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Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station


   **Rebroadcast from Dec. 16, 2012**  

Keith & Russ talk with Jason White, from the Department of Analytical Chemistry at the Connecticut Agricultural Experimental Station.  White talks about testing the toxicity of nanomaterials against plants.  He has found that smaller particles of nanomaterials such as silver tend to be more toxic than larger particles, especially when they begin to accumulate. 

Aired Aug. 7, 2016.

Arlene Pellicane is the author of '31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom' (www.arlenepellicane.com), one of several books that follow the '31 Day' formula based on Biblical lessons. She joins us to share her life lessons.  Aired Aug. 7, 2016

  On this program we'll hear a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Jon Meacham, whose portrait of President George H.W. Bush is called 'DESTINY AND POWER: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush.' Meacham used Bush's tape-recorded diaries to shed light on the life & career of this very private man. http://www.jonmeacham.com/

Aired Aug. 7, 2016

  **Rebroadcast from July 13, 2014**

Host Daniel Chacon reflects on the genius of Dr. Seuss...including why Seuss reminded him of Edgar Allan Poe.

Aired August 7, 2016


  *Rebroadcast from July 13, 2014**

Daniel talks with Heather Hartley, author of the poetry collection "Knock Knock."  Heather is the Paris editor for Tin House magazine and curates Shakespeare & Company Bookshop's weekly reading series in Paris.  She was also a visiting online MFA professor at the University of Texas at El Paso.  Heather talks about how her move to Paris inspired "Knock Knock," and why much of poetry is either about or inspired by travel.  In this interview, she also explains why the works of Dr. Seuss were such a huge influence on her poetry, and why humor is so very important in writing poetry.  http://www.heatherhartleyink.com/

For today's Poem of the Week, Heather Hartley treats us to a poem from her forthcoming collection, Adult Swim.  

Aired Aug. 7, 2016

  Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus, Sierra Campus and East Campus have been recognized by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and the Department of State Health Services for achieving one of the highest reported rates in the state for its work to protect newborns from Hepatitis B virus infection.  Joining us on this program are Sandra Olivas and Sonia Lopez, RNs with the Mother-Baby Unit at the Hospitals of Providence.  Over 99% of babies born in the Sierra and East campuses are immunized against Hepatitis B.

Aired August 6, 2016

  Guest host Richard Dayoub welcomes El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles for a conversation about crime prevention, racial profiling, the consequences of drunk driving, and plans for a memorial for fallen officers.

Aired Aug. 6, 2016

Storyteller, poet and musician, Jaime Rivera aka Zyme One talks about the release of his 4th album on CD titled Memories of My Melancholy Cholas – a tribute to the women of the barrio.

Part 2 of our interview with storyteller, poet and musician, Jaime Rivera aka Zyme One.


  The Texas epic "Giant" celebrates its 60th anniversary this year with a special screening at this year's Plaza Classic Film Festival, Saturday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m.  "Giant" was one of actor Robert Nichols' earliest roles, and in this 2008 recording from that year's Plaza Classic Film Festival, he shares the memories he made shooting this classic with Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean. 

Robert Nichols died in 2013.

Aired Aug. 6, 2013

Photo by J.R. Hernandez / UTEP Communications

  UTEP Economics Professor Jim Holcomb doesn't just run numbers in the classroom, he times them down to a millisecond when he serves as a national championship swimming official. Holcomb was recently invited to officiate at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials in Omaha, Neb. He joins us on this program to tell us about the experience and about his lifelong love of swimming. Aired Aug. 5, 2016


  *Rebroadcast from Dec. 2, 2012*

Keith talks with Allen Hermann, a physicist who has worked and taught at universities such as the University of Colorado and Tulane University, and at scientific hubs such as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Solar Energy Research Institute.  Hermann talks about his past groundbreaking research, how he missed a chance at making millions with one of his discoveries, and about his rewarding life as a jazz trombonist. 

Aired July 31, 2016

  Writer Sarah Hepola is an alcoholic. In her memoir "BLACKOUT: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget," she documents with honesty and humor, the blackouts she experienced. What did she say? How did she meet that guy? The memoir documents her stumbling into the sober life she never wanted.  She talks with Louie Saenz on this week's Book Club about her experiences.

Aired July 31, 2016


*Rebroadcast from June 1, 2014*

Host Daniel Chacón talks about rediscovering "duende"while reading guest Ed Hirsch's book "The Demon and the Angel."

Aired July 31, 2016

  *Rebroadcast from June 1, 2014*

Daniel talks with poet & critic, Edward Hirsch, about his latest book, A Poet's Glossary, which is not so much a book of definitions as it is an exploration of the history of the terms and how those terms interrelate to each other.  Hirsch explains why it took 15 years to compile the information for this book, and why he believes it can still be more expansive (it's already over 700 pages long).  We'll learn about the terms "Duende," "Flarf," and "Spam Poetry."  

This week's Poem of the Week is read by our guest, Edward Hirsch.  He reads "To Poetry."

