Barrio Panther is a literary magazine composed of professors, rock-n-rollers, and graffiti artists that’s here to bring the streets to us. Here to talk about it, are its creators Alex "Rocka" Alvarez, Carlos "Chuck" Espinoza and Dave "Grave" Herrera.
The El Paso Opera Presents Carmen on March 17 and 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Sishel Claverie, our lead who recently performed as Carmen with New Rochelle Opera, Tenor Cooper Nolan who has been praised by Musical America as a “bright, shining tenor” and artistic Director David Holloway, who has served as the Director of the Santa Fe Opera's Apprentice Singer's Program since 2005 talk about the production.
John White, Garden Curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at UTEP, returns to give us a preview of some of the amazing native and adapted plants & trees that will be available at next month's Native Plant Sale (April 23-24). Hear about the Angelita Daisies, Blackfoot Daisies, Zinnias, Penstemons, Oaks, etc, that you can use to beautify your landscape!
Late winter and early spring are usually when the cinematic dregs show up at the cinema, but two exceptions are in theatres now. Jeanne Creel joins us to tell us about the PG-rated Disney animated film "Zootopia" and Tina Fey's latest release, "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot." These films play to entirely different audiences - find out which plays best for you!
Plus, if you can't make it to a movie theatre, Jeanne offers a streaming alternative for Shakespeare fans...and Charles makes a few suggestions if you still are suffering from "Downton Abbey" withdrawal.
If you made $54,000 or less in 2015, you are eligible for free tax preparation courtesy of the VITA program. On the next FOCUS ON CAMPUS, Ruby Alvarez of GECU and Alfonso Soto, CPA and tax law attorney, tell us more about the free tax prep opportunities available to the community both on and off the UTEP campus.
Dogs aged 7 and older are considered seniors, and just because they aren't adorable little puppies doesn't mean they can't still be your best friend! On the next EL PASO PRIME TIME, veterinarian Dr. Judy Morgan joins us to tell us the advantages to adopting a senior pet.
David Holloway is the new Artistic Director of El Paso Opera. Holloway is also the director of Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Singers Program. Holloway joins us to tell us about El Paso Opera’s upcoming production of “Carmen,” with performances March 17 & 19 at 7:30pm at the Abraham Chavez Theatre.
John White, Curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at UTEP, joins us to tell us about the upcoming SunSCAPE workshop, which plans to educate participants in irrigation, landscape design, plants, trees, and ways to garden in harmony with the desert. The class is March 12, 8am-4:30pm, at the UTEP Centennial Museum, and information is available by calling Kaye Mullins at 915-747-8994. The deadline to apply is Thu March 10.
Stephen C. Meyer is director of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture in Seattle. A former geophysicist and college professor, he has authored the New York Times best seller 'Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design' (HarperOne, 2013), as well as 'Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design' (HarperOne, 2009). He joins us on the next Science Studio to talk with Keith Pannell and guest co-host Ricardo Bernal to talk about why he believes Intelligent Design best explains the complexity of life over Darwin’s theory of evolution.
GIRL WAITS WITH GUN is based on the true 1914 story of three sisters whose buggy is run down by a belligerent silk factory owner and the dispute that follows. The book's author, AMY STEWART, joins us on WORDS ON A WIRE to tell us more about the book's real-life inspiration and her desire to write historical fiction after writing 6 books of nonfiction. http://www.amystewart.com/
In our Words on a Wire interview with Amy Stewart, she mentions how she relates to readers in book clubs. Host Tim Hernandez shares his love of book clubs, and talks about some experiences he's had when book clubs have discussed his books.
El Paso native and theatre professional Adriana Lopez Villareal joins us to talk about how she theater and why she believes in sharing her knowledge with youth. Adriana is also a poet, and she will read the original poem, Como Emborrachar mi Corazón.
UTEP has entered a new generation of student engagement and professional preparation. The university's ambitions new plan aims to engage students from the moment they enroll through their post-graduation professional careers. To tell us more about UTEP's Quality Enhancement Plan, Associate Provost David Ruiter and Associate Director of Creative Studios Steve Varela join us on the next FOCUS ON CAMPUS.
The Juilliard String Quartet is coming to El Paso on Saturday, March 12. Of note is that the cellist, Joel Krosnick is retiring after this season after 42 years with the Quartet, and this will be one of his final performances. He also happens to be Zuill Bailey's teacher from his days at Juilliard and has been his mentor over Zuill’s career. Here to tell us all about it is Felipa Solis of El Paso Pro Musica.
Painter Rhonda Dore has been working on painting after painting, exploring her love for color, watching it unfurl in her studio and take on shapes and brushwork we haven't seen from her before. It's been blooming slowly across wood and canvas for months, and soon it will be time to share it when her solo show opens on Thursday, March 10th at the Art Avenue Gallery.
