Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

CMAS Plática Series: Onda Latina

"Onda Latina: On Bringing 1970s Chicano Community Radio Back (to the Web)"

Fri, October 23, 2009 | Texas Union, Eastwoods Room (2.102)

12:00 PM - 1:00 AM

When Alejandro Saenz started the radio show "The Mexican American Experience", Latinos faced a new phase in the Chicano Movement. The farmworker movement was gathering steam, Latino candidates were emerging across Texas and a generation of Latino professionals were into their first jobs. Radio shows such as "The Mexican American Experience" and "A Esta Hora Conversamos" touched on all these movements in an accessible format. Moreover, the interviewers were also committed to wide and eclectic versions of what could be a Latino community issue. In addition to elected officials and community activitists, there are interviews with ad artists, curanderos, comic book writers, and country western musicians, the "Onda Latina" audio database should be invaluable for any general work on Texas politics in the 1970s and 1980s.

This CMAS plática will feature Dr. John Mckiernan-Gonzalez, (Department of History and CMAS faculty associate), Kelly Kerbow-Hudson (Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection), Claudia Rueda (Department of History), Michael Heidenriech (Liberal Arts ITS), and Ella Tenbarge (Tastex).

Sponsored by: Center for Mexican American Studies

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