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Hosted by John Sims and featuring weekly special guests discussing community organizations and events around East Texas. Air times: KTBB 97.5 FM/AM600: Sunday 9:30-10am | KRWR 92.1 FM: Sunday 8-8:30am | KYZS 1490AM and 95.7 FM: Sunday 6:30-7am - iTunes - http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=333653058



In Focus: Upcoming Schedule

12/16/18 and 12/23/18 – Deborah Walker, Family Circle of Care
12/30/18 and 1/6/18 – Jackie Cannon, Champions for Children




In Focus: 12/9/18 – Maya Bethany, 1 in 3 Foundation

Airdate – 12/09/18

Guests: Maya Bethany, 1 in 3 Foundation




In Focus: 12/2/18 – Fred Ayres, Longview Community Ministries

Airdate-12/02/18

Guests: Fred Ayres, Longview Community Ministries




In Focus – 11/25/18 – Jack Wilson, Habitat for Humanity of Smith County

Airdate: 11/25/18

Guests: Jack Wilson, Habitat for Humanity of Smith County




In Focus – 11/18/18 – Christina Fulsom, East Texas Human Needs Network

Airdate: 11/18/18

Guests: Christina Fulsom, East Texas Human Needs Network




In Focus – 11/11/18 – Ashley Washmon and Susanne Mackintosh, Junior League of Tyler/Mistletoe and Magic

Airdate: 11/11/18

Guests: Ashley Washmon and Susanne Mackintosh, Junior League of Tyler/Mistletoe and Magic




In Focus – 11/4/18 – Curtis Cannon and Megan Sayers, Hope Haven of East Texas

Airdate: 11/04/18

Guests: Curtis Cannon and Megan Sayers, Hope Haven of East Texas




In Focus- 10/28/18 – Amber Rojas-Varona, City of Tyler Main Street Department

Airdate: 10/28/18

Guests: Amber Rojas-Varona, City of Tyler Main Street Department




In Focus- 10/21/18- Irene Stinson, Tyler Area Senior Citizens’ Association (TASCA)

Airdate: 10/21/18

Guest: Irene Stinson, Tyler Area Senior Citizens’ Association (TASCA)




In Focus-10/14/18 – John Berry and Dale Ross, United Way of Smith County

Airdate: 10/14/18

John Berry and Dale Ross, United Way of Smith County




10/7/18 – Missy Zivney and Taryn Coffey, Refuge of Light (serving victims of child exploitation)

Airdate: 10/07/18

Guest: Missy Zivney and Taryn Coffee, Refuge of Light




In Focus-9/30/18 – Deanna Sims, Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County

Airdate: 9/30/18

Guests: Deanna Sims, Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County




In Focus – 9/23/18 – Cynthia McAndrew, Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk in Tyler




In Focus -9/16/18 – Brenda Day-Bevis and Dru Laborde, D.O.R.S. Youth Transition Center

Airdate: 9/16/18

Guest: Brenda Day-Bevis and Dru Laborde, D.O.R.S. Youth Transition Center




In Focus – 9/9/18 – Allyson Perkins DeCanio, The Pegasus Project (horse rescue agency)

Airdate: 9/9/18

Guests: Allyson Perkins DeCanio, The Pegasus Project (horse rescue agency)




In Focus – 9/2/18 – Kellie Davidson, Son Shine Lighthouse Ministries (transitional women’s home)

Airdate: 9/2/18

Guest: Kellie Davidson, Son Shine Lighthouse Ministries (transitional women’s home)




In Focus – 8/19/18 and 8/26/18 – Leland Ferguson, SCORE

Airdate: 8/19/18 and 8/26/18

Guest: Leland Ferguson, SCORE (network of volunteers offering mentoring and other services to current and aspiring entrepreneurs)




In Focus – 8/12/18 – Rebecca Smith, Next Step Community Solutions

Airdate: 8/12/18

Guest: Rebecca Smith, Next Step Community Solutions




In Focus – 8/5/18 – Gayle Helms, The Humane Society’s Pets Fur People

Airdate: 8/5/18

Guest: Gayle Helms, The Humane Society’s Pets Fur People




In Focus – 7/29/18 – Nancy Crawford and Kenny Sigler, Literacy Council of Tyler

Airdate: 7/29/18

Guests: Nancy Crawford and Kenny Sigler, Literacy Council of Tyler




In Focus- 7/22/18 – Stephanie Taylor, Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County

