Greg, Tom, and Liz talk with Jenny Brown, co-founder & director of the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. Brown explains how a childhood bout with cancer and the companionship of a cat awakened her awareness to the inner lives of animals. As an adult, Brown did undercover investigations of factory farms to try to expose the abuses at these facilities. Brown also talks about trying to convince people that there really is no difference between our beloved companion animals and the animals at factory farms who eventually end up on our grocery shelves as bacon or ground beef. www.woodstocksanctuary.org
Host Dennis Woo welcomes back Laura Cruz-Acosta, Marketing & Public Affairs Coordinator for Sun Metro. Cruz-Acosta talks about ways El Pasoans can take advantage of the 6 Park and Ride facilities across town, including an additional one that is being constructed in East El Paso. Cruz-Acosta also talks about new routes that Sun Metro is servicing, as well as the services available to individuals with special needs. www.sunmetro.net, 915-533-3333. Aired March 9, 2013.
David Grabarkewitz, Executive Director of the El Paso Opera, along with Desiree Mays, resident speaker and storyteller for The Santa Fe Opera since 1995, discuss the upcoming production of The Barber of Seville.
The Barber of Seville Thursday, March 14 and Saturday, March 16 at 7:30pm www.epopera.org
Socorro Diamondstein, Cultural Funding and Technical Assistance Coordinator with the City’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department provides details of the upcoming grant application cycle for city-funded arts projects.
Denise, Bill, and Norma talk about preparing for spring gardening. It's time to cut back some of that dead winter's growth on our perennials. Denise also talks about the right type of soil mixture for our gardening beds and container plants. Aired March 9, 2013.
In a rebroadcast from Nov. 12, 2012, Florence continues her virtual shopping trip with nutrition & fitness professional, Patrick Hopkins. They talk about the different types of soups available at the grocery, and why some varieties may contain too much sodium. Patrick explains why homemade soups are much healthier than those in a can or in a pouch. Florence & Patrick also visit the frozen food aisle and the dairy case. Is there a difference between brown & white eggs? Are egg substitutes a healthy alternative? Plus, Florence & Patrick also talk about the many varieties of milk, and which might be best for you. www.builtbypatrick.com
Greg & Tom continue their conversation with Melanie Joy, founder & president of the Carnism Awareness & Action Network. Carnism is an invisible belief system that blocks empathy over the eating of certain animals. She talks about why the thought of eating a horse or a dog is often reprehensible to many of us who don't think twice about eating beef or pork. She also talks about false projections that carnists may hold against vegans & vegetarians, but also about the false projections vegans & vegetarians may hold against each other. Joy encourages all of us to live with the 4 "C's" - Curiosity, Compassion, Clarity, and Courage - and to interweave them into our lives to make us more compassionate creatures. Aired Feb. 24, 2013.
In a rebroadcast from Nov. 3, 2012, Florence continues her virtual shopping trip with fitness & nutrition expert, Patrick Hopkins. Today, they visit the popular central aisles of the grocery story. Pasta, noodles, and quinoa can often be good choices when prepared with healthy veggies and fresh herbs. Florence & Patrick also discuss whether there really is a difference between brown & white rice. They also talk about whether canned meats or canned fruits should be in our shopping baskets, and what kind of chips & snacks we can enjoy without too much guilt. Part 5 in a continuing series. www.builtbypatrick.com. Aired Feb 23, 2013.
Anessa Anchondo-Rivera previews the 1st Warrior Women’s Weekend Wall Workshop – a collaboration by women artists from El Paso, Juarez and New Mexico to create a massive one-block mural in South El Paso.
Bill, Denise, and Norma talk about why chill hours are important for certain fruit trees to bloom and set fruit, and why chill hours are difficult to calculate in the El Paso region. They also talk about what the Master Gardeners will be presenting to the public during the upcoming Home & Garden Expo at the downtown Convention Center, March 1-3. Aired Feb. 23, 2013.
Louie talks with Dr. Yolanda Leyva, Chair of the UTEP Department of History. Leyva talks about the Museo Urbano - a public history project which actively promotes the rich history of El Paso's Segundo Barrio. The Museo Urbano recently received the 2013 Outstanding Public History Project Award for serving as a model for other communities.
On Saturday, Feb. 23, 1-5 p.m., the public is invited to "The Mexican Revolution and Beyond: The History of South El Paso," a project in which historical photos are placed on the outsides of buildings to connect them with their histories. The Farm Worker Center at 201 E. 9th Street (9th & Oregon) will be added to the project, and talks are scheduled about the history of farm workers in El Paso and about the Flores Magon brothers, political icons who helped spur the Mexican revolutionary movement.