KTEP Local

KTEP Local
2:19 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

SPECIAL: El Paso Pro-Musica Bach's Lunch Series

Sunday January 25 at 2pm, join KTEP for a special presentation of El Paso Pro-Musica's Bach's Lunch series.

On Sunday's program, violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky will join Scott Rawls on viola and Zuill Bailey on cello for a performance of Bach's 4 Sinfonias, arranged by Dmitry Sitkovetsky.  Also on the program is Beethoven's String Trio in D, Op 8 “Serenade.”

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KTEP Local
8:33 am
Mon January 19, 2015

EL PASO PRIME TIME: OLLI at UTEP

  Dennis welcomes Mimi Gladstein, Natalia Savchenko, James Mortimore, and Susan Sobin join us to talk about the OLLI (Osher Life Long Learning Institute) at UTEP program that offers educational enrichment for adults age 50+.  

To learn more and to register for classes (registration ends Jan. 29), call 915-747-6280, 915-747-8848, or visit http://www.olliatutep.org/home.html.

Aired Jan. 17, 2015.

KTEP Local
7:29 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Gardening Questions?

  Do you have gardening questions?  Submit your questions and photos here: http://txmg.org/elpaso/outreach/hotline/.  

You can also e-mail your questions to elpasomg@ag.tamu.edu, or call the Master Gardener Hotline, 566-1276 or 860-2515. Or, submit your questions, comments, and/or photos to the El Paso Master Gardener Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/El-Paso-Master-Gardeners/148950588460436.

Find the El Paso Master Gardeners on Instagram!  http://instagram.com/epmastergardener.

Here are some other helpful links:
http://elp.tamu.edu (Texas AgriLife Extension Service) to access the Extension Calendar and other Master Gardener activities.

http://txmg.org/elpaso/events/ (El Paso Master Gardeners) to access a local calendar, colorful photos, and helpful information. 

http://elp.tamu.edu/horticulture/ for other gardening resources.

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/elpasoplants/index.html (Recommended Ornamental Plants for Far West Texas)
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/lawn_garden/veg.html (Home Vegetable Gardening).

KTEP Local
7:28 am
Mon January 19, 2015

#epgardens

Credit Norma Martinez

Do you have plant pictures you love posting on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Google+?  Make sure you add #epgardens with your post!  

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat January 17, 2015

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Public Art Master Plan

The City of El Paso recently approved a Public Art Master Plan that will set the pace for public art in our city through 2024. We’ll talk to Pat Dalbin and Ben Fyffe from Museums and Cultural Affairs to lean more about the vision for our city, and if you’re an artist, you can learn about getting involved.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat January 17, 2015

STATE OF THE ARTS: Actress Yvette Yates

Yvette Yates is an El Paso actress doing big things in Hollywood. Most recently, she plays the role of Luz, not your stereotypical housekeeper, in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice” where she stars alongside Golden Globe nominee Joaquin Phoenix.

KTEP Local
11:29 am
Sat January 17, 2015

GOOD TO GROW: Home Gardening Class; Seeds!

Tomatoes in a seed catalog

  Denise and Norma talk about the upcoming Home Gardening in El Paso personal enrichment course being offered at EPCC beginning Jan. 24 (see an earlier entry on www.ktep.org/programs/good-grow for details), and about browsing those seed catalogs and getting ready for spring planting!

Aired Jan. 17, 2015.

KTEP Local
11:43 am
Fri January 16, 2015

FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Project MOVE

  UTEP's Project MOVE is a project that encourages students to become involved in their community through volunteer activities.  Pat Caro, Director of the Advising Center at UTEP; and graduate student Nadia Rivas, talk about Project MOVE's annual day of community service which gets underway Feb. 28 on the UTEP campus.  Learn more at  http://projectmove.utep.edu/, or contact Ryan Holmes at 915-747-8694.

Aired Jan 16, 2015.

KTEP Local
7:33 am
Thu January 15, 2015

SILVER CITY BLUES FESTIVAL (initial lineup)

Taj Mahal

  The Mimbres Region Arts Council’s (MRAC) unparalleled Blues Festival, the last remaining FREE Blues Festival in the Southwest, celebrates 20 extraordinary years of success with a new name, the Silver City Blues & Bikes Festival, and an expansion that will include a third full day of motorcycle related activities on Friday, May 22 in and around Gough Park.Blues Hall of Famer, Lifetime Achievement and 2-time Grammy award winner TAJ MAHAL will headline the festival Saturday night, May 23.

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KTEP Local
8:04 am
Tue January 13, 2015

HOME GARDENING IN EL PASO

El Paso Master Gardeners will be hosting another semester of HOME GARDENING IN EL PASO classes.   Classes are Saturdays, Jan 24-Feb 28, 10:30am-12:30pm, in Room B151 of the EPCC Valle Verde Campus.   

