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Kundalini Yoga called by practitioners "the yoga of awareness", aims to cultivate the creative and spiritual potential of a human to uphold values, speak truth, and focus on the compassion and consciousness needed to serve and heal others.

Until recently, El Paso didn’t have a Kundalini yoga teacher. That all changed when Paramdayal Kaur came to El Paso a year ago. Since then, Kundalini has been growing organically.

Christina and Bobby Estrada were the spark that attracted a resurgence in the Five Points area of El Paso with the opening of Joe Vinny and Bronsons Bohemian Café six years ago. Since then, other entrepreneurs have started creative businesses in the popular central El Paso area.

Here to fill us in on their journey and all that Five Points has to offer is Christina Estrada. 

Lisa Kemmerer, professor of philosophy and religions at Montana State University Billings, is a philosopher-activist. She is best known for her work for animal rights and liberation, where she works largely at the crossroads between speciesism and other social justice issues. Graduate of Reed, Harvard, and Glasgow University (Scotland), Kemmerer has written/edited nine books. 

http://www.lisakemmerer.com/

Purdue University image/courtesy of Kuhn and Rossmann research groups

***Original Broadcast Date October 2, 2106*** 

Michael Rossmann is the Hanley Professor of Biological Sciences at Purdue University.  He joins us to talk about viruses, namely the Zika virus.  The structure of the Zika virus was discovered by a team at Purdue, and this discovery will provide insights for researchers looking to discover a vaccine or a cure.  We'll learn that the Zika virus was first detected decades ago in Ugandan monkeys, but it is a major health concert today because of the virus' cross-species jump to humans.

Aired August 13, 3017

***Originally Aired October 9, 2016***

Luis Alberto Urrea is a Mexican-American poet and novelist...though he may not look like one.  He joins us on this program to tell us how his mixed upbringing and unhappy family situation isolated him as a young person, and how the isolation spurred his love of writing.  As an adult, he suffered some life-altering events that led him to hit rock bottom. He began writing "Wandering Time" after he felt he was close to death.  It was published in 1999.

http://www.luisurrea.com/

Aired August 13, 2017

When we adopt a companion animal, we often overlook the inevitable - all good things come to an end. As our companions approach the end of their life, it can be a painful experience for both us and them. Dr. Jessica Pierce, author of The Last Walk: Reflections on Our Pets at the End of Their Lives, is our guest and explores the difficulty many of us face when loosing our beloved furry family members, and how to best cope with it all.

There is now an official El Paso-Bethel, Alaska, connection.  Native dancers in both communities have established an exchange of cultures through their art—Matachin dancers from El Paso, and Yupik dancers from southwestern Alaska.

It all comes to together at this weekend’s San Lorenzo Fiesta where El Pasoans can see a Yupik dance performance for the first time in our area. 

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UTEP, also known as OLLI, is all about providing learning opportunities for senior adults, 50 years of age and older on UTEP's scenic campus. OLLI registration runs August 14 – 25, 2017. 

Ian Wilson, director of the OLLI program and teacher of the upcoming Brazilian music class, Romy Hawkins, master of metal embossing art and painter Rosario Ponte who will be teaching an oil painting class discuss the program and their classes.

The monsoon rains may have refreshed your garden but they also invited some unwelcome guests: weeds. Hosts Denise Rodriguez and Master Gardner Jan Petrzelka talk all about weed control. Plus they discuss garden maintenance for the last days of summer and monsoon season. 

Systems Ecology Laboratory

***Original Broadcast September 25, 2016***  

Craig Tweedie is director of the UTEP Environmental Science & Engineering Program.  He has traveled all over the world, from the Antarctic to the Arctic studying the impact of climate change on various ecosystems.  He joins us on the program to tell us about the big impact a warming climate has played in Alaska and in the Arctic.  

***Original Broadcast December 4, 2016***

Jose B. Gonzalez is the author of the new collection "Toys Made of Rock."  He joins us to talk about growing up in Connecticut as an immigrant from El Salvador, how stealing an anthology of Shakespeare's works was a transformative experience in his youth, and about the stereotyping he faced in his academic career.  

Rudy Guttierrez, El Paso Times

Bill and Mary Anna Clark talk about their recently-opened independent bookstore, the Literarity Book Shop located in PepperTree Square on North Mesa.

Part 2 of our interview with Bill and Mary Anna Clark from the Literarity Book Shop.

***Originally Aired on march 16, 2013***

Marriage and divorce is often portrayed on the big screen even becoming the central plot point for some movies. In her book I Do and I Don't: A History of Marriage in the Movies, author Jeanine Basinger explores the many ways in which Hollywood has tackled the tricky subject of marriage. 

Laurelee Blanchard is the author of Finding Paradise: Lelaini Farm Sanctuary of Maui. The book chronicles Blanchard's unique journey from corporate America to non profit animal rescue. 

*** Originally aired December 4, 2016***

Jono Neiger is a conservation biologist, a permaculture educator, and a designer, and he joins us to talk about how the practice of permaculture lends itself to a sustainable environment.  Permaculture isn’t just an agricultural practice, but a way to sustainably design buildings, improve food production, and design smarter technology.

Neiger is the author of “The Permaculture Promise.” 

