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gardeningwithtomleroy.com

  With autumn in the air, leaves are beginning to turn yellow, orange, and red...and are drifting off our trees into our (and our neighbors') yards.  Don't reach for that blower or rake - leave those leaves alone!  That yard litter is providing essential nutrients and protection for our landscape.   Plus...the more we know about the microclimates in our landscape, the better off we'll be preparing for the winter cold.

Read a related article here: http://www.gardeningwithtomleroy.com/leaving-leaves-in-your-landscape/

Aired Nov. 14, 2015.

  Isela Ocegueda, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School, and Bess Sirmon-Taylor, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, talk about the upcoming Graduate Research Expo, a mini-conference which offers UTEP graduate students the opportunity to present their research while further developing their professional and communicative skills.  It takes place Friday, November 13, 7:30am-7pm, at the Hilton Garden Inn at UTEP. 

Learn more at http://gradexpo.utep.edu/

Aired November 6, 2015.    

 El Paso theater legend Hector Serrano and Alexander Wright join us to talk about The Mexican-American Experience, a 2-day event featuring three 1-act plays by Luis Valdez.   These bilingual works address the unique, and often uncomfortable, experience of straddling two cultures in the borderland.  Performances areNovember 13 & 14 at 7pm at the Chamizal National Memorial.  The featured plays are Soldado Razo, Los Vendidos, No Saco Nada de la Escuela

Rosalba Ruiz-Holguin is the Outreach Officer for the Binational Diabetes Committee with the Alliance for Border Collaboratives.  She joins us to tell us how El Paso will celebrate World Diabetes Day on Saturday, November 14.  Kids and their parents are invited to the El Paso Exploreum at 300 W. San Antonio to enjoy family friendly activities that will also teach them how to prevent Type II diabetes.  Wear blue at the event, taking place from 9am-noon.

  Ruby Roth is a teacher and children's book author & illustrator.  Her recent books introduce young readers to a compassionate lifestyle, including "V is for Vegan," "Vegan is Love," and "That's Why We Don't Eat Animals."

http://www.wedonteatanimals.com/

Aired Nov. 8, 2015

Greenpeace

  In the wake on the news that bacon and red meat can cause cancer, the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center reports that plant-based ingredients serve as cancer fighters.  Ginger has been shown to kill ovarian cancer cells.  Read more at http://www.cancer.med.umich.edu/news/gingerovarian06.shtml.

One Green Planet reports that the Amazon rainforest is shrinking at such a rapid rate, that it is causing weather patterns to fluctuate, affecting animals and people in the region.  Much of the deforestation is related to soy production to feed livestock.  Read more at http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/meat-burgers-amazon-rainforest/

Wildlifenews.com reports on a Florida bear hunt meant to control "problem bears" that encroach on human land.  Humans are, in fact, to blame for drawing bears to their neighborhoods through negligence.  Read more at http://www.thewildlifenews.com/2015/10/26/florida-black-bear-hunt-represents-failure-of-wildlife-management/

Aired Nov. 8, 2015

  

  Hosts Daniel Chacon and Tim Hernandez, inspired by Randy Fertel's memoir "The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak," talk about what makes a good steak...and they think about how to subtly ask Randy for a gift certificate to Ruth's Chris Steak House.

Aired Nov 8, 2015

The Caldo Collective is an artist driven curatorial collective based in El Paso that initiates grassroots projects that generate opportunities for artists through direct support from the community. Through community fundraising events, professional development workshops, public discussions and multi-media public art projects, the Caldo Collective sparks critical dialogue that examines how artists can engage and ignite interest in art that shapes a bi-national and bi-cultural community. 

Aired November 7, 2015

Fresh off the success of The Fall of Wallace Winter as part of last year’s Jewel Box Series, The Border Theatre returns with The Lovely Rain. The story is an exploration of familial relationships and the lengths we will all go to in order to experience love. The Lovely Rain will be performed next weekend from Friday through Sunday. Playwright and founder of the Border Theatre, Austin Savage gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the production.

