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
1:28 pm
Sat March 8, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Cutting Edge Medical Curriculum

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

KTEP Local
1:28 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Milagro Gala 2014 for the El Paso Children's Hospital

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/

KTEP Local
1:00 pm
Sat February 22, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Cross Border Cuisine Fundraiser

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

KTEP Local
7:25 am
Mon February 17, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Kathy Kosins

Kathy Kosins at Jazz Aspen Snow Mass
Credit 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.

KTEP Local
7:43 am
Mon February 10, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Dr. Richard McCallum

Dr. Richard McCallum

  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.

KTEP Local
11:13 am
Mon February 3, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Immunizations

Credit 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.

KTEP Local
7:17 am
Mon January 27, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Veterans Memorial

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.

KTEP Local
1:30 pm
Sat January 18, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Ken Hudnall and his latest creation

Ken Hudnall
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  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.

KTEP Local
8:04 am
Mon January 13, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Sierra Medical Center CEO

J. Eric Evans
Credit MCA Synapse

 

   Noemi talks with J. Eric Evans, CEO of Sierra Medical Center and Providence Memorial Hospital.  Evans talks about his background as an industrial engineer, and the $120 million investments which will provide patient-centered improvements to the region's hospitals including technological upgrades and specialized units.  We'll also hear about the national recognition recently received by Sierra Medical Center, and about his goals for the future of the region's health care.

Aired Jan. 11, 2014.

KTEP Local
2:06 pm
Sat January 4, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Borderless Giving Campaign

New El Paso Prime Time host Noemi Rojas and Dennis talk to Dennece Knight, executive director, University Medical Center Foundation, and Dr. Shaun Machen, pediatric orthopedic surgeon, El Paso Children's Hospital, about the Borderless Giving Campaign. It allows for extensive surgical procedures to be done on Juarez children who have been identified with severe bone structure deformaties that hinder proper growth.

For information, the Foundation's local number is 915-521-7229, toll-free at 877-736-7229, or visit them on the web:http://umcfoundationelpaso.org

Information: http://elpasochildrens.org

KTEP Local
8:26 am
Mon December 30, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Simulation Center

Credit ttuhsc.edu

  

  Dennis and new co-host Noemi Rojas talk with Dr. Hoi Ho, Associate Academic Dean for Faculty Affairs & Develpment, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Paul L. Foster School of Medicine; and Claudia Cortez, rehabilitation counselor at TTUHSC Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.    They talk about the Advanced Teaching & Assessment in Clinical Simulation (ATACS), the only accredited Center in Texas by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).   Over 100,000 deaths occur each year due to medical errors, and simulation centers could lead to the reduction of these deaths.  Hear about how ATACS trains uses through virtual reality, manniquins, and volunteer "patients" known as "standardized patients."  http://www.ttuhsc.edu/fostersom/atacs/

Aired Dec. 28, 2013.

KTEP Local
1:30 pm
Sat December 21, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Mr. & Mrs Santa Claus

An encore presentation of Florence's exclusive 2010 conversation with Mr. &  Mrs. Santa Claus!  Santa & his lovely wife offer insight on their preparations for their Christmas deliveries.  Mr. & Mrs. Santa talk about the robots that are helping the elves in Santa's Workshop, how technology is helping Rudolf and the other reindeer keep to their schedule, and how Santa can manage to eat all those cookies!  Aired Dec. 21, 2013.

KTEP Local
1:29 pm
Sat December 14, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: From Cub Scout to Eagle Scout

Dennis talks with Boy Scouts of America-Yucca Council chief operating officer Josh Inguanzo and Cubpack 511 leader Philip Lee about the history and the goals of the BSA and how parents and grandparents alike may participate in the BSA. For information locally, phone 915-772-2292

http://yuccabsa.org 

joshua.inguanzo@scouting.org

KTEP Local
10:34 am
Mon December 9, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Creative Kids

 

   Dennis and co-host Noemi Rojas talk with Andrea Gates-Ingle, Executive Director and co-founder of Creative Kids.  Andrea talks about the beginnings of Creative Kids and how it has expanded over the years into a program that has served over 600 youths in their various programs.  One of their programs, Project AIM (Arts in Motion), serves pediatric oncology patients through arts and digital media.  Creative Kids' Project AIM program recently received the President's Commission on the Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award.  Hear an excerpt from the ceremony in this interview.  View the complete White House video of the ceremony here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2013/11/22/first-lady-honors-national-arts-and-humanities-youth-program-award.

Creative Kids will hold a "Shopping with a Purpose" fundraiser on Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m., at 504 San Francisco.  Creative Kids is located at the oLo Gallery, 504 San Francisco.  915-533-9575, http://creativekidsart.org/

Aired Dec. 7, 2013.

