Guests: Dr. Alex Marquis and Cortney Martin, public relations coordinator for the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.
Dr. Alex Marquis’ daughter, Sydney, was sick with Leukemia. Her cancer is in remission but he shares with us the terror of watching his child fight for her life. She received a bone marrow transplant (her sister was the donor) and the successful outcome was in part made possible by the work of the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center which provides area hospitals with their blood supply. You’ve heard me talk about how donating a pint of your blood literally saves people’s lives before and this is a poignant example of how it works. I think Houstonians can be proud of their generosity and volunteering spirit.
Go to www.giveblood.org and sign up for their great program Commit for life.
Guest: Kalob Martinez, artistic associate for Classical Theatre Company.
Kalob Martinez joins the program to talk about Classical Theatre Company's new production of "Ubu Roi" by Alfred Jarry. The play runs from January 16th through February 3rd at
Studio 101. Kalob also tells us about his voice-acting career and dubbing Anime
and we discuss the films I saw in theatres last year. We disagreed about The Avengers
and I think he may be right about that one.
For dates and tickets: www.classicaltheatre.org
Guests: Elizabeth Ferrer, community relations manager and Luke McKibben manager of online commutation and chief storyteller for Neighborhood Centers
Neighborhood Centers serves Houstonians by connecting people to the services they need like dependable police storefronts. And since the new year always brings new taxes, they offer free tax preparation to anyone who doesn't want to get ripped off by (far too) common predatory practices. They also beautify the neighborhoods they serve and help good people get on track to gain their citizenship. Here is their website: www.neighborhood-centers.org
To go directly to their free tax preparation services, go here: www.freetaxcenters.org
And click here to check out Luke’s music. He’s a talented songwriter with a great sense of humor.