Aired November 7, 2015

The Advanced Animation team from Chapin High School is the only animation team from El Paso that has taken state and has gone on to place third in nationals, beating MIT prep. Advanced animation students Joshua Hernandez, Ivan Contreras, George Rojas and their teacher Craig Viesvart talk about their success. 

  Is it a good time to plant garlic?  Which side goes up?

What about daffodils?  Do they need to go in the ground now for their spring bloom?

And that 1970's throwback, the terrarium, is making a comeback!  Find out what you need to know to care for plants in a terrarium.

Aired Nov. 7, 2015.


Guest host Richard Dayoub, president & CEO of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, welcomes ARMANDO AGUIRRE, executive director of Region 19 Education Service Center. Aguirre discusses the El Paso Collaborative for Academic Excellence, the dedication of students enrolled in early college classes in high school, and the efforts to expand dual credit courses to more high school students in El Paso.


"Peppermint Patty" was one of KVOF's and KTEP's first female announcers in the late `60s and early `70s. Patty Lee and her husband Armand now make their home in New Orleans, and they join us to share their memories of UTEP "back in the day."

  Our Poetic License for this program is the original song "Girl," performed by local musician and UTEP Multi-Media Journalism student, Quetzani Montaño Sevilla.

Aired Nov. 1, 2015

  Inspired by guest Joshua Wolf Shenk's book on creative partnerships, host Tim Hernandez reflects on some of his past collaborations, including the "Cucuy" performance group he put together with some neighborhood buddies, to a later collaboration with Juan Felipe Herrera, who is currently serving as the U.S. Poet Laureat.  In Tim's words, he "sucks" at collaborations!

Aired Nov. 1, 2015.

In 10 years, the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts has brought thought-provoking international contemporary art to the El Paso border community and has grown to be a nationally and internationally recognized center for contemporary art. The center will celebrate its 10th anniversary in November with a weekend of exhibitions, performances and conversations that will explore art and space at the border. 

There has never been a biennial exhibition like the Biennial 2015 El Paso Cd. Juárez before. The unique border parameters and special international collaborative nature of this particular contemporary biennial make it an unparalleled demonstration of the vitality of the artists of these two countries. 

  Fall is here...and our mantra on this program is "Fall is for Planting."  Make sure you plant trees & shrubs in November to ensure good root establishment by the Spring.  Plus...plant mums for fall color, and find out how to protect your outdoor plants from the cold nights that are sure to come.  And, cut back on watering your lawn now that Bermuda grass is going dormant.

Aired Oct. 31, 2015.

Jay Duncan is a film scholar and collector, and the president of the Sunset Film Society.  He joins us to talk about the Classic Film Series that’s presented every Saturday at 2 p.m. at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, and about the monthly film series at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing.  

John White is the garden curator at the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens on the UTEP Campus.  He joins us to talk about the plants, trees, and shrubs that have transformed the UTEP campus, and about fall planting.

idausa.org

  Lisa Levinson is the director of the Sustainable Activism Campaign for In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal rights and rescue organization dedicated to protecting the rights, welfare and habitats of animals.  Levinson discusses the stress that affects many activists in their work to protect and rescue animals - they often witness abuse and cruelty that could make it difficult to carry out their mission.  IDA offers mentorships, retreats, and spiritual programs that can help activists deal with burnout, trauma, and emotional distress. Learn more at http://www.idausa.org and http://veganspirituality.com.

The Vegan Spirituality Group of Texas, organized by Stacey Price, offers support for listeners in the Lone Star State:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/144628869214154/permalink/156166401393734/

Aired Oct. 25, 2015

wildlifeextra.org

 

   The latest animal rights and vegan/vegetarian news:

The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) reports that the California Coastal Commission has conditioned Sea World in San Diego to expand its orca tanks and add no additional orcas to the existing numbers.   Learn more at http://aldf.org/press-room/press-releases/calif-coastal-commission-protects-orcas-by-imposing-aldfs-suggested-conditions-on-seaworlds-expansion-plans/

The Dieting Guidelines Advisory Committee had recommended to the US Department of Agriculture that Americans be instructed to eat less meat for the sake of the environment.  Those guidelines were rejected by Republican members of Congress who were under pressure by the meat industry.

