Greg & Liz welcome back activists & authors Kim Socha and Dallas Rising. Kim & Dallas talk about so-called "humane" food labels like "cage-free" or "locally-grown" - they make the argument that whether or not an animal is humanely or inhumanely raised, it still leads an unnatural life that leads to slaughter or exploitation. They also talk about the concept of abolition versus welfare. Should it be considered a success if factory farms make concessions to treat their animals better? Kim & Dallas argue that those decisions are purely economic ones, not necessarily driven by compassion.
El Paso Cinematographers, Julian Quiambao and Carlos Alfonso Corral, along with local sound mixer Aaron Madrid talk about their invitation to premier their latest docudrama at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
Louie Saenz has a frank talk with Izzy Mora from the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation about cancer, including breast cancer: the discovery, emotional rollercoaster that comes with the disease, and how the foundation teaches families how to cope and how to help cancer patients survive. They also discuss the benefit concert set for Saturday, May 4, at the Chamizal National Memorial. It's titled, "Sgt. Pepper's Wondrous Wigorium: Seasons may change, but beauty remains." Showtime is at 7 PM; tickets are available through PayPal at www.rgcf.org.
Dennis talks to Laura Cruz-Acosta, Sun Metro Director of Communications, and Margaret Schroeder, El Paso City Engineering and Construction Management, about two upcoming public meetings that will address the upcoming Mesa St. construction of bus stations along an eight-mile route from Downtown El Paso to the Westside Transit Terminal on Remcon Circle. The meetings are scheduled for Monday, May 6, at Mesita Elementary School, from 5:30-7:30 pm; and Tuesday, May 7, at Morehead Middle School, from 6-8 pm. For more information, you may call Sun Metro Customer Relations at (915)533-3333 during regular business hours.
Also on the show, from January 4, 2013, host Louie Saenz talks to renowned radio host and author Ken Hudnall about one of his recent books, "History and Mystery of the Rio Grande." His website is http://kenhudnall.com
The three young filmmakers – Brandon Abeyta, Carlos Chandler and Skyler Carreon – we visited with last year about their role in the Plaza Classic Film Festival give us an update on their involvement in this year’s event and the evolution of their work together.
Greg, Liz, and Tom talk with authors & advocates, Kim Socha and Dallas Rising. Kim & Dallas are contributors to the books "Defiant Daughters" and "Confronting Animal Exploitation." They share their personal experiences in the hopes that vegans and advocates who feel isolated and alienated from their friends & families can draw some inspiration from their stories.
Dennis talks with veterinarians John Bruker and Randy Shinaut about the El Paso Veterinary Association's 28th annual Community Awards Banquet. They also talk about good & bad breeding practices, the personal relationships they have with their pets, and they share some unusual stories from their practices.
The Community Awards Banquet is Tuesday, May 7, at 6 p.m., at the Camino Real Hotel. Tickets are $40. 915-593-1712, www.epvma.org
In a rebroadcast from October 16, 2010, Bill & Norma talk with Jim McAfee, a turf grass specialist with Texas AgriLife Extension in Dallas. Find out why Bermuda grass grows best here in El Paso, and why zoysia grass is another great bet. McAfee also talks about St. Augustine grass, Bermuda hybrid, and cool season grass. McAfee also explains why fall is the best time to fertilize, and when to apply pre-emergents to your lawn to prevent weeds. http://jimmcafee.tamu.edu/
Louie talks with Michelle Blanks and Star Chacon of the UTEP Speech & Debate Team, and their coach, Michael Brooks. They talk about some of the national awards the team has won, including 5 national titles brought home by Blanks & Chacon at a single tournament. Find out why these talented individuals consider themselves athletes.