KTEP Local
10:15 am
Mon December 2, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Gem Show; International Business Summit

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    In the first half of the show, Dennis talks with Harry Bruntz of the El Paso Gem & Mineral Society about the upcoming Gem & Mineral Show, Dec. 6-8 at the El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama.  $3 adults, $2 seniors/military, free for children.  All kids who attend will receive a free geode!  Hear about the fascinating minerals right in our own backyard, and about the many ways you can score free tickets.  http://epmgs.com/

In the second half of the show, Dennis welcomes Audrey Marufo and Art Anchondo of the Small Business Development Center.  Hear about the free International Business Summit taking place on Friday, Dec. 6, at 9050 Viscount, Building B-520.  The summit will focus on international marketing for small business owners.  Learn more information and register online: http://elpasosbdc.net/training/seminars/international-marketing-is-your-passport-to-profit/ or call (915) 831-7742.

Aired Nov 30, 2013.

KTEP Local
7:14 am
Mon November 18, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Cookie Exchange; La Fe Luminarias

Dennis talks with Lauren Pace, Advancement Assistant with Loretto Academy, about the Greatest Christmas Cookie Exchange taking place Sat. Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Loretto Academy Gym, 1300 Hardaway.  To learn more about the exchange or to sign up as a baker, visit http://www.loretto.org/loretto-news/general-loretto-news/the-greatest-christmas-cookie-exchange-in-el-paso/, or call the Advancement Office at 915-566-8400.

Dennis also talks with Estela Reyes, Public Information Officer with Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, about the 22nd annual Navidad de La Fe Luminarias display along Scenic Drive on Dec. 14, 6-9 p.m.  Drivers and pedestrians are asked to donate cash or canned, non-perishable food as they view the luminarias and the living Nativity scene while they travel westbound on Scenic Drive.  For information or to volunteer, contact Estela Reyes at 915-545-7226 or email estela.reyes@lafe-ep.org.  Visit La Fe on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/CentroDeSaludFamiliarLaFe.  

Aired Nov. 16, 2013.

KTEP Local
1:48 pm
Sat November 9, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Food Truck Circus

Russ Chianelli, co-host for Science Studio, and Keeley Cheshire, owner/executive chef of Italians, 5380 N. Mesa St. Suite 110, talk to Gabe Padilla, president, and Paloma Trejo, vice-president, of a movement called Food Truck Circus. The philanthropic group of food truckers set up in different sections of El Paso on weekends for patrons to feast on gourmet items not usually found in restaurants in the borderland.

For information, follow them on Facebook: http://facebook.com/foodtruckcircus and on Twitter: http://twitter.com/foodtruckcircus

KTEP Local
9:09 am
Mon November 4, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Holiday Meal Time

In a rebroadcast from Nov. 17, 2012, Florence Schwein welcomes back fitness & nutrition expert Patrick Hopkins to talk about holiday eating.  Holiday meal time shouldn't be a roller coaster event.  Hopkins explains why you don't have to sacrifice all your favorite foods during the holidays just as long as you make smart & healthy choices in regards to portion control and food preparation.  http://www.builtbypatrick.com/patrick_hopkins.html  

Aired Nov. 2, 2013.

KTEP Local
6:06 am
Mon October 28, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: EPCC Culinary Arts

 In a rebroadcast from July 20, 2013, Dennis is joined by co-hosts Russ Chianelli and Chef Keeley Cheshire to talk to Chef Denise Daniels, culinary arts instructor at El Paso Community College, and 2 of her students, Marlene Lopez and Hector Villalobos.  Marlene & Hector talk about why they chose a career in the kitchen and about the joys they find in cooking.  They also talk about the satisfaction they feel when everyone at the table is satisfied, and how they deal with dissatisfied customers!  Chef Denise shares what it takes to learn the culinary arts - it's not just cooking but learning ALL aspects of running a restaurant, from washing dishes to staying within a budget.

Aired Oct. 26, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:43 am
Mon October 21, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Knitting

Credit Courtesy of Mayaluna Yarns

 

   In a rebroadcast from Sept. 10, 2011, Florence Schwein talks with Barbara Upsal of Mayaluna Yarns.  Florence & Barbara talk about the history of knitting and its outgrowth from the United Kingdom.  The practice of knitting may not be as popular as it was at the turn of the century, but it still can brag of very loyal practitioners!  Visit https://www.ravelry.com/account/login - a free site for knitting & crocheters.

Mayaluna Yarns is located at Placita Santa Fe, 5024 Doniphan.  http://www.mayalunayarns.com/https://www.facebook.com/MayalunaYarns

Aired Oct. 19, 2013.

KTEP Local
8:02 am
Mon October 14, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: The Girls of Atomic City

  In a rebroadcast from Aug. 3, 2013, Louie talks with Denise Kiernan, author of "The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women who Helped Win World War II."  Kiernan talks about the women who were sent to work in a top secret city to enrich uranium for the first atomic bomb...but they didn't know it.   Learn more about the book and view videos at http://www.girlsofatomiccity.com/, or visit Denise Kiernan's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DeniseKiernanAuthor.

