Friday, July 30, 2010

7.30.10: Today's Show

Today on "The Lisa D Show" at noon MST on KHRO 1150 AM we will interview chef Bobby Griffing, pictured here with a skinned lamb around his shoulders. Bobby currently mans the kitchen at El Pisto where he is bringing innovative and fun food parties, beer and tequila tastings, pig roasts and more to the El Paso culinary scene. We'll talk about this Saturday's pig roast where he will cook whole pigs in a Caja China Box and the industry's love affair with meat.

We'll also be promoting several free events taking place this weekend. We'll hear from our friends at the Archaeology Museum about a free music program this Sat. from 2-4 p.m.

Info: Join us for a musical exploration of Latin America with a Family Workshop by Ceiba. Families with children age six years and up are invited to participate in a creative exploration of music and art inspired by ancient and modern Latin America from México to the Andes led by the El Paso musical group Ceiba. Both English and Spanish will be spoken during this workshop. Adults and children will be creating together, making art, speaking and writing in small groups. Children will take home the art they make.


If you have an event you need to promote, call the show at 915.880.4376 and we'll be sure to mention it on the air. You can also email the show at

Thursday, July 29, 2010

7.29.10: Today's Show

Today on "The Lisa D Show" at noon MST on KHRO 1150 AM ( Valerie Munoz will be live in the studio as the Guest Host. Valerie is a proud participant in this summer's "Open Mic" program where listeners are invited to try out hosting a talk radio show for an hour. If you are interested in participating email me at and tell me a little about yourself. The "Open Mic" programs ends 8.31.2010.

On today's show, Valerie will promote Cupcakes and Beer, tonight's thrift store fashion show fundraiser at Hope n' Anchor, 5-7 p.m. with proceeds going to the Center Against Family Violence. She'll also talk about Critical Mass this Friday night and just about anything else she feels like waxing poetic about!

Call the show at 915.880.4376 if you want to promote your upcoming event or just to say "hi!"

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

7.28.10: Today's Show

Today on "The Lisa D Show" at noon we will interview musician Morry Sochat from Morry and the Special 20l's. Morry will be in town this Sunday as part of the Fashion Palooza fundraiser benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso.

Info: The 2010 First Annual Fashion Palooza, The Garden, August 1, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso will be having their 1st Annual Fashion Palooza. This event will be held August 1, 2010 at The Garden located at 511 Western Ct. from 5-9 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. All proceeds raised from this event will be directly applied to the clubs. For more ticket information, contact Crystal at (915)532-7410.

Morry Sochat moved to Chicago from Texas in 1990. He fell in love with City and its music. He started playing harmonica in 2000, taking lessons from renowned teacher, Joe Filisko. He started The Special 20’s in 2005. They released their self titled release in 2006.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso was established in 1929 to provide an outlet for disadvantaged children. Since then, the Boys & Girls Clubs have provided ongoing activities and annual events that develop life skills and create opportunities for youth to be successful. For many of the youth we serve, these programs are the only safe haven they have, providing positive alternatives and support to help them stay in school, away from drugs and gangs and to help them “reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.”

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Press Release: **Beer and Cupcakes**Guys and Dolls Edition**

Next to Nuevo Presents: Guys and Dolls, A Beer and Cupcakes Celebration!
Guys, Clean Out Your Garage
Dolls, Shop the Next to Nuevo Trunk Show

Next to Nuevo invites you to join us for another exciting Beer and Cupcakes event on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Hope and Anchor, 4012, N. Mesa from 5p to 7p. We’re calling it Guys and Dolls because we need our guys to clean out the g...arage and donate tools and hardware and we need our dolls to shop the awesome Next to Nuevo trunk items, including name brand clothing, shoes and accessories. “Admission” to this event is simple—pack up unwanted tools like shovels, rakes, hammers, screwdrivers – basically all things in the handyman category and receive a warm fuzzy feeling, a delicious cupcake, and the good times that happen at Hope and Anchor. Cash Bar available for your beer drinking pleasure, really cupcakes and a beer – it doesn’t get any better than that!

