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Fronteras is a collaborative regional news project that explores the changing culture and demographics of the American Southwest. From Central Texas to Southern California, and from Las Vegas to the Mexican border, Fronteras brings emphasis to Latino and Native American life and border issues affecting American politics, social order, economics and the environmental landscape.


  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

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 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.

Fronteras Program- March 4, 2016   

    · In New Mexico, some people have to choose between medicine and food.  But a new program is helping them avoid that tough choice.

    ·  Mi Familia Vota says immigrant bashing by candidates is inspiring more Latinos to become citizens so they can vote in November.

    · The oil industry downturn is rustling up a new type of criminal in South Texas.

    · Journalist and documentary producer Jose Antonio Vargas discusses race, immigration, and politics.

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·         Mexican Journalist Marcela Turati takes risks reporting on the drug wars.

·         North Texas resident Lindsay Diaz was underinsured when a tornado hit.  That’s made rebuilding more difficult.

·         A nature trail brings relief to a distressed New Mexico neighborhood.

·         Houston Symphony Orchestra members are helping bilingual students adapt English words through music.
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  • New Mexico Faces Huge Medicaid Funding Deficit

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