Louie talks with Emma Montes and Brian Ceely, UTEP students majoring in Theatre Arts. They talk about their roles in the upcoming stage production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," presented by the UTEP Department of Theatre & Dance. Performance dates are December 16 & 22 at 2:30 p.m., and December 21 & 22 at 8 p.m. http://theatredance.utep.edu, 915-747-5118.
Greg talks with Josephine Bellaccomo, pitch consultant and communication coach, about how to communicate with and convince people in positions of power to make compassionate changes in their practices. Bellaccomo also talks about why appearance and self confidence can communicate a message more effectively than the message itself. www.movethemessage.com. Aired Nov. 25, 2012.
Keith & Russ talk to Lawrence Reagan, a stress neurologist with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience. Reagan talks about how stress affects the brain, with an emphasis on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the connections between obesity & depression. http://ppn.med.sc.edu/lreagan.asp
Host Dennis Woo talks with Harry Bruntz of the El Paso Mineral & Gem Society. Bruntz talks about the upcoming Rock & Gem Show presented by the El Paso Mineral & Gem Society, taking place Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama. Dennis & Harry also talk about the differences between the different kinds of gems & minerals and how they form over the millennia.
The El Paso Mineral & Gem Society meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 6 p.m., at the Memorial Senior Center, 1800 Byron. http://epmgs.com.
Louie talks with Sherry Lewis, lecturer with the Communication Department at UTEP. Lewis talks about spending Thanksgivings with her mom in Bolivia, and helping expats and American workers at the Bolivian embassy celebrate Thanksgiving in the traditional fashion, with turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing. Aired Nov. 23, 2012.
Guest host Dennis Woo talks with Joann Cross, Nichole Coleman, Brett Hartmann, and Neelam Nagarwal of Miner DIAMONDS (Dynamic in Action Making Outstanding Noteworthy Distinction Shine). Miner DIAMONDS was established in 2008 as a social support group for disabled students at UTEP and it grew into a way for students to advocate for change. Cross, Coleman, Hartmann, and Nagarwal also talk about the challenges they have faced in trying to make their way across campus. Miner DIAMONDS is located in the UTEP Union East, Room 106. https://minetracker.utep.edu/organization/minerdiamonds
Greg & Liz welcome back Dr. Michael Greger, a physician, author, and director of Public Health & Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States. Greger talks about the latest research which reveals the health benefits of a plant based diet, including possible reversal of slow-growing early-stage cancers such as testicular cancer. He also talks about foods that have been shown to extend life, and why you have to follow the evidence when it comes to conflicting claims about healthy diets. www.nutritionfacts.org.
Guest host Dennis Woo talks with Harold Howell, President of the El Paso Chapter of the NAACP. Howell talks about the history of the NAACP in El Paso, and how it can help young people learn more about the civil rights movement which is still making an impact in society today. The El Paso Chapter of the NAACP meets every 3rd Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 3400 Wyoming. http://naacpelpaso.org. Aired Nov. 10, 2012.
We hear a conversation Charles Horak had with actress Tippi Hedren on the stage of the Plaza Theatre on Aug. 10, 2012, during the Plaza Classic Film Festival. Hedren talks about her early career acting in commercials and how one commercial caught the eye of famed director Alfred Hitchcock which led him to cast her in his now-classic film, "The Birds." Part 1 of a 2-part interview. Aired Nov. 10, 2012.
Louie breaks down the Quality of Life Bond issue in this 2-part conversation. The first half of the program features Bonnie Escobar, Leonard "Tripper" Goodman, and Sam Thompson. They talk about the issues dominating the Quality of Life Bond election, and talk about why voters should support them. In the second half of the program, Ron McGinnis explains why he changed his mind about the Quality of Life Bond issues, and why he is encouraging voters to reject them. More information on the Quality of Life Bond issue can be found at http://home.elpasotexas.gov/2012-Bond/
Denise, Bill, and Norma talk about whether roses need any special care once the weather starts getting colder. Bill also talks about his recent experience at a pomegranate workshop which convinced him to want to start a pomegranate orchard! Plus, find out which trees might provide you a pop of fall color. Aired Nov. 3, 2012.