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  Our Poetic License for this program is the original song "Girl," performed by local musician and UTEP Multi-Media Journalism student, Quetzani Montaño Sevilla.

Aired Nov. 1, 2015

  Inspired by guest Joshua Wolf Shenk's book on creative partnerships, host Tim Hernandez reflects on some of his past collaborations, including the "Cucuy" performance group he put together with some neighborhood buddies, to a later collaboration with Juan Felipe Herrera, who is currently serving as the U.S. Poet Laureat.  In Tim's words, he "sucks" at collaborations!

Aired Nov. 1, 2015.

In 10 years, the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts has brought thought-provoking international contemporary art to the El Paso border community and has grown to be a nationally and internationally recognized center for contemporary art. The center will celebrate its 10th anniversary in November with a weekend of exhibitions, performances and conversations that will explore art and space at the border. 

There has never been a biennial exhibition like the Biennial 2015 El Paso Cd. Juárez before. The unique border parameters and special international collaborative nature of this particular contemporary biennial make it an unparalleled demonstration of the vitality of the artists of these two countries. 

  Fall is here...and our mantra on this program is "Fall is for Planting."  Make sure you plant trees & shrubs in November to ensure good root establishment by the Spring.  Plus...plant mums for fall color, and find out how to protect your outdoor plants from the cold nights that are sure to come.  And, cut back on watering your lawn now that Bermuda grass is going dormant.

Aired Oct. 31, 2015.

Jay Duncan is a film scholar and collector, and the president of the Sunset Film Society.  He joins us to talk about the Classic Film Series that’s presented every Saturday at 2 p.m. at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, and about the monthly film series at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing.  

John White is the garden curator at the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens on the UTEP Campus.  He joins us to talk about the plants, trees, and shrubs that have transformed the UTEP campus, and about fall planting.

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  Lisa Levinson is the director of the Sustainable Activism Campaign for In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal rights and rescue organization dedicated to protecting the rights, welfare and habitats of animals.  Levinson discusses the stress that affects many activists in their work to protect and rescue animals - they often witness abuse and cruelty that could make it difficult to carry out their mission.  IDA offers mentorships, retreats, and spiritual programs that can help activists deal with burnout, trauma, and emotional distress. Learn more at http://www.idausa.org and http://veganspirituality.com.

The Vegan Spirituality Group of Texas, organized by Stacey Price, offers support for listeners in the Lone Star State:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/144628869214154/permalink/156166401393734/

Aired Oct. 25, 2015

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   The latest animal rights and vegan/vegetarian news:

The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) reports that the California Coastal Commission has conditioned Sea World in San Diego to expand its orca tanks and add no additional orcas to the existing numbers.   Learn more at http://aldf.org/press-room/press-releases/calif-coastal-commission-protects-orcas-by-imposing-aldfs-suggested-conditions-on-seaworlds-expansion-plans/

The Dieting Guidelines Advisory Committee had recommended to the US Department of Agriculture that Americans be instructed to eat less meat for the sake of the environment.  Those guidelines were rejected by Republican members of Congress who were under pressure by the meat industry.

Outbreaks of food-borne diseases such as E. coli have led to the removal of wildlife from commercial vegetable crops, in the belief that wildlife fecal matter was causing these outbreaks.   However, removal of wildlife has not decreased these illnesses.  Some ecologists believe that an increase of wildlife in these areas would strengthen vegetable crops.  Read more at http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/wildlife-removed-from-veg-crops.html

Aired Oct. 25, 2015

The Texas Tech School of Architecture presents their first Lecture Series this year titled REPLICA, a lecture by new faculty members Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller and their firm AGENCY.

The lecture will take place in the El Paso Energy Auditorium at the El PasoMuseum of Art on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6pm.  Ersela Kripa of Texas Tech and the architecture firm, AGENCY previews the series.

Aired October 24, 2015

Capstone Productions premieres its latest documentary, Ghost Stories of El Paso Vol. 4, just in time for Halloween. 

In the one-hour documentary shot in 2010, psychic Diana Calamia and her team of ghost trackers search for spirits at the old Asarco smelter.

