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The Translator by RiskPro
Episode 11: RiskPro User Follows His Heart and Fills A Need - Doug Eagle

The Translator by RiskPro

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 23:53


In this episode, you can listen to The Translator's host, Julie Mochan talk with an interesting individual that transitioned from a San Diego police officer to a RiskPro-using  financial professional  that followed his calling for helping individuals and churches throughout the country: Doug Eagle of Eagle Retirement Plans, Inc. is is the Translator's guest seat.  Enjoy!

Becker’s Healthcare -- Spine and Orthopedic Podcast
Dr. Grant Shifflett, DISC Sports & Spine Center

Becker’s Healthcare -- Spine and Orthopedic Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 15:22


Dr. Grant Shifflett, a spine surgeon at DISC Sports & Spine Center in Newport Beach, joined the podcast to talk about artificial disc replacement trends and innovations.

Congressional Dish
CD242 The Offshore Drilling Police

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 95:22


On October 1, 2021 an oil pipeline that was likely struck by a cargo ship's anchor leaked tens of thousands of gallons of oil into the ocean and onto the beaches of Orange County, CA. In this episode, examine how the oil spill happened by listening to testimony provided to both the U.S. Congress and the California State Senate, and learn about the disturbing lack of policing that is taking place under the sea. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Articles and Documents Nicole Charky. April 7, 2021. “LA City Council Urges Newsom To Close Playa Del Rey Oil Storage.” Patch. Nicole Charky. March 23, 2021. “Is It Time To Shut Down The Playa Del Rey Oil Storage Facility?” Patch. U.S. Government Accountability Office. Offshore Oil and Gas: Updated Regulations Needed to Improve Pipeline Oversight and Decommissioning. GAO-21-293. Jen's Highlighted PDF Heal the Bay. June 24, 2015 . “Confirmed: L.A. Tar Balls Linked to Santa Barbara Spill.” planetexperts.com Heal the Bay. August 20, 2012. “What Are Those Black Clumps on the Beach?” Sarah S. Elkind. June 1, 2012. “Oil in the City: The Fall and Rise of Oil Drilling in Los Angeles.” The Journal of American History, Volume 99, Issue 1. Tom Fowler. February 21, 2012. “U.S., Mexico Sign Deal on Oil Drilling in Gulf.“ The Wall Street Journal. APPEL News Staff. May 10, 2011. “Academy Case Study: The Deepwater Horizon Accident Lessons for NASA.” APPEL News, Volume 4, Issue 1. Offshore Technology. “Projects: Macondo Prospect, Gulf of Mexico.” Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. November 23, 1970. Treaty to Resolve Pending Boundary Differences and Maintain the Rio Grande and Colorado River as the International Boundary. Open Secrets Profiles Rep. Yvette Herrell - New Mexico District 02 Rep. Paul Gosar - Arizona District 04 Rep. Bruce Westerman - Arkansas District 04 Rep. Katie Porter - California District 45 Rep. Pete Stauber - Minnesota District 08 Images Playa del Ray in the 1920s 2021 Huntington Bay Oil Spill Image 1. CA State Senate: Natural Resources and Water Committee Informational Hearing Southern California Oil Spill: Preparation response, ongoing risks, and potential solutions. 2021Huntington Bay Oil Spill Image 2 CA State Senate: Natural Resources and Water Committee Informational Hearing Southern California Oil Spill: Preparation response, ongoing risks, and potential solutions. Mileage of Decommissioned Pipelines Removed Relative to Those Left in Place. GAO Analysis of Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Data, GAO-21-293. Potential Effects of Currents on Pipeline Leak Identification. GAO-21-293. Hearings Southern California Oil Spill: Preparation response, ongoing risks, and potential solutions California State Senate: Natural Resources and Water Committee Thursday, October 28, 2021 Witnesses: Chuck Bonham Head of California Department of Fishing and Wildlife Tom Cullen Administrator of OSPR (Offshore Spill Prevention and Response) Kim Carr Mayor Pro Tem, City of Huntington Beach Brian Nowicki California Climate Policy Director at the Center for Biological Diversity Pete Stauffer Environmental Director for the Surfrider Foundation Jennifer Lucchesi State Lands Commission Clips 3:44 Senator Henry Stern: But the pipeline that runs to Amplify and Beta Offshore's platform is the source of the oil production that runs through the pipeline in question. That pipeline is in federal jurisdiction but it brings that produced oil onshore into the state waters and eventually on state lands. 21:05 Chuck Bonham: What we now know is about four and a half miles offshore, so in federal waters, there's a pipeline that runs from one platform, which is a collection of three platforms operated by a company called Beta Offshore, owned by a company called Amplify Energy. That last platform, Ellie, has a pipeline which delivers the product 17.7 miles inland, where the pipe comes on shore just below the Queen Mary more or less, to land based infrastructure. That pipe had a rupture in it. And we now know based on visual and diver and other evidentiary efforts, that about 4000 feet of that pipeline was moved about 105 feet off of center. And in that stretch is about a 13 inch horizontal, almost like a hairline fracture. If you could imagine a bone break in a pipe, which is, I think, about 13 inches in diameter, concrete on the outside and metal on the inside. That's the likely source of the leak. 22:25 Chuck Bonham: From the very beginning moments, all of us involved assumed a worse case. At that moment in time we had a planning number of a spill of about 3,134 Barrels which is 131,000 gallons rounding as a maximum worst case. 30:59 Chuck Bonham: A month later we now think the likely spill number is 24,696 gallons 41:13 Chuck Bonham: Fortunately given the size of the spill, there were not as many wildlife casualties as could have occurred during a higher migration cycle. 1:25:47 Mayor Kim Carr: So starting off on Saturday, October 2, it's been brought up that yes, we did have a very large air show happening that day. About 1.5 million people were on the beach that day to see the Pacific Air Show. And around nine o'clock that morning, there were city personnel that heard an announcement on VHF channel 16 by the Coast Guard of a possible oil spill in the area, but nothing very specific. At that time, no major details, it wasn't anything to really worry about. By 10:30 in the morning, the Coast Guard had advised us that the spill was larger than originally thought. However, we didn't have a whole lot of information as to where the location of the spill was nor of the scope of the situation. By 11 o'clock that same day, the Coast Guard had announced that it was now going to be a major spill, and that the incident management team was being activated. 1:28:00 Mayor Kim Carr: At two o'clock, the Coast Guard had advised us that the oil spill would not be reaching the shores of Huntington Beach until Monday, October 4. And again, we didn't have a whole lot of information as to where the spill was. We knew it was off our coast, but we didn't know exactly where or exactly how large the spill was. But then interestingly enough, just a half hour later, we started to receive messages that there were boats that were experiencing oil damage just outside of the air show flight box. And so that became a concern for our city. So then we activated our fire crews, our hazmat team, or the oil spill response trailer and started to do the mitigation efforts. Then this is where it gets to be very, very interesting. At 2:45 the city was notified by the Newport Beach rescue vessel that there were private contractors conducting oil spill cleanups outside of the air show flight box. 1:32:42 Mayor Kim Carr: What we could have done better, what would have been an opportunity was perhaps if the Coast Guard had some sort of awareness, the night before or when that nine o'clock notification came through, we could have been even more proactive because as I said before, every hour during these crises matters. 1:34:00 Mayor Kim Carr: The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve was spared. The Talbert Marsh does have oil damage and again looking back, if we could have had maybe a few more hours notice, we probably could have mitigated that damage even more than what we did. 1:43:17 Brian Nowicki: Like all of you, we at the Center for Biological Diversity are heartbroken by every oil and seabird and are alarmed at the miles of marshes and coastline that will be poisoned for years by this bill. We're angry that yet again, the oil industry has proven its inability to contain its toxic pollution. The structure of pipeline funding to beach proves yet again, that every piece of fossil fuel infrastructure is yet another disaster waiting to happen. And there is a lot of that infrastructure in California. It's increasingly old, outdated in disrepair and poorly located, like the 40 year old pipeline that gave us this most recent spill, all of which makes it increasingly dangerous. Looking beyond the nine oil platforms and islands in state water, there are 23 platforms in federal waters off California. But the fact that those 23 platforms are a little farther from shore should not give us much comfort. First, because oil spills from those operations still end up in our water, our beaches and our wildlife. But also as we've heard today, further from shore also means longer stretches of aging and dangerously vulnerable infrastructure, like the 17 mile long pipeline we're discussing today are clean, reliable federal regulations to protect us from oil spills in federal waters. Federal regulators continue to prove that they are perfectly willing to allow those platforms to continue operating to the last drop of oil despite the mounting dangers of decaying infrastructure well beyond its intended lifespan, outdated drilling plans, numerous violations and insufficient bonds to pay for decommissioning. 1:45:15 Brian Nowicki: But I want to be clear that this is not a problem unique to offshore platforms. At the exact same time that 10s of thousands of gallons of oil were rolling up onto beaches and marshes in Orange County, there was an oil spill in Kern County that is now approaching 5 million gallons of fluid, a mixture of crude oil, toxic wastewater, that includes 600,000 gallons of crude. In fact, in just the last few years, there have been many oil spills in California greater than the spill off Huntington Beach. In the Cymric field alone there were three huge spills in 2019 at 550,000 gallons, 836,000 and 1.2 million gallons respectively. 159,000 in Midway in 2019, 250,000 at McKittrick in 2020. There is another ongoing spill at a separator plant in Cymric that has been leaking since 2003 and has reportedly released as much as 84 million gallons of fluid to date. Now these numbers reflect total combined volumes of crude and produced water and mud, which constitute a toxic mix. As state agencies have testified before this legislature in the past, these dangerous onshore oil operations have contaminated groundwater, land, and wildlife. 1:46:32 Brian Nowicki: After more than 150 years of the oil industry drilling at will in California, the oil is gone and the bottom of the barrel that's left is harder and more dangerous to extract. There's also some of the most carbon polluting crude in the world. With the easy stuff taken, the oil industry is in decline in California, with production down 68% since 1985. The only question is how much more damage will this dying industry do on its way out? 1:49:10 Pete Stauffer: Now with the oil deposit seen as far south as the Mexico border, there are concerns that San Diego wetlands are also being impacted. Moreover, while birds, fish and marine mammals have been the most visibly impacted, the full scale of the ecological damage will take some time to become clear. In the week since the spill event, the oil slick has transformed into an incalculable number of tar balls in the ocean, while tar balls typically float, they can also find their way into underwater sediment or near shore habitats where their impacts on ecological health and wildlife may persist for years or even decades. 1:52:51 Pete Stauffer: According to the federal government there have been at least 44 oil spills since 1969 that have each released more than 10,000 barrels of oil into US waters 2:02:36 Mayor Kim Carr: Just to give you an idea of how much TOT we do receive in Huntington Beach, we receive about $16 million a year. We don't receive anything from those offshore platforms, nothing. And as far as the drilling that we currently have here in Huntington Beach, it's less than $700,000 a year. 2:05:54 Brian Nowicki: What I can't say though, for sure is that it's going to take longer than one season to see what the full impacts are to the local wildlife. And of course, it is wetlands and marshes that often are the most difficult and take the longest to recover from the sorts of impacts. 