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Thomas H. Schmid is the Director of Literature. Graduate Advisor in Literature, and Professor of Literature at the Univeristy of Texas at El Paso. He recently released his novel Fools of Time. His novel tells the tale of a British Romantic scholar who just so happens to be a vampire who fed on Lord Byron. 

Ricardo Mora is founder and CEO of the Technology Hub Ciudad Juarez where there is a collaborative growth to build a community of innovative leaders. Mora believes that the idea generation is the key factor to improve the economic and social conditions of any region. 

As part of the El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series, El Paso playwright Ted Karber, Jr., who brought us last year's delightful Precious Heart, returns with Banging the Bell.  The play is a comedy about a group of women who plan to be the belles of the ball at the annual cotillion, but infidelity, a corpulent corpse and a dim-witted deputy could get in their way.  

Do you you have a gardening question? Why not ask the El Paso Master Gardeners. Hosts Denise Rodriguez and John White answer some of your gardening questions left at the Master Gardeners' helpdesk. 

For auto racing enthusiasts few movies capture the speed and danger of the sport better than the 1971 film Le Mans. The film was a long gestating obsession for its star Steve McQueen and a new book chronicles the making of what would become a notorious box office flop.

Deneb Acevedo from the Physical Fitness in the Golden Age program from UTEP stops by to discuss the programs benefits. Physical Fitness in the Golden Age is a a fitness and exercise program for adults 60 year in age or older. 

The topic of discussion is all about algae, more specifically the benefits of algae as a fuel and fertilizer. Guest,  Jon Dougal, chairman and founder of SuperAlgae, inc. discusses what inspired him to work with algae, the many environmental and commercial benefits algae can have and the future of algae as a resource. 

Jeff Sirkin is a poet who writes on the intersection of music "with postmodern literature and the historic avant-garde". He discusses how his hometown and music inspired his debut poetry collection, Travelers Aid Society.  

Nolan Richardson Jr. has been named Sacred Heart's 2017 Segundo Barrio Person of the Year. The Father Rahm Segundo Barrio Person of the Year Award recognizes an individual or organization committed to the betterment, works, and service to the cultural, historical, economic, educational, and social empowerment of the Segundo Barrio (Second Ward), and its inhabitants, values, and unique experience. 

The International Museum of Art is a place of opportunity for local artists. The museum is experiencing a serious issue with the elevator that will cost up to $30,000 to repair.

El Paso artists have come together to donate their work to sell at auction to raise funds to help their beloved museum.  The Elevate Your Art fundraiser takes place on on Sunday May 7, 2017 at the International Museum of Art. 

If you attended FloraFest 2017 you may have purchased a native plant or two. Now that you have your native plant how do you care for it? Hosts Denise Rodriguez and John White discuss care for native plants along with tips and tricks. 

It has been almost a year since the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema opened its doors here in El Paso promising an expanded variety in the types of films for movie goers to enjoy. With the recently its recently launched film club the Alamo continues its march to bring a more eclectic mix in film titles. Alamo's Head of Programming for El Paso discusses the future film roster for the cinema. 

John White, garden curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, stops by to talk about the annual plant sale. FloraFest 2017. 

When you think about delivery vessels does your mind go to examples like the international space station? Well did you know now scientists are actually synthesizing DNA delivery vessels that are able to take payloads into the cell. That means there is all sorts of medications that can go directly to the cells via this new technology.

"All They Will Call You" is not just an infamous line in Woody Guthrie"s song "Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos)", it is also the name of Tim Z. Hernandez's new narrative.

Kikimora is an experimental jazz band inspired by modern and ancient air. They formed during a chance encounter in Oaxaca and now they are based in El Paso.

Kikimora will be playing a show with Frontera Bugalu and Los Chucanos on Thursday, May 4th at The Lowbrow Palace. Here to share their story are keyboardist Leo Bennato, bass player Jericho Cagle, and drummer Albert Braun.

Cartography: Mapping Contemporary Art at the Border is a didactic exhibition that takes a look at the landscape of institutions and independent projects that shape contemporary art practices in El Paso, Juarez and Las Cruces. 

Les Staniford is a critically acclaimed author of 21 books including his latest work "Water to the Angels". He is He is the founding Director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University in Miami and has received awards and recognition for his works including the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award and the Frank O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. 

http://www.les-standiford.com/

Aired April 23, 2017

Korean American poet, writer, and educator Sun Yung Shin is an award winning poet. She's written many works including her newest book "Unbearable Splendor". Described as "poetry as essay", Sun Yung Shin uses her experiences  as an immigrant child as inspiration for her work. 

Jay Duncan with Jay’s Pix Presents and the Sunset Film Society proudly present a special movie event in celebration of the 45th Anniversary of The Godfather .

The event takes place on April 23, 2017 at 4pm at Ardovino's Desert Crossing.  Jay Duncan and Marina Ardovino provide the details.

Event founder, Jacob Fourzan previews the 8th annual El BugO in El PasO! V.W. Charity Car show and swap meet at the El Paso County Coliseum.

Hosts Denise Rodriguez and Jan Petrzelka talk all about container gardening. From selecting your container and choosing your plants, Denise and Jan discuss the tips and tricks to make your container gardening a successful venture. 

It may be surprising to see just how many films are being made in and around El Paso by a growing number of independent filmmakers. The new short film "(Sun) City Lights" spotlights the talent of one tight knit group of friends who hope to tackle a feature film soon. Writer and director Carlos de la Torre and Producer Austin Young from Tower Productions discuss their new short film.    

Dr. Adriana Dominguez, Director of Audience Development for the UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance stops by the studio to discuss the departments upcoming events including the last official season show "Madea". 

http://www.utep.edu/liberalarts/theatre-dance/

Science, when communicated well to an audience, can make a difference in public opinion about topics such as medicine or climate change.  

First time poet Kenneth Robert Chacón, and the younger brother of Daniel Chacón, recently released his first book of poems "The Cholo Who Said Nothing and Other Poems". Kenneth Robert Chacón discusses how his life influenced his poems and his journey to becoming a writer. 

Norma Guzman, Conservation Specialist, and Christina Montoya, Communication & Marketing Manager, share some water conservation tips as we approach the summer season and the various programs El Paso Water Utilities has to offer for our community.

Chrysalis, El Paso Community College’s bilingual literary journal is about to release it’s latest installment with an event on Friday, April 21 at 6pm at theEPCC Rio Grande campus’ Little Temple.

The event will feature readings by contributors as well as a reading with English Faculty. It is free and open to the public.

Student editors Christpher Thoreson and Kamille Montoya along with their faculty advisor Minerva Laveaga talk about the event and the journal.

Amalia Mondragon is a local singer/songwriter who is currently working on her solo project that will be released on Friday April 21, 2017.  

Her debut solo single features a collaboration with Ela Band who once backed Mexican pop singer Natalia la Fourcades. Here to tell us about her adventures is Amalia Mondragon. 

Spring is in the air and Earth Day is just around the corner. Hosts Denise Rodriguez and Jan Petrzelka discuss how you can celebrate Earth Day all year long in your garden with earth kind principles. Plus, the Master Gardeners will be hosting many events in honor of Earth Day. 

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