The InterviewSep 29, 2019
The Interview: Land Grabs, Depleting Resources & Cultural Salvation in Wine Country
Baja California's wine country, Valle de Guadalupe is urgently trying to put a hault to the big business machine that very well could destroy the up and coming wine region.
The last five years of international attention has piqued the interested of deep pocket developers. Local wineries, residents, farmers and restaurants are in a race against time to put a stop gap in place that will allow the incoming district administration to review and enact regulations to protect the limited resources being depleted in the area of San Antonio de las Minas, Valle de Guadalupe, El Porvenir and Francisco Zarco.
Have a listen to the concerns about sustainability and infrastructure the people of the area are struggling to procure.
Guest: Scott Koenig, A Gringo in Mexico
San Diego's Little Italy Food Hall Opens a New Venue for All
The Business of Success in Art
Art isn’t just a creative outlet though. It’s a business and a hard on at that. Alexander Salazar has weathered the ups and downs of the art market as a gallery owner. Listen in on how he has changed with the times by modifying the way he markets such a subjective product as art and the hard lessons he has learned to find success.
Nicole Ponseca, From Ad Exec to Cultural Champion
Today on the show… how one California girl took on New York and went from high-powered ad exec to dream come true restaurateur with not one but two renowned restaurants focusing on the under-explored Filipino Cuisine.
Lessons of perseverance and dedication while living a double life to make her dream a reality.
“I never looked at my gender as a hindrance.” ~ Nicole Ponseca
Takeaways (life lessons)
1. Envision success by being prepared.
2. You should not be an autopilot answer. “Have an opinion. Learn how to express it.”
Words to live by
“Little drops of water make a big lake.”
“People will often forget what you say or what you do but people will never forget how you make them feel.” Maya Angelou
– PODCAST: How I Built This
– Read Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun? How Reginald Lewis Created a Billion Dollar Business Empire.
Davin & Jessica Waite: Oceanside Pioneers
Sacha Boutros, Grammy Nominated Jazz Singer
This interview was recorded just before her departure to Paris to record three new songs for her upcoming remastered album, New York Apres Nuit. Listen as Sacha talks about her inspirations, her hurdles and her favorite places on the planet to listen to live music.
– Karrin Allyson
– Ann Hampton Calloway
– Brian Stokes Mitchell
– Calabria Foti
– Melody Gardot
Where to Listen to Live Jazz:
San Diego : Martinis Above Fourth
New York : Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle
Marguerite Grifka; A Whole New Meaning of From Scratch
Listen as we discuss classic San Diego and how she came to open California's Table.
Michelle Lerach; A Passion For Food
What is the foundation up to and how are they getting people to grow their own food?
Berry Good Food Foundation
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