Archive for Past Shows

2pm Show: March 26, 2016 – Mimi Donaldson a Speech Coach and Speaker & Leslie Jackson and Theater League’s RAGTIME The Musical & Steve Yapp owner of PODS

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Mimi Donaldson is a superstar in the speaking business, keynoting for audiences of thousands.  Her combination of sophisticated humor and solid content makes her one of America’s most popular funny females.  Mimi has created speeches and “found the funny” for executives, celebrities, and entrepreneurs.  Before starting her speaking and coaching business, she was a Human Resources Specialist with Walt Disney, Northrop Aircraft, and Rockwell International.  Mimi has authored 4 books: Negotiating For Dummies; Bless Your Stress! It Means You’re Still Alive;  Necessary Roughness: New Rules for the Contact Sport of Life; Pitch Perfect: Speak to Grow Your Business in 7 Simple Steps.    
More about Mimi click HERE.

Leslie Jackson

Leslie Jackson (Sarah) tells us about her role in Theater League’s “Ragtime! The Musical” playing March 24-27 at Fred Kavli Theatre in The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza (Thousand Oaks, CA). She is a graduate of Northwestern University with a BMus in Opera Performance and a Certificate in Music Theatre, and is thrilled to join such a great show for her first National Tour. Favorite roles include: West Side Story International Tour (Rosalia u/s Maria & “Somewhere” soloist), The Secret Garden (Ayah/Dreamer), and Ragtime (Sarah). Thank you to Mom, Dad, family and friends for all their love and support!
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Steve Yapp

Steve Yapp, owner of PODS® Tri Counties, tells us about the PODS® Tri-Counties 10 Year Anniversary Spotlight on Charity Chamber Mega Mixer! Since opening his doors for business in 2005, local PODS® Moving and Storage owner, Steve Yapp has always made it a priority for his company to give back to organizations within the local community. Within the past 10 years, PODS has donated over $500,000 in logistics, providing PODS containers, trucks, fuel and employees for dozens of Central Coast charities. For more info click HERE.

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7am Show: March 26, 2016 – Donald Altman “Clearing Emotional Clutter” and ” One-Minute Mindfulness” & Marcy Nunn with MKN Financial Group & Randi Ragan founder of GreenBliss EcoSpa

7am Show Guests:

Donald Altman

Donald Altman is the author ofClearing Emotional Clutter, One-Minute Mindfulness, and several other books about mindfulness. He is a practicing psychotherapist and former Buddhist monk. An award-winning writer and an expert on mindful eating, he teaches in the neurobiology program at Portland State University.
To learn more about Donald and his work click HERE.


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.

Randi Ragan

Randi Ragan is a holistic well-being expert and the founder of GreenBliss EcoSpa celebrating 10 years as Los Angeles’ only award-winning mobile spa and wellness service. For more than 20 years, Ragan has led yoga and spiritual retreats, created experiences for healing and well-being and guided groups and individuals with rituals and ceremonies to mark life milestones. Her blog, The Mindful Living Almanac, has been providing readers with inspiration for mindful, seasonal living since 2008.

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6am Show: March 26, 2016 – Lisa Rule owner of the Acorn Newspaper and Beyond The Acorn & Bernadetter Romero “Fulfillment: The Power of Compassion” & Joe Ventricelli with FOX Performing Arts Center in “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

6am Show Guests:

Lisa Rule

Lisa Rule, owner of Acorn Newspapers & Beyond The Acorn, is the Community Advocate of the Year and for the 17th Annual BRAVO Awards! It is through the leadership of her and her husband that the Acorn has become the area’s go-to trusted source for local news, events and information. The papers have taken an active role in the betterment of our communities by regularly supporting local organizations and schools throughout the over 140,000-household circulation area covering nine communities.

