Espejos de Aztlan

Monday 7:00PM - 7:30PM

Bilingual arts and public affairs program with interviews.  Click here to email questions and comments.

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Espejos de Aztlán
11:22 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Painter Edward Gonzales

Credit Edward Gonzales in his studio / Credit: Cristina Baccin

Mon. 21 July, 7:00 p: One of the state´s largest elementary schools is named after him, a veteran of the Vietnam war returning home with the need to bring beauty and light against the darkness in the world through his art, the recipient of the 2013 Governor´s Award for Excellence in the Arts, Edward Gonzales talks with us from his studio in Bernalillo. 

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Espejos de Aztlan
5:02 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Latin American Electroacustic Art

Credit Cover: Música Electroacústica De Compositores Latinoamericanos (Electroacoustic Music By Latin American Composers) / Compiled by: Ricardo Dal Farra - www.http://www.discogs.com/Various-M%C3%BAsica-Electroac%C3%BAstica-De-Compositores-Latinoamericanos-Electroacoustic-Music-By-Latin-Ame/release/2672132

Mon. 30 June, 7p: An interview with Dr. Ricardo Dal Farra, composer and multimedia artist, researcher, educator, performer and curator. We´ll talk about  how was Electroacustic music developed in Latin America. 

Dr. Dal Farra´s  Latin American Electroacoustic Music Collection is part of the Digital Latin America exhibition, organized by 516 Arts, in Albuquerque. You can visit this Collection here:

http://www.fondation-langlois.org/html/e/page.php?NumPage=556

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Espejos de Aztlán
10:34 am
Mon June 23, 2014

National Organization for Women

Credit National Organization for Women (NOW) / www.facebook/National Organization for Women

Mon. 23 June, 7p: Nancy López and Irene Vásquez will be speakers at the NOW (National Organization for Women) Conference,  in Albuquerque from June 27 to 29. What does it mean for Latinas and Chicanas to participate in this National Feminist Organization? What did NOW achieve for Chicanas and Latinas? Join this discussion with host Guille Quiroz.

More info: http://now.org/about/conference/

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Espejos de Aztlán
8:18 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

DIGITAL LATIN AMERICA & "Florcita Andina"

Credit Sisa Toaquiza - / www.sisatoaquiza.com.ec

  Mon. 2 June, 7p: From the deepest corners of Latin America we enter the digital world.   Access into the digital age modifies, creates feedback and opens new perspectives on art and folklore in Latin America.

To sample we need a window.  Sisa Toaquiza, Flor de los Andes (Flower of the Andes), an indigenous singer, a Tiqua from the Ecuadorean Highlands, shows how access to the internet and digital media permits an artist to reach a global audience from the farthest reaches of our American continents.

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Espejos de Aztlán
8:00 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

There is Art, hear…

Credit Cover: "Guernica Revisited" by Richard Vargas

Mon. 26 May, 7p: Host Adam Aguirre spent Mothers’ Day with California native, now Albuquerque resident, author, editor, poet Richard Vargas discussing the life of the poet, the state of Chicano poetry and the realities of Chicano literature. Richard Vargas, editor/publisher of The Tequila Review and of The Más Tequila Review, reflects on what it means and what it should mean to be a Chicano poet, and describes the work behind his new book, part of the Press 53 Silver Concho Poetry Series, Guernica, revisited.

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Espejos de Aztlán
3:35 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

"Guera"

Credit Poster: "Guera" / www.workingclassroom.org

Mon. 19 May, 7p:  Theater actress Lisandra Tena will talk with ESPEJOS DE AZTLÁN. Ms. Tena is the  main character of theater play “Guera”. The performance will take place at the Working Classroom. She will talk about how this monologue performance came to be, and in her way she gives a a sense of what the concept guera is about.

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Espejos de Aztlán
9:24 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Festival Djudeo Espanyol 2014

Credit www.facebook.com/Festival-Djudeo-Espanyol

Mon. 12 May 7p:  Henry Gonzales will interview members of the Sephardic community about the upcoming  Festival Djudeo Espanyol 2014. Héctor Contreras, one of the presenters,  will talk about two Mexican film presentations at the Festival.  Héctor is a native of Chihuahua, México who has done extensive research on Jewish literature, history and culture. 

