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April 25th Show on Male Sexuality
> Michael Bader, Ph.D.
> Marty Klein, Ph.D.
> Kevin Barnes ,Ph.D.

April 11th Show
Pat’s Run
Representatives from the Pat Tillman Foundation discusses  their upcoming projects and events including Pat's Run. Six thousand runners, walkers, volunteers and spectators are expected to participate in Pat’s Run in San Jose. This 4.2 mile run/walk celebrates the life of former football star and Army Ranger, Pat Tillman. Proceeds from the race benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation and its Leadership through Action programs.

The Pat Tillman Foundation is a non profit organization that was established after Pat’s death in April of 2004. The foundation supports the Leadership Through Action program in Arizona where Tillman exceeled as a student-athlete at Arizona State University and as a fan favorite with the NFL's Arizona Cardinals.

For more information or to register online go to http://www.patsrun.com/

Author and Life Coach, Mike Robbins
Life Coach Mike Robbins talks to us about his new book  Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken  and how we can resolve our interpersonal conflict by becoming more authentic.

Mike Robbins is an expert in teamwork, communication, and the power of appreciation and authenticity. He delivers keynote addresses, leads customized seminars, and works one-on-one in a way that empowers people and organizations to work together effectively and be more successful.

USTA Northern California Scholarships
Representatives from the USTA Northern California College Scholarship program join us to discuss their current issues and projects. We meet  Aeriel Ellis and Lawrence Atkins, two up and coming tennis stars that have broken through barriers and climbed the ranks of youth tennis. They talk about their experiences in the game they love and how they are going to  put USTA Diversity Committee College Scholarships to good use.

For more information about USTA Scholarships go to:


Ebony Fashion Fair
Representatives from the  San Francisco Alumnae Delta Community Foundation’s 51st Annual Ebony Fashion Fair Show on April 18, 2009, at the Marin Veterans' Center in San Rafael join us to discuss their event.

Proceeds from the event help to fund the San Francisco Alumnae Delta Community Foundation’s college scholarship program that helps qualified high school students and funds other programs such as a mentoring program for teenage girls, a shelter for women and their children as well as programs focusing on mental and physical health awareness and improvement.

Visit http://www.sfalumnae.org

March 22nd show
>Baby Boomers Senior Expo
>Chef’s Bite Back for the UNCF
>WWE’s John Cena
>Gloria Steinem
>Meet The Agents

Baby Boomers Senior Expo
Representatives of the Baby Boomer Senior Expo join us and discuss the growing population of individuals 50 years and older. They discuss the economic significance of the Baby Boomer community and their growing position in today’s fiscal landscape.
The Baby Boomer Senior Expo is an event  that gives an opportunity for baby boomers, seniors, family of seniors and caregivers to meet experts. Topics include: affordable housing for independent living, home care assistance, and nutrition.


Chef’s Bite Back for the United Negro College Fund
Ed Clausell of the United Negro College Fund and former Councilman Forrest Williams come to talk about the Chef’s Bite Back Fundraiser at the San Jose Double Tree Hotel.

This event will benefit the United Negro College Fund,  the nation’s largest, oldest, and most successful minority higher education assistance organization. UNCF provides operating funds and technology enhancement services for 39 member historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), scholarships and internships for students at about 900 institutions, and faculty and administrative professional training.


John Cena
The WWE’s John Cena tells us about his up coming film 12 Rounds.

Meet the Agents Event
Joan Gelfand of the Women's National Book Association and Kim McMillon a member of Pen Oakland an organization of up and coming playwrights come to tell us about events that are designed to bring together writers, agents and publishers.
The Women's National Book Association, is a national organization of women and men who work with and value books. WNBA, an all-volunteer organization, exists to promote reading and to support the role of women in the book community.


4x4 Plays by Pen Oakland

 March 8th show
< Author, Joanne Black
<  Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley
< Community Solutions
< Louis Gossett Jr.

