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Fronteras

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"Fronteras" is a Texas Public Radio program exploring 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 environment.

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A World Not to Come: A History of Latino Writing and Print Culture” by Raúl Coronado explores the forgotten print culture that paved the path for individuals who oversaw Texas transform from a Spanish colony to a Mexican republic, to a Texan republic, to one of the United States of America.  

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Before the Battle of the Alamo, the Spanish dominated what’s now known as the American Southwest. They documented hundreds of years of history at the time — most of which was lost before the end of the 19th century.

Raúl Coronado, author and associate professor at UC Berkeley, discusses the importance of Spanish print culture in his book, “A World Not to Come: A History of Latino Writing and Print Culture.”


Norma Martinez / Texas Public Radio

The Dreamers Resource Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio opened in January 2018 to assist undocumented students with their academic needs and to serve as a campus and community advocate. The center’s assistant director Courtney Balderas-Jacob estimated about 300 to 500 undocumented students attend UTSA, but “we don’t track our Dreamers in any specific way.”

UTSA Dreamers Resource Center

The University of Texas at San Antonio, or UTSA, is paying attention to their undocumented student population and helping them achieve higher education through their Dreamers Resource Center (00:17).

Then, Mission Indians in San Antonio were handed ownership of the city’s missions by the Spanish friars over two centuries ago. TPR’s Norma Martinez explores the narrative Native Americans are trying to reestablish in the Alamo City (13:44).

Patrick Patterson

One-man or one-woman shows often reveal the inner workings of the artist. And for playwright, director, and choreographer Jade Esteban Estrada, his creativity was challenged when he explored the unresolved relationships in his life in his autobiographical show ‘A Sign from the Taco Gods.’

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