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.

Al Ortiz

  

This week on Fronteras:  

 

 

  •  Harris County votes to stay out of the SB4 lawsuit despite vocal citizen protests.
  •  An Iraqi national who came here for a better life and helped the U.S. military during the war faces deportation in New Mexico.
  •   An exhibit in San Diego highlights items precious to refugees who fled their war torn nations.
  •  San Antonians get a new look at a huge rediscovered mosaic by a Mexican artist that had not been in plain sight until recently.

 

DANIEL SALINAS / LAS CRUCES HIGH SCHOOL

This week on Fronteras: 

  • Residents along the U.S.-Mexico border have water that is not fit for drinking or even washing clothes.
  •   Many pregnant rural New Mexicans live more than 60 miles away from a safe place to deliver their babies.
  •   In Austin, U-T students play a vital role in helping refugee children make their transition to America.
  • The state of Texas wants to move the sanctuary cities lawsuit from San Antonio federal court to Austin.
  • Experiencing the art of Mexican fine dining.  It’s a pricey new trend

Joey Palacios / TPR

  

This week on Fronteras:

  •  SB4, the state’s new sanctuary cities law, has its day in court.
  • The Trump Administration’s curbs on immigration prompt Mexico to implement programs to help its unauthorized residents living in America.
  •  Legislation is pending to help deported veterans who put their lives on the line fighting for the U.S.
  •  A lawsuit in New Mexico aims to ensure all children of color get a leg up on learning.
  • In Houston, the largest exhibit of modern Mexican art to be seen in the U.S. in 70 decades is on display.
  • An update on the Arbol de la Vida art project that tells community stories about Mission San Francisco de la Espada.

 

Jean Guerrero KPBS

This week on Fronteras: 

  • An inside look at drug smuggling tunnels on the U.S.-Mexico border.
  •   The Bexar County sheriff has questions about how to enforce SB4 – the state’s new sanctuary cities law.
  • West Texas ranchers take an innovative approach to financing their cattle operations.
  • Some Texas students are crossing ocean borders because of their goalball skills.
  • Commentary on the racial nuances behind America’s number one hit song “Despacito". 

FRONTERAS: Economics on the Border

Jun 16, 2017
Photo by Katie Schoolov / KPBS

This week on Fronteras:   

 

  • A look at economics.  Mexicans are spending more money in Tijuana in reaction to the Trump Administration’s immigration policies.
  • The economics of gentrification and its pricey effects on a long standing Latino-African American neighborhood in West Dallas.
  •  Giving low income high school students a chance to make a major economic difference in their lives.

 

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