I got to talk to Patrick Spurlock, one of the hardest working people in Bakersfield. We discussed upcoming art exhibits in town, his work with Phantom Stranger, Inc., as well as the importance of the growing art and music scenes in Kern County.
I had the pleasure of talking with Cherie Shoemake from Optimal Hospice about their annual kids camp. This camp is for children who have experienced the loss of loved one and is free to attend. The organization continues to do amazing, kind work in the community and this is just one of the ways they are helping.
I got to discuss Mental Health Awareness Month with Roger Perez from Behavioral Health and Recovery Services in Kern County. We discuss events for the month of May, but also general facts, support, and services that are offered year round for mental health.
I got to talk to a couple of heroes of mine again-Michael J. Nelson and Bill Corbett of Rifftrax and Mystery Science Theater 3000! We talked about the upcoming "trilogy" of films they'll be riffing LIVE, how they pick which movies to do, and I make things weird because that is what I do.
Louis Medina from Give Big Kern discusses the annual event, which spotlights helping local non-profits in Kern County to raise funds.
Sarah Baron of Bakersfield College and student Mataalofa Hubbard discuss the upcoming Hackathon-an event that encourages using technology and innovation to better help increase access to health and social justice assistance in Kern County.
Library Assistant Ariel Dyer discusses programs offered by the Kern County Library in the spring and summer. These programs are inclusive to both children and adults and involve reading programs, summer lunches, entertainment, and workshops!
I got to talk with Suzy and Jenny from Bakersfield's Blondes Vs. Brunettes. They discuss raising funds through their annual football game and events to help the Alzheimer's Association.
I got to talk with Christie and Stacey about the work they are doing to help raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Christie is looking to raise funds to specifically benefit the area of pediatrics as possible Woman of the Year through the society.
V-Day is back in Bakersfield and Guinevere PH Dethlefson joined me to discuss the event's new venue, charities that will benefit from the night, and what new directions this year tradition will go in reaching audiences.
I got to talk with Frank Colatruglio via the Contreras Foundation about their upcoming Valentine's Dance Benefit. All proceeds from the event go towards helping young people in Kern County achieve their dreams of education.
I got to talk with Sey Lively from Bubble Pop Gallery about the arts in Bakersfield! We discuss the importance of art's presence in Kern County, how it benefits the locals, and how her gallery got its start at the Fox Theater!
I had the pleasure of talking with Louis and Kristen from Kern Community Foundation about their Philanthropy on Tap series. They discussed the program's influence in encouraging philanthropy and charitable work in Kern County.
Mom and I hung out for her birthday and she answered your awful questions!
Susan Kulstad joins me and discusses the upcoming Tunnel to Towers 5K and Run, a local charity event dedicated to supporting and honoring first responders. Money raised will go towards creating Smart Homes for those injured and affected while on duty.
There's a big convention happening this week and more soon in Southern California. Ruben drops by for an edition of Nerd is the Word and brings a special, surprisingly chatty guest. Also, I ramble.
I got to talk with Mark from Hawthorne Heights about their upcoming show in Bakersfield. He reminded me of the many other times they've been in town, we talk about Lost, and oh yeah-music!
Talking with Arleana Waller and Kaitlynn Garrison from the ShePower Leadership Academy, a wonderful organization that gives girls and women the tools and confidence to achieve their goals. The ladies discuss their upcoming gala that will honor incredible women and raise funds to benefit the organization.
Talking with Ryan Martinez from the Contreras Foundation and Ricelia Layus from the Petroleum Club. We discuss the foundation's Adopt-A-Highway program, Youth Group, as well as the upcoming 30th Annual Golf Tournament benefiting the organization.