Jim Blackburn, Transparency and the Political Process: Houston

October 16, 2018

Early voting in Houston begins on October 22, are the issues clear and is the information we are given about the issues transparent?  Jim’s recent experience with the Bayou City Initiative’s involvement in the flood bond election provides a jumping off point for a wide ranging discussion about Houston’s future.  We have opportunities for information, transparency and trust as never before; and that’s good, because trust has never been less deserved.  Download and listen–and step outside and enjoy these fall birds, too, the poet says!

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Cath Conlon and Philip Gurley, Blackwood Educational Land Institute

October 9, 2018

Blackwood’s concept–a place in the country just outside of Waller.  It has been part of Houston’s environmental framework for a long time–long enough so that its long list of sustainability projects makes Blackwood a “go to” destination for learning and a sense of the natural system.   Events are happening throughout the year, so give a listen and learn about just a few of them.

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Leann Newton, Kathy Goss and the Altharetta Yeargin Museum in Spring Branch

October 2, 2018

These two volunteers, joined by Spring Branch art teacher, Rebekah Tee, bring us the story of a wonderful teacher, traveler and art collector who used the art in teaching her students about cultures all over the world–and that work led to the museum today, the AYAM at  the Westchester Academy.  The museum is a treasured resource for Spring Branch ISD, but it’s open to everyone on the first Saturday of the month, and for special programs and events like HEArt, the artists’ show and auction coming up on October 20 (social media # AYAMHEART).

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Dan Phillips–art, philosophy of recycling and small homes

September 25, 2018

Dan Phillips is an icon in many worlds.   He builds small homes in Huntsville that incorporate his ideas, art, space, builder apprenticeship and many other things.  Download this discussion–it’s a pretty good sum up of Dan (if we do say so ourselves), listen to it again, and at the same time go to the photos on Phoenix Commotion and take a tour of his work–a Dan Phillips immersion.

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