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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 Gangs

 

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.

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...

 

3.

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...

 

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.

Lowriding: The Fusion Of Cultural Symbols And The Diffusion Of Cultural Myths

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Luis Plascencia

Broadcast date:
Sep 15, 1980

Description:


Luis Plascencia discusses the history of lowriding and its appeal for Chicanos. Plascencia, a professor at the University of Texas, explains that lowriders originated in the late 1930s in Sacramento and spread to the rest of Southern California...

 

6.

Poetry And Its Political Context / Heroin And Its Policy Context

Themes:
Culture, Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Albert Mata, Ricardo Sánchez

Broadcast date:
Jun 2, 1980

Description:


In this episode, Linda Fregoso first interviews Ricardo Sanchez about his poetry and then speaks with Dr. Albert Mata about heroin use in the Chicano Community. Dr. Ricardo Sanchez discusses prominent themes in his poetry and his interest in...

 

7.

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...

 

8.

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...

 

9.

After The Zoot Suit: An Interview With Mike Gomez, Actor And Activist.

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Theater

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Mike Gómez

Broadcast date:
Jan 28, 1979

Description:


Mike Gomez talks about Chicanos in Hollywood and the play Zoot Suit. Gomez first describes how he got started acting in Dallas, Texas at the Dallas Theatre Company and his move to first Austin and then Los Angeles in search of more acting...

 

10.

The Origins Of The "Zoot Suit" And Its Consequences

Themes:
Culture, Identity

Series:
Theater

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Dec 21, 1976

Description:


Using research from Carey McWilliam’s book North From Mexico, host Richard Goodman 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 Chicanos in...

 

11.

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...

 
 

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