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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

How we say 'San Antonio' — Writer Oscar Cásares discusses the power of Spanish pronunciations

9/30/2022
The essayist and professor at the University of Texas at Austin reflects on the experience that inspired his Texas Monthly article, "What We Say When We Say 'San Antonio,'" the Anglicized pronunciation of Spanish-language names, and the larger implications of language loss.

Duration:00:25:03

Journalist María Martin 'sounds the alarm' on the state of journalism in Central America

9/23/2022
Independent producer and journalist María Martin has lived and reported on Guatemala for years. She discusses a history of civil wars in Central America, a lack of interest in news coming from the area, and the dangerous state of the press in Central America.

Duration:00:25:27

Violent narratives of Mexican bandits and drug lords create real-life cycles of violence on the border

9/16/2022
Rafael Acosta Morales, author of "Drug Lords, Cowboys, and Desperadoes: Violent Myths of the U.S.-Mexico Frontier," delves into how Mexican villains have been portrayed in mainstream media, the repercussions of those portrayals and what sparked his interest in writing the book.

Duration:00:29:16

Raza Unida Party members reflect on Chicano activism on its 50th anniversary

9/9/2022
The Raza Unida Party — a Mexican American political party and social movement that emerged during the late ‘60s and early ‘70s — will host a 50th Anniversary celebration to honor the work of past members and analyze the current struggles faced by the Latino community.

Duration:00:21:27

Who deserves to be ‘American’? The complicated history of citizenship stripping in the U.S.

9/2/2022
Amanda Frost, author of "You Are Not American: Citizenship Stripping from Dred Scott to the Dreamers," talks about the complicated history of who deserves citizenship in the U.S.

Duration:00:23:30

New digital portal makes hard-to-find heritage Mexican American artwork more accessible

8/26/2022
Two university professors from across opposite sides of the U.S. created the "Mexican American Art Since 1848" database to broaden traditionally English, Eurocentric search engines and make it easier to find and study Mexican American art, culture and history.

Duration:00:23:13

‘The barrio and beyond’ — Jaime’s Place bar becomes cornerstone of San Antonio’s historic West Side

8/19/2022
San Antonio business owner Jaime Macias discusses the role of his bar in the near West Side, "conscientious" development, and finding his place as a Mexican American.

Duration:00:21:30

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