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76: Crafting Art with the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

2/25/2024
Get ready to dive into the colorful world of crafting in our latest episode of Spotlight Houston. Join us as we chat with Tarina Frank, the education director at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) and uncover the magic of crafting art. Crafting is an art form that embraces clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, and even recycled materials! Learn all about their mission to educate and inspire the community through their diverse educational programs, events, and artist residency programs. Discover how you can unleash your inner craft artist and explore exhibits that showcase an array of creative works. Tarina also highlights some can't-miss events like Hands-on Houston, Craft Community Day, the annual spring festival, and Spring Break programs that offer fun for all ages. Plus, find out about adult workshops, current exhibits, and how you can contribute as a volunteer or supporter. Interested in crafting or supporting the arts? Visit https://www.crafthouston.org to learn more about how you can get involved with the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Don't forget to tune in every Sunday for more episodes that celebrate Houston's vibrant culture. Have any thoughts or show ideas? We'd love to hear from you! Thanks for listening to Spotlight Houston. Follow us on social media at: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spotlighthoustonshow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpotlightHoustonShow Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SpotlightHou YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SpotlightHoustonShow

Duration:00:30:01

75: Behind the Scenes at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

2/18/2024
Dive into the excitement with Spotlight Houston as we take you behind the scenes at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, happening from Tuesday, February 27, 2024, through Sunday, March 17, 2024. In this episode, we're joined by Danielle Grossman, director of strategic communications for the Rodeo. Get the lowdown on this year's grand event, including history, attractions, and what's new. Did you know the Rodeo has been a vital part of our city for over 90 years? Hear about the Rodeo Parade on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 10 AM, celebrating Houston's Western heritage and the thrilling lineup planned for this year. Mark your calendars for special days: Free Family Wednesday Admission: February 28 & March 13, 2024, offer free admission for seniors (60+) and children (12 and under) until noon. Note: This does not include rodeo/concert tickets.Community Day: March 6, 2024, features a buy-one-get-one-free ride and games in the Junction, along with community activations. Plus, enjoy free admission to the Park until noon! From carnival rides and BBQ contests to unforgettable performances, there's something for everyone. Danielle shares the massive effort it takes to host such an event, its impact, and how it supports local students. Want to join the fun or help out? Visit https://www.rodeohouston.com for info on events, tickets, and volunteering. Stay tuned for more episodes filled with fun and info from Spotlight Houston. Please share your thoughts and ideas with us! Thanks for listening, Houston! We invite you to keep listening and viewing our fun and informative shows coming to Spotlight Houston in 2024. Please drop us your comments or show us your ideas. Thank you. Follow us on social media at: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spotlighthoustonshowFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpotlightHoustonShowTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/SpotlightHouYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SpotlightHoustonShow

Duration:00:30:01

74: Protecting Your Heart with the American Heart Association

2/12/2024
February is American Heat Month, and I for one just take my heart for granted. I don’t think about until I hear about people that have lost family members or friends to heart disease, heart attacks, or strokes. I also found out it can happen at any age. It’s not just an elderly person’s health issue. For today’s show, I’ve asked Chole Burke, advocate for the American Heart Association (AHA), and Miss North Texas 2023 to share with us her personal story regarding her heart issues and how her condition has impacted her life. Chole also shared how she became a volunteer with AHA and how it prepared her to share her story in the hopes that we can all go get checked and perhaps save our lives. The AHA’s is also celebrating it’s 100 Anniversary, and Chole relates the history of the association. Why and who created the organization. How it’s been helping people throughout the country. She talked how AHA provides CPR classes that will help someone’s life. She provided heart problem symptoms and advice on how we can take care of our hearts. To get more information about the American Heart Association, heart issues and how to become a volunteer visit: https://www.heart.org, and look for Texas affiliates. We invite you to keep listening and viewing our fun and informative shows coming to Spotlight Houston in 2024. Please drop us your comments or show ideas. Thank you. Follow us on social media at: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spotlighthoustonshow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpotlightHoustonShow Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SpotlightHou YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SpotlightHoustonShow

