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The Ogress and the Orphans

Illustration by Yuta Onoda
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers

Kelly Barnhill has created a beautiful book titled “The Ogress and the Orphans.” As she is being interviewed by Louie Saenz here at KTEP, she speaks about how she had fallen from the stairs and hit her head, losing her memory. Luckily, throughout the years, she slowly remembered how she and her son used to play together and how she would read to him. She used to love telling stories as a child and loved fairy tales as well. She never saw herself as a writer until she went to college and took a turn in her major. Come to KTEP and listen to her story and book “The Ogress and the Orphan” here at the Book Club, hosted by Louie Saenz.

Book publishing date: March 8, 2022

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Originally aired on January 7, 2024

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.
Xiomara has been working towards being On-Air for KTEP and as well as working towards being a Radio Engineer, she does volunteer work at KTEP.
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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