Airdate: 7/22/18

Guest: Stephanie Taylor, Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County




In Focus – 7/15/18 – Dennis Cullinane and Tim Butler, East Texas Food Bank

Airdate: 7/15/18

Guests: Dennis Cullinane and Tim Butler, East Texas Food Bank




In Focus – 7/8/18 – Megan Riaz, Bethesda Health Clinic

Airdate: 7/8/18

Guest: Megan Riaz, Bethesda Health Clinic




In Focus – 7/1/18 – Daniel Anderson, East Texas Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

Airdate: 7/1/18

Guest: Daniel Anderson, East Texas Area Council, Boy Scouts of America




In Focus – 6/24/18 – Ginia Northcutt, Buckner Children and Family Services

Airdate: 6/24/18

Guest: Ginia Northcutt, Buckner Children and Family Services




In Focus – 6/17/18 – Doug McSwane, Smith County Behavioral Health Leadership Team, and wife Mo McSwane

Airdate: 6/17/18

Guests: Doug McSwane, Smith County Behavioral Health Leadership Team, and wife Mo McSwane




In Focus – 6/10/18 – Coleman Swierc, Better Business Bureau of Central East Texas

Airdate: 6/10/18

Guest: Coleman Swierc, Better Business Bureau of Central East Texas




In Focus – 6/3/18 – Lindsay Vanderbilt, East Texas Council of Governments

Airdate: 6/3/18

Guest: Lindsay Vanderbilt, East Texas Council of Governments




In Focus – 5/27/18 – Libby Simmons and Trey Hunt, Tyler Area Builders Association

Airdate: 5/27/18

Guests: Libby Simmons and Trey Hunt, Tyler Area Builders Association, focusing on the TABA Parade of Homes




In Focus – 5/20/18 – Lindsay Vanderbilt, East Texas Council of Governments

Airdate: 5/20/18

Guests: Lindsay Vanderbilt, East Texas Council of Governments




In Focus – 5-13-18 – Beth Powell – Mothers Against Drunk Drivers East Texas Office

Airdate: 5-13-18

Guest: Beth Powell – Mothers Against Drunk Drivers East Texas Office




in Focus – 5/6/18 – Jacque Decker, Carter BloodCare

Airdate: 5/6/18

Guest: Jacque Decker, Carter BloodCare




In Focus – 4/29/18 – Captain Bobby Parker, Salvation Army of Tyler

Airdate: 4/29/18

Guest: Captain Bobby Parker, Salvation Army of Tyler




In Focus- 4/22/18 – Pam Ortega, East Texas Crisis Center

Airdate: 4/22/18

Guest: Pam Ortega, East Texas Crisis Center




In Focus – 4/15/18 – Tammy Prater, American Red Cross Serving East Texas

Airdate: 4/15/18

Guest: Tammy Prater, American Red Cross Serving East Texas




4/1/18 and 4/8/18 – Chris Taylor, Samaritan Counseling Center of East Texas

Airdate: 4/1/18 and 4/8/18

Guest: Chris Taylor, Samaritan Counseling Center of East Texas




In Focus – 3/25/18 – Hollie Bruce, Newgate Mission

Airdate: 3/25/18

Guest: Hollie Bruce, Newgate Mission




In Focus – 3/18/18 – Keisha Morris and Debra Wyatt, Cenikor (nonprofit substance abuse treatment program)

Airdate: 3/18/18

Guests: Keisha Morris and Debra Wyatt, Cenikor (nonprofit substance abuse treatment program)




In Focus – 3/11/18 – Herwanea Sirles, IT’S TIME TEXAS (new statewide health awareness initiative)

Airdate: 3/11/18

Guest: Herwanea Sirles, IT’S TIME TEXAS (new statewide health awareness initiative)




In Focus – 3/4/18 – Chris Leahy, Tyler Museum of Art

Airdate – 3/4/18

Guest: Chris Leahy, Tyler Museum of Art




In Focus – 2/25/18 – Blu Monday-Daniels and Jennifer Cook, Rose City Chili Cookoff

