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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: 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

Fronteras: $1.3 Trillion In Spending Power — Mapping The Impact Of Immigrants On America’s Economy

3/12/2021
A new study reveals how immigrants benefit the U.S. economy — and society as a whole.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: UTSA Furthering Efforts To A More Equitable Future With Support From Major Grant

3/5/2021
The University of Texas at San Antonio was awarded a $5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to further address injustices within democracy and civil society.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: 'Postcards From The Border' Paints Full Picture Of La Frontera With Words, Images And Music

2/26/2021
Frustrated by the perception of the border as a lawless land, two Texas border natives embarked on a 1,200-mile journey to capture the region’s untold stories. Their project is now being resurrected in a new music collaboration.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: San Antonio Museum Educates and Enlightens On Local African American History

2/19/2021
While February is formally recognized as Black History Month, the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum believes Black culture should be celebrated year-round.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: The Future Of Public Housing In San Antonio’s West Side

2/12/2021
The Alazán-Apache Courts are the oldest public housing units in the city and are a prominent feature in this mostly Mexican American neighborhood. The initial demolition plans for the 1939 complex called for the relocation of several residents to other housing communities or to switch them to Section 8 vouchers. But officials with the San Antonio Housing Authority, SAHA, recently pivoted from their plan, canceling its partnership with the NRP Group to demolish the structure.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: Meeting The Needs Of San Antonio’s West Side — A Conversation With The Avenida Guadalupe Association

2/5/2021
San Antonio’s economic segregation is perhaps most reflected in the city’s near West Side, located just west of downtown. The construction of highways in the 1960s physically separated the area from the city center and blocks of homes were torn down in the name of urban renewal.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: 'Barrio America' Explores How Latin American Immigration Revitalized U.S. Cities

1/22/2021
In his book, “Barrio America: How Latino Immigrants Saved the American City,” Sandoval-Strausz weaves together oral histories from barrio residents and housing and immigration policies to explore how American neighborhoods were transformed by the presence of Latino immigrants.

Duration:00:21:25

Fronteras: 'They Tore It All Down' The Struggle For Preservation On San Antonio's Near West Side

1/15/2021
Residents of San Antonio’s West Side have struggled for years to save homes, stores, dance halls and restaurants from developers who believe the area is ripe for urban renewal.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: San Antonio's Unsung Heroes Of The West Side Honored In Virtual Exhibit

1/8/2021
Some of the the Westside's lesser known figures are getting their due in a virtual exhibit at the Museo del Westside — a museum that celebrates the community’s unique history, heritage and pride.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: UTSA Special Collections Highlights Mexican Spirits; Demand For Tamales In A Pandemic Surges During The Holidays

1/1/2021
The Mexican Spirits Collection is part of a growing Mexican Cookbook Collection at UTSA that contains more than 2,000 volumes dating from 1789 to the present.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: Charles Dickens And The Texas Borderland Meet In ‘A Christmas Carol En La Frontera’

12/25/2020
Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” has been adapted for the stage and the screen countless times, including a rendition out of the Texas border city of El Paso.

Duration:00:21:24