KTEP Local

KTEP Local
2:00 pm
Sat December 7, 2013

PERSPECTIVES: George Johnson

  

 In a rebroadcast from Sept. 28, 2013, Louie talks with George Johnson, author of "The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery."  Johnson talks about his interest in the disease, which has been traced back to the days of the dinosaurs.  He talks about why certain ethnic groups may be prone to certain kinds of cancers, and how a Western diet could drastically alter those risks.  But during Johnson's research for the book, he also discovered that a high diet of fruits & vegetables doesn't always lead to reduced risks for cancer.

Johnson also shares the personal story that led him to want to write this book - his wife at the time, only 43 years old, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.  (10 years later, she is cancer-free).  Also, while writing the book, Johnson's brother was diagnosed with an aggressive mouth cancer which claimed his life within months.  These memories are included in the book.  http://talaya.net/

Aired Dec. 7, 2013.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat December 7, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Creative Kids

Creative Kids Co-founder Andrea Gates-Ingle talks about the recent visit to the White House to receive the 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama.

Creative Kids – Recipient of the 2013 Youth Program Award
http://creativekidsart.org
(915) 533.9575

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat December 7, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: A Christmas Carol

Austin Savage (Director) and Roland Esparza (Bob Cratchit) preview UTEP’s annual production of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol.

A Christmas Carol
UTEP’s Wise Family Theatre, Fox Fine Arts Center
December 15, 2013 - December 20, 2013
(915) 747-5118

KTEP Local
11:30 am
Sat December 7, 2013

GOOD TO GROW: TomTatos, Potatoes, and Microgreens (oh my!)

The TomTato
Credit www.thompson-morgan.com

 

   Bill, Denise, and Norma talk about about the latest hybrid plant to come on the market - a TomTato, which is the result of grafting the top of a tomato plant to the bottom part of a potato plant.  It's a novel idea, but will it grow in El Paso?  Potatoes, on the other hand, tend to thrive just fine on their own, and Bill & Denise will talk about the different ways to grow them below and above ground.  Denise also talks about the growing popularity of growing microgreens.

Aired Dec. 7, 2013.

KTEP Local
10:04 am
Fri December 6, 2013

FOCUS ON CAMPUS: BOLD Graphic Design

 

   Guest host Norma Martinez talks with Ana Gabriela Becerra, Public Relations Committee Leader for the exhibit "BOLD: Senior Graphic Design Portfolio Students," being presented by UTEP Senior Graphic Design Students.  The exhibit features logo design, poster design, catalog design, and packaging design.  Ana also explains what defines "bad design."  "BOLD" opened Dec. 5 and remains on display through Dec. 12, 2013, at The Station Offices, 500 W. Overland, Ste 250.  For information: https://www.facebook.com/events/442386915861243/

Aired Dec. 6, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Fri December 6, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Centennial Plaza

Artistic rendering of the Centennial Plaza
Credit centennial.utep.edu

  

  Construction of the UTEP Centennial Plaza.  Keep track of UTEP's campus transformation at http://onthemove.utep.edu/

Today is Day 26 in the Countd0wn to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Dec. 6, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Thu December 5, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Leech Grove

Leech Grove
Credit masterplan.utep.edu

    

  

  Leech Grove. Today is Day 27 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Dec. 5, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Wed December 4, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Pedestrian Bridge

Dedication of the Pedestrian Bridge
Credit admin.utep.edu

  

  The new Pedestrian Bridge at UTEP.  Today is Day 28 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Dec. 4, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Tue December 3, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Mining Minds

Mining Minds sculpture
Credit admin.utep.edu

    

 

   The Mining Minds sculpture at UTEP.  Today is Day 29 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.  

Aired Dec. 3, 2013.

KTEP Local
10:15 am
Mon December 2, 2013

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Gem Show; International Business Summit

Credit epmgs.com

    In the first half of the show, Dennis talks with Harry Bruntz of the El Paso Gem & Mineral Society about the upcoming Gem & Mineral Show, Dec. 6-8 at the El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama.  $3 adults, $2 seniors/military, free for children.  All kids who attend will receive a free geode!  Hear about the fascinating minerals right in our own backyard, and about the many ways you can score free tickets.  http://epmgs.com/

In the second half of the show, Dennis welcomes Audrey Marufo and Art Anchondo of the Small Business Development Center.  Hear about the free International Business Summit taking place on Friday, Dec. 6, at 9050 Viscount, Building B-520.  The summit will focus on international marketing for small business owners.  Learn more information and register online: http://elpasosbdc.net/training/seminars/international-marketing-is-your-passport-to-profit/ or call (915) 831-7742.

