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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 7 programs with the keyword Human Rights

 

1.

Political Unrest In El Salvador

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Latin America

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Carlos Galván, Eudelia Talamantez

Broadcast date:
Dec 3, 1980

Description:


Linda Fregoso discusses the political struggles in El Salvador with Carlos Galvan and Eudelia Talamantez as well as the ways Chicanos can support Salvadorans. Fregoso explains that over 80% of Salvadorans support the revolutionary groups who are...

 

2.

Increasing Ties Between Chicanos And Mexicanos

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Jorge Bustamante

Broadcast date:
May 2, 1980

Description:


Jorge Bustamante, an expert on immigration and counsel to the Mexican President Jose Lopez Portillo, discusses the relations between Mexicans and Chicanos and the United States and Mexico. Bustamante explains that Chicanos and Mexicans have been...

 

3.

Mario Cantu, Chicano Exile

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Mario Cantu

Broadcast date:
Mar 14, 1980

Description:


Mario Cantu, the first U.S. citizen convicted of harboring undocumented workers, talks about his activism, politics and exile in Europe. Linda Fregoso conducts the interview in a Bexar county jail where Cantu awaits trial for a parole violation...

 

4.

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...

 

5.

Mexican American Democrats

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Elections, Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Blandina Cardenas Ramírez, Richard Moya

Broadcast date:
Feb 15, 1980

Description:


Guests Blandina Cardenas Ramirez and Richard Moya discuss the record and achievements of the two democratic presidential candidates: Jimmy Carter and Sen. Edward Kennedy. Host Linda Fregoso first offers some background on Mexican American voting...

 

6.

Texas Farm Workers—The Right To Organize

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Jesus Moya

Broadcast date:
Aug 1, 1978

Description:


Guest Jesus Moya, an organizer for the Texas Farm Worker Union, discusses the history of the union and its efforts to repeal Right to Work Laws. Moya explains that the TFWU formed in 1960, with the assistance of the United Farm Workers. They split...

 

7.

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...

 
 

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