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Dennis talks with Erin Pavolko from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) El Paso.  Pavolko talks about efforts to remove the stigma from mental illness and instead treat its sufferers with sympathy and support.  NAMI El Paso is a nonprofit grassroots organization that educates family members and those who suffer from mental illness.  Free support groups are available Mondays from 7-9 p.m., at the University Behavioral Health Center, 1900 Denver Ave.  NAMI offices are located at 4615 Alameda.  For more information about their programs, call 915-534-5478, 915-534-5476, or visit www.nami.org/sites/namielpasoAired Dec. 8, 2012.

Greg, Liz, and Tom talk with James McWilliams, agricultural historian and author of "Just Food: Where Locavores get It Wrong and How We can Truly Eat Responsibly."  McWilliams talks about the negatives to localizing food systems, including the cruelty behind slaughtering animals for food.  He also explains why the locavore movement is often less about food than it is an anti-globazation protest.  McWilliams also talks about the saga of Bill & Lou, two oxen at Green Mountain College in Vermont, who sparked an international debate over sustainable agriculture and the eating of animals.  Part 1 of a 2-part interview. http://james-mcwilliams.com   Aired Dec. 9, 2012.

Russ talks with Xiaoqin "Elaine" Li, professor of Physics at the University of Texas at Austin.  She introduces us to quantum dots, colloids, and the field of plasmonics, and how they can be used to create more efficient light sources.  www.ph.utexas.edu/person/li_xiaoqin   Aired Dec. 9, 2012.

Louie talks with Laurie Paternoster, owner of Lynx Exhibits; and Deborah Chaney, Education Director at Lynx Exhibits.  Laurie & Deborah talk about this unique El Paso museum which offers fun & educational traveling exhibits which invite families to immerse themselves in hands-on activities.  Hear about some new exciting exhibits coming in January 2013.

Lynx Exhibits is located at 301 W. Overland in Downtown El Paso.  915-533-5330, www.lynxexhibits.com.

Aired Dec. 8, 2012.

Denise & Norma talk about the gardening activities we should be taking part in this month, including cutting back on watering and planting our spring-flowering bulbs.  Aired Dec. 8, 2012.

Louie talks with Kerry Doyle, interim director of the Stanlee & Gerald Rubin Center for Visual Arts at UTEP.  Doyle talks about the Rubin Center's role in exhibiting art and multi-media projects from around the world, and about upcoming events and exhibits.  915-747-6151, http://rubincenter.utep.edu

The Rubin Center hosts Dutch photojournalist & anthropologist Teun Voeten for "Narco Estado: Drug Violence in Mexico," Dec. 13 at 6 p.m.  Voeten has taken photos in zones of conflict from around the world, including Mexico.

Aired Dec. 7, 2012.

Sephora.  Aired Dec. 7, 2012.

Uniform.  Aired Dec. 6, 2012.

Specimen Data.  Aired Dec. 5, 2012.

Species.  Aired Dec. 4, 2012.

Winter Precipitation.  Aired Dec. 3, 2012.

Louie talks with Catherine McCorry-Andalis, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Student Affairs at UTEP.  McCorry-Andalis talks about her role as Dean of Students in getting all undergraduates and graduate students engaged in campus activities outside the classroom.  She also discusses how UTEP welcomes and accommodates non-traditional students such as military veterans, single parents, older students, and international students.  www.utep.edu/studentlife, 915-747-5648.

Aired Dec. 1, 2012.

In a rebroadcast from April 28, 2012, host Florence Schwein talks with Mary Haskins, widow of El Paso basketball coaching legend, Don Haskins.  Mary Haskins talks about meeting Don Haskins while they were both students at Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  After they were married 1951, they moved to Artesia NM, and later traveled to Texas where Don not only taught basketball, but drove a school bus and served as school principle in Benjamin TX and Hedley TX.  After an additional basketball coaching stint in Dumas TX, the Haskins ended up in El Paso in 1961, where Don Haskins led Texas Western to a historic win over the University of Kentucky at the 1966 NCAA Championships.  Mary Haskins also shares more stories about the 2006 film about that groundbreaking basketball game, having dinner at the White House with President George W. Bush and the First Lady Laura Bush, and about her 50+ years living in El Paso.

Aired Dec. 1, 2012.

Louie talks with Emma Montes and Brian Ceely, UTEP students majoring in Theatre Arts.  They talk about their roles in the upcoming stage production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," presented by the UTEP Department of Theatre & Dance.  Performance dates are December 16 & 22 at 2:30 p.m., and December 21 & 22 at 8 p.m.  http://theatredance.utep.edu, 915-747-5118.

Aired Nov. 30, 2012.

Well Enough.  Aired Nov. 30, 2012.

Gizzards.  Aired Nov. 29, 2012.

Horsehair.  Nov. 28, 2012.

Meateaters.  Aired Nov. 27, 2012.

Cloudweight. Aired Nov. 26, 2012.

Greg talks with Josephine Bellaccomo, pitch consultant and communication coach, about how to communicate with and convince people in positions of power to make compassionate changes in their practices.  Bellaccomo also talks about why appearance and self confidence can communicate a message more effectively than the message itself.  www.movethemessage.comAired Nov. 25, 2012.

Host Dennis Woo talks with Harry Bruntz of the El Paso Mineral & Gem Society.  Bruntz talks about the upcoming Rock & Gem Show presented by the El Paso Mineral & Gem Society, taking place Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama.  Dennis & Harry also talk about the differences between the different kinds of gems & minerals and how they form over the millennia.

The El Paso Mineral & Gem Society meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 6 p.m., at the Memorial Senior Center, 1800 Byron.  http://epmgs.com

Aired Nov. 24, 2012.

Louie talks with Sherry Lewis, lecturer with the Communication Department at UTEP.  Lewis talks about spending Thanksgivings with her mom in Bolivia, and helping expats and American workers at the Bolivian embassy celebrate Thanksgiving in the traditional fashion, with turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing.  Aired Nov. 23, 2012.

Soil.  Aired Nov. 23, 2012.

Caliche.  Aired Nov. 22, 2012.

Race.  Aired Nov. 21, 2012.

Thinking Sex.  Aired Nov. 20, 2012.

Turtle Shell.  Aired Nov. 19, 2012.

Guest host Dennis Woo talks with Joann Cross, Nichole Coleman, Brett Hartmann, and Neelam Nagarwal of Miner DIAMONDS (Dynamic in Action Making Outstanding Noteworthy Distinction Shine).  Miner DIAMONDS was established in 2008 as a social support group for disabled students at UTEP and it grew into a way for students to advocate for change.  Cross, Coleman, Hartmann, and Nagarwal also talk about the challenges they have faced in trying to make their way across campus.  Miner DIAMONDS is located in the UTEP Union East, Room 106.  https://minetracker.utep.edu/organization/minerdiamonds

Aired Nov. 16, 2012.

Smellblind.  Aired Nov. 16, 2012.

Education.  Aired Nov. 15, 2012