KTEP Local http://ktep.org en PERSPECTIVES: Getting over the fear of public speaking-yes, YOU! http://ktep.org/post/perspectives-getting-over-fear-public-speaking-yes-you <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louie talks with noted author Robyn Hatcher about her book, "Standing Ovation Presentations," and how people can defeat their fears of speaking in public, whether a small group or an arena full of people ready to listen to what you have on your mind. Robyn may be reached through&nbsp;<a href="http://www.speaketc.com/about-us/">http://www.speaketc.com/about-us/</a></span>&nbsp; and &nbsp;her book is available on Amazon, along with other fine booksellers.</p><p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:30:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 44532 at http://ktep.org PERSPECTIVES: Getting over the fear of public speaking-yes, YOU! EL PASO PRIME TIME: Meet a portion of the OLLI staff http://ktep.org/post/el-paso-prime-time-meet-portion-olli-staff <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dennis talk with Susan Sobin, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute-UTEP communication director, Larry Johnson, Ph.D., Jim Mortimore and new executive director Ian Wilson about the upcoming&nbsp;</span></p><p> fall 2014 schedule that is about to be released in the next three weeks. They talk about enrollment, how to become a member and more. Larry and Jim talk about their classes for the fall, and Ian and Susan about OLLI in general. For more information, call 915-747-6280, or visit&nbsp;<a href="http://olliatutep.org/home.html">http://olliatutep.org/home.html</a></p><p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:03:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 44533 at http://ktep.org EL PASO PRIME TIME: Meet a portion of the OLLI staff STATE OF THE ARTS: Singer/Songwriter, Tim Thompson - Part 1 http://ktep.org/post/state-arts-singersongwriter-tim-thompson-part-1 <p>Singer/songwriter, Tim Thompson is joined by producer, co-writer and bassist, Doug Neal to discuss the release of Thompson’s new CD <em>Glory Someday.</em></p><p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 44526 at http://ktep.org STATE OF THE ARTS: Singer/Songwriter, Tim Thompson - Part 2 http://ktep.org/post/state-arts-singersongwriter-tim-thompson-part-2 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Part 2 of our interview with singer/songwriter, Tim Thompson.</p><p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 44527 at http://ktep.org STATE OF THE ARTS: Gilbert & Sullivan Company of El Paso http://ktep.org/post/state-arts-gilbert-sullivan-company-el-paso <p>Artistic Director of The Gilbert &amp; Sullivan Company of El Paso, Stephanie Conwell is joined by actors, Stephanie Lozano and Nathaniel Matkin to introduce the 45<sup>th</sup> anniversary season’s upcoming production of <em>The Mikado.</em></p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 44530 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: UTEP Alumni Association PICK-nic and other events http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-utep-alumni-association-pick-nic-and-other-events <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louie talks with Dr. Richard Daniel, UTEP associate vice-president for University Advancement and the UTEP Alumni Relations executive director</span>&nbsp; , and Margie Brickey, UTEP&nbsp;charter development, about the coast-to-coast UTEP Alumni PICK-nic&nbsp;that is happening on July 12 at various locations around the country, as well as here in El Paso. For detailed information on the PICK-nic&nbsp;in your area, visit&nbsp;<a href="https://alumni.utep.edu/alumni/picnic">https://alumni.utep.edu/alumni/picnic</a>; and for general information on the alumni association, please visit&nbsp;<a href="https://alumni.utep.edu/">https://alumni.utep.edu/</a>&nbsp;or on FACEBOOK:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/UTEPAlumniAssociation">https://www.facebook.com/UTEPAlumniAssociation</a>&nbsp;RSVP for the El Paso PICK-nic at Memorial Park by calling 915-747-8600. The El Paso PICK-nic&nbsp;is slated to run from 6-9PM.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:15:25 +0000 Dennis Woo 44483 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: UTEP Alumni Association PICK-nic and other events 100 @ 100: Max Grossman http://ktep.org/post/100-100-max-grossman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The research of Max Grossman, Assistant Professor of Art History, in the UTEP Department of Art. &nbsp;Grossman studies medieval &amp; Renaissance Italian urban architecture, with a particular focus on government buildings. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>Aired July 10, 2014.</strong></p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:04:00 +0000 41565 at http://ktep.org 100 @ 100: Max Grossman July 8, 2014 http://ktep.org/post/july-8-2014 <p><strong>American Romance<br />Smetana:&nbsp;</strong>​Vltava -&nbsp;<em>The Moldau</em><br /><strong>Barber:&nbsp;</strong>Violin Concerto, featuring Giora Schmidt, violin<br /><strong>Hanson:&nbsp;</strong>Symphony No. 2,&nbsp;<em>Romantic</em></p><p><br />&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 02:00:00 +0000 44001 at http://ktep.org MESILLA BLUES FESTIVAL http://ktep.org/post/mesilla-blues-festival <p>The Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society (MVJB Society) is Sponsoring a Blues Festival on <strong>August 9</strong> at the St. Clair Winery and Bistro in Mesilla NM.</p><p>Three bands will be playing: Marc &amp; Tina Schwartz w/ Jim Shearer (4-6pm), 24/7 Blues Band (6-8pm), Muddy Hands Blues Band (8-10pm).</p><p>Advance tickets are $10 and $15 at the door. Tickets are available in El Paso at all White’s Music Box locations, in Las Cruces at St. Clair Winery &amp; Bistro, White’s Music Box, Hubbard Music ‘n’ More, and Mountain Music. &nbsp;Bring your own lawn chair/blankets. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:26:01 +0000 44232 at http://ktep.org 100 @ 100: Mimi Gladstein http://ktep.org/post/100-100-mimi-gladstein <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The research of Mimi Gladstein, Professor of English at the UTEP Department of English. &nbsp;Gladstein has been researching material for 2 forthcoming books about the women of Smeltertown and about the Spanish influence on American Western films. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>Aired July 8, 2014.</strong></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:04:00 +0000 41564 at http://ktep.org 100 @ 100: Mimi Gladstein WORDS ON A WIRE: Mary Szybist http://ktep.org/post/words-wire-mary-szybist <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Daniel &amp; guest co-host Nancy Lechuga talk with Mary Szybist, author of Incarnadine, the winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry. &nbsp;Mary describes Incarnadine as a "religious book for nonbelievers." &nbsp;She explains why the Annunciation plays such a dominant role in her book, and why "visual poetry" (imagine a poem about an apple written in the shape of an apple), though often seen as gimmicky, was a risk she chose to take for a few of the poems in Incarnadine. &nbsp;<a href="http://maryszybist.net/">http://maryszybist.net/</a></p><p>Today's Poem of the Week is "Night Shifts at the Group Home" read by Mary Szybist. &nbsp;It comes from her award-winning collection, Incarnadine.</p><p>For today's Poetic License, Nancy Lechuga&nbsp;reads a love letter to humanity.</p><p><strong>Aired July 6, 2014.</strong></p><p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 18:29:00 +0000 43810 at http://ktep.org WORDS ON A WIRE: Mary Szybist EL PASO PRIME TIME: Chihuahuan Desert Wildlife Rescue http://ktep.org/post/el-paso-prime-time-chihuahuan-desert-wildlife-rescue <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cheryl Garing&nbsp;talks with Josie Karam about the Chihuahuan Desert Wildlife Rescue, an organization that, over the last quarter century, has rescued and placed back into the wild, close to an average of 2300 native birds and animals a year.</span>&nbsp; Information is available at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cdwr.org/">http://www.cdwr.org/</a>&nbsp;Their Facebook page is&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chihuahuan-Desert-Wildlife-Rescue/334950830379">https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chihuahuan-Desert-Wildlife-Rescue/334950830379</a>&nbsp;and you may email them at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:whowe@whc.net">whowe@whc.net</a></p><p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 22:04:37 +0000 Dennis Woo 44104 at http://ktep.org EL PASO PRIME TIME: Chihuahuan Desert Wildlife Rescue PERSPECTIVES: "The Quest" http://ktep.org/post/perspectives-quest <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louie talks with celebrated author Nelson DeMille about his latest creation, a reworking of a novel originally written in 1974, titled "The Quest." The author has written other successful books and stories. For more information,&nbsp;<a href="http://nelsondemille.net/content/index.asp">http://nelsondemille.net/content/index.asp</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 