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For Your Information - July 2nd - United States Naval Academy Alumni Association Texas Gulf Coast Chapter Foundation

Guests were Chris Black with the United States Naval Academy Alumni Association Texas Gulf Coast Chapter Foundation, and Kevin Doffing, Executive Director of the Lone Star Veterans Association http://txgulfcoast.usnachapters.net/ http://www.lonestarveterans.org/ We talked about the USNAAA-TGCC Foundation’s efforts to promote the Naval Academy, specifically for potential candidates though summer programs including STEM. We also talked about the up-coming Annual Top Gun Benefit fundraiser, https://www.facebook.com/events/322367671517028/ Benefitting the Lone Star Veterans Association and Team RWB. https://www.facebook.com/groups/TeamRWBHouston/ Both organizations make a major local impact on veterans, helping veterans, their families and careers.

06/27/2017 download 

For Your Information - June 25th - Neuroscience at MD Anderson

Guest was Jim Ray, Ph.D., head of Neuroscience at MD Anderson. We talked about the work being done to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease through the Neurodegeneration Consortium (NDC) of MD Anderson, Baylor College of Medicine and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The NDC is the first collaboration of three such prominent research groups seeking a cure. And, the first time a cancer center of MD Anderson’s stature is involved in such a study. It was established through a $25 million donation to MD Anderson from the Belfer Family Foundation.

06/26/2017 download 

For Your Information - June 25th - Moody Gardens

Guest was Ashley Tompkins with Moody Gardens. We talked about the $37 million dollar Aquarium renovation, including several new, interactive exhibits highlighting the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, South Pacific, North Pacific and Caribbean. Improvements also were made to the South Atlantic Penguin Habitat and South Pacific Biome. We talked about the new Humboldt Penguin Habitat, the Gulf of Mexico Rig Exhibit, a 19th-century rum-runner shipwreck replica based on Galveston pirate Jean Lafitte's ship. We talked about conservation, and the importance of artificial reefs.

06/26/2017 download 

For Your Information - June 25th - Texas Department of Public Safety

Guest was Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant Stephen Woodard. We talked about Motorcycle safety. The Motorcycle/ATV Safety Unit is assigned to the Texas Department of Public Safety Education Training and Research Bureau and administers two statewide training programs, the Motorcycle Operator Training and Safety Program and the All-Terrain Vehicle Education and Certification Program. We talked about the importance of proper safety equipment, helmet laws, and drinking and driving.

06/26/2017 download 

For Your Information - June 25th - Otis Cohn, Mayor of the City of Cleveland

For Your Information this week features my guest, Otis Cohn, Mayor of the City of Cleveland, who when over with listeners many of the special services in the city including the library system which has received special recognition as a Family Life Center, one of a dozen or so in the entire State of Texas. As a newly elected mayor he spoke of some of what he sees for the city in the future including a newly proposed subdivision, Land Oaks Reserve, to be located at the east end of the Hwy105 Bypass, with 1,200 quarter-million-dollar homes plus a retail center, a 37-acre lake, parks, and golf course. Mayor Cohn spoke of the growth we’ve already seen noting CISD is the fastest-growing school district in the state.

06/22/2017 download 

For Your Information - June 11th - Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge

For Your Information this week features my guest, Stuart Marcus, Manager of the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge, who told listeners of the Refuge’s comeback from the devastating drought followed by heavy flooding. Explaining, for example, the large Champion Lake area which went dry in the drought followed by the floods that grew it to thousands of acres. He also spoke of related matters, such as the wildlife coming back; as well as the plants; and the return of waterfowl and other hunting to the area.

06/09/2017 download 

For Your Information - June 4th - Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport

For Your Information this week features my guests, Scott Smith and James Brown, Director and Assistant Director, respectively, of the Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport (C-NHRA), who spoke to listeners about their airport, that it does not have commercial airliner traffic, but serves the needs of personal pleasure and business aircraft with more than 300 based there plus an additional 26 Blackhawk helicopters. They also explain the many services the 24/7 tower C-NHRA offers including hanger, maintenance, fuel (including jet fuel), two FBOs, two runways which accommodates all business jets, even a high-end restaurant which overlooks the field.

05/31/2017 download 

For Your Information - May 28th - Liberty County Tax Assessor Collector

For Your Information this week features my guest, Richard Brown, Liberty County Tax Assessor Collector, who talked to listeners about the many different aspects of his job including: producing bills for the many different entities which level property taxes in the county including water districts, hospital districts, school districts, and municipalities such as those in Cleveland; collecting vehicle registration for the state; and voter registration.

05/31/2017 download 

For Your Information - May 28th - 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.

05/31/2017 download 

For Your Information - May 28th - Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance

Guest was April Day with the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance. We talked about the WBEA women’s expo. We talked about the growth of women owned business, and how they provide jobs, and contribute to the local community. We talked about WBEA scholarship and mentoring programs, networking activities, and educational opportunities.

