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  John Martinez is a poet, musician, and activist who holds down a day job as an administrator for a Los Angeles law firm.  After decades of writing poetry, Martinez produced his first collection, "A Tale of Submission."  He explains why it took so long to get the book published, and why the wait was worth it in order to put a life's worth of experience into words.

Aired Sept. 18, 2016

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UTEP Political Scientist Gregory Rocha joins us to talk about the current presidential campaign.  The field of candidates has been whittled down from 17 to 2, and both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have very low approval ratings. Rocha also talks about Clinton's recent health issues, how millennials might be voting, and why there are new battleground states that could decide the race.

Aired Sept. 17, 2016

Luis Safa is an illustrator, artist and muralist who is known for his prolific and sometimes dark illustrations and animations that touch on themes of northern Mexican history and politics from the Revolution to the underbelly of the drug wars.  

His latest exhibition, Wake me When I’m Dead, curated by the Rubin Center, features Safa’s latest body of work in which he departs from his tight graphic style to create loose, frantic and far-reaching drawings and multi-media installations.

The works will be accompanied by sound and media installations featuring the work of Mexico City-based artist Javier Sanchez, and El Paso’s own Jim Ward.

Las Artesanas is a cultural event that will take place at Café Mayapan on Saturday, September 24, 2016.  The event will feature Chef Macolina Salvador Hidalgo, recipient of the 2016 Expo Puebla Artesanal Gastronomia  “#1 Mole” Award.

The Las Artesanas event will also feature local music, mole de Puebla and ancestral food, exhibits and demos. Here to tell us more about the Las Artesanas event are Carolina Franco and Lorena Andrade.

  *Re-broadcast from Nov 14, 2015*

  Madeline Moya is the managing director of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI), and she joins us on the next ON FILM to tell us about TAMI's online exhibit AMATEUR AMATEURS, which features films by amateur Texas filmmakers. The films include a 1964 black & white horror film by tailor, magician, and filmmaker Ramon Galindo...a comedy by two brothers who filmed a slapstick comedy while they were in high school...and socially-conscious films by a teacher and self-taught photographer.

 http://www.texasarchive.org/amateurauteurs/

Aired Sept 17, 2016.

Sandra Cisneros' book "The House on Mango Street" has been adapted for the stage, and it will be presented soon by the UTEP Department of Theatre & Dance. Hear more about the upcoming production from actors Talia Davila and Nancy Batres, who both play the role of "Esperanza"...plus they share their experiences in the theatre.

Performances are Sept 22, 23, 29, 30, Oct 1 at 7:30pm; Sept 25 & Oct 2 at 2:30pm.  Shows are at the UTEP Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre, $9-$15.  915-747-5118

https://www.facebook.com/UTEP-Department-of-Theatre-and-Dance-132721790087612/

Aired Sept 16, 2016

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  The latest in animal rights and vegetarian/vegan news:

The BBC recently published an article about the consequences to wildlife if a wall were built along the US/Mexico border.  Cutting a migration route could lead to severe consequences in genetic diversity.  Read the article here: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37200583

The USDA is buying back 11 million pounds of cheese from a stockpile that resulted in falling demand for dairy products.  This may lead dairy producers to raise prices on their products.  How is this buyback affecting taxpayers?  Read more in this article from Taxpayers for Common Sense: http://www.taxpayer.net/media-center/article/helping-dairy-farms-usda-buys-20-million-worth-of-cheese

Aired Sept 11, 2016

  Robin Raven is an author, blogger, and activist who has published articles on the Huffington Post.  Her first children's book "Santa's First Vegan Christmas" grew out of an observation of "casual violence" when she noticed images of Santa with his reindeer.  In Robin's story, Santa wants Dana to join the other reindeer on his Christmas ride, but Dana helps Santa find kinder alternatives to delivering toys to boys & girls around the world.

Robin also shares her experiences growing up in the South as a young vegetarian.  Her father was a hunter.  Robin's mother was supportive of her decision, despite the occasional teasing that came her way.

https://www.facebook.com/RobinRaven/

Aired Sept 11, 2016

MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences

  Science, when communicated well to an audience, can make a difference in public opinion about topics such as medicine or climate change.  On this program, we'll talk to John C. Besley, Associate Professor and Ellis N. Brandt Chair in Public Relations at the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University.  He studies how our perceptions of science & technology can potentially have health or environmental impacts.  