Author, Joanne Black
Author, Joanne Black is the Founder of No More Cold Calling. She joins us to answer potential questions about the lagging economy and how get good business referrals
Joanne Black gives advice on how to recession-proof your business. She explains how personal referrals are more important than cold calls, especially given the current economic environment. Black shows how to get personal referrals everyday. Joe DeLucchi, Vice President, from CAL Insurance discusses how  her methods helped his business and shares his experience of how he benefited from her book.


Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley
Steve Tedesco the president of Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley and Monterey Bay discusses how Junior Achievement teaches youth important business principles and honors the trail blazing leaders of the future.

Since 1953, Junior Achievement has partnered with businesses, communities and schools from Silicon Valley to the Monterey Bay. The organization is dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.


Community Solutions
Representatives from Community Solutions join us to talk about their services and the Helping Hands & Healing Hearts Awards Luncheon.

Lisa De Silva, director of development for Community Solutions and Debbie Ruiz winner of this year’s Healing Hearts award talk to us about Community Solutions free classes and counseling for domestic violence survivors. Debbie Ruiz shares her success story of overcoming spousal domestic violence to become a local hero.

Community Solutions is one of the most comprehensive nonprofit human services and mental health agencies in South County. The agency offers counseling services, prevention education, crisis intervention and housing programs for families, children and individuals. Last year the agency helped more than 6,000 people make positive changes and become more self-reliant.


Actor, Louis Gossett Jr.
Actor, Louis Gosset Jr. joins us to talk about his visit to the Bay Area for the CINEQUEST Festival. Louis Gosset Jr. won an Academy Award for best supporting actor in Officer and a Gentlemen.

Born May 27, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY, Lou Gossett Jr. has a natural ability for acting and has scored well personally in a number of diverse and challenging roles. Gossett, Jr. shares with us stories of his experiences.


March 1st show
< T.H.I.N.K. Gold!
<  Invent Your Future Conference
< Madame C.J. Walker Luncheon 100 Black Women Inc. Bay Area Chapter
T.H.I.N.K. Gold!
Representatives from T.H.I.N.K. Gold! join us to talk about their upcoming conference.
T.H.I.N.K. Gold! is a one-day conference for female high school athletes.  It will be hosted at the 49ers Headquarters in Santa Clara on Friday, March 6th and is a cooperative effort between FC Gold Pride, BAWSI and the 49ers.

Invent Your Future Conference
Representatives from the Invent Your Future Conference join us to discuss this year's conference.
Invent Your Future Enterprises is a professional development company that is accelerating the success of the next generation of corporate and entrepreneurial women leaders. Based on extensive research on the training needs of corporate
managers and high potential leaders, the company offers talent development programs; tools and toolkits; online and offline skill-building events; and organizational consulting. The organization partners with companies in all industries to assure the success of their efforts to retain and develop their women employees.



Madame C.J. Walker Luncheon 100 Black Women Inc. Bay Area Chapter
Representatives from the 100 Black Women Inc. Bay Area Chapter join us to discuss this year's Madame C.J. Walker Luncheon.
The goal of the Madame C.J. Walker program is to provide long-term educational, developmental and career development and career advancement for socially and economically challeged youth and adult women. Participants in the Madam C.J. Walker Scholars Program must be enrolled in either the "Momentum" Program or the "Postive Steps" Programs. The Scholars program provides a 2-5 year plan that is co-developed with the participant and a NCBW Mentor/Coach.

February 22nd show
< Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
< The Cinequest Film Festival
< The Innocence Project
< Unique Lives & Experiences

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
Representatives from the AACI join us to talk about their organization and how it offers healing and new life opportunities for refugees. The center welcomes people from any country and especially those have survived political torture.
The AACI is the only Center of its kind in the Silicon Valley. The organization works with torture survivors from all over the world. Services include medical, psychotherapy, legal referrals and an array of social services to help torture victims and their families.  


