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In February, Monica Gomez begins teaching a series of six MCAD/TCA-funded Community Arts Program workshops titled “Yes We Kandinsky!” that will use visual art and music to generate creative writing. 

El Paso is home to one of the world’s most hardcore flea markets of all time—a punk rock flea market. We’re all familiar with traditional flea markets, with organic soaps, home-made t-shirts and strange antiques. Now imagine the same setting but filled with horror and punk themed items ranging from: art, vinyl, rockabilly items, antiques, band shirts, comics and live music. This ain’t your grandma’s market. 

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  Master Gardener Jan Petrzelka joins us to tell us about pruning your rose bushes.  Why do we prune roses, and which canes should we prune?  It's time to get out those pruners and get to work!  

Click here for a helpful document on rose pruning: http://elp.tamu.edu/files/2010/10/Rose-Pruning-Handout-Feb-2010.pdf.

Aired Jan. 30, 2016

  Buildings and landscape play as important a role in movies as do the actors who move in those spaces. On the next ON FILM, Jennifer Hill of the Texas Tech College of Architecture in El Paso joins us to tell us about a monthly film series that highlights the movies that embrace amazing building and landscape design.  Feb 6: Grand Hotel (1932)March 5: Gladiator (2000)April 2: The Last Emperor (1987)May 7: Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Films screen the 1st Saturday of each month at 11am at the El Paso Museum of Art.Information: 915-594-2030. Aired Jan 30, 2016

Juan Sanchez and Tomás Sigala of the El Paso Chamber of Commerce join guest host Richard Dayoub for a talk about FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  FAFSA Night events are being held in February to education parents and students across the City of El Paso about financial help for college available through grants, scholarships, and federal student loans. 

 

Visit http://www.elpaso.org/business-resource/fafsa-nights/ for a complete schedule. 

 

Another program called “Adventure for Your Future” invites middle school students and their parents to learn about the health science field from area professionals on Jan. 30 at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. 

 

Learn more at www.elpaso.org.

 

    

UTEP's Public and Professional Programs (P3) provides continuous education for all ages and all walks of life, including noncredit enrichment courses for youth & adults, independent study online courses, and professional training & development. Louie Saenz talks with Patricia Gabbard, Soco Herrera, and Sam Parthiban about P3 and how it can enrich YOUR life. 

  

  Dr. Brooke Goldner is board certified in psychiatry and neurology, but she is also an expert in nutrition and how the right diet can reverse disease & aging, and improve mental function.  She joins us to tell us about the foods that boost brain power, including fresh fruits & vegetables, flax seed, and walnuts.  She also talks about treating individuals with mental illness who have gone off their meds after treating themselves with the proper nutrition.

Dr. Goldner offers the free online seminar  "Boost Your Brainpower" at  http://www.veganmedicaldoctor.com/free-consultation.html.

Aired Jan. 24, 2016

Fifth Quarter Fresh

  The latest news in animal activism and vegan/vegatarian nutrition:

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has published an article that shows that men on a strict vegetarian or vegan diet are at a remarkable low risk for prostate cancer, one of the most common cancers in men.  Read the article here: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/103/1/153.abstract

A coalition of animal rights organizations, food safety protection organizations, and whistleblower protection groups have teamed up to file a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of a North Carolina law that punishes whistleblowers and investigators for publishing information on corporate misconduct.  Read the article from the Animal Legal Defense Fund site: http://aldf.org/press-room/press-releases/coalition-sues-north-carolina-over-constitutionality-of-anti-sunshine-law/

Is the University of Maryland is guilty of using shoddy science (and a corporate partner) to publicize the so-called benefits of a particular brand of chocolate milk for young athletes who have suffered concussions.  Read the press release from the University of Maryland here: http://www.mtech.umd.edu/news/press_releases/releases/5QF/concussions/

Aired Jan. 24, 2016

  Science Magazine recently published the Top Scientific Breakthroughs of 2015, and on this program we'll explore 2 of these breakthroughs.

