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Jaime Chavez and Kathleen Bombach from El Paso Community College join us to tell us about upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations at EPCC.  Events include a Veterans event at the Valle Verde Campus on Sept 27 from 10am to 2pm...Read-Ins at the Valle Verde CAmpus on October 15 from 11am-1pm...and a Mentor's Dinner on Oct 14 at the EPCC AdDministrative Services Center.  

For more details, visit EPCC on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EPCCNews/ or call 915-831-3324.

Aired Sept. 24, 2016

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Jorge Aguilar, embassador for Casa Emmanuel Children's Home in Ciudad Juarez, joins us to talk about the important work the Children's Home does in providing a stable environment for children and their parents by providing meals, classes, and other comforts.  Casa Emmanuel is in need of financial donations, as well as donations of toiletries, clothes, and nonperishable food.  

To schedule a donation, contact Jorge Aguilar at jorgeluisaguilarcruz@gmail.com, and learn more about Casa Emmanuel on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/emmanuelchildrenshome.

Aired Sept. 24, 2016

The latest news in Animal Rights and Vegetarianism/Veganism:

US dairy producers are being asked to pay $52 million in an antitrust class action suit after being accused of slaughtering thousands of cows to reduce milk supplies and inflate prices.  Read more at Compassion Over Killing: http://cok.net/blog/2016/09/dairy-industry-price-fixing-settlement/

Compassion is not only good for our psychological health, but for our physical well-being.  Research is showing that a compassionate lifestyle can add years to our lives.  Read more at One Green Planet: http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/how-showing-compassion-for-animals-can-improve-your-health/

A US Congressman has introduced a proposal to ban body-gripping traps (leg-holds and snares) by Wildlife Services.  Read more at the Center for Biological Diversity: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2016/wildlife-traps-09-08-2016.html

Aired Sept 25, 2016

Naomi Sophia Call is an author, yoga teacher, nutritionist & consultant, and is the producer & co-director of "Called to Rescue."  She joins us to tell us why she was inspired to tell the story of the compassion she encountered at the country's many farm animal sanctuaries.  The animals on the sanctuaries were rescued from the cruel treatment at factory farms and slaughterhouses, and Naomi shares the stories of the rescued animals and the people whose lives they touched.  

http://www.calledtorescuefilm.com/

Aired Sept 25, 2016

Systems Ecology Laboratory

Craig Tweedie is director of the UTEP Environmental Science & Engineering Program.  He has traveled all over the world, from the Antarctic to the Arctic studying the impact of climate change on various ecosystems.  He joins us on the program to tell us about the big impact a warming climate has played in Alaska and in the Arctic.  A look back at a half century of research shows that northern Alaska's coastal erosion has increased by 25%-30% in the last 50 years...some regions are losing 8-10 meters of coastline a year.  And an area of ice the size of Texas in the Arctic no longer exists.

Aired Sept 25, 2016

National Geographic

  The last of the pristine seas offer a fascinating glimpse into our past and an inspiring vision for the future. In "PRISTINE SEAS: Journeys to the Ocean’s Last Wild Places," National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala takes readers on a dazzling journey to ten of these astounding locations, showing what we have to gain by protecting our seas.  Sala joins us on this program to tell us more about the Pristine Seas program and the book. 

http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/explore/pristine-seas/ 

Aired Sept 25, 2016

DANA GIOIA is the current Poet Laureate for the State of California. He joins us on this program to tell us how his mixed background (Italian & Mexican) inspired his works, and why he believes poetry must be accessible to all, not just academics and other poets. Gioia's latest collection is 99 POEMS: NEW & SELECTED. http://danagioia.com/

Aired Sept 25, 2016

  Women, children, and men are all affected by sexual or domestic violence.  The YWCA's annual event, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, is a men-only march meant to put them in the shoes of women to raise awareness of sexual & domestic violence. This year's event is Oct 20 at San Jacinto Plaza, and we'll hear more about the event and about other programs offered by the YWCA with Secret Wherret, Sharon Robinet, and Kayla Suarez. More details: 4:30pm registration, 6:30pm walkhttp://www.ywca.org/wam16 or call 915-533-2311 Aired Sept 24, 2016

Born and raised in El Paso, Roberto Cortez has been a Private Chef for 18 years. He’s had the honor of being the Personal Chef to Microsoft’s Paul Allen, Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith and Eddie Murphy, just to name a few. He was also chosen to design and make Lady Gaga’s birthday cake.

Currently his attention is focused on his new book that will be out later this year and creating creative food events that explore new dining experiences for El Pasoans. Here to talk food and El Paso, is chef Roberto Cortez.

