KTEP Local

Eric Pearson, President and CEO, and Kathrin Berg Pettit, Director of Donor Relations, offer an update on the El Paso Community Foundation’s downtown Artspace project.

El Paso Community Foundation
333 N. Oregon
(915) 533-4020

While visiting El Paso, award-winning, internationally-known visual artist, Ann James Massey, talks about her recovery from a severe injury to her painting hand and her career as a master of realism before returning to Paris, France, her home since 1994. 


In a rebroadcast from Sept. 25, 2010, Norma & Bill talk with Mark Muegge, associate professor and extension entomologist with Texas A&M.  Muegge talks about the different plants and colors that attract butterflies to our landscapes, and about the types of butterflies we can commonly find in El Paso.  He also talks about the kinds of plants we can sacrifice to the caterpillars so they can voraciously feed and eventually metamorphose into butterflies!  For more information, visit the North American Butterfly Association, www.naba.org.  Aired March 23, 2013.

Charles talks with Bobby Gutierrez, senior lecture at the UTEP Department of Communication, about UTEP's Film Studies courses.  Gutierrez explains why his classes are not all about sitting back and watching a movie every week, but teaching students about the language of filmmaking and understanding a filmmaker's vision.  He also explains why Film Studies attracts students of all degree plans, not just liberal arts.  To view the course load for a minor in Film Studies at UTEP, visit http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=66291Aired March 23, 2013.

Louie talks with John White, curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at the Centennial Museum on the UTEP campus.  John talks about why El Paso is such a tricky place for spring planting, especially with strong winds, a possibility of a late freeze, and the quick rise in temperatures in April.  John also gives us a preview of the FloraFEST, the annual native plant sale that benefits the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, taking place April 27 & 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., outside the Undergraduate Learning Center, next to the Centennial Museum.  The public will be able to purchase colorful plants, trees, and shrubs that use a minimal amount of water.  The FloraFEST also includes guest speaker, author & botanist George Miller, who will deliver a talk on April 26 at the UTEP Undergraduate Learning Center.  Learn more at www.museum.utep.edu, or call 915-747-5565.

Aired March 22, 2013.

Head Tilt.  Aired March 22, 2013.

Black Grama.  Aired March 21, 2013.

Pathway.  Aired March 20, 2013.

Invaders.  Aired March 19, 2013.

Bird Song.  Aired March 18, 2013.

Host Dennis Woo talks with Dr. Navkiran Shokar of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC).  Dr. Shokar talks about colorectal cancer awareness and why this disease s entirely treatable and even preventable with the proper screening.  She talks about Accion, an outreach program developed by TTUHSC to increase awareness about colorectal cancer screening to senior centers, churches, clinics, and uninsured members of the community.  Learn more at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/fostersom/accion/default.aspx, or call 915-745-4496.

In the 2nd half of the program Dennis talks with April Perez of the Metropolitan Community Church of El Paso.  The church is presenting a fundraising performance of the Jon Marans play "The Temperamentals," which focuses on gay political activism in the 1950s.  Funds from the performance will go to the construction of a new church building.  The performance is Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m., at the El Playhouse, 2501 Montana.  Ticket information is available by contacting Beverly Cotton at cottonbeverlyk@aol.com, or April Perez at aaperez4@miners.utep.edu

Aired March 16, 2013.

Patty Tiscareño and Doug Neal, two of the five fine musicians who make up PT and the Cruisers, preview their upcoming performance.

PT and the Cruisers performing at Dominic's
Friday March 22 from 6pm to 11pm
6901 Montana
RSVP at (915) 778-0011

Clinical psychologist and author, Rich Patterson, shares the inspiration for his latest book titled Turtle on the Fencepost: Finding Faith through Doubt.


Liebig.  Aired March 15, 2013.

Ant.  Aired March 14, 2013.

Cat.  Aired March 13, 2013.

ConspiSpider.  Aired March 12, 2013.

Rabbit Drive.  Aired March 11, 2013.

Greg, Tom, and Liz talk with Jenny Brown, co-founder & director of the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary.  Brown explains how a childhood bout with cancer and the companionship of a cat awakened her awareness to the inner lives of animals.  As an adult, Brown did undercover investigations of factory farms to try to expose the abuses at these facilities.  Brown also talks about trying to convince people that there really is no difference between our beloved companion animals and the animals at factory farms who eventually end up on our grocery shelves as bacon or ground beef.  www.woodstocksanctuary.org

Aired March 10, 2013.

Host Dennis Woo welcomes back Laura Cruz-Acosta, Marketing & Public Affairs Coordinator for Sun Metro.    Cruz-Acosta talks about ways El Pasoans can take advantage of the 6 Park and Ride facilities across town, including an additional one that is being constructed in East El Paso.  Cruz-Acosta also talks about new routes that Sun Metro is servicing, as well as the services available to individuals with special needs.  www.sunmetro.net, 915-533-3333.  Aired March 9, 2013.

David Grabarkewitz, Executive Director of the El Paso Opera, along with Desiree Mays, resident speaker and storyteller for The Santa Fe Opera since 1995, discuss the upcoming production of The Barber of Seville.

The Barber of Seville
Thursday, March 14 and Saturday, March 16 at 7:30pm

Andy Moran, Resident Conductor of the El Paso Symphony, previews the 6th Annual Downtown Kidspalooza Family Art and Music Festival.

Socorro Diamondstein, Cultural Funding and Technical Assistance Coordinator with the City’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department provides details of the upcoming grant application cycle for city-funded arts projects.

City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department 2013-2014 Funding Programs
(915) 541-4167

Denise, Bill, and Norma talk about preparing for spring gardening.  It's time to cut back some of that dead winter's growth on our perennials.  Denise also talks about the right type of soil mixture for our gardening beds and container plants.  Aired March 9, 2013.

Bacteria Evolve.  Aired March 8, 2013.

Wine.  Aired March 7, 2013.

Dino Tracks.  Aired March 6, 2013.

Sporopollenin.  Aired March 5, 2013.

Land Bridge.  Aired March 4, 2013.

In a rebroadcast from Nov. 12, 2012, Florence continues her virtual shopping trip with nutrition & fitness professional, Patrick Hopkins.  They talk about the different types of soups available at the grocery, and why some varieties may contain too much sodium.  Patrick explains why homemade soups are much healthier than those in a can or in a pouch.  Florence & Patrick also visit the frozen food aisle and the dairy case.   Is there a difference between brown & white eggs?  Are egg substitutes a healthy alternative?  Plus, Florence & Patrick also talk about the many varieties of milk, and which might be best for you.  www.builtbypatrick.com

The last in a 6-part series.  Aired March 2, 2013.