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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 8 programs with the keyword Ethnic Solidarity

 

1.

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...

 

2.

Chicano Involvement In The Communist Party

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Lorenzo Torres

Broadcast date:
Mar 25, 1979

Description:


Lorenzo Torres, a labor organizer and Communist Party leader, discusses some of the problems facing the Chicano Movement and the ways in which the Communist Party is trying to achieve equality and reform. Torres analyzes Chicano political history...

 

3.

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...

 

4.

Growing Up Chicano

Themes:
Culture, Identity, Politics

Series:
Elections, Profiles

Host:
John Wheat

Interviewee:
Gonzalo Barrientos

Broadcast date:
Apr 11, 1978

Description:


Rep. Gonzalo Barrientos discusses growing up Latino in Texas, and his experiences as a Chicano politician. As the child of migrant farm workers, Barrientos grew up in a Spanish-only household. He gradually learned English from black children on...

 

5.

Chicano Politics

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Elections

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
José Angel Gutiérrez

Broadcast date:
Feb 16, 1978

Description:


Dr. Jose Angel Gutierrez discusses the current state and future of La Raza Unida Party and Chicano politics. Gutierrez founded the party in 1970 in Crystal City, Texas. Since then the party has run candidates for several major local, state, and...

 

6.

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...

 

7.

The Legend Of Gregorio Cortez

Theme:
Identity

Series:
History

Host:

Interviewee:

Broadcast date:
Oct 28, 1976

Description:


Richard Goodman retells the legend of Gregorio Cortez. In 1901, a sheriff killed Cortez’ younger brother Ramon, after Ramon had played a trick on an Anglo neighbor. Gregorio shoots the sheriff and a mob forms to exact vengeance, but Cortez is an...

 

8.

Reies Tijerina And The Mexican Land Grants

Themes:
Identity, Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Dec 22, 1976

Description:


Host Richard Goodman discusses the life of Reies Lopez Tijerina, his career as an activist, and his place in the land grant movement among Hispanos in northern New Mexico. Although born in Texas, Tijerina spent much of his adult life in New...

 
 

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