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Mariachi Craze nonprofit organization in conjunction with Mariachi Alegre and Mariachi Tapatio will present its third annual Border Folk Festival mariachi music workshops and concert series.

The event takes place at Eastlake High School on October 12 and 13. Here to tell us all about it is Hector Rodriguez and Kevin Telles.

September has long been the month to release movies into theaters that weren't big enough contenders to slug it out against the summer tent-pole titles. But that doesn't mean there aren't films and theaters hoping to make the big money in the fall. On Film contributor Oscar Garza joins us in studio to discuss the new film "Kingsman: The Golden Circle," and whether it's worth seeing on the big screen, and review the Netflix original film "Okja," which is changing the industry's paradigm of how films get financed and distributed.

Your name is "Juan," but your teacher calls you "John." You want to be respectful, so you don't correct her. What's in a name? Dr. Adriana Dominguez, Director of the Audience Development for the Department of Theatre and Dance, answers this question as well as discuss the upcoming play "Lengua" to kick off this new season of Focus on Campus.

On this edition of Science Studio, we feature a different kind of guest - a nurse! The first nurse to ever be in the studio with us, Pat Castiglia, former Dean of Nursing at the University of Texas at El Paso, shares with us her extensive study and practice in the nursing field as well as what her future endeavors hold in this science realm.


Host Tim Hernandez speaks non-fiction author and always riveting conversationalist, Steven Church. Church's exciting and compelling new book One with the Tiger speaks about violent encounters between man and beast, and what we might learn from these instances about ourselves.


DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, affects approximately 800,000 people. Because of President Trump's recent decision to cancel DACA, we invited Joe Heyman from UTEP's Center for Inter-American and Border Studies to better inform our public on important dates for DACA participants, as well as their legal rights. On the second half of this show, we also feature a brief conversation with John White, Garden Curator for the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.

The El Paso Museum of Art presents Gardens of Earthly and Unearthly Delights, a rich and exciting exploration of the garden and its fertile connections to art, life, and culture.

The exhibit showcases works selected exclusively from EPMA’s collection of more than 7,000 pieces of European, American, Mexican, and contemporary art. Gardens of Earthly and Unearthly Delights will remain open to the public through January 7, 2018. 

Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest takes to the Wise Family Theatre stage at UTEP through October 8th.

You're invited for a bit of “bunburying”, as heroes, Algernon and Jack endeavor to find idyllic love in spite of their mediocre monikers. 

Summer has come to a close, but that doesn't mean your garden has to! County Extension Agent, Denise Rodriguez, and Master Gardener, Jan Petrzelka, share some October gardening tips to prepare your garden for the fall season.

There are a lot of options in the El Paso area for enjoying the latest film. But one theater has been carving out a niche among movie houses with a fulsome list of film presentations ranging from indie documentaries, foreign art house cinema, and golden age classics. Kyle Alvarado, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Creative Manager, enlightens us on the special film programming at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

For three decades, Tom and Ray Magliozzi (aka Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers) have been America's funniest auto mechanics.

Unfortunately all good things must come to an end, and Saturday September30, 2017  marked the final Car Talk broadcast.  Car Talk fans will still be able to hear past programs on the Car Talk podcast.

Click here to read a letter from Ray  Magliozzi about his retirement.

This week on ACT Radio, hosts Greg Lawson and Tom Linney bring to light on the new non-profit organization Better Eating International. Michael Webberman, Strategic Director, and Michelle Rojas, Managing Director, share details with us on Better Eating International's dedication to inspiring compassion through personalized educational videos.

This week, we feature a bevy of scientists in our studio: Dr. David Dubois, professor of Plant and Environmental Science at NMSU and New Mexico's State Climatologist, Dr. Michael DeAntonio, professor of Physics at NMSU, and Dr. Gary Morris, professor of Physics at St. Edward's University. Their latest collaborative project is centered around testing air quality and ozone levels through the use of weather balloons.

Erika L. Sánchez- poet, fiction writer, and essayist- joins us in a discussion about her new book of poems Lessons on Expulsion. Despite our host being Facebook friends with Sánchez for several years, the two finally get a chance to speak with one another and go from online friends to actual friends!

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El Paso County District Attorney Jaime Esparza joins us in-studio and shares details on the upcoming Victims of Crime Walk. He also informs us of all the programs the District Attorney's office has to offer for victims of crime, and how members of our community can access those resources. 

