Louie talks with Carolina Franco and Elisa Garrido, UTEP Art Majors who are representing the Tom Lea Institute. The Institute is hosting mural tours the last Thursday of each month, and the public is invited to view the history of El Paso through the eyes and art of Tom Lea. Tours meet at noon in front of the historic Federal Court House, 511 East San Antonio. Private tours are also available. The next scheduled tour takes place Thursday, April 30th at noon. Murals include Tom Lea’s “Pass of the North,” Carl Callejo’s “Our History,” and John Valadez’s “A Day in El Paso.” Tours available in English, Spanish, and French.
Louie talks with Brendan Reilly, MD, author of ONE DOCTOR: Close Calls, Cold Cases, and the Mysteries of Medicine. Dr. Reilly takes us on his medical rounds on a recent winter. He tells us the story of a cheerful Croatian grandfather with untreatable bladder cancer...his father who is the last stages of cancer...the mental decline of his mother...and the memory of a cold case that continues to haunt him.
Dennis talks with New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Barbara De Angelis about her latest book, "SOUL SHIFTS: Transformative Wisdom for Creating a Life of Authentic Awakening, Emotional Freedom, and Practical Spirituality." De Angelis explains why the vibrations we put out into the world are picked up by those surrounding us, and our inner transformations must be vibrational. As her website explains, SOUL SHIFTS is a "practical handbook for awakening, and a brilliant re-visioning of the journey of personal and spiritual transformation." Learn more about the book and Dr. De Angelis at http://barbaradeangelis.com/
Greg, Liz, and Tom welcome vegan chef Kristina Addington, the "Vegan Temptress." Kristina won an episode of Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen (http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/cutthroat-kitchen.html), and she used the winnings to buy her food truck, V-Grits. Kristina tells us about the challenges she faced on Cutthroat Kitchen, and the challenges she faced as a vegan in the South, where bacon and lard reign supreme! Learn more about Kristina at http://www.vgrits.com/ and https://about.me/VeganTemptress, where you can link to her Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!
(Today's closing music is A Tribe Called Quest's "Ham n' Eggs")
Denise & Norma talk with Jan Petrzelka, President of the El Paso Master Gardeners Association, about gardening in containers, specifically, herbs and vegetables. How do you get herbs started in containers? What type or size container is right for your plant?
Louie talks with UTEP students Cynthia Alvarez and Roger Canales about the UTEP Department of Theatre & Dance production, ESPERANZA RISING, which tells the story of a privileged girl living in Mexico who, after a tragedy, must cross into the U.S. to labor as a farm worker. Performances are March 20-21, 26-28 at 7:30pm, March 22 & 29 at 2:30pm at the UTEP Wise Family Theatre. Information available at 915-747-5118, or visit them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/UTEP-Department-of-Theatre-and-Dance/132721790087612
Dennis talks with David Soucie, author of "Malaysia Flight 370: Why it Disappeared and Why it is Only a Matter of Time Before this Happens Again." Soucie explains the challenges airlines face in cutting safety features when meeting a budget, and why battery life on the black boxes is so short.
Plus, Dennis welcomes Nicole Portwood, Vice President of Marketing for Tito's Handmade Vodka. Nicole talks about this exciting Texas-made product and the 3 Tito's Vodka-inspired chocolate truffles created for the Meet the Maker Program. http://www.titosvodka.com
The annual South by Southwest Music Festival brings thousands of bands to Austin, TX every year in March. For us in El Paso, it means an upsurge in live music as bands make a stop to play in our town on their way to and from South By Southwest. Today, Bobbie Welch of local venue Tricky Falls and Patrick McNeil from Splendid Sun Productions give you a round up of what March has in store for us when it comes to live music.
The word Varekai means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies. This production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai.Varekai. Cirque du Soleil's latest arena touring production, will perform in El Paso at the Don Haskins Center from March 18-22, 2015 for seven performances. Today we talk to Vanessa Napoli of Cirque du Soleil about Verikai.
