Emily Loya, Chief Marketing Officer with KCOS – El Paso’s Public Television Affiliate – invites the community to compete in the first-ever High Q Celebrity Bowl…while promoting their businesses or organizations.
Denise & Norma talk about the Kids & Kows & More program with the program's director, Sandra Pierce. Sandra talks about why it's important for kids to learn about the cotton, pecans, and cattle that are central to the region's agricultural industry. The Kids & Kows & More program features speakers, a livestock exhibit, a mobile dairy classroom, and lots more! The program is for 2nd through 5th graders and will take place March 3-7 at the El Paso County Coliseum. To learn more and to set up a schedule your students, contact Sandra Pierce, 915-872-8791, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keith talks with Dena Kay Jones, the Keyboard Division Coordinator for the UTEP Department of Music. Dena talks about her research into the little-known piano music of Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo. http://www.denakayjones.com/
Keith talks with Josiah Heyman, chair of the UTEP Department of Sociology & Anthropology, and Endowed Professor of Border Trade Issues. Heyman talks about the concept of "place-based" research and why his studies on the U.S./Mexico border can easily correlate with other border nations around the world. http://faculty.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=faculty.utep.edu/jmheyman
In a rebroadcast from Aug. 31, 2013, Dennis talks to noted local author Ken Hudnall about his recent projects, his daily Internet radio show and his weekly Downtown ghost tours. He can be reached through his website, http:\\kenhudnall.com.
Louie talks to Bianca Ortiz and Lindsay Cobol about the upcoming "Battle of the Bulge Boot Camps," being held at the three YMCAs in El Paso. The camps are designed for the serious, but not necessarily experienced, person desiring to lose weight and be healthy for 2014. For more information, contact Lindsay at the Westside YMCA, (915)584-9622, for the camp that starts on Tuesday, January 21st; call Bianca at the eastside Fred and Maria Loya Family YMCA, (915)590-9622, for the camp that starts on Monday, January 20th; contact Rebecca at the northeast Bolling Family YMCA, (915)755-9622.
Norma De La Rosa, President of the El Paso Teachers Association, and Georgina Perez, Director and Creator of Tu Libro, invite the community to attend free Empowerment Workshops designed to inspire local students, parents and teachers to reclaim quality education.
Information: Empowerment Workshops Guillen Middle School 900 S. Cotton Street Friday, January 24th from 5 to 9 pm Saturday, January 25th from 8 am to 5 pm
Cathryn Vandenbrink with Artspace and Eric Pearson, CEO of the El Paso Community Foundation provide an update on the Artspace El Paso Lofts, which will provide affordable live-work space for local artists.
Denise & Norma talk with Master Gardener Marianela Milner, co-chair of the Ascarate Vegetable Garden. Hear about the different crops grown at the garden, the community educational opportunities the garden provides, and how the harvested crops benefit our local food bank. The public is invited to meet the Master Gardeners working the gardens on Mondays & Thursdays, 7-11 a.m., at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Information at 915-860-2515.
Guest host Norma Martinez talks with Greg Taylor, director of the UTEP Dinner Theatre, and Beverly Kerbs-Ward, program coordinator for the Dinner Theater. Greg Taylor helped found the UTEP Dinner Theatre with a production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" 31 years ago, and has continued to program hit musicals and revues at the Dinner Theatre, including "Cats," "The Full Monty," "Beauty and the Beast" "Chicago," and many, many more. The UTEP Dinner Theatre will present "Smokey Joe's Cafe" from Jan 31-Feb 16, "Les Miserables" April 25-May 11 (with possible hold-over dates), and "Chess the Musical" July 11-27. For information: 915-747-6060, http://www.utep.edu/udt.
Keith talks with Lawrence Cohn, Professor of Psychology at UTEP. Cohn talks about his research into how people weigh evidence when making decisions. Why do people lean one way or the other when presented with anectodal information versus scientific or statistical information? http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=7329
Keith talks with Charles Ambler, Professor of History at UTEP. Ambler's focus of research is 19th & 20th century Africa. He talks about the history of radio in Africa, from its start in the 1920s & `30s, to its growth as a medium of propaganda. http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=54924
Noemi talks with J. Eric Evans, CEO of Sierra Medical Center and Providence Memorial Hospital. Evans talks about his background as an industrial engineer, and the $120 million investments which will provide patient-centered improvements to the region's hospitals including technological upgrades and specialized units. We'll also hear about the national recognition recently received by Sierra Medical Center, and about his goals for the future of the region's health care.