Aired Nov 30, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Mon December 2, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Chihuahuan Desert Gardens

Credit webcontent.utep.edu

    

  The Chihuahuan Desert Gardens on the UTEP Campus.  Today is Day 30 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Dec. 2, 2013.

KTEP Local
7:30 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

SCIENCE STUDIO: Electrons

  Keith & Russ talk with Dennis Lichtenberger of the University of Arizona's Department of Chemistry.  Dennis talks about why the movement of electrons affect the behavior of molecules.  He also talks about the ups & downs of the so-called "hydrogen economy," and why it's not just limited to fueling automobiles.  Dennis first appeared on Science Studio 22 years ago in which he talked about C60 - Buckminsterfullerene, or "Bucky Balls" - a form of carbon whose electrons behave as if they belonged to a smaller molecule.  http://www.chem.arizona.edu/faculty_profile/lich/lichx.html

Aired Dec. 1, 2013

KTEP Local
12:29 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

WORDS ON A WIRE: Patricia Engel

Patricia Engel
Credit patriciaengel.com

 

   Daniel and guest co-host Marcia Hatfield Daudistel talk with Patricia Engel about her new novel, "It's Not Love, It's Just Paris."  Patricia explains why the book is a result of wanting to write a "Paris" novel as well as a love story without being a stereotypical "French romance" book.   She also explains why she was lucky to avoid the "chick lit" label on her previous books.  http://patriciaengel.com/

In this week's Poetic License, Benjamin Alire Saenz begins a series in which he reflects on Words, Knowledge, and Memory.  In this entry, Ben explains how he approaches all three in his life and his work.

And in this week's Poem of the Week, Daniel reads "Be Drunk" by Charles Baudelaire.

Aired Dec. 1, 2013.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat November 30, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Gene Keller

Local poet, singer/songwriter, philosopher and Santa-look-alike, Gene Keller announces the release of his new Christmas CD titled Hug a Bum.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat November 30, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Alazan Artists

Two members of the Alazan Artists, Virginia Howell and Nina Walker preview the 5th Annual Desert Lights Art Show and Sale featuring 14 award-winning artists.

Information:
Desert Lights 5th Annual Art Show and Sale
150 Sunset
Sunday, December 8 from 3 to 7 pm

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat November 30, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Artists Nestor Valencia & Alfonso Tellez

Former El Paso City Planner and a well-known Portrait Artist, Nestor Valencia is joined by Artist and former Secretary to the City’s Historic Landmark Commission, Alfonso Tellez, to talk about an innovative approach to supporting local art – in-home exhibitions!

Information:
(575) 882-9377

KTEP Local
11:15 am
Sat November 30, 2013

GOOD TO GROW: Holiday Plants

In a rebroadcast from Nov 26, 2011, Bill & Norma talk about how to care for holiday plants & trees, such as living & cut Christmas trees, Christmas cactus, and Norfolk pines.  They also talk about how best to plan for winter pruning and how to care for freeze-damaged trees.  Aired Nov. 30, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:15 am
Fri November 29, 2013

FOCUS ON CAMPUS: El Paso - A City of Secrets

In this rebroadcast from Jan. 4, 2013, Louie talks with author Ken Hudnall.  Hudnall talks about the Chinese immigrant workers who came to El Paso in the 1880s to work on the railroad system.  Hundreds of Chinese immigrants remained in El Paso, creating El Paso's Chinatown.  After a Chinese exclusion law was passed by Congress in 1882, many El Pasoans began to illegally smuggle Chinese into the city.  Legends persist of a tunnel system hundreds of miles long and an underground city below Downtown El Paso which hid & protected many of these Chinese illegal immigrants.  Hudnall talks about his quest to map this complex series of tunnels and his search for the underground city.  http://kenhudnall.com  Aired Nov. 29, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Fri November 29, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Digitized UTEP History

The 1943 TCM Yearbook, available in digital form

 

   The history of UTEP in digital format.  http://encyclopedia.utep.edu/index.php/How_to_Research_UTEP_History

Today is Day 33 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.  

Aired Nov. 29, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Thu November 28, 2013

MINER MINUTES: The Sun Bowl Parade

Credit sunbowl.org

    

  Happy Thanksgiving!  The history of the Sun Bowl Parade in El Paso.  Today is Day 34 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Nov. 28, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Wed November 27, 2013

MINER MINUTES: UTEP Encyclopedia

  The online historical references on the UTEP Encyclopedia.  http://encyclopedia.utep.edu/index.php/Main_Page

Aired Nov. 27, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Tue November 26, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Magoffin Auditorium

Magoffin Auditorium
Credit utepspecialevents.com

    The history of Magoffin Auditorium.  Today is Day 36 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Tue. Nov. 26, 2013.

