El Paso Prime Time

Saturdays at 1pm

El Paso Prime Time focuses on the diverse lifestyles, interests, and concerns of senior living.

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KTEP Local
1:29 pm
Sat March 28, 2015

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Alzheimer's Disease - A Cure?

  Guest host Russ Chianelli welcomes Dr. Donald Moss, author of the book ALZHEIMER'S: MY JOURNEY TO A NEXT GENERATION TREATMENT.  Moss explains how an  chemical discovered in an old laboratory  freezer led to the discovery of MSF, a potential cure for Alzheimer's.  Despite the hope that this drug may bring, patients may never get a chance to take it due to obstacles in FDA approval protocols and patent law.

Aired March 28, 2015.

KTEP Local
10:34 am
Mon March 23, 2015


  Dennis talks with New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Barbara De Angelis about her latest book, "SOUL SHIFTS: Transformative Wisdom for Creating a Life of Authentic Awakening, Emotional Freedom, and Practical Spirituality."  De Angelis explains why the vibrations we put out into the world are picked up by those surrounding us, and our inner transformations must be vibrational.  As her website explains, SOUL SHIFTS is a "practical handbook for awakening, and a brilliant re-visioning of the journey of personal and spiritual transformation."  Learn more about the book and Dr. De Angelis at http://barbaradeangelis.com/

Aired March 21, 2015

KTEP Local
12:17 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Malaysia Flight 370; Tito's Vodka

  Dennis talks with David Soucie, author of "Malaysia Flight 370: Why it Disappeared and Why it is Only a Matter of Time Before this Happens Again."  Soucie explains the challenges airlines face in cutting safety features when meeting a budget, and why battery life on the black boxes is so short.  

Plus, Dennis welcomes Nicole Portwood, Vice President of Marketing for Tito's Handmade Vodka.   Nicole talks about this exciting Texas-made product and the 3 Tito's Vodka-inspired chocolate truffles created for the Meet the Maker Program.  http://www.titosvodka.com

Aired March 14, 2015.

KTEP Local
1:59 am
Sat March 7, 2015

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Healthy Eating

Bridget Swinney

  Dennis welcomes dietician Bridget Swinney to the program to talk about simple and delicious ways we can start eating healthier.  As an incentive, Eat Right El Paso is hosting a healthy recipe contest that offers a cash prize for the best main dish, appetizer, or dessert.  Learn more at http://eatrightelpaso.org/.  The deadline to apply is March 18.

Aired Feb. 28, 2015.

KTEP Local
1:29 pm
Sat February 21, 2015

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Willed Body Program

  In a rebroadcast from May 3, 2014, Dennis & Noemi talk with Heather Balsiger, Manager of the Willed Body Program at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine; and Thomas Gest and Elmus Beale, Professors of Anatomy at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.  The topic of conversation is the new Willed Body Program at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso.  The bodies are used to train medical students, and are cremated when their purpose has been served.  What are the misconceptions surrounding the program, and under what circumstances will a body be denied entry into the program?  More information is available at 915-215-4793, and https://elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/willedbodyprogram.aspx

Aired Feb. 21, 2015.

KTEP Local
12:55 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Black History Month at EPCC

   Dennis welcomes Kathleen Bombach and Jaime Chavez of El Paso Community College about the exciting events EPCC has planned for Black History Month...including a Performing Arts Night and a one-act play about Martin Luther King, Jr.   Learn more at http://www.epcc.edu/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=635.  Or call Olga Chavez 915-831-3324, or email ochavez30@epcc.edu.

Dennis also talks with Joseph Ferguson, director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC); and Rosemary Marín of the ScottHulse, Attorneys at Law.  The SBDC and ScottHulse are partnering to present a Labor & Employment Seminar, March 4, 8am-4pm at the EPCC Administrative Services Center at 9050 Viscount.  Learn more and register at http://www.scotthulse.com/labor-employment-law-seminar-presented-by-el-paso-law-firm.

Aired Feb. 14, 2015.

KTEP Local
7:11 am
Mon February 2, 2015

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Digital Health Records

Dr. Ogechika Alozie


  Dennis & Noemi talk with Dr. Ogechika Alozie, Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in El Paso; and Jennifer Wright, Director of Marketing & Outreach at Paso del Norte Health Information Exchange.  All Americans have a right too access their medical records and health information, and we'll hear about the progress being made in El Paso to make it easy and convenient for El Pasoans to access their records.  Electronic access can also help avoid uncomfortable or awkward conversations at a doctor's office.  Dr. Elozie and Jennifer Wright recommend we make sure our physicians have patient portals that we can access.

