The Coalition 936: Coming Together for a Better Community
Episode 16 - Recovery Month: Suzy Childers

Episode 16 - Recovery Month: Suzy Childers

September 30, 2021

September was Recovery Month and J.P. Heath chats with a member of The Coalition's Board of Directors, Suzy Childers. Suzy is the Director of Marketing for Security & Guaranty Abstract Company in Lufkin. She discusses how addiction gripped her family in the past, how they fought through it, and the hope on the other side of recovery from addiction.

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

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

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Episode 15 - Kim Simmons, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council

Episode 15 - Kim Simmons, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council

August 26, 2021

Kim Simmons is the Director of Prevention at the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas. In episode 15 of The Coalition 936 Podcast: Coming Together for a Better Community, Kim and J.P. discuss back-to-school tips for parents about alcohol, drugs, and e-cigarettes awareness. Kim goes into detail about the rise of alcohol use during COVID-19 and good conversation starters for your student.  They also discuss the Hidden in Plain Sight demonstration and her unique view of the Drug-Free All Star program. 

Episode sponsors are CHI St. Luke's Hospital & Regional Physical Therapy. 

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 14 - Judge Paul White - 159th District Court

Episode 14 - Judge Paul White - 159th District Court

July 28, 2021

Judge Paul White has presided over The 159th District Court in Angelina County since 2001. He also serves on the Board of Directors for The Coalition. In Episode 14 of The Coalition 936 Podcast Judge White and J.P. Heath of The Coalition discuss:

- His duties for the court and with the Board of Directors.

- The benefits of the drug court he runs and the drop in recidivism.

- Some of the recent drug trends in the area

- Why prevention is so important.

- What our community can do better to service our area.

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 13 - Dr. Sid Roberts, CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Hospital

Episode 13 - Dr. Sid Roberts, CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Hospital

June 2, 2021

Episode 13 of The Coalition 936 Podcast features Dr. Sid Roberts from CHI St. Luke's Hospital in Lufkin. Dr. Roberts is a radiation oncologist at the Temple Cancer Center at CHI, which is a platinum sponsor The Coalition.

Dr. Roberts and J.P. Heath discuss the mission of CHI, the major health disparities in the Texas Forest Country, and the impact that tobacco has on the cancer patients he sees.

This episode is also sponsored by The Bettye & Murphy George Foundation, a gold sponsor. And Higginbotham Insurance is a bronze sponsor. Thank you to Mike Davis and his team for their support.

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.

The Coalition on Facebook  

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.

The Coalition on Facebook  

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.

 

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