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.
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.