Archive for Past Shows

7am Show: June 18, 2016 – Amy Newmark “Chicken Soup for the Soul book series” & Dani Bahnsen from SolFitness Studios


Amy Newmark was a writer, speaker, Wall Street analyst and business executive in the worlds of finance and telecommunications for more than 30 years. Today she is publisher, editor-in-chief and coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Since 2008, when Amy, her husband, and an investor group bought the company from its founders, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, she has published more than 100 new books, doubling the number of Chicken Soup for the Soul titles in print today. 

Dani Bahnsen

Dani Bahnsen– Running and fitness continued to thread through my life eventually leading me to get my National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certification in 2010 when I began working as a personal trainer and nutrition counselor. In 2015, I opened StudioSol as a safe place for individuals of all ages to comfortably gather and get their health on track. Whether it’s strength and conditioning training, cardio workouts, toning, nutritional counseling, or a desire to take up or improve your running with a running coach, StudioSol is here for you. As a lifelong health advocate, I also host SolRetreats, a rejuvenating wellness weekend for the mind, body and spirit. These weekend retreats bring together women with health and wellness experts who provide education and hands-on activities on topics including healthy cooking, stress relief, yoga, exercise and more. SolRetreats are also perfect for small businesses looking to provide their employees with a corporate wellness program. Seeing clients arrive stressed and rarely doing anything for themselves and departing refreshed and invigorated is truly inspiring.
To learn more about StudioSol click HERE!

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6am Show: June 18, 2016 – Lissa Rankin, MD “Mind Over Medicine” & Ken Boyce and Katherine Mahoney “Hoverboard Safety” & Ross Emery “Roadshow Revival”


Lissa Rankin, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine, The Fear Cure, and The Anatomy of a Calling is a physician, speaker, founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute, and mystic. Passionate about what makes people optimally healthy and what predisposes them to illness, she is on a mission to merge science and spirituality in a way that not only facilitates the health of the individual, but also uplifts the health of the collective. Bridging between seemingly disparate worlds, Lissa is a connector, collaborator, curator, and amplifier, broadcasting not only her unique visionary ideas, but also those of cutting edge visionaries she discerns and trusts, especially in the field of her latest research into “Sacred Medicine.” Lissa has starred in two National Public Television specials and also leads workshops, both online and at retreat centers like Esalen and Kripalu. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her daughter. She blogs at and posts regularly on Facebook.


Ken Boyce is Principal Engineer Director, Energy & Power Technologies at UL LLC. Ken has decades of experience in safety engineering across many sectors. Most recently he has served as UL’s technical leader for the energy and power sectors, overseeing standards development and technical operations for renewable energy technologies, batteries and energy storage, advanced technology infrastructure, electric vehicle systems, power distribution, industrial automation, robotics, and related equipment. Ken is very active in the standards and code development community, and serves as the Chairman of National Electrical Code Panel 1. He represents UL in numerous global energy initiatives such as the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Renewable Energy Scheme. He works closely with US National Laboratories and academic institutions to advance scientific knowledge, including leading a number of significant renewable energy research projects. Ken holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, is a Registered Professional Engineer in Illinois, and is a Corporate Fellow in the William Henry Merrill Society at UL.

Katherine Mahoney is Vice President of Marketing at Razor, with global responsibility for all traditional and digital marketing communications, new product commercialization, licensing, and retail and trade programs. As a consumer goods marketer with proven experience in launching, growing and maintaining brands, she has a strong track record of building and growing efficient and effective marketing teams for maximum impact.

As one of the first 10 employees of Razor USA, Katherine directed all marketing programs for the launch of the wildly popular Razor scooter, one of today’s most recognized youth brands. In 2000, the Razor scooter received the prestigious Toy of the Year award. In 2007, Katherine launched Razor’s first TV advertising campaign that led to unprecedented sales results, exceeding all business goals while successfully introducing new brands. She has been instrumental in all grassroots marketing initiatives, including the creation and management of Team Razor and Team RipStik. Recently, Katherine introduced and directed the implementation of new technology solutions including a hosted digital asset management system. Prior to joining Razor, Katherine spent 12 years at Seiko Corporation of America where she served as Brand Manager for Pulsar and Spoon, in addition to assuming marketing responsibilities for special markets. Katherine has been a member of several industry organizations, including Individual member of Women in Toys (WIT) and the Toy Industry Association (TIA) and is a former board member of LA Youth. She currently lives in Los Angeles.


