In the first half of the show, Dennis talks with Harry Bruntz of the El Paso Gem & Mineral Society about the upcoming Gem & Mineral Show, Dec. 6-8 at the El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama. $3 adults, $2 seniors/military, free for children. All kids who attend will receive a free geode! Hear about the fascinating minerals right in our own backyard, and about the many ways you can score free tickets. http://epmgs.com/
In the second half of the show, Dennis welcomes Audrey Marufo and Art Anchondo of the Small Business Development Center. Hear about the free International Business Summit taking place on Friday, Dec. 6, at 9050 Viscount, Building B-520. The summit will focus on international marketing for small business owners. Learn more information and register online: http://elpasosbdc.net/training/seminars/international-marketing-is-your-passport-to-profit/ or call (915) 831-7742.
Plant spring-flowering bulbs, if you haven’t already done so. Be sure that tulips and hyacinths have received 8 to 12 weeks of chilling in your refrigerator prior to planting.
Use cuttings from your yard to decorate for the holidays. Always remember to use good pruning techniques when taking cuttings—don’t destroy the natural form and beauty of the plant. Small branches from pine trees provide greenery, and berries from holly or nandina make beautiful accents on any holiday table.
Keith & Russ talk with Dennis Lichtenberger of the University of Arizona's Department of Chemistry. Dennis talks about why the movement of electrons affect the behavior of molecules. He also talks about the ups & downs of the so-called "hydrogen economy," and why it's not just limited to fueling automobiles. Dennis first appeared on Science Studio 22 years ago in which he talked about C60 - Buckminsterfullerene, or "Bucky Balls" - a form of carbon whose electrons behave as if they belonged to a smaller molecule. http://www.chem.arizona.edu/faculty_profile/lich/lichx.html
Daniel and guest co-host Marcia Hatfield Daudistel talk with Patricia Engel about her new novel, "It's Not Love, It's Just Paris." Patricia explains why the book is a result of wanting to write a "Paris" novel as well as a love story without being a stereotypical "French romance" book. She also explains why she was lucky to avoid the "chick lit" label on her previous books. http://patriciaengel.com/
In this week's Poetic License, Benjamin Alire Saenz begins a series in which he reflects on Words, Knowledge, and Memory. In this entry, Ben explains how he approaches all three in his life and his work.
And in this week's Poem of the Week, Daniel reads "Be Drunk" by Charles Baudelaire.
Former El Paso City Planner and a well-known Portrait Artist, Nestor Valencia is joined by Artist and former Secretary to the City’s Historic Landmark Commission, Alfonso Tellez, to talk about an innovative approach to supporting local art – in-home exhibitions!
In a rebroadcast from Nov 26, 2011, Bill & Norma talk about how to care for holiday plants & trees, such as living & cut Christmas trees, Christmas cactus, and Norfolk pines. They also talk about how best to plan for winter pruning and how to care for freeze-damaged trees. Aired Nov. 30, 2013.
In this rebroadcast from Jan. 4, 2013, Louie talks with author Ken Hudnall. Hudnall talks about the Chinese immigrant workers who came to El Paso in the 1880s to work on the railroad system. Hundreds of Chinese immigrants remained in El Paso, creating El Paso's Chinatown. After a Chinese exclusion law was passed by Congress in 1882, many El Pasoans began to illegally smuggle Chinese into the city. Legends persist of a tunnel system hundreds of miles long and an underground city below Downtown El Paso which hid & protected many of these Chinese illegal immigrants. Hudnall talks about his quest to map this complex series of tunnels and his search for the underground city. http://kenhudnall.comAired Nov. 29, 2013.
Greg, Liz, and Tom talk wit Lauren Berger, program associate with the policy think tank Brighter Green.Lauren talks about the documentary "What's for Dinner" which explores the rising consumption of meat in China (http://wfdinner.com/). We'll also find out why meat-eating is associated with status, and why the increase of a meat-based diet around the world will harmfully impact societies and economies. http://www.brightergreen.org/
And Liz wishes to share this Thanksgiving link with our listeners: "I Will Survive Thanksgiving." Enjoy, and happy holidays!
Keith & Russ talk with Dr. Oscar Alzate, Senior Director of Proteomics, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso. Alzate explains proteomics and how proteoms relate to Alzheimer's. He also engages Keith & Russ in a conversation about the restrictions of scientific research in America and whether it's beneficial to the populace.
Daniel welcomes guest co-host Nancy Lechuga, a local poet, for a conversation with Juan Ochoa, author of the novel "Mariguano," a book set on the South Texas/Mexico border during the Reagan-era War on Drugs. Juan talks about the similarities between his characters and his own experiences observing corruption and the drug trade on the border. Juan also explains why he believes the Reagan-era policies led to the large drug organizations of today.
For today's Poem of the Week, guest co-host Nancy Lechuga reads 3 short poems by the Russian poet, Vera Pavlova: "Am I Lovely? Of Course!", "He Marked the Page with a Match," and "I am in Love, Hence Free to Live." http://verapavlova.us/
For this week's Poetic License, Los Angeles poet and literary event coordinator Jessica Ceballos has a conversation with writer Chiwan Choi about his recent book, "It was Always the Weight of Everything," which is a social experiment in publishing. Chiwan began writing it on Facebook, has published it digitally, and is making it available for free to everyone. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/theweightofeverything.
Denise, Bill, and Norma advise on the best ways to protect your potted patio plants from the cold weather. Denise also gives us an update on the new class of Master Gardeners, and tells us why now is the best time to get your soil tested by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Learn more at 915-860-2515.
Charles talks with Jeffrey Mills, founder & director of the nonprofit Documentary Alliance, which is producing the film "Before the Curtain Rises," which documents the rise & fall of the Interstate Theatre chain in Texas. El Paso's Plaza and Palace (Alambra) Theatres were part of the chain, and the restoration of the Plaza Theatre plays a central role in the film. Jeffrey talks about why the movie theatre palaces were just as important to the movie-going experience as the movies themselves.
In a rebroadcast from Sept. 21, 2013, 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. He shares his experiences from that fateful day. Aynesworth is author of "November 22, 1963: Witness to History." http://www.hughaynesworth.com/
In a rebroadcast from Nov. 9, 2012, Louie talks with Keith Erekson, Assistant Professor of History at UTEP, about his recent book, "Everybody's History: Indiana's Lincoln Inquiry and the Quest to Reclaim a President's Past." The book examines the story of the researchers in the 1920's & 1930s who worked to fill in the missing chapters of Abraham Lincoln's life, namely his boyhood years in Indiana, where he lived from age 7 to 21. http://www.keitherekson.com/books/everybodys-history/