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Recently there has been a rise in antibiotic resistant bacteria. In order to address this rising concern a new approach has been developed, antisense antibiotics.  Dr. Bruce Geller, professor of microbiology at Oregon State University is one of the leading researchers in this new approach and he discusses what exactly are antisense antibiotics. 

http://microbiology.science.oregonstate.edu/content/bruce-geller

Aired March 19, 2017

Winston Groom is a best selling author of sixteen books including the New York Times bestseller "Forrest Gump" which stayed on the list for 21 weeks and was adapted into the film "Forrest Gump" starring Tom Hanks. Along with being a novelist Groom is also a renowned author of history. In his latest novel, "El Paso", Groom melds fiction with history telling the tale of a thrill-seeking Bostonian railroad tycoon who finds himself pitted against Pancho Villa amongst the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution. 

http://www.winstongroom.com/

Aired March 19, 2017

Stephen Kessler is a poet and translator. Through him and his translations the works of poets such as Julio Cortázar and Jorge Luis Borges have been able to live on and shared with a new generation of readers. He mostly recently translated the poems of Julio Cortázar, whom he personally knew, in  "Save Twilight: Selected Poems". Kessler is an expert translator able to capture the essence of Cortázar's poems without getting lost in translation. 

http://www.stephenkessler.com/index.html

Aired March 19, 2017

On Thursday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 25th, 2017 the El Paso Opera will present Gioachino Rossini’s Cinderella at the Abraham Chavez Theatre.

The El Paso Opera production will follow world-renowned director Garnett Bruce’s adaptation of Rossini’s 1816 fairytale Cinderella and will be set in 1930s Hollywood. The opera is sung in Italian with both English and Spanish projected subtitles provided. Here to tell us all about it is Artistic Director David Holloway.

Montoya-Grams is the brainchild of Indie/Latin band ,Fatigo's, frontman, Mike Montoya. The concept is simple, you fill out a questionnaire based on your loved one, and Mike Montoya gets to work on creating a song written and recorded completely from scratch, tailored to the person's taste in music, known as a Montoya-Gram. Here to tell us about writing songs about and for people he’s never met is Mike Montoya.

Cherry tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, grapevine, heirloom....with so many types and varieties of tomatoes how do you choose the right tomato for you and your garden? Luckily hosts Denise Rodriguez and John White talk all about tomatoes to help you select the right tomato for you including where to purchase some. 

Aired March 18, 2017

The title of "Producer" in film and television credits has long been overlooked or associated with misconceptions on what exactly a producer does. Well the Producers Guild of America has been working to increase awareness of the organizations and the roles that producers play. One of the ways that the organization is working to increase awareness is through its podcast, "Produced By". Host Charles Horak speaks to the executive producer and host of the podcast, Kevin Fairchild.

http://www.producersguild.org/

Aired March 18, 2017 

Claire Starnes is a Vietnam veteran and UTEP alum. She is also a contributor to the book "Women Vietnam Veterans: Our Untold Stories." Approximately 1,200 women from the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy left their mark in Vietnam from 1962 to 1973, and were intelligence analysts, flight controllers, clerk-typists, translators, physical therapists, dieticians and communications specialists. Starnes spent 17 years collecting their stories, and she joins us to share some of her experiences in Vietnam and at UTEP. Original Air Date: April 1, 2016Re-aired: March 17, 2017  

Asteroids! What do you know about asteroids? Well it turns out we can learn plenty from asteroids but there is a particular reason why asteroids have become the front and center of attention recently. As it turns out asteroids can be source of precious metals, many of which do not exist here on earth. CFA Astronomer Martin Elvis of the Smithsonian Institute at Harvard is one of the leading advocates in the mining of asteroids and discusses the reason for and benefits of mining asteroids. 

https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/news/su201418

Aired March 12, 2017

Award winning author Tami Hoag joins the conversation on Perspectives this week. Known as the "Queen of Suspense", Hoag is a #1 international bestselling author of more than thirty books, more than 40 million copies of her book are in print in more than thirty languages. Her latest novel is "The Bitter Season". 

http://tamihoag.com/

Aired March 12, 2017

What would happen if you were a Black man and woke up as a White man, how would your life be different? This is the premise of Nigerian writer, A. Igoni Barrett's novel "Blackass". His novel has been compared to Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphsis" but as Barrett reveals, there is more to his novel. Join host Daniel Chacon as he has a conversation with Barrett about his novel and his inspiration and intentions for the novel.  

Aired March 12, 2017

Southern New Mexico’s Theatre Dojo performs Killing Buddha, an original play with music, as part of the El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre.

Killing Buddha will be performed at 2:30 pm on Sunday March 12, 2017 in the Philanthropy Theatre. The play is based on a legend in which the historical Buddha encounters a serial killer in search of atonement.  Here to tell us all about it is writer-director Algernon D’Ammassa and musician Randy Grainger.

El Paso’s Fab Lab has a new home in downtown El Paso. Located on the ground level of the new ArtSpace lofts, their core belief is that the tools and resources to actualize creative ideas should be available to as many community members as possible. 

