Louie talks with Ezra Cappell, UTEP English associate professor, and his college classmate and friend, noted author Natalie S. Harnett about her recent visit to UTEP, and a discussion about writing her first novel, "The Hollow Ground." The book is available through http://natalieharnett.com/, as well as other fine booksellers around the country.
The research of Jules Simon, Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Scientific Director of CSTEP (Center for Science, Technology, Ethics, and Policy). Jules is investigating phenomenological ethics and sustainability ethics. http://cstep.cs.utep.edu/index.html.
Saturday, August 2nd – 9 to 11 am. This workshop will demonstrate how you can use free or low cost resources to supply your soil with more nutrition, beneficial microbiology, water holding capacity, and organic matter. Hugelkultur is a permaculture technique that uses large organic matter, such as logs and sticks, which breaks down over time and provides your plants with long-term nutrients. You'll learn how to build and maintain a compost heap and Hugelkultur raised bed the right way to reap the many benefits of on-site composting!
The research of Laura O'Dell, Associate Professor in the UTEP Department of Psychology, and Lead Investigator in the O'Dell Lab research group. Laura is studying tobacco use in a laboratory settings, and why certain populations are more susceptible to smoking. http://odelllab.weebly.com/
Louie visits with Alberto "Beto" Lopez, UTEP vice-president for institutional advancement, university relations and external relations, and Araceli Fleet, UTEP space manager with facilities services and recent UTEP AWARE program graduate; they talk about the yearly UTEP AWARE program that is available to UTEP faculty and staff members. The program is designed to introduce the class to the university: the staff, management, buildings, history, content, architecture, social structure and more. Space is limited, and one of the requirements is that it is preferred that the prospective applicant should have been employed by UTEP for at least six months.
Louie sits down on a special one-on-one conversation with Dr. Carl Hart as they discuss the new book, "High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Should Know About Drugs and Society."
In a rebroadcast from July 7, 2012, Norma & Denise talk with Salvador Vitanza, an entomologist with Integrated Pest Management, Texas AgriLife Extension. Bagworms, spider mites, caterpillers, hornworms...and the list goes on! What are the pests that damage our trees & tomato plants? And what's the best and safest way to control them?
The research of Guillermina (Gina) Núñez-Mchiri, Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology. Gina talks about anthropological methods to solve everyday problems, specifically in involving her students in service learning.
Greg & Tom talk with Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, co-directors of the documentary Cowspiracy, which uncovers the most destructive industry on the planet - animal agriculture. Kip & Keegan talk about why many environmental organizations shy away from advocating a plant-based diet, despite the fact that animal agriculture is immensely harmful to the oceans, our water supply, and can have a dramatic effect on the climate. http://cowspiracy.com/
Louie chats with author Jim Varnado about his new novel, "Big Iron," crafted after three Marty Robbins ballads. "Faleena," "Big Iron," and "El Paso" form a triad from which a story of unrequited love, murders in the Old West, and the unlikely professional respect created because of a weapon of choice, the Colt Navy.
Dennis talks with music blogger and book author Jim Beviglia about his latest endeavor; "Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs." They talk about the previous collection, "Counting Down Bob Dylan: His 100 Finest Songs," and discuss the tedious paring down of songs that would entice a reader to explore either songwriter's vast catalogue of creations. The Springsteen collection won't hit the racks until June 16, 2014.
Chair of UTEP’s History Department, Chicana historian and writer, Dr. Yolanda Leyva is joined by MA History Student, Gustavo Del Hierro to preview Viva La Causa: Forging UTEP’s 21st Century Demographic, the newest exhibit in the Centennial Exhibit Series chronicling the student Chicano Movement that helped shape today’s UTEP.
Information: Viva La Causa: Forging UTEP’s 21st Century Demographic Exhibit Continues Through August 2 UTEP Centennial Museum and Welcome Center (915) 747-5565
Denise & Norma share some gardening tips for the month of June. Turf maintenance is a priority, as is deep watering. And if your kids are already bored on their vacation, Denise tells us how to keep busy by making a succulent garden.
Louie talks with Borderzine webmaster and full time lecturer Lourdes Cueva Chacon and two participants in the fifth annual Dow Jones News Fund Multimedia Academy held at UTEP's Cotton Memorial Building this past week (June 1-5, 2014). Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante (University of Arizona) and Michael Murcotte (University of New Mexico) share their experiences in their "teacher becomes student" tasks in learning the latest methods in multimedia journalism, and what they will take back into their respective classrooms. They were part of a contingent who were split up into teams and assigned stories to test their skills before heading back into their classrooms and workshops. The academy's completed assignments are now available for viewing at http://borderzine.com/
The research of Raymond Rumpf, Associate Professor in the UTEP Department of Engineering, and the Director of the EM Lab. Rumpf is researching incorporating electronics into 3D printed materials. http://emlab.utep.edu/team.htm
In a rebroadcast from April 18, 2010, Keith talks with Ben Evans, an evolutionary geneticist with McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He talks about the possible causes for the decline of amphibian species, and about the amazing diversity of macaques in Sulawesi, Indonesia. http://benevanslab.wordpress.com/
Louie chats with Jim Murphy about his book, "My Life Before I Decided to Commit Suicide," now available as a paperback book and Amazon Kindle. They talk about Murphy's intriguing story of the blues, childhood, and the book itself . The book has garnered Amazon's 5-star rating through one of its reviewers, Thomas P. Riddell.
Daniel talks with poet & critic, Edward Hirsch, about his latest book, A Poet's Glossary, which is not so much a book of definitions as it is an exploration of the history of the terms and how those terms interrelate to each other. Hirsch explains why it took 15 years to compile the information for this book, and why he believes it can still be more expansive (it's already over 700 pages long). We'll learn about the terms "Duende," "Flarf," and "Spam Poetry."
This week's Poem of the Week is read by our guest, Edward Hirsch. He reads "To Poetry."
For this week's Poetic License, Fresno poet Marisol Baca returns to share a couple of poems that reflect upon the world she lived in as a childhood dreamer. We'll hear "Horno" and "The Discovery."
Cheryl Garing talks with Mike Gaglio about the landscape company, High Desert Native Plants, and how they rescue endangered plantscapes and revitalizes the southwest. He will be a speaker at the upcoming New Mexico Native Plants Conference being held in El Paso on July 31-August 2, 2014.