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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 27 programs with the keyword Mexico

 

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.

Susana Alexander's One-Woman Show

Theme:
Identity

Series:
Theater

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Susana Alexander

Broadcast date:
May 7, 1982

Description:


Rosa Linda Fregoso speaks with the Mexican actress Susana Alexander about her one-woman show “Si me permiten hablar” (If you allow me to speak), which dramatizes the writings of Latin American woman. Alexander, who is best known for her work...

 

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.

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...

 

5.

Social Classes And Women In Aztec Society

Theme:
Identity

Series:
History, Women's Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Iris Blanco

Broadcast date:
Jan 8, 1982

Description:


Linda Fregoso interviews historian Iris Blanco about the role of women in Aztec society before and after the conquest. Blanco explains that the Spaniards who conquered Tenochtitlan and subsequent historians have mystified Aztec society. The...

 

6.

Lisa LóPez: Profile Of A Chicana Singer

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music, Profiles

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Lisa Lopez

Broadcast date:
Dec 17, 1981

Description:


Linda Fregoso speaks with Chicana singer Lisa Lopez about her career and aspirations. Lopez got her start in music as a young child, playing in her father’s band and learning about different styles of music. She recorded her first song when she...

 

7.

Chicanos At Christmas Time

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music, Religion

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Carmen Tafolla, Raquel Pérez

Broadcast date:
Nov 15, 1981

Description:


Linda Fregoso and guests Carmen Tafolla and Raquel Perez discuss several religious traditions Chicanos celebrate at Christmastime. Fregoso observes that Christmas practices depend on the values an beliefs of a culture and she explores how Chicanos...

 

8.

Chicano Art: History And Politics

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Art

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Amado Peña, Pedro Rodríguez

Broadcast date:
Oct 22, 1981

Description:


Pedro Rodriguez, a professor of art history, and Amado Peña, an artist, discuss the development of Chicano art: its influences and its characteristics. Chicano art developed parallel to the Chicano Movement and both emerged in the 1960s....

 

9.

Seguin: The Movie, Its Director And Its Critics

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Film

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Jesús Treviño, Juan Rodríguez, Rosuara Sánchez

Broadcast date:
Oct 19, 1981

Description:


In this episode, Linda Fregoso examines the upcoming film Seguin, based on the life of Juan Seguin, and explores its implications for Chicanos with the film’s director, Jesus Trevino, and Rosaura Sanchez and Juan Rodriguez, two scholars of...

 

10.

Mariachi Music: An Ethnomusicology

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Bill Faulkner, Daniel Sheehy, Heriberto Molina, Mark Fogelquist

Broadcast date:
Oct 1, 1981

Description:


Linda Fregoso speaks with several ethnomusicologists as she traces the origins of Mariachi music and how it has changed over time. Fregoso explains that mariachi music mixes elements of African, Indigenous and European music and that it was...

 

11.

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...

 

12.

Women In The Mexican Revolution

Theme:
Identity

Series:
Historical Figures, Women's Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Marta Cotera, Shirlene Soto

Broadcast date:
Jun 19, 1981

Description:


Historian Shirlene Soto discusses the role of women who participated in the Mexican Revolution, and the writer Marta Cotera discusses the legacy of one such woman, La Adelita, and what she symbolizes for the Chicano community. Soto first discusses...

 

13.

Amparo Ochoa: La Nueva Cancion And Political Currents In Mexico

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music, Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Amparo Ochoa

Broadcast date:
Feb 5, 1981

Description:


Amparo Ochoa discusses her particular style of folk music, its influences and the message she seeks to convey to her audience. Ochoa is part of a larger trend of folk singers, mostly university students, who became popular during the...

 

14.

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...

 

15.

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...

 

16.

Pocho: The Novel, The Author, And Their Times

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Biography, Literature

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
José Antonio Villarreal

Broadcast date:
Jan 14, 1981

Description:


Jose Antonio Villarreal discusses his novel, Pocho, and the ways in which his own life and politics influenced his writing. Villarreal first discusses his experiences growing up in the pre-World War II era in California. He traces some of the...

 

17.

Colonias: Issues In The Rio Grande Valley

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Antonio Elizondo, Efraín Bernal, Isaias Aguayo, Lazaro Olivares, Ricardo Cantu, Samuel Sanchez

Broadcast date:
Dec 18, 1980

Description:


Linda Fregoso examines the development of colonias, or unincorporated subdivisions, of South Texas and the problems that plague residents. Fregoso first discusses the history of colonias and their prevalence along the border. She explains that...

 

18.

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...

 

19.

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...

 

20.

Interview With Mayan Artist Humbatz Mena

Themes:
Culture, Identity

Series:
Art, History

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Humbatz Mena

Broadcast date:
Aug 3, 1980

Description:


Humbatz Mena, a Mayan artist, talks about how his geometric art reflects Mayan culture and understandings of the universe. Mena has been interested in painting and drawing geometric forms since childhood. As he began to exhibit his art, his style...

 

21.

An Owner's Guide To The Record Industry

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Business, Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Salome Gutiérrez

Broadcast date:
Jul 4, 1980

Description:


In this interview conducted in Spanish, Salome Gutierrez, the owner of the Del Bravo Record Company, discusses the outlook for Chicano musicians and the challenges they face promoting their music. Gutierrez first discusses his own history in music...

 

22.

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...

 

23.

Minority Party Politics

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
María Elena Martínez

Broadcast date:
Jun 7, 1979

Description:


Maria Elena Martinez, chair of the Texas branch of La Raza Unida Party, discusses the party’s background, accomplishments and recent difficulties. She explains that the party began in Crystal City in 1970 to address Chicano issues and has now...

 

24.

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...

 

25.

Chicano Theater

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Theater

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Mar 11, 1977

Description:


Host Richard Goodman discusses Chicano Theatre and the ways it has influenced and reflected Mexican American Society. Goodman first discusses the life and work of Luis Valdez, the founder of Teatro Campesino, Farm Workers’ Theatre, in 1965....

 

26.

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...

 

27.

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...

 
 

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