Fronteras

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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.

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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This week on Fronteras: 

  •  A nationwide expansion of immigrant detention centers is slated to begin in Texas.
  •  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blasts anti-immigrant actions in Texas and Washington.
  •   The importance of understanding language when it pertains to healthcare.
  •  Deported veterans living in Mexico fight for a chance to get back to the U.S.
  •  A report card on how the Texas legislature handled foster care this session through a family that has helped many children in need.

 

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This Week on Fronteras:

 

  • Tribal leaders and conservationists unite against President Trump’s proposed border wall.
  •  A Houston area family struggles three months after immigration officers deported the father.
  •  Breaking down language barriers teaching math.
  •  Bilingual “chat bots” text healthy tips to stop smoking and lose weight.
  •  A South Texas, barrio-friendly twist on NPR’s popular satire, A Prairie Home Companion.

Associated Press

  

This week on Fronteras: 

 

·         Another journalist is killed in Mexico. .

 

·         Mexico’s trade with the U.S. in electricity is booming.

 

·         President Trump’s revised travel ban fight may be headed to the nation’s highest court.

 

·         Houston looks to launch a major league rugby team next year.

 

·         Experiencing Cuba through the eyes of four university student guitarists who performed there.

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.  

 

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