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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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Summer Foot Health with Dr. Jeffrey De Santis with Cambridge Foot and Ankle Associates, Inc.

‎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.

Special Olympics Global Messenger Jenny Skinner

‎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.

Long-time Orange County Resident Ben Peters Gives a History of the County

‎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.

Recent Orange County Graduates Discuss Career Paths

‎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.

Vaccine Issue Follow-up Interview with Dotty Hagemier

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

Water Conservation Experts Discuss the California Drought

‎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.

Value-based Healthcare/ Hoag Orthopedic Hospital

‎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.

Kyle Eidson joins Real People of Orange County

‎Thursday, ‎May ‎7, ‎2015, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article

Karen Caplan, CEO of Freida's, Inc. "Fear No Fruit"

‎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.

Part Two Newport Film Festival - Dale & Wendy Peterson

‎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

David Demeter from the Drum Lab features local youth bands

‎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.

Diversity Expert Devin Hughes talks about bullying

‎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.

Fine Arts in Orange County: Museums, Installations, Education, and Funding

‎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.

Graphic Arts and Design

‎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.

Dr.Donna Friess- Author, The Unraveling of Shelby Forrest

‎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

OC Fashion Week

‎Thursday, ‎February ‎26, ‎2015, ‏‎4:00:00 PMGo to full article
Designers from Orange County Fashion Week share their stories.

Annabella Lwin from the original Bow Wow Wow

‎Thursday, ‎February ‎26, ‎2015, ‏‎4:00:00 PMGo to full article

Kathryn Marino, founder of OC Fashion Week and Orange County Fashion Council joins the show.

‎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

Kathy Tillotson joins us at the Real People of Orange County

‎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.

Gamechangers US CEO and Founder Guy Chanin

‎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.

Real People of Orange County - Diana Dehm

‎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.

Sevin Sisters Join Real People of Orange County

‎Thursday, ‎December ‎4, ‎2014, ‏‎4:00:00 PMGo to full article

Crime in Orange County -- Federal Deputy Public Defender Jesse Gessin

‎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.

Fitness & Nutrition for the Holidays

‎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.

Claire Trevor School of the Arts Opens House

‎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.

Real People of Orange County welcomes Julia Bendis of Match Makers

‎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.

Props, Bonds, and Measures, Oh Yes!

‎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

Linda Purl joins Real People of Orange County

‎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.

UCI Breaks Ground in Education Sciences AND Daniel Bravo Makes Immigration Reform Personal

‎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:

Animal Donation Advocate

‎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:

Charlie Blek with the Brady Campaign to prevent Gun Violence

‎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

Video Game Addiction Ulric Wong 08 21 2014

‎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.

Parents Advocate League PAL

‎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

Renaissance Clubsport experts Dan Levin and Chuck Rudolph weigh in!

‎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

The Drum Lab’s David Demeter

‎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

SoCal Remodeler's Council- Ben Morey

‎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.

Yoga by Juris

‎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

Human Trafficking, with Guest Leigh Dundas

‎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.

Domestic Violence- Part 4 Legal Aspects

‎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.

Series on Domestic Violence-Part 3

‎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

Moms in Charge Founder Dotty Hagmier

‎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.

The Wooden Floor in Santa Ana

‎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.

Shine by S.H.O. Founder Susan Hornbeak Ortiz

‎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.

Series on Domestic Violence Part 2

‎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.

Real People of Orange County Welcomes Cure Duchenne

‎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.

High Noon in OC AND Unraveling Autism

‎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.

Working Wardrobes- Peggy Goldwater Clay, Community Relations

Thursday, ‎February ‎27, ‎2014, ‏‎4:00:00 AM
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Working Wardrobes- Peggy Goldwater Clay, Community Relations talks to Real People OC about this vital wardrobe and employment service offered to Orange County residents.

Janine Iannarelli Par Avion 02 20 2014

‎Thursday, ‎February ‎20, ‎2014, ‏‎4:00:00 PMGo to full article

Human Options, Founder-CEO Vivian Clecak

‎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.

Vietnamese Cultural Event the Tet Festival

‎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.

Historical European Martial Arts

‎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.

Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams with W. Terry Whalin

‎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.

Satori Discovery Founder, Joyce Catherine

‎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.

Shawn Wayans Joins Real People of Orange County

‎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.

Professional Basketball coach Al Smith

‎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.

The CEO Code with author David Rohlander

‎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.

Home Instead CEO, Nayda Poblete

‎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.

Jen Shirkani, Author of EGO vs. EQ

‎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.

Dr. Ju Young Lee- Founder of Language App Daily MOMO

‎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.

Peace Now Founder Scotty Bruer

‎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.

San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival

‎Thursday, ‎September ‎12, ‎2013, ‏‎5:00:00 AMGo to full article

Evan Marks with the Ecology Center OC

‎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.

Sonia Marsh Author of My Gutsy Story Anthology

‎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.

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Bocce Invitational at Il Fornaio

‎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

Sarah Demille 5K Memorial Run

‎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.

State Assembly Travis Allen talks about the Bonfire Issue

‎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.

Beth Anne Boardman, PhD, Mythologist

‎Thursday, ‎June ‎20, ‎2013, ‏‎5:00:00 PMGo to full article
Beth Anne Boardman, PhD, Mythological Studies, Metaphor and Depth Psychology.

Bob Linzy on the Principles of Wu Shu

‎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."

Thursday, May 23rd- 2013 Richard (Ric) Franzi-Founder and CEO of Critical Mass for Business comes in to talk about peer group learning.

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

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."

Renderings for the facility

Thursday, May 2- David Kanani and Daniel Wu with Kanani Advisory Group discuss financial planing for all ages.

A simple, 3 Step Review is a great way of helping you get a handle on your true needs and desires and whether or not your current strategies match up with your plans for today and your future.

Learn more about our 3 Step Review
(877) 829-9227
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

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 

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
Partners from  Katz and Yoon, LLP, an Orange County Law Firm come in to discuss practicing Law in Orange County.

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.

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

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

Thursday,  January 17th- Dr. John Demartini

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

Thursday, December 20th- Marilyn McGowan with Uncharted Journeys



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

Family Nurse Practitioner


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

Jersey Strong!!/JerseyStrongCoastToCoast?__user=1065740275

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.

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.

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.

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

You may also visit the following link: to find out more about surrogacy in your state.

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
(949) 394-4563
Linda Lamitie, Principal
(949) 280-4307

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

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

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

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.

Bryan Bixler and his Dr. Oz Show Appearance



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.

And to register for the Walk in Irvine on the 24th of June, or to sponser a participant go to:
Take Steps- Orange County

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

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.

Other resoruces are:

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.

Find out more at

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