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Weekly we  will add information in this location about the guests we will feature  on the show.  You may use this information to dig a little deeper in to  the lives of our guests or the purposes they pursue.   You will also  find in this location resources to many of the topics we will discuss on  the show.

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‎Thursday, ‎July ‎2, ‎2015, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Summer Foot Health with Dr.  Jeffrey De Santis, D.P.M, F.A.S.P., F.A.C.F.A.S. Trustee of the American  Podiatric Medical Association talks about foot health and special  summer care of our feet. Open attached fileReal People OC Jeffrey De Santis 1.MP3      

‎Thursday, ‎June ‎25, ‎2015, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Special Olympics Global Messenger  Jenny Skinner, Regional Leadership Council Member, Marilyn Skinner and  World Games Ambassador, Jeff Snow stop by to discuss how we can support  "Host City" Huntington Beach for the Special Olympic World Games this  July. Open attached fileReal People OC Special Olympics 1.MP3      

‎Thursday, ‎June ‎25, ‎2015, ‏‎1:00:00 AMGo to full article Ben Peters, retired professor and  OC writer, joins guest host Marrie Stone to provide a history of Orange  County, including growing up in the 1930s and 40s on Balboa Island,  working at Disneyland the summer it opened, his study of cults in  southern California (and why LA cultivates so many cults), and much  more. Open attached fileReal-People-of-Orange-County_6-25-15.mp3      

‎Wednesday, ‎June ‎24, ‎2015, ‏‎1:00:00 AMGo to full article Troy Astrino, Emma Ramadan, and  Eric Hallett all graduated from Sage Hill in Newport Coast. They went on  to MIT, Brown, and Stanford and all recently graduated. They join guest  host Marrie Stone to discuss what the future holds, how their education  served them, reflections on Orange County after they've lived away, and  how 21st century graduates are making their way in an uncertain world. Open attached fileReal-People-of-Orange-County_6-18-15.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎June ‎11, ‎2015, ‏‎1:00:00 AMGo to full article Vaccine Issue Follow-up Interview with Moms in Charge Founder,Dotty Hagemier Open attached fileVaccine Follow Up Interview with Dotty Hagemier.MP3      

‎Tuesday, ‎June ‎9, ‎2015, ‏‎1:00:00 AMGo to full article Brian Cullen (president of PERC  Water), Andrew Komor (Vice President of PACE), and Floyd Wicks (formerly  Vice Chairman, President and CEO of American States Water) join guest  host Marrie Stone to discuss the California drought, the extent of the  problem and the solutions that are being implemented. There are a host  of misconceptions about the drought, and a number of creative solutions.  Water conservation just became a very sexy topic, and we discuss it  all. Open attached fileReal-People-of-Orange-County_5-28-15.mp3      

‎Friday, ‎June ‎5, ‎2015, ‏‎1:00:00 AMGo to full article  Open attached fileReal People OC Complete Vaccine Interview podcast size.MP3      

‎Thursday, ‎June ‎4, ‎2015, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article CEO Dereesa Reid & Medical  Director Dr Alan Beyer of Hoag Orthopedic Hospital discuss the  importance of value-based healthcare. Open attached fileReal People OC- Hoag Orthopedic Hospital.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎May ‎7, ‎2015, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article  Open attached fileReal People OC- Kyle Eidson.MP3      

‎Thursday, ‎April ‎30, ‎2015, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Karen Caplan, CEO of Freida's,  Inc. Talks about the documentary "Fear No Fruit" showing at the Newpiort  Beach Film Festival that features her mother and their family business  that has introduced exotic fruits to the United States. Open attached fileReal People OC 4-30-15 unedited.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎April ‎23, ‎2015, ‏‎5:30:00 PMGo to full article Hello, My Name is Frank Director  and Writer Dale Peterson and his Producer wife, Wendy Peterson join Real  People OC to discus third upcoming feature at the Newport Beach Film  Festival Open attached filePart Two Newport Beach Film Festival Dale and Wendy Peterson.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎April ‎23, ‎2015, ‏‎5:00:00 AMGo to full article  Open attached fileReal People OC- Newport Beach Film Festival Gregg Schwenk Interview.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎April ‎16, ‎2015, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article David Demeter from the Drum Lab features local youth bands. The Taco Truck and Rocklin play their music for KUCI. Open attached fileReal People Orange County Tao Truck.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎April ‎9, ‎2015, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Diversity Expert Devin Hughes  talks about bullying and a free workshop he will offer on the topic at  Halstrom Academy in Newport Beach. Open attached fileReal People Orange County 04 09 2015.mp3      

‎Saturday, ‎April ‎4, ‎2015, ‏‎1:00:00 AMGo to full article In Part II of our two-part series  on the arts in Orange County, Genny Boccardo-Dubey and Marinta Skupin  from the Laguna Art Museum, and Heather Katz and Troy Thompsen from TKO  Art join guest host Marrie Stone to talk about fine art in the OC.  Open attached fileReal-People-of-OC_4-2-15.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎March ‎26, ‎2015, ‏‎1:00:00 AMGo to full article Scott Brown, Andrew Mitchell and  Dave Mosso join guest host Marrie Stone in the first of a two-part  series on art in Orange County. They discuss the history and future of  graphic arts and design, living and working as artists in Orange County,  and the influence of digital technology on their work. Open attached fileReal-People-of-OC_3-26-15.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎March ‎12, ‎2015, ‏‎1:00:00 AMGo to full article Donna Friess- Author, The  Unraveling of Shelby Forrest. Survivor, Life Coach, Author and retired  professor joins us to tell her personal story to Real People OC Open attached fileReal People OC DR Donna Friess (2).mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎February ‎26, ‎2015, ‏‎4:00:00 PMGo to full article Designers from Orange County Fashion Week share their stories. Open attached fileReal People OC Fashion Show 3 interviews for podcast.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎February ‎26, ‎2015, ‏‎4:00:00 PMGo to full article  Open attached fileAnnabella_Lwin-2015-02-26.mp3      

‎Yesterday, ‎February ‎19, ‎2015, ‏‎4:00:00 PMGo to full article Kathryn Marino, President, OC  Fashion Week® and Founder, Orange County Fashion Council stops by Real  people OC to share about the upcoming OC Fashion Week beginning February  28th Find out more at www.HAUTEOC.COM Open attached fileReal People OC - Fashion Week Kathryn Marino.mp3   