Aired Jan. 31, 2015.

KTEP Local
11:23 am
Mon January 26, 2015

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Care for Alzheimer's and Dementia


  Dennis talks with Dr. Radu Ciubuc, a doctor of geriatric & internal medicine; Chad Partington, owner of Good Life Senior Living & Memory Care, and Sabrina Shaddix.  They discuss the difficulties many families have in knowing whether their aging loved ones have age-related dementia or Alzheimer's Disease.    Good Life Senior Living provides specialized care for patients with dementia and Alzheimer's.  http://www.goodlifeseniorliving.com/

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KTEP Local
8:33 am
Mon January 19, 2015


  Dennis welcomes Mimi Gladstein, Natalia Savchenko, James Mortimore, and Susan Sobin join us to talk about the OLLI (Osher Life Long Learning Institute) at UTEP program that offers educational enrichment for adults age 50+.  

To learn more and to register for classes (registration ends Jan. 29), call 915-747-6280, 915-747-8848, or visit http://www.olliatutep.org/home.html.

Aired Jan. 17, 2015.

KTEP Local
10:02 am
Tue January 6, 2015


  Louie Saenz hosts this episode and welcomes Sherry Lewis and Marie Rose to talk about the children's book "Zwoosh!"  Marie Rose is the author of the book, and Sherry Lewis translated the work into Spanish, and also reads the Spanish-language audio edition.  The book follows a young boy's adventures through space on a rainbow rocket, and features artwork inspired by Van Gough.  

Marie Rose is offering 10 free English audio versions and 10 free Spanish audio version of the book to listeners of this program.  Simply email indierosebooks4kids@gmail.com.

Aired Jan. 3, 2015.

KTEP Local
6:57 am
Wed December 31, 2014


  Dennis talks with Temple Hayes, author of "When Did You Die: 8 Steps to Stop Dying Every Day and Start Waking Up."  Temple talks about how she overcame her struggles with alcoholism and shares the lessons she learned in finding happiness by shifting to a new awareness and learning to love herself.

Aired Dec. 27, 2014.

KTEP Local
8:13 am
Mon December 15, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Autism; La Fe Luminarias

Maria de la Rosa and Elsa Moreck



  Noemi Rojas, editor of El Paso life sciences news digest, Synapse, interviewed Maria de la Rosa and Elsa Moreck about the inspiring collaborative effort to get a school for autistic children opened in El Paso.  Maria is a stay-at-home mother to a 15-year-old boy who has seen first-hand the gaps in services for autism in EL Paso. She is far along in plans to open a charter school.  A dinner fundraiser is set to take place Monday, Dec. 22, at 7 pm at the downtown DoubleTree Hotel.  Read more at http://mcasynapse.org/editorial.

Plus...Deniss talks with Estela Reyes Lopez of Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe about the upcoming Navidad de La Fe las Luminarias taking place Dec. 20, 6-10pm, along Scenic Drive.  Learn more at La Fe's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CentroDeSaludFamiliarLaFe.

Aired Dec. 13, 2014.

KTEP Local
1:31 am
Sat December 13, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Music & Science Fundraiser

Shot of the THIRTEEN09 kitchen
Credit marentes.com

  Guest host Russ Chianelli welcomes Maria Alvarez, a biology professor from El Paso Community College, song An of the UTEP Department of Teacher Education, and Daniel Tillman also of the UTEP Department of Teacher Education.  They talk about the Dec. 6 Music & Science Fundraiser which took place at the THIRTEEN09 Restaurant at the EPCC Administrative Services Center, 9050 Viscount.  Proceeds from this event benefited "The Doctor is IN," a forthcoming collaboration between the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, the National Institutes of Health Philharmonia, and a Music & the Brain Symposium.  To find out how you can support "The Doctor is IN," call 915-831-5074 or 915-831-1309.

Aired Dec. 6, 2014.

KTEP Local
1:16 am
Sat December 13, 2014


  Dennis has a conversation with Enrique Mata, senior program officer of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation (the Paso del Norte Health Foundation is a KTEP underwriter).  Mata talks about the "Two Should Know" initiative, which encourages parents to have conversations with their children about healthy relationships and healthy sexuality.  Learn more at http://www.twoshouldknow.org/.

Aired Nov. 22, 2014.

