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
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


 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


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


    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


  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


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.

KTEP Local
9:28 am
Mon July 15, 2013


To mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War, Dennis re-airs his interview from July 13, 2013, with Robert Medrano, Programs Manager for the USO El Paso.  Hear about this important volunteer-based organization that has been providing support for US troops for decades.  Hear about volunteer opportunities as well as upcoming events such as the Oryx Challenge cycling event taking place on September 15, 2013 (http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/09-15-2013/Oryx-Challenge/647).  Robert also talks about the special services available at the USO locations across the region.

Sign up to be a USO volunteer at http://usovolunteer.org/custom/500/index.php.

Aired July 27, 2013.

KTEP Local
5:15 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

El Paso Prime Time: New El Paso Literary Thriller and fundraiser, too

Dennis and Science Studio cohost Dr. Russ Chianelli converse with Italians owner and chef Keeley Cheshire and their guest author Rebecca Jean Downey. Ms. Downey is celebrating the release of her new suspense novel, "The Middle Eye," set for a July 2nd release. Keeley and Becky are also collaborating on a fundraiser set for Monday, June 24th, at Italians Restaurant, 5380 N. Mesa. Tickets are available at the restaurant. The fundraiser is for a new local organization, Paso Del Norte Center Of Hope. The center is designed to find safe haven for victims of human trafficking. "The Middle Eye" is available for preorder through Barnes and Noble booksellers and through http://www.tatepublishing.com.   Aired June 22, 2013.

KTEP Local
5:15 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

El Paso Prime Time: New El Paso Literary Thriller and fundraiser, too

Dennis and Science Studio cohost Dr. Russ Chianelli converse with Italians owner and chef Keeley Cheshire and their guest author Rebecca Jean Downey. Ms. Downey is celebrating the release of her new suspense novel, "The Middle Eye," set for a July 2nd release. Keeley and Becky are also collaborating on a fundraiser set for Monday, June 24th, at Italians Restaurant, 5380 N. Mesa. Tickets are available at the restaurant. The fundraiser is for a new local organization, Paso Del Norte Center Of Hope. The center is designed to find safe haven for victims of human trafficking. "The Middle Eye" is available for preorder through Barnes and Noble booksellers and through http://www.tatepublishing.com

KTEP Local
1:30 pm
Sat June 15, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Revisiting A Father's Day Conversation

With this being the Father's Day weekend (6/16/2013), the producers thought that the interview with former El Paso FBI Special Agent Richard "Dick" Schwein and his son, Rick, would be appropriate, as they share their thoughts of life in El Paso, and for Rick, the thought of being awarded the same medal that his father won, both in the line of duty. The interview originally aired March 3, 2012, with the recording being in late Feburary of that year.

KTEP Local
6:22 am
Mon June 10, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Father's Day 5K; The Day God Played with Me!

Dennis talks with Estela Reyes, spokesperson and Director of Communications at Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe.  Estela talks about the upcoming Father's Day 5K Run/Walk on June 15, 7:30 a.m., at the La Fe Culture & Technology Center, 721 S. Ochoa (rear building).  $20 early registration, $25 race day, $5 discounts for teams. Register online at www.raceadventuresunlimited.com.  Estela and Dennis also talk about the historic nature of El Paso's Segundo Barrio.

In the 2nd half of the program, Dennis and Louie talk with T.C. Bryant, author of the children's book "The Day God Played with Me!"  The storyline was based on a revelatory kite flying adventure he experienced as a child.

Aired June 8, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:46 am
Wed June 5, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Communication and the Brain

In a rebroadcast from April 10, 2010, Florence Schwein talks with Samuel Riccillo, director of the Biosemiotic Research Laboratory at UTEP.  Ricillo talks about the role of human communication in the neurosocial evolution of the brain.  He talks about the development of early childhood communication, and about a recent study involving researching the thinking process from low-level abstraction to high-level abstraction.  Riccillo also explains why talking to yourself isn't necessarily a bad thing!

To learn more about the Biosemiotic Research Laboratory at UTEP, visit http://orspprofile.utep.edu/profilesystem/editprofile.php?pid=1701.

Aired June 1, 2013.

KTEP Local
1:53 pm
Sat May 25, 2013

El Paso Prime Time: Summertime and your pets

Dennis, John Bricker and Randy Chinaut talk about your pets, vaccinations, road trips with your pets, and more. For more information, it is suggested that you talk frankly with your veterinarian about specific issues and problems. To report an animal incident, call Animal Control at 915-842-1000 or 915-842-1001.

KTEP Local
8:47 am
Mon May 20, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Alzheimer's Association

Dennis talks with Susie Gorman, Development Director of the West Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.  Gorman talks about an upcoming fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association, "The Longest Day," which asks members of the community to take part in an activity of their choice from sunrise to sunset on the longest day of the year - June 21 - to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association.  Register online at www.alz.org, $35 registration fee. 

Gorman also talks about how the Alzheimer's Association supports both individuals suffering from Alzheimer's and their caregivers, and offers encouragement for people who wish to become ambassadors for advocacy.

Alzheimer's Association West Texas Chapter http://www.alz.org/westtexas/, 1-800-272-3900.

Aired May 18, 2013.

KTEP Local
6:52 am
Thu May 16, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Border Biomedical Research Center

In this encore presentation, host Florence Schwein talks with Dr. Marc Cox of the Border Biomedical Research Center at UTEP.  He talks about why men should not feel shame in being tested for prostate cancer - the disease affects 1 in 6 American men.  Dr. Cox also talks about researching contaminants in the Rio Grande, and why certain chemicals and drug residues in our water system could act as endocrine disrupters.  http://faculty.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=faculty.utep.edu/coxlab

Aired May 11, 2013.

