Perspectives en PERSPECTIVES: UTEP Nicotine Addiction Study <p></p><p>Louie talks to Dr. Laura O'Dell and her team who are studying the psychological and physical side effects to nicotine addiction, especially in females. The hypothesis revolves around women who find it harder than men to quit "cold turkey" &nbsp; when it comes to smoking cessation. The study also looks into the role of diabetes in cessation and addiction. More at&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p><p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:05:26 +0000 Dennis Woo 38590 at PERSPECTIVES: Curtis Butler III <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Louie talks with military veteran Curtis Butler III, who shares his personal struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and explains how his efforts to serve others have helped him take positive steps forward in his life. &nbsp;Curtis is the author of "PTSD: My Story, Please Listen!"&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p><p><strong>Aired April 5, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:15:15 +0000 38171 at PERSPECTIVES: Curtis Butler III PERSPECTIVES: Tobi Kahn, Inter-American Jewish Studies Update, and more <p></p><p>Louie and &nbsp;Ezra Cappell, UTEP Inter-American Jewish Studies professor, talk about the importance of Passover, the resurgence of interest in the Holocaust, and of painter/sculptor Tobi Kahn, who is speaking Sunday, March 30, at 5:30 PM, &nbsp;at the El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza. Kahn is also scheduled to give a lecture and present his recent works on Monday, March 31, at 7:00 PM, at the stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, on campus at UTEP.</p><p>For information about the UTEP Inter-American Jewish Studies program, please visit&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p><p>For information on the El Paso Museum of Arts' upcoming program, please visit&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p><p>For information on the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, please&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">visit&nbsp;</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;"></a></p><p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 19:59:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 37646 at PERSPECTIVES: The History of Spira Footwear: An El Paso Treasure <p></p><p>Louie chats with Andy Krafsur, chief executive officer and co-founder of Spira&nbsp;Footwear, Inc. They talk about the history of the company, crowdfunding that helped the company expand internationally, its links to the A+E Networks, including A&amp;E, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network and other ventures, and the mass-appeal reality series, Duck Dynasty.</p><p>For information of Spira&nbsp;Footwear,&nbsp;<a href=""></a>&nbsp;To email Andy or the company, use <a href=""></a>.</p><p>Phone: 915-838-8640</p><p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 21:25:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 37200 at PERSPECTIVES: Midterm Elections and more <p></p><p>Louie and Dr. Gregory Rocha, UTEP&nbsp;political science professor, discuss the midterm elections that have happened in Texas and that are scheduled around the country, the scenarios that surround the elections, plus musings about world politics and their impacts on the United States. &nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 19:58:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 36703 at PERSPECTIVES: Rus Bradburd & Nolan Richardson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It's time for March Madness, so we are happy to present a rebroadcast of an interview with author and former UTEP &amp; NMSU basketball coach, Rus Bradburd; and legendary former head coach of the University of Arkansas, Nolan Richardson.&nbsp; Rus wrote a biography of Coach Richardson in 2011 called "Forty Minutes of Hell: The Extraordinary Life of Nolan Richardson."&nbsp; Rus talks about why he chose to write about Nolan Richardson, who was the first black coach at a southern school to win an NCAA Championship.&nbsp; Coach Richardson talks about his career path that led to his position as head coach for the University of Arkansas.&nbsp; He was raised in El Paso's Segundo Barrio where he faced some racism, but he experienced a sort of freedom when crossing the border into Mexico.</p><p>Originally aired Feb 6, 2010, re-aired <strong>March 8, 2014</strong>. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:00:00 +0000 13310 at PERSPECTIVES: Rus Bradburd & Nolan Richardson PERSPECTIVES: "El Chapo" Guzman's Capture and its implications <p></p><p>Louie talks with noted author and UTEP&nbsp;social anthropology professor Howard Campbell about the recent capture of infamous Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, its implications in future cartel battles for drug distribution territories around North and South America, and possible hope for Mexico's growth back into a healthy economy.</p><p>Dr. Campbell's vast collection of published works may be found through the UTEP&nbsp;anthropology website: <a href=""></a></p><p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 21:18:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 35804 at PERSPECTIVES: "The Invention of Wings" <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp; Louie talks with noted author Sue Monk Kidd about her latest novel, "The Invention of Wings," and its place in contemporary fiction based on historic facts.</p><p><a href=""></a></p><p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:26:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 35329 at PERSPECTIVES: "The Invention of Wings" PERSPECTIVES: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Louie talks with Ben Bradlee, Jr., the author of "The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams." &nbsp;Ted Williams was notorious for his cockiness and his rages on the ball field. &nbsp;Ben's book reveals the shame Ted Williams felt over his Mexican heritage, the abandonment he felt at home, the risks he took in supporting the integration of Blacks in the Major Leagues, and his controversial decision to cryonically preserve his body. &nbsp;<a href=""></a></p><p><strong>Aired Feb. 15, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:41:37 +0000 34961 at PERSPECTIVES: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams PERSPECTIVES: The Beatles are Here! <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>On the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, Louie talks with Penelope Rowlands, editor of the collection "The Beatles are Here! 50 Years After the Band Arrived in America, Writers, Musicians and Other Fans Remember." &nbsp;Louie &amp; Penelope, who are both huge Beatles fans, share their first memories of the Fab Four and talk about some of the remembrances included in the book. &nbsp;<a href=""></a></p><p><strong>Aired Feb. 8, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:25:22 +0000 34507 at PERSPECTIVES: The Beatles are Here! PERSPECTIVES: Food Studies <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Louie talks with Meredith Abarca, Associate Professor in the Department of English; and PhD student,&nbsp;Consuelo Salas. &nbsp;Meredith is a food scholar who will be taking part in a Food Studies Symposium which will focus on the study of food in the humanities. &nbsp;Meredith &amp; Consuelo talk about the different ways food is portrayed in literature, through social media, and through our favorite cooking shows on TV. &nbsp;The symposium is Feb. 5 &amp; 6 at the Rubin Center on the UTEP campus. &nbsp;For information, call 915-747-0619 or visit&nbsp;<a href=""></a>.</p><p><strong>Aired Feb. 1, 2014.</strong></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:56:54 +0000 34040 at PERSPECTIVES: Children's Grief Center of El Paso <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>In a rebroadcast from April 2011, Louie talks with Bob Mihalyov, who was then on the Board of Directors of the Children's Grief Center of El Paso. &nbsp;The Children's Grief Center offers counseling services for young children and teens of all ages who have suffered through the death of a loved one. &nbsp;Bob shares his own experience with the center when his wife died of breast cancer leaving him to raise their children alone. &nbsp;Information is available at&nbsp;<a href=""></a>,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.5;">915-532-6004.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.5;">Aired Jan. 25, 2014.</span></strong></p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:45:05 +0000 33573 at PERSPECTIVES: Children's Grief Center of El Paso PERSPECTIVES: YMCA "Battle of the Bulge Boot Camps" <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Louie talks to Bianca Ortiz and Lindsay Cobol about the upcoming "Battle of the Bulge Boot Camps," being held at the three YMCAs in El Paso. The camps are designed for the serious, but not necessarily experienced, person desiring to lose weight and be healthy for 2014. For more information, contact Lindsay at the Westside YMCA, (915)584-9622, for the camp that starts on Tuesday, January 21st; call Bianca at the eastside Fred and Maria Loya Family YMCA, (915)590-9622, for the camp that starts on Monday, January 20th; contact Rebecca at the northeast Bolling&nbsp;Family YMCA, (915)755-9622.