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A History of Basketball In Fifteen Sneakers

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

Russ Bengtson shares his experience with Basketball and his knowledge towards basketball sneakers. He also elaborates the history of women in basketball and their fashion.

Russ grew up around basketball and sneakers, fell in love with his first pair of Jordans when he was 14 years old, his life started changing afterwards as he entered his prime marketing times. Russ worked in Complex and Slam, going to events for sneakers launches. Russ started to question where were the famous sneakers, the retros, the history and started to realize this was a great motivation for his book “A History of Basketball in Fifteen Sneakers”. Sneakers allowed basketball players to express themselves even more, to allow them to stand out. Come and join KTEP Book Club to listen to more of Russ Bengtson and his new book with host Louie Saenz.

Book publishing date: October 10 2023

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Originally aired on February 4, 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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