Louie talks with Lisa Smith, head of the Dance Program of the UTEP Department of Theater & Dance. Lisa tells us about the growing dance program at UTEP, and about the upcoming production of "The Trials of Pobrero El Campesino." Lisa explains how this production brings together Stravinsky's "Petruchka," Gershwin's "Three Preludes," and the Kingdom of Bhutan. Performances are Feb 7, 8, 13-15 at 8 p.m., Feb 9 & 16 at 2:30 p.m., at the UTEP Wise Family Theatre. Ticket information: 915-747-5118. Info on the Dance Program, call or email Lisa Smith, 915-747-6509, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The research of Aaron Velasco of the UTEP Department of Geological Sciences. Velasco is studying dynamic triggering of earthquakes. It's known that large quakes can trigger smaller quakes, but can large quakes trigger another large quake felt halfway around the world? http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=24735
Keith Pannell welcomes Timothy Roth, A.B. Templeton Professor of Financial Management & Banking, and Chair of the Department of Economics & Finance at UTEP. Roth discusses his research into the interface between economics and moral & political philosophy. http://business.utep.edu/faculty/profiles/roth/
Dennis & Noemi talk with Fernando Gonzalez, lead epidemiologist with the City of El Paso Health Department; and Alejandra Rodarde, Public Health Supervisor. Over a dozen flu deaths have been reported in the El Paso area, and the flu season is still in full swing. Gonzalez and Rodarte tell us that plenty of vaccines are available at your health provider and at area pharmacies and retail stores. They also dispel the myths many of us may have about the flu vaccine. Learn more at this site: http://home.elpasotexas.gov/health/seasonal-flu-information.php
Louie talks with Meredith Abarca, Associate Professor in the Department of English; and PhD student, Consuelo Salas. Meredith is a food scholar who will be taking part in a Food Studies Symposium which will focus on the study of food in the humanities. Meredith & Consuelo talk about the different ways food is portrayed in literature, through social media, and through our favorite cooking shows on TV. The symposium is Feb. 5 & 6 at the Rubin Center on the UTEP campus. For information, call 915-747-0619 or visit http://academics.utep.edu/Portals/195/Pictures/Events/Spring%202014/FoodHumanities.jpg.
Denise & Norma talk about the ways we can keep those beautiful cut flowers & bouquets looking great for days. With Valentine's Day around the corner, you're going to want to know the best way to keep roses and other flowers looking their best. Potted flowering plants and rose bushes also keep your home and landscape looking colorful.
Louie talks with Rosa Meguerian-Faria, Global Outreach Manager with the UTEP Graduate School. Rosa talks about the difficulties some international students face in finding themselves in completely different cultural surroundings. A native a Brazil, Rosa experienced these feelings herself when she first came to the U.S. Rosa is asking interested individuals to volunteer their time to help international students adjust to their new surroundings by helping them with daily tasks, sharing meals with them, and other activities. Information: Rosa Meguerian-Faria 915-747-6892, email email@example.com. Information on Miner Trotter is available here: https://minetracker.utep.edu/organization/minertrotter
Keith Pannell talks with David Zubia, Associate Professor of the UTEP Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. Zubia talks about improving the efficiency of solar cells, and how nanopatterning can make crystals smaller, reduce defects, and increase efficiency. http://ee.utep.edu/facultyzubia.htm
Keith talks with Dr. Russell Chianelli, UTEP Chemistry Professor and materials scientist. Chianelli is director of the Materials Research & Technology Institute. He talks about the catalysts used in refineries around the world, and about innovative ways to recycle methane waste into usable sources of energy. http://research.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=10642
In a rebroadcast from April 2011, Louie talks with Bob Mihalyov, who was then on the Board of Directors of the Children's Grief Center of El Paso. The Children's Grief Center offers counseling services for young children and teens of all ages who have suffered through the death of a loved one. Bob shares his own experience with the center when his wife died of breast cancer leaving him to raise their children alone. Information is available at http://www.cgcelpaso.org/, 915-532-6004.
In a rebroadcast from April 6, 2013, Dennis talks with Pete Flores, a Korean War veteran who is instrumental in attempting to find a home for the proposed El Paso Veterans Memorial & Museum. The building would be 2.5 stories tall and would be designed like a 5-pointed star, with each point representing a war: WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Korea, and the Gulf. The museum would include memorabilia, posters, and video. Donations are strongly encouraged to make this project a reality. Call Pete Flores for more information: 915-309-3000.
