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  • Plant It Forward Farms - July 13

    Guests were Teresa O'Donnell, Kassy Rodriguez, and Constant Ngouala from Plant It Forward Farms. We talked about how they're turning vacant urban land here in Houston into urban farms – and providing opportunities to refugees by training them to be the farmers. We discussed how the relationship between urban farming and refugees came to be. We also talked about the types of organic produce they grow, where to purchase them, and how to donate/volunteer.

    7/15/2014 listen   download 
  • MDA ALS clinic - July 13th

    Guests were Dalia Deleon, Director of Healthcare Services at the Muscular Dystrophy Association Houston, and Carmella Lucero, healthcare services coordinator for the MDA ALS clinic. This month is the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig's farewell address at Yankee Stadium after being diagnosed with the fatal disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) The disease is now known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. We talked about what ALS is, who gets it and how it is diagnosed. We talked about the services MDA provides for victims and families of ALS, and the research MDA funds to develop treatments, and hopefully someday cure ALS.

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  • Houston Film Commission - July 6

    Guest was Alfred Cervantes with the Houston Film Commission. We talked about Houston's history in film and television, and the efforts of the film commission to attract production to the area. We talked about the database of film locations in and around Houston, the services and special requests production companies need when they come here, and the economic impact to Houston. We also talked about the move to get legislators to provide incentives to production companies, so that Houston can compete with locations like Louisiana, Georgia and Canada.

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  • Attention Deficit Disorder Association Southern Region - July 6

    Guest was Pam Esser with Attention Deficit Disorder Association Southern Region. We talked about the difference between ADD and ADHD. We discussed the diagnosis of ADHD, and the difference between children and adults. We talked about how ADHD is both under and over diagnosed, the research and education leading to more diagnosis, and whether or not it is just a fad. We talked about treatment beyond medication, the myths surrounding ADHD, and being able to function with the disease.

    7/15/2014 listen   download 
  • Houston Football Association

    Guest was John Flemming, Board President with the Houston Football Association. HFA is Houston's adult soccer league made up of 90 teams representing more than 70 nations. We talked about the popularity of youth football/soccer, and why that hasn't translated to American sports viewing habits. We talked about the excitement in the US about the world cup, and how that seems to fade in the off years. We talked about the benefits of adult soccer, like physical fitness, and family time. We also discussed the longevity of the sport, how soccer can be played throughout someone's life vs sports like American Football.

    7/3/2014 listen   download 
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