Louie talks with Catherine McCorry-Andalis, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Student Affairs at UTEP. McCorry-Andalis talks about her role as Dean of Students in getting all undergraduates and graduate students engaged in campus activities outside the classroom. She also discusses how UTEP welcomes and accommodates non-traditional students such as military veterans, single parents, older students, and international students. www.utep.edu/studentlife, 915-747-5648.
In a rebroadcast from April 28, 2012, host Florence Schwein talks with Mary Haskins, widow of El Paso basketball coaching legend, Don Haskins. Mary Haskins talks about meeting Don Haskins while they were both students at Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater, Oklahoma. After they were married 1951, they moved to Artesia NM, and later traveled to Texas where Don not only taught basketball, but drove a school bus and served as school principle in Benjamin TX and Hedley TX. After an additional basketball coaching stint in Dumas TX, the Haskins ended up in El Paso in 1961, where Don Haskins led Texas Western to a historic win over the University of Kentucky at the 1966 NCAA Championships. Mary Haskins also shares more stories about the 2006 film about that groundbreaking basketball game, having dinner at the White House with President George W. Bush and the First Lady Laura Bush, and about her 50+ years living in El Paso.
Louie talks with Emma Montes and Brian Ceely, UTEP students majoring in Theatre Arts. They talk about their roles in the upcoming stage production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," presented by the UTEP Department of Theatre & Dance. Performance dates are December 16 & 22 at 2:30 p.m., and December 21 & 22 at 8 p.m. http://theatredance.utep.edu, 915-747-5118.
Greg talks with Josephine Bellaccomo, pitch consultant and communication coach, about how to communicate with and convince people in positions of power to make compassionate changes in their practices. Bellaccomo also talks about why appearance and self confidence can communicate a message more effectively than the message itself. www.movethemessage.com. Aired Nov. 25, 2012.
Keith & Russ talk to Lawrence Reagan, a stress neurologist with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience. Reagan talks about how stress affects the brain, with an emphasis on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the connections between obesity & depression. http://ppn.med.sc.edu/lreagan.asp
Host Dennis Woo talks with Harry Bruntz of the El Paso Mineral & Gem Society. Bruntz talks about the upcoming Rock & Gem Show presented by the El Paso Mineral & Gem Society, taking place Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama. Dennis & Harry also talk about the differences between the different kinds of gems & minerals and how they form over the millennia.
The El Paso Mineral & Gem Society meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 6 p.m., at the Memorial Senior Center, 1800 Byron. http://epmgs.com.
Louie talks with Sherry Lewis, lecturer with the Communication Department at UTEP. Lewis talks about spending Thanksgivings with her mom in Bolivia, and helping expats and American workers at the Bolivian embassy celebrate Thanksgiving in the traditional fashion, with turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing. Aired Nov. 23, 2012.
Denise, Bill, and Norma talk about how to protect our trees, shrubs, and potted plants from cold weather, as well as which plants don't need protection. They also talk about ways to protect our gardening equipment from a possible freeze. Aired Nov. 17, 2012.
Guest host Dennis Woo talks with Joann Cross, Nichole Coleman, Brett Hartmann, and Neelam Nagarwal of Miner DIAMONDS (Dynamic in Action Making Outstanding Noteworthy Distinction Shine). Miner DIAMONDS was established in 2008 as a social support group for disabled students at UTEP and it grew into a way for students to advocate for change. Cross, Coleman, Hartmann, and Nagarwal also talk about the challenges they have faced in trying to make their way across campus. Miner DIAMONDS is located in the UTEP Union East, Room 106. https://minetracker.utep.edu/organization/minerdiamonds
Greg & Liz welcome back Dr. Michael Greger, a physician, author, and director of Public Health & Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States. Greger talks about the latest research which reveals the health benefits of a plant based diet, including possible reversal of slow-growing early-stage cancers such as testicular cancer. He also talks about foods that have been shown to extend life, and why you have to follow the evidence when it comes to conflicting claims about healthy diets. www.nutritionfacts.org.
Guest host Dennis Woo talks with Harold Howell, President of the El Paso Chapter of the NAACP. Howell talks about the history of the NAACP in El Paso, and how it can help young people learn more about the civil rights movement which is still making an impact in society today. The El Paso Chapter of the NAACP meets every 3rd Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 3400 Wyoming. http://naacpelpaso.org. Aired Nov. 10, 2012.
We hear a conversation Charles Horak had with actress Tippi Hedren on the stage of the Plaza Theatre on Aug. 10, 2012, during the Plaza Classic Film Festival. Hedren talks about her early career acting in commercials and how one commercial caught the eye of famed director Alfred Hitchcock which led him to cast her in his now-classic film, "The Birds." Part 1 of a 2-part interview. Aired Nov. 10, 2012.