‎Thursday, ‎January ‎29, ‎2015, ‏‎4:00:00 PMGo to full article Kathy Tillotson of Build Futures joins us to talk about her work with homeless youth. Open attached fileReal People of Orange People 01 29 2015 Kathy Tillotson.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎January ‎15, ‎2015, ‏‎4:00:00 PMGo to full article Gamechangers US CEO and Founder Guy Chanin shares his unique outlook on talent management and the career search industry. Open attached fileReal People of Orange County 01 15 2015.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎January ‎8, ‎2015, ‏‎4:00:00 PMGo to full article Real People of Orange County  welcomes Diana Dehm who is the CEO of Sustainable Business Partnerships.  She also hosts Sustainability News & Entertainment Radio.  Open attached fileReal People of Orange County 01 08 2015 Diana Dehm.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎December ‎4, ‎2014, ‏‎4:00:00 PMGo to full article  Open attached fileReal People OC SevinSisters.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎November ‎20, ‎2014, ‏‎12:00:00 AMGo to full article If you're wondering about crime in  Orange County, which crimes are on the rise and the decline, how to  protect yourself against fraud, how marijuana laws got put on the books  and how laws could change depending on who's in office, tune in as  Federal Deputy Public Defender of the Central District of California,  Jesse Gessin, joins guest host Marrie Stone.  Open attached fileReal-People-of-Orange-County_Jesse-Gessin_11-20-14.mp3      

‎Saturday, ‎November ‎15, ‎2014, ‏‎12:00:00 AMGo to full article Fitness experts Stephanie Chapel  and Megan Tyrell join guest host Marrie Stone to talk about the  importance of exercise and proper nutrition through the holiday season.  They give their tips on what keeps them motivated, strategies for  avoiding unhealthy eating, and small personal challenges to stay on  track during the most difficult time of year.  Open attached fileReal-People-OC_11-13-14.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎November ‎6, ‎2014, ‏‎4:00:00 PMGo to full article Welcome to U.C.I.'s Claire Trevor  School of the Arts Open House and 2014-2015 year of fine arts delights.  Interim Dean Stephen Barker, Theater Professor Jane Page, and Marketing  Director Jaime Dejong cover this year's performances and installations  in theater, dance, music, and graphic arts. On today's program they  beckon the public to tonight's Open House, an annual early November  ritual. Open attached fileArtsOpenHouseRPOC11-6-14.mp3      

‎Wednesday, ‎October ‎29, ‎2014, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Dating Coach Julia Bendis shares  her family’s age old Russian tradition of matchmaking. Julia Bendis  Matchmaker/Dating Coach shares her family’s age old Russian tradition of  matchmaking She discusses her special insights on the Orange County  dating scene. Open attached fileReal People OC- Julia Bendis Match making edit 2 (2.1).mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎October ‎23, ‎2014, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Janice Wagner, co-president of the  North Orange Co. Chapter of the League of Women Voters, takes up the  many complexities in the propositions and measures that are on our  general election ballot, for this November 4th. Jan covers the  California State Bond Measures 1 and 2; California Propositions 45-48;  Orange County Measures E and G; and general points about North Orange  County school bonds. Additional sources offered from the League of Women  Voters include:, and Open attached fileWagnerRPOC1-13-14.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎October ‎16, ‎2014, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Actress Linda Purl discusses her  role as Joan Didion in “The Year of Magical Thinking” opening at the  Laguna Playhouse. Actress Linda Purl discusses her role as Joan Didion  in “The Year of Magical Thinking” and Anne Warham of the Laguna  Playhouse joins the discussion and shares the star studded line-up they  offer this season. Open attached fileReal People of Orange County 10 16 2014.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎October ‎2, ‎2014, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Penelope Collins, UCI professor  with the School of Education, speaks on the occasion of the roll out of a  new program known as the Bachelor of Arts in Education Sciences. Watch  for more interdisciplinary opportunities and successes at this School  with other Schools at UCI. More information is available at: During the  second half of the show, Daniel Bravo returns to this show to talk about  his transitioning into several pursuits: his DACA (the Deferred Action  for Childhood Arrivals) paperwork, his transferring to CSFU, the  canvassing for candidates who support DACA at the Orange Co.  Congregational Community Organization. More information about electoral  support for DACA beneficiaries and immigration reform is available at: Open attached fileRPOCCollinsBravo10-2-14.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎September ‎25, ‎2014, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Kimberlee welcomes Joe Fleishon  who is the chairman of board of Animal Donation Advocate. Who raises  money for needy families for veterinarian supplies. For more information  find them on line at: Open attached fileReal People OC -Animal Donation Advocate.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎September ‎11, ‎2014, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Charlie Blek, Founding President  of the Orange County Chapter of the Brady Campaign to prevent Gun  Violence discusses upcoming bills for the State of California Open attached fileReal People of Orange County 09 11 2014.mp3      

‎Friday, ‎August ‎8, ‎2014, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Ulric Wong shares his studies on video game addiction with Real People O.C. Open attached fileReal People of Orange County 08 08 2014.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎July ‎24, ‎2014, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Founder and Executive Director of  Parents Advocate League Julie Collier and Outreach Director, Romney  Miller discuss school choice and how they help parents become more  informed. Twitter: @PALs4students Text:  JOINPAL to 22828 Open attached fileReal People of Orange County 07 24 2014.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎June ‎19, ‎2014, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article  Open attached fileReal People OC- UCI Toastmasters.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎June ‎12, ‎2014, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Renaissance Clubsport experts Dan  Levin and Chuck Rudolph weigh in on the process of getting in shape for  the summer. Great common sense from the club's trainer and nutritional  expert Open attached fileReal People OC Dan Levin and Chuck Rudolph.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎June ‎5, ‎2014, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article The Drum Lab’s David Demeter  shares his love of music with children with Autism and puts musical  instruments in to children’s hands with One for All Music Charity Open attached fileReal People of Orange County Drum Lab 06 05 14.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎May ‎29, ‎2014, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Ben Morey with Morey Construction  talks about the SoCal Remodeler's Council and courses offered here in  Irvine. This is a good look at the changing building industry and how to  be part of the action. Open attached fileReal People OC-Morey Construction.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎May ‎15, ‎2014, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Today we talk about the amazing  healing benefits of Viniyoga with Juris  Zinbergs and Stephanie Sutherland Open attached fileYoga By Juris.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎May ‎8, ‎2014, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Leigh Dundas, General Counsel for  The A21 Campaign, Inc., joins guest host Marrie Stone to talk about the  ever-increasing problem of human trafficking. She discusses why everyone  needs to be vigilant, why the problem is spreading, what's being done  to stop it, and much more. Open attached fileReal-People-of-OC_Leigh-Dunda.mp3    

