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For Your Information - Dec 18th - Poverty in Houston

Guests were Mike Sullivan Director, Healthy Communities CHI St. Luke’s Health, and Matt Johns Director, Mission Integration Programs Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. We talked about poverty in Houston, and the upcoming poverty summit in Houston. We talked abbot the disparity in Houston between the wealthy and the poor. We talked about who is poor, the causes of poverty, and the needs of the poor, and the resources available to help people escape poverty. We talked about how poverty is bad for everyone in a community, about how the poor cannot contribute economically, and how without education and resources, the poor do not have hope.

12/19/2016

For Your Information - Dec 18th Phillip Butcher, Director of Transfer Admissions and Veteran Services at the University of St Thomas

Guest was Phil Butcher Phillip Butcher, Director of Transfer Admissions and Veteran Services at the University of St Thomas in Houston. We talked about the rise in adults returning to get degrees, and the University of St Thomas Adult Degree Completion Program, and Veterans Services. We talked about the kind of financial aid available as well as the commitment to finish a degree as an adult. We talked about the degrees available, financial and professional benefits, and the program success in helping students gain employment.

12/19/2016

For Your Information - Jan 1st Sally Copley, Executive Director for the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County

On For Your Information this week, my guest is Sally Copley, Executive Director for the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County, located in Conroe, who told listeners about the history of East Texas, especially the area now known as Conroe, and Montgomery County starting millions of years ago all the way to modern days. She explained about the museum and many of its artifacts including the exhibit that references local geology; the sketch used to design the Republic of Texas flag which became the state flag; law enforcement in the wild west days in Montgomery County; oil-field related equipment from the days after Spindle Top; and many other displays that relates to the history of this part of Texas.

12/19/2016

For Your Information - Dec 25th - D. Tim Holder

On For Your Information this week, my guest is D. Tim Holder, a Christian minister who spoke to listeners about the story of the first Christmas, including the foretelling by Old Testament Jewish prophets concerning the eventual birth of The Christ, the fulfilment of the prophecies by Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection. He talked about things such as the requirement The Christ be born of the linage of Abraham and King David in Bethlehem. Holder read the story of Jesus’ birth from the Second Chapter of the Gospel of Luke, and he discussed the story of the “Wise Men” from the Gospel of Matthew.

12/19/2016

For Your Information - Dec 25th - Joel Cowley, President and CEO of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Guest was Joel Cowley, President and CEO of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. We talked about the history of the HLSR, its dedication to agriculture and commitment to education. We talked about the millions of dollars in scholarships the HLSR has given to Texas students and schools, as well as the economic impact to the Houston area through sales and jobs. We talked about the tens of thousands of volunteers who help, and the millions of people who attend the trail rides, BBQ Cook-off, Rodeo, Concerts, Rodeo Run and grounds every year.

12/19/2016

For Your Information - Dec 11th - Houston Zoo

Guest was Jackie Wallace with the Houston Zoo. We talked about the Houston Zoo’s commitment to be a leader in the global movement to save wildlife, as well as care for the animals in the zoo, while delivering a smart fun and inspiring experience to visitors and students. We talked about collaboration between the Houston Zoo, and other zoos and conservation programs around the world. We talked about the new gorilla habitat, baby sea lion and opening of the new Elephant exhibit, as well at the funding needed to operate safely while preserving and protecting wildlife and the environment.

12/09/2016

For Your Information - Dec 11th - Houston Marathon

Guests were Wade Morehead and Vicky Oddi With the Houston Marathon. We talked about preparations for the upcoming marathon, including safety, security and traffic along the course. We talked about the economic impact of the Marathon, as well as the charitable contributions though the “Run for a Reason” program. We also talked about the Houston Marathon Foundation, helping kids with scholarships, fitness programs and shoes.

12/09/2016

For Your Information - Dec 4th - Joel Cowley, President and CEO of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Guest was Joel Cowley, President and CEO of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. We talked about the history of the HLSR, its dedication to agriculture and commitment to education. We talked about the millions of dollars in scholarships the HLSR has given to Texas students and schools, as well as the economic impact to the Houston area through sales and jobs. We talked about the tens of thousands of volunteers who help, and the millions of people who attend the trail rides, BBQ Cook-off, Rodeo, Concerts, Rodeo Run and grounds every year.

12/05/2016

For Your Information - Dec 4th - Mike Legouds, Jr., Assistant Fire Chief for the Conroe Fire Department

On For Your Information this week, my guest is Mike Legouds, Jr., Assistant Fire Chief for the Conroe Fire Department who told listeners of the full-time paid Department as well as explaining the types of equipment they have, the kind of events to which they respond, and the number of fire stations. He spoke of Station 7, the department’s newest station, and when it is expected to come on line. Legouds talked about the need to respond quickly, especially in cases such as a trench collapsing burying someone; hazardous chemical spills; and multi-structure fires. He related to listeners CFD also has fire and rescue boats on Lake Conroe.

