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.
Guest host Dennis Woo talks with Peter Rivera, Executive Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UTEP. The center provides learning opportunities to individuals age 50+ in a variety of subjects, including Religion, Art History, Literature, and Languages. Information available at 915-747-8848, 915-747-6280, and online http://olliatutep.org/home.html. Aired Oct. 26, 2012.
Liz, Greg, and Tom talk with Matt Rice, Director of Investigations with Mercy for Animals. Rice talks about the undercover video investigations which have led to criminal charges against dairy and factory farms which were documented performing heinous acts of animal abuse. He also discusses efforts to get fast food restaurants like Burger King to stop doing business with factory farms that partake in abusive practices. www.burgerkingcruelty.com (graphic content), www.mercyforanimals.org.
Guest host Dennis Woo talks with Estella Reyes, media relations administrator for Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe Inc. Reyes talks about the upcoming Dia de los Muertos celebration on Nov. 2 at the La Fe Cultural & Technology Center, 721 S. Ochoa. The event features altars, music, folklorico, and more. The public is also invited to create their own altars for their loved ones for the celebration. They also talk about the centuries-old tradition of celebrating the souls of our departed friends & relatives, and the ways it contrasts and compares to Halloween. Information: 915-545-7190. Aired Oct. 27, 2012.
Denise & Norma talk about what we should be doing in our yards & landscapes in November, including selecting trees & shrubs for our yards, decreasing our watering schedule, and planting cool-weather-loving annuals. Aired Oct. 27, 2012.