San Diego Community Connection

San Diego Community Connection

Connecting with community leaders and organizations who work to improve the lives of San Diegans.... Show More

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October 14, 2019 29 min

Kay Coleman and Rick Hazard of the American Cancer Society join us to preview this week's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk and the "Real Men Wear Pink" campaign. In addition to raising money to help fund research, the organization provides resources, helps guide people diagnosed with cancer to navigate the health system and they work with lawmakers on policy updates.

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Helping seniors navigate their golden years. San Diego oasis offers a way for seniors to continue learning. Also, Coastal Roots Farm in Encinitas cultivates organic harvests while cultivating ties with the community. Much of the crop is donated to people in need.

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September 30, 2019 29 min

San Diego State University President Adela de la Torre joins us to discuss SDSU's commitment to the local community, how the university affects and contributes to San Diego. She also discusses the latest developments on campus and the progress of SDSU West.

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September 23, 2019 29 min

The MCAS Miramar Air Show happens this Saturday, giving the base a chance to open its gates to the community. Commanding Officer Col. Charles Dockery and 2nd Lt. Shawn Doublet join us to share what is in store at this year's show and to tell us how the base contributes to the local community.

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September 16, 2019 28 min

With all the news coverage on the dangers of vaping, we rebroadcast this interview with the Lung association of Ca, San Diego. Executive Director Rita Redaelli and Debra Kelley, Dir. of Programs and Advocacy join us to discuss their efforts to spread the word on the dangers of e-cigs and vaping.

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September 9, 2019 27 min

Remembering those lost by serving and doing acts of good on 9/11. We get a first-hand account from the highest ranking first responder who has recently fallen ill from 911 toxins. Special guests: Edward Cetnar, Superintendent of Police/Director of Public Safety Port Authority of NY/NJ Greater New York City Area Public and Jay Winuk, 9/11 Day co-founder, whose younger brother Glenn Winuk died in the line of duty in the terrorist att... Read more

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September 1, 2019 29 min

San Diego State University President Adela de la Torre joins us to discuss SDSU's commitment to the local community, how the university affects and contributes to San Diego. She also discusses the latest developments on campus and the progress of SDSU West.

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August 13, 2019 29 min

Domestic violence, homelessness and addiction. If a woman is caught in the cycle of one or more of these circumstances, it could seem like a hopeless situation...but it isn't. Two local agencies are joining together to teach women critical skills to rebuild self-esteem and self-confidence. We are joined by Mary Case, Executive Director of Crisis House and Dana Bristol-Smith, Executive Director of Leap To Success. Also joining u... Read more

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August 12, 2019 29 min

Domestic violence, homelessness and addiction. If a woman is caught in the cycle of one or more of these circumstances, it could seem like a hopeless situation...but it isn't. Two local agencies are joining together to teach women critical skills to rebuild self-esteem and self-confidence. We are joined by Mary Case, Executive Director of Crisis House and Dana Bristol-Smith, Executive Director of Leap To Success. Also joining... Read more

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Traveling Stories provides a program for at-risk kids that would not only help them learn to read, but also help them fall in love with reading. For every book read, kids earn a Book Buck, which can be redeemed for prizes. This keeps the kids excited and motivated to learn, as well as teaches them money management skills.

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July 29, 2019 29 min

Many of us are wondering if civility still exists in our society. Politics and social media are big factors that are contributing to tension between people and groups. The National Conflict Resolution Center specializes in mediating and teaching people how to resolve their differences. We are joined by Ashley Virtue, Director of External Relations for NCRC and Chris Hulbert, Development Director at NCRC.

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July 22, 2019 29 min

Workshops for Warriors is a State-licensed, board governed, fully audited 501(c)(3) nonprofit school that trains, certifies, and helps place Veterans, Wounded Warriors, and Transitioning Service Members into advanced manufacturing careers. Students earn nationally recognized portable and stackable credentials.

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July 15, 2019 29 min

Getting prepared for the next big earthquake. What you need to know. Holly Porter, Director of the SD County Office of Disaster Preparedness has some tips. ~ Comic Con Director of Marketing, David Glanzer, has been with "The Con" for many years and has seen it grow. He gives a preview of this year's convention and some tips on how to enjoy it better.

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July 8, 2019 29 min

With the help and generosity of caring citizens like you, the San Diego Police Foundation is able to assist the San Diego Police Department in several important ways. President & CEO Sara Napoli joins us to discuss how the Foundation helps and how you can help them.

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July 1, 2019 29 min

With a holiday weekend approaching, many of us will hit the highways for vacations, parties and more. AAA predicts nearly 49 million of us will hit the road for the Fourth of July weekend. Safe driving advocate Monica Zech joins us with advice on how to stay safe while you're on the road.

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June 25, 2019 29 min

A group of Israeli, Palestinian and American high school students are getting together in Carlsbad to participate in a peace-building program to try to break down the walls of conflict in the Middle East and throughout the world. Joining us to discuss the program are Sarah Heirendt, the San Diego Site Director for Hands of Peace and Jordan Derbas who has taken part in this program in the past. handsofpeace.org

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June 18, 2019 29 min

Living on the streets isn't easy for anyone at any age, but for a teenager it can feel especially hopeless. San Diego's Doors of Change focuses on these homeless young people. We talk with the organization's President & Founder Jeffrey Sitcov and Program Director Joanne Newgard about how they make a difference. Then we are joined by Mark Anderson who is the COO of Homebase Ranch in Lakeside. Homebase Ranch is anothe... Read more

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June 11, 2019 29 min

San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan discusses the problem of human trafficking. She was the Chief of the Sex Crimes & Human Trafficking Division and led the public awareness campaign on human trafficking called "The Ugly Truth". theuglytruth.org

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June 3, 2019 29 min

Executive Director Rita Redaelli discusses the Lung Association's efforts on tobacco control and limiting the marketing of vaping products aimed at our youth.

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May 27, 2019 29 min

”Home Away From Home - The Fisher House Story” hosted by Mary Walter.

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