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Feature interviews on business, higher education and community.

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Feature interviews on business, higher education and community.

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Great listen

By Kcsday - Oct 04 2017
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A lot of great advice. Very informative for Ventura county. Enjoying the guests.

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By Mike & Annie - Sep 08 2017
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Enjoying the show. Enjoying the feature interview and smooth flow to the show.

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Great listen

By Kcsday - Oct 04 2017
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A lot of great advice. Very informative for Ventura county. Enjoying the guests.

Radio Show

By Mike & Annie - Sep 08 2017
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Enjoying the show. Enjoying the feature interview and smooth flow to the show.
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The Big Idea

Latest release on Sep 25, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 4 days ago

Rank #1: Mayor of Ventura, Matt LaVere

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The Mayor of Ventura, Matt LaVere is our feature interview. He shares information about business, housing, budget issues, SOAR, tourism, water and the future of Ventura.

Jul 14 2019

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Rank #2: Parenting Beyond the Rules – author Connie Albers

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Connie Albers, Author of Parenting Beyond the Rules 
How can parents be more prepared for teenage years?
What should parents expect going into young adulthood?
Is parenting today different than parenting 30 years ago?
What ways can we embrace technology to be solid parents?
Learn more online at conniealbers.com

May 21 2019

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Rank #3: Financial Coaching – SmartPath CEO Alok Deshpande

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Alok Deshpande, SmartPath CEO

What is the difference between financial coaching and financial advisors? 
How do you work with people to make better financial decisions?
What are some positive outcomes you see after people use SmartPath?
How affordable is financial coaching and what does the process look like?

Learn more online search joinsmartpath.com

Sep 09 2019

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Rank #4: Best of the Big Idea Show with Michael Anderson

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Best of The Big Idea Show with Michael Anderson

Kevin Costner talks about working toward goals and moving away from hurdles. 
Matt Lavere talks about helping to get the clean diesel program at Ventura College
Cyber Security programs at Moorpark College that you should know about.
Kat Martin is a NY Times best selling author, 25 times over, hear what she has to say about sensitivity in books.
Jason Pridmore compares the golf with motorcycle road racing.
Grant Sabatier talks about the FIRE movement in personal finance.
and much much more...  if you have not subscribed to the podcast yet. Please subscribe, rate & review.

Mar 31 2019

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Rank #5: Oh, the Places You’ll Go…. with Positivity

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Oh, the Places You'll Go...

What is your favorite book by Dr. Seuss?  
Do you follow any specific groups or pages on facebook?
We share some quotes from Positivity for Smart People.

Mar 27 2019

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Rank #6: Stay safe from phone & email SCAMS – Detective Tim Lohman

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Tim Lohman, Ventura County Sheriff's Office

What is going on with the phone scam calls? 
How can we stay safe, what are practical tools?
What is happening with email scams right now?
Where do we report these scams and other issues?

Learn more online: https://www.venturasheriff.org/

May 26 2019

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Rank #7: The Smart People Money Show.

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The Smart People Money Show 
What are the things that smart people DO & DON'T do with their money? 
Our topic includes: online banking, fees and transparency. 

Twelve years and 3 observations from working with people on their financial matters. 
Finding a bank savings rate that is much higher with online banks. 
Fees, fees, fees... What do you get for your fees?  This is a fair question to ask. 
Do you buy less when there is a commission involved, is transparency more important these days?
FREE 15-minute phone call with a Certified Financial Planner visit maranantha.com  

Learn more online go to maranantha.com

Jan 27 2019

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Rank #8: Fighter Pilot Parent – Brick Conners

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Brick Conners, Author of Fighter Pilot Parent

How do you train kids for high threat, high complexity situations? 
What is the difference between controlled failure and a no-threat environment? 
Kids can be great leaders! Kids will often ask the right questions.
The Trust Competencies and why they are important. 
There are no atheists in the cockpit.  
Continuum of Leadership - leading. learning. teaching. following.

Learn more online at pharoslead.com

Aug 27 2019

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Rank #9: Visit California like a local. Make Ventura County your HUB

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Make the most of your trip to Southern California.

Here are 20+ ideas for your trip to California, do it like a local, see the right spots.
Get the right beaches, find the right day trips, don't miss Ojai, Camarillo outlets, Ventura Harbor, Santa Barbara via amtrack & more.
7 reasons Ventura County is the perfect spot to be your HUB when you visit California?
Which spots in Ventura California are great to eat and go out for nightlife?

Three sites you have to explore before your trip to California: Visit California, Visit Ventura,  Ventura County Coast

Jan 27 2019

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Rank #10: Peace Corps Volunteer – Ryanne Bamieh

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Ryanne Bamieh: Peace Corps Volunteer 2018-2020

Ryanne served in Comoros, East Africa, she is from Ventura, CA and graduated from Stanford University. 

The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated change makers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.

Interesting notes mentioned in the show. 

An integral part of the Peace Corps is the talented and diverse professional staff committed to the agency’s mission and providing behind-the-scenes support for our Volunteers abroad. Whether you are just starting your career or have professional experience and/or specialized skills already, the Peace Corps is a great place to work. 