‎Thursday, ‎April ‎24, ‎2014, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Domestic Violence- Part 4 Legal  Aspects of Domestic Violence. Linda Schilling, Partner, Latham &  Watkins; Jane Stoever, UCI Assistant Clinical Professor of Law; Vincent  Marquez, LCSW and Program Director for Human Options Emergency Shelter. Open attached fileReal People of Orange County 04 24 2014.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎April ‎17, ‎2014, ‏‎1:00:00 AMGo to full article Here today to discuss the impacts  on physical health from domestic violence are Maricela Rios Faust, LCSW,  Chief Operating Officer with Human Options; Juliann Toohey, M.D.,  physician at UCI in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Chair of the Orange  County Domestic Violence Death Review Team and Mary Jo Mursa, RN, PHN,  BSN, MBA the Service Line Administrator for Women and Children at Kaiser  Permanente Open attached fileReal People of Orange County 04 17 2014.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎April ‎10, ‎2014, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Moms in Charge Founder Dotty Hagmier comes by KUCI to discuss how "normal" was killing her while on the standard American diet. Open attached fileHeather-Real People OC-Moms in Charge Dotty Hagmier Final Verison.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎April ‎10, ‎2014, ‏‎1:00:00 AMGo to full article The Wooden Floor Co-CEO Dawn Reese  and student dancer Paula Orozco join us to discuss all the great things  going on at The Wooden Floor in Santa Ana. Open attached fileReal People OC-The Wooden Floor Interview Final Verison.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎April ‎10, ‎2014, ‏‎1:00:00 AMGo to full article Shine by S.H.O. Founder Susan  Hornbeak Ortiz and Husband/CEO Russ Ortiz come in talk about how to they  have used their creativity to build a multi-national, multi-million  dollar design company. Open attached fileReal People OC- Susan and Russ Ortiz Shine by SHO- Heather Final Verison.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎April ‎3, ‎2014, ‏‎5:00:00 AMGo to full article Our series on Domestic Violence  Part 2 continues with a focus on Child Abuse Awareness. Shirley Gellatly  with Human Options, Mary Ann Soden with Orangewood Children's  Foundation, and Eldon Baber with the Raise Foundation/ Child Abuse  Prevention Council join KUCI and share some resources and statistics  about child abuse in Orange County. Open attached fileReal People OC series part Two child Abuse Awareness.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎March ‎27, ‎2014, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Cure Duchenne leaders Debra  Miller, Doug Freeman, and Dr. Michael Kelly discuss new strategies for  raising money for medical research in non profit organizations. Open attached fileReal People of Orange County 03 27 14.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎March ‎20, ‎2014, ‏‎5:00:00 AMGo to full article Dr. Dalla Stout, President of the  California Chapter of the Brady Campaign for the Prevention of Gun  Violence talks about: OC Sheriff Hudgens' policy shift on permitting  concealed weapons; Facebook's gun sale provisions; and the NRA's attack  on the record of U S Surgeon General nominee Dr. Murthy. On the second  half of the show Heidi Campbell (Innovative Teaching for Autism),  Loretta Kiberly (Get Safe), and Jeff Lund (Lund Advocacy and Behavioral  Sciences) address the complexities raised in what they know about  autistic spectral disorder vis a vis Peter Lanza's experiences published  recently in the New Yorker. Open attached fileRealPeopOCAutism3-19-14.mp3  ‎ 

Thursday, ‎February ‎27, ‎2014, ‏‎4:00:00 AM  Go to full article  Working Wardrobes- Peggy Goldwater  Clay, Community Relations talks to Real People OC about this vital  wardrobe and employment service offered to Orange County residents. Open attached fileReal Peoploe of Orange County 02 27 2014.mp3    

‎Thursday, ‎February ‎20, ‎2014, ‏‎4:00:00 PMGo to full article  Open attached fileReal People OC Janine Iannarelli Par Avion.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎February ‎13, ‎2014, ‏‎4:00:00 PMGo to full article Human Options, Founder-CEO Vivian  Clecak and Nora Caldwell discuss domestic violence in Orange County and  how Human Options can help. Open attached fileReal People of Orange Country 02 13 2014.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎February ‎6, ‎2014, ‏‎4:00:00 PMGo to full article UCI's Vietnamese Student  Association volunteers Arlene Ho and Julie Huynh come in to talk about  the upcoming Tet Festival held at the OC Fair and Events Center. (Orange  County Fairgrounds) Go to for more information. Open attached fileTet Festival.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎January ‎30, ‎2014, ‏‎4:00:00 PMGo to full article The HEMA Alliance joins Real  People O.C. Jonathan Mayshar, Miles Cupp, and Lacey Hague discuss the  historical aspects of sword fighting and how we can experience the  martial arts of Europe here in Orange County. Open attached fileReal People of Orange Country 01 30 2014 Hema alliance.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎January ‎16, ‎2014, ‏‎12:00:00 AMGo to full article Acquisitions Editor, W. Terry  Whalin, author of Jumpstart Your publishing Dreams comes in to tell us  some of the ways we can publish our own books. Open attached fileReal People of Orange County 01 16 2014.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎January ‎9, ‎2014, ‏‎4:00:00 PMGo to full article Satori Discovery, Founder, Joyce  Catherine joins Real People O.C. to talk about how to make New Year's  resolutions stick and discusses the field of Life Coaching. Open attached fileReal People of Orange County 01 09 14.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎December ‎19, ‎2013, ‏‎4:00:00 PMGo to full article Comedian Shawn Wayans joins  Kimberlee to talk about comedy, growing up in a large family and his  upcoming stint at the Irvine Improve. Open attached fileKimberlee Shawn Wayans Real People.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎November ‎14, ‎2013, ‏‎4:00:00 PMGo to full article Al Smith coach of the professional basketball team the Orange County NovaStars in Orange County is our guest for this afternoon. Open attached fileReal People of Orange County 11 14 13.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎November ‎7, ‎2013, ‏‎4:00:00 PMGo to full article David Rohlander CEO Coach and  author of The CEO Code tells us why understanding the fundamentals of  communication are so important to personal success. This segment  explores the code of Communication, Execution and Operations. Open attached fileReal People of Orange County 11 07 13.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎October ‎24, ‎2013, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Home Instead CEO, Nayda Poblete,  Carole Anne Gillespie, and Liz Barman share with KUCI the importance of  great care giving and how to find good caregivers. Open attached fileReal People of Orange Country 10 24 13 Home instead.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎October ‎10, ‎2013, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Jen Shirkani, author of EGO vs. EQ  and founder of the Penumbra Group, shares strategies for using  emotional intelligence as a primary prevention tool to avoid career  derailment. Open attached fileReal People-Jen Shirkani- Emotional EQ.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎September ‎26, ‎2013, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Dr. Ju Young Lee- Founder and CEO  of Daily MOMO an language learning solution explains why it was  difficult learning English as a second language. Her answer, develop a  better way! Daily MOMO is making a difference in how we learn a new  language. Open attached fileReal People of Orange County 09 26 13.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎September ‎19, ‎2013, ‏‎1:00:00 AMGo to full article Peace Now ( founder  Scotty Bruer shares his vision to have one billion peace ambassadors  sign his petition for world peace. Open attached fileReal People of Orange County_Peace Now 09 19 13.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎September ‎12, ‎2013, ‏‎5:00:00 AMGo to full article  Open attached fileHeather for Kimberlee Real People OC Greek Festival.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎August ‎29, ‎2013, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Evan Marks and Dr. Meg Heisinger from the ecology center in south orange country joins the show. Open attached fileReal People of Orange County The Ecology Center.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎August ‎15, ‎2013, ‏‎1:00:00 AMGo to full article Sonia Marsh author of My Gutsy  Story Anthology comes to discuss how she is empowering women to be more  "gutsy" and tell their stories. We also meet with Marketing Chair of Susan Saldibar. Open attached fileReal People of Orange County 08 15 13.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎August ‎1, ‎2013, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Crohn's & Colitis Foundation  members Sabrina Irsay and Allison Miller come to KUCI to talk about  their upcoming event the Second Bocce Invitational at Il Fornaio on  August 23rd, 2013 Open attached fileReal People of Orange County 08 01 13.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎July ‎18, ‎2013, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Rancho Santa Margarita Catholic  High School members and alumni come and share about their event that  honors Lady Runner Sarah Demille. Open attached fileReal People of Orange County 07 18 2013.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎July ‎11, ‎2013, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article State Assembly Travis Allen of the  72nd District talks about the bonfire issue in Huntington Beach and  tells the community how they can help save the bonfire pits on our  public beaches. Open attached fileReal People of Orange Country 07 11 2013.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎June ‎20, ‎2013, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Beth Anne Boardman, PhD, Mythological Studies, Metaphor and Depth Psychology. Open attached fileReal People of Orange County 06 20 13.mp3      

