Episodes

January 24, 2023

Ep. 67 The Coast News: A Commitment to Cover the News That Matters to You

Associate Publisher Chris Kydd gives the inside scoop on The Coast News, from its colorful history and commitment to our community, to its brave new future.

January 17, 2023

Ep. 66 After 225 Years, Learn Why Mission San Luis Rey is King of the Missions

Mission San Luis Rey will be celebrating its 225th anniversary this year. Gwyn Grimes shares the Mission’s best stories - from its history to the gift shop!   Join us for an in-depth conversation about Mission San Luis Rey, the largest of...

January 10, 2023

Ep. 65 There’s a Lot More to Math Than Middle School – An Interview with Calavera Hills Middle School’s Teacher of the Year, Edric Uy

Meet Carlsbad’s Middle School Teacher of the Year 2022 Winner, Edric Uy, who makes math engaging, energetic and relatable to the real world for his students.

January 03, 2023

Ep. 64 Helping Humans & Nature Prosper Together: An Interview with Anne Middleton of ECOLIFE Conservation

ECOLIFE Conservation’s mission is to take a humanitarian approach to conservation, so environments, ecosystems and civilization can coexist and thrive together.

December 13, 2022

Ep. 63 Taking Action Kills Hesitancy Every Single Time - A Preview of “The Why Method” with Wade Blair

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome Wade Blair as the guest presenter at the very first First Friday Breakfast of the New Year! Why do people set goals and never take the next steps to properly see them through? Wade Blair introduces “The Why Method” in this informative interview.

December 06, 2022

Ep. 62 Barrio Glassworks: Authentic European Glassblowing Right Here in Carlsbad

The Murano glass masters of Venice, Italy have been creating art in glass for generations.  Now, that one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted artisan glass can be found right here in Carlsbad, CA at Barrio Glassworks.

November 29, 2022

Ep. 61 Applying “Business Intelligence” to The School of Business Administration at Cal State San Marcos - an Interview with the Dean, Ronald Ramirez

Meet Ronald Ramirez, the new Dean of The Business School at Cal State San Marcos. His mission: to help students prepare to be outstanding future professionals. Stepping into a new position is always challenging, and Ronald Ramirez meets it head-on.

November 15, 2022

Ep. 60 The Lightning Rise of Thunder Rugby - A Conversation with Founder and President Josh Williams

Humility, respect, camaraderie, and excellence: how the core values of Thunder Rugby translate to life on the field and off - an interview with Josh Williams. For most of us, rugby is a bit of a mystery. Is it more like soccer or football?

November 07, 2022

Ep. 59 Preventing Homelessness Takes a Rapid Response - a Conversation with Lela Panagides

Helping people through the greatest crisis in their lives, getting them housed and back on their feet – that’s the mission of Rapid Response Housing Solutions.

November 01, 2022

Ep. 58 The Sage Leader of Sage Creek High School - A Conversation with Jesse Schuveiller

When teachers and staff genuinely care about their well-being and success, students thrive - that's the principle ambition of Sage Creek HS’s beloved principal. Amazing things are going on at Sage Creek HS – find out what it takes to serve the...

October 25, 2022

Ep. 57 The Bright Idea Behind The Bright App with Nerissa Zhang

In the world of personal fitness training, the excuses for not following through are many - until now. Hear how The Bright App, the world’s leading platform for live, one-on-one personal fitness training over Zoom, solves all the problems.

October 18, 2022

Ep. 56 The Sweet Taste of Success with Anita Bennett and the Sunset Bay Candy Company

Anita Bennett revives the tradition of business gift-giving, one piece of home-style candy at a time - with hand-made delights at the Sunset Bay Candy Company.

October 11, 2022

Ep. 55 Coaching, Consulting and Cracking the Code - Go from Functional to Optimal in Your Business

Sometimes running a business is different than doing what you’re good at. Robyn Koenig has cracked the code to help business owners figure out how to do both.

October 04, 2022

Ep. 54 The Senior Experience Program - Providing Clarity of Mission, Purpose, and Direction for Students and Businesses in North County

Miguel de Jesus’ mission is to help companies achieve their breakthrough goals, dreams, and aspirations. Learn how he does it in this riveting interview.

September 27, 2022

Ep. 53 Daylight, Innovation, and Inspiration - the Solatube Story

Solatube is the world’s leader in natural lighting systems. Get the inside story of how they push the envelope of innovation and creative inspiration every day, from their VP, Neall Digert.

September 20, 2022

Ep. 52 Happi Spatula Serves It Up Healthy, Tasty and Fun!

Whether eating at the restaurant, buying custom ingredients for a meal kit or scheduling catering for your next event, Happi Spatula has got you covered for uniquely healthy and delicious Asian Cuisine.

September 13, 2022

Ep. 51 Talents, Gifts and Genius: The Alchemy of Finding Your Purpose in Business

90% of people don’t understand what their core talents are. Join Tracey Spangenberg as she helps people find their genius and apply it to business.

September 06, 2022

Ep. 50 Making a Splash in Water Conservation with Smart Irrigation Solutions

Meet A.J. van de Ven, CEO of Calsense, and hear his story of how getting involved and giving back has led him to make a difference not only in our community but across the planet.

August 30, 2022

Ep. 49 Who says going to work can’t be fun?

Meet Aaron Gobidas, CEO of Go Be Rewarded, and learn how positive company culture makes them the go-to firm for small business marketing as well as the “Best Place to Work 2022”.

August 23, 2022

Ep. 48 Kindness is contagious…and good for business!

Meet the first-ever Kind Company Inspiration Award winner, Chris Ryan of Ryan Video Productions. Learn what inspired him and how he inspires others.

August 16, 2022

Ep. 47 Rancho Coastal Humane Society and the Human-Animal Bond

Rancho Coastal Humane Society is dedicated to saving lives of abandoned companion animals, promoting adoption into loving homes, and offering education programs and support services that inspire and strengthen the human-animal bond.

August 02, 2022

Ep. 46 Carlsbad Sister City Ambassadors Tom Hersant and Polly Yu Create Meaningful International Connections

The mission of Carlsbad Sister City Ambassadors is to create active and meaningful connections between Carlsbad and internationally dispersed communities.

July 19, 2022

Ep. 45 App for Teens to Build Good Habits an Interview with Kountinya Sai

How does the sport of cricket get more viewers than the NBA? Why does an app featuring games of cricket get a mind-blowing 200 million downloads? You’ll find out all of this and more in this episode featuring Kountinya Sai.

July 05, 2022

Ep. 44 What Can I Do For You? Helping Students Succeed feat. Claude Jones

Claude Jones has a passion for creating opportunities to help others succeed. For over a decade, his life’s mission has been focused on encouraging, inspiring, and motiving others through his words and actions.