Season 1

Episode 34: Let’s Get Artsy! The Frida Festival Is Back

Episode 34: Let’s Get Artsy! The Frida Festival Is Back

Apr 2, 2023

This week on Spotlight Houston Show, we’re getting ready to dive into the colorful world of the Frida Festival with our guest Lizbeth Ortiz! Lizbeth is the driving force behind…

Episode 33: Celebrating 100 Years of Miller Outdoor Theatre

Episode 33: Celebrating 100 Years of Miller Outdoor Theatre

Mar 26, 2023

In this episode of Spotlight Houston, host Blanca Quezada invites Cissy Segall Davis, the Managing Director of Miller Outdoor Theatre, to discuss the theater’s 100th anniversary season. Get ready for…

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

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

Mar 19, 2023

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…

Episode 31: Discover the beauty of the Houston Botanic Garden

Episode 31: Discover the beauty of the Houston Botanic Garden

Mar 12, 2023

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…

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

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

Mar 5, 2023

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…

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

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

Feb 26, 2023

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…

Episode 28: Honoring the Legacy of Buffalo Soldiers

Episode 28: Honoring the Legacy of Buffalo Soldiers

Feb 19, 2023

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…

Episode 27: A Guide to Mardi Gras Galveston 2023

Episode 27: A Guide to Mardi Gras Galveston 2023

Feb 12, 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…

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Episode 26: Behind the Scenes at Spotlight Houston Show

Feb 5, 2023

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…

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

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

Jan 29, 2023

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…

Episode 24: Learning from our past at Holocaust Museum Houston

Episode 24: Learning from our past at Holocaust Museum Houston

Jan 22, 2023

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…

Episode 23: Chinese Community Center

Episode 23: Chinese Community Center

Jan 15, 2023

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…

Episode 22: Discover your Family History at the Clayton Library

Episode 22: Discover your Family History at the Clayton Library

Jan 8, 2023

In this episode of Spotlight Houston, host Blanca Quezada interviews Susan Kaufman, the head of the Houston Public Library’s Family History Research Center at the Clayton Library Campus. Kaufman discusses…

Episode 21: New Year’s Celebration History

Episode 21: New Year’s Celebration History

Dec 29, 2022

In today’s episode, Blanca talks about the history of the New Year’s Celebration and how the Crystal Lit-up ball drop started in New York.

Episode 20: Keeping Children Safe During the Holidays

Episode 20: Keeping Children Safe During the Holidays

Dec 15, 2022

In today’s episode, Blanca talks about ways to keep children safe and happy during the holiday season. How to prevent children from having accidents at home and during holiday festivities.

Episode 19: National Cupcake Day

Episode 19: National Cupcake Day

Dec 13, 2022

In today’s episode, Blanca talks about National Cupcake Day happening on Wednesday, December 15, 2022. She discusses the history of cupcakes, how to make them with an easy recipe, and…

Episode 18: CDC Holiday Recommendations

Episode 18: CDC Holiday Recommendations

Dec 8, 2022

In today’s episode, Blanca is sharing CDC recommendations for staying healthy and safe during the holiday season. For more information visit: cdc.gov/healthequity/features/holidayseason or visit cdc.gov.

Episode 17: Guarding your Mental Health During the Holiday Season

Episode 17: Guarding your Mental Health During the Holiday Season

Dec 6, 2022

In today’s episode, Blanca is discussing ideas on how to calmly enjoy the holiday season whether it’s with family, friends or alone, She shares suggestions made by mental health professionals…

Episode 16: Selecting the Perfect Christmas Tree

Episode 16: Selecting the Perfect Christmas Tree

Nov 22, 2022

In today’s episode, Blanca is sharing ideas on how to select the perfect artificial or fresh cut Christmas tree for the holiday season.  

Episode 15: Safety Tips for the Holidays

Episode 15: Safety Tips for the Holidays

Nov 17, 2022

In today’s episode, Blanca shares safety tips to keep in mind when you’re out or in your home during the holiday season.

Episode 14: Holiday Shopping Tips

Episode 14: Holiday Shopping Tips

Nov 15, 2022

In today’s episode, Blanca discusses how to prepare for holiday shopping without stress. She gives tips on how to save money without having to deal with debt in the new…

Episode 13: Xmas in Houston

Episode 13: Xmas in Houston

Nov 13, 2022

In today’s episode, Blanca talks about things to do in Houston to celebrate the Holiday season.

Episode 12: Enjoying Houston’s Thanksgiving Day Super Feast

Episode 12: Enjoying Houston’s Thanksgiving Day Super Feast

Nov 12, 2022

In today’s episode, Blanca is sharing information on the 44thAnnual City Wide Club Thanksgiving Day Super Feast, Also, how to become a volunteer and give to those in our community…

Episode 11: Houston’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Episode 11: Houston’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Nov 11, 2022

In today’s episode, Blanca is sharing information about this year’s Houston’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and how you can volunteer to be a part of this event.