Guys and Dolls Event Information:
Date: Thursday, July 29th
Time: 5p to 7p
Place: Hope and Anchor, 4012 N. Mesa
Admission: Tools! We would like to stock the store with plenty of hammers, levels, wrenches, screwdrivers, tool boxes, unopened boxes of nails, screws and bolts. Shoppers, cash or checks are preferred.

Next to Nuevo is the Center Against Family Violence’s (CAFV) latest social enterprise venture and is located at 960 Chelsea Rd. Visit Next Nuevo to see the treasure you’ll discover! A very special “Thank You” to our friends Dana Smith and Hope and Anchor for making giving back to our community so tasty and fun.

CAFV’s mission is to provide hope for those affected by domestic violence and create a safer and healthier El Paso community. “With Hope Become Mighty.”

For more information regarding this event, and to arrange interviews, please contact Cesar Campa at 915. 593.1000 ext. 406 or via email at
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7.27.10: Today's Show

Today on "The Lisa D Show" at noon MST on KHRO 1150 AM we are going to focus on wine and beer. To start we'll talk to our good friend Ernie Hernandez from Ardovino's Desert Crossing about this Wednesday's wine social on the patio. The wine social is designed to introduce patrons to four different wines in tasting fashion while listening to live music and enjoying yummy appetizers. The event is $15 and reservations are a must, (575) 589-0653.

Info: The Mecca Lounge proudly presents its monthly wine social Wednesday, July 28th from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sample specially featured wines such as Ros'Aura Feudi di San Gregorio Rose, Gruet Rose Sparkling Wine, Chateau St. Jean Merlot and Terra d'Oro Montevina Zinfandel plus our chef’s selection of hors d’oeuvres and live music. Cost is $15 per person. Featured wines 20% off by the bottle this evening.

Next we'll talk with Adrian Perez, El Paso's official Beer Snob. Actually Perez is High End Brands Manager for L&F Distributing, Budweiser, and his job is to make sure El Paso restaurants serve up delicious and unique beers. He'll be live in the studio to talk about this and more. I really can't think of a better way to spend my lunch break; talking about wine and beer with two local experts. Join me from noon - 1 p.m. and feel free to call in your questions at 915.880.4376.

Also, don't forget that you can stream the show at!

Monday, July 26, 2010

7.26.10: Today's Show

Today on “The Lisa D Show” at noon MST on KHRO 1150 am we will feature an interview with author Greg Long. Recently Long self-published “Today I Found God” a childrens book about a boy on a quest to find out why God lets bad things happen. “In delightfully bouncy, energetic verse, Greg Long explores a truly vexing problem: Where is God? “Today I Found God” is a great jumping-off place for parents and children to discuss their faith with one another.” Richard R. Andre, CSP. Locally the book is on sale at The Bookery at 10167 Socorro Road and The Madonna Shop at 5933 Gateway Blvd W.

Watch the “Today I found God” book trailer

Be sure to stream the show at and if you want to join in the conversation at any point, call 915.880.4376. Need to contact me directly? Email me at

Sunday, July 25, 2010

48-Hour Film Slam Winners

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 48-hour film slam presented by Ghost Light Creative. There was a fantastically big crowd at the Percolator on Friday night (we watched through the windows) who turned out to see the film submissions. Also, congratulations to the Ghost Light Creative team for bringing such an inspiring contest to El Paso. I look forward to next year's event!


First prize went to Team "Work for Hire" for their film, "The Righteous and the Guilty." Prize: Flamey and $700. Second place went to "Tuff Crowd" for their film, "According to Plan." Third place went to "Migs vs. Gory" for their film, "Escape from El Paso."

Click here to watch all the entries!

