El Paso Opera’s Artistic Director, David Grabarkewitz, along with soprano, Jessica Medoff and baritone, Ricardo Rivera preview the upcoming production of Giacomo Puccini’s timeless love story, La Boheme.
Information: El Paso Opera's Production of La Boheme April 10 & 12, 2014 at 7:30pm Abraham Chavez Theatre (915) 581-5534
Rebecca Rivas, Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice, Movement and Acting with the UTEP Department of Theatre & Dance, invites participation in the Summer Theatre Camps and attendance for the Chicano Theatre Series.
Louie talks with Dr. Patricia Witherspoon, UTEP Dean of Students, Vincent Burke, UTEP Department of Art, and Michael Pitcher, UTEP Academic Technologies director, about the upcoming campus-wide Open House. For details on where to park, and what to see and do at UTEP during its inaugural Open House, go to http://centennial.utep.edu/openhouse.html
Daniel talks with playwright, actor, and filmmaker, Richard Montoya. Richard's newest project is his directorial debut - Water and Power. Montoya comes from what some may call "Chicano royalty." His father was the acclaimed Chicano poet & artist Jose Montoya, his uncle is poster artist Malaquias Montoya, and his cousin was poet Andrés Montoya, for whom the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize is named. Richard talks about growing up surrounded by Chicano activism, and how his family's social activism paralleled those of Cesar Chavez. He also talks about the satirical theatre troupe Culture Clash and its politically-charged evolution over the years (http://cultureclash.com/). Richard's new film, "Water and Power," is an adaptation of one of his plays, and will open in L.A. on May 2. https://www.facebook.com/WaterAndPowerMovie
For this week's Poem of the Week, Daniel Chacon reads the unpublished poem "Tree" by Andrés Montoya. The poem will be featured in a forthcoming posthumous collection called "Colón-ization," which is being edited by Daniel.
Louie and Ezra Cappell, UTEP Inter-American Jewish Studies professor, talk about the importance of Passover, the resurgence of interest in the Holocaust, and of painter/sculptor Tobi Kahn, who is speaking Sunday, March 30, at 5:30 PM, at the El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza. Kahn is also scheduled to give a lecture and present his recent works on Monday, March 31, at 7:00 PM, at the stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, on campus at UTEP.
Cheryl Garing talks to Jessica Bane, Ysleta High School Green Academy instructor, and Rick Villareal from Renew El Paso about the YISD Environmental Science Academy, known as the Green Academy. The conceptual-based curriculum allows students the freedom to pursue environmentally-friendly projects as well as building networks among area professionals in environmental science. Jessica may be reached at email@example.com and Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Environmental Science Academy is at http://ysletahigh.yisd.net/ and Renew El Paso's website is
Hector Serrano, Theater Professor at the Valle Verde Campus of El Paso Community College talks about his long career in local theater and previews Butterflies are Free – his final show before retirement.
Information: Butterflies are Free EPCC Theater Ensemble April 4 – April 13, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sunday at 2:30pm Transmountain Forum Theater 9570 Gateway Blvd (915) 831-5056
In a re-broadcast from June 2, 2012, Denise & Norma talk with Salvador Vitanza, Extension Agent with IPM (Integrated Pest Management) at Texas AgriLife Extension. We'll hear about some galls that may affect oak trees, and why some leaf damage may be the result of the harmless leaf cutter bee. Salvador also gives us some advice on what to do to avoid being stung by bees & wasps. http://ipm.tamu.edu/isec/
The Ruidoso Mountain of Blues Fest is June 4 in Ruidoso NM. Featured acts are The Press Gang, the Muddy Hands Blues Band, the 24-7 Blues Band, Tijerina, and Jim Suhler! Learn more at http://www.ruidosoblues.com/
Louie talks with Norm Garrett about his studies of the integration of Civil War-era African-Americans into mainstream Mexico. His class, "Free Blacks and Fugitive Slaves in Texas and the Southwest," is offered though the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute that is housed on campus at UTEP.
