KTEP Local

  Denise & Norma talk about some of the gardening activities we should be thinking about this month.  Now's a great time to install a new Bermuda lawn and to fertilize our existing lawns.  What annual & perennial flowering plants will add color to your landscape?  

Aired May 16, 2015.

Education is not something that ends at college.  In our Third Age, we can continue to learn and grow, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UTEP is offering this opportunity for our second 50 years of life!  Learn more about OLLI's upcoming Spring classes with Susan Sobin and Ian Wilson. 



Aired May 8, 2015


  Greg & Liz talk with Caryn Ginsberg, a marketing and strategy expert who has assisted animal advocacy organizations with their outreach projects.  Ginsberg's book, Animal Impact: Secrets Proven to Achieve Results and Move the World, offers helpful tips on how to build success and create change.  Ginsberg also talks about why we need to put ourselves in the shoes of the people we're trying to persuade, and why so many vegetarians & vegans make the choice to eat meat again.  http://animal-impact.com

Aired May 10, 2015.

The work of artist Jeff Litchfield will be featured in El Paso International Airport’s “Art Windows” exhibition program in collaboration with the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department and the Department of Aviation of the City of El Paso, Texas. The opening reception will be on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at the airport. 


Florencia Mazza Ramsay will spend three months in the arctic with the Systems Ecology Lab from UTEP to document the work of their crew, laboratories and the natives of the region. Her aim is to create a body of work that speaks and highlights the importance of the scientific community and their value as individuals. When it’s all said and done, this project will culimate in a collection of photos, video, sound, text and mapping. 

The Rubin Center is hosting the 2015 Annual Juried UTEP Student Art Exhibition which showcases the works of art and design created by UTEP undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Art. The exhibit will be on exhibit at the Rubin Center through July 18 th. All media taught in the department will be represented, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, metals and graphic design.

  Norma & Denise welcome Picacho Hills resident Larry Felhauser to talk about the annual Art in the Garden tour taking place May 17, 11am-4pm, in the Picacho Hills neighborhood in Las Cruces.  This event features 6 gardens and 18 artists who are showcasing and selling their artwork to the public.

Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Artists-of-Picacho-Hills/137937112884863

Aired May 9, 2015

Dennis talks with letter carrier Albert Anchondo, Martin Alemán, and Eric Miranda about the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive taking place Saturday, May 9.  Letter carriers across the nation will be collecting nonperishable food donations to feed the hungry.  More details at http://https://www.facebook.com/StampOutHunger, and http://www.nalc.org/community-service/food-drive

Dennis also talks with Jim Grimsley, author of “How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood.”  Jim was 11 when his school was desegregated in 1966, and he shares how this experience eventually changed his views on race.  However, Jim also reflects on today’s racially-charged atmosphere, and says that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Aired May 2, 2015

El Paso’s Sixth Wall of Giants is dedicated to the community of Fort Bliss.  Marilu Valenzuela from the El Paso Museum of History provides the details.

El Paso Filmmakers, the Plaza Classic Film Festival is looking for you. The El Paso Community Foundation’s Plaza Classic Film Festival is accepting submissions for the eighth annual festival’s Local Flavor series. The deadline for entering is June 12, 2015. Doug Pullen and Eric Pearson of the El Paso Community Foundation provide the details.

Waldo the Amazing Hypnotist is an original play written by local playwright Ryan Johann Perry. The play is about a professional hypnotist named Waldo, who travels around the country with his hypnotist show. Playwright Ryan Johann Perry talks about the show.

Facebook, El Paso Master Gardeners

  Denise & Norma talk about a few of the most popular questions that have been called into the Master Gardener Help Line (915-566-1276).  What's the best way to rid my turf of weeds?  What's the best way to control invasive and hungry insects & bugs?  What small tree can replace my Mexican Elder?  

If you have plant questions, the Master Gardeners can be reached at 915-566-1276, elpasomg@ag.tamu.edu, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Paso-Master-Gardeners/148950588460436

Aired May 2, 2015.