Aired July 30, 2017

Author Linda Fairstein is a international best-selling author of a series of crime novels featuring Manhattan prosecutor Alexandra Cooper. Fairstein speaks to host Louie Saenz about her early ambition to become a writer and her background as a former prosecutor and how it helped inspired her novels. She discusses her newest novel Deadfall and her new book series for young readers. 

***Originally Aired August 28, 2016***

Ross Gay is a American poet and author of 3 books.   His latest collection, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, was the winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, was  a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.  Ross joins us on this program to talk about why Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude is all about elegy with healthy doses of joy.

Ross will also read to us "To My Friend's Big Sister" from his collection Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude.

http://www.rossgay.net/

Aired July 30,2017

The Original Great American Rockabilly Riot will take over the El Paso County Coliseum over the Labor Day weekend. The festival will be headlined by seminal psychobilly band Tiger Army. Nick 13, lead singer of Tiger Army talks about the inspiration for their music.

El Paso Pro-Musica presents "Summer Fest '17" a new concept that unites the community and kicks off the EPPM season with concerts and special events.

It all kicks off with a special event at the Alamo Drafthouse to meet the artists on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 and closes with a big kick-off of UTEP's Center for Arts Entrepreneurship on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 7pm at UTEP's Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. 

Hosts Denise Rodriguez and John White discuss the dog days of summer and how to prepare your garden for monsoon season. Plus they give you tips on how to take care of your garden's watering needs when you leave out of town for the last summer vacation. 

While our region may have a growing filmmaking community, the infrastructure, resources and support available to filmmakers is still far behind.  Las Cruces based PRC Productions has opened a 300 square foot production and post production facility with hopes of supporting and expanding the regions filmmakers' capabilities. Troy Scoughton and David Salcido are partners in PRC Productions and discuss the new production facility and Borderlands Media. 

Most cinephiles are movie watchers, not movie listeners however music plays a very important role in movies. From enhancing and supporting the images we see music plays a vital role in any movie experience. 

***Originally Aired November 27, 2016***

Emmy Pérez is a California-born writer with roots in El Paso.  Her life and career have led her to follow the course of the Rio Grande...from El Paso to the Rio Grande Valley.  Her latest collection, "With the River on Our Face," contains sprawling beautiful poems inspired by the Rio Grande,the surrounding environment, immigration, and borders.  She joins us on this program to tell us more about the collection and read a few poems.

http://www.emmyperez.com/

Aired July 2, 2017

***Original Broadcast Date: February 15, 2015***

Keith & Russ welcome Robert S. Kerbel, senior scientist at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada.  Kerbel explains how regular chemotherapy for cancer patients often involves a "maximum tolerated dose" of treatment, which often taxes the patient and requires several days of recovery before the next treatment.  With metronomic chemotherapy, researchers hope to lower the dose of drugs and make the dosage more frequent.  

Aired July 23, 2017

***Original Broadcast Date: July 6, 2014***

In a rebroadcast from July 6, 2014, Daniel & guest co-host Nancy Lechuga talk with Mary Szybist, author of Incarnadine, the winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry.  Mary describes Incarnadine as a "religious book for nonbelievers."  She explains why the Annunciation plays such a dominant role in her book, and why "visual poetry" (imagine a poem about an apple written in the shape of an apple), though often seen as gimmicky, was a risk she chose to take for a few of the poems in Incarnadine.  http://maryszybist.net/

Today's Poem of the Week is "Night Shifts at the Group Home" read by Mary Szybist.  It comes from her award-winning collection, Incarnadine.

For today's Poetic License, Nancy Lechuga reads a love letter to humanity.

Aired July 23, 2017

Transfronteriza is a women-led cultural organizing project aimed to empower and support the development of the border community. 

Transfronteriza is creating public dialogues and workshops in visual art, textiles, sound recording and movement where women (and other community members) are invited to create costumes, scenery, movement, sounds, text, images and objects that will then be orchestrated together into performances done in El Paso, Ciudad Juarez, and Albuquerque, NM. 

Paradox Traveling Art is mobile art installation created by El Paso/Juarez artist Laura Turon. This art piece is also presented as the first mobile art gallery in El Paso, housed within a converted school bus.

The artistic concept portrays a mobile art gallery as an art piece itself, one that travels and moves beyond the gallery’s walls. Paradox Traveling Art, makes it debut on Thursday, July 27th during the Last Thursdays Art Crawl in downtown. It will be located outside of the El Paso Museum of Art with a reception inside the Museum of Art. 

It's all about the flowers! Hosts Denise Rodriguez and John White along with special guest Sabine Green discuss all you need to know about the West Texas New Mexico Florist Association conference. Sabine Green is the New Mexico State Floral Coordinator and the co-chair of the West Texas New Mexico Florist Association. 

NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

***Originally Aired Feb. 7, 2016***  

Dr. Jim Murphy, Associate Professor in New Mexico State University's Astronomy Department will give us a primer on Mars.  What is the composition of the Martian atmosphere, and how do scientists determine that information?  Martian weather has many similarities with Earth's weather: seasons, dust storms, and weather systems.  The Martian day is also very similar to Earth's 24-hour cycle.

Aired July 16, 2017

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