Charles welcomes film historian Jay Duncan for a remembrance of stop-motion animation pioneer, Ray Harryhausen. Harryhausen is responsible for the remarkable animation work on films such as "7th Voyage of Sinbad," "Jason and the Argonauts," and "Mysterious Island." Harryhausen died May 7, 2013, at the age of 92. http://rayharryhausen.com, http://archive-editions.com/. Aired May 25, 2013.
Denise & Norma talk with Oscar Mestas, Regional Urban Forester with the Texas A&M Forest Service. Oscar talks about i-Tree Eco, a project which measures the cost benefits of trees in an urban community, such as air pollution reduction or energy savings. El Paso will be part of this study beginning on June 9, and researchers will be descending on 250 randomly-selected plots of land within the city limits to conduct their study. If your property is chosen to be part of the study, you will receive a postcard from the City of El Paso that you can mail back with permission to allow researchers onto your property. To learn more about i-Tree Eco, visit http://www.itreetools.org/eco/index.php, or call Oscar Mestas at 915-834-5610.
Greg & Tom talk with Carolyn Merino Mullin, Executive Director of the National Museum of Animals & Society, and Abbie Rogers, Collections Manager at the museum. They talk about a current exhibition at the museum, "Un-Cooped," which explores the cultural attitudes society holds towards the chicken, one of the most undervalued of all domesticated animals. Carolyn & Abbie talk about how most of us aren't exposed to chickens as our ancestors once were, so we don't tend to think twice about the abuse they suffer at factory farms. They also discuss the chicken-related colloquialisms we work into our every day language: "don't be a chicken," "she flew the coop," "don't get cocky," etc. To learn more about the exhibit, visit http://uncooped.org. Aired May 26, 2013.
Keith talks with Andrew Ingersoll, professor of Planetary Sciences, Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology. Ingersoll talks about the storms on Jupiter that have been swirling for centuries, and about the hellish conditions on Venus. He also talks about why each planet has its own climate cycle, and why we shouldn’t necessarily compare the climates of other planets with that of Earth. Part 1 of a 2-part interview. Aired May 26, 2013.
Louie talks with Chad Puerling and Steve Lama, two noted El Paso photographers/educators, about the evolution of digital photography, and how casual enthusiasts and experienced photographers alike can take advantage of classes at both UTEP and El Paso Community College, and experience the joys of capturing a lifetime on digital imagery.
Dennis, John Bricker and Randy Chinaut talk about your pets, vaccinations, road trips with your pets, and more. For more information, it is suggested that you talk frankly with your veterinarian about specific issues and problems. To report an animal incident, call Animal Control at 915-842-1000 or 915-842-1001.
The El Paso Symphony Orchestra Association’s new Music Director and Conductor, Bohuslav Rattay, talks about his journey to becoming conductor of the longest continuously running symphony orchestra in the state of Texas.
Guest host Russ Chianelli joins Louie Saenz in the studio for a conversation with Gary Williams, director of the Center for Research, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Enterprises (CREIE). They are also joined by students Alex Pastor, Eva Deemer, and Diego Capeletti, who founded the award-winning startup company, American Water Recycling Co. They hope that their work with the material graphene, which is 200x stronger than steel and is highly impermeable, will lead to a water filter which will add clean water to the Rio Grande.
CREIE was created to help students such as Pastor, Deemer, and Capeletti, as well as area faculty and entrepreneurs, commercialize their technologies. They also talk about the importance of interdisciplinary study and overcoming the obstacles of understanding the technical terms and lingo of the various disciplines involved in commercializing a product.
Dennis talks with Susie Gorman, Development Director of the West Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Gorman talks about an upcoming fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association, "The Longest Day," which asks members of the community to take part in an activity of their choice from sunrise to sunset on the longest day of the year - June 21 - to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association. Register online at www.alz.org, $35 registration fee.
Gorman also talks about how the Alzheimer's Association supports both individuals suffering from Alzheimer's and their caregivers, and offers encouragement for people who wish to become ambassadors for advocacy.
Denise, Bill, and Norma continue their talk on May Gardening Tips with a special focus on fertilizers. Hear how slow-release granular fertilizers differ from the quick-acting water soluble ones. What do you need to do to reduce the risk of fertilizer burn on your turf or plants? Is manure an effective fertilizer, and what should you look for if you choose to use it? Also, find out why turf, vegetables, trees, and flowering plants have their own specific fertilization needs.
Dennis Woo talks with Susie Gorman, El Paso Alzheimer's Association development director, about the annual fundraiser, "The Longest Day," scheduled for June 21. They talk about the association's services and what is offered through their offices locally, as well as what's on their website, http://alz.org.
The local phone number is (915)544-1799, and the national hotline is 800-272-3900.
Louie talks with Paul Stresow, Director of Parking & Transportation at UTEP, about the upcoming transformation and construction projects happening on and around the UTEP campus. The projects will be affecting parking for UTEP students, staff, faculty, and visitors. Learn more about the ongoing projects at http://onthemove.utep.edu/, 915-747-5724, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Aired May 17, 2013.
Louie talks with Christina Montoya, Vice President of Marketing & Communications at El Paso Water Utilities. Montoya talks about the excellent conservation practices by El Pasoans, but why we need to conserve even more with the historic drought affecting the region. She talks about why the river will remain dry until early June, and about the safety of the local water supply. Montoya talks about the water-efficient shower heads available at the TecH2O Center, 10751 Montana ( http://tech2o.org/), and about EPWU's "Less is the New More" campaign (http://www.lessismoreep.org/).
In this encore presentation, host Florence Schwein talks with Dr. Marc Cox of the Border Biomedical Research Center at UTEP. He talks about why men should not feel shame in being tested for prostate cancer - the disease affects 1 in 6 American men. Dr. Cox also talks about researching contaminants in the Rio Grande, and why certain chemicals and drug residues in our water system could act as endocrine disrupters. http://faculty.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=faculty.utep.edu/coxlab