Greg, Liz, and Tom talk to Robin Lamont about her novel, "The Chain," which tells the story of an animal welfare investigator who is summoned to a meat packing town to meet with a whistleblower, but the whistleblower is dead and his undercover footage is missing. Robin talks about the real-life undercover investigations which inspired her new work of fiction, and why "The Chain" is just the first in a series of books about animal welfare investigator Jude Brannock. Robin also tells us about the various careers she's had, ranging from Broadway actress (in the original production of "Godspell" - make sure to listen to Robin singing "Day by Day" at the end of this episode!), to private investigator, to prosecutor. http://www.animalsuspense.com/
Emily Loya, Chief Marketing Officer with KCOS – El Paso’s Public Television Affiliate – invites the community to compete in the first-ever High Q Celebrity Bowl…while promoting their businesses or organizations.
David Mills of Eden Enterprises, along with Sandra Braham, Executive Director of the YWCA, preview the upcoming performance and educational residency by internationally respected modern dance company, Dallas Black Dance Theater, to help kick off El Paso’s Black History Month celebrations.
Information: Dallas Black Dance Theater Friday, January 31, 7 pm Chamizal National Memorial Theater
Denise & Norma talk about the Kids & Kows & More program with the program's director, Sandra Pierce. Sandra talks about why it's important for kids to learn about the cotton, pecans, and cattle that are central to the region's agricultural industry. The Kids & Kows & More program features speakers, a livestock exhibit, a mobile dairy classroom, and lots more! The program is for 2nd through 5th graders and will take place March 3-7 at the El Paso County Coliseum. To learn more and to set up a schedule your students, contact Sandra Pierce, 915-872-8791, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keith talks with Dena Kay Jones, the Keyboard Division Coordinator for the UTEP Department of Music. Dena talks about her research into the little-known piano music of Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo. http://www.denakayjones.com/
Keith talks with Josiah Heyman, chair of the UTEP Department of Sociology & Anthropology, and Endowed Professor of Border Trade Issues. Heyman talks about the concept of "place-based" research and why his studies on the U.S./Mexico border can easily correlate with other border nations around the world. http://faculty.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=faculty.utep.edu/jmheyman
In a rebroadcast from Aug. 31, 2013, Dennis talks to noted local author Ken Hudnall about his recent projects, his daily Internet radio show and his weekly Downtown ghost tours. He can be reached through his website, http:\\kenhudnall.com.
Louie talks to Bianca Ortiz and Lindsay Cobol about the upcoming "Battle of the Bulge Boot Camps," being held at the three YMCAs in El Paso. The camps are designed for the serious, but not necessarily experienced, person desiring to lose weight and be healthy for 2014. For more information, contact Lindsay at the Westside YMCA, (915)584-9622, for the camp that starts on Tuesday, January 21st; call Bianca at the eastside Fred and Maria Loya Family YMCA, (915)590-9622, for the camp that starts on Monday, January 20th; contact Rebecca at the northeast Bolling Family YMCA, (915)755-9622.
Norma De La Rosa, President of the El Paso Teachers Association, and Georgina Perez, Director and Creator of Tu Libro, invite the community to attend free Empowerment Workshops designed to inspire local students, parents and teachers to reclaim quality education.
Information: Empowerment Workshops Guillen Middle School 900 S. Cotton Street Friday, January 24th from 5 to 9 pm Saturday, January 25th from 8 am to 5 pm
Cathryn Vandenbrink with Artspace and Eric Pearson, CEO of the El Paso Community Foundation provide an update on the Artspace El Paso Lofts, which will provide affordable live-work space for local artists.
Denise & Norma talk with Master Gardener Marianela Milner, co-chair of the Ascarate Vegetable Garden. Hear about the different crops grown at the garden, the community educational opportunities the garden provides, and how the harvested crops benefit our local food bank. The public is invited to meet the Master Gardeners working the gardens on Mondays & Thursdays, 7-11 a.m., at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Information at 915-860-2515.
Guest host Norma Martinez talks with Greg Taylor, director of the UTEP Dinner Theatre, and Beverly Kerbs-Ward, program coordinator for the Dinner Theater. Greg Taylor helped found the UTEP Dinner Theatre with a production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" 31 years ago, and has continued to program hit musicals and revues at the Dinner Theatre, including "Cats," "The Full Monty," "Beauty and the Beast" "Chicago," and many, many more. The UTEP Dinner Theatre will present "Smokey Joe's Cafe" from Jan 31-Feb 16, "Les Miserables" April 25-May 11 (with possible hold-over dates), and "Chess the Musical" July 11-27. For information: 915-747-6060, http://www.utep.edu/udt.