Dennis talks with Dr. Radu Ciubac, a specialist in geriatric & internal medicine; Chad Partington, director of Good Life Senior Living; and Sabrina Shaddix.  The discussion focuses on individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia.  Many older people will suffer from some sort of dementia, and they also lose their social structure as their family moves away or their friends or family members die.  Good Life Senior Living offers companionship and individualized service to persons living with dementia or Alzheimer’s. 915-701-9620      http://www.goodlifeseniorliving.com/ 

Aired April 25, 2015 

A local bad girl dares a young boy to outrun an oncoming train on a narrow trestle over a creek. Who is this antagonist, and what lies behind her darkness? Louie talks with actor Klarissa Robles, who plays the part of Pace Creagan in the UTEP Department of Theatre & Dance's production of TRESTLE AT POPE LICK CREEK.  Performances are April 24, 25, 30, May 1 & 2 at 7:30pm, April 26 & May 3 at 2:30pm, at the UTEP Fox Fine Arts Studio Theatre.  Information at 915-747-5118 or https://www.facebook.com/pages/UTEP-Department-of-Theatre-and-Dance/132721790087612

Aired April 24, 2015 

  Greg, Liz, and Tom talk with RICH ROLL, a former college competitive swimmer whose career was cut short by drug & alcohol dependency.  After becoming sober, he found himself overweight and out of shape.  After discovering a plant-based diet, Rich found himself with an astounding amount of energy and eventually became an ultra-fitness athlete.  He talks about his amazing journey, and about the recipes and tips in his new book "The Plantpower Way: Whole Food Plant-Based Recipes and Guidance for the Whole Family.”   http://www.richroll.com/ Aired April 26, 2015.

The Border Art Residency enables artists to pursue their craft without the worry of immediate sales or an outside job to pay for housing expenses. The Residency sits on an orchard and sculpture garden in La Union, New Mexico, a former cotton gin re-worked to provide living and studio space. Fausto Fernandez is this year’s Border Art Resident who will be having a show opening on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 at The Station Urban Offices located at 500 West Overland in downtown El Paso.

The mission of the Chican@/Latin@ Theatre Series is to honor and celebrate the rich culture of the El Paso/Juarez/Las Cruces Borderplex. Through performances, play development, and outreach, the Chican@/Latin@ Theatre Series celebrates and cultivates our border culture through performance. Rebecca Rivas, Assistant Professor of Voice and Movement at the UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance talks about the series.

Opera UTEP will be performing The Magic Flute, by W.A. Mozart sung in German with English dialogue from April 30 through May 3, 2015 at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Dr. Juan Héctor Pereira, Visiting-Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Opera UTEP talks about the production.


  With the Native Plant taking place this weekend (April 25 & 26), Denise & Norma talk about the 3 "P's" - the right PLANT in the right PLACE with a PURPOSE.  Keep those 3 P's in mind which picking the perfect native plant for your landscape.  Denise also tells us about a couple of her favorite plants which will be on sale at the plant sale - Mexican Flame and Gaura.  

The Native Plant Sale is April 25 & 26, 9am-4pm.  https://www.facebook.com/CentennialMuseumandChihuahuanDesertGardens

Aired April 25, 2015.

Dennis talks with Beth Longenbaugh and Magda Alvarado about the upcoming fundraiser for En Voz Alta, a grassroots movement that serves as a support system for hearing impaired children and their parents.  “Jewelry for a Voice” takes place April 25 from 6-9pm at the El Paso Club downtown.  Information: 915-521-7229.

Dennis also welcomes Laurie Garman and Layra Marivani about the YWCA’s upcoming 22nd Women’s Luncheon, featuring guest speaker, Amanda Wirtz. It takes place April 23 at 11:30am at the Abraham Chavez Theatre.  Information: 915-533-2311 or http://www.wycaelpaso.org.


