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.

Stella Chavez / KERA

This week on Fronteras:   

·         Texas threatens to leave the federal refugee resettlement program.

Katie Schoolov / KPBS

This week on Fronteras:  

  • Laredo steps up surveillance efforts to prevent Zika outbreak.
  • The sensitive story of a Somalian refugee trying to break the taboo against treatment for complications from female genital mutilation.
  • 100 faith and community leaders embark on a march to demonstrate ”El Camino del Inmigrante,” the “Path of the Immigrant.”
  • Why Hatch chiles are hyped this time of year.  

 

Katie Schoolov / KPBS

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.

 


Lorne Matalon / Marfa Public Radio

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?

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