Airdate: 2/25/18

Guests: Blu Monday-Daniels and Jennifer Cook, Rose City Chili Cookoff




In Focus – 2/18/18 – Libby Simmons, Tyler Area Builders Association Home Products Show

Airdate: 2/18/18

Guest: Libby Simmons, Tyler Area Builders Association Home Products Show




In Focus – 2/11/18 – John McDougald, Junior Achievement of the Greater Tyler Area

Airdate – 2/11/18

Guest: John McDougald, Junior Achievement of the Greater Tyler Area




In Focus – 2/4/18 – Eric Burger, Hiway 80 Rescue Mission

Airdate: 2/4/18

Guest: Eric Burger, Hiway 80 Rescue Mission




In Focus – 1/28/18 – Deborah Dobbs, SPCA of East Texas

Airdate: 1/28/18

Guest: Deborah Dobbs, SPCA of East Texas




In Focus – 1/21/18 – George Roberts and Terrence Ates, Northeast Texas Public Health District (NET Health)

Airdate: 1/21/18

Guests: George Roberts and Terrence Ates, Northeast Texas Public Health District (NET Health)




In Focus – 1/14/18 – Brenda Day-Bevis, Longview NonProfit Coalition

Airdate: 1/14/18

Guest: Brenda Day-Bevis, Longview NonProfit Coalition




In Focus – 1/7/18 – Greg Grubb, PATH (People Attempting to Help)

Airdate: 1/7/18

Guests: Greg Grubb, PATH (People Attempting to Help)




In Focus – 12/24 & 12/31/17 – Dr. Valerie Smith, St. Paul Children’s Foundation

Airdate: 12/24 & 12/31/17

Guest: Dr. Valerie Smith, St. Paul Children’s Foundation




In Focus – 12/17/17 – Michele with Alcoholics Anonymous

Airdate: 12/17/17

Guest: Michele with Alcoholics Anonymous




in Focus – 12/10/17 – Carianne Fisher and Flo Limehouse, Therapet

Airdate: 12/10/17

Guests: Carianne Fisher and Flo Limehouse, Therapet




In Focus – 12/3/17 – Jackie Cannon, Champions for Children

Airdate: 12/3/17

Guest: Jackie Cannon, Champions for Children




In Focus – 11/19/17 – Scott Harrison, East Texas Cornerstone Assistance Network

Airdate: 11/19/17

Guest: Scott Harrison, East Texas Cornerstone Assistance Network




In Focus – 11/12/17 – Zoe Lawhorn Meals on Wheels Ministry

Airdate: 11/12/17

Guest: Zoe Lawhorn Meals on Wheels Ministry




In Focus – 11/5/17 – Melissa Peveto, Junior League of Tyler/Mistletoe and Magic

Airdate: 11/5/17

Guest: Melissa Peveto, Junior League of Tyler/Mistletoe and Magic




In Focus – 10/29/17 – Maya Bethany, The 1 in 3 Foundation

Airdate: 10/29/17

Guest: Maya Bethany, The 1 in 3 Foundation




In Focus – 10/22/17 – Dr. Richard Idell, UT Health Northeast, discussing the opioid epidemic

Airdate: 10/22/17

Guest: Dr. Richard Idell, UT Health Northeast, discussing the opioid epidemic




In Focus – 10/15/17 – Kelli Miller, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Airdate: 10/15/17

Guest: Kelli Miller, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation




In Focus – 10/8/17 – Jennifer Blake, Family Circle of Care

Airdate: 10/8/17

Guest: Jennifer Blake, Family Circle of Care




In Focus: 10/1/17 – Christina Fulsom, East Texas Human Needs Network

Airdate: 10/1/17

Guest: Christina Fulsom, East Texas Human Needs Network




In Focus – 9/24/17 – Julee Rachels and Stephanie Jones, Heartisans Marketplace, Longview