Cinequest Film Festival
Representatives from the Cinequest Film Festival join us to discuss this year's Festival. Producer, Dana Nachman joins us to discuss her Documentary, "Witch Hunt."
The Cinequest Film Festival has established itself as a celebration of Mavericks and this year’s forum stays true to its form with the theme, "Transform."
Narrated and executive produced by Sean Penn, Witch Hunt is the story of  families in Bakersfield, California in the early 80’s.  The Kern County District Attorney carelessly pursued innocent, working-class moms and dads wrongly accused of child molestation.
Cinequest will have six hundred artists and innovators that will show 150 films and forums to audiences. All events and venues will be in San Jose.


The Innocence Project
Representatives from the Innocence Project join us to discuss cases of wrongful convictions. 
The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system. The organization's main objective is to prevent future injustice and ensure freedom for all people.
The Innocence Project represents prisoners whose claims of innocence could be proven by DNA testing. This organization’s efforts have forged a national program to sustain initiatives to affect legislation and policy at the local state and national levels.

Unique Lives & Experiences
Representatives from the Unique Lives and Experiences Lecture Series join us to discuss this year's Lecture Series. These events will offer a chance for people to hear about the lives of fascinating women including Journalist and Author, Gloria Steinem; Actress Carol Burnett, Actress Marlee Matlin, Author, Sarah Culberson and Former U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright.


January 18th show
>     Oriki Theaters Rites of Passage Program/ Silicon Valley Future Stars Program (SVFS)
>     California Society of Certified Public Accountants
>     Women's Foundation of California
>     Starting Arts

Oriki Theaters Rites of Passage Program/Silicon Valley Future Stars Program
Representatives from Oriki Theaters Rites of Passage Program and the Silicon Valley Future Stars Program (SVFS) join us to discuss their current issues and projects.

Oriki Theater is a non profit community based theater, that provides opportunities for our communities to have a shared experience of the real Africa, its people and their way of life through a unique combination of dance, drama, music, poetry, chants, folk stories and the drum. Founded in 1992, Oriki Theater has over thirty public engagements yearly.
From outreach programs in local schools to season productions, the theater seeks to provide various ways for participants to experience Africa, it’s people and their way of life.


California Society of Certified Public Accountants
Representatives from the California Society of Certified Public Accountants join us to discuss their upcoming issues and projects.
The mission of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants is to increase the value and promote the integrity of the CPA profession, contribute to the success of our members, and strengthen client, employer, public and government trust in CalCPA member advice, work products and opinions.


Women's Foundation of California
Representatives from the Women's Foundation of California join us to discuss their organization's current issues and projects including their book, "It's a Money Thing: A Girls Guide to Managing Money."
The Women's Foundation of California is one of the only statewide public foundations that are investing in women and girls throughout California to create a more just and equitable society. Since 1979, the Foundation has awarded more than $22 million in grants to over 1,200 community-based organizations in every region of our diverse state.
It's a Money Thing is authored by the Women's Foundation of California with forward by Kathleen Brown, former treasurer of the State of California.
Through engaging and practical exercises, this guide teaches girls valuable lessons to help them lead financially secure and independent lives.

Starting Arts
Representatives from Starting Arts join us to discuss their current projects and issues.

Starting Arts is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is the promotion and preservation of quality arts education in public schools.

Since 2001, Starting Arts has partnered with school communities and districts in the San Francisco Bay area to provide both during and after school programs in visual and performing arts for children in grades K through 12.


January 11th show
>     United Way's 211
>     Inauguration West
>     MLK Freedom Train
>     Vietnamese Tet Festival

United Way 211
Representatives from United Way 211 join us to discuss their current issues and projects.
2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that, where available, connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities.
Every hour of every day, hundreds of people need essential human services, looking for training, employment, food pantries, help for an aging parent, addiction prevention programs for their teenage children, affordable housing options, support groups and ways of becoming part of their community. 2-1-1 allows people to give help and to get help.

