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 Aztlan
8:43 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Julie Morgas Baca - Projects for the NHCC Foundation

Credit Mundos de mestizaje. A Vision of History through Fresco by Frederico Vigil / Torreon Fresco - National Hispanic Cultural Center (detail)

Mon. 2/4 7p: New Executive Director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation, Julie Morgas Baca will share with us her projects  for the future  of the most beloved Latin Center of New Mexico.

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Espejos de Aztlan
11:40 am
Sun January 27, 2013

The Writings of Eusebio Chacón

Eusebio Chacón, Trinidad, Colardo circa 1900
Credit The Pasó por Aquí Series

Mon. 1/28 7p: Eusebio Chacón, born in Peñasco, New Mexico, is arguably one of the most significant and most overlooked figures in New Mexico's cultural heritage. Dr. A. Gabriel Meléndez joins us in-studio to discuss a new collection of Chacón's writings. This collection, re-introduced, translated, and edited by Dr. Meléndez (UNM) and Dr. Francisco Lomelí (UCSB), brings together all published and written materials found and displays Chacón's versatility as an orator, translator, essayist, historian, novelist, and poet.

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Espejos de Aztlan
11:45 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Demetria Martinez and her new novella

Credit Demetria Martinez, Cover of the book / ww.demetriamartinez.com

Mon. 1/21, 7p: Listen two great interviews! Mexican American author and activist, Demetria Martinez  will share with us her new novella: "The Block Captain´s Daughter" and the Book Reading Benefit she will host for the Peace of Justice Center  on January 26 @ 2 pm.

Journalist independent radio Producer Kent Paterson, will join us to talk about "Frontera Norte Sur", an electronic news agency that covers Border Journalism.

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Espejos de Aztlan
1:54 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Instituto Cervantes de Albuquerque

Credit Instituto Cervantes - Albuquerque (NM)

Mon. 1/14 7.00 p: Academic Director, Carlos Soler Montes, will discuss the Instituto Cervantes of Albuquerque which offers a variety of Spanish courses for individuals and groups, and organizes many exciting cultural events throughout the year.

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Espejos de Aztlan
8:18 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Family Unity for Immigrants?

Credit UniRadio Noticias

Mon. Jan.7th 7p:  The Department of Homeland Security announced a rule to support family unity during waiver process. We´ll discuss it with Olsi Vrapi (Adjunct Professor of Law at the UNM, and member of American Immigration Lawyers Association);  Marcela Diaz (Executive Director, Somos un Pueblo Unido), and Javier Martinez (Associate Director, Partnership Community Action).

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Espejos de Aztlan
10:38 am
Sun December 23, 2012

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Barelas

Credit Rocco Ceselin Photography / http://www.roccostudio.net

Mon. 12/24 7p: Gabrielle Marie Uballez, Michael Lopez, Hakim Bellamy and Candelario Vazquez discuss The Cuento Project, a collaboration between Dolores Gonzales 5th grade students, Vecinos Artist Collective, and the Barelas Community Coalition, where students created a cuento around the theme of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” in Barelas, and short dedications/stories about people who are important to them.

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Espejos de Aztlan
5:59 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

"Bearing it"

Credit "Bearing it", Cover of the book by Carmela Chavez

Mon. Dec 10th, 7pm:  Carmela Chavez, writer of "Bearing it. The life of a New Mexico Woman" will talk with us about her courage for life as a descendant of Native Americans and a Spanish conquistador. Join us in this life-journey!

Espejos de Aztlan
1:59 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Hidden Histories of Sunland Park

Mon. 12/3 7p: The small New Mexico border town of Sunland Park was in the spotlight this year. But what did the media leave out about this struggling community? Find out on the HIDDEN HISTORIES OF SUNLAND PARK, a documentary by Kent Patterson.

Credit AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

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Espejos de Aztlan
10:08 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Frank Leto & Pandemonium

Credit Frank Leto & Pandemonium

Mon. Nov. 26, 7p: Frank Leto will join us to talk about  Pandemonium and their celebration of "CARNAVAL" through musical styles of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil and New Orleans. This Thursday, November 29th, the band will present  an evening of original music at the Outpost Performance Space with rhythms, such as the samba, frevo, batucada, calypso, comparsa and more of this pan-Caribbean all-star ensemble.