Airdate: 9/24/17

Guest: Julee Rachels and Stephanie Jones, Heartisans Marketplace, Longview




In Focus – 9/17/17 – Fred Ayres, Longview Community Ministries

Airdate: 9/17/17

Guest: Fred Ayres, Longview Community Ministries




In Focus – 9/10/17 – Jack Wilson, Habitat for Humanity of Smith County

Airdate: 9/10/17

Guest: Jack Wilson, Habitat for Humanity of Smith County




In Focus – 9/3/17 – Lisa Ferguson and Curtis Cannon, Hope Haven of East Texas

Airdate: 9/3/17

Guests: Lisa Ferguson and Curtis Cannon, Hope Haven of East Texas




In Focus – 8/27/17 – Beverly Abell, City of Tyler Main Street Department Leader

Airdate: 8/27/17

Guest: Beverly Abell, City of Tyler Main Street Department Leader




In Focus – 8/20/17 – Kaylen Clakley, Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County

Airdate: 8/20/17

Guest: Kaylen Clakley, Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County




In Focus – 8/6/17 – Brenda Day-Bevis, D.O.R.S. Community Services of Longview

Airdate: 8/6/17

Guest: Brenda Day-Bevis, D.O.R.S. Community Services of Longview




In Focus – 7/30/17 – Nancy Crawford and Kenny Sigler, Literacy Council of Tyler

Airdate: 7/30/17

Guests: Nancy Crawford and Kenny Sigler, Literacy Council of Tyler




In Focus – 7/23/17 – Amber Shepperd, East Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

Airdate: 7/23/17

Guest: Amber Shepperd, East Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse




In Focus – 7/16/17 – Gayle Helms, The Humane Society’s Pets Fur People

Airdate: 7/16/17

Guest: Gayle Helms, The Humane Society’s Pets Fur People




In Focus – 7/9/17 – Chris Miller, North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority

Airdate: 7/9/17

Guest: Chris Miller, North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority




In Focus 7/2/17 – Stephanie Taylor, Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County

Airdate: 7/2/17

Guest: Stephanie Taylor, Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County




In Focus – 6/18/17 – John English and Krysti McWha, Bethesda Health Clinic

Air Date: 6/18/17

Guests: John English and Krysti McWha, Bethesda Health Clinic




In Focus – 6/11/17 – Dennis Cullinane and Donna Spann, East Texas Food Bank

Airdate: 6/11/17

Guest: Dennis Cullinane and Donna Spann, East Texas Food Bank




In Focus – 6/4/2017 – Daniel Anderson, Boy Scouts of America

Airdate: 6/4/2017

Guest: Daniel Anderson, Boy Scouts of America




In Focus – 5/28/17 – Libby Simmons and John McKinney, Tyler Area Builders Association Parade of Homes

Airdate: 5/28/17

Guests: Libby Simmons and John McKinney, Tyler Area Builders Association Parade of Homes




In Focus – 5/21/17 – Nathan Hood, Better Business Bureau of Central East Texas

Airdate: 5/21/17

Guest: Nathan Hood, Better Business Bureau of Central East Texas




In Focus: 5/14/2017 – David Ummel, Buckner Children and Family Services of Longview

Airdate: 5/14/2017

Guest: David Ummel, Buckner Children and Family Services of Longview




In Focus: 5/7 — Zoe Lawhorn with Meals on Wheels Ministry of East Texas

Airdate: 5/7/2017

Guest: Zoe Lawhorn with Meals on Wheels Ministry of East Texas




In Focus: 4/23 – Lana Peacock with the East Texas Crisis Center

Airdate: 4/23

Guest: Lana Peacock with the East Texas Crisis Center




In Focus: 4/16 – Dr. Marty Crawford, Tyler ISD superintendent

Airdate: 4/16/2017

Guest: Dr. Marty Crawford, Tyler ISD superintendent, discussing the bond proposal on the May 6 ballot




In Focus: 4/9 – Jeff Brown from Wellness Pointe in Longview

Airdate: 4/9

Guest: Jeff Brown from Wellness Pointe in Longview




In Focus: 4/2 – Kathy Holdway and Theresa Henderson, April in Edom

Airdate: 4/2/2017

Guests: Kathy Holdway and Theresa Henderson, April in Edom




In Focus: 3/26 – Lindsay Loy, Gregg County Historical Museum

Aridate: 3/26

Guest: Lindsay Loy, Gregg County Historical Museum




in Focus: 3/19 – Tammy Prater, American Red Cross

Airdate: 3/19

Guest: Tammy Prater, American Red Cross




In Focus: 3/12/17 – Richard Lee – Music Director and Conductor of the East Texas Symphony Orchestra

