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.
Guest:Lidya Osadchey, CEO of ESCAPE Family Resource Center.
It is with a great deal of passion and wisdom that Lidya Osadchey approaches the problem of educating children and that means an in depth discussion of how to educate adults so that they may be good parents. Her Org, ESCAPE Family Resource Center, offers a complete curriculum that helps thousands each year. You can find out more while you listen by clicking here: www.learntoparent.org.
April is also national child abuse prevention month and ESCAPE is holding a fundraiser on Sunday, April 28th. The guest of honor for “Color My World" will be T. Boone Pickens and this will be the 32nd Annual Celebrity Serve Benefit. 25 television, radio and sports personalities will serve, entertain and mingle with guests.