Screenings are at 7 p.m. Monday, October 26, and 2 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at the Scenic View Ballroom, 1340 Murchison.  Producer Jackson Polk and Psychic Diana Calamia discuss the documentary.

Aired October 24, 2015

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  Our first official freeze date is coming up in a few weeks, and Denise Rodriguez and Norma Martinez will offer some advice on how we can prepare.  And with cooler weather upon us, it's time to ditch those summer veggies and start preparing seeds for your fall crop - spinach, kale, carrots, and so much more.  Plus, pumpkins are EVERYWHERE, and if you have one on your patio or are carving one into a jack-o-lantern, how can you keep it looking fresh?

Aired Oct. 24, 2015

Guest host Richard Dayoub, CEO of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, welcomes back former Mayor Joe Wardy to talk about the charter amendments which will be on the ballot on November 3rd.  The proposed amendments discussed on this program cover deleting the requirement that Council votes be done by roll call…the proposal that appointment of the City Attorney shall be made by City Council…the proposal that certain council actions be approved by resolution rather than ordinances, as stated by state law…the proposal that the start of the fiscal year for the City be changed from September 1 to October 1…and the proposal that the City adopt its budget in line with state law.

Hal Marcus, well-known El Paso artist, and wife, Patricia Medici, layout artist for the new book, Hal Marcus Art & Times, released in conjunction with Hal Marcus/Lyric Modern – a stunning solo exhibition at the El Paso Museum of Art – discuss the evolution of the book and the exhibition.

Aired October 17, 2015

  Part 2 of our interview with artist Hal Marcus and his wife, Patricia Medici.

Aired October 17, 2015

  Trees are one of our most important investments.  They provide shade, cool our surroundings, and can last generations if properly cared for.  If you're looking into adding a tree to your landscape, Denise & Norma will be checking off a list of what you need to know:  What's the purpose of the tree?  How are you going to get it home?  How big should you dig that hole?  How can you care for it?

Aired Oct. 17, 2015

  Architecture is as important a component to a film as is an actor or a director. The Texas Tech College of Architecture is hosting a Architecture Film Series that will highlight some amazing films with equally amazing architecture.  Jennifer Hill of the Texas Tech College of Architecture joins us to talk about the fall series of films which will screen monthly at the El Paso Museum of Art. http://www.depts.ttu.edu/elpaso/arch/?page_id=678 or call 915-594-2030.Oct 24: Blade RunnerNov 14: Mulholland Dr.Dec 12: In the Mood for LoveFilms are free and screen at 11am at the El Paso Museum of Art. Aired Oct. 17, 2015

KTEP would like to thank the many listeners in the El Paso and Southern New Mexico communities who pledged their support during our 2015 Fall Membership Campaign.

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Guest host Richard Dayoub, CEO of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, welcomes former Mayor Joe Wardy, who served on the Ad Hoc Charter Advisory Committee.  Wardy talks about some of the proposed amendments to the City Charter, which will be put to a vote on November 3.  Wardy talks about the amendment that would designate the Mayor as a non-voting member of Council, and he also clarifies the amendment that focuses on a ban on outside public employment by City Council members.  Another amendment would allow Council to meet at least every other week, instead of every week.  Wardy also explains why the municipal elections will be moved to November in 2018, and runoffos to December in 2018…and why he thought it was a bad idea to decline a pay raise for the mayor and city council. 

Part 1 of a 2-part interview.

Evey Gannaway and John Olgin of the UTEP Department of Geological Sciences talk about the EARTH SCIENCE DAY celebration at UTEP on October 17, which features a rock auction, guest lectures, family activities, and much more. 

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    Greg, Liz, and Tom run down the latest ACT Radio headlines.

The University of California at Berkeley has found a link between the bovine leukemia virus and human breast cancer.  The virus is found in dairy & beef cattle blood cells and mammary tissue.  Read more at http://news.berkeley.edu/2015/09/15/bovine-leukemia-virus-breast-cancer/

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  Bob Comis is a former pig farmer who was aware of the horrible abuses that take place on factory farms.  He wanted to raise pigs in a humane fashion prior to their being sent to slaughter.  But one day Bob realized the pigs were thinking, feeling beings.  Bob decided to give up pig farming and take up veganic farming, and the documentary-in-the-works, "The Last Pig," documents his journey.  