Airdate: 3/12/17
Guest: Richard Lee – Music Director and Conductor of the East Texas Symphony Orchestra




In Focus – 3/5 – Dr. Michael Tidwell, President, the University of Texas at Tyler

Airdate: 3/5

Guest: Dr. Michael Tidwell, President, the University of Texas at Tyler




In Focus – 2/26 – Blu Daniels and Jen Cook – Rose City Chili Cookoff & Ragan’s Hope

Air date: 2/26
Guests: Blu Daniels and Jen Cook, discussing the upcoming Rose City Chili Cookoff and its beneficiary, Ragan’s Hope




In Focus: 2/19/17 – Libby Simmons and Ryan Hall – Tyler Area Builders’ Association’s Home Products Show

Airdate: 2/19/17

Guests: Libby Simmons and Ryan Hall – Tyler Area Builders’ Association’s Home Products Show




In Focus: 2/12/17 – Laura Mattheis and Jay Nichols – East Texas Center for Independent Living

Air date: 2/12/1
Guests: Laura Mattheis and Jay Nichols – East Texas Center for Independent Living




1/29/17 and 2/5/17 – Maurice Barnes – Tyler Rescue Emergency Ministries

Air Dates: 1/29/17 and 2/5/17

Guest: Maurice Barnes – Tyler Rescue Emergency Ministries




In Focus 1/22/17 – Linda Cunningham and Jerry Gardner – Newgate Mission in Longview

Airdate: 1/22/17

Guests: Linda Cunningham and Jerry Gardner – Newgate Mission in Longview




In Focus: 1/15/17 – Ginger Haberle – Historic Tyler

Airdate: 1/15/17

Guest: Ginger Haberle – Historic Tyler




In Focus: 1/8/17 – Greg Grubb from PATH (People Attempting to Help)

Airdate: 1/8/17 –

Guest: Greg Grubb from PATH (People Attempting to Help)




In Focus 1/1/17 – Chris Leahy of the Tyler Museum of Art

Airdate: 1/1/17

Guest: Chris Leahy of the Tyler Museum of Art




In Focus 12/18/16 – Tim Ochran and John Moore of UT Health Northeast

Air Date: 12/18/16

Guest: Tim Ochran and John Moore of UT Health Northeast, discussing UTHNE’s new partnership with M.D. Anderson Cancer Center




In Focus 12/11/16 – Eric Burger from Highway 80 Rescue Mission

Air date: 12/11/16

Guest: Eric Burger from Highway 80 Rescue Mission




In Focus 12/4/16 – Lewis Swann with sight.org

Air date: 12/4/16

Guest: Lewis Swann with sight.org, which helps restore sight while spreading the Gospel in Togo, Africa.




In Focus 11/20/16 John McDougald with Junior Achievement

Air Date: 11/20/16 & 11/27/16

Guest: John McDougald with Junior Achievement




In Focus 11/13/16 – George Roberts and Terrence Ates – Northeast Texas Public Health District

Air Date: 11/13/16

Guests: George Roberts and Terrence Ates of the Northeast Texas Public Health District (NET Health).




In Focus 11/6/16 – Lacie Massingill and Ashley Washmon of the Junior League of Tyler

Air Date: 11/6/16

Guests: Lacie Massingill and Ashley Washmon of the Junior League of Tyler, discussing the holiday shopping extravaganza and fundraiser Mistletoe and Magic as well as other ongoing Junior League activities.




In Focus 10/30/16 – Kelli DeShazo and Gillian Sheridan: Hope 100

Air Date: 10/30/16

Guests: Kelli DeShazo and Gillian Sheridan of “Hope for 100,” a ministry of Green Acres Baptist Church designed to encourage its members as well as other churches to embrace the need of children through the work of foster care and/or adoption.




In Focus 10/23/16 – Linnet Pichette of Champions for Children

Air Date: 10/23/16
Guest: Linnet Pichette of Champions for Children, which provides education, mentoring, tools, and support to caregivers, teachers, and parents to help children achieve their full potential.




In Focus: 10/16/16 Scott Harrison

Air Date: 10/16/16
Guest: Scott Harrison of East Texas Cornerstone Assistance Network in Tyler