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  GOSPEL MUSIC is uplifting and food for the soul. The Associates Entertainment Group is using gospel music to not just uplift the masses, but as a way to reach out to soldiers who need to connect with a message upon returning from service. 

On the next episode of THE WEEKEND, we'll visit with Robert Bolden and Linda Thomas, who will tell us about THE GOSPEL MIX, an exciting event that invites anyone who's inspired to share their gospel talent ministry of song, dance and music with an audience.

The Gospel Mix will take place Sept 4, 3-7pm, a the Hilton Garden Inn at 6650 Gateway East.  Admission is $15, or $10 + 3 canned goods.  Call Associates Entertainment Group at 972-302-6253, or visit http://associatesentertainmentgroup.com/

Aired July 16, 2016

  Dr. Richard McCallum is a gastroenterologist at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.  We know him as "The Tummy Doctor" on KTEP.  Dr. McCallum  talks matter-of-factly about mosquito-borne illnesses, diseases encountered by inmate populations, diet fads, and why you HAVE to have that colonscopy!

Aired July 16, 2016

The Barbed Wire Open Mic will feature Donna Snyder in its monthly reading series on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm. At the Rock House Café and Gallery. Snyder will read from her new book, The Tongue Has Its Secrets, a collection of poetry recently published by NeoPoiesis Press.  Donna Snyder tells us about her book and the upcoming reading.

Artist Zeke Pena is working on Bravo/Grande, an interdisciplinary project that examines the relationship between regional communities and the river with creative practice and site-responsive art projects. Through community engagement and collaboration the project studies generational and binational trends in access, use and perception by documenting oral and written stories from the community. Bravo/Grande also explores the effect of immigration policy, increased militarization and U.S./MX relations on these trends. 


  Unrelenting triple digit heat is crisping up our plants...but are you overcompensating by watering your plants too much? On this program, we'll find out how much you REALLY need to water in these hot conditions.

Here's a link to a fantastic resource on how much we should be watering: http://wateruseitwisely.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Landscape-Watering-Guide.pdf

Aired July 16, 2016

  The Plaza Classic Film Festival returns to downtown El Paso August 4-14, and get a preview from Doug Pullen, Program Director at the El Paso Community Foundation and programmer of the Plaza Classic Film Festival.  The original Star Wars trilogy will likely be the most popular offerings, but the festival will also include little-known classics like 1960's "Primary" and 1944's "The Uninvited," to crowd faves like "Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."   The festival will also feature concerts, live accompaniment to silent films, and appearances by very special guests.


Aired July 16, 2016

  Wellness isn't just about physical health. The UTEP Wellness Program offers programs that also cover mental and spiritual health. On this program, we'll hear from Florina Barnett and Eileen Aguilar, who'll tell us about the various programs available to university staff, faculty, students, and retirees ... including a Health Fair taking place at the UTEP Centennial Plaza on July 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Aired July 15, 2016

  The EL PASO STREETCAR PROJECT has downtown traffic down to a crawl, but when the project is finally complete in 2018, 6 streetcars will traverse 4.8 miles and take commuters and visitors to & from downtown international bridges, retail areas, government buildings, the convention center and the downtown ballpark with the medical center, the University of Texas at El Paso and several historic neighborhoods.  Raymond Telles of the Camino Real Regional Mobility Project will tell us more about what we can expect now and in the future. 


Aired July 9, 2016

  In 2013, embedded combat photographer, documentation and production specialist, ROBERT CUNNINGHAM, and New York Times best-selling author, Steven Hartov, joined forces to devise a lasting tribute to our American service members serving in Afghanistan. Selecting from more than 55,000 photographs taken by Cunningham, and utilizing Hartov’s own experience in Afghanistan and narrative expertise, they created AFGHANISTAN: ON THE BOUNCE. The book conveys the full range of our troops’ experiences—from deployment through combat, down-time and honoring fallen comrades.


