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Name Drop San Diego
40 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
Jim and Carmen Beaubeaux have lived on the road since 2016
Jim and Carmen Beaubeaux have living in an Airstream trailer since 2016, traveling around the United States using the 4-3-2 model: Drive four hours, stop by 3 p.m. and stay for at least two weeks.
28 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
Anthony Pretto grew up at Kobey's Swap Meet
Working at his family’s swap meet, Anthony Pretto has come across some pretty great finds. As a kid, he collected Pokemon cards and Beanie Babies; as a newlywed, he and his wife furnished their home with antiques; and most recently, he scored two 8-foot-tall nutcracker decorations to adorn his front door at Christmastime. The price tag? A steal at $100.
1 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
Happy holidays from Name Drop San Diego
Happy holidays, y'all!
19 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
Deacon Jim Vargas knows respect and resilience go hand in hand
Deacon Jim Vargas is the president and CEO of Father Joe's Villages. In this interview he shares his path to becoming ordained, what he's learned working with people in need and where he plans to go next.
35 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
Nonprofit executive Lisette Islas starts her day with a dance party
Lisette Islas is the chief impact officer at MAAC, an anti-poverty nonprofit here in San Diego. MAAC helps locals with housing, education, upward mobility and more. Lisette is a true community champion and really believes in paying it forward.
36 minutes | Nov 30, 2021
Kaci Brown brings her Kumeyaay ancestors back home
Kaci Brown is a member of the Barona band of the Kumeyaay Nation. She's an archaeologist and a community contributor at the U-T, where she’s written about lessons we can all learn from Native culture. She has an incredible life story, beginning with a milk carton ad.
36 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
Drag icon Amber St. James on confidence and coming out
Amber is a nonbinary drag queen who incorporates social justice themes and commentaries into their art.
33 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
Expert horticulturist Ari Novy says it's OK to kill plants
Ari Novy is the president and CEO of the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. He is an expert horticulturist and a fourth generation florist.
32 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
Astronomer Lisa Will studies the stuff between stars
Dr. Lisa Will is a professor of astronomy and physics at San Diego City College and she’s also the resident astronomer at the Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park. She oversees not one but two planetariums, and just generally loves everything related to space and sci-fi.
31 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
Chef Lan Thai approaches food as medicine
Chef Lan Thai AKA Chef Lando is the owner of the Enclave restaurant at JuneShine Ranch in Scripps Ranch, where she cooks farm-to-table Asian fusion cuisine.
35 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
Brian Hu, professor and professional movie watcher
Brian is an associate professor of film at San Diego State University and the artistic director of the San Diego Asian Film Festival, which basically means he gets to watch movies for a living.
43 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, first Latina mayor of National City
Mayor Sotelo-Solis is the first ever Latina to hold her position. She’s a third generation resident of National City and a proud poli-sci graduate of UC San Diego. Plus, she has really amazing style. We’ll talk about that, as well as family, life philosophy and -- I totally wasn’t expecting this -- but zombie apocalypse escape plans.
29 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
Brit Bennett, NYT bestselling author of 'The Vanishing Half'
Brit Bennett is the author of "The Vanishing Half," about twin sisters from the South who choose to live in two different worlds, one black and one white.
37 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Dr. Susan Bukata, chair of Orthopaedic surgery at UC San Diego
Dr. Bukata is one of only four women to hold this position in the United States.
27 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Lisa Easterly, CEO of the San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence
Lisa Easterly is the CEO of the San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence, which promotes innovation and excellence in the region's cyber community. We talked about jobs, diversity in the industry, and of course about Lisa.
33 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Joaquin 'Quino' McWhinney, singer of 'Baby I Love Your Way'
Today's guest is Joaquin McWhinney, AKA Quino, the singer behind the 1994 hit "Baby I Love Your Way." His band, Big Mountain, formed in San Diego in the '80s and that song took them to the top of billboard charts and all around the world.
33 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
Cody Hooven, COO of San Diego Community Power
Cody Hooven is the COO of San Diego Community Power, which just inked a big deal with San Diego County to purchase its power. In general, she is a problem solver, champion of the environment and lover of the outdoors.
26 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
Joel John Roberts, CEO of People Assisting the Homeless
Joel is the CEO of PATH, also known as People Assisting the Homeless. He lives in downtown San Diego and over the past 25 years has grown a small Los Angeles transitional living home into a statewide operation serving more than 140 communities.
33 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
Beth Demmon, beer and cider expert
Beth Demmon is a San Diego-based freelance journalist who writes about beer and cider. She’s had a bunch of amazing bylines including Playboy, Vice, Thrillist, Eating Well and the Union-Tribune’s very own Pacific Magazine.
48 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
Maya Reddy, founder of Queer Asian Social Club
Maya Reddy is the founder of Queer Asian Social Club, a San Diego-based collective that promotes Asian/Pacific Islander/Southwest Asian and Desi visibility.
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