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Eugene McDougle, General Director of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo offers a behind-the-scenes look at the history of this unique all-male ballet troupe.

Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Saturday, April 13, 7:30pm
UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium
(915) 747-5234

Painter and gallery owner, Hal Marcus, and Artscapes creator, Jan Wisbrun Dreher, preview the popular annual Studio Tours of local artists’ work spaces.

6th Annual El Paso Artists Studio Tour
April 20-21 – 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Eastside & San Elizario studios.

April 27-28 from Upper Valley to Central El Paso.

Information: (915) 581-4971

Bill, Denise, and Norma welcome back Master Gardener Dave Turner, president of the Master Gardener Society and vegetable specialist.  Turner talks about pruning tomato plants, whether your tomato needs a cage or a stake, and how to protect your tomato plant from El Paso's spring winds.  He also talks about what to do if your plant looks wilted, and why mulching with newspaper is a great way to retain moisture and deter weeds.

Aired April 6, 2013.

Pronghorn Speed.  Aired April 5, 2013.

Runners.  Aired April 4, 2013.

Red Admiral.  Aired April 3, 2013.

Water Vapor.  Aired April 2, 2013.

Humbug.  Aired April 1, 2013.

Louie welcomes Tom Fullerton back into the studio to talk about the border economy.  Fullerton is a Professor of Economics & Finance with the UTEP College of Business.  He talks about the UTEP Border Region Modeling Project (http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=academics.utep.edu/border), as well as the urban revitalization of downtown El Paso, and about the changes happening on the UTEP campus, both aesthetically and academically. Fullerton also talks about why so many young people migrate out of El Paso after college only to return, and about the job prospects for recent graduates.  Aired March 30, 2013.

Dennis Woo talks with Nancy Ontiveros, Director of Marketing for Homegrown El Paso; and Charles Dodds, President of Homegrown El Paso.  they talk about the 200+ businesses that are members of the nonprofit organization, Homegrown El Paso, which promotes a vibrant climate for locally-owned independent businesses in El Paso.  They discuss the importance of buying locally.

Homegrown El Paso is holding its annual fundraising dinner on Tuesday, April 2, at the El Paso Club (18th floor of the Chase Bank Building downtown). The special guest at the dinner is new UTEP football coach, Sean Kugler.  For tickets call Nancy Ontiveros at 915-240-8804, or visit www.homegrownelpaso.com

Aired March 30, 2013.

Rebecca Munoz, the Artist Market Coordinator for the City’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department talks about upcoming events and attractions at the Downtown Artist Market.


Bob Bonner, a member of the Woodworkers Club of El Paso, joins Lisa Lopez, the official El Paso ambassador for the "Little Free Library Movement" – a global literary initiative.

Lisa M. Lopez, Zavala Elementary Librarian - (915) 496-8160
Robert Bonner, Woodworkers Club of El Paso - (915) 760-6536

Denise, Bill, and Norma talk with Dave Turner, vegetable specialist with the Texas Master Gardeners and president of the Master Gardeners Association.  It's part  1 of our Tomato Show, and Turner will talk about how we should prep our soil and why now is the ideal time to plant our tomatoes instead of later in the season.  Turner also explains what differentiates indeterminate tomatoes from determinate tomatoes. 
Aired March 30, 2013.

Louie talks with Stacey Sowards, Associate Professor at the UTEP Department of Communication.  Sowards was recently named one of the Top 25 Women Professors in Texas (http://onlineschoolstexas.com/top-college-professors-in-texas/women/), and was a recent recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award from the Western States Communication Association.  Sowards talks about the 3-year grant that allows her to take her students to Indonesia to coordinate the program "Enhancing Behavior Change Through Conservation Programs." She also talks about the impact that language has on people, and why words are so powerful when it comes to motivation.  Aired March 29, 2013.

Snapdragon Vine.  Aired March 29, 2013.

Nematode.  Aired March 28, 2013.

