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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 24 programs with the keyword Farm Workers

 

1.

Mexican American Research Center: Connecting Communities To Federal Resources

Theme:
Society

Series:
Business

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:

Broadcast date:
May 13, 1982

Description:


Linda Fregoso discusses the efforts of the Mexican American Research Center to build Chicano self-determination through economic development with the Center’s director, Jose Urreagas, Roberto Guerra who heads the organization’s weatherization...

 

2.

Conjunto Musicians, Their Lives And Their Times.

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Esteban Jordan, Flaco Jiménez, Santiago Jimenez, Jr., Tony de la Rosa

Broadcast date:
Apr 22, 1982

Description:


Linda Fregoso discusses the life and careers of Conjunto musicians, Tony de la Rosa, Flaco Jimenez, and Esteban Jordan. Fregoso first speaks with Tony de la Rosa. She explains that de la Rosa taught himself how to play the accordion and got his...

 

3.

Chicano Theater

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Theater

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Jorge Huerta

Broadcast date:
Apr 16, 1982

Description:


Dr. Jorge Huerta, a professor of drama, discusses the development of Chicano theatre. Host Linda Fregoso first describes the history of Latino theatre, from the post-Conquest religious plays, to the vaudeville era, and then the Chicano Theatre of...

 

4.

Chicanos In The Midwest: Part 1

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Andre Guerrero, Virginia Ortega

Broadcast date:
Dec 9, 1981

Description:


Guests Andre Guerrero and Virginia Ortega of the Ohio Commission of Spanish Speaking Affairs discuss the problems facing Chicanos in the Midwest and the Commission’s efforts to assist the Chicano Community. Ortega first describes why her family...

 

5.

Our Lady Of Guadalupe

Themes:
Culture, Identity

Series:
Religion

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Alicia Gonzáles, Jerry Burnett

Broadcast date:
Oct 29, 1981

Description:


Alicia Gonzalez, professor of folklore at the University of Texas at Austin, discusses the image of the Virgin de Guadalupe and her role in uniting and symbolizing the Mexican community, from her appearance in 1531 to the farm worker’s movement....

 

6.

Profile Of Chicano Musician Esteban Jordan

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music, Profiles

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Esteban Jordan

Broadcast date:
Apr 24, 1981

Description:


Esteban Jordan discusses his career as a Chicano musician, his experiences in the recording industry and the origins of his unique sound. Jordan talks about the creative constraints he has experienced in the recording industry, where producers...

 

7.

Interviews With Farm Workers In The Rio Grande Valley Of Texas

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Alfredo De Avila, John Gonzales, Josefina Castillo

Broadcast date:
Apr 17, 1981

Description:


Host Linda Fregoso speaks with John Gonzalez, Alfredo de Avila and Josefina Castillo about their efforts to organize farm workers, demand better working conditions and increase wages. Fregoso first interviews Gonzalez, an eighteen-year-old...

 

8.

Colonias: Issues In The Rio Grande Valley

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Antonio Elizondo, Efraín Bernal, Isaias Aguayo, Lazaro Olivares, Ricardo Cantu, Samuel Sanchez

Broadcast date:
Dec 18, 1980

Description:


Linda Fregoso examines the development of colonias, or unincorporated subdivisions, of South Texas and the problems that plague residents. Fregoso first discusses the history of colonias and their prevalence along the border. She explains that...

 

9.

Our Lady Of Guadalupe

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Religion

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Alicia Gonzáles, Jerry Burnett

Broadcast date:
Nov 18, 1980

Description:


Alicia Gonzalez, professor of folklore at the University of Texas at Austin, discusses the image of the Virgin de Guadalupe and her role in uniting and symbolizing the Mexican community, from her appearance in 1531 to the farm worker’s movement....

 

10.

Collective Bargaining, The Texas Legislature And The Texas Farm Workers Union

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Labor

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Antonio Orendain, Forrest Waley, Rudy De La Garza

Broadcast date:
Nov 12, 1980

Description:


Linda Fregoso speaks with Antonio Orendain of the Texas Farm Workers Union, Legislator Forest Whaley, and Professors Rudy de la Garza and I.B. Helburn about an upcoming collective bargaining bill for agricultural workers. She first speaks with de...

