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


San Diego Food Bank (Segment 1) - Download

Mitch Mitchell, Chairman of the San Diego Food Bank, discusses the organization's mission, programs
and people served, as well as the challenges facing the Food Bank in 2009.


Published: December 23, 2008


Holiday Bowl (Segment 1) - Download

Bruce Binkowski, the Executive Director of the Holiday Bowl, discusses his 30 year history with the bowl
game, the economic impact of the Poinsettia and Holiday Bowl games in our region, and the marquis
match-ups in this year's games.


Published: December 16, 2008


Holiday Bowl (Segment 2) - Download

Binkowski talks about the myriad events leading up to both the Poinsettia and Holiday Bowl games, along with the controversy between a college football playoff system vs. the current Bowl Championship Series.


Published: December 16, 2008


Southern California Youth Ballet (Segment 2) - Download

Alina Faye and Kirsten Thorne talk about the Southern California Youth Ballet's award-winning
production of the Nutcracker, which is slated for December 13 and 14 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts.


Published: December 11, 2008


Southern California Youth Ballet (Segment 1) - Download

Alina Faye and Kirsten Thorne, of the Southern California Youth Ballet, chat about the Ballet's mission
outreach with hundreds of school-age children in San Diego County.


Published: December 11, 2008


Senior Community Centers (Seg 2) - Download

Paul Downey talks about the variety of volunteer opportunities offered by Senior Community Centers to help serve the thousands of low-income seniors that benefit from the Centers' programs.


Published: December 2, 2008


Senior Community Centers (Seg 1) - Download

Paul Downey, President and CEO of Senior Community Centers, discusses the organization's mission,
and myriad programs and services offered to our region's low-income seniors.


Published: December 2, 2008


Ronald McDonald House Charities, San Diego (Segment 1) - Download

Bill Lennartz, President and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities, and Robin Nordhoff, the Chair of Major Gifts for the organization's capital campaign, discuss RMHC's long-time involvement in the community and its fundraising efforts to build a new, state-of-the-art Ronald McDonald House in Serra Mesa.


Published: November 11, 2008


Ronald McDonald House Charities, San Diego (Segment 2) - Download

Bill Lennartz and Robin Nordhoff chat about the myriad programs and volunteer opportunities offered by the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego.


Published: November 11, 2008


Palomar College Foundation (Segment 1) - Download

Robyn Quaco, a Palomar College Foundation Board Member, discusses her organization's mission and fundraising efforts, including the 17th Annual Black Tie Gala on November 15.


Published: November 4, 2008


Palomar College Foundation (Segment 2) - Download

Robin Quaco is joined by Rich Talmo, Palomar College Foundation Board Member, to talk about the Foundation's recent fundraising campaign, volunteer outreach efforts and the November 15 Black Tie Gala.


Published: November 4, 2008


Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County (Segment 1) - Download

Paul Palmer, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, and Greg Anton, chair of the organization's "Gourmet Dinner" event on October 30, talk about their organization's mission, growth and major fund raising event.


Published: October 28, 2008


Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County (Segment 2) - Download

Paul Palmer and Greg Anton elaborate on the explosive growth in the past six years of youths served
and programs offered by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County.


Published: October 28, 2008


United Way of San Diego County (Segment 2) - Download

John Hargrove, a retired bankruptcy judge and member of the United Way's Financial Stability and Independence Vision Council, and Rob Smith, Vice President and CFO of General Dynamics NASSCO, talk about financial literacy and the key components of running a successful workforce United Way campaign.


Published: October 14, 2008


United Way of San Diego County (Segment 1) - Download

Doug Sawyer, President and CEO of the United Way of San Diego County, is joined by Frankie Silva, a Vice President of GEICO Insurance and the management sponsor of the 2008-09 United Way/CHAD campaign, to discuss United Way's three major focus areas and workplace fundraising efforts.


