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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 36 programs with the keyword San Antonio

 

1.

Gains Made By Chicanos In The Past 20 Years

Theme:
Society

Series:
Elections, Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Gilbert Cardenas, Rudy de la Garza

Broadcast date:
Apr 30, 1982

Description:


Linda Fregoso discusses the gains made by the Chicano Movement with Professors Rudy de la Garza and Gilbert Cardenas. Fregoso argues that while the movement opened the doors to higher education and equal employment for many, Chicanos still have a...

 

2.

Chicanos In The Midwest: Part 1

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Andre Guerrero, Virginia Ortega

Broadcast date:
Dec 9, 1981

Description:


Guests Andre Guerrero and Virginia Ortega of the Ohio Commission of Spanish Speaking Affairs discuss the problems facing Chicanos in the Midwest and the Commission’s efforts to assist the Chicano Community. Ortega first describes why her family...

 

3.

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...

 

4.

Civil Rights And The Texas Police

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Juan Hinojosa, Larry Trujillo, Vicente Gonzales

Broadcast date:
May 7, 1981

Description:


Linda Fregoso speaks with Juan Hinojosa, Vicente Gonzalez and Larry Trujillo about police brutality in Chicano communities. Larry Trujillo, a professor of Chicano Studies, explains that historically the Chicano community has perceived the police...

 

5.

La Camelia

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Rosa-Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Carmen Tafolla

Broadcast date:
Dec 23, 1980

Description:


Rosa-Linda Fregoso discusses the corrido, “Contrabando y Traición,” with Carmen Tafolla, an instructor at the University of Texas, and speaks with several Chicanos about its popularity. Fregoso first retells the fictional story behind the...

 

6.

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...

 

7.

Louis Wilmot, Founding Member Of LULAC / Elvira ChavarríA: The Future Of The Mexican American Library Project

Themes:
Identity, Politics

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Elvira Chavarría, Louis Wilmot

Broadcast date:
Sep 29, 1980

Description:


Guest Louis Wilmot, one of the founders of LULAC, discusses the organization’s early efforts to address segregation and discrimination through education, and UT librarian, Elvira Chavarría talks about the Mexican-American Collection, which...

 

8.

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...

 

9.

Margarito Garza: Judge By Day, Radical Comic Book Artist By Night

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Art

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Margarito Garza

Broadcast date:
Aug 7, 1980

Description:


Margarito Garza discusses his comic book character Relampago, a Chicano superhero, and the message he hopes to spread through his comics. Garza’s comic book combines elements of South Texas folklore and Mexican history: the hero, Marcos Zapata,...

 

10.

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...

 

11.

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...

 

12.

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...

 

13.

Chicano Poetry, Chicano Organizing

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Alurista, Isidro Ortíz

Broadcast date:
May 9, 1980

Description:


Linda Fregoso first interviews Chicano poet, Alurista, about the evolution of Chicano poetry. Alurista explains that while Chicanos poetry dates to the 19th century, their work was largely confined to local audiences. In contrast, 20th century...

 

14.

The Kennedy Corridos

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
John Wheat

Interviewee:
Dan Dickey

Broadcast date:
Jan 3, 1980

Description:


Using information from Dan Dickey’s book, The Kennedy Corridos, host John Wheat Gibson explores the history of the corridos Mexican Americans wrote in memory of John F. Kennedy. Gibson explains that Mexican Americans were particularly affected...

 

15.

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...

 

16.

Chicano Fine Arts

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature, Music

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Jun 20, 1979

Description:


Richard Goodman first discusses several characteristics of Chicano literature and its development in the 20th century. Chicanos occupy a unique place between two distinct cultures: Mexican and Anglo, and that duality marks much of the literature...

 

17.

Chicano Self-Help: Individual And Collective Strategies

Theme:
Society

Series:
Business

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Jun 19, 1979

Description:


Richard Goodman first discusses how and why Mexican Americans formed mutual aid societies. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, when many Mexican Americans still lived in rural areas, life could be very precarious and insurance was a necessity....

 

18.

50th Anniversary Of LULAC

Theme:
Identity

Series:
History

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Cynthia Orozco

Broadcast date:
Jan 26, 1979

Description:


Cynthia Orozco, a history student at UT-Austin, discusses some of her research on the League of United Latin American Citizens and the context in which it formed. Orozco argues that in order to understand LULAC we need to place the organization in...

 

19.

Corporate Control Over Natural Resources: The Crystal City Natural-Gas Shut Off.

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Bill Anderson

Interviewees:
Alejandro Neri, David Mendoza, Sherril Smith

Broadcast date:
Jan 18, 1979

Description:


In this special report, Bill Anderson explores reactions in Crystal City to the Coastal States’ Gas cut-off. Anderson describes this small town whose population is 90% Mexican American as the birthplace of La Raza Unida Party. The party took...

 

20.

Police Brutality

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Paul Rich

Broadcast date:
Jan 11, 1979

Description:


In this lecture, Paul Rich, a civil rights attorney, analyzes the case of Rodolfo Santillan, who was killed while in police custody and discusses the problem of police brutality. Rich represented Santayan’s family in the case the brought against...

 

21.

