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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 11 programs with the keyword El Paso

 

1.

Drug Abuse In Chicano Communities

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Albert Mata

Broadcast date:
Mar 25, 1982

Description:


Linda Fregoso speaks with Dr. Albert Mata, a professor at the University of Wisconsin, about the various patterns of drug abuse within the Chicano community. Mata is primarily interested in categorizing different types of drug users. He lays out...

 

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.

La Camelia

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Rosa-Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Carmen Tafolla

Broadcast date:
Dec 23, 1980

Description:


Rosa-Linda Fregoso discusses the corrido, “Contrabando y Traición,” with Carmen Tafolla, an instructor at the University of Texas, and speaks with several Chicanos about its popularity. Fregoso first retells the fictional story behind the...

 

4.

Chicanas And Heroin Addiction

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues, Women's Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Albert Mata

Broadcast date:
Nov 21, 1980

Description:


Dr. Albert Mata, a sociology professor, discusses his research on Chicana heroin abuse. In recent years, crime and narcotic related arrests among all women, including Chicanas, has increased dramatically. He offers a brief history of drug abuse in...

 

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.

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...

 

7.

Corporate Control Over Natural Resources: The Crystal City Natural-Gas Shut Off.

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Bill Anderson

Interviewees:
Alejandro Neri, David Mendoza, Sherril Smith

Broadcast date:
Jan 18, 1979

Description:


In this special report, Bill Anderson explores reactions in Crystal City to the Coastal States’ Gas cut-off. Anderson describes this small town whose population is 90% Mexican American as the birthplace of La Raza Unida Party. The party took...

 

8.

The Texas Farm Worker's Strike

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Labor

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewees:
James Garza, José Garza

Broadcast date:
Apr 19, 1979

Description:


Jose and James Garza, members of the Texas Farm Workers Union, provide an eyewitness account of the farm workers strike in Raymondville Texas in April 1979. The strike began on April 4th, when farm workers at Charles Wetegrove’s packing shed...

 

9.

The Charro

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Gloria Contreras

Interviewee:
Eli Barrón

Broadcast date:
Nov 9, 1977

Description:


Eli Barron, founding president of the Austin Charro Association, discusses the history of Charro organizations and describes the charreada. Barrón explains that the Charro Association originated in Mexico City in 1920s, when Mexican businessmen...

 

10.

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...

 

11.

Chicanas And Literature

Themes:
Culture, Politics

Series:
Literature, Women's Issues

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewees:
Gloria Anzaldua, Inez Hernandez Tovar

Broadcast date:
Jul 6, 1977

Description:


Inez Hernandez Tovar and Gloria Anzaldua discuss the political context and cultural work of Chicana writers. . They explain that the Chicano movement provided some Chicano and Chicana writers the support and forums necessary to share their work....

 
 

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