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"Fronteras" is a Texas Public Radio program exploring the changing culture and demographics of the American Southwest. From Texas to New Mexico and California, "Fronteras" provides insight into life along the U.S.- Mexico border. Our stories examine unique regional issues affecting lifestyle, politics, economics and the environment.

"Fronteras" is a Texas Public Radio program exploring the changing culture and demographics of the American Southwest. From Texas to New Mexico and California, "Fronteras" provides insight into life along the U.S.- Mexico border. Our stories examine unique regional issues affecting lifestyle, politics, economics and the environment.

Location:

San Antonio, TX

Genres:

World News

Networks:

Texas PR

Description:

"Fronteras" is a Texas Public Radio program exploring the changing culture and demographics of the American Southwest. From Texas to New Mexico and California, "Fronteras" provides insight into life along the U.S.- Mexico border. Our stories examine unique regional issues affecting lifestyle, politics, economics and the environment.

Language:

English


Episodes

Fronteras: ‘Somos Primos’ Connects People To Each Other And Their Heritage

7/30/2021
Somos Primos is a site dedicated to Hispanic heritage. Its founder Mimi Lozano says she hopes it inspires Latinos to take pride in their past.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: ‘Reclaiming The Border Narrative’ Through Arts And Culture

7/23/2021
People who have grown up or live on the U.S. southern border know there’s more to the region than the issue of immigration policy. The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures and the Ford Foundation awarded more than two dozen grants to community organizations and artists to help reframe the border narrative through an arts and cultural approach.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: Children's Book 'Areli Is A Dreamer' Tells True Story Of DACA Recipient

7/16/2021
Areli Morales, an elementary substitute teacher in New York, shares her story of coming to the U.S. as an undocumented child and her experience as a DACA recipient in her debut children's book, "Areli is a Dreamer."

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: Cursed Love At The Center Of New Novel 'The Resurrection Of Fulgencio Ramirez'

7/9/2021
In his debut novel, award-winning author and Brownsville-native Rudy Ruiz weaves together the past and present to tell the tale of a son of impoverished immigrants breaking a mystical family curse and fighting to win back the love of his doomed youthful romance.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: Preserving Fuerza Unida's Legacy — The Closure Of A San Antonio's Levi's Plant Sparked A Movement

7/2/2021
A 1993 class action lawsuit against Levi Strauss & Co. was ultimately dismissed, but it catapulted the work of Fuerza Unida empowering women workers of color and fighting for social, economic and environmental justice.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: Chicano And Religious Activists Helped Pull San Antonio’s Barrios Out Of Addiction In The 1970s

6/25/2021
News of inhalant abuse became a nationwide concern from the 1960s to the 1980s and it took its toll in San Antonio’s West Side barrios. A UTSA graduate research student dove into this lesser-known piece of the city's history and discovered the community effort that helped barrio youth find a path to addiction recovery.

Duration:00:21:24

San Antonio's First Saint? The Journey Of Mother Margaret Mary Healy-Murphy

6/18/2021
San Antonio may get its first saint. Mother Margaret Mary Healy-Murphy made her way to South Texas in the late 19th century and created a church and school for Black children. She founded the Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate in San Antonio 1893, which has since expanded across several Southern states and into Mexico and Africa.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: Study Finds Some Young Mexican Americans Borrow Linguistic Traits To Create, Reinforce Social Media Identities

6/11/2021
A bicultural ethnographer at the University of Texas at San Antonio examined how a particular group of Mexican American youth actively adopted patterns in their online presence associated with African American English, an area of study that’s in and of itself, controversial.

Duration:00:26:30

Fronteras: Mexico's Midterm Elections Could Reshape The Country's Political Landscape

6/4/2021
A lot is at stake in Mexico’s midterm elections on June 6. Critics worry that a divided political opposition will be unable to mount an effective challenge against MORENA—President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's neoliberal party—potentially further weakening the checks and balances system that keeps the country's fragile power structure in place.

Duration:00:27:15

Fronteras: The Legacy Of Chicano Artist Adán Hernandez

5/28/2021
One of the Chicano art world's greatest figures died this month. Adán Hernandez is perhaps best known for his work in the 1993 film “Blood In Blood Out,” but his work also caught the attention of museum curators and art collectors.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: 'Conjunto Blues' Uses Music To Tell A Personal Story Of Resistance And Liberation

5/21/2021
A one-man show, written and performed by Nicolás R. Valdez, is a love letter to conjunto music — the unique style of music that’s a little bit Mexican, a little bit German and every bit American.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: 100 Days And Counting. How Will President Biden Continue To Change Immigration Policy?

5/14/2021
The nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute examines President Biden's policy achievements during his first 100 days in office as well as still-pending actions that will set the course of the president’s legacy on immigration.

Duration:00:27:11

Fronteras: When Does Chicana Fashion Become Costume?

5/7/2021
Many Chicanas wear their fashion proudly and defiantly. From rebozos and huipiles to China poblanas. But at what point do these traditional styles cross into costumes and appropriation?

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: Complexities And Cultural Significance Of Self-Adornment Explored In 'MeXicana Fashions'

4/30/2021
Clothing and fashion are popular ways to publicly present layers of one’s identity. But the role of consumerism and entrepreneurialism may dilute the cultural significance behind certain articles of clothing. "MeXicana Fashions" explores the complex dynamics of fashion aesthetics and the cultural politics of belonging and resistance.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: Preserving Family Recuerdos Y Historias, Memories And Stories

4/23/2021
Oral histories and preservation projects have been instrumental in documenting meaningful moments throughout history, but this process is not bound by significant historical events. A new project aims to teach and equip local residents with resources on how to preserve their own family’s history and memories.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: Food, Culture, Diversity And Social Justice Are The Focus Of The New Network, IDENTITY Productions

4/16/2021
Food, culture, diversity and social justice are the focus of the new online network, IDENTITY.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: Migrant Child Shelters Are Over Capacity, Agencies Were Underprepared

4/9/2021
"Emergency intake centers" for unaccompanied migrant children have opened up across the state, including at San Antonio's Freeman Coliseum, to help alleviate overwhelmed U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities. Policy researchers say preparedness shortfalls from the Biden administration are largely to blame.

Duration:00:24:37

Fronteras: Voices Of Detained Immigrant Children Amplified In New Book, ‘Escucha Mi Voz’

4/2/2021
The concern of a growing number of unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border is in the national spotlight once again. But amidst the rhetoric funneling out of Capitol Hill, one side is often overshadowed — the children in custody. A new bilingual children’s book aims to amplify the voices of migrant youth in U.S. federal custody.

Duration:00:21:25

Fronteras: 'Truly Texas Mexican' — New Film Explores Food, Culture And Feminism

3/26/2021
A new film sets out to prove women are the engineers behind cooking methods and the creators of flavor profiles when it comes to traditional Mexican food.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: ‘Salud America!’ Aims To Close Gap Of Latino Participation In Cancer, Alzheimer's Research

3/19/2021
Cancer is the leading cause of death among Latinos and this demographic also faces a greater risk for Alzheimer’s disease, but Latinos are largely underrepresented in clinical research trials. A program at UT Health San Antonio is working to close that gap.

Duration:00:21:24