Greg, Liz, and Tom welcome chef Mark Reinfeld, author of "The 30 Minute Vegan: Soup's On!" Chef Mark talks about creating "vegan soups for the chicken soul." His recipes allow for lots of variety and customization. To learn more about the book, Mark's online culinary course, and much more, visit http://veganfusion.com/.
Master C.P. Ong discusses how he gathered the wealth of knowledge on Chinese history and the evolution of the internal martial arts that he has included in his book titled, Taijiquan: Cultivating Inner Strength.
Taijiquan: Cultivating Inner Strength by C. P. Ong - Book Signing and Demo Saturday, January 25, 2 to 4 pm at the El Paso History Museum, 510 N. Santa Fe Sunday, January 26, two 2-hour workshops at Texas School of Tai Chi, 6200 Bluff Trail www.texastaichi.net (915) 760-5196
Michael Tomor, Director of the El Paso Museum of Art, introduces plans for a unique collaboration with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation to bring a series of world-famous masterpieces to El Paso.
Bill & Norma talk about this month's gardening activities. In January we should prune our trees & shrubs, visit with Master Gardeners at the Municipal Rose Garden to get some winter rose pruning tips, and extend the lives of our neglected holiday plants.
Charles talks with fellow cinephile Felipa Solis, Executive Director of El Paso Pro-Musica. Pro-Musica presents its annual Chamber Music Festival in January, and a classic film series has been central to the festival for several years. Screenings begin Jan. 11 with the documentary "God's Fiddler" about legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz. **LAST MINUTE PROGRAM CHANGE (not reflected in this interview, recorded prior to the change) - Jan 11 film is"Music of the Heart," starring Academy Award Winning Actress Meryl Streep, Gloria Estefan, Aidan Quinn and Angela Bassett. It is the true. story of a violin teacher who beats the odds by creating a music program in East Harlem.**
Guest host Norma Martinez talks with Tom Fullerton, Professor of Economics at UTEP, about the upcoming 9th Border Economic Forum. The forum is sponsored by the El Paso Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas in partnership with the UTEP Border Region Modeling Project, and the Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade. Tom also talks about the unique nature of the El Paso/Las Cruces/Juarez borderplex, and about the complicated equations that are utilized to forecast the trends that will impact business conditions and quality of life in the borderplex in 2014.
Keith talks with Ricardo Bernal of the UTEP Department of Chemistry. Bernal talks about his research into protein malfunction and his efforts to better understand chaperonins, proteins found in every cell in our bodies. http://science.utep.edu/chemistry/rbernal/
Internationally-known artist, Gaspar Enriquez is joined by his former student, Mauricio Olague and El Paso Museum of Art Curator, Christian Gerstheimer to discuss upcoming exhibitions and projects featuring Enriquez’ work.
Keith talks with Keith Erekson, Associate Professor of History at the UTEP. Erekson talks about his research into commemorations, and his role as Executive Director of the Centennial Celebration at UTEP. http://www.keitherekson.com/
In a rebroadcast from Nov. 16, 2013, Louie talks with David Cantwell, author of "Merle Haggard: The Running Kind." Cantwell talks about how country incorporated rock & pop that allowed musicians to communicate with their listeners, and how Merle Haggard used that blend to entrance his listeners. Cantwell also talks about how country music has evolved over the years, an evolution that is oftentimes controversial. Cantwell reads the introduction to the book, "Merle Haggard: The Running Kind."
New El Paso Prime Time host Noemi Rojas and Dennis talk to Dennece Knight, executive director, University Medical Center Foundation, and Dr. Shaun Machen, pediatric orthopedic surgeon, El Paso Children's Hospital, about the Borderless Giving Campaign. It allows for extensive surgical procedures to be done on Juarez children who have been identified with severe bone structure deformaties that hinder proper growth.