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The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance will host two nights of free events with El Paso native and award-winning playwright Octavio Solis.

On the first night, Feb 2nd, Mr. Solis will talk about life in the theater, El Paso’s influence on his work, and the ‘magic’ in his plays. The second night, Feb 3rd, will consist of a Staged reading of the play Lydia, by Octavio Solis (which UTEP will produce in March of this year), followed a ‘Q and A’ with the playwright.

Assistant Professor of Theatre at UTEP, Kim McKean, previews the events.

Dennis Woo sits in for Louie Saenz. Christopher Potter from the UTEP Human Resources Department is the guest and discusses the 8th Annual UTEP Project Move taking place Saturday March the 4th 2017. 

Aired Jan. 27, 2017

Sunday January 29 at 2pm, El Paso Pro-Musica presents "Bach's Lunch." The broadcasts feature the special Noon Time Concerts offered each Thursday at Noon at the El Paso Museum of Art.

This week, guitarist Jason Vieaux present a program featuring the world's finest Spanish composers.

  A conversation with Jim Hicks. Hicks is an author, blogger, consultant and international activist and speaker. https://hpjmh.com

Aired 1/22/2017

Jeff Sloan of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) is the UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Project Lead. Unmanned Aircraft Systems are more widely known as drones. The USGS has been using drones for a vairety of reasons including bird census counts, elk surveys, looking for dinosaur prints at White Sands National Monument, and much more. Keith and Jeff have a not-so-secret desire to map golf courses....  

Orginally Aired November 8, 2015

Author, former television host, and native El Pasoan Eva Kirk joins host Louie Saenz to discuss her first novel Paper Dolls God's Little Cut-Ups.

Aired January 22, 2017

Writer and professor Randa Jarrar joins this week's show to discuss her new book, a collection of stories titled "Him, Me, Muhammad Ali". 

The El Paso Spring Home Show returns to the El Paso Convention Center on January 27 – January 29, 2017.

Featuring simple, smart and sustainable living in a gorgeous small space, El Pasoans can walk through a fully furnished and landscaped display to see what the “tiny home” rage is all about. Tiny homes are just a part of the show. 

The Downtown Management District approved the creation of additional grant incentives for downtown property and/or business owners who invest in their properties.

The new incentives consist of an amendment to the current Downtown Commercial Facade Grant Program as well as the addition of three new grant programs that include a Downtown Iconic Signage and Lighting Grant Program as well as a Downtown Mural Grant Program. 

Just because it's the middle of January does not mean it is too early to start planning your spring garden. Join hosts Denise Rodriguez and Jan Petrzelka as they discuss gardening ideas for spring. 

Aired January 21, 2017

For area filmmakers making a movie is only half the battle, the distribution and marketing can be just as or even more difficult, Las Cruces based Borderland Media hoped to bridge the gap between production and distribution. Host Charles Horak discusses with guests Troy Scoughton and David Salcido, partners with Borderland Media who just released a new anthology horror film, "Lady Belladonna's Nightshade". 

Dr. Tom Fullerton, professor of Economics in the College of Business Administration, shares El Paso's Borderplex Economic Outlook to 2018, as well as taking a look into what a Trump administration may mean to our economy.

Sunday January 22 at 2pm, El Paso Pro-Musica presents "Bach's Lunch." The broadcasts feature the special Noon Time Concerts offered each Thursday at Noon at the El Paso Museum of Art.

This week, Jerome Lowenthal and Michael Brown present an “Informance,” filled with Piano Excitement.

Poet Patrick Rosal joins host Daniel Chacón to discuss his latest book of poems "Brooklyn Antediluvian."

Good to Grow's very own Denise Rodriguez and Jan Petrzelka discuss gardening trends for 2017. 

One of the rising stars of the American winemaking industry is making his first visit to El Paso. André Hueston Mack was a sommelier at Thomas Keller’s renowned French Laundry in California’s Napa Valley and has been featured on ABC’s The Taste and CNBC’s Closing Bell on which he was called a “hero in the wine world.” 

Indigo Twilight, the next production in the El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre, is a classical-jazz crossover concert that explores that magical time “when the colors of day dissolve into the mysterious hues and rhythms of the night.” 

Frequent On Film contributor Jeanna Creel returns to the show and joins host Charles Horak to discuss two very different films about women who take control of their lives: Theodore Melfi's "Hidden Figures" and Paul Verhoeven's "Elle."

On this week's Focus on Campus, UTEP Creative Writing department Associate Professor Dr. Jeff Sirkin discusses the El Paso Writers Resist Reading that takes place Sunday January 15, 2017 at the El Paso Downtown public library featuring writers from El Paso.

Alejandro Briseño, University of Massachusetts at Amherst Polymer Science and Engineering, shares the groundbreaking work his research team has achieved through the study of organic and polymer semiconductor single crystals, polymer semiconductor devices and synthesis of novel organic and polymer semiconductors.

Local Poet Donna Snyder joins host Daniel Chacón in the studio and shares her latest collection of poems in "The Tongue Has Its Secrets."  

El Paso City Representative Peter Svarzbein enlightens us on Sister Cities International in part 1 of this two-part interview. In part 2, Captain Mike Guardia, internationally recognized author and military historian, shares his most recent children's book, "It's Snowing in Hawaii."

Sunday January 15 at 2pm, El Paso Pro-Musica presents "Bach's Lunch." The broadcasts feature the special Noon Time Concerts offered each Thursday at Noon at the El Paso Museum of Art.

This week, Artistic Director and World Renowned Cellist Zuill Bailey, violinist Kurt Nikkanen and violist Scott Rawls present the "Bach Goldberg Variations." 

Dr. Youping Sun, Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center at El Paso, shares details on the recent work at the Ascarate Vegetable Garden. Collaboration efforts between research and extension have been underway in order to bring more Asian vegetables to El Paso.

James Fino, twenty five-year veteran of the entertainment industry, joins us for this in-studio interview on Starburns Industries. Fino is an executive producer/partner with Starburns Industries and the firm's work in ground-breaking animation for television and feature films has been widely praised over the last few years.

El Paso A to Z taps into the essence of El Paso letter by letter - "A" for Artist Tom Lea's easel, "Z" for zithers, and every letter in between.  

Discover the heart, the art, the whimsy, and the energy of El Paso's people, places, and moments in this lighthearted and interactive exhibit at the El Paso Museum of History. 

Artist Erica Marin is the gallery director and co-curator for the Purple Gallery, located in downtown El Paso.  The Purple Gallery was founded in the winter of 2011 as a Pop-Up gallery by Peter Svarzbein and friends.  It operated informally as an art space for short-term projects between 2012 and the spring of 2016.  

Beginning in May of 2016, the Purple Gallery has maintained a permanent space and promotes local and regional artists of all disciplines. 

Ulises Ricoy, PhD, Chair of Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science at Northern New Mexico College, shares his expertise on neuroscience and its relation to addiction.

David Baldacci, New York Times Best Selling Author, has published 33 novels throughout his career so far. All have been national and international bestsellers, and several have been adapted for film and television. His novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries; over 110 million copies are in print worldwide. As this week's Perspectives' guest, he joins in discussion about his latest work, The Guilty.

American poet Cynthia Cruz has published numerous poems in a variety of literary journals and magazines including New Yorker, Kenyon Review, the Paris Review and the Boston Review. ​She is the author of Wunderkammer (2014), The Glimmering Room (2012) and Ruin (2006) and joins host Daniel Chacon to discuss her fourth book of poetry, How the End Begins

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