KTEP Local
10:12 pm
Fri December 12, 2014


  Guest host Russ Chianelli welcomes Jeni Clark, Associate Director of the Center for Research, Entrepreneurship, and Innovative Enterprises (CREIE).  She is joined by 3 student research assistants as they discuss activities from November's Global Entrepreneurship Week, and recent successes by CREIE in the marketplace.  CREIE aims to commercialize research taking place on the UTEP campus.

Aired Nov. 15, 2014.

KTEP Local
11:57 am
Fri December 12, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Breastfeeding, pt 2

Libby Berkeley

    Noemi continues her conversation with Libby Berkeley, Director of the Baby Cafe, and Ceci Vazquez, breastfeeding peer counselor at the Babe Cafe.  They discuss some of the myths & facts about breastfeeding.  How much milk production is normal?  Will your baby let you know when she wants to feed?  Can you breastfeed TOO much?  How did the use of formula come into practice? Can you continue breastfeeding when your child has his first teeth?  Learn more about the Baby Cafe at http://www.thebabycafe.org/index.php?option=com_babycafe&task=view&ID=136.  You can also learn more at http://borderbreastfeeding.org/

Part 2 of a 2-part interview.  

Aired Oct. 25, 2014.

KTEP Local
11:32 am
Fri December 12, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Breastfeeding, pt 1

Libby Berkeley

  Noemi talks with Libby Berkeley, Director of the Baby Cafe, and Ceci Vazquez, breastfeeding peer counselor at the Babe Cafe.  They discuss some of the myths & facts about breastfeeding.  Is there much pain involved in breastfeeding?  Are all breastfeeding experiences the same?  Should you continue breastfeeding if you are taking certain medications?  Learn more about the Baby Cafe at http://www.thebabycafe.org/index.php?option=com_babycafe&task=view&ID=136.  You can also learn more at http://borderbreastfeeding.org/

Part 1 of a 2-part interview.  

Aired Oct. 18, 2014.

KTEP Local
11:10 am
Fri December 12, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Mustard Seed Cafe; Dogs



   Dennis talks with Jessica Seaman, Events Coordinator of the Mustard Seed Cafe, a restaurant and nonprofit organization.  They discussed the Food for the Soul event which took place Oct. 19, 2014.  You can learn more about this restaurant and how you can sustain their mission at http://mustardseedcafe.org/.

Dennis also talks with Cynthia Copeland, author of "Really Important Stuff My Dog has Taught Me."  They talk about their mutual love for their canine companions, and how our dogs can teach us about resilience in the face of adversity.

Aired Oct. 4, 2014.

KTEP Local
10:43 am
Fri December 12, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Crohn's, Colitis, and Autoimmune Disease

  Dennis talks with Carrie Wilkie about autoimmune diseases such as Crohn's, colitis, lupus, and fibromyalgia.  These diseases are often hard to diagnose and even more difficult to live with.  Carrie talks about her own personal experience with Crohn's, and offers encouragement to others who may be suffering.  Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/elpaso.crohnshttp://www.elpasocrohns.com, or email ccwilkie@elpasocrohns.com.

Aired Aug. 23, 2014.

KTEP Local
10:05 am
Fri November 7, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: "Grow Your Business Day" at the USPS

Erik Miranda and Albert Candia drop by the KTEP studios to talk about the November 7 event: Grow Your Business Day. It's designed to help small businesses learn to ship smartly. The event is this Friday from 1:30-3:00 at the Main Post Office in El Paso, 8401 Boeing Dr. The public is invited to the free event.

You may email for more information:

Erik Miranda: erik.m.miranda@usps.gov  

Albert Candia: albert.candia@usps.gov

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KTEP Local
2:03 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: "Sex! The Punctuation Mark of Life"

Credit --Tenth Street Press

Dennis chats with author/artist Lucretia Torva about her 2014 release of her autobiographical collection of her life stories and more. The conversation takes the listener through her viewpoints about sex, life, love, romance and more through her life to date.

The book is available through her website, http://www.sexthepunctuationmark.com/, Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/Lucretia-Torva/e/B00JON8BV4 and other fine booksellers.

Lucretia is also an artist and her works may be viewed at http://torvafineart.com/torva.php/torvafineart. Her Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/LTorva

KTEP Local
8:52 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Ebola Virus and Infectious Diseases

Noemi and Dennis talk with Ogechika Alozie, M.D., MPH, and assistant professor of infectious diseases at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, about the recent upgrade of the Ebola virus outbreak by the World Health Organization to an epidemic status. They discuss the potentials of the virus coming to the U.S., and how the military here keep troops from bringing it and other infectious diseases fr0m other countries to the States.  For more on Dr. Alozie, or any program at TTUHSC, visit 

KTEP Local
1:03 pm
Sat August 2, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: The Unseen Emotional Damage of Juvenile Undocumented Refugees

Credit --UTEP Department of Social Work

Noemi Rojas and Dennis talk with Dr. Mark Lusk, UTEP department of social work professor, about his lifetime work looking into the lingering emotional states of immigrating children from various countries into the United States. Even if resilient, the children are subjected to untold, numerous indignities and various physical, sexual and emotional threats as they make their ways into the United States to search out their parents, family members and siblings, and to escape harsh punishment at the hands of their own governments. 