Inauguration West
Radio Personality Kevin Brown from KBLX joins us to discuss the upcoming Inauguration West celebration.
Inauguration West is the official West Coast celebration for the historic inauguration of our 44th President, Senator Barack Obama, taking place in San Francisco with a special performance by Morris Day & The Time and the World Famous Rick & Russ Show (DJs).
Special guests include: California State Assemblywoman Fiona Ma,  former 49ers Ronnie Lott, Dwight Clark, Roger Craig and Tim McDonald, and Golden State Warriors Stephen Jackson, Ronny Turiaf, Jamal Crawford, Corey Maggette and DeMarcus Nelson, Olympic Gold Medalist and basketball sensation Jennifer Azzi and many more.


MLK Freedom Train

Representatives of the Martin Luther King Association of Santa Clara Valley join us to discuss their organization's current issues and projects including the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday celebration Events include the Freedom Train, Spirit Night and the Mover of Mountains Awards Brunch.  
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association of the Santa Clara Valley was established years ago to memorialize Dr. King and to continue to pursue the aims of his dream. Presently the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association sponsors a number of major events in celebration of Dr. King's Birthday. These include a Religious Night, Community Awards Breakfast and Dinner Party, as well as the Freedom Train Ride, which travels from San Jose to San Franscico.


Dr. C. Diane Howell Memorial Fund
Representatives from the Dr. C. Diane Howell Memorial Fund join us to discuss the legacy that Dr. Howell has left in our community.
The SEEDS (Self Empowerment through Education, Entrepreneurship & Dreams) non-profit was founded in 1997 by Dr. C. Diane Howell to engage in activities designed to enhance the educational and entrepreneurial achievements of urban communities.
Dr. C. Diane Howell Memorial Fund
Alta Alliance Bank
Contact: 510-899-7500

Vietnamese Tet Festival
Representatives from the Vietnamese Tet Festival join us to discuss their 2009 celebration.

Short for Tet Nguyen Dan, which means the Feast of the First Day, the Tet Holiday is one of the most important Vietnamese Holidays of the year. It celebrates the beginning of the Lunar New Year which falls (usually) at the end of January or beginning of February.


January 4th show
>     Dr. Gloria Duffy
>     Roundtable discussion with Dr. Dawn-Elissa Fischer, Dr. James Taylor, and Dr. Ron Takaki
>     Silicon Valley Faces
>     Dr. Gloria Duffy
Dr. Gloria Duffy joins us to discuss her current issues and projects.

As a national security official, Dr. Duffy served as US Special Coordinator for Cooperative Threat Reduction and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Clinton Administration, negotiating nuclear and chemical weapons disarmament in the countries of the former Soviet Union. Since 1998, Duffy has chaired the board of the US Civilian Research and Development Foundation. Dr. Duffy has headed the Commonwealth Club for ten years, since March 6, 1996.
The Commonwealth Club of California has fostered free speech and civic dialogue on wide-ranging topics, addressing key issues in society, culture, politics and the economy. The Club organizes over five hundred discussion programs each year.

Roundtable discussion with Dr. Dawn-Elissa Fischer, Dr. James Taylor, and Dr. Ron Takaki
Our discussion of race and politics and a climate of change continue with a roundtable discussion with Dr. Dawn-Elissa Fischer, Dr. James Taylor, and Dr. Ron Takaki.

Dr. Dawn-Elissa Fischer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at San Francisco State University, where she teaches courses on black popular culture, digital research design and visual ethnography. Dr. Fischer has worked on a number of different community-based campaigns using Hip hop to address issues of voter disenfranchisement, gender based violence, literacy, and the digital divide.


Silicon Valley Faces
Pat Mitchell, Executive Director of Silicon Valley Faces, joins us to discuss her organization's current issues and projects including the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Student Contest. 
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Student Contest is a youth development program to honor and encourage leadership for a multi-cultural society through major diversity role models. The students creatively interpret Dr. King's teachings for their generation.
More than 3,500 students from East Side Union High School District, covering most of San Jose, submit work to a distinguished Panel of Judges.
300 civic and business leaders, educators and parents celebrate the student winners at an awards reception. The winning entries are displayed in the media and in public venues throughout the year. 