</p><p>Visit <a href=""></a>&nbsp;for other programs, including "LiveStrong," mentioned in this episode.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 20:30:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 33040 at PERSPECTIVES: YMCA "Battle of the Bulge Boot Camps" PERSPECTIVES: "Graphic the Valley:" A Conversation with the author <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a rebroadcast from Aug. 24, 2013,</span>&nbsp;Louie talks with Peter Brown Hoffmeister about his latest novel, "Graphic the Valley." They discuss the concept for the novel and the author's love for the outdoors. More information about Hoffmeister and his various books may be found at&nbsp;<a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;"></a></p><p><strong>Aired Jan. 11, 2014.</strong></p><p> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 21:00:00 +0000 23730 at PERSPECTIVES: "Graphic the Valley:" A Conversation with the author PERSPECTIVES: Merle Haggard <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;In a rebroadcast from Nov. 16, 2013,&nbsp;</span>Louie talks with David Cantwell, author of "Merle Haggard: The Running Kind." &nbsp;Cantwell&nbsp;talks about &nbsp;how country incorporated rock &amp; pop that allowed musicians to communicate with their listeners, and how Merle Haggard used that blend to entrance his listeners. &nbsp;Cantwell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> also talks about how country music has evolved over the years, an evolution that is oftentimes controversial. &nbsp;Cantwell reads the introduction to the book, "Merle Haggard: The Running Kind."</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aired Jan. 4, 2014.</span></strong></p><p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 14:46:00 +0000 29248 at PERSPECTIVES: Merle Haggard PERSPECTIVES: Of Mice & Mascots <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Louie welcomes Dr. Roberto Avant-Meir, Associate Professor of Communication at UTEP. &nbsp;Roberto reads the audio essay, "Of Mice and Mascots," which tells of his love of baseball, his initial excitement about a Triple-A team coming to El Paso, and his disappointment in the team's mascot, which he believes falls into long-held stereotypes about Mexicans and Hispanics.</p><p><strong>Aired Dec. 28, 2013.</strong></p><p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 15:55:58 +0000 31816 at PERSPECTIVES: Of Mice & Mascots PERSPECTIVES: Border Holiday Traditions <p>An encore presentation of a 2001&nbsp;conversation Louie had with John O. West, the late UTEP English professor and folklorist.&nbsp; West shares personal stories about the holiday traditions he observed &amp; celebrated, and&nbsp;talks about the holidays&nbsp;foods that make the season so special, especially here on the border.&nbsp; <strong>Aired Dec. 21, 2013. Sat, 21 Dec 2013 21:00:00 +0000 7535 at PERSPECTIVES: Adios, Cuba <p>In a rebroadcast from February 16, 2013, Louie talks with Zita Arocha, senior lecturer with the UTEP Department of Communication.&nbsp; Arocha talks about her memoir "Adios, Cuba," which tells the story of her family's departure from Cuba in the 1950s.&nbsp; She explains why she once sided with Castro -&nbsp;&nbsp;a decision which&nbsp;divided her family -&nbsp;and why she returned to Cuba decades after her family's departure to gather their stories.&nbsp; Arocha's memoir, "Adios, Cuba," is available as a pdf download at the UTEP Library, and is yet to be published.&nbsp;<a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;"></a></p><p><strong>Aired Dec. 14, 2013. Sat, 14 Dec 2013 21:00:00 +0000 11022 at PERSPECTIVES: George Johnson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;In a rebroadcast from Sept. 28, 2013,&nbsp;</span>Louie talks with George Johnson, author of "The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery." &nbsp;Johnson talks about his interest in the disease, which has been traced back to the days of the dinosaurs. &nbsp;He talks about why certain ethnic groups may be prone to certain kinds of cancers, and how a Western diet could drastically alter those risks. &nbsp;But during Johnson's research for the book, he also discovered that a high diet of fruits &amp; vegetables doesn't always lead to reduced risks for cancer.