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Shakespeare On The Rocks kicks off their season on October 28, 2017.  Featured performances this year are Antony and Cleopatra, Much Ado About Nothing and Richard III.

All performances are at the Chamizal National Memorial Theater and begin at 7pm on Saturdays and 2:30pm on Sundays. Here to tell us about this year’s season are Daniel Rios and Katie Taylor.

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Beto v. Cruz: The Fight for 2018, a two-part documentary currently being shot while out on tour with the candidates. Steve Mims is the cinematographer and producer of the project.

Though self-breast exams can sometimes give you false positives, mammograms are shows to cut breast cancer deaths by 40%. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we speak with Dr. Sarah Friedewald, Division Chief of Breast and Women's Imaging at Northwestern University, to learn more about the advances in screening technology and the latest findings in breast cancer research.

Robert Scherrer is Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Vanderbilt University. We discuss his work and research on dark matter, dark energy, and Robert's other interest and profession as a science fiction writer.

Author José Antonio Rodríguez is well known for his extensive work in poetry. However, on this edition of Words on a Wire, we venture away from the poetry and delve into his newest (and first) memoir titled House Built on Ashes.

Along with the cooler weather, we often see the return of some familiar garden pests this time of year. County Extension Agent Denise Rodriguez and Master Gardener Jan Petrzelka share some tips on how to rid your home of these unwelcome visitors.

Did you know that 1 in 15 children is exposed to domestic violence? Diana Hastings and Kayla Suarez of YWCA El Paso Del Norte Region visit us and share their organization's efforts to help stop family violence.

Executive Director of the Tom Lea Institute, Lisa M. Pugh; Education and Curatorial Associate of the El Paso Museum of Art, Kevin Burns; and Director of the El Paso Museum of Archaeology, Jeff Romney preview activities taking place in the second half of Tom Lea Month. 

Part 2 of our interview on State of the Arts discussing Tom Lea Month activities.

You wouldn't think much is going on in rural New Mexico about vegan nutrition, but you'll be surprised to hear about what one dedicated couple has accomplished. Victor and Karla Flores work for Vegan Outreach, a New Mexico based non-profit organization working to end violence towards animals and seek a future where sentient animals are no longer exploited as commodities. This week, they share with us their experiences and efforts towards their cruelty-free lifestyle.

Dr. Nadia Herrera is a UTEP alum and it was here on campus where she first began her study in structural biochemistry. Working and studying alongside her mentor Dr. Ricardo Bernal, Dr. Herrera went on and got her Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology and for this edition of Science Studio, we hear about this young lady's progress as an undergraduate researcher, to Ph.D. and up the threshold of her career.

Host Tim Hernandez features a conversation with award-winning author, editor, and co-host Daniel Chacón! They discuss a new collection book of poetry by Andres Montoya, now published posthumously decades after Montoya's passing at the young age of thirty. 

Every October the streets of Downtown El Paso become canvasses for artists to display their chalk masterpieces at the Chalk the Block. This year marks Chalk the Block’s 10 year anniversary.

To celebrate, the downtown arts festival will feature installations from near and far including Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree. The Chase music stage will be headlined by El Conjunto Nueva Ola who will bring their Cumbia clandestine sounds from el planet Lucha to El Paso. 

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.