Aired Sept 11, 2016

  BEN BOVA is a 6-time Hugo Award-winning writer of over 120 science fiction novels and nonfiction works. Bova joins us to talk about his 2015 political thriller Power Surge, which steps away from science fiction to tell the tale of a science advisor who must push against the powers-that-be to shine light on a comprehensive energy plan that would boost the country's economy, protect the environment, AND make the US the world leader in energy production.  http://www.benbova.com Aired Sept 11, 2016 

  Seema Reza is the author of the memoir "When the World Breaks Open," which traces her life through essays and poems.  She joins us on this program to tell us what she discovered about herself through these writings and what she hopes to share with her readers.  Host Tim Z. Hernandez considers "When the World Breaks Open" one of the best books of 2016.

http://seemareza.com/

Aired Sept. 11, 2016

 

   The El Paso Retired Teachers Association is the oldest association for retired teachers in the state of Texas.  On Sept. 22, the Association will a 70th anniversary luncheon with guest speaker Tim Lee, director of the state association for retired teachers.  Joining us on this program are James Lamonica,  President of the El Paso Retired Teachers Association; Pat Lally, past President; and Nancy Wall, long time board member.  They join us to tell us more about the luncheon and to share some of their favorite stories about teaching and about their retirement activities.

El Paso Retired Teachers Association 70th Anniversary Luncheon: September 22, 2016, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Wyndham Hotel, 2027 Airway.  Please contact Lila Murphy for lunch reservations, (915) 345-1438. $17.00 is payable at the door.  RSVP by Sept. 13.  http://localunits.org/elpasorta/

Aired Sept 10, 2016

Chopin is credited with originating the modern piano style, and the music of this fine romantic composer is featured in the 22nd season of the El Paso Chopin Festival to provide an opportunity for residents and  visitors to to hear the piano played with unsurpassed elegance, power, and expression.

The twenty-second season of El Paso’s Chopin Festival promises to be another year of musical excellence, returning once again with several free performances. Here to talk about it are Dr. Lucy Scarborough and Joyce Whiteside.

Get Out The Vote is a civic engagement initiative that encourages designers to use their unique voice to educate the public, and excite them about participating in the electoral process.

In the past month, AIGA El Paso has received some very engaging posters that create a dialogue about the importance of voting for our community. You are invited to join them at Proper Printshop on Tuesday, September 13 and see these wonderful submissions along with one poster pre-selected to be screen printed live at the show.

  The summer is slowly transitioning into fall.  Our grass is not as lush, our trees are not as vibrant, and our summer vegetable crop is coming to an end.  It's time to start thinking about fall gardening - get your winter veggies ready!  Let's get our minds off of tomatoes and squash and on to garlic, cilantro, and greens.  Master Gardener Jan Petrzelka will also be telling us about why pomegranate trees make such a terrific addition to any landscape.

Aired Sept 10, 2016

  Guest hosts Felipa Solis and Kyle Alvarado are raging film buffs, and they join us on this program to share their opinions about a couple of very different movies that are making waves with critics and audiences alike: "Don't Breathe," about a group of young home invaders who are clueless about the deadly abilities of their blind target...and "Hell or High Water," about two brothers who plan a heist against the bank that is foreclosing on their family ranch.

Aired Sept 10, 2016

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  Human cadavers are often used in training medical students, but they are also useful in helping physical & occupational therapists familiarize themselves with the intricacies of human musculature and the delicate nature of tendons and veins.  The UTEP College of Health Sciences recently unveiled its Human Anatomy Teaching Laboratory, and on this program, we'll visit with the director of the lab, Mark Caulkins.

Aired Sept 9, 2016

  Time to sow seeds of snapdragons, dianthus, pansies, and other winter flowers in flats for planting outdoors during October.

Dig and divided spring flowering bulbs and perennials such as daffodil, iris, daylily, ajuga, liriope, and canna.

Plant leaf and root vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, radish, spinach, and lettuce late in the month.

This month or early next month, sow seeds of wildflowers into weed-free, well-tilled soil.

  

  The American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world's largest scientific society, and this year they will be selecting a new president to serve in 2017.  On this program, we'll hear from this year's candidates: Peter K. Dorhout, Vice President for Research at Kansas State University, and Thomas R. Gilbert, Acting Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University.  The candidates will talk about some of the issues important to the chemical community, including the rising unemployment rates of newly-graduated chemists.

Learn more about the candidates at http://www.peterdorhoutacs.com/ and https://sites.google.com/site/thomasgilbertacs/.

