Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison knows what it means to be a pioneering female figure in her home state. In 1993, she became the first woman elected to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate.
Now, the former senator has written a book about the women who came before her, Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas.
In the book, Hutchison profiles several women who broke barriers and made history in the Lone Star State. Many of those women left a life of luxury and "moved to nothing," she tells All Things Considered host Jacki Lyden.
After days spent living in a cloud of apprehension and fear following Monday's bomb attack at the Boston Marathon, the city's residents celebrated the capture of suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Friday night. He was caught hiding in a boat in the backyard of Watertown resident David Henneberry.
Louie, Dennis, and guest host Russ Chianelli talk with Chef Keeley Cheshire, owner of Italians Restaurant in El Paso. Keeley talks about her start in life pursuing the dream of becoming a ballerina, touring the US & Europe as a showgirl, and marrying an Italian man and living with her mother-in-law, who taught her authentic Italian cooking. She talks about cooking by feel, what constitutes an "authentic" pizza, and why she will not allow ketchup or ranch dressing anywhere in her restaurant. http://www.italianselpaso.com/
With Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in police custody at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and his brother and fellow suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev dead after a shootout, many questions now focus on how these two young men arrived at this point.
Dennis Woo talks with Art Anchondo, Business Development Advisor of the South West Texas Border Small Business Development Center Network; and Joseph Ferguson, Associate Director of the SBDC. They talk about how local businesses can become more involved in exports of goods & services through the International Business Summit, taking place Friday, May 10, at the El Paso Community College Administrative Services Center, 9050 Viscount. Info 915-831-7742 or http://elpasosbdc.net/training/seminars/international-business-summit/ Registration is encouraged, space is limited.
Today's show also includes an episode of "Focus on Campus" which did not air as scheduled on Friday, April 19, 2013, due to special coverage from NPR News of the pursuit of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. Louie talks with UTEP English professor Mimi Gladstein, and Victor Mireles, president of Mireles Creative. Gladstein is the co-author with Silvia Cohen of "El Paso - The Wild West Welcomes Holocaust Survivors," now available in Spanish. Mireles is the designer of the El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center, located at 715 N. Oregon. Gladstein & Mireles talk about the history behind El Paso's Holocaust museum, which is one of only 13 in the U.S.
UTEP Political Science, the UTEP Global Relations Organization, and the Holocaust Museum are sponsoring a talk by Gilbert Tuhabonye, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide in 1993. Thursday, April 25, 6:30 p.m., Quinn Hall on the UTEP campus, Room 212. Info: 915-351-0048, www.elpasoholocaustmuseum.org.
The grisly week that began at the Boston Marathon Monday left one police officer dead.
As police closed in on the bombing suspects Thursday night, law enforcement officials say two officers were shot. One, transit police officer Richard Donohue, is in critical condition at Mount Auburn Hospital.
The other, Sean Collier of the MIT campus police, was pronounced dead Thursday night.
MIT says Collier had gone to respond to a report of an altercation on campus Thursday evening. Soon, word came over the police radio that he had been shot.
U.S. security officials have been warning for years that one of their biggest challenges is detecting homegrown terrorists — extremists who grow up in America, or have lived here for years, know the customs, speak the language, blend in easily and can fly below the radar of law enforcement.
As details of Boston bombing suspects emerge, reports point to two young men of Chechen origin who had been in the U.S. for up to a decade and were seemingly fully integrated into American society.