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On Fronteras: Protecting Indigenous Designs, Preventing Suicide, West Texas' Life-Giving Springs

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Balmorhea State Park in West Texas has one of the world’s largest spring-fed swimming pool.";

Fronteras airs Fridays at 3 p.m., and Sundays at 9 p.m., on Texas Public Radio stations.  Following are stories you'll hear this week.

  

Copyright Lawsuit Filed Over Indigenous Mexican Designs

Many holiday shoppers these days opt for gifts that are environmentally conscious and fairly traded.  But what does "fair" really mean?  In Oaxaca, Mexico, artisans try to protect indigenous designs being used commercially. The story from KUT’s Joy Diaz.

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New Warm Line Designed To Help People Prevent Crisis

We’ve all heard of suicide-prevention hotlines, and numbers folks can dial in an emergency. But what about a not-so-hot-line for people looking to stop a crisis before it happens? KUNM Fronteras reporter Marisa Demarco reports New Mexico’s new Warm Line is connecting people who just need to talk.
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Boss Turned Life Coach Helps Employees

In Fort Worth where one restaurant owner works tirelessly to make sure her employees, many who come from immigrant families, succeed.  KERA’s Courtney Collins profiles an enterprising boss turned life-coach who makes it her mission to employ, educate, and embrace each of her staff members.

The Story

Springs Produce A West Texas Oasis

In the West Texas town of Balmorhea indigenous farmers, Mexicans and American settlers found an abundant source of water and decided to make a home.  Marfa Public Radio's Travis Bubenik visits the community

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A Playground For Immigrant And Refugee Kids

Workers recently put the finishing touches on a new playground in a Dallas neighborhood that is home to many new immigrant and refugee families.  KERA’s Stephanie Kuo reports that it’s much more than a playground to the children who visit.

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