</p><p>Johnson also shares the personal story that led him to want to write this book - his wife at the time, only 43 years old, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. &nbsp;(10 years later, she is cancer-free). &nbsp;Also, while writing the book, Johnson's brother was diagnosed with an aggressive mouth cancer which claimed his life within months. &nbsp;These memories are included in the book. &nbsp;<a href="" style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(1, 143, 226); text-decoration: underline;"></a></p><p><strong>Aired Dec. 7, 2013.</strong></p><p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 21:00:00 +0000 26065 at PERSPECTIVES: George Johnson PERSPECTIVES: Marcia Hatfield Daudistel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;In a rebroadcast from Nov. 2, 2013,&nbsp;</span>Louie talks with Marcia Hatfield Daudistel, whose latest book is "Authentic&nbsp;Texas: People of the Big Bend," co-written with photographer Bill Wright. &nbsp;The book captures stories &amp; images of people who have chosen to live in the Big Bend region of Texas. &nbsp;Marcia talks about her experience as an author, an editor, and a publisher. &nbsp; She also talks about her fortuitous collaboration with Bill in creating "Authentic Texas."</p><p><strong>Aired Nov. 30, 2013.</strong></p><p> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 21:00:00 +0000 28328 at PERSPECTIVES: Marcia Hatfield Daudistel PERSPECTIVES: Hugh Aynesworth <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;In a rebroadcast from Sept. 21, 2013,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Louie talks with former journalist Hugh Aynesworth, who was 32 years old when he was working with the Dallas Morning News when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. &nbsp;He shares his experiences from that fateful day. &nbsp;Aynesworth is author of "November 22, 1963: Witness to History."&nbsp;<a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;"></a></p><p><strong>Aired Nov. 23, 2013.</strong></p><p> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 08:59:00 +0000 26054 at PERSPECTIVES: Hugh Aynesworth PERSPECTIVES: Sergio Troncoso <p></p><p>Louie and Sergio Troncoso catch up on a few years since Troncoso last visited "Perspectives."<br /><br />Troncoso teaches writing workshops at the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, and is a resident faculty member of the Yale Writers’ Conference.<br /><br />The son of Mexican immigrants, Sergio Troncoso was born and grew up in the unincorporated neighborhood or colonia of Ysleta on the outskirts of El Paso, Texas. His parents built their adobe house, and the family lived with kerosene lamps and stoves and an outhouse in the backyard during their first years in Texas.<br /><br />His books and esssay collections include: "Our Lost Border: Essays on Life amid the Narco-Violence," "From This Wicked Patch of Dust," "Crossing Borders: Personal Essays," "The Nature of Truth," and "The Last Tortilla and Other Stories," which garnered the author the prestigious Premio Aztlan Literary Prize.<br /><br />Troncoso reads from "From This Wicked Patch of Dust" and "Our Lost Border: Essays on Life amid the Narco-Violence."<br /><br /><a href=""></a> Sat, 09 Nov 2013 21:02:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 28707 at PERSPECTIVES: Sergio Troncoso PERSPECTIVES: Congress and the Presidency <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Louie talks with UTEP Political Science professor Dr. Jose Villalobos about the courses he teaches on Congress and the presidency. &nbsp;Dr. Villalobos' students, Michelle Rojas and Robert Maddox, join in the conversation and offer their views on everything from Obamacare, Syria, and the budget. &nbsp; Dr. Villalobos recommends this website to anyone wanting to learn more about politics:&nbsp;<a href=""></a>.</p><p><strong>Aired Oct. 26, 2013.</strong></p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:32:55 +0000 27860 at PERSPECTIVES: Congress and the Presidency PERSPECTIVES: Dr. Curtis Spier <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louie welcomes Dr. Curtis Spier, who was working at&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Parkland Hospital in Dallas when President John F. Kennedy was shot. &nbsp;Spier talks about what he saw on that terrible day in history, and the futile efforts by hospital staff to revive the president. &nbsp;Spier was also witness to Parkland Hospital's &nbsp;efforts to save the life of the president's alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. &nbsp;Dr. Spier is a 1956 graduate of Texas Western College (now </span>UTEP<span style="line-height: 1.5;">).</span></p><p><strong>Aired Oct. 19, 2013.