Published: October 14, 2008


Junior Achievement (Segment 1) - Download

Joanne Pastula, President and CEO of Junior Achievement, Don Starkey, Chair of the J.A. Board, and Tina Nova, President and CEO of Genoptix, and a 2008 J.A. Business Hall of Fame inductee, discuss the organization's November 7 "Hall of Fame" event at the Hotel del Coronado.


Published: October 7, 2008


Junior Achievement (Segment 2) - Download

Joanne Pastula and Don Starkey discuss Junior Achievement's goal of reaching 40,000 San Diego County students through J.A. programs throughout the 2008-09 school year.


Published: October 7, 2008


19th Annual Union-Tribune Kids' NewsDay - Download

Michele Prescott, Chair-Elect of Rady Children's Hospital Auxiliary, and Stephanie DeLong, Director of
Auxiliary Development, discuss the 19th Annual Union-Tribune Kids' NewsDay, slated for Tuesday,
October 7.


Published: September 30, 2008


Fleet Week San Diego - Download

Larry Blumberg, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council and Chairman of this weekend's Coronado Speed Festival, discusses the mission of Fleet Week and all you need to know about the popular Speed Festival.


Published: September 23, 2008


Fleet Week San Diego - Download

Larry Blumberg is joined by John Irons, Executive Director of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, one of the beneficiaries of the myriad events of Fleet Week San Diego.


Published: September 23, 2008


San Diego Center for Children - Download

Pam Hansen, Kevin Robertson and Michelle Scouten continue the discussion on programs their organization offers to the 2,000 children it serves annually.


Published: September 16, 2008


San Diego Center for Children - Download

Pam Hansen, Director of Residential Services for the San Diego Center for Children, is joined by colleagues Kevin Robertson and Michelle Scouten to discuss the Center's job training program, treatment philosophy and upcoming fundraising events.


Published: September 16, 2008


East County Family YMCA - Download

Shelly McTighe Rippengale, Executive Manager of the East County Family YMCA, discusses her organization's impact in the East County, which includes the organization's financial assistance program that provides more than $1 million annually to help income-eligible children and families participate in the Y's myriad programs.


Published: September 2, 2008


East County Family YMCA - Download

Rippengale talks about the organization's September 27 "Urban Branding" event that will be held in Deerhorn Valley.


Published: September 2, 2008


Southwestern College School of Arts and Communication - Download

Dr. Jeff Nevin, a professor in Southwestern College's Music Department, joins his colleagues to discuss his department's state-of-the-art music facility.


Published: August 26, 2008


Southwestern College School of Arts and Communication - Download

Elizabeth Sisco and Mark Pentilescu, teachers at Southwestern College's School of Arts and Communication, discuss the myriad programs of the Visual Arts, and Theatre and Dance departments at the vibrant school.


Published: August 26, 2008


Seniors and Computer Literacy - Download

Denise Nelesen, Communications Manager of the County's Aging and Independence Services Department, and Erica Schild, Founder of the "Teen-Senior Connect" program, discuss the daunting challenges of bringing seniors into the computer age.


Published: August 12, 2008


Seniors and Computer Literacy - Download

Gina Pedersen, a computer instructor for the San Diego Community College District and Polly Cipparone, Web manager for the San Diego County Library system, join the conversation in finding ways to help seniors become computer savvy.


Published: August 12, 2008


Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce - Download

Alejandra Mier y Teran, Executive Director of the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce, and Wendy Gillespie, President of the Chamber, discuss the Chamber's Mexport event and other South County initiatives.


Published: July 29, 2008


Fiesta del Sol, August 9-10 - Download

Norma Chavez Peterson, President of Justice Overcoming Boundaries, the organizer of the 3rd Annual Fiesta del Sol, and Grecia Lima, member of the Fiesta del Sol Education Committee, discuss the August 9-10 community event that is expected to draw 60,000 attendees.


Published: July 29, 2008


South County Economic Development Council - Download

Dan Biggs, President of the South County Economic Development Council and Cindy Gompper Graves, CEO of the organization, discuss the Council's mission and vision for South County economic development.


Published: July 15, 2008


South County Economic Development Council - Download

Dan Biggs and Cindy Gompper Graves, officials of the South County Economic Development Council, continue the discussion about key EDC programs and events, including the organization's popular Economic Summit in September.


