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A podcast covering business, sports, and entertainment from a POC perspective.

A podcast covering business, sports, and entertainment from a POC perspective.
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A podcast covering business, sports, and entertainment from a POC perspective.






Tech Talk with Alonso Indacochea

Alonso Indacochea shares his unlikely path to entrepreneurship. With a story that plays out like an episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley, Alonso discusses the journey from coding bootcamp, to starting a business, to eventually selling his business. This episode has some great nuggets of wisdom for those seeking to start a business of any kind. Charles and Dr. Frank also discuss the Colin Kaepernick NFL tryout, the recent explosion of E-Sports, and Kanye West’s come to Jesus with his new album...


Imma Star with Carlos Contreras

In episode 8, Carlos Contreras stops by the studio to discuss the One Albuquerque campaign, the hustle of a creative entrepreneur, and the daily discoveries raising a 4-year old creative. Carlos is the Marketing and Innovation Director for the City of Albuquerque, working in the Mayor's Office. He also runs an independent production company, Imma Star Productions where he brings the creative community together by curating events, working with local artists and businesses, and developing...


The Funky Drummer with Dr. Frank

In episode 7, Dr. Frank moves from the producers chair to the "hot seat" to discuss his musical career with Charles. Starting out as an 8 year old sax player, Dr. Frank talks about growing up in a musical family, how he got his first big break in music, how Soul Divine was almost "Velvet Jones," and how to create your own lane when one does not exist for you. Shakes is also back in the studio to talk losing your inhibitions for Halloween and poses the question: "when does the holiday season...


Open for Business with Annemarie Henton

In episode 6, Charles catches up with Annemarie Henton, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing for Albuquerque Economic Development. They discuss bringing major players to Albuquerque, including Facebook and Netflix, the power of mentorship, and why you should choose Albuquerque over Silicon Valley or Hollywood. Charles and Dr. Frank also discuss the G.O.A.T.--right now-- in the NBA and the recent marketing snafu by Mizzou athletics.


Leveling Up Leadership with Ada and Rocio

In episode 5 of Ashy to Ashley, Charles catches up with Ada Kiene and Rocio Olguin from Latinas a Otro Nivel (Latinas at another level) to discuss leadership development from a Latina's perspective. The conversation has interesting twists and turns from mental health to how a woman needs to educate her man in the bedroom. Charles and Dr. Frank also discuss the latest in news, sports and entertainment in episode 5 of Ashy to Ashley.


CQ The Drummer

Coming from a legendary lineage of Latin percussionists, CQ the Drummer (aka Camilo Quiñones) has established himself as a go-to drummer, percussionist and producer. From sharing the stage at 12 years of age with Tito Puente, to learning from his older brother, percussion icon Marc Quiñones (Allman Brothers, Doobie Brothers, Marc Anthony), CQ the Drummer now boasts touring credits with the likes of Los Lobos, El Dusty, and Ozomatli just to name a few. In this episode, CQ the Drummer gives...


Fighter for Justice with Adam Oakey

From the streets, to the cage, to the courtroom, Adam Oakey has always been a fighter. In episode 3, Adam shares his struggles with poverty and how he ultimately found a path from convicted felon to licensed lawyer. Dr. Frank and Charles also discuss dynamic NBA duos, the new Portal device from Facebook, and the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Charles closes the show with getting some important things “off his chest.”


No Participation Ribbons with Erin Muffoletto

Erin Muffoletto, Government Affairs and Community Impact Manager, Comcast NM Drive, ambition, and the art of "winning". Charles and guest Erin Muffoletto discuss what fuels their competitive drive and compare stories of their accomplishments in sports, business, and their desire to create lasting community change. Charles and Dr. Frank also debate Bleacher Report's 15 greatest NBA players of all-time, discuss the impeachment inquiry, and shed light on violent crimes in the Duke City.


Hold the White Supremacy: Leon Howard/ACLU

Charles Ashley III and Leon Howard/Executive Director ACLU NMAshy to Ashley President Trump was recently greeted by some billboards in New Mexico produced by the New Mexico chapter of the ACLU. Leon Howard, Executive Director of the ACLU stopped by to discuss the campaign's message, the intent of the campaign, and how it is being received by the public. In episode 1, Charles Ashley III and Dr. Frank also cover the latest news including, new allegations against Antonio Brown that surfaced...