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El Paso Matters

Fridays at 8:45 a.m.

Fridays at 8:45 a.m. on Morning Edition, KC Counts speaks with editors from El Paso Matters.  El Paso Matters is a member-supported nonpartisan media organization that uses journalism to expand civic capacity in our region. They inform and engage with people in El Paso, Ciudad Juarez and neighboring communities to create solutions-driven conversations about complex issues shaping our region.

El Paso Matters

Oct 15, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

Borders set to re-open for non-essential travel, fentanyl seizures rise sharply, and what the cities of El Paso and Las Cruces might expect when legal marijuana sales begin next Spring. 

El Paso Matters

Oct 8, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

COVID cases rise in El Paso and a lawsuit between Texas and New Mexico plays out before the Supreme Court.

El Paso Matters

Oct 1, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

Republican plans for redistricting, uncovering the truth about CBP claims made to migrants, a genius grant for a local filmmaker - and her husband got one too!

El Paso Matters

Sep 24, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters President and CEO Bob Moore explains the concern over a method used by El Paso Police to arrest a murder suspect, a judge rules in favor of a plaintiff suing police over the death of a relative in mental health crisis and data shows El Pasoans are moving to Las Cruces in grater numbers than the reverse. 

El Paso Matters

Sep 17, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Pasoans see higher property tax bills, COVID boosters being made available and a look at the facilities housing Afghan refugees. 

El Paso Matters

Sep 10, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

Millions of gallons of sewage being released into the Rio Grande, fewer children in El Paso, and some NGO's, frustrated with the Biden administration, choose to stop participating in asylum cases.

El Paso Matters

Sep 3, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

New Texas anti-abortion rights law takes effect and Texas AG Ken Paxton sides with city officials against transparency

El Paso Matters

Aug 27, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

A food bank pantry closes, Afghan refugees arrive, and UTEP grads leave for better paying jobs.

El Paso Matters

Aug 20, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso health officials, City Council and school districts institute mask mandates despite Governor Greg Abbott's executive order banning them; a deal is struck for a controversial power plant to be built in Northeast El Paso near the New Mexico state line.

El Paso Matters

Aug 13, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

Three El Paso Democrats go back to Austin, school districts and masking requirements, census data shows slow growth.

El Paso Matters

Aug 6, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters President and CEO Bob Moore discusses COVID risk, the blocking of Governor Greg Abbott's order to stop vehicles that may be transporting migrants, and the latest ethical issue involving former EPISD Superintendent Juan Cabrera. 

El Paso Matters

Jul 29, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso school districts try to boost enrollment in pre-k and kindergarten, finance experts warn El Paso officials about the city's use of certificates of obligation, and El Paso Matters receives a million dollar grant - but not for journalism.

El Paso Matters

Jul 23, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters President and CEO Bob Moore has updates on increasing COVID numbers in El Paso, an audit of the Canutillo ISD police department, and the dangers of standing water in this week's update.

El Paso Matters

Jul 15, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso's Joe Moody is stripped of his speaker pro tem position, the city manager gets a raise and El Paso Matters moves into a newsroom.

El Paso Matters

Jul 9, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters President and CEO Bob Moore offers a look at some of the stories the organization is following including the long-time lack of a district office for a U.S. Senator, vaccination efforts for maquiladora workers in Juarez, and priorities of the Texas Legislature's special session.

El Paso Matters

Jul 2, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore discusses some of the stories they're following including a lack of access to public records, LGBTQ students at UTEP say Heather Wilson is hearing their concerns, and Cinco Puntos Press sells to a New York publisher.

El Paso Matters

Jun 24, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore discusses stories on the Vice President's visit, a child care crisis compounded by the migrant shelter for youth at Fort Bliss, and an analysis of why COVID deaths along the Texas/Mexico border are significantly higher than in other areas.

El Paso Matters

Jun 23, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore has an update on how pecan farmers are dealing with extreme drought conditions and what changes could come to the role of City Manager.

El Paso Matters

Jun 3, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore covers top stories including an investigation into activities by former EPISD Superintendent Juan Cabrera, less water in river flow this year, and a longtime El Paso priest returns to his New Mexico home. 

El Paso Matters

May 28, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore makes progress on a story he's been working on for years - the Border Patrol plan for a crowd control exercise on election day in 2018; updates on the Texas Legislature. 

El Paso Matters

May 21, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore talks with KC Counts about some of the stories they're following including bills in the Texas Legislature aimed at transgender youth, rising home values and bigger tax bills, and rising temperatures in the region.  

El Paso Matters

May 7, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore follows the Sun City's top stories like the search for two Superintendents, more asylum seekers allowed to come into the country and UTEP welcomes family members from Juarez to the commencement ceremonies.

El Paso Matters

Apr 30, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore discusses some of the stories the news organization is following including how to encourage hard to reach populations to get the COVID-19 vaccine, a Texas oilman who contributed to Mayor Oscar Leeser's campaign who has asked for a settlement in a lawsuit he funded and new additions at El Paso Matters.

El Paso Matters

Apr 23, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore has an update on the ongoing effort to vaccinate farm workers, coverage on the upcoming El Paso ISD School Board election and news of help for an often overlooked group of people struggling with food insecurity. 

El Paso Matters

Apr 16, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore discusses the suspension of use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, the addition of crisis intervention teams in the county and legislation targeting gender-affirming care for transgender youth.  

El Paso Matters

Apr 2, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore


El Paso Matters

Mar 26, 2021

A student talks about her experience trying to cross the border, the lack of cooperation between the U.S. and Mexico on COVI-19 and the stress on the families of healthcare workers with El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore.

El Paso Matters

Mar 19, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore joins us for updates on COVID antibody testing and what it revealed about the prevalence of the virus in El Paso, covering COVID in a binational partnership and officials say crisis intervention teams have shown promise in El Paso and warrant more funding.

El Paso Matters

Mar 12, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore discusses migrants' arrival in El Paso from the Rio Grande Valley, what concerns a relaxation of all restrictions has caused and a major cyber incident that caused UTEP's network to go down; officials aren't saying much.

El Paso Matters

Mar 5, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

Concerns about the governor's move to remove all restrictions including mask mandate, new vaccination data and a former lawmaker sues the city over what he calls a hidden tax in water bills. 

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