In Touch Valley Talk



Stories of people who have overcome grief, loss, obstacles, diseases and just otherwise have incredible stories!


  • Melissa Howell

    Melissa Howell

    15/02/2018 Duration: 26min

    In this week's show, we have on Melissa Howell. Melissa has a story of loss, abuse, transformation and love.  This is the first she shares her life. Many people haven't found their way out.  Melissa did and she will tell us all about it. Sit back and enjoy her life.

  • Lorenzo and Stephanie Thomas

    Lorenzo and Stephanie Thomas

    08/02/2018 Duration: 45min

    On this week's show, we have on Stephanie and Lorenzo Thomas.  For the past 10 years they have been helping children in need.  Working along side Lisa Casarez and the Angels of Grace Foster Family agency the have opened their doors to over 250 children.  Not only do they help the children, they help the biological parents get back on their feet.  Listen to their incredible story.

  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters

    Big Brothers and Big Sisters

    01/02/2018 Duration: 28min

    In this week's show we talk with Diane Phakonekham of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California.  Diane explains their mission and how her previous life of turmoil prepared her for the role. The community also plays a big part in the welfare of these children. Discover Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

  • What is In Touch Media Group?

    What is In Touch Media Group?

    25/01/2018 Duration: 14min

    In this week's show, I go off the cuff.  I have been getting comments and questions about the media group.  I explain why I founded the group and our mission.

  • Eddie Valero of Young Men’s Initiative

    Eddie Valero of Young Men’s Initiative

    18/01/2018 Duration: 27min

    In this week's show we sit with Eddie Valero.  Eddie upon seeing a need for male role models, he founded Young Men's Initiative.  Going on his faith and pure will he has been changing the face of rural communities. He is a great example of taking action when the need surfaced. Follow Young Men's Initiative. Here is his website.

  • Breaking The Chains

    Breaking The Chains

    11/01/2018 Duration: 41min

        In today's show I sit down with Debra Rush.  Debra is the founder of Breaking the Chains.  She talks with us about how easy it is to be lured into this lifestyle. We have on Edith Lias who shares her story and how Debra saved her. Lets not rush to judgement when we see that girl on the streets.  You can listen to Debra's first interview here. Also if you would like to visit her site.

  • Carolyn and Karen Donor Network West

    Carolyn and Karen Donor Network West

    21/12/2017 Duration: 47min

      In this week's show we introduce Carolyn Dickson and Karen Collins.  Both these women have had organs donated.  If it wasn't for the families of Marie and Leslie they wouldn't be sitting with us.  Discover their amazing stories. To find out more about Donor Network West click here.  Here is full video of interview.   Also for the listener questioniarre click here.

  • Desiree Martinez

    Desiree Martinez

    14/12/2017 Duration: 35min

    In this week's show we have back on Desiree Martinez of Homeless in Fresno.  Desiree is hosting a toy drive for the homeless kids in Fresno.  These kids live in and out of hotels and cars. Des is out on the street daily and needs help and resources.  You can follow her at her facebook page or her Instagram account.  Her website is  Also her phone number is 559/898-2551.  

  • Jocelyn Parker

    Jocelyn Parker

    07/12/2017 Duration: 28min

    In this week's episode we sit down with Jocelyn Parker of Single Mom Solutions.  Jocelyn at one time was a single mother and knows the challenges and trails of being a single parent. Now she has devoted herself to helping single mothers. You can follow her on her page.  

  • Lanna Coffee Co

    Lanna Coffee Co

    30/11/2017 Duration: 21min

         In this week's episode I sit down with Kelly Mitchinson of Lanna Coffee Co.  Lanna Coffee sources it's coffee from the northern part of Thailand.  They donate 25 percent of their proceeds back to the hill tribes.  To find out more about Lanna Coffee Co click here.  Don't forget to sign up for our weekly newsletter.      