    1. Domestic positions: Many staff positions relate to the recruitment and selection of Volunteers, in addition to a wide range of roles in program management, administrative services, finance, security, human capital, communications, legal services, health services, and information technology.
    2. Overseas positions: U.S. citizens may be hired for the following Peace Corps overseas staff positions: country director, director of management and operations, director of programming and training, associate directors and medical officers.
    3. Internships: Intern program has provided direct experience working in public relations, marketing, human resources, web development, program management, and accounting.
    4. Business opportunities: The Office of Acquisition and Contract Management works with vendors who can provide or develop the right tools, people, strategies, infrastructure, and programs to support the agency’s mission.

Link to more info: peacecorps.gov  and here is a link to a You Tube video that Ryanne’s club created.  “The Peace Corps Comoros Club 2020”

Apr 21 2020

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Rank #11: #76 Energy, Oil and Alternatives – Bob Poole, Director of WSPA

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Michael Anderson talks with Bob Poole about oil, energy and US consumption, learn more about issues in energy for CA and US.
Bob Poole is the Director of Western States Petroleum Association.

What is the history of oil production in California and Ventura County?
How big is the demand and consumption of oil in California on a daily basis?
Why is there a supply defecit if in California?
What is the consequence of importing our oil from outside of California?
Is one answer to consume less and is another answer to build more alternative energy sources?

Learn more about Bob Poole at WSPA.org and learn more about energy consumption at  www.PoweringCalifornia.com

Jan 21 2019

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Rank #12: Finding a fiduciary financial person…

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Michael Anderson, Certified Financial Planner in Ventura, CA

What are the money questions that everyone should get answered? 
What does Tony Robbins have to say about money and finding a financial advisor? 
There are 5,000 fiduciary RIA financial advisors in the USA.  Where do we find them napfa.org 

Learn more online go to Maranantha.com

Apr 09 2019

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Rank #13: Banks Pecht – Successful Questions in Coaching

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Banks Pecht, How does asking the right questions improve performance?

Can high performing people achieve more happiness and success, how is this done?
What is coaching and how is it different from therapy?
Does coaching help with job search?
What is the difference between facts and feelings? Why does this matter?

Learn more online visit bankscoaching.com

May 14 2019

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Rank #14: 4th of July week – Tom Spence & Mike Anderson

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4th of July week, Tom Spence and Mike Anderson

What are your favorite songs that celebrate 4th of July? 
What are your favorite scenes from movies that portray 4th of July? 
Conversation about how thankful we are to live in USA. 

More episodes on podcast platforms and every Sunday on KVTA AM 1590 in Ventura, CA.

Jun 29 2019

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Rank #15: What Does Good Local Government Look Like? – Sandy Smith

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What does good local government look like? How can we benchmark our elected officials in an objective way to measure if they have been effective and successful?What issues do we normally see in local government?

Feb 28 2019

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Rank #16: Tom Spence & Michael Anderson solve many problems.

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Tom Spence & Michael Anderson on Radio & Podcast

How do you keep your home secure?  
Security back in the good ole' days used to be very different than today.
Higher education has been a focus... what's next in this conversation?
Gas Prices are outrageous, how can we understand the variations in gas prices?
Avocados are grown in Southern California but why do they cost so much?
Spring cleaning is here, what does that mean for you?

Apr 15 2019

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Rank #17: A New Addition at VC Medical Center – Partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities

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Kim Milstein, CEO at Ventura County Medical Center
What is the new and exciting at Ventura County Medical Center?

Share the details and impact of having a new family room in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities.
On April 7th there is going to be a big event, the walk for kids 5k to raise $125,000 for this new family room.
What is the current state of healthcare within Ventura County?

Sign up for the Walk For Kids event at walkforkids.org/ventura

Non-Profit Spotlight
Healthcare Foundation for Ventura County is a wonderful local non-profit doing great work.  Learn more online at their website, https://hcfvc.org/

Mar 11 2019

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Rank #18: Life after quarantine? How is it going to look…

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Mike & Rachel talking about “Life after quarantine” 

  • How might school be different? 
  • How might work be different? 
  • How might life be different? 
  • Two perspectives: Time we will never get again.  & What will you have to show for yourself after this is over? 

Apr 15 2020

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Rank #19: The Military Money Show – our guest is Lacey Langford

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Lacey Langford, The Military Money Show

What are some differences with money between military life and civilian life? 
What is important to you about serving the military population?
How does life insurance come into play with families in the military?
What are some common financial planning issues veterans and military families should be aware of?

Learn more online search for Lacey Langford

Jun 24 2019

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Rank #20: Ventura Land Trust – Wild & Scenic Film Festival

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Ventura Lant Trust 

Exciting news for Ventura County, there is a new access to open space coming soon, Harmon Canyon in West Ventura County is in escrow.  
The Ventura Land Trust is preserving land and opening up access to enjoy the natural assets we have in Ventura County.
On August 17th we have the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Ventura from 5pm-8pm.
Check out the environmental speaker series and sunset 5k run/walk coming soon with Ventura Land Trust.

Learn more online search for venturalandtrust.org/

Jul 22 2019

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