Aired July 31, 2016

  *Rebroadcast from June 1, 2014*

For this week's Poetic License, Fresno poet Marisol Baca returns to share a couple of poems that reflect upon the world she lived in as a childhood dreamer.  We'll hear "Horno" and "The Discovery."

Aired July 31, 2016

  Many children in foster care are bounced back and forth between family members and foster homes. Many of those youth who are not adopted or returned to their families "age out" of the system. Project FUTURE is providing opportunities for these young adults to find meaningful work experiences through a 6-week law-related internship with El Paso County. Hear more about this exciting program on THE WEEKEND with Louie Saenz.  Our guests are Assistant County Atorney Marilyn Mungerson, Lily Stroud of the Legal Charitable Foundation of El Paso, and Taylor Alaniz, a former ward of the state and participant in Project FUTURE

Aired July 30, 2016

  The El Paso Playhouse, El Paso's longest running theatre company, will soon present the Tracy Letts play "AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY." On the this program, we'll visit with Veronica Frescas, Mario Rodriguez Alvarado, and Carlos del la Garza-Garcia of the El Paso Playhouse. They'll tell us more about the production and will share with us why the theatre is an experience unlike any other. August: Osage County will be performed August 5-28, with shows on Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. Information is available at http://www.elpasoplayhouse.com and 915-532-1317. The Playhouse will also present the final performance of "All in the Timing," an evening of comedy sketches, tonight (July 30) at 8pm. Aired July 30, 2016 

Jimmy B. Vigo, PhD, discusses the upcoming publication of his book titled Reckless Speculations & Twisted Thoughts: Exposing the False Conflict between Science & Religion – an exploration of the nature of human consciousness. 

Part 2 of Monica Gomez' interview with Jimmy B. Vigo, PhD, about his book titled Reckless Speculations & Twisted Thoughts: Exposing the False Conflict between Science & Religion

  Our hot, hot summer has taken its toll on our landscapes, and many of us can't wait for the cooler temperatures in the Fall. On this program Denise & Norma are joined by Master Gardener Jan Petrzelka for a talk about learning the lessons of a hot summer to plan for a more successful fall garden.

Aired July 30, 2016

  The program "East Los High," available on Hulu, is watched by teens in over 120 countries. On this program, UTEP Communication professor Arvind Singhal joins us to tell us how this popular program is reaching young Latinos across the US and educating them about sexual and reproductive health.

Aired July 29, 2016

  Dori Fenenbock is a member of the Board of Trustees of the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD).  She joins us on this program along with EPISD Superintendent Juan Cabrera to talk about the current state of the school district...the progressive educational programs taking place at various campuses across the district...and about the November bond election.


Aired July 23, 2016

University of South Carolina

  *Rebroadcast from Nov 25, 2012*

Keith & Russ talk to Lawrence Reagan, a stress neurologist with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience.  Reagan talks about how stress affects the brain, with an emphasis on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the connections between obesity & depression.  http://ppn.med.sc.edu/lreagan.asp

Aired July 24, 2016.


  On the next KTEP Book Club on PERSPECTIVES, we visit with Diane Muldrow, longtime editorial director of Little Golden Books. She'll tell us about EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED FROM A DISNEY LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK, featuring iconic art from Disney Little Golden Books captioned with advice about finding the magic in life, such as “Keep your heart open” and “Be an explorer”. 

Aired July 24, 2016

  On the next KTEP Book Club on PERSPECTIVES, Julie Lythcott-Haims joins us to talk about her book HOW TO RAISE AN ADULT: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success. Lythcott-Haims is former Stanford University Dean of Freshmen, and her book explores how and why the hyper-attentive parenting, or helicopter parenting, trend has taken parents and their offspring hostage in this country, and exposes the real-life dangers that lie ahead not only for the kids who are raised this way, but for society at large.

Aired July 24, 2016


  *Rebroadcast from May 25, 2014*  

Daniel talks with writer Michael Nava, whose latest novel, The City of Palaces, is set in pre-Revolutionary War Mexico during the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz.  Nava is also a lawyer who is a staff attorney at the California Supreme Court, and he explains how he balances his time as an attorney and a working writer.  Nava also talks about his Henry Rios mystery series, which were centered around an openly-gay Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer, published from 1986-2000.  http://michaelnavawriter.com/

Aired July 24, 2016

*Rebroadcast from May 25, 2014*

  For this week's Poem of the Week, local poet Nancy Lechuga reads "Myrtle" by John Ashbery.

Aired July 24, 2016

  *Rebroadcast from May 25, 2014*

And in this week's Poetic License, writer Marisol Baca reflects on her grandmother's kitchen in Albuquerque, where she spent much of her youth.  The piece is called The Kitchen Table.

Aired July 24, 2016

  *Rebroadcast from May 25, 2014*

Host Daniel Chacón shares his experiences discovering cities.  Daniel often doesn't have an itinerary when he enters a new city - he enjoys absorbing a city's energy and discovering the city without a plan.  He shares his experiences walking in Mexico City and Paris. 

Aired July 24, 2016