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The Public Affairs Podcast

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The Public Affairs Podcast sheds a spotlight on local issues affecting Houston as well as nationally. Hosted by KG Smooth and Funky Larry Jones, the Public Affairs Podcast gives a voice to the people, no filter and to the point.
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Ep. 109 - HGI Counseling | Crystal Hadnott, Rise & RUN

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Ep. 113 - Meet Your Strawman Pt.3 & Pt.4
KG Smooth continues to reads portions of the book Meet Your Strawman: And Whatever You Want To Know by David E. Robinson. If nobody has told that you have a Strawman, then this could be a very interesting experience for you. Your Strawman was created when you were very young, far too young to know anything about it. But then, it was meant to be a secret as it's purpose is to swindle you, and it has been used very effectively to do just that ever since it was created.
40:60
June 26, 2022
Ep. 112 - Color of Life | The Chauncy Glover Project
Tonya Bias, founder of Color of Life, and her program facilitator, Elaine Christian, talks about the summer programs and capital campaign for their organization.  Kids Summer Fun, ignite curiosity is happening all June and July of summer '22.  After 3 years, The Chauncy Glover Project returns with its 4th Annual Black-Tie Gala, "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" to be held at 7:00pm on Friday, June 24, 2022 at the Wortham Center. Instead of a traditional sit-down dinner fundraiser, the Chauncy Glover Project Gents will take the stage in a live performance, theatrically detailing how CGP has helped them to embrace their trials and celebrate their triumphs on the quest to overcome their barriers to success.  
26:57
June 26, 2022
Ep. 111 TWST4Girls | S.M.O.O.T.H.
Ms. Sydney Ealy founded Together We Stand Tall for Girls (TWST4Girls) in 2014 with a vision that no child should grow up without the resources and support they need to succeed. She transformed the challenges that she faced in her youth into programs that will enrich the lives of young girls, ages 11 to 17, who reside in underserved neighborhoods, schools and community centers in the Houston area. TWST4Girls provides developmental life skills, one-on-one mentorship programs, exposure to diverse career options, as well as, intellectual and cultural experiences, all at no cost to the youth that we serve! Our girls graduate from TWST4Girls as well-rounded young women who are purposeful, self-sufficient and equipped with the tools needed to excel in life. TWST4Girls Gala announcement for their 8 years in Houston celebration on June 25th, 2022. Continuing its mission to empower and transform survivors of Domestic Violence, S.M.O.O.O.T.H. announces its 4th annual Pretty Scars Into Stars Initiative - Texas, dedicated to helping women rediscover their inner power and outer beauty. This initiative allows C.E.O. and Founder Sabrina Greenlee to share her mission to empower women. S.M.O.O.O.T.H., will be providing twenty survivors with a day dedicated to celebration, growth, hope, and survival through cosmetic and internal restorations.
38:03
June 12, 2022
Ep. 110 Meet Your STRAWMAN Pt. 1 & Pt. 2
KG Smooth reads a portion of the book Meet Your Strawman: And Whatever You Want To Know by David E. Robinson. If nobody has told that you have a Strawman, then this could be a very interesting experience for you. Your Strawman was created when you were very young, far too young to know anything about it. But then, it was meant to be a secret as it's purpose is to swindle you, and it has been used very effectively to do just that ever since it was created.
32:38
June 05, 2022
Ep. 109 - HGI Counseling | Crystal Hadnott, Rise & RUN
This Mental Health Awareness Month and one local nonprofit organization, HGI Counseling, has seen a dramatic 600 percent increase in the demand for their mental health therapy services since the global pandemic began. This significant growth is just one example of the current mental health crisis happening in our community and across the nation.  In many families, and even in the workplace, there is still a stigma against speaking openly about mental health and seeking help. HGI Counseling has been providing affordable and, in many cases, free therapy sessions since 1978. As an organization, they do not turn anyone away regardless of their ability to pay. Sue Levin, PHD and Executive Director of HGI Counseling, tells us more about the significant increase in demand for their services, as well as about a new innovative program that the organization is making available to employers to address the mental health needs of their employees. Nonprofit executive, philanthropist, wellness expert, author, and athlete, Crystal Hadnott is also releasing her new book, "Rise & RUN" which coincides with Global Running Day on June 1st.  Crystal has run well over 150 full and half marathons since October 2006 and on several different occasions, she has also run a 202-mile relay race. Crystal shares her story of her outlining her health and fitness journey and gives us some wellness tips.
41:45
May 29, 2022
Ep. 108 - Kim Roxie | Get To Know Your Strawman
Founder and CEO of LAMIK Beauty, Kim Roxie is here to talk about her journey with alopecia and how it has made Kim feel 'seen' since alopecia was the impetus for her to create the Revelation Brow Duo.  We also touch on toxic makeup ingredients, her being the first black-owned clean makeup brand to launch on Ulta.com, and her Spring Pop-Up at Upgrade Boutique on Almeda Road in Houston. KG Smooth reads a portion of the book Meet Your Strawman: And Whatever You Want To Know by David E. Robinson. If nobody has told that you have a Strawman, then this could be a very interesting experience for you. Your Strawman was created when you were very young, far too young to know anything about it. But then, it was meant to be a secret as it's purpose is to swindle you, and it has been used very effectively to do just that ever since it was created.
42:57
May 22, 2022
Ep. 107 - Russell Richard | Houston Area Urban League
Russell is an American thought leader with expansive executive leadership experience across corporate and nonprofit sectors. His work includes helping people identify opportunities and challenges and then develop strategies and tactics to exploit the full benefits of those opportunities to mitigate disruption created by the challenges. He has worked with and trained thousands of business, political, community, and nonprofit leaders. Russell serves as Senior Vice President for the Center for Houston’s Future. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University and a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University.  A frequent contributor to print and digital publications, Russell is the author of Leadership: The View from Here and wrote two books during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first book, Beyond Words: An Intersection of Philosophy, Inspiration, and Poetry, captured the emotions of the pandemic. The second book, Hindsight: Lessons from COVID-19 Pandemic (March 2022), builds on the first volume and offers lessons that can help stabilize the disequilibrium caused by the pandemic. Houston Area Urban League's President and CEO, Judson W. Robinson III let's the community (specifically 18–34-year-old) know that HAUL is giving COVID vaccinations with an incentive. HAUL is also hiring for the Community Health Navigator jobs, temporary outreach positions $17/hr. through October 2022.
28:38
May 20, 2022
Ep. 106 - Good Girl Gone Green | The BOSS Network
Stephanie Moram, Green Living Expert, and CEO and Founder of Good Girl Gone Green who loves sharing eco-friendly tips with her 23.6k Instagram followers. Stephanie's favorite holiday, Earth Day, is coming up and she is available to discuss her tips on how to celebrate by investing in our planet.  Stephanie regularly teaches busy people how to live greener and more sustainably without feeling overwhelmed. This year, Stephanie has compiled a list of easy and eco-friendly activities to celebrate Earth Day! Cameka Smith, award-winning entrepreneur and founder of The BOSS Network, an online community of professional and entrepreneurial women, announced the 35 awardees of the 2022 Sage Invest in Progress grants to support black women entrepreneurs in their first five years of business.  The Sage Invest in Progress grant is a three-year, $1.5 million commitment by Sage (via the Sage Foundation) to support the newly announced BOSS Impact Fund, which is focused on investing in black women-led businesses and preparing entrepreneurs to build scalable, growth aggressive companies. The goal of the BOSS Impact Fund is to raise investment funding for 500+ black women entrepreneurs over the next three years.
42:19
May 08, 2022
EP. 105 - Rebuilding Together Houston | Teach For America
Rebuilding Together Houston is announcing a year full of special home repair projects, and a 40th Anniversary celebration on May 11th and 12th, 2022.  Rebuilding Together Houston’s history starts in 1982, when Houstonian Robert Mosbacher, Jr. founded the organization and named it after Private Sector Initiatives, his Reagan White House project that called for volunteerism to supplement government programs for those in need. Soon, volunteer home repair became Mosbacher's largest program. In 2003, they joined Rebuilding Together as an affiliate of the national network.  Our guest is Christine Holland, CEO/ED of Rebuilding Together. Teach For America works in partnership with 350 urban and rural communities across the country to expand educational opportunity for children. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding leaders who make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to end educational inequity. Today, Teach For America is a force of 66,000 alumni and corps members working in more than 9,000 schools nationwide in pursuit of profound systemic change.  Our guest for this segment is Brandon Neely and Kandi Fernandez the Directors of School Impact for TFA Houston.
43:43
May 04, 2022
EP. 104 - Lupus Foundation of America, Texas Gulf Coast
Kennetra “Kiki” Searcy, former Miss Black USA to Chair Lupus Foundation of America - Texas Gulf Coast Chapter "Walk to End Lupus NOW!"  Kiki shares her story about how she lived to tell her harrowing story with lupus and offers advice to others who are on a similar journey.  They are excited about their Walk to END Lupus NOW! happening Saturday, May 7, 2022 on the Campus of Texas Southern University on the 50 Yard Line of Tiger Stadium. For more information log onto lupus.org/texasgulfcoast
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April 24, 2022
Ep. 103 - Women's Storybook Project
Women’s Storybook Project, a nonprofit based in Austin which serves children across the state of Texas and the nation, will hold its 6th annual fundraising luncheon in -person on Thursday, April 28 and online on Friday, April 29th.  Today we talk to Jill Gonzales, Executive Director of Women’s Storybook Project. At Women’s Storybook Project (WSP), the mission is to connect incarcerated mothers with their  children through the joy of literature. Incarcerated moms are given the opportunity to earn (through good behavior) the ability to record themselves reading a book, which is then mailed to their child. The result is that a child gets to hear their mom reading them a bedtime story.
