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El Paso Prime Time focuses on the diverse lifestyles, interests, and concerns of senior living.

Dennis visits with Adam Sebastian, Becky Sebastian, and Jorge Aguilar Cruz to talk about Casa Emmanuel, a group providing care to nearly 90 children in Ciudad Juarez.  This children's home is in dire need of monetary donations, as well as donations of clothing, toiletries, medicines, and more.  

For more information, email Jorge Aguilar Cruz at jorgeluisaguilarcruz@gmail.com, or visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/emmanuelchildrenshome/

Aired Nov. 26, 2016

Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce CEO Richard Dayoub chats with Congressman Beto O'Rourke about the Trans-Pacific  Partnership (TPP), global trade issues, global political upheaval, and the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Aired Nov. 12, 2016

On November 8th, voters across El Paso will not just be voting for their next president.  Voters living in the El Paso Independent School District will also be voting whether to approve a $668 million bond that will include rebuilding or partial rebuilding of 7 district high schools, technology upgrades, transportation, and much more.  To tell us more about the bond is Dori Fenenbock, President of the EPISD Board of Trustees; and Juan Cabrera, Superintendent of EPISD.

Learn more at https://www.episd.org/episdbond/.

Aired Nov 5, 2016

Choosing a college can be a daunting choice for many high school students.  Undergrads College Consulting Tours offers enterprising students an opportunity to learn vital leadership and networking skills, and then takes them on tours of Ivy League colleges where they can take personalized tours of the campuses and meet students and academics.  On this program we'll visit with Daniel Valdez, executive director of Undergraduate College Consulting Tours; and Josh Ramirez, an Eastwood High School Senior who participated in the program and hopes to attend Yale as a result of his experience.

Applications for 2017 are being accepted at http://www.undergradscct.com/.

Aired Oct. 29, 2016

Dr. Ezra Cappell is the Director of the Inter-American Jewish Studies Program at UTEP, and he joins us to give us a brief historical overview of The Diary of Anne Frank, and how Broadway production of the diary had to tread lightly in order to do justice to the diary and to history.   

The El Paso Playhouse presents The Diary of Anne Frank, Oct 28-Nov 20 at 2501 Montana.

Aired Oct. 22, 2016 

October 17-21, 2016 is Chamber Week in the State of Texas.  To commemorate the celebration, Richard Dayoub, President & CEO of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, welcomes members of the Chamber family to the program: Jackie Butler, Vice President of Government Relations & Education...Minda Villareal, Vice President of Business Development...and Patrick Espinoza, Director of Marketing & Communications.  They join us to tell us about the important role the Chamber plays in the community, by reaching out to area businesses, the military community, and area organizations.  


Aired Oct 15, 2016

KTEP's Tummy Doctor, Dr. Richard McCallum, is joined by Sandra Vexler from the Department of Psychiatry at Texas Tech University Health Science Center at El Paso, to talk about the relationship between our gut and our mental health.  They talk about fascinating studies into fecal transplants which hint that transplanting healthy microbiota into the digestive tracts of unhealthy individuals leads to recovery and possibly improved mental health.

Aired Oct. 8, 2016

Richard Dayoub talks with El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen about El Paso's Safe City status, the aging police force, traffic safety, and much more.

Aired Oct. 1, 2016

Jaime Chavez and Kathleen Bombach from El Paso Community College join us to tell us about upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations at EPCC.  Events include a Veterans event at the Valle Verde Campus on Sept 27 from 10am to 2pm...Read-Ins at the Valle Verde CAmpus on October 15 from 11am-1pm...and a Mentor's Dinner on Oct 14 at the EPCC AdDministrative Services Center.  

For more details, visit EPCC on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EPCCNews/ or call 915-831-3324.

Aired Sept. 24, 2016

Casa Emmanuel Facebook

Jorge Aguilar, embassador for Casa Emmanuel Children's Home in Ciudad Juarez, joins us to talk about the important work the Children's Home does in providing a stable environment for children and their parents by providing meals, classes, and other comforts.  Casa Emmanuel is in need of financial donations, as well as donations of toiletries, clothes, and nonperishable food.  

To schedule a donation, contact Jorge Aguilar at jorgeluisaguilarcruz@gmail.com, and learn more about Casa Emmanuel on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/emmanuelchildrenshome.

Aired Sept. 24, 2016

  Moises Arreola, Eurydice Saucedo and Veronica Frescas of the El Paso Playhouse stop by to talk about the new production of "Our Lady of La Tortilla."  Shows are Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, Sept 16-Oct 9, at 2501 Montana.  915-532-1317, http://www.elpasoplayhouse.com

Aired Sept. 17, 2016

  Evey Heras and Alex Wright of Sun City Pride talk about the Sabor Latino Pride Festival that took place Sept. 17 at the Edge Bar & Nightclub.  They also talk about Sun City Pride's efforts in providing support to the LGBTQ community.

Aired Sept. 17, 2016

  The U.S. Army has a strong presence in El Paso thanks to Fort Bliss.  The presence will be felt even more when UTEP hosts Army on September 17 at the Sun Bowl.  To tell us more about this highly-anticipated football game and about El Paso's special relationship with Fort Bliss is Chris Park of UTEP Athletics and LTC Craig Childs of Fort Bliss.  The game will include discounts for military, free giveaways to fans, and lots of fun.

Tickets are available at http://www.utepathletics.com/, at 915-747-6150, and at the UTEP Ticket Center.

Aired Sept 3, 2016


  Richard Lange is the President of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and dean of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.  He joins us to talk about why TTUHSC's success is greatly due to community involvement, and about the extensive collaboration the medical center takes part in across the region.  Dr. Lange also talks about plans for an upcoming dental school in El Paso.

Learn more about El Paso's medical school at http://elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/.

