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For Your Information - April 14th - Arthritis Foundation

Guest was Jen Torres, Executive Director of the Arthritis Foundation, Houston. And, Dennis Sousa and his son Hayden. We talked about Arthritis, the treatment, diagnosis and research being done, as well as the economic impact and the need for Pediatric Rheumatologists.

04/16/2018

For Your Information - April 16th - President & CEO of the Safety Council of Texas City

Guest was Ron Sokol, President & CEO of the Safety Council of Texas City. We talked about the importance and value of safety in industry. The SCTC is a nonprofit organization that does safety and security screening, safety training, and promotes occupational health in the Texas City Industrial area. We talked about the value of safety and reciprocity to business and the economy, and the importance of protecting people, property and the environment.

04/16/2018

For Your Information - April 8th - Theatre Under the Stars

Guest was Hillary Hart, Executive Director of Theatre Under the Stars. We talked about the 50th season of TUTs, as well as the how TUTs serves the community, schools and youth through education through the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre, and The River Center for Performing and Visual Arts. We talked about the economic impact of TUTs, as well as the recent impact of Hurricane Harvey.

04/09/2018

For Your Information - April 8th - SBP

Guests were Hope Baker with SBP, client Daniel Gutierrez. SBP is one of 4 organizations chosen by JJ Watt to distribute the 37 million dollars he raised for Hurricane Harvey relief. We talked about SBP’s goal to rebuild hundreds of homes in Houston, helping families otherwise destitute.

04/09/2018

For Your Information - Lighthouse Houston - April 1st

Guest was Shelagh Moran, VP and COO of Lighthouse Houston, an education, health, community and service center dedicated to assisting blind and visually impaired people to live independently. We talked about the beeping Easter egg hunt, and summer programs for kids, as well as safety training, environmental classes, and the economic contribution the from work programs for vision impaired.

04/05/2018

For Your Information - UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas - April 1

Guest was Dr. Salil Deshpande, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas. Texas ranked 44th in America’s Health Rankings, the longest running state-by-state analysis of our country’s health and the factors that affect it. We talked about infant and mother mortality during pregnancy, childbirth and the need for more cervical cancer screenings and well-baby visits. We also talked about Opioid addiction and obesity.

04/05/2018

For Your Information - March 25th - Museum of Fine Arts

Guests were Dr. B. Dena Woodall, Curator, and Laine Liberman with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. We talked about the exhibit "Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples." Masterworks by Michelangelo and his contemporaries highlight the artistic legacy of Pope Paul III and the vital role that drawing played in art production throughout Europe in the late 15th and 16th centuries. Michelangelo and the Vatican features drawings, cartoons, paintings, sculpture, and prints by Renaissance master Michelangelo and his predecessors and successors, including Raphael, Rubens, Tintoretto, and Titian.

04/05/2018

For Your Information - March 11th - The Woodlands GREEN

Guests were Cinda Hitchcock and Kathie Herrick with The Woodlands GREEN. We talked about The Woodlands GREEN recycling program, lecture series, education, scholarships, nature walks and economy.

03/13/2018

For Your Information - March 18th -Safety Council of Texas City

Guest was Ron Sokol, President & CEO of the Safety Council of Texas City. We talked about the importance and value of safety in industry. The SCTC is a nonprofit organization that does safety and security screening, safety training, and promotes occupational health in the Texas City Industrial area. We talked about the value of safety and reciprocity to business and the economy, and the importance of protecting people, property and the environment.

03/13/2018

For Your Information - March 18th - The ARKGroup.

Guest was Dr. B. Glenn Wilkerson – President/Founder, The ARKGroup. The ARK Programs provide tools for parents and teachers that will help kids to become more respectful, responsible; and to feel valued and loved. ARK has a variety of programs for parents, schools, church groups, teens, kids, juvenile justice and prisons. We talked about school violence and safety,

03/13/2018

For Your Information - March 6th - Houston Children’s Festival / Child Advocates

Guests were Kelly St. Mary from the Houston Children’s Festival and Ashley Brockette from Child Advocates. We talked about Child Advocates, a group that helps break the cycle of child abuse by recruiting, training and supporting advocate volunteers that are assigned to CPS and foster kids in the court system. We talked about how advocates work with caseworkers, parents, teachers and doctors, and attorneys, to make recommendations in court regarding the permanent placement of the child. We also talked about how Hurricane Harvey affected the children, families and advocates.

