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  • 01:01

    Redondo Beach Marina Redevelopment

    in Current Events

    Our guests this morning are Mickey Marraffino and Christina Jesperson.


    Returning guest, Mickey Marraffino, is a Certified Marketing Executive in the shopping center industry. She grew up in Massachusetts and attended The American University in Washington DC, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration. Mickey began her career in Washington, DC.  In search of warmer weather, she moved to the Inland Empire before landing in Redondo Beach 20 years ago. Mickey was the West Coast Regional Marketing Director for Forest City at South Bay Galleria, where she oversaw the marketing of six regional shopping centers.


    Christina Jesperson is the Managing Partner and Financial Consultant for the Retirement Protection Group.   Christine is passionate about her community and she and her husband started the grass roots community group, Voices for Waterfront Vitality. In addititon, Christina currently sits on the Board of Directors for Pediatric Therapy Network, is the First VP of Philanthropy for Las Candalistas and has been a member of the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce since 2000. She earned a Masters of Art in Sociology from the University of North Colorado and in her spare time enjoys golf, reading and cooking.


    This morning, we’re going to discuss the Redondo Beach Waterfront project. Now this is a hot button issue and our hope is to ask the right questions to get some clarification for our listeners.


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    http://www.SouthbayByJackie.com


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    http://www.Facebook.com/TheSouthBayShow

  • 00:32

    Real talk Real Game: Reactivated

    in Entertainment

    Focus: Urban development, architecture, sustainability, cost of living after renovations. Has urban renewal been tharted by the behavior of the community? Can cities still afford the cost of redevelopment with shrinking federal dollars?

  • 00:24

    Forging Change in Communities, with Amy Bretall

    in Entrepreneur

    On Smart Companies KC, host Kelly Scanlon  visits with Amy Bretall, an entrepreneur who when she’s not working to grow her business, Arbor Grove LLC, can be found volunteering across the Kansas City community.


    Bretall left the corporate world in 2014 to start her own company providing community planning, project management and public relations for communities throughout Missouri. Arbor Grove engages in comprehensive, regional, and economic development strategic planning activities that necessitate different types of public outreach and participation. 


    Bretall is a board member of the Linwood YMCA and a graduate of the Kansas City Chamber’s Centurions leadership program and was recently appointed by Kansas City Mayor Sly James to the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority (PIEA). The PIEA fosters commercial and industrial development in specifically designated redevelopment areas and is one of just a handful of women in such a position.


    To listen to more shows hosted by Kelly Scanlon please visit our archives 

  • 00:38

    Breaking the Chains.....Leading Change Requires Vision

    in Motivation

    I have a dream...Celebrating Our Jubilee!


    Our forefathers and mothers planted trees from which we gather fruit, and dug wells from which we quench our thirst. Civil Rights Activist marched for us, died for us and pleaded for our equality.


    So what are we leaving behind for our communities today? What are we fostering in the minds of our Black children? How will we strengthen our families and our communities? How will we show the power of LOVE in the world? How are we Leading Change?


    Fifty years ago, Dr. King's "I Have a Dream..." Speech debuted in Detroit and transformed a nation. Today, we Celebrate our Jubilee and join in that movement of teaching us all to evolve in our beliefs, values and purpose for the elevation of our consciousness into the greatness that lies in the Human Spirit.


    Leading change in the City of Detroit, a landmark city that has set the direction of the entire nation, requires Visionaries willing to step in and speak up for the equality of all residents. With the challenge of access to capital to redevelop this city, they must innovate new ways to access capital otherwise, we will continue to see investors siezing opportunity at the expense of the misfortune and disadvantages of others. We must demand new leadership if we want to see change that support all communities, and not just a few.


    With 75-82% of the city being Black Americans, we can't stand by and watch, if we want our children to believe in the freedom our forefathers fought for us to have and continue the fight. Tune in to today's show to learn how we, the majority of residents, can begin empowering our communities and be part of Detroit's rebirth!


    We are powerful, and together we rise!

  • 01:01

    Zoning, permitting, community development- Jim Marquez, with over 40

    in Real Estate

    Overview


     


    Graduated from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 1979 with a M.P.A. in governmental economic development; a B.S.in urban and regional planning from the school of planning and environmental design, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA 1973 and an A.S. in civil engineering from East Los Angeles College, 1970.


     


    The first 10 years involved professional growth in municipal planning to the position of Director of planning and redevelopment with the city of Hawthorne, CA.  One of the prominent assignments involved the successful planning and implementation of a 1,000 acre commercial and industrial redevelopment plan amendment made gave new insights to environmental design consternations in urban areas that predate the growth of the mid 1940's and the aviation industry.

  • 00:37

    Breaking the Chains.....Releasing Old Patterns for Growth

    in Motivation

    I have a dream...Celebrating Our Jubilee!


    Our forefathers and mothers planted trees from which we gather fruit, and dug wells from which we quench our thirst. Civil Rights Activist marched for us, died for us and pleaded for our equality.


    So what are we leaving behind for our communities today? What are we fostering in the minds of our Black children? How will we strengthen our families and our communities? How will we show the power of LOVE in the world? How are we Leading Change?


