KTEP Local

Xochitl Rodriguez with The Caldo Collective announces El Paso’s first ever public Frijol Feast featuring a filmmaker, a dancer and a musician vying for micro-finding.


Playwright, producer and director, 17-year-old Alexandra Dipp, along with her mother, Suzanne Dipp introduce the premier of her dramatic play, Cardboard House Dreams, in the El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series.  


  Denise & Norma continue their conversation with Ken Futrell of Ewing Irrigation.  What do you need to know if you're switching out an existing irrigation system?  Ken also talks about the different types of polypipe, emitters, and bubblers that would work best for your landscape.

Aired March 7, 2015.

  Dennis welcomes dietician Bridget Swinney to the program to talk about simple and delicious ways we can start eating healthier.  As an incentive, Eat Right El Paso is hosting a healthy recipe contest that offers a cash prize for the best main dish, appetizer, or dessert.  Learn more at http://eatrightelpaso.org/.  The deadline to apply is March 18.

Aired Feb. 28, 2015.

  Louie talks with Alfonso Soto, Attorney, CPA, and Board Certified in Tax Law.  Soto is also an instructor of Individual Income Tax for the UTEP Accounting Department.   It's tax season, and Soto gives us tips on the Affordable Care Act, deductions, working in another state, and scams to watch out for.  For more information, contact Alfonso Soto at asoto41@utep.edu.

Aired March 6, 2015.

In conjunction with American painter Don Coen’s Migrant Series, the El Paso Museum of Art is pleased to present Octopus, a recent creation by one of Mexico’s leading video/performance artists, Yoshua Okón.  Dr. Patrick Shaw Cable, Senior Curator at the El Paso Museum of Art talks about the exhibit.

Courage, Resistance, and Women in Ciudad Juárez is a book written by Kathleen Staudt and Zulma Y. Mendez where they examine civil-society activism in the borderlands―what has been called "la Resistencia Juarense" (or the Juarense Resistance)―in the first decade of the twenty-first century.  Kathleen Staudt joins us to discuss the book.


  Denise & Norma talk with Ken Futrell of Ewing Irrigation about what we need to know if you are thinking of laying down an irrigation system for your lawn or garden.  Part 1 of a 2-part interview.

Aired Feb. 28, 2015.

  Marilyn Doering and Shayla Alves are members of Triota, the Women's Studies Honor Society at UTEP.  They give us a preview of what UTEP has planned for Women's History Month, including a Women's History Month  Conference on April 1 & 2, and International Women's Day celebrations on March 4.  Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/utepws.

Aired Feb. 27, 2015.


  Greg, Liz, and Tom talk with Allison Argo, producer, writer, director, and editor with Argo Films.  Allison shares how an experience with a captive gorilla led her to film his story...a film that later grabbed the attention of National Geographic.  Allison has made a number of films, including "Parrot Confidential," which examines the plight of exotic birds who are bought as pets and later abandoned because people either don't have the knowledge or the commitment to care for these creatures.  Learn more and watch the film at http://www.argofilms.com/.

Aired Feb. 22, 2015.

  In a rebroadcast from May 3, 2014, Dennis & Noemi talk with Heather Balsiger, Manager of the Willed Body Program at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine; and Thomas Gest and Elmus Beale, Professors of Anatomy at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.  The topic of conversation is the new Willed Body Program at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso.  The bodies are used to train medical students, and are cremated when their purpose has been served.  What are the misconceptions surrounding the program, and under what circumstances will a body be denied entry into the program?  More information is available at 915-215-4793, and https://elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/willedbodyprogram.aspx

Aired Feb. 21, 2015.

Sound Stage 9 is El Paso's first artist development studio that offers climate controlled rehearsal rooms, recording studio, and music lessons. In  a short time, they’ve made quite the impact on our creative community. Today we welcome Roger Barraza and Jaime Aranda, the force behind this endeavor.

Information: www.soundstage9.com

KCOS-TV's annual art auction takes place on May 2nd and 3rd. This year’s event has an interesting twist: for the first time ever, it will become a juried show.  General Manager of KCOS-TV, Emily Martin Loya, provides the details.

(915) 590-1313

Thursday February 26, 2015 at 6p.m. the Texas Tech College of Architecture El Paso, in partnership with the El Paso Museum of Art and the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department presents: Ingredients of (for) a Prized Place, The Work of Peter “Upe” Flueckiger.  Morris Brown, Instructor and IDP coordinator of the Architechture program at Texas Tech El Paso tells us more.


  Did you get flowers on Valentine's Day? Chances are they don't look so good now...but Denise & Norma will talk about ways to make those flowers last longer, and what flowers you can grow in your own garden that will bring color into your home.

Aired Feb 21, 2015.

  Louie talks with Michelle Miller, Director of the First Year Learning Initiative and Professor of Psychological Sciences at Northern Arizona University.  Miller is a cognitive psychologist whose research focuses on memory and attention, psychological impacts of technology, and student academic success.   Miller was presenting a workshop on using cognitive psychology to create compelling learning experiences for the UTEP College of Engineering on Feb. 20.  She talks about some helpful techniques students & teachers can take advantage of to improve their cognitive learning and memory.  http://cetal.utep.edu/docs/UTEP_Miller_Workshop-Feb20-2015.pdf

Aired Feb. 20, 2015.

