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Melissa Sargent and Jackson Polk

Melissa Sargent & Jackson Polk

MANY Thanks to Melissa Sargent for all the pictures of our studio guests each week!

  • 10-28-17  Hour One, Bernie Sargent was our guest to talk about El Paso history from “A to Z.”  We got as far as Fort Bliss.
  • 10-21-17  Both Hours, Ruben Escandon Jr. explained the history of Mount Cristo Rey, and the annual pilgrimage on October 29, 2017.
  • 10-14-17  Both Hours, Patricia Kiddney talks about El Paso history, and the Concordia Cemetery “Walk Thru History.”
  • 10-7-17    Hour One Museum of Archaeology director Jeff Romney was our guest to describe museum programs. Hour Two, EP Archaeological Society members explained this 80-year-old El Paso history group and what they do.
  • 9-30-17  Both Hours, three White House cameramen are our guests with stories of how the news business operates in DC.
  • 9-23-17   Both Hours we talk with new History Museum director Dr. David Grabitske and Museum and Cultural Affairs Director Tracey Jerome explain new ideas for El Paso history at the History Museum.
  • 9-16-17   Both Hours Durangito history with Max Grossman and JP Bryan.
  • 9-9-17      Both hours, chuck wagon History with Skip Clark and Wayne Calk.
  • 9-2-17      We Celebrate our Mountains with Jim Tolbert. And in our second hour, we welcome UTEP Geology professor Dr. Terry Pavlis for an overview of our area geology, and a review of the dinosaur tracks at Mt. Cristo Rey.
  • 8-26-17    Both Hours SPRINGFIRE musicians re-live the 1970s and 1980s with music and mirth.
  • 8-19-17    Felipa Solis and Roy Ortega talk about El Paso broadcasting history they have seen
  • 8-12-17    Both Hours Concordia Heritage Association and the 6-Guns re-enactors who kill JW Hardin each year.
  • 8-5-17      Both hours, the Westside Welcome Club of El Paso
  • 7-29-17    Both hours, Sheriff Pat Garrett’s death certificate is found, and the discussion is about history from the archives in Las Cruces.
  • 7-22-17   Both Hours TALK EL PASO with Andrew J Polk & Paul de la Pena, all about the Durangito and arena issues
  • 7-15-17    Both Hours   Karl Laumbach is our guest with tales of history from across Central and Southern New Mexico.
  • 7-8-17     Both Hours  Day of the Cowboy with Rudy Avila and Bernie Sargent.
  • 7-1-17      Both Hours NM Museum of Space History w director Chris Orwoll, and we discussed New Mexico and El Paso space history ( mostly NM ) that has been going on since Goddard launched liquid fuel rockets in Roswell, NM in the 1930s.
  • 6-24-17   Both Hours   Eastwood High School history w Andrew Polk & Ron Leiman moderating. Guests are Gary Pippen, Mike Casas, and Nicole o’Leary.
  • 6-17-17    Both Hours   Doug Pullen about the Plaza Classic Film Festival, and stories of some El Paso theaters
  • 6-10-17    Both Hours   Karl Laumbach is our guest with tales of history from across Central and Southern New Mexico.
  • 6-3-17      Both Hours   Felipa Solis and her mom Rita Triana talk about El Paso history and Spanish dance.
  • 5-27-17    Both Hours   Bernie Sargent and a survivor’s diary from the Bataan Death March.
  • 5-20-17    Both Hours   Daughters of the American Revolution and New Spain’s help to defeat the British
  • 5-13-17    Hours One & Two, Fort Bliss with John Hamilton
  •  5-6-17     Hour One JP Bryan preserving El Paso   Hour Two Texas Trost with Dr Max and Malissa Grossman.
