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.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

This week on Fronteras: 

·       As oil prices crash companies fight for survival in the fossil fuel rich Permian basin of West Texas and New Mexico.

·         A look back at Texas’ decades-long pursuit of doing business with Cuba.

·         Dolores Huerta helped start the United Farm Workers with Cesar Chavez. Now she’s working to increase voter registration and says Texas has a history to overcome

·         How some Albuquerque students are learning about health insurance by producing podcasts.

Charlie Minn Films

This week on Fronteras:   

·         There’s a huge backlog in the U Visa program which gives immigrant crime victims visas for assisting law enforcement investigations.

·         A new documentary examines the notorious former police chief of Juarez and Tijuana – Julian Leyzaola.

·         High achieving students of color can suffer from what’s called “imposter syndrome.”

·         A New Mexico tribal community college encourages Native Americans to study engineering.

Houston Public Media

This week on Fronteras: 

·         The money being spent to secure the U.S.-Mexico border

·         The need for advanced Emergency Medical Technicians in rural border areas

·         How 9-1-1-calls for help are being answered in Santa Fe

·         Students in San Diego and Mexico City work together on videos targeting media violence.

·         SCOTUS ruling protects the rights of non-voters

·         The tornado survivor who lost her home by mistake gains notoriety.

·         A special ceremony celebrating citizenship for kids in San Diego.

DR. FIONA SINCLAIR

  This week on Fronteras:   

·        A look at the moral issues raised when women donate tissue for medical research after having abortions.

·        How fetal tissue research is used in the care of premature babies.

·        A Texas tornado survivor’s home is torn down by mistake.

·        Telling the story of people on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in the new film, Transpecos.

·        3-D printers are transforming border libraries.

Congress Investigates Abortion Providers and Fetal Tissue Research

Lorney Matalon / Marfa Public Radio

 

 This week on Fronteras: 

·         Two South Texas congressmen say it’s time to change the U.S. policy of fast-tracking Cuban immigrants for citizenship.

·      Latino immigrants are seeking citizenship so they can vote for the next U.S. president.

·        In Houston, a call for a federal investigation into Super Tuesday voting delays.

·       Bus Rapid Transit in Bogotá, Colombia is a cost efficient system attracting the interest of some southwestern cities.

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