Published: July 15, 2008


San Ysidro Health Center - Download

Dr. Greg Talavera, Director of Clinical Affairs for the San Ysidro Health Center, joins Ana Melgoza and Rosana Scolari to talk about the health center's widely acclaimed Center for Latino Health Research and Promotion.


Published: July 8, 2008


San Ysidro Health Center - Download

Ana Melgoza, Community Relations Director of the San Ysidro Health Center, and Rosana Scolari, the health center's Director of Program Integration, discuss the organization's 40-year history and its growing outreach in the South County.


Published: July 8, 2008


Newsroom at the Fair / sdBackyard - Download

Ray Kipp, former city and community editor for the Union-Tribune, talks about the newspaper's popular "Newsroom at the Fair" exhibit that features appearances by the paper's editor, editorial cartoonist, opinion writers, sports columnists, entertainment editors, and Web site developers. The exhibit also highlights many of the newspaper's new initiatives. Jennifer Crowshaw returns to chat about the newspaper's newly launched social networking site, sdBackyard.


Published: July 1, 2008


Union-Tribune "Entertainment and Lifestyles Business Channel" - Download

Jennifer Croshaw, Union-Tribune Content Manager for Entertainment and Lifestyles, discusses
the transformation of the Union-Tribune from a newspaper to a multimedia company.


Published: July 1, 2008


San Diego County Fair - Download

San Diego County Fair
Kina Paegert, San Diego County Fair Information Officer, discusses highlights from the first week of the Fair and some of the Fair's popular animal exhibits.


Published: June 24, 2008


San Diego County Fair - Download

Kina Paegert highlights the Fair's stellar entertainment lineup and some of the newest thrill rides at the Fair.


Published: July 24, 2008


U-T Newspaper In Education Program - Download

Kelli Beck, Vice President of Marketing for North Island Credit Union and Joy Wolfe, Education Director for SeaWorld San Diego, discuss their organizations' sponsorship of local NIE programs. Dale Kriebel, President of the News for Students Foundation, talks about his company's long-time role in supporting the U-T's NIE efforts.


Published: June 17, 2008


U-T Newspaper In Education Program - Download

Jeanne Driscoll, U-T Newspaper In Education (NIE) Manager, Jen Mosher, U-T NIE Instructor, and award-winning Muirlands Middle School teacher, Mark Heinze, discuss the newspaper's impact in classrooms throughout the county.


Published: June 17, 2008


AVID Education Program - Download

Jim Nelson, Executive Director of the homegrown AVID Education Program, discusses the nation's most successful college prep program. AVID Executive Vice President, Rob Gira joins the discussion to talk about the organization's massive summer training institutes.


Published: June 10, 2008


AVID Education Program - Download

Sandy Martinez, an AVID Coordinator at El Capitan High School, and Carol Seivert, an El Capitan AVID Senior Standout, join Jim and Rob to discuss AVID from the perspective of a teacher and student


Published: June 10, 2008


Rady Children's Hospital Foundation - Download

David Gillig, Senior Vice President and Executive Director of Rady Children's Hospital Foundation, discusses the recent "Miracle Makers" gala, the Children's Miracle Network, and other happenings at Rady Children's Hospital.


Published: June 3, 2008


Rady Children's Hospital Foundation - Download

David Gillig elaborates on the long-time partnership between the Union-Tribune and Rady Children's Hospital. Gillig highlights the annual Union-Tribune Kids' NewsDay, which has raised more than $1.5 million for the hospital since its inception.


Published: June 3, 2008


San Diego Hall of Champions - Download

Al Kidd, President of the San Diego Hall of Champions, chats about the legendary sports museum and the upcoming 2nd Annual Union-Tribune/Hall of Champions "Prep Athletes Awards Gala," slated for Tuesday, June 10 at the Town & Country Hotel in Mission Valley.