December 20th show
>    Authors, Patt and Steve Saso
>    Authors, Wendy and Larry Maltz
Patt and Steve Saso

Authors, Patt and Steve Saso join us to talk about their current projects including their books, Parenting Your Teen with TLC and 10 Best Gifts For Your Teen. The Sasos also run the Saso Seminars teaching parents and teachers to reduce tension and strengthen relationships with children and teens.
Saso Seminars
514 Prada Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
Contact: 408-262-6837

Wendy and Larry Maltz
Authors, Wendy and Larry Maltz join us to their book, The Porn Trap.
Wendy Maltz LCSW, DST is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and sex therapist. Her books include The Porn Trap, The Sexual Healing Journey, Private Thoughts, Passionate Hearts, Intimate Kisses, and Incest & Sexuality.

Wendy and Larry Maltz LCSW, an esteemed therapist with more than 25 years of experience, provide counseling services at Maltz Counseling Associates.

December 14th show
>     Author, Cheryl Broussard
>     Author, Gurbaksh Chahal
>     Author, Isha
>     Financial Expert, Catrina Simbe
>     Author, Cheryl Broussard 
Cheryl Broussard
Award-winning author, Washington Post bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer, and motivational speaker, Cheryl Broussard is an expert on business and personal finance.
Cheryl has written three bestsellers: Sister CEO; The Black Woman’s Guide To Starting Your Own Business, What’s Money Got To Do With It; How To Make Love and Money Work In Your Relationship, The Black Woman’s Guide To Financial Independence; Smart Ways To Take Charge of Your Money, Build Wealth, and Achieve Financial Security. In addition, she has created Cheryl Broussard’s 7 Keys To Your Financial Freedom System, Cheryl Broussard’s Free From Debt System, The Sister CEO Bootcamp System, and Cheryl Broussard’s Instant Cash in 30 Days Business Blueprint. Cheryl’s latest work: The Sister CEO Guide To The Law of Attraction; How To Create The Most Magical & Fabulous Life of Your Dreams!  

Gurbaksh Chahal, Author and Entrepreneur
By the age of 25, Gurbaksh Chahal had become one of the youngest and most successful entrepreneurs in recent history.  The sale of his first company at age 18 netted $40 million. In 2007, he sold BlueLithium to Yahoo for $300 million.
Chahal was featured on the new prime-time network show The Secret Millionaire. He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNBC, FOX Business Network's Cavuto, among others, and has been profiled in such publications as The New York Times, Entrepreneur magazine, and The San Francisco Chronicle. His memoir, "The Dream" is now in bookstores.

Isha, Author and Motivational Speaker
Author and Motivational Speaker, Isha joins us to discuss her current projects and issues including her book, "Why Walk When You Can Fly," and the Isha system.

The Isha system is a powerful set of simple tools that expand consciousness and anchor the individual in unconditional love. Isha says that by elevating inner vibrations, it establishes permanent peace, freedom and joy, grounded in a profound silence that lies within.
The Isha System has no philosophy or belief system, and is not a religion. It can be practiced by anyone, regardless of age, creed or conditioning.

Catrina Simbe, Financial Expert
Catrina Simbe, Regional V-P of Robert Half International, joins us to discuss her current issues and projects including tips for recession proofing your career.


December 6 show
>     San Jose Holiday Parade
>     Holiday Humor With Comedians J-Red, Johnny Steele And Sean P.

San Jose Holiday Parade
Representatives from the San Jose Holiday Parade join us to discuss this year's celebration.


Holiday Humor with comedians J-Red, Johnny Steele and Sean P.
Comedians from the Bay Area join us to talk about the holidays and the humor we can all find in them.


Bay Area Vista highlights the best of the Bay Area, showcasing organizations, events, and newsmakers that have significant impact in our communities.   
Our show provides depth, context, perspective, compelling personal stories and entertainment. Janice Edwards is Host and Producer of "Bay Area Vista" and the recipient of an AWRT Kudo Award as Best Host of a Non-News Program.
Bay Area Vista has received an AWRT Kudo Award for Best Public Affairs Show.

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