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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 9 programs with the keyword Texas Rangers

 

1.

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...

 

2.

Corridos Del Valle

Themes:
Culture, Politics

Series:
Film, Labor

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
David Sandoval, Javier Silva, Luis Tórres

Broadcast date:
Apr 2, 1980

Description:


David Sandoval, Luis Torres and Javier Silva discuss their upcoming documentary Corridos del Valle (ultimately distributed under the title Valley of Tears) and their experiences filming it in the Rio Grande Valley. The filmmakers explain that the...

 

3.

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...

 

4.

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...

 

5.

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...

 

6.

Corridos And A Folklore Heritage

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Folklore, Music

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Manuel Peña

Broadcast date:
Oct 18, 1978

Description:


Manuel Peña discusses the corrido, its major themes and how the genre has changed over time. Peña explains that most corridos deal with the theme of intercultural conflict between Chicanos and Anglos in the Southwest. This conflict stems from...

 

7.

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...

 

8.

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...

 

9.

Farm Workers And Unionization

Themes:
Politics, Society

Series:
Labor

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Esteban Flores

Broadcast date:
Oct 23, 2017

Description:


Esteban Flores, a doctoral student at UT-Austin, discusses the current state of farm worker organizing and their efforts to enact labor legislation. Throughout the United States Farm Worker efforts to organize have been hindered by Right to Work...

 
 

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