For information on future classes, 915-261-6824 will reach Norm Garrett directly, or you may call 915-747-8848 or 915-747-6280. http://www.olliatutep.org
The research of Eli Greenbaum, Associate Professor of Evolutionary Genetics in the Department of Biological Sciences at UTEP. Eli has been studying how African frog species are related to each other and where the species boundaries lie. http://eligreenbaum.iss.utep.edu
The research of Tony Stafford, UTEP Department of English. Dr. Stafford has looked into the consumption of wine by the characters in Macbeth, and why these lines are disputed by some Shakespearean scholars as NOT having been written by Shakespeare. He also talks about the fascination of libraries and gardens in the writings of George Bernard Shaw.
Greg & Tom talk with Anthony Bellotti of the White Coat Waste Project. $12 billion of taxpayer dollars fund animal experimentation in the U.S., and Bellotti is trying to bring awareness to some of the research being supported by this wasteful spending. https://www.facebook.com/whitecoatwaste.
Plus, Greg & Tom talk with the legendary Kinky Friedman, who is inviting everyone to come to a benefit concert for his Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch near Kerrville, Texas, on April 13, 2014. http://utopiarescue.com/
Louie chats with Andy Krafsur, chief executive officer and co-founder of Spira Footwear, Inc. They talk about the history of the company, crowdfunding that helped the company expand internationally, its links to the A+E Networks, including A&E, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network and other ventures, and the mass-appeal reality series, Duck Dynasty.
Cheryl Garing chats with Rick Villareal from Renew El Paso, and Jessica Bane, Ysleta High School environmental teacher, about new programs that are aimed at teaching at-risk students how to construct renewable energy projects in the El Paso area.
Resident Conductor of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras, Andy Moran previews the 7th annual Downtown KidsPalooza and Side-by-Side Concert – two outstanding family arts events.
Performing songwriter and recording artist, Randy Granger and veteran stage actor Algernon D’Ammassa preview their collaboration on An Iliad – a modern retelling of Homer’s epic that opening in February in Las Cruces to critical acclaim and sold out houses and is now touring New Mexico and other states.
Information: An Iliad Glasbox, 2309 E. Mills Ave March 28 & 29 at 8 pm (575) 545-7613
Award-winning poet and founder of the Tumblewords Project, Donna Snyder, along with performance poet with the El Paso Poetry Project, Viva Flores previews various local April happenings for National Poetry Month.
Bill Hodge returns to the show to talk to us about the different varieties of corn & squash growing at the Master Gardener test garden at the Extension offices. He also explains why we don't need a lot of space to grow our space-hogging vegetables - we can train them to grow UP instead of OUT.
Louie and his guests, UTEP Chihuahuan Gardens curator John White and Texas Forest Service urban forester Oscar Mestas, talk about the area trees and shrubs coming into this spring season, with a hesitant forewarning about a possible cold spell that statistically might affect your trees and shrubs at your home. Regardless of the weather, they talk about the care and feeding of your plants this season.
The research of Stephen Crites of the UTEP Psychology Department. Stephen studies brain function and how we activate "stereotypes" in the brain. Why do some of those stereotypes process incorrectly in some individuals? http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=6915
The research of Louie Saenz, KTEP's News Director and lecturer at the University of Texas at El Paso. Louie talks about the research behind his upcoming Summer course, "It was 50 Years Ago Today: How the Beatles Changed Media Image and American Pop Culture."
Louie and Dr. Gregory Rocha, UTEP political science professor, discuss the midterm elections that have happened in Texas and that are scheduled around the country, the scenarios that surround the elections, plus musings about world politics and their impacts on the United States.
Russ Chianelli and Rebecca Jean Downey talk about her newest Southwestern sleuth novel, "Devil Eye," which puts fictional hero Penny Larkin on the paranormal path between good and evil, having been hired by the U.S. Marshals' office to root out a gun trafficker before he takes it on the lam into Mexico, but gets herself wrapped up in a complex dilemma.