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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 8 programs with the keyword Laredo

 

1.

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...

 

2.

Oscar Zamora, Chicano Ventriloquist

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Biography

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Oscar Zamora

Broadcast date:
Jul 1, 1980

Description:


In this interview conducted in Spanish, Oscar Zamora (and Don Chema his dummy) talks about his work as a ventriloquist and his variety show Sal y Pimienta. Zamora first became interested in ventriloquism as a child when he realized that he could...

 

3.

La MúSica NorteñA - Part 1 Of 3

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
John Wheat

Interviewee:
John Wheat

Broadcast date:
Sep 14, 1979

Description:


The first in a three part series examining Norteña music, this episode hosted by John Wheat Gibson explores the origins and history of the musical traditions of South Texas and Northern Mexico. Gibson explains that many of the dances associated...

 

4.

More On The Plight Of The Texas Farm Workers: The Raymondsville Strike

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Marcial Silva

Broadcast date:
May 10, 1979

Description:


Marcial Silva, organizer for Texas Farm Workers Union, brings an update on the legal developments in the Raymondsville strike, and outlines the legislative and political strategies the TFWU undertook to thwart Charles Wetegrove’s control of...

 

5.

A Senate Campaign: A Perspective From The La Raza Unida Party

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Luis Díaz de León

Broadcast date:

Description:


Luis Diaz de Leon discusses his campaign for U.S. Senator as a Raza Unida Candidate. De Leon, a social worker and community organizer, is originally from Texas, but has lived for the last seven years in California. He discusses some of the...

 

6.

The Legend Of Gregorio Cortez

Theme:
Identity

Series:
History

Host:

Interviewee:

Broadcast date:
Oct 28, 1976

Description:


Richard Goodman retells the legend of Gregorio Cortez. In 1901, a sheriff killed Cortez’ younger brother Ramon, after Ramon had played a trick on an Anglo neighbor. Gregorio shoots the sheriff and a mob forms to exact vengeance, but Cortez is an...

 

7.

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...

 

8.

Chicanas And Literature

Themes:
Culture, Politics

Series:
Literature, Women's Issues

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewees:
Gloria Anzaldua, Inez Hernandez Tovar

Broadcast date:
Jul 6, 1977

Description:


Inez Hernandez Tovar and Gloria Anzaldua discuss the political context and cultural work of Chicana writers. . They explain that the Chicano movement provided some Chicano and Chicana writers the support and forums necessary to share their work....

 
 

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