‎Thursday, ‎May ‎30, ‎2013, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article Today we discuss with Bob Linzy, the principles of Wu Shu, the way of energy, in order to harness the basis of "The Secret."  Open attached fileReal People of Orange County 05 30 13.mp3  
Thursday, May 23rd- 2013 Richard (Ric) Franzi-Founder and CEO of  Critical Mass for Business comes in to talk about peer group learning." width="618"/>

Richard received his MBA from Pepperdine University, and as  President and General Manager of Delphi Connection Systems grew the  revenue 40% in 3 years through product and market diversification.   Prior to that experience Richard spent 25 years as a Sales and Marketing  executive for a variety of fast growth technology firms. Ric has a list  of books to his credit and we will talk about them later in the show.  

Through  confidential and collaborative peer-learning groups, as a coach you can  help accelerate business growth, enhance competitiveness, and promote  economic security.

Critical  Mass for Business is dedicated to helping business owners and  entrepreneurs make better decisions and improve their performance.

Phone: (949) 887-4104

Thursday, May 9th, 2013- Head of School, Anthony Saba with The Academy, a new public charter high school in Santa Ana opening this year

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In Anthony's own words:

“It's truly an honor and a privilege  to serve the students and families of Orange County, and together we're  going to build something very special. The Academy will be a school  that produces graduates who are knowledgeable and confident... ready and able young men and women poised to become the next generation of American leaders.”

“My teaching philosophy is to allow students to take an active,  hands-on role in their learning. I think it is especially important in  the 21st century that we don't just teach students WHAT they need to  know, but show them WHY they need to know it."

Contact Mr. Saba by email:

Follow him on Twitter: @anthonysaba2

Mission statement for The Academy

The  mission of The Academy is to provide a transformational learning  environment to community, underserved and foster teens that offers  consistency, stability, support, and a community in which to belong,  thrive, and grow into successful, independent adults.

How it all started

The idea for The Academy started almost 10 years ago with  Susan Samueli and Sandi Jackson, two local philanthropists and members  of the board of directors of Orangewood Children’s Foundation.  Susan and Sandi were concerned about the low high school graduation  rates among teens in Orange County, including foster care teens served  by Orangewood. They decided to explore new educational opportunities for  local high school students and research best practices around the  country. They rallied like-minded individuals and organizations from  philanthropy, business, education and child advocacy to join their  efforts. Of her initial interest Susan says, "I think it’s because Sandi  and I are both mothers and grandmothers. We know that it’s so important  for children to do well in high school and to go on to college. We felt  that Orange County needed an academy such as this that would give  students the kind of care, attention and education they need to succeed  in life."

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Thursday, May 2- David Kanani and Daniel Wu with Kanani Advisory Group discuss financial planing for all ages." width="175"/>
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The wonderful benefit of the 3 Step Review is that it applies to any  financial decision or concern you have, and it helps you stop your money  from falling through the cracks, and it assures that any major  financial decision is right for you. In other words, learn what questions to ask before making any financial decision and identify ways to assure your decisions are in your best interest.

Thursday, April 25- The 2013 Annual Floral Park Home Tour in  Santa Ana- Sandy De'Angelis and Cynthia Dalton Wilsie come to share  about this hidden gem in North Santa Ana" width="900"/>
Located  in the northern tip of Santa Ana, the Floral Park neighborhood is a  community of more than 600 period (vintage) homes built in the 1920’s  through the 1950’s.  Recognized as one of Orange County’s most  established neighborhoods, our neighborhood is representative of a  bygone era—one of gracious tree-shaded streets, abundant lawns and  flowers, unique and stylish homes and, most importantly, friendly  neighbors!    Once blanketed by orange, avocado and walnut groves, the  neighborhood features original farmhouses and the sweet smell of orange  blossoms still fill the air.

Floral  Park is the recipient of the NUSA (Neighborhoods, USA) 2005  Neighborhood of the Year Award and The Best of Orange County #1  Neighborhood for 2007.

Sandy DeAngelis
Seven Gables Real Estate

Seven Gables Real Estate714-731-5100

Designs by Cynthia Dalton Wilsie


Thursday, February 28th-Dr. Judy B. Rosener, Professor Emerita of the Paul Merage School of Business 

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Dr. Judy B. Rosener has taught and done research in the areas of men and  women at work, cultural diversity, and business and government for 30  years. She has authored two books and published numerous articles in academic journals and the mass media. She is a sought-after speaker in both the public and private sector. 

Dr. Rosener is the author of the path-breaking article, "Ways Women Lead" (Harvard Business Review, November-December, 1990), co-author of Workforce America! Managing Employee Diversity as a Vital Resource (Business One Irwin, 1991), and author of America's Competitive Secret, Woman Managers  (Oxford University Press, Paperback, Fall 1997). She is currently  working on a book about sex-based brain, hormonal and socialization  differences, and their implications for decision making in the  workplace.

Professor Rosener was a regular columnist for the Los Angeles Times for five years, a commentator on the PBS TV show "Life and Times," and currently is a columnist for the Orange County Business Journal. She has written extensively for the academic and popular press.

Dr. Rosener is currently a member of the IWF  (International Women's Forum), The Belizean Grove, Girls, Inc. and the  LWV (League of Women Voters).  She is on the Board of Advisors, School  of Politics and Economics, Claremont Graduate University.  Dr. Rosener was on Board of Directors of KCET, the public television  station for Southern California for ten years, and a Commissioner on the  California Coastal Commission for eight years, a major regulatory  agency in California.