Friday, July 23, 2010

7.23.10: Today's Show

Today on "The Lisa D Show" at noon on KHRO 1150 AM we will interview the Ghost Light Creative team about tonight's 48 hour Film Slam screening party. Watch all the 8-minute shorts competing for more than $1,000 in cash tonight at the Percolator Friday, July 23, at 7 p.m., 217 North Stanton Street 79901, 915.351.4377. For more information on the Film Slam visit //

Also, rumor has it there is another food competition in town this time at Chubby's Bronx Deli. We'll be calling Chubby's Bronx Deli to find out how you can win and what you can win. If you know of any food challenges, please email at

Also, is it okay to yell at other people's children? We'll discuss that topic and so much more today from noon - 1 p.m. MST on KRHO 1150. Stream the show at

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Win Tickets to the Plaza Classic Film Festival

Email the correct answer to the trivia question below to and win two free tickets to the Plaza Classic Film Festival, redeemable for any movie you want!

Question: What Kurosawa film was made into an American movie? Name the Kurosawa film and the American film.

Click here for the events schedule.

This the "The Lisa D Show" 200th Post!!!!

Today on "The Lisa D Show" at noon MST on KHRO 1150 AM we are inviting back Valerie Munoz to guest host the show. You'll remember from her first appearance that Valerie has a knack for making listeners laugh and embarrassing the teens. Today she'll be talking to the planners behind critical mass on July 30th and seeing as she hands her hands in most events in El Paso, she'll probably point out several other must attend events.

Be sure to stream the show if you can at and call Valerie to tell her you love her at 915.880.4376.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

7.21.10: Today's Show

Today on "The Lisa D Show" at noon MST on KHRO 1150 we will feature an interview with Eric Pearson of the Plaza Classic Film Festival. Eric will be live in the studio talking about the movies, celebrity appearances and bands that are all part of the festival 8/5-8/15. Be sure to tune in for your chance to win tickets! For more information on the Plaza Classic Film Festival visit

We'll also hear from Adrian Madrigal at the SBA. Adrian is promoting Lunch Time Stories at the Park with Adair Margo storytelling on “Old Mt. Franklin and other Tom Lea Stories, tomorrow, Thursday, July 22nd at San Jacinto Plaza in Downtown El Paso. Lunch Time Stories at the Park is sponsored in part by the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation, Central Business Association and the SBA El Paso office.

And we'll read from some of your submissions "Worst Date Ever"! The stories have been rolling in and some of the them are scary funny others are just funny. Send your stories to, keep it relatively clean and we'll post the stories on the show blog, anonymously.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

7.21.10: Your Worst Date EVER Stories

We're collecting your worst date EVER stories and posting them anonymously on this blog. Send your stories to


It must have been 1967, but I was home from college and my parents were out of town so I was home alone. A guy called and introduced himself; he was a lawyer, sounded okay, and knew lots of my college friends and also people I'd gone to high school with. So without investigating, I accepted a date.

I got nervous beforehand, so I was sneaking through the den to get to the front of the house where I could watch his arrival and NOT answer the front door if he was creepy when there was a knock on the den door and there he was: a short, balding guy with almost no forehead and a rather unfortunate face. Busted! Hi, how are you? Let's go...

We went to a really nice place for dinner and I was pretty self-conscious because he was a really unattractive man and, typically, I was embarrassed in case someone I knew saw me with this guy. Turns out he didn't really know any of my friends, he just had yearbooks as research, but he was indeed a lawyer, so we talked.
And then when he drove me home, to the back of our big EMPTY house - he thought my folks were home, but no one was - I tried to say Thanks and Good Night when he attacked! I'll never forget his stubby little fingers. I threatened to yell for my parents, I fought him off, my purse dumped its contents everywhere, but I somehow ended up inside alone, sitting in a rocking chair and rocking and crying and totally freaked out.

A few minutes later he called to say he had my lipstick and would come back with it and to apologize and I said NO NO NO and called a boy-type friend who came over with a gun (!) to wait for el creepo who never showed up. I had bruises all over my upper arms. These days I would have called the police, but it was a different era.
He never came back, never contacted me again. Several people said he used the same m.o. with other girls - looking up mutual friends in college annuals and claiming personal connections. A lawyer I knew confirmed that he was nuts. His fingers were really, really stubby, and when I tell this story I always act it out with fingers tucked in to imitate him. And I wonder if he's still practicing law. I think I'll Google him.


