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 email@example.com. 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
Greg & Liz welcome back activists & authors Kim Socha and Dallas Rising. Kim & Dallas talk about so-called "humane" food labels like "cage-free" or "locally-grown" - they make the argument that whether or not an animal is humanely or inhumanely raised, it still leads an unnatural life that leads to slaughter or exploitation. They also talk about the concept of abolition versus welfare. Should it be considered a success if factory farms make concessions to treat their animals better? Kim & Dallas argue that those decisions are purely economic ones, not necessarily driven by compassion.
El Paso Cinematographers, Julian Quiambao and Carlos Alfonso Corral, along with local sound mixer Aaron Madrid talk about their invitation to premier their latest docudrama at the Cannes Film Festival in France.