Aired July 10, 2016

  JOURNALISM IN JULY is a program at UTEP entering its 14th year. Participating students will learn best practices in journalism and will receive mentorship while producing a web-based newspaper. On this program, Angel Cancino, program coordinator for Journalism in July, and Zita Arocha, director of Borderzine, will join us to tell us what students can expect to learn this year.

Aired July 8, 2016

  Joyce Wilson is the President & CEO of the Workforce Solutions Borderplex, a nonprofit organization that serves 6 counties across the state of Texas, including El Paso.  Wilson tells us about the important services the Workforce Solutions Borderplex provides to local employers and to the workforce.  If you are a job seeker, a veteran, a student or an employer, you can learn more at http://www.borderplexjobs.com/.    A hiring event will be taking place July 12 at the Convention Center, in partnership with the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce. For information, visit www.elpaso.org, or call Julie Russell at 202-360-0471.

Aired July 9, 2016

  Hormel Foods is being sued for their "Natural Choice" brand of lunch meat.  "Natural" and "all-natural" are labels that are often imply the lack of additives, hormones, antibiotics, and sustainable practices.  Undercover video has revealed inhumane practices at the factory farm that provides Hormel Foods with their meat.  Read more at http://aldf.org/press-room/press-releases/hormel-sued-for-deceptive-misleading-advertising-of-so-called-natural-products/

Meat taxes are being recommended by a U.N. panel in order to reduce the widespread environmentally-harmful effects of the production of red meat.  China has already recommended a reduction in meat consumption, and Denmark is also proposing a tax on red meat.  Read more in this story from the Star-Telegram http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/world/article87172062.html

Aired July 10, 2016

Hal Marcus

  Local artist Hal Marcus joins us to talk about how a plant-based diet and a compassionate lifestyle has positively affected his life and art.  He believes that spreading the word about the health and spiritual benefits of a plant-based diet will eventually change the world.  Hal is not only walking the walk, but talking the talk - he is the Second Vice President of the Vegetarian Society of El Paso (VSEP), and he and his wife are paying $10 of the $20 yearly VSEP membership fee for every new member who mentions this program.

Information: http://vsep.org/.

View Hal's art at http://www.halmarcus.com/

Aired July 10, 2016

University of Michigan



  *Rebroadcast from Nov 4, 2012*

Keith & Russ talk with Terry Robinson, professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Department of Psychology,  University of Michigan.  Robinson talks about the long-term effects on the brain of exposure to addictive psychostimulants. 

Aired July 10, 2016.


  *Rebroadcast from Nov 16, 2014*

   Daniel talks with his friend, author Dimitri Keriotis.  Dimitri is the author of the new story collection, "The Quiet Time."  The book is Dimitri's first, and he discusses how his travels around the globe, and especially Central Africa, inspired the stories in the collection.  http://dimitrikeriotis.com/

Aired July 10. 2016


*Rebroadcast from Nov 16, 2014*

Today's Poetic License is presented by writer and retired El Paso teacher, Azucena Dominguez.  She reflects on her first kiss, which turned out to be quite painful!

Aired July 10, 2016

  *Rebroadcast from Nov 16, 2014*

Host Daniel Chacón has something to say about healthy eating, and how hard it is to eat healthy if you grew up in a Mexican household.

Aired July 10, 2016

Board Vice-President, Mary Jo Melby; Board Member and Historian, Prince McKenzie; and artist, Dorian Clouser discuss the past, present and future of the El Paso International Museum of Art. 

Part 2 of our interview with Board Vice-President, Mary Jo Melby; Board Member and Historian, Prince McKenzie; and artist, Dorian Clouser from the El Paso International Museum of Art. 

  Do you have fond memories of waking up early on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons? Do you STILL enjoy watching animated programs? Many of today's animated shows are created just for grown ups. On the next ON FILM, we'll visit with James Fino of Starburns Industries, which is involved with the popular HBO animated show "Animals." http://www.hbo.com/animals

Fino is also involved with 2 other creative animated projects: one is based on fantasy game play by Dan Harmon (http://www.starburnsindustries.com/tag/harmonquest/), and the other, "Party Legends," features animated takes on the party stories of infamous celebrities (https://www.viceland.com/en_us/show/party-legends)

Aired July 9, 2016

    **Rebroadcast from Sept. 29, 2013**

  Keith & Russ talk with Vladimir Skokov, a research associate with the Brookhaven National Laboratory.  Skokov talks particle physics, specifically quarks and gluons.  He also touches on plasma and String Theory. http://www.bnl.gov/physics/NTG/people/skokov.php

Aired July 3, 2016.

