John White, garden curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens returns to the show to talk more about the Native Plant Sale at UTEP. Hear about some of the desert-friendly shade trees that will be available, and some of the plant sale's best sellers, including penstemons and chocolate flowers. Many of these native & adapted plants are excellent food sources for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators.
The Native Plant Sale is April 27 & 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Centennial Museum. The FloraFEST speaker, George O. Miller, delivers a free lecture on landscaping in the Chihuahuan Desert, April 26, 7 p.m., Room 116 of the UTEP Undergraduate Learning Center. 915-747-5565, www.museum.utep.edu
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.
In a rebroadcast from April 13, 2013, Dennis Woo talks with Suzie Vargas, Associate Director of Programs for the Alzheimer's Association. Find out how everyday forgetfulness is different than dementia or Alzheimer's Disease, and learn what signs to look for that might be indicative of Alzheimer's. Vargas encourages the community to not turn away if symptoms arise and instead educate yourself by calling the Alzheimer's Association (1-800-272-3900) or visiting their online resources to know what steps to take to learn how to live with the disease, whether you are a patient or a caregiver. www.alz.org/westtexas.
Louie talks with veterinarian Dr. Bernie Page to talk about how to care for pets now that the weather is getting warmer. What kind of precautions should you take to care for outdoor pets, and why do certain breeds have such difficulty breathing and staying cool? Dr. Page also talks about pet longevity, spaying & neutering, and the health benefits of companion animals. Aired April 13, 2013.
Greg, Liz, and Tom talk with Kristin Lajeunesse, founder of Will Travel for Vegan Food. Kristin has been traveling around the country eating at every vegan restaurant possible. At the time of this airing, Kristin should have already visited 500 restaurants! She talks about some of the people she has met along the way and about a book she will be writing which is inspired by her travels. http://wtfveganfood.com.
Croatian duet, Luka Sulic and Stjepa Hauser – known as 2 Cellos – discuss their journey to becoming an innovative classical pop/rock duo, taking their classical instruments to the contemporary repertoire.
2 Cellos Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 pm UTEP Magoffin Auditorium
Dr. Larry Lesser, Professor, UTEP Department of Mathematical Sciences previews his talk as part of the UTEP Centennial Museum’s "Inspiration and Perspiration" series: "Serious Fun: Journeys of a Mathemusician."
UTEP Centennial Museum’s "Inspiration and Perspiration" free series presents talk by Dr. Larry Lesser, "Serious Fun: Journeys of a Mathemusician" Sunday, April 14, 2-3pm
Norma & Denise talk with John White, garden curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at UTEP. John talks about why we should consider native & adapted plants for our landscapes. He also explains that even though these are low-water use plants, they are not no-water use plants! John also talks about a few of the desert-friendly trees available at the plant sale that can be found growing native in the Chihuahuan Desert, including Honey Mesquite trees and Desert Willows.
The plant sale is April 27 & 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at UTEP. www.museum.utep.edu, 915-747-5565.
Bill, Denise, and Norma welcome back Master Gardener Dave Turner, president of the Master Gardener Society and vegetable specialist. Turner talks about pruning tomato plants, whether your tomato needs a cage or a stake, and how to protect your tomato plant from El Paso's spring winds. He also talks about what to do if your plant looks wilted, and why mulching with newspaper is a great way to retain moisture and deter weeds.
Actor Robert Nichols, best known for his appearances on sci-fi classics "This Island Earth" and "The Thing from Another World," passed away on March 21, 2013, at age 88. One of Nichols' earliest films was the 1956 epic, "Giant," starring Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor. In this conversation recorded on August 20, 2008, at the very first Plaza Classic Film Festival, Charles talks on stage with Robert Nichols about what it was like to film this masterpiece with Hudson, Taylor, and James Dean. Aired April 6, 2013.