Bernadetter Romero

Bernadette Romero, the author of, Fulfillment: The Power of Compassion, has turned what most world see as a traumatic experience into a uplifting, life changing book, sure to empower and transform readers everywhere. Besides her blossoming career as an author, Bernadette originally from Santa Fe, NM is one of nine children and the mother of three children of her own, who have blessed her with three grandchildren as well. Besides her travels around the globe with her beloved boyfriend, who is a flight attendant, she lives in Oak Ridge, TN. Her message is one of joy, only accomplished through Fulfillment, which is the topic of not only her book, but her life as well.

Joe Ventricelli

Joe Ventricelli tells about his experience as Pharaoh in Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat playing at the FOX Performing Arts Center on April 10. His other works include Off-Broadway: Sleep No More, NYC Fringe: Saints! (Co-Writer, performer), The Bakers WifeThe Drowsy ChaperoneFiddler On The Roof. Carnegie Mellon University’s: The Wild PartyYou Can’t Take It With YouCarouselFireface. He has also earned his BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University.
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2pm Show: March 19, 2016 – Christine Hassler “The 20 Something Manifesto” & Peg O’Connor “Life on the Rocks”

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Christine Hassler

Christine Hassler is author of “20 Something, 20 Everything,” “The 20 Something Manifesto,” and the national bestseller “Expectation Hangover: Free Yourself From Your Past, Change Your Present, and Get What You Really Want,” which was recently released in a new paperback edition. She left her successful job as a Hollywood agent to pursue a life she could be passionate about. For over a decade she has been sharing her passion to ease suffering on the planet as a speaker, retreat facilitator and life coach. Christine believes once we get out of our own way, we can show up to make the meaningful impact we are here to make. Visit her online at

Peg O'Connor

Peg O’Connor, author of “Life on the Rocks,” 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: March 19, 2016 – Adam Womack with Elite Theatre Company & Brooks Palmer “Clutter Busting Your Life”

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Elite Theatre

Adam Womack speaks on behalf of Elite Theatre Company, located at Channel Islands Harbor Fisherman’s Wharf at the site of the old Maritime Museum. The Elite Theatre Company (ETC) has been entertaining, educating and enriching its audience since 1994 and it is currently playing “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” the hilarious musical comedy that brings us stories about dating, romances, marriage, death and all of the ups and downs that come along with them. ETC brings together the local talents of amateurs and professionals who share a passion for theater and who generously volunteer their time on the stage and behind the scenes. This collaboration creates a variety of quality live theatrical productions showcased in our unique setting. Come Catch “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” now through March 26! For Tickets click HERE.

Brooks Palmer

Brooks Palmer’s Clutter Busting, business took off by word of mouth when people began calling, usually out of sheer desperation. His books, “Clutter Busting Your Life” and “Clutter Busting: Letting Go of What’s Holding You Back,” help readers tackle the emotional, invisible clutter forces holding people back from healthy relationships and let go of what no longer works. He has since been featured in The Los Angeles Business Journal and Daily Candy, and on Living Live and the CBS Channel 2 Nightly News. Brooks travels between Chicago, Florida, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City, working with clients and offering seminars on getting rid of the clutter in our lives. He lives in Chicago. His website is

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6am Show: March 19, 2016 – Dr. Richard Jacoby “SUGAR CRUSH” & Dan Pilla “How to Win Your Tax Audit” & Ben Unseth and Jann Huling with Project Understanding’s “Hope Worth Giving Breakfast”

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Dr. Richard Jacoby

Dr. Richard Jacoby, author of SUGAR CRUSH, is one of the country’s leading peripheral nerve surgeons. He practices in Scottsdale, AZ and specializes in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy. He is also one of the cofounders of the Scottsdale healthcare Wound Management Center, a diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, and a member of the American Podiatry Association, the Arizona Podiatry Association, and the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons.

