UT in the Community


U-T in the Community is hosted by Drew Schlosberg, community and public relations manager for The San Diego Union-Tribune. The show features guests from organizations that have partnered with the Union-Tribune to make a significant difference in improving the quality of life in our communities. U-T in the Community is on every Tuesday at 1 p.m. on SignOnRadio.com.



Recent Shows


Huntington's Disease Society of America, San Diego Chapter - Download

Bill Johnston, President of the Huntington's Disease Society of America, is joined by Dr. Leslie M. Thompson to discuss the organization's mission and upcoming fundraising events.


Published: May 8, 2009


Cox Kids Foundation - Download

Amy Berry and Ceanne Guerra of the Cox Kids Foundation discuss the organization's 10 years of giving back to the San Diego community, along with Cox Communication's longtime support of the Classroom of the Future Foundation and its annual Innovation in Education Awards event.


Published: May 1, 2009


Border Voices Poetry Project - Download

Jack Webb, founder and director of the 16-year-old Border Voices Poetry Project, discusses the history and mission of the organization. He is joined by Jerico rown, a poet and a USD assistant professor of creative writing, and Joanna Robles, first-place winner in the high school division of this year's border Voices Poetry Contest.


Published: April 17, 2009


Chefs of Del Mar (Segment 2) - Download

Sharon Delphenich, Executive Director of Casa de Amparo, is joined by Timothy Gutmann, executive chef of Poseidon Restaurant in Del Mar, and Irene Mecado, a client of Casa de Amparo's "New Directions" program, to talk about the importance of the April 26 "Chefs of Del Mar" event to the mission of Casa de Amparo.


Published: April 10, 2009


Chefs of Del Mar (Segment 1) - Download

Organizers of the 13th Annual "Chefs of Del Mar" event discuss the April 26 fundraiser that benefits Casa de Amparo, a children's center in North County.


Published: April 10, 2009


Union-Tribune Race for Literacy (Segment 1) - Download

Lynn Flanagan, President of In Motion, Inc., and long-time race promoter for the Union-Tribune Race for Literacy, discusses the May 2-3 "U-T Race for Literacy Weekend," which benefits the San Diego Council on Literacy. Jose Cruz, CEO of the Council on Literacy, chats about the Race's impact on the Council and its literacy network.


Published: April 3, 2009


Union-Tribune Race for Literacy (Segment 2) - Download

Allison Bechill, Executive Director of Rolling Readers, joins Cruz to talk about the mission of her organization and how Rolling Readers works with area schools and teachers


Published: April 3, 2009


USD "Character Development Center" (Segment 1) - Download

Ed DeRoche, Director of the "Character Development Center" at the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences, discusses the Center's mission with colleague, CJ Moloney. Harlan Klein, Principal of Innovation Middle School in Clairemont, and Deb Pint, a program specialist at the San Diego County Office of Education, talk about their connection with the Center.


Published: April 3, 2009


USD "Character Development Center" (Segment 2) - Download

DeRoche, Moloney, Klein and Pint continue the conversation on the importance of character education in the curriculum, while highlighting the Center's myriad programs, such us the annual "Character Matters" Essay Contest and conference.


Published: April 3, 2009


YMCA of San Diego County - Download

Shelly McTighe-Rippengale, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the YMCA of San Diego County, is joined by Rodger Dougherty, Director of Public Affairs for Kaiser Permanente, to chat about the YMCA's "Healthy Kids Day" scheduled for April 18


Published: March 27, 2009


16th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival (Segment 2) - Download

van Thillo discusses the many events associated with the 10-day Film festival, including educational, music and art -related outreach.


Published: March 6, 2009


16th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival (Segment 1) - Download

Ethan van Thillo, Director and Founder of the 16th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival, chats about the popular Film Festival, that will be held from March 12-22, at the Ultra Star Cinemas at Hazard Center.


Published: March 6, 2009


CIF San Diego Section (Segment 2) - Download

Ackerman is joined by Ron Pietila, the tournament director for soccer.


Published: February 27, 2009


CIF San Diego Section (Segment 1) - Download

Dennis Ackerman, Commissioner of the CIF San Diego Section, is joined by Nancy Acerrio, girls high school basketball tournament director, to discuss the march 6-7 San Diego High School Basketball Championships at the jenny Craig Pavilion on the campus of the University of San Diego.


Published: February 27, 2009


San Diego Women's Foundation (Segment 2) - Download

Colleen Krause, Program Manager for the International Rescue Committee (IRC), talks about the grant her organization received from the San Diego Women's Foundation to advance a major education initiative of the IRC.


Published: January 13, 2009


San Diego Women's Foundation (Segment 1) - Download

Linda Katz, Founding President of the San Diego Women's Foundation, is joined by Tracy Johnson, Foundation Director, to discuss the organization's mission to inspire women to engage in significant and sustainable philanthropy in our region.


Published: January 13, 2009


SDUSD "College, Career & Technical Education" (Segment 1) - Download

Virginia Eves and Shawn Loescher of the San Diego Unified School District's Office of College, Career & Technical, discuss the department's mission and January 15 annual event.


Published: January 6, 2009


SDUSD "College, Career & Technical Education" (Segment 2) - Download

Scott Grabau, a SDUSD Arts Management Teacher, and two of his students, Michael Boyd and Fristy
Razo, talk about their roles in the production and marketing of the January 15 "Business Education Direct Connect" event at Liberty Station.


Published: January 6, 2009


San Diego Food Bank (Segment 2) - Download

Mitch Mitchell is joined by Bernie Rhinerson, Chief District Relations Officer for the San Diego Unified
School District. Mitchell and Rhinerson chat about a proposed partnership between the Food Bank and
the school district.


Published: December 23, 2008