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.
Louie talks with Dr. Elena Izquierdo, Associate Professor of Teacher Education at UTEP; and Kathleen Staudt, Professor of Political Science at UTEP. They discuss the upcoming conference, "Social Justice in Public Education." Izquierdo & Staudt talk about the importance of getting teachers, parents, and community leaders involved in public education. They also offer their views as to why time-consuming standardized tests have alienated students facing a language barrier, and why those tests have taken valuable teaching time out of the classroom. They explain why the punitive nature of standardized tests have often led schools to partake in unethical behavior, leading them to sacrifice students to save the school's ranking.
The conference, "Social Justice in Public Education," will take place Jan. 18-19 at Bowie High School, and is open to all. Info: Kathleen Staudt 915-747-7975, or visit www.elpasoteachersassociation.org.
In a rebroadcast from April 13, 2010, Florence talks with attorney Stephanie Townsend Allala. Allala specializes in elder law, though the subject should interest any adult age 18 or older. She talks about the documents no person should be without, and why it is so crucial to plan for what will happen to our finances and our loved ones when we die. She also briefly touches upon the importance of Medicaid and Medicare in the lives of seniors. www.elpasoelderlaw.com, 915-257-0420. Aired Jan. 12, 2013.
Bill & Norma talk about preparing for El Paso's unpredictable winter temps by protecting your plants and your pipes. They also talk about bringing color inside your home with quick-blooming bulbs, ordering seeds for your spring garden from seed catalogs, and why to hold off on fertilizing your plants until the weather begins to warm up. Aired Jan. 12, 2013.
Louie talks with Tom Fullerton, professor of Economics & Finance at UTEP, about the UTEP Border Economic Forum, which will address the 2013 regional economic outlook, as well as transportation issues on the border, AAA baseball, health care on the border, and much more. Fullerton also talks about the improving economy of Ciudad Juarez, and how it is benefiting El Paso.
The UTEP Border Economic Forum is Jan. 16 at the El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center on the UTEP Campus. $30, includes breakfast & lunch. Info: 915-747-7775.
In a rebroadcast from August 7, 2010, Cheryl Garing talks with Don Kime and Charlie Stapler of the Sunmaster Toastmasters. They talk about how their organization can help people get over their often-paralyzing fear of public speaking. The Sunmasters Toastmasters meet every Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the Ronald McDonald House, 300 E. California St. 833-1406, www.district23.org. Aired Jan. 5, 2013.
Donald E. Moss, Ph.D., UTEP Professor and Researcher in Neuroscience for 35 years, talks about the incredible true story detailed in his new book titled Alzheimer’s: My Journey to a Next Generation Treatment.
Louie talks with Harry Meeuwson, director of CETaL (Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning); and Karla Ramirez, program director of CETaL. Meeuwson & Ramirez talk about how CETaL focuses on improving teaching skills for UTEP faculty and graduate student instructors.
CETaL will be sponsoring the upcoming International Sun Conference on Teaching & Learning, February 28 & March 1, at the Tomas Rivera Conference Center in the UTEP East Union Building. Guest speakers at the conference will be Richard Pineda of the UTEP Department of Communication, and Marsha Lovett, co-author of "How Learning Works." Advance registration available at http://cetalweb.utep.edu/sun; registration also available on site the days of the conference. More information: 915-747-8793. (The deadline for submitting papers for the conference is Jan. 3.)
Dennis Woo talks with Laura Cruz-Acosta, Marketing & Public Affairs Coordinator with Sun Metro. Cruz-Acosta talks about upcoming improvements and additions taking place at Sun Metro terminals across the city, including expanding amenities at the Eastside Terminal, the addition of articulated buses (longer buses made up of 2 sections joined by a pivoting joint), and a new Maintenance & Operations Facility at Montana & Global Reach. She also talks about Sun Metro's Lift buses, which transport seniors and others with disabilities directly to their destination; and the Gold Route which takes travelers from El Paso into Las Cruces, and vice versa. www.sunmetro.net
Sun Metro is also offering transportation to the Sun Bowl game on Dec. 31 from 7 locations: $3 round trip. Sun Bowl parking is also available at the Union Plaza Transit Terminal downtown ($5), with transportation to the Sun Bowl game. www.sunmetro.net/sunbowl
In a rebroadcast from Dec. 25, 2010, Norma continues her conversation with Oscar Mestas, Regional Urban Forester, Texas Forest Service. Mestas talks about the proper pruning tools that should be used for larger, more mature trees. He also talks about what kind of pruning your tree needs if it has suffered wind damage or if it is planted near a utility line. Mestas also discusses the special pruning that fruit trees might require. Aired Dec. 29, 2012.
Louie talks with Richard Pineda, Associate Professor of Communication at UTEP, and Director of the Sam Donaldson Center for Communication Studies on the UTEP campus. Pineda talks about the recent election of Enrique Pena Nieto as the newest President of Mexico. How is Pena Nieto's presidency expected to address the violence of the drug wars? Will Pena Nieto's youth allow him to relate more to the Obama administration and make immigration a priority for both nations? Is Mexico expected to improve economically with Pena Nieto's presidency? Aired Dec. 28, 2012.