Guests: Nancy Henderek founder and artistic director of Dance Salad Festival.
Every Easter, Nancy treats Houston to one of the best dance festivals in the world and she appears on Houston P.A. to talk about the line-up, a meeting I look forward to. Some of the best ballet companies from around the world are coming to town this week to perform. There is also a free Choreographer’s forum on Wednesday, March 27th at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. (Both the forum and the following reception are free.)
The big shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 28, 29, & 30th at 7:30pm at the Wortham Center. Go to www.dancesalad.org to see the awesome line-up and get your (inexpensive) tickets.
Guests: Melanie Fisk, executive director of Literacy Advance of Houston and Larry Dierker who has been a volunteer tutor in the Adult Basic Education program for about 6 years.
Melanie Fisk returns with her friend, Larry Dierker, who is known to Houstonians for having had a brilliant career in baseball. He is now a tutor for Literacy Advance of Houston and we talk about the widespread problem of illiteracy in our country. It does not only affect immigrants, as so often reported, it is also common among Americans who went through our public school system. But it’s never too late to learn, the Org’s courses are not only free, they are working methods that have been changing lives for decades.
(Yes indeed, we talk a little bit about baseball. How could I resist?)
You can volunteer, donate or just look around: www.literacyadvance.org
Guest: John Wilkerson, senior director of The Zina Garrison Tennis Academy.
John Wilkerson is the brilliant tennis coach who helped Zina Garrison and Lori McNeil become world class champions. He has dedicated his life to teaching tennis and a life with honor at the Zina Garrison Academy. The Organization's tennis lessons are free but the life lessons the children learn, the sense of honor and hard work John teaches are worth a fortune. They help instill in the kids the qualities necessary to excelling in every area of life. John is an inspiring man and this interview was particularly fun to record.
Any child can take free Tennis classes at the Zina Garrison Academy. The only requirement is a strong, respectful attitude and the will to make an effort in school. Children will be required to excel! For information or to help this great Org, go to their website: www.zinagarrison.org