THE RAAD LIFE with guests Eva O’Keefe & Ashly Fox

1Jun

I had the pleasure to welcome as my guests on 'The Raad Life' radio show friend and fellow San Clementians, community organizers and advocates Eva O'Keefe, Co-founder of the Coalition to Save San Clemente and Ashly Fox, Owner of Ashly Thomas Real Estate Group.

As anyone paying attention to whats going on in South Orange County already knows, the TCA, the Transportation Corridor Agencies also know as The Toll Roads is once again attempting to extend the 241Toll Road southward and connect it to the I-5 Freeway. The TCA had attempted to do so before and run their extension through the pristine watershed of San Mateo Creek towards the world famous surf break of Trestles. This most recent of attempts had been stopped and thwarted as a result of a law suit filed by enviromental groups who took the TCA to court then.

Well here we are in 2017 and the TCA, anew, are back at attempting to get their extension south still! But this time a number of their proposed routes would slice right through the quintessential California beach town of San Clemente. This has caused a very strong and growing fast opposition to form and organize.

This new battle's stakes are very high and what is in jeopardy and at risk of being devastated that it could potentially impact the communities of San Clemente and South OC in overwhelming and unfathomable manner!

If you reside anywhere in Orange County and especially you are urged to check this podcast for an informative candid discussion of what is at stake in South OC.

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Remember you can listen in to ' The Raad Life' every week live on Wednesdays at noon (PST) by going to www.OCTalkRadio.net and clicking the LISTEN LIVE button.

You can also call in at (949) 330-7761 (the OC Talk Radio's direct studio line) if you have a question or want to be "on air" or Tweet us w/the hashtag ‪#‎octalkradio‬

Hope you find this episode as informative as we did...

#NOTMYTOLLROAD #TCA #TheTollRoads #SanClemente #OrangeCounty #OC #QualityOfLife #Seniors

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THE RAAD LIFE with guest Roger Merrill

3Sep

It was wonderful to welcome as my guest on 'The Raad Life' radio show my friend and fellow San Clementian Roger Merrill!

Roger is a real renaissance man and has been among many things a Master Venetian plaster artist, an accomplished business man and a producer of a successful, sold online, video/DVD series on faux finishing at a time when the internet was just beginning. Roger was also, until recently, the long time owner of San Clemente's popular Merrill Paints where his experience and advice was constantly in demand by painters, artists and Do-It-Yourselves equally.

As host of his own internet radio show, 'The Homework Show' Roger was the very first person to wish us luck and help us announce to everyone our then soon to debut 'The Raad Life' radio show. (https://youtu.be/If7safTJGVw)

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Remember you can listen in to ' The Raad Life' every week live on Wednesdays at noon (PST) by going to www.OCTalkRadio.net and clicking the LISTEN LIVE button.

You can also call in at (949) 330-7761 (the OC Talk Radio's direct studio line) if you have a question or want to be "on air" or Tweet us w/the hashtag ‪#‎octalkradio‬

Hope you find this episode as informative as we did...

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THE RAAD LIFE with guest Michael Demoratz

3Sep

A real privilege to for us was to welcome as our guest on 'The Raad Life' radio show Michael Demoratz, Palliative Care support Administrator, at 24/7 Care at Home! (http://247cah.com/)

Michael has 35 years experience in end of life and senior care. He is Nationally recognized as a subject matter expert in end-of-life care, having presented at hundreds of conferences nationally, publishing numerous articles and a book Dying 101: A Short Course on Living for the Terminally ill. He is also actively involved in both the fields of Social Work and Case Management, and is a former National Case Management Society of America (CMSA) Board member and Local Los Angeles Chapter President, he received the Distinguished National Case Manager of the Year by the organization in 2001.

Michael presently, serves on the Board of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, based in Sacramento California and as an elected Commissioner on the board for the Commission for Case Manager Certification based in New Jersey.

