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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.

Gabriel Cristóver Pérez / KUT


This week on Fronteras: 

  •  Across the U.S., the Latino high school dropout rate is lower than it’s ever been.
  •  Reparations and restoration of a stolen totem pole located at the University of New Mexico.
  •  Cultural appropriation or appreciation?  The story behind the writings of Amado Muro.


Norma Martinez


This week on Fronteras: 

  •  A major push to register Hispanics to vote finds many  of them struggle to make ends meet in their everyday lives.
  •  Border Land Act would protect owners from Trump Administration land grabs for border wall.
  •  President Trump’s decision to lower the number of refugees welcomed in the U.S. threatens the viability of resettlement agencies.
  •  A major toymaker wants to cash in on a pricey Hispanic rite of passage with the Quinceañera Barbie.


Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT


This week on Fronteras: 


  •  The latest ruling on SB4 is raising concerns over the safety of immigrants who get detained by Texas law officers.
  • In Mexico, both politicians and thieves are being blamed for a billion dollars in oil thefts that’s hampering U.S. investments.
  •  An exploration of the mix that is Tejano music with Texas legend Sunny Ozuna.


John Burnett/NPR

This week on Fronteras: 

  •  Border patrol agents arrest two undocumented parents in a South Texas hospital where their son needed emergency surgery.
  •  The element of fear is preventing undocumented families from getting the healthcare they need.
  •  A national refugee resettlement agency makes changes after an investigation shows families in San Diego were encouraged to falsify their rental applications.
  •  A vacant, historic theater in San Antonio that means a lot to Latinos may get a rebirth.



This week on Fronteras: 

  •  Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands.  Inside reports from the area haunted by drugs, violence and immigrants.
  •  The status of Texas Attorney General’s appeal on the injunction against SB4, the new sanctuary cities law that’s on hold.
  •   A movement is underway to stop laws like SB4 from getting passed in other states.
  • How a Dallas stage play forecast President Trump’s decision to end DACA.