Thursday, February 21st-Michael Katz and Melissa Yoon
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Managing  Partner of the Orange County business litigation firm Katz & Yoon,  Michael I. Katz is a seasoned litigator with broad experience handling  complex business disputes in both federal and state courts. Before  founding his own firm, Mr. Katz spent 15 years at the international law  firm of Morrison & Foerster, where he was a partner in its Los  Angeles and Irvine offices and a member of its Intellectual Property and  Consumer Class Action Group. Mr. Katz began his career as a law clerk  to the Honorable Barbara B. Crabb, Chief Judge of the United States  District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. Mr. Katz is a  Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial honorary society.  He has been selected as a "Superlawyer" for Southern California every  year from 2004 through 2013 and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale  Hubbell. He is the recipient of the ACLU Foundation of Southern  California Pro Bono Civil Liberties Award for his work on First  Amendment law. Mr. Katz received his J.D. from New York University  School of Law in 1992 and his A.B., cum laude, from Harvard College in  1987." width="255"/> 

Melissa Yoon is an experienced  litigator who  defends and advises businesses in a wide array of employment-related  matters, including claims alleging violations of wage and hour laws,  wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, denial of  family and medical leave, denial of pregnancy disability leave, failure  to accommodate disabilities, breach of contract, trade secret  misappropriation, breach of fiduciary duty, and employee raiding.  Year  after year, Ms. Yoon has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Los  Angeles Magazine, a distinction reserved for only 2.5 percent of lawyers  under 40.  In 2011, Ms. Yoon was nominated for the Orange County  Business Journal's Annual Women In Business Award, recognizing the  accomplishments of Orange County's outstanding business and professional  women.   Ms. Yoon received her J.D. from Loyola School of Law, where  she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review,  and her B.A. from Northwestern University.  Ms. Yoon began her career as  a law clerk for the Hon. Ronald S.W. Lew in the United States District  Court for the Central District of California.  Ms. Yoon has received  numerous awards, including the National Association of Women Lawyers  Award and the American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects Award.

February 14th Valentine's Day
Dr. John Martini of the Martini Institute and Laura Pennino of  Pennino and Partners share insights on love and relationships with  Kimberlee and Heather.

Thursday, February 7th- Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding Dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law

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Erwin Chemerinsky is the founding dean  and distinguished professor of law at the University of California,  Irvine School of Law, with a joint appointment in Political Science.

Previously, he taught at Duke Law School for four years, during which he  won the Duke University Scholar-Teacher of the Year Award in 2006.  Before that he taught for 21 years at the University of Southern  California School of Law, and served for four years as director of the  Center for Communications Law and Policy. Chemerinsky has also taught at  UCLA School of Law and DePaul University College of Law.

His areas of expertise are constitutional law, federal practice, civil  rights and civil liberties, and appellate litigation. He is the author  of six books, most recently, Enhancing Government: Federalism for the  21st Century (2008), and more than 100 articles in top law reviews. He  frequently argues cases before the nation’s highest courts, and also  serves as a commentator on legal issues for national and local media.

Chemerinsky holds a law degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.

Thursday, January 31st- Naam Festival- Love Takes Flight
Lemia Astarabadi and Joshua Bowser join us to discuss the upcomming
Naam Festival On February 9th  (7:00 - 10:00) and 10th (9:00- 9:00)
11 Goddard Irvine, CA 92618

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Dr. John Demartini 

Dr.  John Demartini is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on  human behavior and leadership development and the founder of the global  education organization, the Demartini Institute which has over 72  courses on self-development, life mastery and leadership in its  extensive curriculum. Dr. Demartini’s knowledge is the culmination of  over 41 years of cross-disciplinary research. As an educator he travels  full time around the world addressing both public and professional  audiences in media, talks, seminars and consultations where he teaches  people self-governance and how to develop their leadership and  empowerment in all areas of their lives. Dr. Demartini is the author of  over 40 self development books including the best-seller The  Breakthrough Experience and has produced an extensive library of CDs and  DVDs that cover topics ranging from financial mastery to business  mastery, relationship development to health and healing, the art of  communication to inspiring education and leadership. He has been  featured in a number of film documentaries such as The Secret, The Opus  and Oh My God alongside Ringo Star, Seal and Hugh Jackman. He has shared  the stage with some of the world’s most influential educators such as  Stephen Covey, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra and Donald Trump and been  interviewed on the world’s leading television and radio networks such as  Larry King Live, The Early Show and Wall Street and magazine  publications such as Shape, Leadership, Success, Prestige, Entrepreneur  and O (Oprah). 

You can find out more at or email the Demartini Institute at

Here are some of John's topic's for his inspiration seminars:

·         Mind over body and the healing mind

·         Ways to get jump started on creating your life plan

·   How to get a raise, even if your self-employed - 8 steps to wealth

·         Setting, staying focused and achieving your goals

·         The art of communication

·         Creating an "inspired destiny" in your child

·         Unifying the family dynamic

WHAT:          How to Get a Raise Public Talk 

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time 

Fairmont Miramar, 101 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 

Dr. Demartini  teaches attendees the strategies and action steps required to increase  self-wealth, including raising self-worth, dissolving limiting beliefs  and increasing personal power, vision and income earning capacity. He  helps participants to “do what they love and love what they do” by  linking their service with the higher needs of society. 

$35 in advance, $45 at the door; group discounts for 10 or more ($25 per person) 

The Breakthrough Experience Seminar 

Saturday, January 19, 2013, 7:30 a.m. to midnight 

Sunday, January 20, 2013, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pacific Standard Time 

Fairmont Miramar, 101 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 

$1299 for new attendee; $599 for repeat attendee; 5 percent discount for new couple attendees 

The Breakthrough  Experience has helped thousands of people around the world reawaken an  enthusiasm for living, develop a strong sense of direction and overcome  their most burdensome challenges. In this course, Dr. Demartini imparts a  depth of knowledge about human behavior, the world we live in and how  human systems and markets operate. He addresses how to manage emotions  and resolve feelings of shame, guilt, anger, resentment, fear, anxiety,  intimidation, grief and loss that may be holding you back from being  inspired by your life. He teaches how to transform any relationship  issue, whether personal or professional, into inspiring and fulfilling  interactions and how to empower all 7 areas of life which includes  activating mental genius, vocational direction, certainty, success and  fulfillment, financial stability and prosperity, spiritual certainty,  social leadership and power, familial intimacy and communication as well  as physical health and wellbeing. 

