Greg & Tom talk with philospher, activist, and author Lisa Kemmerer. Kemmerer discusses the issues of compassion encountered within Hinduism, and how they differ from Western religions. She also introduces us to the concept of Interpenetrability within Hinduism, which effectively blurs the distinction between gods and animals. Many Hindu gods take on the form of animals. http://lisakemmerer.com Aired Jan. 27, 2013.
Louie talks with UTEP Political Science Professor Gregory Rocha about the second term of Barack Obama's presidency. They talk about what is traditionally expected of second-term presidents, and why presidents have served only 2 terms since Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Rocha talks about the issues that may face President Obama in the next 4 years, including immigration, challenges from the National Rifle Association, changes in his Cabinet, and how he plans to mark his legacy. Aired Jan. 26, 2013.
In a rebroadcast from Oct. 6, 2012, Florence welcomes fitness & nutrition expert Patrick Hopkins for a virtual tour through a grocery store to pick the best and healthiest foods for optimum health. (The first in a series of conversations). www.builtbypatrick.comAired Jan. 26, 2013.
Bill, Denise, and Norma talk with Master Gardener Donna Beamesderfer about rose pruning. Why is this the best season for pruning? Donna explains the whys and hows, and she also explains why one shouldn't panic when it's time to cut back those rose canes.
Louie is joined in the studio by Master Naturalists Clarence "Kiki" Cooper, Bob Vines, and Cille D'asenzo, who share information on the Texas Master Naturalist Program, which educates individuals on the archaeology, ecology, geology, and animal life of the Chihuahuan Desert. Volunteers who finish the Texas Master Naturalist course become Certified Master Naturalists and can share their knowledge with the public. Applications are being accepted for the next series of Texas Master Naturalist Classes, which begin on February 13. Call the Texas AgriLife Extension for more details, 915-860-2515, or visit http://txmn.org/trans_pecos/Aired Jan. 25, 2013.