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Remember you can listen in to ' The Raad Life' every week live on Wednesdays at noon (PST) by going to www.OCTalkRadio.net and clicking the LISTEN LIVE button.

You can also call in at (949) 330-7761 (the OC Talk Radio's direct studio line) if you have a question or want to be "on air" or Tweet us w/the hashtag ‪#‎octalkradio‬

Hope you find this episode as informative as we did...

#‎HomeHealth‬ ‪#‎MichaelDemoratz‬ ‪#‎ChronicIllness‬ ‪#‎Boomers‬ ‪#‎PalliativeCare‬ ‪#‎Aging‬ ‪#‎RaadGhantous‬ ‪#‎Hospice‬ ‪#‎SocialWork‬ ‪#‎LifeChallenges‬ ‪#‎LateBoomers‬ ‪#‎TerminalIllness‬ ‪#‎OrangeCounty‬ ‪#‎MedicalServices‬ ‪#‎SandwichGeneration‬ ‪#‎Awarness‬ ‪#‎Author‬ ‪#‎Speaker‬ ‪#‎MuliGenerationalHousholds‬ ‪#‎EndOfLife‬ ‪#‎Health‬ ‪#‎CaseManagment‬ ‪#‎Seniors‬ ‪#‎InternetRadio‬ ‪#‎Families‬ ‪#‎Helping‬ ‪#‎Parents‬ ‪#‎SouthernCalifornia‬

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THE RAAD LIFE with guest Ellen Skaggs

3Sep

Especially being an Aging In Place Specialist myself I had the true pleasure to welcome as my guest on 'The Raad Life' radio show Ellen Skaggs the Chairwoman of the Orange County, California Chapter of the National Aging In Place Council ( http://www.ageinplace.org/Local-Chapters/Orange-County-CA ).

Ellen is also Regional Manager of the Reverse Mortgage Division at Security National Mortgage, headquartered in Orange, CA. She is is an active speaker at industry events, holds workshops, and is an avid educator on Reverse Mortgages to the local Realtors.

Our Discussions ranged from Aging In Place and staying in ones home as one ages and why? and dispelling myths and clarifying common questions and misconceptions about reverse mortgages and when and how they can help.

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Remember you can listen in to ' The Raad Life' every week live on Wednesdays at noon (PST) by going to www.OCTalkRadio.net and clicking the LISTEN LIVE button.

You can also call in at (949) 330-7761 (the OC Talk Radio's direct studio line) if you have a question or want to be "on air" or Tweet us w/the hashtag ‪#‎octalkradio‬

Hope you find this episode as informative as we did...

‪#‎AgingInPlace‬ ‪#‎NationalCouncilOfAgingInPlace‬ ‪#‎ReverseMortgage‬ ‪#‎Boomers‬ ‪#‎Cool‬ ‪#‎Aging‬ ‪#‎RaadGhantous‬ ‪#‎Healing‬ ‪#‎ActiveAdults‬ ‪#‎LifeChallenges‬ ‪#‎LateBoomers‬ ‪#‎GenX‬ ‪#‎OrangeCounty‬ ‪#‎StayingInYourHome‬ ‪#‎SandwichGeneration‬ ‪#‎HomeForLife‬ ‪#‎Awarness‬ ‪#‎RealEstate‬ ‪#‎Mortgage‬ ‪#‎MuliGenerationalHousholds‬ ‪#‎PropertyValue‬ ‪#‎Health‬ ‪#‎Remodeling‬ ‪#‎Seniors‬ ‪#‎InternetRadio‬ ‪#‎Families‬ ‪#‎Helping‬ ‪#‎Parents‬ ‪#‎SouthernCalifornia‬ #TheRaadLife

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THE RAAD LIFE with guests Noel Burcelis and Susan Kenny

1Sep

It was my honor and pleasure to welcome as our guests on 'The Raad Life' radio show Noel Burcelis and Susan Kenny the Executive Director and Development Director of The Orange County Ronald McDonald House (OCRMH) ( http://rmhcsc.org/orangecounty ).

