Louie talks with Maribel Villalva, Director of the UTEP Centennial Museum; and Keith Erekson, Executive Director of the UTEP Centennial Celebration. In 2014, the University of Texas at El Paso celebrates 100 years of excellence, and Maribel talks about what the Centennial Museum has in store for the visiting public as the official Welcome Center for the Centennial Celebration. Keith talks about the research he and his students have done into the fascinating history of the university, its buildings, and its people. Much of UTEP's history can be accessed at http://encyclopedia.utep.edu. Learn more about the Centennial Celebration at http://centennial.utep.edu/. If you have stories you'd like to share or contribute to the Centennial Celebration, email email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Aired June 28, 2013.
Greg, Liz, and Tom speak with the Reverend Gary Kowalski, a parish minister and animal activist. Kowalski's interest in being an activist began when he read about Koko the gorilla's relationship with a kitten. Kowalksi talks about animals' awareness of death and about the ways some animals like elephants hold death rituals. He also tackles the age-old question, Do animals have souls? Kowalski is the author of "The Souls of Animals," and his publications can be purchased at www.kowalskibooks.com. Aired June 23, 2013.
Dennis and Science Studio cohost Dr. Russ Chianelli converse with Italians owner and chef Keeley Cheshire and their guest author Rebecca Jean Downey. Ms. Downey is celebrating the release of her new suspense novel, "The Middle Eye," set for a July 2nd release. Keeley and Becky are also collaborating on a fundraiser set for Monday, June 24th, at Italians Restaurant, 5380 N. Mesa. Tickets are available at the restaurant. The fundraiser is for a new local organization, Paso Del Norte Center Of Hope. The center is designed to find safe haven for victims of human trafficking. "The Middle Eye" is available for preorder through Barnes and Noble booksellers and through http://www.tatepublishing.com
Dennis and Science Studio cohost Dr. Russ Chianelli converse with Italians owner and chef Keeley Cheshire and their guest author Rebecca Jean Downey. Ms. Downey is celebrating the release of her new suspense novel, "The Middle Eye," set for a July 2nd release. Keeley and Becky are also collaborating on a fundraiser set for Monday, June 24th, at Italians Restaurant, 5380 N. Mesa. Tickets are available at the restaurant. The fundraiser is for a new local organization, Paso Del Norte Center Of Hope. The center is designed to find safe haven for victims of human trafficking. "The Middle Eye" is available for preorder through Barnes and Noble booksellers and through http://www.tatepublishing.com. Aired June 22, 2013.
Louie, Dennis and Lawrence Brown talk about the changes in Brown's life since taking on the responsibilities of caring for his new companion, a yellow Labrador named Halo, and everything that comes with dealing with optic nerve hypoplasia.
Violinist, Wesley Yu along with his parents, Amelia and Hanson Yu, talks about his behind-the-scenes and on-stage experience with National Public Radio’s June 1st live recording of From the Top at the Plaza Theatre presented by the El Paso Summer Music Festival.
Louie talks with Roberto Avant-Mier, Associate Professor of Communications at UTEP. Roberto has been researching the subject of tamales in popular culture, with an emphasis on music. Here on the border, we associate tamales with the holidays, but tamales have cultural roots that reach into the American South. Legendary blues musician Robert Johnson famously sang about tamales in his song "They're Red Hot," and Roberto has discovered a number of songs sung by white artists about tamales that date back to the 1890s.
With this being the Father's Day weekend (6/16/2013), the producers thought that the interview with former El Paso FBI Special Agent Richard "Dick" Schwein and his son, Rick, would be appropriate, as they share their thoughts of life in El Paso, and for Rick, the thought of being awarded the same medal that his father won, both in the line of duty. The interview originally aired March 3, 2012, with the recording being in late Feburary of that year.
Denise & Norma talk about what we should be doing in our gardens & landscapes during this hot, hot month of June...including fertilizing, mowing, and checking for pests. In this online-only extended interview, Denise & Norma also talk about what to do to prevent blossom end rot on tomatoes and whether it's still ok to eat those unsightly tomatoes.Aired June 15, 2013.
Louie talks with Nancy Natalicio about the art of creating memoirs for a lifetime, whether to create a family history volume, or to chronicle a life. For more information about memoir writing classes, Ms. Natalicio may be reached through the Osher Lifelong Learning Center at UTEP, 915-747-6280, 915-747-8848, or visit their website: http://www.olliatutep.org/home.htmlAired June 15, 2013.
Louie talks with Yolanda Chavez Leyva, chair of the UTEP Department of History, and David Romo, co-director of the Museo Urbano. The Museo Urbano is a project of the UTEP Department of History that aims to take border history to the community through public events, lectures, publications, exhibits, and workshops. Yolanda and David talk about an upcoming celebration of fronterizo music on Saturday, June 15, at Cafe Mayapan, 2000 Texas. The event will feature talks, live performances of fronterizo music, an open jam, and much more. Read more about the event at http://newsuc.utep.edu/index.php/news-latest/1027-museo-urbano-presents-border-music. More information is also available by calling the UTEP History Department, 915-747-5508.
Dennis talks with Estela Reyes, spokesperson and Director of Communications at Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe. Estela talks about the upcoming Father's Day 5K Run/Walk on June 15, 7:30 a.m., at the La Fe Culture & Technology Center, 721 S. Ochoa (rear building). $20 early registration, $25 race day, $5 discounts for teams. Register online at www.raceadventuresunlimited.com. Estela and Dennis also talk about the historic nature of El Paso's Segundo Barrio.
In the 2nd half of the program, Dennis and Louie talk with T.C. Bryant, author of the children's book "The Day God Played with Me!" The storyline was based on a revelatory kite flying adventure he experienced as a child.