The Coalition 936: Coming Together for a Better Community
Episode 12 - Madilyn & Emma - Drug-Free All Stars

Episode 12 - Madilyn & Emma - Drug-Free All Stars

April 7, 2021

Episode 12 of The Coalition 936 Podcast features Emma & Madilyn with the Drug-Free All Stars. They discuss what it's been like being an All Star and what they enjoy most about being involved. They discuss taking part in Project Sticker Shock and teaching some lessons at the Boys & Girls Club. Both agree they like spreading the drug-free message and share their motivations and what they plan on doing after graduation.

Do you or someone you know want to quit smoking? For information on The Coalition's Project Quit click here.

Would your school district like a training for the Catch My Breath E-Cig Curriculum? The Coalition can help! Call us at 936-634-9308. 

The Coalition is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit in Lufkin, Texas, that serves Angelina County and beyond.

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Episode 11 - Jasmine Bryson - Big Tobacco’s attacks on African Americans

Episode 11 - Jasmine Bryson - Big Tobacco’s attacks on African Americans

March 3, 2021

Episode 11 of The Coalition 936 Podcast features Jasmine Bryson, a senior at Texas State. Jasmine was very active in the Say What! movement while at Jefferson High School and continues to serve as a consultant to help current Teen Ambassadors across Texas. She is very passionate about tobacco prevention and talks with J.P. Heath of The Coalition about the continuing attacks of the Big Tobacco industry on the African American population.

For more information from The Truth Initiative about Big Tobacco's continued attacks against the African-American population click here

Lincoln Mondy's short film Black Lives Black Lungs is an in-depth look on Big Tobacco's long history of abuse against the black population.

For more information about the Say What! program that Jasmine has been a part of go to www.txsaywhat.com

The Coalition is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit in Lufkin, Texas, that serves Angelina County and beyond.

The Coalition on Facebook  

Do you or someone you know want to quit smoking? For information on The Coalition's Project Quit click here.

Would your school district like a training for the Catch My Breath E-Cig Curriculum? The Coalition can help! Call us at 936-634-9308. 

Episode 10 - Executive Director Sharon Kruk - 2021 Outlook

Episode 10 - Executive Director Sharon Kruk - 2021 Outlook

January 27, 2021

Executive Director Sharon Kruk talks with J.P. Heath about her outlook for 2021. They discuss the progress of Project Quit., a great fundraising raffle from generous donors, and an update on the Drug-Free All Stars.  A lot of time is spent on advocacy efforts with the All Stars and the biannual legislative session. Then a couple of "surprise" questions round out the chat.

The Coalition is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit in Lufkin, Texas, that serves Angelina County and beyond.

The Coalition on Facebook  

Do you or someone you know want to quit smoking? For information on The Coalition's Project Quit click here.

Would your school district like a training for the Catch My Breath E-Cig Curriculum? The Coalition can help! Call us at 936-634-9308. 

Episode 9 - Drug-Free All Star & TexDot End the Streak Interviews

Episode 9 - Drug-Free All Star & TexDot End the Streak Interviews

December 14, 2020

Melissa McKnight with the Lufkin TxDot office discusses the #EndTheStreakTX campaign and holiday safety on the roadways (2:00).  There are so many things we can do to be safe during this busy travel season.

Hudson senior Emma Arrington hasn't let the pandemic slow her down in a busy semester with the Drug-Free All Stars (12:00), from the sticker shock campaign to meeting with State Rep Trent Ashby on zoom.

The Coalition is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit in Lufkin, Texas, that serves Angelina County and beyond.

The Coalition on Facebook  

Do you or someone you know want to quit smoking? For information on The Coalition's Project Quit click here.

Would your school district like a training for the Catch My Breath E-Cig Curriculum? The Coalition can help! Call us at 936-634-9308. 

Episode 8 - East Texas Cancer Alliance of Hope

Episode 8 - East Texas Cancer Alliance of Hope

November 10, 2020

Ashley Berry of The East Texas Cancer Alliance of Hope (etxcancerallianceofhope.org) explains her non-profit's service to the community and how they are expanding their territory to help people in their time of need. They are also partnering with The Coalition for a special giveaway from Tome' Catering around Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Ashley describes her path to the non-profit world and how she has turned a negative life event into helping others.

The Coalition is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit in Lufkin, Texas, that serves Angelina County and beyond.

The Coalition on Facebook  

Do you or someone you know want to quit smoking? For information on The Coalition's Project Quit click here.

