KTEP Local

KTEP Local
11:09 am
Thu October 25, 2012

FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Michael Vinson


Louie talks with Michael Vinson about the presentation he gave at UTEP on October 9, "Book Worms in the Old West: Cowboys, Fur Trappers and Other Frontier Readers." Vinson received his master’s degree in the history of the book from the University of Chicago in 1987. He wrote the exhibition catalogue, “Motoring Tourists and the Scenic West,” which was selected the Best Exhibition Catalogue by the Association of College and Research Libraries, and was also selected as one of the Best 50 Western Books of 1989 by the Rounce and Coffin Club. Vinson has consulted on appraisal values for leading auction houses, including Sothebys and Heritage, and has even assisted NASA with consultation services for the widow of the Columbia Space Shuttle Mission Commander. He appraised the rare book library of Sen. Ralph W. Yarborough, as well as major gifts to libraries in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. He also appeared as an appraiser in the first season of the Antiques Road Show.

KTEP Local
11:00 am
Thu October 25, 2012

EL PASO PRIME TIME: Grocery Shopping for Your Health


In a rebroadcast from Oct. 13, 2012, host Florence Schwein and her guest, fitness and nutrition expert, Patrick Hopkins take listeners through a trip to the grocery store for shopping tips to keep healthy in the third age. More information can be found at www.builtbypatrick.com or at 830-431-1242. This is the second trip to the virtual store.  Aired Feb. 2, 2013.

KTEP Local
10:52 am
Thu October 25, 2012

ACT RADIO: Project Coyote


Greg, Liz, and Tom talk with Camilla Fox, founder & executive director of Project Coyote. Fox talks about the government mandated killings of hundreds of thousands of coyotes and other carnivorous predators courtesy of the USDA's Wildlife Services. Wildlife Services often employs cruel methods in trapping and killing these creatures, including the use of traps, poisons, and aerial shooting. www.projectcoyote.org Aired Aug. 26, 2012.


KTEP Local
10:49 am
Thu October 25, 2012

ACT RADIO: Animals Seeking Pleasure


Greg & Liz talk with biologist and animal behaviorist, Jonathan Balcombe, who has written books on animal behavior including "Pleasurable Kingdom" and "The Exultant Ark." He discusses the dilemmas facing many biologists on the topic of animal experimentation, as well as why much of science does not universally accept that animals purposefully seek pleasure through touch, grooming, and eating. www.jonathanbalcombe.com Aired Sept. 9, 2012.

KTEP Local
8:52 am
Thu October 25, 2012

ACT RADIO: Pigeon Shoots


Pigeon Shoots - Greg, Tom, and Liz talk with Steve Hindi, founder & president of SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect & Kindness). Hindi is a former hunter & fisherman whose life was transformed after he observed a mass pigeon shoot. He discusses the cruelty and illegality of the practice, and why it convinced him to stop hunting animals. www.sharkonline.org, pashame.com  Aired 23, 2012.

KTEP Local
8:45 am
Thu October 25, 2012

ACT RADIO: Salamanders


Greg, Liz, and Tom talk with salamander conservation advocate Matt Ellerbeck, who talks about the threat of salamander habitat destruction caused by urbanization and chemical pollution. He also puts to rest the often-negative perception that amphibians and reptiles receive as "slimy" or "cold-blooded" in the metaphorical sense. www.savethesalamanders.com Aired Oct. 14, 2012.

KTEP Local
8:14 am
Thu October 25, 2012

GOOD TO GROW: Community Gardens


Denise, Bill, and Norma talk about the challenges facing people who aim to create a community garden, as well as how to turn a community garden into a success. They'll also talk about planning a winter garden, and explain why area pine trees continue to die. Aired Sept. 22, 2012.

KTEP Local
8:07 am
Thu October 25, 2012

GOOD TO GROW: Annuals vs Perennials


Bill, Denise, and Norma talk about the differences between annuals and perennials and why they are both terrific additions to your landscape or patios. Aired Sept. 29, 2012.

KTEP Local
8:03 am
Thu October 25, 2012

GOOD TO GROW: October Gardening Tips


Denise, Bill, and Norma talk about what we should be doing in our gardens & landscapes this month, including planting trees & shrubs, chilling tulips & hyacinths, and caring for our roses. Aired Oct. 6, 2012.

KTEP Local
7:56 am
Thu October 25, 2012

WORDS ON A WIRE: Billy Collins (extended)


From Sept. 23, 2012, Daniel talks with former US Poet Laureate, Billy Collins. The New York Times calls him "the most popular poet in America." Collins talks about his obsession with mortality, and about seeing his poetry come to life through animation. And in this online exclusive, Collins also talks about the projects he accomplished while serving as US Poet Laureate, and about being born in the same hospital where American poet William Carlos Williams practiced medicine. Poet Billy Collins contributes this week's Poem of the Week, reading "Revision" from his latest collection "Horoscopes for the Dead."

KTEP Local
7:53 am
Thu October 25, 2012

WORDS ON A WIRE: Billy Collins


From Sept. 23, 2012, Daniel talks with former US Poet Laureate, Billy Collins. The New York Times calls him "the most popular poet in America." Collins talks about his obsession with mortality, and about seeing his poetry come to life through animation. Poet Billy Collins contributes this week's Poem of the Week, reading "Revision" from his latest collection "Horoscopes for the Dead."