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Espejos de Aztlán
10:24 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Finally home: Ramón Dorado (unjustly deported from ABQ while heading to class years ago)

Credit Marcha Día del Trabajo/UNM Dream Team / 1 de mayo 2014 (Abq, NM,USA) Photo: Cristina Baccin

Mon. 5 May, 7p: Four years ago, Ramón Dorado Mendoza was rapidly deported after being stopped by Airport police on the I-25 as he was driving to his college classes. He came with his family to Albuquerque as a child of 6 years old from Chihuahua, México.

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Espejos de Aztlán
10:40 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Chicago: It’s “the Jungle” Out There

Credit Tribuno del Pueblo Logo / www.tribunodelpueblo.org

Mon. 14 April, 7p: Join host Adam Aguirre as he meets the border-crossing, field-working, fruit-picking, college-graduating, newspaper-publishing, typical suburban wife and mother of two, and Chicagoan by choice, Laura Cortez Garcia.

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Espejos de Aztlán
2:42 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

"Behind closed doors"

Credit Agostino Brunias (Italian, circa 1730–1796), "Free Women of Color with Their Children and Servants in a Landscape", circa 1770–96. Oil on canvas / Brooklyn Museum

Mon. 31 March, 7p: Come stroll with us inside a typical house belonging to a wealthy "criollo" (Creole, a Spaniard -usually a mestizo- born in the Americas). We´ll share this walk guided by Andrew Connors, Art Curator of the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Intrigue, opulence, loyalty, and at the same time, deep social and identity conflicts with the Spanish Crown and Catholic religion are on display in a powerful exhibition about race, lineage, and place of birth intertwined with the richness derived by work of subjugated and enslaved indigenous and African peoples. 

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Espejos de Aztlán
8:29 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Recuerda a César Chávez

Credit Cesar Chavez Mural, by Carlos “Cookie” Gonzalez (Malcolm X Plaza) / San Francisco State University Student Union (www.sfsustudentcenter.com)

Mon. March 24th, 7p: Tune in to Espejos de Aztlán Monday evening when we will have a conversation with representatives of Recuerda a César Chávez, in anticipation of the upcoming César Chávez Day March and Celebration on March 29 in Albuquerque!

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Espejos de Aztlán
3:32 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Are New Mexicans enrolling for the Health Coverage?

Mon. March 17, 7p: Join us this evening in Espejos with Monica Irlando-Wildman, and Members of Health Care Justice Coalition to discuss benefits and challenges of enrolling on healthcare.  Deadline is March 31st!

Centennial and Market Exchange are the two options in New Mexico but there are still people falling in the cracks. This evening we’ll follow up on needed discussions for our health care coverage opportunities and rights.

Espejos de Aztlán
9:22 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

“All My Friends Know the Lowriter…”

Credit Back Cover: "Lowriting – Shots, Rides and Stories from the Chicano Soul"

Mon. 10 March, 7p: Santino J. Rivera, editor with Broken Sword Publications, sits down with host Adam Aguirre to take a look at the iconic yet misunderstood Chicano mystery man, the “Lowrider,” through the works collected in the newly released anthology, Lowriting – Shots, Rides and Stories from the Chicano Soul. The Lowrider comes into focus through the eyes of Los Angeles-based photographer Art Meza, and we come to understand the Lowrider’s message, his meaning, his soul, through the words of Lowriters everywhere, including several from here in New Mexico.

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Espejos de Aztlan
7:00 pm
Sun March 2, 2014

An audio portrait of a photographer: DON USNER

Credit "Don Usner" by Cheye Pagel / www.donusner.com

Mon. 3 March, 7pm: We converse with Don USNER, photographer and writer, in his Santa Fe studio. Throughout his life, Usner´s  main focus has been the depiction of beauty, and -at the same time- the social contrasts of the Rio Grande Valley.

His reflections about northern New Mexico history and culture can be deeply appreciated through his camera lens: from the enchantment of a typical colourful New Mexican landscape to the black and white drama of the gente del pueblo.