Would your school district like a training for the Catch My Breath E-Cig Curriculum? The Coalition can help! Call us at 936-634-9308. 

Episode 7 - Tobacco Education & A Huge Honor

Episode 7 - Tobacco Education & A Huge Honor

October 2, 2020

Since schools are in full swing across the area The Coalition is starting our virtual education. For the seventh year J.P. will teaching the Hudson 6th graders a tobacco curriculum and Coach Derek Lillard is our guest to talk about that experience and how vital it is to educate young students. 

And Maddie Howard joins the podcast to discuss being selected as one of just 11 Teen Ambassadors for the Texas SayWhat! program (9:00). (SayWhat! stands for Students Adults and Youth Working Hard Against Tobacco - www.txsaywhat.com) It's quite an honor!

 

The Coalition is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit in Lufkin, Texas, that serves Angelina County and beyond.

The Coalition on Facebook  

Do you or someone you know want to quit smoking? For information on The Coalition's Project Quit click here.

Would your school district like a training for the Catch My Breath E-Cig Curriculum? The Coalition can help! Call us at 936-634-9308.

 

Episode 6 - The Drug-Free All Stars

Episode 6 - The Drug-Free All Stars

September 8, 2020

The Drug Free All-Star program now spans four decades at The Coalition and is probably what we're known for most in the public. Abby Baker is coordinator of the program and she speaks with J.P. Heath about: 

- Her path to The Coalition and what exactly the Drug-Free All Stars do

- Her motivation in dealing with young people and how things have changed during COVID-19

- Some great examples of young people blossoming and doing big things. 

- What events the All Stars cover over the span of a school year

- How she manages to survive being a Longhorn in an office of Aggies 

The Coalition is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit in Lufkin, Texas, that serves Angelina County and beyond.

The Coalition on Facebook  

Do you or someone you know want to quit smoking? For information on The Coalition's Project Quit click here.

Would your school district like a training for the Catch My Breath E-Cig Curriculum? The Coalition can help! Call us at 936-634-9308.

Episode 5 - Hope and Recovery

Episode 5 - Hope and Recovery

August 11, 2020

J.P. Heath and Brent Tanksley have an open and honest discussion about Brent's journey through recovery and his current role as an addiction counselor for Hughes Center. Brent discusses what substances are treated most in East Texas and he shares how mental health impacts addiction. He also has a bold idea for helping people long-term in recovery. 

Brent Tanksley is a counselor and addiction specialist at Hughes Center Counseling (https://hughescenter.org/) 409-622-0106 or 409-622-9252. He is also a member of The Coalition's Board of Directors. 

The Coalition is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit in Lufkin, Texas, that serves Angelina County and beyond.

The Coalition on Facebook  

Do you or someone you know want to quit smoking? For information on The Coalition's Project Quit click here.

 
 
Episode 4 - Spotlighting our Board

Episode 4 - Spotlighting our Board

July 24, 2020

J.P. interviews Maci Dover of Whataburger, who serves as secretary on The Coalition's board. They discuss the reason she values serving the community and why a drug-free workplace is the best option. 

 

Executive Director Sharon Kruk stops by for an update as things slowly get back to normal.

 

The Coalition is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit in Lufkin, Texas, that serves Angelina County and beyond.

The Coalition on Facebook 

The Coalition on Instagram

The Coalition on Twitter 

Do you or someone you know want to quit smoking? For information on The Coalition's Project Quit click here.

Episode 3 - Say What! Virtual Conference

Episode 3 - Say What! Virtual Conference

June 26, 2020

Because of COVID-19 Say What! (Students Adults and Youth Working Hard Against Tobacco) is moving its popular summer conference online. Now ANYONE 6th-12th grade can register! Say What! is a statewide group with a lot of success in East Texas. J.P. talks with Diana and Maddie, two local Say What! standouts. Diana is a recent grad of PCA and departing head of Timberwolves Against Tobacco. Maddie leads the KYSSED club at Lufkin High School. They discuss what they have enjoyed most about Say What! and why students should sign up for the virtual conference. Both are honest about the prevalence of JUUL with teens and they talk about how the skills learned with Say What! have helped them refuse JUUL and e-cigarettes.

6th-12th grade students can sign up for the Say What! Virtual Conference here. There is also a college track.

The Coalition is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit in Lufkin, Texas, that serves Angelina County and beyond.

The Coalition on Facebook 

The Coalition on Instagram

The Coalition on Twitter 

Do you or someone you know want to quit smoking? For information on The Coalition's Project Quit click here.

 

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