    Fifty years ago, Dr. King's "I Have a Dream..." Speech debuted in Detroit and transformed a nation. Today, we Celebrate our Jubilee and join in that movement of teaching us all to evolve in our beliefs, values and purpose for the elevation of our consciousness into the greatness that lies in the Human Spirit.


    Today, we must look deeply at our patterns of behavior if we expect to see changes in our communities, our schools, our children and most importantly, in ourselves. Living is a major City that is creating a major divide in the standards of living, access to jobs, and so much more, it is imperative that we look to our history for guidance, and access our we are carrying that vision forward. We must look for innovative ways to offset what's being set up for our children.


    And how do we do that? We look at our patterns of behavior in how we are operating, thinking, spending, learning, and sharing so that we can release old patterns that no longer work, and innovate new ways of achieving growth for our communities.


    Tune in to today's show to learn how to changing old patterns will release new creative powers at our disposal that may have been lying dormant due to blockages of past experiences. 


    We are powerful, and together we rise!

  • 00:36

    Breaking the Chains.....Without a Vision for your Life You Will Perish

    in Motivation

    I have a dream...Celebrating Our Jubilee!


    Our forefathers and mothers planted trees from which we gather fruit, and dug wells from which we quench our thirst. Civil Rights Activist marched for us, died for us and pleaded for our equality.


    So what are we leaving behind for our communities today? What are we fostering in the minds of our Black children? How will we strengthen our families and our communities? How will we show the power of LOVE in the world? How are we Leading Change?


    Fifty years ago, Dr. King's "I Have a Dream..." Speech debuted in Detroit and transformed a nation. Today, we Celebrate our Jubilee and join in that movement of teaching us all to evolve in our beliefs, values and purpose for the elevation of our consciousness into the greatness that lies in the Human Spirit.


    Today, we are still experiencing racial tensions, not just between races, but within our race. Why? Because without a vision the people will perish. Many ask who is the black leadership today? My response is YOU! But you must have a clear vision of your service to others, otherwise we all perish. 


    A vision is the lifeline that : 1) awakens and inspires; 2) Motivates change and transformation of the unseen into the visible; and 3) Provides direction and purpose for generations to come!


    Tune in to today's show to learn how to assess where you are in your life based on your vision of yourself.  Too many of us are very busy, but not productively creating change, sustainable change that comes from a transformed mind.  Join me to discover your vision so we don't perish.  


    We are powerful, and together we rise!

  • 01:58

    Wahaz Ahmed and Reporter Gavin Jackson In the Pickle Barrel

    in Politics Conservative

    Showtime 8AM-10AM EST


    Pakistani Wahaz Ahmed will join us as we address US-Pakistan relations, his views on the Iranian Deal and Israel. Ahmed will explain why he left Pakistan and eventually immigrated to the United States just six months ago.


    Gavin Jackson of the Morning News will be jumping In the Pickle Barrel to compare notes and talkabout the Florence Downtown Redevelopment process and issues surrounding the major re-birth efforts in the area. Some of the issues to be discussed: new businesses, racial tensions and misunderstandings, the politics of the project.


    Two topics. A lot of facts and opinions. 


    You can join in the coinversations by entering the online Chat Room or call in to participate live on air at 855-236-2486.

  • 01:06

    Up Close with Commissioner Rosalynn Bliss

    in Lifestyle

    Ladies & gentlemen this is sure to be a great episode for you to listen to with out guest, Commissioner Rosalynn Bliss who serves the 2nd Ward for the City of Grand Rapids, MI! We are in for a rare opportunity to get to listen and learn about why Commissioner Bliss is so passionate about the community she serves and find out what lead up to where she is "in life now."


    Commissioner Rosalynn Bliss began serving as Second Ward City Commissioner in January 2006, and was re-elected for a second term in November 2009. Commissioner Bliss is the Director of Residential Services at DA Blodgett - St. John's. St. John's Home provides emergency shelter and residential services for abused and neglected children.


    Commissioner Bliss is an active member of our community. She is a board member of the YMCA, the Grand Rapids Youth Boxing Foundation, and Dyer-Ives Foundation. She serves as a member Uptown CID, the Kent County Land Bank Authority, the Fulton Street Farmer's Market Redevelopment Committee, and is a City Liaison with the Friends of GR Parks. Rosalynn has been recognized and honored locally as well as statewide for her commitment, dedication and work in the field of child abuse and neglect and her leadership in the community.


     


     

  • 00:27

    Living, Caring, Learning and Sharing W/Don Durant

    in Writing

    Our Broadcast today will focus on the so-called redevelopment of communities.  We have seen it in Harlem, and we have seen it in Downtown Brooklyn. We saw it in Detroit, and in Philadeplhia, as well as Camden, New Jersey.  How little concern there is for the established residents of a community in order to force them out and raise the prices to bring others in.   Join us on the phone while we are live on air: 718-305-6322  or click on blogtalkradio .com/don-durant...

  • 00:19

    Living, Caring, Learning and Sharing W/ Don Durant

    in Writing

    Our program will focus on the changes in our community.  The Redevelopment plans taking shape with no apparent concern for our failing schools, elderly, and poor.  many of us are living at the mercy of the wealthy taking over and changing our community at will.  The Village of Hempstead is being vandalized, robbed, and taxes are running wild as they prepare to give over to the rich without a penalty!

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