12/05/2016

For Your Information - Nov 27th - World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day - Aids Foundation Houston - Kelly Young

11/23/2016

For Your Information - Nov 20th - Houston SPCA

Guests were Houston SPCA Director of Communications – Kerry McKeel and Director of Social Media Lisa Tynan. We talked about the upcoming iWalk for Animals fundraiser Dec 3rd at Memorial Park with a goal of $500,000 it’s their largest fundraiser annually. We also talked about the many facets of the Houston SPCA; adoption, disaster relief, kids programs, animal ambulance and more.

11/18/2016

For Your Information - Nov 20th - Texas Children's Hospital

Kevin Kline talks about Texas Children's Hospital with John Nickens - Executive VP and Jennifer Smart Manager of Development.

11/18/2016

For Your Information - November 13th - MS Society

Guests were Cammy Hazim with the MS Society, and MS patient and Rock Start Fundraiser Allison Mulligan. We talked about the upcoming MS Walk. We discussed MS, what it is, what the symptoms are and who it affects. We talked about how there is no known cause or cure, but how research has made vast improvements to treatment for MS in recent years. We discussed what resources and support the MS Society provides patients, care givers and family members, and the challenges of living with MS.

11/09/2016

For Your Information - Nov 6th - Communications Coordinator with the Montgomery County Foodbank

On For Your Information this week, my guest is Ashley McHenry, Communications Coordinator with the Montgomery County Foodbank (MCF) located in Conroe, who told listeners how the organization receives and dispenses millions of pounds of food and necessaries to the tens-of-thousands of people in need there. She gave statics on the number of people in need in the county, and said there are 52 independent smaller foodbanks in the county that get items from MCF and they in turn disburse it to those in need. McHenry explained the majority of the food and items are bought by MCF, using cash donations, and by working with partners such as HEB, Kroger, produce outlets, even the FDA. MCF has storage, according to McHenry, of more than a million pounds of nonperishables and a refrigeration/freezer area of another million pounds of perishables. She also spoke of food drives coming up for the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.

11/03/2016

For Your Information - Oct 30th - Toys 4 Tots

Guests were Sgt. Chris Miller with Toys 4 Tots, and Eric Fry with Houston Children’s Charity. We talked about the annual Marines Toys 4 Tots drive. The toys are distributed through the Houston Children’s Charity. We talked about HCC programs for children, helping families in need.

11/03/2016

For Your Information - Oct 30th - Dr Daniel Roubein, with Mammosafe

Guest was Dr Daniel Roubein, with Mammosafe, a mobile mammography service. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We talked about mobile mammography and early detection. We discussed the recommendations for when to get a mammography, and controversy about what age to start. We talked about causes and myths about breast cancer, as well as risk factors, types and treatments. We also talked about breast cancer in men.

11/03/2016

For Your Information - Nov 6th - Director of Transfer Admissions and Veteran Services at the University of St Thomas

Guest was Phil Butcher Phillip Butcher, Director of Transfer Admissions and Veteran Services at the University of St Thomas in Houston. We talked about the rise in adults returning to get degrees, and the University of St Thomas Adult Degree Completion Program, and Veterans Services. We talked about the kind of financial aid available as well as the commitment to finish a degree as an adult. We talked about the degrees available, financial and professional benefits, and the program success in helping students gain employment.

11/03/2016

For Your Information - Oct 23rd - Lawndale Art Center

Guest was Lawndale Art Center Executive Director Stephanie Schumann Mitchell. Lawndale Art Center is one of the only institutions in Houston that is dedicated to contemporary art with an emphasis on work by regional artists. We talked about the artist’s studio and resident artist programs, as well as tours and educational art workshops for kids and adults.

10/24/2016

For Your Information - Oct 23rd - Easter Seals Greater Houston

Guest was Kelly N. Klein, Development Director of Easter Seals Greater Houston. We talked about the services and community resources Easter Seals provides for the disabled, their caregivers and veterans. We talked about the educational, economic, social and developmental needs, and what more can be done. We also talked about the cap the Texas Department of Education has put on providing school with funds for disabled students, despite the rising number of students who need it.

10/24/2016

For Your Information - Oct 2nd - Houston-Galveston Area Council

On For Your Information this week, my guest is Justin Bower, Senior Environmental Planner for the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), who spoke on a proposed Watershed Protection Plan for the West Fork of the San Jacinto River. The West SanJac River

09/28/2016
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