Friday, April 30, 2010

Ruben Zavala

This Weekend in El Paso

Queer Prom at UTEP will be this Saturday
The Queer Prom on Saturday is hosted by the University of Texas at El Paso's Queer Student Alliance. The event is sponsored by the Rainbow Miner Initiative, the Campus Activities Board and the Student Government Association. The theme is Masquerade Goes GaGa, a reference to popular glam recording artist Lady Gaga. The dance will be at 8 p.m. Saturday at the El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center on Wiggins Road. Proceeds will help two area nonprofit groups that advocate for alternative lifestyles.

Season openers for the Horizon City youth baseball league. Fri Nite/Saturday.

Scenic Drive Clean-up
Sunday, May 2
District 2 of the City of El Paso (Susie Byrd) is sponsoring a massive clean-up of Scenic Drive this Sunday, May 2, beginning at 7 a.m. on the east side (Richmond entrance) and at 8 a.m. on the west side (Rim Road/Robinson entrance). Keep El Paso Beautiful and the Newman Park Neighborhood Association are co-sponsors.

The clean-up will include picking-up litter along the drive as well as “off road” trash stuck on plants and debris scattered down the slopes. Keep El Paso Beautiful is providing bags and gloves. Those who wish to participate may pick-up a bag at either end of Scenic Drive. Filled bags will be collected at both ends and the City of El Paso Environmental Services will collect them after the event.

Special Olympics Aquatics Competition Saturday May 1st, 9am to 12pm. Public Pool located at the south end of Yarbough and The Border Highway

Miracle League "Cars in the Park" Saturday 10am Ponder Park on Viscount (Near Burgess HS)... See More... See More

White Sands moonlight bike ride tonight! Full Moon Bike Ride
The April 30th full moon bike ride has reached capacity. We are no longer accepting reservations for this event. The next full moon bike ride is scheduled for Saturday, October 23, 2010. Please check this site on September 23 to make reservations for the October ride.

Sun City Film Festival: UTEP's Cinema Novo will show the sci-fi indie thriller "Sleep Dealer" at 7 p.m. today in the UTEP Union Cinema, followed by a discussion with Carlos Ortega of UTEP's Chicano/a Studies department. Student films will be screened starting at 5 p.m. Saturday. Free. 747-7690, 747-5481;

Relay for Life: Fort Bliss Relay for Life, a 24-hour cancer fundraiser, will be from 7 p.m. today to 7 p.m. May 1 at the Stout Gym track on post. To register or sponsor a team, or for more information, go online to

K-9 Classic "Walk for All Pets:" More than 600 pet owners and their best friends are expected at the 1-mile pet walk Saturday at Cohen Stadium. The event, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., also includes a pet fashion show, owner-dog lookalike contest and other competitions. $25 for the first pet in advance; $30 at the door; $5 for each additional pet. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of El Paso.

Tour of the Gila: You can see seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong race in downtown Silver City, N.M., Saturday at 3:15 p.m. in a stage of the SRAM Tour of the Gila. The start and finish is at Bullard and Sixth.

Diabetes run-walk: The 5K run and 1-mile walk will start at 8 a.m. Sunday at El Dorado High School, 12401 Edgemere. $15 for the walk, $20 for the run; $25 on race day for each. Proceeds benefit El Paso Diabetes Association. 478-5663.

4.30.10: Today's Show

Hello Listeners! I am back and ready to Rock! Thank you for supporting guest hosts Maya Sanchez and Sito Negron while they were on the air. And thank you Maya and Sito for filling in.

Today we'll discuss what's to do this weekend, plus we'll hear from the people at Mercado Mayapan who are celebrating an anniversary this weekend.

We'll also interview Ahamed Kutty, M.D. about his book "Adam's Gene and the Mitochondrial Eve." This book takes a very interesting look at the descent of man from Adam and Eve based on the epics of Hinduism, the Bible and the Qur'an.

To say the least, this is going to be an interesting Friday on The Lisa D Show!


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Monday, April 26, 2010

Solar IS Sexy!

Solar energy: Program would allow greater use of sun
El Paso Times Editorial Board
Posted: 04/26/2010 12:00:00 AM MDT

Now here's an interesting idea. El Paso, which has been a notable also-ran when it comes to harnessing solar power, is moving to create a Property Assessed Clean Energy program.