Duration:00:30:01

73: BakerRipley’s Impact and Service to Houston

2/12/2024
BakerRipley has been a beacon of service to so thousands of people. After 117 years this amazing organization continues to keep its doors open for the underserved communities in our city. It provides services and programs to help people become successful. They provide varies services for entire families, from the youngest child to the elderly. Elizabeth Hale, communication manager for BakerRipley discusses the organizations beginning since 1907 and how it still that welcoming place for education, career and social aid for people build a better life. Elizabeth describes BakerRipley’s core mission and how it evolved to what it today with several location throughout the city. She, talks about what types of needs the organization specifically addresses. How they’ve created unique and innovative programs. She mentions Veteran services, adult education, childcare, food and nutrition, community events and much more. They also have volunteer opportunities. Elizabeth mentions how important volunteer work is to the organization and how there are opportunities for partnerships and collaborations with different businesses or other organizations. For more details visit: https://www.bakerripley.org. We invite you to keep listening and viewing our fun and informative shows coming to Spotlight Houston in 2024. Please drop us your comments or show ideas. Thank you. Follow us on social media at Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spotlighthoustonshow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpotlightHoustonShow Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SpotlightHou YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SpotlightHoustonShow

Duration:00:30:01

72: Finding a Deeper Meaning in Everyday Life at The Jung Center

1/28/2024
Welcome back, Houston explorers! This week on "Spotlight Houston," we're diving into something different. Get ready to unlock the secrets of self-awareness with our latest episode: "Finding a Deeper Meaning in Everyday Life at The Jung Center." Do you ever wonder about the bigger picture of life? Well, you're not alone! We're taking you inside The Jung Center, a hidden gem in Houston, where everyday life gets a deeper meaning. Join us as Sean Fitzpatrick, the executive director of The Jung Center and the Mind, Body, Spirit Institute, guides us through the fascinating world of Carl Jung's teachings. Discover how these ideas are still changing lives today! But that's not all – Sean will also share the remarkable 65-year history of The Jung Center and its outstanding programs. These aren't just any programs; they're life-changers designed to help us lead more balanced, productive, and healthy lives. Imagine learning ways to empower yourself and find your inner peace and happiness! And here's the best part – The Jung Center offers free online educational resources and in-person classes. Yes, you heard it right – free learning opportunities! Don't miss out on this enlightening episode. Tune in to "Spotlight Houston" this Sunday to find out how to connect with The Jung Center and start your journey to personal growth and inner peace. For more information, visit https://www.junghouston.org. We invite you to keep listening and viewing our fun and informative shows coming to Spotlight Houston in 2024. Please drop us your comments or show ideas. Thank you. Follow us on social media at · Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spotlighthoustonshow · Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpotlightHoustonShow · Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SpotlightHou · YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SpotlightHoustonShow

Duration:00:30:02

71: Beyond Words, Sight Into Sound's Impact on Houston

1/22/2024
In our latest episode of Spotlight Houston, we uncover the heartwarming story of Sight Into Sound, a non-profit organization that has been brightening the lives of visually impaired individuals for over 50 years. Discover how they go beyond just radio and reading services, creating meaningful connections and friendships among their listeners and volunteers. Our special guest, Jim Martinez, the radio manager at Sight Into Sound, spills the beans on the daily impact their services have on their loyal audience. He also shares valuable insights into how you can become a volunteer and make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. Plus, learn how you can support this fantastic cause through donations from our generous community. Tune in to this week's episode to hear all about Sight Into Sound and their incredible mission. Don't forget to visit Sight Into Sound's website for more details on how you can get involved and make a positive impact in Houston! To get more details about Sight Into Sound and how to become a volunteer, visit: https://www.sightintosound.org. Stay tuned for more captivating episodes filled with fun and information. Drop us your comments and show ideas – we’d love to hear from you. Keep listening, Houston! Follow us on social media at · Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spotlighthoustonshow · Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpotlightHoustonShow · Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SpotlightHou · YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SpotlightHoustonShow

Duration:00:27:21

70: Do you have a cold or the flu? Kelsey-Seybold clears up the debate.