Course Name:  Home Gardening in El Paso

Course Number:  PIA 811

Course Tuition:  $53.00

Course Meets at:  10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Course Meets in:  Room B151 Valle Verde Campus

Course Dates, Class Content, and Instructor:

·         January 24 – Soils, Composting, and Fertilizers – Rex Morris

·         January 31 – Earth-Kind Landscaping: Environmental Stewardship – Sarah Wood

·         February 7 – Vegetable Gardening – Marianela Milner

·         February 14 – Native and Adapted Plants and Trees – Jim Hastings

·         February 21 – Irrigation and Rainwater Harvesting – Bill Hodge and Doc Stalker

·         February 28 – Down to Earth with Container Gardening – Jan Petrzelka

Visit EPCC at http://www.epcc.edu/ContinuingEd/PersonalEnrichment/Pages/default.aspx for more information.  Or call 915-860-2515.

KTEP Local
8:00 pm
Sun January 11, 2015

ACT RADIO: Benji Kurtz

Benji Kurtz

  Tom & Greg talk with Benji Kurtz, who has been making headlines for making the not-so-radical lifestyle change of going on a whole foods, plant-based diet.  Unlike other fad diets, a plant-based diet is not a temporary solution.  It's a compassionate diet that leads to weight loss and a healthier lifestyle.  Benji explains that he lost over half his body weight on a whole foods, plant-based diet, and the picture here proves it!   He talks about what inspired him to make the change, and the fun he is having experimenting with new foods and recipes.  http://wholefoodplantbased.info/

Aired Jan. 11, 2015.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat January 10, 2015

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Pro-Musica Chamber Music Festival

Felipa Solis, Executive Director of El Paso Pro-Musica tells us about the musicians that will be visiting El Paso during the Chamber Music Festival that runs from January 14- January 31. 

Information:
www.eppm.org

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat January 10, 2015

STATE OF THE ARTS: Fragile Balance

Fragile Balance is an acoustic guitar duo made up of El Pasoans Cruz Lujan and Nico Cooper. Fragile Balance plays a unique blend of musical styles to create their sound. They combine influences from classical to new age to post-rock and they’ve been involved with the community and arts in El Paso for years. We talk to them about their upcoming performance as part of the Jewel Box Series presented by the El Paso Community Foundation in partnership with El Paso Live.

Information:
www.fragile-balance.com

KTEP Local
9:14 am
Fri January 9, 2015

FOCUS ON CAMPUS: OLLI at UTEP

Standing: Susan Stobin and Steve Schiller. Seated: Louie Saenz

  Louie talks with Susan Sobin and Steve Schiller about the OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) classes being offered for adults age 50 & older at the University of Texas at El Paso.  Classes include Foreign Languages, Music, Religions of the World, Alternative Medicine, and much, much more.  Classes begin February 9, and registration continues through January 29.  Learn more by calling 915-747-6280, email olli@utep.edu, or visit http://www.olliatutep.org/home.html.

Aired Jan. 9, 2015

KTEP Local
10:02 am
Tue January 6, 2015

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Zwoosh!

  Louie Saenz hosts this episode and welcomes Sherry Lewis and Marie Rose to talk about the children's book "Zwoosh!"  Marie Rose is the author of the book, and Sherry Lewis translated the work into Spanish, and also reads the Spanish-language audio edition.  The book follows a young boy's adventures through space on a rainbow rocket, and features artwork inspired by Van Gough.  

Marie Rose is offering 10 free English audio versions and 10 free Spanish audio version of the book to listeners of this program.  Simply email indierosebooks4kids@gmail.com.

Aired Jan. 3, 2015.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat January 3, 2015

STATE OF THE ARTS: Dave "Grave" Herrera & "El Mac" MacGregor

El Paso native aerosol artist Dave "Grave" Herrera and internationally recognized aerosol artist Miles "El Mac" MacGregor talk about the binational murals they recently bestowed upon Cd. Juarez and El Paso, TX. 

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat January 3, 2015

STATE OF THE ARTS: Art Avenue Gallery

Kimberly Vanacek, Editor in Chief of the Art Ave Magazine discusses the magazine and her new Art Avenue Gallery. 

KTEP Local
11:29 am
Sat January 3, 2015

GOOD TO GROW: Tree Pruning

Credit West Texas Urban Forestry Council

  Norma & Denise welcome back Regional Urban Forester Oscar Mestas of the Texas A&M Forest Service.  Winter is the best time for tree pruning, even though pruning can be done at any time of year.  Pruning, however, is not something that should be done indiscriminately - it needs to be done mainly for the health of the tree and the safety of people.   

Aired Jan. 3, 2015.

KTEP Local
9:14 am
Fri January 2, 2015

FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Zwoosh!

