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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

‘Borderlands Curanderos’ — Faith healers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were also revolutionaries

1/21/2022
‘Borderlands Curanderos’ — Faith healers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were also revolutionaries.

Duration:00:21:30

U.S. immigration policy ‘weaponizes the desert,’ causing more migrant deaths on the border

1/14/2022
Drawing a line between U.S. immigration policy and migrant deaths on the border.

Duration:00:21:30

Backpacks, bottled water, bloody clothes — using anthropology and archeology to understand the migration experience

1/7/2022
Backpacks, bottled water, bloody clothes — using anthropology and archeology to understand the migration experience.

Duration:00:21:25

President Biden’s efforts to reform immigration saw some ups and downs in his 1st year in office

12/31/2021
Immigration wrap up of Pres. Biden's first year in office.

Duration:00:27:04

Modern-day Texas and Mexico were sculpted by the revolutionary women whose names were almost lost to history; And - the Mexican roots of the universal Christmas ‘flower’

12/24/2021
Revolutionary Women of Texas and Mexico (part 2); Hecho en Mexico — the poinsettia

Duration:00:27:08

‘Revolutionary Women’ tells of the women who shaped Texas and Mexico before, during and after the Mexican Revolution

12/17/2021
‘Revolutionary Women’ tells of the women who shaped Texas and Mexico before, during and after the Mexican Revolution.

Duration:00:21:31

‘Mapping the Movimiento’ — Take a tour through San Antonio’s Mexican American civil rights history

12/10/2021
Mapping the Movimiento is a self-guided interactive tour of San Antonio's Mexican American civil right's history.

Duration:00:21:24

Texas congresswoman introduces legislation to establish a humane and equitable asylum process; One musician’s mariachi journey

12/3/2021
Texas congresswoman introduces legislation to establish a humane and equitable asylum process; One musician’s mariachi journey

Duration:00:21:27

Forging policy to improve the lives of Latinos in Texas

11/26/2021
Forging policy to improve the lives of Latinos in Texas.

Duration:00:21:30

Spurred by a tragic mass shooting, El Paso musicians came together to help its community heal

11/19/2021
The 2019 Walmart mass shooting was bookended by more than a year of isolation from the pandemic. This year, the border city’s music and arts organizations came together for a performance to honor the 23 lives lost and serve as a cathartic healing experience for the community.

Duration:00:21:27

Confronting — and learning from — the history of anti-Mexican violence in U.S. borderlands

11/12/2021
The United States’ founding documents tout liberty and freedom, but the country’s painful history of racial violence must be reckoned with, according to one Texas public historian, if further acts of violence are to be averted.

Duration:00:21:24

Learning history lessons of racial violence — ‘Things that happened 100 years ago shape policies today’

11/5/2021
Monica Muñoz Martinez’s research on state-sanctioned violence against Mexicans and Mexican-Americans on the border in the early 20th Century has landed her in the national spotlight. The historian and University of Texas at Austin professor is among this year’s MacArthur Fellows.

Duration:00:21:27

A San Antonio West Side community bookstore nurtures access to literature and uplifts Latino authors and scholars

10/29/2021
Book deserts are not uncommon for lower income communities. A new initiative aims to remedy the lack of access to literature in San Antonio’s West Side, while also amplifying the rich culture of the community and featuring diverse authors often removed from mainstream narratives or not commonly found in popular chain bookstores.

Duration:00:23:27

‘Vitamina T for Tacos’ is a children’s A-B-C book and cultural guide that embraces Spanglish

10/22/2021
Co-authors Mando Rayo and Suzanne García-Mateus intentionally wrote the book in Spanglish as a way to break shame associated with the language and instead embrace it as a cultural cornerstone for bilingual households and communities.

Duration:00:21:30

Latino misrepresentation in the entertainment industry results from lack of Latino representation in the media

10/15/2021
Latino misrepresentation in the entertainment industry results from the lack of Latino representation in the media.

Duration:00:28:27

South Texas writer remembers loved ones lost to COVID-19 during Día de los Muertos

10/8/2021
Brownsville native and writer, Oscar Cásares, penned an article last year after losing a cousin to COVID-19. Like many, he was left to grieve in isolation, but he turned to a cultural tradition as a source of healing: Día de los Muertos. Cásares’ article memorialized loved ones lost to the virus and will be featured in an upcoming collection by Texas Monthly.

Duration:00:27:32

The complicated ties between Mexico, US and slavery unraveled in ‘South to Freedom’

10/1/2021
In the book, “South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War,” historian Alice Baumgartner examines the U.S. and Mexico’s complicated ties to slavery and how Mexico’s stance on slavery had a major influence on politics to the North.

Duration:00:21:25

‘South To Freedom’ Explores Mexico’s Rise As An Antislavery Republic

9/24/2021
The Underground Railroad to the North promised salvation for enslaved people in North America. But historian Alice L. Baumgartner explores how some slaves sought refuge in Mexico and how the country’s push to abolish the practice stirred white salve owners in southern U.S. states, eventually setting the stage for the U.S. Civil War.

Duration:00:21:24

Bilingual Children’s Book Explores Castro Twins Humble Beginnings To Political Rise

9/17/2021
The political careers of Julián and Joaquin Castro are well known in their hometown of San Antonio and beyond. The twin brothers' rise in public service, and the women in their lives who played a vital role in their success, caught the attention of award-winning children's author, Monica Brown, who chronicled their story in a new bilingual children's book, "Small Room, Big Dreams."

Duration:00:24:05

How A Flood 100 Years Ago Fueled San Antonio’s West Side Resilience And Power Of Community

9/10/2021
A devastating flood one hundred years ago served as a catalyst for community mutual-aid groups — including Cruz Azul Mexicana and Communities Organized for Public Service (C.O.P.S.) — as they rallied for more proactive responses from city leaders. The floods that landed Sept. 9, 1921 killed 51 people, but that figure is believed to be severely undercounted.

Duration:00:21:24