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Pfc. Christian Alvarado booking photo
El Paso Police Department

EL PASO -- Pfc. Christian Alvarado has begun serving an 18 year, three month sentence for sexually assaulting fellow solider  Asia Graham and another woman. He was aquitted for sexually assaulting two other women. Judge Robert Shuck sentenced Alvarado on Friday after a week of emotional testimony from victims and Alvarado who took the stand in his own defense during the court-martial.  

The Remains of COVID is a project inspired by the sudden death of Daniel Hernandez’ beloved mother Lucia. After she passed, he sat for days in his childhood home surrounded by her personal items.

The COVIDing of Lucia (condlences from…) is a small series of stark still lifes of the withering sympathy floral arrangements Hernandez received that capture love, life, decay, and death.

The Remains of COVID is collaborative effort and Hernandez is inviting those who have lost a loved one to share images.

The El Paso Museum of History is sharing virtual programming through the month of June celebrating Pride Month. Youth from toddlers to teens can learn more about LGBTQ+ history from the EPMH’s youth library’s recommended readings, discussing topics such as activism, gender identity, and more.

LGBTQ+ national and local histories will be shared through social media History Highlights. On June 28th, 2021, also known as Pride Day, EPMH will open the virtual exhibition Historias: Pride Edition, featuring oral histories from members of the El Paso LGBTQ+ community.

Jim Ward is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the band Sparta; he is also a co-founder of the post-hardcore band At the Drive-In, which he formed in 1994 when he was 17 years old.

Today, we’re here with Jim to talk about his solo full length album release titled “Daggers” which was released this week. 

Part 2 of our interview with Jim Ward, talking about his new album titled "Daggers."

Host Louie Saenz welcomes writer, editor and reseacher, Jess McHugh to discuss her new book, Americanon, which uncovers why other books might serve as blueprints for the molding of our common language, culture and customs. Now available.

Host Louie Saenz sits down with Ruli's International KItchen owner and chef Ruli Gonzalez to discuss the recovery of his and other restaurants after the pandemic.

On Film - Pride Month

Jun 7, 2021

Host Kyle Alvarado welcomes guest Steven Mansfield to discuss "Queer Films" throughtout the decades and how the landscaped has changed in today's society.

Host Daniel Chacon welcomes Poet David Campos and Artist Maceo Montoya to discuss their new work, American Quasar, a visual-textual collaboration.

Juan Galceran creates contemporary art he calls “Textured Momentism” in which he projects video onto his paintings. He has a show titled “Mystic Bonds of Place and Time” on exhibit at the EPISD Stanton Gallery located at 1014 N. Stanton.

You can see his textured momentism works in person through July 19th, 2021. 

The Toltec Tiki Room is a tropical tiki bar located in the heart of historic downtown El Paso. They offer guests the opportunity to escape to a tropical staycation while enjoying classic tiki cocktails paired with Polynesian bites and rum drinks that you may or may not remember.

Mexico National Guard overlooking Rio
Corrie Boudreaux / El Paso Matters


CIUDAD JUAREZ – The figures in pale camouflage uniforms are visible in key spots along this border, from the fence jutting high above the desert in Anapra to the muddy banks of the shallow Rio Grande near downtown Juárez. 


“These points are strategic,” said a Mexican National Guard member in Juárez who did not want his name used because he is not authorized to do interviews. “The flow of migrants is reduced because of our presence here.” 


Good to Grow's Denise and Jan have tips on gardening and information on the 2021 Master Gardener Intern Trainning program.

Host Charles Horak welcomes El Paso Classic Film Festival Director Doug Pullen to discuss this year's line-up and dates and what lies ahead for the festival in a post-pandemic El Paso.

Host Louie Saenz welcome New York Times best selling and award winning author Daniel James Brown to discuss his new book Facing The Mountain amongst his other works.

Louie Saenz sits down with Meteorologist-in-charge from NOAA/Santa Teresa, New Mexico  John Fausett to talk about El Paso's climate and current weather expectations in a climate change world.

La Semilla Food Center has been working on a few amazing projects rooted in community stories and food justice for a little over a year, and their projects are all being launched this summer.

The projects include two new murals inspired by stories shared by people across our region. The first mural is by Al Woody, Diné painter and founder of Healing Ways Artistry at Bowie High School. The second mural is by Christin Apodaca at La Semilla Community.

Poetitlan is a sustainable luxury brand handmade by Poets. They focus on creating unique & versatile pieces that exude relaxed yet sensual vibes.

Their slow fashion approach allows us to have a rapport with our Artisans, our resources, and our creative energy. Each garment is a love poem crafted between you, the Artisans, and the Designer Christine Puentes.

 ACT Radio welcomes Registered Nutritionist and Renowed International Speaker and Author, Brenda Davis. Autor of 12 Books in 15 different languages. Co-author of "Becoming Vegan: Express Edition".

Words on a Wire - Darren De Leon

May 27, 2021

Host Tim Z. Hernandez welcomes back  Award Winning Poet, Performer and Educator Darren De Leon to discuss the early days of his writing and performing with spoken-word group Los Delicados.

Host Daniel Chacon welcomes UTEP Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies Kadiri Fernandez to discuss life during the pandemic and her latest book, Ritos de Pasaje.

Artist Angel Cabrales has created an installation/performance in collaboration with the UTEP Dance Department that is an extension of his 2019 Uncolonized exhibition (which is currently on exhibit at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in Mesa, AZ until August 8th).

Teo-Qui-Ya-Awa-Til (or sacred portal) is a one-day event which will be at the UGLC/Centennial Museum’s shared plaza at UTEP on May 27th at 7pm. 

Tara Martin Lopez is working on a book about the El Paso Punk Scene that will be published by UT Press which is tentatively titled “Chuco Soundtrack: El Paso Punk.”

She’s been conducting research in our area and recently had an article called “Vamonos pa’l Chuco!": Punk Rock, Power, and Memory in El Paso, Texas published in The Journal of Texas Music History. 

Host Louie Saenz speaks with Michelle Carreon, Food Justice Storyteller at La Semilla Food Center whose mission is to build a healthy, self-reliant, fair, and sustainable food system in the Paso del Norte region of southern New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. https://lasemillafoodcenter.org/our-mission/

  Host Charles Horak weclomes Film Director Ross Marks to discuss his new film "Walking with Herb" starring Edward James Olmos, Kathleen Quinlan and George Lopez filmed in around around the borderland.