Dan Pilla

For over three decades, Dan Pilla, author of “How to Win Your Tax Audit” has been the nation’s leader in taxpayers’ rights defense and IRS abuse prevention and cure. Regarded as one of the country’s premiere experts in IRS procedures and general financial problems resolution techniques, he has helped hundreds of thousands of citizens solve personal and business tax and financial problems they thought might never be solved. As the author of 14 books, dozens of research reports and hundreds of articles, Dan’s work is regularly featured on radio and television as well as in major newspapers, leading magazines and trade publications nation-wide. Dan is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and is enrolled to practice before the IRS.Dan is also the Executive Director of the Tax Freedom Institute, Inc., a national association of tax professionals.


Executive Director Ben Unseth and Jann Huling tell us about Project Understanding’s “Hope Worth Giving Breakfast” at The Pierpont Inn (550 Sanjon Road, Ventura) on March 31 7:30am – 9:00am. The Hope Worth Giving Breakfast is a morning where Project Understanding tells their story of how they work to offer a hand up, not a hand out to those in our community. Listen to testimonials of lives that they have transformed and learn about their various programs- The Food Pantry, SHORE, Homeless to Home, TenderLife Maternity Home, and their Tutoring Centers. Hear from Carmen Ramirez, Esq., Mayor Pro Tem of Oxnard and listen to special musical guests Lew Soratorio & Jordan Young! For more info visit

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2pm Show: March 12, 2016 – Shana Epstein and Craig Jones with Ventura Water “Water: Take 1” & Aviva Goldfarb “The Six O’Clock Scramble”

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Ventura Water‘s General Manager Shana Epstein and Craig Jones tell us about the upcoming “Water: Take 1” Film Awards on March 24th. Water: Take 1 aims to create awareness of water as a valuable resource by inviting filmmakers locally and worldwide to submit films of five minutes or less in any genre – drama, documentary, comedy, animation, sci-fi or experimental – addressing the topic of water. The theme this year is, “Watch. Collaborate. Sustain.” Ventura Water is dedicated to providing our community with quality water and wastewater services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They have been delivering drinking water from local sources since 1923, cleaning wastewater for more than a century, and preventing stormwater pollution for the past two decades. To learn more click HERE.


Aviva Goldfarb is a Today Show and Washington Post contributor, author, family dinner expert and founder and CEO of “The Six O’Clock Scramble,” an online healthy meal planner. Her newest bestselling cookbook, “The Six O’Clock Scramble Meal Planner: A Year of Quick, Delicious Meals to Help You Prevent and Manage Diabetes,” is published by the American Diabetes Association. Both her cookbooks and online meal planning service have won praise and awards from reviewers at O: The Oprah Magazine, Working Mother, USA Today, Real Simple,The Washington Post, and many others.

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7am Show: March 12, 2016 – Kira Asatryan “Stop Being Lonely” & Dr. Rob Bell “The Hinge, Mental Toughness Training for Golf” and “NO FEAR: A Simple Guide to Mental Toughness” & Jeff Kober and Jacques Roy with LIBERTY VALANCE

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Kira Asatryan is the author of “Stop Being Lonely.” She is a couples coach and a team coach who trains Silicon Valley startups to work cohesively. She is also a popular blogger on Psychology Today and other sites. Prior to becoming a full-time relationship coach and writer, she ran marketing campaigns across major platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Google Search. She lives in San Francisco, CA and her websites are and


Rob Bell, Ph.D. (, is the author of several books on sports psychology including The HingeMental Toughness Training for Golf, and NO FEAR: A Simple Guide to Mental Toughness. A sport psychology coach and owner of DRB & Associates, where he works with athletes, coaches and teams on achieving peak performance, Rob has coached winners during the PGA tour. His upcoming book, Don’t “Should” On Your Kids: Build Their Mental Toughness (2015), co-authored with Bill Parisi, celebrates toughness over trophies and guides parents in strengthening and affirming their young athletes’ capabilities. He has been featured on The Golf Channel as well as in Stack MagazineRunner’s World and The New York Times.

Jeff Kober (Liberty Valance) and Jacques Roy (Ransome Foster) talk about The Rubicon Theatre’s ongoing “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.”