19:18:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 44060 at http://ktep.org PERSPECTIVES: "The Quest" GOOD TO GROW: Master Gardeners http://ktep.org/post/good-grow-master-gardeners-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Denise &amp; Norma talk with Jennifer Salter, who is entering her second year as a Master Gardener. &nbsp;Jennifer shares the challenges and rewards of entering the Master Gardener class and spending that first year learning about vegetables, trees, irrigation, roses, and much more...and sharing that information with the public. &nbsp;The Master Gardeners are accepting a new class of students, and you can learn more by visiting&nbsp;<a href="http://txmg.org/elpaso/">http://txmg.org/elpaso/</a>&nbsp;or calling 915-860-2515. &nbsp;The deadline to apply is August 1.</p><p><strong>Aired July 5, 2014.</strong></p><p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 17:29:00 +0000 43817 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: Master Gardeners July 1, 2014 http://ktep.org/post/july-1-2014 <p><strong>Heart of Gold</strong><br /><strong>Tchaikovsky:&nbsp;</strong>Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring Vadym Kolodenko, piano<br /><strong>Tchaikovsky:&nbsp;</strong>Symphony No. 6,&nbsp;<em>Pathetique</em></p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:23:18 +0000 44000 at http://ktep.org 100 @ 100: David Wittenburg http://ktep.org/post/100-100-david-wittenburg <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The research of David Wittenburg, Associate Professor and Chair of the Kinesiology Department in UTEP's College of Health Sciences. &nbsp;Wittenburg is a former phys-ed&nbsp;teacher who is research cardiovascular fitness and health in middle-, elementary-, and high school-age kids. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>Aired July 3, 2014.</strong></p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:04:00 +0000 41563 at http://ktep.org 100 @ 100: David Wittenburg 100 @ 100: Igor Almeida http://ktep.org/post/100-100-igor-almeida <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The research of Igor Almeida, Professor in the UTEP Department of Biological Sciences. &nbsp;Almeida&nbsp;is studying the parasite that causes Chagas Disease in order to develop a vaccine. &nbsp;A vaccine in development has already been tested in mice and research will soon begin on non-human primates. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>Aired July 1, 2014.</strong></p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:04:00 +0000 41562 at http://ktep.org 100 @ 100: Igor Almeida SCIENCE STUDIO: Renewable Energy http://ktep.org/post/science-studio-renewable-energy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In a rebroadcast from May 30, 2010, Keith talks with Dan Arvizu, Director of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. &nbsp;The lab is responsible for moving renewable energy technologies to the marketplace.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Arvizu discusses the challenges that face a successful energy economy, including energy economy, energy security, and environmental impact.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; </span>Arvizu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> believes that the type of energy we choose to rely upon - nuclear, coal, solar - doesn't matter, as long as they are reliable and economical. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.nrel.gov/">http://www.nrel.gov/</a></span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aired June 29, 2014.</span></strong></p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 01:30:00 +0000 43249 at http://ktep.org SCIENCE STUDIO: Renewable Energy PERSPECTIVES: "The Lincoln Myth" http://ktep.org/post/perspectives-lincoln-myth <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp; Louie chats with celebrated author Steve Berry about one of his newest novels, "The Lincoln Myth." They talk about the characters, the history behind the novel, the history that helps propel the hero, and more.</p><p>They also talk about a special passion that Steve and his wife, Elizabeth, hold dearly, and that is to preserve historical sites around the world.