1/14/2024
As winter rolls in, so do those pesky sniffles and body aches. But wait, is it just a cold, or could it be the flu sneaking up on you? How do you tell? Living in Houston many of us also suffer from allergies and other respiratory issues too. To clear up the debate on how to know what’s keeping us in bed feeling sick is Dr. Christine Le, D.O. with Kelsy-Seybold Clinic, specializing in Family Medicine. She discusses the different symptoms to look for to tell if what we’re experiencing is a cold or the flu. Dr. Le also mentions ways to prevent either one, medications needed, and home remedies that will help us feel better. Dr. Le also discusses other types of respiratory problems, who can get them, prevention, as well as vaccinations, and when to see a doctor. If you’re not feeling well, you can make an appointment with Dr. Le by calling Kelsey-Seybold Clinic at 713-442-6900. Visit Kelsey-Seybold Clinic at: https://www.kelsey-seybold.com. Stay tuned for more captivating episodes filled with fun and great information. Drop us your comments and show ideas – we’d love to hear from you. Keep listening, Houston! Follow us on social media at: · Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spotlighthoustonshow · Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpotlightHoustonShow · Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SpotlightHou · YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SpotlightHoustonShow

Duration:00:30:01

69: Save a Life! Commit to Donating Blood at the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center

1/7/2024
In our latest episode, we sit down with Theresa Pina, the vice president of operations for the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, to shed light on the critical need for blood donations. As we celebrate National Blood Donor Month, we discuss the impact of blood donations, dispel misconceptions, and emphasize the ease of the donation process. 🔹 Every Blood Type Matters: All blood types are essential for donations, and the blood type needed most is the one not on the shelf. One donation can save up to 3 lives and is divided into multiple components for different patients. 🔹 Various Donation Types: Donors have the option to donate whole blood, platelets, plasma, and double red cells based on eligibility and preference. Automated devices are used for platelet donations, providing a variety of donation options for donors. 🔹 Making a Difference: The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center operates 365 days a year, offering blood donation opportunities every day to meet the community's needs. From businesses to places of worship, neighborhood centers to grocery stores, over 7,000 blood drives are held annually to make a difference in saving lives. Join us in championing the cause of blood donation and help make an impact in our community. Tune in to our episode to learn more and share your thoughts and experiences on the importance of blood donations. Let's spread awareness and save lives together! To get more details about donating blood, to find a location, and register, visit: https://www.giveblood.org Stay tuned for more captivating episodes filled with fun and information. Drop us your comments and show ideas – we’d love to hear from you. Keep listening, Houston! Follow us on social media at · Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spotlighthoustonshow · Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpotlightHoustonShow · Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SpotlightHou · YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SpotlightHoustonShow

Duration:00:32:02

68: 2024 Predictions by Fernando Marron, Psychic & Medium

12/31/2023
Get ready for a fascinating journey on this week's Spotlight Houston! We're delving into the mysteries of the future with Fernando Marron, renowned Psychic & Medium. As we gear up for 2024, we're setting aside the typical New Year's resolutions. Join us as we sit down with Fernando to get the inside scoop on what the future holds for us, Houston, and the world. Predicting the future isn't just a modern fascination – people have been at it for centuries. From Nostradamus to Fernando, we explore the intriguing world of psychic insights. Fernando spills the beans on global warming, Middle Eastern conflicts, presidential hopefuls, economic twists and turns, scientific breakthroughs, and even technological wonders. Have you wondered about how to tap into your own psychic potential? Fernando's got you covered – he shares insights on how he discovered his gift and how you can, too. Tune in for a dose of clairvoyance and maybe discover your hidden talents! Dive deeper into Fernando's mystical world by visiting his website: https://www.fernandomarron.com. Find out how you can connect with him and unlock the secrets of your own future. We are wishing you an amazing and safe New Year from Spotlight Houston! As we leap into 2024, stay tuned for more captivating episodes filled with fun and information. Drop your comments and show ideas – we'd love to hear from you. Keep listening, Houston! Follow us on social media at · Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spotlighthoustonshow · Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpotlightHoustonShow · Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SpotlightHou · YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SpotlightHoustonShow

Duration:00:33:16

67: American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region's Impact on Our Community

12/24/2023
Spotlight Houston is delighted to bring you another insightful episode, delving into the profound contributions of the American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region. It's a conversation you won't want to miss. Join our host, Blanca Quezada, in a conversation with Shawn Schulze, CEO of the American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region, as they explore the organization's enduring commitment to our community, dating back to the establishment of the Houston Chapter in 1916. While many are familiar with the Red Cross's response during weather disasters or home fires, Shawn sheds light on the comprehensive and essential services the organization provides in the aftermath of any disaster. In moments of distress, individuals often find themselves grappling with uncertainty, and the Red Cross steps in, offering not only shelter, food, and clothing but also vital medications and medical equipment. In this episode, Shawn emphasizes the ongoing need for both donations and volunteers to sustain the organization's vital mission. Additionally, listeners will gain insights into the Red Cross's blood center, a critical aspect of their lifesaving efforts. Shawn also imparts valuable safety tips, helping ensure a secure and enjoyable holiday season for all. For further details, please visit Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast or reach out at 713-526-8300. For more details visit: https://www.redcross.org/local/texas/gulf-coast.html or call: 713-526-8300 Please drop us your comments or show ideas. Thank you. Follow us on social media · Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spotlighthoustonshow · Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpotlightHoustonShow · Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SpotlightHou · YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SpotlightHoustonShow