  • 4-29-17    History of the El Paso International Art Museum   Hour Two, Ron Leiman and Preservation Month events, again
  • 4-22-17    Hour One Hal Marcus & early El Paso artists     Hour Two, Ron Leiman & Preservation El Paso events
  • 4-15-17    Hour One Mission Trail events at Socorro Mission with Diego Vasquez.   Hour Two, San Elizario April 28, 29, and 30th with Martha Vera, Honorary Consul of Spain in El Paso.
  • 4-8-17     Both Hours UTEP Woman’s Studies Dept. is writing a book on 100 Years of Women there, headed by Dr. Gina Nunez-Mchiri with Dr. P. J. Vierra.
  • 4-1-17      Both Hours History Museum Wall of Giants exhibit about Cathedral High School with Bernie Sargent & Dr. David Carrejo
  • 3-25-17   Both hours, we talk with Nacho Garcia, Jr. about his career as a graphics artist, and political cartoonist in El Paso.
  • 3-18-17   Hours One and Two Rod White and Bernie Sargent talk about Rod’s father, Congressman Richard White, and Rod’s great-grandfather, Captain James H. White.
  • 3-11-17    Hour One Author David Thomas from Las Cruces brought his new book “Billy the Kid’s Grave” to discuss;  Hour Two, David brought 3 more of his books
  • 3-4-17      Hour One Jay Duncan and movies filmed in El Paso Hour Two Bernie Sargent and the aftermath of the raid on Columbus, NM
  • 2-25-17    TALK EL PASO , go to https://youtu.be/GMPr8U_OfMw  Special Broadcast
  • 2-18-17    Hour One, Cloudcroft NM history with Ed Woten Hour Two Rod Linkous explains ghost town Shakespeare NM
  • 2-11-17    Both hours, Gaspar Enriques describes his life and career in El Paso that helped him become a world-famous artist
  • 2-4-17      Both Hours Patricia Kiddney and Cecilia Bell explain a March, 2017 symposium about the many historical trails through El Paso
  • 1-28-17    Hour One Les Parker & his bank vault Hour Two Ben Fyffe & El Paso Museum of History.
  • 1-21-17    Hour One B-17 with Andrew Polk, Tom Diamond, Bob Chisolm, Deb Rothchild; Hour Two Dr. Max Grossman and a report on historic preservation in downtown El Paso
  • 1-14-17    Both Hours; Leon Blevins explains El Paso history from 1950 to 1979, plus more.
  • 1-7-17        Hour One, Peppe and Lorena Morales and New Mexican food; Hour Two, Gabe Duran and more International boundary and Water Commission early El Paso history.
  • 12-31-16   Hour One, Archives clips Hueco Tanks Last Tour Smelter; Hour Two, Archive clips Tolbert Sen&Carmen Rodriguez-San Eli Conf Ghost 4&Diana
  • 12-24-16   Hour One Bernie Sargent & review of 2016 historic preservation.
  • 12-17-16    Hours One & Two Maria Natividad Rosa Guerrero & Evelyn Chisari talk history gifts for Christmas
  • 12-10-16   Hour One Bob Boze Bell Hour Two History Day at UTEP w Dr Charles Martin
  • 12-3-16     Hour One Magoffin Home with Pres Dehrkoop Hour Two History stories about El Paso with John McVeigh Middagh.
  • 11-26-16   Both Hours, we talk guns of the West with Rod Linkous and Scott Drake.
  • 11-19-16    Hour One Kemp Smith Law Firm; Hour Two Railroad Model & Historical Association
  • 11-12-16    Hours One & Two Durangito history v arena, David Romo and Robert Diaz
  • 11-05-16    Hour One The Woman’s Club EP new video, 100yrs, Museum Hour Two El Paso County Historical Commission w Bernie Sargent
  • 10-29-16   Hour One Mount Cristo Rey w Ruben Escandon; Hour Two James Wylie Magoffin w Dr. Cameron Saffell
  • 10-22-16   Hour One   Mayor Maya Sanchez explains San Elizario, Texas history.  Hour Two  Concordia Cemetery holds the Day of the Dead events on Nov. 1, 2016.
