In Touch Valley Talk



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


  • German Amezcua

    27/04/2017 Duration: 18min

    In this week's episode I introduce German Amezcua.  His story is both tragic and heartwarming. He lost his oldest child Sebastian in a car accident.  Before the end he was able to save the lives of three other people, through Sebastian's organs.  Are you an organ donor?  Do you need to have the talk with yourself and your family? You could possibly save lives.  For more information on organ donating visit

  • Becky Russler

    20/04/2017 Duration: 32min

    In this week's episode we have an opportunity to talk with Becky Russler.  Becky is a double lung recipient.  If it wasn't for the decision of a organ donor, Becky would not be with us today.  Becky explains her story and how someone's gift of life, saved her own.  For more information visit Becky is in the stripped shirt and Marcella is next to her.  

  • Tree Fresno

    13/04/2017 Duration: 32min

    In this week's episode, I explain why the outdoors and nature has begun to be part of my routine.  I sit down with Lee Ayres of Tree Fresno.  Lee explains why and how to care for trees.  We also discuss the horrible bark beetle that is killing millions of trees.  Sit back and relax and listen to Tree Fresno.  For more information visit

  • 13 Years In

    06/04/2017 Duration: 08min

    In this week's episode your host gives you a very important message.  I tell everyone about my job status, which is, I was laid off!  I now have no official job title.  I'm now solely a podcaster, maybe, it just became official.  Please visit the website for info on the show.

  • Rape Counseling Services

    30/03/2017 Duration: 25min

    In this week's episode, we sit down with Ulysses Iribe.  Ulysses is the educator at RCS.  He informs us that we should be aware of their services, so we can mention them, if need be. For more information visit

  • Ca Health Collaborative

    23/03/2017 Duration: 31min

    In this week's episode we sit down with Stephen Ramirez of the Ca Health Collaborative.  We discuss the numerous programs they offer.  For more information visit

  • 6 Months In

    16/03/2017 Duration: 08min

    In this week's episode, I talk about being 6 months into the podcast.  I will give an update about where we are and where we're going.  Also have a special announcement.  Sit back and relax to In Touch Valley Talk.

  • Homeless In Fresno

    09/03/2017 Duration: 28min

    In this week's episode we sit down with Desiree Martinez of Homeless In Fresno.  Desiree is a one person force that interacts with the homeless on a daily basis.  With the help of the public , through her social media channels, she provides the necessities which are needed.  Sit back and take in her story.  For more information check her Facebook page homelessinfresno/hif or Instagram homeless in fresno.  

  • Neto Pimenta

    02/03/2017 Duration: 21min

    In this week's episode we change it up.  Neto Pimenta discusses how we realize and change our state of being. By taking time to understand why we do what we do.  We can live a more fulfilling life.  Follow Neto by tuning into his podcast The Creative Journey on iTunes. Discover what you've been missing.  For more information:

  • Fresno EOC

    24/02/2017 Duration: 28min

    In this week's episode we sit down with Misty Gattie-Blanco of the Fresno Equal Opportunities Commission.  The Sanctuary and Youth Services program allows trouble teens and young adults a place to sleep and receive the proper services needed to get back on track. For more information contact

  • The Discovery Center

    16/02/2017 Duration: 24min

    In this week's episode we sit down with Neal Bourzac of the Discovery Center.  Neal explains the hands on education that the center provides. Around for 70 years there's plenty to discover at The Discovery Center.

  • Fresno Metro Ministry

    09/02/2017 Duration: 28min

    In this week's episode, we sit down with Keith Bergthold the executive director of the Fresno Metro Ministry.  The Ministry is taking Fresno forward.  From cooking to roads their mission is to improve everybody's life that lives in this great city. Find out more at

  • The Lighthouse

    02/02/2017 Duration: 20min

    In this weeks episode of In Touch Valley Talk we sit down with Vikki Luna of The Lighthouse.  The Lighthouse is a recovery program for women who suffer from drug and alcohol abuse. With her 6 month residential program she has a 86 percent success rate. Lets discover how this is achieved. To find out more visit the

  • Reading and Beyond

    26/01/2017 Duration: 30min

    In this weeks episode, we sit down with Luis Santana of Reading and Beyond. He explains how for the past 18 years Reading and Beyond has helped out thousands of children and families in the Central Valley. For more information visit

  • NAMI Fresno

    20/01/2017 Duration: 29min

    In this weeks episode we sit down with Christina Valdez-Roup of NAMI Fresno.  National Alliance on Mental Illness.  We discuss how to approach mental illness and what tools and resources are available.  Sit back and listen to find out more on the subject.

  • The United Way

    12/01/2017 Duration: 24min

    In this weeks episode, I sit down with Executive Director Lindsay Callahan.  She explains how the United Way interacts with the public and other nonprofits in the area. Sit back relax and listen to this great interview.

  • Daryl Slusher

    07/01/2017 Duration: 05min

    In this extra episode, I speak with Daryl Slusher. Daryl has been donating blood for forty years.  He also has a personal reason to give.  May his story inspire.

  • Central California Blood Center

    05/01/2017 Duration: 25min

    In this weeks episode I sit down with Rafael Cabrera of the Central California Blood Center.  He explains why it's important to donate.  You are giving the gift of life when we generously donate blood. He also explains that we are at a 24 year low of donating.  Find out more at

  • Breaking The Chains

    29/12/2016 Duration: 24min

    In this episode we sit down with Debra Woods cofounder of Breaking The Chains.  She explains how big of a problem sex trafficking is here in the central valley.  Listen and learn how we as a community can spot the signs and what to do about it.

  • Christmas In Firebaugh

    25/12/2016 Duration: 08min

    In this Christmas special, I'm in Firebaugh Ca.  Ralphie and Roy Escalante have been handing out toys to the kids of Firebaugh for around 20 years.  I would like to bring you into the Escalante Christmas. Merry Christmas.

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