Duration:00:29:09

66: Volunteering and Giving to the Houston Food Bank

12/17/2023
Welcome to another episode of Spotlight Houston, where we take a closer look at our community's challenges. In this episode, our host, Blanca Quezada, sits down with Sarai LaTony, Volunteer Experiences Manager for the Houston Food Bank, to shed light on our city's ongoing struggle against hunger. Join us for this episode as we explore the sad reality of hunger in Houston, the role of volunteers, and the financial support necessary to combat this ongoing crisis. As the holiday season fades, the stark reality remains: many in our community face the harsh truth of food insecurity. Tune in as Sarai unveils the extensive efforts of the Houston Food Bank, the largest food bank in the country. Discover the somber statistics of their distribution – 120 million meals across 18 counties through 1,600 community partners. While the numbers are staggering, the grim truth persists: volunteers are desperately needed. Sarai delves into the volunteer opportunities available. Financial assistance is another plea from the Houston Food Bank. With the scale of their operations, monetary support is crucial to maintaining a steady flow of food into the warehouse and out to the community. Sarai breaks down the impact of every $1 donated, equating to 3 meals on the table, thanks to strategic partnerships with manufacturers and distributors. For more details visit: https://www.houstonfoodbank.org or call 713-223-3700. Those in need of assistance can find details at www.houstonfoodbank.org/find-help/ or call 832-369-9390. Follow us on social media · Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spotlighthoustonshow · Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpotlightHoustonShow · Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SpotlightHou · YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SpotlightHoustonShow

Duration:00:24:50

65: Holiday events at MECA

12/10/2023
Dive into the rich tapestry of Mexican holiday traditions at Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA) with our latest podcast episode! Join the chat between host Blanca Quezada and Armando Silva, the newly appointed Executive Director of MECA, as they unveil two captivating, free events that promise to infuse your holiday season with vibrant cultural experiences. Armando shares the details on the Guadalupana event scheduled for December 12, 2023, at 6:30 pm. Picture this: pre-Hispanic dance performances, musical delights, and a delightful spread of complimentary Mexican pastries and hot chocolate, creating an immersive celebration that will appeal to all your senses. But the festive journey doesn't end there! Armando also shares info on MECA's La Posada on December 16, 2023, at 6:30 pm, set in the charming Old Sixth Ward. This event includes a reenactment of the journey to Bethlehem, culminating in a lively party featuring piñatas, tamales, candies, hot chocolate, Mexican pastries, and entertainment that promises to be a joyous affair for the entire family. Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season with these unforgettable experiences that promise to create lasting memories. For additional details, check out https://www.meca-houston.org or call them at 713-802-9370. Fiesta Guadalupana Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 6:30 pm La Posada in Old Sixth Ward Saturday, December 16, 2023, at 6:30 pm Follow us on social media · Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spotlighthoustonshow · Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpotlightHoustonShow · Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SpotlightHou · YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SpotlightHoustonShow

Duration:00:33:57

64: REPLAY Adventure Destination for Kids at the Children's Museum Houston

12/3/2023
Welcome to another exciting episode of Spotlight Houston! In this week's episode, we revisit our insightful conversation with Henry Yau, Director of Marketing Communications and Public Relations for the Children's Museum Houston. Join our host, Blanca Quezada, as she delves into the fantastic offerings of the museum, from its diverse exhibits to its engaging programs for children of all ages. Discover how the museum encourages fun and interactive learning experiences while providing a space for families to create lasting memories. Whether you're a parent looking for kid-friendly activities or simply curious about the museum's attractions, this episode is packed with valuable insights about this enchanting destination in the heart of Houston. So, stay tuned and get ready to explore the wonder of the Children's Museum! Follow us on social media · Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spotlighthoustonshow · Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpotlightHoustonShow · Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SpotlightHou · YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SpotlightHoustonShow

