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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

Guest host Richard Dayoub, CEO of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, welcomes former Mayor Joe Wardy, who served on the Ad Hoc Charter Advisory Committee.  Wardy talks about some of the proposed amendments to the City Charter, which will be put to a vote on November 3.  Wardy talks about the amendment that would designate the Mayor as a non-voting member of Council, and he also clarifies the amendment that focuses on a ban on outside public employment by City Council members.  Another amendment would allow Council to meet at least every other week, instead of every week.  Wardy also explains why the municipal elections will be moved to November in 2018, and runoffos to December in 2018…and why he thought it was a bad idea to decline a pay raise for the mayor and city council. 

Part 1 of a 2-part interview.

Evey Gannaway and John Olgin of the UTEP Department of Geological Sciences talk about the EARTH SCIENCE DAY celebration at UTEP on October 17, which features a rock auction, guest lectures, family activities, and much more. 

Born Free Foundation

    Greg, Liz, and Tom run down the latest ACT Radio headlines.

The University of California at Berkeley has found a link between the bovine leukemia virus and human breast cancer.  The virus is found in dairy & beef cattle blood cells and mammary tissue.  Read more at http://news.berkeley.edu/2015/09/15/bovine-leukemia-virus-breast-cancer/

thelastpig.com

  Bob Comis is a former pig farmer who was aware of the horrible abuses that take place on factory farms.  He wanted to raise pigs in a humane fashion prior to their being sent to slaughter.  But one day Bob realized the pigs were thinking, feeling beings.  Bob decided to give up pig farming and take up veganic farming, and the documentary-in-the-works, "The Last Pig," documents his journey.  

Learn more about the film and help its Indiegogo campaign at  https://www.facebook.com/TheLastPig and https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-last-pig-a-documentary-feature#/

Aired Oct. 11, 2015.

Rick Kern, co-producer of Border Legends, previews the 7th Annual Border Legends of El Paso Rock Concert – El Paso’s only Classic Rock Concert featuring the historic El Paso Rock bands of the 60’s & 70’s along with some newer groups.

Information: www.borderlegends.net

Aired October 10, 2015

Two of the three directors for the 27th annual Shakespeare on-the-Rocks Theater Festival – Hector Serrano and Carol Roberts-Spence – discuss this year’s three presentations. 

Information: www.shakespeareontherocks.com

Aired October 10, 2015

Saul Bass was a graphic designer whose movie posters and motion picture title sequences were instantly recognizable.  The Man with the Golden Arm...Vertigo...Psycho...Anatomy of a Murder.  In this re-broadcast from Nov. 22, 2014, Charles talks with Jan-Christopher Horak (no relation), the author of a comprehensive book about the life & work of Saul Bass.  Chris explains how Saul Bass made the transition from advertising artist to one of Hollywood's greatest artists, and we'll also hear about the unresolved controversy over whether Saul Bass - NOT Alfred Hitchcock - was responsible for the famous shower scene sequence in "Psycho."  

In this online-only extended interview, we'll learn more about why Bass' minimalist design was so foreign to the Hollywood imagery of the day, and why Otto Preminger and other directors were so drawn to Bass' designs.

Learn more about the book "Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design" at http://www.kentuckypress.com/live/title_detail.php?titleid=3865#.VG5HJjTF98E

Aired Oct. 10, 2015.


Dennis Woo talks with Nellie Mendoza and Clemencia Prieto of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).  NAMI El Paso offers support for individuals suffering from mental illness, as well as their family and friends.  NAMI offers a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves.

  Rosemarie Truman is the founder & CEO of the Center for Advancing Innovation.  She shares her amazing story of ambition, including how she talked herself into a job at Goldman Sachs.  Truman's specialty is growth strategy and transformation, and she explains how the Center for Advancing Innovation is working with the University of Texas at El Paso by helping 30 new startups and get them "hyperaccelerated" into the market.

http://www.thecenterforadvancinginnovation.org/

Aired Oct. 4, 2015.

Chalk The Block has quickly become one of El Paso’s premiere events. It is also the largest free three-day public arts festival in the Southwest region that draws over 32,000 people annually.

In 2015, Chalk The Block is celebrating 8 years of reimagining downtown El Paso through the power of art while providing an “out of this world” experience for its attendees. Ben Fyffe from the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department provides the details.

Aired October 3, 2015

The Chamanas are catching flight. The borderland quintet, which calls itself "a metaphorical bridge between the two cities," has made big leaps toward making a name for itself.

The Chamanas released their debut album "Once Once" (Spanish for "eleven eleven" or "11:11") in September and here to talk about it are bassist Manuel Calderon, vocalist Amalia Mondragón, guitarist Hector Carreon and Drummer Alejandro Bustillos. 