Louie welcomes Mariana Schenk to tell us about the opportunity entrepreneurial students at UTEP will soon have to create a mock startup in an extreme hands-on environment. The UTEP 3 Day Startup Program is taking place March 20-22 on the UTEP campus Learn more at http://utep.3daystartup.org/
Greg & Liz talk with Natalie Prosin, Executive Director of the Nonhuman Rights Project, an organization that is working to achieve legal rights for certain nonhuman animals. In the wake of Ringling Brothers' decision to phase out elephants from their circuses, Natalie explains why elephants, chimpanzees, cetaceans, and other cognitively-advanced animals deserve to be granted "legal personhood" as opposed to "legal thinghood." And "personhood" does NOT mean that these animals would be considered "people."
Playwright, producer and director, 17-year-old Alexandra Dipp, along with her mother, Suzanne Dipp introduce the premier of her dramatic play, Cardboard House Dreams, in the El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series.
Denise & Norma continue their conversation with Ken Futrell of Ewing Irrigation. What do you need to know if you're switching out an existing irrigation system? Ken also talks about the different types of polypipe, emitters, and bubblers that would work best for your landscape.
Dennis welcomes dietician Bridget Swinney to the program to talk about simple and delicious ways we can start eating healthier. As an incentive, Eat Right El Paso is hosting a healthy recipe contest that offers a cash prize for the best main dish, appetizer, or dessert. Learn more at http://eatrightelpaso.org/. The deadline to apply is March 18.
SunSCAPE is a one-day class for gardeners of any level who are interested in using native plants and gardening in harmony with the desert. Presenters include regional horticultural professionals, such as John White, Botanical Curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, and Oscar Mestas, West Texas Regional Forester with the Texas Forestry Service. Learn useful tips for gardening and take a tour of the beautiful Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.
The class is limited to 25 participants. Registration fee is$35.
Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch.
What: SunSCAPE . . . Gardening the Sensible Way
When: Saturday, Mar. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Centennial Museum & Chihuahuan Desert Gardens
Louie talks with Alfonso Soto, Attorney, CPA, and Board Certified in Tax Law. Soto is also an instructor of Individual Income Tax for the UTEP Accounting Department. It's tax season, and Soto gives us tips on the Affordable Care Act, deductions, working in another state, and scams to watch out for. For more information, contact Alfonso Soto at email@example.com.
With the weather warming up, many people are headed outdoors to work in the garden. With backyard vegetable growing becoming more and more popular, we realize that homeowners want to maximize their space and yields. “Our goal is to provide the public with the fundamentals to have a successful backyard vegetable garden.” said Denise Rodriguez, El Paso Extension Agent for Horticulture. “Talks will focus on tomatoes, container summer vegetables and herbs for backyard gardeners who need to maximize their space and be successful” said Rodriguez.
In conjunction with American painter Don Coen’s Migrant Series, the El Paso Museum of Art is pleased to present Octopus, a recent creation by one of Mexico’s leading video/performance artists, Yoshua Okón. Dr. Patrick Shaw Cable, Senior Curator at the El Paso Museum of Art talks about the exhibit.
Courage, Resistance, and Women in Ciudad Juárez is a book written by Kathleen Staudt and Zulma Y. Mendez where they examine civil-society activism in the borderlands―what has been called "la Resistencia Juarense" (or the Juarense Resistance)―in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Kathleen Staudt joins us to discuss the book.
Marilyn Doering and Shayla Alves are members of Triota, the Women's Studies Honor Society at UTEP. They give us a preview of what UTEP has planned for Women's History Month, including a Women's History Month Conference on April 1 & 2, and International Women's Day celebrations on March 4. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/utepws.
Greg, Liz, and Tom talk with Allison Argo, producer, writer, director, and editor with Argo Films. Allison shares how an experience with a captive gorilla led her to film his story...a film that later grabbed the attention of National Geographic. Allison has made a number of films, including "Parrot Confidential," which examines the plight of exotic birds who are bought as pets and later abandoned because people either don't have the knowledge or the commitment to care for these creatures. Learn more and watch the film at http://www.argofilms.com/.