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Fronteras: Stories From The Border & Beyond — Part One

2/16/2018
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This week on Fronteras: A conversation with Francisco Cantú, former Border Patrol agent and author of “The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border.” He begins by talking about becoming an agent in 2008 and what he witnessed in the harsh Arizona desert. Cantú also discusses the inspiration behind the title “The Line Becomes a River” (3:35) , and why he felt he needed to join the Border Patrol to understand immigration issues (6:30) . From his first days as a field agent in the Tucson...

Duration:00:21:31

Fronteras Extra: Watch, Listen To St. Anthony's Lost & Found

2/9/2018
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As poet laureate of San Antonio, Jenny Browne was required to create a signature initiative. That project became “St. Anthony’s Lost and Found,” which features a postcard exhibit that invites visitors to read poems written on the small rectangular cards, and — if they’re inspired — to leave a poem.

Duration:00:04:28

Fronteras: Poet Laureate Creates San Antonio 'Poetry Exchange'; Rabies On Border; & Latino 'Voz'

2/9/2018
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This week on Fronteras: Despite uncertainty surrounding the future of the border wall, security companies are getting a leg up on offering the latest technologies. Wildlife officials are putting up another barrier on the border — against rabies, that is (2:18). San Antonio poet laureate Jenny Browne creates a poetry exchange and art display highlighting San Antonio’s hidden history (6:48). A San Antonio art exhibit gives a ‘voz’ to the Latino immigrant experience (15:05). Remembering the...

Duration:00:21:30

Fronteras Extra: UTSA Dreamers Resource Center

2/2/2018
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The Dreamers Resource Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio offers assistance to recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and other undocumented students attending the university. Fronteras spoke to Courtney Balderas-Jacob, interim program manager for the Dreamer Resource Center, and Jaciel Castro, a student regent with the University of Texas System Board of Regents and graduate student at the UTSA College of Business. Castro is a former dreamer who is...

Duration:00:01:32

Fronteras: UTSA Center For Dreamers; Refugees Head To Canada; & Asylum Seekers Denied Rights In US

2/2/2018
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On this episode of Fronteras: Students from the University of Texas at San Antonio look to address the needs of undocumented students. San Antonio students find support at UTSA’s Dreamers Resource Center, which provides assistance to undocumented students (3:12). Asylum seekers are being denied their legal rights at U.S. detention centers (13:35). Thousands of refugees take advantage of a legal loophole to cross the northern border from the U.S. to Canada (16:32).

Duration:00:21:31

Fronteras: Health Of 'Dreamers,' DACA & A Push For More Hispanics In Nursing

1/26/2018
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This week on Fronteras: Immigrant rights activists in San Diego protest Congress’ inaction on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. A San Antonio charter school aims to increase rate of students who go on to earn college degrees (1:46). A Dallas high school offers low-income and refugee students a crash course in financial literacy (5:51). The push by a national organization to recruit Hispanic nurses (10:45). A “dreamer’s” letter to President Trump (19:19). RALLY FOR YOUNG...

Duration:00:21:31

Fronteras: A Push To Recruit More Hispanic Nurses

1/26/2018
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Over 3 million registered nurses practice in the U.S. Of those, only 7 percent are Hispanic, despite Hispanics making up 17 percent of the population. This disparity has highlighted the need to recruit nurses of color into nursing schools. A five-year, $1.5 million National Institutes of Health grant, the Science Education Partnership Award , is making it possible to reach out through media resources to teachers and students in high school and college.

Duration:00:08:45

FRONTERAS: What Now For El Salvadorian Workers; Latina Conductor Strikes Chord

1/19/2018
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This week on Fronteras: Now that temporary protected status for people in the U.S. from El Salvador has ended, hear how workers in Houston are dealing with the uncertainty. Property taxes of adobe homes in Marfa skyrocket (3:50). Muslim Americans honor Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service (7:59). A Latina conductor strikes a chord in Seattle (11:40). Mexican-American studies touch the lives of San Antonio students (16:49).

Duration:00:21:29

FRONTERAS: 'Promotoras' Initiative; Border Vigilante; & Piñatas For Affordable Housing

1/12/2018
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This week on Fronteras: “Promotoras” initiative to help some San Antonio families on the west side reduce incidents of child abuse. New Mexico aims to get more students of color into nursing programs (8:19). A modern day vigilante stands guard on his property along the U.S./Mexico border (12:08). A Dallas artist takes a whack at gentrification with a Latin party favor (16:14). Promotoras Initiative Targets Child Abuse Incidents of child abuse in one San Antonio district are decidedly...

Duration:00:21:31

FRONTERAS: Search For Missing Migrants; Mayan Interpreters; & Mental Health Of Young Immigrants

1/5/2018
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This week on Fronteras: A farmworker searches for migrants who go missing while crossing the border. The demand for Mayan interpreters in the U.S. is on the rise (4:27). The emotional health of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients who face losing their special status in March (10:42).

