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Laguna Talks is Billy's hour in-depth interview with the opinion leaders, politicians, business people, artists and all manner of interesting people who make up the diverse and vibrant city of Laguna.
Laguna Talks with Council Candidate Ann Christoph31/08/2018
Meet City Council Candidate Ann Christoph, a landscape architect and past council member.
Laguna Talks to Candidate Peter Blake25/08/2018
Longtime gallery owner Peter Blake has thrown his hat into the City Council race. He’s “mad as hell, and not gonna take it anymore.” Listen to his impassioned platform on this edition of “Laguna Talks.”
Laguna Talks Medical Cannabis for Seniors17/08/2018
Meet Alon Blatt and Inbal Sikorin, from Laguna Wood’s new medical clinic focused exclusively on cannabis for seniors, NiaMedic. Learn about how cannabis is being used to treat all kinds of illnesses.
Toni Iseman announces run for Council on Laguna Talks10/08/2018
Five term City Councilwoman Toni Iseman announces her unprecedented run for a 6th term and lays out her agenda in this episode of “Laguna Talks.”
Laguna Talks with Community Outreach Officer Jason Farris06/07/2018
Meet Jason Farris, who for the past 10 years has worked at the temporary homeless shelter as the community outreach officer for the Laguna Beach Police Department. Perhaps no one has a more intimate understanding of the homeless problem, and gotten to know them better.
Laguna Talks to Waterman and Matador Bud Hedrick27/04/2018
He served in the Korean War, dove for abalone commercially, trained as an American matador in Spain for 5 years, skippered David Crosby’s yacht for 20, raced motorcycles, made fine furniture and stringed instruments, and today sculpts waves and writes memoirs. 88 year old Bud Hedrick is still going strong.
Laguna Talks with Attorney Howard Hills05/04/2018
Born and raised in Laguna, Howard has had a fascinating career that led him to the Peace Corp and Micronesia, where he negotiated the decolonization of Guam and other territories, before moving to Washington to work under President Ronald Reagan. Closer to home he is a tireless activist who cares for Laguna and especially its […]
Laguna Talks To Sam Goldstein16/02/2018
Community activist, Patron of the Arts, sometime real estate developer, retired pro drummer, and irrepressible change agent Sam Goldstein joins us to talk about transforming Laguna into a true City of Arts, and at the same time mitigate our traffic problems, among other big idea.
Laguna Talks State Assembly with candidate Cottie Petrie-Norris09/02/2018
Laguna resident and first time candidate for State Assembly Cottie joins us for a lively discussion of what the State Assembly does, and why she’s willing to give up the chill life in Laguna for the rigors of Sacramento.
Laguna talks with conservative activist Jennifer Welch-Zeiter02/02/2018
Jennifer is a local attorney and former President of The Laguna Beach Taxpayers Association. She is a staunch fiscal conservative and considering a run at City Council.
Laguna Talks Coast Inn with Marcella and Chris Dornin19/01/2018
Laguna locals Marcella and Chris Dornin bought the historic Coast Inn hotel and bar in 2013 and have been facing down countless challenges to get approval to renovate and re-open the property. This Tuesday they go before the City Council to hopefully win approval and bring the beloved institution back to life. Listen to their […]
Laguna Talks Powerline Undergrounding with Bob Whalen12/01/2018
Councilman Bob Whalen is tackling his most ambitious and costly project yet – undergrounding the power lines throughout Laguna to mitigate the fire risk. He’ll need the community to vote for it and fund it this November. Here are the details, along with other objectives Bob has for the coming year.
Laguna Talks Park Plaza with Norm Grossman and Chris Prelitz12/01/2018
The 10 week test pedestrian plaza at Park Ave ended on January 1st and was a resounding success. So what now? Join former 26 year Planning Commissioner Norm Grossman and Transition Laguna President Chris Prelitz (one of the architects of the project) for a lively discussion on the prospects for making it permanent.
Laguna Talks Short Term Rentals in Laguna12/01/2018
In December the California Coastal Commission ruled that Laguna Beach’s ban on short term rentals was in violation of the California Coastal Act. So what now? We speak with members of Homeshare 4 Laguna, the short term rental advocacy group who took on Laguna and brought the issue to the Coastal Commission.
Laguna Talks with Peter Blake and Michael Ray29/09/2017
Peter Blake is the eponymous gallery owner and Mike a prominent real estate developer. Both are passionate about Laguna and have strong opinions on how it can be improved. Peter hinted at running for City Council in 2018.
Laguna Talks with the Democratic Socialists of America, OC Chapter22/09/2017
Meet Jessica Riegert and Garrett Larson, steering committee members of DSA, and learn about their ideology, strategy, and grassroots efforts for a more just and fair society.
Laguna Talks compassion with children with Deva Dwabha and Jodi Levine22/09/2017
Deva Dwabha is an American woman who ha spent the last 35 years in India rescuing abandoned and abused children. She created Ramana’s Garden school to educate the kids and emancipate them into society. Jodi Levine is an Orange County native and founder of Earthroots Field School, a 39 acre parcel in the Cleveland National […]
Laguna Talks Bhaktifest with founder Sridar28/08/2017
The last in our 3 part series with Bahkti / Shakti founder Sridar, speaking to us about yoga, devotional chanting, and the importance of transformational festivals in today’s world.
Laguna Talks with Pastor Rodrick Echols28/08/2017
Rod is the new Reverend at Laguna’s Neighborhood Congregational Church. Originally from Memphis, Rod brings a passion for social justice and inclusion
Laguna Talks Art with Dion Wright, Jorg Dubin and Louis Longi04/08/2017
Listen to these three prominent Laguna artists whose work collectively spans 100 years talk about the state of art in Laguna.