Guest: Marilyn Brown President & CEO of Coalition for the Homeless of Houston, Harris County
Find out about the significant progress being made in our Houston community to transition homeless people to supportive housing and how the Coalition For The Homeless makes it happen. There has been a 27% drop in homelessness in the past 2 years in the midst of a dramatic economic crisis and it is a show of how caring a large section of our population is, here in South East Texas. There is a lot of work to do and maybe you can take part in it. But on this show, you’ll hear about how effective Houstonians can be when they decide to help each other.
Take part: www.homelesshouston.org
Guest: Simon Gentry, photographer and owner of The Photobooth on Montrose.
Simon Gentry is like me: he is an expatriate (he's from the UK). We have one important thing in common: we like to talk about how we got to Houston and why we love living here.
Simon works with performing artists in town. At night, his Photobooth on Montrose turns into a performing art space open to anyone - even those who choose not to enter since they can watch from outside. The place is one big glass box, the ultimate act of artistic transparency and is there a better place for this concept than Houston? I think not.
Check out his work and upcoming shows on his Facebook page which you can access through here: www.simongentry.com and do yourself a favor: check out a chow at the Photobooth. At the very least, you’ll meet nice, interesting people.
Guests: Shelly Millwee: Director of Communications, The American Heart Association and Rene Ramon, their community CPR Manager.
Their free CPR event on June 1st the Methodist training center (where the Texans train) at Reliant Park. Click here for info: Heart.org
The interesting fact that compelled me to record this interview: Hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure, is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Among Latinos who experienced a stroke, 72 percent had high blood pressure, compared to 66 percent in non-Latino whites. Carrying extra weight is also a key risk factor for Hispanics. Seventy-five percent of Mexican-American men and 72 percent of women age 20 and older are overweight or obese.