Aired Aug. 27, 2016

  Linda Calk, Ian Wilson, and Susan Sobin of OLLI at UTEP (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) spend time in the KTEP studios to tell us about many of the fascinating courses available for adults 50 and older.  Classes range from Tai Chi, How to Research Your Family Tree, presidential politics and how they have changed history, to Ukulele.  

Classes begin Tue. Sept 6, registration is open Aug 15-26.  Enroll by phone at 915-747-6280 or 915-747-8848, or visit http://olliatutep.org/

$70 per semester, unlimited classes. Parking passes will be provided.

Aired Aug. 20, 2016

  The Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce has the floor on this program, as guest host Richard Dayoub, President & CEO of the Chamber, welcomes Marybeth Stevens, Chair of the Board of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, and Jackie Butler, Vice President of the Chamber's Government Relations & Education Division.  Among other topics, they discuss the Chamber's Inner City Visits to cities like Oklahoma City and Nashville to learn how they were able to revitalize their downtown areas and incorporate those ideas to El Paso's downtown revitalization.

Aired Aug. 13, 2016

  Guest host Richard Dayoub welcomes El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles for a conversation about crime prevention, racial profiling, the consequences of drunk driving, and plans for a memorial for fallen officers.

Aired Aug. 6, 2016

  The El Paso Playhouse, El Paso's longest running theatre company, will soon present the Tracy Letts play "AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY." On the this program, we'll visit with Veronica Frescas, Mario Rodriguez Alvarado, and Carlos del la Garza-Garcia of the El Paso Playhouse. They'll tell us more about the production and will share with us why the theatre is an experience unlike any other. August: Osage County will be performed August 5-28, with shows on Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. Information is available at http://www.elpasoplayhouse.com and 915-532-1317. The Playhouse will also present the final performance of "All in the Timing," an evening of comedy sketches, tonight (July 30) at 8pm. Aired July 30, 2016 

  Dori Fenenbock is a member of the Board of Trustees of the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD).  She joins us on this program along with EPISD Superintendent Juan Cabrera to talk about the current state of the school district...the progressive educational programs taking place at various campuses across the district...and about the November bond election.


Aired July 23, 2016

  Dr. Richard McCallum is a gastroenterologist at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.  We know him as "The Tummy Doctor" on KTEP.  Dr. McCallum  talks matter-of-factly about mosquito-borne illnesses, diseases encountered by inmate populations, diet fads, and why you HAVE to have that colonscopy!

Aired July 16, 2016

  Joyce Wilson is the President & CEO of the Workforce Solutions Borderplex, a nonprofit organization that serves 6 counties across the state of Texas, including El Paso.  Wilson tells us about the important services the Workforce Solutions Borderplex provides to local employers and to the workforce.  If you are a job seeker, a veteran, a student or an employer, you can learn more at http://www.borderplexjobs.com/.    A hiring event will be taking place July 12 at the Convention Center, in partnership with the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce. For information, visit www.elpaso.org, or call Julie Russell at 202-360-0471.

Aired July 9, 2016

Ed Archuleta is well known as the long-time manager of the El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board.  He has since retired that position, but he now serves as Director of Water Initiatives at UTEP.  Archuleta joins us on this program to talk about his long career solving water issues in the region, and the ways that El Paso is serving as a model for the state of Texas and for the rest of the world when it comes to water treatment research. 


Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor made the characters "George" and "Martha" famous, or infamous, in the film adaptation Edward Albee's play WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF.  The El Paso Playhouse will present the original stage version of the play, and we’ll hear a conversation with the play’s director Veronica Frescas and actress Minden Dickson who plays “Martha.”  Performances are Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2, June 24-July 17.  The El Paso Playhouse is located at 2501 Montana.




Did you know Karen Carpenter was an accomplished drummer? On this program, we'll hear a brief conversation with Angela Smith, who tells us about researching "badass" WOMEN DRUMMERS for her latest book.

Jazz saxophonist KEN FIELD of the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble will talk about his band's upcoming gig at the Roswell UFO Festival in New Mexico.  They will be playing on the main stage on July 1 at 1pm.  The concert is free.

Commuters traveling to and from West El Paso have already encountered lots of construction. On this program, we'll meet with Noemi Rojas from the GO 10 Project, Mandra Ryan of the Border West Expressway, and Jennifer Wright from the Texas Department of Transportation. They'll explain what all the orange barrels are there for, and offer some tips on making your commute a little less stressful.   They also warn that it’s going to get worse before it gets better…but it will be worth the wait!

Mediterranean food, dancing, tours, and more will be highlighted at the FEAST OF THE MIDDLE EAST at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, June 4 & 5. Brian Haddad and Mike Sifuentes will join us on this program to give us a preview of the festival and a brief history of how this church found its home in El Paso.  The festival is June 4 from noon-10pm and June 5 from noon-8pm. 

David Jerome is a Leadership Teammate with TEDx El Paso, and he joins us to tell us how strong ideas about the border will be shared at upcoming TEDx El Paso talks.  

Richard Dayoub welcomes John Baily, Chapter President of the Omar Bradley Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA); and Gus Rodriguez, Jr., President, Texas-State West, AUSA, as they talk about the importance of this nonprofit in supporting soldiers and their families in El Paso.  The AUSA serves active duty, National Guard, and Reserves, and sponsors events for Fort Bliss soldiers and their families to help them connect with the community.  Individual and  corporate memberships are available.  

Host Richard Dayoub, President & CEO of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce talks about the job opportunities available for military veterans and their spouses with Carla Miller with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Allison Armendariz with the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce.  Fort Bliss recently hosted nearly 3200 service members and their spouses in March at a Hiring Our Heroes event.  Selected participants receive up to 12 weeks of on-the-job training.