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This segment of Los Professors interviews artist and former arts administrator Ricardo "Rick" Hernandez, who was one of the first artists to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at El Paso.  He worked with the Texas Commission on the Arts from July 1980 to August 2007.  He was Executive Director at the TCA from 2002 to 2007; Deputy Director from 1988 to 2002; Field Director from 1986 to 1988; Field Representative Visual/Communication Arts from 1982 to 1986 and ESAA Multi-Cultural Arts Coordinator from 1980 to 1982.  Today, Rick is director of the AmeriCorps Program for Imagine Art, a non-profit organization which provides studio space and instruction for artists with disabilities in Austin, Texas, where he resides.  Additional information available at:

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Co-hosts of Los Professors share their backgrounds and discuss their roads to podcasting and obtaining their PhDs along with many other potential program ideas and stories.

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This episode of Los Professors details the fate of Lincoln Park's first murals due to the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT's) I-10 Connect Project.  Murals to be demolished include the first murals painted at Lincoln Park.  Lincoln Park is located at 4001 Durazno Street in South Central El Paso under what is locally known as "The Spaghetti Bowl" which is the city's first highway interchange. It was built as a result of joining Interstate 10, U.S. Highway 54 and U.S. Highway 110 which leads to the Bridge of the Americas (BOTA). The BOTA leads into Cd. Juarez, Mexico. The Lincoln Park Conservation Committee (LPCC), a City of El Paso recognized Neighborhood Association and Partner-in-Parks, has been working with TxDOT to save and reopen Lincoln Center (formerly Lincoln School).  The building was closed in 2006 by the City of El Paso.  This episode recounts the actions LPCC engaged in to try and save the murals. LPCC is the only grass-roots organization in Texas to date meeting with TxDOT over contested space.


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