Kyle Johnson of the UTEP Department of Biological Sciences tells us about the development of an Ebola vaccine which could potentially halt the spread of this deadly virus.  The vaccine actually employs the use of another virus to launch an Ebola protein that our immune systems can fight.  This strategy was previously used for small pox.

Aaron Velasco of UTEP's Department of Geological Sciences tells us about the discovery that magma plumes can go as deep down as the core-mantle boundary of the Earth...where the outer liquid core intersects with the rock mantle.

http://www.sciencemag.org

Aired Jan. 24, 2016

  Host Daniel Chacón remembers 2 poets who died within days of each other this month.  The famed Chicano poet Francisco X. Alarcón died on January 15, and award-winning American poet C.D. Wright died in her sleep on January 12.  Daniel opens the show with a poem by Alarcón, and reflects on a 2012 "Words on a Wire" interview with C.D. Wright.

Aired Jan. 24, 2016

  Host Daniel Chacón reads a poem by the late C.D. Wright, who died in her sleep on Jan. 12, 2016.  The poem is excerpted from Deepstep Come Shining.

Aired Jan. 24, 2016

  Writer and Vanderbilt University associate professor Lorraine Lopez joins us on this program to tell us about her novel "The Darling."  The protagonist, Caridad, is in love with "dead, white men"...specifically dead, white authors such as Chekhov, Flaubert, Nabokov, and Thomas Hardy.  Lopez explains why this novel grew out of the idea of cross-dressing:  male authors who inhabited female personas in their writing.  

http://www.lorraine-lopez.com/

Aired Jan. 24, 2016

Karl Whitaker, artist and “art agitator” commissioned 30 artists from Tucson, El Paso/Las Cruces and Albuquerque to make large prints, without a set theme.  The project is called the Desert Triangle Print Carpeta and it will be on exhibit at the El Paso Museum of Art from January 31st through May 22nd, 2016. 

From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley, the hit NPR radio program that showcases America’s best young classical musicians, is seeking local talent for its live show recording on June 4, 2016 at Plaza Theatre. 

Norma Martinez

  Master Gardener Jan Petrzelka joins hosts Norma Martinez & Denise Rodriguez for a talk about roses.  Grandiflora...Floribunda...Hybrid Teas...we'll give you a crash course on these types of roses.  Plus, Jan will help dispel the myth that roses require a lot of maintenance.  Our climate is ideal for growing roses.

Learn more about Earthkind at http://www.earthkind.com/; a helpful document on roses is available at http://txmg.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/elpaso/files/2010/08/Roses-For-The-Desert.pdf;  and download this rose pruning document http://elp.tamu.edu/files/2010/10/Rose-Pruning-Handout-Feb-2010.pdf.

And Like the El Paso Master Gardeners on Facebook!  https://www.facebook.com/El-Paso-Master-Gardeners-148950588460436/

And, don't forget about the Rose Pruning Demonstration open to the public on Jan. 30, 10am-2pm, at the Municipal Rose Garden near Memorial Park.  Bring your bypass pruners, sturdy clothes, and thick gardening gloves for hands-on practice!

Aired Jan. 23, 2016

Blue Flower Arts

  American poet C.D. Wright died January 12, 2016, at age 67.    She published over a dozen books, including ShallCross(2016); and One With Others(2011), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was nominated for a National Book Award.  Wright was a guest on a January 2012 episode of "Words on a Wire" and we share that interview with you here.  Wright talks with hosts Daniel Chacon and Benjamin Alire Saenz about how her poetry has changed over the years, and why her book "One with Others" became the closest thing to a novel she has ever written.

  The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, or OLLI, at UTEP is offering another semester of classes for El Pasoans age 50+. The 2016 Spring session offers classes as varied as Women in Politics, Daily Aristotle, and The Great American Songbook.  Susan Sobin & Ian Wilson join us to tell us about the new semester of classes. 

Registration continues through Jan. 29, courses begin Feb. 8.   

Val Altounian, Science Magazine

  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 Jan. 17, 2016.

  

  Host Tim Hernandez shares an anecdote about presenting poetry (once upon a time ago) to famed poetry editor, Ed Ochester, and reads words of praise for Ochester written by poet Gerald Stern.  

