El Paso Prime Time

Saturdays at 1pm

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

Elizabeth O’Hara Williams and Magda Alvarado join us to talk about the upcoming fundraising event for En Voz Alta, “Jewelry for a Voice.”  En Voz Alta is a nonprofit organization that brings together families with children who are hearing impaired.  The fundraising event, which features a silent auction for hand-made jewelry and live entertainment, will use proceeds to help families buy hearing aids for their children.  Jewelry for a Voice will take place Saturday, April 30, 6-9pm.  

In a re-broadcast from October 4, 2014, Dennis Woo 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.

Jim Beviglia is the author of "Counting Down the Rolling Stones: Their 100 Finest Songs."  It's the 3rd in his "Counting Down" series (the first two counted down the best 100 tunes of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen).  Beviglia joins us to tell us why these Stones singles deserve their place in the countdown.

  Rolando Pablos, President & CEO of the Borderplex Alliance, talks with guest host Richard Dayoub about the important work the organization is doing to bring economic prosperity to the region.  When a new company is shopping around for a new market, it wants to make sure it moves to a city with good schools, a viable workforce, good quality of life, strong infrastructure, and access to capital.  Pablos explains how the Borderplex Alliance works with the City of El Paso, the City of Las Cruces, the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, and other groups to attract economic growth to the border region.


Aired March 19, 2016

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  Guest host Richard Dayoub of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce chats with Patrick Schaefer, the new executive director of the Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness.  The institute is located on the UTEP campus and collects and maps data on the Borderplex region, which consists of Southern New Mexico, West Texas, and Northern Chihuahua.  The Paso del Norte trade route was a north-south and east-west trade route for centuries, and it remains so to this day.  The Hunt Institute aims to find solutions to facilitate cooperation between the two nations. 

Dogs aged 7 and older are considered seniors, and just because they aren't adorable little puppies doesn't mean they can't still be your best friend! On the next EL PASO PRIME TIME, veterinarian Dr. Judy Morgan joins us to tell us the advantages to adopting a senior pet. 

David Holloway is the new Artistic Director of El Paso Opera.  Holloway is also the director of Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Singers Program.  Holloway joins us to tell us about El Paso Opera’s upcoming production of “Carmen,” with performances March 17 & 19 at 7:30pm at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. 

David Brown, host of Texas Standard, joins us to talk about the history behind this show and about bringing the show to El Paso listeners.  Texas Standard will air Mondays through Fridays at 9 a.m. beginning February 29 on KTEP!  

The Scott Hulse law firm is hosting a Labor & Employment Law Seminar that aims to help small business owners tackle issues such as the use of social media in and out of the workplace … bullying in the workplace … and offering business owners to talk directly with legal experts.  Our guests are Andrea Cortinas and Rachel Hinman of Scott Hulse, and Joseph Ferguson of the Small Business Development Center.  The seminar takes place March 3 and is already sold out, but a wait list is available for anyone else hoping to attend.  

Alexander Wright and Michael Alden join us to tell us about V-Day celebrations in El Paso which will include performances of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues.  Performances are Feb 26 & 26 at the Hyatt Place Hotel, 6030 Gateway East…and Feb 28 at Tricky Falls, 209 South El Paso.  

Eliseo Duran and David Lopez of the El Paso Parks & Recreation Department join us to tell us about the El Paso Senior Games, which enters its 34th year in 2016.  Seniors can compete in Huachas, Running, Swimming, Race Walking, Pickle Ball, and much, much more.  Visit the Parks & Rec Department on Facebook to learn more!  

The HUB OF HUMAN INNOVATION is a local nonprofit which supports emerging entrepreneurs with mentorship and tools to help boost their business to the next level. On this edition of EL PASO PRIME TIME, we'll hear a conversation with the Hub's new President & CEO, Joe Wardy.

Kathleen Bombach of El Paso Community College and Jaime Chavez of UTEP’s Department of Communication join us to talk about Black History Month events being presented by EPCC.   Events include film screenings, theatre & music performances, and read-ins.   Most events take place at the EPCC Administrative Services Center at 9050 Viscount, and read-ins take place at various EPCC campuses.  

Eurydice Saucedo of the El Paso Playhouse joins us to talk about the upcoming production of “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen.  Performances are Feb 19-March 12, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm.  The El Paso Playhouse is located at 2501 Montana.  

Robert Nachtmann, Dean of the UTEP College of Business, joins us to tell us more about how the College of Business is working to provide students in the El Paso/Juarez with much-needed advanced managerial education and experience. 

Juan Sanchez and Tomás Sigala of the El Paso Chamber of Commerce join guest host Richard Dayoub for a talk about FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  FAFSA Night events are being held in February to education parents and students across the City of El Paso about financial help for college available through grants, scholarships, and federal student loans. 


