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THE WEEKEND - Mentes Hermosas, a photo exhibit

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Art Moreno Jr.

Host Louie Saenz welcomes photographers Art Moreno Jr. and David Meneses to talk about their impactful photo exhibit called “Mentes Hermosas” or “Beautiful Minds.” A photo exhibit that shows the faces and people who live at a Mental Facility in Juarez, Mexico called “Visión en acción”  or Vision in Action.

Charles Horak discusses two new Netflix offerings that represent the extreme ends of the cinema spectrum – Rebecca Halls’ directorial debut and intimate film about race and class in 1920s Harlem and Netflix’ $200 million dollar action heist film Red Notice, starring Gal Godot, Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds.

On Film - Two New Films

Dec 7, 2021

Host Charles Horak welcomes fellow film afficianado Carlos De La Torre to review two new films, The Power of the Dog and Pig.

WORDS ON A WIRE - Maceo Montoya

Dec 6, 2021

Daniel Chacón talks with California-based author, artist, and educator, Maceo Montoya.

His first novel, The Scoundrel and the Optimist (Bilingual Review, 2010), was awarded the 2011 International Latino Book Award for “Best First Book” and Latino Stories named him one of its “Top Ten New Latino Writers to Watch”. Other books are The Deportation of Wopper Barraza (University of New Mexico Press, 2014) and Letters to the Poet from His Brother (Copilot Press, 2014), You Must Fight Them: A Novella and Stories (University of New Mexico Press, 2015) was a finalist for Foreword Review´s INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award. He is also the author and illustrator of Chicano Movement for Beginners, a work of graphic nonfiction. His most recent novel is Preparatory Notes for Future Masterpieces (University of Nevada Press, 2021).

WORDS ON A WIRE - Sesshu Foster

Dec 6, 2021

In this episode of Words on a Wire, host Tim Z. Hernandez, interviews poet and activist Sesshu Foster.
Foster is a poet, teacher, and community activist.   The conversation focuses on his book ELADATL:A History of the East LA Dirigible Air Transport Lines

WORDS ON A WIRE - Katheleen Alcala

Dec 6, 2021

In this episode Daniel Chacón has a conversation with Kathleen Alcalá, author of six books of fiction and nonfiction. Her work has received the Western States Book Award, the Governor’s Writers Award, and a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award. She received her second Artist Trust Fellowship in 2008, and in 2014 was honored by the National Latino Writers Group, Con Tinta. She has been designated an Island Treasure in the Arts on Bainbridge Island.

The Weekend - Greg Zuckerman

Dec 6, 2021

Host Louis Saenz welcomes Award Winning Author and Wall Street Investigative Journalist Greg Zuckerman, to discuss his latest book, The Shot To Save The World, The inside story of the life-or-death race for a Covid-19 vaccine.

Host Louie Saenz welcomes #1 New York Times best-selling author Dirk Cussler to discuss his pedigree and his lastest novel The Devil's Sea. He is the son of the late American adventure novelist Clive Cussler.

Host Louie Saenz welcomes award winning author American journalist from Los Angeles, California. He is best known for his reporting in Mexico and on Mexicans in the United States, and for his chronicling of the opioid crisis in America through his 2015 book Dreamland.

University of Texas at El Paso

Host Louie Saenz talks with Dr. Z. Anthony Kruszewski and Professor Beata Halicka.  A new book by Beata Halicka, Ph.D., about retired political science professor Z. Anthony Kruszewski, Ph.D., focuses on Kruszewski's exploits as a Polish resistance fighter during World War II and his 50 years as an internationally known, award-winning educator at UTEP. 

Cult studios is hosting an artist holiday market featuring the works of over 20 artists. The market takes place from 1 to 5pm on Saturday December 4, 2021 and will have original gifts such as hats, jewelry, printmaking ceramics, clothing, glass and more, all made by a local artists. 

Once again it is time for A Christmas Carol en La Frontera, an original adaptation of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic.  The production is staged through December 19, 2021 at the Wise Family Theater at UTEP.