I'd been set up on a date with a San Antonio Police Detective who had come into the television station where I worked.

He took me to Dicks Last Resort on the San Antonio Riverwalk. He was nice enough, but then ordered a bucket o' beers and a bucket o'chicken.
He drank all the beer (12 of them) and spit the gristle from the chicken on the floor - then propositioned the waitress right in front of me.

Haven't dated a cop since.


Back in my high school days didn't have a car so I would walk and take the bus everywhere I went. anyways my wife (girlfriend at the time) wanted to walk around the park. so the park was like 2 miles away, half way there I need to drop a deuce!! I couldn't hold it at all. so basically dropped a load behind a bush and used my Hanes boxers as a toilet paper! I went commando the whole date :-)


Linda, a woman a little older than I had come to work in my office, which was the admission office at Alabama's third-largest university. The university was good-sized but the town was small and provincial, very unlike this lady's previous city of residence. Thus, she continually made disparaging remarks about the town, how it was ugly, nothing to do, nowhere decent to eat, etc.

Despite this, I found the woman rather attractive, interesting, alluring--at least partially because she had her Ph.D. and was really brainy. Okay, totally because of that, but I digress. So, one day after listening to her latest rant about our sorry little town, I asked her out. I marched right up to her desk and I said, "Linda, since you think this town is ugly with nowhere decent to eat, I'm going to prove you wrong. Will you go out with me Friday night?"

Her eyes lit up and she flashed a smile I'd never seen. She accepted my date. Her apartment in faculty housing was right around the corner from mine, so I'd pick her up at 7:00. I even borrowed my buddy Todd's 280-Z for the date. I wanted something flashier than my conservative college-admission-officer sedan.

The office set itself abuzz about Van and Linda, Van and Linda.

I put on a new sport coat to pick Linda up. She looked stunning in a flowing skirt and a glittery shawl. She was wearing her hair up, which she knew I liked women to do. She had on a spot more makeup than usual. She looked great, this brainy complainer, and she'd dolled herself up for me. I was right flattered.

Off we went to, in my estimation, Troy, Alabama's best restaurant: the Mossy Grove Schoolhouse. It is housed in an early 1900s schoolhouse, the kind with just a handful couple of classrooms, still very authentic with original wood floors, wavy-glass windows, the whole shebang. I recommended the ribeye. We shared a bottle of champagne. Linda admitted to feeling a mite tipsy. I suggested we go elsewhere for coffee and dessert, after a drive around some of the prettier parts of town.

I took her to the historic districts, whose narrow streets were lined with ancient oaks and homes of Victorian, Antebellum, Greek Revival, English Tudor, and even Art Deco styles. Linda had never seen these neighborhoods and she was impressed. We drove through the quaint downtown area and I pointed out significant churches, banks, department stores, shops, and schools. More impressed with every mile. Then I took her through the Post-War area, past the Baptist Children's Home, and to the most affluent new neighborhood, burgeoning with freshly built European-style mansionettes, all high atop one of Troy's famed seven hills, overlooking the university. I had removed the Z-car's T tops and let the windows down. Linda had let her hair down and the tail of her shawl blew slightly along the windowsill as we cruised along. She looked at me and smiled winsomely, almost whispering, "This is nice." It was a scene out of a movie.

As I entered a cul-de-sac in the tony neighborhood, planning to turn around and continue the tour, Linda suddenly asked me to stop the car. "PLEASE! Just stop the car NOW." She had blanched. Her face had turned the color of her bottle-blonde hair and her bottle-blonde hair had turned back to grey. Her makeup seemed to have removed itself. She yanked her shawl around herself and tensed her whole body almost into a fetal position. Dumbfounded, I stammered, "Linda, what in the world is wrong?" "JUST GET ME OUT OF HERE. NOW!" she ordered me through clenched teeth in a voice I'd not heard since The Exorcist.

I shifted the car into gear and began to roll slowly out of the cul-de-sac. "FASTER!" she growled.

"Linda," I asked more calmly than I really was, "I've been drinking and I don't want to get a ticket. We're not far from your apartment and we'll be there soon."