Outbreaks of food-borne diseases such as E. coli have led to the removal of wildlife from commercial vegetable crops, in the belief that wildlife fecal matter was causing these outbreaks.   However, removal of wildlife has not decreased these illnesses.  Some ecologists believe that an increase of wildlife in these areas would strengthen vegetable crops.  Read more at http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/wildlife-removed-from-veg-crops.html

Aired Oct. 25, 2015

The Texas Tech School of Architecture presents their first Lecture Series this year titled REPLICA, a lecture by new faculty members Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller and their firm AGENCY.

The lecture will take place in the El Paso Energy Auditorium at the El PasoMuseum of Art on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 6pm.  Ersela Kripa of Texas Tech and the architecture firm, AGENCY previews the series.

Aired October 24, 2015

Capstone Productions premieres its latest documentary, Ghost Stories of El Paso Vol. 4, just in time for Halloween. 

In the one-hour documentary shot in 2010, psychic Diana Calamia and her team of ghost trackers search for spirits at the old Asarco smelter.

Screenings are at 7 p.m. Monday, October 26, and 2 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at the Scenic View Ballroom, 1340 Murchison.  Producer Jackson Polk and Psychic Diana Calamia discuss the documentary.

Aired October 24, 2015

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  Our first official freeze date is coming up in a few weeks, and Denise Rodriguez and Norma Martinez will offer some advice on how we can prepare.  And with cooler weather upon us, it's time to ditch those summer veggies and start preparing seeds for your fall crop - spinach, kale, carrots, and so much more.  Plus, pumpkins are EVERYWHERE, and if you have one on your patio or are carving one into a jack-o-lantern, how can you keep it looking fresh?

Aired Oct. 24, 2015

Guest host Richard Dayoub, CEO of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, welcomes back former Mayor Joe Wardy to talk about the charter amendments which will be on the ballot on November 3rd.  The proposed amendments discussed on this program cover deleting the requirement that Council votes be done by roll call…the proposal that appointment of the City Attorney shall be made by City Council…the proposal that certain council actions be approved by resolution rather than ordinances, as stated by state law…the proposal that the start of the fiscal year for the City be changed from September 1 to October 1…and the proposal that the City adopt its budget in line with state law.

Hal Marcus, well-known El Paso artist, and wife, Patricia Medici, layout artist for the new book, Hal Marcus Art & Times, released in conjunction with Hal Marcus/Lyric Modern – a stunning solo exhibition at the El Paso Museum of Art – discuss the evolution of the book and the exhibition.

Aired October 17, 2015

  Part 2 of our interview with artist Hal Marcus and his wife, Patricia Medici.

Aired October 17, 2015

  Trees are one of our most important investments.  They provide shade, cool our surroundings, and can last generations if properly cared for.  If you're looking into adding a tree to your landscape, Denise & Norma will be checking off a list of what you need to know:  What's the purpose of the tree?  How are you going to get it home?  How big should you dig that hole?  How can you care for it?

Aired Oct. 17, 2015

  Architecture is as important a component to a film as is an actor or a director. The Texas Tech College of Architecture is hosting a Architecture Film Series that will highlight some amazing films with equally amazing architecture.  Jennifer Hill of the Texas Tech College of Architecture joins us to talk about the fall series of films which will screen monthly at the El Paso Museum of Art. http://www.depts.ttu.edu/elpaso/arch/?page_id=678 or call 915-594-2030.Oct 24: Blade RunnerNov 14: Mulholland Dr.Dec 12: In the Mood for LoveFilms are free and screen at 11am at the El Paso Museum of Art. Aired Oct. 17, 2015

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