National Science Foundation Fronteras: Can Texas Lower Maternal Mortality Rate; Coco's Latina Composer; & New STEM Initiative By Norma Martinez • Mar 9, 2018 Lynda Gonzalez, KUT This week on Fronteras: Texas lawmakers are making efforts to reverse maternal mortality rates, which are the worst in the U.S., including allowing Medicaid-covered mental health screenings. South Texas college students are getting help from Washington in gaining access to STEM opportunities (9:14). Latina Hollywood composer and Texas native Germaine Franco talks about staying true to Mexican influences when orchestrating music for “Coco” (11:59). Listen Listening... / 21:32 UTSA Professor Gets Big National Science Foundation Grant To Net Digital Bugs By Paul Flahive • Jun 16, 2017 Software bugs are expensive. One estimate said it cost the U.S. economy $60 billion a year, and that was 14 years ago.