Dr. Lusk's work may be seen at http://mcasynapse.org and more information on Dr. Lusk may be found at http://socialwork.utep.edu/faculty.php and at http://socialwork.utep.edu/news-archives/UTEP_social_work_professor_to_receive_lifetime_achievement_award.php To assist or for more information, contact the Annunciation House at http://annunciationhouse.org or phone 915-545-4509. **PRODUCER'S NOTE: This is the extended conversation, and not the edited version that aired on August 2, 2014. Special thanks to Deirdre Westenhauser, Concordia University of Alberta, Canada, summer intern, for being the line producer on the project.**

KTEP Local
2:34 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Native Plant Regional Conference

Cheryl Garing and Jim Hastings from the El Paso (Texas) Native Plant Society of New Mexico talk about the upcoming conference being held in El Paso. The conference comes to El Paso once every seven years and all are invited. This year's conference is set for Thursday, July 31, to Saturday, August 2. For more information, visit http://www.npsnm.org/events/2014-annual-conference/ Their Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Native-Plant-Society-of-New-Mexico-El-Paso-Chapter/191913520833180?sk=info and you may email Cheryl at cherylgaring@yahoo.com and Jim Hastings at jimhastings@elp.rr.com For general information, http://www.npsnm.org/about/chapters/el-paso-texas/

KTEP Local
1:03 pm
Sat July 12, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Meet a portion of the OLLI staff

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 

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 http://olliatutep.org/home.html

KTEP Local
4:04 pm
Sat July 5, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Chihuahuan Desert Wildlife Rescue

Cheryl Garing 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.  Information is available at http://www.cdwr.org/ Their Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chihuahuan-Desert-Wildlife-Rescue/334950830379 and you may email them at whowe@whc.net

KTEP Local
1:00 pm
Sat June 28, 2014


Credit --PFLAG El Paso

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, http://www.pflagelpaso.org/; email them at pflagelpaso@gmail.com; find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pflagelpaso, and their phone number is 915-209-AMOR (2667).

KTEP Local
1:00 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: The Fall 2014 OLLI Schedule is out

Credit OLLI at UTEP

    Dennis sits down with the new UTEP Osher Lifelong Learning Institute chair, Kathy Brunk, and OLLI publicity director Susan Sobin, along with two faculty members, Steve Schiller and Steve Varela. Together, they discuss the summer and fall schedules and the diverse catalogue of classes available to OLLI members. To become a member, the minimum age requirement is 50. For more information on registration into OLLI, and the classes available, http://www.olliatutep.org/home.html

KTEP Local
1:00 pm
Sat June 7, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs-Jim Beviglia

Credit Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.

    Dennis talks with music blogger and book author Jim Beviglia about his latest endeavor; "Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs." They talk about the previous collection, "Counting Down Bob Dylan: His 100 Finest Songs," and discuss the tedious paring down of songs that would entice a reader to explore either songwriter's vast catalogue of creations. The Springsteen collection won't hit the racks until June 16, 2014.

For information: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442230651

To read other reviews: http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/review-blogger-tallies-springsteens-top-100/2014/06/01/13e50f3c-e988-11e3-8fd3-b2c206ada0e9_story.html;http://www.americansongwriter.com/2013/07/bob-dylan-countdown/http://www.voanews.com/content/book-counts-down-springsteens-greatest-songs-/1923492.html

KTEP Local
10:06 am
Sun June 1, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: High Desert Native Plants

Credit High Desert Native Plants LLC

Cheryl Garing talks with Mike Gaglio about the landscape company, High Desert Native Plants, and how they rescue endangered plantscapes and revitalizes the southwest. He will be a speaker at the upcoming New Mexico Native Plants Conference being held in El Paso on July 31-August 2, 2014.

For information on High Desert Native Plants, http://highdesertnativeplants.com/  The website is still under construction as of June 1, 2014. Their Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/highdesertnativeplants

Their phone number/address is 4200 Doniphan Drive, El Paso, 79922; 915-490-8601.