Louie talks with Rosie Sanchez and Chuck Gorden of the UTEP Department of Theatre & Dance about the upcoming production, "The Scarlett Letter." The play is based on the classic novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is adapted for the stage by Phyllis Nagy, and is directed by Chuck Gorden.
Performances of "The Scarlett Letter" are Oct. 25-Nov. 3 at the UTEP Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre. Info: 915-747-5118.
In a rebroadcast from July 20, 2013, Dennis is joined by co-hosts Russ Chianelli and Chef Keeley Cheshire to talk to Chef Denise Daniels, culinary arts instructor at El Paso Community College, and 2 of her students, Marlene Lopez and Hector Villalobos. Marlene & Hector talk about why they chose a career in the kitchen and about the joys they find in cooking. They also talk about the satisfaction they feel when everyone at the table is satisfied, and how they deal with dissatisfied customers! Chef Denise shares what it takes to learn the culinary arts - it's not just cooking but learning ALL aspects of running a restaurant, from washing dishes to staying within a budget.
Greg, Liz, and Tom talk with John Schlimm, author of the new cookbook, "The Cheesy Vegan." This butcher's son talks about his road to a cruelty-free lifestyle and why he dedicates his three vegan cookbooks to all the animals. Since cheese is usually the hardest food for vegetarians to give up on the road to veganism, John talks about the terrific cheesy recipes in his newest book and why even dairy-loving crowds will love them, too. http://johnschlimm.com/book/the-cheesy-vegan/
Keith talks with Edward Kravitz, the George Packer Berry Professor of Neurobiology at the Harvard Medical School. Kravitz studies the behavioral genetics of aggression and talks about the nasty behaviors of lobsters and fruit flies. The genetic code of fruit flies allows researchers to easily create mutant passive or aggressive fruit files and study their patterns. http://dms.hms.harvard.edu/neuroscience/fac/kravitz.php
Denise & Norma talk with John White, curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at UTEP. John talks trees this week, including why it's so important to know how big a tree is going to get before you plant it! John also offers some tree recommendations for small spaces.
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/