Host Dennis Woo talks with Dr. Navkiran Shokar of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). Dr. Shokar talks about colorectal cancer awareness and why this disease s entirely treatable and even preventable with the proper screening. She talks about Accion, an outreach program developed by TTUHSC to increase awareness about colorectal cancer screening to senior centers, churches, clinics, and uninsured members of the community. Learn more at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/fostersom/accion/default.aspx, or call 915-745-4496.
In the 2nd half of the program Dennis talks with April Perez of the Metropolitan Community Church of El Paso. The church is presenting a fundraising performance of the Jon Marans play "The Temperamentals," which focuses on gay political activism in the 1950s. Funds from the performance will go to the construction of a new church building. The performance is Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m., at the El Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket information is available by contacting Beverly Cotton at email@example.com, or April Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill, Denise, and Norma talk with Mike Hardiman, forecaster with the National Weather Service in Santa Teresa, and regional coordinator of the Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS). Hardiman talks about how the community can get involved in measuring rainfall (and the lack of it) and reporting it online to be used by National Weather Service meteorologists, the USDA, researchers, and many others. March is CoCoRaHS's annual recruitment drive, and they are trying to increase the number of El Pasoans and others in the region to report their rainfall. www.cocorahs.org.
Greg, Tom, and Liz talk with Jenny Brown, co-founder & director of the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. Brown explains how a childhood bout with cancer and the companionship of a cat awakened her awareness to the inner lives of animals. As an adult, Brown did undercover investigations of factory farms to try to expose the abuses at these facilities. Brown also talks about trying to convince people that there really is no difference between our beloved companion animals and the animals at factory farms who eventually end up on our grocery shelves as bacon or ground beef. www.woodstocksanctuary.org
Host Dennis Woo welcomes back Laura Cruz-Acosta, Marketing & Public Affairs Coordinator for Sun Metro. Cruz-Acosta talks about ways El Pasoans can take advantage of the 6 Park and Ride facilities across town, including an additional one that is being constructed in East El Paso. Cruz-Acosta also talks about new routes that Sun Metro is servicing, as well as the services available to individuals with special needs. www.sunmetro.net, 915-533-3333. Aired March 9, 2013.
David Grabarkewitz, Executive Director of the El Paso Opera, along with Desiree Mays, resident speaker and storyteller for The Santa Fe Opera since 1995, discuss the upcoming production of The Barber of Seville.
The Barber of Seville Thursday, March 14 and Saturday, March 16 at 7:30pm www.epopera.org