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Award-winning, singer/songwriter and musician, Randy Granger talks about the life events behind his new CD titled Strong Medicine and previews his upcoming performance.

Strong Medicine by Randy Granger – www.randygranger.net

Author Rus Bradburd talks about his third and latest book just out from Cinco Puntos Press titled Make It, Take It.

Make It, Take It by Rus Bradburd from Cinco Puntos Press and Barnes & Noble
Reading Friday, Feb. 15, 7:30pm NMSU, Hardman Hall

El Paso Community College Music Instructors, Ruben Gutierrez and Billy Townes, along with fellow Jazz Musician, Mike Hamilton preview the annual EPCC observance of Black History Month throughout February.

Norma, Bill, and Denise welcome back Master Gardener Donna Beamesderfer to talk about pruning.  What tools are essential when it comes to pruning your roses?  Plus, they about what NOT to do when pruning roses.  And...just because it's time to prune doesn't mean you have to.  Prune with a purpose!  Aired Feb 9, 2013.

Louie talks with Andrea Vasquez, visiting assistant professor of Contemporary Dance and Dance Appreciation with the UTEP Department of Theatre & Dance.  Vasquez talks about the department's upcomoing production "Hit the Road Jack! A Dance Tribute to the Songs of Ray Charles, and Other Dances."  She also talks about the expressivity that can be found in dance.

Performance dates: Feb 15, 16, 21-23 at 8 p.m., Feb 17 & 24 at 2:30 p.m., UTEP Wise Family Theatre.  915-747-5146, www.theatredance.utep.edu

Aired Feb 8, 2013.

Rabbits.  Aired Feb. 8, 2013.

Rufous Robin.  Aired Feb. 7, 2013.

Nutria.  Aired Feb. 6, 2013.

Limited Resources.  Aired Feb. 5, 2013.

Pre-Adapted.  Aired Feb. 4, 2013.

Andy Moran, Music Director and General Manager of the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra and Resident Conductor of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, shares great news about an NEA grant for the Youth Orchestra and previews their upcoming Winter Concert.

EPSYO annual Winter Concert “Romantic Virtuosity” - Romantic Era favorites
Featuring cellist Michael Way
Sunday, February 10, 5pm
Abraham Chavez Theater
epsyo.org, (915) 525-5978

Minerva Laveaga, Executive Director of BorderSenses non-profit literary organization, and Lacy Mayberry, Workshop Facilitator, report on the new community project, ForWord, which offers creative writing workshops for young authors.

ForWord literary project for ages 13-19
Saturdays: EPCC Northwest Campus Library 10am - 12pm
Saturdays: Glasbox Studios 11am - 1pm
Mondays: Jefferson High School 4pm - 6pm
forword.bordersenses.com, (915) 485-7981

Louie talks with Marisol Velazquez with the High School Equivalency Program at UTEP.  The program offers GED classes in English & Spanish for seasonal farmworkers and their families.  The next 10-week course begins Feb. 4.  Classes are held on the UTEP classes, but off-site courses are also held in San Elizario and Fabens.  Information: 915-747-5567, http://sa.utep.edu/hep

Aired Feb. 1, 2013.

Poor Males.  Aired Feb. 1, 2013.

Whooper.  Aired Jan. 31, 2013.

Other White Sands.  Aired Jan. 30, 2013.

Airwaves.  Aired Jan. 29, 2013.

Discrimination.  Aired Jan. 28, 2013.

Greg & Tom talk with philospher, activist, and author Lisa Kemmerer.  Kemmerer discusses the issues of compassion encountered within Hinduism, and how they differ from Western religions.  She also introduces us to the concept of Interpenetrability within Hinduism, which effectively blurs the distinction between gods and animals.  Many Hindu gods take on the form of animals. http://lisakemmerer.com  Aired Jan. 27, 2013.

Louie talks with UTEP Political Science Professor Gregory Rocha about the second term of Barack Obama's presidency.  They talk about what is traditionally expected of second-term presidents, and why presidents have served only 2 terms since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  Rocha talks about the issues that may face President Obama in the next 4 years, including immigration, challenges from the National Rifle Association, changes in his Cabinet, and how he plans to mark his legacy.  Aired Jan. 26, 2013.

In a rebroadcast from Oct. 6, 2012, Florence welcomes fitness & nutrition expert Patrick Hopkins for a virtual tour through a grocery store to pick the best and healthiest foods for optimum health. (The first in a series of conversations).  www.builtbypatrick.com  Aired Jan. 26, 2013.

Dr. Patrick Cable, Senior Curator with the El Paso Museum of Art previews two upcoming exhibitions, The Wyeths Across Texas and 70 Years of Mexican Art: New Languages, New Worlds.

The Wyeths Across Texas and 70 Years of Mexican Art: New Languages, New Worlds
January 31- April 28, 2013 in the Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Gallery
(915) 532-1707 or ElPasoArtMuseum.org

Poet, Laura Cesarco Eglin, talks about the publication of her latest chapbook titled Tailor Shop: Threads – a collection of her earlier Spanish poems translated into English.


Bill, Denise, and Norma talk with Master Gardener Donna Beamesderfer about rose pruning.  Why is this the best season for pruning?  Donna explains the whys and hows, and she also explains why one shouldn't panic when it's time to cut back those rose canes.

Aired Jan. 26, 2013.

Louie is joined in the studio by Master Naturalists Clarence "Kiki" Cooper, Bob Vines, and Cille D'asenzo, who share information on the Texas Master Naturalist Program, which educates individuals on the archaeology, ecology, geology, and animal life of the Chihuahuan Desert.  Volunteers who finish the Texas Master Naturalist course become Certified Master Naturalists and can share their knowledge with the public. Applications are being accepted for the next series of Texas Master Naturalist Classes, which begin on February 13.  Call the Texas AgriLife Extension for more details, 915-860-2515, or visit http://txmn.org/trans_pecos/  Aired Jan. 25, 2013.

Polaris.  Aired Jan. 25, 2013.

Systematics.  Aired Jan. 24, 2013.

Hot Springs.  Aired Jan. 23, 2013.

Hachita.  Aired Jan. 22, 2013.

In a rebroadcast from April 20, 2010, Florence Schwein welcomes back attorney and senior advocate, Stephanie Townsend Allala.  Allala specializes in elder law, and she touches on the recent changes in Medicaid & Medicare in the State of Texas.  She also explains why seniors don't have to lose their home to the state if they have to receive 24/7 care at a nursing facility.  Allala points out that good legal advice can save families thousands of dollars as well as emotional suffering.  www.elpasoelderlaw.com, 915-257-0420.

Aired Jan. 19, 2013.