Living Better in San Diego
Information and interviews with San Diego newsmakers, community leaders and citizens. Public Affairs programming presented by the Lincoln Financial Media Stations, hosted by Gary Lee.
Airdate: Sunday, June 9, 2013
A lot goes through a person's mind after they've been sexually assaulted or if they're a victim of domestic violence. The Center for Community Solutions is a local organization that helps people through these difficult times. They're all about hope, healing and prevention! Joining us this morning to talk about their services and what they do to help in these types of situations is Center for Community Solutions Executive Director, Verna Griffin-Tabor.
Airdate: Sunday, June 2, 2013
The early years in a child's life are very important years. There's an organization here in San Diego County that helps parents through those years with programs and services that are geared towards their child's health, education and well-being. First 5 San Diego promotes the importance of the first five years of a chid's life. Joining us this morning with some tips for parents is First 5 San Diego Executive Director, Kim Medeiros.
Airdate: Sunday, May 26, 2013
For years now Home of Guiding Hands has been helping the developmentally disabled in San Diego County. They believe that everybody deserves access to services that enable them to achieve optimal success in life and are committed to maximizing the independence, productivity and quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities. Joining us this morning to talk about their programs and how else they're helping the developmentally disabled in San Diego County is Home of Guiding Hands Development Director, Karen Cook.
Airdate: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Hundreds of thousands of people suffer from arthritis right here in San Diego County. Many people associate arthritis with older folks, but children can get it too. And, in many cases, it can be very painful! Arthritis comes in many forms too. Joining us this morning to talk about arthritis and what we can do to minimize the risk of getting it, and to talk about this year's Arthritis Walk, is the executive director of the San Diego branch of the Arthritis Foundation, Nancy Coate and Amber Lewis, who is a volunteer with the walk committee. Her daughter, Emily, also has a severe case of juvenile arthritis.
Airdate: Sunday, May 12, 2013
Boys and girls from San Diego County and beyond will be participating in a youth soccer tournament next month that will raise money for Susan G. Komen For The Cure San Diego. Next to the US government, Susan G. Komen For The Cure is the largest funder of breast cancer research in the world. Joining us today to talk about the tournament and the fight against breast cancer is Kickin' It Challenge Director, Pam Bickle and President Emeritus for Susan G. Komen For The Cure San Diego, Samm McDonald.
Airdate: Sunday, May 5, 2013
May is Older Americans Month. The Senior Community Centers of San Diego help our seniors every day. They provide meals, homes and health and wellness services to thousands of local seniors each year. They are the leading provider of services to culturally diverse, low-income seniors in San Diego. Joining us this morning to talk about those services and other issues affecting seniors, and Older Americans Month, is Senior Community Centers President and CEO, Paul Downey.
Airdate: Sunday, April 28, 2013
There's a local non-profit organization whose mission is to promote social, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being through music. Since its inception in 2005, Resounding Joy has enriched the lives of thousands of people here in San Diego. Their music therapists have provided music therapy services to thousands of children and adults with special needs. They've been on the show before. Joining us again this morning to talk about their programs, services and various events, including a big fundraiser coming up this Saturday, is Resounding Joy's Director of Education and Training, Noelle Pederson and Junior Joy Giver Program Director and Military Program Director, Rebecca Vaudreuil.
Airdate: Sunday, February 17, 2013
The first annual Care Fair San Diego is coming up this weekend (February 23rd). With various nonprofit organizations all under one roof, you'll be able to find out what services they offer, how to receive those services and how to volunteer. You'll find organizations that work with children, the elderly, mental health services and so much more. This is an event for the entire family, with music, food and activities for the kids. Joining us this morning are two of the people responsible for putting this event together...Dani Womack, who is a pastor at Crosspointe Life Church in La Mesa and Seth Clark, a pastor at Lake Murray Community Church, also in La Mesa. Also joining us, from the San Diego Blood Bank, who will be participating in this Saturday's event, Community Relations and Marketing Director, Lynn Stedd.
Airdate: Sunday, February 10, 2013
The Burn Institute is a local nonprofit health agency dedicated to reducing the number of burn injuries and deaths not only here in San Diego County, but in Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino counties as well. They help thousands of children and adults each year with lifesaving fire and burn prevention education and so much more. Joining me this morning to talk about some of thier programs and services is the Burn Institute's Program Services Manager, Dana Kuhn, as well as representatives from several of the Burn Institute's partner agencies: Cameron Durckel, Public Affairs Manager for SDG&E; Chief Javier Mainar from San Diego Fire-Rescue and John Noordenbos, Burn Program Coordinator for the UCSD Burn Center.
Airdate: Sunday, February 3, 2013
February is American Heart Month. With that comes the tenth anniversary of the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women campaign to raise awareness of heart disease among women. Heart disease is the number one killer of women. The symptoms of heart disease can be different in women and men and are often misunderstood. Joing me today to talk about the symptoms and warning signs of heart disease and stroke and to talk about the Go Red For Women campaign is American Heart Association volunteer and American Heart Association San Diego Division Board President, Dr. Eunice Sanchez-Mata and UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center cardiologist and American Heart Association volunteer, Dr. Anna McDivit.