  • Cycling Without Age

    Cycling Without Age

    23/11/2017 Duration: 29min

    In today's episode we sit down with Ole Kassow.  Ole acted on an idea.  His idea turned into a movement.  Cycling Without Age  now has chapters throughout the world.  We all have ideas, but do we act on them?  Let Ole tell his story and it may trigger that action, that all ideas must have.

  • Center for Community Transformation

    Center for Community Transformation

    16/11/2017 Duration: 37min

      In this week's show, I have a conversation with Carlos Huerta.  Carlos is the program director of the Center for Community Transformation.  CCT is a faith based organization that helps educate and put to work the people in the surrounding communities.  Fresno is the national model for this help.  Although it's in its infancy, CCT has had a great impact.  Listen to how you can help your neighbor. Visit their website here.

  • Byron Harwell

    Byron Harwell

    09/11/2017 Duration: 28min

      In this week's episode we have a conversation with Byron Harwell.  Byron doesn't let past circumstances define his future.  To say he was held back as a child, would be an understatement. Listen to Byron, discuss his outlook on life.  I think we can all take some pointers. Here you can follow Byron with his mission.

  • Jami Hamel De La Cerda

    Jami Hamel De La Cerda

    02/11/2017 Duration: 18min

    In this week's episode, we sit down with Jami Hamel De La Cerda.  She talks with us about the founding of the Diamond Learning Center.  Discover how this education center is changing how things are done.  Learning is for everyone.

  • Nancy Waidtlow of the Eco Village Project

    Nancy Waidtlow of the Eco Village Project

    26/10/2017 Duration: 29min

    Nancy Waidtlow's project The Eco Garden is a step in the right direction.  We have a rising problem of people living on the streets.  With her team, they manage to house people who need a hand up. If you want to get in touch with her call 559/224 - 1738. Sit back and relax with Nancy Waidtlow.

  • Neto Pimenta of Disrupt Yourself Innovate Your Life

    Neto Pimenta of Disrupt Yourself Innovate Your Life

    19/10/2017 Duration: 28min

    In this week’s show, I explain the big picture.  In Touch Media Group is built upon providing content that awakens.  I do this through collaboration with other content providers, such as Neto Pimenta.  Neto today explains his podcast Disrupt Yourself Innovate Your Life.  His message is similar but from a total different angle.  In Touch Media Group will start providing other podcasts that have great content, so stay tuned for upcoming releases.

  • Aaron Bryan of the Fresno County Youth Choir

    Aaron Bryan of the Fresno County Youth Choir

    12/10/2017 Duration: 37min

    In This week's show we sit down with Aaron Bryon.  He discusses the Fresno County Youth Choir. A very diverse group with one unique voice.  To make it on the team you need do be more than just talented.  We need more of these groups in the spotlight.  To discover more about the Fresno County Youth Choir.

  • Jose M. Hernandez

    Jose M. Hernandez

    05/10/2017 Duration: 23min

    This week marks one year of In Touch Valley Talk Podcast. So this show is going to the stars with Jose M. Hernandez. Jose's dream to become an astronaut, some would probably say at the time, was too  big.  Let him tell you, how he started to execute his mission at the age of 10. There should be no excuses for anyone, for not achieving their goals!

  • Angie Perry

    Angie Perry

    28/09/2017 Duration: 25min

    In this week's show, we sit down with Angie Perry.  She discusses why, during a time of abundance, she thought of people in need. Madi's Closet was founded on the principle of lending a hand.  Follow this start up foundation here.

  • JJ Perez

    JJ Perez

    21/09/2017 Duration: 21min

    JJ Perez, a 12 year old who taught himself how to play the piano.  Just when you think, future generations have given up the old ways, here comes someone to teach you differently.  An incredibly talented kid, JJ, welcomes the art of music.  Now lets spread his creativity to everyone.  No need for my intro and outdo on this one, let JJ provide the audio. Thanks JJ!!!

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