Jeff Kober appeared at Rubicon in The Rainmaker,Defying Gravity, and the World Premiere of J for J (with Jenny Sullivan and John Ritter – also in L.A.). Other theatre credits include On the Money at the Victory Theatre (L.A. Times Critic’s Choice), Where the Great Ones Runat Rogue Machine (L.A. Times Critic’s Choice), and Flags at the Odyssey. 

Jacques Roy makes his Rubicon debut with this production. In New York, he is a founder and producing director of the Guerrilla Shakespeare Project. At GSP, Jacques has been seen in Julius Caesar, Measure for Measure, Two Noble Kinsmen, King John and Taming of the Shrew. Other New York credits include From the Same Cloth (Fault Line Theatre), Weekend at an English Country Estate (ATEH Theater Group), A Great Place to be From (Babel Theatre Project) and The Importance of Being Earnest (Counting Squares). 

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6am Show: March 12, 2016 – Louis J. Aronne, M.D., FACP, “THE CHANGE YOUR BIOLOGY DIET: The Proven Program for Lifelong Weight Loss” & Dr. Nikolas R. Hedberg, D.C., D.A.B.C.I., D.A.C.B.N., B.C.N.P., “The Complete THYROID Health and Diet Guide” & Vicki Samra and Mike Grajewski with The Clocktower Inn

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Louis J. Aronne, M.D., FACP, author of “THE CHANGE YOUR BIOLOGY DIET: The Proven Program for Lifelong Weight Loss,” is an internationally recognized weight management expert and Director of the Comprehensive Weight Control Center at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian. He is the Sanford I. Weill Professor of Metabolic Research at Weill Cornell Medicine, Chairman of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, a developer of VA MOVE, and recently launched BMIQ (, a unique online weight control program delivered by doctors, nurses, and dietitians.


Dr. Nikolas R. Hedberg, D.C., D.A.B.C.I., D.A.C.B.N., B.C.N.P, is board-certified in nutrition by the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and is also a board certified chiropractic internist by the American Board of Chiropractic Internists. He is the founder of the Immune Restoration Center, located in Asheville, North Carolina. Dr. Hedberg resides in Leicester, NC.Danielle Cook, MS, RD, CDE, has a master’s degree in nutrition and food science. She has worked as an inpatient clinical dietitian, a nutrition support specialist and a diabetes educator/dietitian in an outpatient setting. Danielle resides in Santa Cruz, CA.

Located in the heart of historic downtown Ventura, The Clocktower Inn‘s soothing colors and atmospheric warmth of the South-west make guests feel at home. Vicki Samra and Mike Grajewski, manager at the Inn’s NOW Ventura Restaurant & Bar, tell us about this hotel’s history, renovations, and many amenities. With event rooms for any occasion: from weddings to executive meetings, and NOW Ventura’s extensive dining menu: from Fettuccine Alfredo to New Zealand Rack of Lamb, there is a place and a plate for everyone! Check it all out HERE.

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2pm Show: March 5, 2016 – Lauren Costine, PhD. “Lesbian Love Addiction: Understanding the Urge to Merge and How to Heal When Things Go Wrong” & Ashley Davis Bush “Six Self-Help Books”

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Lauren Costine, Ph.D., author of “Lesbian Love Addiction: Understanding the Urge to Merge and How to Heal When Things Go Wrong,” is a Clinical Psychologist, executive, educator, author and activist. Dr. Costine believes in utilizing integrative psychotherapy in order to help her clients meet their treatment goals. Her focus is Addiction, Trauma, Codependence, Co-occurring Issues, LGBT-Affirmative Psychotherapy, Depth psychology, Psychodynamic, Family Systems, Narrative, and Eastern philosophies. She works with both individuals and couples and plays a key role in the feminist and LGBTQ community. Check out her website HERE.

Ashley Bush

Ashley Davis Bush, LICSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice in southern New Hampshire with over twenty-five years experience in the mental health field.  She is also the internationally best-selling author of six self-help books, including Transcending Loss and Hope and Healing for Transcending Loss.  She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post.  For more information, check out her website at

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