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El Paso County Master Gardeners are hosting weekly gardening talks at El Paso Public Library branches, monthly Gardening 101 Workshops at the Multipurpose Center, weekly appearances at the Ardovino's Farmers Market beginning Memorial Day Weekend, and much, much more. On this program, we'll learn how your Spring gardening can be enriched by the knowledge of these community volunteers. http://txmg.org/elpaso/ Aired May 14, 2016

The 2 nd annual Plaza Classic Film Camp invites kids ages 9 to 15 to conceive, write, storyboard, shoot, and edit their own films. Doug Pullen, Program Director with the El Paso Community Foundation, and Juan Ferret, Film Camp organizer, join us to talk about this two- week intensive camp which focuses on the fundamentals of filmmaking, animation, acting, directing, and editing. The camp takes place Aug 1-5 and Aug 8-12 from 9am-4pm, at the Main Library downtown, and the deadline to register is July 25 . Register online at plazaclassic.com/summer_camp or by phone at 915-533-4020. $300 before July 17, $325 after July 18. Cost includes materials, lunch, snacks. Limited scholarships available to El Paso & Juarez residents, deadline for scholarship application is July 10. Aired May 14, 2016

Host Richard Dayoub, President & CEO of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce talks about the job opportunities available for military veterans and their spouses with Carla Miller with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Allison Armendariz with the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce. Fort Bliss recently hosted nearly 3200 service members and their spouses in March at a Hiring Our Heroes event. Selected participants receive up to 12 weeks of on-the-job training.

The latest news in vegan nutrition and animal activism: Another elephant has lost its life in the Cambodian tourist trade. Read more at https://www.thedodo.com/sambo-elephant-ride-death-cambodia-1756955909.html The Fish and Wildlife service is required to prepare a recovery plan for Mexican Gray Wolves by 2017. Only 97 wolves remain in the wild. Read more at http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2016/mexican-gray-wolf-04-26-2016.html In the heart of Texas cattle country, Midland Memorial Hospital is encouraging its patients to adopt a plant-based diet for the treatment and prevention of disease. Hear this report from The Texas Standard: http://www.texasstandard.org/stories/veggies-in-cattle-country-texas-hospital-formally-promotes-plant-based-diet/ Aired May 8, 2016

We welcome back Wayne Pacelle, president & CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, and author of The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers are Transforming the Lives of Animals. He explains why an economy focused on more humane behavior - safari photo tours vs game trophy hunting, or human-centered circuses vs 3-ring circuses with elephants, tigers, and bears - is far more successful than an economy centered on inhumane practices. http://www.humanesociety.org/about/events/humane-economy/?credit=web_id89991792_web_hpfs2_042716 Aired May 8, 2016

Dave Steele spent 30 years as an employee of Shell Oil, having spent many years searching for hydrocarbon sources across the globe. He talks to us about the conventional ways of drilling for oil and the unconventional methods, which include hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Is there an advantage or disadvantage to each method? Plus, he explains why the price of oil is mostly driven by global politics, not by supply & demand. Aired May 8, 2016

J. Mae Barizo is the author of the poetry collection "The Cumulus Effect." J. Mae is not only a poet but a classically-trained musician. She explains how musical elements apply to her minimalist style of poetry, and she talks about her sound-text performances which meld words and music. http://www.jmaebarizo.com/ A recent New York Times article took us into Barizo's kitchen. Read it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/04/dining/the-changing-face-of-j-mae-barizos-kitchen.html?_r=0 Aired May 8, 2016

The Mothership Mandala is a mural that is dedicated to all the beautiful mothers of sister cities, El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. The mural was made possible by a grant from the Caldo Collective and was created with the help of the Winchester house and youth from the Pride Center. Muralist Dave “Grave” Herrera talks about the project.

Exodus of Song: Gifts of Love from a Refugee, will feature an evening of Middle Eastern music, poetry, and dance dedicated to the displaced, and those who believe that refugee lives matter. The event takes place on Sunday May 8, 2016 at 7:30p.m. at the Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall on the UTEP campus. Members of the Arabic music ensemble, Layali Al-Sham preview the show.

