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Posted on: July 8, 2021

INTERN PODCAST Episode 10 "Don't Be Afraid" Diggin’ Deeper with Lee Barrera

Intern Podcast

The City of La Marque would like to thank our interns for choosing this topic and shining the light on how municipal service impacts the mental health of city employees. For mental health resources, visit www.youmatter.suicidepreventionlifeline.org. ?

Episode 10 - The Final Episode

Don't Be Afraid: Diggin’ Deeper with Lee Barrera

In this episode, Intern Zion Thomas and Mckinsey Criss interview Utility Billing Supervisor Lee Barrera about what working in such a forward-facing department is like and how she deals with the mental aspects of the job. Lee walks us through her journey in La Marque starting at the beginning of the pandemic until now.

Listen now: https://anchor.fm/city-of-la-marque-summer-interns/episodes/Dont-Be-Afraid-Diggin-Deeper-with-Lee-Barrera-e14d98r

The City of La Marque Summer Interns partnered with KHEA Radio to develop a podcast called Digging Deeper, a series of 10 interviews with different officials and employees highlighting how working in a municipality impacts mental health.

We'd like to thank our interns for choosing this topic and shining the light on how public service impacts our employees. For more mental health resources, visit www.youmatter.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.


Lee Barrera

Episode 9

Time for Change: Diggin' Deeper with Cris Roth

In this episode of Diggin' Deeper, Intern Leslie Zuniga interviews Cris Roth to get a better understanding of his job and the stress that comes along with it. He highlights the positive change La Marque has experienced over the years and the pride he has in the area. Listen now:  https://anchor.fm/city-of-la-marque-summer-interns/episodes/Time-for-Change-Diggin-Deeper-with-Cris-Roth-e14d7i9

Cris Roth

Episode 8

Education Matters: Diggin' Deeper with Kathleen Van Stavern

In this episode of Diggin' Deeper, Interns Jeffrey Marquess and Amaurie Captain interview Code Compliance Supervisor Kathleen Van Stavern. Kathleen emphasizes the importance of education regarding code compliance and their duties to reduce misunderstanding and unhappy citizens. Listen now: https://anchor.fm/city-of-la-marque-summer-interns/episodes/Education-Matters-Diggin-Deeper-with-Kathleen-Van-Stavern-e14d68j

Kathleen

Episode 7

Be Their Voice: Diggin' Deeper with Detective Evelyn Arrendondo

In this episode of Diggin' Deeper, Interns Leslie Zuniga and Amaurie Captain interview Detective Evelyn Arredondo about why she chose to become a detective, how it takes a toll on her, and how she separates work and play. Listen now: https://anchor.fm/city-of-la-marque-summer-interns/episodes/Be-Their-Voice-Diggin-Deeper-with-Detective-Evelyn-Arrendondo-e14d5hv

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Episode 6

The Power of Family: Diggin' Deeper with Captain James Matthews

Interns Sundos Nofal and Daniel Love, interview La Marque Fire Department Fire Captain James Matthews as he discusses the familial aspect of being in the fire department and why he loves his job. Listen now: https://anchor.fm/city-of-la-marque-summer-interns/episodes/The-Power-of-Family-Diggin-Deeper-with-Captain-James-Matthews-e14d9qv


Matthews

BONUS EPISODE

KHEA Radio Host Gardy Garcia sits down with McKinsey Criss and Sundos Nofal to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to mental health and his journey over the past year.

Listen now:  https://anchor.fm/city-of-la-marque-summer-interns/episodes/BONUS-EPISODE-Interviewing-the-Interviewer-with-Gardy-Garcia-e14dak5

For more mental health resources, visit www.youmatter.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Gardy



Episode 5

You're Never Alone: Diggin' Deeper with Coach Shone Evans

In this episode of Diggin' Deeper, Interns Landen Garner and Daniel Love interview La Marque High School Football Coach Shone Evans about his role in the community and what coaching means to him. Throughout the interview, he reiterates the notion that no matter where you are in life, you're never alone.

For more mental health resources, visit www.youmatter.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Listen now:  https://anchor.fm/city-of-la-marque-summer-interns/episodes/Youre-Never-Alone-Diggin-Deeper-with-Coach-Shone-Evans-e14d45a/a-a64ijcl

You’re Never Alone: Diggin’ Depper with Coach Shone Evans

Episode 4

The Importance of Community: Diggin’ Deeper with Kathy Herrin-Keith

In Episode 4, Intern Chaniya Richardson sits down with Keep La Marque Beautiful Commission member Katherine Herrin-Keith to discuss her inspirations and love for La Marque. As Kathy digs deeper into her motivations and inspirations, she highlights the importance of community and meaningful connections. "Learn to Live, Don't Just Exist. 

For more mental health resources, visit www.youmatter.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Listen now:  https://anchor.fm/city-of-la-marque-summer-interns/episodes/The-Importance-of-Community-Diggin-Deeper-with-Kathy-Herrin-Keith-e14d3d2

?In Episode 4, Intern Chaniya Richardson sits down with Keep La Marque Beautiful Commission member K


Episode 3 

Strength & Character: Diggin’ Deeper with Brad Speights

In this episode, Interns Jeffrey Marquess and Landen Garner interview Bradley Speights, a member of the La Marque Public Works Team, about his role in the city and how mental health plays a role in his career.

Episode 2

Mindset is Key: Diggin' Deeper with Tonia Griffin

In this episode of Diggin' Deeper, Intern Sundos Nofal as the interviewer sits down with Tonia Rene Griffin, a community activist, to discuss her role in La Marque, the importance of positive attitudes, and her nonprofit organization Khambrel Foundation

Listen now: https://anchor.fm/city-of-la-marque-summer-interns/episodes/Mindset-is-Key-Diggin-Deeper-with-Tonia-Griffin-e14cv13/a-a64i2ns

Digging Deeper Summer Intern Podcast


Episode 1

A Heart for Service: Diggin' Deeper with Mayor Keith Bell

The City of La Marque Summer Interns have been busy, working a series of 10 podcast-style interviews with city officials. Special thanks to KHEA Radio for partnering with the Intern Squad and empowering them to have faith in their ideas. 

Today, Tuesday, July 13, 2021, the series begins with an interview with La Marque Mayor Keith Bell.

Update from Mckinsey Criss, City Clerk Summer Intern: The Intern Squad has been hard at work putting together a podcast that consists of a series of interviews educating the public and highlighting how working in a municipality affects one's mental health. I'm so happy to say that after lots of planning and hard work, the first episode is live!

Listen now: https://anchor.fm/city-of-la-marque-summer-interns/episodes/A-Heart-for-Service-Diggin-Deeper-with-Mayor-Keith-Bell-e14bn0r

Summer Interns Partner with KHEA Radio to Deliver Podcast Series Called Digging Deeper

The City of La Marque Summer Interns met at KHEA Radio this morning for a tour of the studio. Jai and Mckinsey are going live with Gardy Garcia to talk about their new podcast called Digging Deeper. 
Digging Deeper is a series of 10 podcast-style interviews with different city officials and employees from each major department highlighting how working in a municipality affects a person’s mental health. Stay tuned for updates! The first episode is scheduled to drop Tuesday, July 13, 2021.