Archive for June, 2022

Reporting on the EBike Revolution

Posted in electric bikes on June 27, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

We’re not the only ones covering this story!  Meet Dave Hogan a former journalist and current blogger who writes about e-bikes in his blog THIS EBIKE LIFE. Authoring a book on the subject as well entitled E-BIKES: Putting the FUN Back Into Cycling (and Life) at Any Age (which includes profiles on Pedego Co-founder and CEO Don DiCostanzo and on two devoted Pedego customers, Dr. Miryam Liberman and Laura Maydahl who we’ve both had the privilege of interviewing).

Like many Baby Boomers, Dave grew up riding a bike as a child. His bike was his freedom. He rode it to school, parks, and pretty much anywhere he wanted to go. When he got married 46 years ago, he and his wife Kathy gave each other matching bicycles as wedding gifts. 

Now he’s migrated to a Pedego Electric bike.  And with that move, found a whole new interest and angle to write about. Sharing the same stories we’re all hearing from the trail of people getting back on a bike (often after years away from riding). Chronicling the same EBike Revolution we talk about here on the Pedego Podcast.


A woman deals with the roller coaster ride of diagnosis, being cancer free, to reoccurrence.

Posted in charities, non-profits on June 25, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Laurie Paolone went to lunch with friends.  Later when she wasn’t feeling well she thought she had food poisoning.  When the symptoms became worse she went to the Dr and was treated for an ulcer. It wasn’t until someone noticed she was jaundice (yellowing of skin/eyes) that she was told to go to the ER immediately and learned she had pancreatic cancer.   The first thing Laurie thought of was “oh my God, I can’t have my parents bury me.”  Laurie shares her inspirational journey through the roller coaster ride of diagnosis, the Whipple, chemotherapy, radiation, being cancer free to reoccurrences, only OC Talk Radio, Orange County’s only community radio station, live streamed from UCI Beall Applied Innovation Center at the Cove.


Landlords, Neighbor Disputes & New Laws with Anthony W. Burton –

Posted in Uncategorized on June 24, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

In the realm of real estate disputes, what are people suing for or otherwise getting into trouble over?

This is such a thorny issue in residential real estate that “This Week with Wendy” host invited Anthony W. Burton in for a second interview. 

Tony is the founder and managing partner of AWB Law, P.C. He has spent his career litigating and fighting on behalf of his clients whether their needs arise from an injury, a real estate dispute or a business dispute. 

Tony works closely with his clients to evaluate appropriate legal strategies and to develop a plan which will help his clients accomplish their goals as efficiently as possible. He’s also a tireless advocate for his clients and has tried several jury and bench trials successfully on behalf of his clients.

Learn more about Tony at AWB Law. 

Get to Know Wendy Ross

Posted in Uncategorized on June 24, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

What makes Wendy Ross tick?

In this episode, we turn the tables on “This Week with Wendy” host and ask the veteran real estate leader to lend her insight on Orange County real estate. Thanks to deft interviewing from OC Talk Radio producer Paul Roberts, we learn what made Wendy such a self-defined “data nerd” and why she has so much heart for Orange County. 

Learn more about Wendy at Veracity Real Estate Co


Learn about Alzheimer’s Association Orange County with Deborah Levy & Jamie Webb

Posted in Uncategorized on June 24, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Where can Orange County families who face a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease turn? 

According to a 2021 report released by the California Department of Public Health, people 55 and older with Alzheimer’s will increase by 122%, and people 65 and older with the disease will increase by 136% in Orange County by 2040. The number of Californians with the disease is expected to more than double during that time.

That’s why we need to consider this important issue and its implications upon us. In this episode, host Wendy Ross interviews Deborah Levy, the executive director of Alzheimer’s Association Orange County, and Jamie Webb, founder of Haven Care Management, who also is a member of the board of directors of Alzheimer’s Association Orange County.

Learn more about how to support their pivotal work and services here

Bringing Mexico City Flavor to Orange County with Chef Ivan Calderón

Posted in Uncategorized on June 24, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

What defines a tastemaker?

As founder and chef of Orange County-based Taco Rosa, Taco Mesa, and Taco Mesa—Tortillería Orgánica & Café, Ivan Calderón has been setting a standard for Mexico City Cuisine for nearly three decades. His name has become synonymous with authenticity, sustainability and quality – all of which are reflected in the brand’s integrity, from the ingredients he sources to the tradition he highlights throughout his menu and restaurants.

