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It's the most wonderful time of the year! With the holiday season in full swing, we share a few gift ideas for gardeners to inspire you as you go about your holiday shopping. Great tips and ideas for the gardeners in your life!

Kyle Alvarado is this week's special guest host for On Film, and he visits with documentary filmmaker Charlie Minn to talk about his latest production, Bullets at the Border. The documentary examines three separate controversial killings along the USA-Mexico border where Mexican nationals were killed by US border agents. The film opens in El Paso at Bassett on December 1, 2017, and will run for a minimum of one week.

http://bulletsattheborder.com/

UTEP Communications professor, Ramón Villa-Hernández, visits us to share details about his new film Juana DoeVilla is an El Paso based multi-talented film artist and his narrative films have been showcased around the world. He has been teaching various aspects of media production at UTEP.

If you were an incoming freshman and saw a sign that said "Spit for Science," what would you think? This week we visit with Dr. Danielle Dick, Virginia Commonwealth University, as she shares details about her research. She focuses on how genetic and environmental influences contribute to the development of patterns of substance use and related behaviors, such as childhood conduct problems and depression, and how we can use that information to inform prevention and intervention.

Quintan Ana Wikswo joins us again to talk about her interesting hybrid book that Publishers Weekly calls, "euphoric and surprising." Always an interesting and insightful conversation whenever Quintan Ana joins us, and we'll learn more about her book "A Long Curving Scare Where The Heart Should Be."

As we approach the anniversary of the JFK assassination, conspiracy theories continue to surface. We spoke with Judyth Vary Baker, Lee Harvey Oswald's girlfriend. Baker is the author of several books including "Me & Lee" and "Kennedy and Oswald: The Big Picture." She talks about her books as well as some of the recent files released on the assassination.

The annual Las Artistas Art and Fine Crafts Show takes place on November 18 and 19, 2017 at the Epic Railyard Event Center on 2201 East Mills Avenue. 

Las Artistas is the perfect way to kick off to the holiday shopping season, it gives you the opportunity to learn the story behind the art by talking directly to the artists and art students to learn about their techniques and inspiration. Here with us today are John Ruhmann, Jorge Calleja, and Dina Edens.

El Paso Pro-Musica is once again collaborating with Johns Hopkins University and the Peabody School of Music to present the Young Artist Development Series. This is a series that showcases young amazing talent in the Graduate and Doctoral program from the esteemed University.

This year's recipient is Guitarist Nathan Cornelius who is presenting "A World of Guitar." He is a former National Geographic Bee winner, and incorporates Geography with his Music. 

It's time to prepare for the cold winter weather in our El Paso gardens. There are several tasks that need to be added to your to-do list and Good to Grow hosts Denise Rodriguez and Jan Petrzelka shares these simple tips to take great care of your garden this winter. 

There are a lot of independent films being made in the borderland, but most are hard for general audiences to find and watch. One recent film has found an audience through one of the biggest online streaming sites. We speak with Mark Vasconcellos, Producer and Co-Star of "River" (2017), about his film and its success of landing a huge streaming platform - Amazon Prime. 

According to research, men have become one of the most difficult groups in our society to teach preventive health measures. We meet with Dr. Gabriel Ibarra-Mejia as he discusses his upcoming information session "Men's Guide to Preventative Healthcare." This session will provide a general framework for aging men’s health priorities, and address specific strategies to improve and maintain it and takes places later this afternoon from 3:00 - 4:30 PM in the El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center.

We all learn from experience, including children. The Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! program is a great way to get your children outdoors while learning how to grow their own vegetables. We visit with Madelynne Cera, 4-H Cooperative Extension Agent of Texas A&M Prairie View, to find out more about this program.

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s compassionate living philosophy is propelling plant-based eating into the mainstream and forever changing how we regard animals. She is an award-winning author of multiple books, acclaimed speaker and host of the podcast "Food for Thought." She will also be the guest speaker at this year's Vegetarian Society of El Paso's Compassionate Thanksgiving dinner!

http://www.colleenpatrickgoudreau.com/
http://vsep.org/

UTEP Ceramics Associate Professor Vincent Burke and Professor of Chemistry at Richmond University Ryan Coppage are joined together by one interest - art. This edition of Science Studio features these two gentlemen from incredibly different backgrounds and how they have combined their mutual interests into one.

Former Words on a Wire co-host Benjamin Alire Sáenz revisits us in Studio B to discuss his recent work. Dr. Sáenz taught as a professor in UTEP's Creative Writing department for over twenty-three years before retiring to dedicate his time entirely to writing and there was so much to discuss, Dr. Sáenz is being featured in a special two-part edition of Words on a Wire.  

