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Weekly we will add information in this location about the guests we will feature on the show. You may use this information to dig a little deeper in to the lives of our guests or the purposes they pursue. You will also find in this location resources to many of the topics we will discuss on the show.






Harley Rouda, Congressional Candidate for the 48th District

Harley Rouda joins Marrie Stone to talk about his congressional campaign and intent to unseat incumbent Dana Rohrabacher in the U.S. House of Representatives. He shares his views on health care, immigration, human rights, the economy, foreign policy, education and more. For more information about Harley and his campaign, visit

Duration: 00:55:43

The Crusade Against the Dog Meat Trade

Activists Shelly Fitzpatrick and Jessica Kim join Marrie Stone to talk about the tragedy of the dog meat trade, prevalent in South Korea, China and throughout much of Asia. Today, the dog meat trade is legal in 44 U.S. states. Find out what you can do to help, how you can educate yourself, and exactly how horrific this practice is. The details will stun you.

Duration: 00:54:50

Middle School Science Pushes Climate Buttons

Guest host Claudia Shambaugh talks with Middle School Teachers: Lisa Tita, Petra Johnson, and Linda Whitmore from the South Orange County campus of Las Flores. As they offer a look under their classrooms' hoods, they discuss how variably their students are processing climate science material. A follow-up to this conversation is the local chapter of the Americans United For the Separation of Church and State meeting featuring Glenn Branch, Deputy Director of the National Center for Science...

Duration: 00:54:16

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey. Houston locals discuss the devastation and what Orange County locals can do to help in the recovery efforts.

Duration: 01:01:28

Designing Your Life with Pernille Lopez

Former President and CEO of IKEA North American joins Marrie Stone to talk about designing your life. Sharing her own life story, and using personal experiences, Pernille talks about how principles utilized by corporations can be applied to our individuals lives to create our best and happiest selves. By writing personal mission statements, strategic plans, keeping a journal and finding a mentor, we can intentionally design our most authentic lives. Learn more about Pernille Lopez by...

Duration: 00:54:06

Panel Discussion on Hate Groups in Orange County & What Concerned Citizens Can Do About It

A panel of women -- activists, historians, an author, an educator and a KUCI radio host -- join guest host Marrie Stone to talk about the state of our nation, hate groups, propaganda, and what concerned citizens can do. Aline Ohanesian, Carol Ann Garrick and Claudia Shambaugh discuss constructive approaches to the America First rally planned for Sunday, August 20th, in Laguna Beach. They each bring their experiences and expertise to bear on the questions of propaganda, false equivalencies,...

Duration: 00:54:46

Building Off the Grid

Gregg Smith, Torie Wilson Smith, and their son Wilson join Marrie Stone to talk about building off the grid. The Smith team are architectural visionaries, imagining homes built inside cliffs, under the sea, and over rushing rivers. They share their ideas, their challenges, and how they make their family fun and interesting by building their lives, and the lives of their clients, together.

Duration: 00:53:58

Global Genes and Rare Diseases

Nicole Boice, founder and CEO of Global Genes, joins Marrie Stone to talk about rare diseases, the medical advancements being made, and the RARE Patient Advocacy Summit coming up in September. There are over 7,000 rare diseases worldwide, affecting 1 in 10 Americans. For those affected, those suffering, and those wanting to get involved, this show provides a wealth of information. Visit to find out about exciting events coming up in the month of September and how you...

Duration: 00:54:49

Developmental Disabilities and the Regional Center of Orange County

Larry Landauer, Executive Director of the Regional Center of Orange County, joins Marrie Stone to talk about the Center's work with people with developmental disabilities. He discusses the services available, the many opportunities for recreational programming, employment assistance, residential assistance and more. Liza Krassner, parent and board member, talks about her experiences with the Regional Center and the varied ways her son has been helped over his many years. For more...

Duration: 00:54:27

Laguna Beach Festival of Arts Exhibitions Director Ron Morrissette

Ron Morrissette, exhibitions director of the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts, joins guest host Marrie Stone. He shares the long and rich history of the Festival, as well as how exhibitors are selected. He shares the stories and art of many of this year's exhibitors, highlights of the summer, and more.

Duration: 00:54:58

Al Smith- Novastars Professional Basketball Team in OC

Al Smith- The head coach and owner of the Novastars, a professional basketball team in OC talks with Real People OC

Duration: 00:57:49

Ladan Davia- CEO Of Beeya

Ladan Davia- CEO Of Beeya and Orange County Business Journal's Nominee for Women in Business, shares her story with Real People OC

Duration: 00:57:25

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County- Melissa Beck CEO

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County- Melissa Beck CEO and Orange County Business Journal, Women in Business Award recipient, joins us to discuss how the power of mentoring can end the poverty cycle in our communities through building important relationships at a young age in a child's life.

Duration: 00:48:24

Children's Bureau and Young Professionals Orange County

Children's Bureau and Young Professionals Orange County respresentatives, Valerie Brauks and Melissa Chelius discuss their organizations and the event coming up On April 28th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Michelson Sky Garden called THE Happy Hour. Go to for more information.

"Orange County; A Literary Guide"

Andrew Tonkovich, UCI lecturer and KPFK Bibliocracy host returns to KUCI’s airwaves to offer up his latest project edited along with his wife Lisa Alvarez, "Orange County; A Literary Field Guide." Joining Andrew, and reading excerpts of their own work, are the anthology's contributors: poet and UCI composition lecturer Lorene Delany-Ullman and writer/ Laguna College of Art and Design professor Grant Hier. For details on the many events showcasing this marvelous go to:...

Duration: 00:52:35

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Duration: 00:58:59

Dr. Andrea Deerheart of The HeartWay

Dr. Andrea Deerheart of The HeartWay joins guest host Marrie Stone to talk about her work as a death doula. She shares her insights into grief, fear, and peaceful transitions. Learn more at her site, or at the Death Cafe she hosts in Laguna Beach. Her first appearance on the show was June 30, 2016. A copy of that podcast is available on our website.

Duration: 00:54:54

Register Reporter Tomoya Shimura Unpacks Irvine PACs for 2016

Filling in again for Kimberlee Martin, is Ask A Leader Host, Claudia Shambaugh. Tomoya Shimura, Orange County Register reporter, weighs in with his scoop on Irvine's politics. He puts this election season into context, as the campaign fliers wash up at our doors and onto our screens.

Duration: 00:53:35

French Chef Pascal Olhats feeds the elephants of Thailand

French Chef Pascal Olhats feeds the elephants of Thailand and comes to to raise money to save and protect them.

Duration: 00:52:33

Blue Light Blocking with James Swanwick

James Swanwick discusses why he wears amber glasses and explains why our eyes may be at risk looking in to computer screens all day.
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