This means that property owners -- residential and business -- would be able to borrow money for the installation of solar panels and other energy-smart equipment, and pay back the loans through theirproperty-tax bills.

The program would be voluntary, with those participating able to pay back the loans over a 20-year period with an additional charge tacked onto their property tax. It wouldn't be an interest-free loan, though the precise interest rate is yet to be determined.

Other locales across the country with similar programs charge 2 to 6 percent.

This program is in its infancy, but could start as soon as January, according to Marty Howell, overseer of the city's conservation efforts.

For being as sunny as it is during most of the year, El Paso makes little use of that abundant and "free" natural resource. We should be leading the nation when it comes to research into and use of solar energy. You'd think most every roof in the city would be capped with solar panels, but ...

The PACE program seems a good way to dip the city's toe into the solar sea. It's not going to be for everyone. Many people won't even be able to afford a low-interest loan.

But PACE would be a good way to gauge interest in solar energy and show its possibilities.

The Border Wall 2010

I created this video while driving along the Border Highway. So many people talk about the "wall" but it is something totally different to drive along it.

4.26.10: Today's Show

Today on "The Lisa D Show" we'll start with "news that matters to you" analysis from our Monday guest Chris Babcock. Babcock will focus on the immigration legislation passed in Arizona last week dealing with illegal immigration. Does this new legislation condone racial profiling? We'll talk about that and so much more.

Also, we'll talk with Gemtria St. Clair about the programming and upcoming events at Kids Excel. Below is a video of a recent Kids Excel demonstration in Downtown El Paso at Kidzpalooza 2010. Gemtria is promoting the May fundraiser that helps fund Kids Excel programming in El Paso schools.

Gemtria grew up in El Paso, Texas and graduated from Loretto Academy. She began studying ballet at the age of three. She danced with the University Civic Ballet Company under the direction of Ingeborg Heuser. Gemtria attended UTEP and later, The University of Utah on full ballet scholarships. She raised four children before resurrecting her dance background and becoming an instructor for the National Dance Institute of New Mexico (NDI-NM) in 1998. She spent several years as the North Artistic Director for NDI-NM, co-choreographing the End-of-the-Year Event, directing the North Show, overseeing staff, and training apprentices. In 2002, the NDI-NM Board of Directors appointed Gemtria the Managing Director for the organization. Working in close partnership with Catherine Oppenheimer, the Co-Founder/Artistic Director of NDI-NM, she facilitated a $7,000,000 Capital Campaign, oversaw the construction and management of the Dance Barns—a 33,000 square foot facility, managed the organization”s growing administrative staff, and planned for the dynamic growth of NDI-NM. In 2004, NDI-NM was approached by the Founding Chair of Kids Excel El Paso to seed a program in the El Paso community. Gemtria acted as an artistic and administrative consultant and was a founding member of the KEEP Board of Directors. Her interest in the success of the organization inspired her to move to El Paso to fill the position of Artistic/Executive Director for the budding program in 2005.

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Friday, April 23, 2010

4.23.10: Today's Show

Today on The Lisa D Show we'll talk about the Global Star Party and Downtown Niche.

First we'll talk with Jon Holtzman Interim Department Head at the Department of Astronomy, New Mexico State University about a very cool event, the Global Star Party! "The excitement generated by Global Astronomy Month will come to a peak on Saturday, April 24th, with the ultimate observing event: the Global Star Party. Of course, it’s B.Y.O.T.—Bring Your Own Telescope—but encourage even those who don’t have one to come anyway. All are invited, all will be excited. It is amazing that when we turn our gaze upward, all religious, national, geographical, cultural and political barriers fade into the darkness. April 24th is the time to come out under the stars, bridge gaps across the seas, and join your brother and sister astronomers in proving that the world is, in fact, “one people, one sky.”
Click here for more info.

Then we'll talk to David Martinez, editor and publisher of Downtown Niche, a lovely little (physically) publication that focuses on arts & culture in Downtown El Paso. Find out where you can get a copy or click here to visit the publication online.


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Artsy Fartsy Kids

Want your children to be more interesting? Send them to art classes at oLo Gallery.

Creative Kids oLo Gallery art classes - New dates added!