05/31/2017 download 

For Your Information - May 21st - Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce

For Your Information this week, features my guest, Jim Carson, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce (GCCoC), who spoke to listeners about the growth, many opportunities, and some of the events in the Greater Cleveland. He talked about one new GCCoC event coming this year and another seeing a major chance. Carson explained a major change in the fall gun show, now known as the Cleveland Outdoor Expo held August 26-27, is this year it will be free to the public where in the past entrance was $5 to $8 per person. He said the show is now a sponsored event with free public participation. Additionally, it will feature outdoor activities for people of all ages including archery, BB gun targeting, fishing seminars, a boat and RV show, to name a few, in addition to what’s become one of the top gun shows in East Texas. Carson also announced the GCCoC will produce a multi-band music event Oct. 21, Cleveland MusicFest.

05/23/2017 download 

For Your Information - May 14th - Liberty County office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

On For Your Information this week, my guest is Tom Branch, Coordinator for the Liberty County office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, who informs listeners what his office does as well as reminded them the 2017 Hurricane Season officially begins June 1. He explained some the things listeners should do for early preparation for hurricanes including having enough food and water for everyone, including pets, in your house to last a full week. Additionally, Branch reminded everyone of the Nixle and 211 systems.

05/15/2017 download 

For Your Information - May 14th - Houston Police Department

Guests were C. A. "Charlie" Vazquez, Assistant Chief, Houston Police Department, and Officer Jesse Medina. We talked about the shortage of officers, and how the department is turning towards recruiting veterans. http://www.hpdcareer.com/ We talked about the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act, and how the proposed law would help attract veterans to HPD. We talked to Officer Jesse medina, a Marine, wounded in Afghanistan, who recently completed the academy despite being an amputee with a prosthetic leg. We talked about the requirements to get into the Academy, as well as the opportunities

05/15/2017 download 

For Your Information - May 15th - Coastal Conservation Association Texas

Guests were Shane Bonnot, Advocacy Director of the Coastal Conservation Association Texas, and Thomas Hilton. We talked about the 2017 Texas Snapper season being cut from 9 days, to only 3, making it the shortest in history. We talked about the controversy around the federal management of fishing quotas, and the division between commercial, charter and recreational sectors. We talked about the measurement of fish, and the support for state control of snapper fishing in Gulf waters.

05/15/2017 download 

For Your Information - May 7th Houston Community Food Bank

On For Your Information this week, my guest is Amy Reagan, spokesperson for the Houston Community Food Bank and the nationwide National Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive as it benefits people in Conroe and Montgomery County who need food-stuff assistance. She told listeners of the May 13 non-profit food drive which asks all who can place any non-perishable food items in bags and leave them next to their mailbox this Saturday. Your local mail-delivery person, your Letter Carrier, will collect the bags of needed food and deliver it to the Houston Community Food Bank which will serve to disburse it to local food distribution organizations in 18 East Texas counties, including Conroe and Montgomery Co. which in turn will get it to needy people in the area.

05/09/2017 download 

For Your Information - May 7th - Arthritis Foundation

Guests were Jen Torres, Executive Director Arthritis Foundation, and Volunteer Ashley Seippel, who is on the Arthritis Foundation Leadership Board and has struggled with arthritis since she was a child. We talked about the types of arthritis and different kinds of auto immune diseases. We talked about the misconception that arthritis only affects the elderly, as well as the treatments, research and coping skills needed to live with arthritis.

05/02/2017 download 

For Your Information - April 30th - BP MS 150

Guests were MS Society Development Director Mindy LeBlanc, and BP MS 150 top fundraiser Rita Joubran. http://www.nationalmssociety.org/ We talked about the upcoming BP MS 150 fundraising bike ride, and the importance of funding to beat MS. We talked about new research and drugs to treat, prevent and restore function to people with MS. We talked about what MS is, what services are available for people with MS, as well as the importance of education, and research.

05/02/2017 download 

For Your Information - April 30th - Kelsey-Seybold Clinic

Guest was Dr. Eric Sandberg with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. We talked about allergies, and how Houstonians are affected by seasonal airborne allergies, as well as allergies to food and pets. We talked about allergy symptoms, testing, desensitization, shots and immunotherapy. We talked about how allergies can affect asthma, and the difference in prescription vs over the counter drugs.

05/02/2017 download 

For Your Information - April 30th - Superintendent of Schools at Cleveland ISD

Superintendent of Schools at Cleveland ISD

05/02/2017 download 

For Your Information - April 23rd - Harris County Crime Lab Director Dr Roger Kahn

Guests were Harris County Crime Lab Director Dr Roger Kahn, and Harris County Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Dr Dwayne Wolf. We talked about the new $75 million dollar Harris County Institute of Forensic Science. https://ifs.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/default.aspx We talked about the integration of both the Harris County medical examiner and crime laboratory services into one facility enabling seamless flow between administrative, clinical, laboratory, public and teaching/training areas.

04/24/2017 download 


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