 

   Louie talks with Sherry Lewis of the UTEP Communication Department and UTEP alum Marie Rose.  Marie is the author of "Zwoosh!" about a young boy who rides a rainbow rocket through space and has amazing adventures.  The artwork in the book was inspired by the paintings of Van Gough. The book was recently translated into Spanish by Sherry Lewis.  It's available in a Kindle edition, and the audio Spanish-language version is read by Sherry Lewis.   https://www.facebook.com/Zwooshbook

Aired Jan. 2, 2015

KTEP Local
11:17 am
Thu January 1, 2015

JANUARY GARDENING TIPS

This is a perfect month to transplant mature or established trees and shrubs.  With the weather cool and the plant dormant, there will be much less stress than if you transplant in the spring. 

Make plans now for spring gardening.  Flower and vegetable catalogs make great reading on those dreary, cold winter days, so spend some time dreaming about your ideal garden.  Time spent now on planning will translate into gardening success, come spring planting time.

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KTEP Local
6:57 am
Wed December 31, 2014

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Temple Hayes

  Dennis talks with Temple Hayes, author of "When Did You Die: 8 Steps to Stop Dying Every Day and Start Waking Up."  Temple talks about how she overcame her struggles with alcoholism and shares the lessons she learned in finding happiness by shifting to a new awareness and learning to love herself.

Aired Dec. 27, 2014.

KTEP Local
12:27 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Richard Baron - Part 2

Part 2 of our interview with photographer and writer, Richard Baron.

KTEP Local
12:22 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Richard Baron - Part 1

Photographer and writer, Richard Baron – now living in Santa Fe, New Mexico – talks about what first brought him to El Paso and what keeps him connected to the border.

Information:
www.baronrichard.com

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KTEP Local
8:00 pm
Sun December 28, 2014

ACT RADIO: War of the Whales

  Joshua Horwitz, author of "War of the Whales," talks to Liz, Tom, and Greg about the sonar tests by the US Navy which are causing mass strandings of whales.  Whales have communicated with each other across countless miles of ocean, but these tests are interfering with the whales' ability to interact with each other and search for prey.  http://warofthewhales.com/

Aired Dec. 28, 2014.

KTEP Local
1:49 pm
Sat December 27, 2014

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

Credit --intelligenttravel.nationalgeographic.com

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 http://intelligenttravel.nationalgeographic.com/author/afitzsim/

KTEP Local
11:29 am
Sat December 27, 2014

GOOD TO GROW: Winter Tree Care

  Regional Urban Forester Oscar Mestas of the Texas A&M Forest Service joins Norma & Denise to talk about winter tree care.  How much water do our trees need in the winter?  Do younger trees require more water than mature trees?  Plus, Oscar gives a few tree recommendations for the region.  Learn more about tree selection, planting, and care at http://texastreeplanting.tamu.edu/.

Aired Dec 27, 2014.

KTEP Local
9:14 am
Fri December 26, 2014

FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Study Abroad Program

David Ruiter and Louie Saenz - background; Daniel Chacon, seated

  When we read the words of the literary greats, we might travel their homelands in our imaginations...wondering how the landscape inspired their words. UTEP's Study Abroad Program is offering students an opportunity to go to London & Paris to visit the lands from which many great writers arose. Louie Saenz talks with Daniel Chacon of the UTEP Creating Writing program and David Ruiter of the UTEP English Department.

Learn more about the program at http://utep.abroadoffice.net/index.html or call Niamh Minion at 915-747-6173.

Aired Dec. 26, 2014.

KTEP Local
12:29 pm
Sun December 21, 2014

WORDS ON A WIRE: The Christmas Show!

Credit Wikipedia

  

  We proudly re-air Words on a Wire's 2013 Christmas show, which originally aired Dec. 22, 2013!  Ben & Daniel celebrate the Christmas season with reflections on their favorite memories.  Ben remembers making tamales with his mom when he was young, a tradition he continues to this day.  Daniel remembers proudly writing a Christmas poem about Santa driving a Cadillac...only to find out that his teacher doubted his authorship.  And Ben & Daniel also talk about their favorite Christmas songs and the memories they conjure.  Ben's favorite is "I'll be Home for Christmas," which he says idealizes the often-unattainable concept of "home."  Daniel tears up every time he hears "The Little Drummer Boy."  Ben will also read T.S. Eliot's "Journey of the Magi."

Aired Dec. 21, 2014.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat December 20, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: El Paso Museum of Art

Dr. Michael Tomor, Director of the El Paso Museum of Art discusses the exhibit Modern Masters Series: Highlights from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, that is currently on display at the Museum of Art.

Information:
http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat December 20, 2014

STATE OF THE ARTS: Body Art: Contemporary El Paso Jewelry

Metals artists Rachelle Theiwes and Lorena Aguirre join Dr. Michael Tomor, Director of the El Paso Museum of Art to discuss the exhibit Body Art: Contemporary El Paso Jewelry, now on display at the El Paso Museum of Art.

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