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.”
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+.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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/
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.
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 email@example.com, or visit http://www.olliatutep.org/home.html.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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/
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.
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/.
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.
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."
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.
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.