With that, she grabbed my wrist with a strength that belied her petite self, leaned forward, glared at me with--I swear--red eyes, and growled more deeply than before, "TAKE ME TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM!"

That was sufficient to compel me to turn on the warning flashers and shift through all five speeds of that Z-car in 60 seconds flat, police be damned. I had no idea what was wrong with this she-devil nor what might come out of her body en route to the hospital; I was simply certain that it wasn't going to happen on my watch, in my presence.

I whirled under the porte-cochere at Edge Memorial Hospital and before I could make it to the passenger door to let Linda out, you know, like a gentleman, she was halfway to the ER door. She turned on her heel and waved me away with the tail of her glittery shawl gripped in her hand. Less growly but no less emphatically, she said, "You may go."

I sat there for a few minutes before going home to fix myself a stiff one. I called her the next day to see if she was all right. No answer. Same thing the next day. Of course, I couldn't contain this bizarre story, so I told all my friends about it. Monday morning at the office, Linda came to my door, leaned on the frame, and said somewhat seductively, "Thanks for a lovely evening Friday. You're right: Troy is a beautiful town."

"Well, Linda, you're welcome," I said, "but..."

And before I could muster the vocabulary to ask my inevitable question, she had again given me that "you may go" wave.

Twenty-five years later, I still have no clue what the hell happened that night.

7.20.10: Today's Show

Today on "The Lisa D Show" at noon MST on KHRO 1150 we'll interview the creator of Girls Gone Riding cycling group, Sheryl Zwolski Keeme. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Sheryl recently established a 501 c3 Women's Cycling club and is hopeful to have a chapter in El Paso. According to Sheryl, "It's an amazing way to bring women of all ages together, but even more importantly, boomer women who need to be active and want to connect with other women but are intimidated with getting started and a lot of questions."

You can visit her blog at and be sure to tune in at 12:30 MST to hear news and information about the group and how you can jump on the cycling bandwagon or bike seat!

This interview should inspire you to attend El Paso Critical Mass on July 30!

Also, I will be helping out at this Wednesday's 3rd Annual YLS Turbo Networking Event at Aceituna's from 6-8:30 p.m. “The purpose of the UWYLS Turbo Networking event is to help others while we help ourselves,” said Shannon Osborne, President of UWYLS. “You have an opportunity to exchange ideas, brainstorm about topics, give advice, and share business contacts. What you have to offer someone is just as important as what you hope to gain from a new business relationship.”

UWYLS Turbo Networking Event is sponsored by New York Life, and Brokers Logistics, Ltd and Affiliates. The event is open to the public. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Admission can be paid at the door.

Lastly, congratulations to the Ghost Light Creative Team! More than 10 filmmakers turned in their 8-minute short this past weekend and this Friday night at the Percolator you are invited to view all the films and stay for the awards ceremony. Click here for more info

Sunday, July 18, 2010

New Sponsor: The Plaza Classic Film Festival

The Plaza Classic Film Festival is a proud sponsor of "The Lisa D Show." See festival banner ads on the streaming player on Visit for a schedule of more than 70 movies, showing Aug. 5-15.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of "The Lisa D Show" email

7.18.10: This week on "The Lisa D Show"

Below is a list of interviews for the upcoming week on "The Lisa D Show" at noon (MST) on KHRO 1150 or

7.19.10: Victor Guerrero from MCAD will be in the studio promoting exciting events happening in El Paso this summer - most of them FREE!

7.20.10: Sheryl Zwolski Keeme will talk about the cycling club for women "Girls Gone Cycling."

7.21.10: Greg Long wrote and published "Today I Found God" a childrens book about why God lets bad things happen.

7.22.10: Valerie Munoz will guest host the show! She's smart and funny and has lots of insight into the teen world.

7.23.10: Ghost Light Creative will promote the 48-hour film slam screening Friday, 7.23.10 at 6 p.m. at the Percolator.

If you've got an event to promote or want to book an interview, email your request to and we'll make room for you!

