Episode 65: Holiday events at MECA

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 […]

Episode 63: Thanksgiving Traditions and Memories

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 […]

Episode 62: 45th Annual Thanksgiving Super Feast

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 […]

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

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 ready to hear all the fun things to do with your friends or family at this year’s City of Houston’s official 4th of July event […]

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

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, loving connection with their daughters as they grow into adulthood. Alicia shares her experiences and struggles with her dad and what it took to achieve […]

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

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 promises lots of fun for everyone of all ages, including children. The festival will be offering a wide variety of Mexican and Chicano Art, Music, […]

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 […]

Episode 17: Guarding your Mental Health During the Holiday Season

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 on how takes the holiday season one day at time. If someone is having a mental health crisis or suicide crisis call or text the […]