Duration:00:21:31

FRONTERAS: Trump 2017 Border Policies; Bringing Culture To 'No Man's Land'; Latina Super Heroes

12/29/2017
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This week on Fronteras: A look back on the effects of the Trump administration’s U.S.-Mexico border policies in 2017. How a San Antonio artist is transforming a busy neighborhood intersection with a sculpture that has meaning for its residents (8:41). An American Indian author and illustrator takes children on an adventure in his new book (14:24). Latina superheroes serve as role models to inspire young girls (18.27).

Duration:00:21:31

FRONTERAS: 'The First Fast Food'; Honoring Pearl Harbor Hero; & 'The Nutcracker'

12/22/2017
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This week on Fronteras: The rich history of tamales. Remembering a Pearl Harbor hero in Waco (12:56). Ballet dancer lives the American dream performing “The Nutcracker” (15:37).

Duration:00:21:31

FRONTERAS: Health Care For Rural Texans; Mexico Housing Corruption; Border Reunion

12/15/2017
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This week on Fronteras: Rural West Texans scramble to try to find affordable health care. Border Patrol finds Guatemalans freezing at border (4:54). The Los Angeles Times uncovers corruption in Mexico’s housing developments (5:47). At a border reunion, a 14-year old boy gets an endearing birthday present (15:46).

Duration:00:21:30

FRONTERAS: Border Agents Sickened By Sewage; Lupe Valdez Runs For Governor; Mariachi Students

12/8/2017
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This week on Fronteras: In California, Border Patrol agents are getting sick from sewage spills in the Tijuana River. A language barrier often exists between patients and their doctors (7.02). A high profile Hispanic throws her hat into the ring for Texas Governor (12.57). Mariachi music makes its way out of the cantinas into the classrooms (17.27).

Duration:00:21:31

FRONTERAS: Human Trafficking; A Plea For Mexican-American Studies; A Family Divided On Border

12/1/2017
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This week on Fronteras: Human trafficking is an international crime, but Texas authorities are learning to understand it as a local atrocity. The fight to get Mexican-American studies in public schools (6:18). How a family divided by the U.S.-Mexico border struggles to keep a sense of normalcy in their lives (16:20)

Duration:00:21:31

FRONTERAS: Life Of A Border Agent; Bipartisan DACA Support; Hispanics And Heart Disease

11/27/2017
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This week on Fronteras: Border Patrol agents go through extremes on the job, ranging from extreme boredom to high-stress situations. 0:00 Some immigrant laborers who responded to Harvey don’t get paid. 4:05 Bi-partisan support in Texas for new DREAM Act legislation to protect recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program from deportation. 5:43 A study on discrimination shows many Latinos weren’t encouraged to pursue higher education. 8:20 A binational study of heart...

Duration:00:21:30

FRONTERAS: Border Wall History; Latino Housing Discrimination; San Antonio Ancestry

11/17/2017
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This week on Fronteras: A look at the history of U.S. efforts to contain immigration and drug smuggling with barriers on our southern border with Mexico. (0:00) Latinos say they continue to experience discrimination when trying to buy houses or rent homes. (4:28) In Albuquerque, the Pueblo Film Festival presents a more realistic view of Native American stories. (8:56) As San Antonio’s Tricentennial approaches, people are digging into their Spanish roots. (12:51)

Duration:00:21:31

FRONTERAS: Latino Discrimination Study; Six Word Immigration Stories; The King Of Nachos

11/10/2017
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This week on Fronteras: A new study examines how Latinos feel the effects of racial discrimination. (0:00) The same study shows Latinos born in the U.S. tend to see discrimination differently than those who migrated. (3:44) A Dallas suburban school district is encouraging parents to learn English with their children. (8:22) Telling stories of immigration in just six words. (13:50) Selena gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (17:03) Remembering the man who made it possible for you to...

Duration:00:21:31

FRONTERAS: U.S. Policy To Slow Migration Threatened; DREAMer Deferred; Conjunto Queen Eva Ybarra

11/3/2017
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This week on Fronteras: Corruption in Guatemala threatens to derail U.S. efforts to discourage migration – efforts that citizens support. [0:00] San Antonio prepares arguments against SB4 for appeals court. [5:09] The story of a Houston Dreamer finding it hard to dream while coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the end of DACA. [6:30] Why the work of an American artist is on display at a museum in Tijuana for the first time in 15 years. [11:25] A look into the life of conjunto...

Duration:00:21:31

FRONTERAS: Border Sex Tourism; "The Talk" About Deportation; Dia De Los Muertos Exhibit

10/30/2017
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This week on Fronteras: Text messages lead to charges for sex tourism with minors across the border. Undocumented parents are having “the talk” with their children about possible deportation. 30-foot high wall prototypes go up on San Diego-Mexico border In New Mexico, generating new business on the Navajo Nation. A longstanding Mexican tradition: Dia De Los Muertas – celebrating the dead – through art.

Duration:00:21:30

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