Eric Woolery - Orange County’s Auditor Controller

May 31, 2017

On this week's show, Orange County Auditor-Controller Eric Woolery joins us to tell us about how he protects taxpayer dollars at the County, why he values an educated citizenry and who "Jameson" is.  Tune in to learn more about what the County's outlook is from a financial perspective.


Human Trafficking in Orange County

May 17, 2017

Lita Mercado from CSP and Christine Smith and Elizabeth DenBleyker from the County of Orange Social Services discuss Human Trafficking in Orange County.  What it is and what we can do to help identify victims.  And could we have another "5-0" perfect score on "Is It A Law"?  Tune in and find out!


The Center for Sustainable Energy

May 3, 2017

Even as the new administration rolls back the climate change laws instituted by the Obama administration, California continues to strengthen its environmental rules.  Tune in to this week's show to find out how local communities can be more environmentally sustainable in a way that still creates economic growth.


The Cost of Homelessness

April 19, 2017

UCI Professors David Snow and Rachel Goldberg join United Way's Carla Vargas to discuss homelessness in Orange County.  Did you know that the vast majority of the homeless in Orange County are FROM Orange County? How are our community leaders working collaboratively toward a solution?  And does San Francisco really have a law that states you cannot sit or lie on city sidewalks from 7 am to 11 pm?  Tune into this week's show to find out! 


Learning about the Lagunas

April 4, 2017

Laguna Niguel Councilwoman Laurie Davies and Laguna Hills Mayor Barbara Kogerman talk about everything going on in their cities.  Laguna Hills is looking forward to the "Five Lagunas" to take the place of the Laguna Hills Mall and serve as the new hub for that city.  Meanwhile, the Agora Arts District will be the new downtown hub in Laguna Niguel.  We also talk transportation, regional planning agencies with funny acronyms (SCAG and OCCOG) and the public health importance of preventing West Nile Virus.


HomeAid and the United Way team to address homelessness

March 29, 2017

Scott Larsen of HomeAid Orange County and Max Gardner of the United Way join Brian Lochrie to discuss homelessness and what we can do to help address one of Orange County's growing challenges.


3rd Annual South OC Economic Coalition Economic Report

March 22, 2017

The South Orange County Economic Coalition, in collaboration with Saddleback College, has released its third annual "South Orange County Economic Report," which analyzes the data and market analysis of 11 South Orange County cities.  The economy continues to grow and annually creates about $27 billion in economic activity.  But there are some needs: Transportation infrastructure is needed to support the economic growth.  The population is aging in place and young adults can't afford to live in South OC.  We discuss these issues and so much more on this "on the road" episode of the City Square at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo at the luncheon for the third annual South Orange County Economic Report.


Meet the New Mayors of Garden Grove and Laguna Niguel

March 1, 2017

Garden Grove Mayor Steve Jones and Laguna Niguel Mayor Jerry Slusiewicz stop by to update us about what is going on in their cities.  Both cities are burgeoning with economic development, great new parks and exciting new projects on the horizon.  We'll talk about the new "downtown" planned for Laguna Niguel and discuss the new hotels planned in Garden Grove.  Both cities are improving and expanding their beautiful park space and both Mayors are dedicated to improving the quality of life for their residents.


Attack of the Drones!

February 22, 2017

You probably knew someone that got a drone for Christmas last year.  But do you know the implications of drone use in our Orange County cities?  If they crash into someone or something, who is responsible?  On this week's episode we'll discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the growing use of drones in our communities.


How to Stop Human Trafficking in Orange County

January 25, 2017

People in Orange County may not be aware of the human trafficking that happens in our communities. This tragedy is all too real and unfortunately is taking place in our very cities. This week Brian explores the problem with Jim Carson, Program Manager of the Rising Tide Transitional Housing Program at the Orangewood Foundation, Sgt. Juan Reveles, Anaheim Police Department & Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force, and Bradley Schoenleben, Orange County Deputy District Attorney. Learn how this serious issue is affecting our communities and what we can do to stop it.