HOW:           To register for seminars, workshops and courses please call 713-850-1234 or email  

                    For media inquiries and interviews, please call Laura Pennino for The  Demartini Institute, 281-286 9398 x 1, 713-419-1776 mobile or email

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Marilyn McGowan is  the Founder and CEO (Chief Exploration Officer) of Uncharted Journeys, a  Southern California-based adventure company offering innovative,  inspirational, life-changing travel experiences for women of all ages  who are seeking to discover themselves and the world around them. 

As an avid trekker and  inveterate traveler, Marilyn has spent the past twenty years leading  groups on trips to spectacular destinations around the world.  With the  launch of Uncharted Journeys, she is now devoting herself to organizing  extraordinary adventures for women, ranging from hikes across rugged  canyons of the American Southwest to walking safaris in remote,  wilderness areas of Africa. 


It is Marilyn’s goal  to share with other women the incredible sense of accomplishment and  empowerment that can be gained by pushing one’s physical and  psychological limits beyond what they ever thought possible. 

A lifelong non-athlete,  Marilyn discovered the real “high” associated with stepping outside of  one’s self-imposed comfort zone and accomplishing a seemingly  unachievable goal when, in 2001, she first reached the top of Mt.  Whitney, the highest mountain in the contiguous United States.   And in  2004, she fulfilled her wildest dream when she summited 19,340’ Mt.  Kilimanjaro in Africa, the highest free-standing mountain in the world. 


Along the way, having  faced her own share of “uncharted journeys”, as we all do when life  thrusts unexpected change upon us, Marilyn realized that she could apply  to “real life” the lessons learned by challenging herself on the  mountain.   By achieving a goal that seemed unattainable, she discovered  that we can all develop the strength to overcome obstacles, find the  courage to live our dreams and gain the confidence to travel the twists  and turns of the ever-changing path along the journey of life. 


No symbol could be more representative of Uncharted Journeys than the labyrinth.  Dating back to ancient times, and used in various forms throughout the ages by diverse cultures around the world, the labyrinth has become a metaphor for the journey of life itself.   Unlike a maze, a labyrinth is not a puzzle to be solved but is rather a  path of meaning to be experienced.  Although we encounter many twists  and turns along the way, a labyrinth, like life, has no dead ends.  As  long as we continue to follow the path, it is impossible for us to lose  our way!  Uncharted Journeys is committed to helping women learn to  face life’s challenges and discover that no matter where they are on  their path, they are traveling in the right direction. 


In 2012, fueled by  her passion to improve and enhance the lives of girls and women  everywhere, and especially in her own community, Marilyn created and  produced the Canyon Country Hike & Hoedown to raise funds for  Laura’s House, a non-profit which provides shelter and services for  victims of domestic violence.  Attendees  at this first-ever hike for charity in Orange County, CA, held in  October in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month,  enjoyed a fun-filled day of hiking, line-dancing to a live Country  Western band, picnicking and wine-tasting.  Plans are already underway  for 2013 with the inclusion of all four of the county’s shelters. 


As a member of the International Women Speakers Association, when  Marilyn is not climbing up a mountain or trekking through some remote  area of the world, she can be found sharing her motivational stories  with groups of women everywhere.   


Realizing that  sometimes what women – and men! – need in life is not another challenge,  but a respite from the demands of daily life, Marilyn has followed one  of her other passions – wine! - and has added a new component to her  repertoire – Uncharted Journeys Uncorked – Adventures in Wine.   Currently in the planning stages is a Spring 2013 exclusive wine tour  of Tuscany, Florence & Siena led by world-renowned wine expert Peter  Smith.  Trips to California wine country, including Orange County, are  also in the works. 

For more information, please contact: 

Marilyn McGowan 


Thursday, December 6th- Kathy O'Kelly-Health and Wellness 

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I worked my way through nursing, nursing  assistant, licensed vocational nurse and finally I became an associate  degree registered nurse. I worked in the emergency department until 2000  and then I began to pursue my graduate studies and became very  interested in skincare, health and wellness. I still work at the urgent  care at Newport Center with Dr. Bryan Doonan who provides medical  supervision for my practice. 

I am attempting to redefine health and skin care one life at a time  by teaching men and women about safe laser therapy, natural skin care  products and oils with anti-oxidants. I believe that simple organic oils  with no preservatives will transform the skin. I see that happen all  the time. 

It is often  forgotten  that our skin is the largest organ of the body, that does in  fact metabolize medications and certain products that we place on our  skin. I believe we need to be much more cautious and aware of what we  are applying to our face and bodies. There is conflicting data regarding  parabens and other products that we place on our skin as to whether it  can mimic hormones.  Some very respectable studies are beginning to  demonstrate that parabens can be found in tissue within the body and in  certain lab tests. 

Thursday, November 18th- Connie Byrnes-  Jersey Girl Transplant goes into action to help her favorite East Coast Community

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Thursday, October 18th- Tania King-   Orange County lawyer, businesswoman, board member, civic leader, and adjunct professor at UCI.

Tania King is an  Orange County lawyer, businesswoman, board member, civic leader, and  adjunct professor at UCI. In her current role as General Counsel of  Advantage Sales & Marketing (ASM) in Irvine, she is at the frontline  of complex restructurings, acquisitions and financings of this  multi-national company. Ms. King joined ASM 12 years ago when the  company was undertaking an aggressive strategic growth plan. Today, with  annual revenue of more than $1.4 billion, ASM is the leading sales and  marketing agency representing global clients and national retailers  across all key consumer packaged goods categories. During her tenure at  ASM, she instituted an acclaimed ethics program at the company to bring a  consistent training regime and culture of compliance to ASM’s 30,000+  associates in more than 60 offices in North America. In 2012, she  extended her role to become interim senior vice president of human  resources. Also in 2012, Ms. King was awarded General Counsel of the  Year of a Private Company by the Orange County Business Journal. Ms.  King also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of  California, Irvine, where she has been instrumental in developing and  teaching paralegal curriculum and advancing the school’s goals. In  addition, she sits on the board of VOSS Water and participates in a law  mentor program. 

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Thursday, October 4th- Brian Goodman -Intrapreneur, Senior Executive, Community Leader, Networking Master

There  are many facets to our next guest, Brian Goodman. Brian is an  intrapreneur who believes that innovation, risk taking and creativity  within corporations will help our country to regain economic dominance  in a global marketplace -- and he's spreading the word in Orange County  and beyond. Brian is also a community leader who serves on the boards of  three prestigious organizations in Orange County: The Center for  Corporate Governance at the Paul Merage School of Business here at  UCI; Human Options, and The Discovery Science Center. A networking guru,  Brian advocates building a strong contact base and connecting these  professionals to benefit from each other’s advice and experiences.  Finally, in his day job he is a Managing Director of Experis Financial, a  division of the multi-billion-dollar company Manpower.  Also of note,  Brian was chosen as winner of OC Metro's 40 Under 40 in 2011." width="618"/>
Thursday, September 13,  Daniel Wu
Daniel Wu from stops by with Piper Medcalf and Gail Sperling of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to tell us about Light The Night Walk that is happening September 29th at Angel Stadium.
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The Leukemia &  Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk funds lifesaving research and  support for people battling cancer. Friends, families and co-workers  form fundraising teams and millions of consumers help by donating at  retail outlets. 

