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For Your Information - July 29th - FBI Houston Citizen’s Academy

Guest were Connor Hagan with the FBI Houston, and Doctor Kashif Siddiqui with the FBI Houston Citizen’s Academy. We talked about how the Citizens' Academy is a stimulating program that gives business, religious, civic, and community leaders an inside look at the FBI. During the 10-week course, participants experience curriculum and teaching methods like the traditional methods used at the FBI Academy, taught by FBI staff, to foster a greater understanding of the role of Federal law enforcement in the community through frank discussion and education.

08/02/2018

For Your Information - July 29th - Northwest Assistance Ministries

Guest was Northwest Assistance Ministries Chief Advancement Officer, Brian Carr. NAM provides basic human needs like food, shelter, health, education and domestic violence awareness and intervention to 130,000 people in the NW Houston area. We talked about the increase in need, especially after hurricane Harvey.

08/02/2018

For Your Information - July 8th - Houston Museum of Natural Science

Guest was astronomer James Wooten with the Houston Museum of Natural Science Burke Baker Planetarium and George Observatory Learning Center. Houston is the home of the highest resolution planetarium in the world. We talked about the work with NASA, Houston Schools, the Eclipse, and light pollution.

07/05/2018

For Your Information - Promise Scholarship Program - June 26th

Guests were Dr. Alicia B. Harvey-Smith, Lone Star College executive vice chancellor Student Success. And Rachel Perez, LSC graduate, transferring to University of Houston-Downtown this fall. We talked about the Promise Scholarship Program, to help students already on financial aid cover the tuition gap. We also talked about how community college provides opportunity for students who may not otherwise get an education.

06/26/2018

For Your Information - June 17th - Galveston County Judge Mark Henry

Guest was Galveston County Judge Mark Henry. We talked about Hurricane season, safety and the effects of Harvey. We talked about affordable hurricane preparation, and the 12 Billion-dollar Ike Dike Plan. We also talked about the Santa Fe Shooting.

06/22/2018

For Your Information - June 3rd - Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention

Guest Doctor Susan C. Gilchrist, Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention, Division of Cancer Prevention, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. We talked about the increased risk of heart disease after a patient is treated for cancer. We talked about how the Healthy Heart Program works to correct/prevent those problems? And what can individuals do to improve heart health?

06/22/2018

For Your Information - June 3rd - Harris County Office of Emergency Management

Guests were Francisco Sanchez from Harris County Office of Emergency Management, and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. We talked about Hurricane Season. We discussed preparing for hurricane season, whet to do before, during and after a storm, and how storms affect businesses and the economy in our community.

06/22/2018

For Your Information - Texans Recovering Together Crisis Counseling Program - June 10

Guests were Kimberly Pate, and Leondre Ledoux with Texans Recovering Together Crisis Counseling Program. Texans Recovering Together (TRT) is grant program established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). TRT has started offering free assistance, through the Harris Center, to survivors of Hurricane Harvey through supportive outreach and referrals. Services include: free counseling, stress management education, peer support activities, educational presentations, and referrals to recovery resources such as; social services, job assistance, legal assistance, medical care, mental health care, and substance abuse counseling. The assistance will be provided through schools, community events, social service agencies, and private homes.

06/07/2018

For Your Information - University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center - June 10th

Guest Doctor Susan C. Gilchrist, Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention, Division of Cancer Prevention, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. We talked about the increased risk of heart disease after a patient is treated for cancer. We talked about how the Healthy Heart Program works to correct/prevent those problems? And what can individuals do to improve heart health?

06/07/2018

FOR YOUR INFORMATION - M.D. ANDERSON CHILDREN'S CANCER HOSPITAL - MAY 27TH

FOR YOUR INFORMATION - M.D. ANDERSON CHILDREN'S CANCER HOSPITAL - MAY 27TH Guests were John Livingston, M.D., Co-Director, M.D. Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital's Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Program. Michael Roth, M.D., Co-Director, AYA Program, and Director of Survivorship Program. And Alma Faz, a 20-year sarcoma survivor, now Diagnostic Imaging, Supervisor at MD Anderson. We talked about the importance of focused treatment and research for AYAs with cancer, as well as the unique challenges faced by AYAs with cancer, such as social needs, body image, fertility, education and future careers.

06/07/2018

For Your Information - M.D. Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital - May 27th

Guests were John Livingston, M.D., Co-Director, M.D. Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital's Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Program. Michael Roth, M.D., Co-Director, AYA Program, and Director of Survivorship Program. And Alma Faz, a 20-year sarcoma survivor, now Diagnostic Imaging, Supervisor at MD Anderson. We talked about the importance of focused treatment and research for AYAs with cancer, as well as the the unique challenges faced by AYAs with cancer, such as social needs, body image, fertility, education and future careers.

