Season 1

Episode 58: Breast Cancer Awareness with The Rose

Episode 58: Breast Cancer Awareness with The Rose

Sep 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…

Episode 57: Behind the Scenes at the Downtown Aquarium

Episode 57: Behind the Scenes at the Downtown Aquarium

Sep 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…

Episode 56: Celebrating Hispanic Culture at the Alley Theatre

Episode 56: Celebrating Hispanic Culture at the Alley Theatre

Sep 10, 2023

Alley Theatre’s Hubbard stage presents the production of “American Mariachi” in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, along with the support of its community initiative, “El Zocalo.” Today, Blanca Quezada meets…

Episode 55: Celebrating Oaxacan Art and Culture

Episode 55: Celebrating Oaxacan Art and Culture

Sep 3, 2023

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Glassell School of Art opens an art exhibit from the lower southwest state of Oaxaca in Mexico. The exhibition Magical and Mystical Oaxaca:…

Episode 54: Shedding Light on Alzheimer’s

Episode 54: Shedding Light on Alzheimer’s

Aug 27, 2023

When we hear the word dementia, sometimes the first thing we think of is Alzheimer’s. Today, we’ll discover what dementia means and learn more about what we need to know…

Episode 53: Exploring Houston’s Biodiversity at the Arboretum

Episode 53: Exploring Houston’s Biodiversity at the Arboretum

Aug 20, 2023

Houstonians are fortunate to have an incredible nature center situated close to downtown. The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center is a beautiful gem that sometimes can be missed because of…

Photo of Kevin Myer, from LifeGift

Episode 52: Giving the gift of hope with LifeGift

Aug 13, 2023

Becoming an organ and tissue donor is something we can easily do, but for many of us, that’s not something we even think about. It may seem like a scary…

Episode 51: In-Depth with the Houston Health Department

Episode 51: In-Depth with the Houston Health Department

Aug 6, 2023

Houston has an excellent Health Department with over 70 health resources and plenty of services and information for our community. Porfirio Villarreal, public information officer for the Houston Health Department,…

Episode 50:  Redefining “Old Age” with the Great Age Movement

Episode 50:  Redefining “Old Age” with the Great Age Movement

Jul 23, 2023

As a society, we tend to view aging people as “old people” that should sit at home and basically become invisible. What a mistake this is because they still have…

Episode 49: The Furniture Bank is bringing beds to kids in need

Episode 49: The Furniture Bank is bringing beds to kids in need

Jul 16, 2023

Houston is very fortunate to have so many diverse non-profit organizations that provide numerous types of assistance for everyone in need in our community. Still, there is one that helps…

Episode 48: Discover the new Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston

Episode 48: Discover the new Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston

Jul 9, 2023

Understanding the Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi at The New Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston is set to open a new museum, Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston, to honor the legacy of Mahatma…

Episode 47: Preserving Houston’s Past with The Heritage Society

Episode 47: Preserving Houston’s Past with The Heritage Society

Jul 2, 2023

Get ready to dive into the fascinating world of Houston’s history with the one and only Mister McKinney! He’s Houston’s most amazing and fun historian and marketing director of The…

Episode 46: Rock the 4th with “Shell Freedom Over Texas”

Episode 46: Rock the 4th with “Shell Freedom Over Texas”

Jun 25, 2023

Join the fun at the City of Houston’s Official 4th of July Event, “Shell Freedom Over Texas” The 4th of July will be here before you know it, so get…

Episode 45: Lessons for Dads from author Alicia Araujo-Elatassi

Episode 45: Lessons for Dads from author Alicia Araujo-Elatassi

Jun 18, 2023

In honor of Father’s Day, award-winning author Alicia Araujo-Elatassi discusses her bilingual easy-to-read book Querido Papa (Dear Dad). This is a book written to assist dads in creating a strong,…

Episode 44: Discover “The Zoo in You” at The Museum of Health

Episode 44: Discover “The Zoo in You” at The Museum of Health

Jun 11, 2023

In this episode, be prepared to be astonished to hear about how trillions of microbes make their homes inside our bodies from Becky Seabrook, senior director of communications, and Ella…

Episode 43: Behind the Scenes with the Houston Ballet’s “Swan Lake”

Episode 43: Behind the Scenes with the Houston Ballet’s “Swan Lake”

Jun 4, 2023

Join us in this captivating episode as we delve into the enchanting world of the Houston Ballet and shine a spotlight on their upcoming performance of the timeless love story…

Episode 42: A Summer Adventure Destination for Kids at the Children’s Museum Houston

Episode 42: A Summer Adventure Destination for Kids at the Children’s Museum Houston

May 28, 2023

There is a marvelous place for kids and teens that provides diverse adventures and lots of fun year-round while at the same time giving them the opportunity to learn without…

Episode 41: Transforming Lives Through Teach for America

Episode 41: Transforming Lives Through Teach for America

May 21, 2023

In this week’s episode, our host Blanca Quezada sits down with the incredible Tiffany Cuellar Needham, the Executive Director of Teach for America Houston. Teach For America is on a…

Episode 40: Shedding Light on Mental Health

Episode 40: Shedding Light on Mental Health

May 14, 2023

May is Mental Health MonthLearning About Mental Health with Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD Mental health is an issue that sometimes is not discussed among families or friends…

Episode 39: Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage with Asia Society Texas

Episode 39: Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage with Asia Society Texas

May 7, 2023

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the rich traditions and contributions of Asians and Asian Americans. In this episode of Spotlight Houston Show, host Blanca…

Episode 38: Dance and Eat at the Cinco de Mayo East End Street Fest!

Episode 38: Dance and Eat at the Cinco de Mayo East End Street Fest!

Apr 30, 2023

Get all the details on this year’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration with the East End Street Fest as Blanca Quezada talks with Lupe Olivares, festival director.  Lupe says, this festival…

Episode 37: Discover a World of Mysteries at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Episode 37: Discover a World of Mysteries at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Apr 23, 2023

Learn about the mysteries found in the many diverse exhibit halls from around the world that are in the five floors of the Houston Museum of Natural Science, as Blanca…

Episode 36: 40 Years of WITS-dom, a chat with Writers in the Schools

Episode 36: 40 Years of WITS-dom, a chat with Writers in the Schools

Apr 16, 2023

In this week’s episode of Spotlight Houston, we’re getting literary and chatting with the fabulous Raie Crawford, from Writers in the Schools (WITS). As WITS celebrates its 40th anniversary, Raie…

Episode 35: An Art Exhibit on Wheels – Exploring Houston’s Art Car Parade

Episode 35: An Art Exhibit on Wheels – Exploring Houston’s Art Car Parade

Apr 9, 2023

Get ready to get all the scoop on this year’s anticipated colorful and fun 36th Annual Art Car Parade as Blanca Quezada sits down with Jonathon Beitler, director of communications…