El Paso Water Utilities is celebrating 25 years of conservation! Join us for the debut of THE WEEKEND as Louie Saenz talks with Water Conservation Manager Anai Padilla, and Christina Montoya, Communications and Marketing Manager with EPWU. El Paso's success in water conservation has been a model for the nation.

Uh, oh! It's almost Mother's Day and you don't have a gift! On this program, we'll give you some last minute suggestions. Bouquets of cut flowers are always a good choice, and we'll have tips on how to pick the right flower and keep it looking beautiful for several days. If you're looking at potted plants for Mom, we've got you covered, too. And don't forget about gift cards, gardening tools, or gardening books! Aired May 7, 2016

The Sunset Film Society and the International Museum of Art are hosting a free International Film Festival featuring films from Spain, France, and Poland. Jay Duncan, president of the Sunset Film Society, and Christiane Gomez, president of the Alliance Française, join us to tell us about the festival, which kicks off on May 7 at 1pm with the groundbreaking 1902 silent film "A Trip to the Moon." A trio of French, Polish, and Spanish films will follow...and films will continue to screen each Saturday at 2pm at 1211 Montana. http://afofelpaso.com/events/2016/05/international-film-festival-3/ http://www.sunsetfilmsociety.org/ Aired May 7, 2016

John R. Graef is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. Graef is interested in biological modeling, namely how to mathematically model the spread of antibiotic-resistant disease in hospital ICUs. Aired May 1, 2016

Carlos Nicolás Flores is the author of "Sex as a Political Condition: A Border Novel." He joins us to talk about how the idea for the book first set seed during his time at the University of Texas at El Paso two decades ago. After a visit to Cuba in 2000 as part of a writers' exchange, Flores revisited those ideas into an award-winning early draft. The book is published as part of Texas Tech University Press's Americas Series, and Flores explains why this publisher took a risk in releasing this book which touches upon some controversial themes. http://www.carlos-flores.com/ Aired May 1, 2016

The Rio Grande Review is a nonprofit bilingual publication run by students of the MFA in Creative Writing at UTEP. Mijail Lamas is the editor and chief of the latest edition, and Daniela Ruelas is the junior editor. In this bilingual interview (Mijail answers the questions in Spanish), we'll find out how the publication has changed in the past several years, and why the current issue is the most accessible in terms of design. Contributions to the Rio Grande Review come from within the Creative Department and from poets & writers from around the world. You can submit your works of fiction and/or poetry for a future edition of the Rio Grande Review by sending a Word document to rgreditors@gmail.com along with a short bio. Aired May 1, 2016

High school students in the region are getting a valuable lesson in applying to Ivy League east coast schools through Undergrads College Consulting & Tours...a program that trains students in grades 9-11 in leadership and networking skills, and how to make a lasting first impression. Learn more as guest host Richard Dayoub interviews Daniel Valdez and Luis Martinez, co-founders of the program, and Daniel Cisneros, a high school senior who has been through the program and accepted to a number of universities.

Irasema Coronado is professor in the UTEP Department of Political Science, and a contributing faculty member of the Environmental Science and Engineering Ph.D. program. She spent the last 3 years as the Executive Director of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) of North America. She joined the commission to help study the impact of free trade on the environment of the 3 countries impacted by NAFTA – Canada, the United States, and Mexico. She talks about the 3 years she spent away from UTEP will working with the CEC, and how she is applying the knowledge she acquired to El Paso.

El Paso Kids-N-Co. is looking for a new home. The owners of the building that housed them on Texas Avenue have decided to go in a different direction, so Kids-N-Co. is searching for a new home. Kids-N-Co. needs the community’s help in looking for a new home, and help in funding the youth programs. Here to tell us about their search for a new place and how we can help is Stella Perry of Kids-N-Co.

Borderland favorite, Frontera Bugalu, is celebrating the release of their new album called Alma de Jaguar on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Tricky Falls. El Paso’s own Jim ward will be opening the show and DJ Birth DFX will be playing the finest in new and old latin-american cumbia. This album was written over the course of two years and features original and creative ideas influenced by life on the border.

