Louie Saenz has a frank talk with Izzy Mora from the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation about cancer, including breast cancer: the discovery, emotional rollercoaster that comes with the disease, and how the foundation teaches families how to cope and how to help cancer patients survive. They also discuss the benefit concert set for Saturday, May 4, at the Chamizal National Memorial. It's titled, "Sgt. Pepper's Wondrous Wigorium: Seasons may change, but beauty remains." Showtime is at 7 PM; tickets are available through PayPal at www.rgcf.org.
Dennis talks to Laura Cruz-Acosta, Sun Metro Director of Communications, and Margaret Schroeder, El Paso City Engineering and Construction Management, about two upcoming public meetings that will address the upcoming Mesa St. construction of bus stations along an eight-mile route from Downtown El Paso to the Westside Transit Terminal on Remcon Circle. The meetings are scheduled for Monday, May 6, at Mesita Elementary School, from 5:30-7:30 pm; and Tuesday, May 7, at Morehead Middle School, from 6-8 pm. For more information, you may call Sun Metro Customer Relations at (915)533-3333 during regular business hours.
Also on the show, from January 4, 2013, host Louie Saenz talks to renowned radio host and author Ken Hudnall about one of his recent books, "History and Mystery of the Rio Grande." His website is http://kenhudnall.com
The three young filmmakers – Brandon Abeyta, Carlos Chandler and Skyler Carreon – we visited with last year about their role in the Plaza Classic Film Festival give us an update on their involvement in this year’s event and the evolution of their work together.
Greg, Liz, and Tom talk with authors & advocates, Kim Socha and Dallas Rising. Kim & Dallas are contributors to the books "Defiant Daughters" and "Confronting Animal Exploitation." They share their personal experiences in the hopes that vegans and advocates who feel isolated and alienated from their friends & families can draw some inspiration from their stories.
Dennis talks with veterinarians John Bruker and Randy Shinaut about the El Paso Veterinary Association's 28th annual Community Awards Banquet. They also talk about good & bad breeding practices, the personal relationships they have with their pets, and they share some unusual stories from their practices.
The Community Awards Banquet is Tuesday, May 7, at 6 p.m., at the Camino Real Hotel. Tickets are $40. 915-593-1712, www.epvma.org
In a rebroadcast from October 16, 2010, Bill & Norma talk with Jim McAfee, a turf grass specialist with Texas AgriLife Extension in Dallas. Find out why Bermuda grass grows best here in El Paso, and why zoysia grass is another great bet. McAfee also talks about St. Augustine grass, Bermuda hybrid, and cool season grass. McAfee also explains why fall is the best time to fertilize, and when to apply pre-emergents to your lawn to prevent weeds. http://jimmcafee.tamu.edu/
Louie talks with Michelle Blanks and Star Chacon of the UTEP Speech & Debate Team, and their coach, Michael Brooks. They talk about some of the national awards the team has won, including 5 national titles brought home by Blanks & Chacon at a single tournament. Find out why these talented individuals consider themselves athletes.
Louie, Dennis, and guest host Russ Chianelli talk with Chef Keeley Cheshire, owner of Italians Restaurant in El Paso. Keeley talks about her start in life pursuing the dream of becoming a ballerina, touring the US & Europe as a showgirl, and marrying an Italian man and living with her mother-in-law, who taught her authentic Italian cooking. She talks about cooking by feel, what constitutes an "authentic" pizza, and why she will not allow ketchup or ranch dressing anywhere in her restaurant. http://www.italianselpaso.com/
Dennis Woo talks with Art Anchondo, Business Development Advisor of the South West Texas Border Small Business Development Center Network; and Joseph Ferguson, Associate Director of the SBDC. They talk about how local businesses can become more involved in exports of goods & services through the International Business Summit, taking place Friday, May 10, at the El Paso Community College Administrative Services Center, 9050 Viscount. Info 915-831-7742 or http://elpasosbdc.net/training/seminars/international-business-summit/ Registration is encouraged, space is limited.
Today's show also includes an episode of "Focus on Campus" which did not air as scheduled on Friday, April 19, 2013, due to special coverage from NPR News of the pursuit of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. Louie talks with UTEP English professor Mimi Gladstein, and Victor Mireles, president of Mireles Creative. Gladstein is the co-author with Silvia Cohen of "El Paso - The Wild West Welcomes Holocaust Survivors," now available in Spanish. Mireles is the designer of the El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center, located at 715 N. Oregon. Gladstein & Mireles talk about the history behind El Paso's Holocaust museum, which is one of only 13 in the U.S.
UTEP Political Science, the UTEP Global Relations Organization, and the Holocaust Museum are sponsoring a talk by Gilbert Tuhabonye, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide in 1993. Thursday, April 25, 6:30 p.m., Quinn Hall on the UTEP campus, Room 212. Info: 915-351-0048, www.elpasoholocaustmuseum.org.
Kaycee Dougherty, Downtown Arts District Coordinator, and Carlo Mendo who runs Loft Light Studios and mARTket, invite locals and visitors to turn out for Last Thursdays with the Downtown Arts District.