Little Picassos, Creative Kids has designed an early-access-to-art curriculum for children 3-6 years old. This specialized class is taught by a certified child-life specialist, giving children the opportunity to discover and express themselves through different activities that include art, rhythm, movement and even preparing their own snack. During this developmental period, children are very inquisitive and playful, and love to learn through exploring, creating, pretending and discovering. Through carefully planned age-appropriate activities, they are given the opportunity to fulfill these needs in a fun way that works with an arts education foundation and their own artwork. Classes are held from 10 a.m.-noon on each class date. The course fee includes all materials and a snack.

Project SAC (Saturday Art Classes), Project SAC is open for youth ages 7-18. The studio art classes provide culturally sensitive art-mediated opportunities for positive development and expression for youth with a predisposition for the arts. Classes take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on each class date. Creative Kids provides the resources and independent communication avenues that guide the children through the discovery of their own talent, interest and passion for the creative arts that is mediated through trained artists. The participating children are engaged in a “hands-on” arts and digital media curriculum that includes painting on canvas, printmaking, silk-screening, ceramics, watermedia, sculpture and graphic design. An important aspect of this program is giving the youth the opportunity to showcase and exhibit their artwork in public spaces throughout the El Paso community. The course fee includes all materials.

Both classes are held at the Creative Kids oLo Gallery, located at 504 San Francisco St. in the Union Plaza district of downtown El Paso. Call for prices at 568-7506.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

5.1.10: 'The Real World' Casting Call

MTV's 'The Real World' will have casting call in El Paso
Times staff report
Posted: 04/22/2010 01:44:58 PM MDT

The original reality series, MTV's "The Real World" is looking for new roommates. Producers will have a casting call in El Paso. Applicants are asked to bring a recent picture of themselves (which will not be returned) and a photo identification. You must also be 18 to 24 years old when you apply.

The casting call is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 1 at M Bar, 3233 N. Mesa.

Applications also will be taken by e-mail. Check out for full application details.

Women at Work

Photographer Heriberto Ibarra is working on a photography series, "Women at Work". Recently he spent an hour in the radio studio with me, shooting me "at work". If you are interested in participating, please email at and I will put you in touch with Heriberto. To qualify you must be a woman and be willing to be photographed at work.

4.22.10: Today's Topics

Today on "The Lisa D Show" we focus on three very exciting upcoming events and projects; Horseshoe Gallery in San Eli, the First Thanksgiving Celebration & Conference 2010 and El Paso ERA.

Horshoe Gallery
Al Borrego will talk to us about this very exciting new gallery space in the Lower Valley that shows local artists, attracting numerous tourists. This weekend the gallery is expected to see a rush of traffic on Sunday thanks to the First Thanksgiving Celebration.

First Thanksgiving Celebration
Maya Sanchez will talk to us about the First Thanksgiving Celebration presented by the El Paso Mission Trail Association. "The three-day conference and celebration culminates with the re-enactment of the First Thanksgiving of the Southwest and continue with a celebration of music, food, exhibits and art. All the topics and events are dedicated to promote and preserve the rich and beautiful history of San Elizario and the Paso del Norte Region. Adobe Horseshoe Dinner Theatre, 1500 Main St."

El Paso ERA
Live in the studio we'll talk to JJ and Alan about ERA, a very cool new project that helps promote arts & culture events in El Paso. "ERA started when JJ and Stephen Escarzaga decided to help out the local music and art scene through education, special events and community outreach in December 2008. Alan went to a show at the Black Market on December 28th, 2008, but it got cancelled. Seeing the 3 touring bands (Local Natives, Voxhaul Broadcast and The Union Line) stranded with no where to go, Alan helped them get their show back, beginning his involvement with music in El Paso. on January 3rd, Alan met with JJ and Stephen and saw that they all shared the same ideas, and began planning ERA."


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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

4.21.10: Today's Show

Today on "The Lisa D Show" we'll be speaking with Jessica Karlsruher about an exciting program that puts cameras into the hands of youth, "Developing Dreams". The end product is a collection of inspiring and beautiful photography. This Thursday, come to the opening for "Developing Dreams" to see some exceptional photography shot by El Paso's youth.

From the invite: Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe and the Junior League of El Paso invite you to the opening reception of "Developing Dreams" from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 22, 2010 at the La Fe Culture and Technology Center.
The La Fe CTC is located at 721 S. Ochoa-- Rear Building, in the heart of historic Segundo Barrio.

The Developing Dreams Exhibition, curated by the Junior League of El Paso, features photography by the Children of Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe and will be on public display at the La Fe Culture and Technology Center from April 22 until May 28, 2010.

