Saturdays at 1:30pm and Sundays at 12:30pm

Perspectives is a weekly program that targets issues that concern the local community. Since 1990, host Louie Saenz has been giving you an understanding of what’s going on in El Paso. The show covers local political issues, health news and updates, and world events. Perspectives gives you an opportunity to hear what the city is doing about various issues with in-studio interviews with the El Paso Chief of Police, doctors and non-profit organizations.

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2:08 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

PERSPECTIVES: Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book

Who isn't familiar with LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS? Louie talks with longtime editor of the series, Diane Muldrow, who has translated those lessons as a volume for adults, in "Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book."  Muldrow tackles love’s trials and tribulations with favorite characters such as the Saggy Baggy Elephant and Scuffy the Tugboat along with valuable tidbits of advice on the ups and downs of love.

Aired May 23 & 24, 2015

3:34 pm
Mon May 18, 2015


Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. But almost none have thought to ask: what are the effects of children on their parents? In ALL JOY AND NO FUN, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior tries to tackle this question, isolating and analyzing the many ways children reshape their parents’ lives, whether it’s their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self.

Aired May 16 & 17, 2015 

8:09 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

PERSPECTIVES: The Nightingale

FRANCE, 1939.  Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do. When a German captain requisitions Vianne's home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything.  Louie talks with KRISTIN HANNAH about her novel THE NIGHTINGALE, which captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war.          http:// 

Aired May 9 & 10, 2015 

9:55 am
Tue May 5, 2015

PERSPECTIVES: Roadside Survival



Americans are faced with car issues every day. Walt Brinker is the author of ROADSIDE SURVIVAL, and he'll share helpful tips that can guarantee that you'll never be unprepared for the next emergency.

If your problems lie on the financial end of the spectrum, then SUSAN AXELROD offers cyber security tips and ways to avoid investment fraud so that we can feel secure next time we log on to our secure accounts. 

Aired May 2 & 3, 2015 

12:04 am
Tue April 28, 2015

PERSPECTIVES: Europe Through The Back Door

Louie talks with travel Expert RICK STEVES, who has been sharing his European travel experiences with the public since 1973. Steves’ new travel handbook, EUROPE THROUGH THE BACK DOOR 2015, gives us helpful tips on create life-changing memories by avoiding the tourist traps. http://

Aired April 25 & 26, 2015 

9:40 am
Wed April 22, 2015

PERPECTIVES: Lincoln's Body

This week we marked the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. On this week’s KTEP Book Club, Louie talks with author and USC History Professor Richard Fox about his book LINCOLN'S BODY, which examines how Lincoln's "homely" and "ungainly" appearance came to stand for a symbol of nationhood, liberty, and acceptance.

Aired April 18 & 19, 2015 

3:52 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

PERSPECTIVES: Migratory Animals

On this week’s KTEP Book Club, Louie talks with Mary Helen Specht, author of MIGRATORY ANIMALS. MIGRATORY ANIMALS is a powerful debut novel that explores what happens to 30-somethings who find that the ideal lives they planned in their 20s aren’t panning out as expected.

Aired April 11 & 12, 2015

11:52 pm
Tue April 7, 2015


The BEATLES transformed the musical landscape when they invaded radios and TV screens in the 1960s. Louie Saenz talks with author Candy Leonard about her book BEATLENESS, which explores how the Beatles remade the world...with a little help from their fans.  http://

Aired April 4 & 5, 2015  

2:35 pm
Tue March 31, 2015



Louie talks with award-winning Australian chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Pete Evans, author of THE PALEO CHEF. Evans takes a whole new approach to making gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free meals that are worthy of a restaurant but effortless to prepare. In THE PALEO CHEF, Evans provides more than 100 recipes for gorgeous food that is satisfying, distinctive, and good for you, including Kale Hummus, Vietnamese Chicken Wings, and Key Lime Tart.

Aired March 28 & 29, 2015

KTEP Local
12:20 pm
Wed March 25, 2015


  Louie talks with Brendan Reilly, MD, author of ONE DOCTOR: Close Calls, Cold Cases, and the Mysteries of Medicine. Dr. Reilly takes us on his medical rounds on a recent winter. He tells us the story of a cheerful Croatian grandfather with untreatable bladder cancer...his father who is the last stages of cancer...the mental decline of his mother...and the memory of a cold case that continues to haunt him. 

Aired March 21 & 22, 2015

10:00 pm
Mon March 16, 2015


Louie talks with former MD-turned-internationally-bestselling author, Tess Gerritsen, whose popularity skyrocketed when TNT launched their television series Rizzoli & Isles starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander, based on her bestselling novels featuring medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles and Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli.  The latest book in the series is DIE AGAIN, which details a case that takes Jane and Maura out of their Boston beats and abroad for a killer whose victims have spanned the globe.

