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The Wheelchair Story

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John Cazares is a professor in the Political Science Department at El Paso Community College. He also served as a government teacher at Eastwood High School in El Paso and had served as the baseball coach for that same school. Cazares has been awarded in the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame.

John Cazares tells the story about where he grew up on the U.S. Border and goes into more detail about his trips as well as a 40-mile trip to a small town in Mexico. He also explains the story of his father’s weekly pilgrimage to visit his parents on the cool morning of the 12th of December when his family took a wheelchair to John’s grandfather.

Book publishing date: November 18, 2018

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Originally aired on October 29, 2023

Louie Saenz has been in the news broadcasting business for over thirty years. He has been a News Anchor and Reporter for KDBC-TV, KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, NM and KTSM-TV in El Paso. Saenz earned a degree in Journalism from NMSU, and a Masters in Communication from UTEP. He is currently the News & Public Affairs Director for KTEP-FM, and a lecturer in the Communication Department. He is also the host of Focus on Campus and co-host on El Paso Prime Time.
John Martinez was an intern assistant producer on ACT Radio, Science Studio, and The Book Club with Louie Saenz. He enjoys pop culture, sporting events, and listening to various types of music.
Sam Cassiano is a native Californian who spent his formative years in the Bay Area. An army brat, his family toured Germany and Japan before settling in El Paso in 1973. Initially a Communications Major at UTEP, a radio internship at KPAS-FM 94, the PASS launched his broadcasting career. He can be heard as the morning news anchor on KTEP during NPR's Morning Edition, and Friday evenings at 10 pm as the host of Friday Night Blues.
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