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Cana Girl Speaks

103 EpisodesProduced by Cana GirlWebsite

A voice for our community.

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Community Leaders Kamar Chambers and Tim Betts

January 21st, 2022


Community Leaders Kamar Chambers and Tim Betts discuss their roles as community leaders and continuing the legacy that Dr. Martin Luther KIng Jr. …

CANA Girl Speaks podcast guest Chef Lana baking her way to the top!

December 17th, 2021


Chef Lana is an aspiring Chef who is working hard to grow her business!

Conversation with Corsicana resident, US Navy Veteran Robert Washington Sr.

December 6th, 2021


CANA Girl speaks to Veteran Robert Washington about his service to our country and words of wisdom.

Tammy Wigfall-Haynes

October 24th, 2021


Cana Girl speaks with Tammy Wigfall-Haynes about bringing the fight to cancer. 

Kimberlee Walter

September 26th, 2021


Cana Girl speaks with Kimberlee Walter, entrepreneur and Corsicana community leader.

Corsicana Police Chief Robert Johnson & Navarro County DA Will Thompson

August 28th, 2021


Cana Girl speaks with Corsicana Police Chief Robert Johnson and Navarro County District Attorney Will Thompson about the upcoming Constitutional …

LaMonica Jones Guyton and Veronica Jones

August 17th, 2021


Cana Girl speaks with entrepreneurs LaMonica Jones Guyton and Veronica Jones, owners of Corsicana's Media Block 3.

Aimee Kasprzyk

August 8th, 2021


Cana Girl speaks with Aimee Kasprzyk about the importance of the Arts in our community.

Dr. John D Updegrove

July 30th, 2021


Cana Girl speaks with Corsicana physician, Dr. John D Updegrove, about COVID, the vaccine, and the lasting impact of the late Dr. Kent Rogers.

Alyshia Harris

July 25th, 2021


Cana Girl speaks with Alyshia Harris and her vision to restore the lost history of Corsicana.

Destinee Merida

July 11th, 2021


Cana Girl speaks with Sports and Entertainment Manager, Destinee Merida.

Twila B Goode

July 4th, 2021


Cana Girl speaks with Certified Sexologist, Twila B Goode.

Dr. Tommie Stringer

June 24th, 2021


Cana Girl speaks with esteemed Navarro College professor, Dr. Tommie Stringer, about career, family, and his decision to relocate from Corsicana to …

Celebrating Juneteenth!

June 19th, 2021


Barbara celebrates the Juneteenth Federal Holiday with Pastor Dairy Johnson, President of the Navarro County NAACP.

Keeping his Father's Vision alive! William Lewis III

June 13th, 2021


In celebration of Father's Day, Cana Girl speaks with William Lewis III about his father's legacy and being a father himself. 

Corsicana Mayor Donnie Denbow

June 6th, 2021


Barbara speaks with very special guest, Mayor Donnie Denbow, about the future of Corsicana.

ShaMyron "Frutti" Brown

May 29th, 2021


Cana Girl speaks with Corsicana native Frutti Brown about education and empowering today's youth.

Mayor of Rice, Honorable J Nicole Jackson

May 14th, 2021


Cana Girl speaks with the newly elected Mayor of Rice, J Nicole Jackson.

Kamar Chambers, "Not on My Watch"

May 9th, 2021


Cana Girl speaks with Kamar Chambers, community leader and restauranteur, about his new movement, "Not on My Watch."

Chris Woolsey

April 29th, 2021


Cana Girls speaks with Chris Woolsey, City Council Precinct 3.

Attorney Neal Green, Jr.

April 26th, 2021


Cana Girl speaks with Attorney Neal Green about their shared passion for Corsicana.

Author Katrina Williams-Nichols

April 19th, 2021


Cana Girl speaks with author Katrina Williams-Nichols about the Princess Zyriah books.

Women who Lead: Miriah Zuniga

April 7th, 2021


Cana Girl Speaks with Realtor, Social Media Influencer, and out-of-the-box Thinker, Miriah Zuniga.

Women who Lead: Camesha Busby, a Servant Leader

March 26th, 2021


Cana Girls speaks with Camesha Busby, Manager of the Centex Credit Union.