This holiday ghost story is filled with thrills and chills, but is also a tale of family, solitude, and redemption, with the unique flavor of the border.

Juarez crime scene
Corrie Boudreaux / El Paso Matters

EL PASO --What was supposed to be a routine search by Mexican National Guard troops is under investigation after an 18-year-old U.S. citizen was shot and killed in Ciudad Juárez.

Juan Carlos Medina died near the Paso del Norte Bridge after crossing from El Paso in the early hours of Nov. 20. Medina’s relatives say he was killed while trying to flee and want authorities to check surveillance cameras in the area. Mexican National Guard soldiers say they found two handguns in the teen’s backpack, according to Chihuahua state investigators.

Good To Grow

Nov 30, 2021

In this episode of Good To Grow, Denise and Jan discuss which plants are best for the holidays as well as how to take care of them during the winter season.

Laughter can boost heart health and immunity, improve sleep and memory, reduce stress, and much more. And using humor can be an important and effective tool to speak truths about important issues including animal exploitation and veganism. On ACT RadioGregLiz and Tom talk with renowned vegan comedian Myq Kaplan about his path to veganism and some of his funny experiences and perspectives on plant-based eating. 

Border Art Residency artist Bella Maria Varela will debut a new exhibition titled La Xingada Vol. 3, at the Border Art Residency headquarters at 801 N. Piedras in Five Points.

This show is an immersive exhibition combining textile and video work by Bella Maria Varela with papier mâché masks by Xingaderas (Manuel Urueta and Celina Galicia).

Season 1: Episode 4, The One with all the Squares is a group exhibition featuring the works of 48 artists from El Paso and beyond. The show is on display at the El Paso Frame Co. through December 23rd. 

On Film - New Screenplay

Nov 17, 2021

Host Charles Horak welcomes writers Austin Savage and Roland Esparza to discuss their collaboration, El Pavo Bravo, a new screenplay getting attention from the Sundance Film Festival Development Department.

Book Club - Doctors and Friends

Nov 16, 2021

Host Louie Saenz welcomes author and emergency-medicine doctor, Dr. Kimmerly Martin to discuss her latest novel, Doctors and Friends. Kimmerly won her first short story contest in the first grade.

México: Crisis and Uprising is an art exhibition designed to teach us to recognize ourselves despite walls. It’s an artistic bridge that unites two societies in need of authentic voices.

This exhibition, currently on view at UTEP’s Centennial Museum through June 2022, presents the work of 32 artists from the Asociación Plástica de Monterrey, Asociación de la Plástica de Garza García, and independent artists from Monterrey, Nuevo León, MX.

Todd Oldham, Cocktail dress and skirt, 1996. Silk ribbon. Texas Fashion Collection, University of North Texas, Gift of Todd Oldham Studios, 1999.003.017, 018.

Fashion Nirvana: Runway to Everyday offers a multisensory gallery experience anchored by haute couture and ready-to-wear garments by bold-named designers. Paired with video art, the exhibition celebrates the trend-setting couturiers, photographers, and video artists who made the 90s an iconic decade worthy of its current revival.

The exhibit is on display through March 12, 2022 at the El Paso Museum of Art.

GOOD TO GROW - Gardening In November

Nov 12, 2021

 In this episode, Denise and John continue their discussion of mulch from the previous episode and explain why it is important to continue to take care of your garden during these colder months.

GOOD TO GROW - Mulching In November

Nov 12, 2021

In this episode, Denise and John discuss the importance of mulching and the different types of it which can be used. They also explain the difference between mulch and compost.

Melanie Joy, PhD, is a Harvard-educated psychologist specializing in relationships, communication, and social transformation. Dr. Joy is also an internationally recognized speaker, relationship coach and trainer who’s presented her work in fifty countries across six continents. She is the eighth recipient of the Ahimsa Award—previously given to the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela—for her work on global nonviolence. Greg and Tom talk with Dr. Joy about the 10th anniversary edition of her bestselling book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows.

Host Louie Saenz welcomes Author Daniel de Vise to discuss his new book on BB King and also his ties to the Andy Griffith show and Don Knotts.