Episode 32: Get Your Art Fix at Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park!

Get ready to immerse yourself in Houston’s vibrant art scene with the Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park! In this week’s episode of Spotlight Houston, our host Blanca Quezada sits down with Kelly Batterson from the Bayou City Art Festival to discuss this exciting event. Featuring the works of nearly 300 artists, this festival is […]

Episode 31: Discover the beauty of the Houston Botanic Garden

Welcome to Spotlight Houston! Today’s guest is Dany Millikin, Director of Education at the Houston Botanic Garden, a living plant museum located in the heart of Houston. Danny is determined to save endangered plants and educate the public, despite the monumental task of caring for the 140 acres of gardens and the central conflict of […]

Episode 30: Get Your Popcorn Ready! Don’t Miss the Houston Latino Film Festival

Get ready for a fascinating conversation about the art and business of filmmaking on this episode of the Spotlight Houston Show. Host Blanca Quezada is joined by Dave Cebrero, the Festival Director at Houston Latino Film Festival, to discuss the exciting lineup of films and special events at the upcoming festival. Discover how the festival […]

Episode 29: Inspiring Houston’s Youth – A Spotlight on MECA

In this episode of Spotlight Houston Show, host Blanca Quezada sits down with Armando Silva, Acting Executive Director of Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA). A well-known nonprofit in Houston, MECA provides arts education in schools, after-school programs, and summer schools. MECA’s programs and events offer the Houston community access to the arts […]

Episode 28: Honoring the Legacy of Buffalo Soldiers

Get ready for an informative and inspiring episode of the Spotlight Houston Show, where host Blanca sits down with Dr. Michelle Tovar, the director of education at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston. Join them as they delve into the fascinating history of the Buffalo Soldiers, Black military men and women who served their […]

Episode 27: A Guide to Mardi Gras Galveston 2023

In this week’s episode of “Spotlight Houston Show,” host Blanca Quezada teams up with Visit Galveston’s Mary Beth Bassett to bring you the ultimate guide to Mardi Gras Galveston! Get ready to let the good times roll as they dive into all the exciting festivities on the island. From the parades filled with thousands of […]

Episode 26: Behind the Scenes at Spotlight Houston Show


Join Blanca Quezada, host of the “Spotlight Houston Show,” in a replay of a live recording at HMSnetradio.com. In this special episode, Blanca sits down with producer Sandra Fernandez to discuss the story behind the podcast and its mission and highlight Blanca’s career as a talk show host on KRBE Radio. They also revisit some […]

Episode 25: Discover the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Project

Join us for episode 25 of the Spotlight Houston Show, where Blanca Quezada sits down with Mikaela Selley, a native Houstonian who is also a professional archivist specializing in the preservation of records significant to Hispanic and Latinx heritage. Mikaela is currently the Program Manager for the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Project at […]

Episode 24: Learning from our past at Holocaust Museum Houston

In this episode, Blanca talks to Joel Bangilan, librarian at the Holocaust Museum Houston, to find out what it offers visitors. Joel describes what visitors will see and learn about the Holocaust through each exhibit on all three floors of the museum and how students and researchers can use the museum’s library for their studies. […]

Episode 23: Chinese Community Center

Chinese Community Center and 2023 Lunar New Year Festival In today’s episode, Blanca discusses Houston’s Chinese Community Center’s social services, education, senior health services, and culture and community with Mei Li, director, and Elaine Yuan, marketing director. They also talk about the history of the Center’s celebration of the Lunar New Year. This year the […]