Chef Calderón’s approach to healthy, authentic and sustainable Mexican cuisine goes beyond the trendy words. His commitment to serving only locally sourced GMO-free corn involves a nixtamalization process that dates back as early as 1200 BC in the now-southern Mexico region. The process takes hours, but for Chef Calderón, a worthwhile one, since it removes nearly all aflatoxins from corn.

In this episode, Wendy explores how this OC tastemaker built his restaurant empire and gives listeners tips on how to adapt his vision into your own home. 

Preventing Elder Financial Abuse with Brendan Ford and Kristopher Diulio

Posted in Uncategorized on June 24, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Can anything be done to help seniors, veterans and their families stay in their homes? 

Show sponsors, Ford & Diulio PC, step into the studio to join host Wendy Ross in a sobering discussion about real estate disputes — with an emphasis on the work these litigators have done to support the most vulnerable among us. 

Brendan, who is the founding partner of Ford & Diulio, has developed a stellar reputation for mediating complex, often emotionally charged disputes. Brendan was selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Southern California Super Lawyer every year since 2019 and has amassed other awards as well. In addition to his professional legal accomplishments, Brendan is an operatic tenor and a former musical theater actor and remains passionate about the performing arts. 

Kristopher also is a founder and partner at Ford & Diulio.  He has nearly two decades of experience representing business and employment disputes. A native of Orange County, Kris is a member of the board of directors for the Orange County Youth Sports Foundation. In addition, Kris is a former member of the California State Guard and received an accommodation medal and other awards for his service, primarily providing legal assistance to deployed or deploying service members. 

Ep. 30: Leah Hernandez on Helping Young Authors Get Published

Posted in book publishing, Business on June 24, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

Did you know that less than 7% of children’s books are written by Black, Latino, and Native authors combined?

Our guest on the Pub Date podcast is on a mission to change that. 

Leah Hernandez is the Founder and CEO of Young Authors Publishing. In 2021, Leah was named one of Publisher’s Weekly “Star Watch Nominees.” Leah sits on the board of Pub West, an association of small to mid sized publishers, as well as Portland State University’s Masters Publishing Program to create more opportunities for people of color to work in publishing. Leah aspires to continue to impact the lives of others by helping them share their stories

To learn more about Young Authors Publishing, visit their  website

Entrepreneur Roundtable

Posted in Business on June 24, 2022 by OC Talk Radio


On this roundtable discussion episode of Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way, host Will Crist sat down with a panel of guests, from entrepreneurs to college students, to discuss important topics in the world of entrepreneurship. Varying from a few months to a few years, these guests used their personal experiences to discuss important topics such as delegation, conflicts, the future of entrepreneurship, and much more. 


Thanks for tuning in!


Show Notes:

(1:38) Introductions

(15:51) The Importance of Delegating

(29:11) Why Do Conflicts Arise?

(32:48) Everyone Has to Be on the Same Page

(38:53) Questions From the Students



Will Crist

Bob Doustdar

Farshid Mahdavipour

Slava Khristich

James Cliame




“…This grip that the business has on the leadership can often be the largest obstacle to growth.” Will Crist, (16:17)


“As soon as I start delegating, actually business at that point started to pick up” Slava Khristich, (20:40)


“I try to figure out the ‘why’ of all my customers, what’s driving them, and then try to figure out the best goals for them to reach their ‘why.’” James Cliame, (26:22)


“You don’t create a position for people, you create positions, then fill up with the people.” Slava Khristich, (34:08)

Contact Will Crist

Being of Service to Others

Posted in electric bikes on June 20, 2022 by OC Talk Radio

As much as we all aspire to be of service to others, there are some for whom those words seem to be more than just a lofty goal.  Such a person is Tom Mulligan, who after 10 years of having fun in Radio and TV, felt compelled to transition into a career in social work where he could more directly help others in need.  In which he found a niche helping refugees in his adopted hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan resettle into a new community. Helping people who’d left their war stricken world for a chance at something better. 

And that’s when the seed was born in Tom’s mind for his own piece of the American Dream. To own his own business, but one that still allowed him some way to connect with people and serve the community. And that’s where this unlikely journey took a twist and down a path he’d never seen towards opening an electric bike store.  A product that served a need and provided a personal path towards health and happiness. And still gave him a sense of doing something positive for the community.

Join us for an amazing journey of “service to others” on this week’s Pedego Podcast. With a good guy running a good business in the Heartland of America.