Andy Moran, Music Director and General Manager of the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra and Resident Conductor of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, shares great news about an NEA grant for the Youth Orchestra and previews their upcoming Winter Concert.
EPSYO annual Winter Concert “Romantic Virtuosity” - Romantic Era favorites Featuring cellist Michael Way Sunday, February 10, 5pm Abraham Chavez Theater epsyo.org, (915) 525-5978
Minerva Laveaga, Executive Director of BorderSenses non-profit literary organization, and Lacy Mayberry, Workshop Facilitator, report on the new community project, ForWord, which offers creative writing workshops for young authors.
ForWord literary project for ages 13-19 Saturdays: EPCC Northwest Campus Library 10am - 12pm Saturdays: Glasbox Studios 11am - 1pm Mondays: Jefferson High School 4pm - 6pm forword.bordersenses.com, (915) 485-7981
Louie talks with Marisol Velazquez with the High School Equivalency Program at UTEP. The program offers GED classes in English & Spanish for seasonal farmworkers and their families. The next 10-week course begins Feb. 4. Classes are held on the UTEP classes, but off-site courses are also held in San Elizario and Fabens. Information: 915-747-5567, http://sa.utep.edu/hep
Greg & Tom talk with philospher, activist, and author Lisa Kemmerer. Kemmerer discusses the issues of compassion encountered within Hinduism, and how they differ from Western religions. She also introduces us to the concept of Interpenetrability within Hinduism, which effectively blurs the distinction between gods and animals. Many Hindu gods take on the form of animals. http://lisakemmerer.com Aired Jan. 27, 2013.
Louie talks with UTEP Political Science Professor Gregory Rocha about the second term of Barack Obama's presidency. They talk about what is traditionally expected of second-term presidents, and why presidents have served only 2 terms since Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Rocha talks about the issues that may face President Obama in the next 4 years, including immigration, challenges from the National Rifle Association, changes in his Cabinet, and how he plans to mark his legacy. Aired Jan. 26, 2013.
In a rebroadcast from Oct. 6, 2012, Florence welcomes fitness & nutrition expert Patrick Hopkins for a virtual tour through a grocery store to pick the best and healthiest foods for optimum health. (The first in a series of conversations). www.builtbypatrick.comAired Jan. 26, 2013.
Bill, Denise, and Norma talk with Master Gardener Donna Beamesderfer about rose pruning. Why is this the best season for pruning? Donna explains the whys and hows, and she also explains why one shouldn't panic when it's time to cut back those rose canes.
Louie is joined in the studio by Master Naturalists Clarence "Kiki" Cooper, Bob Vines, and Cille D'asenzo, who share information on the Texas Master Naturalist Program, which educates individuals on the archaeology, ecology, geology, and animal life of the Chihuahuan Desert. Volunteers who finish the Texas Master Naturalist course become Certified Master Naturalists and can share their knowledge with the public. Applications are being accepted for the next series of Texas Master Naturalist Classes, which begin on February 13. Call the Texas AgriLife Extension for more details, 915-860-2515, or visit http://txmn.org/trans_pecos/Aired Jan. 25, 2013.
In a rebroadcast from April 20, 2010, Florence Schwein welcomes back attorney and senior advocate, Stephanie Townsend Allala. Allala specializes in elder law, and she touches on the recent changes in Medicaid & Medicare in the State of Texas. She also explains why seniors don't have to lose their home to the state if they have to receive 24/7 care at a nursing facility. Allala points out that good legal advice can save families thousands of dollars as well as emotional suffering. www.elpasoelderlaw.com, 915-257-0420.
Slam Master, Krystal Oblinger and one of the founders, Ray Ramos preview the Free Hole Slam series first event of the year with featured poet, Myrlin Hepworth.
Free Hole Slam Presents Myrlin Hepworth Tuesday, January 22 6pm Workshop and Slam Sign Up, 7pm Poetry Slam, 8pm Featured Poet The Network's back lounge The Red Room 317 E. Mills (915) 204-8275, www.freeholeslam.com
Norma, Bill, and Denise talk with Jennifer Hickey, a Master Gardener and consulting rosarian with the American Rose Society. She talks about the different kinds of roses available for sale at the Master Gardener Rose Sale, including all types of floribunda, grandiflora, hybrid tea, and EarthKind roses. Hickey offers some advice on how to pick the right rose for your landscape.
Orders for the Master Gardener Rose Sale will be taken through February 1. Order forms are available online at http://txmg.org/elpaso/2012-rose-sale/ or by calling the Texas AgriLife Extension at 915-860-2515, or the Master Gardener Hotline at 915-566-1276.
Greg & Liz talk with vegan food blogger, TV cooking show host, and lifestyle coach, Jaime Karpovich. Karpovich talks about her efforts to change the image of the "angry vegan" through her blog and cooking show. She also talks about ways vegetarianism and veganism are working their ways into mainstream America. http://savethekales.wordpress.com. Aired Jan. 13, 2013.