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HBO Latino Featuring Rosie Castro, The Woman Behind Julian & Joaquin

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Then-Mayor Julián (right) and newly elected Congressman Joaquín Castro appeared on the Charlie Rose Show in December 2012 as they were both primed for national attention as Latino leaders of the future.";

Fronteras: San Antonio is trying to figure how to regulate ride sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. This week, we look at how Uber is faring in San Diego. Rosie Castro was a trailblazer for Latino politicians, which includes her twin sons, Julián and Joaquín. Rosie will be featured on HBO Latino this fall. She joins us on Fronteras to talk about her early activism days, her sons’ political careers and more.

Reporter Details Former Border Protection Watchdog’s Account of Corruption

This summer the former head of the internal watchdog office at U.S. Customs and Border Protection was removed from his post and reassigned. That was after an independent report revealed his agency didn't do enough to investigate deadly shootings by border patrol agents.

In an unauthorized interview this month with the Center for Investigative Reporting,  James Tomsheck told reporter Andrew Becker that his removal was meant to deflect controversy over the agency’s use-of-force policies. Tomsheck also claimed corruption has been a bigger problem than the CBP admits, and that the deaths of at least seven of the 28 people killed by border patrol agents since 2010 were – in his words – “highly suspect.”

Fronteras’ Travis Bubenik of Marfa Public Radio spoke with Becker about those claims.

San Diego’s Taxi-Turned-Uber Drivers Get A New Lease On Life

San Diego cab companies insist they aren't losing customers to Uber. But they are, in fact, losing money. Fronteras reporter Megan Burks says the money is following cab driversthere, who are making the jump to Uber in droves.

Rosie Castro: The Woman Behind the Castro Twins

Rosie Castro, mother to newly-appointed HUD Secretary and former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and Joaquín Castro, U.S. Democratic congressman from San Antonio’s District 20.  

HBO Latino will feature Rosie Castro in October in its Habla documentary series looking at Latino life. Rosie will be on the special Habla Men discussing the values she raised her sons with.

People will get a sneak peak this weekend at the San Antonio Convention Center during the Festival People en Español. Castro speaks with Texas Public Radio’s Crystal Chavez on this edition of Fronteras.  

Crystal Chavez was Texas Public Radio’s Morning Edition host for three years, until January 2015.