19:28
April 17, 2022
Ep. 102 - Exceeding Autism | Fourchella
Netra Ford is the Executive Director of Exceeding Autism.  April is Autism Awareness month and Exceeding Autism commemorates by holding it’s annual Gala de Bleu. This is a formal event which will be held at the Hilton Medical Center on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. April 2 is also World Autism Day.  On The Spectrum Seminar was held on April 1 and explored holistic approaches to meeting special needs. We all have a special need whether it’s diagnosed or undiagnosed and we are willing to admit it.  Gala de Bleu is a night of inspiration and philanthropy that supports the mission of Exceeding Autism by raising funds to provide resources for our clients and families who’ve been caring for their loved one diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Marieka Thomas is the cofounder of Studio 9215.  Dr. Thomas educates us on the health benefits of CBD, the difference between THC cannabis and CBD, and she also invites us to the first Adult Herbal Art Carnival and Music Festival happening on 4/20 at Studio 9215. 
39:14
April 10, 2022
Ep. 101 - Black Restaurant Week | Chasing The Empire
Celebrate the flavors of African-American, African, and Caribbean cuisine during Black Restaurant Week. Black Restaurant Week is a ten-day showcase celebrating the best in culinary arts. Dine at one of the participating restaurants offering weekly specials.  We talk to the CEO and Founder of Black Restaurant Week, Warren Luckett about this exciting week. We are passengers on their journey towards love and legacy.  Jessica & David Martin are wealth creators, entrepreneurs, and authors.  Their book, "Chasing The Empire" is about their journey towards their empire and you get a raw and riveting sneak peek into the hears and minds of true hustlers who hold a vison for building generational wealth and teaching others how to do the same. 
35:43
April 06, 2022
EP. 100 - People's Legal Aid Project | AVDA
Kenny Coleman, a resident of Houston, Texas and Chairperson for PLAP, i.e. People’s Legal Aid Project. We are a local non-profit corporation organized in Texas to help bring parity to the criminal justice system in the hopes of saving lives.  We are a relatively new organization (established in 2021) and so we need help to reach the public so that people may be aware that we are here for the people and of our current fundraisers.  https://Othal.org Maisha Colter is the CEO of AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse) Teen Dating Violence Awareness. The recent fatalities in our community have brought dating violence to the forefront. It is important to know the signs. Dating violence is preventable.  Texans have had enough of teen dating violence and its sometimes deadly consequences, as witnessed by the recent enactment of Texas Senate Bill 9 requiring public schools to educate students about abuse. This past February, as part of its Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month activism, AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse) is reaching out to school districts and educating the public on why and how to comply with the new requirement.
41:35
March 27, 2022
Ep.99 - Baby Bear Rally | Affordable Connectivity Program
Sasha M. Mays, Founder & CEO of Houston On The Map and Houston Police Officer and Mayoral candidate, Robin Williams informs us about The Baby Bear Rally.  The Baby Bear Rally is a cause to fight for children who are being held against their will and inviting everyone to share their story regarding their situation and the child they are fighting for. It will be a simple gathering so people can talk and share their story regarding what challenges they have faced while trying to seek help for their child so we know what time change in the system. New Gov’t program that gives money to families who can’t afford to connect to the internet at home. It’s called the Affordable Connectivity Program or ACP. VP Kamala Harris announced it a few weeks ago. She asked internet companies to get the word out in our communities.  The Affordable Connectivity Program gives qualifying households a credit of up to $30 per month to use towards an internet service plan ($75 for those on qualifying tribal lands). Think of it as a housing voucher but for internet service. With this “voucher” — and the right internet service plan— high-speed internet is free for these qualifying families.  We have Foti Kallergis, Comcast Sr. Director of External Communications and Public Relations and Jamila Byrd, a mother who has benefitted from the program, tells her story. 
28:23
March 20, 2022
EP.98 - IYO Visuals, 5th Ward CRC | Jus Free
IYO Visuals is a full service production company based in Houston & Los Angeles with over a decade of film & video production experience.  Isaac "Chill" Yowman is the Founder & CEO and has been nominated in the ‘Outstanding Short Form Special’ category for the NAACP Image Awards for his latest masterpiece "Memory Builds the Monument." His documentary has also been selected in the highly anticipated 2022 SXSW Film Festival taking place in Austin, Texas this March.  Kathy Payton, CEO of 5th Ward CRC, also talks about how Isaac built his offices in 5th Ward, how CRC is expanding its single-family homeownership program, and the 9th Annual Lyons Ave Renaissance Festival on April 9th, 2022.   Founder of Jus Free nonprofit organization Dominique Leonard stimulates breakthroughs to everyone who’s been “Locked Up.”  For National Let’s Laugh Day, former inmate Leonard produces his comedy show to provide comic relief in unideal situations.  Lockups and Laughs comedy show will be a night to celebrate freedom from within while proceeds are donated to his organization to advocate for parole reform in Texas.
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March 13, 2022
Ep.97 - Dr. Teralyn Sell | AIDS Foundation Houston
Dr. Teralyn Sell, Psychotherapist and Brain Health Expert, states that, “The impact of S.A.D. can be profound on your mental health. It can cause fatigue, motivation issues, sadness, irritability and trouble sleeping, and much more.”    Dr. Teralyn’s Talks Tips on How to Combat Seasonal Depression and Boost Brain Health. AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. (AFH) will host the 33rd annual Walk to End HIV on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at Sam Houston Park in downtown Houston. This signature event is the city’s single greatest response to Houston’s ongoing HIV epidemic. More than 3,000 Houstonians are expected to participate in the noncompetitive 5K walk to remember and honor those affected by HIV/AIDS and to celebrate the advances in pharmacology to help prevent HIV acquisition as well as treatments that lower the viral load of persons living with HIV, which prevents HIV transfer through sex.
41:18
March 07, 2022
Ep.96 - Hester House | OneStar
Julia C. Hester House is a long-standing community center in the Fifth Ward area, serving over 1,500 residents annually. Through our mission of providing support and services that empower, build and sustain the Fifth Ward community, we offer an array of support mechanisms that focus on youth development, senior services, social services and workforce development. OneStar, AmeriCorps brings people together in service—harnessing the passion and enthusiasm of everyday Texans to strengthen communities. AmeriCorps members commit their time to serve with nonprofits, government agencies, and faith & community-based organizations to tackle some of our state’s toughest challenges with hands-on solutions. AmeriCorps invites individuals to serve alongside each other for the betterment of every Texas community.
40:53
February 27, 2022
Ep.95 - The BOSS Network | ReelAbilities Houston Film & Arts Festival 2022
The BOSS Impact Fund will focus on investing in Black women led businesses and preparing these entrepreneurs to build scalable, growth aggressive companies. Its goal is to raise investment funding for 500+ Black women entrepreneurs, over the next three years.  As part of its efforts, The BOSS Network is partnering with Sage, the global market leader for technology that provides small and medium businesses with the visibility, flexibility and efficiency to manage finances, operations and people, for the launch of the Sage “Invest in Progress” Grant Program, a $1.5MM commitment over three years. ReelAbilities Houston Film & Arts Festival promotes inclusion and celebrates the lives, stories, and talents of people with disabilities, making an impact that lasts far beyond the festival. The event runs February 15-24, 2022, with ReelArt opening February 6 at Sabine Street Studios.  ReelAbilities is amazing event for people of all ages with most events completely cost free. With so many incredible events and participants, we have access to numerous spokespeople including board members, volunteers, and sponsors who have participated in ReelAbilities for many years.
43:13
February 20, 2022
Ep.94 - Baker Ripley FREE TAX PREP | FLAS Project Vive
Cristina Cave, Community Relations Sr. Manager for Baker Ripley and Baker Ripley Tax Service Spokesperson, speaks with Larry Jones about the tax services provided for the community.  On Friday, January 28th, the IRS will had their nationwide Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day and BakerRipley will begin providing free tax help and preparation to low-income residents in the Greater Houston Area. FLAS founder and executive director, Elia Chino, shares with us information about a new program.  Through its new initiative known as Project Vive, the 28-year-old nonprofit organization FLAS is working directly with Houston’s primarily Spanish-speaking Latino community to encourage healthier sexual behaviors and to improve prevention services in the local region.
34:16
February 13, 2022
Ep.93 - Big Brothers Big Sisters | Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals
Representing Big Brothers Big Sisters we have Janis Doty, who has been with BBBS for many years.  January was National Mentoring Month and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston is actively recruiting mentors in Houston to help ensure positive outcomes for kids 6 – 16. Victoria Hart, President of the Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals (HAULYP) is here to talk about HAULYP's Join Week, happening February 7th – 14th. The mission of The Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals (HAULYP) is to build a positive synergy that will advance activism in the community among young professionals under the age of 40.
37:57
February 06, 2022
Ep.92 - Sisters Network Inc.
Sisters Network Inc. is proud to host the 12th Annual Stop the Silence National African American Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Run.  Caleen Allen gives us all the information on the walk and how you can register early.  Sisters Network® Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the Black community.
15:42
January 30, 2022
Ep.91 - Dr. Nissi Hamilton, Human Trafficking
January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Dr. Nissi Hamilton, President and CEO of Nissi’s Network, Inc. is an Activist, a Navy Veteran, a sexual abuse advocate and a survivor of human trafficking. One of the best ways to help combat human trafficking is to raise awareness and learn more about how to identify victims. 
