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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 14 programs with the keyword San Antonio, Texas

 

1.

Recent Voting Trends Among Chicanos

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Bill Calderon

Broadcast date:
Sep 18, 1981

Description:


Bill Calderon of the Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project (SVREP) discusses Chicano Voting patterns and the recent increase in Chicano voter turn-out. In spite of the general decline in voter turn-out, Chicano voting has increased by...

 

2.

Leonardo Jimenez, Conjunto Musician

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Leonardo "Flaco" Jimenez

Broadcast date:
Jul 12, 1981

Description:


Leonardo “Flaco” Jimenez discusses his career as a conjunto musician in South Texas and his efforts to reach larger audiences. Host Linda Fregoso first offers a brief history of conjunto music and its origins in the Mexican working class and...

 

3.

Valerio Longoria, Accordion Genius

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Valerio Longoria

Broadcast date:
May 22, 1981

Description:


Musician, Valerio Longoria, discusses his career in Tejano music and his experiences in the recording industry. He first discusses how he got started in music and his efforts to teach himself the accordion and the guitar as a child by listening to...

 

4.

Tony De La Rosa, A Pioneer In The Popularization Of Conjunto Music.

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Tony de la Rosa

Broadcast date:
May 5, 1981

Description:


Tony de la Rosa discusses his career as a conjunto musician and the difficulties he has encountered along the way. De la Rosa first explains that all conjunto musicians start out playing in catinas where they could advertise their band, reach new...

 

5.

José Montalvo, Chicano Poet

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
José Montalvo, Yolanda Broyles

Broadcast date:
Mar 25, 1981

Description:


In this episode, host Linda Fregoso speaks with the poet Jose Montalvo about his poetry and Chicano activism. She also speaks with Professor Yolanda Broyles about Montalvo’s work and how it compares with that of other Chicano poets. Montalvo...

 

6.

Labor Organizing In Texas, 1848 To The Present

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Alma Díaz

Interviewees:
Devon Peña, Victor Nelson Cisneros

Broadcast date:
Mar 1, 1981

Description:


Guests Victor Nelson Cisneros and Devon Peña discuss the history of Chicano labor organizing in industrial, manufacturing and agriculture sectors and some of their successes and failures. Cisneros, a researcher with the National Rural Center,...

 

7.

Mexico, The United States And Mariachi Music: A Look At Its Past, Present And Future

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Claudia Zapata, Florencia Gutierrez, Gail San Miguel, Heriberto Molina

Broadcast date:
Nov 6, 1980

Description:


Linda Fregoso speaks with various people attending the International Mariachi Conference in San Antonio about the development of mariachi music in the United States and its relations with Mexican mariachi music. Fregoso first interviews Gail San...

 

8.

The Role Of Women In Chicano Labor History

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Labor, Women's Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Devon Peña

Broadcast date:
Oct 22, 1980

Description:


Devon Peña, an instructor at UT-Austin, discusses Chicana labor organizing in the Maquiladoras, assembly plants, along the U.S.-Mexico border. He begins with a brief introduction to Chicana labor history and its most prominent activists. He then...

 

9.

Chicano Literature: The Theme Of Cultural Resistance

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Juan Rodríguez, Raul Salinas

Broadcast date:
Oct 15, 1980

Description:


Juan Rodriguez, a professor in the Center for Mexican American Studies, discusses the development of Chicano literature and poet Raul Salinas reads some of his work. Rodriguez explains that Chicano literature largely reflects its working class...

 

10.

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...

 

11.

Chicanas In The Labor Market

Theme:
Society

Series:
Labor, Women's Issues

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Gloria Gutiérrez

Broadcast date:
Sep 14, 1978

Description:


Gloria Gutierrez, Special Assistant to the Director of the Women’s Bureau within the department of Labor, discusses the current state of women and minorities in the workforce. Gutierrez explains the history of the bureau and its mandate to...

 

12.

The Mexican American Youth Organization

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewees:
Anna Mendez, George Ozuna, Patricia Hernandez

Broadcast date:
Aug 1, 1978

Description:


Patricia Hernandez, Anna Mendez, and George Ozuna discuss the history of the Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO), issues facing Chicano students, and the future of the Chicano Movement. MAYO began in 1968 as a political vehicle for...

 

13.

The Chicana Professional

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Business, Women's Issues

Host:
Gloria Contreras

Interviewee:
Martha Cotera

Broadcast date:
Oct 10, 1977

Description:


Martha Cotera addressed her work as a librarian, a historian, a community organizer, a Chicana feminist, and as a political activist. She discusses her work with the International Women’s Year (IWY) National Conference, bring working-class and...

 

14.

Chuy Negrete - Historian, Musician, Composer, Playwright, Organizer, Activist

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Profiles

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Jesus "Chuy" Negrete, Jesus Negrete

Broadcast date:
Jul 2, 1981

Description:


Chuy Negrete discusses his music and the politics that inspire him and plays several songs. Negrete explains that he got his musical start in church as a young boy in Chicago and then came to Chicano music through other genres, such as rock and...

 
 

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