Fronteras

Fridays at 3 p.m., Saturdays at 6 a.m., and Sundays at 9 p.m.

Fronteras is a collaborative regional news project that explores the changing culture and demographics of the American Southwest. From Central Texas to Southern California, and from Las Vegas to the Mexican border, Fronteras brings emphasis to Latino and Native American life and border issues affecting American politics, social order, economics and the environmental landscape.

DANA CLARK AND NARJIS PIERRE

This week on Fronteras:   

·         The murder rate had dropped in Mexico, but now it’s going up again.   

·         Cuts in Texas Medicaid are making it hard for uninsured drug addicts to get rehab

·         A San Antonio group finds music instrumental in helping refugees adjust to a new life

·         A West Texas hospital promotes a veggie diet in cattle country.  

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

This week on Fronteras: 

·       As oil prices crash companies fight for survival in the fossil fuel rich Permian basin of West Texas and New Mexico.

·         A look back at Texas’ decades-long pursuit of doing business with Cuba.

·         Dolores Huerta helped start the United Farm Workers with Cesar Chavez. Now she’s working to increase voter registration and says Texas has a history to overcome

·         How some Albuquerque students are learning about health insurance by producing podcasts.

Charlie Minn Films

This week on Fronteras:   

·         There’s a huge backlog in the U Visa program which gives immigrant crime victims visas for assisting law enforcement investigations.

·         A new documentary examines the notorious former police chief of Juarez and Tijuana – Julian Leyzaola.

·         High achieving students of color can suffer from what’s called “imposter syndrome.”

·         A New Mexico tribal community college encourages Native Americans to study engineering.

Houston Public Media

This week on Fronteras: 

·         The money being spent to secure the U.S.-Mexico border

·         The need for advanced Emergency Medical Technicians in rural border areas

·         How 9-1-1-calls for help are being answered in Santa Fe

·         Students in San Diego and Mexico City work together on videos targeting media violence.

·         SCOTUS ruling protects the rights of non-voters

·         The tornado survivor who lost her home by mistake gains notoriety.

·         A special ceremony celebrating citizenship for kids in San Diego.

DR. FIONA SINCLAIR

  This week on Fronteras:   

·        A look at the moral issues raised when women donate tissue for medical research after having abortions.

·        How fetal tissue research is used in the care of premature babies.

·        A Texas tornado survivor’s home is torn down by mistake.

·        Telling the story of people on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in the new film, Transpecos.

·        3-D printers are transforming border libraries.

Congress Investigates Abortion Providers and Fetal Tissue Research

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