Friday, July 16, 2010

7.16.10: Today's Show

Today on "The Lisa D Show" at noon on KHRO 1150 AM we'll start the show talking about this weekend's 48-Hour Film Slam brought to you by Ghost Light Creative. We'll talk to Marc Duchene of Ghost Light about how to register for the slam, what you can win and just how the contest works. On the most basic level if you make an awesome 8-minute short, you win $700. Register today at

During our interview segment at 12:30 p.m. MST, we'll talk to food journalist (my dream job) Elaine Corn about her recent post "Taste of Juarez in El Paso" on Click here to read the article. A former El Paso native, Corn writes about the flavors she no longer enjoys now that Juarez is shut off from American tourists by violence. But if she can't get to Juarez, Corn finds that she can at least taste Juarez on the plates of El Paso restaurants. "As Juarez's violence breaks hearts, El Paso’s food pacifies a yearning for Mexican border specialties," intros the article.

Tune in noon to 1 p.m. MST on KHRO 1150 AM or stream the show at

Thursday, July 15, 2010

7.15.10: Today's Show

Today on "The Lisa D Show" at noon MST on KHRO 1150 AM we'll feature Sito Negron as the in-studio co-host. Enough hyphens? Sito will discuss the future of El Paso, the state of media, Cleveland, parenting tips and so much more.

Also, tonight is the Gulf Coast Oil Spill Benefit at MBar at 6 p.m. Details at bottom of the post.

You can stream the show at and you can call in at 915.880.4376.

Don't forget our Summer Guest Host program! If you're interested in guest hosting, email me your bio and what you'd like to talk about to

Benefit event to help raise money to donate to three charities that are in direct assistance with the gulf clean up, which include the American Bird Conservancy, the Turtle Hospital, and the Greater New Orleans Foundation. At the event, we will be showcasing local bands and artists as entertainment, with some small catering and drink specials provided. There is a ten dollar cover at the door that is strictly going towards the donations ( and damn, its an easy way to do your part). So come out, enjoy El Paso local favorites, and do your part to help with the extensive cleanup that is ongoing in our Gulf.

Event will have some small catering by the amazing local restaurants Mesa St. Grill and Ardovino's Pizzeria so grab a bite too!

Drink Specials Included:
$3 "Spiller's" (every shot the bar donates $1!!!)
$4 Deepwater Horizon shots (every shot the bar donates $1!!!)
$3 Drafts
$3 Wells
$75 Tito's Bottles (rsvp tables available)
$100 Ultimate Bottles

Entertainment Will include Live Performances from:

The Hypocrite Orchestra
Crosstown Trio
La Flamilia
Church of Later Days
The D.A.
Bulletproof Tiger

Ages 18+ (No In&Outs)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

7.14.10: Today's Show

Today's edition of "The Lisa D Show" at noon on KHRO 1150 AM will be guest hosted by Marina Monsisvais. You'll recognize Marina from her days as one of El Paso's most loved DJs when Hero 94.7 was playing modern/awesome music. On today's show, Marina will be talk to several local bands participating in this Saturday's 10th Anniversary Concert for FUGA at Cafe Mayapan. Show starts at 5 p.m., $10 at the door.

From Doug Pullen: Fuga!, which fuses rock and Mexican music in a combustive mix of rhythm and politically charged Spanish lyrics, plans to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a concert at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Rockers Sleepercar, rained out of last Sunday's Music Under the Stars booking, El Paso's Radio La Chusma, Veracruz's Son de Madera and Juarez's Mattox and Kontra Golpe Noise Manifesto also perform.

Give Marina a call at 915-880-4376 and tell her you love what she does for El Paso!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

7.13.10: Today's Show

Today on "The Lisa D Show" at noon on KHRO 1150 AM we'll interview Joey Ponce, the El Paso designer who competed and won locally in this year's ADDYs, then won again regionally and made it to the national competition and came away with a silver ADDY for student work. "It's rare enough to get national recognition but the fact that it was a student makes it that much better," said Gabe Acuna of the El Paso Ad Federation. See Joey's bio below. We'll talk with both Joey and Gabe today about the opportunities the ADDYs bring young designers looking to take it to the next level.

