Episode 58: Breast Cancer Awareness with The Rose

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 off getting checked, now’s the time to do it! Dorothy Gibbons, CEO and Co-Founder of The Rose Center for Breast Health Excellence, takes the opportunity […]

Episode 54: Shedding Light on Alzheimer’s

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 about Alzheimer’s. Jorge Olvera, director of outreach with the Alzheimer’s Association, Houston and Southeast Texas, joins host Blanca Quezada to clarify the differences between mental […]

Episode 53: Exploring Houston’s Biodiversity at the Arboretum

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 its location, but once you hear what it has to offer, you’ll want to put it on your list of places to visit in the […]

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

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 a lot to contribute. All they need is someone to recognize that they still exist. Fritz McDonald, president and founder of the Great Age Movement, […]

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

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 to elevate their living conditions. Today, Jeff Taylor, Director of Operations of the Furniture Bank, sits with Blanca to discuss how his organization is unique […]

Episode 41: Transforming Lives Through Teach for America

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 mission to end educational inequity by finding, developing, and supporting a diverse network of leaders. They believe in the power of education and are dedicated […]

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

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 takes us on a journey through the history of the nonprofit and shares how it has grown into the inspiring creative writing community it is […]

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 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 […]