Duration:00:24:11

63: Thanksgiving Traditions and Memories

11/26/2023
Spotlight Houston invites you to wind down your Thanksgiving week with our latest episode featuring host Blanca Quezada and producer Sandra Fernandez. In this post-Thanksgiving special, Blanca and Sandra reflect on their childhood memories, family traditions, and the unique ways they have incorporated Latino touches into the holiday. Blanca and Sandra delve into their holiday celebrations, offering a glimpse into the shared experiences that make Thanksgiving a truly special time. From fondly remembered dishes to tales of family gatherings, this episode serves as a heartfelt conclusion to Thanksgiving week. Whether you're still savoring the Thanksgiving spirit or transitioning into the next phase of the holiday season, join Spotlight Houston as we provide a comforting perspective on the shared joys of this time of year. · Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spotlighthoustonshow · Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpotlightHoustonShow · Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SpotlightHou · YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SpotlightHoustonShow

Duration:00:25:34

62: 45th Annual Thanksgiving Super Feast

11/19/2023
In this week’s episode, Blanca Quezada sits down for a conversation with Stephanie Lewis, the Regional Director of the City Wide Club of America, and they delve into the community spirit that defines our city. We explore the rich history and diverse services offered by the City Wide Club of America. They provide everything from mentoring and financial education to practical support like warm meals, utility assistance, and job fairs. Their best-known event is the upcoming 45th Annual Thanksgiving Day Feast, which is expected to provide joy and nourishment to more than 30,000 individuals at the George R. Brown Convention Center downtown. Stephanie invites us all to participate in this occasion by volunteering or contributing food, clothing, and other items. Even if you can’t physically be there, we can make a meaningful impact in numerous ways. Whether you’ve been a longtime supporter or are just discovering the impact of the City Wide Club of America, this episode shares the essence of an organization that believes in the power of unity and kindness. Together, we can make a difference in Houston. To find more details on how to give or volunteer visit: https://www.citywideclub.com. Remember, new episodes of Spotlight Houston grace us every Sunday, so mark your calendars, and let’s continue spreading awareness and support throughout our vibrant city. Thank you for being a part of our community and contributing to Houston’s resilience! Connect with us: https://www.instagram.com/spotlighthoustonshowhttps://www.facebook.com/SpotlightHoustonShowhttps://www.twitter.com/SpotlightHouhttps://www.youtube.com/@SpotlightHoustonShow

Duration:00:26:12

61: How Texas won its independence at the San Jacinto Museum & Battlefield

11/12/2023
In just 18 minutes, Texas won a battle that changed its history forever. After the devastating loss of The Alamo, Sam Houston led his troops to victory at the Battle of San Jacinto, securing Texas's independence from Mexico and creating the Republic of Texas. In this episode, we sit down with David Avila Jr., the director of the San Jacinto Museum & Battlefield. He takes us through the remarkable story of the battle and the incredible journey to build the iconic monument that stands as a tribute to the brave Texans who sacrificed their lives for their country. Discover this historic site's wide range of events, exhibits, educational programs, tours, and volunteer opportunities. Whether you're a history enthusiast, an educator, or intrigued by Texas's rich past, this episode is a must-listen. Immerse yourself in the heart of Texas's fight for independence and uncover the fascinating artifacts, programs, and events that make the San Jacinto Museum and Battlefield a true treasure trove of history. Tune in now to explore the thrilling details of the Battle of San Jacinto and the lasting impact it continues to have on the great state of Texas. It's an episode you won't want to miss! For more information visit: https://www.sanjacinto-museum.org. Connect with us: · Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spotlighthoustonshow · Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpotlightHoustonShow · Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SpotlightHou · YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SpotlightHoustonShow

Duration:00:29:30

60: ALMAAHH is bringing a Latino Arts and Culture Center to Houston

11/5/2023
Join us for our newest episode of Spotlight Houston as we shine a light on ALMAAHH - Advocates of a Latino Museum of Cultural and Visual Arts & Archive Complex in Houston, Harris County. We sit down with Geraldina Interiano Wise, Co-Founder and Chair of ALMAAHH, to discover their mission of shaping the future of Latino arts and culture. In this interview, Geraldina, a talented artist from El Salvador, shares her journey and why it was crucial for her and the community to establish an organization in Houston that celebrates Latino arts and culture. Learn about their plans for a state-of-the-art cultural complex and the immersive experience they aim to create. With a $1 million grant, support from influential community leaders, and additional funding sources, ALMAAHH is on track to establish a Latino Museum of Cultural and Visual Arts and Archive Complex in Houston. Find out how you can contribute through volunteering, donations, and participating in their "Voz de ALMAAHH" survey. Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired, educated, and motivated to join the ALMAAHH community. For more information visit: http://almaahh.org Connect with us: · Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spotlighthoustonshow · Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpotlightHoustonShow · Twitter: https//www.twitter.com/SpotlightHou