Bishop's Cap.  Aired March 27, 2013.

Cold Feet.  Aired March 26, 2013.

Closed Mind.  Aired March 25, 2013.

Tom & Greg talk with filmmaker Karol Orzechowski, director & producer of "Maximum Tolerated Dose," a feature-length documentary which follows the scientists & researchers who worked directly with animal experimentation in laboratories, and whose ethical concerns caused them to chose a different path.  Orzechowski talks about the experiences of some of these scientists, and explains why much of the research done on lab animals is not medical nature. www.maximumtolerateddose.org

Plus, Adirenne Lusk, coordinator of the Texas Veg Fest in Austin TX, gives us a brief overview of the April 6 event which features a tremendous lineup of live music, food, cooking demos, guest speakers, and more.  www.texasvegfest.com

Aired March 24, 2013.

In observance of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Dennis continues his conversation with Dr. Navkiran Shokar and Maria Chaparro of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.  In this extended online interview, they discuss why colorectal cancer affects such a broad swath of the population.  Dr. Shokar also describes the pros & cons of the 3 exams which are used to detect colorectal cancer: a stool home test, a colonoscopy, and a flexible sigmoidoscopy.  She also goes through the risk factors of colorectal cancer and the steps we can take to lower our risk.

Dr. Shokar and her colleagues will be presenting a lecture on colorectal cancer which will also feature a large, walk-thru colon, on Wednesday, March 27, 5:30-6:30pm, Room 1200 of the Medical Education Bldg of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, 5001 El Paso Dr.  RSVP at 915-757-3178 ext 302, or email Maria Chaparro at maria.chaparro@ttuhsc.edu

Aired March 23, 2013.

Eric Pearson, President and CEO, and Kathrin Berg Pettit, Director of Donor Relations, offer an update on the El Paso Community Foundation’s downtown Artspace project.

El Paso Community Foundation
333 N. Oregon
(915) 533-4020

While visiting El Paso, award-winning, internationally-known visual artist, Ann James Massey, talks about her recovery from a severe injury to her painting hand and her career as a master of realism before returning to Paris, France, her home since 1994. 


In a rebroadcast from Sept. 25, 2010, Norma & Bill talk with Mark Muegge, associate professor and extension entomologist with Texas A&M.  Muegge talks about the different plants and colors that attract butterflies to our landscapes, and about the types of butterflies we can commonly find in El Paso.  He also talks about the kinds of plants we can sacrifice to the caterpillars so they can voraciously feed and eventually metamorphose into butterflies!  For more information, visit the North American Butterfly Association, www.naba.org.  Aired March 23, 2013.

Charles talks with Bobby Gutierrez, senior lecture at the UTEP Department of Communication, about UTEP's Film Studies courses.  Gutierrez explains why his classes are not all about sitting back and watching a movie every week, but teaching students about the language of filmmaking and understanding a filmmaker's vision.  He also explains why Film Studies attracts students of all degree plans, not just liberal arts.  To view the course load for a minor in Film Studies at UTEP, visit http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=66291Aired March 23, 2013.

Louie talks with John White, curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at the Centennial Museum on the UTEP campus.  John talks about why El Paso is such a tricky place for spring planting, especially with strong winds, a possibility of a late freeze, and the quick rise in temperatures in April.  John also gives us a preview of the FloraFEST, the annual native plant sale that benefits the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, taking place April 27 & 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., outside the Undergraduate Learning Center, next to the Centennial Museum.  The public will be able to purchase colorful plants, trees, and shrubs that use a minimal amount of water.  The FloraFEST also includes guest speaker, author & botanist George Miller, who will deliver a talk on April 26 at the UTEP Undergraduate Learning Center.  Learn more at www.museum.utep.edu, or call 915-747-5565.

Aired March 22, 2013.

Head Tilt.  Aired March 22, 2013.

Black Grama.  Aired March 21, 2013.

Pathway.  Aired March 20, 2013.

Invaders.  Aired March 19, 2013.