The Saving Sense Podcast Introduction

This podcast shows you how to save on everything.  We give you more than just information from our guests, we give away free apps to help you save and maximize your dollars, tips on our blogs that do the same and having weekly winners from our contest to win things like $100.00 gas cards.  The majority […]

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JUNETEENTH IN GALVESTON, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN. S2 EP11 BRANDON LEVIAS

In this engaging episode of “Juneteenth in Galveston, Where it All Began,” host Cornelia Harris Banks introduces Brandon Levias, an active community member and event planner. Brandon shares his journey from growing up in Orange, Texas to his significant involvement in organizing Juneteenth festivities in Galveston through his business, Luminosity Event Services, and other community […]

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JUNETEENTH IN GALVESTON, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN. S2 EP10 RONALD DEAN

This episode of “Juneteenth in Galveston, Where It All Began” features an in-depth conversation with Ronald Dean, the Vice President of the Galveston Island African American Treasures. Ronald shares his personal journey, including his upbringing in Galveston, his education, his service in the Marine Corps during Vietnam, and his return to Galveston. He speaks about […]

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JUNETEENTH IN GALVESTON, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN. S2 EP #9 DAVID MITCHELL

The episode “JUNETEENTH IN GALVESTON, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN. S2 EP #9 DAVID MITCHELL” features an interview with David Mitchell, a native of Galveston, Texas, also known as “B O I” or “Born on the Island.” David discusses his role with the PARD (Galveston Park Board), specifically focusing on the African American Beach Lifeguard Steering […]

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JUNETEENTH IN GALVESTON, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN S2 EP8 DANNY ALLEN

In this episode, the host introduces Danny Allen, a notable Galveston citizen and former city council member. Danny discusses his experiences growing up in Galveston and the prominent role Juneteenth has played in the community. He shares details about his father’s contributions as an entrepreneur and philanthropist, highlighting the significance of various African American-owned businesses […]

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JUNETEENTH IN GALVESTON, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN S2 EP7 CAITLIN CARNES

In this episode, we explore the rich history and exciting festivities of Juneteenth in Galveston, Texas. Our special guest, Caitlin Carnes from the Galveston Park Board, provides an extensive overview of the various events and activities happening in Galveston, both for Juneteenth and beyond. Caitlin discusses the historical significance of Galveston as the birthplace of […]

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JUNETEENTH IN GALVESTON, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN S2 EP6 JAMES CLARK

In this episode, the host interviews James Clark, the chairperson of the Galveston chapter of the Texas Restaurant Association. They discuss the role of local restaurants and community organizations in celebrating Juneteenth, especially in Galveston Island, Texas, where the holiday originated. James talks about his collaboration with Alex Thomas from Visit Galveston to increase awareness […]

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JUNETEENTH IN GALVESTON, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN. S2 EP5 SANDRA WOODARD

In this episode of our podcast series on Juneteenth, we speak with Sandra Woodard from Galveston, Texas. Sandra shares insights about her background, including her education and long-standing involvement in community activities and organizations like Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. The main focus is on the Juneteenth Sneaker Ball, an annual celebration organized by local fraternities […]

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JUNETEENTH IN GALVESTON, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN. S2 EP # 4 SHARON LEWIS

In this episode, the host welcomes Councilwoman Sharon Lewis of Galveston’s District 1 to discuss the rich history and vibrant celebrations of Juneteenth in Galveston, Texas. Councilwoman Lewis shares insights about her background in education, her role in city council, and her efforts toward making Juneteenth a prominent and nationally recognized event. The episode highlights […]

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JUNETEENTH IN GALVESTON, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN. S2 EP3 CHERYL SUE JOHNSON

In this episode, we hear from Mrs. Sue Johnson, the founder and executive director of the NIA cultural Center in Galveston, Texas. She discusses her background and efforts to preserve the history and culture of Galveston, particularly through activities related to Juneteenth. The conversation highlights the annual Emancipation Gospel Celebration and its featured entertainers, including […]

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