 

11.

The Role Of Women In Chicano Labor History

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Labor, Women's Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Devon Peña

Broadcast date:
Oct 22, 1980

Description:


Devon Peña, an instructor at UT-Austin, discusses Chicana labor organizing in the Maquiladoras, assembly plants, along the U.S.-Mexico border. He begins with a brief introduction to Chicana labor history and its most prominent activists. He then...

 

12.

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...

 

13.

Eddie Canales: The Role Of La Raza Unida Party In The American Political Process

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Eddie Canales

Broadcast date:
Jun 15, 1980

Description:


Eddie Canales, Chair of the Texas Central Committee of La Raza Unida Party, discusses recent changes to the party’s structure and strategy. In 1980, Raza Unida held its first constitutional convention where they restructured the party. Now its...

 

14.

Chuy Negrete - Historian, Musician, Composer, Playwright, Organizer, Activist

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Profiles

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Chuy Negrete

Broadcast date:
Jun 2, 1980

Description:


Chuy Negrete discusses his music and the politics that inspire him and plays several songs. Negrete explains that he got his musical start in church as a young boy in Chicago and then came to Chicano music through other genres, such as rock and...

 

15.

Organizing The Undocumented Worker

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Antonio Orendain, Estella Salinas

Broadcast date:
May 17, 1980

Description:


In this interview conducted in Spanish, Antonio Orendain and Estella Salinas, organizers with the Texas Farm Workers Union (TFWU), discuss the situation of the undocumented worker and the Union’s efforts to pass legislation that will protect all...

 

16.

La MúSica NorteñA - Part 2 Of 3

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
John Wheat

Interviewee:
John Wheat

Broadcast date:
Sep 14, 1979

Description:


The second in a three part series examining Norteña music, this episode hosted by John Wheat Gibson explores the genre’s development between 1940 and 1950. By the late 1930s, Norteña music had attracted a large audience through its...

 

17.

The Politics Of Agricultural Labor: Braceros And Farmworkers In The 1950s

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Aug 30, 1979

Description:


Richard Goodman first discusses the Bracero Program and its effects on Mexican Americans. Facing a growing labor shortage during World War II, the U.S. government established the Bracero Program, which permitted a designated number of Mexicans to...

 

18.

La Raza Unida: Public Policies And Community Organizing

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
José Angel Gutiérrez

Broadcast date:
Dec 4, 1978

Description:


José Angel Gutiérrez, founder of La Raza Unida Party and a county judge, discusses several issues affecting Chicanos today and the party's efforts to address some of those issues through political office and community organizing. Gutiérrez...

 

19.

Chicano Farm Worker's Struggle

Themes:
Politics, Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Gilberto Cardenas

Broadcast date:
May 4, 1978

Description:


Dr. Gilberto Cardenas discusses the organizing efforts of the United Farm Workers (UFW). Although farm workers have been organizing since the turn of the century, they only entered the national spotlight in the 1960s with the United Farm Workers...

 

20.

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...

 

21.

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...

 

22.

The Road To Unionization

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Jan 28, 1977

Description:


Host Richard Goodman discusses the first major attempt by Mexican American farm workers to unionize at the DiGiorgio Corporation in California. In 1947, workers at the DiGiorgio farm picketed for better wages, grievance procedures, seniority...

 

23.

Farm Workers And Unionization

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Labor

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Esteban Flores

Broadcast date:
Dec 17, 2017

Description:


Esteban Flores, a doctoral student at UT-Austin, discusses the current state of farm worker organizing and their efforts to enact labor legislation. Throughout the United States Farm Worker efforts to organize have been hindered by Right to Work...

 

24.

Chuy Negrete - Historian, Musician, Composer, Playwright, Organizer, Activist

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Profiles

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Jesus "Chuy" Negrete, Jesus Negrete

Broadcast date:
Jul 2, 1981

Description:


Chuy Negrete discusses his music and the politics that inspire him and plays several songs. Negrete explains that he got his musical start in church as a young boy in Chicago and then came to Chicano music through other genres, such as rock and...

 
 

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