Archive for February, 2023

Creating the Future of Costa Mesa with Mayor John Stephens

Posted in Uncategorized on February 24, 2023 by OC Talk Radio

How does the effectiveness of city leadership affect your home value and satisfaction as a homeowner? 

In fact, so many of the benefits of investing in real estate — and the pursuit of the American Dream of home ownership — depend upon the cities in which we live.

To learn more about one of Orange County’s hottest markets, host Wendy Ross interviews City of Costa Mesa John Stephens in this episode.

Costa Mesa is one of Wendy’s favorites for so many reasons. For one, the City’s official motto is “the City of the Arts,” and it boasts a world-class cultural scene. But there’s so much more, including the City’s progressive approach to affordable housing and concern for first-time homebuyers. 

Learn more about Costa Mesa on its official site or contact Mayor Stephens directly at or 714-337-1872.


California’s Luxury Design Trends with Joseph Aldrich

Posted in Uncategorized on February 23, 2023 by OC Talk Radio

What do California style-casters forecast as 2023 interior design trends?

There’s a reason that the world looks to California for setting trends, especially in interior design. To learn what trends will top 2023, host Wendy Ross interviewed Joseph Aldrich, principal at The Cypress Group, about luxury trends and interior design. 

Friends, he is the real deal. 

Perhaps it’s his height—standing well above 6 feet tall—that affords Joseph N. Aldrich the ability to see what’s on the horizon. Or maybe it’s that the toniest industry leaders have favorited his personal mobile number on their ubiquitous iPhones to expedite late-night conversations that lead to marketing and public relations breakthroughs. 

Or, more likely, it’s because Joseph is a seer in a seersucker suit — or a hound in a houndstooth blazer, depending on the season — identifying design trends before they happen and working tirelessly to ensure California’s most elite consumers and buyers come to covet them. (You know you will.)


10 Things Real Estate Agents Do that Make My Head Hurt with Wendy Ross

Posted in Uncategorized on February 23, 2023 by OC Talk Radio

Why do real estate agents get such a bad rap? 

Many people consider real estate agents glorified order-takers, just marketing homes, opening doors and making too much money for not doing a lot of work.

Host Wendy Ross doesn’t disagree. In fact, she calls out some of the bad practices that her fellow brokers and agents follow that make her head hurt in this episode. 

Knowing these 10 failed practices can help home buyers and sellers run from bad agents and select true professionals who act as market advisers. 

What is the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition?

Posted in charities, non-profits on February 18, 2023 by OC Talk Radio

Jenny Isaacson, Vice President of Stewardship & Partnerships at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, is responsible for the overall management and direction of the organization’s stewardship efforts. She also oversees strategic partnerships including the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition, that came together in 2013 to discuss working together to raise global pancreatic cancer awareness and work collaboratively to support each other’s efforts.  The group consists of more than 90 pancreatic cancer organizations in over 30 countries working to raise awareness and rewrite history for the world’s toughest cancer. 

“As long as you speak my name I shall live forever” is dedicated to Sandra Mack, a ten year pc survivor who died in September 2022


Pancreatic Cancer diagnosis – Not the best way to start your birthday.

Posted in charities, non-profits on February 18, 2023 by OC Talk Radio

Tom, away from home, gets a call on his 65 birthday from his Dr, not wishing him a happy birthday but instead telling him she needed to see you as soon as possible.

Tom, very active and an enthusiast bike rider is diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  Tom was not a candidate for surgery but went on a clinical trial.  Treatment went on for 15 months after which Tom received good news – he was “NED” – no evidence of disease.  Tom started an oral chemo and continues to take it today.  We talk about the importance of clinical trials, how he has been able to return to a “normal” way of life, he continues to ride his bike, play golf and enjoy life.  Tom continued to be as active as possible during treatment and found this was a way to help him through his treatment and the anxiety that goes along with treatment.  Tom shares his inspiration journey and how he continues to help others through their treatment and journey by hosting a support group through Zoom, every Friday 9am -10:30am PT – to join this support group or for more information regarding group please email Tom at

“As long as you speak my name, I shall live forever.”  This episode of Living Hope is dedicated to Susan Stueber.  When the pandemic hit Susan wanted to provide a weekly support group to help patients/survivors and caregivers.  She formed a group through Zoom and asked Tom to help her co-host the group which Tom has continued to do since Susan’s death on September 29, 2022 her 70th birthday.

“As long as you speak my name, I shall live forever,” is dedicated to Susan Stueber who in response to the pandemic wanted to offer a safe place for other pancreatic cancer patients/survivors and their Caregivers to turn.  To join the Friday morning support group please reach out to Tom at

Kerry Vandell – Dean’s Professor Emeritus of Economics of UCI Joins Barry Saywitz

Posted in Business, Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate on February 17, 2023 by OC Talk Radio

Kerry Vandell, sits down with Barry Saywitz they discuss real estate and the center for real estate at UCI. Only on OC Talk Radio

Ep. 41: Is Your Book Cover Making the Cut?

Posted in book publishing, Business on February 17, 2023 by OC Talk Radio

Are book covers important when it comes to online sales? Is it possible to stand out among thousands of other books with just a cover?

On this episode of the Pub Date podcast, hosts Vanessa Campos and Dr. Jen Dorsey are joined by producer Paul Roberts to discuss their recent award-winning book cover and the importance of book covers in the realm of online sales.

This year the Broad Book Group team won the bronze design award from PubWest for Street Pricing: A Pricing Playlist for Hip Leaders in B2B SaaS by Marcos Rivera, founder of Pricing I/O. The book cover is the perfect example of how books can bring together complex pricing strategies for B2B businesses and the author’s appreciation of hip hop culture to help the work stand out from the competition.

Learn from our hosts Vanessa, Jen and Paul as they delve into the power of book covers and how they can help authors and publishers stand out from the crowd.

Edward Coulson, Professor of Economics at UCI

Posted in Business, Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate on February 16, 2023 by OC Talk Radio

Mr. Coulson of teaches Economics and Public Policy at UCI Paul Merage School of Business joins Barry Saywitz only on OC Talk Radio

Diane Pritchett of South Coast Metro Alliance

Posted in Business, Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate on February 16, 2023 by OC Talk Radio

Diane Pritchett talks with Barry Saywit about the South Coast Metro area and it’s future plans.  Only on OC Talk Radio

Jeffrey Ball, OC Business Council

Posted in Business, Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate on February 16, 2023 by OC Talk Radio

Jeffrey Ball, CEO and President of the OC Business Council sits down with Barry Saywitz

as they talk about business in the OC and what is to come. Only on OC Talk Radio