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Greg, Tom, and Liz talk with Jenny Brown, co-founder & director of the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary.  Brown explains how a childhood bout with cancer and the companionship of a cat awakened her awareness to the inner lives of animals.  As an adult, Brown did undercover investigations of factory farms to try to expose the abuses at these facilities.  Brown also talks about trying to convince people that there really is no difference between our beloved companion animals and the animals at factory farms who eventually end up on our grocery shelves as bacon or ground beef.  www.woodstocksanctuary.org

Aired March 10, 2013.

Host Dennis Woo welcomes back Laura Cruz-Acosta, Marketing & Public Affairs Coordinator for Sun Metro.    Cruz-Acosta talks about ways El Pasoans can take advantage of the 6 Park and Ride facilities across town, including an additional one that is being constructed in East El Paso.  Cruz-Acosta also talks about new routes that Sun Metro is servicing, as well as the services available to individuals with special needs.  www.sunmetro.net, 915-533-3333.  Aired March 9, 2013.

David Grabarkewitz, Executive Director of the El Paso Opera, along with Desiree Mays, resident speaker and storyteller for The Santa Fe Opera since 1995, discuss the upcoming production of The Barber of Seville.

The Barber of Seville
Thursday, March 14 and Saturday, March 16 at 7:30pm

Andy Moran, Resident Conductor of the El Paso Symphony, previews the 6th Annual Downtown Kidspalooza Family Art and Music Festival.

Socorro Diamondstein, Cultural Funding and Technical Assistance Coordinator with the City’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department provides details of the upcoming grant application cycle for city-funded arts projects.

City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department 2013-2014 Funding Programs
(915) 541-4167

Denise, Bill, and Norma talk about preparing for spring gardening.  It's time to cut back some of that dead winter's growth on our perennials.  Denise also talks about the right type of soil mixture for our gardening beds and container plants.  Aired March 9, 2013.

Bacteria Evolve.  Aired March 8, 2013.

Wine.  Aired March 7, 2013.

Dino Tracks.  Aired March 6, 2013.

Sporopollenin.  Aired March 5, 2013.

Land Bridge.  Aired March 4, 2013.

In a rebroadcast from Nov. 12, 2012, Florence continues her virtual shopping trip with nutrition & fitness professional, Patrick Hopkins.  They talk about the different types of soups available at the grocery, and why some varieties may contain too much sodium.  Patrick explains why homemade soups are much healthier than those in a can or in a pouch.  Florence & Patrick also visit the frozen food aisle and the dairy case.   Is there a difference between brown & white eggs?  Are egg substitutes a healthy alternative?  Plus, Florence & Patrick also talk about the many varieties of milk, and which might be best for you.  www.builtbypatrick.com

The last in a 6-part series.  Aired March 2, 2013.

Acclaimed Cuban bandleader, producer and arranger, Juan de Marcos talks about the legendary Afro-Cuban All Stars’ 25-city tour, including their first performance in El Paso.

Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars
Sunday, March 3rd, 7:00PM
UTEP Magoffin Auditorium

Anne Doherty-Stephan, Chief of Interpretation, Education, & the Arts at the Chamizal National Memorial previews the 2013 Siglo de Oro Festival – the longest-running festival of its kind in the world.

38th Annual International Siglo de Oro Drama Festival
March 6-10, 2013
Chamizal National Memorial
800 S. San Marcial
(915) 532-7273 x124 or www.nps.gov/cham

Sue Taylor, Education Curator with the El Paso Museum of History goes over current and upcoming exhibitions and events.

El Paso Museum of History
510 N Santa Fe
(915) 351-3588

Centipedes.  Aired March 1, 2013.

Slow Times.  Aired Feb. 28, 2013.

Contrail.  Aired Feb. 27, 2013.

Groovy.  Aired Feb. 26, 2013.

Heliograph.  Aired Feb. 25, 2013.

Greg & Tom continue their conversation with Melanie Joy, founder & president of the Carnism Awareness & Action Network.  Carnism is an invisible belief system that blocks empathy over the eating of certain animals.  She talks about why the thought of eating a horse or a dog is often reprehensible to many of us who don't think twice about eating beef or pork.  She also talks about false projections that carnists may hold against vegans & vegetarians, but also about the false projections vegans & vegetarians may hold against each other.  Joy encourages all of us to live with the 4 "C's" - Curiosity, Compassion, Clarity, and Courage - and to interweave them into our lives to make us more compassionate creatures.  Aired Feb. 24, 2013.

In a rebroadcast from Nov. 3, 2012, Florence continues her virtual shopping trip with fitness & nutrition expert, Patrick Hopkins.  Today, they visit the popular central aisles of the grocery story.   Pasta, noodles, and quinoa can often be good choices when prepared with healthy veggies and fresh herbs.  Florence & Patrick also discuss whether there really is a difference between brown & white rice.  They also talk about whether canned meats or canned fruits should be in our shopping baskets, and what kind of chips & snacks we can enjoy without too much guilt.  Part 5 in a continuing series. www.builtbypatrick.com.   Aired Feb 23, 2013.

Mike Davis, whose pen name is Studio Dongo, talks about his near-future science fiction series, The Danglers that’s in the running for an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

Anessa Anchondo-Rivera previews the 1st Warrior Women’s Weekend Wall Workshop – a collaboration by women artists from El Paso, Juarez and New Mexico to create a massive one-block mural in South El Paso.

Information: (915) 694-3695

El Paso Community College Marketing Specialist, Jim Heiney gives an over of the annual Spring Arts Festival, including the Theater Department’s production of Godspell.

Information: www.epcc.edu/events/artsfestival 

Bill, Denise, and Norma talk about why chill hours are important for certain fruit trees to bloom and set fruit, and why chill hours are difficult to calculate in the El Paso region.  They also talk about what the Master Gardeners will be presenting to the public during the upcoming Home & Garden Expo at the downtown Convention Center, March 1-3.   Aired Feb. 23, 2013.

Louie talks with Dr. Yolanda Leyva, Chair of the UTEP Department of History.  Leyva talks about the Museo Urbano - a public history project which actively promotes the rich history of El Paso's Segundo Barrio.  The Museo Urbano recently received the 2013 Outstanding Public History Project Award for serving as a model for other communities. 

On Saturday, Feb. 23, 1-5 p.m., the public is invited to "The Mexican Revolution and Beyond: The History of South El Paso," a project in which historical photos are placed on the outsides of buildings to connect them with their histories.  The Farm Worker Center at 201 E. 9th Street (9th & Oregon) will be added to the project, and talks are scheduled about the history of farm workers in El Paso and about the Flores Magon brothers, political icons who helped spur the Mexican revolutionary movement.


Aired Feb. 22, 2013.

Bat Cuisine.  Aired Feb. 22, 2013.

Moonsize.  Aired Feb. 21, 2013.

Carp Word.  Aired Feb. 20, 2013.