Archive for Past Shows

6am Show: July 2, 2016- Alex J. Packer author of “How Rude! The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out” & Darin Selfridge speaking on Compass Consulting


Alex J. Packer, Ph.D., “Manners Guru to the Youth of America,” is a very polite educator and psychologist. A recognized expert on adolescent development, parenting, and substance abuse prevention, Alex served for 14 years as President and CEO of FCD Educational Services. Recently acquired by the Hazelden Foundation, FCD is the leading nonprofit provider of onsite K-12 drug education and substance abuse prevention services for schools throughout the United States and in over 60 countries abroad.
Alex is the author of 10 books for parents, counselors, teachers, and teenagers including the award-winning bestseller, How Rude!: The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out, called by Voice of Youth Advocates “the most incredibly readable, enjoyable, laughable, enlightening and insightful book.” First published in 1997, How Rude!has just been revised and updated to address the new manners violations made possible by 21st-century technological advances, and includes etiquette tips for using, not only the latest electronic devices and social media platforms, but even those not yet invented.


With more than three decades of Information Technology, consulting and multimedia experience, Darin Selfridge has developed a sharp eye for what businesses need to succeed. He owns and operates multiple technology-based enterprises, including a managed services and software engineering firm (Compass Consulting), a cloud services operation (Citihosts), a marketing and media production company (OneTwelve Productions), and a document management software subsidiary (DiVA Solutions). With his broad range of knowledge and long history of providing consulting services to small, medium and large companies, he can quickly identify what companies are seeking and translate those requests into smart IT decisions and marketing solutions. As an entrepreneur who quickly built his own successful consulting business, Compass Consulting, now in operation in the Ventura County area for over 20 years, he understands the complexities of operating a business and infuses his recommendations with that experience. His clients have ranged from large public companies like Disney, Agilent Technologies and Parker Hannifin, to small local businesses having fewer than 20 employees and up to 30 million in annuals sales. His mission is to provide not only great customer service and technical expertise, but an unrivaled customer experience. He is committed to the goals of his clients’ unique businesses, and his long-term clients appreciate that he listens, focuses on the details, takes ownership of projects, and delivers excellence.
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7am Show: June 25, 2016 – Marcy Nunn on MKN Financial & Terri Garcia from PawWorks Barks N’ Bubbles Champagne Brunch


MKN Financial Group started in 1994 offering individual long term care insurance.The company has since expanded its services to include long term care and life insurances for individuals and businesses. Marcy Nunn, CSA is the president of the company and specializes in long term care, life and annuities. MKN Financial Group also has a wealth of resources available to its clients on areas that address asset protection, tax reduction, insurance protection and retirement planning. To learn more click HERE.



Barks N Bubbles Champagne Brunch

Breakfast at Sniffany’s a Paw Works event.  In just two short years Paw Works has rescued over 1800 homeless shelter animals from Southern California.  $75 per ticket.  Includes cocktail hour with unlimited mimosas, sit down brunch, informative speaker, volunteer of the year and live auction.
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6am Show: June 25, 2016 – Rabbi Mark Borovitz author of “Finding Recovery and Yourself in Torah” & Peg O’Connor speaking on her philosophy on Prince’s Addiction to powerful painkillers


Officially ordained in 2000 at the University of Judaism with a Master’s in Rabbinic Literature,Rabbi Mark Borovitz combined his knowledge of Torah and street smarts to shape his calling: helping recovering addicts find their way in the world. Spiritual Leader, Author, Senior Rabbi, CEO, ex-con, recovering alcoholic, and overall anomaly, he is able to reach both the addict and the congregant, and de-stigmatize this life threatening disease. As the CEO and Senior Rabbi of Beit T’Shuvah, a nonprofit, non-sectarian, Jewish addiction treatment center and synagogue community in Los Angeles, Rabbi Mark’s leadership is unparalleled. He is a highly sought-after feature speaker at many seminars all across the nation discussing spirituality and recovery, including CASA at Columbia University and Spirituality Day at Northwestern University. His newest book, Finding Recovery and Yourself in Torah: A Daily Spiritual Path to Wholeness (Jewish Lights Publishing), will be released March 21st, 2016.


Peg O’Connor is Professor of Philosophy and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota. She writes the popular Psychology Today blog “Philosophy Stirred, Not Shaken” (with over 375,00 unique hits to her thirty-four posts to date), and is a featured columnist for for ProTalks, part of the online community of addiction treatment specialists. In her writing, which has appeared in the New York Times and the Huffington Post, she uses philosophy to illuminate the complexities of addiction as a lived experience. Her previous books include Morality and Our Complicated Form of Life (2008) and Oppression and Responsibility (2002).


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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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