Aired October 3, 2015

  John White, garden curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens on the UTEP campus, joins us to tell us about the upcoming Sun Country Landscape Conference.  The conference, which aims to increase awareness & education about trees in El Paso, will feature a Spanish-language tree maintenance workshop for area gardeners & landscapers on Nov. 19...a session for industry professionals such as architects & planners on Nov. 20...and a homeowner session open to everyone on Nov. 21.  Early registration is encouraged by Oct. 31.

Learn more at http://www.wtufc.org/ and connect with the West Texas Urban Forestry Council on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Los-Tree-Amigos-137968762928106/timeline/.

Aired Oct. 3, 2015

Host Dennis Woo welcomes Jessica Kludt and Jennifer Coulter, Texas Estate Planning and Elder Law attorneys with Townsend Allala & Associates.  They talk about the myths and facts of Medicare, including the differences between Medicare and Medicare Advantage.  They’ll also talk about the difference between Medicare and Medicaid.  And if you are a younger listener, Jessica & Jennifer explain why it’s crucial for you to enroll for health care under the Affordable Care Act.

JOIN US FOR JUSTICE is the El Paso Chapter of Americans United, and they will be hosting a talk by two women who challenged religious discrimination in the classroom.  The talk is September 26 on the UTEP campus, and Louie Saenz talks with David Marcus and Raul Amaya, who’ll tell us more details about the event and about the organization.

C Jonathan Troung, Center for Biological Diversity

    Hosts Greg Lawson, Liz Walsh, and Tom Linney share animal/vegan-related news:

The Animal Legal Defense Fund has released information documenting abuses towards chickens and workers at a Tyson Foods chicken slaughter plant.   http://aldf.org/about-us/programs/undercover-investigations-program/tyson-cruelty/

Another incident of animal abuse has been documented at a Tennessee chicken farm.  The undercover video was released by Mercy for Animals http://www.mercyforanimals.org/.  The chickens at the farm were used for chicken McNuggets at McDonald's restaurants.

Endangered jaguars in New Mexico are finding their designated habitat threatened by ranching interests.  http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/

Aired Sept 27, 2015.

veganheartdoc.blogspot.com

 

   Cardiologist Heather Shenkman has personally seen the harm that a meat-based diet can cause to the human body: clogged arteries, heart disease, high blood pressure.  Hosts Greg, Liz and Tom talk with Dr. Shenkman as she shares her path to veganism with us, and talks about her experiences as an Ironman triathlete.

Follow Heather Shekman online http://veganheartdoc.blogspot.com/

Aired Sept. 27, 2015.

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is coming to El Paso and it’s Programming Director Robert Saucedo is looking for people interested in embarking on an apprenticeship designed to train future cinema programmers. 

From working in the kitchens of chefs such as Wolfgang Puck, Michel Richard and Paul Qui, Chef Matthew Herrera returns home to bring his knowledge and passion for food to Tabla. Chef Herrera is also the driving force behind Tabla’s Sol Series tasting menu that incorporates native ingredients to provide a culinary experience of the past, present and future of food on the borderland. 

  Trees are one of our biggest investments in our landscape.  When's the best time to plant them?  Which tree will grow best in your part of town?  Should you buy a staked tree?  We'll answer all these questions and more with John White, garden curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at UTEP.

Aired Sept 26, 2015.

 In a rebroadcast from Aug. 16, 2014, Charles talks with Ben & David Stanton, El Paso natives and Los Angeles residents who make a living writing music for movies, TV, and video games.  They talk about the unique challenges and freedoms that come with composing for games.  Learn more about Ben & David at http://www.thebrothersstanton.com/

Aired Sept. 26, 2015.

Texas AgriLife Extension

  Earth-Kind Roses demonstrate superior pest tolerance and outstanding landscape performance, and they're some of the best types of roses to plant in our region.  Now that we're getting ready for our fall bloom, Norma & Denise run down what you should look for if you're thinking of planting roses in your landscape.

Learn more about Earth-Kind Roses here: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/earthkindroses/

Aired Sept 19, 2015.

JOHN LOTT is an American economist, political commentator, and gun rights advocate. He will be speaking at a breakfast on the UTEP campus on Saturday, September 26th at the Hilton Garden Inn. Lott speaks to host Louie Saenz about the implications of carrying concealed weapons on University of Texas campuses (including UTEP), and about the argument in favor of legally carrying concealed weapons.

Guest host Richard Dayoub, President & CEO of the El Paso Chamber of Commerce, talks with Xavier De La Torre, Superintendent of Ysleta Independent  School District. De La Torre gives us details on what the proposition covers, including reconstruction of Eastwood High School and Parkland Middle School, and new construction of 4 additional schools.  De La Torre explains that with the increase of Homestead Exemptions, the passage of the bond proposal would actually result in lower property taxes.

El Paso artist Gabriel Gaytan presents his freeway column mural called, “Zenith,” at Lincoln Park. Gaytan talks about the annual Lincoln Park Day celebration and also his inspiration for the mural.

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