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August 28: Human Rights in San Diego, Big Mike Phillips, Harvey Milk American Diner

frank-lechnerThis was an INTERESTING show covering some big celebs – alive and dead. It is the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s, “I have a dream” speech. We focused on human rights. We could have spent the time focusing on how far we have to go, but we decided to celebrate by talking to some local human rights activists and bigger than life humans.

Listen to our show as we talk with Big Mike Phillips and Frank Lechner about the new Harvey Milk’s American Diner replacing the iconic City Delicatessen & Bakery.

 

community activist Nicole Murray Ramirez

We also visited with community activist Nicole Murray Ramirez who always sparks passionate feelings – positive and negative. He’s been around publicly since the 1960′s and is hated and loved by many. There is no middle of the road with Mr. Ramirez!

He’s a friend of this show’s host and has done many wonderful and generous acts in our community.

 

Big Mike Phillips of San DiegoAbout Big Mike: A Big Man, with a bigger heart!

Known around town for his big smile and unwavering community goodwill, “Big Mike” Phillips is a man who wears many hats as an established, enthusiastic fund-raiser, popular bartender, government LGBT adviser, co-founder and board member of several nonprofit organizations.

“Big Mike” not only pours a mean drink or two as a well-known bartender at Jimmy Carter’s Mexican Café, but also spends much of his time raising funds to benefit the community. Phillips initially moved to San Diego in 1989 to spend time with his best friend, Tino, who was succumbing to AIDS.

“When I got out here, I noticed that he wasn’t well at all,” Phillips recalls. “So I went back home the following Saturday and sold everything, packed my bags and moved out here. I wanted to be here with him, because I knew he wasn’t going to be around for very much longer.”

His friend died three months later.

“While I was here, he made me promise to give San Diego at least one year’s chance,” Phillips says. “No matter how good or bad it was. So I promised him, and that promise has lasted all these years.”

Harvey-Milk-Diner-logo_t540-300x300About Harvey Milk’s American Diner in San Diego (on Facebook)

In an update regarding the upcoming Harvey Milk’s American Diner, which will replace the iconic City Delicatessen & Bakery, co-partner Mike “Big Mike” Phillips said the transition will occur “as soon as possible, hopefully early summer.” Phillips has joined forces with restaurateur Tom Brown and media-marketing consultant Frank Lechner to open what is considered the first-of-its-kind eatery honoring the civil rights achievements of the LGBT activist. The venture has received licensing support from The Harvey Milk Foundation and human rights activist Stuart Milk, who is the nephew of the late Harvey Milk.

“We’re stepping into a restaurant that has given so much to our community for the past 30 years,” Phillips said. “We literally have some big shoes to fill.”

The restaurant will operate as City Deli until the transition is complete. 525 University Ave., 619-295-2747.

August 21: Wounded Warrior program, San Diego housing market and Lady Gaga’s new release

This was a full house show. We focused on the Wounded Warrior Program and had Mia Roseberry and Patrick Clark from REIG. They are providing an amazing service for an unfilled need for Veterans and have opened their first house locally (disabled, it is outrageous what they have to do in terms of waiting to get a disability rating etc. and there are six months in between them being discharged and getting benefits...sometimes it can lag up to 2 years). 


We continued the show talking about home values in San Diego, what the climate is for buyers and sellers with Scott Olsberg from Cal Coast Appraisal Services and David Rudd from Kindred Real Estate.

Of course we had to include some pop culture with Lady Gaga's new release, Applause.

April 24: Mary Wight on Nutrition and Obesity

mary-wight.jpgMary is a member of the team at Olde Del Mar Surgical center. She is Bryan's nutritionist as he is progressing toward a VERY healthy lifestyle. Today they discussed nutrition in today's society and will be talking with her in the future about childhood obesity and tackling that problem along with bullying. Sometimes they go hand-in-hand.

Mary is an integral part of our team, supplying the nutritional component to your weight loss journey. She has experience working with patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings with multiple disease states (Diabetes, Heart Disease, Kidney Disease), as well as eating disorders and behavioral health. Mary will guide patients in making the necessary lifestyle and nutritional changes before and after surgery to help prepare them for great success. Our surgical weight loss program requires the support of a registered dietitian as a part of our interdisciplinary approach to your weight loss journey

February 6: Talking about healthcare and advocacy

Down Home just with Angie and Bryan

Healthcare - discussions because Bryan had to take his mom to the hospital - have to stay on top of your own healthcare and advocate for those you love!  Urgent care sent her home saying that she sprained her neck. WHAT? She has an autoimmune disorder. TAKE NOTES, go to all appointments with your loved one - send someone to ask questions, take notes and advocate. Doing the urgent care shuffle.

January 30: Wounded Warrior Homes with Brian Daly & Patrick Clark

Angela Moskovis putting things in perspective. Reflections, gratitude. Everyone has adversity. Gives us an opportunity to crystalize our awareness.

Congratulations to Brian Daly on the birth of his first child!  WOO HOO!

Brian Daly Patrick Clark REIG Asset Management. These guys work with Wounded Warrior Homes SD based foundation geared more to disabled vets as they transition out. Their lives are full of so much sudden change. A lot of soldiers need support then to help them avoid other more destructive directions like substance abuse.

Patrick told us about Steve Roseberry, director of Wounded Warrior Homes - he just told of their first success story: A veteran 2 days away from being flat broke about to move to his car., disabled, had a service dog.  Been there three months - job, back on his feet and independent again.

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