Houston P. A. hosted by Laurent

Houston P. A. hosted by Laurent

Houston P.A. is a weekly program of conversation hosted by Laurent Fouilloud-Buyat (just call him Laurent, pronounced low-ront). Each week, Laurent invites you to meet the people who make Houston unique: the museum curators, scientists, writers, dancers, musicians, civil servants, the neighbor who used to be an alcoholic but is now in recovery, and the one who has donated two gallons of blood in his lifetime ... they're on Houston Public Affairs, the show about the people of Houston.... Show More

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September 20, 2019 30 min

Ellen Elam is a Komen Houston Board member and Khambrel Marshall is a member of the KPRC2 Severe Weather Team. They are also this year’s race co-chairs. The 2019 Komen Houston Race for the Cure against breast cancer is on Saturday, October 5 and 75% of funds raised will stay in the Greater Houston area to fund breast health screenings and support groups for people going through treatment. The rest is sent to Komen's national of... Read more

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September 12, 2019 30 min

Mariam Khalili is the Managing Director of Houston Chamber Choir and Robert Simpson is their founder and artistic director. Their new season kicks off with "Annelies: The Diary of Anne Frank." The performance will christen the new theatre at the Holocaust Museum Houston. The choir was also invited to the World Symposium on Choral Music in New Zealand, a great a rare honor. It's "the Olympics" of choral music. Th... Read more

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August 30, 2019 30 min

Tena Lundquist Faust and Tama Lundquist are co-presidents of Houston Petset. They advocate for animals and their right to be treated with respect, from supporting reasonable legislation which would require people to give their animals proper shelter (currently a chain and tree qualifies as shelter for a dog) to reasonable spay and neuter programs and educating the public about animal overpopulation and the misery it causes. Becaus... Read more

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Retired Lieutenant General Doug Owens is the CEO of the Lone Star Flight Museum and with him is Marshall Calderon, one of their Junior Ambassadors. He is 12 years old, has a passion for aviation and rocketry and he plans on getting his flying license before his driving license, just like one of his heroes: Neil Armstrong. He's an impressive young man passionate about technology and science and the Lone Star Flight museum is act... Read more

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Tamara Kasper (aka TK) is the owner of Six 13 Shop. She is a licensed mechanic and philanthropist and also our colleague here at iHeart Media. After Harvey, TK decided she wanted to contribute to the recovery by helping people fix their cars. She identifies people who really need the help and then she does a little fundraising to help pay for parts. She volunteers her work 100%. She is also welcoming groups of girls in her shop to... Read more

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Lee Strickland is the general manager of Society for the Performing Arts and they are participating in the 26th annual TC Energy Theater District Open House on Sunday August 25th from 12 – 5 PM. It's an opportunity to visit the backstage areas of Jones Hall and the Wortham Center among other theaters in the district and all the companies will have presentations and great deals on their season subscriptions. Go to www.theaterdi... Read more

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Becky Seabrook is the senior director of guest engagement at The Health Museum and John Arcidiacono is their new President and CEO. The Health Museum opened a new exhibit: Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture at The Health Museum and you better believe that as the Texan from France, I wanted to talk about it! It's about food as a way to explore human culture and science. The exhibit teaches about the exploitation of foods,... Read more

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July 19, 2019 30 min

Jeanette De Los Santos is the director and neighborhood relations for Houston Habitat for Humanity and Christine Abbruscato is their communications and marketing director. We present the Org's mission and discuss in details the help people can get to looking to buy a home. They do not give homes away, they help homebuyers qualify and complete the home buying process. They have extensive training courses because the purpose is to te... Read more

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July 19, 2019 30 min

Jeanette De Los Santos is the director and neighborhood relations for Houston Habitat for Humanity and Christine Abbruscato is their communications and marketing director. We present the Org's mission and discuss in details the help people can get to looking to buy a home. They do not give homes away, they help homebuyers qualify and complete the home buying process. They have extensive training courses because the purpose is to te... Read more