Participants  in Orange County and the Inland Empire enjoy an evening of fun and  inspiration as they walk leisurely along a two mile route at Angel  Stadium or California Baptist University. The Dedication banner and  Remembrance Ceremonies provide an opportunity to display a name or  message, honoring or commemorating a family member or friend with  cancer. 

Registration is now open for the Light The Night Orange County/Inland Empire 2012 Walks. Click here to register today! 

Orange County Walk: 

Saturday, September 29, 2012 
Festivities Begin @ 4:00 PM
Remembrance Ceremony @ 6:00 PM - Behind Gate 3
Opening Ceremony @ 6:30 PM - Main Stage
Walk Begins @ 7:00 PM
Angel Stadium Anaheim
2000 East Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806 

Please enter the Stadium off of Orangewood Ave. Parking is complimentary and parking attendants will direct you where to park.

Click here to download festivities information and frequently asked questions for the OC Walk  

Inland Empire Walk: 

Saturday, October 27, 2012
Festivities Begin @ 4:00 PM
Remembrance Ceremony @ 6:00 PM - Main Stage
Opening Ceremony @ 6:30 PM - Main Stage
Walk Begins @ 7:00 PM
California Baptist University
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504 

Please enter from Magnolia Ave. Parking is complimentary and a parking attendant will direct you where to park.

Click here to download festivities information and frequently asked questions for the IE Walk 

This link will you to a very detailed report updating facts and statistics about  Leukemia & Lymphoma

Thursday, September 6,  West Coast Surrogacy Director, Amy Kaplan 


Founder  and Director of West Coast Surrogacy, an all-inclusive surrogate agency  in Aliso Viejo.  Working with couples and surrogates nationwide, WCS  uses a team-oriented approach that encompasses the highest level of  integrity, support, and compassion. It is our pledge to guide you  through every step of this life-changing process, acting as both a  resource for information and an unparalleled support system. 

Amy began her career in reproductive medicine in 1990 and has since  devoted her life to the field.   Today she will bring her colleagues Sue  Ann Gonis, Laura Davis and DeLacey Andersen in to the studio and we  will offer a discussion about surrogacy and they will share their  insights with our listeners.

West Coast Surrogacy
26895 Aliso Creek Road, Suite B412
Aliso Viejo, California 92656

949.362.8200   Phone
949.362.8202   Fax
877.492.7411   Toll-Free

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Thursday, August 31, Kimberlee Martin and Heather McCoy

Together we share thoughts and insights of the day.

Thursday, August 24, Pittman Lamitie & Associates


Joanne Pittman, Principal
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In our studio today is Joanne Pittman and Linda Lamitie from Pittman  Lamitie & Associates.  We will discuss the importance of image.

Pittman, Lamitie & Associates is a full-service  consultancy comprised of professional advisors and stylists who  specialize in helping clients develop a strong first impression and  brand identity through image development. Utilizing our IMAGE  AuthenticitySM programs, we help create an authentic image for individuals, corporations and non-profit organizations. 

Thursday, August 16, Glennwood Housing Foundation-Randy Larson


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Glennwood House of Laguna Beach

Today we will bring in to the studio,  Randy Larson and Shauna Bogert  and Stacy Enmier of the Glennwood House  of Laguna Beach.  They will share with us their vision for Glennwood  House and encourage support of their efforts to serve this very special  population in Orange County. 

Co-founder and President of the Board  for Glennwood Housing Foundation, Randy Larson always wanted the most  for his son Trevor.  When Trevor was a child, Larson made sure to have  activities for him and tried to create a good network of friends. 

This might seem like the normal plan  for any parent but for Larson it was especially important. Trevor, now  28, has Down syndrome.  Randy considers serving the special needs  community his passion and lifelong commitment and pledges that Glennwood  House of Laguna Beach will set the new standard for special needs  supported living in California, and nationwide. 

Glennwood Housing Foundation 

Glennwood House of Laguna Beach 

2130 South Coast Hwy 

Laguna Beach, CA  92651 

Come share the excitement and thank those who have helped us make this dream a reality!!!! 

Please visit our website for more information on our project at 

We look forward to seeing you!!! 

Thursday, August 2, Jamie Jensen with Living Juice" width="273"/>
While working as a sculptor in New York City's Chelsea District, a yoga  instructor, newly graduated from the Institute for Integrative  Nutrition, introduced me to the idea of juice cleansing.  After researching its potential benefits,  I embarked on a 10-day juice cleanse. During it, I realized that I have  never felt better: cravings gone, bloat gone, agitation gone, lethargy  gone. What I experience is mental clarity, nights of restful sleep,  unbounded energy, and confidence that there was nothing I could not  accomplish.  Soon after, I was packing up my NY studio  and shipping it all back to Laguna Beach, CA, where, in a previous  life, I had worked as a successful Newport Beach-based financial  planner. When I arrived, I began a search for the same nutritious,  yummy, chlorophyll-packed juice cleanses I had enjoyed in New York.  Surprisingly, none were to be found.  All this time, I was immersing myself  deeper and deeper into the world of juice cleansing. As I do so, I have  the desire to make juice, bottle it and share those feelings of good  health and well being with my family and friends. That is how Living  Juice was born.  I founded Living Juice on the basis that I  could have great raw, and organic juices available to me at all times. I  passionately believe Living Juice produces the finest, cold pressed,  nutritionally rich juices available on the West Coast.  I create them for the most particular customer I have ever I am proud to share these special recipes with you.  

Thursday, July 26- Justin Petrikas- Commercial Airline Pilot-Part 2
In part two of Justin's interview we hear more from this interesting and  well spoken commercial airline pilot.. Then Heather and I wrap up the  discussion with our own thoughts about all the Justin shared with us.

Thursday, July 19- Justin Petrikas- Commercial Airline Pilot-Part 1
Today we welcomed Justin Petrikas in to our studio to discuss the  furture of the airline industry.  A local Orange County resident, Justin  has been piloting for over 25 years. He shares insights and interesting  stories about his career.

Thursday, July 12- Bryan Bixler- Male Eating Disorders

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Bryan  Bixler is a master’s level ecologist who trained at Universities in  Scotland, Georgia and California. Bryan has many interests in diverse  species ranging from ants to African elephants but he found his true  passion was working for conservation of wild habitats and preservation  of species diversity. Bryan’s kind demeanor in combination with his  academic interests found him working as a research scientist and  education specialist at institutions such as Scripps, San Diego Wild  Animal Park and the University of Georgia. Bryan’s adult life, however,  has been riddled by twenty years of chronic anorexia that progressed to  such severity that he nearly lost his life. Bryan’s recovery began two  and half years ago when he entered long term treatment and learned an  eating disorder is not just a medical issue but included underlying  emotional issues that drove the disease. Bryan’s story of recovery is  filled with financial and physical tragedy that is also inspirational to  those who wonder if they or their loved one can recover from an eating  disorder.