El Paso Prime Time
1:55 pm
Sat May 4, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Mesa Street Rapid Transit System Public Meetings

Dennis talks to Laura Cruz-Acosta, Sun Metro Director of Communications, and Margaret Schroeder, El Paso City Engineering and Construction Management, about two upcoming public meetings that will address the upcoming Mesa St. construction of bus stations along an eight-mile route from Downtown El Paso to the Westside Transit Terminal on Remcon Circle. The meetings are scheduled for Monday, May 6, at Mesita Elementary School, from 5:30-7:30 pm; and Tuesday, May 7, at Morehead Middle School, from 6-8 pm. For more information, you may call Sun Metro Customer Relations at (915)533-3333 during regular business hours.

Also on the show, from January 4, 2013, host Louie Saenz talks to renowned radio host and author Ken Hudnall about one of his recent books, "History and Mystery of the Rio Grande." His website is http://kenhudnall.com

Aired May 4, 2013.

KTEP Local
1:30 pm
Sat April 27, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: El Paso Veterinary Association

Dennis talks with veterinarians John Bruker and Randy Shinaut about the El Paso Veterinary Association's 28th annual Community Awards Banquet.  They also talk about good & bad breeding practices, the personal relationships they have with their pets, and they share some unusual stories from their practices.

The Community Awards Banquet is Tuesday, May 7, at 6 p.m., at the Camino Real Hotel. Tickets are $40.  915-593-1712, www.epvma.org

Aired April 27, 2013.

KTEP Local
1:30 pm
Sat April 20, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Small Business Development

Dennis Woo talks with Art Anchondo, Business Development Advisor of the South West Texas Border Small Business Development Center Network; and Joseph Ferguson, Associate Director of the SBDC.  They talk about how local businesses can become more involved in exports of goods & services through the International Business Summit, taking place Friday, May 10, at the El Paso Community College Administrative Services Center, 9050 Viscount.  Info 915-831-7742 or http://elpasosbdc.net/training/seminars/international-business-summit/  Registration is encouraged, space is limited.

Today's show also includes an episode of "Focus on Campus" which did not air as scheduled on Friday, April 19, 2013, due to special coverage from NPR News of the pursuit of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.   Louie talks with UTEP English professor Mimi Gladstein, and Victor Mireles, president of Mireles Creative.  Gladstein is the co-author with Silvia Cohen of "El Paso - The Wild West Welcomes Holocaust Survivors," now available in Spanish.  Mireles is the designer of the El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center, located at 715 N. Oregon.  Gladstein & Mireles talk about the history behind El Paso's Holocaust museum, which is one of only 13 in the U.S.

UTEP Political Science, the UTEP Global Relations Organization, and the Holocaust Museum are sponsoring a talk by Gilbert Tuhabonye, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide in 1993. Thursday, April 25, 6:30 p.m., Quinn Hall on the UTEP campus, Room 212.  Info: 915-351-0048, www.elpasoholocaustmuseum.org.

Aired April 20, 2013.

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KTEP Local
9:40 am
Mon April 15, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Alzheimer's Association

In a rebroadcast from April 13, 2013, Dennis Woo talks with Suzie Vargas, Associate Director of Programs for the Alzheimer's Association.  Find out how everyday forgetfulness is different than dementia or Alzheimer's Disease, and learn what signs to look for that might be indicative of Alzheimer's.  Vargas encourages the community to not turn away if symptoms arise and instead educate yourself by calling the Alzheimer's Association (1-800-272-3900) or visiting their online resources to know what steps to take to learn how to live with the disease, whether you are a patient or a caregiver.  www.alz.org/westtexas.

Aired July 6, 2013.

KTEP Local
1:30 pm
Sat March 30, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Homegrown El Paso

Dennis Woo talks with Nancy Ontiveros, Director of Marketing for Homegrown El Paso; and Charles Dodds, President of Homegrown El Paso.  they talk about the 200+ businesses that are members of the nonprofit organization, Homegrown El Paso, which promotes a vibrant climate for locally-owned independent businesses in El Paso.  They discuss the importance of buying locally.

Homegrown El Paso is holding its annual fundraising dinner on Tuesday, April 2, at the El Paso Club (18th floor of the Chase Bank Building downtown). The special guest at the dinner is new UTEP football coach, Sean Kugler.  For tickets call Nancy Ontiveros at 915-240-8804, or visit www.homegrownelpaso.com

Aired March 30, 2013.

KTEP Local
1:30 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Colorectal Cancer

In observance of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Dennis continues his conversation with Dr. Navkiran Shokar and Maria Chaparro of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.  In this extended online interview, they discuss why colorectal cancer affects such a broad swath of the population.  Dr. Shokar also describes the pros & cons of the 3 exams which are used to detect colorectal cancer: a stool home test, a colonoscopy, and a flexible sigmoidoscopy.  She also goes through the risk factors of colorectal cancer and the steps we can take to lower our risk.

Dr. Shokar and her colleagues will be presenting a lecture on colorectal cancer which will also feature a large, walk-thru colon, on Wednesday, March 27, 5:30-6:30pm, Room 1200 of the Medical Education Bldg of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, 5001 El Paso Dr.  RSVP at 915-757-3178 ext 302, or email Maria Chaparro at maria.chaparro@ttuhsc.edu

Aired March 23, 2013.