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Genevieve Keeney is the president of The National Museum of Funeral History and a licensed mortician, an awesome unsung hero among museums. They opened a new exhibit: "Icons In Ash" which explores memorial portraits made with the cremated remains of the deceased by artist Heide Hatry. We also talk about other ways of memorializing the dead like using to creating diamonds from cremated remains and planting trees. We discuss the emot... Read more

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Oli Mohammed is the executive director of The Houston Furniture Bank. After over 25 years of services, Oli speaks of diversifying the Org's operations to include mattress recycling and mattress manufacturing. All proceeds from these operations fund the Furniture Bank's programs which help our poorest neighbors obtain basic furniture. Think of how important it is for a mother to own a bed for her child to understand the fundamental ... Read more

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Kelly Young is the new CEO of Career and Recovery Resources (CRR) and with her is Dr. Vernus Swisher, retiring CEO of Career AND Recovery Resources. Indeed, our friend Vern is retiring after 23 years of great service. He leaves a healthy and dynamic non-profit in the capable hands of a leader who will not only keep it going strong but also lead it for the next generation. On Tuesday, June 25th, Career and Recovery Resources is hon... Read more

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Beth Harp is the executive director of Kids’ Meals and Cari Sepulveda is a McDonald's owner and operator and avowed health nut. We should be proud to hear Beth talk about how the state of Texas is actually doing a great job of feeding hungry children through the school system. But during summer months, there is a great need. Kids' Meals started their Hunger Free Summer initiative to provide hundreds of thousands of nutritious meals... Read more

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Cissy Segall Davis is the managing director of Miller Outdoor Theatre. Check out their website to see the awesome list of FREE shows going on all summer long: www.milleroutdoortheatre.com No other city in the country has such an extensive season of 96 free shows! These are national acts, local acts and big or small, they get to perform for thousands of Houstonians on a world class production stage and it's all…. FREE! You can sit o... Read more

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May 24, 2019 30 min

Mike Nichols is the interim president and CEO of Coalition for the Homeless. We talk about the Coalition's annual count of unsheltered homeless people and discuss how Houston has been able to reduce it by over 50% in the past years. There are nearly 4000 individuals experiencing homelessness in Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery Counties. More than 17,000 people have been housed by The Way Home since 2012 with an 90% success rate at ... Read more

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Gretchen Schmaltz is the science education manager for the Children's Museum of Houston and Kendra Rodriguez is one of their Resident geeks with a PhD. They're presenting the new Flint Hills Resources Genius Station. It's basically a moving station that shows up in front of the museum's awesome exhibits. It allows kids (and grown-ups) to ask questions from real scientists. The museum has so many great exhibits it's impossible to se... Read more

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Cristina Vetrano is the president and CEO of CanCare, a support network of cancer survivors and caregivers who volunteer to help those fighting cancer. With her is Lloyd Rachal, the director of marketing for Don McGill Toyota. Lloyd is also a Cancare volunteer after supporting his wife who beat breast cancer. They both found a supporting community in Cancare while she was going through her therapy. It is immensely helpful to be abl... Read more

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April 26, 2019 30 min

Retired Lieutenant General Doug Owens is the CEO of the Lone Star Flight Museum where you can go see some of the most famous airplanes in the history of aviation. Most planes in the museum are flight worthy and it is indeed possible to buy a "ride" on an old warbird. It's the stuff of great birthday and Christmas gifts, that's for sure. They are also the home of the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame and naturally, the museum is also an ... Read more

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Dr. Carolyn Sumners is the vice president of Astronomy for the Houston Museum of Natural Science. They are opening "To Defy Gravity", a new exhibit on the Moon, featuring a huge model of the moon Measuring 23 feet in diameter. It is printed with high detailed imagery of the lunar surface taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera. It may be the best way to take a look at the far side of the moon, which you can do by going... Read more

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April 12, 2019 30 min

Nancy Henderek is the founder and artistic director of Dance Salad Festival which opens this coming Thursday, April 18th and runs through Saturday the 20th at the Wortham Center. Performers include: Maria Kochetkova with Sebastian Kloborg, Ashley Bouder and Joaquin De Luz from New York City Ballet, Spellbound Contemporary Ballet from Rome, Italy and many more. Also part of the festival is the free Choreographers Forum at the Museum... Read more

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