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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

2 hours ago
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. 

El Paso Matters

Feb 26, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore covers vaccine distribution, Memory Bears made for loved ones of COVID-19 victims and cuts to El Paso's library system.

El Paso Matters

Feb 19, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore follows the developing story of asylum seekers who've been waiting in Mexico, covers a podcast offering from a former local TV personality and struggles to obtain information from the El Paso Police Department. 


El Paso Matters

Feb 12, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore covers top stories including the effort to uncover information regarding whether the city's most vulnerable populations are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. 

El Paso Matters

Feb 5, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore covers border issues, redistricting and a pandemic pregnancy in this week's update.

El Paso Matters

Jan 29, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso is once again seeing an increase in unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the border, the role Alaska native corporations play in immigration detention centers in El Paso and elsewhere and the good and bad news regarding vaccine distribution. 

El Paso Matters

Jan 22, 2021

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore shares the Sun City's top stories like thousands of children returning to school, the expectation that the new COVID variant will arrive in El Paso eventually and become the dominant strain of the virus and Congresswoman Veronica Escobar's thoughts regarding the Biden administration and the borderland.

El Paso Matters

Jan 15, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore has some of the Sun City's top stories including a post-holiday COVID surge, the fight for information from the Department of Homeland Security and a look at open school board seats and what the positions mean to the community.

El Paso Matters

Jan 8, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

A new report suggests practices at ICE detention facilities amount to torture, how the pandemic has affected rural schools and the El Paso ISD begins its search for a new Superintendent.

El Paso Matters

Jan 1, 2021
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore


El Paso Matters

Dec 18, 2020
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore discusses the recent run-off election and Oscar Leeser's win with almost 80% of the vote, a casino owner and Republican donor presses the state of Texas to allow casino gambling and MacKenzie Scott donates millions to El Paso non-profits.  

El Paso Matters

Dec 11, 2020
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore covers the Sun City's top stories including Saturday's run-off election and the death of one of the candidates, 47 year old Attorney Lillian Blancas and who is driving early voting numbers; support for small businesses has never been more important than this holiday season - some ways to help.

El Paso Matters

Dec 4, 2020
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

Bob Moore, El Paso Matters CEO, has an update on COVID numbers in El Paso, a story on how trends in global warming are manifesting in the borderland and the owner of a barber shop in El Paso who's been cutting hair for almost 7 decades and whose business is the last vestige of a once thriving black commercial district in El Paso.

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