The Power of Podcasting

Posted in Internet Radio, OC Talk Radio, Podcasting, Uncategorized on November 9, 2017 by OC Talk Radio

Turn on, tune in and drop in on our latest discussion of THE POWER OF PODCASTING with our long time show host Charley Wright from Strategic Investor Radio as he talks with us about the power of this new long form storytelling medium.


How far would you go to bring awareness to the world’s toughest cancer?

Posted in charities, non-profits on January 22, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

US Army Ranger Veteran and pancreatic cancer survivor Chris Calaprice traveled 43,000 miles – on a Victory motorcycle to bring awareness.  He formed “Road to a Cure,” and travel one mile for every person diagnosed with pancreatic cancer that year.  Chris shares he “got a little crazy,” in 2010, was anger and frustrated and wanted, needed to do something. Chris was on the road for 9 months, bringing awareness to the streets and small towns all the while doing chemo.  Chris and his partner are looking to start a PTSD equine therapy program and refocusing “Road to a Cure,” to help veterans and cancer patients with the challenges of survival, survivors guilt, physical trauma and other concerns.  Chris is very open and honest in sharing his feelings and personal journey with pancreatic cancer.  This episode of Living Hope is dedicated to all the men and women serving or who have served our country and those who are battling pancreatic cancer.

Juilo Monzon, Monetizemore

Posted in Business on January 21, 2022 by OC Talk Radio


Julio is the President and COO of Monetizemore – a remote first ad tech company that has run their team 100% remotely since 2010. Monetizemore has recently been named one of the fastest growing companies in Canada for 2020 and 2021 and Julio credits this to their company culture, team trust, and development as a remote company.

Organize Your Home as a Sanctuary

Posted in Uncategorized on January 19, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Do You Live in Chronic Disorganization?

A home should be a place for peace. Yet many homeowners cite their home as a source of stress because of disorganization, clutter or even hoarding. And when it comes time to move, good organization can create a sanctuary that enables homeowners to feel rested and recharged – especially important for seniors. 

Few experts in America know this better than Dr. Regina Lark.

In 2008, Dr. Lark founded A Clear Path: Professional Organizing and Productivity. As a Certified Professional Organizer CPO®, Regina is a specialist in boomer and senior move management, residential organizing, and life transitions. With an additional Certification in Chronic Disorganization, she works with clients who are challenged by ADHD, hoarding, procrastination, and time management.

Learn more about Dr. Lark’s work and find additional resources at A Clear Path

Busting the Housing Crash Myth

Posted in Uncategorized on January 19, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Are We Heading toward a Housing Crash? 

We are a nation still scarred by the Great Recession, and nowhere is the memory of losses more evident than in the housing market. So when the pandemic threw our economy into an event-related tailspin, talk turned to whether we would enter another boom-and-bust residential real estate cycle. 

Short answer: We’re not.

And for the longer answer, host Wendy Ross sat down with Rick Sharga to explore the potential for a massive wave of foreclosures and evictions and analyze why this pandemic housing market is different than the recession. 

Rick is one of the country’s most frequently quoted sources on real estate, mortgage and foreclosure trends. He serves as the executive vice president of RealtyTrac, a real estate information company and an online marketplace for foreclosed and defaulted properties in the United States. Every month, RealtyTrac publishes a U.S. Foreclosure Market Report closely watched by economists, real estate industry professionals and other market observers. 

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Serving Orange County’s Veteran Community

Posted in Uncategorized on January 19, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

How Can We Give OC Heroes the Home They Deserve? 

We all want to give returning military veterans and their families the homecoming they deserve but transitioning to civilian life can be difficult for many, especially in Orange County. 

That’s why Wendy Ross and Veracity Real Estate Co. support local veteran-serving organizations and affiliated businesses. In this episode, Antoinette Balta and Nick Saifan discuss veteran housing and veterans issues in Southern California.

Antoinette is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Veterans Legal Institute. She is a former Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow, 2018 Presidential Leadership Scholar, and spent 6 years in the California State Guard. 

Nick Saifan is the founder and chairman of Vendaval Corp. and spent 24 years in the military – both U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army. He retired from the Army in 2008 as a Captain after serving his country with distinction, He served in various conflicts such as Iraq and is recognized for his service to his country. 

Learn more about these issues by visiting Veterans Legal Institute and Vendaval

On Writing What Matters to You with Minda Harts

Posted in book publishing, Business on January 19, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

We’re starting the year right with Minda Harts on the #PubDate podcast. The author of The Memo, Right Within, and You Are More Than Magic, Minda shares why writing these books was important to her and what motivates her to continue writing more.


Minda Harts is the CEO of The Memo LLC, a career development platform that helps women of color advance in the workplace, and the bestselling author of The Memo and Right Within. Her new book, You Are More Than Magic releases April 5, 2022 from Penguin. Kirkus Reviews calls it “A love letter to Black and brown girls and an acknowledgement of the real work it takes to make magic.”

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The Homeowners’ Guide to Financial Literacy

Posted in Uncategorized on January 18, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

What Does Financial Literacy Have to Do with Homeownership?

Housed at the UCI Paul Merage School of Business, the Center for Investment and Wealth Management (CIWM) provides discussion, study and application of financial education for all.

And given that homeownership is perhaps the single largest financial investment a Southern California resident will make, CIWM Faculty Director Christopher Schwarz, Ph.D. explores how and why Orange County housing is expensive but not in a bubble. 

Dr. Schwarz also is the associate professor of finance at The Paul Merage School of Business. His research interests include the management, disclosure and operational risk of the investment fund industry as well as the impact of manager incentives and structure on investment fund performance. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and includes testimony before the U.S. Congress House Financial Services Committee.

Learn more about CIWM and its community programming here


Everything You Need to Know About Reverse Mortgages

Posted in Uncategorized on January 18, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Why a Reverse Mortgage?

Forget everything you think you know about reverse mortgage loans and listen to Pete Tentler, known as The Financial Locksmith, explore this often misunderstood way to unlock equity in your home.

Reverse mortgage loans are commonly used to pay for home renovations, medical and daily living expenses. Homeowners who have an existing mortgage often use the reverse mortgage loan to pay off their existing mortgage and eliminate monthly mortgage payments.

A reverse mortgage loan uses a home’s equity as collateral. The amount of money the borrower can receive is determined by the age of the youngest borrower, interest rates and the lesser of the home’s appraised value, sale price and the maximum lending limit. 

In this episode, host Wendy Ross interviews Pete about his experiences in this industry and explores the benefits of reverse mortgages.

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Riding the trails on a Pedego eBike

Posted in electric bikes on January 17, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Hear the story of another passionate eBiker who (with his wife) takes to the trails with his Pedego Electric Bike. And even put together an ebook about the hidden trails and trailheads they’ve found along the way As Larry Laidlaw talks about his passion for Pedegos. And how it’s opened up a whole new world of adventure for he and his wife (as they build their trips around the trails they’ll ride).  All from their home in Summerlin (outside of Las Vegas).

When is the right time for a sales coach with Leslie Groene

Posted in Business Growth Cafe with tags , , , on January 13, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Is there a right time to bring in a sales coach/trainer for your organization? Joining me at the Business Growth Cafe is Leslie Groene, President of Groene Consulting. Leslie’s company has been helping companies for over 24 years set up, train, and manage sales organizations. In this episode, we’ll explore various strategies, tips, and recommendations to get your sales team heading in the right direction for success.

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