Aired Oct. 12, 2013.

KTEP Local
10:26 am
Mon October 7, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Jay Duncan

    Dennis talks with film historian Jay Duncan about the newly-formed Sunset Film Society, which screens films every 3rd Saturday at 6:30 p.m., at the historic Hixon House in the Sunset Heights Neighborhood.  Screenings are free, but RSVPs are requested.  Find out about the other perks involved with becoming a member of the Sunset Film Society at http://www.sunsetfilmsociety.org/.

Dennis & Jay also reminisce about the old homes of the Sunset Heights Neighborhood which were featured in the Oct. 5 Sunset Heights Tour of Homes.

Aired Oct. 5, 2013.

KTEP Local
11:43 am
Mon September 30, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: NAMI Walks

  Dennis talks with Mallory Jacobson of NAMI (National Association on Mental Illness) about NAMI Walks, a fundraiser for the organization that aims to raise awareness and eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness in the community.  NAMI Walks begins at 10 a.m. on Oct. 5, at Memorial Park.

Register for NAMI Walks online at https://securewalks.nami.org/registrant/LoginRegister.aspx?eventid=102137&langpref=en-CA&referrer=direct%2fnone

Aired Sept. 28, 2013.

KTEP Local
1:18 pm
Sat September 21, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Sun Metro Fall Changes

Laura Cruz-Acosta drops by to talk about the route changes that start on Sunday, September 22, as well as other major and minor issues that face Sun Metro and its ridership every day. She also talks about the Miner Shuttles to and from the transit centers around the city for more convenient transportation to the Sun Bowl Stadium.

For more information, call 915-533-3333 or visit http://sunmetro.net  

KTEP Local
1:30 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Search for Lincoln's Ghost Revisited

Credit Wiara Books

In this episode, we revisit a conversation that Louie Saenz had with noted author Barbara Dzikowski on Feburary 23, 2013. Dzikowski had just released her inaugural novel, "Searching for Lincoln's Ghost," a novel that explores the topic of coming-of-age, with the setting being the era of the mid 1960s.  Searching for Lincoln's Ghost" is a 2013 Book Readers Appreciation Group Medallion honoree.

Find more information and order info at http://barbaradzikowski.com

KTEP Local
1:00 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: A Visit with EPT Host Florence Schwein

Dennis talks with Florence Schwein about life after El Paso Prime Time, where her family is headed and her many experiences here and abroad. Florence taught art history at the Osher Lifelong Institute on campus at UTEP for many years, after retiring as the UTEP Centennial Museum director.

KTEP Local
10:59 pm
Sun August 25, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: NAMI Walks 2013

Dennis talks with Mallory Jacobsen, an advocate with the El Paso chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), about the organization, the need for volunteers, and the upcoming NAMI Walks fundraiser set for mid-September. For information, visit http://www.nami.org/sites/NAMIElPaso  or call 915-534-5476.

KTEP Local
9:33 am
Mon August 19, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: T'ai Chi and Cancer Survival

Dennis talks to Ray Abeyta, a T'ai Chi sifu, about the art of T'ai Chi, how the martial art helps cancer survivors focus on healing, and what a Tai Chi beginning student can expect from the very first session.

Ray is one of several presenters at this year's "Keep On Dancing" cancer survivorship conference, to be held at the Wyndham Hotel on Saturday, August 24. More information and registration information is at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e7wabnrv4d57ec71&llr=foaglqdab and at http://rgcf.org.

Ray's website is http://texastaichi.net.  

KTEP Local
1:30 pm
Sat August 10, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Watching your Bone Density

Dennis chats with Martha Vera, a bone density specialist, about individual bone density, its importance in keeping cancer in check, exercise to bolster bone density and more. Martha is one of the presenters in this year's "Keep On Dancing" conference slated for Saturday, August 24, at the Wyndham Hotel. Information on registration and more at http://rgcf.org.

KTEP Local
9:12 am
Mon August 5, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Breastfeeding

  Louie talks with Meghan Robinson of the Binational Breastfeeding Coalition, which is hosting The Big Latch On public breastfeeding event at Bassett Place in El Paso on Aug. 3.  Robinson talks about the myths that may cause some women to forego breastfeeding.  Breastfeeding has countless benefits for both the child and the mothers.  Robinson also talks about the problems that many moms may face in breastfeeding their infants.  

Area women can visit the El Paso Baby Cafe at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (415 E. Yandell, Mon/Wed 9-11 a.m., Tue/Thu 1:30/3:30 p.m.) http://www.ttuhsc.edu/fostersom/obgyn/babycafe/ 

Visit the Binational Breastfeeding Coalition Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Binational-Breastfeeding-Coalition/192119737562815.

Aired Aug. 3, 2013.

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