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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 15 programs with the keyword Segregation

 

1.

Dr. Hector P. Garcia: The American G.I. Forum

Theme:
Identity

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Hector P. García

Broadcast date:
Dec 2, 1981

Description:


Dr. Hector P. Garcia, a World War II veteran and founder of the American GI Forum, traces the organization’s origins and activism and discusses current Chicano struggles. Garcia returned from the War to find that discrimination was still a large...

 

2.

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...

 

3.

Bilingual Education In Texas With A Focus On The Federal District Ruling By Judge Wm. Wayne Justice

Theme:
Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
José Cardenas, José Montalvo, Mark White, Norma Solis, Tom Anderson, Walter Smith

Broadcast date:
Feb 20, 1981

Description:


Host Linda Fregoso speaks with various guests about the legal mandate for bilingual education and the problems such programs are facing in the early 1980s. Dr. Jose Cardenas of the Intercultural Development and Research Association discusses the...

 

4.

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...

 

5.

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...

 

6.

Andres Tijerina: We Have A History Here In Texas.

Theme:
Identity

Series:

Host:
John Mckiernan-Gonzalez

Interviewee:
Andres Tijerina

Broadcast date:

Description:


Dr. Andres Tijerina reflects on his public life as a student and a historian. He begins with his life growing up homeless working in the fields of West Texas, and the contradiction he experienced being told he was only American but being treated...

 

7.

A Retrospective With Mexican American Experience Host Dr. Andres Tijerina Part II

Theme:

Series:

Host:
John Mckiernan-Gonzalez

Interviewee:
Andres Tijerina

Broadcast date:

Description:


This is the second part of the interview. Dr. Andres Tijerina reflects on his public life as a student and a historian. He begins with his life growing up homeless working in the fields of West Texas, and the contradiction he experienced being...

 

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.

Quality Education For Chicanos

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Ruben Bonilla

Broadcast date:
Feb 14, 1980

Description:


Ruben Bonilla discusses a report from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) on segregation in Texas’ institutions of higher learning. HEW has only released segments of the report, claiming that some of the information was...

 

10.

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....

 

11.

Hispanic Youth Unemployment

Theme:
Society

Series:
Labor, Social Issues

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Richard Santos

Broadcast date:
Apr 26, 1979

Description:


Dr. Richard Santos, professor of Economics at UT-Austin, discusses unemployment among Hispanic youths. Santos explains that Chicano and other minority youths bear the brunt of high unemployment in the United States. Santos argues that minority...

 

12.

Growing Up Chicano

Themes:
Culture, Identity, Politics

Series:
Elections, Profiles

Host:
John Wheat

Interviewee:
Gonzalo Barrientos

Broadcast date:
Apr 11, 1978

Description:


Rep. Gonzalo Barrientos discusses growing up Latino in Texas, and his experiences as a Chicano politician. As the child of migrant farm workers, Barrientos grew up in a Spanish-only household. He gradually learned English from black children on...

 

13.

Curanderismo: The Traditional Medicine Of The Mexican American Community

Themes:
Culture, Society

Series:
Folklore, Health

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Juan Chavira

Broadcast date:
Jun 29, 1977

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...

 

14.

The Origins Of The "Zoot Suit" And Its Consequences

Themes:
Culture, Identity

Series:
Theater

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Dec 21, 1976

Description:


Using research from Carey McWilliam’s book North From Mexico, host Richard Goodman explores the origins of Pachuquismo and discusses the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943. In the late 1930s and early 1940s, gangs increasingly appealed to young Chicanos in...

 

15.

Bilingual Education: Is It Really Working?

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewees:
, Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Dec 1, 1976

Description:


Host Richard Goodman discusses the origins development and future of Bilingual educational programs for Mexican Americans. Bilingual programs, which aim to help children function in two languages, are securing a solid place within the Texas...

 
 

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