the...

 

15.

Andres Tijerina: We Have A History Here In Texas.

Theme:
Identity

Series:

Host:
John Mckiernan-Gonzalez

Interviewee:
Andres Tijerina

Broadcast date:

Description:


Dr. Andres Tijerina reflects on his public life as a student and a historian. He begins with his life growing up homeless working in the fields of West Texas, and the contradiction he experienced being told he was only American but being treated...

 

16.

A Retrospective With Mexican American Experience Host Dr. Andres Tijerina Part II

Theme:

Series:

Host:
John Mckiernan-Gonzalez

Interviewee:
Andres Tijerina

Broadcast date:

Description:


This is the second part of the interview. Dr. Andres Tijerina reflects on his public life as a student and a historian. He begins with his life growing up homeless working in the fields of West Texas, and the contradiction he experienced being...

 

17.

The Battered Wife

Themes:
Identity, Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Rosa-María Cervantes

Broadcast date:
Mar 27, 1980

Description:


Rosa-Maria Cervantes discusses the problem of domestic violence within Chicano families and the resources available for victims. Cervantes suggests that Chicanas may face slightly higher levels of abuse than other women and are more hesitant to...

 

18.

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...

 

19.

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...

 

20.

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...

 

21.

Mass Media And Chicanos / Chicanos And Mexicanos In The Great Depression

Theme:
Politics

Series:
History, Immigration

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Aug 30, 1979

Description:


In this episode, Richard Goodman first discusses how Chicanos have used the media to further the movement and how the media has portrayed Chicanos. Summarizing the research of Dr. Francisco Lewels, Goodman explains that while in the early days of...

 

22.

The Federal Government And Civil Rights: 1848 And 1948

Themes:
Identity, Identity

Series:
History

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Aug 29, 1979

Description:


Host Richard Goodman first discusses the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and how it affected Chicanos in the Southwest. The 1848 treaty officially ended the Mexican American War and ceded to the U.S. over half of Mexico’s territory. From the...

 

23.

Chicano Self-Help: Individual And Collective Strategies

Theme:
Society

Series:
Business

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Jun 19, 1979

Description:


Richard Goodman first discusses how and why Mexican Americans formed mutual aid societies. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, when many Mexican Americans still lived in rural areas, life could be very precarious and insurance was a necessity....

 

24.

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...

 

25.

Corridos And A Folklore Heritage

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Folklore, Music

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Manuel Peña

Broadcast date:
Oct 18, 1978

Description:


Manuel Peña discusses the corrido, its major themes and how the genre has changed over time. Peña explains that most corridos deal with the theme of intercultural conflict between Chicanos and Anglos in the Southwest. This conflict stems from...

 

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.

Chicanas In The Labor Market

Theme:
Society

Series:
Labor, Women's Issues

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Gloria Gutiérrez

Broadcast date:
Sep 14, 1978

Description:


Gloria Gutierrez, Special Assistant to the Director of the Women’s Bureau within the department of Labor, discusses the current state of women and minorities in the workforce. Gutierrez explains the history of the bureau and its mandate to...

 

28.

A Chicano's Perspective On Cuba

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Latin America

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Paul Velez

Broadcast date:
Aug 13, 1978

Description:


Paul Velez discusses his impressions and observations of Cuba, where he traveled for a Festival of Youths and Students Conference. Velez attended the Festival as a member of Austin’s delegation. The festival offered many cultural presentations,...

 

29.

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...

 

30.

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...

 

31.

Chicano Advocates: A User's Guide To The Centro Chicano In Austin

Theme:
Society

Series:
Business

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewees:
Martin Delgado, Zeke Uballe

Broadcast date:
Aug 12, 1977

Description:


Zeke Uballe and Martin Delgado discuss the advocacy work they do in the Centro Chicano in Austin, Texas. Uballe explains that in 1974 Brown Berets organized the first Centros Chicanos as sites where people in the barrio could register their...

 

32.

Chicanos And The Welfare System: Part I

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues, Welfare

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Andres Tijerina

Broadcast date:
Aug 3, 1977

Description:


Dr. Andres Tijerina discusses the results of a survey of elderly Mexican Americans and their access to government assistance in Austin, Texas. He sampled 163 Mexican-Americans over 65 who received a supplemental security income (SSI) from the...

 

33.

The Chicana Professional

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Business, Women's Issues

Host:
Gloria Contreras

Interviewee:
Martha Cotera

Broadcast date:
Oct 10, 1977

Description:


Martha Cotera addressed her work as a librarian, a historian, a community organizer, a Chicana feminist, and as a political activist. She discusses her work with the International Women’s Year (IWY) National Conference, bring working-class and...

 

34.

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...

 

35.

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...

 

36.

The Chicano Worker

Theme:
Society

Series:
Business

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Vernon Briggs

Broadcast date:
May 16, 1977

Description:


Professor Vernon Briggs discusses some of the policy implications that follow from his research on The Chicano Worker. One of the biggest obstacles he faced was how to define the Chicano worker because throughout much of the 20th century, the...

 

37.

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,...

 

38.

Chicanos And Education: The Politics Of Bilingual Education

Theme:
Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
George Blanco

Broadcast date:
Apr 25, 1977

Description:


 

39.

The Mutual Aid Societies

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Oct 8, 1976

Description:


Richard Goodman discusses how and why Mexican Americans formed mutual aid societies. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, when many Mexican Americans still lived in rural areas, life could be very precarious and insurance was a clear necessity. But...

 
 

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