In a rebroadcast from December 18, 2010, Norma talks with Oscar Mestas, Regional Urban Forester, Texas Forest Service. Mestas talks about why to prune, when to consult a professional, and why topping is a harmful practice which could lead to the demise of your trees. Part 1 of a 2-part conversation. Aired Dec. 22, 2012.
A special encore presentation of Benjamin Alire Saenz reading "A Gift from Papa Diego." Saenz is a writer, poet, novelist, and the Chair of the Creative Writing Department at the University of Texas at El Paso. Saenz also talks about how "A Gift from Papa Diego" came to be written back in 1999. "A Gift from Papa Diego" is published by Cinco Puntos Press, www.cincopuntos.com. Aired Dec. 21, 2012.
The Mountain View Market Co-Op hosts Farm Volunteer Days every Wednesday & Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 noon, at the Mountain View Market Farm in Mesilla NM. Learn about organic farming, local food production, vermiculture, composting, laying hens, season extension, and crop planning. 575-523-0436, email email@example.com.
Louie talks with John White, curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at the UTEP Centennial Museum. John gives us the lowdown on holiday plant care, including the care of poinsettias, Christmas cacti, and live or cut Christmas trees. He also talks about why we shouldn't sing the praises of the parasitic, poisonous mistletoe! John also fills us in on holiday snacks such as pecans, and why the drought is affecting the supply. Aired Dec. 15, 2012.
Host Dennis Woo talks with Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack and her mother, Vangie Soza. Marquez-Sharpnack & Soza are co-authors of the "Muy Bueno Cookbook," and they talk about the family history and cultural traditions that led to this publication featuring over 100 recipes. They will be present at a booksigning & reading on Sat. Dec. 22, 2-4 p.m., at The Bookery, 10180 Socorro Rd. Treats featured in the cookbook will also be available. www.muybuenocookbook.com.
Dennis also talks with Estela Reyes, Director of Communication with Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, about the Navidad de La Fe Luminarias & Canned Food Drive event taking place Sat. Dec. 15, 6-10 p.m., along Scenic Drive. Scenic Dr. is closed to traffic during this event, except for westbound traffic. El Pasoans are invited to enjoy the display of luminarias and bring canned food or financial donations to benefit needy and hungry families in the region. www.lafe-ep.org, 915-545-7190.