</strong></p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:22:45 +0000 27433 at PERSPECTIVES: Dr. Curtis Spier PERSPECTIVES: BIOMED <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Louie talks with Stephen Voglewede, Assistant Director of the MBIA&#39;s Competitiveness Group; and Rajkumar&nbsp;Lakshmanaswamy, PhD,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">TTUHSC</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. &nbsp; Stephen and Dr. Raj talk about the upcoming BIOMED Symposium, which invites members of the medical community and the general public to learn about the ways El Paso is striving to establish itself as a biomedical community. We&#39;ll also hear about the ways UTEP, Texas Tech, and NMSU are collaborating their research efforts for the betterment of the region&#39;s health. &nbsp;Information and registration avialable at &nbsp;</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;"></a></p><p><strong>Aired Oct. 12, 2013.</strong></p><p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:46:28 +0000 26992 at PERSPECTIVES: BIOMED PERSPECTIVES: The Government Shutdown and the Border <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Louie talks with Jose Villalobos and Gregory Rocha of the UTEP Political Science Department about the current government shutdown and the political stalemate in Congress. &nbsp;They also were able to connect to a conference call with Senator John Cornyn&nbsp;and ask him questions about health on the border and the needs of veterans.</p><p><strong>Aired Oct. 5, 2013.</strong></p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:54:34 +0000 26524 at PERSPECTIVES: Academic View of the Syrian Civil War <p>Louie and UTEP communication department professor Richard Pineda discuss the potential outcomes stemming from the last week's events surrounding the ongoing Syrian crisis, including the negotiations for having the assumed chemical weaponry come under multinational scrutiny and regulation.</p><p> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 25019 at PERSPECTIVES: A Short History and Hypothesis of the current Syrian Civil War <p>Louie talks with Dr. Chuck Boehmer, UTEP political science professor, about the ongoing problems besetting Syria over the last 43 years. They discuss military strategy from various countries involved in the crossfire. The U.S. Senate is currently (9/6/2013) discussing the probabilities for military airstrikes and intervention over the next few weeks.</p><p>FROM NPR NEWS: "Saying he will continue to "make the best case" in coming days for taking military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, President Obama has announced that he will speak to the American people Tuesday about why he's come to that conclusion.</p><p>Obama's statement came Friday at the start of a news conference he's holding in St. Petersburg, Russia, where the G-20 Summit of world leaders wrapped up Friday. He spoke for about 50 minutes."&nbsp;&nbsp;Find more news under and stay tuned to KTEP for updates on the anticipated address to the nation.</p><p>"Perspectives" now airs on both Saturday afternoons at 1:30PM&nbsp;and Sunday afternoons at 12:30PM. Sat, 07 Sep 2013 19:58:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 24530 at PERSPECTIVES: "Daughter of the Devil": A conversation with the author <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louie talks to noted local author Richard Schwein about his latest novel, Daughter of the Devil, and his other suspense novels. Schwein&nbsp;is a retired FBI agent whose passion is creative writing. His newest creation, Bioterror, has just been released since the recording of this interview. All books may be purchased through Barnes and Noble, and</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 04:54:00 +0000 Dennis Woo 24211 at PERSPECTIVES: "Daughter of the Devil": A conversation with the author PERSPECTIVES: Rio Grande Cancer Foundation: "Keep On Dancing" <p>Louie talks to Izzy Mora, communications and development director for the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, about the nonprofit organization, its various programs designed for cancer patients, their families and caretakers, and more. The conversation also embraces the annual "Keep On Dancing" cancer survivorship conference being held on Saturday, August 24th, at the Wyndham Hotel from 8AM to 5PM.</p><p>Information and registration can be found at <a href=";llr=foaglqdab">;llr=foaglqdab</a></p><p>Information on the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation may be found at <a href=""></a></p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 15:35:49 +0000 Dennis Woo 22971 at