For additional information, please call 584-3511 or 545-7190. This exhibit is proudly sponsored by Chase Bank."


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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

4.20.10: Today's Show

Each Tuesday leading up to the YWCA's April 29's benefit, on "The Lisa D Show" we'll look at how the YWCA is providing El Paso with programming that eliminates racism and empowers women. We'll also talk about gender barriers, race relations and how El Paso holds up against other metropolitan areas with YWCA in the community.

Today we'll talk with Isha Babel, the Benefactress of the Year for the YWCA, about why she chooses to support the YWCA programming and how you can get involed too.

Click here for more information on April's benefit and to find out how you can get involved with the YWCA.

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4.20.10: Mesita Art Fair

Today at Mesita Elementary School from 3:30 - 6 p.m. hundreds of students will participate in the annual art fair. As the Master of Ceremonies, I want to encourage you all to stop by and show your support for the arts.

Students ages PK – 5th will be awarded individual prizes based on their art submissions and everyone who wants to participate is invited to do so. Organizers of the event encourage everyone to participate and invite judges in to view and choose the best works. Participating judges from the community include: Becky Hendrick, UTEP Art Professor, Heriberto Ibarra, photographer and Anne Giangiulio, UTEP Art Professor

The general public is more than welcome to stop by and celebrate art with the Mesita Elementary School students and staff.

Monday, April 19, 2010

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4.19.10: Today's Guests

Welcome to Monday - we've got a great show for you today! Stream the show on, 1-2 p.m., Mountain Time, or you can listen to the show on live radio at KHRO 1150 AM.

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News that Matters
If he's got the time, we've got the microphone. This morning we'll talk to our friend Chris Babcock about news that matters to you (really us!) like the Pope's 5th Anniversary, the Iceland volcano and roses in bloom!

Speaking of Roses
Spring is here and there are bloomingh roses galore at the El Paso Rose Garden on the corner of Auroro and Copia in Central. Open everday 8A-6P until Oct. 30th. Roses are in full bloom, so many colors, so many scents!

Lend us your Ear
Several representatives from the The Center Against Family Violence will be in the studio promoting Lend Us Your Ear, a very unique fundraiser this Thursday where you can buy earrings and support a good cause.

03.26.10 – CAFV-Center Against Family Violence invites you to a fun evening of cocktails, food and jewelry shopping as you Lend Us Your Ear and help stop family violence. This spring fundraising event forCAFV will take place on Thursday, April 22, at The Garden, located at 511 Western Court from 5:30p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the event are $35 per person and can be purchased by calling 915.593.1000. This fabulous, not-to-be missed party will feature new and gently used earrings and other jewelry collected from wonderful donors, artists and retail jewelry stores for you to feast on!

Proceeds from Lend Us Your Ear will benefit CAFV’s Emergency Shelter for Survivors of Domestic Violence, which housed over 800 persons last year. “The important work of preventing family violence and protecting those harmed by it belongs to the community. We are excited about “Lend Us Your Ear and help stop family violence” as a means to share our message and generate much needed funds,” said Stephanie Karr, Executive Director of CAFV.


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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mark Alvarado on "The Lisa D Show"

Mark Alvarado, lead singer of Border Roots, joined us in the studio to promote an upcoming concert. This is the first time Alvarado has performed live on "The Lisa D Show" and we hope this becomes a habit. Stream the show live weekdays 1-2PM, MST,

Friday, April 16, 2010

April 17, Celebrate Annual Record Store Day

All That Music is participating in "Annual Record Store Day" with tons of discounts on vinyl and everything else in the store. This Saturday, 10A-8P, All that Music at 1506 North Lee Trevino Drive, 915-594-9900.


The original idea for Record Store Day was conceived by Chris Brown, and was founded in 2007 by Eric Levin, Michael Kurtz, Carrie Colliton, Amy Dorfman, Don Van Cleave and Brian Poehner as a celebration ...Click here for more info.

4.16.10: Love in the Newsroom and Public Meltdowns

Today on "The Lisa D Show" we're talking to two very talented journalists about two very sexy topics; love in the newsroom and public meltdowns.

Texas Tribune
We'll start the show with a phone-in interview with Texas Tribune reporter Brandi Grissom. Grissom covered the race for District 76 and captured the tense battle that raged between Norma Chavez and Naomi Gonzalez and their supporters. This week Grissom published "Anatomy of a Meltdown" following the descent of Norma Chavez from fighter for the people to fighter with the people.

