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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

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.

El Paso Matters

Nov 27, 2020
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore talks with KC Counts about early voting, which is underway again in El Paso at a time when the city is losing a person almost every hour to COVID-19.

El Paso Matters

Nov 20, 2020
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore covers top stories from the Sun City including the latest on the COVID crisis and the certification of El Paso's election results.


El Paso Matters

Nov 13, 2020
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore


El Paso Matters

Nov 6, 2020
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

KC Counts talks with El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore about the Sun City’s top stories including a mayoral run-off, the ouster of EPISD Superintendent Juan Cabrera and the ongoing COVID crisis.

El Paso Matters

Oct 30, 2020
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore has an update on the COVID crisis, the response from City leaders and the unprecedented number of early voters. 

El Paso Matters

Oct 23, 2020
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso is facing what CEO Bob Moore calls a public health catastrophe and yet early voting numbers continue to be extremely high; EPISD Superintendent and former school board member involved in controversy over charter school plans. 

El Paso Matters

Oct 16, 2020
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore covers the area's top stories like record early voting numbers in El Paso despite rising COVID-19 cases and the tough choice facing voters in El Paso's Northeast City Council race.

El Paso Matters

Oct 9, 2020
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

COVID numbers are spiking and with early voting beginning in Texas Tuesday, El Paso Matters has put together a voters' guide. Bob Moore explains.

El Paso Matters

Oct 2, 2020
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

An El Paso City Council candidate is under fire for bad checks and wage theft; campaigns get creative because of COVID-19 and COVID-19 cases have surged, particularly among children. El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore explains.

El Paso Matters

Sep 25, 2020
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

500 El Pasoans have died of COVID-19 and the numbers are not heading in the right direction – more on that, and other top stories from the Sun City with KC Counts and El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore.

El Paso Matters

Sep 18, 2020
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

A woman who claims she was sexually abused in detention has been deported, COVID numbers rise after the Labor Day weekend and cartels use U.S. teens to get drugs across the border. El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore covers these stories.

El Paso Matters

Sep 11, 2020
El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore

El Paso Matters CEO Bob Moore explores the history of wild temperature swings in the area, an expansion of COVID testing technology and the bologna black market.

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