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El Chuco media: EPTV gets set to rock the house

News release came across our desk:

June 26, 2009 El Paso, Texas- For Immediate Release

An El Paso Collaborative of Artists and Professionals known as Man on a Mission Media proudly announces the broadcast of the pilot episode of El Paso’s newest independent television show, EPTV.

EPTV is hosted by the author of The Lion Star Blog, Jaime Abeytia, and includes segments on local entertainment, culture, and public policy. Episode One of EPTV will feature interviews with Texas State Representative Marissa Marquez, El Paso County Commissioners Anna Perez and Veronica Escobar and Mayor of El Paso John F. Cook and City of El Paso Representative Susie Byrd. Regular EPTV segments will include reviews of restaurants, movies, fashion and gadgets as well as music videos and other original content.

EPTV will be broadcast by City of El Paso Government Channel 15 on Time Warner Cable from 11 am to 12 pm on Sundays, and may be featured as part of Time Warner’s Local on- Demand Summer Promotion. EPTV will also be one of the attractions for El Paso Hot Spots, Man on a Mission Media’s soon-to-be launched website.

The Man on a Mission Media team includes Founder and Director Manny Mendoza, Founder and Executive Director Jaime Blanco, Producer Luis Ruiz, and Producer Farrokh Farrokhnia.

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

June 26, 2009 at 1:06 pm

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Health care push in D.C.: Chavez lobbies Reyes

Earlier this week this blog noted the Border Health Conference, and previously we had posted info about the push for health care reform as the issue of health care begins to dominate D.C. El Paso state Rep. Norma Chavez was in D.C. this week as part of the Health Care for America Now push to adopt a public option and other reforms, and met with U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes.

Some comments from Chavez:

— “He (Reyes) has indicated he is supporting the presidents health care reform. We stressed the importance of a public insurance option. He said he is mostly supportive, as is the Hispanic Caucus.”

— “Of course the bills are in three different committees. We do not have final (House) bill but HCAN does oppose the Senate version which does not include a public health insurance option but moves more toward co-ops, which we oppose.”

From Jesse Romero, Texas state director of HCAN:

— “All those issues have always been very important and what we’re working on right now and what President Obama has been proposing will probably dominate the summer.”

— “The Senate unveiled a bill and it’s out there. The work has started in earnest in the House. We’re encouraged the House version does contain the public option. It’s too early to count votes, since it’s going through three committees. … We’re further along in the process, if you remember, than in the ’90s.”

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

June 26, 2009 at 12:59 pm

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