Episode 009 – Native Americans shaped both the history and the landscape of Texas. My guest this week, Elizabeth Day, is the founder of the Prickly Pear Living History Museum, a project to bring Native American history to an open air museum near San Antonio, Texas. Join us as she describes her personal journey in getting this project started.
Episode 008 – Gabriel Nila – We all hear stories of how some children in underdeveloped countries are getting a poor education, or that resources are extremely limited there. We don’t stop to think that this problem is happening right here in Texas. Join me with my guest Gabriel Nila, who is organizing parents to build better educational opportunities in the capital city of Austin.
Episode 007 – Cassie Castillo is young, has her whole life ahead of her. Like most kids her age, she goes off to college. She gets an education in graphic design. Then, she makes a dramatic turn: she decides to go full-time as a volunteer assisting in disaster relief with FEMA Corps. When 43 people were killed in the Oso, WA, mudslide in March 2013, she was there assisting in the relief effort.
Episode 006 – Musician Steve Doctor does more than just play smooth jazz. He makes television and film music, too! So, if you’re watching A&E, Bravo, Oprah, the Travel Channel, or a number of other television networks, chances are you’ll hear his music in the background somewhere. Join me as we talk about making all kinds of music and how he ended up covering Led Zeppelin in front of a bunch of celebrities at a Texas wedding.
Episode 005 – We are getting our rock on with my amazing guest April Samuels. April plays drums in the band Metal Shop Dallas under the stage name Crash Gordon. Join us as we talk about playing heavy metal in church, fighting breast cancer, and starting an amazing breast cancer charity that is backed by some of the most popular rockers of the 80’s.
Episode 004 – Joining me this week is Mike Zolkoski, one of the hosts of Come and Take It, a Texas history podcast. He tells us the story of a little-known Texan by the name of William G. Butler and how one man’s vendetta killed an entire town!
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Episode 003 – Kathryn Jones is a freelance journalist and author. She has covered stories from the 1995 Mayfest Hailstorm in Fort Worth to the murder of American sniper Chris Kyle. She has written for the New York Times and Texas Monthly. Meet Kathryn and hear how she landed some of the biggest stories in Texas news over the years.