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Laurelee Blanchard is the author of Finding Paradise: Lelaini Farm Sanctuary of Maui. The book chronicles Blanchard's unique journey from corporate America to non profit animal rescue. 

*** Originally aired December 4, 2016***

Jono Neiger is a conservation biologist, a permaculture educator, and a designer, and he joins us to talk about how the practice of permaculture lends itself to a sustainable environment.  Permaculture isn’t just an agricultural practice, but a way to sustainably design buildings, improve food production, and design smarter technology.

Neiger is the author of “The Permaculture Promise.” 

Aired July 30, 2017

Author Linda Fairstein is a international best-selling author of a series of crime novels featuring Manhattan prosecutor Alexandra Cooper. Fairstein speaks to host Louie Saenz about her early ambition to become a writer and her background as a former prosecutor and how it helped inspired her novels. She discusses her newest novel Deadfall and her new book series for young readers. 

***Originally Aired August 28, 2016***

Ross Gay is a American poet and author of 3 books.   His latest collection, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, was the winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, was  a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.  Ross joins us on this program to talk about why Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude is all about elegy with healthy doses of joy.

Ross will also read to us "To My Friend's Big Sister" from his collection Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude.

http://www.rossgay.net/

Aired July 30,2017

The Original Great American Rockabilly Riot will take over the El Paso County Coliseum over the Labor Day weekend. The festival will be headlined by seminal psychobilly band Tiger Army. Nick 13, lead singer of Tiger Army talks about the inspiration for their music.

El Paso Pro-Musica presents "Summer Fest '17" a new concept that unites the community and kicks off the EPPM season with concerts and special events.

It all kicks off with a special event at the Alamo Drafthouse to meet the artists on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 and closes with a big kick-off of UTEP's Center for Arts Entrepreneurship on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 7pm at UTEP's Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. 

Hosts Denise Rodriguez and John White discuss the dog days of summer and how to prepare your garden for monsoon season. Plus they give you tips on how to take care of your garden's watering needs when you leave out of town for the last summer vacation. 

While our region may have a growing filmmaking community, the infrastructure, resources and support available to filmmakers is still far behind.  Las Cruces based PRC Productions has opened a 300 square foot production and post production facility with hopes of supporting and expanding the regions filmmakers' capabilities. Troy Scoughton and David Salcido are partners in PRC Productions and discuss the new production facility and Borderlands Media. 

Most cinephiles are movie watchers, not movie listeners however music plays a very important role in movies. From enhancing and supporting the images we see music plays a vital role in any movie experience. 

***Originally Aired November 27, 2016***

Emmy Pérez is a California-born writer with roots in El Paso.  Her life and career have led her to follow the course of the Rio Grande...from El Paso to the Rio Grande Valley.  Her latest collection, "With the River on Our Face," contains sprawling beautiful poems inspired by the Rio Grande,the surrounding environment, immigration, and borders.  She joins us on this program to tell us more about the collection and read a few poems.

http://www.emmyperez.com/

Aired July 2, 2017

***Original Broadcast Date: February 15, 2015***

Keith & Russ welcome Robert S. Kerbel, senior scientist at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada.  Kerbel explains how regular chemotherapy for cancer patients often involves a "maximum tolerated dose" of treatment, which often taxes the patient and requires several days of recovery before the next treatment.  With metronomic chemotherapy, researchers hope to lower the dose of drugs and make the dosage more frequent.  

Aired July 23, 2017

***Original Broadcast Date: July 6, 2014***

In a rebroadcast from July 6, 2014, Daniel & guest co-host Nancy Lechuga talk with Mary Szybist, author of Incarnadine, the winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry.  Mary describes Incarnadine as a "religious book for nonbelievers."  She explains why the Annunciation plays such a dominant role in her book, and why "visual poetry" (imagine a poem about an apple written in the shape of an apple), though often seen as gimmicky, was a risk she chose to take for a few of the poems in Incarnadine.  http://maryszybist.net/

Today's Poem of the Week is "Night Shifts at the Group Home" read by Mary Szybist.  It comes from her award-winning collection, Incarnadine.

For today's Poetic License, Nancy Lechuga reads a love letter to humanity.

Aired July 23, 2017

Transfronteriza is a women-led cultural organizing project aimed to empower and support the development of the border community. 

Transfronteriza is creating public dialogues and workshops in visual art, textiles, sound recording and movement where women (and other community members) are invited to create costumes, scenery, movement, sounds, text, images and objects that will then be orchestrated together into performances done in El Paso, Ciudad Juarez, and Albuquerque, NM. 

Paradox Traveling Art is mobile art installation created by El Paso/Juarez artist Laura Turon. This art piece is also presented as the first mobile art gallery in El Paso, housed within a converted school bus.

The artistic concept portrays a mobile art gallery as an art piece itself, one that travels and moves beyond the gallery’s walls. Paradox Traveling Art, makes it debut on Thursday, July 27th during the Last Thursdays Art Crawl in downtown. It will be located outside of the El Paso Museum of Art with a reception inside the Museum of Art. 

It's all about the flowers! Hosts Denise Rodriguez and John White along with special guest Sabine Green discuss all you need to know about the West Texas New Mexico Florist Association conference. Sabine Green is the New Mexico State Floral Coordinator and the co-chair of the West Texas New Mexico Florist Association. 

NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

***Originally Aired Feb. 7, 2016***  

Dr. Jim Murphy, Associate Professor in New Mexico State University's Astronomy Department will give us a primer on Mars.  What is the composition of the Martian atmosphere, and how do scientists determine that information?  Martian weather has many similarities with Earth's weather: seasons, dust storms, and weather systems.  The Martian day is also very similar to Earth's 24-hour cycle.

