Fronteras

Fridays at 12 noon 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.

Ryan Poppe

This week on Fronteras: 

 

·         Lawsuits fly after Texas Governor Greg Abbott signs the sanctuary cities law.

 

·         Border town of El Cenizo gains national attention in LULAC's sanctuary cities lawsuit.

 

·         How Arizona’s “show me your papers” law compares to one passed in Texas.

 

·         The threat of tighter border security is a big issue in the Mexico presidential election campaign.

  

·         Telling the stories of Hispanic immigrants succeeding as professionals in the U.S.  

 

Sgt. Aaron Berogan/U.S. Army

  

This week on Fronteras: 

 

·         Immigrants serving in the U.S. military are no longer being fast tracked to citizenship.

  

·         Gentrification threatens the homes of Latino and African American residents in  a long standing Dallas neighborhood.

 

·         Creating superheroes to fight issues in Native American communities.

 

·         A massive Arbol de la Vida will showcase stories about San Antonio’s missions.

 

Martin do Nascimento / KUT

  

This week on Fronteras: 

 

·         How the ICE detainer system works when police arrest an undocumented immigrant.

 

·         “Caravan Against Fear” activists along the border have a specific message for the Trump administration.

 

·         NAFTA Re-negotiation Crucial For Texas

 

·         A Santa Fe newspaper sues the Governor saying she blacklisted it.

 

·         In Dallas, an exhibit showcasing 50 years of Mexican artworks is attracting large numbers of first generation Latino families

Matthew Bowler / KPBS

  

This week on Fronteras: 

·         The founder of the advocacy group Border Angels goes missing in Mexico for more than four days and survives.

·         Our southern neighbor considers boycotting U.S. corn because it feels the Trump Administration is anti-Mexico.

·         How Republicans crossed the lines in the long battle over redistricting in Texas.

·         Voices from Mega Corazón – quite possibly the largest poetry event in the world.

Mega Corazón

Apr 21, 2017
Norma Martinez

April is National Poetry Month, and it was marked in San Antonio with what could arguably be called the biggest poetry event in the world - Mega Corazón.

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