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Don’t miss the next CIGAR NIGHT-BIZ MIXER GROUP-OC FEB 13 at Tustin’s WINERY

January 31, 2019

Pick up some amazing tips from Master Networker, John Dade (founder of THE CIGAR NIGHT-BUSINESS MIXER GROUP-OC ) on THE RAAD LIFE as he talks about the phenomenal growth of this group and how important it is to still "meet people", physically "press the flesh" and share a low key/high engagement experience with local business owners and executives (like you). So whether you crave cigars or just want to try something different, make plans to attend their next smokin' Business Networking Event Feb 13 @ The Winery in Tustin. We'll see you there!


Massive Music Industry Show Returns to Anaheim

January 22, 2019

The massive music industry show known as NAMM (for "National Association of Music Merchandisers") returns to take over the entire Anaheim Convention Center this week, Thursday, Jan. 24-Sunday, Jan. 27 as all the leading manufacturers of guitars, drums and other musical instruments make their way to Orange County for this annual gathering of  the clan. More than just another trade show, it's a musical circus with performances and appearances by many of the leading rock and roll, hip hop and country artists (past and present), along with all the people who work behind the scenes to record their music and put on their performances. 

And in a world where anyone can now make professional recordings in their own home or garage and push that music out to the world thru sites like Soundcloud and Social Media, that industry has never been bigger or more diverse.  Take for example our guest from MUSIC.iLUV, a new app that allows you to perform along with professional tracks or tracks you've recorded, collaborate with other musicians around the world and then share that new creation instantly thru social media. The app even has built in features to help improve the sound and make anyone an instant musician. "An augmented reality social musical app for future artists to create, practice and perform music" in a way never seen before. 

The Music.iLuv app is backed by research done at Harvard University and the University of Southern California on what motivates digital-age kids, how they learn and behave, and what learning processes they prefer and grew out of an original grant by the US National Science Foundation.

Music.iLuv was developed with the expertise of the following esteemed advisors: Robert Cutietta, Professor of Music and Dean of the School of Music and Dance, University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and author of the book, "How to Raise Musical Kids." Dr Umida Avloni, Ph.D. from Uzbek Institute of Arts (USSR). Her expertise is in piano, music theory and composition; Dr Sven Dickinson, Professor and past Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada; and Dr. Sam Heidari, CEO of Quantenna Communications, who is a widely-recognized leader in electrical engineering technology. He serves as an adviser on both business and technology development for the Music.iLuv app. He also provides proven expertise in pitch detection.

Music.iLuv makes it's debut at this year's fascinating NAMM SHOW along with countless other apps, instruments and recording technology. Tune it to hear more!


Find a Financial Coach

December 8, 2018

If you're wealthy enough, you can hire a financial or investment adviser. But what if you just need someone to help you along in your own financial planning?  Then you need a financial coach.  Similar to a fitness coach, they help improve the fitness of your finances by showing you better moves, teaching you how to execute them properly and then holding you accountable for getting it down.  Listen to this week's episode of CLOSING THE WEALTH GAP to learn more of this new, low cost category of financial advise. Sort of like LEGAL ZOOM (but for finances).


A New Twist on Crowdfunding for Those in Need

November 10, 2018

Listen as wealth manager Tyrone French talks with United Success Network about their unique "help those in need" crowdfunding platform. Here on Orange County's only community radio station,


002-Don’t fear FINAL EXPENSES

October 25, 2018

Why are we so afraid of planning for final expenses?  It's not like we can avoid them by just putting them off. Is it just because we're part of the Peter Pan generation and never going to get old? Or do we just think we can't afford to cover them in advance.  Tune in as financial planner Tyrone French talks us thru this taboo topic and shows us how we can (for a few bucks now) buy everlasting peace. On this week's installment of CLOSING THE WEALTH GAP. Only on


001-Closing the Wealth Gap w/Tyrone French

October 18, 2018

There’s a widening wealth gap between the “haves” and the “have nots”.  So which side of the divide are you on? And how do you bridge that gap and gain greater economic control, freedom and security for yourself and your loved ones?  Welcome to CLOSING THE WEALTH GAP. The only show with weekly, workable tips, ideas and suggestions for average income earners LIKE YOU on how to regain control of your financial future, from the man who’s helped millions….Tyrone French from TYRONE FRENCH and ASSOCIATES.  Right here on Orange County's only community radio station,


001-Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) and the “sue your boss act”

October 15, 2018

Join us as Tom Manzo from California Business and Industrial Alliance (CABA) as he talks with attorney Rob Pepple from Epstein, Becker, Green as they discuss the controversial Private Atttorney General Act (PAGA) here in California, commonly known as the "sue your boss act" which empowers employees to sue their employer on behalf of the state.  Here on Orange County's only community radio station, OC TALK RADIO.



Greenpeace Raising Brown’s Climate Game

August 22, 2018

Greenpeace's vessel the Artic Sunrise has been pulling into ports along the CA coast as part of a larger campaign bringing attention to the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco next month, Sept. 12-14 as well as Governor Jerry Brown’s climate legacy.  Mary Sweeters, Climate and Energy Campaigner with Greenpeace "leads" us around the vessel as well as maps out the plan to hold Gov Brown more accountable in leaving an environmental legacy of reducing the numbers of oil and gas drilling permits in use in California.


CONFIDENT ROI talks with Angelo Ponzi fr/THE PONZI GROUP

August 16, 2018

CONFIDENT ROI talks with Angelo Ponzi fr/THE PONZI GROUP 


Have we lost faith in faith itself? 05-17-18

May 17, 2018

We produce a fascinating show called The Next Chapter that tries to answer (from a practical and philosophical point of view) what comes next...particularly for us aging baby boomers who've been gifted with a whole extra inning in life.  As a group, we baby boomers will live longer than any generation in history with many of us making it well into our nineties or beyond.  So what will we do with that bonus time and  our new found next chapter?  Hosted by former CEO coach and evangelical minister Charlie Hedges, this show took an unexpected turn the last three weeks into exploring religion.  Will our aging group of baby boomers find our way back to the "faith of our fathers" (as the end grows nearer).  Or will we stick to our "enlightened" agnosticim and/or scientific athesim?  Or find a "new religion" in some new age "force" to make sense of the universe and our place in it. These are (after all) the age old questions that have gnawed at man since the dawn of time.  Who are we, where did we come from and where are we going?  The so called "meaning of life".  But as I note in this post series summary, we seem to be entering into a strange new world where a growing number of people just don't care about these questions at all anymore. Meaning we've lost faith not just in our leaders but in faith itself.  We trust no one and believe in nothing.  So it's not just a battle between "believers" and "non-believers" (in politics, religion, philosophy, democracy or any belief system you can name) but the emergence of a new category never seen before...NO belevers.  People for whom "none of the above" is the default answer to just about any question you can ask.  Where the majority of voters (here in Orange County and elsewhere) are now listed in the voter roles as "decline to state". And where a growing majority of people would rather stick a needle in their eye than talk about politics, philosophy, religion or anything "greater than themselve". So do you agree with my gloomy assessment that we're in some strange new "post belief" world. Where facts are all fungible, news is all fake and the experts are all wrong?  And is this just a transition  to some new "age of enlightenment" or the new normal.  A new dark age where anything goes, chaos rules and the old rules or belief systems just don't apply. Or even interest us anymore...