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
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?

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

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


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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