Curanderismo

Themes:
Culture, Identity, Society

Series:
Folklore, Health

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Juan Chavira

Broadcast date:
Apr 25, 1979

Description:


Dr. Juan Chavira discusses the practice, belief and theory of curanderismo. He first explains Curanderismo as a body of knowledge, that connects to health and the maintenance of health. He claims that curanderos emerged during the last century...

 

22.

The Texas Farm Worker's Strike

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Labor

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewees:
James Garza, José Garza

Broadcast date:
Apr 19, 1979

Description:


Jose and James Garza, members of the Texas Farm Workers Union, provide an eyewitness account of the farm workers strike in Raymondville Texas in April 1979. The strike began on April 4th, when farm workers at Charles Wetegrove’s packing shed...

 

23.

Chicano Involvement In The Communist Party

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Lorenzo Torres

Broadcast date:
Mar 25, 1979

Description:


Lorenzo Torres, a labor organizer and Communist Party leader, discusses some of the problems facing the Chicano Movement and the ways in which the Communist Party is trying to achieve equality and reform. Torres analyzes Chicano political history...

 

24.

Chicano Health Demographics

Theme:
Society

Series:
Health

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Romeo Rodríguez

Broadcast date:
Mar 15, 1979

Description:


Romeo Rodriguez, assistant instructor of Chicano Studies at UT-Austin, discusses his research on the mortality rate of Chicanos in comparison to Anglos and African Americans. Rodriguez seeks to understand how ethnicity and socioeconomic factors...

 

25.

Corridos: The Oral History Of The Chicano Community

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Armando Gutiérrez

Broadcast date:
Jun 8, 1978

Description:


Host Armando Gutierrez discusses the themes, structure and history of Corrido music and plays several examples. Gutierrez explains that the corrido is the basic Chicano music form and also a source of oral history. Scholars like Americo Paredes...

 

26.

Little Joe And La Familia

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Armando Gutiérrez

Broadcast date:
Jun 14, 1978

Description:


Host Armando Gutierrez discusses the career and music of Little Joe Hernandez. Gutierrez explains that Little Joe y La Familia is one of the most popular Chicano groups. Their music has been able to reach a national audience while still...

 

27.

The Development Of Chicano Music

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Armando Gutiérrez

Broadcast date:
Jun 7, 1978

Description:


Host Armando Gutierrez discusses the development of Chicano Music and offers several examples of the different styles that have evolved over the years. He first discusses the corrido and its basic elements, including its instrumentation and...

 

28.

Government Surveillance Of Chicano Activism

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Romeo Rodríguez

Broadcast date:
Apr 11, 1978

Description:


Romeo Rodriguez discusses his work with the Chicano Legal Defense Fund and their efforts to uncover the extent of the government surveillance and harassment of the Chicano Movement. Rodriguez explains that several Chicano leaders, including Jose...

 

29.

The Charro

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Gloria Contreras

Interviewee:
Eli Barrón

Broadcast date:
Nov 9, 1977

Description:


Eli Barron, founding president of the Austin Charro Association, discusses the history of Charro organizations and describes the charreada. Barrón explains that the Charro Association originated in Mexico City in 1920s, when Mexican businessmen...

 

30.

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...

 

31.

The Pan American Student Forum, A Training Ground For Good Neighbors In The Americas.

Theme:
Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Eddie Aurispa

Broadcast date:

Description:


Eddie Aurispa; Deputy Director, Texas Good Neighbor Commission

 

32.

Chicanos And The Welfare System: Part II

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues, Welfare

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Andres Tijerina

Broadcast date:
Aug 3, 1977

Description:


Dr. Andres Tijerina discusses possible ways to address the health disparities among elderly Mexican Americans who qualify for government assistance. He summarizes some of the results of his survey of elderly Mexican-americans in Austin, Texas...

 

33.

Classical Music With A Chicano Influence

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Dec 15, 1976

Description:


Richard Goodman discusses the origins, influences and styles of Chicano Classical music. Because social and economic conditions were not conducive to the development of the fine arts in the Chicano community, most composers lived in Mexico. For...

 

34.

Dr. Henry Cisneros: The First Chicano Mayor Of A Large Metropolitan City

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Henry Cisneros

Broadcast date:
Mar 18, 1982

Description:


The first Chicano mayor of San Antonio, Henry Cisneros discusses his plans for the city and his views on national issues. Elected by both the Anglos and Mexican Americans of the city, Cisneros says that he is committed to building coalitions in...

 

35.

The Mexican American In The Business World

Theme:
Society

Series:
Business

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Oct 8, 1976

Description:


Richard Goodman discusses some of the particular issues affecting Mexican American Businessmen. He explains that Mexican Americans face special challenges as they seek to enter the business world, including little experience and the lack of...

 

36.

TIERRA

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Alma Díaz

Interviewees:
Joey Guerra, Robert Navarrete, Rudy Salas, Steve Salas

Broadcast date:
Mar 1, 1981

Description:


Reporter Alma Diaz and Linda Fregoso interview members of the Chicano musical group, Tierra, in San Antonio. The group, made up of six Chicanos and one Filipino, formed in East Los Angeles in 1971. They discuss how they became involved in...

 
 

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