22:05
January 23, 2022
Ep.90 - Greater Houston Frontiers Club | Black Heritage Society
Donnell Cooper, President of the Greater Houston Frontiers Club, is back.  The Greater Houston Frontiers Club (formerly North Houston Frontiers Club) has been a staple in the Houston community and conscious in serving students with scholarships.  We talk about the 34th Anniversary of the Greater Houston Frontiers Club Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program on Monday, January 17, 2022. This year will be a virtual presentation of our program airing 9am on KHOU-11. Our theme this year is "I am My Brother’s Keeper." Teresa Brewer, Executive Director of the Black Heritage Society, and Lewis Johnson, Chair of MLK Festival, reminds us of the 44th Annual “Original MLK Day Parade & Festival and Weekend Celebration in Downtown Houston.  Following the parade is the Houston MLK Festival downtown City Hall on Jan. 17, 2022, starts immediately after the parade until 5 p.m.  Featuring live musical performances, kid-friendly activities, art, craft vendors, marketing booths, great food, and more!  Free for the public to attend.
43:26
January 16, 2022
Ep.89 - Houston Furniture Bank
The local nonprofit Houston Furniture Bank continues to serve local families and individuals in need here in the Greater Houston region – now with extended hours at its two Furniture Outlet Store locations. The Houston Furniture Bank Outlet Stores – located in Houston and the Woodlands – utilize proceeds raised from the sales of gently-used furniture to provide much needed home essentials to local families and individuals who otherwise could not afford them. In essence, Houston Furniture Bank is “Making Empty Houses Homes.”
15:34
January 09, 2022
Ep.88 - Amazon Community Engagement
Nancy Dalton is the Head of Community Partnerships for Underserved Populations in Amazon’s Worldwide Consumer business.  In the face of Covid, her team drove the launch of Amazon’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) acceptance program, which enables SNAP recipients the opportunity to purchase groceries online using their EBT card. Most recently, her team launched a local food access program with the goal of giving residents living in urban food deserts more options to find affordable, quality and diverse groceries. ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as H-Town's R&B Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more, Majic is also home of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
22:19
January 07, 2022
Ep.87 - Kimberly Mejia
Author Kimberly Mejia shares her three books called "Real Woman Real Talk," "Real Teen Real Talk," and "It's A Man's World."  She also talks about her transitional housing program, Kim's Place, which was created for homeless single women making the transition from living in a shelter to being economically self-sufficient.  ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as H-Town's R&B Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more, Majic is also home of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
22:44
January 07, 2022
Ep.86 - Operation Love
Mr. Kenneth Rodgers, Founder of Operation Love Non-Profit Organization.  The ‘Operation Love’ project grew out of a love for the children and families of Third Ward. It is a project of the Tre Missional community in partnership with community businesses and other ministries in the greater Houston area. Our missional community currently mentor students in our target school. ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as H-Town's R&B Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more, Majic is also home of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
22:19
January 07, 2022
Ep.85 - Black Entrepreneurs Week | Houston Turkey Trot
Black Entrepreneurs Week (BEW) is a full week dedicated to bringing recognition to the efforts of Black owned businesses. Through a series of events and promotional campaigns, BEW will create opportunities that will help with the growth of entrepreneurship and wealth building initiatives in the community.  Phillip Yates, CEO of EQUILIBERTY INC. talks all about it.  The BakerRipley Houston Turkey Trot is an annual event that supports the mission of BakerRipley, a nonprofit that has served this region for 114 years.  Frederick Goodall from BakerRipley joins us to discuss.  ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as H-Town's R&B Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more, Majic is also home of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
42:22
January 07, 2022
Ep.84 - Epilepsy Foundation of Texas
Latasha Jackson, Program Grant Coordinator for the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas, is on the show. Epilepsy is the third most common neurological condition, and one in twenty-six people in the United States will develop epilepsy in his or her lifetime due to abnormal brain development, illness, brain injury, or unknown causes. Living with epilepsy can have its challenges. ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as H-Town's R&B Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more, Majic is also home of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
20:52
January 07, 2022
Ep. 83 - Laura Rhodes-Levin
On this episode of the Public Affairs Podcast, we're joined by Laura Rhodes-Levin, LMFT - the founder of the Missing Peace Center for Anxiety and a licensed therapist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety, depression, and trauma. At The Missing Peace Center for Anxiety, therapy is combined with modern technology to help facilitate the brain to return to its senses and reach a feeling of well-being. ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as H-Town's R&B Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more, Majic is also home of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
19:27
October 31, 2021
Ep. 82 - HPD Sergeant Jeremy Lahar
On this episode of the Public Affairs Podcast, HPD officer Jeremy Lahar joins the show to explain how he combats negative stigmas attached to law enforcement with the ‘Officer Friendly’ children’s book series. Houston police officer Jeremy Lahar, along with former police officer Steven Baltazar, has created the Officer Friendly Book Series by using his background and influence to help combat negative stigmas associated with law enforcement. Interacting with the police has been a scary experience for some. ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as H-Town's R&B Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more, Majic is also home of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
22:08
October 25, 2021
Ep. 81 - Fresh Spirit Wellness | Sabrina Greenlee
On this episode of the Public Affairs Podcast, Family violence and healthy relationship expert Dr. Conte talks to us about her organization Fresh Spirit Wellness for Women, Inc. to help women recover and take their lives back after dealing with domestic violence. Dr. Conte also talks about the “Spirit of Excellence Award” Virtual Tea and the Keynote Speaker, mother of NFL superstar DeAndre Hopkins, Sabrina Greenlee about The Iconic Woman! Greenlee shares her incredible story of domestic violence and talks about her organization S.M.O.O.O.T.H. 100 Shades of Purple Survivor's Night. The event is a call to action meant to bring immediate attention to the issue of domestic violence and its many shades of purples under one umbrella. ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as H-Town's R&B Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more, Majic is also home of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
43:15
October 17, 2021
Ep. 80 - Joni Zavitsanos of Living Icons
Artist Joni Zavitsanos' art exhibit, Living Icons: A Commemoration of the Victims of Houston's COVID-19 Pandemic, will showcase a memorial tribute/art installation depicting over 600 local COVID-19 victims. This remarkable exhibit will run from October 2021 through Spring of 2022 at The Health Museum. ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as H-Town's R&B Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more, Majic is also home of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
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October 10, 2021
Ep. 79 - Maisha Colte of AVDA & Comedian Ali Siddiq
The CEO of AVDA(Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse), Maisha Colter, talks about how services are needed as much as ever before. The nonprofit organization is planning two major fundraising events and two interfaith events during October. AVDA aims to elevate awareness of family violence in our communities and to garner the financial support necessary to keep its life. Comedian Ail Siddiq joins Larry Jones to talk about the current events of the world. ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as H-Town's R&B Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more, Majic is also home of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
12:16
October 03, 2021
Ep. 78 - Adrian Mack & AAMA
Adrian Mack, "The Celebrity Game King" and founder of Konfuzion Hoops, talks about the Celebrity Basketball Game.  The game will benefit breast cancer and domestic violence awareness, as October is Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA) 50th Anniversary is being celebrated during this Hispanic Heritage Month.  Chief Development Officer, Debbie Ortiz talks about AAMA and its services. ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as H-Town's R&B Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more, Majic is also home of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
41:59
September 26, 2021
Ep. 77 - Officer Douglas Griffith & IWAM
Senior Officer Douglas Griffith with the Gang Task Force and Divisional Gang Unit, talks about the uptick in violent crimes across Texas and the nation. He also touches on how bail reform lets criminals back on the street to commit more crimes. Dr. D. Tyler Brown is the CEO and Founder of the International Women's Alliance Ministries. Dr. Brown talks about the Grand Me're Honors and Emcee Awards luncheon benefiting the Roberta Tyler Handy Mentoring and Education Program. ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as H-Town's R&B Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more, Majic is also home of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
40:11
September 19, 2021
Ep. 76 - Total Transformation Fitness
Tony "Toning" Stubbs is the founder of TTFMovement (Total Transformation Fitness). He's a certified personal trainer, weight loss specialist, and licensed fitness instructor specializing in group fitness instruction for Zumba, Body Combat, and Total Body Blast classes. He trains clients online, in their homes and at various fitness facilities throughout the Houston metro area. ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as H-Town's R&B Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more, Majic is also home of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
32:55
September 12, 2021
Ep. 75 - Chip Merlin | Houston Youth That Sutter
Attorney Chip Merlin (www.merlinlawgroup.com) specializes in insurance-claims disputes and is the author of Pay Up! Preventing A Disaster With Your Own Insurance Company. With the 2021 hurricane season expected to be above normal, he discusses how to make a successful claim for flood insurance and how the process works after the loss occurs. Tricial West is the new Chapter leader for Houston's youth that stutter. Every month, adults and kids who stutter participate in over 200 adult and family Local Chapters of the National Stuttering Association (NSA). Conversation flows freely without fear or embarrassment at these self-help support groups, and no one feels alone. ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as H-Town's R&B Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more, Majic is also home of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