</p><p>For information on Steve Berry's books and novels,&nbsp;<a href="http://steveberry.org/">http://steveberry.org/</a>; information on "The Lincoln Myth:"<a href="http://steveberry.org/books/the-lincoln-myth/synopsis/">http://steveberry.org/books/the-lincoln-myth/synopsis/</a>&nbsp;and for information on the Berrys' preservation foundation,&nbsp;<a href="http://history-matters.org/">http://history-matters.org/</a></p><p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 19:30:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 43620 at http://ktep.org PERSPECTIVES: "The Lincoln Myth" EL PASO PRIME TIME: PFLAG of El Paso http://ktep.org/post/el-paso-prime-time-pflag-el-paso <p> This episode is a roundtable discussion that touches on how PFLAG El Paso helps those who need a hand in becoming the person s/he wants to be, without boundaries and without repercussion. The support groups all help anyone who has questions, and needs comfort about themselves and about their civil rights. For more information,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pflagelpaso.org/">http://www.pflagelpaso.org/</a>; email them at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:pflagelpaso@gmail.com">pflagelpaso@gmail.com</a>; find them on Facebook at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/pflagelpaso">https://www.facebook.com/pflagelpaso</a>, and their phone number is 915-209-AMOR (2667).</p><p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 43656 at http://ktep.org EL PASO PRIME TIME: PFLAG of El Paso STATE OF THE ARTS: Alfredo Corchado http://ktep.org/post/state-arts-alfredo-corchado <p>Alfredo Corchado, Mexico Bureau Chief for the Dallas Morning News and noted expert on immigration, drug violence, and foreign policy between the U.S. and Mexico, discusses the latest developments regarding his first novel, “Midnight in Mexico” – a revealing personal and journalistic account of life on the border during the height of Mexico’s drug war.</p><p><strong>Information:</strong><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Midnight In Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness</span><br /><a href="http://www.midnightinmexico.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">www.midnightinmexico.com</a></p><p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 18:00:00 +0000 43614 at http://ktep.org STATE OF THE ARTS: Touch City 3D Digital Wall http://ktep.org/post/state-arts-touch-city-3d-digital-wall <p>Curatorial Coordinator, Everett Thomas for the El Paso Museum of History, talks about the long-awaited Touch City 3D Digital Wall.</p><p><strong>Information:</strong><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">El Paso Museum of History<br />510 N. Santa Fe St.<br />(915) 351-3588</span><br /><a href="http://www.elpasotexas.gov/history" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">www.elpasotexas.gov/history</a></p><p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 18:00:00 +0000 43615 at http://ktep.org JULY GARDENING TIPS http://ktep.org/post/july-gardening-tips <p><strong>Sow seeds indoors now </strong>for late summer and fall transplants such as marigolds, zinnia, petunia, portulaca, and ageratum.</p><p><strong>Tomato transplants can be planted now </strong>for fall gardens.&nbsp; The best varieties to make it through the intense summer heat are Surefire, Celebrity, Heatwave, Merced, and cherry types.</p><p><strong>Remove faded flowers from plants </strong>before they set seed in order to keep them growing and producing more flowers.&nbsp; A<strong> light application of fertilizer </strong>every four to six weeks would also encourage growth.</p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 17:29:00 +0000 20468 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: July Gardening Tips...and Grub Worms! http://ktep.org/post/good-grow-july-gardening-tipsand-grub-worms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Brown spots on your lawn? Maybe it's a result of poor watering...or it's grub worms. On the next Good to Grow, Denise &amp; Norma preview some July gardening tips, including how to identify and treat grub worm damage.</p><p><strong>Aired June 28, 2014.</strong></p><p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 17:29:00 +0000 43487 at http://ktep.org GOOD TO GROW: July Gardening Tips...and Grub Worms! ON FILM: Creative Mind Institute at Cannes http://ktep.org/post/film-creative-mind-institute-cannes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Charles talks with Daniel Rios, a student at NMSU's Creative Media Institute; and Katherine Horak, a student at the University of Texas at Austin. &nbsp;Daniel &amp; Katherine recently attended the Cannes Film Festival as part of the Creative Mind Group's efforts to send student interns to prestigious film festivals in Cannes, Sundance, and Toronto. &nbsp;Daniel &amp; Katherine had vastly different experiences at Cannes. &nbsp;Daniel worked under Creative Mind's Networking program, in which he was able to meet with industry professionals. &nbsp;Katherine was involved in the Filmmaker Initiative, and she and a small group of people were brought together to shoot, edit, and submit a film for competition in only 7 days. &nbsp;The resulting film won a number of awards at Cannes. &nbsp;Learn more about the Creative Mind Group at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thecreativemindgroup.com/">http://www.thecreativemindgroup.com/</a></p><p><strong>Aired June 28, 2014.