06/05/2018

For your Information - May 27 - AYA Program

Guests were John Livingston, M.D., Co-Director, M.D. Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital's Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Program. Michael Roth, M.D., Co-Director, AYA Program, and Director of Survivorship Program. And Alma Faz, a 20-year sarcoma survivor, now Diagnostic Imaging, Supervisor at MD Anderson. We talked about the importance of focused treatment and research for AYAs with cancer, as well as the the unique challenges faced by AYAs with cancer, such as social needs, body image, fertility, education and future careers.

05/29/2018

For Your Information - The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center - May 15th

Guests were Board Certified Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Summer Hanson and Dr. Margaret Roubaud. Assistant Professors, Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. We talked about Breast reconstruction as an essential part of cancer care, as it restores a woman’s sense of self and wholeness after partial or complete mastectomy. We discussed the different options a woman has today, two important federal laws regarding mastectomy reconstruction coverage. We also talked about the upcoming Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Symposium.

05/15/2018

For Your Information - Director of the Texas Carpenters and Millwrights Houston Training Center - May 20th

Guests were David Barron, Houston Area Coordinator and Director of the Texas Carpenters and Millwrights Houston Training Center, and Maria Robles, chairwoman of the Council’s Sister in the Brotherhood Program, and Council representative of the Central South Carpenter’s regional Council. We talked about the Carpenter’s and Millwright’s Houston Training Center, and the value of the apprenticeship program. We talked about the value of earning while learning, a career vs a job, the earning possibility of skilled labor, and the need for qualified men, women and veterans to fill the skill gap.

05/15/2018

For Your Information - Harris County Office of Emergency Management - May 13th

Guests were Francisco Sanchez from Harris County Office of Emergency Management, and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. We talked about Hurricane Season. We discussed preparing for hurricane season, whet to do before, during and after a storm, and how storms affect businesses and the economy in our community.

05/15/2018

For Your Information - May 6th - Tobacco Outreach Program

Guests were Dr. Alexander Prokhorov, professor, Behavioral Science; Director, Tobacco Outreach Program. And Ashish Arya, program director, Youth & Family Cancer Prevention Program, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. We talked about JUULing, a dangerous form of vaping. JUUL is a vaping delivery system disguised as a hard drive. We talked about what JUULing is, how to spot it, and how it is marketed to kids and young people. We talked about the risks of cancer from JUULING, as well as the damage nicotine does to young people, and the environment. We talked about the ASPIRE education program developed to fight JUULing.

05/07/2018

For Your Information - MD Anderson Cancer Prevention Center - May 6th

Guest was Dr. Therese Bevers, medical director of MD Anderson Cancer Prevention Center. We talked about the importance of cancer screenings like mammograms. We talked about who should get them, why, and when to start. We talked about the fears and myths women and men have about mammograms, what to expect, what happens after a positive result, and the importance of early detection.

05/07/2018

For Your Information April 29th Millwrights Houston Training Center

Guests were David Barron, Houston Area Coordinator and Director of the Texas Carpenters and Millwrights Houston Training Center, and Maria Robles, chairwoman of the Council’s Sister in the Brotherhood Program, and Council representative of the Central South Carpenter’s regional Council. We talked about the Carpenter’s and Millwright’s Houston Training Center, and the value of the apprenticeship program. We talked about the value of earning while learning, a career vs a job, the earning possibility of skilled labor, and the need for qualified men, women and veterans to fill the skill gap.

04/30/2018

For Your Information - April 29th Barbara Bush Literacy Houston Foundation

Guest was Julie Finke, President of the Barbara Bush Literacy Houston Foundation. We talked about the legacy Mrs. Bush has left as the first lady of literacy. We discussed the power of literacy—the ability to read, write, speak clearly, and think critically. We talked about child and adult literacy, the economic value of a literate workforce, and the importance of breaking the cycle of illiteracy.

04/30/2018

For Your Information - 4/22 - Center for School Behavioral Health, Mental Health America of Greater Houston

Guest was Betsey Blanks, Assistant Director of the Center for School Behavioral Health, Mental Health America of Greater Houston. We talked about the need for mental assistance after Hurricane Harvey. We talked about the increased need for mental health training in schools, so teachers can help students traumatized by the disaster, as well as mental health treatment and training for teachers themselves, as well as staff, parents and families. We talked about getting funding for mental health training in schools, and the need for more.

04/23/2018
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