Gallery Coordinator, Aryk Gardea and Café owner, Christina Estrada, describe the creative excitement behind the innovative Honeyguide Gallery, an exhibition space provided by Joe Vinny and Bronson’s Bohemian Café to support the local arts community.
Information: Honeyguide Gallery at Joe Vinny & Bronsons Bohemian Café 824 N. Piedras (915) 497-4913
Denise & Norma talk about some of the questions that have been submitted to the El Paso Master Gardeners recently. Should you paint your trees white to protect from sunburn or to "heal" a pruning cut? What's the difference between mulch & compost? And why is an arborvitae dripping sap?
Charles talks with El Paso native actor, writer, and director Ryan Piers Williams. Ryan is the producer of the 2013 film "Kilimanjaro," about a young man who aims to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro after his relationship goes sour. Ryan talks about the character-driven story, and why many independent films and cable networks are focusing more on character-centered films. In this online-only extended interview, Ryan also explains the differences between a producer and a director, and why his experience as a writer & director makes him a better producer. He also tells us about his upcoming feature, "X/Y." http://www.kilimovie.com/
Louie talks with David Marcus of Join us for Justice, the El Paso Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church & State. The chapter grew out of the recent debate at City Hall over domestic partner benefits. Join us for Justice will host "An Evening of Civil Discourse" with guest speaker Ellery Schempp, a plaintiff in the landmark 1963 U.S. Supreme Court school prayer case, Abington School District v Schempp. The event is Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m., at the UTEP Union Cinema. Information: 915-525-8545, http://www.joinusforjustice.org/.
Louie also talks with John Grost of the International Coin Club of El Paso, which will hold their 51st annual Coin Show, Feb. 14-16 at the El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama (Fri 1-6 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 9 a.m.-4 p.m.). The Coin Show will celebrate the UTEP Centennial with their own UTEP Centennial Coin which will be available for purchase at the show. UTEP President Diana Natalicio will host a ribbon cutting for the Coin Show at 12:45 p.m. on Feb. 14. Information: John Grost 533-6001, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elpasocoinclub/247752472025127.
The research of Oralia Loza, Assistant Professor in the UTEP Department of Public Health Sciences. Oralia is currently working on the health needs of the transgender community, in particular, transgender women.
Dennis & Noemi talk with Dr. Richard McCallum, professor of Medicine, Founding Chair and Director of Gastroenterology Research, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. McCallum talks about his journey from his native Australia to El Paso. Dr. McCallum is the creator of a gastric pacemaker that stimulates stomach muscles for individuals suffering from gastroparesis, a disorder affecting 5%-6% of Americans. For information, or to inquire about being a test subject for future research, call Dr. McCallum at 913-706-6746.
On the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, Louie talks with Penelope Rowlands, editor of the collection "The Beatles are Here! 50 Years After the Band Arrived in America, Writers, Musicians and Other Fans Remember." Louie & Penelope, who are both huge Beatles fans, share their first memories of the Fab Four and talk about some of the remembrances included in the book. http://www.peneloperowlands.com/
Greg & Liz talk with Michael Webermann, Executive Director of FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement). Michael talks about the surprisingly successful campaign to pay meat-eaters $1 to watch a graphic video of animal abuse. These efforts eventually grew into the 10 Billion Lives Tour, which features a truck outfitted with video screens traveling across the country to college campuses, street fairs, and music festivals (http://10billiontour.org/). He also talks about the Meatout Monday campaign and other successful efforts by FARM to try to drastically reduce meat consumption. Learn more by visiting http://www.farmusa.org/.
Louie talks with Lisa Smith, head of the Dance Program of the UTEP Department of Theater & Dance. Lisa tells us about the growing dance program at UTEP, and about the upcoming production of "The Trials of Pobrero El Campesino." Lisa explains how this production brings together Stravinsky's "Petruchka," Gershwin's "Three Preludes," and the Kingdom of Bhutan. Performances are Feb 7, 8, 13-15 at 8 p.m., Feb 9 & 16 at 2:30 p.m., at the UTEP Wise Family Theatre. Ticket information: 915-747-5118. Info on the Dance Program, call or email Lisa Smith, 915-747-6509, email email@example.com.
