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Fly: The Big Book of Basketball Fashion

Publisher: Artisan Books

Mitchell Jackson is a winning writer from 2021 by the Pulitzer Prize and the National Magazine Award. Mitchell Jackson has also spoken on the TED show. As Mitchell joins KTEP, he goes into detail sharing his love for basketball and his experiences by going to games. He explains how basketball is more than just a sport, it is also about fashion. He gets into the history of fashion and why it all started.

Mitchell takes us on an adventure to explore the significance of the era and the cultural influences of the league starting in 1949, the pre-civil rights movement, when the NBA had a majority of white players who wore suits and skinny ties. Coming the following years of the Civil Rights Act 1964, we came to a new era of Funk and R&B when basketball fashion became much more. Come join Mitchell Jackson and Louie Saenz here on the Book Club at KTEP for more of FLY: The Big Book of Basketball Fashion.”

Book publishing date: August 30, 2023

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Originally aired on January 21, 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.
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