El Paso Inc.
A sudden firing, a love tryst and 31 news stories about Theresa Cabellero. Who knew the El Paso Times newsroom was such an exciting place to work! Today we'll talk to David Crowder about his fanastic expose on the El Paso Times published in El Paso Inc. Click here to read the full story.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Event: Rubin Center Opening Tonight @ 5 p.m.

Tonight at the Rubin Center: "Please join us as we hold the opening reception for "Up Against The Wall: Posters of Social Protest", "Solidarity and Struggle: The Politics of Graphic Design in Mexico During and After the Revolution" and "Sunkoo Yuh: Seasons" from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15 at the Rubin Center"

The Rubin Center board held a funder last night in honor of the visiting artists, providing El Pasoans the chance to mingle with international artists while raising funds for the arts. Click here to see the article and photos.

Also, we will meet with artist Yossi Lemel this afternoon for a short video interview about the show and what you can expect to see.

4.15.10: Today's Guests

Today on "The Lisa D Show" we'll be joined in the studio by Mark Alvarado of the Border Roots. Alvarado will play some tunes and talk about upcoming performances fo both his band and general music scene stuff. We love Mark as a guest as his voice is wonderful to listen to and his perspective is insightful and interesting.

Also, we will hear from Rebecca Krasne about a very unique event at James Magee's Hill this Saturday. "In a rare site-specific event, renowned saxophone improvisers John Butcher and Joe McPhee will perform solos in the vast West Texas desert at “The Hill” of James Magee, Saturday, April 17, 3 p.m. "The Hill" in Cornudas is a monumental (yet very personal) work of art, isolated on remote private land 70 miles east of El Paso. Thirty years in the making (and still in progress), “The Hill” is the life work of James Magee. Complex and monumental, The Hill consists of 4 buildings (40 feet long, 20 feet wide and 17 feet in height), three of which house installations by Magee. Crafted of irregularly-cut local shale rock, each building is entered through a majestic iron portal, 8 feet wide and the full height of the building. The Hill sits in a gently rolling landscape with mesmerizing views of snow-capped mountains and limitless West Texas skies.Admission is $75. Reservations are required. For information, questions and reservations:,, 713-928-5653. For information about The Hill and The Cornudas Mountain Foundation: Some of the only photos of The Hill can be found at:"

Patrick Kell on "The Lisa D Show"

In cased you missed it, Patrick Kell performed on "The Lisa D Show." He was in studio promoting his CD release party and sang a couple of tunes.

From his website: Patrick Kell is from El Paso, TX. A land rich in old west history. The unique style and attitude that is of the land is also conveyed through Patrick Kells sound and persona. Deep, smooth vocals with a slight Texas edge carry you along through the stories Patrick Kell has created. The sharp twang of his guitar, the lonesome whistle of his harmonica, and the steady percussion rolls down the line like a freight train headed straight for your heart. Visit

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Invite Lady Gaga to El Paso

Who knew that you could request that rock stars visit your town?! Well, make it happen. From Twitter: If U wnt Lady Gaga 2 come 2 town, send an e-mail 2 & let them know! We have 2 days 2 make ths happen!

4.14.10: Today's GuestSSSS

Hello Lisa D Show Fans! Happy Wednesday to you all. There is a ton of great events happening this week in El Paso and all over the world and I want to make sure you know about them all! Here is a quick list of some of the people we will talk to today on the show and the events they are promoting:

Border Arts Residency Fundraiser
Today Willie Ray Parish and artist Susannah Mira will be in the studio to promote an art event happening this Friday night, 4/16 5-8 p.m.; Border Arts Residency presents "Return to Scale" featuring works by resident Susannah Mira. The event is at FORUM Art + Culture at 1500 Texas Ave., suggested donation $25. All proceeds from the event go to the Border Arts Residency Program, food and beverages included, plus a live auction with yours truly as the auctioneer.

As Tall As Lions Play Club 101
The band is coming through El Paso on their way to the big Coachella Festival in CA. Tonight's show is at Club 101 (1148 Airway Blvd.) with tickets available at the door for $15; all ages welcome. Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm with Bad Veins and D.A. opening. Site/MySpace:, Wikipedia entry:,
Favorite song:

Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Dr. Moira Murphy from the Center of Inter-American Border Studies will call to talk about the Fire and Ice Event which is part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Fire and Ice: Literary Images of Women, Focus on Violence with Guest Speaker Author Mariela Narvaez-Stewart Wednesday, April 14th, 2-3 pm, Women's Resource Center, Union Building, UTEP Students and faculty can showcase their own writing and artwork. All are welcome.

More Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events
Holocaust Remembrance Day: Stories of Freedom: What You Do Matters * 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 9 * 112 Union West
Tour of El Paso Holocaust Museum * 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 9 * 715 N. Oregon St.
Fire & Ice - Literary Images of Violence (Women Encouraged through Encouragement - WEE Series) * 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 * 112 Union West
Stand Up, Speak Out! * 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 * 112 Union West
Clothesline Project * ALL DAY Monday - Thursday, April 26-29 * UTEP Geology Lawn
Day of Silence * 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 28 * 112 Union West
Advocacy Fair * 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday, April 29 * Union Plaza
10 Points of Light to Take Back the Night * 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29 * UTEP Union Cinema
10 Points of Light to Take Back the Night - Candle Vigil * 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 29 * UTEP Geology Lawn

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Send your Artpace pics!

At this point you've seen at least one of these amazing billbaords in El Paso. Take a photo and email it to Click here for more info on this very cool installation.

Here are the locations of Felix Gonzalez-Torres' billboards in El Paso:

714 Myrtle E/O Campbell Facing East
200 Oregon S/O Overland Facing South
100 Pasodale S/o Alameda Facing North
4695 Alabama S/O McKelligon Canyon Facing North
4317 Dyer N/O Pershing Facing South
2800 Yandell W/O Piedras Facing East

4.13.10: Today's Guest

Today on "The Lisa D Show we'll talk to Sandra E. Braham, Ed.D., Chief Executive Officer of the YWCA El Paso. This interview is the first in a three-part series of Tuesday interviews with staff and board members of the YWCA, leading up to the annual Women's Benefit on April 29. This year's benefit speaker is Malaak Compton-Rock, activist and philanthropist, who will speak on behalf of the Y's efforts to Eliminate Racism and Empower Women.

Each Tuesday leading up to April 29's benefit, on "The Lisa D Show" we'll look at how the YWCA is providing El Paso with programming that eliminates racism and empowers women. We'll also talk about gender barriers, race relations and how El Paso holds up against other metropolitan areas with YWCA in the community.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

4.12.10: Today's Guests

This Monday on The Lisa D Show we'll feature live in-studio interviews with Gabriel Rivera and Jim Ward. Both guests will be promoting the upcoming fundraiser for Red Mesa, this Thursday at the Garden.

Everyone's Invited: Local film "Red Mesa" - which was shown at the 2009 Plaza Classic Film Festival - went on to win Best Short Film at the 2009 Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF). It's good news, but the GREAT news is that the win at LALIFF qualifies it to be submitted for the 2011 Academy Awards and possibly win an Oscar®!

To do that, the filmmakers need to pay for a film print, get many more festivals under their belt, and make a whole lot of DVDs "for your consideration". The El Paso Community Foundation is acting as their fiscal sponsor for this Oscar® campaign, meaning your donation is tax deductible to the extent of the law.

This fundraising event will feature the only solo performance of the year by Jim Ward (Sleepercar, Sparta, At the Drive-In), plus a screening of the film and appearances by co-star Gabriel Rivera and writer-director Ilana Lapid. Admission to the event is a suggested donation of $10.

TO GIVE NOW, PLEASE VISIT WWW.EPCF.ORG/DONATE & TYPE "RED MESA" IN THE BOX READING "Does this contribution go to a particular fund or project?". MINIMUM DONATION IS $10.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

EVENT: Lecture tonight to highlight Latino journalism

Lecture tonight to highlight Latino journalism
Jay Koester / El Paso Times
Posted: 04/08/2010 12:00:00 AM MDT

EL PASO-- A documentary preview, an art exhibit unveiling and a lecture on the history of Latino newspapers will take place tonight at UTEP.

The lecture will be by Félix F. Gutiérrez, Ph.D., professor of journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California.

The event will include a 24-panel display from an art exhibit documenting the history of Spanish language newspapers. As part of his lecture, Gutiérrez will screen 15 minutes of a documentary he's producing on Latino journalism.

The event will from 6 to 9 p.m. today in the Tomás Rivera Conference Center, UTEP Union, East Wing.