  • 10-15-16    Both Hours  Border Legends Music Festival with Rick Kern, Terry Manning, Tim Jordan, and  Andy Anderson.
  • 10-08-16  Hour one City Rep. Peter Svarzbein & trolley history, plus Dr. Max Grossman & endangered neighborhoods; Hour Two Concordia Cemetery residents Walk Through History
  • 10-1-16     Hour One EP HighSchool 100yrs w Marilyn Cromeans Elaine Donohue    Hour Two Cong. Beto O’Rourke on EP history and Castner Range with Judy Ackerman & Dr. Richard Teschner.
  • 9-24-16    Hour One Tom Lea Month Adair Margo & Carolina Franco; Hour Two Haskins painting at International Museum of Art
  • 9-17-16    Hour One  Civil War history of El Paso with Dr. Glen Ely;   Hour Two  Downtown El Paso historic building status with Michael Bray and Laura Foster
  • 9-10-16    Hour One Cottonwood Old West Town; Hour Two Syrian-Lebanese Historic Marker
  • 9-3-16      Both hours, Cowboy Campfire with Cliff Seaman, Tim Thompson, Patricia Kiddney, Bernie Sargent, and Vince Sanchez.
  • 8-27-16    Both Hours, City Rep. Jim Tolbert & Senator Jose & Carmen Rodriguez discuss El Paso history and heritage tourism
  • 8-20-16   Hour One Chamizal story with Superintendent Gus Sanchez. Hour Two We meet the Meyers Group, the new owners of the Camino Real Hotel.
  • 8-13-16   Hour One  Welcome Home Vietnam Vets El Paso history, and August 27-28 events.   Hour Two  John Wesley Hardin Secret Society explains the August 20, 2016 event
  • 8-6-16     Hour One El Paso Museum of Archaeology with Jeff Romney; Hour Two, Dr Eric Kappus and dinosaur tracks, and Celebration of Our Mountains.
  • 7-30-16   Both Hours, International Boundary and Water Commission; Gabe Duran and Mark Howe discussed New Deal projects that impacted El Paso.
  • 7-23-16   Hour One Dr David Romo and Elias Bonilla and Punitive Expedition era.; Hour Two Dr David Romo and Elias Bonilla and spies on the border
  • 7-16-16   Hour One, our guest is Joy Poole with a new book “Over the Santa Fe Trail.”  Second Hour, we talk Day of the Cowboy celebration with Bernie Sargent.
  • 7-9-16     Both Hours Plaza Classic Film Festival, with Nancy Hamilton.  We featured the film “Giant.”
  • 7-2-16     Both Hours Tom and Carolyn Diamond and his new book Moon Spell
  • 6-25-16  Both Hours We have a selection of pre-recorded segments from radio programs in 2016. Thanks to Sergio Valenzuela for editing this show together.
  • 6-18-16   Both Hours Our guest is Dr. Ernesto Chavez, UTEP History Department, to explain the Texas State Historical Association Tijano Handbook.
  • 6-11-16    Both hours, we talk about lost Spanish, French, Indian, and US Army treasures around El Paso and Las Cruces with El Paso author, L.C. Hayden.
  • 6-4-16     Both Hours, Four Dead in Five Seconds and Dallas Stoudenmire, plus Guns of the West with Bernie Sargent, Rod Linkous
  • 5-28-16   Hour One, Congressman Will Hurd talks about the El Paso Mission Trail, and in Hour Two Dr. Max Grossman and Malissa Arras Grossman talked about Trost buildings  in El Paso County outside of downtown El Paso.
  • 5-21-16    Both Hours  There’s a new book called Butterfield Overland Mail 1858-1861.  Author Dr. Glen Ely and El Paso County Historical Chairman Bernie Sargent explain this history.
  • 5-14-16    Hour One   Guest was Prestene Dehrkoop to explain Harvey Girls.     Hour Two — Woman’s Club of El Paso history and Museum exhibit with Mary Railey and Carolyn Breck.
