95: Safe Haven for Homeless Youth – Covenant House
Spotlight Houston
by Blanca Quezada
1w ago
Join us this week on Spotlight Houston for an inspiring episode about the incredible work of Covenant House, a sanctuary for homeless youth in our city. As one of the largest cities in the country, homelessness continues to be a big problem in Houston, and it's not just adults who are affected. Many young people are also suffering, feeling lost, hungry, and scared. They need a place where they can feel safe and cared for. Covenant House is a non-profit organization that opened over 40 years ago to provide a safe shelter for young men and women aged 18-24. Since then, it has grown into much mor ..read more
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94: Discover How Your Mind Works at The Health Museum
Spotlight Houston
by Blanca Quezada
2w ago
Do you know the difference between your brain and your mind? The MindWorks exhibit, built by the Ontario Science Centre, is a hands-on, thought-provoking exhibit that explores this difference. This interactive exhibit helps us learn what makes us who we are, why we think, feel, and act, and where our inner voice comes from. In this episode, our host Blanca Quezada sits down with Becky Seabrook, Director of Guest Engagement at The Health Museum. Becky discusses what makes this exhibition interesting, how it encourages self-reflection, and shows our minds' remarkable power. She also explains how ..read more
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93: Celebrate Independence Day in Pearland, Texas
Spotlight Houston
by Blanca Quezada
3w ago
Get ready to don your red, white, and blue gear and join the City of Pearland for a spectacular 4th of July celebration! This week, we’re spotlighting the Celebration of Freedom event at the newly renovated Independence Park, proudly presented by Bayway Chevrolet. Blanca Quezada is joined by Lindsey Taylor, special events coordinator for the City of Pearland Parks and Recreation Department. Lindsey gives us the scoop on the exciting activities planned, including live music by Danny Ray and the Atlantic Street Band on the H-E-B Entertainment Stage, fun kids' activities, and a dazzling 18-minute ..read more
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92: Discovering BANF Houston's Cultural Treasures with Silambam Houston
Spotlight Houston
by Blanca Quezada
1M ago
Get ready for a fun and lively episode of Spotlight Houston! This week, we're spotlighting Silambam Houston, one of the city's cultural gems. Join our host, Blanca Quezada, as she chats with Dr. Lavanya Rajagopalan, founder of Silambam Houston. This amazing group teaches classical Indian dance and has been part of our community since 2002. Dr. Lavanya shares how she started Silambam Houston to celebrate Indian dance. With over 100 students, they offer dance classes, events, and more to connect people with Indian culture. Our conversation also delves into the transformative role of the BIPOC Ar ..read more
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91: Motherhood Center – From Pregnancy to Parenting
Spotlight Houston
by Blanca Quezada
1M ago
Join us on Spotlight Houston this week as we delve into the world of pregnancy and early parenthood, with a special focus on the comprehensive support services offered by the Motherhood Center. Our host, Blanca Quezada, chats with Gabriela Gerhart, the Center's founder and president, about the essential resources and educational programs they provide for new moms, dads, and even grandparents.   Gabriela, a seasoned pregnancy and newborn specialist, shares the inspiration behind founding the Motherhood Center 24 years ago. Her vision was to create a holistic space for expectant parents to ..read more
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90: Skin Cancer Prevention Recommendations from Bellaire Dermatology Clinic
Spotlight Houston
by Blanca Quezada
1M ago
Summer is upon us, and all we think about is going out to enjoy the sun either by a pool, the beach, gardening, playing outdoors with the kids, other activities, or just sitting out to a nice tan. But many of us overlook the fact that the sun’s rays can damage our skins in many ways, but the scariest is skin cancer which sometimes can be deadly depending on lots of factors, for example the type it is. Sitting to discuss with Blanca Quezada, host, regarding skin cancer prevention are two Houston’s best dermatologists from Bellaire Dermatology Clinic, Dr. Kayla McNiece, FACMS and Dr. Lauren Pont ..read more
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89: Preserving Houston’s Hispanic History
Spotlight Houston
by Blanca Quezada
1M ago
This week, host Blanca Quezada is joined by Dr. Jesse Esparza associate professor and interim chair of the department of history at Texas Southern University. His area of expertise is on the history of Latinos in the United States. He is also an award-winning author. Dr. Esparza discusses the complexity of Latino people in Houston and the United States, how their traditions and cultures have made a difference in the patchwork of peoples that live in Houston and the county. Beginning with the misconception that if we speak Spanish or have a certain look, we are all Mexican. Dr. Esparza also dis ..read more
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88: REPLAY American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region's Impact on Our Community
Spotlight Houston
by Blanca Quezada
2M ago
Join us for a special replay episode of Spotlight Houston, originally aired on Sunday, December 24, 2023, featuring the impactful work of the American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region. Tune in as our host, Blanca Quezada, revisits her enlightening conversation with Shawn Schulze, CEO of the American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region. Discover the significant role the Red Cross plays in our community since its Houston Chapter began in 1916. This episode highlights how the Red Cross helps during big storms, fires, and other disasters by providing things like shelter, food, and clothes. They eve ..read more
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87: Enjoy Summer Fun at the YMCA of Greater Houston
Spotlight Houston
by Blanca Quezada
2M ago
Dive into summer fun with Episode 87 of Spotlight Houston! This week, host Blanca Quezada is joined by Stephen Ives, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Houston, to explore the exciting summer activities and programs available for all ages at the YMCA. Since 1886, the YMCA of Greater Houston has been a cornerstone of our community, providing empowering opportunities for youth, promoting healthy living, and fostering social responsibility. Stephen shares how the YMCA continues to be a safe and welcoming space for everyone, regardless of age, income, background, or circumstance. Tune in to ..read more
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86: BEAR – Providing Hope and Help for CPS-involved children
Spotlight Houston
by Blanca Quezada
2M ago
Join us on this week's episode of Spotlight Houston as we shine a light on a heartwarming mission. Our host, Blanca Quezada, talks with Rebecca Moran, outreach coordinator at BEAR … Be A Resource. This unique nonprofit is the sole nonprofit collaborator with the Texas Department of Protective Services (CPS) in Harris County, offering hope and hands-on help to over 16,000 children and teens involved in CPS annually. Discover how BEAR steps in when children are suddenly removed from their homes due to emergencies, providing everything from essentials like clothing and school supplies to the gift ..read more
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