Louie talks with Meghan Robinson of the Binational Breastfeeding Coalition, which is hosting The Big Latch On public breastfeeding event at Bassett Place in El Paso on Aug. 3. Robinson talks about the myths that may cause some women to forego breastfeeding. Breastfeeding has countless benefits for both the child and the mothers. Robinson also talks about the problems that many moms may face in breastfeeding their infants.
In a rebroadcast from Oct. 9, 2010, Bill & Norma talk with Billy Kniffen, now-retired Texas A&M Program Specialist, Water Resource Management. Kniffen explains the concept of rainwater harvesting, and why even only 1-inch of rain can amount to 600+ gallons of rainwater. How can we best contain that rainwater and use it to our benefit? Kniffen himself lives solely on rainwater - he has no well and no municipal water supply. To learn more, visit http://rainwaterharvesting.tamu.edu/, or the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association site at http://arcsa.org/.
On Thursday, August 8, you can attend a rainwater harvesting workshop at the Ascarate Community Garden, from 6-8 p.m. Info: Call Denise Rodriguez 915-860-2515.
Greg, Liz, and Tom welcomes back Richard Schwartz, president of the Jewish Vegetarians of North America. Schwartz is the author of many publications on vegetarianism & Judaism and has shared most of them online at http://www.jewishveg.com/schwartz/. On today's show, he talks about how crucial it is for the world to adopt a plant-based diet in order to prevent a climate catastrophe. Animal agriculture is a greater contributor to climate change than vehicular traffic, and cattle raised for slaughter use up a tremendous amount of resources such as water & grain. Schwartz also talks about how difficult it is for many religious leaders to preach a compassionate diet to their congregation, even though many religious writings promote compassion in all its forms. Learn more about Schwartz's efforts to heal the environment by applying Jewish values at http://whostolemyreligion.blogspot.com/.
Charles Horak, host of KTEP’s On Film and Artistic Director of the Plaza Classic Film Festival, along with festival co-founder, Eric Pearson, President of the El Paso Community Foundation, preview this year’s amazing line-up of films, VIP guests, and special events.
Joyce Ewald, Office Administrator for the El Paso Art Association previews the second International Eye of the Camera exhibit.
El Paso Art Association’s 2013 International Eye of the Camera Exhibition & Sale Crossland Gallery 500 West Paisano (at Durango) Friday, August 2 to Saturday, August 31 (915) 534-7377 or www.elpasoartassociation.com
Bill, Denise, and Norma talk about the water-related problems that affect our trees & shrubs. It's not that we're getting TOO much water...we're not getting enough. Before the summer monsoon season, we had to rely on our irrigation systems to keep our plants watered. Take the time now to make sure your irrigation system is working well after the rainy season is over. Bill, Denise, and Norma also talk about the negative effects of our summer rains, namely prolific weed growth and more frequent mowing!
Charles talks with Anne Coco, Graphic Arts Librarian at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. Anne assisted Charles in selecting the 30 images that are included in the El Paso Museum of Art's exhibit, "Moving Pictures: Production Art from the Academy Library," an exhibit held in conjunction with this year's Plaza Classic Film Festival http://plazaclassic.com/. Anne also talks about importance of the art directors who helped create the look of the classic films we hold dear in our memories. "Moving Pictures" will be on display at the El Paso Museum of Art from July 28-September 8. Information: http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/default.asp and http://plazaclassic.com/events.php?id=exhibit
In a rebroadcast from November 1, 2009, Keith talks with Jonathan Dimmock, Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy of the University of Saskatchewan's College of Pharmacy & Nutrition. Dimmock talks about research into drug design that can selectively target certain cancer cells and prevent those cells from developing a resistance to drugs. Aired July 21, 2013.
In a re-broadcast from October 7, 2012, Ben & Daniel talk with local writer Richard Yaṅez, author of "Cross Over Water." Yaṅez talks about his life as a "migrant academic worker" and how he ended up back home in El Paso after moving 8 times in 5 years. He also talks about his book "Cross Over Water," and how the main character of the book experiences life on the border as did Yaṅez and other native El Pasoans, including negotiating life around a desert, a waterless river, a mountain in the middle of the city, and crossing the border to Ciudad Juarez to drink & party. http://richardyanez.tumbler.com.
Daniel Chacon reads this week's Poem of the Week - "Poem for the Young White Man who Asked Me how I, an Intelligent Well-Read Person, Could Believe in the War Between the Races' by Lorna Dee Cervantes. http://lornadice.blogspot.com.
And Benjamin Alire Saenz delivers this week's Poetic License, "Hunger is Not the Right Word," in which he reflects on the desperate need to write to survive.
In a rebroadcast from Oct. 7, 2012, an online exclusive expanded interview with local writer Richard Yañez, author of "Cross Over Water." Yañez talks about his life as a "migrant academic worker" and how he ended up back home in El Paso after moving 8 times in 5 years. He also talks about his book "Cross Over Water," and how the main character of the book experiences life on the border as did Yañez and other native El Pasoans, including negotiating life around a desert, a waterless river, a mountain in the middle of the city, and crossing the border to Ciudad Juarez to drink & party. In the extended interview, Yañez also talks about what inspires his writing process, and why writing is always a risk.
Dennis and special guest hosts Chef Keeley Cheshire, owner/chef of Italians Restaurant, 5380 N. Mesa, and Science Studio host Russ Chianelli, UTEP Department of Physics, chat with El Paso Community College chef/instructor Denise Daniels and two of her student chefs, Marlene Lopez and Hector Villalobos about the art and science of culinary arts, the classes and the degrees offered, and more. Information is available through EPCC's website, https://www.epcc.edu/InstructionalPrograms/Pages/CulinaryPlan.aspx or via the phone, (915)831-1317.
Louie and "On Film" host Charles Horak talk about the annual Plaza Classic Film Festival, how the motion pictures and themes are chosen each year, why some motion pictures are actually made for a global audience and not necessarily for domestic consumption and more. Information on the Plaza Classic Film Festival may be found at http://plazaclassic.com, and to download your own schedule in PDF form, the address is http://http://plazaclassic.com/docs/2013_plaza_classic_schedule.pdf