Producer, Ross Emery, is hosting The 8th Annual ROADSHOW REVIVAL featuring top-notch Rockabilly, Outlaw Country, Johnny Cash tribute acts, Pin-Up Girl Pageant, Kustom cars and bikes, a guided tour of Johnny Cash’s legacy in Ventura County, VIP Lounge, beer, food, drinks, Kid’s Corral, and tons of vendors with unique offerings for everyone. June 25th and 26th by the beach on the grassy fields at Mission Park in Downtown Ventura. Click HERE for more info!

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7am Show: June 11, 2016- Ursula Mentjes the sales expert & Cheryl Barker author of “Mother of the Bride”


Bestselling Author and Sales Expert– Ursula Mentjes (mench-es)–will transform the way you think about selling so you can reach your goals with less anxiety and less effort! The Founder of Sales Coach Now as well as an inspirational speaker, author of Selling with Intention and One Great Goal and a Certified Sales Coach – Ursula specializes in Neuro-Linguistic Programming to help clients double and triple their sales FAST. Honing her skills at an international technical training company, where she began her career in 1996, Ursula increased sales by 90% in just one year! In 2001, when the company’s annual run was in the tens of millions, Ursula advanced to the position of President at just 27 years old. Sales guru Brian Tracy endorsed Selling with Intention saying, “This powerful, practical book shows you how to connect with customers by fully understanding the sales process from the inside out. It really works!”
Ursula also serves as President of NAWBO-CA, on the Board of Inspire Life Skills, is President of Business Resource Connection and is on the Advisory Council for the Institute for Women Entrepreneurs.  Ursula is a recipient of the NAWBO-IE ANITA Award, 2007 and 2011 Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards Finalist and was just featured on the talk show Exclusive TV. She has shared the stage with bestselling author Loral Langemeier, Tom Antion, Lisa Nichols, Giuliana Rancic and many others!


Cheryl Barker is a veteran mother of the bride and freelance writer. She’s written for magazines, compilation books, and other publications as well as for Blue Mountain Arts greeting cards, gift books, and calendars. Her heart’s desire is to refresh spirits and nourish souls. She and her husband live in Kansas and delight in spending time with their two adult daughters, sons-in-law, and their precious grandchildren. Cheryl loves to take photos, enjoy friends, and indulge in daily doses of chocolate.

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6am Show: June 11th, 2016 – Dr. Cali Estes founder of The Addictions Coach & Gay Dillingham “Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary”


Cali Estes, Ph.D, Founder of The Addictions Coach and The Addictions Academy,  is a highly sought after Celebrity Addiction Therapist, Life Coach, Recovery Coach and Wellness Guru that blends talk therapy with forward and positive change to assist her clients in unlocking their true potential. She works with individuals, drug and alcohol treatment teams and addiction professionals looking to advance their knowledge base. Dr. Estes has over 20 years experience working with drug, alcohol and food addictions. Her deep understanding of drug and alcohol addiction, including the behaviors and ramifications that are associated with it, place her at the top in the field of addiction therapy. Dr. Estes is an interactive, solution-focused Positive Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. Her unique no-nonsense approach of cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology and life coaching combine to provide the perfect support for an addict. Dr. Estes’ background in food addictions and the emotional and physical tolls it takes on one’s psyche and physical well-being is highly unique.


Director Gay Dillingham explores an iconic history of personal, professional and collective struggles and updates it for future generations. Her lucid and intimate portrait of the life and times of Timothy Leary and Ram Dass ultimately begs a new conversation around their contributions to the science of the mind and the heart. Dying To Know examines their seminal work as individuals and together as potentially more relevant today than in the past.

Los Angeles, CA – Whether you are a former 60s radical, a 25-year-old with a curiosity about the origins of the consciousness movement or someone wanting to explore the veil of mortality, the Los Angeles preview of the extraordinary award-winning new documentary film DYING TO KNOW: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary will entertain and fascinate you.

This intriguing dialogue/reunion between the two counterculture giants, narrated by Robert Redford, brings to the fore just how influential they both were in their prime and how they stayed vital to our inner explorations to the last days of Leary’s life and the critical period before Ram Dass suffered a life-altering stroke.

