Long After The Saving Of Lives, New Heroes Are Needed In A Natural disaster.

September 12, 2017

Hurricanes Harvey, and Irma are immediate threats to life and limb, but what happens after the danger is gone, and the news crews have departed?  Recovery is long and energy zapping.  But there are people out there who put their lives on hold to quietly help rebuild the stricken communities.  

On December 26, 2015, a storm thrashed the eastern Dallas,TX suburb of Rowlett, spawning tornadoes that killed 13 people, and severely damaged hundreds of homes.  More than a year and a half after that hellish night, the communities are still not fully recovered.  In this episode we look at one man trying to put things back together. Steve Huston has been slowly helping get other volunteers to make Rowlett whole.  He has gone from  the Katrina disaster to the Missouri flooding disaster, and now he says Hurricane Harvey victims will soon be getting his relief.  

Gettingby-The Podcast has made many attempts to contact the homeowner mentioned in this story...both in person, and by phone, but we have been unsuccessful.  That is fine because this is the story of Steve Huston.


This story is told in 16:07


Heard in this episode:

Steve Huston/Desciples Volunteering

Rachel Nelson/Volunteer Coordinator

Kate Seaver/Volunteer

Charlie Johnson/Volunteer


Disciples Volunteering


Nine Years In A Suburban Trailer Park

August 14, 2017

A disabled veteran lives comfortably in a trailer park that is seen by tens of thousands of commuters as an anomaly in an upscale Dallas Suburb.


This Story is told in 13:43


Heard in this episode:

Don Wojan


Some Advice…From Someone Who Probably Knows More Than You.

August 6, 2017

This episode features an SMU finance professor talking about the costs of housing, education, retirement, and much more.

This story runs 25:14

Heard in this episode:

Don Shelly, Professor of Practice in Finance at SMU Cox School of Business in Dallas


We Invaded Your Country…Welcome To America

July 28, 2017

An Iraqi translator in support of American forces flees to Texas, and is helped by a special program for new immigrants.


Told in 18:03


Heard in this episode:

-Zainab Jaafar

-Stephanie Giddens/ President, Vickery Trading Co.


Additional information is at: VickeryTrading.org


Zainab Jaafar and family in photo



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July 15, 2017

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Banks…We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Banks!

June 30, 2017

This is the story of one woman's move away from traditional banks to alternative financial institutions that she says serves her better.


This story is told in 8:54


Heard in this episode is:

Stella Flores


Here is a link to the 2016 study of unbanking https://www.fdic.gov/news/news/speeches/spsep0816.html


A Little Bit of Broadway on the Prairie.

June 23, 2017

The small town of Cleburne, Texas has a community theater success story many larger cities may envy. Here's how they do it.


This story is told in 18:08


Heard in this episode are:

Aaron Siler, Director of Operations, Plaza Theater Company

Maxine Ammons, President, Downtown Cleburne Association

Milette Siler

JoAnn Waters

Bill Boomer

Gary Payne

Clyde McCray

More information may be found at the Plaza Theater Company's website: http://plaza-theatre.com/



Coupons, Rebates, and Plenty More Coupons

June 16, 2017

A look at one women's obsession with saving money.

A story told in 9:32


People heard in this episode, which was recorded in 2003:

Candy Marson

Brooke Pilon


The photo with this episode is a small portion, of what was Candy's Garage


Out of Prison: Now What?

June 9, 2017

One ex-con finds a way to get back on his feet with the help of a halfway house 

This story is told in 25:51

Heard in this episode are:

Cedrick Jones

Dennis Gant, Director of Trinity Restoration Ministries


The halfway house in this story can be found at trinityrestoration.org




Homeless: Part 2- Just One Paycheck Away

June 2, 2017

In this episode we look at someone falling through the system, as she learns to navigate being homeless.

this story is told in 6:42


Featured in this Podcast:

Sarah Hester (pictured)

Daniel Roby, Director of Austin Street Center

Find out more about this shelter at http://www.austinstreet.org/