Aired July 16, 2017

***Originally Broadcast on May 22, 2016***

Kate Schatz is a writer, educator, and feminist, and she joins us on this program to tell us about "Rad American Women A-Z," an alphabet book for children and for everyone.  Women of color and lesser-known revolutionary scientists, musicians, and activists are highlighted in the book, including Rachel Carson, Odetta, and Angela Davis.   http://radamericanwomen.com/

Aired July 16, 2017

Lxs Dos: Pásele, Pásele presents the work of husband and wife duo Christian and Ramon Cardenas who together form the artist collaborative Lxs Dos. Their dynamic, character-driven artwork can be seen in public spaces throughout the sister cities of El Paso and Juarez.

The artists have a close connection to the border and a commitment to creating visual tributes to sometimes invisible aspects of border life – street vendors and immigrants, graffiti, posters and traditional sign-making, musicians and youth culture. You can see Pasele, Pasele at the Rubin center until September 29th, 2017.

The Downtown Management District is looking for a few good local filmmakers. The Reel Authentico Video Contest is asking entrants to produce a video that captures the spirit of ‘Authentico’ in Downtown El Paso.

It's the 21st century and while we may not have the flying cars that were predicted in earlier years the year 2017 has seen a surge in virtual reality. From games to home assistants virtual reality is becoming a part of our daily lives. The Interactive Systems Group (ISG) at UTEP is a team of dedicated professors, graduate and undergrad students who study, develop, and investigate these interactive systems.

Stephanie Townsend Allala is a veteran journalist and El Paso Elder law attorney. After two decades in radio, television, and newspaper, she took her advocacy in a different direction- helping the disenfranchised. She devotes her life to public service, and has served as the President and or Director of all of the following organizations: The El Paso Women’s Bar Association, El Paso Women’s Bar Auxiliary, El Paso Bar Association, El Paso Press Club, El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, El Paso Association of Hispanic Journalists, and CASA of El Paso. This week on The Weekend, host Louie Saenz features a conversation with Stephanie Allala as they discuss some of the issues we all face as well as some of the issues we may likely be afraid to face.

-ORIGINALLY AIRED MARCH 18, 2017-

Political scientist Dr. Gregory Rocha returns to our studio to discuss President Trump’s first 100 days in office.

We've all been alerted of the dangers of I.T. theft. Did you know that our kids spend 6-8 hours a day on the Internet? And 38% percent of toddlers and babies under the age of 2 have used a mobile device. On this edition of The Weekend, host Louie Saenz speaks with Cyber Security Specialist Brian Jalep, who talks about these statistics as well as other alarming facts.

Carlos Marentes, Executive Director of Sin Fronteras Organizing Project, Jenny VanKleef, Sin Frontera Volunteer Coordinator, and Patricia Palafox, Board Member of Second Chance Wild Life Rescue, feature a conversation with host Greg Lawson about pesticides and the dangers farm workers face. 

Kristie Middleton is the Senior Food Policy Director for the Humane Society of the United States and shares her inspiration behind her latest book, Meatless: Transform the Way You Eat and Live - One Meal at a Time

Val Altounian, Science Magazine

*** Orginally Broadcast on January 17, 2016***

Science Magazine recently reported on the Top Scientific Breakthroughs of 2015, and on this episode of Science Studio, we'll learn about two of them: CRISPR Gene Editing Technology, and Reproducibility in Psychology.

Charlotte Vines and Colin Bill of the UTEP Department of Biological Sciences, tell us how CRISPR allows scientists to deliberately edit DNA to stop the expression of a particular protein.  Drs. Vines and Bill are attempting to use this technology to knock out a gene that sends T-cell leukemias into the brains of children where they are virtually undetectable and untreatable with chemotherapy.

Dr. Lawrence Cohn of the UTEP Psychology Department explains the variability of research findings in the field of psychology.  Various research groups often try to replicate the same study, yet there is much variability in their findings.  Dr. Cohn explores the causes behind the variability.

http://www.sciencemag.org

Aired July 9, 2017

***Originally Broadcasted on October 2, 2016***

Martín Espada is a poet and teaches poetry at the University of Massachusetts  Amherst.  His latest collection of poems is "Vivas to Those Who Have Failed," and he reads a number of poems from the collection on the program.  He also talks about his documentary photographer father's influence on his life and work, and about the historical events that make their way into his poems.

http://www.martinespada.net/

Aired July 9, 2017

The team behind the recent hit book The Tacos of Texas, Mando Rayo & Jarod Neece, have been selected for ITVS funding to develop a pilot episode for a new Online Series. The Digital Series will focus on the people, the places and the taco culture in the Great State of Texas.

The Tacos of Texas team will be in El Paso to film the pilot episode this summer. Today, we’re checking in with native El Pasoan and taco journalist Mando Rayo to fill us in on this new developement.

Players on the Wall is El Paso's newest theatre company, and they intend to make a splash with their first production: Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, by John Patrick Shanley.

Players on the Wall seeks to create a stunning contemporary and classical theatre with the best talent El Paso has to offer. They are hoping that Danny and the Deep Blue Sea will be the springboard for their company. Performances take place on July 14th, 15th and 16th and here to talk about the production are Brian Ceely and Austin Savage.

Can't contain your joy for gardening? Well luckily for you this episode is all about container gardening. Hosts Denise Rodriguez, John White and Jan Petrzelka provide a crash course on container gardening on this episode of Good to Grow. 

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