Published: May 27, 2008


San Diego Hall of Champions - Download

Al Kidd is joined by Steve Brand, Union-Tribune prep sportswriter to discuss the growing partnership between the San Diego Hall of Champions and the Union-Tribune. Kidd and Brand highlight the importance of the upcoming 2nd Annual Union-Tribune/Hall of Champions "Prep Athletes Awards Gala."


Published: May 27, 2008


sdBackyard - Download

Susan DeMaggio, editor of sdBackyard.com, the Union-Tribune's new community-oriented Web site, and Katie Bremer, U-T Marketing Project Manager, discuss the launch of this social networking site.


Published: May 20, 2008


sdBackyard - Download

Susan DeMaggio and Katie Bremer continue the discussion on how community groups can benefit by showcasing their organizations and events on sdBackyard.com


Published: May 20, 2008


Palomar College Foundation - Download

Rich Talmo, Executive Director of the Palomar College Foundation, and Robyn Quaco, Vice President of the Foundation's Board of Directors, discuss the organization's mission and major fundraising events, including the June 23 "Fairway to Education" Golf Tournament at the Lake San Marcos Country Club.


Published: May 13, 2008


Palomar College Foundation - Download


Published: May 13, 2008


Casey's Place - Download

Ken Johnson, a parent volunteer, talks about Casey's Place, a before- and after-school mentoring program. Johnson discusses the May 10, 2008 "Reach for the Stars" auction and dinner that benefits the youth-serving organization.


Published: May 9, 2008


The Yellow Ribbon Team - Download

Kevin Fulton and Melissa Costa-Manian chat about The Yellow Ribbon Team and its efforts to support military families in our region.


Published: May 9, 2008


Volunteer San Diego - Download

Sue Carter, Executive Director of Volunteer San Diego, talks about the region's most comprehensive volunteer resource center. The 40-year-old organization places more than 30,000 volunteers with 800 organizations on an annual basis.


Published: May 9, 2008


SignOn With SDMAC - Download

Larry Blumberg, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), and Terry Magee, President of SDMAC, discuss two important bills (AB 1832 and AB 1809) and their impact on San Diego's military community.


Published: May 6, 2008


U-T Prep Tuesday Report - Download

Kevin Gemmell, U-T prep sportswriter, discusses his article on long-time Rancho Bernardo High baseball coach, Sam Blalock, on the weekly "U-T Prep Tuesday Report."


Published: May 6, 2008


U.S. Open Golf Tournament - Download

Rick Schloss, veteran sports PR guru, talks about the impact of the upcoming U.S. Open at the Torrey Pines Golf Course.


Published: May 6, 2008


Classroom of the Future Foundation - Download

Bruce Braciszewski, Executive Director of the Classroom of the Future Foundation (CFF), and Tom Dillon, Chair of the CFF Board of Directors, discuss the organization's mission and major annual event, the May 15 "Innovation in Education Awards."


Published: May 6, 2008


Classroom of the Future Foundation - Download

CFF Board members, Colleen Peterson and Todd Gutschow, join Bruce and Tom as they chat about the Foundation's impact on technology and education successes in San Diego County.


Published: May 6, 2008


Solar Power - Download

Discussion of today's solar power with Brad Collins, Executive Director of American Solar Energy Society and publisher of Solar Today.


Published: May 2, 2008


SignOn With SDMAC - Download

Larry Blumberg, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), and Matt Brown, Director of Public Affairs for the Navy Region Southwest, discuss the recent SDMAC visit to Washington, D.C. to meet with senior level Navy and Marine Corps personnel.


Published: April 29, 2008


California Coast Credit Union and the U-T Race for Literacy - Download

Rene McKee, Vice President of Marketing for California Coast Credit Union, discusses her company's sponsorship of the Union-Tribune Race for Literacy, which benefits the San Diego Council on Literacy.


Published: April 29, 2008


U-T Prep Tuesday Report - Download

Steve Brand, U-T prep sportswriter, discusses the latest San Diego high school sports happenings on the weekly "U-T Prep Tuesday Report."


