Louie and Sergio Troncoso catch up on a few years since Troncoso last visited "Perspectives."
Troncoso teaches writing workshops at the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, and is a resident faculty member of the Yale Writers’ Conference.
The son of Mexican immigrants, Sergio Troncoso was born and grew up in the unincorporated neighborhood or colonia of Ysleta on the outskirts of El Paso, Texas. His parents built their adobe house, and the family lived with kerosene lamps and stoves and an outhouse in the backyard during their first years in Texas.
His books and esssay collections include: "Our Lost Border: Essays on Life amid the Narco-Violence," "From This Wicked Patch of Dust," "Crossing Borders: Personal Essays," "The Nature of Truth," and "The Last Tortilla and Other Stories," which garnered the author the prestigious Premio Aztlan Literary Prize.
Troncoso reads from "From This Wicked Patch of Dust" and "Our Lost Border: Essays on Life amid the Narco-Violence."
Russ Chianelli, co-host for Science Studio, and Keeley Cheshire, owner/executive chef of Italians, 5380 N. Mesa St. Suite 110, talk to Gabe Padilla, president, and Paloma Trejo, vice-president, of a movement called Food Truck Circus. The philanthropic group of food truckers set up in different sections of El Paso on weekends for patrons to feast on gourmet items not usually found in restaurants in the borderland.
Well-known local visual artist, Stephanie Conroy talks about her collaboration with her writer sister, Carol Pavelin on a new children’s book, “Red Shoes with White Squiggles” featuring her popular Woodhill Whiskers characters.
Louie talks with Joe Maldonado, KTEP production assistant, and Victor Garcia, military veteran and UTEP communications student, about their involvement with their small group communications class' blanket drive that benefits the Mission Valley's flood victims. The group is seeking donations of blankets and winter apparel. The drop off location is Edgemere Elementary School, 10300 Edgemere. The drive runs until Friday, November 15, by the end of the school day there.
In a rebroadcast from Nov. 17, 2012, Florence Schwein welcomes back fitness & nutrition expert Patrick Hopkins to talk about holiday eating. Holiday meal time shouldn't be a roller coaster event. Hopkins explains why you don't have to sacrifice all your favorite foods during the holidays just as long as you make smart & healthy choices in regards to portion control and food preparation. http://www.builtbypatrick.com/patrick_hopkins.html
Roberto Salas, Director of the Centro Artistico y Cultural Buena Vista and exhibiting artist, David Lyon Andersen invite listeners to attend the annual Celebration of Dia de los Muertos in Buena Vista.
Celebration of Dia de los Muertos in Buena Vista 120 Courchenese Street November 2, 2013 from 6pm-midnight (619) 886-1892
Denise, Bill, and Norma talk about the ways we can prep for the cooler temperatures of fall and winter, including cutting back on watering and fertilizing. Plus, find out why a test of your soil could help your garden reach its full potential.
Information on soil testing is available at the Texas AgriLife Extension, 915-860-2515.
Louie Saenz chats with Nicole Chavez, a UTEP journalism student, who has been awarded the prestigious 2013 Student of the Year Award by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ). Nicole talks about her passion for being one of several "voices of the voiceless."
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.