In the early 1960s Harvard psychology professors Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert began probing the edges of consciousness through their experiments with psychedelics. Leary became a missionary for mind altering drugs, igniting a global counter-culture movement and landing in prison after Richard Nixon called him “the most dangerous man in America.” Alpert journeyed to the East to become Ram Dass, a spiritual teacher for a new generation and the author of the book “Be Here Now.” This cinematic vision quest encourages us to ponder questions about life, death, drugs & the biggest mysteries of the human condition.

Now, nearly 50 years later, a new documentary re-assesses the lives of two iconic figures through the lens of their work, successes and failures, collaboration, and remarkable journey through life.

Together as friends, collaborators and individuals they were both celebrated and vilified. Once viewed as luminaries of social change, they were also portrayed as caricatures in a larger power game of political upheaval. In reality, by choice or by chance, they became two sides of a coin, the mind and the heart of a generation.

After they had weaved in and out through each other’s lives for decades, Leary announced his terminal cancer and his wish to be public about the process of his passing. His condition inspired a December 1995 reunion at Tim’s house in Los Angeles, (one arranged by the filmmakers.) Ram Dass came down from San Francisco to visit Tim and the ideas began to fly. The result, “DYING TO KNOW: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary” captures them in intimate and entertaining conversation about a lifetime of friendship, work, death and the psychedelic explorations that began it all. It would be their last time ever filmed together. Now in release after 20 years in the making, the feature documentary incorporates 80 years of rare footage and never before seen interviews of Leary and Ram Dass.

Happening: The film will premiere in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Royal, (11523 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025), on June 17. The film won the 2015 Illuminate Film Festival Impact Award.

For more information click HERE. To view the trailer, visit  To see movie times, go to

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7am Show: June 4, 2016- Boys & Girls Club and Cafe Firenze “FEAST OF THE BEAST” & Jennifer Chastain “Rolling for Pink”


John Paolone has been working as the Executive Chef at Café Firenze since it’s opening in 2007 and Executive Chef of Firenze Osteria since its opening in 2009. As Executive Chef, John is a fan of making everything from the freshest and highest quality ingredients. In doing so, he chooses to import ingredients and products from Italy for the sake of keeping things traditional. Among other things, Chef John specializes is making braised meats in rich sauces that bring out the true flavor of Italy. “My favorite dish by far is the braised veal Shank, the Osso Bucco. Nothing says Italy better than a 5-hour braised veal shank,” says John.


Jennifer Chastain is a mom of 2 boys and has the pleasure of living in Ventura county. I sit on the board of Rolling For Pink and play an active roll in my children’s school. I previously had the pleasure of being the cohost of the Kim Pagano Show and it was definitely an experience I will never forget.

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6am Show: June 4th, 2016 – Cara Bradley “On the Verge” & Vivien Latham “Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap”


Cara Bradley is the author of On the Verge. She is a passionate teacher of yoga, meditation, and fitness who has been in the trenches of personal transformation as a “mental strength coach” for over three decades at her Verge Yoga Center, retreats, corporate training sessions, and with sports teams at Villanova University and Penn State.  She lives in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Visit her online at 



Vivien Latham – “My father was in the military, so I have moved around and travelled a great deal. I have lived/studied/worked in the UK, Canada, France, Northern & Southern California. I was first inspired to be an actress at the age of 7, when I saw Anne Bancroft in “The Miracle Worker”. When I found out, at 11, that Richard Attenborough was a cousin of my grandmother, I decided to pursue acting as a career. Most of my work has been on the stage, but I have found work in film and tv as well. My stage work includes Shakespeare, Noel Coward, Feydeau, Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, Brian Friel, Neil Simon, Restoration Comedies and Greek Tragedies, and original adaptations based on novels by Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde and Alexander Dumas.”

