The Two-Way
2:17 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

Pope Includes Victim Among Members Of Commission On Sex Abuse

Marie Collins, who was assaulted as a 13-year-old by a priest in her native Ireland, will be a member of a commission that advises the Roman Catholic Church about confronting and preventing such abuse.
Andrew Medichini AP

The eight members of a new Vatican commission charged with advising the Roman Catholic Church on how to confront and prevent sexual abuse of children by its priests include a prominent victim.

Ireland's Marie Collins was molested by a priest when she was a young girl in the 1960s. In 1997, as TheJournal.ie writes, she saw her abuser finally brought to justice. She is, the newssite adds:

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KTEP Local
1:28 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Renewable Energy, Part One

Cheryl Garing chats with Rick Villareal from Renew El Paso, and Jessica Bane, Ysleta High School environmental teacher, about new programs that are aimed at teaching at-risk students how to construct renewable energy projects in the El Paso area.

Rick may be reached via email: renewelpaso@gmail.com, and by phone: 915-373-6520. Renew El Paso's website is http://renewelpaso.com, and via Facebook: http://facebook.com/renewelpaso

Jessica may be reached via email: jbane@yisd.net  Her story airs on March 29, and will also be posted that afternoon on KTEP.ORG.

Author Interviews
12:44 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

Jimmy Carter Issues 'Call To Action' Against Subjugation Of Women

Jimmy Carter's other books include Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, Sharing Good Times and Our Endangered Values.
Prakash Methema AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun March 23, 2014 9:36 am

Editor's note: To hear our full interview with Jimmy Carter, tune into Weekend Edition on Sunday, March 23.

President Jimmy Carter has written more than two dozen books over the course of his career, about everything from the art of aging to how to achieve peace in the Middle East. All his writing is anchored by a deep-seated belief in the equality of all people.

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The Two-Way
12:35 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

Latest Leak: NSA Burrowed Into Chinese Telecom Giant's Servers

The National Security Agency has in recent years "pried its way into the servers" of Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications company that the spy agency has long suspected could work with the Chinese military to steal secrets from American firms and the U.S. government, The New York Times reported Saturday.

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Science
12:03 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

Why The Exxon Valdez Spill Was A Eureka Moment For Science

An oiled murre passes the darkened shoreline near Prince William Sound, Alaska, less than a month after the March 1989 spill.
Erik Hill Anchorage Daily News/MCT/Landov

Originally published on Mon March 24, 2014 9:36 am

On March 24, 1989, the tanker Exxon Valdez struck a reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil into the pristine water. At the time, it was the single biggest spill in U.S. history. In a series of stories, NPR is examining the lasting social and economic impacts of the disaster, as well as the policy, regulation and scientific research that came out of it.

Twenty-five years of research following the Exxon Valdez disaster has led to some startling conclusions about the persistent effects of spilled oil.

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KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: National Poetry Month

Award-winning poet and founder of the Tumblewords Project, Donna Snyder, along with performance poet with the El Paso Poetry Project, Viva Flores previews various local April happenings for National Poetry Month.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: An Iliad

Performing songwriter and recording artist, Randy Granger and veteran stage actor Algernon D’Ammassa preview their collaboration on An Iliad – a modern retelling of Homer’s epic that opening in February in Las Cruces to critical acclaim and sold out houses and is now touring New Mexico and other states.

Information:
An Iliad
Glasbox, 2309 E. Mills Ave
March 28 & 29 at 8 pm
(575) 545-7613

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Downtown KidsPalooza

Resident Conductor of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras, Andy Moran previews the 7th annual Downtown KidsPalooza and Side-by-Side Concert – two outstanding family arts events.

Information:
www.epso.org

All Tech Considered
11:45 am
Sat March 22, 2014

Tech Week: Robots, Turkish Twitter And A Frustrated Zuckerberg

A BigDog robot at Boston Dynamics in 2010.
Suzanne Kreiter Boston Globe via Getty Images

Happy weekend! If you've missed our tech coverage and the larger conversation at the intersection of technology and culture this week, here's your look back. ICYMI is what we reported on NPR, The Big Conversation includes news from all sorts of places, and Curiosities are important or fun links we think you should check out.

What was on your radar? What should we look out for next week? Tell us in the comment section below. We do read them, you know.

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KTEP Local
11:29 am
Sat March 22, 2014

GOOD TO GROW: Vegetable Gardening, part 2

Pantyhose supporting a melon
Credit squarefoot.creatingforum.com

  Bill Hodge returns to the show to talk to us about the different varieties of corn & squash growing at the Master Gardener test garden at the Extension offices.  He also explains why we don't need a lot of space to grow our space-hogging vegetables - we can train them to grow UP instead of OUT.

Aired March 22, 2014.

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