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Help Me Grow El Paso

On this episode of The Weekend Perspective, Louie Saenz talks with Al Verlade, Laura Marquez and Cesar Campa about going over Paso Del Norte Children’s Development Center. To Further, we will introduce our guests, Al Velarde is the CEO, Laura Marquez is the program supervisor of “Help Me Grow” and Cesar Campa is the communication development Specialist. They are here to share and elaborate on how the center gives out great opportunities and help for families, parents and kids in need. Paso Del Norte Children’s Development Center offers parents who have children with development needs such as auditory, autism, and sensory issues by offering classes for the children and their parents. Help Me Grow is a system model for Paso Del Norte that helps connect with developmental disabilities which is a comprehensive system that guides and helps children in order to move forward with their skills and growth.

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Originally aired on May 25, 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.
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.
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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