Learn more about the film and help its Indiegogo campaign at  https://www.facebook.com/TheLastPig and https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-last-pig-a-documentary-feature#/

Aired Oct. 11, 2015.

Rick Kern, co-producer of Border Legends, previews the 7th Annual Border Legends of El Paso Rock Concert – El Paso’s only Classic Rock Concert featuring the historic El Paso Rock bands of the 60’s & 70’s along with some newer groups.

Information: www.borderlegends.net

Aired October 10, 2015

Two of the three directors for the 27th annual Shakespeare on-the-Rocks Theater Festival – Hector Serrano and Carol Roberts-Spence – discuss this year’s three presentations. 

Information: www.shakespeareontherocks.com

Aired October 10, 2015

Saul Bass was a graphic designer whose movie posters and motion picture title sequences were instantly recognizable.  The Man with the Golden Arm...Vertigo...Psycho...Anatomy of a Murder.  In this re-broadcast from Nov. 22, 2014, Charles talks with Jan-Christopher Horak (no relation), the author of a comprehensive book about the life & work of Saul Bass.  Chris explains how Saul Bass made the transition from advertising artist to one of Hollywood's greatest artists, and we'll also hear about the unresolved controversy over whether Saul Bass - NOT Alfred Hitchcock - was responsible for the famous shower scene sequence in "Psycho."  

In this online-only extended interview, we'll learn more about why Bass' minimalist design was so foreign to the Hollywood imagery of the day, and why Otto Preminger and other directors were so drawn to Bass' designs.

Learn more about the book "Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design" at http://www.kentuckypress.com/live/title_detail.php?titleid=3865#.VG5HJjTF98E

Aired Oct. 10, 2015.


Dennis Woo talks with Nellie Mendoza and Clemencia Prieto of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).  NAMI El Paso offers support for individuals suffering from mental illness, as well as their family and friends.  NAMI offers a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves.

  Rosemarie Truman is the founder & CEO of the Center for Advancing Innovation.  She shares her amazing story of ambition, including how she talked herself into a job at Goldman Sachs.  Truman's specialty is growth strategy and transformation, and she explains how the Center for Advancing Innovation is working with the University of Texas at El Paso by helping 30 new startups and get them "hyperaccelerated" into the market.

http://www.thecenterforadvancinginnovation.org/

Aired Oct. 4, 2015.

Chalk The Block has quickly become one of El Paso’s premiere events. It is also the largest free three-day public arts festival in the Southwest region that draws over 32,000 people annually.

In 2015, Chalk The Block is celebrating 8 years of reimagining downtown El Paso through the power of art while providing an “out of this world” experience for its attendees. Ben Fyffe from the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department provides the details.

Aired October 3, 2015

The Chamanas are catching flight. The borderland quintet, which calls itself "a metaphorical bridge between the two cities," has made big leaps toward making a name for itself.

The Chamanas released their debut album "Once Once" (Spanish for "eleven eleven" or "11:11") in September and here to talk about it are bassist Manuel Calderon, vocalist Amalia Mondragón, guitarist Hector Carreon and Drummer Alejandro Bustillos. 

Aired October 3, 2015

  John White, garden curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens on the UTEP campus, joins us to tell us about the upcoming Sun Country Landscape Conference.  The conference, which aims to increase awareness & education about trees in El Paso, will feature a Spanish-language tree maintenance workshop for area gardeners & landscapers on Nov. 19...a session for industry professionals such as architects & planners on Nov. 20...and a homeowner session open to everyone on Nov. 21.  Early registration is encouraged by Oct. 31.

Learn more at http://www.wtufc.org/ and connect with the West Texas Urban Forestry Council on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Los-Tree-Amigos-137968762928106/timeline/.

Aired Oct. 3, 2015

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