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Fronteras: 'The Taco Tastes Better When You Know The Story' — Taco Culture Explored In New TV Series

11/29/2019
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Tacos are a staple food of Hispanic culture, especially in a city like San Antonio that prides itself on their breakfast taco scene compared to other Texas cities. A new TV series is taking it a step beyond the eggs and chorizo wrapped in flour or corn tortilla. Two taco journalists are exploring the story, memory and culture behind the taco and how certain regions have become famous for their cooking methods. Mando Rayo is co-host of the United Tacos of America .

Duration:00:21:44

Fronteras: Writer Lauren Markham Is Debunking Myths About Migrants

11/22/2019
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Senior White House adviser Stephen Miller was recently exposed of sending emails to the far-right media outlet, Breibart, in which he recommended the website write about the 1973 French novel, “ The Camp of the Saints .” The controversial novel pushes the theory that minorities are replacing and ultimately destroying white civilization — “the great replacement” myth. These are the same myths writer and journalist Lauren Markham has aimed to tackle throughout her writing. She has worked...

Duration:00:21:38

Fronteras: 'When I Was Puerto Rican' — A Conversation With Writer Esmeralda Santiago

11/15/2019
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Driven by curiosity, shaped by the streets of her native town of Macún, Puerto Rico, and grounded by the responsibility of being the eldest of 11 children, Esmeralda Santiago’s childhood on the island was abruptly uprooted when her mother moved her and her siblings to New York. Santiago caught up with Fronteras earlier this month when she was in town to mark the 35th anniversary of the Puerto Rican Heritage Society. Her three memoirs — “When I Was Puerto Rican” (1993), “Almost a Woman”...

Duration:00:21:38

Fronteras: Heritage Conservation Is 'Not Just About Buildings Here, It’s About The People’

11/8/2019
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Conserving historic sites goes beyond protecting a physical structure. Heritage preservation takes into account the identities and values that bind people to places. It is an ongoing effort in a city that’s best known for its historical significance. The University of Texas at San Antonio has been exploring over 300 years of cultural heritage in South and Central Texas. William Dupont and Angela Lombardi , Ph.D, said the Alamo City is a prime location for their heritage preservation...

Duration:00:21:39

Fronteras: 'We're Going To Do It Until The Last Day. Las Tesoros Are Here.'

11/1/2019
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The two surviving members of Las Tesoros de San Antonio recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to receive the nation’s highest honor in folk and traditional arts. Blanquita “Blanca Rosa” Rodriguez and Beatriz “La Paloma del Norte” Llamas were honored as 2019 NEA National Heritage Fellows and the two show no signs of slowing down.

Duration:00:21:38

Fronteras: 'Carlos Almaraz: Playing With Fire' — The Brief, Rich Life Of Prominent Chicano Artist

10/25/2019
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Inner demons, passions and life transformations are all recurring themes of one of the most iconic artists from the Chicano street art movement. Carlos Almaraz was one of Los Angeles’ leading contemporary artists, but his life was cut short when he died of complications from AIDS in 1989. Elsa Flores Almaraz is working to keep her late husband’s work and legacy alive. The new documentary, “Carlos Almaraz: Playing with Fire,” highlights the significant moments in Carlos’ life and how these...

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: Marga Gomez ‘Latin Standards’ — Following In The Footsteps Of Her Entertainer Father

10/18/2019
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Pursuing a comedy career comes with challenges all its own, but as an openly gay entertainer in the 1980s, Marga Gomez had an additional set of hurdles to overcome. “ Latin Standards ” is Gomez’s 12th solo show. Plus, San Antonio’s American Indians bring attention to the recent discovery of human remains on the property of the Alamo.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: ‘Movies (And Other Things)’ — The Accidental Career Of San Antonio Native, Shea Serrano

10/10/2019
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Were the Jurassic Park raptors just misunderstood? Who’s in the Regina George circle of friends? When did Michael B. Jordan break your heart into the most pieces? It’s unlikely these are common afterthoughts to some of the most well-known films in mainstream media. But these questions and 27 others are answered and illustrated in Movies (and Other Things) , the latest book from San Antonio native and author Shea Serrano .

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: 'Una Voz Desatada / A Voice Unbound' Immigrant Child Trauma Told Through Art And Words

10/4/2019
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A happy, young 12-year-old girl living in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, sees her life upended when her family emigrates across the border to El Paso. Though the move was from one border town to another, the culture shock brought emotional and physical trauma that she’d carry throughout her life. “ Una Voz Desatada (A Voice Unbound): The Art, Writings and Trauma of an Immigrant Child ” is a posthumous exhibit of the life of Rocío Alvarado.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: 'History That's Been Written Doesn't Include Everyone' — The History Of The RGV

9/27/2019
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Hateful language directed at people of color has a long, dirty history in the U.S. and along the border. Mexicans and Mexican Texans living along the border in the 1800s were frequently described as greasers, monsters, demons, bandits, and criminals -- not just by Anglo Americans newly settled on the border but also by journalists who were telling faraway readers about the supposed lawlessness and backwardness of the borderlands. Just being Mexican could get you killed. That’s a fear many...