Women who Lead: Destinee Lunsford, "The Ball is in Her Court!"

March 21st, 2021


Cana Girl Speaks with Corsicana native Destinee Lunsford about life, education, and basketball.

Women who Lead: Dani Boulware

March 14th, 2021


Cana Girl speaks with Dani Boulware, Founder and CEO of H2M Strategies LLC.

Women who Lead: Corsicana City Manager Connie Standridge

March 5th, 2021


Cana Girl speaks with Corsicana City Manager, Connie Standridge, about being a community leader and the challenges of being a woman in power.

Staying the Course with Lionel Gillespie

February 18th, 2021


Cana Girl speaks with Corsicana native Lionel Gillespie, owner of One: 9 Sports Performance & Fitness, about staying the course and opening his own fitness center in Denton, TX.

Talking Etiquette with Lady Trenette Wilson

February 15th, 2021


Cana Girl speaks with Lady Trenette Wilson, author and entrepreneur.

Kenya Landers, a Leader with Many Hats!

February 2nd, 2021


Cana Girl speaks with Kenya Landers, Assistant Principal and Assistant Athletic Director for Corsicana High School, and Title 9 Coordinator for …

District Attorney Will Thompson

January 17th, 2021


Cana Girl speaks with newly-elected Navarro County District Attorney, Will Thompson.

Chief Paul Henley

January 7th, 2021


Cana Girl and special guest, Corsicana Fire Chief Paul Henley, discuss the science behind and importance of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Jeff Watson CEO & Film Director Jeff-X-Visual

December 31st, 2020


Cana Girls speaks with Corsicana native Jeff Watson, CEO and Film Director of Jeff-X-Visual.

Merry Christmas Greetings!

December 25th, 2020


Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Cana Girl!

Education Matters

December 11th, 2020


Cana Girl speaks with Dr. Elmer Avellaneda, Associate Superintendent of Corsicana Independent School District, about the importance of education.

Dr. G M Cox Discussion on the Future of Law Enforcement

November 21st, 2020


Cana Girl Speaks with Dr. G M Cox about the changing landscape of modern law enforcement.

Covid 19 and a Safe Holiday Season

November 12th, 2020


Cana Girl and Dr. Kent Rogers discuss COVID 19 and the importance of being safe this holiday Season.

Corsicana City Councilwoman, Mrs. Ruby Williams

November 9th, 2020


Cana Girl speaks with Corsicana City Councilwoman, Mrs. Ruby Williams, about the passion, drive, and dedication it takes to serve her community.

Determined to Win!

November 2nd, 2020


Cana Girl speaks with Corsicana native Ursula Bonner about education and empowerment.

Navarro County Constable Precinct 2 Raychaun Ballard, a Seasoned Servant Leader

October 19th, 2020


Cana Girl speaks with Navarro County Constable Precinct 2, Raychaun Ballard.

Business Owner Susan Hale and Her Passion for Her Community

October 12th, 2020


Cana Girl speaks with Susan Hale, Corsicana businesswoman and community leader.

Conversation with Daphnee Waites Young about the Upcoming Election

October 1st, 2020


Cana Girl speaks with Daphnee Waites Young about the recent presidential debate and its impact on the 2020 election.

Conversation with Attorney Kerri Donica, remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 24th, 2020


Cana Girl and Attorney Kerri Donica discuss the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Conversation with Activist and Spoken Word Poet Brandy White

September 17th, 2020


Cana Girl has an in-depth, honest conversation with activist and artist Brandy White.

Conversation with Editor Guy Chapman

September 10th, 2020


Cana Girl speaks with Corsicana native Guy Chapman, editor of the newly launched online newspaper, the Navarro County Gazette. The Gazette can be found at

12 Years of Love and Marriage

September 4th, 2020


Cana Girl speaks with young couple Ethan and Mar'Que Williams, married for 12 years and still going strong!

Black Women Wake Up!

August 30th, 2020


Cana girl speaks with April McJunkins, local photographer and entrepreneur.

A Young Man on a Mission

August 22nd, 2020


Cana Girl speaks with young entrepreneur Adrian Gooden, CHS and Texas State graduate.