Part 2 of 2

-ORIGINALLY AIRED NOVEMBER 19, 2016-
Blake Barrow is the Executive Director of the Rescue Mission of El Paso. He joins us to tell us more about the move to their new location at 209 Lee St near Downtown El Paso, and how he turned his love of Texas BBQ into a catering business and soon-to-be restaurant called the Hallelujah BBQ, which is staffed by those served by the Rescue Mission.

The plight of migrants making dangerous crossings through the deserts of the American Southwest is often overlooked in coverage of the border. An upcoming film tells the tale of those who work to identify the remains of migrants who perish on their journey and the effect this work has on the men and women policing our border. We visit with writer and director Ramón Villa-Hernández to talk about his new film Juana Doe.

Dr. Adriana Dominguez, Director of Audience Development for the Department of Theatre and Dance, joins us again to share details UTEP's production of A Christmas Carol. 

Latinitas is a non-profit organization that enables young Latinas to achieve personal and academic success through media and technology outreach as a means of addressing the critical state of Latina girls today. The solution lies in empowering these young Latinas, strengthening their confidence and expanding their opportunities.

With a variety of enriching experiences, Latinitas discover their voice and develop media skills while building a solid foundation for their future. Here with us today are Itzel Barraza and Veronica Martinez of Latinitas.

Lick It Up is a Mexican Street Food Truck created by two cooks who also happen to be musicians—hence the name that References their favorite rock band KISS.

They can be found in the patio of Monarch bar and café which is located near the corner of Rio Grande and Mesa. These guys are having fun with food and create a rotating menu that includes items such as vegan bollio filled with setian milanesa, gorditas and vegan pastor tacos.

Today my guests are the owners of Lick It Up, Javi Gardea and Edgar Delphin.

Javier Read de Alaniz is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Associate Director of the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at the University of California Santa Barbara. Dr. Alaniz is interested in a wide range of fundamental and applied chemistry that extends from the development of new synthetic transformations to the creation of a novel class of organic photochromic material. His particular interest, however, is in harnessing the synthetic utility of highly reactive intermediates for development of new bond-forming reactions used in synthesis and material science.

Former Words on a Wire co-host Benjamin Alire Sáenz revisits us in Studio B to discuss his recent work. Dr. Sáenz taught as a professor in UTEP's Creative Writing department for over twenty-three years before retiring to dedicate his time entirely to writing and there was so much to discuss, Dr. Sáenz is being featured in a special two-part edition of Words on a Wire. 
Part 1 of 2

-ORIGINALLY AIRED MAY 20, 2017-

Stephanie Townsend Allala is a veteran journalist and El Paso Elder law attorney. After two decades in radio, television, and newspaper, she took her advocacy in a different direction- helping the disenfranchised. This week on The Weekend, host Louie Saenz features a conversation with Stephanie Allala as they discuss some of the issues we all face as well as some of the issues we may likely be afraid to face.

The cooler November weather is great for working in your yard and garden. This edition of Good to Grow features some of our own November gardening tips.

November and December have traditionally been good months for movie lovers wanting films geared towards adults. Two new films illustrate the changing of the movie season - Thank You for Your Service and Suburbicon. Frequent On Film contributor Jeanne Creel joins us in the studio to discuss these recent releases. The fall drama season is upon us!

Nancy Taylor is the trumpet professor at University of Texas at El Paso. She holds a bachelor of music degree in performance from Arizona State University. 

In addition to being a professional musician, Ms. Taylor is a board-certified Occupational Therapist specializing in injury treatment and prevention of musicians.

We visit with her and discuss these two professions and how she utilizes them hand-in-hand.

Shakespeare on the Rocks presents Much Ado About Nothing this weekend in the second of three weekend shows of its annual festival which will run through November 12, 2017 at the Chamizal National Memorial.

Cinco Puntos Press proudly announces the launch of a new reading series in El Paso: Mama Bravo’s Book Club & Social Hour. The reading series will convene once a quarter and will happen at a variety of venues around the city. 

Kent Gates, Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Missouri, visits us in-studio to enlighten us on his latest research on DNA. It's a very fundamental piece of research about how we can control the degradation of our own DNA.

Lex Williford holds an MFA from the University of Arkansas and is a professor in the Bilingual Creative Writing Program at UTEP. He joins us in-studio as we talk about his book Superman On the Roof, which won the 10th Annual Rose Metal Press Short Short Chapbook Contest. 

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