Louie talks with photographer Teun Voeten, whose latest publication is "Narco Estado: Drug Violence in Mexico." He talks about his career covering war zones and areas of sociopolitical conflict, as well as his time covering the drug wars in Ciudad Juarez. Aired Dec. 14, 2012.
Dennis talks with Erin Pavolko from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) El Paso. Pavolko talks about efforts to remove the stigma from mental illness and instead treat its sufferers with sympathy and support. NAMI El Paso is a nonprofit grassroots organization that educates family members and those who suffer from mental illness. Free support groups are available Mondays from 7-9 p.m., at the University Behavioral Health Center, 1900 Denver Ave. NAMI offices are located at 4615 Alameda. For more information about their programs, call 915-534-5478, 915-534-5476, or visit www.nami.org/sites/namielpaso. Aired Dec. 8, 2012.
Greg, Liz, and Tom talk with James McWilliams, agricultural historian and author of "Just Food: Where Locavores get It Wrong and How We can Truly Eat Responsibly." McWilliams talks about the negatives to localizing food systems, including the cruelty behind slaughtering animals for food. He also explains why the locavore movement is often less about food than it is an anti-globazation protest. McWilliams also talks about the saga of Bill & Lou, two oxen at Green Mountain College in Vermont, who sparked an international debate over sustainable agriculture and the eating of animals. Part 1 of a 2-part interview. http://james-mcwilliams.comAired Dec. 9, 2012.
Russ talks with Xiaoqin "Elaine" Li, professor of Physics at the University of Texas at Austin. She introduces us to quantum dots, colloids, and the field of plasmonics, and how they can be used to create more efficient light sources. www.ph.utexas.edu/person/li_xiaoqinAired Dec. 9, 2012.
Louie talks with Laurie Paternoster, owner of Lynx Exhibits; and Deborah Chaney, Education Director at Lynx Exhibits. Laurie & Deborah talk about this unique El Paso museum which offers fun & educational traveling exhibits which invite families to immerse themselves in hands-on activities. Hear about some new exciting exhibits coming in January 2013.
Lynx Exhibits is located at 301 W. Overland in Downtown El Paso. 915-533-5330, www.lynxexhibits.com.