Bio: Joey Ponce is a 23 year old designer from El Paso, Texas. He recently earned his Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Graphic Design with a minor in Printmaking from the University of Texas at El Paso. Having practiced journalism, layout and design since early in high school, graphic design has remained a passion of his. His experience with printmaking and photography also take up as much of his love and time and can often be seen incorporated in his design work. Ponce's designs have gained him recognition on a local, regional, and national level. Currently, he is working alongside three local artists to establish a local graphic design studio. He also hopes to find a job that will foster his creativity, independence and love for his work. Visit, which contains this info and more.

Also tomorrow Marina Monsivais will guest host the show and promote a very exciting concert this Saturday night at Cafe Mayapan with FUGA! If you want to be a guest host like Marina, email me at

And if you want to call the show and promote your upcoming event, dial 915-880-4376 and we'll get you on the air! Happy Tuesday.

Monday, July 12, 2010

7.12.10: Today's Show

Welcome to yet another exciting week on "The Lisa D Show" at noon on KHRO 1150 AM! We'll start the week off right with an interview with news analyst Chris Babcock on the LeBron James media debacle.

Then we'll do an interview with Josh Webb from Ghost Light Creative about this weekend's Film Slam. Info: You have 48-hours to make an 8-minute short film. Yup, keep that coffee coming because 48 hours is all you got!
$35 entrance fee, and you could win $700, $200 or $100!

Friday, July 16, at 6:00 pm all entrants meet at The Percolator. Your team randomly draws a genre, and we assign a character, prop and line of dialogue that must be in your film. We explain the rules in detail (you get an official packet), and off you go into a whirlwind of rush, creativity and insomnia.

Drop off your movie at The Percolator Sunday, July 18, at 7:00 p.m to be eligible to win and, of course, bragging rights.


Join us at The Percolator Friday, July 23, at 7:00 p.m. to view the winning entries, listen to the directors’ stories and drink coffee.

And we'll go through this week's lineup, to include news and info about Wednesday's celebrity guest host!

Also, are you on Yelp yet? Sign up and start reviewing restaurants so we know where to eat in El Paso!

Friday, July 9, 2010

VIE – very important events

•UTEP Dinner Theatre's "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" tonight and there are still tickets available for the whole weekend! Should be a great show!
•Tickets for Plaza Classic Film Fest on sale today!
•Rio Grande Adelante will host its annual Stonewall Gala on Saturday, July 10, 2010, at The El Paso Club. The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and will feature live local entertainment, a full-course seated dinner, a silent auction, and presentations of several awards recognizing local citizens and organizations. Buy tickets at 929-9282
•Ghost Light 48-hour Film Slam. You have 48-hours to make an 8-minute short film. You could win $700, $200 or $100! Friday, July 16, at 6:00 pm all entrants meet at The Percolator. Drop off your movie at The Percolator Sunday, July 18, at 7:00 p.m.
Sleepercar performs at Music Under the Stars this Sunday at the Chamizal at 5 p.m.

7.9.10: Today's Show

Today on "The Lisa D Show" at noon on KHRO 1150 AM we'll talk to Victor Guerrero about this weekend's Alfresco Fridays and Music Under the Stars Concerts. We'll also make sure you provide you a long list of must to events worth your time.

We'll also call Tony's and Tommy's (both BBQ joints in town) and ask they what they put in their BBQ sauce. What's in the sauce is a very loaded question and we'll see who is more willing to share their secrets.

If you've go an event to promote call the show at 915-880-4376 or email me at

Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Community Foundation launches Mobile Fundraising Campaign

The El Paso Community Foundation launched a mobile fundraising campaign. Text "PLAZA" to 85944 and reply "Yes" to confirm a one-time, $10 donation to the Plaza Classic Film Festival.

Info: A one‐time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Messaging & Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of the El Paso Community Foundation by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at You can unsubscribe at any time by replying STOP to short code 85944; Reply HELP to 85944 for help.

