Author Interviews
3:16 pm
Sat July 13, 2013

Searching For Clues In A Dangerous Nairobi

Originally published on Sat July 13, 2013 4:39 pm

In a new work of crime fiction from author Mukoma Wa Ngugi you still have the detective and his buddy, the mysterious body that turns up at the outset, and the crazy bar where the cops and criminals hang out together. Only this time, we're not in Scandinavia, or South Florida or on Mystic River. We're in a Nairobi beset with political violence, hotel bombings and ethnic warfare.

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The Two-Way
12:28 pm
Sat July 13, 2013

Seven U.N. Peacekeepers Killed In Darfur Attack

Peacekeepers of the joint African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in 2012.
AFP AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat July 13, 2013 12:47 pm

Unidentified attackers ambushed and killed seven United Nations peacekeepers in Sudan's southern Darfur region, the single-deadliest attack on the international force during its five years of deployment there.

The United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur, or UNAMID, force engaged in an "extended firefight" with the assailants near Khor Abeche in south Darfur, Reuters said, quoting the peacekeeping force.

The Associated Press reports quotes U.N. forces spokesman Chris Cycmanick as saying the fight involved gunfire and possibly rocket-propelled grenades.

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KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat July 13, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: The Pillowman

Abel Garcia, Director and Mathew Bianchi talk about the UTEP Department of Theater and Dance Student Production of The Pillowman.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat July 13, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Kids-N-Co.

KIDS-N-CO. founder, Jan Wolfe, along with Clarissa McCracken who plays the evil Queen Malvina, preview the company’s special 25th Anniversary presentation of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Performed by Professor TJ Barker's Troupe of Theatricals.

El Paso KIDS-N-CO.
1301 Texas Ave. 
(915) 351-1455

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat July 13, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: UTEP Dance Workshops

Professor of Dance, Myron Howard Nadel, is joined by Head of the Dance Department, Lisa Smith to discuss upcoming events and exciting developments in the UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance.

UTEP Summer Dance Workshops
(915) 747-6509

KTEP Local
11:29 am
Sat July 13, 2013

GOOD TO GROW: Trees & Turf

  Denise & Norma talk about the ongoing decline of the trees of the El Paso region.  Trees in the region are suffering because of poor watering practices, ongoing drought, and damage that was suffered several seasons ago.  We'll also find out what to do if your grass is looking crunchy.  Are grub worms to blame?

Aired July 13, 2013.

Movies
11:15 am
Sat July 13, 2013

ON FILM: Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

  Charles talks with legendary filmmaker DA Pennebaker about the making of the 1973 concert film "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars," which turned out to be the very last concert presented by David Bowie's androgynous Leper Messiah.  Pennebaker talks about what attracted him to music/concert films, and why he knew right from the start that David Bowie was going to be a musical presence to be reckoned with decades into the future.  Pennebaker also shares a story about ABC-TV's censored screening of the film.  In this online-only extended interview, Pennebaker also talks about mixing the music for the film, why he asked audience members to take flash photos during the concert, and about the changes he's seen in filmmaking over the last 6 decades.  Learn more about Pennebaker at the Pennebaker Hegedus Films website, http://www.phfilms.com/

The Plaza Classic Film Festival will hold a 40th anniversary screening of "Ziggy Stardust" on Aug. 10.  Learn more at http://plazaclassic.com/

Aired July 13, 2013.

The Two-Way
10:47 am
Sat July 13, 2013

British Investigators Probe 787 Fire At Heathrow

View of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner that caught fire on the runway near Terminal 3 at Heathrow Airport, London on Friday.
Sang Tan Associated Press

Originally published on Sat July 13, 2013 5:44 pm

British investigators say they will lead a probe into a fire aboard a 787 Dreamliner as it sat empty on the tarmac at London-Heathrow Airport.

The fire broke out Friday aboard an Ethiopian Airlines plane about eight hours after it had taxied to the gate.

As we reported earlier, the jet suffered what a Heathrow spokesman described as an "onboard internal fire". Photographs appeared to show fire damage just forward of the tail section.

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The Two-Way
9:33 am
Sat July 13, 2013

Brits On Royal Baby Watch As Rumored Due Date Arrives

Royal well-wisher Terry Hutt poses for a picture as he waits outside the Lindo Wing of Saint Mary's Hospital in London on Friday.
Carl Court AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat July 13, 2013 9:15 pm

Although Buckingham Palace has never confirmed the exact date, Saturday is rumored to be the official due date for the child who will become the third in line to the British throne.

"There are really only two questions: boy or girl? And, what's the name?" Robert Hardman, a reporter with The Daily Mail, tells NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday.

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The Two-Way
7:45 am
Sat July 13, 2013

Russia Says It Hasn't Received Snowden Asylum Request

Edward Snowden at a news conference at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on Friday in an image provided by Human Rights Watch.
Tanya Lokshina AP

Originally published on Sat July 13, 2013 3:44 pm

Immigration officials in Russia say they've not received any application from Edward Snowden, the man accused of leaking top-secret NSA documents, a day after he told the media in Moscow that his plan was to seek temporary asylum.

Interfax news agency quotes Russian migration service head Konstantin Romodanovsky as saying no asylum request had been received as yet.

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