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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 46 programs with the keyword Texas

 

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.

Chicanos In The Midwest: Part 2

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Andre Guerrero, Virginia Ortega

Broadcast date:
Dec 14, 1981

Description:


Guests Virginia Ortega and Andre Guerrero of the Ohio Commission of Spanish Speaking Affairs discuss Chicano Culture in the Midwest. Ortega explains that most Chicanos live in Northwestern Ohio in Lorain and Cleveland, where many Mexican families,...

 

3.

Educating Undocumented Children

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Education, Immigration

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Mark White, Mr. López, Nestor Rodríguez, Peter Schey, Rogelio Nuñez

Broadcast date:
Oct 9, 1981

Description:


Linda Fregoso discusses the education of undocumented children and the implications of the upcoming Supreme Court case that will determine if all children, regardless of immigration status, in the United States are entitled to free public...

 

4.

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...

 

5.

The Voting Rights Act Extension And The Political Legacies Of Racial Exclusion

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Elections, Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Carlos Truan, Richard Avena

Broadcast date:
Sep 11, 1981

Description:


Richard Avena, a regional director for the Southwest Office of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and Texas State Senator Carlos Truan discuss the implication of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) for Chicano voters and its impending expiration. The VRA...

 

6.

A History Of Chicano Scholarship And Chicano Studies

Theme:
Culture

Series:
History

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
José Limón

Broadcast date:
Oct 2, 1980

Description:


Interview with Dr. José Limón, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the UT-Autin, former director of the Mexican American Center, and chair of local organizing committee for the Texas NACS (National Association of Chicano Studies) about the...

 

7.

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...

 

8.

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...

 

9.

Educating Undocumented Children

Theme:
Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Esteban Flores

Broadcast date:
Dec 7, 1980

Description:


Esteban Flores, an instructor at the University of New Mexico, discusses several court rulings on the educational rights of undocumented children. In 1980, Judge Woodrow Seals ruled against the Houston Independent School District when he argued...

 

10.

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...

 

11.

Collective Bargaining, The Texas Legislature And The Texas Farm Workers Union

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Labor

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Antonio Orendain, Forrest Waley, Rudy De La Garza

Broadcast date:
Nov 12, 1980

Description:


Linda Fregoso speaks with Antonio Orendain of the Texas Farm Workers Union, Legislator Forest Whaley, and Professors Rudy de la Garza and I.B. Helburn about an upcoming collective bargaining bill for agricultural workers. She first speaks with de...

 

12.

Rolando R. Hinojosa-Smith: My Life And Times With Chicano Literature

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Rolando R. Hinojosa-Smith

Broadcast date:
Sep 9, 1980

Description:


Writer Rolando Hinojosa Smith talks about his work and the history and development of Chicano literature. Hinojosa, a professor of creative writing at the University of Minnesota, explains that Mexican American literature traces back to 1848, but...

 

13.

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...

 

14.

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...

 

15.

Eddie Canales: The Role Of La Raza Unida Party In The American Political Process

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Eddie Canales

Broadcast date:
Jun 15, 1980

Description:


Eddie Canales, Chair of the Texas Central Committee of La Raza Unida Party, discusses recent changes to the party’s structure and strategy. In 1980, Raza Unida held its first constitutional convention where they restructured the party. Now its...

 

16.

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...

 

17.

Alternative Education

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Francisco Hernández

Broadcast date:
Apr 24, 1980

Description:


Professor Francisco Hernandez discusses the history and development of alternative schools for Chicano communities. Hernandez first describes the various types of alternative schools that exist, from Montessori schools to after-school programs and...

 

18.

The Roles Chicanas Play In Community Activism

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Women's Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Estella López

Broadcast date:
Apr 12, 1980

Description:


Guest Estella Lopez discusses the battle to save public education from the voucher system and the development of Chicana activism. Lopez explains that while Chicanos have made some gains since the 1960s, the community is still dealing with issues...

 

19.

The Chicano Movement Today

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Fred Cervantes

Broadcast date:
Mar 7, 1980

Description:


Guest Fred Cervantes discusses the origins of the Chicano movement and recent demographic shifts that have affected its development. Cervantes explains that the Chicano movement borrowed heavily from the civil rights and counterculture movement of...

 

20.

Mexican American Democrats

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Elections, Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Blandina Cardenas Ramírez, Richard Moya

Broadcast date:
Feb 15, 1980

Description:


Guests Blandina Cardenas Ramirez and Richard Moya discuss the record and achievements of the two democratic presidential candidates: Jimmy Carter and Sen. Edward Kennedy. Host Linda Fregoso first offers some background on Mexican American voting...

 

21.

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...

 

22.

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...

 

23.

Chicana/O Myths, Legends And Histories

Theme:
Identity

Series:
History

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Sep 6, 1979

Description:


Host Richard Goodman first discusses the lives of two famous Chicano Bandits, Juan Nepomuceno Cortina and Tiburcio Vazquez, as examples of two Mexicans who impacted United States history. Referring to Rodolfo Acuña’s study Occupied America,...

 

24.

Mass Media And Chicanos / Chicanos And Mexicanos In The Great Depression

Theme:
Politics

Series:
History, Immigration

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Aug 30, 1979

Description:


In this episode, Richard Goodman first discusses how Chicanos have used the media to further the movement and how the media has portrayed Chicanos. Summarizing the research of Dr. Francisco Lewels, Goodman explains that while in the early days of...

 

25.