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Espejos de Aztlan
5:13 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Everyday Practices of Popular Power: Art, Media, and Immigration

Mon. 11/5 7p: In recent years, a new generation of immigrant artists and, in particular, youth activists have used a variety of art and media forms to organize and inspire young people most affected by harsh immigration legislation.  They create collective spaces for youth empowerment thereby strengthening local and national networks. We will be joined by two organizers of an upcoming symposium on art, media, and immigration: Irene Vasquez and Rafael Martinez. 

Espejos de Aztlan
12:34 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

The tower of Il Serrohe, new book by RJ Mirabal

RJ Mirabal, The Tower of Il Serrohe

Mon. 10/15 7p:  RJ Mirabal will be interviewed  by host Henry Gonzales about his newly published book: "The Tower of Il Serrohe" pulls the reader into the deteriorating life of Don Vargas, thrown out of the house by his promiscuous wife. He lands in a dilapidated adobe casita in the Valle Abajo, a valley strangely like and unlike his own Rio Grande Valley, Albuquerque. The casita serves as a portal into an unknown world, a parallel to the present existence.
 

Espejos de Aztlan
10:50 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Nuestra tierra: Land grant movement in New Mexico

Marcos Zaragoza

Mon. Oct 8, 7p:  Property rights regarding land and water were not fully respected in the years after 1848. We´ll talk about the struggle of nuevomexicanos to recover land and water rights, especially among who are heirs of community land grants.


This is an active movement regarging LAND GRANT-mercedes, an on-going burning issue with approximately thirty community land grants actively engaged with each other, U.S. and New Mexico state agencies, and the public.

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Espejos de Aztlan
10:48 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Upcoming Theatre Events at the NHCC

Mon. 10/1, 7p: Crawford MacCallum (Teatro Paraguas) will present Poesía de México, a trilingual production (Náhuatl, Spanish, and English). Alicia Lueras Maldonado and Sandra Marroquin-Evans will comment on La Casa de Bernarda Alba (by Federico García Lorca). Both plays will be performed at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

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Espejos de Aztlan
10:28 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Deportation from Albuquerque

Dream Activist

Mon. 2/6 7pm: How deportation and its aftermath destroys Latino families in our community.

Nationally, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) processed 400,000 deportations last year, a historic record number. Among them, Ramón Eduardo Dorado Mendoza, a 19-year-old CNM student, raised in Albuquerque since he was a small child, was deported after being issued a traffic ticket on I-25 on his way to morning classes.Ramón´s parents relate the events leading to his deportation and the consequences of deportation on Latino families in our community.

Espejos de Aztlan
12:08 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Las Historias Escondidas de Sunland Park

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

Mon. 9/17 7p: "The Hidden Histories of Sunland Park"

In 2011 and 2012, the small New Mexico border community of Sunland Park made regional headlines and national news for its political scandals. Delving into the sensational, the media coverage largely glossed over long-running environmental troubles affecting the lives of the town’s residents on a daily basis.  

This Spanish-language radio documentary  helps fill the gap by exploring crucial environmental issues that impact the nearly 15,000 residents of a mainly Spanish-speaking, low-income community bordering Texas and Mexico.

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Espejos de Aztlan
12:29 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Can Tucson happen here?

Purojazz.com

Mon. 9/10, 7p: Poet and community organizer, publisher of MÁS TEQUILA Review, Richard Vargas will talk with us about the panel "CAN TUCSON HAPPEN HERE?" that will take place at this year´s ALBUQUERQUE CULTURAL CONFERENCE (Sept. 28-30). Host: Cristina Baccin

Espejos de Aztlan
10:32 am
Sun August 26, 2012

Deferred Action Policy

Fibonacci Blue

Mon. 8/27 7p: Now that the Deferred Action Policy has gone into effect, what's next? Christopher Ramirez, local activist and community organizer, as well as Jaen Ugalde and Italia Aranda, students with the New Mexico Dreamers in Action (NM DIA), join us to discuss a variety of aspects surrounding the Deferred Action Policy. 

 

Espejos de Aztlan
7:39 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Albuquerque Law Enforcement and Racial Profiling

Mon. 8/13 7pm:  Marcela Diaz, from Somos Un Pueblo Unido, will discuss the release of a new report detailing local law enforcement compliance with a 2009 law that bans racial profiling and other forms of bias-based policing.  Three years after the 2009 ban went into effect, the study finds that the large majority of local law enforcement agencies in New Mexico are not in basic compliance.