Published: April 29, 2008


St. Madeleine Sophie's Center - Download

Debra Emerson, Executive Director of St. Madeleine Sophie's Center, talks about her organization's "win" in Oprah Winfrey's "Big Give" project.


Published: April 29, 2008


U-T Race for Literacy - Download

Jose Cruz, President-CEO of the San Diego Council on Literacy, Lynn Flanagan, President of In Motion, Inc. and U-T Race Promoter, and Carrie Scott, Council Board Member, discuss the annual Union-Tribune's Race for Literacy and its benefit to the Council


Published: April 29, 2008


U-T Race for Literacy - Download

Jose Cruz talks about the invaluable publicity garnered for the San Diego Council on Literacy and the 20+
Literacy Network providers through promotion of the U-T Race for Literacy.


Published: April 29, 2008


Larry Blumberg - Download

Larry Blumberg, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, discuss the upcoming deployment of the Navy's Hospital Ship, Mercy, on "SignOn With SDMAC."


Published: April 22, 2008


Chris Marek - Download

Chris Marek, Director of Development and Communications for the American Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties, chat about what has transpired since the 2007 Wildfires and how has the Red Cross assessed the response to the 2007 Wildfires.


Published: April 22, 2008


Ceanne Guerra, Cox Media Public Relations Manager - Download

Ceanne Guerra, Cox Media Public Relations Manager, talk about her organization's commitment to the Classroom of the Future Foundation and support of technology in education initiatives as a part of the on-going "Innovation in Education" Series on SignOnRadio.


Published: April 22, 2008


Nicole Vargas, Union-Tribune Prep Sportswriter - Download

Nicole Vargas, Union-Tribune Prep Sportswriter, discuss the latest happenings in the world of San Diego High School sports on the "U-T Prep Tuesday" report.


Published: April 22, 2008


Two South County business leaders - Download

Hear two South County business leaders -- Jack Blakely of the Third Avenue Village Association and Jason Wells of the San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce -- talk about their organizations' role in promoting business in the South County on "U-T in the Community" on SignOnRadio.


Published: April 22, 2008


Casa de Amparo - Download

Keely Tidrow, Annual Fund Manager for Casa de Amparo and Debbie Slattery, a Casa de Amparo Board member, discuss the organization's mission to provide a safe haven for abused kids. Keely promotes the upcoming April 27 "Chefs of Del Mar" event that benefits Casa de Amparo programs.


Published: April 15, 2008


Casa de Amparo - Segment 2 - Download

Kristeen Forshaw, a former Casa de Amparo resident and Susan Sbicca, chef and restaurant owner, discuss the benefits that Casa de Amparo brings to its clients and community. Sbicca will be one of the featured chefs of the "Chefs of Del Mar" fundraiser.


Published: April 15, 2008


YMCA of San Diego County - Download

Patti Griffin, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the YMCA of San Diego County and Rodger Dougherty, Public Affairs Director for Kaiser Permanente, discuss major community outreach programs of the YMCA and Kaiser Permanente, including the upcoming April 12 YMCA Healthy Kids Day.


Published: April 8, 2008


YMCA of San Diego County - Download

Patti Griffin and Rodger Dougherty continue the discussion on how the community can get involved with "health-related" initiatives. The YMCA's "Healthy Kids Day," slated for April 12, is featured during this segment.


Published: April 8, 2008


San Diego Council on Literacy - Download

Jose Cruz, CEO of the San Diego Council on Literacy, and Carrie Scott, Interim Literacy Coordinator for the Carlsbad City Library Adult Learning Program, discuss everything you wanted to know, and more, about the literacy needs in our region and how the Council on Literacy and Literacy Network providers, are helping to make San Diego a more literate community.


Published: April 1, 2008


San Diego Council on Literacy -Segment 2 - Download

Jose Cruz is joined by Cindy Dunlevy, Project Specialist for the San Diego County Office of Education's "Everyone A Reader Volunteer" program. Cruz discusses the upcoming Union-Tribune Race for Literacy Weekend, slated for May 3-4 in Balboa Park.


