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3 Time Cancer Survivor Ali Becher talks about how cannabis helped her

• November 22nd, 2019

Listen to 3 Time Cancer Survivor Ali Becher talk about how cannabis helped her. Courtesy of MY JANE and OC TALK RADIO.


Spotlight w/Sarah Goggins, Staples’ Chief People Officer

• November 19th, 2019
Welcome to this special edition of HIRE POWER RADIO.  Where we got the special opportunity to interview Sarah Goggins, the Chief People Officer for all of Staples US Retail stores at one of their new in-store, SPOTLIGHT SPACES . Part of a pilot program being tested here in Orange County that hopes to dramatically retool and rethink their 1000+ stores and turn them into more of a  "community space" for their customers to work, learn and grow.
A new initiative that started with a nationwide "listening tour" that took Sarah, as head of HR, across the country to hear just what their store employees were thinking.  Here's some of that conversation and what she learned...

Teaching STEM to Special Needs Kids at STEM 3 Academy

• October 29th, 2019

Check out this amazing, inspirational story about a new school that's just opened here in OC (modeled on the first successful program of its kind in the country in LA) that teaches autistic and other special needs kids STEM.  That's right.  The most rigorous curriculum for a class of kids most other people give up on, proving that there is potential in all of us to excel (if only someone believes and gives us the chance). It's the innovative STEM3 Academy here in Irvine now open to all parents with special needs kids with a qualified IEP (Independent Educational Plan) as determined by their school district.  Or for private enrollment as well.

Having done this interview, I still can't believe it! This is an amazing story you'll want to share with others.  Particularly those in our thriving tech community.


Car Design Scholarship for LGBTQ Kids

• October 17th, 2019

Freelance Car Designer Bryan S. Thompson (formerly w/Nissan) talks about growing up a gay kid in rural Arizona and dreaming of being a car designer. How everyone told him he "didn't fit" and could never get into this industry. And how he persevered and literally knocked on doors of major car design studios in Europe until someone finally came out, took a look and told him how to do it.

Which is why he's creating a special scholarship for LGBTQ kids (like him) who are "driven by design".

Tune it and share his amazing story with anyone who's ever felt "different" or that they "didn't fit" and how incredible it is to find your true passion and "tribe".  And join him for his special fundraiser at the Liberace Estate in Palm Springs this Friday, Oct. 18th for a night of eating and dancing and raising funds for this very personal cause.  And who knows?  You might even win one of his cars?  Dreams can come true. It can happen to you.  If you have the drive (and talent) to succeed...


OC Spotlight on 80s Superstar Gino Vannelli

• October 11th, 2019

We catch up with 80s Superstar Gino Vannelli as he returns to LA for a special concert Saturday, Oct. 12 at the incredible Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. We hear again how he crashed the gates at A&M studios back in the 70s to personally meet Herb Albert (who signed him the next week). And how he went on to record numerous Gold and Platinum records with them into the 90s.  Then how he drifted to Europe and other styles when American music changed. And how he's touring again with continued passion and a catalog of new music covering a wider swath of material and sounds from his original romantic hits to his renewed interest in acoustic jazz and classical singing. As a long time fan of his music, I can honestly say he's never sounded better!

Tickets are going fast for Gino's return to LA this Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.  Don't miss it! We'll see you there...


New Show at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure Theatre in Buena Park

• September 9th, 2019

Ahoy all ye pirate lovers (be ye big or small).  There's a new show at the long running PIRATE'S DINNER ADVENTURE here in Buena Park called "Secrets of the Deep". Set aboard an 18th-century Spanish galleon, anchored in a 250,000-gallon indoor lagoon, Pirate’s dinner theater combines fantasy, fun, and a first-class restaurant along with lots of swashbuckling action, treasure hunting and swordplay plus the loudest cannon fire and swingingest pirates you'll ever see. Join us as we meet the cast and discuss this new show here on Orange County's only pirate radio station, OC TALK RADIO and our weekly OC SPOTLIGHT show.


New Non-Invasive Surgery for Prostate Cancer Using UltraSound

• September 9th, 2019

Too many men my age don't get themselves tested for prostate cancer given their fear of the usual surgery and its side affects for impotency and pain.  No reason any longer here in OC with the Pacific Coast Urology Center's breakthru UltraSound treatment which Dr. Robert Pugash has been pioneering overseas with his patients for years and now offers locally thru his clinics in Huntington Beach and Los Alamitos (now that it's recently been certified here in this country as well). 

Imagine.  A totally non-invasive treatment to destroy prostate cancer cells without the pain and blood loss and long recovery time associated with traditional prostate surgery.  One that focuses ultrasound to travel right thru your body to focus just on the specific cancer area, without the harmful effects of other forms of radiation. It's mind boggling as we discuss this relatively new-to-the-US treatment with Dr. Robert Pugash and his efforts to train and bring this technology to other surgeons across the country thru his separate partnership with HIFU Prostate Services (for "High Intensity Focused Ultrasound").

On this week's OC SPOTLIGHT...highlighting the most amazing people doing the most incredible things right here in our own backyard.  On Orange County's only community radio station, OC TALK RADIO.


Should Brand Managers Use Podcasts to Tell Their Story?

• August 1st, 2019

We produce a show for West Virginia University's DATA MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS program. An online Masters Program that looks at "the intersection of data driven decision making and modern marketing practices" taught by actual marketing practitioners around the country.

In it, they talk about topics in marketing today (often involving data) and today's topic centered around making sense of all the new marketing channels.
At the end, I sometimes get to ask the host and their guest a question, and this week I asked "so how about the channel we're on now?  Should today's brands and brand managers be using podcasts to tell their stories?"
LISTEN TO THEIR REPLY.  And let us know if you agree...

NBA Star Rick Darnell Discusses Cannabis and Building Businesses After Basketball

• June 27th, 2019

Listen as Attorney Michael Brette (founder of Small Cap Equity Advisors and author of Raising Capital for Your Business) talks with former NBA Star Rick Darnell (who once played back in the day with the legendary Dr. J...Julius Erving) about his transition from basketball into being a successful businessman with liquor brands like Comisario (the world's most awarded tequila) and his current passion for the healing power of cannabis and CBD.  He talks about his work today as LA Chapter President for the Retired NBA Players Association and how he helps younger players make the difficult transition out of basketball to a successful 2nd phase of their career. And how his passion for the possibilities of cannabis continues to grow as he watches more and more players struggle with the aftermath of injuries and the over-prescription of opioids for pain (and the ensuing pain and addictions they cause). As we put our finger on the pulse of business today, here on OC Talk Radio...Orange County's only community radio station


Party Like It’s 1919…to celebrate end of WWI 7:30pm TONITE at Muckenthaller Cultural Center

• June 27th, 2019

Celebrate the 100 Year anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles that ended the FIRST World War exactly a century ago...TODAY! Enter the concert through an open-air French café, and step into the revelry and bacchanalia that broke out in the CITY OF LIGHTS, as peace was restored back in 1919 as ROUGE, a Seattle based "chanteuse singer" and band combines humor, music, artistry, and fun into a spectacular performance that ranges from 1920's Parisian classics (think Edith Piaf) to Django Reihhardt style Gypsy Jazz.  Le Hot Club and it's "hot jazz" comes to life TONITE, 7:30pm at Orange County's real life "Great Gatsby mansion"...Fullerton's MUCKENTHALLER CULTURAL CENTER. So party like it's 1919. For tix, directions and info visit www.TheMUCK.ORG.  From Orange County's only community radio station,


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