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Wings For Life World Run - Project Walk

Airdate: Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Wings for Life World Run is coming up next month.  It will raise awareness and funds for spinal cord injury.  It is an event unlike any other of its kind.  Project Walk is an organization doing their part to help those in San Diego County recover from spinal cord injury. On the show today to talk about the event and how you can run for those who can't, is Wings for Life World Run Santa Clarita Race Director, Julio Garcia and from Project Walk, Education and Training Coordinator, Jillienne Feather. Read more...

I Love A Clean San Diego

Airdate: Sunday, April 6, 2014

April is Earth Month.  I Love A Clean San Diego is the go-to organization for programs that enhance and conserve San Diego County's environment.  They do this through their education and recycling programs, as well as their various cleanup events.   Read more...

Community HousingWorks

Airdate: Sunday, March 30, 2014

Buying or selling a house these days can be a bit tough.  With the economy the way it is, renting can have it's problems too.  And then there's staying financially fit...another problem facing many of us here in San Diego County.  Lucky for us though, there's an organization that can help us in all these areas.  Community HousingWorks does what they can to help you move up in the world!  On the show today to talk about their services and programs and how they can help you is Community HousingWorks Chief Operating Officer, Gabe del Rio and Community HousingWorks Director of Grants, Krista Stellmacher. Read more...

SecondWave Recycling - Burn Institute

Airdate: Sunday, March 23, 2014

In San Diego, we have many options when it comes to recycling electronics. SecondWave Recycling is an environmentally and socially responsible company that recycles electronic devices, which in turn benefit non-profit organizations, both here in San Diego County and around the country.  On the show today to talk about how their recycling efforts benefit others and why it's important to recycle your electronics is SecondWave Recycling Co-Founder, Ryan Rubel.  Also on the show is Susan Day, executive director of the Burn Institute, one of the many non-profits that has partnered with SecondWave Recycling.   Read more...

Senior Community Centers - Experience Of A Lifetime

Airdate: Sunday, March 16, 2014

There are many issues and concerns regarding the elderly in the San Diego area. Thanks to The Senior Community Centers these issues are being addressed through their various programs.  One of the big concerns facing seniors in our are is homelessness. Homeless prevention is a main focus at the Senior Community Centers. On the show today to talk about what they're doing to prevent more seniors from becoming homeless and their big fundraiser next month, is Senior Community Centers Vice President of Development, Brent Wakefield and the man behind the photos that will be on exhibit at their upcoming fundraiser, photographer Derek Slevin. Read more...

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering

Airdate: Sunday, March 9, 2014

The San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering is this week.  The event raises awareness of the importance of science and engineering education.  It also inspires San Diego's youth to pursue careers in these fields.  What's the economic impact these fields have on our community, as well as the fields of technology and mathematics? What's out there in the way of careers in these fields?  On the show today to talk about these topics and the upcoming festival is San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering Managing Director, Sara Pagano and Dr. Katherine Kantardjieff, Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at California State University, San Marcos. Read more...

Meals-On-Wheels

Airdate: Sunday, March 2, 2014

There are a variety of different organizations here in San Diego County that cater to the needs of our local seniors.  Meals-On-Wheels is one of those organizations.  They do more than just deliver meals though.  Joining us this morning to talk about what they do and their March For Meals Campaign is Meals-On-Wheels Greater San Diego President and CEO, Debbie Case. Read more...

NAMM - National Association of Music Merchants

Airdate: Sunday, February 23, 2014

Music can benefit us in so many ways.  The National Association of Music Merchants, or NAMM, is a not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures AND benefits of making music to people of all ages, while at the same time helping to strengthen the global music products industry.  Without one, you wouldn't have the other!  On the show today to talk about what they do at NAMM, is NAMM President and CEO, Joe Lamond. Read more...

San Diego Leadership Alliance and SDLA Institute

Airdate: Sunday, February 16, 2014

The San Diego Leadership Alliance, or SDLA, is a nopartisan, nonprofit organization formed to develop San Diego's progressive leadership.  Today we'll talk about what it means to be progressive, or at least, what it means to the SDLA.  The San Diego Leadership Alliance's benchmark program is their leadership institute, where they bring together a group of individuals and give them the tools they need to become leaders in San Diego. We'll get into more detail about that as well today.  Joining us this morning is San Diego Leadership Alliance Co-Director, Colin Parent and SDLA alumni and board member, John Greenwell. Read more...

First 5 San Diego

Airdate: Sunday, February 9, 2014

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.  On the show today with some tips for parents is First 5 San Diego Executive Director, Kim Medeiros. Read more...