Published: April 1, 2008


Enlace and mienlace.com - Download

Learn all about the Union-Tribune's Spanish-language products, Enlace and its Web site, mienlace.com Enlace Publisher, Francisco Mata, and Aida Bustos, Enlace Editor, tell you all you want to know about the Union-Tribune's popular Spanish-language products.


Published: March 25, 2008


Enlace and mienlace.com - Segment 2 - Download

Enlace Publisher, Francisco Mata, and Aida Bustos, Enlace Editor, are joined by Yvonne Silva, U-T Community Relations Project Manager. Silva discusses Enlace's community outreach projects throughout the region.


Published: March 25, 2008


Border Voices Poetry Project and 15th Annual Border Voices Poetry Fair - Segment 1 - Download

Listen to Jack Webb, Director and Founder of the Border Voices Poetry Project, discuss the history of the poetry project and the 15th Annual Border Voices Poetry Fair. Featured in this segment are two 2008 Border Voices Poetry Contest 1st Place winners: Sashienna Scott and Nathanial Pick. Sashienna and Nathaniel each read and describe their award-winning poems.


Published: March 18, 2008


Border Voices Poetry Project and 15th Annual Border Voices Poetry Fair - Segment 2 - Download

Jack Webb, Sashienna Scott and Nathanial Pick continue to expand on the importance of poetry for kids and the community at large. Webb discusses the April 19 Border Voices Poetry Fair at San Diego State University.


Published: March 18, 2008


6th Annual SDSU Month - Segment 1 - Download

Allison Dolan, Director of External Relations for San Diego State University, and Sean Briner, SDSU Associate Athletic Director, discuss the myriad events of the 6th Annual SDSU Month. Featured during SDSU Month is the March 15 "Explore SDSU Open House" event that is expected to draw 15,000 people to the SDSU campus.


Published: March 11, 2008


6th Annual SDSU Month - Segment 2 - Download

Allison Dolan and Sean Briner continue their discussion of the many activities planned for SDSU Month. Activities include the March 15 "Explore SDSU Open House," athletic events, lectures and awards ceremonies.


Published: March 11, 2008


39th Annual Union-Tribune Countywide Spelling Bee - Download

Russell Little, Principal of Palm Middle School, Joseph Walters, Palm Middle School Spelling Bee coach, Sandy Gonnerman, Spelling Bee coach at Tierra del Sol Middle School and Josh Leasure, the 2008 Tierra del Sol Middle School Spelling Bee champion discuss the March 11 San Diego County Spelling Bee competition.


Published: March 4, 2008


39th Annual Union-Tribune Countywide Spelling Bee - Segment 2 - Download

Dr. David Hay, Spelling Bee Master for 26 years and Nicole Shina, special program assistant for the San Diego County Office of Education discuss what it takes to organize a countywide spelling bee. Dr. Hay shares his insights on being the official spelling bee "pronouncer."


Published: March 5, 2008


San Diego Latino Film Festival - Download

Ethan van Thillo, director and founder of the San Diego Latino Film Festival, discusses the 15th annual film festival, slated for March 6-16 at the Ultra Star Cinema at Hazard Center. Joining Ethan is Amy French, the director of the film "Juan Frances: Live!"


Published: February 26, 2008


San Diego Latino Film Festival - Segment 2 - Download

Ethan van Thillo, founder of the 15th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival, is joined by filmmakers Mauricio Chernovetzky and Omar de Leon. Chernovetzky is the director of "Cassandra," and de Leon is the director of "Sleep.'


Published: February 26, 2008


San Diego State University Athletics - Download

SDSU Athletic Director, Jeff Schemmel, along with Steve Schnall, Associate Athletic Director in charge of Operations and Marketing, and Bob Moosbrugger, Associate Athletic Director in charge of Development, discuss major happenings on Montezuma Mesa as the Aztecs take on key Mountain West Conference foes. Topics range from supporting the Aztec student-athlete to raising athletic scholarship dollars


Published: February 19, 2008


San Diego State University Athletics, Segment 2 - Download

Schemmel, Schnall and Moosbrugger continue their discourse on the upcoming fundraising event, "A Night with the Aztecs Auction," while discussing the success of SDSU athletic teams in sports such as Water Polo and Women's Softball. Highlights include the upcoming 2008 SDSU football schedule and the Aztecs trip to South Bend, Indiana to play the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame on September 6.