Aired March 14 & 15, 2015

9:16 am
Tue March 10, 2015

PERSPECTIVES: Napoleon: A Life

  Louie Saenz interviews Andrew Roberts author of NAPOLEON: A LIFE. Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the greatest soldier-statesmen of all time. Short of neither stature nor skill, Napoleon was a 5’7” visionary military leader, decisive multi-tasker, and a micromanaging workaholic who was surprisingly willing to forgive those who betrayed him (including his errant wife Josephine). 

Aired March 7 & 8, 2015. 

12:43 pm
Mon March 2, 2015



  Louie Saenz talks with JIMMY OSMOND about his new children's book "Jimmy Osmond's Awesome Possum Family Band," and how this semi-autobiographical tale can help inspire young people to discover their hidden talents.  The Awesome Possum Family Band is the story of the Osmonds, and Jimmy Osmond explains how HE was Possum Number Nine. He also talks about the joys of growing up and entertaining millions with his famous siblings, and about the support and encouragement they received from some of the music industry's heaviest hitters.  Learn more about the Osmonds at

Aired Feb. 28 and March 1, 2015.

9:32 am
Mon February 23, 2015

PERSPECTIVES: Domingo Martinez


   KTEP's Book Club focuses this week on MY HEART IS A DRUNKEN COMPASS by New York Times bestselling author Domingo Martinez. This deeply personal memoir parallels two life-changing episodes that begin identically, years apart.  Louie talks with Domingo about how he spiraled downwards after accidents involving his brother and his ex-fiancée.  Domingo is also the author of "The Boy Kings of Texas." 

Aired Feb. 21 & 22, 2015.

12:04 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

PERSPECTIVES: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and PTSD

  On the next KTEP Book Club, we focus on Barbara Leaming's JACQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY ONASSIS: THE UNTOLD STORY. For 31 years Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis fought a harrowing, valiant and defiant battle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Filled with new information, this is a biography which recasts Jackie’s entire life, allowing us to understand clearly the pattern of her life as a whole.

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Aired Feb. 14 & 15, 2015.

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7:26 am
Mon February 9, 2015

PERSPECTIVES: Mary Higgins Clark

  The KTEP Book Club continues with an interview with bestselling author, Mary Higgins Clark. Her new book THE CINDERELLA MURDER revisits characters and plot lines introduced in Clark’s bestselling I’ve Got You Under My Skin, is the first-time collaboration for the “Queen of Suspense” and Alafair Burke , delivering a brand new suspense series about a television program featuring cold case murders.  She talks with Louie about her new collaboration, and revisits some of her favorite characters from past books. 

Aired Feb. 7 & 8, 2015.

12:35 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

PERSPECTIVES: David Baldacci

  KTEP's Book Club continues with David Baldacci's THE ESCAPE. This is his latest thriller featuring military investigator John Puller. Puller's older brother, Robert, was convicted of treason and national security crimes. His inexplicable escape from prison makes him the most wanted criminal in the country.  Baldacci also talks about the Wish You Well Foundation, which combats illiteracy in America, and about the thrill he gets listening to audio books.

Aired Jan. 31 & Feb 1

11:31 am
Mon January 26, 2015

PERSPECTIVES: Todd Wilkinson "Last Stand"


   KTEP's Book Club continues with Todd Wilkinson's LAST STAND: TED TURNER'S QUEST TO SAVE A TROUBLED PLANET. The book reveals what we didn't know about one of America’s most outspoken and controversial businessmen, environmentalist and humanitarian. Wilkinson talks to Louie about about Turner's quest to not only save the world, but save himself.

Aired Jan. 24 & 25, 2015.

8:11 am
Mon January 19, 2015

PERSPECTIVES: Dorothy & Otis


  KTEP's Book Club continues with DOROTHY AND OTIS: DESIGNING THE AMERICAN DREAM. From the 1920's to the `40s, Otis and Dorothy Shepard crafted and embodied the aspirations of the American dream through their design work for baseball (The Chicago Cubs and The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League), chewing gum (Wrigley’s and the Doublemint Twins), resorts and hotels (Catalina Island, The Biltmore), and the world’s largest neon sign. Co-author Norman Hathaway joins host Louie Saenz to talk about this pioneering couple.

Aired Jan. 17 & 18, 2015.

11:04 am
Mon January 12, 2015


  KTEP's Book Club continues with Roger Friedland's "AMORE: An American Father's Roman Holiday." As his twin daughters approached adolescence, sociologist Roger Friedland realized that in our casual hookup culture, it was love that was becoming unbelievable. Friedland is a cultural sociologist, and the book is an account of his and his wife, Debra’s, decision to weather the adolescent storm outside the States, allowing their girls to come of age in Rome, a city where love is alive and families hold. 