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Espejos de Aztlán
2:18 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

"Lalo Guerrero: The Original Chicano"

Credit "Don Usner" by Cheye Pagel / www.donusner.com

Mon. Feb. 24th, 7pm:  Espejos de Aztlán will bring you Theater and TV producer Dan Guerrero talking about his father’s movie documentary: “Lalo Guerrero: The Original Chicano”. Lalo is considered “Father of the Chicano Music”, a fun and entertaining musician who reflects the richness of Chicano roots in the U. S. You can tune in KUNM and get the feeling as of why he is much beloved.

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Espejos de Aztlán
10:12 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

For Valentine’s Day, Cinema con Corazón!

Credit www.thesecondcooler.com

Mon. 9 Feb. 7:00p:: Join host Adam Aguirre and guests Justin Remer-Thamert, Program Director of the New Mexico Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice, and Gabriela Vera, a volunteer at the Coalition and Coordinator at Familia Corazón, to discuss the Coalition’s presentation of the New Mexico debut of “The Second Cooler” (La segunda nevera), a documentary film by Ellin Jimmerson.

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Espejos de Aztlán
11:04 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

ESTEVAN ARELLANO: "El agua es como la sangre que corre en el cuerpo"

Credit www.nmcf.org / New Mexico Community Foundation

Mon. 3 Feb. 7 pm: Join us for a conversation with Juan Estevan Arellano, sitting close to his centennial iron estufa, discussing acequias, importance of water in New Mexican settlement, and New Mexico's legacy.

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Espejos de Aztlan
2:58 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Mexican tastes and flavors with Chef Fernando Olea

Credit "Cosecha de tomates" by Rafael Santillana

Mon. 6 Jan. 7pm: Join us in a celebration of tastes and flavors coming from the kitchen of Mexican Chef Fernando Olea in today´s "Día de los Reyes Magos" (Three Magi).

Fernando Olea, originally from Mexico,  is fascinated by the cuisine of the pre-Columbian indigenous people of his native country, especially the moles. As part of the non-profit organization Cooking with Kids, Olea -in conjuction with other chefs- participates in the "Chefs move to schools" Mrs. Obama program, a part of the “Let’s Move!” campaign to end the epidemic of childhood obesity.

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Espejos de Aztlán
10:12 am
Fri January 3, 2014

De cenizas, esperanza y un año nuevo

Credit Photography: Benny The Icepick

Mon. 30 Dec. 7p: Host Adam Aguirre takes us to downtown Albuquerque to look at the aftermath of a fire that destroyed a physical part of the National Institute of Flamenco on December 18, and to discuss the impact of the fire and the future of the Institute with its world-renowned founder, Eva Encinias Sandoval.

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Espejos de Aztlán
8:05 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

New Mexican singer Nacha Mendez

Credit Photo of Nacha Mendez by Bibi Borrego / http://nachamendez.bandcamp.com/

Mon. 23 Dec. 7p: Her first guitar was a shoe box handmade by her father, and her abuelita in La Unión was her first music teacher. New Mexican painter, sculptor, composer, guitarrista, and singer, Nacha Mendez joins us to share her achievements, learnings, and projects. A conversation about music... and life!

She will perform on Saturday, Dec. 28th (6-9pm), Hotel Andaluz (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

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Espejos de Aztlán
9:49 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

The Bell of Justice: Behind the Cross-Border Femicides

Credit Altar for Murdered and Missing Albuquerque Women - Day of the Dead, November 2013

International Human Rights Day ESPEJOS DE AZTLÁN Special 

Mon. 9 Dec. 7-8p: In commemoration of December 10, International Human Rights Day, Espejos de Aztlán will host a special program on cross-border violence against women. The one-hour documentary examines the murders of women in New Mexico, El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.  Listeners will hear from victims’ relatives, women’s advocates and scholars who will discuss systemic gender violence, political corruption and denials of justice.

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Espejos de Aztlán
6:20 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Aftermath of deportation in a Latino family: la historia de Ramón Dorado Mendoza

Credit www.americasvoiceonline.org

Mon. 12/2, 7p: Aftermath of the deportation from Albuquerque of  the young student Ramon Dorado Mendoza in his family.