Duration:00:37:49

59: Experience the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Parade & Festival in Houston

10/29/2023
Join us for the premiere of Spotlight Houston's second season as we delve into the cultural richness of Houston. In this episode, our host, Blanca Quezada, sits down with Mauricio Navarro, the managing partner of Houston's 3rd Annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Parade and Festival. It's a fascinating cultural event that has deep roots in Mexican and Latin American traditions, and it's coming to Houston. Mauricio discusses the history of this tradition, which dates back to the Aztec civilization in Mexico and has now become a celebrated event in many countries, including the United States. He also shares why it's important to continue this tradition. Get ready to mark your calendars for Saturday, November 4, 2023, as the Dia de los Muertos Parade and Festival take over Sam Houston Park from 2 PM to 10 PM. This event is open to everyone, including children, so it's a great opportunity for the whole family to enjoy. For more information visit 2023 Houston Dia De Muertos Parade/Desfile Tickets, Sat, Nov 4, 2023 at 2:00 PM. Connect with us: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spotlighthoustonshow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpotlightHoustonShow Twitter: https//www.twitter.com/SpotlightHou

Duration:00:34:58

58: Breast Cancer Awareness with The Rose

9/24/2023
What do you know about breast cancer? Did you know that through prevention, death rates can be reduced? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! If you have ignored or put off getting checked, now’s the time to do it! Dorothy Gibbons, CEO and Co-Founder of The Rose Center for Breast Health Excellence, takes the opportunity to discuss with Blanca Quezada why and how women need to be more proactive regarding their breast health. Dorothy talks about the history of The Rose and why it was established. This is the first nonprofit breast cancer organization based on the insured covering the costs of the uninsured. The Rose has been in operation since 1986; it has served almost 800,000 patients. It’s also the leading nonprofit breast health care organization in southeast Texas. It works with board-certified radiologists, specialized technical staff, five mammography coaches, and a diagnostic imaging center that gives access to treatment to more than 40,000 women annually. Dorothy explains how The Rose tries to reduce the number of deaths by providing access to screening, diagnostics, and treatment services to any woman regardless of her ability to pay. She discusses different types of breast cancers that can be diagnosed, but most of all, she keeps reminding us to get the all-important annual mammogram. She also mentions how The Rose tries to ensure every woman has access to breast cancer screening, diagnosis and care, ultrasounds and biopsies, and treatment. For more information visit: https://therose.org. Connect with us: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spotlighthoustonshow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpotlightHoustonShow Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SpotlightHou

Duration:00:28:25

57: Behind the Scenes at the Downtown Aquarium

9/17/2023
Who knew that years ago, Houston would have an enjoyable and unbelievably different place that would stand out in the downtown area? Now recognized as a city landmark, the Downtown Aquarium is one of Houston’s great visitor locations. It’s an incredible place to see because it’s a magnificent six-acre entertainment and dining complex. Plus, who doesn’t like aquariums? Wade Broussard, general manager at the Downtown Aquarium for the past six years but has worked at the Aquarium for 25 years, joins Blanca Quezada to talk about all the exciting things that happen behind the scenes to help keep all the variety of fish and animals healthy, safe, and happy year-round, even during inclement weather. He also highlights all the educational programs offered to children and teens. In addition, Wade talks about the entertainment complex’s full-service restaurant, shopping, and various amusements. The Downtown Aquarium brings you nearly 300 diverse species of fish of all sizes, including huge sharks worldwide, in its 500,000-gallon aquatic wonderland. In addition to fish, it features other animals, including tigers, that kids and adults can enjoy and learn about. For more information, visit: https://www.aquariumrestaurants.com/downtownaquariumhouston/visitorinfo.asp Connect with us: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spotlighthoustonshowFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpotlightHoustonShowTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/SpotlightHou

Duration:00:27:36