The Politics Of Agricultural Labor: Braceros And Farmworkers In The 1950s

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Aug 30, 1979

Description:


Richard Goodman first discusses the Bracero Program and its effects on Mexican Americans. Facing a growing labor shortage during World War II, the U.S. government established the Bracero Program, which permitted a designated number of Mexicans to...

 

26.

The Federal Government And Civil Rights: 1848 And 1948

Themes:
Identity, Identity

Series:
History

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Aug 29, 1979

Description:


Host Richard Goodman first discusses the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and how it affected Chicanos in the Southwest. The 1848 treaty officially ended the Mexican American War and ceded to the U.S. over half of Mexico’s territory. From the...

 

27.

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...

 

28.

The Origins Of Political Resistance: Chicano Bandits & Chicana Organizers

Theme:
Identity

Series:
Historical Figures

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Jun 20, 1979

Description:


Host Richard Goodman first discusses the lives of two famous Chicano Bandits, Juan Nepomuceno “Cheno” Cortina and Tiburcio Vazquez, as examples of two Mexicans who impacted United States history. Referring to Rodolfo Acuña’s study Occupied...

 

29.

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...

 

30.

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...

 

31.

Patterns Of Discrimination Among Blacks And Chicanos, 1960 To 1970

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Tatcho Mindiola Jr.

Broadcast date:
Feb 18, 1979

Description:


 

32.

Chicano Poetry

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Angelica Martínez

Broadcast date:
Nov 1, 1978

Description:


Angelica Martinez, editor of the literary magazine Tejidos, discusses recent trends in Chicano Literature. Rene Cisneros and Jamie Cavillo founded Tejidos in 1973 with a grant from the University of Texas. The magazine receives submissions from...

 

33.

Texas Farm Workers—The Right To Organize

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Jesus Moya

Broadcast date:
Aug 1, 1978

Description:


Guest Jesus Moya, an organizer for the Texas Farm Worker Union, discusses the history of the union and its efforts to repeal Right to Work Laws. Moya explains that the TFWU formed in 1960, with the assistance of the United Farm Workers. They split...

 

34.

Chicano Politics

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Elections

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
José Angel Gutiérrez

Broadcast date:
Feb 16, 1978

Description:


Dr. Jose Angel Gutierrez discusses the current state and future of La Raza Unida Party and Chicano politics. Gutierrez founded the party in 1970 in Crystal City, Texas. Since then the party has run candidates for several major local, state, and...

 

35.

Chicano Folk Diseases And Their Herbal Cures

Themes:
Culture, Society

Series:
Folklore, Health

Host:
Gloria Contreras

Interviewee:
Dolores Latorre

Broadcast date:
Nov 22, 1977

Description:


Dolores Latorre discusses some of the folk practices and cures she studied in Múzquiz, Coahuila, while working on a book on the Mexican Kickapoo Indians with her husband Felipe Latorre. While living in Coahuila, Dolores Latorre, an...

 

36.

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...

 

37.

The Chicano In Academics

Theme:
Society

Series:
Education

Host:
Gloria Contreras

Interviewee:
Leonard A. Valverde

Broadcast date:
Oct 10, 1977

Description:


Dr. Leonard Valverde discusses his research on educational administration and some of the challenges and opportunities facing Chicanos in higher education. Dr. Valverde won a research grant from the National Chicano Council on Higher Education....

 

38.

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

 

39.

Chicano Music In The Southwest

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
John Wheat

Interviewees:
Don Americo Paredes, John Wheat

Broadcast date:
Jun 15, 1977

Description:


John Wheat discusses some of the different styles of Chicano Music and Dr. Americo Paredes discusses the history and evolution of the Corrido. Wheat first discusses Conjunto music which originated in the 19th century, when German and Czech...

 

40.

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...

 

41.

Social Bandits In The American Past: Juan Nepomuceno Cortina And Tiburcio Vasquez

Theme:
Identity

Series:
Profiles

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Nov 5, 1976

Description:


Host Richard Goodman discusses the lives of two famous Chicano Bandits, Juan Nepomuceno Cortina and Tiburcio Vazquez, as examples of two Mexicans who impacted United States history. Using Rudolfo Acuña’s Occupied America, Goodman explains how...

 

42.

The Bracero Program

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Labor

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Jan 28, 1977

Description:


Host Richard Goodman discusses the Bracero Program and its effects on Mexican Americans. Facing a growing labor shortage during World War II, the U.S. government established the Bracero Program, which permitted a designated number of Mexicans to...

 

43.

Jobs For Progress: Minority Highway Contracting And S.E.R. Jobs For Progress Inc.

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Business

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
George Gomez

Broadcast date:
Mar 22, 1977

Description:


Host Alejandro Saenz interviews George Gomez, the program coordinator for the SER Minority Highway Contractors division. SER seeks to provide Mexicans with the skills needed to compete for various state and federal jobs. The GI Forum and LULAC...

 

44.

The Chicano Novel (Part II)

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Literature

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Ramon Saldivar

Broadcast date:
Jul 6, 1977

Description:


Dr. Ramon Saldivar discusses the major themes that contemporary Chicano authors explore through the novel. The authors disussed include Jose Antonio Villareal, Ron Arias, Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, and Oscar Zeta Acosta. Dr. Saldivar explains that...

 

45.

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....

 

46.

The Treaty Of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Themes:
Identity, Politics

Series:
History

Host:
Richard Goodman

Interviewee:
Richard Goodman

Broadcast date:
Jan 14, 1977

Description:


Host Richard Goodman discusses the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and how it affected Chicanos in the southwestern United States. The Treaty, which delegates from Mexico and the United States signed in 1848, officially ended the Mexican American War...

 
 

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