</strong></p><p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 17:14:00 +0000 43320 at http://ktep.org ON FILM: Creative Mind Institute at Cannes FOCUS ON CAMPUS: "Midnight in Mexico" released in Spanish http://ktep.org/post/focus-campus-midnight-mexico-released-spanish <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louie talks with longtime friend and colleague Alfredo Corchado about the recent yearlong book tour supporting "Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through A Country's Descent into Darkness," including the recent release of the book in paperback form, and being printed now in Spanish. They also talk about the formation of the Somos&nbsp;Fund, a nonprofit venture that supports the victims of violence in Ciudad Juarez by offering college and university scholarships. And, there is discussion about the rights of the book being sold to develop into a major motion picture. A portion of the interview is also conducted in Spanish.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For information on the books, or to contact Alfredo directly,&nbsp;<a href="http://alfredocorchado.com/midnight-in-mexico-a-reporters-journey/">http://alfredocorchado.com/midnight-in-mexico-a-reporters-journey/</a></span></p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 43565 at http://ktep.org FOCUS ON CAMPUS: "Midnight in Mexico" released in Spanish 100 @ 100: Kyung-An Han http://ktep.org/post/100-100-kyung-han <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The research of Kyung-An&nbsp;(Kay) Han, director of neuroscience &amp; metabolic&nbsp;disorders in the UTEP Department of Biological Sciences. &nbsp;Kay is using a drosophila (fruit fly) model to determine how motivation, attention, learning, and memory are regulated by dopamine and octopamine. &nbsp;Link to the HanLab here:&nbsp;<a href="http://research.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=research.utep.edu/hanlab">http://research.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=research.utep.edu/hanlab</a>.</p><p><strong>Aired June 26, 2014.</strong></p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:04:00 +0000 38778 at http://ktep.org 100 @ 100: Kyung-An Han CONTAINER GARDENING WITH CULINARY HERBS http://ktep.org/post/container-gardening-culinary-herbs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension hosts a workshop on Container Gardening with Culinary Herbs, <strong>Sat. Aug. 9, 10am-noon</strong>, at the El Paso Garden Center, 3105 Grant Ave. (west side of Memorial Park, near Piedras). &nbsp;Learn how to prepare and design your own container garden in this hands-on workshop. &nbsp;In addition, there will be a cooking demonstration and recipe tasting by a nutritionist. &nbsp;Reserve your spot now! &nbsp;Seating is limited to the first 25 participants. &nbsp;Information: 915-860-2515.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:53:49 +0000 43401 at http://ktep.org CONTAINER GARDENING WITH CULINARY HERBS 100 @ 100: Arturo Bronson http://ktep.org/post/100-100-arturo-bronson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The research of Arturo Bronson, Professor in the UTEP Department of Mechanical Engineering. &nbsp;Bronson is studying the effects of high temperatures on different materials. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>Aired June 24, 2014.</strong></p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:04:00 +0000 38637 at http://ktep.org 100 @ 100: Arturo Bronson CALLING BLUES SONGWRITERS http://ktep.org/post/calling-blues-songwriters <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The El Paso Song-Writing Contest (</span>EPSWC<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) &nbsp;event &nbsp;occurs </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">on Oct 3</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;at the El Paso Playhouse. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Blues song-writers</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;are invited to register. &nbsp;The deadline for entries is Sept. 30. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:35:53 +0000 43234 at http://ktep.org CALLING BLUES SONGWRITERS