This week Sandy interviews Joe Montalbano, a 4th generation Italian American whose great grandfather, Francesco Montalbano, immigrated to America in the late 1800s and made his way to Houston where he founded Montalbano Lumber in 1900. Francesco started a lumber dynasty all from the humble beginnings of selling firewood. But Francesco was not alone, and the Montalbano wives were also instrumental in the building of this Houston dynasty. For more information and where you can buy all your house project materials, as well as lumber, visit their website at www.montalbanolumber.com If you enjoyed this podcast, we would love a review!
In today's episode, Sandy talks with Valerie McNeil, a former Lockheed Martin Test Director based at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Valerie grew up in the small impoverished Floridian town of Casselberry, outside of Orlando, moved with her family to a Houston suburb at the age of 16, then went on to have a career in a field that she never, ever dreamed of. Valerie’s story is one of unimaginable experiences and a few humorous NASA stories but it is also an awe-inspiring picture of a wife, and mom of 2 boys by night and a valued asset to the space industry during the day. Her career path was not what most would have ever expected or guessed, but it is one of taking chances and simply saying “why not?!” She was a woman in a man’s world, but that never ever stopped her from pushing herself to do more, be more and along the way being an incredible role model to her 2 boys. Please consider leaving me a review on Itunes, also your favorite part of the podcast and a little love for Valerie - direct to Itunes
Sandy talks to Houston-based businessman/trainer and part-time rescue diver, Steve Hiner. To find more out about CPR training and how you can get trained in your area, please visit www.redcross.org or www.heart.org You may be all that stands between someone living and dying.
In this episode, Sandy chats with one of the founders of Vinyl Draught Radio, Doug Meisinger. They talk shoveling snow, snakes, living hard and Frank Zappa. Plus a little about the music industry today.
In this episode, Sandy chats with Galveston's own, Kathleen Maca, about everything from haunted hotels to haunted cemeteries and future books. Plus a surprise subject that Sandy was not expecting but very relevant to so many women. To find out more about Kathleen please visit her website at www.kathleenmaca.com or you can find her on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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This episode is all about the heart! February is Heart Month and I am sharing my story about my mom's battle with heart disease, my volunteer partnership with the American Heart Association and all those Heart Throbs. To learn more about women and heart disease go to www.goredforwomen.org To learn more about everyone's heart health or how you can volunteer go to www.heart.org To see all the Heart Throb portraits (now the Iconic Heart Ambassadors) go to www.sandy-adams.com/heartthrobs.
This episode is part of a series where my students in the Life History writing course I teach share their memories of a world event. Today, retired Galveston County Texas judge, Ray Holbrook, talks about his naval training just before the end of World War II. To see photos of Ray recording this episode, please visit my blog at https://www.asoutherngirlsview.com
In this episode, Sandy dives into the popular question... "How do I stay motivated?" Touching on a list of ways to keep your motivation up or even to find that ever disappearing motivation.
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In this episode, Sandy chats with long-time Salem resident, Shelby Hypes, about the Salem witch trials, the legacy of the trials, the historic significance of Salem today and why YOU should plan a vacation to this really old seaside town. To find the list of books that Shelby recommends, go here > http://a.co/czOKlRo
In this episode, Sandy talks with University of Houston Professor, Dr. Marie T. Hernández about her life growing up in Texas, the secret past of the Conversos and the interesting path she has traveled to get to the historic researcher she is today.
There is a new pet rescue in town! Sandy visits with Houston-based communications specialist, Amy Castro, to find out her motivation behind her new pet rescue non-profit, Starlight Outreach & Rescue. And find them on youtube here > Starlight Outreach & Rescue. Adopt don't shop and report any animal abuse you see to local police or animal shelter!
Sandy sits down with her vet, Dr. Todd McCoy of Nasa Pet Hospital, to shed light on why dogs/cats need shots and which shots are the most important.
Based on the travel photography blog A Southern Girl's View by Houston-based photographer, Sandy Adams. This podcast will share interesting people, places and topics from pets to archaeology, travel to cooking and all the subjects in between.