Fronteras

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

Fronteras is a Texas Public Radio program that explores 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 environmental landscape.

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This week on Fronteras: 

  • Border residents turn out to oppose a proposed landfill set to be built near Laredo.
  • In Tijuana, families with deported partners are being denied access to SENTRI, a quick border crossing process.
  •  In New Mexico, a look at the choices workers face when they can’t take the day off with pay.
  • A campaign to get young Pacific Islanders to apply for the president’s deportation deferral program, DACA.

 


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This week on Fronteras:   

-Crooked middlemen are just one of three threats facing fair trade coffee farmers in Latin America.

-While attention centers on police shootings of African Americans, Native Americans actually have a higher rate of being killed by law enforcement.

-How the Latino Victory Project is building political power to ensure Hispanic voices are reflected in all levels of government.

- Sobriety goes hi-tech.  Can an app help you determine a drinking problem?

Ryan Poppe / Texas Public Radio

This week on Fronteras:

·         Texas Latinos have their say at the historic Democratic National Convention.

·         Latino voters file lawsuit against the way Texas elects judges claiming it violates the Voting Rights Act.

·         In San Diego, dismembered Honduran migrants raise awareness about the dangers of migrating by train.

·         New Mexico’s efforts to test a backlog of sexual assault evidence next on Fronteras, first the news

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This week on Fronteras: 

·         As Donald Trump becomes the GOP presidential nominee, a new poll shows residents on both sides of U.S.-Mexico border don’t want his proposed wall.

·         Investors in a Mexican resort promoted by Donald Trump that never got built say they were duped by the presidential nominee.

·         Should crimes against police be hate crimes? Texas Governor Greg Abbott thinks so. But some crime experts worry the strategy will backfire.

Katie Schoolov / KPBS

This week on Fronteras:  

  • After five officers are gunned down in Dallas, an interfaith memorial service inspires thought provoking remarks from the president.  

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