2:21:11 Jennifer Lucchesi: In 1921, the legislature created the first tidelands oil and gas leasing program. The existing offshore leases the commission is responsible for managing today were issued over a 30 year period between 1938 and 1968. Importantly, I want to highlight a specific act in 1995. The Cunningham shell Act, which serves as a foundational law for the existing legacy oil and gas leases the commission currently manages. Importantly, this Act required the commission to issue oil and gas leases for term not based on years, but for so long as oil and gas is produced in paying quantities. Essentially, this means that Alessi can produce oil and gas pursuant to their state lease indefinitely as long as it is economic for them to do so. 2:58:13 Jennifer Lucchesi: For pipelines that are solely within state waters and under lease with the State Lands Commission, we require the pipelines to be externally and internally inspected annually. And we have engineers on staff that review those inspections and consult with the fire marshal as well with our federal partners on any type of remedial action that needs to happen based on the results of those inspections. For those pipelines that cross both federal and state waters our authority is more limited because the federal government's regulatory authority takes precedence. And PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) is the primary federal agency that regulates those interstate pipelines. They require inspections externally and internally every two years. And that's what this pipeline at issue was subjected to, the platform Elly pipeline. 03:01:20 Senator Dave Min: Let's say you have a pipe and the lease term ends. What powers do you have? What are the considerations you have to follow either statutory or contractually to renew those permits, issue a new permit? Or alternatively, do you have any leeway contractually, statutorily to end those permits prematurely and say, you know, we don't think that, you know, the upkeep is appropriate, you're violating certain provisions, we're just gonna take away your permit prematurely. Do you have any leeway like that? So I'm just trying to get a sense of your flexibility, both in issuing new right of way permits, but also yanking away existing permits. Jennifer Lucchesi: Certainly. So I can give an example of our lease compliance and enforcement actions most recently, with a pipeline that served platforms Hogan and Houchin in the Santa Barbara Channel. Those are two federal platforms in federal waters, that pipeline that served those platforms did cross into state waters and connected on shore. That pipeline lessee of ours was not compliant with our lease terms and the commission took action to terminate those leases based on non compliance and default in breach of the lease terms. And essentially, that did terminate production on those two federal platforms. And they are part of the eight federal platforms that BOEM just announced they were going to be looking at as part of a programmatic EIS for decommissioning. The Commission does not have the authority to unilaterally terminate an existing valid lease absent any evidence of a breach or non compliance SOUTHERN CA OIL LEAK: INVESTIGATING THE IMMEDIATE EFFECTS ON COMMUNITIES, BUSINESSES, AND ENVIRONMENT House Committee On Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Subcommittee October 18, 2021 Witnesses: Dr. Michael H. Ziccardi Director, Oiled Wildlife Care Network Executive Director, One Health Institute, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis Scott Breneman Commercial Fishing, Retail Market, and Restaurant Owner Newport Beach, CA Vipe Desai Founding Member, Business Alliance for Protecting the Pacific Coast Dr. David L. Valentine Norris Presidential Chair, Earth Science Professor of Marine Science, UC Santa Barbara Clips 15:44 Rep. Katie Porter: As of October 10, workers had recovered 250,000 pounds of oily debris and 14 barrels full of tar balls from the Orange County shorelines. That is a small fraction, though, of the oil that was released, most of which is being distributed in the ocean, making its way into the food chain or falling to the ocean floor. Some of that oil is now heading south. And we will not learn the long term consequences on the environment for many years to come. 17:39 Rep. Katie Porter: The witnesses here with us today will reveal a different kind of subsidy for oil and gas companies, an involuntary subsidy that occurs when the community bears the costs of oil drilling's pollution. When a locally owned business like Mr Brennaman that has been in the family for four generations loses tens of thousands of dollars because of the leak. That's his subsidies to oil and gas. When a hotel loses its bookings overnight. That's its subsidy for oil and gas. When the fragile decades-long effort to recover a species under the Endangered Species Act is finally showing progress, but an oil spill puts it all at risk. That's a cost of oil and gas to these subsidies and so many others are the reasons that oil wells like the ones behind this leak are still active. Getting rid of the subsidies is the first step to get rid of the problem. 27:52 Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA): We know that the spill was not reported by the responsible oil company until the next day, despite the company's knowledge. We also know that Orange County residents recognize that there was a problem in part due to the smell caused by this bill and actually reported it before the oil company did so, clearly something wrong with that. 28:35 Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA): In my congressional district, which is just the south of here, the spill shutdown businesses and beaches in Dana Point in San Clemente. Tarballs that are likely caused by the spill have also been found as far south in my district as Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas and Del Mar in San Diego County. 29:03 Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA): It'll come as no surprise that more than $2 billion in wages and $4 billion in gross domestic product are generated by Orange County's ocean and marine economy, including tourism. So we have a lot to lose every time there's a spill, not just to our beaches but to our economy. 39:30 Dr. Michael H. Ziccardi: In Birds, the primary issue we are concerned mostly about are the acute effects due to hypothermia. If you think of feathers almost as a dry suit in animals, if oil gets on that dry suit, it creates a hole that allows cold water to seep next to the skin. Birds can get very cold in the environment and start to waste away, they have to come ashore to stay warm, but they can no longer eat. So these birds actually can waste away in a matter of days unless proactive capture occurs. There can also be chronic effects in animals as well due to printing of oil off of the feathers or ingestion in their food items. Those chronic effects can include, in essence, effects on every organ system in an animal's body from reproductive effects liver, kidney, respiratory tracts, depending on the dose and the exposure and the toxin itself. 42:50 Scott Breneman: We were fishing on Friday, October 1, and we were coming in the harbor and I detected a distinct odor of oil and it was about midnight we're heading in. Kind of search around the boat. I thought maybe it was a spill on the boat or a hose broke. I went in the engine room, searched all the hatches where I keep all my extra fluids and everything, didn't find anything. Come the next day the press released that there was an actual oil spill, and my fish sales and my fish market, once that was released, they dropped drastically down, 90% this past few weeks since it was released. I've seen the same effect -- my family's been fishing for four generations and in the 90s my dad went through the oil spill that was off Seal Beach, in our fish market, the same exact response from the public scared, worried the products contaminated. A huge ripple effect all the way up to the wholesalers I deal with outside of Orange County there. They had concerns from their customers, their restaurants. And to rebuild that business when it happened in the 90s, I watched my dad struggle for months to get back to back to where it was and it's...I'm seeing the same exact thing happen here. A couple of days after the oil spill they had closed Newport Harbor. And so my boat was actually trapped inside of the harbor so I wasn't even able to go service my accounts. And it's just been, to tell you the truth, a very difficult couple of weeks and I'm not sure how long this is going to last. I'm not sure how the public's going to respond to it long term if there's still going to have some fear that the fish is contaminated. 46:20 Vipe Desai: In fact between 2007 and 2018 there were over 7000 oil spills in federal waters, an average of about two every day. 46:50 Vipe Desai: The first impact came from the much anticipated Pacific Air Show. As oil began to wash ashore, beaches were deemed unsafe for activity. On Saturday October 2nd, 1.5 million visitors saw the show from Huntington Beach, but the show's triumphant conclusion on Sunday was cancelled with little fanfare. Cancellations hit hotels and resorts almost immediately and their surrounding retail and restaurants suffered. Wing Lam, co-founder of Wahoo's Fish tacos, informed me that the Saturday before the oil spill felt like a busy summer day. But the following day, once word got out about the spill, it was a ghost town. In addition, as the spill moved south, their locations in Laguna Beach and San Clemente started to feel the impacts. Bobby Abdel, owner of Jack's Surfboards, had a similarly bleak weekend. He told me that once the oil spill was announced customer traffic plummeted. Their stores are facing a stockpile of unsold inventory from the US Open of Surfing and the Pacific Air Show. All nine of Jack's Surfboards locations were impacted in some form or another because of the spill. Later in the week, I received a call from a colleague, Wendy Marshall, a full time hard working mother of two who shared with me that her upcoming Airbnb reservations, a form of income to help her offset college tuition costs for her children, had mostly been cancelled. From Dana Point though dolphin and whale capital of the world and the first whale Heritage Site in the Americas. Giselle Anderson from local business Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari shared losses from trips and bookings into November could be down as much as 74% because of the oil spill. 52:15 Dr. David L. Valentine: I want to invoke my privilege as a university professor to start with a little bit of a history lesson. Many people think that the largest spill in US history occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. This is not correct. The largest spill in US history occurred in California. It was not the October 2021 spill that we're here to talk about today. Nor was it the 2015 refugio beach pipeline rupture on the gaviota coast. It was not the 2007 Cosco, Busan spill and San Francisco Bay. And it was not the 1997 platform Irene pipeline rupture of Annenberg Air Force Base. It was not the 1990 American traders spill off the coast of Huntington Beach. It was not the 1969 platform, an oil spill off of Santa Barbara, the one that helped spawn the environmental movement. Nor was it the sinking of the SS Montebello, an oil freighter that was hit by a Japanese torpedo off the coast of Cambria and World War Two. It was called the Lakeview Gusher. It occurred in Kern County, and it's estimated to have released around 380 million gallons of oil over an 18 month period starting in 1910. And I tell you this bit of California history because it punctuates five important points. First, oil production carries inherent risk. Second, California has suffered more than its fair share of spills. Third, the size of a spill is only one factor in determining its impact. Fourth, responsiveness and context matter. And fifth, every spill is different and that includes the impacts. 54:24 Dr. David L. Valentine: For the current spill, I have honed in on three key modes of exposure that concern me most: floating oil slicks that can impact organisms living at or near the sea surface, coastline areas such as wetlands where oil can accumulate and persist, and the sea floor, where oil can easily hide from view but may still pose longer term risks. Among these three, the fate of impacts of submerged oil is especially relevant to California, is the least well understood, and requires additional research effort. 59:40 Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA): So recently I asked the Department of Interior about the specific kinds of subsidies that Beta Operating received. Beta is a subsidiary of Amplify Energy, and that's the company that owns the platforms and the pipelines that leaked off our coast. It turns out that they got nearly $20 million from the federal government, specifically because the oil wells are at the end of their lives and are not producing much oil, which makes them less profitable. So taxpayers are being asked to pay to encourage oil production in the Pacific Ocean by giving oil companies millions of dollars to do it. 1:00:39 Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA): Beta operating is in line to get another $11 million to drill for new wells off the coast because that $11 million is needed, in their words, “to make production economic.” So taxpayers are being asked to pay Beta to drill new wells. That means wells that would otherwise not be drilled without our taxpayer subsidy. 01:02:52 Dr. Michael H. Ziccardi: What we have found, during and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, is that dolphins can be significantly impacted by oil, primarily through inhalation of the fumes at the surface and ingestion of the oil substances themselves. What we found is that it affects their immune system, it affects their reproductive tract, and it affects their gastrointestinal tract, so very significant changes. And that's information that is just now starting to come out in the publications from the Deepwater Horizon incident. 1:06:51 Vipe Desai: Had this oil spill moved north, it would have impacted two of the busiest ports in the nation, which account for billions of dollars of goods flowing in and out of both ports of LA and Long Beach. And that would have had an even larger impact to other communities across the US. 1:08:21 Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA): The annual oil production off the coast of California is about 1/3 of what our nation produces in a single day. So it really is a drop in the bucket when you consider the overwhelming potential for economic damage for environmental damage, the risks simply aren't worth it. 1:09:34 Vipe Desai: California's ocean economy generates $54.3 billion in revenue and supports 654,000 jobs. 1:25:15 Dr. David L. Valentine: In Orange County, the areas that I would look at most closely as being especially vulnerable on the environmental side would be the wetland environments. Places like Talbert Marsh where oil can surge in with the tide. And it can get trapped in those environments and it can get stuck and it won't come back out when the tide recedes. Those are especially vulnerable because they're these rich, diverse ecosystems. They provide a whole host of different services, whether it's flyways, or fisheries, or in keeping the nutrient levels moderated in coastal waters. And that oil can stick there and it can have a long term impact. And furthermore, cleanup in those cases can be very difficult because getting into a marsh and trying to clean it up manually can cause as much damage as oil can cause. 1:26:24 Dr. David L. Valentine: And then the other environment that I worry a lot about is the environment we can't see, that is what's going on under the surface of the ocean. And in that case, we can have oil that comes ashore and then gets pulled back offshore but is now denser because it's accumulated sand and other mineral matter. And that can be sticking around in the coastal ocean. We don't really understand how much of that there is or exactly where it goes. And that concerns me. 1:29:18 Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA): But Dr. Valentine, how concerned Do you think California should be that companies that own the offshore platforms, wells and pipelines might go bankrupt and pass decommissioning costs on to taxpayers? Dr. David L. Valentine: I think that we need to be very concerned. And this is not just a hypothetical, this is already happening. There are two instances that I can tell you about that I've been involved with personally. The first stems from the pipeline 901 rupture, also known as the Refugio, a big oil spill that happened in 2015. When that pipeline ruptured, it prevented oil from being further produced from platform Holley, off the coast of Santa Barbara just a few miles from my home. That platform when it was completely shut in, all 30 wells, was unable to produce any oil and the company, a small operator, went bankrupt. And then shortly thereafter, they went bankrupt again. And this time, they just gave up and they did something called quit claiming their lease back to the state of California. Meaning that the plugin abandonment and property commissioning fell into the lap of the State of California in that case, and that is an ongoing, ongoing saga. The second example I would give you is in Summerland. In 1896, the first offshore oil wells in this country were drilled from piers in Summerland. Those have been leaking over the years. And as recently as last year, there were three leaky oil wells coming up in Summerland. The state of California has found money to try alternative plug in abandonment strategies because anything traditional is not going to work on something that is 125 some odd years old. So that would be the second example where this is now falling into the taxpayers lap yet again. IMPACTS OF ABANDONED OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE NEED FOR STRONGER FEDERAL OVERSIGHT House Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. October 14, 2021 Witnesses: Dr. Donald Boesch Professor and President Emeritus, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Dr. Greg Stunz Endowed Chair for Fisheries and Ocean Health, and Professor of Marine Biology Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Texas A&M University Robert Schuwerk Executive Director, North America Office Carbon Tracker Initiative Ms. Jacqueline Savitz Chief Policy Officer, Oceana Clips 10:34 Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN): I can certainly provide a summary of things that will help keep energy prices down: issue onshore and offshore lease sales; reinstate the Presidential permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline; renew our commitment to exporting American energy, instead of importing foreign energy; reform a broken permitting process; and stop burdening domestic producers. 16:08 Dr. Donald Boesch: Oil and gas production from wells in less than 1000 feet of water declined as fuels discovered in the 80s and even earlier were depleted. Crude oil production in these relatively shallow waters declined by over 90% both in the Gulf and and in Southern California. Natural gas production in the OCS, which mainly came from the shallow water wells, declined by 80%. Offshore fossil energy production is now dominated in the deep water off the Gulf of Mexico, up to 7500 feet deep. Deepwater production grew by 38% just over the last 10 years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster. 17:05 Dr. Donald Boesch: Since the lifting of the crude oil export ban in 2016, last year there was 78% more crude oil exported from Gulf terminals, exported overseas, than actually produced in the US OCS and three times as much natural gas exported, than produced offshore. 18:06 Dr. Donald Boesch: So, the depletion of shallow water gas has left this legacy of old wells and declining resources and the infrastructure requires decommissioning and removal. Much of this infrastructure is not operated by the original leaseholders, but by smaller companies with lesser assets and technical and operational capacity. 18:40 Dr. Donald Boesch: Off Southern California there are 23 platforms in federal waters, eight of which are soon facing decommissioning. In the Gulf, on the other hand, there are 18,162 platforms and about 1000 of them will probably be decommissioned within this decade. 19:46 Dr. Donald Boesch: According to the GAO, as you pointed out, there are 600 miles of active pipelines in federal waters of the Gulf, and 18,000 miles of abandoned plant pipelines. The GAO found the Department of the Interior lacks a robust process for addressing the environmental and safety risk and ensuring clean up and burial standards are met. And also monitoring the long term fate of these, these pipelines. 20:54 Dr. Donald Boesch: At recent rates of production of oil and gas, the Gulf's crude oil oil reserves will be exhausted in only six or seven years. That is the proven reserves. Even with the undiscovered and economically recoverable oil that BOEM (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management) estimates in the central and western Gulf, we would run out of oil about mid century. So unless some miracle allows us to capture all of the greenhouse gases that would be released, we really can't do that and achieve net zero emissions, whether it be by resource depletion, governmental or corporate policy, or investor and stockholder decisions. Offshore oil and gas production is likely to see it see a steep decline. So the greenhouse gas emissions pathway that we follow and how we deal with the legacy and remaining infrastructure will both play out over the next decade or two. 25:16 Dr. Greg Stuntz: In fact, these decades old structures hold tremendous amounts of fish biomass and our major economic drivers. A central question is, how do these structures perform in relation to mother nature or natural habitat and I'm pleased to report that in every parameter we use to measure that success. These artificial reefs produce at least as well are often better than the natural habitat. We observe higher densities of fish, faster growth and even similar output. Thus, by all measures, these data show artificial reefs are functioning at least equivalent on a per capita basis to enhance our marine resources. 28:54 Rob Schuwerk: When a company installs a platform and drills well, it creates an ARO, an obligation to reclaim that infrastructure when production ends. This costs money. But companies aren't required to get financial assurance for the full estimated costs today. Money to plug in active wells today comes from cash flows from oil and gas production. But what happens when that stops? The International Energy Agency sees peak oil and gas demand as early as 2025. This will make it harder to pay for decommissioning from future cash flows. Decommissioning is costly. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) data indicate that offshore AROs could range from $35 to over $50 billion while financial assurance requirements are about $3.47 billion. That is less than 10% of expected liability. The GAO believes these figures may actually underestimate the true costs of retiring the remaining deepwater infrastructure. 30:05 Rob Schuwerk: Only about a third of the unplug wells in the Gulf of Mexico have shown any production in the last 12 months. Why haven't the other two thirds already been retired? Because of uncertainty as to when to close and poor incentives. Infrastructure should be decommissioned when it's no longer useful. But the regulator has difficulty making that determination. This uncertainty explains why BSEE waits five years after a well becomes inactive to deem it no longer useful for operations with years more allowed for decommissioning. These delays increase the risk that operators will become unable to pay or simply disappear. We've seen this already with a variety of companies including Amplify Energy's predecessor Beta Dinoco off California and Fieldwood recently with Mexico. 30:55 Rob Schuwerk: There's also a problem of misaligned economic incentives. As it is virtually costless to keep wells unplugged, companies have no incentive to timely plug them. AROs are like an unsecured, interest free balloon loan from the government with no date of maturity. There's little incentive to save for repayment because operators bear no carrying cost and no risk in the case of default. If the ARO loan carried interest payments commensurate with the underlying non performance risk, producers would be incentivized to decommission non economic assets. The solution is simple, require financial assurance equivalent to the full cost of carrying out all decommissioning obligations. This could take the form of a surety bond, a sinking fund or some other form of restricted cash equivalent. If wells are still economic to operate, considering the carrying cost of financial assurance, the operator will continue production, if not they'll plug. In either case, the public is protected from these costs. 