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Society & Culture

A show about anything and everything. Talking to interesting people with interesting lives doing amazing things and having fun along the way.

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Now in its 95th year, Fiesta continues to be a way for Santa Barbara to celebrate its Spanish, Latino, Native American roots and history. The festival is unique from many in that it's run by a volunteer Board of Directors and only one full-time staff member. 

My guests today include Old Spanish Days 2019 La Presidente Barbara Carroll, 2019 Spirit of Fiesta Sophia Cordero, and 2019 Jr. Spirit of Fiesta Paloma Valenzuela.

Sophia won the title of Spirit of Fiesta by competing among 10 other dancers. She has been participating in Old Spanish Days Fiesta since she was just 2 years old. She is an AP Honors student and does Varsity Cheer in high school. Paloma was chosen among 9 other performers to represent the community of Santa Barbara as the 2019 Jr. Spirit of Fiesta, and she spends time raising funds for the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation.

This year's Fiesta begins July 31 and runs through August 4.

For more information on Old Spanish Days, visit https://oldspanishdays-fiesta.org

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Behind every brand, whether that be a company or an individual, there is always someone handling their PR or Public Relations. Raquel Figlo is the founder of "Raquel Figlo Public Relations" and is today's guest.

Not only does she expand on what it is that she really does, but she gives sound advice to anyone considering building their brand or maybe even getting into the PR business.

Learn more about Raquel at https://www.raquelfiglo.com. You can follow Raquel on social media:

android, app, facebook, global, ios, media, social icon Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/raquelfigloPR

android, app, global, ios, media, social, tweeter icon Twitter: https://twitter.com/raquelfiglo

android, app, global, instagram, ios, media, social icon Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raquelmaiden

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Hollywood is the capital of American Cinema and as such, I was delighted to meet up with Harmony Smith, an actress and native Angelino to discuss her career starring in projects such as "Boy Meets World", "Melrose Place," and more. She's been in so many roles in film and TV but she's probably best known for playing Rita, the sexy, double-crossing bank manager, in the movie "What Planet Are You From?" starring Garry Shandling, Greg Kinnear, and Annette Bening.

You can find out more about Harmony and her filmography at imdb.com

 

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Today's guest has worked as a Production Intern with ESPN, Video Reporter with OC Weekly, has been a News Producer and Reporter at KESQ in Palm Springs, and is currently a Contributing Producer, Reporter and Host with Palm Springs Life Magazine.

Leandra Romero continues to climb the ladder and succeed in what is generally a male-dominated industry, and she sits down with the Hangry Mexican to talk about it not shying away from topics of race and culture, #MeToo, and much more.

 

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The high-kicking, fishnet ripping, La Boheme ladies! Santa Barbara's hottest Cabaret Fusion dance group join the Hangry Mexican for a chat and lunch at the Santa Barbara Harbor.

La Boheme ladies bring the level of excitement when they enter the room. The world has never seen such a group of dedicated mothers, aunts, sisters, become part of something bigger than themselves yet part of something that empowers them at the same time. La Boheme knows how to bring it! And are making the community more positive one dancer at a time.

To learn more about La Boheme Professional Dance Group, visit their website at http://www.labohemedance.com.

You can follow the group on social media:

android, app, facebook, global, ios, media, social iconFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/La-Boheme-Professional-Dance-Group-659818794106024

android, app, global, instagram, ios, media, social iconInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/laboheme_dance

 

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