KTEP Local
9:00 am
Mon November 25, 2013

MINER MINUTES: Heritage House

Heritage House

 

    

   The history of UTEP's Heritage House.  today is Day 38 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.

Aired Nov. 25, 2013.

KTEP Local
8:00 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

ACT RADIO: Lauren Berger

   Greg, Liz, and Tom talk wit Lauren Berger, program associate with the policy think tank Brighter Green.Lauren talks about the documentary "What's for Dinner" which explores the rising consumption of meat in China (http://wfdinner.com/).  We'll also find out why meat-eating is associated with status, and why the increase of a meat-based diet around the world will harmfully impact societies and economies.  http://www.brightergreen.org/

And Liz wishes to share this Thanksgiving link with our listeners: "I Will Survive Thanksgiving."  Enjoy, and happy holidays!  

Aired Nov. 24, 2013.

KTEP Local
7:30 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

SCIENCE STUDIO: Proteomics & Alzheimer's Disease

  Keith & Russ talk with Dr. Oscar Alzate, Senior Director of Proteomics, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso.  Alzate explains proteomics and how proteoms relate to Alzheimer's.   He also engages Keith & Russ in a conversation about the restrictions of scientific research in America and whether it's beneficial to the populace.

Aired Nov. 24, 2013.

KTEP Local
12:29 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

WORDS ON A WIRE: Juan Ochoa

 

   Daniel welcomes guest co-host Nancy Lechuga, a local poet, for a conversation with Juan Ochoa, author of the novel "Mariguano," a book set on the South Texas/Mexico border during the Reagan-era War on Drugs.  Juan talks about the similarities between his characters and his own experiences observing corruption and the drug trade on the border.  Juan also explains why he believes the Reagan-era policies led to the large drug organizations of today.  

For today's Poem of the Week, guest co-host Nancy Lechuga reads 3 short poems by the Russian poet, Vera Pavlova: "Am I Lovely? Of Course!", "He Marked the Page with a Match," and "I am in Love, Hence Free to Live."  http://verapavlova.us/

For this week's Poetic License, Los Angeles poet and literary event coordinator Jessica Ceballos has a conversation with writer Chiwan Choi about his recent book, "It was Always the Weight of Everything," which is a social experiment in publishing.  Chiwan began writing it on Facebook, has published it digitally, and is making it available for free to everyone.    Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/theweightofeverything.

Aired Nov. 24, 2013.

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat November 23, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Tumblewords Project

Poet and founder of the Tumblewords Project, Donna Snyder along with Editor, Nick Adam Rodriguez talk about the upcoming release of Mezcla: Art & Writing from the Tumblewords Project, Vol. 2.

Mezcla: Art & Writing from the Tumblewords Project, Vol. 2
Saturday, November 30, 7 pm
Percolator Café
217 N Stanton
(915) 328-5484

KTEP Local
12:00 pm
Sat November 23, 2013

STATE OF THE ARTS: Author Phillip D. Cortez

Author, Phillip D. Cortez talks about his second children’s book titled When I Close My Eyes / Al Cerrar Mis Ojos.

Information: phillipcortez.com

KTEP Local
11:29 am
Sat November 23, 2013

GOOD TO GROW: Cold Weather and Potted Plants

  Denise, Bill, and Norma advise on the best ways to protect your potted patio plants from the cold weather.  Denise also gives us an update on the new class of Master Gardeners, and tells us why now is the best time to get your soil tested by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.  Learn more at 915-860-2515.

Aired Nov. 23, 2013.

KTEP Local
11:15 am
Sat November 23, 2013

ON FILM: Before the Curtain Rises

The Palace (Alambra) Theatre, ca. 1913
Credit El Paso Public Library, Altman Collection

 

   Charles talks with Jeffrey Mills, founder & director of the nonprofit Documentary Alliance, which is producing the film "Before the Curtain Rises," which documents the rise & fall of the Interstate Theatre chain in Texas.  El Paso's Plaza and Palace (Alambra) Theatres were part of the chain, and the restoration of the Plaza Theatre plays a central role in the film.  Jeffrey talks about why the movie theatre palaces were just as important to the movie-going experience as the movies themselves.  

An Indiegogo crowd sourcing campaign is currently underway to finish production on the film.  You can contribute at http://www.interstatetheatres.com/.

Learn more about the Documentary Alliance at http://www.documentaryalliance.org/.

Aired Nov. 23, 2013.

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