   Dennis welcomes Kathleen Bombach and Jaime Chavez of El Paso Community College about the exciting events EPCC has planned for Black History Month...including a Performing Arts Night and a one-act play about Martin Luther King, Jr.   Learn more at http://www.epcc.edu/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=635.  Or call Olga Chavez 915-831-3324, or email ochavez30@epcc.edu.

Dennis also talks with Joseph Ferguson, director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC); and Rosemary Marín of the ScottHulse, Attorneys at Law.  The SBDC and ScottHulse are partnering to present a Labor & Employment Seminar, March 4, 8am-4pm at the EPCC Administrative Services Center at 9050 Viscount.  Learn more and register at http://www.scotthulse.com/labor-employment-law-seminar-presented-by-el-paso-law-firm.

Aired Feb. 14, 2015.

Dreamscapes, a mulitmedia dance event that found  inspiration from the work of visual artists such as Rene Magritte, Salvador Dali, Remedios Varo as well as writings from William Shakespeare and Edgar Allen Poe is being presented by the UTEP Department of Dance.  Myron Nadel, Kimmy Morris, and Bianca Gomez join us for a preview.

Authentic Texas: People of the Big Bend is a photo exhibit based on the 2013 award-winning book by Marcia Hatfield Daudistel of El Paso and photographer Bill Wright of Abilene. The show opened this week at the Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at UTEP. Maribel Villalva Director of UTEP’s Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens gives us the details.

Rent tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create in New York City’s East Village. EPCC will be presenting their production of the famous musical. Student actor Sean Diaz and Keith Townsend, Director of EPCC’s Drama Department give the details.


  Denise & Norma answer some questions that have come in recently to the Master Gardener Hotline.  Is it time to prune back lantana?  How do we control winter weeds?  What fruit trees grow best in El Paso?

Do you have a question for the Master Gardeners?  Call 915-566-1276 or email elpasomg@ag.tamu.edu!

Aired Feb. 14, 2015.

  Charles talks with filmmaker Adam Smith, director of the documentary "The Land of Many Palaces," which examines Ordos, the giant city China built to house thousands of relocated farmers.  Ordos is just one of many cities that China plans to develop for relocation purposes.  Learn more about the film at http://www.thelandofmanypalaces.com/.

The film will screen in El Paso on  Wed Feb 18 at 4:30pm in Room 208 of the UTEP Physical Sciences Building, and will screein in Las Cruces Thu Feb 19 at 7:30pm in Room 111 of O'Donnell Hall at NMSU.

Aired Feb. 14, 2015.

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  Kerry Doyle, Director of the Stanlee & Gerald Center for the Visual Arts on the UTEP campus, joins us on the next FOCUS ON CAMPUS to tell us about the exciting new exhibit on display at the Rubin Center, "Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape Policy."  Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/rubincenter

Aired Feb 13, 2015.

  Greg, Liz, and Tom talk with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, author of "The Joy of Vegan Baking" and "The 30-Day Vegan Challenge."  Colleen invites everyone to take the 30-Day Vegan Challenge, even if you don't intend on going completely vegan, just to experience the physical & psychological plusses that come with a plant-based diet, and to learn more about the delicious ways to substitute the food you THINK  you will miss.  Her book includes all the tools you need to make it through those 30 days and the days that will follow.  http://www.joyfulvegan.com/

Aired Feb 8, 2015.

Marina speaks with legendary British crooner Engelbert Humperdinck who will be performing at the Plaza Theatre on Thursday, February 12th. 

February is Black History Month and UTEP has a series of events lined up to recognize the central role of African Americans in United States History. Dr. Maceo Dailey, Director of the African American Studies Program at UTEP gives us the details.

In celebration of Black History Month, EPCC has programs and events scheduled thoughout the month of February. Jaime Chavez and Kathleen Bombach of EPCC’s Black History Committee provide the details.

  It's been 25 years since 2 gunmen entered a Las Cruces bowling alley...shooting 7 people and killing 4. The case remains unsolved. Filmmaker Charlie Minn joins us to let us know if any progress has been made in solving the case. Minn is the director of "A Nightmare in Las Cruces" parts 1 & 2.  http://bowlingmassacre.com/

Aired Feb. 6, 2015.


  Dennis & Noemi talk with Dr. Ogechika Alozie, Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in El Paso; and Jennifer Wright, Director of Marketing & Outreach at Paso del Norte Health Information Exchange.  All Americans have a right too access their medical records and health information, and we'll hear about the progress being made in El Paso to make it easy and convenient for El Pasoans to access their records.  Electronic access can also help avoid uncomfortable or awkward conversations at a doctor's office.  Dr. Elozie and Jennifer Wright recommend we make sure our physicians have patient portals that we can access.

Aired Jan. 31, 2015.

Kerry Doyle, Executive Director of the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts talks about their latest exhibition, Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape Policy. The exhibit explores the intersection of art and politics and doubles as a platform for open dialogue and engagement. The exhibit will run from February 5, 2015 through April 25, 2015 with an opening reception to take place on Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 5p to 7:30p. Today my guest is Kerry Doyle, Executive Director of the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts.