Louie talks with Dr. Richard Daniel, UTEP associate vice-president for University Advancement and the UTEP Alumni Relations executive director , and Margie Brickey, UTEP charter development, about the coast-to-coast UTEP Alumni PICK-nic that is happening on July 12 at various locations around the country, as well as here in El Paso. For detailed information on the PICK-nic in your area, visit https://alumni.utep.edu/alumni/picnic; and for general information on the alumni association, please visit https://alumni.utep.edu/ or on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/UTEPAlumniAssociation RSVP for the El Paso PICK-nic at Memorial Park by calling 915-747-8600. The El Paso PICK-nic is slated to run from 6-9PM.
The research of Max Grossman, Assistant Professor of Art History, in the UTEP Department of Art. Grossman studies medieval & Renaissance Italian urban architecture, with a particular focus on government buildings.
The Mesilla Valley Jazz and Blues Society (MVJB Society) is Sponsoring a Blues Festival on August 9 at the St. Clair Winery and Bistro in Mesilla NM.
Three bands will be playing: Marc & Tina Schwartz w/ Jim Shearer (4-6pm), 24/7 Blues Band (6-8pm), Muddy Hands Blues Band (8-10pm).
Advance tickets are $10 and $15 at the door. Tickets are available in El Paso at all White’s Music Box locations, in Las Cruces at St. Clair Winery & Bistro, White’s Music Box, Hubbard Music ‘n’ More, and Mountain Music. Bring your own lawn chair/blankets.
The research of Mimi Gladstein, Professor of English at the UTEP Department of English. Gladstein has been researching material for 2 forthcoming books about the women of Smeltertown and about the Spanish influence on American Western films.
Daniel & guest co-host Nancy Lechuga talk with Mary Szybist, author of Incarnadine, the winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry. Mary describes Incarnadine as a "religious book for nonbelievers." She explains why the Annunciation plays such a dominant role in her book, and why "visual poetry" (imagine a poem about an apple written in the shape of an apple), though often seen as gimmicky, was a risk she chose to take for a few of the poems in Incarnadine. http://maryszybist.net/
Today's Poem of the Week is "Night Shifts at the Group Home" read by Mary Szybist. It comes from her award-winning collection, Incarnadine.
For today's Poetic License, Nancy Lechuga reads a love letter to humanity.
Louie talks with celebrated author Nelson DeMille about his latest creation, a reworking of a novel originally written in 1974, titled "The Quest." The author has written other successful books and stories. For more information, http://nelsondemille.net/content/index.asp
Denise & Norma talk with Jennifer Salter, who is entering her second year as a Master Gardener. Jennifer shares the challenges and rewards of entering the Master Gardener class and spending that first year learning about vegetables, trees, irrigation, roses, and much more...and sharing that information with the public. The Master Gardeners are accepting a new class of students, and you can learn more by visiting http://txmg.org/elpaso/ or calling 915-860-2515. The deadline to apply is August 1.
The research of David Wittenburg, Associate Professor and Chair of the Kinesiology Department in UTEP's College of Health Sciences. Wittenburg is a former phys-ed teacher who is research cardiovascular fitness and health in middle-, elementary-, and high school-age kids.
The research of Igor Almeida, Professor in the UTEP Department of Biological Sciences. Almeida is studying the parasite that causes Chagas Disease in order to develop a vaccine. A vaccine in development has already been tested in mice and research will soon begin on non-human primates.
In a rebroadcast from May 30, 2010, Keith talks with Dan Arvizu, Director of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The lab is responsible for moving renewable energy technologies to the marketplace. Arvizu discusses the challenges that face a successful energy economy, including energy economy, energy security, and environmental impact. Arvizu believes that the type of energy we choose to rely upon - nuclear, coal, solar - doesn't matter, as long as they are reliable and economical. http://www.nrel.gov/
Louie chats with celebrated author Steve Berry about one of his newest novels, "The Lincoln Myth." They talk about the characters, the history behind the novel, the history that helps propel the hero, and more.
They also talk about a special passion that Steve and his wife, Elizabeth, hold dearly, and that is to preserve historical sites around the world.
This episode is a roundtable discussion that touches on how PFLAG El Paso helps those who need a hand in becoming the person s/he wants to be, without boundaries and without repercussion. The support groups all help anyone who has questions, and needs comfort about themselves and about their civil rights. For more information, http://www.pflagelpaso.org/; email them at email@example.com; find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pflagelpaso, and their phone number is 915-209-AMOR (2667).
Alfredo Corchado, Mexico Bureau Chief for the Dallas Morning News and noted expert on immigration, drug violence, and foreign policy between the U.S. and Mexico, discusses the latest developments regarding his first novel, “Midnight in Mexico” – a revealing personal and journalistic account of life on the border during the height of Mexico’s drug war.