Aired April 18, 2015

The El Paso Mission Trail Association will present their 26th Annual First Thanksgiving Celebration on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25, 2015. Highlights include a Zarzuela concert featuring Opera UTEP, three historical reenactments of the First Thanksgiving, living history performances by the Camino Real players, and musical performances by Sabor, Exito and Los Allegres del Valle. 

The Holocaust by Bullets is a traveling exhibit on the work of Yahad-in Unum and Father Patrick Desbois to uncover a silenced chapter of history in Eastern Europe - the mass executions of Jews and Roma as witnessed by their neighbors. The exhibit centers around photographs and eyewitness accounts from those villagers who watched these events unfold and have kept their stories to themselves...until now. Lori Shepherd from the El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center talks about the exhibit.

Bob Marley’s influence remains unparalleled, irrespective of race, color or creed.  On our border, Marley’s music has influenced local musicians to create a blend of Latin and Caribbean sounds that have now been termed “Chicano Reggae”.  Today, my guests are members from the Chucotown Rockers, a collaboration of musicians and artists from the El Paso/Las Cruces area who are coming together to honor the life of Bob Marley while raising funds for the Child Crisis Center of El Paso. 

  Norma & Denise welcome back John White, garden curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at UTEP, to talk about the FloraFEST Native Plant Sale (April 25 & 26) and other FloraFEST activities.  We'll hear about the different varieties of drought-tolerant and adapted plants available at the sale, as well as an Earth Day tour of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens with John White and a talk on plants that attract hummingbirds and butterflies with Lois Balin, both taking place April 22.  The FloraFEST Lecture is April 24, and features Gary Nored, an avid photographer of the Big Bend.  Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/CentennialMuseumandChihuahuanDesertGardens.

Aired April 18, 2015

  Charles chats with fellow cinephile Oscar Garza about 2 films they recommend: "Danny Collins" starring Al Pacino as an aging rock star, and "It Follows," a horror film about a sexually-transmitted curse.  Plus they offer recommendations for viewers who prefer watching films or TV programs on Netflix: the British drama "The Fall" starring Gillian Anderson, and the new Marvel Comics TV series, "Daredevil," the one NOT starring Ben Affleck.

Aired April 18, 2015.

  The First Thanksgiving celebration didn't take place with the pilgrims in the East, but right here in the Southwest.  San Elizario hosts the First Thanksgiving celebration this year, and Louie Saenz talks with Juan Pereira of UTEP Opera and George Cordova, President of the El Paso Mission Trail Association, about their collaboration to present a unique celebration including zarzuela, historical re-enactments, music, and more.

Information: 851-9997, email jreed2@utep.eduhttps://www.facebook.com/elpasomissions

Aired April 17, 2015.

JR Hernandez for UTEP News Service

  Dennis talks with Beto Lopez, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement at UTEP; and Christian Corrales, Employer & Community Relations Manager at UTEP.  They'll talk about the grand opening of the UTEP Centennial Plaza and the Lhakhang Cultural Center on April 18 from 10am-12:30pm.  RSVPs are recommended, and the community is invited!  Information: email universityrelations@utep.edu

Dennis also talks with Domonique Bertolucci, author of The Kindness Pact: 8 Promises to Make You Feel Good About Who You Are and the Life You Live.  Most of us are unkind to ourselves, and this book promises to help us build confidence and self-esteem, and feel good about the lives we lead.  http://www.domoniquebertolucci.com/

Aired April 11, 2015.

  Tom, Liz, and Greg talk with Mark Hawthorne, author of "Bleating Hearts: The Hidden World of Animal Suffering" and "Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism."  When Mark decided he wanted to become an activist for animals, he found there were materials he could use for guidance.  He interviewed over 100 activists from across the globe and is sharing what he has learned.  Mark also shares how running with the bulls in Pamplona and an Indian retreat helped him on his path to veganism and activism.  http://www.markhawthorne.com/

Aired April 12, 2015.

Part 2 of our interview with artists Willie Ray Parish and Becky Hendrick.

Well known El Paso artists, educators and arts advocates, Willie Ray Parish and Becky Hendrick, talk about their time in the border area and their retirement plans.