03/06/2018

For Your Information - Hope Baker with SBP - Feb 25th

Guests were Hope Baker with SBP, client Daniel Gutierrez. SBP is one of 4 organizations chosen by JJ Watt to distribute the 37 million dollars he raised for Hurricane Harvey relief. We talked about SBP’s goal to rebuild hundreds of homes in Houston, helping families otherwise destitute.

03/06/2018

For Your Information - Houston Historical Tours - Feb 25th

Guest was Keith Rosen with Houston Historical Tours. We talked about Houston’s rich black history, including many significant historical sites, as well as stories of the events and the people who shaped our community. We talked about the many black schools, churches and cemeteries in Houston, as well as the areas designated as wards, and the Camp Logan Mutiny, site of the largest black riot in Texas history.

03/06/2018

For Your Information - Houston Historical Tours - Feb 11th

Guest was Keith Rosen with Houston Historical Tours. We talked about Houston’s rich black history, including many significant historical sites, as well as stories of the events and the people who shaped our community. We talked about the many black schools, churches and cemeteries in Houston, as well as the areas designated as wards, and the Camp Logan Mutiny, site of the largest black riot in Texas history.

02/08/2018

For Your Information - Americares - Feb 4th

Guests were Christy Skevington with Americares, and Francis Isbell with Healthcare Homeless, Houston. Americares was one of four organizations chosen by Houston Texan JJ Watt as a recipient of part of the $37 million dollars he raised after Hurricane Harvey. We talked about Americares and HHH commitment to public health during and after Harvey. We talked about the importance of public health education and the focus on mental health after the trauma of Harvey.

02/02/2018

For Your Information - Jan 28th - Save the Children

Guest was John Farden, Associate Vice President, U.S. Programs, Save the Children. One of four organizations chosen by Houston Texan JJ Watt as a recipient of part of the $37 million dollars he raised after Hurricane Harvey. We talked about Save the Children’s commitment to keeping kids safe immediately after hurricane Harvey, and its promise to help restore and rebuild child care centers damaged by the storm. Save the Children is also committed to helping kids and their parents with their emotional and social needs after Harvey.

02/01/2018

For Your Information - Jan 28th - Rebuilding Together

Guest was Rebuilding Together Houston CEO Christine Holland. For 36 years, Rebuilding Together Houston has been helping senior citizens, US military veterans and people with disabilities fix their homes. We talked about how Harvey gave their mission a whole new meaning. We talked about the need to help repair homes, but the sudden need to completely rebuild homes damaged from Harvey. We discussed the impact repairing and rebuilding homes has on safety and the economy in a community.

02/01/2018

For Your Information - Southern Salt Foundation - Jan 14th

Guests were Houston Chef Bryan Caswell and his wife and business partner, Jennifer, with the Southern Salt Foundation. The couple used their restaurants after Hurricane Harvey to feed thousands of first responders, volunteers and people displaced by the storm. They’ve continued to help post Harvey by using their Southern Salt foundation to raise money to help people recover. We also talked about the foundation’s original mission, to conserve the Gulf of Mexico's waterways, bays, wetlands, habitats and wildlife, while collaborating with community to create a culture of exploration, research, education and conservation.

01/11/2018

For Your Information - Robert L. Nichols, State Senator District 3 - Jan 7th

My guest On For Your Information this week is Robert L. Nichols, State Senator District 3 which includes Conroe and Montgomery County, who talked to listeners about the different bills, laws and action taken by the state legislature including such things as: changes to funding in education effecting the dozens of school districts in his district; that 11 of the 19 counties he represents were negatively affected by Hurricane Harvey and what the state has been, and continues, to deal with the problem. The Senator also advised that for the first time ever, the cost of health and human services has exceeded education costs in Texas, and that the state currently has in use state hospitals that were built in the 19th Century. He talked about some of the actions the Congress took to address that situation.

01/11/2018

For Your Information - Dec 31st - McKinley Development Co. Inc

My guest on For Your Information this week, is Amanda DeRosario, Vice President of Building with McKinley Development Co. Inc., who talked to listeners concerning the Chinese-backed developer group breaking ground on its first residential community in the U.S. which is located in Cleveland, Texas. She explained preliminary plans for the project, located on SH105 East approximately two miles from Cleveland High School, call for 1,400 single-family homes, 240 apartments, 240 condominiums as well as commercial office and retail space anchored by a nine-hole golf course. DeRosario also spoke on the group’s new industrial park located in Cleveland on SH105 West where they are constructing huge warehouses

12/28/2017
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