Aired Jan. 17, 2016

  

  Ed Ochester is the editor of the Pitt Poetry Series, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press.  He joins us to talk about the changing world of publishing and why it can be difficult for emerging poets to publish their works.  The Pitt Poetry Series, back when Ochester began as editor (late 1970s), was almost exclusively white, male, and heterosexual.  In the 4 decades since, the Pitt Poetry Series has published poets who better reflect our evolving landscape, including Richard Blanco, Ross Gay, and Etheridge Knight.

For our Poem of the Week, Ed Ochester reads "Poetry" from his latest collection of poetry "Sugar Run Road."

Aired Jan. 17, 2016

You are invited to transform the conductivity of the human body into a controller to activate melodies and beats! Fab Lab is presenting a workshop where parents and kids will gain exposure to interactive design by immersion, and young adults will learn about conductivity, circuits, LEDs, coding, electronic music, looping, and physical computing through direct experimentation. 

The Latinas in Progress Education Series aims to familiarize senior high school Latinas with college and equip them with the means to succeed in their personal and professional life. 

The Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society leads ghost tours throughout El Paso.  Guests Henry Flores and Bonnie Juarez preview two of those tours: The downtown El Paso haunted tour, and the haunted brothel tour.

  Virginia Galarza is the Education Coordinator for the Trans Pecos Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists.  This group of dedicated volunteers are involved in a number of community projects and eventsto help spread knowledge of our Chihuahuan Desert with the public.  Galarza tells us about the upcoming class for Master Naturalist volunteers taking place Wednesdays from 6-9pm, Feb 10-May 18, at the El Paso Garden Center near Memorial Park.  The deadline to register for classes is Monday, February 10.

Information: Matthew Santillan 915-771-2354 for registration information, or go online to http://elp.tamu.edu/event/texas-master-naturalist-program-2/?instance_id=395&ct=t(2016_Jan_Newsletter1_6_2016)

Aired Jan. 16, 2016


ReadyOne Industries provides over 1000 people in the region with employment, in particular, individuals with significant disabilities.  They help manufacture military uniforms for the U.S. Army and corrugated boxes for various businesses.

Learn more about ReadyOne with the company's president and CEO, Tony Martinez.  


The Centennial Museum on the UTEP Campus will begin hosting a series of Saturday Science classes for students in grades K-6. It's a hands-on series of classes that will focus on how the eyes work and how they interpret color.  Hear a conversation with the museum’s Education Curator Kaye Mullins. 

  The latest news in animal activism and veganism/vegetarianism.

Celebrate Veganuary in January!  Learn why a plant-based diet is the best for your health, for humanity, and for the planet.  This international campaign has already enlisted thousands of Americans and British citizens to try a vegan diet for a month.  Take the pledge at http://www.veganuary.com/

Aired Jan. 10, 2016

www.veganmedicaldoctor.com/

  Dr. Brooke Goldner is the best-selling author of 'Goodbye Lupus,' and specializes in psychology and neurobiology. As a teenager, she began suffering from arthritis and debilitating pain. The diagnosis? Systemic Lupus Nephritis. And Stage IV kidney disease. She endured chemotherapy treatments, blood thinner injections, and mini-strokes from her teenage years through medical school. When she embraced exercise and a plant-based diet, her symptoms disappeared. As did the lupus. Hear her fascinating story in this interview.

http://www.veganmedicaldoctor.com/ and follow Dr. Goldner on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DrGoldner

Aired Jan. 10, 2015

Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt University

  Robert Scherrer is Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Vanderbilt University.  He joins us to talk about cosmology, dark energy, and dark matter.  We'll also take a brief foray into quantum entanglement.  Read his blog at http://www.cosmicyarns.com/, and read his Wall Street Journal editorial "How to Raise a Scientist in the Xbox Age" at http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-raise-a-scientist-in-the-xbox-age-1450137781.

Aired Jan. 10, 2016

wordsonawire.org

  Host Daniel Chacon argues that comedy writing is much like writing poetry.  He also asks whether all ideas really need to be written down.

Aired Jan. 10, 2015

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