Noel has also previously served as Director of Operations at OCRMH for three years and has an extensive background in non-profit management. He also has served as Executive Director Community Development for the YMCA of Greater Long Beach and has been a Lecturer at California State University Long Beach. He has B.A. and M.S.W. degrees.

Susan Kenny comes to the Orange County Ronald McDonald House with over twelve years of professional fundraising experience. She started her career with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and where she was responsible for business development, special events, grants and cause related marketing campaigns. Susan has a BA in Communication from the University of Arizona and a Human Resources Certificate from the University of California, Irvine.

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THE RAAD LIFE with guests Chef Louis Eguaras and Chef Ryan Wagner

1Sep

We really had a real 'feast' when we welcomed as our guests on 'The Raad Life' radio show Chef Louis Eguaras of Presidential Culinary Services (http://presidentialchef.com/), his lovely wife Agnes Jose-Eguaras, and Chef Ryan Wagner of CulinaryLab (http://www.culinarylabschool.com/).

Chef Louis worked at The White House from 1993 through early 1996 and currently is Vice Chair of the Culinary Arts Department at Los Angeles Mission College and Chef Ryan just opened his contemporary cooking school at the new Orange County Food Mecca...The Anaheim Packing District!
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Remember you can listen in to ' The Raad Life' every week live on Wednesdays at noon (PST) by going to www.OCTalkRadio.net and clicking the LISTEN LIVE button.

You can also call in at (949) 330-7761 (the OC Talk Radio's direct studio line) if you have a question or want to be "on air" or Tweet us w/the hashtag ‪#‎octalkradio‬

Hope you find this episode as informative as we did...

#‎LouisEguaras‬ ‪#‎RyanWagner‬ ‪#‎CulinaryLab‬ ‪#‎Boomers‬ ‪#‎Cool‬ ‪#‎Aging‬ ‪#‎RaadGhantous‬ ‪#‎Healing‬ ‪#‎Wellness‬ ‪#‎LifeChallenges‬ ‪#‎LateBoomers‬ ‪#‎GenX‬ ‪#‎OrangeCounty‬ ‪#‎LifeAfterFifty‬ #50+ ‪#‎SandwichGeneration‬ ‪#‎PersonalGrowth‬ ‪#‎Awarness‬ ‪#‎AssistedLiving‬ ‪#‎AgingInPlace‬ ‪#‎MuliGenerationalHousholds‬ ‪#‎EmptyNesters‬ ‪#‎Health‬ ‪#‎healthyEating‬ ‪#‎GrowingBold‬ ‪#‎InternetRadio‬ ‪#‎Seniors‬ ‪#‎ActiveAdults‬ ‪#‎LivableCommunities‬ ‪#‎SouthernCalifornia‬ #TheRaadLife

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THE RAAD LIFE with guests Tom Swimm and Rick J. Delanty

1Sep

Truly enjoyed my time, on 'The Raad Life' radio show, with fellow San Clementians and fellow creative souls, fine artists Tom Swimm (www.swimmartworks.com) and Rick J. Delanty (delantyfineart.com) !!

To say that I was unbelievably thrilled to have an opportunity to spend an hour in the company of such talented gentlemen is an understatement!

Though from different backgrounds, Tom born and raised on the East Coast, with a successful career as an advertising commercial artist in New York, before resettling in So. Cal. and Rick a California native and a beloved art teacher, these men's love and pursuit of their passion of painting has resulted in awe inspiring expressions captured on their canvases.

Our discussion on the topics of what is Fine Art? the benefits of pursuing ones passion, the impact of art on communities and culture, and how ones form of expression changes over a lifetime of work is a must listen!

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Remember you can listen in to ' The Raad Life' every week live on Wednesdays at noon (PST) by going to www.OCTalkRadio.net and clicking the LISTEN LIVE button.