The HOLLYWOOD SHORTIES were America's smallest professional basketball team. The team consisted of working actors in Hollywood who also happened to be little people. The team launched in the 1950s and continued to play into the 1980s. Hear their story with "The Hollywood Shorties" director, Ryan Steven Green on this edition of ON FILM. Ryan had a personal connection with the Shorties - his uncle was a little person who played with the team and who also played an Ewok in Return of the Jedi. http://hollywoodshorties.net/
UTEP's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETaL; http://cetal.utep.edu) hosts its 13th International Sun Conference on Teaching and Learning at UTEP on March 17-18, 2016, with about 90 presentations and 200 attendees expected from several states and countries. Attendees can register at the conference or get a reduced rate by registering online by March 11. CETaL Director Dr. Larry Lesser joins us to tell us more about our region's premier educational conference (http://cetal.utep.edu/sun/).
Dr. Patricia Tallman has worked professionally in the Environmental Engineering industry, and her experiences eventually led her to adopt a vegan diet for environmental and ethical reasons. She joins us to talk about her new book, The Restore-Our-Planet Diet, to better inform readers about the environmental impact of what we consume. The numbers are staggering. If the entire planet adopted a Western diet, we would need 4 planet Earths to produce the needed resources to feed humans on just 1 Earth. And, if we look on a smaller scale, it takes over 1700 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of ground beef. Join us for this enlightening conversation.
Vanadium is a little-known chemical element and a transition metal. It is also an element that's currently being tested for use in anti-diabetic agents. Vanadium compounds are shown in clinical trials to normalize blood glucose levels. Debbie Crans, a Professor of Chemistry at Colorado State University, will join us to tell us more about this common element which can be found in soils, seeds, water, and even your mug of beer.
JJ AMAWORO WILSON is the author of the novel DAMNIFICADOS, which is set in a building that was inspired by the unfinished skyscraper known as the Tower of David. This tower is home to squatters of various backgrounds and nationalities who create their own communities, schools, bakeries, and even a militia. Blend this with elements of magical realism including mystical wolves, biblical floods, and multilingual ghosts, and you have a debut novel that's impossible to escape.https://jjawilson.wordpress.com/ Aired Feb 28, 2016
Hosts Daniel Chacon and Tim Hernandez talk about getting lost in the landscape of a book. Daniel explains how he felt he was trapped in Caracas' Tower of David (known as the world's tallest slum) while he was reading JJ Amaworo Wilson's debut novel "Damnificados," whose setting is inspired by the building. And Tim shares a story of getting caught up in a landscape of his own creation.
David Brown, host of Texas Standard, joins us to talk about the history behind this show and about bringing the show to El Paso listeners. Texas Standard will air Mondays through Fridays at 9 a.m. beginning February 29 on KTEP!
The Scott Hulse law firm is hosting a Labor & Employment Law Seminar that aims to help small business owners tackle issues such as the use of social media in and out of the workplace … bullying in the workplace … and offering business owners to talk directly with legal experts. Our guests are Andrea Cortinas and Rachel Hinman of Scott Hulse, and Joseph Ferguson of the Small Business Development Center. The seminar takes place March 3 and is already sold out, but a wait list is available for anyone else hoping to attend.
Executive Director of the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, Patty Tiscareño and Board Member, Jeanne Foskett discuss the 20th Anniversary of the organization, which routinely integrates the arts in their ongoing service to the community.
Water restrictions lead us to water on certain days of the week...but how much do you water? On this program, we'll get tips on how to correctly water your trees, and how to choose the right equipment to efficiently water your grass and shrubs.
The Las Cruces International Film Festival is a 5-day festival that will feature films from all over the world, appearances by filmmakers, and workshops for aspiring filmmakers. Guest appearances include actor Danny Trejo, best known for his role in "Machete," who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.KEAGAN CARNES, Artistic Director of the Las Cruces International Film Festival, join us on this program to share more details.The festival runs March 2-6, and more information can be found at http://www.lciffest.com/.
Alexander Wright and Michael Alden join us to tell us about V-Day celebrations in El Paso which will include performances of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. Performances are Feb 26 & 26 at the Hyatt Place Hotel, 6030 Gateway East…and Feb 28 at Tricky Falls, 209 South El Paso.
Eliseo Duran and David Lopez of the El Paso Parks & Recreation Department join us to tell us about the El Paso Senior Games, which enters its 34th year in 2016. Seniors can compete in Huachas, Running, Swimming, Race Walking, Pickle Ball, and much, much more. Visit the Parks & Rec Department on Facebook to learn more!