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: 'River Of Hope' — The Conquests Of The Rio Grande Valley

9/20/2019
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There’s a rich, but often unexplored, piece of Texas history along the state’s southern and southwestern corridors. Settlers arrived in the Rio Grande Valley hundreds of years ago, and the people of color — who called the region home long before the newcomers — became targets of racism. The discrimination these populations endured is still having an effect on minority communities today. Omar S. Valerio-Jiménez explores this piece of Texas history in the book “ River of Hope: Forging...

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: After El Paso, Hispanic Heritage Month Takes On A Greater Meaning

9/12/2019
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Hispanic Heritage Month comes a little over a month after an act of violence targeting Mexicans and Mexican Americans claimed 22 lives in El Paso. Activists want communities across Texas and the U.S. to have more profound observations to elevate Hispanic history and culture. Tony Diaz , a Houston-based writer, says the rich culture should not be recognized and appreciated for just 30 days, but all year long.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: Strong Heart Study Of American Indians & Remembering Alfonso Chiscano

9/5/2019
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On Fronteras: The Strong Heart Study has tracked the heart health of Native American populations since 1988. (0:00) Family and friends remember Dr. Alfonso Chiscano, MD, a Canary Islands native who championed San Antonio’s culture (11:50).

Duration:00:21:25

Fronteras: Traveling Exhibition Brings 'Resurrection City' To South Central Texas

8/30/2019
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On the campus of Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College , historical images and posters from the 1960s are mounted on easels and lined up through the halls of the Small Business Development Center. While some passersby may overlook the display, the historical and cultural significance is far from subtle. These collection of images in part of a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Duration:00:21:25

Fronteras: Cross-Border Travel Means Passports, Passport Cards, Border Crossing Cards

8/16/2019
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Texans in border communities used to cross back and forth freely with little to no documentation . Much has changed since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The 9/11 Commission in 2004 determined the border crossing rules were too lax, and Congress passed the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative , which required U.S. border crossers to possess passports or passport cards to cross the international ports of entry. Mexican travelers are required to carry a Border Crossing Card . The...

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: Alamo Restoration And Preservation Project Continues, Despite Public Controversy

8/9/2019
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Despite being met with opposition, renovation work is underway at the Alamo as the Texas General Land Office plans to restore and recapture the historical 1836 battle. Karina Erickson, Communications Director with the GLO, said the project aims to elevate the Alamo to the level of the Gettysburg memorial in Pennsylvania.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: 'There's Another Battle At The Alamo' And It's Over A Cemetery

8/2/2019
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The Texas Historical Commission designated the Alamo a “ Historic Texas Cemetery ” in 2019, but local indigenous peoples and descendants of early settlers want to go a step further with an “unverified cemetery” designation . Ramón Juan Vásquez, executive director of the American Indians in Texas , said members of the Coahuiltecan Nation and descendents of early settlers have fought for recognition of the cemetery for 24 years.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras: 30 Years On, NALAC Continues To Elevate And Support Latinx Artists

7/26/2019
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Latino arts and culture is rich, colorful and varied. The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture is dedicated to promoting, developing and cultivating Latinx artists. Sometimes, however, outside forces can take a toll on their community. Maria López De León, president and CEO of NALAC, said the organization has not been shy around the country’s immigration debate.

Duration:00:21:24

Fronteras Extra: Cherríe Moraga 'I Come From A Long Line of Vendidas'

7/19/2019
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Chicana writer Cherríe Moraga is the author of the literary memoir, “ Native Country of the Heart .” It explores not just Moraga’s life, but that of her mother, Elvira. Elvira was born in 1914. Her father hired 11-year-old Elvira and her siblings as cotton pickers in California. As a young teen, she worked at a Tijuana casino that was frequented by Hollywood stars and mob bosses.

Duration:00:01:28

Fronteras: Cherríe Moraga Memoir 'Native Country Of The Heart' Is 'A Portrait Of A Relationship'

7/19/2019
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One of the leading voices in Latino literature centers her latest work on her close relationship with her mother. Cherríe Moraga aims to preserve her mother’s stories and memories in her literary memoir, Native Country of the Heart .

Duration:00:21:24