In a rebroadcast from Sept. 10, 2011, Florence Schwein talks with Barbara Upsal of Mayaluna Yarns. Florence & Barbara talk about the history of knitting and its outgrowth from the United Kingdom. The practice of knitting may not be as popular as it was at the turn of the century, but it still can brag of very loyal practitioners! Visit https://www.ravelry.com/account/login - a free site for knitting & crocheters.
Louie welcomes Dr. Curtis Spier, who was working at Parkland Hospital in Dallas when President John F. Kennedy was shot. Spier talks about what he saw on that terrible day in history, and the futile efforts by hospital staff to revive the president. Spier was also witness to Parkland Hospital's efforts to save the life of the president's alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. Dr. Spier is a 1956 graduate of Texas Western College (now UTEP).
UTEP's Centennial Lecture Series on a broad range of contemporary issues. The next speaker is Ricardo C. Ainslie, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Educational Psychology, Oct. 22, 5 p.m., UTEP Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 116. Today is Day 72 in the Countdown to UTEP's Centennial Year.
David Mills, Producer of Shakespeare on the Rocks, and Joseph Martinez III, Director of Doctor Faustus, preview the 25th anniversary season of classic theater.
Shakespeare on the Rocks Presents “Doctor Faustus” by Christopher Marlowe Friday October 25, and Saturday October 26, 7pm, and Sunday October 27 at 2pm El Paso Woman’s Club 1400 N. Mesa www.shakespeareontherocks.com
Denise & Norma welcome back John White, curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens on the UTEP campus. John talks about the upcoming Sun Country Landscape Conference, taking place on "Tree-o-ween," Oct. 31 at the TecH2O Water Resources Learning Center, 10751 Montana. Hear about the different topics that will be covered at the conference which is open to landscape professionals and interested members of the public. John also talks about a Pruning & Climbing Workshop scheduled for Oct. 30 at the El Paso Garden Center on Grant Ave. Tree professionals & interested members of the public are invited to attend.
Registration is recommended for each event. http://www.wtufc.org/, John White 575-640-7555 Oscar Mestas 915-834-5610.
Louie talks with artist Margarita Cabrera about her art project which will promote peace. UPLIFT is a work of public art which involves the members of the public in its creation. The sculpture, which is constructed of papel picado and recycled guns, will represent a flock of birds taking flight. The sculpture will be part of the new roundabout currently being constructed on Country Club Rd. All members of the community are invited to participate in creating UPLIFT, no experience necessary. For information on the project and upcoming workshops, visit http://www.margaritacabrera.com/uplift/
Ardovino's Desert Crossing hosts its Winter Farmers Market every Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy an ever-increasing selection of fall & winter organic and pesticide-free produce, along with all-natural eggs, beef, pork, lamb, and goat, fresh baked breads, homemade salsas, and artisan goods. Well-behaved pets are welcome. Enjoy a fair trade cup of coffee, house-made pastries, and fresh-squeezed juices, and brunch in the restaurant.
In a rebroadcast from Aug. 3, 2013, Louie talks with Denise Kiernan, author of "The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women who Helped Win World War II." Kiernan talks about the women who were sent to work in a top secret city to enrich uranium for the first atomic bomb...but they didn't know it. Learn more about the book and view videos at http://www.girlsofatomiccity.com/, or visit Denise Kiernan's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DeniseKiernanAuthor.
Louie talks with Stephen Voglewede, Assistant Director of the MBIA's Competitiveness Group; and Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences TTUHSC Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Stephen and Dr. Raj talk about the upcoming BIOMED Symposium, which invites members of the medical community and the general public to learn about the ways El Paso is striving to establish itself as a biomedical community. We'll also hear about the ways UTEP, Texas Tech, and NMSU are collaborating their research efforts for the betterment of the region's health. Information and registration avialable at http://mcabiomed.com/
Greg & Liz talk with Victoria Moran, author of 'Main Street Vegan," a book which is aimed at the everyday Main Street person who is looking to adopt a vegan diet because he is either concerned about their health, the environment, or the treatment of animals. The book helps guide readers towards a lifestyle change without bending to social pressures. http://mainstreetvegan.net/
El Paso artist and educator, Gabriel Gaytan provides background and the latest information on efforts to save the 100-plus-year-old Lincoln Park Recreation Center – an historic building under the Spaghetti Bowl.
Artist and gallery owner, Hal Marcus and painter, Lyuba Titovets, announce 20Cover Girls, the upcoming exhibition at the Hal Marcus Gallery featuring women artists who have been featured on the cover of El Paso Scene magazine, which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary.
20 Cover Girls The Hal Marcus Gallery 1308 N Oregon Opening Reception: Thursday October 24, 5-7 pm Continues through Friday January 31. (915) 533-9090, www.halmarcus.com
Denise, Bill, and Norma talk about what gardening activities we can take part in during October. It's a great time to plant cool-season annuals like pansies, or planting trees & shrubs.
Plus, hear about where the Master Gardeners will be appearing this month: Oct 11-13 at the Home & Garden Expo in Downtown El Paso...Oct 26 from 9am-1pm at the Downtown Artist & Farmers Market on Anthony St...and Oct 26 from 1pm-3pm at the Municipal Rose Garden Open House at Memorial Park.
Louie talks with Jose Villalobos and Gregory Rocha of the UTEP Political Science Department about the current government shutdown and the political stalemate in Congress. They also were able to connect to a conference call with Senator John Cornyn and ask him questions about health on the border and the needs of veterans.
Dennis talks with film historian Jay Duncan about the newly-formed Sunset Film Society, which screens films every 3rd Saturday at 6:30 p.m., at the historic Hixon House in the Sunset Heights Neighborhood. Screenings are free, but RSVPs are requested. Find out about the other perks involved with becoming a member of the Sunset Film Society at http://www.sunsetfilmsociety.org/.
Dennis & Jay also reminisce about the old homes of the Sunset Heights Neighborhood which were featured in the Oct. 5 Sunset Heights Tour of Homes.