You can also call in at (949) 330-7761 (the OC Talk Radio's direct studio line) if you have a question or want to be "on air" or Tweet us w/the hashtag ‪#‎octalkradio‬

Hope you find this episode as enjoyable as we did...

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THE RAAD LIFE with guests Kofi Bass & Dara Shumaker

1Sep

It was very informative and valuable to have the opportunity to spend some time with Kofi Bass from PROACTION and Dara Shumaker of Concierge Nursing Direct, Inc. on 'The Raad Life' radio show!

Kofi is a business development officer in the commercial healthcare insurance industry, specifically servicing clients that are in the Home Health, Home Care, Hospice, or Skilled Nursing business looking for the opportunity to lower their worker's comp or general and professional liability insurance premiums.

Dara is an account executive at Concierge Nursing Direct which was founded by two registered nurses that wanted to provide more customized, personalized and complete care plans as an alternative to the more common 'generalized' care approach out there.

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Remember you can listen in to ' The Raad Life' every week live on Wednesdays at noon (PST) by going to www.OCTalkRadio.net and clicking the LISTEN LIVE button.

You can also call in at (949) 330-7761 (the OC Talk Radio's direct studio line) if you have a question or want to be "on air" or Tweet us w/the hashtag ‪#‎octalkradio‬

Hope you find this episode as enjoyable as we did...


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THE RAAD LIFE with guests Tanya Brown & Carolyn Inmon

1Sep

Really had an awesome time with Author / Speaker / Speech Coach / Volunteer, Carolyn Inmon and returning guest and good friend of the show, Speaker and Author, Tanya Brown (www.TanyaBrown.net) on 'The Raad Life' radio show!!   

Both ladies are co-authoring a new book titled 'Seven Characters of Abuse - Domestic Violence - Where It Starts and Where It Can End.'

Our discussion ranged from communication, language and yes even 'selfie sticks' and how we socialize and talk to one another; How we deal with stress and cultivate relationships these days and how breakdown in communication can lead to violence and even personal tragedy, and how we can manage our lives to have more meaningful quality time, down time, and meaningful bonding through better communications so that in the end we are more truly 'Connected'!

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Remember you can listen in to ' The Raad Life' every week live on Wednesdays at noon (PST) by going to www.OCTalkRadio.net and clicking the LISTEN LIVE button.

You can also call in at (949) 330-7761 (the OC Talk Radio's direct studio line) if you have a question or want to be "on air" or Tweet us w/the hashtag #octalkradio

Hope you find this episode as informative as we did...

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THE RAAD LIFE with guest Debbie Ferrari

15Jul

Truly enjoyed my time with San Clemente's very own Debbie Ferrari on 'The Raad Life' radio show!

I had a chance to interview my fellow San Clementian, at her nice new Coastal Castles Realty offices located at1520 N El Camino Real in town. There to welcome us that day were Debbie, her husband William (Bill) Koelzer, and loan officer extraordinaire Deborah Kohler

Born in Upland, Debbie moved to San Clemente  in late ’81, but says that she didn’t want to come down here, because she considered herself more of a desert person. Today, you’ll never get her to move!

Debbie is no just a recognized top real estate broker in Orange County with over 30 years of experience but she also, along with Bill volunteer their time at the San Clemente Marine Monument & Park Semper Fi among other causes and community efforts around town.

Our discussion ranged from South OC in the early 80's, San Clemente history and charm, Nixon and the western white house to the new soon to open outlet mall and an 'aging' built out San Clemente.

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Remember you can listen in to ' The Raad Life' every week live on Wednesdays at noon (PST) by going to www.OCTalkRadio.net and clicking the LISTEN LIVE button.

You can also call in at (949) 330-7761 (the OC Talk Radio's direct studio line) if you have a question or want to be "on air" or Tweet us w/the hashtag ‪#‎octalkradio‬

Hope you find this episode as enjoyable as we did...

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