In 1969, we reached the moon.

Fifty years later, multiple generations come together to share their journeys and to remember the Apollo Era.

"The Houston Cookbook"


From Indian Tandoori Chicken to Vietnamese Phở, Houston is a true melting pot of international flavors. 

Join chef David Cordúa as he searches for one-of-a-kind recipes in the most diverse city in America.

"Stories That Shape Us"

A series of dictionaries first opened Olympian Carl Lewis's eyes to the world around him. Words by Charles Dickens inspired Lauren Anderson, Houston’s first African American principal ballerina, to think about how stories unfold.

In the intimate video series, "Stories That Shape Us," Houstonians share the books, characters and words that helped shape who they are today.


"Legacies: Historic Black Colleges & Universities of Southeast Texas"


Through the eyes of young, African American students, witness an extraordinary history of higher learning.

In the multi-platform initiative, Legacies, Houston Public Media explores the origins of two historically black universities: Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern University.


A weekly Houston-based arts program with segments distributed to major market PBS stations across the country.

"Getting Here: Journeys From Vietnam"


In the early 1970's there were fewer than 100 ethnic Vietnamese in Houston. Today, the region is home to more Vietnamese Americans than any other place in America outside of California. This documentary highlights the fascinating and often harrowing stories of several Vietnamese families as they escaped Vietnam and came to call Houston home.


A weekly film showcase,featuring shorts from filmmakers across the world.


A half hour documentary examining the aftereffects of tragedy in Houston.

Houston Public Media productions


National and regional productions including features on the PBS NewsHour, digital and social programming, the second largest spelling bee in the country and more.


I directed and produced this documentary. It features three veterans resettling in an isolated, mountainous community.


I created a range of arts & culture segments and specials, including a television special celebrating Lake Placid, NY's Olympic history.


I worked a variety of roles for this popular NPR-affiliated daily radio program -- the last as the lead producer on an interim basis. The show aired in a top 35 market.

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