The research of Aaron Velasco of the UTEP Department of Geological Sciences. Velasco is studying dynamic triggering of earthquakes. It's known that large quakes can trigger smaller quakes, but can large quakes trigger another large quake felt halfway around the world? http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=24735
Keith Pannell welcomes Timothy Roth, A.B. Templeton Professor of Financial Management & Banking, and Chair of the Department of Economics & Finance at UTEP. Roth discusses his research into the interface between economics and moral & political philosophy. http://business.utep.edu/faculty/profiles/roth/
Dennis & Noemi talk with Fernando Gonzalez, lead epidemiologist with the City of El Paso Health Department; and Alejandra Rodarde, Public Health Supervisor. Over a dozen flu deaths have been reported in the El Paso area, and the flu season is still in full swing. Gonzalez and Rodarte tell us that plenty of vaccines are available at your health provider and at area pharmacies and retail stores. They also dispel the myths many of us may have about the flu vaccine. Learn more at this site: http://home.elpasotexas.gov/health/seasonal-flu-information.php
Louie talks with Meredith Abarca, Associate Professor in the Department of English; and PhD student, Consuelo Salas. Meredith is a food scholar who will be taking part in a Food Studies Symposium which will focus on the study of food in the humanities. Meredith & Consuelo talk about the different ways food is portrayed in literature, through social media, and through our favorite cooking shows on TV. The symposium is Feb. 5 & 6 at the Rubin Center on the UTEP campus. For information, call 915-747-0619 or visit http://academics.utep.edu/Portals/195/Pictures/Events/Spring%202014/FoodHumanities.jpg.
Denise & Norma talk about the ways we can keep those beautiful cut flowers & bouquets looking great for days. With Valentine's Day around the corner, you're going to want to know the best way to keep roses and other flowers looking their best. Potted flowering plants and rose bushes also keep your home and landscape looking colorful.
Louie talks with Rosa Meguerian-Faria, Global Outreach Manager with the UTEP Graduate School. Rosa talks about the difficulties some international students face in finding themselves in completely different cultural surroundings. A native a Brazil, Rosa experienced these feelings herself when she first came to the U.S. Rosa is asking interested individuals to volunteer their time to help international students adjust to their new surroundings by helping them with daily tasks, sharing meals with them, and other activities. Information: Rosa Meguerian-Faria 915-747-6892, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Information on Miner Trotter is available here: https://minetracker.utep.edu/organization/minertrotter
Keith Pannell talks with David Zubia, Associate Professor of the UTEP Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. Zubia talks about improving the efficiency of solar cells, and how nanopatterning can make crystals smaller, reduce defects, and increase efficiency. http://ee.utep.edu/facultyzubia.htm
Keith talks with Dr. Russell Chianelli, UTEP Chemistry Professor and materials scientist. Chianelli is director of the Materials Research & Technology Institute. He talks about the catalysts used in refineries around the world, and about innovative ways to recycle methane waste into usable sources of energy. http://research.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=10642
In a rebroadcast from April 2011, Louie talks with Bob Mihalyov, who was then on the Board of Directors of the Children's Grief Center of El Paso. The Children's Grief Center offers counseling services for young children and teens of all ages who have suffered through the death of a loved one. Bob shares his own experience with the center when his wife died of breast cancer leaving him to raise their children alone. Information is available at http://www.cgcelpaso.org/, 915-532-6004.
In a rebroadcast from April 6, 2013, Dennis talks with Pete Flores, a Korean War veteran who is instrumental in attempting to find a home for the proposed El Paso Veterans Memorial & Museum. The building would be 2.5 stories tall and would be designed like a 5-pointed star, with each point representing a war: WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Korea, and the Gulf. The museum would include memorabilia, posters, and video. Donations are strongly encouraged to make this project a reality. Call Pete Flores for more information: 915-309-3000.
Greg, Liz, and Tom talk to Robin Lamont about her novel, "The Chain," which tells the story of an animal welfare investigator who is summoned to a meat packing town to meet with a whistleblower, but the whistleblower is dead and his undercover footage is missing. Robin talks about the real-life undercover investigations which inspired her new work of fiction, and why "The Chain" is just the first in a series of books about animal welfare investigator Jude Brannock. Robin also tells us about the various careers she's had, ranging from Broadway actress (in the original production of "Godspell" - make sure to listen to Robin singing "Day by Day" at the end of this episode!), to private investigator, to prosecutor. http://www.animalsuspense.com/