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Espejos de Aztlan
6:28 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

Poet Tim Z. Hernández

Credit http://timzhernandez.com

Mon. 11/11 7p: Tim Z. Hernandez, poet, performance artist, author, joins host Adam Aguirre to talk about his many projects including the research, fund drive, and dedication of an ultimate memorial to the "deportees" killed in the infamous Los Gatos Canyon plane crash in 1948. He´ll also discuss the release of his new novel, "Mañana Means Heaven", which tells the story of "the Mexican girl" at the center of Kerouac's Beat classic, "On the Road".
Hernandez will be reading at Collected Works in Santa Fe on Nov. 19, and at BookWorks in Albuquerque on Wednesday Nov. 20.

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Espejos de Aztlan
6:11 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

Aftermath of deportation in Ivette´s family

Credit Illustration: Wendy MacNaughton

Mon. 25 Nov. 7p: A través de la historia de Ivette, vecina de Albuquerque, reflexionamos sobre las deportaciones y las consecuencias para las familias latinas. / We´ll reflect on the aftermath of deportation in Latino families, through Ivette´s story.

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Espejos de Aztlan
8:45 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

"Respect ABQ Women" by Young Women United

Credit Photo Courtesy: Micaela Cadena YWU

Mon 4 Nov. 7p: YOUNG WOMEN UNITED leaders, Tannia Esparza and Denicia Cadena will converse with us about the "Respect ABQ Women" campaign. This campaign works through the issues raised by a City of Albuquerque ballot initiative that could abridge reproductive rights and health care for women.

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Espejos de Aztlan
12:08 pm
Sat October 26, 2013

Hidden Chicano Cinema: Film Dramas in the Borderlands

Credit Cover book: "Hidden Chicano Cinema: Film Dramas in the Borderlands" (Rutgers University Press, 2013)

Mon. 10/28 7p: Scholar and Professor A. Gabriel Melendez joins us in studio for a conversation about his newest book entitled Hidden Chicano Cinema: Film Dramas in the Borderlands (Rutgers University Press, 2013). The book examines how New Mexico, situated within the boundaries of the United States, became a stand-in for the exotic non-western world that tourists, artists, scientists, and others sought to possess at the dawn of early filmmaking.

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Espejos de Aztlan
6:38 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

A Conversation with Artist Kai Margarida-Ramírez

Credit Picture: Kai Margarida-Ramírez

Mon. 10/21 7p: Kai Margarida-Ramírez, who was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Albuquerque, joins us for a conversation on her work. Specializing in papel picado and embroidery, Kai's artwork often fuses pop-culture, strange imagery, family mythology, snarky text, and intricate handiwork.

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Espejos de Aztlan
1:09 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Health Care Reform in NM: WHO, WHEN, WHERE...?

Mon. 7 Oct. 7:00 p: WHO are elegible? WHERE do you have to go? WHEN?... questions about Health Care Reform in New Mexico that we´ll try to answer with Barbara K. Webber (Executive Director -The Health Action New Mexico Team), and Sovereign Hager (New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty). 

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Espejos de Aztlan
10:23 am
Thu September 26, 2013

PURO REGGAETON

Credit Image: Reggaeton Baptism

Mon. 30 Sept. 7:00p: With often socially charged lyrics, REGGAETON is a music enriched by the constant tensions of racial and class struggles that makes Caribbean musical traditions and innovations so vibrant.

We´ll talk about this with Co-editor of the anthology "Reggaeton", scholar,  singer and songwriter Dr. Raquel Z. Rivera, focusing on the origins of Reggaeton in Puerto Rico. (http://raquelzrivera.com)

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Espejos de Aztlan
7:17 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Tierra del Soul & Lalo Alcaraz!

Credit www.swop.net

Mon. 9/23 7p: Chicano author, cartoonist, and satirist Lalo Alcaraz joins us for a phone conversation about his work and his upcoming trip to Albuquerque to participate in the Southwest Organizing Project's Tierra del Soul: Fiestas de Chile y Arte on September 28, 2013. SWOP's own Marisol Archuleta also joins us live in studio to talk about the events leading up to, and including, Tierra del Soul.

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