This week on Fronteras:   

·         The murder rate had dropped in Mexico, but now it’s going up again.   

·         Cuts in Texas Medicaid are making it hard for uninsured drug addicts to get rehab

·         A San Antonio group finds music instrumental in helping refugees adjust to a new life

·         A West Texas hospital promotes a veggie diet in cattle country.  

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.


  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