Published: February 19, 2008


Mingei International Museum - Download

Mingei International Museum Director, Rob Sidner, and Mingei Museum Director of Education, Alison Rossi, discuss upcoming events and exhibitions, such as the "Art of Play-Kinetic Toys of the World," "Hungarian Folk Magic-The Art of Joseph Domjan" and the museum's 30th Anniversary Gala on May 4.


Published: February 12, 2008


Mingei International Museum Segment 2 - Download

Rob Sidner and Alison Rossi spotlight education programs offered by the museum, along with upcoming events at the Mingei's satellite museum in Escondido.


Published: February 12, 2008


San Diego TET Festival - Download

Yen Nguyen, sponsorship chair of the annual San Diego TET Festival, and Michael Nguyen, Chair of the TET Festival's public relations committee, discuss the upcoming festival, which spotlights Vietnamese and other cultures in San Diego and abroad. Yen and Michael our joined by Yvonne Silva, Union-Tribune Multicultural Events Project Manager. Yen and Michael describe the work of the Vietnamese American Youth Alliance and its role in producing the event.


Published: February 5, 2008


San Diego TET Festival Segment 2 - Download

Yen, Michael and Yvonne continue to discuss the who, what, why, when and where of the annual San Diego TET Festival, which celebrates the "Year of the Rat."


Published: February 5, 2008


United Way of San Diego County - Download

United Way President & CEO, Doug Sawyer, discusses the "new " United Way, its campaign strategy and the organization's three major focus areas: chronic homelessness, financial stability, child abuse and neglect. Phil Blair, Executive Office of Manpower and United Way Chairman, and Mark Leslie, Vice President of AT&T and United Way Campaign Chair elaborate on United Way's major goals.


Published: January 29, 2008


United Way of San Diego County - Download

Blair Sadler, retired President of Rady Children's Hospital and Chair of the United Way's "Child Abuse and Neglect" focus area discusses "evidence-based practices" and the campaign to reduce child abuse and neglect. Sawyer, Blair, Leslie and Sadler discuss future of the "new" United Way of San Diego County.


Published: January 29, 2008


USD "WorldLink Youth Town Meeting" - Download

Dr. Dee Aker, Deputy Director of the University of San Diego's "Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice" and founder of WorldLink, discusses the mission of WorldLink and the Institute. Joining Dr. Aker is WorldLink Coordinator, Karla Alvarez, who describes the upcoming 11th Annual USD WorldLink Youth Town meeting.


Published: January 22, 2008


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Dr. Aker and Ms. Alvarez are joined by WorldLink interns, Mark Hargrove and Idalia Maytorena. Mark and Idalia, students at High Tech High, describe the WorldLink Youth Forums.


Published: January 22, 2008


City Schools' "College, Career and Technical Education" - Download

Ginger Eves highlights the district's 2nd Annual "business Education Direct Showcase," which will be held on January 16 at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa park. Also featured during this segment are the principal of the Kearny High Construction Tech Academy, along with a teacher and two students of this high performing school.


Published: January 15, 2008


City Schools' "College, Career and Technical Education" - Segment 2 - Download

Ginger Eves highlights the district's 2nd Annual "Business Education Direct Showcase," which will be held on January 16 at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. Also featured during this segment are the principal of the Kearny High Construction Tech Academy, along with a teacher and two students of this high performing school.


Published: January 15, 2008


Buick Invitational - Download

Tom Wilson, Executive Director of the Century Club will speak on the club's mission and activities including the Buick Invitational Golf Tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course.


Published: January 8, 2008


Buick Invitational - Download

Tom Wilson, Executive Director of the Century club will speak on the club's mission and activities including the Buick Invitational Golf Tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course.


Published: January 8, 2008


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