In a rebroadcast from August 7, 2010, Cheryl Garing talks with Don Kime and Charlie Stapler of the Sunmaster Toastmasters. They talk about how their organization can help people get over their often-paralyzing fear of public speaking. The Sunmasters Toastmasters meet every Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the Ronald McDonald House, 300 E. California St. 833-1406, www.district23.org. Aired Jan. 5, 2013.
Donald E. Moss, Ph.D., UTEP Professor and Researcher in Neuroscience for 35 years, talks about the incredible true story detailed in his new book titled Alzheimer’s: My Journey to a Next Generation Treatment.
Louie talks with Harry Meeuwson, director of CETaL (Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning); and Karla Ramirez, program director of CETaL. Meeuwson & Ramirez talk about how CETaL focuses on improving teaching skills for UTEP faculty and graduate student instructors.
CETaL will be sponsoring the upcoming International Sun Conference on Teaching & Learning, February 28 & March 1, at the Tomas Rivera Conference Center in the UTEP East Union Building. Guest speakers at the conference will be Richard Pineda of the UTEP Department of Communication, and Marsha Lovett, co-author of "How Learning Works." Advance registration available at http://cetalweb.utep.edu/sun; registration also available on site the days of the conference. More information: 915-747-8793. (The deadline for submitting papers for the conference is Jan. 3.)
Dennis Woo talks with Laura Cruz-Acosta, Marketing & Public Affairs Coordinator with Sun Metro. Cruz-Acosta talks about upcoming improvements and additions taking place at Sun Metro terminals across the city, including expanding amenities at the Eastside Terminal, the addition of articulated buses (longer buses made up of 2 sections joined by a pivoting joint), and a new Maintenance & Operations Facility at Montana & Global Reach. She also talks about Sun Metro's Lift buses, which transport seniors and others with disabilities directly to their destination; and the Gold Route which takes travelers from El Paso into Las Cruces, and vice versa. www.sunmetro.net
Sun Metro is also offering transportation to the Sun Bowl game on Dec. 31 from 7 locations: $3 round trip. Sun Bowl parking is also available at the Union Plaza Transit Terminal downtown ($5), with transportation to the Sun Bowl game. www.sunmetro.net/sunbowl
In a rebroadcast from Dec. 25, 2010, Norma continues her conversation with Oscar Mestas, Regional Urban Forester, Texas Forest Service. Mestas talks about the proper pruning tools that should be used for larger, more mature trees. He also talks about what kind of pruning your tree needs if it has suffered wind damage or if it is planted near a utility line. Mestas also discusses the special pruning that fruit trees might require. Aired Dec. 29, 2012.
Louie talks with Richard Pineda, Associate Professor of Communication at UTEP, and Director of the Sam Donaldson Center for Communication Studies on the UTEP campus. Pineda talks about the recent election of Enrique Pena Nieto as the newest President of Mexico. How is Pena Nieto's presidency expected to address the violence of the drug wars? Will Pena Nieto's youth allow him to relate more to the Obama administration and make immigration a priority for both nations? Is Mexico expected to improve economically with Pena Nieto's presidency? Aired Dec. 28, 2012.
Greg, Liz, and Tom continue their discussion with agricultural historian and writer, James McWilliams. McWilliams talks about the saga of Bill & Lou, two oxen at Green Mountain College, an education institution in Vermont which emphasizes environmental sustainability. In the name of "environmental sustainability," the college was going to euthanize one of the oxen and serve it as hamburger meat to the school's students when the ox became injured and could no longer work. The school had denied numerous requests by animal sanctuaries to allow the injured ox to live out its days in peace. McWilliams talks about this case and others which expose the ethical conflicts of agricultural sustainability and animal abuse. http://james-mcwilliams.com. Aired Dec. 23, 2012.
An encore presentation of a 2001 conversation Louie had with John O. West, the late UTEP English professor and folklorist. West shares personal stories about the holiday traditions he observed & celebrated, and talks about the holidays foods that make the season so special, especially here on the border. Aired Dec. 22, 2012.
An encore presentation of Florence's exclusive conversation with Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus! Santa & his lovely wife offer insight on their preparations for their Christmas deliveries. Mr. & Mrs. Santa talk about the robots that are helping the elves in Santa's Workshop, how technology is helping Rudolf and the other reindeer keep to their schedule, and how Santa can manage to eat all those cookies! Aired Dec. 22, 2012.
In a rebroadcast from December 18, 2010, Norma talks with Oscar Mestas, Regional Urban Forester, Texas Forest Service. Mestas talks about why to prune, when to consult a professional, and why topping is a harmful practice which could lead to the demise of your trees. Part 1 of a 2-part conversation. Aired Dec. 22, 2012.
A special encore presentation of Benjamin Alire Saenz reading "A Gift from Papa Diego." Saenz is a writer, poet, novelist, and the Chair of the Creative Writing Department at the University of Texas at El Paso. Saenz also talks about how "A Gift from Papa Diego" came to be written back in 1999. "A Gift from Papa Diego" is published by Cinco Puntos Press, www.cincopuntos.com. Aired Dec. 21, 2012.