  • 5-7-16      Hour One   Ron Leiman and Bonnie Schulenberg explained two historic lectures at two Trost-designed schools in Ysleta, Texas.  Hour Two  Model Trains are on exhibit!
  • 4-30-16   Hour One   El Paso Preservation Month with Gary Williams, Providencia Velasquez, and Victor Reta.   Hour Two   Same crew.
  • 4-23-16   Hour One   Dr. George Torok and Dr. Ben Brown are our guests to explain the Onate 1598 Entrada from Mexico City to El Paso.  SECOND HOUR, the story continues as the First Thanksgiving is happening in San Elizario. We hear all about the celebrations and historic lectures planned by the El Paso Mission Trail Association and the San Elizario Geneology and Historical Society.
  • 4-16-16   Hour One  Wigwam Museum with Henry Flores and Bonnie Juarez.   Hour Two  Jim Murphy and his books plus Mary Railey and the Woman’s Club of El Paso.
  • 4-9-16     Hour One   We talk with the owners of Franklin Mountains foothill land for sale; and Hour Two  El Paso author L.C. Hayden explains tunnels under El Paso and other legends. She has a book called Secrets of the Tunnels.
  • 4-2-16     Hour One Gangsters and Cowboys:Prohibition;  Hour Two Blake Barrow and Rescue Mission History
  • 3-26-16   Poppie Fest in Hour One, and Siglo del Oro at the Chamizal in Hour Two.
  • 3-19-16   Both Hours, Texas Western College 50th Anniversary of the Miner’s Championship with fans and two cheerleaders from 1966
  • 3-12-16   Keystone Heritage Park on El Paso’s West side is home to an ancient village that dates back 5,000 years.  Professional archaeologist Valerie Provencio and Keystone founder Bernie Sargent guided us through this history.
  • 3-5-16     Hour One Jim Tolbert talks El Paso history; Hour Two Pancho Villa Raid Commemoration with Chamber of Commerce and History Society
  • 2-27-16   Our guest for the 2 hours was Jim Eckles, retired White Sands Missile Range public information officer.
  • 2-20-16   Hour One Fred Morales describes the 1916 events of the Pancho Villa raid on Columbus, NM; Hour Two, Treasure hunter Ron Shade and his wife Silvia told about the Lost Padre Mine legend plus others.
  • 2-13-16    Both Hours The Catholic Church history of the El Paso-Juarez Valley with David Saucedo II, Brother Nick Gonzalez, and George Salom
  • 2-6-16      Hour One guests are City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department director Tracey Jerome, and Ben Fyffe, El Paso History Museum; Hour Two EP County Historical Commission.
  •  1-30-16   Both Hours, we heard about International Boundary and Water Commission history around El Paso with Gabe Duran and Mark Howe.
  • 1-23-16    Both Hours, Joel Guzman and Kurt Goetting talked about these projects on the radio show: Plaza Theater, Caples Building, Popular Dry Goods, St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
  • 1-16-16    Hour One, we heard about a new film “Before the Alamo”; Hour Two, El Paso High School 100th anniversary year of the Trost building starts with a lecture about that construction.  Hour Two,
  • 1-9-16      Director John Hamilton of the Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museum talked about the Museums, Buffalo Soldiers, and Victorio Peak.
  • 1-2-16      Museum of Archaeology and EPAS
  • 12-26-15 Both Hours, Judy Ackerman, Scott Cutler, and Mike Lewis were in the KTSM studio to talk about Castner Range and the Franklin Mountains State Park
  • 12-19-15 Hour One El Paso International Museum of Art has history and events; Hour Two El Paso High School campus turns 100 in 2016, and big events are planned.
  • 12-12-15 Both Hours Hear stories of our past from Togo Railey, Charlie Hooten, and Nancy Hamilton.
  • 12-5-15   Hour One Magoffin Home explained; Hour Two Miguel Juarez updates us on Lincoln Center.