It’s time for another season of magnificent music by El Paso Pro-Musica.  This year’s season kicks-off with a performance by the Grammy Award Winning Ying String Quartet with Zuill Bailey in celebration of their newest CD release, "Re-Imagined: Schumann/Beethoven."

Here to tell us about the upcoming season is El Paso Pro Musica’s Executive Director, Felipa Solis.

Having trouble making the transition to fall gardening because your summer crops are still going strong?  We'll find out how you can manage both on today's program.   And with the cooler weather on the way, fill that empty space in your yard with a tree - fall is the best time for planting!  And if you love spring-flowering bulbs, get those into the ground now.

Aired Sept 24, 2016

  "Sully" spent 2 weeks at the top of the box office...and Oliver Stone's "Snowden" has been causing a stir.  What do our local film experts have to say about these films?  Broadcast Film Critic Association member Felipa Solis & film aficionado Kyle Alvarado weigh in on what's showing at our local cinemas. Aired Sept 24, 2016

The new School of Pharmacy at UTEP offers a unique curriculum that involves students in research, immerses them in Spanish to help navigate through our bi-cultural region, and immerses them in real-world experiences.  We visit with Jackie Navarrete, director of the Office of Experiential Education with the UTEP School of Pharmacy.  Learn more about the school and its degree program at http://pharmacy.utep.edu/.

Aired Sept 23, 2016

Roatán Institute for Marine Sciences

  Coral reefs worldwide are under stress due to a combination of manmade and natural causes.  Coral bleaching results from warming oceans and other stresses, and on this program we'll visit with Jennifer Keck, Education & Research Coordinator, Roatán Institute for Marine Sciences, Anthony's Key Resort, Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras.  The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef stretches from Mexico down to Honduras, and Keck explains how the Institute has been monitoring the health of the reef at the Bay Islands.  She also talks about a coral nursery program that aims to propagate new reefs from coral fragments attached to a PVC pipe "tree."

http://www.roatanims.org/

Aired Sept 18, 2016

  Moises Arreola, Eurydice Saucedo and Veronica Frescas of the El Paso Playhouse stop by to talk about the new production of "Our Lady of La Tortilla."  Shows are Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, Sept 16-Oct 9, at 2501 Montana.  915-532-1317, http://www.elpasoplayhouse.com

Aired Sept. 17, 2016

  Bestselling author of nonfiction books and well-known gender expert SUSAN SHAPIRO BARASH (www.susanshapirobarash.com) has crossed over to become a novelist with her debut novel “Between the Tides” under her pen name SUSANNAH MARREN (www.susannahmarren.com).  The book explores the dark secrets that haunt families—even the ones who seem to have it all.  BETWEEN THE TIDES explores family loyalties, mother/daughter bonds, the unspoken rivalries in friendships between women, and the constant tension between freedom and commitment.

Aired Sept. 18, 2016

  Evey Heras and Alex Wright of Sun City Pride talk about the Sabor Latino Pride Festival that took place Sept. 17 at the Edge Bar & Nightclub.  They also talk about Sun City Pride's efforts in providing support to the LGBTQ community.

Aired Sept. 17, 2016

La Bloga

  John Martinez is a poet, musician, and activist who holds down a day job as an administrator for a Los Angeles law firm.  After decades of writing poetry, Martinez produced his first collection, "A Tale of Submission."  He explains why it took so long to get the book published, and why the wait was worth it in order to put a life's worth of experience into words.

Aired Sept. 18, 2016

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UTEP Political Scientist Gregory Rocha joins us to talk about the current presidential campaign.  The field of candidates has been whittled down from 17 to 2, and both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have very low approval ratings. Rocha also talks about Clinton's recent health issues, how millennials might be voting, and why there are new battleground states that could decide the race.

Aired Sept. 17, 2016

Luis Safa is an illustrator, artist and muralist who is known for his prolific and sometimes dark illustrations and animations that touch on themes of northern Mexican history and politics from the Revolution to the underbelly of the drug wars.  

His latest exhibition, Wake me When I’m Dead, curated by the Rubin Center, features Safa’s latest body of work in which he departs from his tight graphic style to create loose, frantic and far-reaching drawings and multi-media installations.

The works will be accompanied by sound and media installations featuring the work of Mexico City-based artist Javier Sanchez, and El Paso’s own Jim Ward.

Las Artesanas is a cultural event that will take place at Café Mayapan on Saturday, September 24, 2016.  The event will feature Chef Macolina Salvador Hidalgo, recipient of the 2016 Expo Puebla Artesanal Gastronomia  “#1 Mole” Award.

The Las Artesanas event will also feature local music, mole de Puebla and ancestral food, exhibits and demos. Here to tell us more about the Las Artesanas event are Carolina Franco and Lorena Andrade.

