All posts by hcclark

Dr. Blythe and Rowan Twosisters, Upscaling Fashion from the Thrift Store

April 25, 2019

The two sisters join Pat to talk about the joy of taking something from 25 cent day at the thrift store and making something really fine.  With all the inside tips on how to find bargains, this show ought to be kept secret.  But with all the wonderful info on how to get started, how to add to, subtract from, and even wash blood stains out of your first slightly used item, we had to put it up.  Plus, Pat and the sister duo will be hosting repair workshops to help you along.  No reason not to—
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Jim Blackburn and the Red State–Green New Deal

April 11, 2019

Our guest reacts quickly and positively to the host’s summary dismissal of the Green New Deal (gnd).  HIs own Texas solution blends the urgency he shares about climate change and the mix of solutions that are actually possible.  These include a carbon tax, the Texas Coastal Exchange, a different vision of an economy, jobs for those who lose theirs to change, and a promise to keep working to make our world a better place; and oh yes, add in a few poems.

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Theresa Morris and Joanie Steinhaus, Turtle Island Restoration Network

March 28, 2019

You may never see them, they come ashore early in the morning, head to the dunes, dig in, lay their eggs, cover, and head back to the water–moving at a turtle’s pace, all the while.  They are mostly  Kemp’s Ridley turtles, and are one more interesting thing happening along our coast–right here; and if you see any sign like the tell tale tracks, STAY BACK and call The Turtle Island Restoration Network, asap!  Theresa and Joanie come in to tell how the local trained volunteers will carefully move the eggs and take them to hatchery–where they become part of the restoration.  They tell the history of the near demise andcomeback–all the projects the network is involved in, how you can help; and most of all, how important these turtles are as a wonderful part of the natural system.

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Sarah Gossett, Galveston Bay Foundation; Susan Penny and Elaine White Quilt Guild

April 4, 2019

The ICT fire and its control have hit the Bay and Sarah is on to talk about the shellfish advisory and the efforts of the Galveston Bay Foundation and its partners in monitoring the situation–and keeping us informed as spring unfolds.  The message is positive, though, the Bay is resilient and is the source for keeping up with the advisory and all the things affecting the Bay.

The Joy of Quilts, the Quilt Guild of Greater Houston‘s show coming up May 3rd and 4th, is the reason for their appearance, but Susan and Elaine bring a delightful discussion of quilts, their history, their stories–and most of all, how you can participate in quilting all over the greater Houston region.

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Doug Overman, Houston Parks Board–Projects, Plans and Bayou Greenway Day

March 14, 2019

Doug comes on to talk about the Houston Parks Board and its partners and projects all over our Houston (check their interactive map for a project in your neighborhood).  Right out there on a beautiful day like today is Bayou Greenways 2020 the project, and Bayou Greenway Day (on April 6) at Mason Park to showcase the many park opportunities for us–right here in Houston town.

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