Our Spring winds not only cause havoc with our allergies, but with our plants and trees. What's the best way to protect your trees or shrubs from the winds, and what can you do to salvage an already wind-damaged tree? On this program, we'll get windy-weather gardening tips ... and other gardening suggestions for the month of May! Aired April 30, 2016

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Guest host Kyle Alvarado welcomes Oscar Garza, Creative Associate with the new Alamo Drafthouse in El Paso, to tell us more about the cinema's long-awaited opening in El Paso. The theatre offers special screenings of new, classic, and independent films, specialty food & drinks served by a ninja staff, trivia nights for movie buffs, and much more! The Alamo Drafthouse will have a Grand Opening on Friday, May 6, with the opening of Captain America: Civil War. https://drafthouse.com/el-paso Aired April 30, 2016

Join KTEP Sunday afternoon at 2pm for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. This 13-week series features music recorded during the festival's 2015 summer season. Click here for more information about the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival .


The latest news in animal activism and veganism: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has ended its Red Wolf Recovery Program. The Center for Biological Diversity has sued the agency under the Freedom of Information Act in order to find out why. Read more at http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2016/red-wolf-04-11-2016.html . A new nonprofit has been introduced to help introduce more plant-based and lab-grown meat alternatives for a growing consumer base. The Good Food Institute (GFI) works with scientists, investors, and entrepreneurs to make groundbreaking good food a reality. Learn more at http://www.thegoodfoodinstitute.org . Southern Roc Airedales is a puppy mill operating in McIntosh, New Mexico, and undercover video taken by the Animal Legal Defense Fund has revealed deplorable living conditions for the dogs being bred at this facility. Read more at http://aldf.org/blog/legally-brief-neuter-the-puppy-mills/ Aired April 24, 2016

Wayne Pacelle is the President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States. He was one of our first guests on ACT Radio over a decade ago, and he joins us for the first of a 2-part interview to talk about what could be the end of confinement of animals at factory farms. More and more restaurants are sourcing their food from companies that adopt humane practices in food production, and more and more consumers are relying less on a meat-based diet. Laws such as California's Proposition 2, which outlaws confining and inhumane battery cages, are just the start of what is becoming a world-wide trend. Wayne Pacelle is the author of "The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers are Transforming the Lives of Animals." http://www.humanesociety.org/ Aired April 24, 2016

Alan Bassindale

Alan Bassindale is the retired Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching, at Open University, a distance & learning university based in Milton Keynes, England. With a current enrollment of over 200,000, this experiment in open enrollment has expanded opportunities of higher education to a world-wide community. Bassindale talks about the advantages and challenges to this educational institution which was modeled on American universities. http://www.open.ac.uk/ Aired April 24, 2016

Ada Limón is the author of the poetry collection "Bright Dead Things," which was a finalist for the National Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She calls this her most personal, honest, and truthful collection. Limón explains why it's her most accessible poetry - it isn't poetry written for fellow poets, it's poetry for everyone. http://adalimon.com/ For our Poem of the Week, Limón reads "How to Triumph Like a Girl," which was recently awarded the Pushcart Prize. Aired April 24, 2016

The El Paso Playhouse presents “Romeo and Juliet,” a play based on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy with an LGBTQ twist. Playwright Adam Dever, Director Vanessa Keyser, and Georgia Varela join us to tell us more about this unique production which actually allowed actors to make their own imprint on their characters through their personal experiences. Performances are May 13-June 4 , Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2, at 2501 Montana.

The Telling Project is a theatrical event featuring veterans sharing their stories with the community. The Telling Project stops by El Paso in May, and we’ll hear more about these productions which take place May 18 at 7pm at the Chamizal National Memorial, May 21 at 7pm at Fort Bliss, and May 24 at 7pm at Bel Air High School.

The University of Texas at El Paso ranks #12 in the U.S. among Hispanic-serving institutions in producing PEACE CORPS volunteers. Donna Ekal, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies; and Gary Frankwick, Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration, are returning Peace Corps volunteers. They’ll share their experiences from their time in the Peace Corps, and explain UTEP’s role in recruiting future volunteers.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema opens their first El Paso location at Montecillo on Friday, May 6, 2016. Guests can reserve their seats online and tickets are also on sale for the Alamo Drafthouse's soft opening training days from April 25 through May 4.