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House Impeachment Inquiry Into President Trump

This week the House Intelligence Committee will hold their first public hearings of the House Impeachment Inquiry into President Trump. KTEP and NPR will broadcast these hearings live on Friday beginning at 7am. Additionally at 6pm on Friday, NPR will broadcast a special one-hour wrap-up of the day's hearings.

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Host Louie Saenz welcomes UTEP Professor of English and astronomy enthusiast Andrew Fleck to the show for a discussion on how English and Astronomy can sometimes intersect.

New Mexico is the first to open its medical marijuana program to qualified patients from other states and El Pasoans are among the first Texans seeking access.  Angela Kocherga interviews medical Cannabis expert Hilda Chavez of Las Cruces about New Mexico's program, what conditions qualify, the long tradition of using marijuana medicinally and modern research on Cannibas. Also Chavez discusses the lack of regulation surrounding the CBD craze.

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Desert Spoon Food Hub connects local farmers with our community.  Recently they collaborated with EPISD to bring healthy eating to the school system, and they have put together an event called Local Fest which will take place at TIME at Montecillo On November 10, 2019 to promote all things local. 

Border Tuner is a large-scale, participatory art installation by Mexican-born artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. It is designed to interconnect El Paso and Ciudad Juárez and to highlight the complex and long-standing collaboration that exists between the two cities and two countries, providing a powerful and positive counter-narrative to current rhetoric about the border. 

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