Information: 747-6287.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

FREE concert tonight: tornado rider

tornado rider from oakland cali will be performing for free tonight at take II
21+ No Cover with La Flamilia and DJ birth Defects

the lead singer is classically trained cello player since the age of 8

click here to check out the band's blog

4.7.10: Today's Guests

Today on "The Lisa D Show" we'll talk to David Peralta-Torres, HIV Education Prevention Specialist for Mpowerment Program, about an exciting new group EP OUTings.

Info: EP OUTings is an innovative, dynamic and fun group focused on empowering young gay and bisexual men to make healthier choices. El Paso OUTings creates settings where gay men can express themselves, find support, and band together to take action on issues of importance to them, their health and their community.
EPOUTings is made possible by the Mpowerment project.

As El Paso grows and diversifies we are seeing new subcultures of people popping up (like poppies) all over the city. On "The Lisa D Show" we celebrate all subcultures of people and welcome guests from all walks of life. If you are a member of a group that needs publicity and wants to connect with our listening audience, send an email to and we'll be sure to include you in our long list of guests.


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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

4.6.10: Today's Guests

Today on "The Lisa D Show" we start the show with Pifas Silva from the CVB. Pifas will talk about the Women's Bowling Tourney and the benefits on the local economy and exciting upcoming events in El Paso.

Then we'll talk to Laurie Paternoster from Lynx Exhibits about the grand opening party for the El Paso Artisan Gallery at Lynx Exhibits this Friday night. This Gallery is yet another opportunity for El Paso artists to show and sell their work.

Also, my new coworkers Jaime Abeytia and Jo Joe Garcia created a new show promo using audio from the Jim Ward interview. Click here to listen to the promo.


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Monday, April 5, 2010

4.5.10: Today's Guests

Today on "The Lisa D Show" we'll start the show with Monday guest Chris Babcock talking about news that matters. Our main focus is one news story in particular that broke over the weekend, "Rep. Norma Chávez baits Naomi Gonzalez about sexual orientation." Seeing as Early Voting starts today, this story is a great conversation piece as it's timely and deals with the culture of politics and dirty campaigns.

Later in the show, se'll talk to El Paso Representative Susie Byrd about her personal experience with dirty campaigns and how she feels about Chavez "outing" Gonzalez.

Byrd posted a link to the article mentioned above on her Facebook page and a tremendous conversation started and is still going strong. Is it ethical to make a candidate's sexualty part of politics? Tune in today to look into this issue and more.


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Sunday, April 4, 2010

3.2010: "The Lisa D Show" Guests

My weekday talk radio show on Arts & Culture exposes me and my listeners to numerous creative minds that are making our world a sexier, more interesting place to live. Here is a list of guests, with links to more info, from March 2010.

3.1.10: Chris Babcock, new analyst and Lisa Garibay, co-founder of, on an exciting FREE seminar on how to write a business plan for your creative business.

3.2.10: Ho Baron, sculptor and librarian, on his upcoming show Gods For Future Religions "Surreal Sculptures by Ho".

3.3.10: Maya Sanchez, guest host. Every Wednesday in March "The Lisa D Show" will be guest hosted by Maya Sanchez. After living in Los Angeles for several years working as a producer, Sanchez has moved back to El Paso to start a family business.

3.4.10: Loretto Middle and High school Theatre Department students visit the studios to discuss their 2010 Spring production of the musical "The Wiz." Vide of live performance included!

3.5.10: Raymond Harvey, music director of the El Paso Opera, on Porgy & Bess.

3.8.10: Luis Ramos, UTEP Musical Theatre student, on his upcoming career as an opera singer and not making it to the American Idol finals

3.11.10: Jessica Escalante and Cassie Yardeni talk about fashion tips from their blog We also talk to ceramicist Cassandra Davisson about her work on display in The 2010 Annual Juried UTEP Student Art Exhibition.