  *Re-broadcast from Nov 14, 2015*

  Madeline Moya is the managing director of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI), and she joins us on the next ON FILM to tell us about TAMI's online exhibit AMATEUR AMATEURS, which features films by amateur Texas filmmakers. The films include a 1964 black & white horror film by tailor, magician, and filmmaker Ramon Galindo...a comedy by two brothers who filmed a slapstick comedy while they were in high school...and socially-conscious films by a teacher and self-taught photographer.

 http://www.texasarchive.org/amateurauteurs/

Aired Sept 17, 2016.

Sandra Cisneros' book "The House on Mango Street" has been adapted for the stage, and it will be presented soon by the UTEP Department of Theatre & Dance. Hear more about the upcoming production from actors Talia Davila and Nancy Batres, who both play the role of "Esperanza"...plus they share their experiences in the theatre.

Performances are Sept 22, 23, 29, 30, Oct 1 at 7:30pm; Sept 25 & Oct 2 at 2:30pm.  Shows are at the UTEP Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre, $9-$15.  915-747-5118

https://www.facebook.com/UTEP-Department-of-Theatre-and-Dance-132721790087612/

Aired Sept 16, 2016

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  The latest in animal rights and vegetarian/vegan news:

The BBC recently published an article about the consequences to wildlife if a wall were built along the US/Mexico border.  Cutting a migration route could lead to severe consequences in genetic diversity.  Read the article here: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37200583

The USDA is buying back 11 million pounds of cheese from a stockpile that resulted in falling demand for dairy products.  This may lead dairy producers to raise prices on their products.  How is this buyback affecting taxpayers?  Read more in this article from Taxpayers for Common Sense: http://www.taxpayer.net/media-center/article/helping-dairy-farms-usda-buys-20-million-worth-of-cheese

Aired Sept 11, 2016

  Robin Raven is an author, blogger, and activist who has published articles on the Huffington Post.  Her first children's book "Santa's First Vegan Christmas" grew out of an observation of "casual violence" when she noticed images of Santa with his reindeer.  In Robin's story, Santa wants Dana to join the other reindeer on his Christmas ride, but Dana helps Santa find kinder alternatives to delivering toys to boys & girls around the world.

Robin also shares her experiences growing up in the South as a young vegetarian.  Her father was a hunter.  Robin's mother was supportive of her decision, despite the occasional teasing that came her way.

https://www.facebook.com/RobinRaven/

Aired Sept 11, 2016

MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences

  Science, when communicated well to an audience, can make a difference in public opinion about topics such as medicine or climate change.  On this program, we'll talk to John C. Besley, Associate Professor and Ellis N. Brandt Chair in Public Relations at the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University.  He studies how our perceptions of science & technology can potentially have health or environmental impacts.  

Aired Sept 11, 2016

  BEN BOVA is a 6-time Hugo Award-winning writer of over 120 science fiction novels and nonfiction works. Bova joins us to talk about his 2015 political thriller Power Surge, which steps away from science fiction to tell the tale of a science advisor who must push against the powers-that-be to shine light on a comprehensive energy plan that would boost the country's economy, protect the environment, AND make the US the world leader in energy production.  http://www.benbova.com Aired Sept 11, 2016 

  Seema Reza is the author of the memoir "When the World Breaks Open," which traces her life through essays and poems.  She joins us on this program to tell us what she discovered about herself through these writings and what she hopes to share with her readers.  Host Tim Z. Hernandez considers "When the World Breaks Open" one of the best books of 2016.

http://seemareza.com/

Aired Sept. 11, 2016

 

   The El Paso Retired Teachers Association is the oldest association for retired teachers in the state of Texas.  On Sept. 22, the Association will a 70th anniversary luncheon with guest speaker Tim Lee, director of the state association for retired teachers.  Joining us on this program are James Lamonica,  President of the El Paso Retired Teachers Association; Pat Lally, past President; and Nancy Wall, long time board member.  They join us to tell us more about the luncheon and to share some of their favorite stories about teaching and about their retirement activities.

El Paso Retired Teachers Association 70th Anniversary Luncheon: September 22, 2016, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Wyndham Hotel, 2027 Airway.  Please contact Lila Murphy for lunch reservations, (915) 345-1438. $17.00 is payable at the door.  RSVP by Sept. 13.  http://localunits.org/elpasorta/

Aired Sept 10, 2016

Chopin is credited with originating the modern piano style, and the music of this fine romantic composer is featured in the 22nd season of the El Paso Chopin Festival to provide an opportunity for residents and  visitors to to hear the piano played with unsurpassed elegance, power, and expression.

The twenty-second season of El Paso’s Chopin Festival promises to be another year of musical excellence, returning once again with several free performances. Here to talk about it are Dr. Lucy Scarborough and Joyce Whiteside.

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