Keith talks with Lawrence Cohn, Professor of Psychology at UTEP. Cohn talks about his research into how people weigh evidence when making decisions. Why do people lean one way or the other when presented with anectodal information versus scientific or statistical information? http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=7329
Keith talks with Charles Ambler, Professor of History at UTEP. Ambler's focus of research is 19th & 20th century Africa. He talks about the history of radio in Africa, from its start in the 1920s & `30s, to its growth as a medium of propaganda. http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=54924
Noemi talks with J. Eric Evans, CEO of Sierra Medical Center and Providence Memorial Hospital. Evans talks about his background as an industrial engineer, and the $120 million investments which will provide patient-centered improvements to the region's hospitals including technological upgrades and specialized units. We'll also hear about the national recognition recently received by Sierra Medical Center, and about his goals for the future of the region's health care.
Greg, Liz, and Tom welcome chef Mark Reinfeld, author of "The 30 Minute Vegan: Soup's On!" Chef Mark talks about creating "vegan soups for the chicken soul." His recipes allow for lots of variety and customization. To learn more about the book, Mark's online culinary course, and much more, visit http://veganfusion.com/.
Master C.P. Ong discusses how he gathered the wealth of knowledge on Chinese history and the evolution of the internal martial arts that he has included in his book titled, Taijiquan: Cultivating Inner Strength.
Taijiquan: Cultivating Inner Strength by C. P. Ong - Book Signing and Demo Saturday, January 25, 2 to 4 pm at the El Paso History Museum, 510 N. Santa Fe Sunday, January 26, two 2-hour workshops at Texas School of Tai Chi, 6200 Bluff Trail www.texastaichi.net (915) 760-5196
Michael Tomor, Director of the El Paso Museum of Art, introduces plans for a unique collaboration with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation to bring a series of world-famous masterpieces to El Paso.
Bill & Norma talk about this month's gardening activities. In January we should prune our trees & shrubs, visit with Master Gardeners at the Municipal Rose Garden to get some winter rose pruning tips, and extend the lives of our neglected holiday plants.
Charles talks with fellow cinephile Felipa Solis, Executive Director of El Paso Pro-Musica. Pro-Musica presents its annual Chamber Music Festival in January, and a classic film series has been central to the festival for several years. Screenings begin Jan. 11 with the documentary "God's Fiddler" about legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz. **LAST MINUTE PROGRAM CHANGE (not reflected in this interview, recorded prior to the change) - Jan 11 film is"Music of the Heart," starring Academy Award Winning Actress Meryl Streep, Gloria Estefan, Aidan Quinn and Angela Bassett. It is the true. story of a violin teacher who beats the odds by creating a music program in East Harlem.**
Guest host Norma Martinez talks with Tom Fullerton, Professor of Economics at UTEP, about the upcoming 9th Border Economic Forum. The forum is sponsored by the El Paso Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas in partnership with the UTEP Border Region Modeling Project, and the Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade. Tom also talks about the unique nature of the El Paso/Las Cruces/Juarez borderplex, and about the complicated equations that are utilized to forecast the trends that will impact business conditions and quality of life in the borderplex in 2014.
Keith talks with Ricardo Bernal of the UTEP Department of Chemistry. Bernal talks about his research into protein malfunction and his efforts to better understand chaperonins, proteins found in every cell in our bodies. http://science.utep.edu/chemistry/rbernal/
Internationally-known artist, Gaspar Enriquez is joined by his former student, Mauricio Olague and El Paso Museum of Art Curator, Christian Gerstheimer to discuss upcoming exhibitions and projects featuring Enriquez’ work.
Keith talks with Keith Erekson, Associate Professor of History at the UTEP. Erekson talks about his research into commemorations, and his role as Executive Director of the Centennial Celebration at UTEP. http://www.keitherekson.com/
In a rebroadcast from Nov. 16, 2013, Louie talks with David Cantwell, author of "Merle Haggard: The Running Kind." Cantwell talks about how country incorporated rock & pop that allowed musicians to communicate with their listeners, and how Merle Haggard used that blend to entrance his listeners. Cantwell also talks about how country music has evolved over the years, an evolution that is oftentimes controversial. Cantwell reads the introduction to the book, "Merle Haggard: The Running Kind."
New El Paso Prime Time host Noemi Rojas and Dennis talk to Dennece Knight, executive director, University Medical Center Foundation, and Dr. Shaun Machen, pediatric orthopedic surgeon, El Paso Children's Hospital, about the Borderless Giving Campaign. It allows for extensive surgical procedures to be done on Juarez children who have been identified with severe bone structure deformaties that hinder proper growth.
Guest host Norma Martinez talks with Keith Erekson, Associate Professor of History at UTEP and Executive Director of the UTEP Centennial Celebration. Keith talks about the various on- and off-campus celebrations of UTEP's Centennial, including a pick-axe art exhibit at the UTEP Union Gallery, an art exhibit at the El Paso International Airport, weekly articles in the El Paso Times, walking tours of UTEP's architecture, and more. For information on UTEP's Centennial Celebration, visit http://utep100years.com.
Host Keith Pannell inaugurates the Centennial celebratory series, "100 at 100: Research for Our Next Century," which highlights research on the UTEP campus. Dr. Diana Natalicio talks about UTEP's role as an emerging leading research institution. http://centennial.utep.edu/Diana-Natalicio-Leader.html
Louie welcomes Dr. Roberto Avant-Meir, Associate Professor of Communication at UTEP. Roberto reads the audio essay, "Of Mice and Mascots," which tells of his love of baseball, his initial excitement about a Triple-A team coming to El Paso, and his disappointment in the team's mascot, which he believes falls into long-held stereotypes about Mexicans and Hispanics.
Dennis and new co-host Noemi Rojas talk with Dr. Hoi Ho, Associate Academic Dean for Faculty Affairs & Develpment, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Paul L. Foster School of Medicine; and Claudia Cortez, rehabilitation counselor at TTUHSC Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. They talk about the Advanced Teaching & Assessment in Clinical Simulation (ATACS), the only accredited Center in Texas by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). Over 100,000 deaths occur each year due to medical errors, and simulation centers could lead to the reduction of these deaths. Hear about how ATACS trains uses through virtual reality, manniquins, and volunteer "patients" known as "standardized patients." http://www.ttuhsc.edu/fostersom/atacs/
In a rebroadcast from Nov. 17, 2012, Denise, Bill, and Norma talk about how to protect our trees, shrubs, and potted plants from cold weather, as well as which plants don't need protection. They also talk about ways to protect our gardening equipment from a possible freeze.
Guest host Norma Martinez talks with Maribel Villalva, director of the Centennial Museum on the UTEP campus, about the current exhibits at the museum which commemorate the UTEP Centennial. The latest rotating exhibit, "Miner Strong," pays tribute to a century of sports at UTEP. Maribel also talks about the current exhibit "A Century of Transformations" which traces the history of UTEP, including its various name changes and its various incarnations of Paydirt Pete. The Centennial Museum, which is the official Welcome Center for the Centennial Celebration, also will begin hosting Walking Tours of UTEP's architecture on Saturday afternoons in January. Call Maribel Villalva for information and reservations: 915-747-6669. Keep up with the latest events at the museum here: https://www.facebook.com/CentennialMuseumandChihuahuanDesertGardens