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Ashy to Ashley

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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.






Laying Down the Law with Shammara Henderson

Sitting in her grade school classroom, Shammara Henderson recalls her teacher playing the O.J. Simpson trial on the old school, box TV that was the best technology at the time. As most young people do, Shammara would dream. Her dream was to be a professional ballet dancer. But, watching legendary defense lawyer Johnnie Cochran in action would change her life trajectory forever. Henderson practices law at Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward, P.A. and is on the short list of...


One More Silver Dollar: Marc Quiñones

At age 9, Marc Qui?ones was introduced by a family friend to salsa legend Tito Puente. Along with long-time collaborator Bobby Allende, Marc was seen as somewhat of a child prodigy in New York salsa circles. Qui?ones comes from an impressive lineage of musicians, including father Tony, late uncle Rafael, and younger brother Camilo. The […]


Próspero: Creating Opportunities for BYMOC

What are the possibilities when community-based organizations have the space to be creative and innovative with funding? In this episode of Portraits in Color, you will hear about an interesting collaboration between city government, philanthropy, and nonprofits that create economic opportunities for boys and young men of color (BYMOC). Pr?spero represents a unique approach to […]


Burque’s Rude Boy: Michael Silva

After being fired from a job he loved, Michael Silva was faced with a tough decision–go back and take his chances in a struggling, post-recession job market or pursue his dream to be an entrepreneur. He chose the latter. Michael has built businesses that combine his love for music, affection for his home of Albuquerque, […]


The Power of Mentorship: Mentor Me

Mentor Me is a powerful collaborative of grantees, funded by the Albuquerque Community Foundation that pairs young men of color with adult mentors to build healthy relationships, learn valuable leadership skills, and become leaders in their communities. Its origins are rooted in a national movement, spearheaded by President Obama, in response to the tragic murder […]


The Beautiful Mind with Erica Davis Crump

In this episode, Erica Davis Crump sheds light on mental health awareness and the stigma around mental health that exists in the African American community. When Erica experienced issues of anxiety and depression as a child and young adult, these issues were often dismissed and even ignored by family members. She has dedicated her life […]


Mass Incarceration in America: Isaac Bryan

Since the Reagan-era ‘War on Drugs,’ which expanded Nixon-era policies, our nation has seen a dramatic increase in the prison population. Despite increasing evidence that large-scale incarceration is not an effective means of achieving public safety, our nation continues to “cage” men and women of color at disproportionate rates. The problem has now extended to […]


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. […]


Being Image: Andrew Garrison

We live in a world where we constantly seek affirmation, whether in the form of “likes” on social media, or through our relationships. Andrew Garrison, author of the award winning book, Being Image stopped by the studio to share simple exercises to claim your authentic being and remove the distractions in our lives to enter […]


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 […]


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 […]


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

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 this week, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Killer Mike's call to action to...