When we think of National Parks, the thought of majestic Yellowstone often comes to mind.  But did you know that there are cultural national parks like the Gila Cliff Dwellings...and historic national parks like the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC and the CHAMIZAL NATIONAL MEMORIAL in El Paso?  The National Park Service celebrates its centennial in 2016.  Gus Sanchez, Superintendent of the Chamizal, will share some interesting facts about the National Park Service and the Chamizal, which celebrates its 50th anniversary on June 30, 2016.



Ed Archuleta is well known as the long-time manager of the El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board.  He has since retired that position, but he now serves as Director of Water Initiatives at UTEP.  Archuleta joins us on this program to talk about his long career solving water issues in the region, and the ways that El Paso is serving as a model for the state of Texas and for the rest of the world when it comes to water treatment research. 


Marie Losier, born in France, is a filmmaker and curator whose films are regularly shown at prestigious film festivals and museums. She’s in El Paso and Juarez because she received a Guggenheim Award to work on a film called Cassandro, The Exotico, a portrait of the beloved and celebrated Mexican wrestler. When it’s done, this film will be featured in her retrospective at the MOMA in New York City in October 2017.

This summer the El Paso Museum of Art will offer two exciting exhibitions that provide new insights into the life, relationships, art, and self-marketing of the most celebrated artist of the last century: Celebrating Picasso: Photographs by David Douglas Duncan, touring from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri; and Posting Picasso, organized in-house and featuring works from the Museum of Art’s own outstanding collection. 


Spider mites...white flies...grub worms and June beetles...
These are all unwelcome guests in our landscape during the summer months. On this program we'll find out how to keep these buggers under control!  Plus, we'll find out why it's mandatory to follow those directions on pesticide labels.

Read more about controlling grubworms at http://theurbanrancher.tamu.edu/retiredsite/bugs/l1131.pdf.

Aired July 2, 2016

  One film is a blow-up-the-world alien invasion blockbuster. The other is a more intimate woman-versus-shark film. On which movie should you spend your hard-earned movie money? On the next ON FILM, host Charles Horak and Oscar Garza give their opinions on "Independence Day Resurgence" and "The Shallows."  Aired July 2, 2016

UTEP Alumni from around the country and around the world will be gathering on July 16 for the annual ALUMNI PICK-NIC. Here in El Paso, the celebration takes place at Memorial Park.

On the next FOCUS ON CAMPUS, we'll talk with Margie Brickey, Richard Daniel, and John Aranda, who will tell us more about what to expect at this year's event.

The 5th annual UTEP Alumni Pick-Nic on July 16 will be held at 5 p.m. at  Memorial Park, inside Memorial Park Reserve, 3200 Copper.

UTEP Office of Alumni Relations, 915-747-8600, http://alumni.utep.edu/.   $10 Alumni Association members, $14 nonmembers, $8 students, $7 children, $25 family package

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor made the characters "George" and "Martha" famous, or infamous, in the film adaptation Edward Albee's play WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF.  The El Paso Playhouse will present the original stage version of the play, and we’ll hear a conversation with the play’s director Veronica Frescas and actress Minden Dickson who plays “Martha.”  Performances are Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2, June 24-July 17.  The El Paso Playhouse is located at 2501 Montana.




Improv groups like the Upright Citizens Brigade, Second City, and the Groundlings graduated some of the world's most famous comedians. And shows like "Whose Line is it Anyway" brought improve comedy into our living rooms. On the next THE WEEKEND, we'll talk with Matthew Manriquez and Cesar Huerta about El Paso's own improv group, the El Paso Improv League.