For more information visit

7.8.10: Today's Show

Today on "The Lisa D Show" at noon we'll talk to Shannon Osborne about the Young Leaders Society Networking event and her recent ventures into making World Cup Jewelery.

Info: The United Way Young Leaders Society (UWYLS) announces its signature Turbo Networking event, modeled off of the popular speed dating concept. It will be held at Aceitunas Beer Garden at 5200 Doniphan Dr on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Also, if you are going to be Downtown today around noon, Mark Moses Alvarado will be giving a talk about Reggae Music and Bob Marley in San Jacinto Plaza.

Lastly, tonight from 6-9 p.m. is the Peace of Art fundraiser and graphic design show. 3233 N. Mesa. Visit for more info.

If you need to promote an upcoming event, call the show at 915.880.4376 or email me at

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Guest Hosts Having Fun!

This summer I am opening up the mic to guest hosts and as you can see by this photo, it is so fun to guest host "The Lisa D Show"! If you are interested in hosting my show, email me at

7.7.10: Today's Show

Today on "The Lisa D Show" at noon on KHRO 1150 AM we'll start the show with Adriana Payan from the YWCA talking about the non-violent Toy Drive happening through July 31.

Bring a nonviolent toy to any YWCA Branch or to the El Paso Holocaust Museum. Toys will be collected at the front desk. All donations will be presented to Amisrael on August 3 at the Joyce Jaynes Branch.

Then we'll interview Van English from Rio Grande Adelante about this Saturday's Annual Stonewall Gala. For more information visit

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Do it: Note on the Emptying of a City

Wednesday, July 7, NOON
Rubin Center Gallery, UTEP

Notes on the Emptying of a City is a performance that acts as a dismantled film, where a narrator pieces together the sounds, images and storytelling of a documentary before a live audience. In the performance, a figure sits alone at a desk with a printed text and a laptop computer. What looks at first like a traditional slide lecture quickly turns into storytelling — a narrator recounting his experiences as an artist working with a group of social justice activists in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Spoken over images of emptied and ruined architecture, he reflects upon the cataloguing marks written across buildings by soldiers and police; upon the prison and people that the city had refused to evacuate before the storm; and upon being a witness, an observer, a listener and a speaker among others. Between each account, he cues a video portraying the testimony of a citizen — a neighbor, an organizer, a group of protesters — each speaking of their experience and making a claim to their place in the city. Together, the testimonies, the narration and slides weave into a live form of journalism, one left open for inspection and discussion by its audience. Working from the intimate starting point of what it meant to be present in that time and space with a camera and microphone, and arriving at emerging economies of risk and catastrophe, it leads viewers through difficult questions of race, visibility and speech, the writing of history, and how the total political crisis of Katrina continues to speak to the state of our political lives.


7.6.10: Today's Show

Welcome back from a three-day weekend, you only have to work for four days!

Today on "The Lisa D Show" at noon, we will talk to Chris Babcock about the merits and challenges of unplugging from technology. From Facebook to Twitter to You Tube, the stats are insane for internet usage patterns - just what happens when you disconnect.

Also, we will review all the upcoming events this week that you cannot afford to miss.

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Emily Davis sings "Morning Light"

Today on "The Lisa D Show" on KHRO 1150 AM, Emily Davis performed live from her debut CD, "No Destination." Here is a short video clip from her performance.

Support Emily's tour and career and find her on

7.1.10: Today's Show

Hello World, welcome to July! Today on "The Lisa D Show" at noon we'll feature a live in-studio interview with musician Emily Davis. Davis kicks off her Summer tour this Friday night at The Hideaway Lounge and today on the air she'll play some of the songs from the tour. We're very excited to feature this up and coming artist! Visit Emily's My Space to hear some of her songs,

Also, Tony Rivas will guest host the show tomorrow and you should call him to say "Hi" at 880-4376. If you want to guest host, email and we'll get you on the air. (It's so darn fun, we've got to share!)

And to those of you who joined Cisco and I at Social Media Day at ADC, great to see and let's do that again!

Tune into KHRO 1150 AM from noon to 1 p.m. or stream the show at Call in and chat with us live at 915-880-4376.


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