Author Interviews
3:21 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

For Ireland's First Female President, 'Everybody Matters'

Mary Robinson was Ireland's first female president. A former United Nations High Commissioner and activist lawyer, she has advocated for human rights around the world.
Jurgen Frank Jurgen Frank

For seven years, Mary Robinson served as the first female president of Ireland. Yet, she also has a long record of service as a human rights advocate.

After leaving office in 1997, she was appointed as the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations. She now runs The Mary Robinson Foundation — Climate Justice. This week, she has a new book out called Everybody Matters: My Life Giving Voice.

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The Two-Way
2:44 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Al-Qaida Leader Reportedly Killed In Mali

In this image from video, Mokhtar Belmokhtar claims responsibility for a deadly attack on a BP gas facility in Algeria. The Chadian military reported its forces had killed him in a raid in Mali on Saturday.
Uncredited SITE Intel Group/AP

A senior commander for al-Qaida's wing in North Africa has been killed, Chad's military reported on Chadian state television Saturday. NPR could not independently verify the report.

The military said troops attacked an Islamist rebel base in the mountains of northern Mali, killing several militants, including Mokhtar Belmokhtar.

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KTEP Local
1:30 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Grocery Shopping for Your Health

In a rebroadcast from Nov. 12, 2012, Florence continues her virtual shopping trip with nutrition & fitness professional, Patrick Hopkins.  They talk about the different types of soups available at the grocery, and why some varieties may contain too much sodium.  Patrick explains why homemade soups are much healthier than those in a can or in a pouch.  Florence & Patrick also visit the frozen food aisle and the dairy case.   Is there a difference between brown & white eggs?  Are egg substitutes a healthy alternative?  Plus, Florence & Patrick also talk about the many varieties of milk, and which might be best for you.

The last in a 6-part series.  Aired March 2, 2013.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Museum of History

Sue Taylor, Education Curator with the El Paso Museum of History goes over current and upcoming exhibitions and events.

El Paso Museum of History
510 N Santa Fe
(915) 351-3588

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Siglo de Oro Drama Festival

Anne Doherty-Stephan, Chief of Interpretation, Education, & the Arts at the Chamizal National Memorial previews the 2013 Siglo de Oro Festival – the longest-running festival of its kind in the world.

38th Annual International Siglo de Oro Drama Festival
March 6-10, 2013
Chamizal National Memorial
800 S. San Marcial
(915) 532-7273 x124 or

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Afro-Cuban All Stars

Acclaimed Cuban bandleader, producer and arranger, Juan de Marcos talks about the legendary Afro-Cuban All Stars’ 25-city tour, including their first performance in El Paso.

Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars
Sunday, March 3rd, 7:00PM
UTEP Magoffin Auditorium

11:15 am
Sat March 2, 2013

ON FILM: March of the Troopers

Charles talks with filmmaker Charlie Minn, whose latest project documents the 1976 State Championship by the 1976 Eastwood High School basketball team.  "March of the Troopers" features interviews with some of the former players, coaches, and other important figures who played a part in that historic win.  Minn also talks about why this film was so much more difficult to make than his past true crime documentaries. 

"March of the Troopers" is currently screening at the Premiere Cinemas at Bassett Place.

Aired March 2, 2013.

Fresh Air Weekend
10:40 am
Sat March 2, 2013

Fresh Air Weekend: 'Whitey Bulger,' 'Salt Sugar Fat' And Historical Language

An early mug shot shows James "Whitey" Bulger in 1953.
Boston Police

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

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The Two-Way
10:09 am
Sat March 2, 2013

Florida Sinkhole So Dangerous Rescuers Can't Search For Missing Man

After a sinkhole swallowed a man in his bedroom in Seffner, Fla., an engineer tethered with a safety line walks in front of a home on Saturday.
Chris O'Meara AP

Originally published on Sat March 2, 2013 4:56 pm

Update at 6:53 p.m. ET Rescuers End Search:

Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill says efforts to find Jeffrey Bush, who disappeared in a sinkhole, have been discontinued. He says that the conditions at Bush's home have become too dangerous for rescue workers.

"At this point it's really not possible to recover the body," Merrill said at a news conference on Saturday.

He says workers will begin efforts to demolish the home on Sunday.

Our Original Post Continues:

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The Two-Way
6:56 am
Sat March 2, 2013

Caught For Fins, Sharks Die At Unsustainable Rate, Study Finds

Fresh shark fins dry on the deck of an apprehended fishing boat in a declared shark and manta ray sanctuary located in the eastern region of Indonesia.
Conservation International /Getty Images

An estimated 100 million sharks are killed every year, "largely due to their inherent vulnerability, and an increasing demand, particularly for their fins, in the Asian market," a new report finds.

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