Espejos de Aztlan
10:57 pm
Sun August 5, 2012

Las Vegas Mayor visits KUNM

Glenn D. Kaufmann

Mon Aug 6, 7p: Las Vegas Mayor, Alfonso E. Ortiz, will talk with us about his memories of his city, and the future his administration is creating. Host: Cristina Baccin

Public Affairs Latino
8:01 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Chicano Secret Service: Art & Activism

Chicano Secret Service Chicano Secret Service - Comedy performance group

Mon. 7/30 7p: Artist, academic, and activist Elias Serna joins us for a conversation on the teatro sketch comedy group Chicano Secret Service as well as on the ongoing battle over Raza Studies in Tucson. Serna also treats us to a performance/interview with the most radical Chicano in all of Aztlan: Che Castro. You don't want to miss it!

Public Affairs
6:49 pm
Sat July 21, 2012

Maya 2012 Revealed: Demystifying the Prophecy

http://www.jeaninekitchel.com

Mon. 7/23 7p: Jeanine Kitchel talks to us about her book "Maya 2012 Revealed" and the so called, "end of the world" on December 21, 2012.

Kitchel studied the world of the Maya for decades provides an enjoyable adventure deep into the heart of Mexico, into the mystery of the Maya.

Public Affairs
3:21 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

"Paloma"

Mon. 7/16 7pm: How did Muslims, Christians and Jews co-exist peacefully in eleventh century Spain when religious intolerance persists in present day U.S. society? Interview with the producer and the lead actress of the world premier performance of "Paloma," by Anne Garcia-Romero.  The play follows three young students in New York City -shaken by the 9-11 terrorist attacks- while they study ancient Muslim Spain. The producer, Linda Lopez-McCallister and the lead actress, Lena  Armstrong provide insight into the play.

Public Affairs
5:43 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Cuban Artist Roberto Gil Esteban - Santa Fe International Folk Art Market

Roberto Gil Esteban

Mon 7/9 7p: Peggy Gaustad, longtime board member of the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market traveled to Cuba in December 2009 on a scouting trip for the Market, with the intent of seeing what the state of folk art was in Cuba.  She brought back paintings from four Cuban painters, Roberto Domingo Gil Esteban, being one of them.  Roberto Domingo Gil Esteban creates what he calls “naïve” art, using bright colors and depicting scenes from everyday life. He remembers being a small child and painting images depicting all of his daily experiences, and he has carried that passion and excitement into his more recent artwork. Roberto Domingo Gil Esteban is extraordinarily committed to his craft and loves painting without “any aesthetic or formal obligations,” a fact which he believes has made his work more dynamic and approachable.

Public Affairs
4:09 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Latino civil rights after Supreme Court vs. Arizona SB 1070

Herman Sillas Sillas Fine Arts

Mon. 7/12 7p:  After the ruling was disclosed, are you still confused about how the last Supreme Court decision vs. Arizona Immigration law  will affect especially, Latino immigrants?

María Estela de Ríos, member of MALDEF will talk with us about “show the papers” and profiling effects. MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) is the nation´s leading Latino civil rights organization founded in 1968.

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Espejos de Aztlan
11:28 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Albuquerque’s South Valley: Development and Roots

Mon. 6/4 7p: We´ll interview Tony Gallegos, the Chief Executive Director of Rio Grande Community Development Corporation (RGCDC) to talk about what are they promoting in the South Valley of Albuquerque while trying to maintain its roots and history: a real social defiance. Join us on Espejos!  

 

Espejos de Aztlan
12:09 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

A Conversation With Author Poet Activist Luis Rodriguez

Mon. 4/9  7p: Rodriguez follows up his critically acclaimed Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. with the recently published It Calls You Back: An Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing. He joins us for a conversation on his recent memoir, on writing, and on relevant social issues.

 

Espejos de Aztlan
12:14 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Violence in Ciudad Juarez

 

Mon. 01/02 7:00p:  Spanish-language documentary on the violence in Ciudad Juarez and Mexico.Victim testimony, interviews and analysis of the so-called drug war. Covers human rights violations, the forced displacement of populations and efforts to organize resistance. 

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