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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 8 programs with the keyword Undocumented workers

 

1.

Chicanos, Politics, And The Mexican State

Theme:
Society

Series:
Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Jorge Bustamante, Rodolfo de la Garza

Broadcast date:
Jan 29, 1981

Description:


Jorge Bustamante and Rodolfo de la Garza discuss relations between Chicanos and Mexicans and the Mexican government’s recent interest in Chicano affairs. Fregoso first interviews Bustamante, a special counsel to the Mexican President on...

 

2.

Colonias: Issues In The Rio Grande Valley

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Antonio Elizondo, Efraín Bernal, Isaias Aguayo, Lazaro Olivares, Ricardo Cantu, Samuel Sanchez

Broadcast date:
Dec 18, 1980

Description:


Linda Fregoso examines the development of colonias, or unincorporated subdivisions, of South Texas and the problems that plague residents. Fregoso first discusses the history of colonias and their prevalence along the border. She explains that...

 

3.

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...

 

4.

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...

 

5.

More On The Plight Of The Texas Farm Workers: The Raymondsville Strike

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Labor

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Marcial Silva

Broadcast date:
May 10, 1979

Description:


Marcial Silva, organizer for Texas Farm Workers Union, brings an update on the legal developments in the Raymondsville strike, and outlines the legislative and political strategies the TFWU undertook to thwart Charles Wetegrove’s control of...

 

6.

The Socialist Workers Party And Its Effect On The Chicano

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Miguel Pendas

Broadcast date:
Oct 10, 1978

Description:


Miguel Pendas, Socialist Worker Party Candidate for U.S. Senate, discusses his campaign and issues affecting Chicano community. Pendas decided to run for senator because he found that neither democrats nor republicans spoke on behalf of working...

 

7.

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...

 

8.

The Chicano Worker

Theme:
Society

Series:
Business

Host:
Alejandro Saenz

Interviewee:
Vernon Briggs

Broadcast date:
May 16, 1977

Description:


Professor Vernon Briggs discusses some of the policy implications that follow from his research on The Chicano Worker. One of the biggest obstacles he faced was how to define the Chicano worker because throughout much of the 20th century, the...

 
 

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