Highland Highlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.
The show is a collaboration with Highland Hospital, Kanawha County Schools and Suddenlink.
The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.
We interviewed James Yost, Program Director of East End Main Street. James discussed what EEMS was all about. East End Main Street is an affiliate program of the newly formed citywide organization Charleston Main Streets, a private 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization focused on the economic development of Charleston’s East End and West Side. They receive generous contributions from the City of Charleston and the Charleston Urban Renewal Authority to assist in carrying out economic development and commercial revitalization initiatives. Formed in 2002 and accredited through Main Street West Virginia and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, East End Main Street is a volunteer-driven program devoted to the revitalization and historic preservation of the historic East End of Charleston. The staff and volunteers have lead the charge to revitalize the most historic and diverse business corridor in Charleston.
We talked about their very popular 7th Annual HallowEast event coming to the historic East End October 28,2015 – October 31, 2015.
Call 304-767-9800 for further information.
HallowEast is proudly sponsored by Electric 102.7 and Suddenlink.
We also interviewed Kristin Lehman, Executive Director of the WV March of Dimes.
Kristin talked about the mission of MOD. The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
Its original mission accomplished, the foundation turned its focus to preventing birth defects and infant mortality. The March of Dimes has led the way to discover the genetic causes of birth defects, to promote newborn screening, and to educate medical professionals and the public about best practices for healthy pregnancy. We have supported research for surfactant therapy to treat respiratory distress and helped initiate the system of regional neonatal intensive care for premature and sick babies. Our recent Folic Acid Campaign achieved a dramatic reduction in the incidence of neural tube defects, birth defects of the brain and spine.
We discussed the upcoming Signature Chefs Auction event scheduled for October 26, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Charleston Marriott Hotel.
Experience the culinary excellence of West Virginia by sampling tastings from over 10 local Chefs, while perusing dazzling auction packages – in support of giving ALL babies a healthy start.
Call 304-720-2229 for further information.
If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-348-1417.