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6am Show: May 28, 2016 – Deana Gunn “Cooking with Trader Joe’s: The 5 Ingredient Cookbook” & Sheldon Brown from Ventura Breeze “The 4th Annual Felix & Fido Bring Me Home Adoption Festival”


Deana Gunn and Wona Miniati love good food, love to cook, and love Trader Joe’s. Time and time again, as they shopped the aisles at Trader Joe’s, and would overhear people saying, “What do you do with quinoa? How do you use tapenade? What goes well with ricotta-stuffed chicken?” Before they knew it, they were writing a cookbook. That was 2007 and they now have NINE Trader Joe’s cookbooks!- See more at HERE


Ventura Breeze publisher Sheldon Brown is a retired licensed architect and general building contractor who opened his private architectural practice in 1968. He launched the Ventura Breeze in Oct.24, 2007 with daughter Staci to inform Veterans regarding events, happenings and news about Ventura because there was not a local community-based newspaper to inform “locals” regarding Ventura. He is excited to share the event FELIX N’ FIDO “Bring Me Home” Adoption Festival! To learn more about the event click HERE.

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7am Show: May 28, 2016 – Director Angela May of The 30th Annual Ojai Wine Festival & Pernilla Lillarose “Imagine Being Kind to Yourself”


Executive Director of The 30th Annual Ojai Wine Festival, Angela May, is here to tell us more about this delightful event! June 12th from 12-4pm at the Lake Casitas Recreation Area, enjoy an afternoon of live music, amazing food, artisan vendors, and the best selection of beer and wine on the California Coast. Proceeds benefit Local and International Charity Projects. For more info tune in this Saturday or Click HERE!



Pernilla Lillarose is a certified Hakomi Practitioner and a Self-Love Mystic & Mentor. Through body-awareness, True Self-Love and the “Art of Allowing” she helps you cut through confusion and stuckness into clarity and freedom. Her gentle yet transformative message teaches you how to end the inner war of duality, befriend and trust yourself, and close the gap between who you truly are and who you think you are … or should be. Through True Self Love, she has an innate ability to help you Be Present in your body and feel what you already Know, but haven’t trusted yet.

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2pm Recovery Show: May 28, 2016 – Noah Levine “Refuge Recovery Treatment,” Peter Green “Gluten Exposed” & Champions of CHANGE


Noah Levine is a highly sought after meditation teacher, lecturer and addiction counselor whose unique philosophies align with Buddhism and Psychology.  Levine is the author of Best-Sellers Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering From Addiction (June 2014), Against The Stream: A Buddhist Manual for Spiritual Revolutionaries (May 2007) and Dharma Punx: A Memoir (May 2003) as well as the founder of Refuge Recovery treatment centers, an organization dedicated to helping individuals heal from addiction through meetings, communities, and treatment options.



Peter H.R. Green, M.D., is the director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. Celiac disease has been his focus for the last 25 years with equal concentration on patient care and research. He is also the co-author of Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic.



Jim Ducan and Jann Huling are apart of the Champions of Change, creating homes for families and leading them to a more stable and successful life! Champions of Change will be holding an informational meeting on June 28, 2016 at the River Community Church in Ventura and will be serving dinner at 6PM. Listen to the stories that residents have to share about and learn how to get involved! Click HERE for more information.

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2pm Show: May 21, 2016 – Laurence J. Kotlikoff author of “Get What’s Yours” & Casa Pacifica’s Juliana Thiessen for The 23rd Annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine Food & Brew Festival

2pm Show Guests:

Laurence J. Kotlikoff, author of “Get What’s Yours,” is William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor and a professor of economics at Boston University.  He is also president of Economic Security Planning, Inc., a company specializing in financial planning software.  His company websites are and  He is author or co-author of sixteen books, including Spend ‘Til the End and The Coming Generational Storm (both with Scott Burns).  His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, The Economist, Huffington Post, and other major publications.  He has served as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, governments around the world, and major U.S. corporations including Merrill Lynch, Fidelity Investments, and AON.  In addition, he has provided expert testimony on numerous occasions to committees of Congress.  He lives in Boston. Follow him @Kotlikoff.


Casa Pacifica‘s Development & Event Coordinator, Juliana Thiessen, is here to talk about the 23rd Annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival coming up on June 5th! This event has steadily grown since 1994 to become the premiere wine and food event in Ventura County. It began at the Ventura Pierpont Inn, continued from 2001 to 2006 at the Mandalay Beach Resort in Oxnard, and has flourished since 2007 at California State University’s Channel Islands in Camarillo. It was voted both “Best Charity Event” and “Best Food & Drink Festival” of Ventura County in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015!  For more info click HERE!

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