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.

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A look at what drives the swing vote of the Latino Evangelical electorate, also Californians will vote on whether to impose harsher penalties for sex traffickers. After some sluggish years, NAFTA creates border boomtowns. And why some people are seeing more bears come to town.

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Utility smart meters  help you and the electric company save money, but are they hazardous to your health and part of a sinister plot? The latest story in the NAFTA series examines the environmental impact that the monumental agreement has had over the past 20 years.  Sheriff Joe Arpaio looks to still be in the lead heading into the final weeks before the election, but the challengers are making it interesting.

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A look at how widespread election fraud really is -  who is trying to stop voter fraud and how they’re doing it. The complex collaborations between manufacturers on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Texas Public Radio’s David Martin Davies speaks with San Antonio trailblazer Maria Berriozabal about her new memoir, leadership and overcoming discrimination.

Photo by Mónica Ortiz Uribe

A look at how infrastructure along the U.S.- Mexico border is struggling to catch up with trade. A group in El Paso is making plans for a new school where students can be trained in alternative healing methods. Also, Texas Public Radio’s David Martin Davies speaks with writer Sandra Cisneros about her new book and her plans to move from San Antonio, Texas.

Hernán Rozemberg / Fronteras

Joe Arpaio has been sheriff of Maricopa County for two decades and is once again up for re-election; U.S. and Mexico address basic infrastructure needs in the border region with NADBANK; a study on voter ID laws reveals how voting rule changes may deter millions of Hispanic voters; and a new exhibit at the McNay Museum displays contemporary prints by Latino artists.

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