El Paso Prime Time

Saturdays at 1pm

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

  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

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

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.

Rtor Maghuyop / Tate Publishing, LLC

    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

Synapse host Noemi Rojas and Dennis chat with El Paso Children's Hospital CEO Larry Duncan and his wife, Dawn, about their endeavors to keep the Children's Hospital at the forefront of pediatrics in the country. The Milagro Gala is set for Friday, March 7, at the Judson F. Williams Convention Center. More information on the upcoming gala,  contributions and philanthropy for the hospital is at http://umcfoundationelpaso.org/

Russ Chianelli visits El Paso Prime Time and brings with him Executive Chef/Owner Keeley Cheshire, Italians Restaurant, and four students from Coronado High School who have formed a change-making venture titled, "Cross Border Cuisine." The program is designed to teach anyone how to cook and eat healthy meals on a budget without compromising taste.

The group's fundraiser is set for Sunday, February 23, at Italians, 5380 North Mesa, at Mesa and Festival. Doors open at 6:00; the meal is gourmet spaghetti and meatballs, and the evening features music from the Coronado Quartet, a silent auction, a cooking demonstration by Chef Keeley, and more. Tickets are available at Italians, or by phone: (915)400-4550 and (915)603-6743.

http://italiansdoesitfresher.com 

http://facebook.com/crossbordercuisine

http://cross-bordercuisine.weebly.com

Steve Mundinger

 

   Dennis talks with Detroit jazz singer, Kathy Kosins about her start as an R&B singer and her transition into jazz.  The conversation reveals the grit & determination of the life of a musician, from constant touring to getting their music recorded & distributed, sometimes on their own dime.  We'll also hear Kathy Kosins performing "Hershey Kisses.  http://www.kathykosins.com/

Aired Feb. 15, 2014.

  Dennis & Noemi talk with Dr. Richard McCallum, professor of Medicine, Founding Chair and Director of Gastroenterology Research, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.  Dr. McCallum talks about his journey from his native Australia to El Paso.  Dr. McCallum is the creator of a gastric pacemaker that stimulates stomach muscles for individuals suffering from gastroparesis, a disorder affecting 5%-6% of Americans.  For information, or to inquire about being a test subject for future research, call Dr. McCallum at 913-706-6746.

Aired Feb. 8, 2014.

City of El Paso Department of Public Health

 

   Dennis & Noemi talk with Fernando Gonzalez, lead epidemiologist with the City of El Paso Health Department; and Alejandra Rodarde, Public Health Supervisor.  Over a dozen flu deaths have been reported in the El Paso area, and the flu season is still in full swing.  Gonzalez and Rodarte tell us that plenty of vaccines are available at your health provider and at area pharmacies and retail stores.  They also dispel the myths many of us may have about the flu vaccine.  Learn more at this site:  http://home.elpasotexas.gov/health/seasonal-flu-information.php

Aired Feb. 1, 2014.

In a rebroadcast from April 6, 2013, Dennis talks with Pete Flores, a Korean War veteran who is instrumental in attempting to find a home for the proposed El Paso Veterans Memorial & Museum.  The building would be 2.5 stories tall and would be designed like a 5-pointed star, with each point representing a war: WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Korea, and the Gulf.  The museum would include memorabilia, posters, and video.  Donations are strongly encouraged to make this project a reality.  Call Pete Flores for more information: 915-309-3000. 

Aired Jan. 25, 2014.

kenhudnall.com

  In a rebroadcast from Aug. 31, 2013, Dennis talks to noted local author Ken Hudnall about his recent projects, his daily Internet radio show and his weekly Downtown ghost tours. He can be reached through his website, http:\\kenhudnall.com.

Aired Jan. 18, 2014.

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