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Thursday, July 5- Leslie Dixon, Founder, Birds & Bees Connection
Leslie Dixon, Founder and Executive Director of The Birds and Bees  Connection, is the mother of two grown children and has been a school  nurse for more than twenty years. She holds a degree in nursing and has  taught Family Life, Life Science, Health Science, and Sexual Health  Education at several schools in Orange and Los Angeles County.

Her unique comprehensive parent-child preparation for puberty and  adolescence courses have been taught since the early nineties throughout  Orange and Los Angeles County and are currently being offered to the  Girl Scout Council of Orange County, selected school districts, and  youth and religious organizations.

Ms. Dixon has been interviewed and quoted in the Orange County Register,  and OC Family Magazine. She recently was a featured speaker at the PTA  State Convention, Laguna Beach School Districts Speakers Bureau, and the  O.C. Department of Education.

Thursday, June 7- Michelle Mitchell-Foust- Poet

Michelle Mitchell-Foust is the author of two volumes of poetry, Circassian Girl (Elixir Press, 2001), winner of the Elixir Press Poetry Prize, and Imago Mundi (Elixir Press, 2005), and two fine press chapbooks, Poets at Seven (Sutton Hoo Press)  Exile (Sangha Press). Monstrous Verse,  a poetry anthology that she is editing with Tony Barnstone, will be  published by Everyman Press in 2013. She is a winner of the  NATION/”Discovery’ Award, the Columbia Poetry Prize, and the Missouri  Arts Council Award. Her work has appeared in The Nation, The Washington Post, Antioch Review, and Colorado Review. She has currently finished a manuscript of poems entitled Bullfight, poems about her experience with teaching geometry at a continuation high school in Santa Ana, Ca. 

Michelle Mitchell-Foust received her  Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and  she is the author of two poetry books, Circassian Girl (Elixir Press) and Imago Mundi (Elixir Press) and two chapbooks, Poets at Seven (Sutton Hoo Press) and Exile (Sangha Press). She was the winner of the Elixir Press Poetry Prize, the Nation/”Discovery”  Award, the Columbia University Poetry Prize, a Writers At Work  Fellowship, the Missouri Arts Council Biennial Award, two University of  Missouri-Columbia Creative Writing Fellowships, and an Academy of  American Poets Prize. Her first book, Circassian Girl, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Her work has appeared in The Nation, The Washington Post, Antioch Review, and Colorado Review, among many other magazines, and her work has been anthologized in Wild Flowers Every Year (James Publishing), Chapter and Verse (HWA), New Voices: University and College Poetry Prizes (The Academy of American Poets), The Best of Writers at Work Anthology (Pecan Grove Press), and The Missouri Arts Council Biennial Anthology (The Missouri Review), She has edited several literary and scholarly journals, including The Missouri Review and Oral Tradition.   She was an American Poet in Residence at the Poets’ House in Donegal,  Ireland for ten years as well as being a founder/coordinator of the Casa  Romantica Reading Series, and she finished a graduate degree in  mathematics education at the University of California-Irvine. She  teaches aerobics and yoga at the Y in Orange County, and she lives in  Dana Point, Ca. 

Thursday, May 31- Tizianna Trovati
Tizianna Trovati with  Trovati Pilates.   and
Today we have Tizianna Trovati, a delightful woman, will share her story  as an Italian immigrant to this country.  She came with the dream to be  a professional dancer.  Together we will discuss coming to America, the  world of professional dance, and making it as a small business owner in  Orange County.

 Thursday, May 24- The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
Best Friends, Brandon George and Jake Smith, walk for Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Crohn’s Disease Patients Enlist Others to Join Orange County’s Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Take Steps Walk 

IRVINE,  CALIFORNIA– May xx, 2012 – The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation are  proud to honor BRANDON GEORGE from Trabuco Canyon, CA and JAKE SMITH  from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, who are an inspiration to Orange County  as they encourage people to participate in the Foundation’s Take Steps  Walk to be held on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 4:00 PM at Aldrich Park on  the campus of the University of California, Irvine. Both Brandon and  Jake live with Crohn’s disease which, like ulcerative colitis, is a  painful and unpredictable digestive diseaseimpacting nearly 1.5 American  adults and children including 15,000 residents of Orange County." width="618"/>

And to register for the Walk in Irvine on the 24th of June, or to sponser a participant go to:
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Thursday, May 17
Today we have Ty and Carole Moss in our studio telling us about their own personal tragedy of losing their son to MRSA. (Methicillin-Resistant-Staphylocous-Aureus) Together they launced an awareness organization dedicated to the memory of their son.



Please visit this site for some very valuable public health information!

Thursday, May 10
My friend Maria joins us to  talk about leaving the comforts of Hawaiin island life and moving to  Orange County. Ripped from paradise and plunked down in to Orange County  to, dare we say, "simplify" their lives.  She discusses this  transition.  We will laugh and giggle a bit about some of the oddities  of the Orange County lifestyle.

Thursday, May 3
Today we have brought in the Goetz  family.  They have two grown children with Cystic Fibrosis.  Together  they will share their journey and discuss family life with 5 children  and the issues that face local families with this very challenging  disease.

Share your support with our local foundation for Cystic Fibrosis.
Executive Director:
Mr. Michael Shumard

Orange County Office
Southern California Chapter
2150 Towne Centre Place
Suite 120
Anaheim, CA, 92806
T: (714) 938-1393
T: (800) 232-8731
F: (714) 938-1462
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Learn more about Cystic Fibrosis

Thursday, April 26
Today we will bring Terry O'neal in to the studio  and discuss "dating violence" and child abuse.  Terry is the President  of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children  (ASPCC) and he will share some startling statistics that we all need to  be aware exist.   

Thursday, April 19
Today we will bring back Jodi Levine as she  collaborates with Journey School parent volunteer, Michelle Spieker.   Together they share the story of how the Green Heart Garden came to be  on the Journey School campus.  You will also hear about a very special 8th grader that focused her 8th grade school project on rain water harvesting.

Thursday, April 12
Our second show airs on Thursday, April 12th at 4:00 p.m. and will feature Jodi Levine with 

Earthroots Field School offers creative outdoor  learning opportunities that nurture the whole person and their  connection with the natural world.  Jodi is in the middle of the photo  below. 

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Thursday, April 5th
Our first show airs on Thursday, April 5th at 4:00  p.m.  Our first guests will be Fahim Fazili and Lt. Colonel Michael  Moffitt.  Together these gentlemen wrote  a book about one man's journey  from Afghanistan to Hollywood and then back again.

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