Visit http://www.elpaso.org/business-resource/fafsa-nights/ for a complete schedule. 


Another program called “Adventure for Your Future” invites middle school students and their parents to learn about the health science field from area professionals on Jan. 30 at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. 


Learn more at www.elpaso.org.



ReadyOne Industries provides over 1000 people in the region with employment, in particular, individuals with significant disabilities.  They help manufacture military uniforms for the U.S. Army and corrugated boxes for various businesses.

Learn more about ReadyOne with the company's president and CEO, Tony Martinez.  

John Balliew is the President & CEO of El Paso Water Utilities. He joins us to talk about the proposed 11% rate increase that will be put to a vote on January 13. Why do we need the increase, and how will it affect residential and commercial customers?  The Public Service Board will vote on the proposed increase on January 13, 8am, at 1154 Hawkins.

Christopher Moore is the author of “Secondhand Souls,” a book which picks up shortly after his previous bestseller, “A Dirty Job.”  Souls of the dead in San Francisco are mysteriously disappearing.  Where are they going and who took them?  He talks about the circumstances that influenced the book, and how he finds humor in horror.  

Author Karin Slaughter’s latest novel is “Pretty Girls.”  It’s a psychological thriller about the disappearance of a teenage girl and the possible connection to the murder of her sister’s husband a quarter century later.  Karin also talks about the organization “Save the Libraries,” and why we must help our local libraries in order to create a strong nationwide library system. 

Estela Reyes is the Director of Communications for Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, and she joins us to tell us about the 24th Navidad de La Fe Luminarias Event on Dec. 19 along El Paso’s Scenic Drive.  She takes us behind-the-scenes to tell us about the hard work La Fe staffers put into making this event possible every year.  She also explains why this event exemplifies the true meaning of Christmas by emphasizing the importance of family & friends, and helping the less fortunate in our community with monetary and nonperishable food contributions.

PROGRESS 321 is a local organization that aims to enable young professionals in El Paso age 40 and younger to improve the region's economy and quality of life.  Scott Adkins and Michael Guerra join us to talk about this exciting new organization. 

Guest host Richard Dayoub, President & CEO of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, welcomes Jose Contreras, Vice President for International Relations for CANACO (Camara Nacional de Comercio, Servicio y Turismo), which is itself a chamber of commerce for Ciudad Juarez.  Richard and Jose discuss the unbreakable bond between El Paso and Cd. Juarez, and why stricter borders would only negatively affect both countries.  Plus, they talk about possible future collaborations between both Chambers, and ways Cd. Juarez is enticing visitors to come back to the city.  

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Tax Preparer Workshop

Audrey Marrufo-Hernandez of the El Paso Small Business Development Center, and tax consultant John Romero of Romero Consulting will discuss the upcoming Annual Filing Season Program for Tax Preparers.  This workshop will offer training to tax preparers who want to keep up to date with changes in tax laws, especially with health care laws.  Marrufo-Hernandez and Romero will also offer tips for new small business owners who will be filing for the first time, and will also discuss the differences between the various tax forms available.

Cynthia Copeland returns to the show to tell us about her latest book, Really Important Stuff My Kids Taught Me.  Copeland talks about what inspired the book, and why a good giggle every now and then is so important!  

Harry Bruntz is the Show Chair for the Mineral, Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show, taking placeDecember 4-6 at the El Maida Auditorium, 6331 Alabama.  Bruntz tells us what we can expect at the show, including free jewelry & stone analysis.  

Derek “Deek” Diedricksen is the host of “Tiny House Builders” on HGTV, and the author of the book “Microshelters: 59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, and Other Small Structures.”  He joins us to talk about the environmentally friendly, inexpensive, and functional tiny homes which can range from a home-on-wheels to a tree house.

Henry Brutus is the CEO of the El Paso Diabetes Association, and he joins us to tell us about the advances in diabetes diagnosis, treatment, and medication, and about the support the organization offers to the community.  

 El Paso theater legend Hector Serrano and Alexander Wright join us to talk about The Mexican-American Experience, a 2-day event featuring three 1-act plays by Luis Valdez.   These bilingual works address the unique, and often uncomfortable, experience of straddling two cultures in the borderland.  Performances areNovember 13 & 14 at 7pm at the Chamizal National Memorial.  The featured plays are Soldado Razo, Los Vendidos, No Saco Nada de la Escuela

Rosalba Ruiz-Holguin is the Outreach Officer for the Binational Diabetes Committee with the Alliance for Border Collaboratives.  She joins us to tell us how El Paso will celebrate World Diabetes Day on Saturday, November 14.  Kids and their parents are invited to the El Paso Exploreum at 300 W. San Antonio to enjoy family friendly activities that will also teach them how to prevent Type II diabetes.  Wear blue at the event, taking place from 9am-noon.