Thursday, December 31, 2009

Friday Jan 1, 2010


"The best to you and your family
as we start a brand new decade"

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Fri Dec 25, 2009


"The best to you and your family
at this special time of year"

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tue Dec 22, 2009

Geoff Edwards - "No Spin Travel"   LIVE  from FijiCRN Digital Talk Radio's Geoff Edwards is live in Fiji and reports with Mike Horn today on the "PM SHOW".   Geoff Edwards is a veteran radio and television broadcaster. He has an Emmy for best talk show host, and an Emmy nomination for best Game Show Host. Besides hosting network game shows, he has appeared as an actor in numerous television shows and movies. In radio, he was top rated in Los Angeles on both KMPC and KFI. With all of this, Geoff never lost his thirst for travel. He has been cruising since 1969 and has twice cruised around the world. From Morocco, to the Marshall Islands, and even to Branson, Geoff 's wit adds a special flavor to his travel commentary. Michael, Geoff's wife, travels with him and records all on film.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wed Dec 16. 2009

Pam McNeely

Media expert and analyst Pam McNeely talks about top TV shows and those that will make it and those that will not. Pop culture discussion of America's  TV viewing habits.


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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tue Dec 15, 2009


Good News (for a change)  for the Holidays!

Jenny Serrano  LA County CEO's office
Jenny Serrano is the Special Assistant to Deputy Chief Executive Officer Miguel Santana, for the County of Los Angeles, Chief Executive Office. Los Angeles County is the largest County in the country. It has a budget of over $22 billion, 100,000 employees, and a population of 11 million. It is governed by a five member Board of Supervisors.

DCEO Santana oversees all of the County's social service departments, including the Department of Children and Family Services, Public Social Services, Community and Senior Services, Child Support, Military and Veterans Affairs, and the Human Relations Commission as well as homelessness. This cluster includes 27,000 employees and an annual budget of $8 billion.  As the Special Assistant to DCEO Santana, Ms. Serrano is responsible for managing special projects, preparing Board correspondence and providing guidance in matters of policy and practice to departments and the Board of Supervisors. Ms. Serrano holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services and a Master of Public Administration degree from California State University, Northridge. She is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Pierce College. Prior to her current position, Ms. Serrano was the Transition Age Youth Coordinator for the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office's Service Integration Branch. She is a former Supervisor and Board Member for the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program of Los Angeles Superior Court. Her previous professional experience includes case management, supervision and program management at Covenant House California, Crystal Stairs, Los Angeles Universal Preschool and the City of Glendale.

John Kelsall, Vice Chair Biz Fed
As a founding member of BizFed John Kelsall also stepped up early on to Chair the Polling/Research committee in our first year. Since 2005 John has been the President & CEO The Greater Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, Lakewood, CA. Prior experience includes Vice President Operations Hank Player USA, Branch Manager and then Area Manager AppleOne Employment Services, Qualifying and Managing Broker for Century 21 Real Estate Professionals, and had his own holding company for 18 years, Kelsall & Lillya, Inc. Graduate of Rider University with a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce and a minor in Business Law. 15 Graduate Credit Hours towards MBA – LSUS. Currently Studying for Mediation Certification - American Center for Conflict Resolution. Board Memberships and Community Involvement include: Long Beach Small Business Development Center Advisory Board Member, Lakewood YMCA Board of Managers, Rotary Club of Lakewood Rotarian of the Year 2006-2007, Board Member and President Elect Rotary Club of Lakewood, Van Nuys Chamber of Commerce Marketing and Governmental Affairs Committee, Clearwater Chamber of Commerce Business Committee, 2 years as Board Member Society for Human Resource Management, Shreveport Chapter, Eight years as Board Member for Louisiana Association for the Blind, Three years as Board Member Shreveport Little Theatre, Graduate of Leadership Shreveport, Ten years as soccer referee certified through college level, and a Special Consultant to the US Secretary of Education for Higher Education Regulations 1976.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Mon Dec 14, 2009

Shaye Areheart - VP & Publisher of Harmony Books
She worked with Michael for 4 years on this project, traveled with him and saw a side of Michael that most never saw.
SHAYE AREHEART was, along with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Michael Jackson's original editor. With original Foreword by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, a new Introduction by Motown founder Berry Gordy, and an Afterword by Michael Jackson's editor and publisher, Shaye Areheart. "I've always wanted to be able to tell stories, you know, stories that came from my soul. I'd like to sit by a fire and tell people stories – make them see pictures, make them cry and laugh, take them anywhere emotionally with something as deceptively simple as words. I'd like to tell tales to move their souls and transform them. I've always wanted to be able to do that. Imagine how the great writers must feel, knowing they have that power. I sometimes feel I could do it. It's something I'd like to develop. In a way, songwriting uses the same skills, creates the emotional highs and lows, but the story is a sketch. It's quicksilver. There are very few books written on the art of storytelling, how to grip listeners, how to get a group of people together and amuse them. No costumes, no makeup, no nothing, just you and your voice, and your powerful ability to take them anywhere, to transform their lives, if only for minutes." –Michael Jackson, in Moonwalk