Dating Beyond the Danger Zone

August 15th, 2020


Cana Girl speaks with special guests Yolanda Roberson and Mimi Bowman, strong women who ruminate on life and dating beyond the Danger Zone.

Young people share their thoughts about what they learned through this Pandemic

July 26th, 2020


Young people share their thoughts about what they learned through this Pandemic

Parents speak about Parenting and Educating during this Pandemic

July 26th, 2020


Parents speak about Parenting and Educating during this Pandemic

The New Pastor on the block, Pastor Jeremy Teague from That Church!

July 13th, 2020


Cana Girl speaks with the new Pastor of That Church, Jeremy Teague.

Discussion with Dr. Billy Snow about Race

July 2nd, 2020


Cana girl and Dr. Billy Snow have a candid discussion about equity,  systematic racism, and what he is doing as a change agent.

COVID Discussion with Dr. Kent Rogers, MD

June 25th, 2020


Cana Girls speaks with Dr. Kent Rogers about COVID and its threat to our community and being socially responsible during this difficult time.

Taking the Lead for her future!

June 22nd, 2020


Cana Girl speaks with Jasmine White, Change Agent for the Community.

Change Agent Youth Leader Kameron Betts

June 11th, 2020


Cana Girl Speaks with Kameron Betts, a strong voice of leadership for our youth.

Dr. Judd talks about Healthcare of Today

June 5th, 2020


Cana Girl speaks with Dr. Dustin B. Judd about taking a different approach to modern healthcare.

Charlotte Watson talks Unity in the Community of Ennis

May 28th, 2020


Cana Girl Speaks with Charlotte Watson about Unity in the Community of Ennis, Texas.

A Young Man on a Mission!

May 25th, 2020


Cana Girl Speaks with very special guest Daylon Caldwell, the youngest funeral director in Texas.

Our Lives during this Pandemic, with Barbara and Aaron

May 14th, 2020


Cana Girl and Engineer Aaron share thoughts on the COVID Pandemic and how it's affected our daily lives.

Conversation with Corsicana Alumni and Author Natalie Sade

May 7th, 2020


Cana Girl Speaks with Natalie Sade, Corsicana High School alumni and published author.

We Can, We Will, We Must!

May 2nd, 2020


Conversation with Corsicana Business owner, Tamara Crawford Biley.

Corsicana High School Valedictorian, Samara Williams

April 24th, 2020


Cana Girl Speaks with Samara Williams, CHS Senior and Valedictorian.

Corsicana High School Senior Catherine Monk

April 16th, 2020


Corsicana High School Senior Catherine Monk shares her thoughts during this crisis.

Motivating words from a Graduate of the Class of 2020, Gabby Bonner

April 10th, 2020


Cana Girl speaks with CHS senior Gabby Bonner about what it's like facing graduation during our current dilemma.

Awareness of our Mental Health During a Crisis with Dr. Ricky Walter

April 2nd, 2020


Cana Girl Speaks again with Dr. Ricky Walter about living in these trying times and what we can do to help us cope.

Words of Wisdom During Trying Times

March 26th, 2020


Cana Girl's special guest tonight, Pam Dudley, talks with Barbara about staying positive and united during these trying times.

*Engineer's Note: a first for Cana Girl Speaks, we're going teleconference during these …

A Community Coming Together in a Time of Crisis

March 19th, 2020


Cana Girl Speaks with special guests, CISD Superintendent Dr. Diane Frost, and Corsicana YMCA Aquatics and Sports Director Kailea Blaine, about the community response to the Coronavirus crisis.

Fashionista Sharon Alexander

March 16th, 2020


Cana Girl speaks with fashion designer and Boss Lady Sharon Alexander.

Boss Lady and YouTuber Rarielle Starks

March 9th, 2020


Cana Girl speaks with YouTube entrepreneur Rarielle Starks.

Young Boss Ladies

March 2nd, 2020


Cana Girl speaks with young entrepreneurs Amari Neason and Ayanna Doolittle about growing businesses and being leaders.

50 Years of Love with the Washingtons

February 24th, 2020


Cana Girl Speaks with Charles "C.D." & Gwendolyn Washington about how they've stayed together and strong in a marriage spanning 50 years.

Marriages Built to Last!

