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El Paso Prime Time

Saturdays at 1pm

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

On this episode of El Paso Prime Time, Dee Woo talks to Verona Frescas, the institutional development coordinator at the Border Network for the Human Rights, about the tragic shooting that happened back on August 3, 2019. 

The second anniversary of the tragic event will be remembering and commemorating the victims. The event is a call against white supremacy, racism, and xenophobia. The memorial event will have the special appearance of Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, who will be honoring and remembering the victims. The El Paso Firme event will take place on August 3, at Ponder Park, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information, visit the Border Network for Human Rights on Facebook.

On this episode of El Paso Prime Time, Dee Woo talks to Estela Reyes, the public affairs information officer at Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, about an event commemorating the 23 lives lost in the Walmart shooting back on August 3, 2019.

The "Healing Together" will have El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego and Poets/Activists  Benjamin  Sáenz and Gris Muñoz as special guests.

Dr. Ogechika “Oge” Alozie is an infectious disease specialist serving patients in El Paso, Texas. Dr. Alozie is board-certified in infectious disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). He is also board-certified in clinical informatics by the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM), making him one of less than 100 such certified physicians in the state of Texas.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP). Dr. Alozie received his medical degree from the University of Benin – Faculty of Medicine in Benin, Nigeria. He completed his residency and internship in internal medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center, followed by his fellowship training in infectious disease at the University of Minnesota.

He was honored to be recognized as 2016 “Best Physician in the City” by City Magazine, El Paso. He was also awarded the “Pharmacy Award for Innovative Practice” by the El Paso Pharmacy Association in February of 2018. As an infectious disease specialist Dr. Alozie believes patients’ care is the most important part of medical care.

On this episode of El Paso Prime Time, Dr. ALozie and Dee Woo talk frankly about the surging numbers in COVID-19 cases as of October 23, 2020, and what kind of strategies families can do to get through the upcoming holidays.

As the theatre group Los Actores wraps up its live production tribute to Luis Valdez, a new play is quickly on its way! When Nature Calls is an inventive virtual performance written by Josefina Lopez and directed by Joanne López-Padilla. The play stitches together a variety of monologues that emphasize concerns for climate change and activism. The digital play will premiere on September 13 at 4:00 p.m. streamed on Zoom for free. Donations are highly encouraged.


The COVID-19 Pandemic has greatly altered the way many of us go about our lives, and with that struggle comes the triumph of innovation in the face of adversity. That is exactly what UTEP is doing with its new interdisciplinary collaborative project - UTEP Arts Alive. Felipa Solis, Director of the UTEP Center of Art Entrepreneurship, called into the KTEP studios this week to discuss the upcoming virtual showcase project that incorporates work from a variety of students and faculty across multiple departments. 

  This episode on El Paso Prime Time tackles the ongoing small business owner's dilemma: to survive the COVID-19 pandemic or close forever. Visiting to talk about handling various business issues are Audrey Marrufo, training coordinator for the El Paso Small Business Development Center. and Chef Chris Morrill, co-owner of The World Catering Service, Gallery 3 Kitchen and the newly-opened The Taco Shop. Its grand opening was on March 3rd, it was closed, as were most local eateries, on March 17th. Together via phone, they talk about the eventual recovery for some owners and strategies for surviving after the reopening of the El Paso economic community.

Host Richard Dayoub speaks with Cindy Stout, President and CEO of El Paso Children's Hospital. 

We learn about the work she has done with the hospital and their plans for 2019.

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