32:11 Rob Schuwerk: A key risk here is operator bankruptcy that causes liabilities to be passed on to others. And we could see this in the recent Fieldwood bankruptcy. Fieldwood was formed in 2012 and in 2013 acquired shallow water properties from Apache Corporation. It went through chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2018, and then undeterred, acquired additional deepwater platforms from Noble Energy. Fieldwood returned to bankruptcy in 2020. It characterized the decommissioning costs it shared with Apache as among the company's most significant liabilities. The bankruptcy plan created new companies to receive and decommission certain idle offshore assets. If they failed, prior operators and lessors would have to pay. Several large oil and gas companies objected to this proposal. They were concerned that if Fieldwood couldn't pay they would. Ultimately the plan was proved. The case illustrates a few key dynamics. First, if bankrupt companies cannot pay, others, including taxpayers, will. How much of the possibly $50 billion in offshore decommissioning liability is held by companies that are only a dragged anchor, a hurricane a leaking pipeline or oil price shock away from default? And second, as detailed in my written testimony, private companies who face liability risks understand them better than the government does. When they transfer wells, they demand financial protections that are in fact greater than what the government requires today. 36:02 Jacqueline Savitz: Supplemental bonds are necessary to protect taxpayers from the risk of spills but BOEM is overusing the waiver provisions that allow a financial strength test to waive requirements for supplemental bonds. BOEM regulations require that lessees furnish a relatively small general bond and while BOEM has discretion to acquire supplemental bonds, it generally waives those. General bonds that lessees are required to furnish don't come close to covering the cost of decommissioning and haven't been updated since 1993. Since that year, the cost of decommissioning has gone up in part because development has moved into deeper waters, only about 10% of offshore oil production in the Gulf was in deepwater in 1993. But by 2014, that figure rose to 80%. Regulations need to be updated to ensure the federal government and taxpayers are not left picking up the tab on decommissioning. According to GAO, only 8% of decommissioning liabilities in the Gulf of Mexico were covered by bonds or other financial assurance mechanisms, with the other 92% waived or simply unaccounted for. 38:06 Jacqueline Savitz: BSEE does not conduct oversight over decommissioning activities underway and it does not inspect decommissioned pipelines so the Bureau can't ensure that the industry has complied with required environmental mitigation. 38:17 Jacqueline Savitz: Leak detection technologies that the oil and gas industry touts as safer have not been proven to prevent major leaks. All pipelines in the Pacific region are reportedly equipped with advanced leak detection equipment. Though two weeks ago we saw exactly what can happen even with the so-called “Best Technology.” 42:00 Dr. Donald Boesch: In Hurricane Ida, all of a sudden appeared an oil slick, and it lasted for several days. And apparently it was traced to an abandoned pipeline that had not been fully cleared of all the residual oil in it so that all that oil leaked out during that incident. 47:59 Dr. Donald Boesch: One of the challenges though, is that this older infrastructure is not operating in the same standards and with the same capacity of those of the major oil companies that have to do that. So for example, when I noted that they detected this methane being leaked, they didn't detect it from the new offshore deepwater platforms which have all the right technology. It's in the older infrastructure that they're seeing. 54:14 Rob Schuwerk: There's actually one thing that exists offshore, joint and several liability, that only exists in certain jurisdictions onshore. So in some ways the situation onshore is worse. Because in some states like California you can go after prior operators if the current operator cannot pay, but in many jurisdictions you cannot. And our research has found that there is about $280 billion in onshore liability, and somewhere around 1% of that is covered by financial assurance bonds so, there is definitely an issue onshore rather than offshore. 55:04 Rob Schuwerk: The issue is just really giving them a financial incentive to be able to decommission. And that means they have to confront the cost of decommissioning and internalize that into their decision on whether continuing to produce from a well is economic or not. And so that means they need to have some kind of financial insurance in place that represents the actual cost. That could be a surety bond where they go to an insurer that acts as a guarantor for that amount. It could be a sinking fund, like we have in the context of nuclear where they go start putting money aside at the beginning, and it grows over time to be sufficient to plug the well at the end of its useful life. And there could be other forms of restricted cash that they maintain on the balance sheet for the benefit of these liabilities. 1:15:38 Jacqueline Savitz: Remember, there is no shortage of offshore oil and gas opportunity for the oil industry. The oil industry is sitting on so many, nearly 8.5 million acres of unused or non producing leases, 75% of the total lease acreage in public waters. They're sitting on it and not using it. So even if we ended all new leasing, it would not end offshore production. 1:22:35 Rob Schuwerk: Typically what we'll see as well to do companies will transfer these assets into other entities that have less financial means and wherewithal to actually conduct the cleanup. Rep. Katie Porter: So they're moving once they've taken the money, they've made the profit, then they're giving away they're basically transferring away the unprofitable, difficult, expensive part of this, which is the decommissioning portion. And they're transferring that. Are they transferring that to big healthy companies? Rob Schuwerk: No, often they're transferring it to companies that didn't exist even just prior to the transfer. Rep. Katie Porter: You mean a shell company? Rob Schuwerk: Yes. Rep. Katie Porter: Like an entity created just for the purpose of pushing off the cost of doing business so that you don't have to pay it even though you've got all the upside. Are you saying that this is what oil and gas companies do? Rob Schuwerk: We've seen this, yes. Rep. Katie Porter: And how does the law facilitate this? Rob Schuwerk: Well, I suppose on a couple of levels. On the one hand, there's very little oversight of the transfer. And so there's very little restriction from a regulatory standpoint, this is true, offshore and also onshore. So we see this behavior in both places. And then secondary to that there are actions that companies can take in bankruptcy that can effectively pass these liabilities on to taxpayers eventually and so some of it is to be able to use that event, the new company goes bankrupt. 1:25:01 Rob Schuwerk: Certainly no private actor would do what the federal government does, which is not have a security for these risks. MISUSE OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS AND CORPORATE WELFARE IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY House Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations May 19, 2021 Witnesses: Laura Zachary Co-Director, Apogee Economics & Policy Tim Stretton Policy Analyst, Project on Government Oversight (POGO) Clips 27:10 Laura Zachary: There have long been calls for fiscal reforms to the federal oil and gas program. Compared to how states managed oil and gas leasing, the federal government forgoes at least a third of the revenue that could have been captured for taxpayers 27:25 Laura Zachary: On January 27 of this year, the Biden administration signed Executive Order 14008 that pauses issuing new federal oil and gas leases. And importantly, the language implies a temporary pause, only on issuing new leases, not on issuing drilling permits. This is a critical distinction for what the impacts of a pause could be. Very importantly, federal permitting data confirms that to date, there has been no pause on issuing drilling permits for both onshore and offshore. And in fact, since the pause began, Department of Interior has approved drilling permits at rates in line with past administrations. 37:08 Tim Stretton: Because taxpayers own resources such as oil and gas that are extracted from public lands, the government is legally required to collect royalties for the resources produced from leases on these lands. Project on Government Oversight's investigations into the federal government's oversight of the oil, gas and mining industries have uncovered widespread corruption that allows industry to cheat U.S. taxpayers out of billions of dollars worth of potential income. Given the amount of money at stake and the oil and gas industry's history of deliberately concealing the value of the resources they've extracted with the intent of underpaying royalties, the government should be particularly vigilant in ensuring companies pay their fair share for the resources they extract. 46:28 Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR): We are here today for the majority's attempt, which I believe is more of a publicity stunt to criticize the oil and gas industry than to talk about real facts and data. The playbook is a simple one: recycled talking points to vilify the industry and to paint a distorted picture of so-called good versus evil. I'm sure that we'll hear more about corporate subsidies that aren't. We'll hear about unfair royalty rates that aren't and we'll hear many other meme worthy talking points that fail the logic test. 47:35_ Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR): What we're -really talking about today is an industry that provides reliable and affordable energy to our nation. This isan industry that contributes to almost 10 million jobs and plays a vital role in our daily lives. In fact, we cannot conduct virtual hearings like this without the fossil fuel industry. And of course, when myself and my colleagues travel to Washington, DC, we rely on this industry to fly or to drive here. 49:33 Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR): But they ignore the real world consequences of demonizing this industry. The results are devastating job loss and the loss of public education funding to name just a few. 54:05 Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN): I also had a roundtable discussion and learned how New Mexico schools received nearly $1.4 billion in funding from oil and gas just last year. 55:08 Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA): Mr. Stretton, how long has your organization been conducting oversight of oil and gas production on federal lands? Tim Stretton: For decades, I mean, we started doing this work in the early 90s. And actually, some of our earliest work in the space was uncovering in excess of a billion dollars in unpaid royalties to your home state of California. Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA): And you mentioned, what are some of the patterns? You've been doing this for decades? What are some of the patterns that you observe over time? Tim Stretton: The oil and gas industry working with each other to really undervalue the resources they were selling, fraudulently telling the government the value of those resources, which left billions of dollars in unpaid revenue going to the federal government. 1:01:09 Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ): There are some people who have made environmentalism a religion. Rather than focus on solutions that can make lives better for people, some would prefer to vilify an industry that provides immeasurable benefits to people's livelihood in the function of modern day society. 1:04:21 Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ): The other side looks at globalism, you know this environmental movement globally. So it makes more sense to me at least and folks I come from that we produce it cleaner more efficiently than anybody else in the world. And so that geopolitical application, if you're an environmentalist, you would want more American clean oil and gas out there versus Russian dirty or Chinese dirty gas. 02:37:23 Rep. Blake Moore (R-UT): In January state education superintendents in Wyoming, Miami, North Dakota, Alaska, and Utah submitted a letter to President Biden outlining their concerns with the administration's oil and gas ban which has reduced funding used to educate our rising generation. 02:43:35 Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-NM): I'm glad to be able to highlight the true success story of the oil and gas industry in my home state of New Mexico. To put it simply, the oil and gas industry is the economic backbone of New Mexico and has been for decades. The industry employs 134,000 People statewide and provides over a billion dollars each year to fund our public education. 02:44:30 Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-NM): Many of my Democratic colleagues have stated that green energy jobs can replace the loss of traditional energy jobs, like the 134,000 Oil and Gas jobs in my state. Many also say that we need to be transitioning to a completely carbon free energy grid. Can you tell me and the committee why both of those ideas are completely fantasy? Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

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Spouting Off with Karen Kataline
Spouting Off, November 5, 2021

Spouting Off with Karen Kataline

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 55:33


David L. Bahnsen is the founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer of The Bahnsen Group, a national private wealth management firm with offices in Newport Beach, New York City, and Minneapolis managing over $3.2 billion in client assets. David is consistently named as one of the top financial advisors in America by Barron's, Forbes, and the Financial Times. He is a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business and is a regular contributor to National Review. He hosts the widely-acclaimed podcast, Capital Record, and frequently lectures on economics, finance, and ethics. David is passionate about opposition to crony capitalism and has lectured and written for years about the need for pro-growth economic policy. Every part of his political worldview stems from a desire to see greater freedom as a catalyst to greater human flourishing. He and his wife of twenty years, Joleen, split time between New York City and Newport Beach, CA, and have three children.

On With The Novaks
Politics What Side Are You On?

On With The Novaks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 25:49


Politics is a subject that a lot of people think about, but avoid because of the possible negative repercussions.  In today's society, we are now in fear of saying something politically incorrect or saying something that offends someone.  This is happening in all of our relationships including family, friends, co-workers, peers in networking groups, clients and on social media.  The Novaks give suggestions on how to deal with disagreements and avoid conflict.

You Just Have To Laugh
Let's eat with Chef Mitchell Allen

You Just Have To Laugh

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 35:45


A Scottsdale Culinary Institute grad, Mitchell Allen left Kansas City in 2009 after working in several popular restaurant kitchens including Yaya's Euro Bistro, Grand Street Café, 40 Sardines and Bluestem. Ready to broaden his culinary horizons, he headed west to California and got a job working at culinary pioneer Roy Yamaguchi's Roy's at Newport Beach. Here, he immersed himself in the restaurant's upscale Hawaiian-inspired cuisine, which blended formal French techniques with flavors from the Pacific Rim. It was an experience that stuck with Allen, and the influences of his time there can still be seen in his food today. After spending the past decade working as a private chef in California, Mitchell has amassed a rather dazzling résumé by anyone's standards. The Kansas City chef has cooked all over the world, even spent a few years cooking on a private yacht. Mitchell returned to Kansas City to help care for his father who had fallen ill. When COVID-19 hit, he was just glad to be somewhere safe. His father unexpectedly passed in June, and he was grateful for the time he had with him this year. The experience made him realize what else he was missing out on. “I have always loved traveling all around the world cooking for celebrities and on yachts; it is all very exciting when you are a young and single, but being here has made me realized how much I miss being close to my own family. I want to have a house and a dog like everyone else – something I couldn't have when I was a traveling knife for hire.” Want the chance to experience a private chef in your own home? Mitchell has launched a new in-home dining experience called Supper Circle, a three-course interactive dinner. You bring the wine and invite your friends, and he will cook and feed you a delicious three-course meal for $85 to $125 per person, depending on the final menu. The experience brings a chef and restaurant-quality food to you in your home, so you can safely enjoy a delicious meal with people in your own circle. Mitchell's main goal is to provide a culinary experience that is unparalleled with professional service, attention to detail and creative and flavorful menus that highlight dishes from all over the globe. Contact him and have a great dining experience - Chefmitchellallen.com

Milo Goes to Med School
Todd Forman, MD

Milo Goes to Med School

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 40:04


In our third episode, we sat down with Todd Forman, MD. You may know Todd from his work playing saxophone in Sublime in the 90's and his work now in Jelly of the Month Club. He is 1/2 of the music production company the Moxy Brothers and was roommates with Matt Damon when he was writing Good Will Hunting. Dr. Todd Forman practices family medicine at Forman Family Medicine in Newport Beach, CA and is a pillar of the Long Beach community! http://www.formanfamilymedicine.com/

Critical Mass Radio Show
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Dana Soza, Founder and CEO of Dana Soza Customer Solutions (Episode 1313)

Critical Mass Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 25:41


Dana Soza is a globally recognized Top 100 Customer Success Strategist, and Founder and CEO of a customer success consultancy/coaching practice for customer success newbies and professionals alike in Newport Beach, CA.   With an award-winning 20+ year career as a sales executive, certified educator, and recognized CS thought leader, Dana advises aspiring newbies, experienced professionals, and companies to excel along their CS journey. She is chapter leader for Gainsight's PulseLocal OC's How-To Happy Hour and contributor to the Customer Success Association's first-ever CSM Competency Standards.   Dana is the author of How to Land and Succeed in the Customer Success Profession: a success playbook for your employment journey, and creator of several signature programs including her CS Career Evolution Framework, CS Breakfast Club series, and the #CustomerEverything Club.   Dana joins Ric Franzi on Critical Mass Business Talk Show to discuss the Customer Success niche, and Dana's current initiatives within the industry.   ---   Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums Orange County.   This edition of Critical Mass Business Talk Show is proudly supported by Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C. GRR provides legal advice and guidance on all aspects of intellectual property law including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Learn more at GRR.com.

On With The Novaks
Where has customer service gone?

On With The Novaks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 31:27


When was the last time you experienced great customer service? It seems like great customer service is hard to come by these days.  Now more than ever you can stand out from the competition by creating a pleasant professional experience for your customers.  In this episode T&J share personal examples of great and not so great customer service experiences. The Novaks also offer tips on how you and your business can stand out to help increase sales, receive referrals and repeat customers.

l8nightwithchoccy's podcast
A conversation with Pat "PUNKER PAT' Towersey

l8nightwithchoccy's podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 138:42


Our guest this week is a true waterman and rips on anything that floats. Growing up in Newport Beach, he was immersed in the surf scene at an early age. At 12 years old he became one of the early faces of Volcom ads and surf films. He went on to become a professional FREE SURFER, and still put in the time to get a Degree in Business Administration and Management at the University of San Diego. He has worked for RVCA, Hurley, and has even created his own brand "WESTERN HYDRODYNAMIC RESEARCH". with 20 years experience of brand building , marketing, producing content, annd consulting, an influencer with 91K followers, we welcome the one and only Pat "PUNKER PAT" Towersey!! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

An AARP Take On Today
[145] A Chef's Journey to Fight Food Insecurity

An AARP Take On Today

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 18:15


For decades, Chef Bill Bracken led kitchens and won awards for his culinary work. He had worked in Beverly Hills and Newport Beach to cook for high-profile diners. But in 2013, he changed course and fed his local community instead. In recognition of his ability to tap into his life experience to build a better future for us all, Bracken won a 2022 AARP Purpose Prize. Today, we hear about how his non-profit, Bracken's Kitchen, feeds the hungry, trains young people to cook and eliminate food waste. 

Let's Talk About Love, Sex & Infidelity
Episode #63: How to Rekindle and Re-Stimulate Your Relationship

Let's Talk About Love, Sex & Infidelity

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 8:53


In this podcast, Todd Creager, sex expert and therapist from Huntington Beach, talks about a very important topic, how to rekindle and re-stimulate your marriage. Watch the video and find out what the #1 most important thing you can do for your intimate relationship. TAKE ACTION: ============ Todd Creager, LCSW, LMFT Todd is a sex expert and therapist in Huntington Beach. He provides relationship counseling to couples throughout Orange County including Irvine, Newport Beach, Corona del Mar, Laguna Beach, Seal Beach and Long Beach. (714) 848-2288.

Bloody Podcast
Ep 131. Nanette Johnston and Eric Naposki

Bloody Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 63:29


Lauri forces us all to go to Newport Beach to hang out with murderous gym rats Nanette Johnston and ex pro football player Eric Naposki, who are accused of killing Newport millionaire Bill McLaughlin. Maria believes its a conspiracy, and Kash discovers his Michael Rapaport impression. @BloodyPodcast on all social media. www.patreon.com/bloodypodcast PLEASE SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW!

Sports Sunday with Alex Crawford
Fantasy Football Fix with Sam Holt - Week 7

Sports Sunday with Alex Crawford

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 9:52


Sam Holt joins the show for the weekly Fantasy Football Fix. In week 8, she discusses the Broncos and Cardinals backfields, sell high candidates, and an update on Michael Thomas.

Sports Sunday with Alex Crawford
10.24.21 - Full Episode; NFL Week 8 Coverage, World Series Preview and the Most Intimidating Athletes O.A.T.

Sports Sunday with Alex Crawford

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 124:54


Annie and Chris rundown NFL, fantasy football, and MLB coverage before Halloween break for Sports Sunday. Sam Holt joins the show at the 45' mark to talk fantasy football, and Bill Perkins calls in at the top of the hour to pose a couple Dodgers-related questions. At the end of the show, the Sports Sunday duo compile a top-5 list of the most intimidating athletes of all time.

Mormon Sex Info
0118: When Sex Hurts with Dr. Christine King Burke

Mormon Sex Info

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 58:17


Disclaimer: Natasha originally recorded this podcast for her Healing Sols podcast. Natasha has an informative discussion with Dr. Christine King Burke, a pelvic floor physical therapist and clinical supervisor for the Hoag Pelvic Health Program in Newport Beach, CA. You will hear an educational conversation about the many reasons women in particular experience painful sex. It is disheartening to hear the statistics of how common it is for women to report painful sex, and how it is often normalized by our culture instead of understanding that there are reasons and treatments for issues such as vaginismus, vulvodynia, interstitial cystitis, endometriosis, and more. Listening will help you understand what issues you or your partner may be experiencing so that you can be better prepared to advocate for your pelvic floor health with your medical providers. We answer questions like: Should everyone be doing kegel exercises? Are some penises just too big for some vaginas? Isn't it normal for sex to hurt the first time you have intercourse, after having a baby or after menopause? What about anal sex? What does a pelvic floor therapist do?

Teenage Daydream
Episode 91 - The OC - S4E12 - The Groundhog Day

Teenage Daydream

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 70:53


Gen and Jette find out that there are groundhogs in Newport Beach when Seth and Che get arrested trying to save one from Newport's annual Groundhog Day festival. Kirsten gets some very, very big news. Taylor tries to get over Ryan with the help of a therapist. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @teenagedaydreampodcast and on Twitter @teendreampod.

All THINGS HIP HOP EPISODE #1
EP #150 LEIGH STEINBERG-LISTEN TO PEOPLE

All THINGS HIP HOP EPISODE #1

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 52:16


Leigh Steinberg, premier sports agent, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and CEO of Leigh Steinberg Sports and Entertainment Holdings, is best known for his work building athletes into stand-alone brands. He is often credited as the real-life inspiration for the Oscar-winning film Jerry Maguire. Leigh has represented many of the most successful athletes and coaches in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, boxing, and golf, including the number one overall pick in the NFL draft for an unprecedented eight times in conjunction with 64 total first round picks. With an unrivaled history of record-setting contracts, Leigh has secured over $4 billion for his 300+ pro athlete clients and directed more than $900 million to various charities around the world. Over the course of his career, Leigh has been featured on numerous national television programs, including 60 Minutes, Larry King Live, The Today Show, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, and many more. He has been profiled in a host of magazines, including Business Week, Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, People, Forbes, Playboy, GQ, and FHM. He currently resides in Newport Beach, CA. Steinbergsports.com Kellycardenas.com EXECUTIVE PRODUCER-ROBERT CARDENAS

Let's Talk About Love, Sex & Infidelity
Episode #62: Menopause and Sexuality

Let's Talk About Love, Sex & Infidelity

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 13:17


In this podcast, Todd discusses menopause and sexuality, specifically the loss of libido and other intimate issues that women experience during and after menopause. Menopause has both physical and emotional consequences for women, mainly due to hormone changes. In this video, he discusses the biggest inhibitors that prevent women from enjoying sex during midlife and beyond and offers tips on what you can do about it. TAKE ACTION: ============ Todd provides sex therapy, counseling and couples retreats in the Orange County area, focusing on enhancing intimacy, connection, overcoming infidelity and other relationship topics. Based out of Huntington Beach, he serves the nearby areas of Corona del Mar, Irvine, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Long Beach and beyond. He also offers virtual appointments! Contact Todd's office today at (714) 848-2288.

Education Evolution
80. Making Learning Magical with the Four C's with Chad Stewart

Education Evolution

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 57:08


With our current top-down education model, where the bottom line at the administrative level seems to be more important than whether our kids learn, creativity has been thrown out the window. We're teaching to the test, rather than fostering the four C's (creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication), tools that are necessary in our workforce. What if our curriculum focused on creative problem solving that's realistic and engaging, that our kids are excited about learning? This week on the podcast, we're talking to author Chad Stewart, who has created a media empire that brings the world of Britfield to kids across the globe. His realistic adventure series and workshops model how to engage students in the classroom and out. In the conversation, we talk about bringing more fun into classrooms, how to make writing easier for authors, and how to open opportunities for learners. Listen in now!   About Chad Stewart: Welcome to the World of Britfield: a media empire that is impacting and improving education, literacy, and media while bringing encouragement to children and families worldwide. One of the most awarded books in fiction, Britfield & the Lost Crown is taking the World by Storm. This timeless adventure series is transforming literature while fostering creativity and critical thinking. Seven extraordinary movies (2023) will follow the 7-book series. Born in Newport Beach, California, Chad Robert Stewart is an award-winning and bestselling author, international strategist, prominent speaker, and creativity educator. He founded the prestigious Britfield Institute, a non-profit dedicated to creativity and literacy; and Devonfield, a media empire committed to the highest quality in education, publishing, and film production. He received a Bachelor of Arts in British Literature and European History from Brown University; earned an M.B.A. from Boston College; and is pursuing a Master of Science in Advanced Management and a PhD in Creativity and Innovation at Claremont Graduate University. Now based in San Diego, he is a strong supporter of education and the Arts; professor at Fermanian School of Business, Point Loma Nazarene University; and Past President (Board of Directors) of the San Diego Ballet.    Jump in the Conversation: [3:52] Striving for excellence in a profession [5:49] More than a book; it's a movement [8:55] Children are no different based on their geography [10:06] Good ideas take time [13:15] Focusing on engagement in writing [14:12] Write about what you know and love [17:20] What we can do to be equally engaging in education [18:48] Bring creativity back in classroom  [20:02] The four C's - creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication [23:04] Provide as many opportunities as possible for creativity [26:58] What's next in Chad's mission [33:19] Turnkey play turns equity opportunity [42:16] Turbo Time [49:01] Chad's Magic Wand [54:02] Maureen's takeaways [54:20] Google's 20% rule   Link Britfield Website Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory author) Runaway Ralph one of many timeless books by Beverly Cleary Sir Ken Robinson's Do Schools Kill Creativity TED Talk Book: Coloring Outside the Lines The 4 C's in Wake County, NC TR: The Last Romantic (Teddy Roosevelt's biography) Article: Google's Famous 20% Policy Email Maureen Maureen's TEDx: Changing My Mind to Change Our Schools The Education Evolution Facebook: Follow Education Evolution Twitter: Follow Education Evolution LinkedIn: Follow Education Evolution EdActive Collective Maureen's book: Creating Micro-Schools for Colorful Mismatched Kids Micro-school feature on Good Morning America The Micro-School Coalition Facebook: The Micro-School Coalition LEADPrep

SEN Breakfast
Jordan De Goey & Johnny Lauch on California Training (19/10/21)

SEN Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 8:24


Johnny Louch, owner of The W Training Facility in California, has been training Jordan De Goey over the Magpies' off season. Jordan and Johnny joined Garry & Tim from Newport Beach.

Saints and Cinema
Episode 37 - The Electric Jesus Joy Explosion with Chris White and John J. Thompson (NBFF 2021)

Saints and Cinema

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 97:03


Jay and Tim keep the Newport Beach Film Festival episodes rolling with the writer/director of Electric Jesus, Chris White, as well as Contemporary Christian Music historian and music advisor for the film, John J. Thompson. We talk about the film, the unique subculture of CCM, '80s Christian rock, the detailed reconstruction of the musical and period setting for the film, and a lot more. Tickets for Electric Jesus at the Newport Beach Film Festival (Thursday, October 28, 7:15 PM)See ELECTRIC JESUS (11/2/21, U.S., Canada, U.K.): https://geni.us/ElectricJesusListen to ELECTRIC JESUS (now!): https://lnk.to/ElectricJesusOfficial Website: www.ElectricJesusFilm.comInsta: www.Instagram.com/ejesusfilmFB: www.Facebook.com/ejesusfilmTwitter: www.Twitter.com/ejesusfilmYouTube (music videos and more!): https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVRvi9RexlwqF9NyYTbB6XAGGqnE064K_John J. Thompson on TwitterJohn J. Thompson in Newport Beach the night before the Electric Jesus screeningTrue Tunes websiteRaised by Wolves, John J. Thompson's book on Christian rockOpening music: "Let's Start at the Beginning," Lee RosevereClosing music: "Découvre moi," Marc Senet & Simon GrivotCome find us:WebsiteFacebookTwitter

Sports Sunday with Alex Crawford
10.17.21 - Hour 1; NFL, Fantasy Football Coverage and Analysis

Sports Sunday with Alex Crawford

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 62:33


The 76th episode of Sports Sunday on KOCI kicks off with a hyper-local Big 3 at 3, then segues over to in-depth analysis of week 6 of NFL action. At the 45' mark, Sam Holt joins the show for the Fantasy Football Fix.

Sports Sunday with Alex Crawford
10.17.21 - Hour 2; Complete MLB Playoffs Analysis

Sports Sunday with Alex Crawford

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 60:28


Chris and Annie breakdown one of the greatest MLB postseason series of all time, in the Dodgers-Giants NLDS, as well as all of the other matchups so far this October. At the end of the show, the Sports Sunday duo compiles a top-3 players to watch list for the Championship and World Series.

Sports Sunday with Alex Crawford
Fantasy Football Fix with Sam Holt - Week 6

Sports Sunday with Alex Crawford

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 11:44


Sam Holt joins to show to talk Tom Brady vs. Jalen Hurts, Seahawks WRs, the tight end market, and the Bills-Titans Monday Night Football game. Don't miss must-know week 6 coverage of fantasy football!

I've Never Seen The OC
S4E11: The Dream Lover

I've Never Seen The OC

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 61:32


-Season Four Episode Ten - With cultural appropriation aplenty, let's dive in the stream with the otters and the frogs and make our way down to Newport Beach. Join Heather (our first time watcher) and Jayne (our resident OC expert) as we dive right in to Season 4 of everyone's favourite 00's American teen drama. For more I've Never Seen The OC updates - follow us on Instagram by searching for “Never Seen The OC.”

Mother of Reinvention
Find Your “Food Frame” With Functional Nutritionist Risa Groux

Mother of Reinvention

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 52:31


Are carbs the devil, or a necessary source of energy? Are beans a nutritional powerhouse - or a gut-wrecking source of inflammation? Often it seems to depend on who you ask. But what if it also depends on YOU, and your unique body and needs? In today's episode I'm talking with functional nutritionist Risa Groux, who believes in a customized approach to nutrition. Risa's FoodFrame approach matches you with one of seven eating lifestyles that are based on sustainable choices that work for YOU and your body. In this conversation Risa really demystifies a lot of the common confusion around everything from carbs to collagen, gut health to healthy fats. Make food fun again by listening to this episode of the Mother of Reinvention show! Featured Sponsor Elevate your shoe game with cute styles + amazing comfort. The Willa Flat is my go-to for doing business casual like a boss, and it now comes in a super fun cow print! Get free shipping when you use code MOR at vionicshoes.com. About Risa Risa Groux, CN is a Functional Nutritionist in Newport Beach, California. Functional nutrition is based on the approach that the body can heal naturally with food and nutritional supplement support once root causes of a health concern are uncovered. Rooted in this systems biology-based approach, Risa developed the FoodFrame™ method, Risa's Recipes, and RGN products to determine an appropriate nutrition plan based on symptoms and health concerns. Watch for Risa's book, FoodFrame, coming out this fall. Episode Links Visit Risa's website to learn more about her practice and functional nutrition.Learn more about the FoodFrame method.Be sure to catch up on all of the episodes of Mother of Reinvention.

Queen of the Con: The Irish Heiress
Episode 4: The Engineer

Queen of the Con: The Irish Heiress

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 41:20


Johnathan's blog not only draws out more victims, it also stops one major crime before it happens. Mair comes very close to scamming a Newport Beach engineer into adding her name to the deeds of his two multi-million dollar homes—so that she can own half of them. But when the engineer's ex-wife, herself a victim of Mair's evil lies, finds Johnathan's blog, the truth puts the kibosh on the con queen's plan just in the nick of time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Let's Talk About Love, Sex & Infidelity
Episode #61: The 3 Causes of Low Sexual Desire in Men

Let's Talk About Love, Sex & Infidelity

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 12:17


Renowned Orange County sex therapist and expert Todd Creager discusses the 3 most common causes of low sexual desire in Men and what you can do about it. TAKE ACTION: ============ Todd provides sex therapy, relationship counseling and couples retreat in the Orange County area, focusing on enhancing intimacy, connection, overcoming infidelity, and other related topics. Based out of Huntington Beach, he serves the nearby areas of Corona del Mar, Irvine, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Long Beach and beyond. He also offers virtual appointments! Contact Todd's office today at (714) 848-2288.

Tacos and Tech Podcast
Protecting Individuals By Protecting Companies

Tacos and Tech Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 33:58


Listen on Apple, Google, Spotify, and other platforms.  October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. With the pandemic affecting in-person office hours and many employees transitioning to working remotely, companies are feeling overwhelmed with applications and infrastructure related to going digital. A recent Mimecast study shows there has been a 64% increase in cyberthreats in 2019 and 2020. Additionally, emails are a front door to a wide range of attacks, with many uneducated employees clicking on suspicious links and compromising confidential files or information. Jeremy Ventura of Mimecast and Chris Pierdominici of RapidScale share their insight and expertise on how to protect all-digital means of communication.  Jeremy is a Senior Security Strategist at Mimecast, an email security platform provider. He listens to the needs of customers and helps them evaluate their security environment, and takes user feedback to the product team. Chris is the Senior Product Marketing Manager at RapidScale, a managed cloud service provider for Cox Business. He works as the bridge between the product team and greater marketplace in content creation. Both are well-versed in different aspects of cybersecurity and tech experience.  Jeremy and Chris share the importance of educating company employees with security fundamentals. Cybercriminals are taking advantage of companies transitioning online and lacking security awareness. They recommend providing frequent and regular training to mitigate risk and looking into short/long-term security investments. Mimecast Cybergraph uses pattern recognition to identify email threats, and RapidScale provides extra IT support and expertise in cloud consulting. Listen to Jeremy and Chris as they share their knowledge on cybersecurity, how to improve organizational efforts toward ransomware attacks, and how Mimecast and RapidScale are helping users protect themselves and their work.   Their favorite local tacos: Chris: La Caretta in New Hampshire Jeremy: Wild Taco in Newport Beach   Connect with Jeremy and Chris: Jeremy Ventura Chris Pierdominici   Learn more about MimeCast and Rapidscale: Mimecast: Website: https://www.mimecast.com/   Facebook: @Mimecast Twitter: @Mimecast LinkedIn   RapidScale: Website: https://rapidscale.net/  Facebook: @RapidScale Twitter: @Rapid_Scale LinkedIn Thanks to our partners at Cox Business & Cox Edge for their support in enabling us to grow the San Diego ecosystem.

Apartment Investing Journey
AIJ123: Working for A Multifamily Investing Firm to Starting Your Own - with Max Gonzales

Apartment Investing Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 35:48


Max started his career in 2003 where he worked as a multi-family broker before transitioning over to acquisitions for large multi-family assets. Max has placed money for high-net-worth individuals and various institutions. He has structured over 700M in multifamily real estate transactions in his career. Max leads acquisitions and investor relations for Geometric. Max began his career in the multifamily industry in 2003 where he worked as a broker working with Buyers and Sellers of multifamily real estate to achieve their investment goals. In 2006, Max began working with Fowler Property Acquisitions, a leader in the real estate industry for multiple real estate product types.  At Fowler Property Acquisitions, Max oversaw acquisitions for Arizona, Southern California, and Nevada for office and multifamily properties where he acquired over $85 million in assets. Max also served as Vice President for Pacific Urban Residential, a prominent West Coast multifamily owner/operator with 10B+ in assets under management, where he oversaw all acquisitions opportunities in the San Diego market.Max oversaw the acquisition, redevelopment, or renovation of over $430 million in closed transactions for Pacific Urban's multifamily large value-add and core-plus accounts. Through his career, Max has worked through each aspect of the real estate acquisitions process, including acquisitions, dispositions, PSA negotiation, underwriting, debt structuring, construction management, asset management, and due diligence through a successful close, which has successfully closed over 3200 units. Max is a graduate of Westmont College. During his time at Westmont, he completed his degree in Economics and Business, worked at Mother Teresa's Hospital for the Destitute and Dying in Calcutta India, and achieved the rank of National Champion in Track & Field. Max lives with his wife and two German Shepherds in Newport Beach. They are expecting their first child in January. He loves the arts and learning about new technologies.Join Our Passive Investor NetworkDownload Our Passive Investor Guide to Multifamily SyndicationsWE DISCUSS:How he got started in the real estate space right after college.How he transitioned into acquisitions.His experience in working for a larger firm during the recession.The type of assets he worked with during the latter half of his career.Why he transitioned to focus on building his personal equity.The structure of his new business.Why he thinks there's never a right time for a career or business transition.What's next for his business and the markets he's focusing on.His advice on raising capital and building an investor pool.KEY QUOTE:“You shouldn't be calling asking for money, you should be calling looking for advocates for your business.”CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST:Website: https://geometricre.com/Phone: (949) 892-7659Email: mgonzales@geometricre.comCONNECT WITH US! Visit our Website: https://www.canovocapital.com/podcastConnect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apartmentinvestingjourney/?modal=admin_todo_tourFollow us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpmNIzpEzxGn5ZuNgjAVV-w/featuredFollow us on 

Romanistan
10: Horror Movies and Representation with Emani Jerome

Romanistan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 106:02


In this special SpOoOOoky Halloween season episode, Paulina and Jess interview Caribbean-American activist, educator, and scholar Emani Jerome about horror films and representation, with a special focus on race, gender, and class.  We're also honored to have Emani as our first non-Romani, or "International Relations" guest! Emani takes us through a list of films, including but not necessarily limited to Get Out, The Witch, Midsommar, Eraserhead, Candy Man, Birth of a Nation, Blacula, The People Under the Stairs, Tales from the Hood, The Wickerman, Poltergeist, Cannibal Holocaust, and more. We also touch on Black Mirror and the intersection of horror and sci-fi, and distinctions between the two. We examine the use of common race and class tropes, the role of horror films in culture, and the emergence of new horror by BIPOC filmmakers. Spoilers and cursing are abound in this highly entertaining and thought-provoking episode. Follow Emani on Instagram @emanijerome.Special shout out to Romani filmmaker Victoria Bell and her first debut horror film Heir of the Witch. Follow her on Instagram at @victoria_filmmaker.You can find us on Instagram @romanistanpodcast, and on Facebook under the same name, and on Twitter @romanistanpodWe started a Ko-fi fundraiser to help us expand. Our goal is to release 2 episodes a month, create video content, like an advice column and other treats, and we would also like to register as a nonprofit so we can produce content by other Romani & Sinti creators. We are hoping to cover production costs, like paying for our hosting site, website, editing and producing, and all the rest. We would love it if you could contribute and spread the word. The link is Ko-fi.com/romanistan. Thank you so much to everyone who's donated. Please rate, review, and subscribe. It helps us so much. If you would like to advertise with us, email us at romanistanpodcast@gmail.com. We offer sliding-scale for Romani, Sinti & related businesses, so reach out!You can find  Jess, on Instagram @jezmina.vonthiele, and you can find her vintage and curiosities shop Evil Eye Edit on Instagram @evileyeedit & Etsy.You can find Paulina Verminski on Instagram @_paulina_v_ and at her holistic healing and specialty store online at  https://romaniholistic.com/ and in Newport Beach, CA. Follow on Instagram @romaniholistic Romanistan is hosted by Jessica Reidy and Paulina VerminskiConceived of by Paulina VerminskiEdited by Carlo PatrãoWith Music by Viktor PachasAnd Artwork by Elijah Vardo

Sports Sunday with Alex Crawford
Michael J. Duarte - NBC LA Sports Writer and Reporter - 10.10.21

Sports Sunday with Alex Crawford

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 15:59


After being on the scene for games 1 & 2 of the National League Division Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, Michael J. Duarte joins Sports Sunday to break down the most vital aspects of the historic series between to arch-rivals. Analysis of the Dodgers and their postseason run is at no shortage with Duarte on the phone line!

Sports Sunday with Alex Crawford
Fantasy Football Fix with Sam Holt - Week 5

Sports Sunday with Alex Crawford

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 9:25


Sam Holt joins the show for week five analysis of fantasy football. Topics includes what to make of Robert Woods, Chris Carson, Alex Collins, Miles Sanders, JuJu and Cordarrelle Patterson. Chris also poses the question: who finishes the year with more points: Tyler Lockett or Adam Thielen?

Sports Sunday with Alex Crawford
10.10.21 - Hour 2; Ranking NFL QB Rising Stars, Michael J. Duarte & Dodgers, MLB Postseason Drama

Sports Sunday with Alex Crawford

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 62:23


Chris and Annie have a tough time compiling a list of the best rising star quarterbacks in the NFL before NBC LA reporter Michael J. Duarte joins the show to talk about the National League Division Series matchup between the Dodgers and Giants. To end the show, the Sports Sunday Duo makes their own MLB postseason bracket, and analyzes what has gone down so far in October baseball.

Sports Sunday with Alex Crawford
10.10.21 - Hour 1; Sports & Scandals, NFL Week 5 Coverage, Fantasy Football Fix with Sam Holt

Sports Sunday with Alex Crawford

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 58:06


A full slate of NFL games need analysis in week, and the Sports Sunday duo has you covered. After a near-impossible QB selection game involving the game's rising stars, Sam Holt joins the show at 45' for the Fantasy Football Fix.

California Rebel Base with Steve Hilton
Ep. 41: Does the SoCal Oil spill really mean we should ban offshore drilling ft. Alex Epstein

California Rebel Base with Steve Hilton

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 43:31


Steve and Kristen chat with Alex Epstein, author of the Moral Case for Fossil Fuels about California's overreaction to the recent oil spill, why Nuclear energy is on the decline, and why it might be important to keep fossil fuels around.