40:03
September 05, 2021
Ep. 74 - Dr. SharkaKang Zoolo Kang
On this episode of The Public Affairs Podcast, Dr. SharkaKang Zoolo Kang joins the show! Dr. Kang is well known for being a Shaman, a healer, a herbalist, naturalist, and Dr. Nd natural-pathic doctor. Dr. Kang was born into a family of healers and natural doctors. Some of the greatest minds such as Deepak Chopra, AC Green and Aliko Dangote seek after him for a health consultation and he joins KG and Uncle Funky to explain his history, background and more. ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as H-Town's R&B Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more, Majic is also home of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
33:05
August 22, 2021
Ep. 73 - AAC Heritage Action Fund | E.L. Kingsley Foundation
On an all new episode of The Public Affairs Podcast, KG and Uncle Funky are joined by Brent Leggs, the Executive Director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. The fund is a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which announces its support for projects totaling $3 million that will help preserve African American landmarks. Also on the show, Dr. Edna L. Kingsley, CEO of E.L. Kingsley Foundation joins to talk about the vision, mission, and history of her foundation.  Dr. Kingsley also talks about the Fun Day in the Park and Movie Night that happened on August 14th. ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as H-Town's R&B Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more, Majic is also home of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
38:11
August 15, 2021
Ep. 72 - Niloofar Rahmani | Alliance Tax Solutions
On this episode of The Public Affairs Podcast, KG and Uncle Funky chat with Niloofar Rahmani, Afghanistan's First Female Fighter Pilot. While she has been in the US for a period of time, she has agreed to share her unique and pointed perspective on the current events affecting Afghanistan and our country's decision to remove our military presence after a 20-year war. Also on the show, Deaphalis Sample talks with KG Smooth about Tax Related Solutions, Myths and Uncommon FACTS.  They also touch on the stock market, cryptocurrency, and more. ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as H-Town's R&B Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more, Majic is also home of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
44:16
August 08, 2021
Ep. 71 - Brandi Neal & The White Dress Project
On the new episode of the Public Affairs Podcast, KG Smooth and Funky Larry Jones are joined by Women's Healthcare Advocate Brandi Neal! Neal and The White Dress Project are bringing women from all walks of life together in Houston to discuss three medical conditions that silently affect women today; polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, and uterine fibroids.  Brandi shares her personal experience with PCOS, endometriosis, and fibroids. ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as H-Town's R&B Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more, Majic is also home of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
20:11
August 01, 2021
Ep. 70 - As ONE Foundation | Phyllis Frempong
On an all-new episode of The Public Affairs Podcast, Uncle Funky and KG Smooth are joined by members of the Houston-based foundation As One. As One, in partnership with One Delta Plaza Educational Center will host a day of caring blood drive in honor of International Sickle Cell Caregivers Day, established to celebrate the birthday of Wendy Ann Darling 1 - 6 pm, Thursday, July 29, 2021, at One Delta Plaza, located at 3333 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, TX 77021. Also on the show, the duo are joined by the "Fibroid Queen" Phyllis Frempong. A Speaker, Registered Nurse, Fibroids Advocate, Certified Fitness & Yoga coach, Phyllis is one of the 90 percent of women affected by fibroids by the age of 50. ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as H-Town's R&B Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more, Majic is also home of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
42:19
July 25, 2021
Ep. 69 - Equiliberty
On this episode of The Public Affairs Podcast, the guys chat with Phillip J. Yates! Yates, the founder of Equiliberty, is a technology company designed to expand financial inclusion in the U.S. through increased access to credit and capital markets while building assets and wealth at community levels. Their mission is to liberate the skillsets, talents, and ideas of creatives and makers to grow sustaining, abundant, and impactful businesses that create wealth for their families and communities. ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as H-Town's R&B Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more, Majic is also home of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
20:37
July 18, 2021
Ep. 68 - Pinch-Dash-Done | Shea Jordan Smith
On this episode of The Public Affairs Podcast, KG Smooth and Uncle Funky Larry Jones are joined by the duo behind Pinch-Dash-Done. Forged by the COVID-19 lockdown, the company was established in May 2020. Bea and Vernita traded recipes and culinary creations over Facebook with friends to set a positive tone during the lockdown and now it's a book. Also on the episode, Shea Jordan Smith, political analyst and community organizer, breaks down the special session in the Texas Legislature. ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as Houston's R&B Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
42:53
July 11, 2021
Ep. 67 - Veteran Brian Reese | 5th Ward CRC
On this episode of The Public Affairs Podcast, the guys are joined by Veteran Brian Reese. Reese is a leading expert on and advocate for U.S. veterans’ benefits.  Brian is the Founder & CEO of VA Claims Insider, a Coaching and Consulting company whose mission is to educate and empower veterans to get the VA disability benefits they’ve earned for their honorable service. Also on the program is Deshara Goss. Goss is the 5th Ward Community Redevelopment Corp"s, Community Initiatives Manager and Harrison Guy is Director of Arts & Culture.  These two inform us of all the great projects, developments, art & culture, and all things 5th Ward, TX. ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
41:22
July 04, 2021
Ep. 66 - TJ Boyce II On Fatherhood
Honoring fathers on this segment of PAP. TJ Boyce II is a father, not only pursuing his dreams but is making the dreams come true for his two young children.  This talented, socially conscious, determined family from Houston, Texas, shows us what hard work mixed with passion can do. ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
13:29
June 27, 2021
Ep. 65 - Prevention Zone Inc | American Heart Association
On this episode of the Public Affairs Podcast, KG Smooth and Uncle Funky Larry Jones chat with Daphine Priscilla Brown-Jack, a native of Houston, TX, who is the founder and CEO of Prevention Zone Inc. PZI is a simple program for boys ages 13-21 which included her son and his friends and with the support of their parents. Her goal was to motivate and keep the youth-focused on the positive things despite the negative environment in our society. Also on the program, we share a good tug at the heartstrings story from the American Heart Association featuring a local Houston woman, Ganesa Collins. She saved her husband’s life when he collapsed from a heart attack while jogging last year. She had recently been trained on Hands-Only CPR, and the 911 operator who answered her call had been trained on Tele-CPR and was able to keep Ganesa encouraged until medical aid arrived on the scene. ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
36:29
June 20, 2021
Ep. 64 - BLMHTX Data To Dream | HHBCUAA
On this week's episode of the Public Affairs Podcast, KG and Uncle Funky are joined by Secunda Joseph of BLMHTX who gives them a review of Data to Dream, an online workshop series for people to explore, interrupt, and share information about shaping Houston's 2021 - 2022 budget. Also on this episode, Veronica L. Johnson-Williams, President of Houston HBCU Alumni Association and Chair of Programs, Bishop Richard Harper joins to discuss funding for our HBCUs.  We also talk about the misconception of alumni not donating, how the federal funding dollars were allocated, and the greatness of HBCUs. ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
46:39
June 13, 2021
Ep. 63 - Voting Rights Census Project | Rebuilding Together
On the latest episode of the Public Affairs Podcast, KG and Uncle Funky chat with Ryan Snow - Associate Counsel, Voting Rights Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. He talks about the Census Bureau’s release of apportionment data and the resulting redistribution of congressional seats across our nation’s districts.  This highly anticipated release is a crucial moment that sets the political landscape for the next decade and launches the race to redraw congressional and legislative lines across the nation. Also joining the guys is Christine Holland, CEO/Executive Director of Rebuilding Together shares with how to prepare for the 2021 hurricane season, and gives us the catastrophic winter storm recap.  She also talks about the Revitalization Celebration in 2nd Ward and how you can volunteer and donate.► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
44:35
June 06, 2021
Ep. 62 - Roland Martin Remembers Paul Mooney | OneStar Volunteer
On the newest episode of the Public Affairs Podcast, KG and Uncle Funky chat with award-winning journalist, author, host, and H-Town legend Roland S. Martin about the life of Paul Mooney, Voter Suppression, his new book deal and $25K Scholarship Fund.  Also on the show, Chris Bugbee, CEO of OneStar Volunteer, is celebrating National Volunteer Week and OneStar is launching VolunteerTX, a new digital hub that connects individuals with volunteer opportunities throughout Texas. VolunteerTX connects individuals with projects and organizations that inspire them to serve and it is the first single source for volunteering across the state. ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
41:12
May 30, 2021
Ep.61 - GGC Group | Network In Action
On the newest episode of the Public Affairs Podcast, GGC Group owner Jonathan Crumbly, is on the program to talk about how to get our community affordable health insurance.  He also informs us on how COBRA premiums are covered in full under ARP and if you collected 1 unemployment check in 2021 you are eligible for low cost insurance regardless of your current income. Toni Harris Taylor, a Marketing and Sales Coach who is known as the Coach that Connects Network!  Action Northeast Houston brings together small business owners and sales professionals who want to connect and build relationships to intentionally bring one another referrals. There are 3 groups (Humble, Kingwood and East Montgomery) and an International coaching group with members from California to South Carolina, and from Canada to Texas. ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
30:47
May 23, 2021
Ep. 60 - Alliance Tax Solutions & Miles of Giving Foundation
On an all-new episode of The Public Affairs Podcast, KG and Uncle Funky chat with Alliance Tax Solutions CEO Deaphalis Sample as Tax Day nears in America. He speaks about Tax Related Solutions, Myths and Uncommon FACTS! The Alliance Tax Solutions team is a dedicated group of tax professionals highly experienced in solving IRS and state tax problems. Thomas Miles tells us about his Charity Celebrity Fundraiser benefitting the Miles of Giving Foundation. The mission of Miles of Giving is to provide a service that grants needed financial assistance to wounded warriors and their families. ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
42:58
May 16, 2021
Ep. 59 - Judge Elaine Marshall | Coach Don Chaney
J. Elaine Marshall is here to discuss the City of Houston Municipal Courts "Safe Harbor Court" which assists Houstonians experiencing financial hardships and medical issues due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Don Chaney, former NBA player and coach, is working with Pfizer on the Your Heart’s Message campaign to educate others about ATTR-CM and help facilitate that critical dialogue by sharing his story, including how it took more than 10 years to receive the right diagnosis – despite knowing his family’s history of heart failure. ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
43:51
May 09, 2021
Ep. 58 - John Hope Bryant | Womens Storybook Project
A conversation with John Hope Bryant, Financial Expert, to talk about Operation HOPE’s initiatives to close the racial wealth gap.  He also shares some new data recently released in partnership with SurveyMonkey assessing the needs of Black Small Business Owners (SBOs) in the U.S. and identifying the barriers to their success. Austin-based nonprofit Women’s Storybook Project (WSP), the mission is to connect incarcerated mothers with their children through the joy of literature. Incarcerated moms are given the opportunity to earn (through good behavior) the ability to record themselves reading a book, which is then mailed to their child. The result is that a child gets to hear their mom reading them a bedtime story. ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
32:38
May 02, 2021
Ep. 57 - BGCBG | Interfaith CarePartners AFA
The CEO of Boys and Girls Club Brazoria County, Amber Newman, tells us how summer camps will keep kids safe this Summer. Find out the affordable summer program in the Brazoria County area. Interfaith Care Partners Interim President, Tom J. Breaux shares how Houston’s Interfaith CarePartners was awarded a grant from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to help local residents affected by Alzheimer’s Disease. We also speak to Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’s president and chief executive officer, who tells us how this grant will help fund essential programs for seniors in the area, including those with memory loss, and their caregivers. ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
27:13
April 25, 2021
Ep.56 - Change Happens | BGCBG
On the newest episode of the Public Affairs Podcast with KG Smooth and Funky Larry Jones, the duo chat with Change Happens as well as Amber Newman, the CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Brazoria County.  Each year, Change Happens' Spring Breakfast is an opportunity to introduce Change Happens to the community. While this year’s Spring Breakfast is not the usual in-person gathering, the need to let our community know who we are, what we do, and why we do it remains as essential as ever. Amber Newman is the CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Brazoria County.  Their summer camp is from June 7- July 30 7:30am-5:30 pm Monday-Friday. Kids are monitored by trustworthy adults. Parents do not have to worry about kids being unsupervised. We also feed kids breakfast, lunch and a snack. Affordable summer program in the Brazoria County area. ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
42:40
April 18, 2021
Ep. 55 - Houston Furniture Bank | Symone Redwine
On the latest episode of The Public Affairs Podcast, Uncle Funky and KG Smooth chat with Oli Mohammed. Mohammed and the good people from the Houston Furniture Bank has been working to reduce the amount of mattresses in landfills since 2012, and to date has achieved more than 85,000 mattresses in the local region recycled through its in-house mattress recycling program.  Now thanks to a new partnership with the national organization American Furniture Warehouse (newly located in Houston as well), Houston Furniture Bank is able to increase its overall mattress recycling operations by donating additional materials from recycled mattresses that previously were not able to be recycled. Next, we talk to Attorney Symone Redwine from Ready To Love season 3 as she gives us the latest on the Derek Chauvin trial and when to expect closing arguments and more.  ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
43:19
April 11, 2021
Ep. 54 - AIDS Foundation Houston | Black Restaurant Week
John Huckaby, CEO of AIDS Foundation Houston tells us about the 32nd annual Walk to End HIV virtually on April 9.  Derek Robinson Managing Partner, Marketing Director for Black Restaurant Week®, which is dedicated to celebrating the flavors of African-American, African, and Caribbean cuisine nationwide. Through a series of events and promotional campaigns, Black Restaurant Week’s culinary initiatives help introduce culinary businesses and culinary professionals to the community. ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
42:31
April 04, 2021
Ep. 53 - Coach Michael Taylor | iWork Spring 2021
On this episode of The Public Affairs Podcast, we're joined by Life Coach Michael Taylor and Anthony Flynn, the CEO of WorkFaith. Taylor has a powerful call to action, intended to help readers focus on the factors that unite us as humans and view 2021 through a perspective of positivity. In his latest book, The Good News Is, The Future Is Brighter Than You Think!, the self-described “irrepressible optimist” uses science, spirituality and psychology to inform his insights into a range of topics. Flynn joins us to discuss iWork Spring 2021, a virtual two-day hiring event dedicated to Bridging the Skills Gap in America and getting the frontlines back to work. The event, which takes place on April 28 – 29, includes sessions with key leaders of essential businesses, virtual one-on-one meetings with employers, practice interviews, group coaching, and private prayer sessions. ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
41:07
March 28, 2021
Ep. 52 - Nedra Glover Tawwab | Nathan Perez
On this episode of The Public Affairs Podcast, we chat with Nedra Glover Tawwab about her new book SET BOUNDARIES, FIND PEACE: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself (March 16, 2021).  Rooted in the latest research and best practices used in cognitive behavioral therapy, SET BOUNDARIES, FIND PEACE unpacks what boundaries really are—the needs and expectations we have that help us feel safe and at peace with our relationships. Sharing narratives from her own life and the clients she has helped through her 10+ years of practice, Tawwab offers simple-yet-effective methods and practical exercises in each chapter for identifying and clearly stating our needs and unravelling the root of codependency, anxiety, depression, resentment, and more.  Next, we chat with Nathan A. Perez, co-author of The 20-Minute Networking Meeting: Learn to Network. Get a Job, along with Marcia Ballinger, PhD, who together have 45 years of combined experience as retained executive search professionals.  Nathan analyzed why some people were effective and others weren't in networking, and one principle reason was length of the meeting. Once he established that 20 minutes was the ideal amount of time, he set about condensing the perfect mix of communication techniques that elicit the valuable intel and connections that WILL lead to a job!
20:32
March 21, 2021
Ep. 51 - Steve Lekas of Branch Insurance | Symone Redwine
On this episode of The Public Affairs Podcast, Steve Lekas, CEO of Branch Insurance, gives us 4 Tips for Texans facing winter weather-related insurance claims.  He also talks about how to prevent further damage, to file quickly, file digitally, and so much more. Next we talk to Attorney Symone Redwine, from Ready To Love Season 3.  Symone shares how if you are a tenant behind on your rent, you can get help from TexasRentRelief.com
38:34
March 14, 2021
Ep. 50 - Sallie Mae & TMCF | Mathew Jacobson
On this episode of The Public Affairs Podcast, Antoine Oakley (Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sallie Mae) and Dr. Harry L. Williams (CEO and President, Thurgood Marshall College Fund) tell us about the Bridging the Dream Scholarship.  The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and The Sallie Mae Fund are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending an accredited post-secondary institution or continuous education program. Also on this episode, Mathew Jacobson is the Founder & CEO of the Ducere Global Business School, and as a thought leader on innovation within education, is creating some of the industry’s most innovative educational platforms and projects.  He's here to share his thoughts on COVID and the broken college system.
42:06
March 07, 2021
Ep. 49 - Ilyasah Shabazz & Dr. Steven Goldstein of Houston Healthcare Initiative
On this episode of The Public Affairs Podcast, KG and Funk Larry chat with Ilyasah Shabazz, the third daughter of Malcolm X. Ilyasah, an educator and activist, recently released her YA novel (co-authored with 2019 Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe award-winning author Tiffany D. Jackson) 'The Awakening of Malcolm X,' spotlighting Malcolm X’s formative adolescent years in prison. Also on this episode, Dr. Steven Goldstein joins us to talk about reforming the healthcare system.  Houston Healthcare Initiative is a group of physicians and health-conscious patients that have joined together in a Healthcare cooperative to maintain and improve the physical and mental health of each member of the group. ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/majic1021 ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
44:12
February 28, 2021
Ep. 48 - Houston HBCU Alumni Association
On this episode of The Public Affairs Podcast, Houston HBCU Alumni Association  President Veronica Johnson Williams and Vice President Bishop Richard Harper join Funky Larry Jones for a conversation about HBCUs, the association's upcoming college fair and more. HHBCUAA will be hosting the nation’s largest HBCU College Fair both virtually and in-person, Saturday, March 6th from 10a – 2p at the Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport, 9100 Gulf Frwy, Houston, Texas 77017. Admission is free for both platforms. ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
18:46
February 21, 2021
Ep. 47 - Christian Menefee, Harris County Attorney & Dr. Andrea Alexander
On this episode of The Public Affairs Podcast, KG and Funky Larry chat with Christian Menefee, the youngest and first Black Harris County Attorney elected in our county’s history. Christian is a civil litigation attorney who was recently recognized as a 2019 Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers. He served on Houston’s Independent Police Oversight Board, which is charged with evaluating all Houston Police Department (HPD) internal affairs investigations involving excessive force or the use of a firearm. The duo also chat with Dr. Andrea Alexander, Black OB-GYN, who discusses COVID-19’s impact on maternal health. Dr. Alexander will also provide a deeper historical context of black maternal health concerns, equips the audience with tips on how to address racism in healthcare, and empower and informs us on the COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy. ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
41:07
February 14, 2021
Ep. 46 - Dr. Onyiego Gives COVID-19 Health Update | Alliance Tax Solutions
Dr. Onyiego returns to the Public Affairs Podcast for another health update on the COVID crisis, answering questions regarding how can residents get registered for the COVID-19 Vaccine with HCPH? How many people have you vaccinated thus far? How many are currently waiting? Do Residents still need testing if they get vaccinated and much more. Our second guest, CEO of Alliance Tax Solutions,  Deaphalis Sample, speaks with KG and Larry about Tax Related Solutions, Myths and Uncommon Facts. Your Tax Preparation & Tax Debt Resolution Specialists The Alliance Tax Solutions team is a dedicated group of tax professionals highly experienced in solving IRS and state tax problems. We use proven strategies in our negotiations with the IRS and get you the results needed so that you can get your life back on track. ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
42:01
February 07, 2021
Ep. 45 - NTZ Impact Week | National Conference on Police Misconduct & Qualified Immunity
January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Houston is one of the largest human trafficking hubs in the nation. To that end, leaders of the NTZ “No Trafficking Zone” initiative, Activists Jacquelyn Aluotto & Dr. James Dixon, are announcing the NTZ Impact Week, which will take place January 27-29, 2021. Attorney Larry Taylor is on to talk about Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Law, in partnership with The Earl Carl Institute for Legal & Social Policy, Inc., the Thurgood Marshall Law Review and the TSU Center for Justice Research co-present a virtual national conference, sponsored by the American Association for Justice Robert L. Habush Endowment, entitled, Police Misconduct & Qualified Immunity: Reimagining "We the People.," Thursday, February 4, 2021, from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. This conference provides a timely, relevant, and much-needed discussion on the disproportionate use of force by police in interactions with black people and the disparate treatment of black protestors in the United States. ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
24:11
January 31, 2021
Ep. 44 - Dr. Antonio Webb
Dr. Antonio Webb, a spine surgeon knows first-hand about battle whether it’s on the frontline as a combat veteran in Iraq, to battling the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. He is on PAP to educate the audience on the latest COVID-19 updates, dispel rumors, and discuss the importance of the African American community being vaccinated. ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
20:01
January 28, 2021
Ep. 43 - Dr. Sherry Onyiego | Dr. Nathan Bryan
Dr. Sherri Onyiego currently serves as the Harris County Public Health Director for Nutrition & Chronic Disease Prevention in the Nutrition and Chronic Disease Division (NCDP). She informs the community on the COVID vaccine. Where can Houstonians get the Vaccine? She answers that and more! Dr. Bryan earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and his doctoral degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. We talk about COVID and should black people be concerned and interested in this clinical trial? ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
46:46
January 11, 2021
Ep. 42 - Iris Montgomery
Iris Montgomery offers financial services for black women starting a new business or who already has their own business.  She gives advice on how to expand portfolios with stocks, bonds, and investments.  In October, Iris took her business mind and opened a business in Financial Services as a Financial Services Professional where she has been working with clients to plan for their financial futures.  Currently, Iris is studying Securities in order to help with expanding portfolios with stocks, bonds, and investments. ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
20:24
January 04, 2021
Ep. 41A - COVID-19 Relief & Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
U.S. Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee gives KG Smooth the latest update on the stimulus package, PPP, unemployment funds, and more. This is pertinent information! ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
11:05
December 30, 2020
Ep. 41 - Houston Galveston Institute
Samantha Coy with HGI Counseling is on PAP. This month, the Houston Galveston Institute (HGI Counseling) has begun to offer Virtual Wellness Classes as part of its affordable ongoing emotional wellness support in the local region. HGI Counseling is one of the largest providers of individual, family, and group therapy services in Harris and Fort Bend Counties – not turning anyone away regardless of their ability to pay. ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
20:54
December 27, 2020
Ep. 40 - Harris County Public Health & Reconstruction Of A Survivor
Kyle Maronie works for Harris County Public Health, in the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR). Before the onset of COVID, Kyle was a  Community Resilience Specialist, working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities to help develop and enhance community resilience, preparing in times of non-disasters.  Now, since June 2020, Kyle runs a mobile unit for COVID-19 testing that takes place at houses of worship.  Harris County recognized that people would feel more comfortable there and would be more able to get tested for the coronavirus. Dr. Jennie M. Bennett is the Director and Founder of Reconstruction of a Survivor. ROAS is a non-profit breast cancer organization, sponsors many services for women who are diagnosed with breast cancer and survivors alike. They especially take pride in the support group programs we provide. The individuals who participate are sure to experience hope, discover a new belief which translates to healing and a better future for attendees.► SUBSCRIBE NOW TO MAJIC 102.1 ON YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/MajicOnYouTube ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
40:11
December 13, 2020
Ep. 39 - Houston Furniture Bank
KG and Larry Jones speak with Claire Jarvis, Development and Communications Director for Houston Furniture Bank. The Houston-based nonprofit organization is partnering with major retailers in our area this holiday season to donate new pillows, blankets and comforters to local children and families who in many cases haven't had a bed to sleep on until now. The program is taking place through December 17, 2020, and we are asking for your help to let Houstonians know they can help to support this worthy cause. ► SUBSCRIBE NOW TO MAJIC 102.1 ON YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/MajicOnYouTube ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
21:12
December 06, 2020
Ep. 38 - Dr. Anderson | AIDS Foundation Houston
Dr. Reagan Anderson, former special forces doctor in Iraq / author of Universal Death Care.  He says the system focuses too much on treating sickness and not enough on including "well care." Doing that would save us billions, make us healthier, and even help fight COVID-19." John Huckaby, CEO of Aids Foundation Houston calls in.  World AIDS Day is a day to raise awareness about HIV and remember the community members and loved ones we have lost to AIDS. Houston ranks 11th in the nation for new HIV transmissions. Over 26% of those new transmissions will be diagnosed with AIDS, and there are 29,643 people living with HIV in Houston/Harris County. ► SUBSCRIBE NOW TO MAJIC 102.1 ON YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/MajicOnYouTube ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
40:46
November 22, 2020
Ep. 37 - March Of Dimes
Today we talk to Heather Butscher, March of Dimes Maternal and Infant Health Director and Shawntell McWilliams, March of Dimes Birth Equity Steering committee volunteer, to talk about their IT STARTS WITH MOM *LIVE* TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH AT 1PM CENTRAL.  We also talk about the facts about the health disparities facing Black mothers and babies and what it will take to change these statistics. Experience real stories from women navigating their healthcare experience. Hear honest conversation with experts on how women can become their own best advocates in the healthcare system and how companies can best support their pregnant and postpartum moms. ► SUBSCRIBE NOW TO MAJIC 102.1 ON YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/MajicOnYouTube ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
23:01
November 15, 2020
Ep. 36 - Interfaith Ministries & Meals on Wheels
Today we speak with Sucre Woodley, director of Marketing and Communications, and Brandi Ledet, assistant director of Special Events, for Interfaith Ministries.  The Interfaith Ministries Meals on Wheels team are seeking volunteers for Thanksgiving support - to help feed and comfort homebound seniors in a five-county area of Greater Houston. ► SUBSCRIBE NOW TO MAJIC 102.1 ON YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/MajicOnYouTube ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
20:09
November 08, 2020
Ep. 35 - Sara Bronin | Damani Gibson Foundation
In the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month, Congress has started the process of expanding the country’s National Park Service unit to Palo Alto National Battlefield Park to expand to include Fort Brown, located in Brownsville Texas – the southernmost city in the country.  Sara Bronin, property professor, attorney and historic preservation expert, is that the Fort was taken by eminent domain from a Spanish-speaking family – her family, the Salinases, who owned a ranch on the property – and they were never compensated. She shares her story. Next we talk to Ruqayya Gibson, founder of the Damani Gibson Foundation.  Damani Gibson Foundation has been able to visit schools across the state of Texas to educate runners and athletes on the topic of sudden cardiac arrest. Ruqayya shared that in cross country, most athletes go out for their runs without a coach. So she often asks groups, If something was to happen to a teammate on a long run, would they know what to do? Or if they came back and their coach was going through sudden cardiac arrest, would they how to save a life? Find out in this conversation. ► SUBSCRIBE NOW TO MAJIC 102.1 ON YOUTUBE: http://bit.ly/MajicOnYouTube ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021 For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
32:04
November 01, 2020
Ep. 34 - Richard Capriola | Evolution Academy (Encore)
October is National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month, a time to call attention to the dangers of prescription and over-the-counter medicine, which is a bigger problem than many people realize.  Richard Capriola, who recently retired from his role as an addiction counselor at The Menninger Clinic in Houston, tells us why he decided to write 'The Addicted Child: A Parent’s Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse' and its accompanying workbook, and how parents can use the materials to help their child.   Next is an encore interview with Cynthia A. Trigg, chief executive officer and founder of Evolution Academy, a public charter high school which serves as a dropout recovery center for at risk youth grades 9th through 12th.  At Evolution Academy, an organization with a student population that is 95 percent at risk of dropping out of school, this means accepting no excuses and focusing on every student that walks through the doors of each campus every day. ► SUBSCRIBE NOW TO MAJIC 102.1 http://bit.ly/MajicOnYouTube  ► LISTEN LIVE: https://myhoustonmajic.com ► LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/myhoustonmajic ► FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/majic1021  For over 40 years, Majic 102.1 has served Houston as The People's Station! From community events, wellness, celebrity interviews and more! Check out interviews from the Sweet Talker Kandi Eastman, AV, Uncle Funky Larry Jones, Sky Houston and KG Smooth!
37:48
October 25, 2020
Ep. 33 - Ryan Akers | Norah ODonnell
Financial & business consultant, Ryan Akers is here to provide tips on budgeting during the pandemic, information college students should know about being financially ready for this semester, and his book "Getting Things Done". Next we're speaking with Norah O’Donnell, Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS Evening News. We talk about the Presidential Debate on Tuesday night, COVID-19, the uprising with George Floyd, and all things 2020, so far. Listen live: myhoustonmajic.com/listen-live/
43:54
October 04, 2020
Ep. 32 - Paralyzed Veterans of America
Al Kovach, Immediate Past President of Paralyzed Veterans of America discusses the difficulties people with disabilities face when voting, how the pandemic could affect voting this year for people with disabilities, and how PVA’s “Access Your Vote” campaign is helping voters find solutions. (Encore) Lamar Tyler has successfully leveraged social media to build a movement of game-changing online brands that support, uplift and encourage the Black community. Having amassed over 600 thousand social media fans and 51 thousand customers in all 50 states and 43 countries across the globe, it is clear that Lamar Tyler has become one of the most influential voices in business and digital marketing. Listen Live to Majic 102.1: https://bit.ly/MajicListenLive
43:41
September 27, 2020
Ep. 31 - Harris County Health | Buffalo Soldiers Museum
Dr. Janeana White currently serves as the Medical Director for the Disease Control and Clinical Prevention (DCCP) Division for Harris County Public Health (HCPH).  Dr. White talks about their “I’m Vaxxed” Public Service Campaign to encourage parents to get their children immunized before school starts. Desmond Bertrand-Pitts is the Chief Executive Officer of The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (BSNM) Center for African American Military History, a passion project of his grandfather turned National Institution, where he currently oversees all operations, programming and finances.  Desmond is excited to announce the re-opening of the Buffalo Soldier's Museum.  With the dedication to exploring and displaying the stories and contributions of Black people in the military by way of performing and visual arts, educational programming and exhibitions. Listen Live to Majic 102.1: https://bit.ly/MajicListenLive
06:23
September 20, 2020
Ep. 30 - Hip Hop Public Health - Raheem Devaughn & Lori Benson | Crime Stoppers Houston
On this episode of the Public Affairs Podcast, we welcome Lori Rose Benson of Hip Hop Public Health and Raheem DeVaughn to the program. Founded in 2006, HHPH was created with a mission to foster positive health behavior change through the transformative power of hip-hop music HHPH has taken a leading role during the pandemic in creating awareness of ways in which people can keep themselves and loved ones safe. On the heels of the first two music video PSAs produced by HHPH (20 Seconds or More & 20 Segundos o Más) comes their latest release:  Behind the Mask, an original new song and music video featuring recording artist Raheem DeVaughn and iconic hip hop pioneers Doug E. Fresh (also co-founder of HHPH) and Darryl DMC McDaniels. Behind the Mask is designed to increase the use of face masks as an effective means of stopping the spread of the coronavirus. And, with schools beginning to open up and people planning end-of-summer gatherings, the release of Behind the Mask could not be more timely. Additionally, we brought back our segment with Crime Stoppers Houston. Rania Mankarious, CEO of Crime Stoppers of Houston, talks about how Houston is having an incredible year and Crime Stoppers of Houston is working around the clock. Crime Stoppers of Houston started with joining Chief Acevedo talking about bail reform. The reality of Covid-19: Scams - What are some scams that have arisen from Covid-19? What efforts has Crime Stoppers of Houston taken to ensure the safety of kids online? How do our kids socialize? What is the new norm? What about their digital safety? Listen live: myhoustonmajic.com/listen-live/
41:19
September 13, 2020
Ep. 29 - Dr. Burkholder Of Core Med | Jason Maymon Of Common Sense
On this episode of the Public Affairs Podcast, Dr. Burkholder of Core Med Solutions returns to the show to discuss once more how Core Med is assisting the city and surrounding areas in regards to health matters regarding the heart and how COVID-19 affects the heart in 60 to 80% of those diagnosed, plus helping athletes as well. Next, we talk to Jason Maymon of Common Sense, the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in today's complicated digital world. The organization deals with encouraging parents to engage and use media with their kids, especially in time where at-home learning has become necessary in light of COVID-19 plus helping shorten the "digital divide." For more, visit myhoustonmajic.com and subscribe to the podcast!
35:23
September 06, 2020
Ep. 27 - AAMA | Reading With A Rapper
On this episode of The Public Affairs Podcast we welcome Debbie Ortiz, Chief Development Officer for AAMA, to the PAP. On Friday, February 26, 2021, AAMA–the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans–will celebrate its five decades of existence as the leading nonprofit organization in Texas working with Latino families to achieve financial security, well-being, and self-actualization. The Illumine Celebration/Celebración de Iluminación, which will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., is AAMA’s signature fundraiser. Our next conversation is with PR Manager for 'Legends Do Live,' Jordan Harris.  As Reading With A Rapper celebrates its 3rd year anniversary of Bringing Culture to the Classroom, we wanted to spread our culture a bit further. With COVID-19 impacting our businesses, communities and our schools, RWAR wants to provide access to a innovative, engaging online literacy program across the state of Texas. Our goal is to impact at least one school in every major city in the state of Texas for the 2020-2021 school year with our RWAR Digital platform. Visit https://www.myhoustonmajic.com for more. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/majic1021
39:47
August 23, 2020
Ep. 26 - PACT | Evolution Academy
Our guest today are Denny Winkelman, Chairman of PACT, Partners Against Child Trafficking and Rick Naylor, the Founder and Executive Director. They address the issues of child Trafficking in Houston, the President through OJD releasing $35 million to help fight child sex trafficking, and what you can do to help stop this epidemic. Our next guest is Cynthia A. Trigg, chief executive officer and founder of Evolution Academy, a public charter high school which serves as a dropout recovery center for at risk youth grades 9th through 12th.  At Evolution Academy, an organization with a student population that is 95 percent at risk of dropping out of school, this means accepting no excuses and focusing on every student that walks through the doors of each campus every day. Subscribe to the Pod. Visit MyHoustonMajic.com for more.
41:30
August 16, 2020
Ep. 25 - CoreMed Solutions | Lamar Tyler TSP
Back on the podcast is Edis Hobson, President and owner of CoreMED Soluations, and Dr. Henry Burkholder (Cardiologist). Edis talks about the services and mobile services and Dr. Burkholder discusses putting Covid19 and cardiac problems together and why its such a problem and how important is early detection for Heart Health. As well as, the importance of early detection of heart issues and kids safety on returning to school. Lamar Tyler has successfully leveraged social media to build a movement of game-changing online brands that support, uplift and encourage the Black community. Having amassed over 600 thousand social media fans and 51 thousand customers in all 50 states and 43 countries across the globe, it is clear that Lamar Tyler has become one of the most influential voices in business and digital marketing. For more visit myhoustonmajic.com/
40:30
August 09, 2020
Ep.24 - The Women's Fund | Crime Stoppers Houston
Linda Rhodes, Executive Director of The Women’s Fund is on the podcast.  The Women’s Fund is a nonprofit dedicated to providing Houston-area women and girls with the tools they need to be advocates for their health. For 41 years, The Women’s Fund has been educating girls and women through classes, workshops, lectures and publications focused on physical, mental, financial, emotional, health and wellness. Rania Mankarious, CEO of Crime Stoppers of Houston, talks about how Houston is having an incredible year and Crime Stoppers of Houston is working around the clock. Crime Stoppers of Houston started with joining Chief Acevedo talking about bail reform. The reality of Covid-19: Scams - What are some scams that have arisen from Covid-19? What efforts has Crime Stoppers of Houston taken to ensure the safety of kids online? How do our kids socialize? What is the new norm? What about their digital safety? Check out more of The Public Affairs Podcast and follow Majic 102.1 on all social platforms at @Majic1021
42:15
August 02, 2020
Ep. 23 - CVS Health | Katleen Ownings | TFAH
Dr. Garth Graham, a leader at CVS Health and one of the top healthcare experts in the country with extensive experience providing care for minority communities. He’ll discuss why we cannot let screening, treatment and care for other debilitating and life-threatening conditions be another casualty in this fight against COVID-19. Next is Financial Advisor, Kathleen Owings who discusses the topic of how to go about finding and hiring the right financial planner for your individual or family needs.  Finally we speak with Adam Lustig, Manager at Trust for America’s Health (TFAH).  Beyond School Walls: How Federal, State and Local Entities Are Adapting Policies To Ensure Student Access To Healthy Meals During The Covid-19 Pandemic examines policies and recommendations that are being implemented by local, state, and federal officials, as well as school systems, to protect against child hunger during this crisis, and will likely need to be extended as school systems grapple with how to safely reopen.
40:25
July 26, 2020
Ep. 22 - Robert Jackson | CoreMed Solutions
Consultant/Speaker Robert Jackson talks about his upcoming event, 'Moving Toward Greatness.'  The virtual event is a conference for high school and young adult men. It will be held on Friday, July 24th.  Author, activist and professor, Mark Lamont Hill, former NFL football player Michael Vick and entrepreneur and motivational speaker, Calvin Mackie are among the speakers. This segment of the Public Affairs Podcast is sponsored by CoreMed Solutions. Mr. Darnell Jones and Dr. Henry Burkholder, from CoreMed Solutions, talk about the importance of early dectection for heart health, the benefits from heart screenings, and how their community bus will provide free Echo Cardiograms at locations.
41:51
July 19, 2020
Ep. 21 - James LaValle
Our guest is James LaValle, an internationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board-certified clinical nutritionist, and expert and educator in integrative and precision health. We talk about how allergies work, differentiating allergy symptoms from cold/flu, what are the differences between allergies to pollen and dust versus food, and so much more.
20:27
July 15, 2020
Ep. 20 - Dr Colleen Cira || RAINN
Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma, and has worked with hundreds of people struggling with mental health issues.  We talk to Dr. Colleen about how to deal with disappointment. Heather Drevna is RAINN's Vice President of Communications. RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is concerned that survivors of sexual violence are at increased risk. The National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE (4673) or online.rainn.org) continues to operate 24/7 as a free and confidential service during this critical time, and we want to ensure that survivors know there is help available and that they are not alone.
36:29
July 12, 2020
Ep. 19 - Black Restaurant Week | AHF
Derek Robinson, Managing Partner for Black Restaurant Week, partners with local, black-owned restaurants in each city to offer prix fixe menus showcasing each business’ distinctive fare. To help ensure the safety of the public and restaurant workers from COVID-19, Black Restaurant Week is promoting more restaurants to offer specials for takeout/delivery dining. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest, non-profit public health organization addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic, is pleased to announce that Anthony J. Snipes, MPA, ICMA-CM has joined AHF as a part of its southern bureau leadership team.  Anthony speaks to the latest news on HIV & AIDS in the black community, as well as, COVID-19.