Information: Midnight In Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness www.midnightinmexico.com
Brown spots on your lawn? Maybe it's a result of poor watering...or it's grub worms. On the next Good to Grow, Denise & Norma preview some July gardening tips, including how to identify and treat grub worm damage.
Charles talks with Daniel Rios, a student at NMSU's Creative Media Institute; and Katherine Horak, a student at the University of Texas at Austin. Daniel & Katherine recently attended the Cannes Film Festival as part of the Creative Mind Group's efforts to send student interns to prestigious film festivals in Cannes, Sundance, and Toronto. Daniel & Katherine had vastly different experiences at Cannes. Daniel worked under Creative Mind's Networking program, in which he was able to meet with industry professionals. Katherine was involved in the Filmmaker Initiative, and she and a small group of people were brought together to shoot, edit, and submit a film for competition in only 7 days. The resulting film won a number of awards at Cannes. Learn more about the Creative Mind Group at http://www.thecreativemindgroup.com/
Louie talks with longtime friend and colleague Alfredo Corchado about the recent yearlong book tour supporting "Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through A Country's Descent into Darkness," including the recent release of the book in paperback form, and being printed now in Spanish. They also talk about the formation of the Somos Fund, a nonprofit venture that supports the victims of violence in Ciudad Juarez by offering college and university scholarships. And, there is discussion about the rights of the book being sold to develop into a major motion picture. A portion of the interview is also conducted in Spanish.
The research of Kyung-An (Kay) Han, director of neuroscience & metabolic disorders in the UTEP Department of Biological Sciences. Kay is using a drosophila (fruit fly) model to determine how motivation, attention, learning, and memory are regulated by dopamine and octopamine. Link to the HanLab here: http://research.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=research.utep.edu/hanlab.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension hosts a workshop on Container Gardening with Culinary Herbs, Sat. Aug. 9, 10am-noon, at the El Paso Garden Center, 3105 Grant Ave. (west side of Memorial Park, near Piedras). Learn how to prepare and design your own container garden in this hands-on workshop. In addition, there will be a cooking demonstration and recipe tasting by a nutritionist. Reserve your spot now! Seating is limited to the first 25 participants. Information: 915-860-2515.
The El Paso Song-Writing Contest (EPSWC) event occurs on Oct 3 at the El Paso Playhouse. Blues song-writers are invited to register. The deadline for entries is Sept. 30. For registration details, visit www.epswc.com
Greg, Liz, and Tom talk with Kayle Martin, founder and chief cowgirl of Cowgirls and Collard Greens..."where yeehaw meets vegan!" Kayle is a 2-time cancer survivor and she explains how switching to a raw vegan diet helped her through some of her most trying times. Through her website, http://www.cowgirlsandcollardgreens.com/, Kayle wants to share her cancer experience as well as food blogs, recipes, articles, and more.
Daniel talks with famed Chicana writer Ana Castillo, whose latest book is "Give it to Me." She talks about the influence Charles Bukowski had on the book's main character, Palma Piedras. Palma is a woman who has contempt for most everything and has built a shell to protect herself from the world. Ana also explains why she likes to share her publishing rejection stories with other writers so they don't get discouraged. http://www.anacastillo.com/
This week's Poem of the Week is "For the Foxes" by Charles Bukowski, read by Daniel Chacon.
And California Chicana poet and activist Nancy Aidé Gonzalez reads "Needlework," a Poetic License inspired by a memoir and spirituality workshop held by Ana Castillo. In this reflection, Nancy revisits her past and her often-painful memories of her father.
Louie talks with Rhona Epstein, Psy., D., CAC., about her tell-all book of food addiction, self image, and redemption through recovery. The book, "Food Triggers: End Your Cravings, Eat Well, Live Better," is written for anyone suffering through food addiction and excessive weight gain through bad self image. It is available through http://foodtriggersbook.com/ Dr. Epstein may be followed on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@RhonaEpstein
Dennis sits down with the new UTEP Osher Lifelong Learning Institute chair, Kathy Brunk, and OLLI publicity director Susan Sobin, along with two faculty members, Steve Schiller and Steve Varela. Together, they discuss the summer and fall schedules and the diverse catalogue of classes available to OLLI members. To become a member, the minimum age requirement is 50. For more information on registration into OLLI, and the classes available, http://www.olliatutep.org/home.html
Louie talks with Ezra Cappell, UTEP English associate professor, and his college classmate and friend, noted author Natalie S. Harnett about her recent visit to UTEP, and a discussion about writing her first novel, "The Hollow Ground." The book is available through http://natalieharnett.com/, as well as other fine booksellers around the country.