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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.

  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. 


  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.


   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.

  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.

  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.

  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


   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.


  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.

  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

  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.

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

  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.


   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.

  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'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.

  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.


  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.

  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.

  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.

  KTEP's Reading Club continues with Tom Ang's "Photography: The Visual History." Ang is the leading authority on digital photography, and his book celebrates the greatest photographs (and photographers) of all time. The book provides a compelling account of the people, the technology, and the stunning images that have shaped its history. 

Aired Nov. 1 & 2, 2014.

  KTEP's Reading Club continues with "Lego Architecture: The Visual Guide," created by Adam Reed Tucker, an architect with a lifelong fascination with Legos who found himself working for the famed company. The book features some of the world greatest monuments re-created in Legos. 

Aired Oct. 25 & 26, 2014.

  Guest host Howard Campbell, of the UTEP Department of Sociology & Anthropology, talks with George Jung, nicknamed "Boston George," a major player in the cocaine trade in the `70s & `80s, and part of the Medellin Cartel. Jung's story was told in the 2001 film "Blow," starring Johnny Depp as Jung. Jung was recently released from prison and shares his experiences behind bars (including some time at La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution in Anthony TX), and shares his frank opinions about the legalization of drugs.

Aired Oct. 19, 2014.

PERSPECTIVES: "Personal" by Lee Child

Oct 11, 2014
--Random House

Louie continues the KTEP Book Reading Club with a spirited conversation with Lee Child, who has produced yet another top seller, his 19th overall, with "Personal." They discuss the main character Jack Reacher, the synopsis of the suspense-filled book, and the unabridged audio book version that keeps the listener on the edge of his/her seat!

More information at  and through Wikipedia:

The book is available through the usual outlets, and through Audible:

This week's selection in KTEP's Reading Club is Chris Wild's "Retronaut: The Photographic Time Machine." Louie interviews Chris Wild, the creator of, which shows you the past as never seen before. This visual journey is full of jaw-dropping images that will change the way you look at history, including photos of:
• The real Von Trapp family
• Bill and Hillary Clinton in college at Yale
• A worker scaling down the nose of Lincoln on Mount Rushmore
• Ronald Reagan modeling for a sculpture class
• Kim Jong II in a bumper car

  This week's entry into the KTEP Reading Club is Alison Lurie's "The Language of Houses: How Buildings Speak to Us," a book that explores how a building's design reflects the organizations and people who use them. Louie talks to Lurie about her book and about some of El Paso's unique buildings and architecture. 

Aired Sept. 27, 2014.

  Domestic violence has been making headlines recently, and KTEP's Reading Club focuses on this troublesome topic with author Randy Susan Meyers.  Meyer's most recent novel is "Accidents of Marriage," and it tells of the emotional abuse and trauma between a husband and wife, and the children caught in their struggle. Randy herself has worked in social service, working with batterers and victims of domestic violence.

Aired Sept. 20, 2014.

  KTEP's Reading Club continues with Dr. Bo Brock's "Crowded in the Middle of Nowhere."  Brock is a veterinarian in a small Texas town who cares for animals large & small.  His collection of humorous essays are guaranteed to put a smile on a reader's face and hopefully encourage a new generation of veterinarians!  Dr. Brock's clinic is on Facebook:

Aired Sept. 13, 2014.

  KTEP's Reading Club continues with Kseniya Melnik's Snow in May. This is a collection of stories whose characters are bound by their relationship to the port town of Magadan in far eastern Russia. Learn more about the book and the author at

Aired Sept. 6, 2014.

Louie sits down with U.S. Army Captain Mike Guardia to talk about his latest novel, "Hal Moore: A Soldier Once... And Always..." 

They trade stories about the writing and research experiences taken to bring Moore's story to life. The book is available through Amazon, and Barnes and Noble:

To find out more about Lt. Col Moore, please visit

Mike Guardia's blog is available here:, and to read more about Guardia, as well as purchase the book, 

Louie and celebrated author Sandra Brown talk about her 64th novel, "Mean Streak," and her career that blossomed after having her career in Central Texas television. Brown has written to date over 70 novels and stories, and most have been translated into 34 languages. The Texas native charms the listener in this Perspectives episode with the background coming into "Mean Streak."

The book is available at fine booksellers, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and through