El Paso Prime Time

Saturdays at 1pm

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

 

   

  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.

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  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.

  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.

  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.

    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.

  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.

 

  

   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.

  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.

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

--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

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 

--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.**

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/

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

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

EL PASO PRIME TIME: PFLAG of El Paso

Jun 28, 2014
--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).

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

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    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

EL PASO PRIME TIME: High Desert Native Plants

Jun 1, 2014
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.

Tenet Hospitals Limited / Sierra Providence Health Network

Noemi Rojas, founding Synapse newsletter editor and Medical Center of the Americas Foundation director of communication, and Dennis talk with Eric Evans, Sierra Providence market chief executive officer, about the recently announced renovations and building expansion plans for the Sierra Providence Health Network. Plans include the new 100+ bed westside facility slated for a 2016 completion, along with a $120 million budget for renovation of Providence Hospital, Children's Hospital and Sierra Medical Center.

For further information, http://www.sphn.com/en-US/aboutUs/hospitalNews/PressReleases/Pages/RenovationsandTechnology.aspx

Las Palmas Healthcare Services

Noemi Rojas, founding editor of Synapse, and Dennis talk with Lupe Rodriguez, administrative director, Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare, about their new Neuroscience Institute. Their mission is to care for all neurological injuries and disorders with state-of-the-art facilities. More information at http://www.laspalmasdelsolhealthcare.com/healthcare-services/neurosurgical-services.aspx  and their Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.429027230529736.1073741828.289857357780058&type=3

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America / cadca.org

Noemi and Dennis talk with Salvador Baeza, pharmacist and director of the West Texas Regional Poison Center at University Medical Center El Paso, about the rise in calls to the center regarding children and electronic cigarette accidents. Most specifically, the swallowing or chewing of the liquid nicotine inside the cartomizer of some of the commercially available products. 

***Since its initial recording on April 15, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration has called on proposing new sanctions and directions on all tobacco products, to include e-cigarettes, cigars and smoking pipes. For more information, http://www.fda.gov/newsevents/publichealthfocus/ucm172906.htm  For information on the West Texas Regional Poison Center, http://www.poisoncenter.org, or phone 1-800-222-1222 for emergencies and inquiries. For information on electronic cigarettes from the manufacturers' side, http://www.tveca.com/

The second part of the show deals with a sensitive topic of testicular cancer which affects young men mostly, 15-35, but also stretches into all age groups. Riders Christopher Olsen and Jason Morton visited the KTEP studios along with the founder and CEO of the Testicular Cancer Foundation, Matt Ferstler. They talked about their stories of discovery, healing and tetimony to early detection of testicular cancer. The three are now back on the road, on their way through Texas, to their final destination, Orlando, Florida.

Read their blog about their journey at http://tcf.causevox.com/team/GoNuts, on Twitter at http://twitter.com/singlejingles, and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/singlejingles ***PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE FULL, UNEDITED VERSION OF THE CONVERSATION***

In Part one of this episode, Cheryl Garing talks with Joe Atilano from the Kern Place Homeowners Association about its centennial celebration that is scheduled for Sunday, April 27,  from 2-4 PM, at Madeline Park. All are welcome to come and celebrate with the residents there. Also, 100 trees are being sold to fund further philanthropic events that the association has planned for the remainder of the year. The available trees are live oak, red oak, Bradford Pear and desert willow, and are available by emailing the association at kernplaceassociation@yahoo.com or by phoning Joe directly at (915)799-1913. Look for the association on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kernplace ***THIS IS THE FULL VERSION of the conversation***  

In Part one of this episode, Cheryl Garing talks with Joe Atilano from the Kern Place Homeowners Association about its centennial celebration that is scheduled for Sunday, April 27,  from 2-4 PM, at Madeline Park. All are welcome to come and celebrate with the residents there. Also, 100 trees are being sold to fund further philanthropic events that the association has planned for the remainder of the year. The available trees are live oak, red oak, Bradford Pear and desert willow, and are available by emailing the association at kernplaceassociation@yahoo.com or by phoning Joe directly at (915)799-1913. Look for the association on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kernplace

The second part of the show deals with a sensitive topic of testicular cancer which affects young men mostly, 15-35, but also stretches into all age groups. Riders Christopher Olsen and Jason Morton visited the KTEP studios along with the founder and CEO of the Testicular Cancer Foundation, Matt Ferstler. They talked about their stories of discovery, healing and tetimony to early detection of testicular cancer. The three are now back on the road, on their way through Texas, to their final destination, Orlando, Florida.

Read their blog about their journey at http://tcf.causevox.com/team/GoNuts, on Twitter at http://twitter.com/singlejingles, and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/singlejingles

The full versions of both conversations are also available here under El Paso Prime Time.

Dennis and UTEP communication senior Joshua Alexander talk about the April 6th, 2014, edition of the much-ballyhooed WWE Wrestlemania XXX, its results aftermath that could undermine legacies and start new audience-watching trends. They also talk about Josh's attempts to become a professional wrestler, and what parents should watch for, should their children want to become a pro wrestler. This is part one of a series examining professional wrestling in the mainstream society.

Cheryl Garing talks to Jessica Bane, Ysleta High School Green Academy instructor, and Rick Villareal from Renew El Paso about the YISD Environmental Science Academy, known as the Green Academy. The conceptual-based curriculum allows students the freedom to pursue environmentally-friendly projects as well as building networks among area professionals in environmental science. Jessica may be reached at jbane@yisd.net and Rick at renewelpaso@gmail.com. The Environmental Science Academy is at http://ysletahigh.yisd.net/ and Renew El Paso's website is 

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Renewable Energy, Part One

Mar 22, 2014

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.

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    Russ Chianelli and Rebecca Jean Downey talk about her newest Southwestern sleuth novel, "Devil Eye," which puts fictional hero Penny Larkin on the paranormal path between good and evil, having been hired by the U.S. Marshals' office to root out a gun trafficker before he takes it on the lam into Mexico, but gets herself wrapped up in a complex dilemma.

"Devil Eye" is the second of a series, just published this month, and is available through the publisher: https://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/search.php?search=rebecca+jean+downey as well as other booksellers nationwide.

Host Noemi Rojas  and Dennis talk with Gordon L. Woods, internist and associate professor of medicine at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, and third-year medical student Stephanie Diebold about the new style of medical education that brings the student and the patient closer together.

Students interested in applying for the Texas Tech/Paul L. Foster School of Medicine are encouraged to visit http://www.ttuhsc.edu/fostersom

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