Summer movie season may be two months away but with warm temperatures and movies like "Logan" making their debut, it almost seems like summer came early. Join host Charles Horak and frequent On Film contributor Jeanne Creel as they discuss the movies "Logan" and "Get Out", the summer movie season comes early! 

Aired March 11, 2017

Dr. Ronald J. Weber, Director of the Humanitites Program & the Masters of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Program at UTEP discusses the unique study abroad program in Rome that provides the opportunity for students to preserve historic monuments through digital media.

 http://romanmonuments.utep.edu/     Aired March 10, 2017  

Award winning film director Keegan Kuhn talks about his latest film "What the Health," a ground breaking feature length documentary that uncovers the impact of processed foods has on our personal health and greater community, and explores why leading health organizations continue to promote the industry despite countless medical studies and research.

If what's holding you back from adopting a plant-based diet is that you can't imagine a life without bacon, now's the perfect time to learn about some of the terrific plant-based bacon recipes. Leinana Two Moons talks about her new cookbook "Baconish."

Do you enjoy the outdoors? How would you like to explore some of the wonders of the Las Cruces/El Paso area and be back by noon? Kevin Bixby of the Southwest Environmental Center shares more on the "Back by Noon" program, as well as many others the organization has to offer.

Immigration reform has always been a political football in our American system. This week, we feature a conversation with Dylan Corbett, Director of the Hope Border Institute, who tells us about efforts underway to help immigrants in our border region.

UTEP's very own professors Irasema Coronado and Zita Arocha tell all as they prepare a group of students they will be taking to Cuba as a study abroad course offered this summer to learn more about the country.

The Prospector's Gaby Velasquez.

Corey Bailey and Pamela Johnson join us to share what El Paso can expect on the upcoming 11th annual Gospel Explosion. This concert features music, dance, and poetry all inspired by gospel music held at the UTEP Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.

In part one of this two-part episode, Dr. Sally Perry, Executive Director of the Sinclair Lewis Society and Associate Dean at Illinois State University, talks about the 1935 book "It Can't Happen Here." On the second half, UTEP graduate student and PhD. candidate David Robles, along with UTEP history professors Dr. Sam Brunk and Yolanda Leyva tell the audience what they can expect at UTEP's Borderlands History Complex.

Lobbyists are no strangers to Congress and one national organization is helping students learn the ropes  of it all. Brenda Luna and Katie Breslin from the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) join us in the studio as they share their ongoing efforts with students on improving immigration reform.

Local pharmacist Nick Stark addresses common concerns and questions many may face when being prescribed new medications, or assisting a loved one with pharmaceutical care. Stark is also the Owner/President of Stark Health Consulting and the Founder of Less Money More Travel.

Hector Garcia is an evolutionary psychologist and he will be sharing his ideas about the nature of god and religion based on our evolutionary psychology. He will also be discussing his book "Alpha God: The Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression". Garcia is from  the Veterans Administration in San Antonio and an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio. 

https://evolution-institute.org/profile/hector-garcia/

Aired March 3, 2017

On the first half of Perspectives, New York Times Best Selling author Sandra Brown joins to discuss her newest book "Sting". Brown is the author of 68 New York Times Best Sellers, she has more than a million copies of her books worldwide and her work has been translated into 34 languages.  
http://sandrabrown.net/

On the second half of Perspectives, New Your Times Bestselling author J.A. Jance dicusses her new book "Downfall", the latest installment in her Joanna Brady series. 

http://www.jajance.com/jajance.com/joanna-brady.html

Aired March 5, 2017 

Host Tim Z. Hernandez speaks to returning guest the author Kate Schatz to discuss her newest book "Rad Women Worldwide", the follow up to her book "Rad American Women A-Z". Plus the Poet Laureate of Texas, Laurie Ann Guerrero joins in on the conversation and provides a Poetic License. 

http://radamericanwomen.com/

http://www.arts.texas.gov/initiatives/texas-state-artist/current-state-artists/#guerrero

Aired March 5, 2017

El Dorado High School art teacher, Candie Printz and her students have been on a journey inspired by a book that focuses on positive impacts within your community. In the spirit of this book, teachers were encouraged to submit project ideas to improve their community. Candie proposed that her students adopt a section of desert to clean up and create art with found objects from their clean up site. 

La Mujer Obrera hosts FLOR Y CANTO: Telling Our Stories, on International Women's Day, Wednesday, March 8th at 12pm at Cafe Mayapan.

The community is invited to a dialogue featuring local female innovators in the arts such as historian and writer, Dr. Yolanda Leyva, musician Amalia Mondragón, poet Gris Muñoz, and artist Christian Cardenas.

With spring and tree blossoms starting to bloom you may considering planting a tree yourself. But what tree is the right tree for you? Hosts Denise Rodriguez and John White are joined by Oscar Mestas to talk about tree selection. Mestas is a certified arborist and municipal specialist and the former regional forester for Texas A&M Forest service.  

Aired March 5, 2017

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