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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 12 programs with the keyword University of Texas at Austin

 

1.

Gains Made By Chicanos In The Past 20 Years

Theme:
Society

Series:
Elections, Politics

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewees:
Gilbert Cardenas, Rudy de la Garza

Broadcast date:
Apr 30, 1982

Description:


Linda Fregoso discusses the gains made by the Chicano Movement with Professors Rudy de la Garza and Gilbert Cardenas. Fregoso argues that while the movement opened the doors to higher education and equal employment for many, Chicanos still have a...

 

2.

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...

 

3.

La Camelia

Theme:
Culture

Series:
Music

Host:
Rosa-Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Carmen Tafolla

Broadcast date:
Dec 23, 1980

Description:


Rosa-Linda Fregoso discusses the corrido, “Contrabando y Traición,” with Carmen Tafolla, an instructor at the University of Texas, and speaks with several Chicanos about its popularity. Fregoso first retells the fictional story behind the...

 

4.

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...

 

5.

Increasing Ties Between Chicanos And Mexicanos

Theme:
Society

Series:
Social Issues

Host:
Linda Fregoso

Interviewee:
Jorge Bustamante

Broadcast date:
May 2, 1980

Description:


Jorge Bustamante, an expert on immigration and counsel to the Mexican President Jose Lopez Portillo, discusses the relations between Mexicans and Chicanos and the United States and Mexico. Bustamante explains that Chicanos and Mexicans have been...

 

6.

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...

 

7.

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...

 

8.

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...

 

9.

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...

 

10.

Government Surveillance Of Chicano Activism

Theme:
Politics

Series:
Politics

Host:
Armando Gutiérrez

Interviewee:
Romeo Rodríguez

Broadcast date:
Apr 11, 1978

Description:


Romeo Rodriguez discusses his work with the Chicano Legal Defense Fund and their efforts to uncover the extent of the government surveillance and harassment of the Chicano Movement. Rodriguez explains that several Chicano leaders, including Jose...

 

11.

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...

 

12.

Human Services To The Spanish-Speaking Elderly

Theme:
Society

Series:
Health, Social Issues

Host:
Gloria Contreras

Interviewee:
Jesse A. Treviño

Broadcast date:
Oct 24, 1977

Description:


Jesse A. Trevino discusses emerging issues for the care of the elderly in North American society, with particular focus on the often-hidden situation of Mexican American elderly. His work with the National Association for the Spanish Speaking...

 
 

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