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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 22 programs with the keyword Illegal Alien

 

1.

The Reagan Administration's Proposals For Immigration Reform

Theme:
Society

Series:
Labor, Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Jorge Bustamante, Leonel Castillo

Broadcast date:
Sep 4, 1981

Description:


Linda Fregoso speaks with Leonel Castillo, former director of the Immigration and Naturalization Services, and Dr. Jorge Bustamante, special counsel to the Mexican President on Immigration, about the Reagan Administration’s proposed immigration...

 

2.

Bilingual / Bicultural Education In The United States.

Theme:
Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Alma Rincones, José Cardenas, Norma Solis, Walter Smith

Broadcast date:
Feb 16, 1981

Description:


Linda Fregoso examines the history of bilingual/bicultural education and its strategies and goals. Anglo society has been skeptical about the need for bilingual education programs, which Chicanos began to demand in the 1960s. Walter Smith, a...

 

3.

Chicanos, Politics, And The Mexican State

Theme:
Society

Series:
Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Jorge Bustamante, Rodolfo de la Garza

Broadcast date:
Jan 29, 1981

Description:


Jorge Bustamante and Rodolfo de la Garza discuss relations between Chicanos and Mexicans and the Mexican government’s recent interest in Chicano affairs. Fregoso first interviews Bustamante, a special counsel to the Mexican President on...

 

4.

Immigration To The U.S.: Mexico's Position

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Jorge Bustamante

Broadcast date:
Jan 19, 1981

Description:


Jorge Bustamante, Special Counsel to the Mexican President, discusses the history of undocumented immigration and its impact on both Mexico and the United States. Bustamante explains that few people in the United States have recognized the...

 

5.

Educating Undocumented Children

Theme:
Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Esteban Flores

Broadcast date:
Dec 7, 1980

Description:


Esteban Flores, an instructor at the University of New Mexico, discusses several court rulings on the educational rights of undocumented children. In 1980, Judge Woodrow Seals ruled against the Houston Independent School District when he argued...

 

6.

Mexican Americans During The Great Depression

Themes:
Identity, Society

Series:
History, Immigration

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Feb 15, 1977

Description:


Richard Goodman discusses the mass deportations and repatriations of Mexicans during the Great Depression. In the aftermath of the stock market crash, Mexicans of all nationalities were considered and subsequently treated as undesirable aliens...

 

7.

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...

 

8.

Barrio Lives, Barrio Histories

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Albert Camarillo, Estevan Flores

Broadcast date:
May 17, 1980

Description:


Linda Fregoso speaks with Albert Camarillo about the history of California barrios and interviews Estevan Flores on his study of undocumented families in Houston. Camarillo’s research traces the origins of the barrios in California to the 19th...

 

9.

The Roles Chicanas Play In Community Activism

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Women's Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Estella López

Broadcast date:
Apr 12, 1980

Description:


Guest Estella Lopez discusses the battle to save public education from the voucher system and the development of Chicana activism. Lopez explains that while Chicanos have made some gains since the 1960s, the community is still dealing with issues...

 

10.

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...

 

11.

Mass Media And Chicanos / Chicanos And Mexicanos In The Great Depression

Theme:
Politics

Series:
History, Immigration

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Aug 30, 1979

Description:


In this episode, Richard Goodman first discusses how Chicanos have used the media to further the movement and how the media has portrayed Chicanos. Summarizing the research of Dr. Francisco Lewels, Goodman explains that while in the early days of...

 

12.

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...

 

13.

Chicano-Mexicano Relations

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Jorge Bustamante

Broadcast date:
Mar 29, 1979

Description:


Jorge Bustamante discusses Chicano relations with Mexico and the issues surrounding Mexican labor migration to the United States. Bustamante begins by discussing Mexican perceptions of Chicanos. Although some wealthy Mexicans continue to perceive...

 

14.

The Socialist Workers Party And Its Effect On The Chicano

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Miguel Pendas

Broadcast date:
Oct 10, 1978

Description:


Miguel Pendas, Socialist Worker Party Candidate for U.S. Senate, discusses his campaign and issues affecting Chicano community. Pendas decided to run for senator because he found that neither democrats nor republicans spoke on behalf of working...

 

15.

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...

 

16.

The Chicano Community: A View From The Texas Legislature

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Arnold Gonzales

Broadcast date:
Jul 25, 1978

Description:


Armando Gutierrez interviews State Rep. Arnold Gonzales of Corpus Christi, member of the State Higher Education and Health and Welfare Committees of the Texas House. Dr. Arnold Gonzalez discusses his experience as a Texas State Representative, the...

 

17.

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...

 

18.

Culture, Property And Power: The Effects Of Chicano Exclusion On American Cultural Production

Theme:

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Jorge Reina Schement

Broadcast date:

Description:


In this interview, guest Dr. Jorge Reina Schement, assistant professor of Radio, Television and Film, discusses Chicano access to the media, the lack of Spanish language media, and the media’s portrayal of Chicanos. Dr. Schement explains that...

 

19.

Mariachi Music And Bands

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Gloria Contreras

Interviewee:
Eli Barrón

Broadcast date:
Nov 9, 1977

Description:


Eli Barron, member of Mariachi Estrella de Austin, discusses the history of mariachi and its place in Austin culture. Barron that mariachi music is a traditional folkloric music, in which the musicians move around. The name comes from the French...

 

20.

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...

 

21.

The Bracero Program

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Labor

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Jan 28, 1977

Description:


Host Richard Goodman 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...

 

22.

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...

 
 

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