February 17th, 2020


Cana Girl speaks with very special guests Clarence & Valorie Horn and Stanford & Patricia Daniels about the secrets to a lasting marriage.

Young Love with Cody and Dee Motter

February 10th, 2020


Cana Girl speaks with newlyweds Cody and Dee Motter.

Round 2 with Dr. Ricky Walter

January 27th, 2020


Dr. Ricky Walter is back for another conversation with Cana Girl.

Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

January 20th, 2020


Cana Girl speaks with very special guests Ms. Seri Nolan and Mr. Leroy Johnson about the power and lasting impact of Dr. King's message.

CANA Girl Speaks with Ricky Walter

January 13th, 2020


Cana Girl speaks with very special guest Ricky Walter.

Empowering the Community!

January 6th, 2020


Barbara speaks with special guests Lois Garrett, Tabitha Bonner, and Jahran Brown about empowering the Corsicana community.

Conversation with Julie Mitchell

December 30th, 2019


Cana Girl speaks with Julie Mitchell, owner of Outside the Lines Creative Studio.

Conversation with the Whitfield Sisters

December 9th, 2019


Conversation with the talented and creative Whitfield sisters Layne and Jada.

Conversation with Life Coach Amanda Johnson

December 2nd, 2019


Cana Girl Speaks with Life Coach Amanda Johnson.

Girl's Talk with Dr. Kai Lah and Gabby James

November 18th, 2019


Cana girl chats with Dr. Kai Lah and Gabby James.

Living the Single Life

November 11th, 2019


Cana Girl speaks with special guests Deanna Hernandez and Cassandra Grayson about life being single.

Winning the Battle! Cancer Free!

October 21st, 2019


Cana Girl speaks with very special guests Nicole N'kole Bryant and Rhonda Dulworth about the effects of cancer on self, family, and society, and …

Class of '84

October 14th, 2019


Cana Girl and guests Carolyn Phinney, Kay Deeds-Tarbutton, and Valorie Horn discuss the importance of keeping in touch and the power of friendship as …

The Power of Friendship

October 7th, 2019


Cana Girl sits with good friends Cassie Speed, Andrea Braswell, Suzanne Nutt, Jamie Roman, Patricia Daniels and Amanda Melton to discuss the Power of Friendship.

Raising Autistic Children

September 30th, 2019


Cana Girl talks with special guests Chasity Portis and Kira Lee about raising autistic children and the inherent challenges they face in school, …

Cana Girl's Engineer

September 23rd, 2019


Cana Girl and Engineer Aaron Orsak have an open discussion.

Girl Talk

September 23rd, 2019


Cana Girl speaks with guests Azavier Jackson and Larhonda Watson about perception, politics, and perseverance in today's discordant sociopolitical …

Boss Ladies

September 9th, 2019


Cana Girl speaks with guests Shayla Beck, Shaye Lee, Norma Travenia Finnen, and Shayla Renae about being entrepreneurs, forward-thinkers, and empowered businesswomen in Corsicana. 

The Challenges and Rewards of Being a Business Owner in Corsicana

September 2nd, 2019


Barbara talks with local entrepreneurs Mo Harbert, Brice Polk, and Brandon Polk about the challenges and rewards of being a business owner in …

Black Girl Speaks

August 26th, 2019


Guests Sharlene Massey and Trina Green discuss religion, politics, and self-worth in today's rapidly changing sociopolitical climate.

Recorded and …


August 19th, 2019


Talking about love with guests Kamar and Keisha Chambers. 

Guests discuss their answers to a survey from the book, The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman.

Back to School

August 12th, 2019


Guests tonight are Lucretia Brandon, Ranicia Hall, Darrell "DJ" Brandon.

Talking With Corsicana Entrepreneurs

August 5th, 2019


Talking With Corsicana Entrepreneurs Stacy Polk and Tamara Crawford-Biley.

Cana Girls Speaks to April and Keenya about being Millennials

July 29th, 2019


April and Keenya talk about what it is like for their Millennial generation.

Invasion of the Dollar Store

July 22nd, 2019


This podcast is about a discussion on the overabundance of dollar stores in the US.


July 15th, 2019


We are at a crisis!

Motivating our young men!

July 8th, 2019


This episode talks about what we can do to motivate our young men.

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