Fronteras

Fridays at 12 noon and Sundays at 9 p.m.

"Fronteras" is a Texas Public Radio program exploring 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 environment.

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On Fronteras:

  • Tackling infant mortality with paternal involvement (0:15).
  • The true story of a father and son’s journey across the U.S.-Mexico border told in a children’s book (14:25).

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In her late 30s, Jennifer Teege made the surprising discovery that she was the granddaughter of Amon Goeth, the Nazi commandant of the Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp in Poland. She wrote about her struggles coming to terms with her family history in the book “My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past.”


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On this episode of "Fronteras":

  • A mixed-race German woman makes a shocking discovery: she is the granddaughter of a Nazi (0:14).
  • A distressed San Antonio neighborhood is experiencing a rebirth through housing and art (14:40).


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The Texas State Board of Education voted on April 13 to create curriculum standards for a Mexican-American studies course based on an existing course taught in the Houston Independent School District.

While this could be considered a victory for activists calling for Mexican-American studies in Texas schools, in making the decision, the majority of the board approved a last-minute name change. Instead of Mexican-American Studies, the course would be called Ethnic Studies: An Overview of Americans of Mexican Descent.

San Antonio native and SBOE member Marisa Pérez-Diaz joins us to discuss the board's decision.


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On Fronteras:

  • Researchers are looking into how to raise awareness about rising rates of cancer in the Latino population (0:15).
  • Texas schools are teaching students about slavery, but the curriculum doesn’t reflect how it affected the course of U.S. history (12:04).
  • In 1968, high school students at San Antonio’s Edgewood High School walked out of class and changed how public schools were funded (15:02)


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