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Host Louie Saenz welcomes Assistant Professor of Practice Communication and Artist, Rhonda Dore to the microphone to talk about the many interesting phases of her elaborate career.

Words on a Wire - Caribbean Fragoza

Sep 13, 2021

Host Tim Z. Hernandez welcomes Carribean Fragoza, writer, journalist and artist from South El Monte,CA.  Her arts/culture reviews and essays have been published in online national and international magazines such as the Aperture, Los Angeles Review of Books, L.A. Weekly, KCET, Culture Strike, and Tropics of Meta.http://carribeanfragoza.com/about/

CORRECTION: Audio of Interview with Lisa Apfelberg has been adjusted and updated.

With several Jewish holidays including Yom Kippur just around the corner, it is a time of hope, deep thought, and prayers for new beginnings. And it’s also a time to focus on all that we have done and rededicate ourselves to bringing about a more just, compassionate, and equitable world.

Michael Namingha’s Altered Landscape series are abstract, photography-based works that juxtapose geometric shapes in bright neon colors against black-and-white aerial landscapes from the Four Corners region.

The compositions are mounted to shaped plexiglass, creating the illusion of three-dimensional works. His Altered Landscape show is at the El Paso Museum of Art through January 2022.

Erica Marin was recently appointed Director of the El Paso Museum of History.  She is in the process of carving out her own space in the museum’s history as the first El Paso native and Latina to hold the position.

As a former curator at the museum, she helped shape exhibitions like “Neighborhoods & Shared Memories: Sunset Heights” and “Low & Slow: Lowrider Culture on the Border.”

Good to Grow - Late summer iris care

Sep 9, 2021

Denise and Jan welcome master gardner Helen Averish from the American Iris Society  to talk about late summer iris care and some events organized by the Mesilla Valley Iris Society.  One of those events is a sale at Mesilla Valley Mall on September 11 and 12. Visit their Facebook Page to learn more.

Words on a Wire - Monique Quintana

Sep 8, 2021

Host Daniel Chacon welcomes Monique Quintana back to the studio for an in depth interview to discuss her new noel, Cenote City. Her book reviews, interviews, and personal essays appear at Luna Luna Magazine,  where she is a contributing editor. Her short works have been nominated for Best of the Net, Best Microfiction, and the Pushcart Prize.

Focus on Campus - Remembering Dr. Gregory Rocha

Sep 2, 2021

Dr. Gregory Rocha was the go to guy when it came to questions about politics and goverment.   Dr. Rocha passed away on June 29th of this year.   His colleague and friend Loui Saenz remembers him on a special edition of Focus on Campus that aired on Friday, September 4 at 10 AM, what would have been his 70th birthday.

El Paso Pro-Musica is back with in-person concerts! Here to preview the new season, and talk about how they’ve been making music accessible in different ways, is Felipa Solis. 

The El Paso Children’s Museum and Science Center has announced Barry A. Van Deman as its new Executive Director. Mr. Van Deman comes to El Paso from Durham, NC, where he recently retired after 16 years as president and CEO of its Museum of Life and Science.

Host Charles Horak welcomes actors Julia Chavez and Israel Rodriquez to discuss the premiere of the new film shot in the borderland, El Otro Tom. It premieres at the Venice Film Festical in September.

Host Charles Horak welcomes Author and Turner Classic Movies Senior Director of Original Programming Scott McGhee to discuss many things in classic films most importantly the stunt men and women who perform perilously dangerous stunts on film and his new book "Danger on the Silver Screen."

On Film - Film production on the Borderland

Aug 21, 2021

Host Charles Horak welcomes Gilbert Jorgenson, owner of Leo Lightning and Grip, to discuss equipment rentals in an ever increasing film making market and what lies ahead for the business.

Host Charles Horak welcomes back El Paso Film Commissoner Drew Mayer-Oakes to discuss the ongoing film production on the streets of El Paso and their impact on various aspects of the Sun City and the film industry.

On Film - Streaming films made easier

Aug 21, 2021

Host Charles Horak welcomes Jennifer Merin, film critic for Women's eNews and is the President of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists. Merin worked as a film reviewer for The New York Press and SoHo News as well as a columnist for The Associated Press. 

Each year, the Office of Congresswoman Veronica Escobar hosts a Congressional Art Competition which calls on high school students in our community to submit their artwork to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C. This year’s winner was Brissa Cervantes for her piece titled “Immigration.”

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar talks about the competition, and also about her support for the Latino Smithsonian and efforts to include the El Paso experience in exhibits.

In 2018, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a grant of more than $2 million to the University of Texas at El Paso and El Paso Community College to establish The Humanities Collaborative. This program at EPCC and UTEP provides students with a variety of opportunities to pursue their passion in the humanities while gaining valuable research and career-related experience.

Today we provide an update on the progress of the collaborative.

For this episode, John, Denise, and jan talk about fall gardening. John provides tips to work backwards as the killing frost approaches and how to stagger your planting.

Good to Grow's Jan, John, and Denise discuss the benefits of this years Monsoon Season and how gardens can thrive. Jan touches on univited criters of this season. 

Originally Aired (Aug. 14, 2021)

The Dallas VideoFest has presented the work of emerging filmmakers, avante-garde video artists, and new moving image tech. After 34 years of running with success, the brainchild of Weiss comes to an end this year.

Pro Wrestling Zen and the PWZ Dojo are revitalizing the world of professional wrestling in the Southwest.

This school, located in El Paso, offers an in-depth education in professional wrestling where students learn in-ring fundamentals, character development, psychology, production and marketing.

Femme Frontera is an official recipient of two grants that will exponentially benefit our local filmmaking community.

The Sundance Film Festival Arts Organization Grant will go directly towards the creation of the La Frontera Documentary Lab which will provide resources to mentor women and nonbinary filmmakers in El Paso and Juarez.

They also received a Perspective Fund Grant which will fund intensive 10-day courses in documentary production for youth and adults, as well as Spanish speaking documentary classes for youth and adults in our border region. 

In this weeks show Good to Grow revisits Moonsoon season and gives tips on how to tackle weeds or issues that have come with this recent rainfall. With the Fall 2021 Mastergardeners class coming up, Denise, Jan and John provide information and personal expereinces that they have all had with this fall's class. 

El Paso native Abeni Janae has become the youngest composer for major music publishing company Carl Fischer Music Company.

She joins us to talk about her work and how she uses her voice for racial advocacy.

Francisco Delgado was born in Ciudad Juárez and grew up in El Paso’s Segundo Barrio. His “Bordeño” artworks are informed by the social and cultural struggles inherent in life along the Mexican and United States border.

He has a solo show at Casa Ortiz which is on view now through August 20, 2021.