It's time for March Madness, so we are happy to present a rebroadcast of an interview with author and former UTEP & NMSU basketball coach, Rus Bradburd; and legendary former head coach of the University of Arkansas, Nolan Richardson. Rus wrote a biography of Coach Richardson in 2011 called "Forty Minutes of Hell: The Extraordinary Life of Nolan Richardson." 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. Coach Richardson talks about his career path that led to his position as head coach for the University of Arkansas. 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.
Originally aired Feb 6, 2010, re-aired March 8, 2014.
Host Noemi Rojas and Dennis talk with Gordon L. Woods, internist and associate professor of medicine at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, and third-year medical student Stephanie Diebolt about the new style of medical education that brings the student and the patient closer together.
Artist and Gallery Owner, Hal Marcus discusses the current exhibition at the Hal Marcus Gallery, “Two Legends: Manuel Acosta and Jose Cisneros” – featuring some 50 works, along with books, rare photos and other ephemera relating to the two most influential Mexican American Artists from our region.
Information: Two Legends: Manuel Acosta and Jose Cisneros Hal Marcus Gallery 1308 N. Oregon (915) 533-9090
Denise & Norma talk about what gardening activities we should be looking forward to in March. We'll also hear about a couple of very interesting workshops: a Microgreens Workshop on March 22, and a Spring Vegetable Workshop on March 29. Registration for both workshops is required (915-860-2515).
Guest host Norma Martinez talks with Melissa Barba, Assistant Director of the Stanlee & Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts on the UTEP Campus. The Rubin Center is El Paso's only showcase for contemporary art. Melissa tells us about the unique exhibitions on display at the Rubin Center, and some of the upcoming community events that will be taking place there. Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Rubin Center hosts a Family Day Celebration of the Himalayan New Year. To learn more about the Rubin Center, call 915-747-6151, or visit them on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/rubincenter.
The research of Edward Castañeda, professor in the Department of Psychology at UTEP. Eddie talks about the plasticity of the brain, the way dopamine levels affect drug addiction and Parkinson's Disease, and how the brain changes when we learn. http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=45897
The research of Matthew Desing, Assistant Professor of Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature in the Department Languages & Linguistics at UTEP. Matthew's interest lies in 13th century Spanish literature and how extraordinary women were portrayed in those works. http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=67500
Prepare beds for planting warm-season flowers and vegetables. Incorporate a two to three inch layer of organic material such as compost, per hundred square feet of bed area. Peat moss, although commonly recommended as a soil amendment for other areas, is not good to use here in the desert southwest. If exposed to the air, peat moss will serve as a wick, thus removing moisture from the soil—the exact opposite of the situation you are trying to create.
Louie talks with noted author and UTEP 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.
Synapse host Noemi Rojas and Dennis chat with El Paso Children's Hospital CEO Larry Duncan and his wife, Dawn, about their endeavors to keep the Children's Hospital at the forefront of pediatrics in the country. The Milagro Gala is set for Friday, March 7, at the Judson F. Williams Convention Center. More information on the upcoming gala, contributions and philanthropy for the hospital is at http://umcfoundationelpaso.org/
Art & Farmers Market Coordinator for the City’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department, Rebecca Munoz, along with artists and activists, Jennifer Lucero and Claudia Ley preview special events for International Women’s Day and Earth Day.
Louie talks with two organizers of Project MOVE. The countywide volunteer event is set for Saturday, March 1, at Glory Field, Sun Bowl Drive and Glory Road, with check in starting at 8:30, A rally is set for 9:15, and then nearly 2,000 volunteers are sent to various parts of the city and county to do cleanup and more. For registration, http://projectmove.utep.edu. One may also phone Mr. Holmes directly at (915)747-8694.
From March 2 on, interested volunteers wanting to be part of the the MOVEment are asked to contact the Center for Civic Engagement:
UTEP Center for Civic Engagement 500 W. University Benedict Hall Rm 101 El Paso, Tx. 79968-0626 Phone: (915) 747-7969 email@example.com
The 2014 Silver City Blues Festival is May 23-25 at Gough Park in Silver City, NM. A kick-off dance with Felix y Los Gatos starts off festivities on May 23 at 9 p.m. at the Buffalo Dance Hall. The lineup on May 24 includes Iya Khan, Blue Monday, Memphis P-Tails, Studebaker John & the Hawks, and Alvin Youngblood Hart & Muscle Theory. The May 25 lineup includes Roy Bookbinder, Kelley Hunt, The Hazel Miller Band, and Mingo Fishtrap. Free admission to the concerts at Gough Park! Learn more at http://mimbresarts.org/blues-festival-homepage/.
Dallas musician Derrick Harris and his band take over Southern New Mexico! March 29 at 7 p.m. at The Game Sports Bar & Grill, 2605 S. Espina, Las Cruces; March 22 at 6 p.m. at Uno Chicago Grill, 2102 Telshor, Las Cruces; March 8, 12:30-3:30 p.m., at Sparky's Burgers in Hatch NM; March 21 at 8 p.m. at M Five Martini Grill, 901 Avenida de Mesilla, Las Cruces; April 18 at 9 p.m. at De La Vega's Pecan Grill & Brewery, 500 S. Telshor, Las Cruces; April 19 & 25, May 3, 16, 30, June 7, 13, 27 at St. Clair Winery & Bistro, 1720 Avenida de Mesilla, Las Cruces.
The research of Soheil Nazarian, Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at UTEP, and Director of the Center for Transportation Infrastructure Systems. Soheil explains how UTEP has been instrumental in developing ultrasonics to find defects in bridges and roads before they are even detectable. He also is researching & developing "intelligent construction" for the federal government. http://ce.utep.edu/facultynazarian.htm, http://ctis.utep.edu/
Tom & Liz talk with Rosalyn Morrison, Legislative Assistant, Government & Legal Affairs, Animal Welfare Institute (AWI). Rosalyn lived in South Korea for 2 years beginning in 2009 and encountered dog farms where dogs are kept in terrible conditions prior to their slaughter for their meat. Many of these dogs are family pets, often picked up off the streets. Rosalyn also tells us about the consumption of cats in South Korea, where they are often eaten in a soup or drink to cure rheumatism. She talks about AWI's efforts to heighten awareness of the cruelty of the dog & cat meat trade in South Korea and other Asian nations. To learn more, visit https://awionline.org/dogmeat.
Russ Chianelli visits El Paso Prime Time and brings with him Executive Chef/Owner Keeley Cheshire, Italians Restaurant, and four students from Coronado High School who have formed a change-making venture titled, "Cross Border Cuisine." The program is designed to teach anyone how to cook and eat healthy meals on a budget without compromising taste.
The group's fundraiser is set for Sunday, February 23, at Italians, 5380 North Mesa, at Mesa and Festival. Doors open at 6:00; the meal is gourmet spaghetti and meatballs, and the evening features music from the Coronado Quartet, a silent auction, a cooking demonstration by Chef Keeley, and more. Tickets are available at Italians, or by phone: (915)400-4550 and (915)603-6743.