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Artist, illustrator and cartoonist, Nacho L. Garcia, Jr., discusses his career of more than 40 years producing distinctive images, including his popular political “nachotoons”.

Whether it's cleaning or sharpening your tools, the Good to Grow team provides tips to help you get a jump start on your spring gardening efforts. 

The MGM musical "Meet Me In St. Louis" is near the top of the list of many family's favorite Christmas movie traditions, while only about a third of the film takes place during the holiday. Charles Horak discusses the musical and how it has resonated with audiences for decades in this special two-part edition of On Film.

Part 1 Original Air Date: August 24, 2013

No stranger to KTEP or UTEP, Ben Sáenz joins host Louie Saenz in the studio and reads from his book, "A Gift From Papá Diego."
Original Air Date December 22, 2006.

Dava Sobel was this week's Science Studio guest. Her book, "The Glass Universe," reveals the little-known true story of women in science in the mid-nineteenth century that led to remarkable discoveries. She joins host Dr. Keith Pannell as they discuss her book and learn all about the ladies from the Harvard College Observatory.

New York Times notable author Patricia Engel returns to the world of fiction with her most recent book, "The Veins of the Ocean." With her three novels published so far ("Vida," "It's Not Love, It's Just Paris" and her latest "The Veins of the Ocean,") Engel has delivered groundbreaking work. Engel has received numerous awards including the Boston Review Fiction Prize and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Fiction Award, and now she has returned to Words On A Wire to discuss her latest work.

Robert Grillo, author of the new book "Farm to Fable," and founder and director of Free from Harm, was this week's featured guest to discuss his latest book. As an activist, author and speaker, Grillo advocates to close the ethical and social injustice gap between humans and other animals.

New York Time's Best Selling author Dr. Tess Gerritsen discusses her recent suspenseful thriller "Playing With Fire." Dr. Tess Gerritsen took an interesting route on her writing career as she began to write fiction while on maternity leave from her work as a physician. A graduate from Stanford University followed by the University of California, San Francisco where she was awarded her M.D., Dr. Tess Gerritsen created a successful career as a physician and a fiction writer.

Author Matt Kaplan discusses the release of his latest scientific inquiry "Science of the Magical." This book exploits a definitive look into the elements of mystical places and magical objects. Perspectives' producer, Norma Martinez, joins host Louie Saenz in this special conversation with Matt Kaplan.

In this two-part interview, Dr. Griffin Rodgers of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) discusses diabetes as well as many other health issues affecting millions of Americans. For the second half of the show, we revisit with Dr. Leah Whigham in a past interview taped in August of 2016 who discussed the Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living.

University Medical Center (UMC) Foundation's Executive Director, Dennece Knight, discusses the amazing strides made in curing kid's cancer, right here at home. 

Whether you're in the market for poinsettias, Christmas cactus, or any other holiday gift, listen in for this recap on shopping tips. 

The holidays are here! Struggling with gift ideas for that special gardener in your life? Listen in for some great gift ideas from Good to Grow's very own Denise Rodriguez and Jan Petrzelka.

John White, Chihuahuan Desert Gardens Curator, joins host Louie Saenz in the studio and shares the do's and dont's of holiday plants.

Since it's opening in May of this year, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has added a variety of diverse programming to El Paso's cinema landscape. Host Charles Horak is joined by the Drafthouse's programming director, Robert Saucedo, and discusses the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema's first year in operation and plans for its future. 

Frequent On Film contributor Jeanna Creel returns to the show and joins host Charles Horak to discuss two recent releases: Tom Ford's "Nocturnal Animals" and John Madden's "Miss Sloane."

The Christmas spirits of hope and giving will come alive tonight from 6 to 10pm when 4,000 luminarias will be aglow on El Paso’s Scenic Drive during the 25th Annual Navidad de La Fe Luminarias. The event is free and open to the public. Vehicles can enter Scenic Drive at Richmond Avenue (eastside of the mountain) beginning at 6pm. Here to give us the details is La Fe’s Estela Reyes.