Aired Jan. 10 & 11, 2015

9:11 am
Mon January 5, 2015

PERSPECTIVES: Wars of the Roses

  The KTEP Book Club continues with "THE WARS OF THE ROSES: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors" by Dan Jones. The book describes how the longest reigning British dynasty tore itself apart until it was finally replaced by the Tudors. This is the REAL story behind Shakespeare’s famous history plays and is a bold and dramatic narrative history for fans of Game of Thrones or The White Queen. This is a show for history fans and Anglophiles alike.  Follow Dan Jones on Facebook

Aired Jan. 3 & 4, 2015.

KTEP Local
1:49 pm
Sat December 27, 2014

PERSPECTIVES: Annie Fitzsimmons: "World's Best Cities"


Louie and Annie Fitzsimmons talk about her latest travels and her latest contribution, the forward to the latest in the vast National Geographic book collection: "World's Best Cities: Celebrating 220 Great Destinations." Annie is an "Urban Insider Expert," and travels the world over to find the most unusual factoids that will enrapture the reader and provoke the world traveler in each person.

The listener may catch up with Annie through various social media sources including

11:24 am
Mon December 22, 2014


  KTEP's Book Club continues with THE NEW PUBERTY by Louise Greenspan, MD, and Julianna Deardorff, PhD, two of the leading investigators researching the root causes and effects of early puberty in girls. Louie talks to the authors about what could be triggering early puberty, and what can we do to help lead girls through this major transition to live happy, healthy lives

Aired Dec. 20 & 21, 2014.

8:28 am
Mon December 15, 2014



   KTEP's Book Club continues with Joe Wenke's THE TALK SHOW. Someone is following Jack Winthrop—most likely the gunman who tried to kill America’s most controversial talk show host, Abraham Lincoln Jones. Wenke, who is known for his seminal work on Norman Mailer, is an outspoken and articulate LGBTQ rights activist, social critic and observational satirist.  Louie talks with Joe Wenke about the dangers of social media, the importance of satire, and Wenke's desire to write in a variety of styles. 

Aired Dec. 13 & 14, 2014.

11:26 am
Mon December 8, 2014

PERSPECTIVES: The Roosevelts

  The KTEP Book Club continues with Geoffrey Ward's "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History."  Ward is an acclaimed author & historian, and he was the scriptwriter for the PBS series "The Roosevelts," directed by Ken Burns, now available on DVD and Blu-Ray. Ward is the also author of the companion book to the series.

Aired Dec. 6 & 7, 2014.

KTEP Local
1:57 pm
Mon December 1, 2014


  KTEP's Reading Club continues with a highly-entertaining interview with James Ellroy, author of "Perfidia." The book begins on the eve of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, and all the characters in the book don't really have any redeeming qualities. Ellroy offers a few words of advice on what you should do before you forget about your life and immerse yourself in this 600+ page book ("make sure the dog has water"), and he also explains why he eschews technology and why atom bombs are "cool."

Aired Nov. 29, 2014.

KTEP Local
10:11 am
Mon November 24, 2014

PERSPECTIVES: Jennifer Knapp

  Christian music star Jennifer Knapp talks about her childhood struggles, her devotion to her faith, her meteoric rise in the Christian music scene, and the challenges she faced within the industry when she came out. KTEP's Reading Club continues with Jennifer Knapp's "Facing the Music."   To view Jennifer performing "Remedy" from her newest album "Set Me Free, click here: 

Aired Nov. 22 & 23, 2014.

KTEP Local
1:19 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

PERSPECTIVES: Hugh Aynesworth

Hugh Aynesworth


  As we mark the 51st anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, we are posting for you an interview Louie Saenz conducted with American journalist Hugh Aynesworth, who was an eyewitness to that dark day in American history.  

Originally aired Sept. 21, 2013.

7:13 am
Mon November 17, 2014

PERSPECTIVES: The World War I Diary of Jose de la Luz Saenz

  Louie talks with Emilio Zamora of the University of Texas at Austin History Department about "The WWI Diary of José de la Luz Sáenz," a rare written account of the Great War written by a soldier of Mexican descent. Zamora edited and translated the account.

Aired Nov. 15 & 16, 2014.

7:43 am
Mon November 10, 2014


  The KTEP Reading Club continues with a focus on William P. Armstrong's novella, Gulf War Ghosts.  Set during the first Gulf War, this e-book tells of an Army sleuth who is investigating the mysterious murders of US troops in Iraq.  The investigator stumbles across a squad of immortal SS troops created by Hitler and Himmler during WWII.  Bill Armstrong is an Army veteran who drew upon his experiences serving during Operation Desert Storm to accurately portray the characters and landscapes in this fantastic tale.  The book is available for Kindle at

Aired Nov. 8 & 9, 2014.