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Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday Dec 11, 2009

On Today's Show  -  Lee Greenwood  - "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

Few artists have ever written a song that has become more a part of America’s cultural landscape than Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA.” If he’d never written or recorded another hit, Greenwood would have secured his place in music history with that powerful inspiring ballad. “God Bless the USA” has been voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America, taking the top honor over “God Bless America” and the “National Anthem,” but it is only one of the many hits that have propelled Greenwood’s successful career. With his distinctive voice, insightful songwriting and unparalleled showmanship, Greenwood has been captivating audiences for decades.  (more bio)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Fri Dec 4, 2009 ON TODAY'S SHOW

Frank Del Vecchio is the Chief Operating Officer of AMBER Ready. Mr. Del Vecchio also currently serves as the Deputy Police Chief of the Fairview Police Department in Bergen County, New Jersey. Mr. Del Vecchio began his career in law enforcement and emergency services over twenty years ago. During that time he has served in many of the divisions in the department, including, Patrol Division, Detective Division, Juvenile and DARE Division and also served as a Supervisor in the Community Policing Division. Mr. DelVecchio was responsible for implementing various programs aimed at assisting at-risk youth, as well as dealing with cases of missing and runaway children. He rose through the ranks and left the Fairview Police Dept. as a Captain in 2003, after being appointed by Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney as the Director of Public Safety for Bergen County and the Director of the Law and Public Safety Institute (Police, Fire and EMS Academies). In his position as Director he oversaw several divisions, including the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute, Bergen County Police Dept., Division of Consumer Protection, Bergen County Medical Examiners Office, Office of Emergency Management, Division of Weights and Measures and the Office of Highway Safety. The Bergen County Dept. of Public Safety employed nearly 300 people with a budget over 21 million dollars. Mr. Del Vecchio streamlined and cut the budget within the department by 15%, he also oversaw several public safety initiatives, such as improved communications for emergency services, created several interoperability initiatives, streamlined and consolidated 911 and dispatch services for municipal departments, as well as several initiatives aimed at improving training for our Police, Fire and EMS agencies. Mr. Del Vecchio developed programs and reorganized the Division of Consumer Protection to protect consumers throughout Bergen County and also began an education initiative aimed toward protecting seniors. He implemented several youth safety and outreach initiatives countywide. Mr. Del Vecchio serves on several committees and boards, such as the Bergen County Community College Criminal Justice Advisory Board, he is the Chairperson for the Fairview Municipal Alliance, he has given several talks about crime in suburbia and general policing. In 2005 Mr. Del Vecchio returned to his current position as the Deputy Police Chief of the Fairview Police Department, but continues to be involved in all aspects of emergency services throughout the county. Mr. Del Vecchio is a member of several police organizations and has enabled AMBER Ready to gain their support as well as receive commendations from the Bergen County Sheriff of New Jersey. Mr. Del Vecchio is currently with AMBER Ready to create legislation to provide child safety initiatives, as well as educating parents in child safety and working with law enforcement on enhancing and handling their response to the call of a missing child.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tue Dec 01, 2009


David Fleming and Ron Gastelum speaking on water issues, the recently passed legislation and the $11 billion water bond on the November 2010 ballot.

David W. Fleming, Founding Chair
David W. Fleming, an attorney with Latham & Watkins, is the current chair of the Los Angeles County Business Federation, a consortium of chambers of commerce and trade groups representing over 80,000 businesses in the County. He also serves on the MTA board of directors and he chairs Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Project Grad LA and the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley. He is a past chair of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation and the Los Angeles City Fire Commission. He serves on the boards of the Reason Foundation, the James Madison Foundation and the LA County Children's Planning Council. He was the vice chair of the California Transportation Commission and a member of the LA City Ethics Commission and the LAPD Foundation. He, along with former Mayor Richard Riordan, co-chaired the successful LA City Charter reform movement in the late 1990's

Ron Gastelum
Mr. Gastelum is the retired Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the nation's largest water wholesaler. In addition, Mr. Gastelum is an attorney with 25 years experience in both public sector and in private practice focusing on corporate and environmental matters. His environmental practice has emphasized public water supply and waste management. Today, Mr. Gastelum develops new business ventures in the environmental field and serves on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Los Angeles Children's Museum, and the Aquarium of the Pacific. Mr. Gastelum holds an undergraduate degree from Whittier College and law degree from UCLA.