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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 Folklore

 

1.

Chicano Literature: Origins And Genres

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Alurista, Jose Monleon, Jose Montoya, Juan Rodriguez, Petra Garcia, Ricardo Hinojosa Smith, Ricardo Sanchez

Broadcast date:
May 25, 1982

Description:


Linda Fregoso examines the history of Chicano literature in the United States with literary historians, artists and writers. The first of a two-part series, this show focuses on the debate about the origins of Chicano literature, the themes in...

 

2.

Bakery In A Chicano Barrio

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Food

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Joe Avila

Broadcast date:
Jan 22, 1982

Description:


Linda Fregoso interviews Joe Avila, a baker, about his work baking pan de dulce and operating a panadería. Fregoso first explains that pan de dulce is an important part of Chicano culture and traditions and describes its origins. Avila, the owner...

 

3.

Chicano Christmas Cultural Customs

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music, Religion

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Carmen Tafolla, Raquel Pérez

Broadcast date:
Nov 19, 1981

Description:


With guests Carmen Tafolla and Raquel Perez, host Linda Fregoso explores Chicano Christmas traditions that have fused both Anglo and Mexican practices. Fregoso first explores the tamaladas, or tamale-making parties, that occur at Christmastime....

 

4.

Chicano Literature: The Theme Of Cultural Resistance

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Juan Rodríguez, Raul Salinas

Broadcast date:
Oct 15, 1980

Description:


Juan Rodriguez, a professor in the Center for Mexican American Studies, discusses the development of Chicano literature and poet Raul Salinas reads some of his work. Rodriguez explains that Chicano literature largely reflects its working class...

 

5.

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,...

 

6.

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...

 

7.

Corridos Del Valle

Themes:
Culture, Politics

Series:
Film, Labor

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
David Sandoval, Javier Silva, Luis Tórres

Broadcast date:
Apr 2, 1980

Description:


David Sandoval, Luis Torres and Javier Silva discuss their upcoming documentary Corridos del Valle (ultimately distributed under the title Valley of Tears) and their experiences filming it in the Rio Grande Valley. The filmmakers explain that the...

 

8.

Folklore And Society: Chicano Folklore As Chicano History

Theme:
Identity

Series:
Folklore

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Felix Peña

Broadcast date:
Mar 28, 1977

Description:


Host Alejandro Saenz interviews Felix Peña, a teaching assistant in the Center for Mexican American Studies, on the subject of Chicano folklore as a form of Chicano history. Peña teaches a course called the Chicano and his Culture, in which he...

 

9.

Folklore In Mexican American Society

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Folklore

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Oct 28, 1976

Description:


In this talk, Richard Goodman provides a brief overview of Mexican-American folklore. He defines folklore as the common values and unofficial heritage of a people. Folklore can be stories, legends, proverbs, superstitions and songs. Goodman...

 

10.

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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