KTEP Local
7:44 am
Thu October 25, 2012

WORDS ON A WIRE: Arthur Sze (extended)


From Sept. 30, 2012, an expanded interview with Chinese-American poet, Arthur Sze, author of "The Redshifting Web," "The Ginkgo Light," and other books. Sze talks about arrival to Santa Fe, New Mexico, 40 years ago and how it continues to influence his work. He also discusses why the label of “Asian-American poet” hinders or helps his work. Sze also talks about the intentional relaxed-pace rhythm of his poetry, and how his work has changed over the years. Sze also discusses how quantum physics inspires his work, and his favorite poets.  Arthur Sze reads this week’s Poem of the Week – “Crisscross” from the collection “The Ginkgo Light.”

KTEP Local
7:37 am
Thu October 25, 2012

WORDS ON A WIRE: Arthur Sze


Daniel & Ben talk with Chinese-American poet, Arthur Sze, author of "The Redshifting Web," "The Ginkgo Light," and other books (aired Sept. 30, 2012). Sze talks about arrival to Santa Fe, New Mexico, 40 years ago and how it continues to influence his work. He also discusses why the label of “Asian-American poet” hinders or helps his work. Sze also talks about the intentional relaxed-pace rhythm of his poetry, and how his work has changed over the years. Arthur Sze reads this week’s Poem of the Week – “Crisscross” from the collection “The Ginkgo Light.”

KTEP Local
7:16 am
Thu October 25, 2012

WORDS ON A WIRE: Juan Felipe Herrera (extended)


From Oct. 14, 2012, an extended interview with Juan Felipe Herrera,California Poet Laureate. Herrera is the first Hispanic Poet Laureate in the state. He talks about how he’s using the exposure to create the biggest poem in the world built on the theme of Unity. He also talks about the “I Promise Joanna” Project, which invites teachers, students, and all victims of bullying to share their stories in memory of 11-year-old Joanna Ramos, who died while being victimized by bullies. Herrera also talks about his current project - a staged presentation of monologues & poems based on interviews with Cuca & Eva Aguirre, 1930’s radio stars from the El Paso-Juarez region. In this expanded conversation, he also talks about a recent "Lowrider Laureate Parade" he participated in with other California Laureates. He also explores his role as a keeper of metaphor. Juan Felipe Herrera contributes to this week’s Poem of the Week by reading a few lines from his new play about Cuca & Eva Aguirre.

KTEP Local
7:11 am
Thu October 25, 2012

WORDS ON A WIRE: Juan Felipe Herrera


Daniel talks with Juan Felipe Herrera, California Poet Laureate (aired Oct 14, 2012). Herrera is the first Hispanic Poet Laureate in the state. He talks about how he’s using the exposure to create the biggest poem in the world built on the theme of Unity. He also talks about the “I Promise Joanna” Project, which invites teachers, students, and all victims of bullying to share their stories in memory of 11-year-old Joanna Ramos, who died while being victimized by bullies. Herrera also talks about his current project - a staged presentation of monologues & poems based on interviews with Cuca & Eva Aguirre, 1930’s radio stars from the El Paso-Juarez region. Juan Felipe Herrera contributes to this week’s Poem of the Week by reading a few lines from his new play about Cuca & Eva Aguirre. www.facebook.com/pages/Juan-Felipe-Herrera/103794522993002, www.juanfelipepoet.com This week’s Poetic License comes from Paul Pedroza, a native El Pasoan who moved to the Midwest to further his studies, but who came back to El Paso after realizing it was ok to miss the desert.

KTEP Local
6:53 am
Thu October 25, 2012

WORDS ON A WIRE: Denise Duhamel (extended)


In this online-exclusive expanded interview from Oct. 21, 2012, Daniel talks with Denise Duhamel, author of the poetry collection "Ka-Ching!" Duhamel talks about the inspiration behind the collection, and how a horrific real-life tragedy involving her parents inspired one of her poems. She also discusses why she considers herself to be a political poet, and why that shouldn't be a mark of shame. Duhamel talks about the rage reflected in her poetry, whether it be against corporations, the plight of low-wage earners, or the objectification of women. Duhamel also contributes today's Poem of the Week: "Delta Flight 659: To Sean Penn," from the collection "Ka-Ching!"

KTEP Local
6:37 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Call for Poetic License Submissions

Are you a writer interested in contributing a Poetic License segment to the program? Contact Daniel Chacon at danchacon@utep.edu, or Benjamin Saenz at bsaenz@utep.edu.

KTEP Local
1:16 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

FOCUS ON CAMPUS: Uncivil Rights

Louie talks with Jonna Perrillo, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Texas at El Paso. Perrillo talks about her new book, Uncivil Rights: Teachers, Unions and Race in the Battle for School Equity, published in May 2012 by University of Chicago Press http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/U/bo13105548.html

KTEP Local
12:21 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

GOOD TO GROW: Pomegranates, Composting

Denise & Norma talk about the hardy pomegranate tree and why it should be a more widely-planted tree in our region. They also talk about the benefits of composting...and why it's not as labor-intensive as you think.

KTEP Local
10:33 am
Wed October 24, 2012

DESERT DIARIES: Chilopsis

Chilopsis.  Aired Oct. 24, 2012.

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