3.12.10: David Crowder, investigative reporter from the El Paso Inc., on Juarez, media projects and more

3.15.10: Chris Babcock on news and media, two kids from Davinci School for Science on their upcoming Robotics competition

3.16.10: Victor Guerrero from MCAD on poppies and Katie Updike on Nomkhubulwane, a 9-foot-tall elephant sculpture made of woven recycled tires

3.18.10: Jan Wolfe, director of, “Be my Baby” and the gang from EPTV on their launch Party

3.19.10: Hara Estroff Marano, editor at Psychology Today and author of a Nation of Wimps

3.22.10: Stanley Publishing authors Adrian Esparza of Down with the Brown and Martin Bencomo of Paloma Padilla

3.23.10: Vivian Carrasco author of the blog My Wedded Bliss

3.25.10: Sito Negron on media and his mother Susan Klahr’s Retrospective at Galeria Senecu

3.26.10: Andy Moran from the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra on Kidspaloozo, Ernie Hernandez on "The Skyy's The Limit" Vodka Tasting with host Bo Dixon and Marina Monsisvais from UTEP Special Events on the We Will Rock You Film Series

3.29.10: Chris Babcock,, and Elena Marinacchio,

3.30.10: Melissa Barba-Espinosa, curator of Galeria Senecu, on the Susan Klahr Retrospective

3.31.10: In honor of Cesar Chavez's birthday we'll talk to our friends at Cinco Puntos Press about a timely publication CESAR CHAVEZ, A Photographic Essay by Ilan Stavans.


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Friday, April 2, 2010

4.2.10: Today's Guests and Topics

Today on "The Lisa D Show" we'll discuss Sesame Street characters you most identify with and Patrick Kell's CD debut party at the Percolator!

KHRO provided 8 tickets to give away today for Sesame Street Live, which is running at the Abraham Chavez Theatre until April 4th. Today on the show we'll give away tickets to the best answer to this question: which Sesame Street character do you most identify with? Post your answer on my Facebook page (Lisa Degliantoni) or email your answer to When we go live at 1:07 p.m. we'll read the best responses on the air and choose a winner. Do it for the kids.

Later in the show we'll feature a live interview with El Paso musician Patrick Kell. Kell will sing several tracks from his debut CD and discuss this release party tonight at the Percolator at 8 p.m. With musical influences like Johnny Cash, Greg Brown, Jack Johnson, Matt Costa, Randy Vega, Ramon Alvarado, Mina Soto, The Giraffes, The Westbound Outlaws, etc., Kell's music is eclectic and perfect for West Texsas listeners. His new album "Between You and I" is now available on iTunes,,, and Support local music and tune into the show.


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Thursday, April 1, 2010

4.1.10: Today’s Guests

Today on the Lisa D Show we’ll talk about blogging at Fort Bliss, gay animals and Queer Cinema.

First we’ll talk to Samantha Reho, Public Affairs Specialist at Fort Bliss, about a very cool event, Bloggers Roundtable on April 6. From Reho “Fort Bliss and the El Paso community have a tremendous relationship and we're looking for other ways to share our messages across all mediums. During this roundtable, you will have the opportunity to meet other influential El Paso bloggers, discuss opportunities and advancements at Fort Bliss with the post's Public Affairs Office staff and exchange ideas of how we can work together to share the most accurate and up-to-date post and local community information. Our goal is to further enhance and strengthen our ties with you and other respectable bloggers and further highlight the magnetic bond between our community and the post.

Both myself and Jaime Abeytia will participate in this event and look forward to reaching out to the Fort Bliss community in this viral kinda way! For more information on how you can attend the event, call 915-568-3731.

Next we’ll talk to David Villanueva, marketing and publicity, Frontera Pride Film Festival about the “Film By You” Movie Contest and the Month of Queer Cinema.

Film by You” Movie Contest Info
“Film by You” movie scene reenactment contest on YouTube. “We wanted to create a contest to get El Paso and its surrounding communities excited about the festival and film in general! So what better way to do that than to have people reenact their favorite movie scenes for all to see. And so we came up with the “Film By You” Video Contest.” The 2nd Annual Frontera Pride Film Festival will be June 18 and 19, 2010 and the winners of this short and sweet contest will be announced all during the festival. Winners will receive various items donated by local business who support the festival. For more information on the contest and to see the complete set of rules please log onto their website or log on to the contest page at

Announce a Month of Queer Cinema Info
April will celebrate a month of queer films at two local independent cinemas. There will be nine (9) films shown at either the Fellini Film Café on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. or The Percolator on Saturdays at noon. The selected films comprise both classic LGBT-themed and those with a strong queer following. All screenings are free to the public, with the request that the host venues be patronized. These films are being shown as preludes to the Frontera Pride Film Festival to be held on June 18 and 19, 2010. For more information, please contact either host organization.

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