40:52
July 05, 2020
Ep. 18 - Lorna Johnson | American Diabetes Association
Lorna M. Johnson, the founder of the Lorna M. Johnson Global Institute and a Los Angeles-based nurse-midwife, nurse practitioner and healthcare executive, is speaking out to the brave citizens protesting for justice, asking them to protect their health as well as the U.S. Healthcare workers who are serving them. Tracey D. Brown, CEO of the American Diabetes Association, as she reacts to comments made by the Administration recently suggesting that these communities' health problems may be to blame for the high death rates from COVID in this nation.
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June 28, 2020
Ep. 17 - Harris County Public Health & Black History 365
From the Harris County Health Dept., we welcome Dr. Sherri Onyiego. Dr. Sherri currently serves as the Interim Director for Chronic Disease Prevention in the Nutrition and Chronic Disease Division (NCDP). Dr. Onyiego is a Board Certified Family Physician with over 15 years of clinical experience in managing and treating chronic diseases as it relates to individual patient care as well as population health.  She tells us the latest on COVID-19. Our next conversation is with the co-authors of the textbook, Black History 365, former school superintendent Dr. Walter Milton, Jr. and former NBA Washington Bullets/Wizards chaplain, Joel A. Freeman, PhD.  Black History 365 is a U. S. History textbook documenting the unique stories of Black persons, groups, and cultures in North America, beginning in Ancient Africa continuing to modern events and movements.
40:46
June 22, 2020
Ep 16. - Sun Behavioral Health & Areva Martin
We're talking to the CEO and CNO of Sun Behavioral Health, Brennan Francois and Kia Walker, respectively, about mental health services provided by Sun. Sun provides inpatient and outpatient mental health services for adults and adolescence/children. Due to Covid-19 they feel that it’s imperative they help our community even more so now, for it’s been shown we are struggling mentally in dealing with or not dealing with the effects of this pandemic. Next we talk to award-winning attorney, activist and author AREVA MARTIN. As one of the nation’s most high-profile civil rights attorneys, Areva Martin has become the go-to expert on compelling legal, political, minority and social injustice issues! We talk about the revaluation, Trump, and the police.
41:49
June 17, 2020
Ep. 15 - #OnTheRecord With Sheri Shar & Shanita Hubbard + Afro American Police League
For this interview we talk to one of the survivors from the film 'On The Record', now streaming on HBOmax, Sheri Sher (member of the first all-female hip-hop group Mercedes Ladies) and one of the film's cultural experts Shanita Hubbard. They both discuss the film, the silencing of Black women and the cultural forces that cause this. Next, we talk to DeAndre' Hutchison, the president of the Afro American Police League and a sergeant with the Houston Police Department. Serg. Hutchison talks about the outrage of the death of George Floyd, the senseless killing of black and brown people at the hands of vigilante law enforcement officers, and the kneeling event that AAPOL has coming up.
21:47
June 10, 2020
Ep. 14 - #WeAreOne In The Name Of George Floyd
In a special edition of the Public Affairs Podcast, we simulcasted on our sister stations 97.9 The Box and Radio Now 92.1 to discuss the death of Houstonian George Floyd and what steps can the community take in not just healing but calls for reform and more. We speak to community leaders such as Congresswoman Shelia Jackson-Lee, Bishop James Dixon, Bro. Deric Muhammad as well as Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, plus a spoken piece by activist Phnewfula Newfala who informs other races 'What Can You Do' in order to help in regards to ending police brutality, systemic racism and more.
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May 31, 2020
Ep. 13 - AANP & Ali Siddiq
Sophia Thomas is president of AANP and spearheading the effort to collect COVID stories from the front lines. During Nurses Week these providers are also addressing underlying issues like social determinants and systemic budget shortfalls in a post-COVID world. Stand-up comedian, public speaker, and writer, Ali Siddiq, joins the Public Affairs Podcast to lighten the mood. He gives his take on how the virus affects everyday life, Trump's handling of it, and The COVID Comedy Club on Instagram.
41:07
May 27, 2020
Ep. 12 - Alliance For Safety And Justice
Robert Rooks, CEO and co-founder of Alliance for Safety and Justice and one of the country's premiere strategists for state-based criminal justice reform efforts. His organization is working directly with those most impacted by crime and incarceration to change criminal justice policies across the country, and Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, its state-based affiliate.
22:42
May 20, 2020
Ep. 11 - B.E.A.U.T.Y. Mentoring & Steve Baker
Sherrell Ogletree  Founder & Executive Director  B.E.A.U.T.Y Mentoring  This week we chat about what we can do why your kids might be acting up more than usual, and what you can do about it.  Steve Baker is vice president of The Great Game of Business, Inc., to discuss why transparency is so important during these extremely difficult times. Through transparency, business owners can become better leaders and remove their talent's fear.
39:59
May 13, 2020
Ep. 10 - Jade Simmons & Jocelyn Frye
Jade Simmons: former beauty queen, pianist, and motivational speaker. At a time, where Houstonians are in constant fear and panic of the unknown, we hear a good word and a song. Jocelyn Frye is a senior fellow at American Progress, where her work focuses on a wide range of women’s issues, including work-family balance, pay equity, and women’s leadership. We talk about her article On the Frontlines at Work and at Home: The Disproportionate Economic Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Women of Color
39:07
May 06, 2020
Ep. 09 - Julie Griffith & Nickcole Bryd
This episode welcomes PR guru, strategic business partner, content expert. and social media strategist, Julie O. Griffith. Julie will discuss her business resources for entrepreneurs and small business owners. In the midst of COVID-19, there happens to be a demographic of people that are forgotten. The demographic are those that are grieving from the lost of loved ones. Grieving is typically tough in general, but most people grieving have the opportunity to leave their homes to do familiar things. Being that, that option is limited at the moment, depression is rising. I would like to have grief coach, Nickcole Byrd of 700 AD on to give tips to those how to handle their mental and their emotion during this pandemic. Nickcole is not only a coach, but she is also a widow that lost her husband in 2019; therefore she is assisting to guide others on how to cope with things.
43:55
April 29, 2020
Ep. 08 - EITR AVRO Realty Advisors
We welcome Keisha Dennis to the PAP to talk about her organization. The Elephant in the Room, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity organization that was founded in 2017 for the purpose of helping others who do not have the courage or knowledge on how to help themselves deal with the effects of mental health. Next, we speak with Tiffany Ryland and her father, Ed Ryland. Tiffany is one of the youngest and very few African American women vying to be among the top commercial real estate (CRE) C-Level professionals in the country.
45:28
April 22, 2020
Ep. 07 - National Urban League Young Professionals & AMIGOS
Today we're talking to Ray Shackleford, National President of The National Urban League Young Professionals. (NULYP) is a National Urban League volunteer auxiliary that targets young professionals ages 21-40 to empower their communities and change lives through the Urban League Movement. Next we talk to Krista from AMIGOS, a non-profit based in Houston, Texas, organizes cultural immersion trips to South and Central America for teens & young adults ages 13 to 22. They recently suspended their summer programs and spring gap program this year for the first time in its 55-year history due to COVID-19. However, AMIGOS continues to emphasize to its students on leadership training and the importance of being a global citizen and being globally-minded.
45:39
April 15, 2020
Ep. 06 - Coronavirus & Faith
This episode we talk to Dr. Cindy Trimm, Coronavirus plus Faith: What Should our Faith-Based Response Be Beyond Prayer?  Then we talk to Deavra Daughtry, President/Founder TWEF about her Keeping The Elderly and Frail Safe Initiative.
40:47
April 08, 2020
Ep. 05 - The National Urban League
The 2020 National Urban League conference is currently scheduled for August 5-8, 2020 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. However, before we can talk about the conference, in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, we must be reminded, of the role the National Urban League and Houston Area Urban League play when the nation is facing disasters like COVID-19. The importance of organizations like the National Urban League or Houston Area Urban League become more significant. Crystal Hadnott gives information about the immune system and this newly labeled pandemic, COVID-19 from a local wellness expert.
38:39
April 01, 2020
Ep. 04 - COVID-19 & Your Taxes
Crystal Hadnott gives information about the immune system and this newly labeled pandemic, COVID-19 from a local wellness expert. Thelma Coleman of Success Tax let’s us know that the IRS is providing some relief, if individuals and businesses owe money they have 90 days to pay interest and penalty free up to $1 million and up to 10 million for corporations but you still have to file by April 15th.
40:48
March 25, 2020
Ep. 03 - Dress H.E.R. Up Prom Extravaganza
Dress H.E.R. Up Prom Extravaganza for High School SENIORS! Over $100,000 in FREE Prom gowns sponsored by JOVANI Fashions. In addition, there will be on lucky girl will be selected for the “Cinderella Experience” - The Ultimate prom giveaway with a dress, limo, hair & makeup! Fifth Annual Project Prom 2020, Saturday, April 4th, Yates High School The Prom’s initiative helps to meet the needs of homeless and at-risk students during the prom and graduation season. Students who are eligible to attend their proms, but unable to afford a gown, shoes and accessories, or a tuxedo, shirt and bowtie, will be provided these items FREE of charge! Students are also assisted with graduation attire.
36:38
March 18, 2020
Ep. 02 - Census Primary
This episode of the Public Affairs Podcast has Teneshia E. Hudspeth Babalola, Chief Deputy, Office of Diane Trautman, Harris County Clerk to talk about the primaries and what the County Clerk’s Office is doing to educate and prepare voters for November 2020. We also talk to Rebecca Briscoe about the importance of filling out the 2020 Census.
40:58
March 11, 2020
Ep. 01 - Cancer Clusters In Kashmere Gardens
On the debut episode of The Public Affairs Podcast, KG Smooth and Uncle Funky Larry Jones speak to the effects of the cancer clusters that have developed in Kashmere Gardens and has effectively created an environmental health crisis in Houston's Fifth Ward.
40:58
March 04, 2020