Aired Sept 4, 2016

  J.A. Jance's 2015 novel DOWNFALL revisits Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady, who is both pregnant AND facing a re-election bid as she investigates the case of what could be a murder/suicide or double homicide in Arizona.  Jance joins us on the  KTEP Book Club on PERSPECTIVES to tell us more about the book and how she weaves her personal life into her stories.

http://www.jajance.com/

Aired Sept 4, 2016

  Joseph Somoza is a former English professor at Texas Western (now known as UTEP).  He joins us on this show to share his early memories of El Paso, his Spanish roots, his transition from pre-med to English, and his "backyard poetry" which is reflected in his new collection "As Far as I Know," published by Cinco Puntos Press.

Aired Sept 4, 2016

    

Gardening tools are some of the most handy ways to keep a landscape in check, whether is a nifty weed hoe or a bulb planter. On this program, we'll talk about some of our favorite gardening tools!

Aired Sept 3, 2016

  Henry C. Trost was one of the most iconic architects of the Southwest, and he is responsible for over 200 buildings in El Paso, including the Camino Real, the Cortez Building, and El Paso High School.  The Texas Trost Society works to promote Trost's legacy and to educate the public about the importance of preserving these historically important buildings.  Joining us on this program are Max Grossman, Vice Chair of the El Paso County Historical Commission, and Malissa Arras, Executive Director of the Texas Trost Society.

http://texastrost.org/http://elpasocountyhistory.com/

Aired Sept 3, 2016

  The U.S. Army has a strong presence in El Paso thanks to Fort Bliss.  The presence will be felt even more when UTEP hosts Army on September 17 at the Sun Bowl.  To tell us more about this highly-anticipated football game and about El Paso's special relationship with Fort Bliss is Chris Park of UTEP Athletics and LTC Craig Childs of Fort Bliss.  The game will include discounts for military, free giveaways to fans, and lots of fun.

Tickets are available at http://www.utepathletics.com/, at 915-747-6150, and at the UTEP Ticket Center.

Aired Sept 3, 2016

Meet the vecinos of calle Mango through the eyes of twelve-year-old Esperanza. Her story tracks the ups and downs we all face during the tricky times of adolescence. We are invited to join the UTEP Department of Theater and Dance as they bring the stories of Sandra Cisneros’ critically acclaimed novel The House on Mango Street to life on stage. 

El Paso High School is 100 years old and the fourth installment of their Legacy Series program focuses on “100 Years of Excellence in the Arts”. The program takes place on Thursday, September 8, 2016 with Felipa Solis as the featured speaker. 

  Throughout the decades, the cinema has not shied away from addressing political or social issues, whether directly or metaphorically.  The Sunset Film Society is screening classic films whose messages are still relevant today.  To tell us more is Sunset Film Society Founder Jay Duncan.

Films screen Saturdays at 2pm at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana.  http://www.sunsetfilmsociety.org

  • Sept 3: Gabriel Over the White House (1933)
  • Sept 10: The Boy with Green Hair (1948)
  • Sept 17: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
  • Sept 24: On the Beach (1959)

Aired Sept 3, 2016

 As of August 1, individuals with a Texas concealed handgun license are allowed to carry concealed handguns on public university campuses throughout the state.  To tell us more about the CAMPUS CARRY law and how it applies to UTEP is Gary Edens, Vice President for Student Affairs, and Catie McCorry Andalis, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students. 

http://sa.utep.edu/campuscarry/

Aired Sept 2, 2016

  Mark Renfield is an author and vegan chef whose new book "Healing the Vegan Way" walks vegans or vegans-to-be through delicious, filling recipes that take readers from salads to vegan sloppy joes and beyond!  Reinfeld talks about why "food activism" is probably the best way to get people turned on to a plant-based, compassionate lifestyle.  http://veganfusion.com/

Aired Aug. 28, 2016

WildEarth Guardians

  The latest vegan-related news and animal activism.

Millennials are behind the meteoric rise of veganism in Europe.  Read more at http://veganenthusiasts.com/2016/08/19/millennials-driving-a-rise-of-veganism/

Krill-based omega supplements are depleting the Antarctic of a specials critical to aquatic life and other Antarctic life.  Read more at http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/omega-supplement-killing-marine-animals/

The Texas Hornshell is a mussel that is being recommended for endangered species protection due to damming and overuse of the Rio Grande.  Read more at  https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2016/texas-hornshell-08-09-2016.html

Aired Aug. 28, 2016

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