Individuals interested in what it takes to sustain a career as a professional artist will hear the stories and experiences from professionals at an event presented by Las Artistas called Making Your Mark- Steps to becoming a Professional Artist. 

We're invited to a fun evening of cocktails, food and jewelry shopping with proceeds benefiting the Center Against Sexual and Family Violence's emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Lend us Your Ear takes place on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Epic Railyard Center. Jewelry has been donated by local jewelers, artists, businesses and individuals with something for everyone. 

County Extension Agent Denise Rodriguez, Master Gardener Jan Petrzelka, and Chihuahuan Gardener Curator John White catch us up to date on proper rose care as we approach our fall season. 

P.T.S.D.: It’s a major concern within our society, not just for our vets returning from war zones, but for anyone who faces a traumatic experience throughout their lifetime. But we’ve come a long way in understanding how to better treat patients with this chronic problem. Hector Garcia enlightens us on the history of P.T.S.D. and the treatments that have been discovered to be very useful in treating our veterans and other affected individuals.

Host Tim Hernandez speaks with multi-talented artist and writer, Quintan Ana Wikswo, about her interesting hybrid book that highlights her investigative work – The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far. Wikswo uses old typewriters and government cameras to capture the essence of obscure places where crimes against humanity have taken place.   

They had such a major impact on peoples’ lives, that their names are going to be retired. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were storms so strong, they were off the charts in some categories. John Fausette and Tim Bryce, from the National Weather Service, kick off a new season of The Weekend week as we discuss hurricane season and weather patterns of local interest.

Women continue to be underrepresented in film and television work, but a new showcase of emerging women filmmakers shows it’s only a matter of time before this disparity is corrected. Angie Reza Tures is the founder of the Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase and she joins us this week as we celebrate the success of her project, locally and internationally. 

Friday, September 22, 2017, Marfa Texas will host a performance of Walt Whitman's epic poem Song of Myself by actor, writer, and director, Johnny Stallings. Having connected with the work at an early age, Stallings performs the work from memory. ​

On the following day, Saturday, September 23rd,2017 Marfa Live Arts will hold an educational workshop taught by Johnny Stallings focused on Whitman's Song of Myself. Both events are free and open to the community.  Johnny Stallings talks about the performance and his inspiration.

The El Paso Chopin Music Festival Society presents the Festival each fall as a gift to the community.  Now in it’s 23rd season, the annual series of performances promotes the appreciation of  Chopin's music.  

The festival kicks off on Saturday, September 23, 2017 with a performance by Pianist Ning An.  Dr. Lucy Scarbrough and Joyce Whiteside talk about the festival and the performances.

One in five hospitals has contracts with fast food restaurants to provide them with food. School lunch programs have become the dumping ground for excess cheese and milk - our country's food system is in dire need of reform. Audrey Sanchez, Executive Director of Balanced, is our guest this week and she shares how this organization is fighting for responsibility in our nation's food system. 

Professor Thilo Hoffman, University of Vienna Department of Environmental Geosciences, is studying the role of nanoparticles in water. Are they harmful? Is it easy to remove them? How would we remove them? To answer some of these questions, listen in to this edition of Science Studio.

Daniel Chacón, along with guest host Richie Marrufo, dedicates this special edition of Words on a Wire to honor one of their favorite poet/singers from El Paso, who recently passed away, Azucena Domínguez. They are accompanied by multiple guests as they all share a piece of appreciation for her beautiful work over the years.

For fantasy and adventure film lovers, one of the grandfathers of the genre is the 1925 film The Lost World. The movie was recently restored and will be screened in El Paso with an original score by the famed musical trio The Alloy Orchestra and will be performed LIVE at this special screening! Our guest this week is Ken Winokur, founder and member of the Alloy Orchestra, and he discusses the art of composing new music for silent films.

The Iveys are a group of siblings who were born and raised on the farmlands of the Rio Grande, and have been making music together since childhood. Inspired by classic rock like the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel as well as soulful legends like Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, The Iveys music grew into an indie folk style strengthened by stellar harmonies and infused with a signature vibe of indie honesty.

The Iveys will be playing live from studio C at Star City Studios on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 and here to tell us all about their journey are brothers Arlen and Galen Ivey.

For the Love of Earth: A Recycled Art Exhibit features the works of over 30 artists of all levels from the El Paso, Las Cruces and Juarez area who use recycled material for their art. A reception takes place on Saturday September 16, 2017 from noon to 3pm at the OM Gallery at Star City.