The El Paso Community Foundation’s Plaza Classic Film Festival is bringing back the Holiday Movies at the Plaza Theatre. Part of El Paso Live’s new WinterFest, the community foundation will spread some family-friendly holiday cheer by showing old and not-so-old Christmas favorites. Here to talk Christmas movies is Doug Pullen of the El Paso Community Foundation.

Jose Skinner's latest book, "The Tombstone Race," features a collection of short stories that take place in our neighbor state of New Mexico. This is his first book after the successful publication of his much acclaimed book, "Flight." He joins host Daniel Chacon in an insightful interview on the work put into this book over the last fifteen years, and what we can expect from him in years to follow. 

2016's Presidential Race dominated every news and social media outlet and as the election night unfolded on November 8, 2016, reactions came from all corners of the globe. UTEP's Political Science Professor, Dr. Gregory Rocha, returns to the studio and joins host Louie Saenz in a post-election discussion. Among their initial reactions to the results of the election, Dr. Gregory Rocha shares his insight on the factors that contributed to President-Elect Donald Trump's win.   

Dr. Keith Pannell and Dr. Russell Chianelli visit with John Ridley, professor of Geology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.  

Born and raised in El Paso Texas, artist Patrick Gabaldon is a product of the beautiful culture and spirit found here in the borderland. He attributes his colorful and vibrant style to the splashes of color often found amongst the earthy tones that cover the Chihuahua desert.

The El Paso Choral Society brings us two holiday concerts in one tonight at the Abraham Chavez Theater. The show will feature performances of The Gift of Christmas and Handel's Messiah. The show begins at 7pm tonight and here to provide us a preview are Artistic Director Prentice Loftin, and saxophonist Mack Goldsbury.

Jono Neiger is a conservation biologist, a permaculture educator, and a designer, and he joins us to talk about how the practice of permaculture lends itself to a sustainable environment.  Permaculture isn’t just an agricultural practice, but a way to sustainably design buildings, improve food production, and design smarter technology.

Neiger is the author of “The Permaculture Promise.” 

Aired Dec. 4, 2016


New York Times-bestselling author Robin Cook joins us to talk about his 2015 medical thriller, Host.   Lynn Peirce, a fourth-year medical student, thinks she has her life figured out. But when her otherwise healthy boyfriend, Carl, enters the hospital for routine surgery, she doesn't know it's the last time she will see him whole again. Devastated by Carl's death, Lynn searches for answers. 

On this program, we'll hear more about the book and about Cook himself.


Aired Dec 4, 2016

Host Daniel Chacón talks about the amazing Mexican food in El Paso, and why, even though he is looked upon with derision from border residents, he enjoys eating refried beans out of a can.

Aired Dec 4, 2016

Jose B. Gonzalez is the author of the new collection "Toys Made of Rock."  He joins us to talk about growing up in Connecticut as an immigrant from El Salvador, how stealing an anthology of Shakespeare's works was a transformative experience in his youth, and about the stereotyping he faced in his academic career.  


Aired Dec 4, 2016


We visit with Margaret Perez, outgoing executive director of the Better Business Bureau in El Paso; and with Marybeth Stevens, incoming executive director of the BBB in El Paso.  They join us to talk about how the BBB operates as a neutral 3rd party between the consumer and area businesses.  They also talk about how we can protect ourselves from various scams, like the omnipresent Nigerian email scam, IRS scams, and internet scams.


Aired Dec 3, 2016

The El Paso Opera presents holiday themed arias and well known holiday songs at the Plaza Theatre on December 3, 2016 at 8pm.  

The concert features both out of town and local artists as well as singers from the El Paso Youth Opera.

David Holloway, Artistic Director of El Paso Opera provides a preview of the program.

It's a familiar story of Christmas - told with an El Paso flavor.  Barrio Christmas will be performed on Saturday December 10 and Sunday December 11 at the Plaza Theatre's Philanthropy Theatre.  It's part of the El Paso Community Foundation's Jewel Box Series.

Los Actores presents the bilingual production based loosely on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

Writer-Director Drime Lockhart, Co-Director Hector Serrano, and Producer David Mills preview the production.