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
Liz, Greg, and Tom welcome back David Simon, author of "Meatonomics." David talks about the role the federal government plays in keeping meat & dairy prices artificially low, and why so much funding is diverted to promote meat and dairy instead of vegetables & fruit. David also explains why the fishing industry negatively affects plant & animal species. http://meatonomics.com/
Keith talks with Anandasankar Ray, Professor of Entomology at the University of California, Riverside. Ananda talks about how odor molecules attach themselves to receptors in our noses, and why the structure of those molecules is so important in our perception of smell. We'll also hear about the talents of female mosquitos in seeking out prey. They are attracted to the carbon dioxide in our exhalations, and they can track us from several meters away. Ananda also explains why some of us are tastier to mosquitoes than others. http://olfaction.ucr.edu/
Ben & Daniel celebrate the Christmas season with reflections on their favorite memories. Ben remembers making tamales with his mom when he was young, a tradition he continues to this day. Daniel remembers proudly writing a Christmas poem about Santa driving a Cadillac...only to find out that his teacher doubted his authorship. And Ben & Daniel also talk about their favorite Christmas songs and the memories they conjure. Ben's favorite is "I'll be Home for Christmas," which he says idealizes the often-unattainable concept of "home." Daniel tears up every time he hears "The Little Drummer Boy." Ben will also read T.S. Eliot's "Journey of the Magi."
An encore presentation of a 2001 conversation Louie had with John O. West, the late UTEP English professor and folklorist. West shares personal stories about the holiday traditions he observed & celebrated, and talks about the holidays foods that make the season so special, especially here on the border. Aired Dec. 21, 2013.