Tim Conway Jr. on Demand
Hour 1 | Flyover Oil Spill, Hitchhiking, and Homeless Homes @ConwayShow

Tim Conway Jr. on Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 31:49


Blake Troli – Flyover Oil Spill / Newport//Hitchhiking / Crozier dad story//David Goldstein – Homeless homes//Vaccine mandate//

The John Rothmann Show Podcast
October 4, 2021:  John Rothmann is horrified by the oil spill in southern California

The John Rothmann Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 21:48


As a huge oil spill threatens Laguna Beach, Newport Beach and other cities along the Orange County coast, officials say they're investigating the possibility that a ship's anchor might have struck a pipeline, causing the leak.  Amplify Energy Chief Executive Martyn Willsher said during a news conference Monday that a ship's anchor striking the pipeline is “one of the distinct possibilities” for the cause of the massive oil spill. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KNX In Depth
KNX In Depth: Ecological disaster in the making from oil spill off coast of Huntington Beach -- How the world's tyrants, criminals and monarchs move & hide their money -- CNN's Dana Bash -- Will LA finally get a COVID vaccine mandate for indoor spa

KNX In Depth

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 49:05


More than 125,000 gallons of oil have spewed into the Pacific Ocean just off Huntington Beach, the latest in an unfortunately long history of offshore oil spills along our coast. We'll get the latest on clean-up efforts and ask about reports that people in the Newport Beach area started smelling something as early as Friday night. We will also check on the oil's impact on the delicate ecology of the wetlands in the area. A global investigative journalism effort -- and some timely leaks -- pulled back the curtain on how the world's rich and powerful -- and criminals -- move and hide their money.  CNN's chief political correspondent Dana Bash joins us for the latest in the negotiations on the Biden budget.  And Pat Robertson, one of the driving forces of the Christian conservative political movement, saying goodbye to The 700 Club after 50 years as host. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Treating animals hurt by OC oil spill, resuming LA Opera with focus on diversity

Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 50:20


More than 126,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the Pacific Ocean this weekend. Orange County officials blamed a damaged pipeline off the coast of Newport Beach and Huntington Beach. It could take weeks to months to respond to the fallout on animals, according to the Oiled Wildlife Care Network. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) has authorized a nationwide strike. They represent about 60,000 “below the line” workers who've complained of long hours, few breaks, and low wages. Press Play also looks at the return of LA Opera, the Supreme Court's new term, and where the world's richest people are hiding their assets.

Today in San Diego
Air Travel Restrictions, Expiring COVID-19 Vaccines, Major Oil Spill

Today in San Diego

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 5:23


Today, NBC 7's Mari Payton talks with Brooke Martell about cooler weather that is expected to come our way. Next, Mari mentions a proposal for new air travel restrictions on domestic flights, including requiring passengers to show proof of vaccination, a negative test or recent recovery from COVID-19. Then, Mari talks about the plans for unused doses of COVID-19 vaccines that are set to expire across the country. Lastly, Mari shares an update on a major oil spill near Newport Beach that caused the Pacific Airshow to be canceled to allow marine access for cleanup efforts.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Sports Sunday with Alex Crawford
10.03.21 - Hour 2; "Stock Up, Stock Down," MLB award predictions, the Giants win the NL West

Sports Sunday with Alex Crawford

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 58:50


The Major League Baseball season comes to a close, and with it, a solidified playoff bracket. The Giants win the NL West for the first time since 2012, the Yankees and Red Sox will play a Wild Card game, as the Mariners and Blue Jays fall just short of playoff births. At the top of the hour, Annie and Chris give complete MLB award predictions— everything from MVP to Platinum Glove. A small bonus segment: Chris analyzes Annie's 2021 'hottest Dodgers bracket' at the end of the show.

Teach and Retire Rich - The podcast for teachers, professors and financial professionals

This is not an Onion story. The Newport Beach, California owner of Tax Deferred Services, a firm that provides 403(b)/457(b) plan compliance for more than 300 California school districts was arrested in what the California Department of Insurance (CDI) called a “$4 million securities fraud scheme." Owner of Large 403(b)/457(b) Compliance Firm Booked Meridian Wealth Management 403bwise.org

The Mark White Show
Make A Difference Minute: Scott Leason

The Mark White Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 2:46


Scott Leason was born in Chicago, Illinois. At a young age, he moved to Newport Beach, California, where he grew up surfing and waterskiing and spent his free time in the ocean. When Scott was 20 years old, he joined the U.S. Navy were he served honorably for seven years. In 1993, while working at a convenience store, Scott was shot in the head during a robbery. The bullet missed Scott's brain but resulted in the loss of both of his eyes and his sense of smell. Though Scott faced many challenges adapting to the loss of his sight, the activity he missed most was being involved in sports. In 2007 Scott began waterskiing again, this time as a blind athlete! In 2008, he received Operation Rebound: CAF support for his waterski training. He has competed in multiple IRONMAN races and was the sole visually impaired athlete on Team USA at the ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship presented by Team CAF. “CAF Operation Rebound has helped me overcome obstacles I once thought were insurmountable. CAF's support has been truly empowering for me.” - Scott Leason On today's Make A Difference Minute (9/29), I have Scott sharing about his 2021 Nautique WWA World Championship! Sponsor: Harlan D. Mitchell Legal Services LLC BamaEstatePlanning.com

Speak Like a Leader
Elevate Your Mood with Larry Senn

Speak Like a Leader

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 49:04


Dr Larry Senn is the founder of Senn Delaney, the culture shaping unit of Heidrick & Struggles. He has been referred to in business journals as the Father of Corporate Culture, based on his field research: the first systematic study ever conducted on the concept of corporate culture. His studies were published as his doctoral dissertation in 1970. This led him to an early personal vision of finding a way to enhance the lives of people, the effectiveness of teams, and the spirit and performance of organizations. That vision became Senn Delaney, the first firm dedicated to shaping the culture of organizations.Senn Delaney has worked with over 100 Fortune 500 CEOs and their teams, university presidents, state governors, and members of U.S. presidential cabinets. He is also co-author of several books, including the best-selling Winning Teams, Winning Cultures and 21st Century Leadership. Larry has a B.S. in Engineering, an M.B.A. from UCLA, and a doctorate degree in Business Administration from USC, where he later served as faculty. He was a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year in Southern California.Larry's passion for health and fitness started with his interest in sports during high school and college. He was team captain and the Pac 10 champion in gymnastics at UCLA, and coached UCLA gymnastics after graduation. Today Larry runs, swims, bikes, lifts weights, water skis, rides off-road motorcycles, and stand-up paddles. He competed in his first sprint triathlon at the age of 70, and has completed over 50 triathlons in the more than ten years since, including first place wins in Long Beach, Newport Beach, Redondo Beach, and Hermosa Beach in his age group last year.Larry is a husband, father, and grandfather. He lives in Sunset Beach, California, with his wife, Bernadette, and their teenage son Logan, who is mentioned often in the book. The Senn family has a deep commitment to family, faith, fitness, and well-being. Larry and his wife, Bernadette, have five children and five grandchildren, all of who share an equal passion for family, well-being, and personal growth. Bernadette retired from Senn Delaney to be a full-time mother. She was SVP HR at Senn Delaney and was co-author with Larry of an earlier book, The Human Operating System – An Owner's Manual.Larry's personal purpose is to help an ever-widening circle of people live life at their best mentally, emotionally, physically, and purposefully. That purpose led him to add the Mood Elevator as a concept to Senn Delaney culture-shaping seminars, which have reached tens of thousands of people and to write this book to reach even more.To learn more about culture shaping for your organization, go to http://senndelaney.com or contact lsenn@senndelaney.com

The Art of Making Things Happen (Bluefishing)  Steve Sims

Leigh Steinberg, premier sports agent, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and CEO of Leigh Steinberg Sports and Entertainment Holdings, is best known for his work building athletes into stand-alone brands. He is often credited as the real-life inspiration for the Oscar-winning film Jerry Maguire. Leigh has represented many of the most successful athletes and coaches in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, boxing, and golf, including the number one overall pick in the NFL draft for an unprecedented eight times in conjunction with 64 total first round picks. With an unrivaled history of record-setting contracts, Leigh has secured over $4 billion for his 300+ pro athlete clients and directed more than $900 million to various charities around the world.   Over the course of his career, Leigh has been featured on numerous national television programs, including 60 Minutes, Larry King Live, The Today Show, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, and many more. He has been profiled in a host of magazines, including Business Week, Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, People, Forbes, Playboy, GQ, and FHM. He currently resides in Newport Beach, CA.

FULL SEND PODCAST
Dennis Rodman on Partying in North Korea & his Relationship with Michael Jordan

FULL SEND PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 68:59


The boys are back in California this week meeting up with Dennis Rodman at the first bar to carry Happy Dads, Class of 47, in Newport Beach. Rodman talks about his infamous relationship with Kim Jong-un, partying his ass off in Vegas, his career with the Bulls, and more. Crack a Happy Dad and sit back - this one is a wild ride. Who do we hit for the next episode? FOLLOW FULL SEND PODCAST: YOUTUBE | https://youtube.com/fullsendpodcast INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/fullsendpodcast TWITTER | https://twitter.com/fullsendpodcast TIKTOK | https://tiktok.com/@fullsendpodcast FACEBOOK | https://facebook.com/fullsendpod SNAPCHAT | https://snapchat.com/discover/Full_Send/5169152807 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Playbook
The Lessons That Changed My Life

The Playbook

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 34:08


Whether you have nothing or a 40-million-dollar home in Newport Beach, there will always be people who live as if there's not enough. Then there's the world of “just enough.” That world blends scarcity with abundance. Even people who are generous will trade rather than give—they'll give, but they will always expect something in return. The world I'm trying to manifest is a world of “more than enough,” where people are living in truth and consciousness. I have five different rules for businesses looking to live in this world of more than enough: 1 - Know your personal giving and receiving values. Evaluate those four things every day. 2 - Learn to ask a series of questions to learn how you can provide value to every person in every situation. 3 - Learn a series of questions with which you can ask for help—which is the most difficult and radically humble thing. I lost over $100 million by not asking for help, and my world changed when I learned how to ask the right questions. 4 - Study with a lens of productivity, accessibility, and gratitude what you are doing every day. Study your sleep. Study your calendar and figure out what's urgent, and what you can delegate to someone else. 5 - Practice ending fear. When you feel like you're on fire, stop, drop, and roll. Figure out why you feel that way. When we do these things, we're more successful and happier. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices