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Claremont Speaks...

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In advance of an event at the Packing House, Uncommon Good's Farm Program Manager Johanna Larios took a few moments to introduce herself to Claremont Speak's listeners, highlight some of the constructive contributory activities in which UG is c
Claremont Speaks gets a much-needed jump-start from two of Claremont's best and brightest Dodger and baseball fans, Steven Haskins and Jed Leano, respectively.  Even though the Dodgers didn't ascend to the World Series this year, it was an extr
Our guest for this episode is Claremont's own  Dr. Monica Blied, the co-author of 12 journal articles, 4 book chapters, and over 60 conference presentations, and is an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University.  She serves the public through h
Mick Rhodes is an award-winning journalist, prolific songwriter, talented and popular musician.  Mick's writing and reporting  has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Reno Gazette Journal, San Gabriel Valley Tribune and the North Lake Tahoe Bona
This episode features Mel Boynton, someone whom, at first look, most might say is an "average citizen."  In the relaxed and conversational interview, Mel touches on his worldwide travel experiences, passion for pursuing incrementally improving
By many in the art world, Claremont is regarded as being one of the centers of the Mid-Century movement.  Claremont native Catherine McIntosh grew up in Padua Hills with father and renowned ceramist Harrison McIntosh and mother Marguerite, foun
Lydia Bouroumand is one of the quiet, seldom heralded but nonetheless true heroes of Claremont.  In this disarmingly casual yet touching interview, Lydia outlines the events and influences in her life and career that have brought her to now ser
In a fascinating and informative interview, Nancy Mintie, the Executive Director of Uncommon Good - a Claremont-based organization focused on "Empowering families through education, medicine, and the environment", recounts her selfless and gene
Eric Nelson, Vice President of Community Development with Trumark Homes, answers many of Claremont's residents' key questions about the La Puerta Claremont Project in an open, and transparent interview.  The Planning Commission meetings' presen
Adam Pirrie discusses the high points of his multi-continent, multi-cultural, global journey to becoming Claremont's recently appointed City Manager.  He discusses the life lessons, opportunities, challenges, fate, and successes that brought hi
Claremont Speaks often features those among us, from all walks of life, who are different, interesting and tenaciously working to achieve success on their own terms, whether in education, politics, business, the arts, or other pursuits.  This e
Long-time Claremont resident, child star and successful entrepreneur Emily Moultrie weaves a fascinating and revealing account of becoming a popular, successful childhood actor and accomplished singer - including winning Star Search - to making
Dodger and baseball uber-fans Steve Haskins and Jed Leano return to Claremont Speaks to review and critique the many moves the Dodgers have made in the off-season, evaluate the money spent and potential value received, remember Tommy Lasorda an
The engaging, charming and extraordinary art expert, Victoria Sancho Lobis, Director of Claremont's New Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, discusses the many fascinating facets of The Benton museum, including the incredible works and exhib
This timely and inspiring episode features Smoke-Free Claremont/NCADD representatives Shae Green and Erika Gonzales in an informative, insightful and, ideally, motivating interview spotlighting the great work that Smoke-Free Claremont has done
This extraordinary episode features one of Claremont's favorite daughters, Madam Mayor Jennifer Stark.  Mayor Stark converses openly and honestly about the travel, education, family and life experiences that comprise the foundation of the commu
At the January 12, 2021, City Council Meeting, a proposal for a pilot program was made to evaluate the viability of collecting and delivering Claremont's Green Waste to Athens/American Organics and forking over $85/ton to get them to take it. 
The Claremont representatives of the ADEM/DSCC - the California Democratic Party's 41st Assembly  District - discuss and explain the positives and the opportunities for adding value and effecting change for the better.  In this episode, Phalana
This engaging episode features an in-depth and informative conversation with three Claremont residents and prominent leaders of Project Rebound and the Prison Education Project; Romarilyn Ralston, Dr. Vanessa Ovalle Perez and Ernst Fenelon, Jr.
Murray Gilkeson, Claremont resident and loyal Dodger fan since about the time they moved to LA, was converted from the depths of Yankee-dom to becoming one of the most enduring Dodger fans since watching none other than Sandy Koufax during his
Steve Haskins, Claremont resident, lawyer, lifelong Dodger fan discusses his introduction to the Dodgers, his favorite players and games, how several came to mean so much to him in his life, and shows just a preview of a level of insight and kn
Patti Havens, born near Dodger Stadium as it was being built, reveals how she became a serious Dodger fan in her youth, her favorite Dodger experiences and games, and a surprisingly thorough and deep knowledge of the teams, the players, what it
To take a "fun break" from politics and other serious issues, Claremont Speaks tried to find and talk to the most serious Dodger fans in the city.  Jed Leano, City Council member, lawyer, and full time seriously addicted baseball fan, joins Rus
Andy Dale and Paul Henry, long-time Claremont residents, local business owners, community activists and leaders of the Claremont Sunrise Rotary Club, highlight the unique, charitable and important programs the CSR supports, both in Claremont an
In an in-depth interview, current Council member and three-time mayor Corey Calaycay, the only incumbent in the current election, discusses his journey to first being elected over a decade and a half ago and the challenges, hurdles, and success
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