Episode 92: Discovering BANF Houston’s Cultural Treasures with Silambam Houston

Get ready for a fun and lively episode of Spotlight Houston! This week, we’re spotlighting Silambam Houston, one of the city’s cultural gems. Join our host, Blanca Quezada, as she chats with Dr. Lavanya Rajagopalan, founder of Silambam Houston. This amazing group teaches classical Indian dance and has been part of our community since 2002. […]

Episode 89: Preserving Houston’s Hispanic History

To understand our present, we must learn about our past. It can be a personal journey, or it can be about learning how our cultural ancestors’ diverse contributions helped to build and develop our grand cities and countries. In Houston, many people from different cultural backgrounds have in many ways had a hand in the […]

Episode 88: REPLAY American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region’s Impact on Our Community

88: REPLAY American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region’s Impact on Our Community Join us for a special replay episode of Spotlight Houston, originally aired on Sunday, December 24, 2023, featuring the impactful work of the American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region. Tune in as our host, Blanca Quezada, revisits her enlightening conversation with […]

87: Enjoy Summer Fun at the YMCA of Greater Houston

Dive into summer fun with Episode 87 of Spotlight Houston! This week, host Blanca Quezada is joined by Stephen Ives, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Houston, to explore the exciting summer activities and programs available for all ages at the YMCA. Since 1886, the YMCA of Greater Houston has been a cornerstone […]

Episode 86: BEAR – Providing Hope and Help for CPS-involved children

Join us on this week’s episode of Spotlight Houston as we shine a light on a heartwarming mission. Our host, Blanca Quezada, talks with Rebecca Moran, outreach coordinator at BEAR … Be A Resource. This unique nonprofit is the sole nonprofit collaborator with the Texas Department of Protective Services (CPS) in Harris County, offering hope […]

Episode 84:  Nature in the Heart of Houston—Exploring Memorial Park

Whenever you want to escape the city buzz and immerse yourself in nature, you don’t need to look any further than Houston’s own Memorial Park. This urban oasis is nearly twice the size of New York’s Central Park, boasting about 1,500 acres of open and free green space for the entire family. In this episode […]

Episode 81: Houston Decides—A Chat with League of Women Voters

Ready to amplify your voice in our democracy? Episode 81 of Spotlight Houston shines a light on the League of Women Voters of Houston and their mission to foster a thriving democracy. In this episode, our host, Blanca Quezada, chats with Katie Campbell Shumway, the executive director, about the power of informed voting. Discover the […]

Episode 80: Nerdy Girl Success Empowers Girls to be the Leaders of the Future

Get ready to be inspired! Join us on Spotlight Houston as we delve into the empowering world of Nerdy Girl Success, an incredible organization shaping the future by supporting young women to become leaders of tomorrow. In Episode 80, our host, Blanca Quezada, chats with Christina Meade, the visionary founder of Nerdy Girl Success, and […]

Episode 79: Helping Hands—Catholic Charities’ Outreach in Houston

This week on Spotlight Houston, we’re spotlighting an incredible organization that has been a beacon of hope for over 80 years, Catholic Charities: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Join our host, Blanca Quezada, as she talks with Cynthia N. Colbert, the president and CEO of Catholic Charities. They dive into how this nonprofit organization extends its helping […]

Episode 78: Bayou City Art Festival, Celebrating Creativity and Community

Get ready to dive into a world of color, creativity, and community with Spotlight Houston’s latest episode! This week, we’re featuring the vibrant Bayou City Art Festival Downtown, happening on March 23-24, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. under the stunning Houston skyline. Join us as we chat with Kelly Batterson, the executive director […]