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Fronteras

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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

New documentary examines social justice and the American dream through food trucks

8/5/2022
The 2021 documentary "Backstreet to the American Dream," dives into the experiences of U.S. entrepreneurs and Mexican immigrants in the global phenomena of the food truck industry.

Duration:00:31:54

The visionary behind San Antonio’s Miraflores garden; A remembrance of El Paso poet and publisher Bobby Byrd

7/29/2022
TPR's Arts & Culture reporter Jack Morgan examines the life and inspiration behind the man who created San Antonio's Miraflores garden; An episode from KTEP's public radio program "Words on a Wire" discusses the life and career of late poet and Cinco Puntos Press co-founder Bobby Byrd.

Duration:00:21:30

From the first Latina college president in the U.S. to the Presidential Medal of Freedom — trailblazer Juliet García reflects on her career

7/22/2022
The former president of UT-Brownsville discusses her historic career in higher education and the “surreal” experience of receiving the nation’s highest civilian honor.

Duration:00:33:19

Latino involvement in clinical trials involves overcoming cultural, physical and institutional barriers

7/15/2022
Two UT Health San Antonio doctors discuss the barriers behind the lack of Latino representation in clinic trials and the massive need to increase Latino participation.

Duration:00:26:14

Art project inspired by Aztec mythology highlights community stories of sacrifice as a ‘tool for transformation’

7/8/2022
Mexican artist Margarita Cabrera's latest project honors personal sacrifices and draws inspiration from the story of Copil, an Aztec warrior whose sacrifice resulted in the founding of modern day Mexico.

Duration:00:21:22

'Her work will last' — Former Texas Poet Laureate Rosemary Catacalos is remembered by the people she touched

7/1/2022
Friends and colleagues of Rosemary Catacalos gather to share their favorite memories of the late San Antonio poet. They discuss the impact of her work, her fierce spirit and her one-of-a-kind voice.

Duration:00:32:34

Fronteras: Two Nations, One River — Proposed Binational Park will connect Los Dos Laredos

6/24/2022
The partners behind the 6.2-mile long binational river park project discuss the symbolic and environmental impact the park will have for the Laredo and Nuevo Laredo communities.

Duration:00:27:20

Anthology examines the forgotten history of state-sanctioned attacks against ethnic Mexicans along the southern border

6/17/2022
Anthology "Reverberations of Racial Violence: Critical Reflections on the History of the Border," delves into the systematic killings of Mexican Texans during the 20th century.

Duration:00:26:15

'My dad is orchestrating my career' — Muralist Alan Calvo reflects on how his upbringing and heritage influence his work

6/10/2022
San Antonio muralist Alan Calvo discusses the inspiration behind some of his most popular artworks, including his well-known Selena mural outside the Alamo Candy building and the new "Colores del los Nativos" outside of Texas Public Radio's headquarters.

Duration:00:21:30

Do you translate for a non-English speaking member of your family at the doctor's office or at a restaurant? You're probably a language broker.

6/3/2022
UT Austin assistant professor Belem López discusses the importance — and the implications — of the day-to-day informal language process known as language brokering.

Duration:00:21:30

‘Pandemic Preaching’ connects lessons of the pandemic with teachings from scripture

5/27/2022
Retired San Antonio priest Fr. David Garcia discusses how his book, "Pandemic Preaching: A Pulpit in a Year Like No Other," guided remote churchgoers through the ups and downs of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duration:00:24:39

Fronteras: ‘We’re the people of corn’ — San Antonio celebrates corn as a heritage ingredient during Pueblos del Maíz

5/20/2022
During the month of May, San Antonio will collaborate with three other UNESCO Creative Cities to celebrate corn as a cultural ingredient for Pueblos del Maíz.

Duration:00:21:29

'She was otherworldly, but she was also one of you' — UTSA course examines Selena's impact on Mexican American culture and identity

5/13/2022
UTSA associate professor Sonya Alemán explains how the virtual course "Selena: A Mexican American Identity & Experience" prompts broader conversations about Latino issues and culture.

Duration:00:21:25

'My Two Border Towns' highlights the uniqueness of transnational communities for young readers

5/6/2022
'My Two Border Towns' author David Bowles and illustrator Erika Meza discuss the inspiration behind the story that highlights a young boy's life on the U.S.-Mexico Border.

Duration:00:30:02

‘We have the capacity to do anything’— Maria Hinojosa reflects on overcoming imposter syndrome while pursuing her career

4/29/2022
Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa speaks with TPR's Border & Immigration Desk Producer, Sofía Sánchez, about using her experiences to inspire other young Latinos.

Duration:00:27:28

‘We’re having to do a lot of work’ — Futuro Media founder Maria Hinojosa fights back against false Latinx narratives

4/22/2022
Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa spoke with TPR's Sofia Sanchez ahead of her talk at San Antonio’s Trinity University about Latinos in the Media.

Duration:00:21:22

‘It comes from the community’ — Museo del Westside preserves the unique stories of its residents; Women of MujerArtes share their life stories through clay

4/15/2022
New community participatory Museo del Westside showcases the stories and experiences of San Antonio's west side residents. Located at the same corner, the MujerArtes Clay Cooperative provides an environment for women to reflect their lives through art.

Duration:00:21:26

Museo del Westside works to preserve 'the heart of Mexican American history of San Antonio'

4/8/2022
Museo del Westside captures the unique stories and culture of San Antonio's historic West Side.

Duration:00:21:27

San Antonio’s iconic West Side Sound is the focus of new oral history preservation project

4/1/2022
Two UTSA professors are looking to preserve the stories of the city’s West Side through the West Side Sound Oral History Project.

Duration:00:23:19

'If the book banners are coming back, we gotta school them again' — Librotraficantes book smuggling caravan returns on their 10th anniversary

3/25/2022
The Librotraficantes are launching their next chapter with a caravan to Austin on April 29 to confront Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick about his threat to remove tenure from professors who teach critical race theory at publicly-funded universities.

Duration:00:28:30