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LATEST EPISODES

Dec. 18, 2021

Interview with Claremont Tutors' Mark Ralph (pt 2/2) and former tutor…

In this second of two interviews with Mark Ralph, President of Claremont Tutors, one of their best tutors, Baili Zhong, joins the program to describe and discuss the next phase in pursuing his passion to help others improve t...

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Dec. 15, 2021

Interview with Claremont Tutors' Mark Ralph (pt 1/2) and clients Kell…

In this informative, inspiring and often touching interview, Mark Ralph , the president of Claremont Tutors , brings to light one of the many real-life, transformational success stories CT has had a hand in over the last deca...

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Nov. 29, 2021

Interview with Yvette Hart, President of the Claremont Village Market…

The Claremont Village Marketing Group (CVMG) is one of the key organizations that make Claremont's Village commercial area , and to a large degree Claremont itself, unique, interesting, attractive and a quality experience for...

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Nov. 18, 2021

Interview with Uncommon Good's Farm Program Manager, Johanna Larios

In advance of an event at the Packing House, Uncommon Good's Farm Program Manager Johanna Larios took a few moments to introduce herself to Claremont Speak's listeners, highlight some of the constructive contributory activiti...

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Nov. 4, 2021

Dodger Requiem - Steve Haskins and Jed Leano review the 2021 Dodger's…

Claremont Speaks gets a much-needed jump-start from two of Claremont's best and brightest Dodger and baseball fans, Steven Haskins and Jed Leano, respectively. Even though the Dodgers didn't ascend to the World Series this y...

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Aug. 18, 2021

Interview with Claremont's Doctor Monica Ellis-Blied, Clinical Psycho…

Our guest for this episode is Claremont's own Dr. Monica Blied, the co-author of 12 journal articles, 4 book chapters, and over 60 conference presentations, and is an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University. She serves t...

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July 11, 2021

Interview with Mick Rhodes; award-winning journalist, songwriter, mus…

Mick Rhodes is an award-winning journalist, prolific songwriter, talented and popular musician. Mick's writing and reporting has appeared in the Los Angeles Times , Reno Gazette Journal , San Gabriel Valley Tribune and the ...

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June 10, 2021

Interview with Mel Boynton, an exemplary "Do-er", Claremont community…

This episode features Mel Boynton, someone whom, at first look, most might say is an "average citizen." In the relaxed and conversational interview, Mel touches on his worldwide travel experiences, passion for pursuing incre...

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May 5, 2021

Interview with Catherine McIntosh, Board member of the Claremont Muse…

By many in the art world, Claremont is regarded as being one of the centers of the Mid-Century movement. Claremont native Catherine McIntosh grew up in Padua Hills with father and renowned ceramist Harrison McIntosh and moth...

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May 3, 2021

Interview with Lydia Bouroumand, President of Claremont Meals on Whee…

Lydia Bouroumand is one of the quiet, seldom heralded but nonetheless true heroes of Claremont. In this disarmingly casual yet touching interview, Lydia outlines the events and influences in her life and career that have bro...

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April 30, 2021

Interview with Nancy Mintie, Executive Director of Uncommon Good

In a fascinating and informative interview, Nancy Mintie, the Executive Director of Uncommon Good - a Claremont-based organization focused on "Empowering families through education, medicine, and the environment", recounts he...

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April 23, 2021

Eric Nelson, VP of Community Development with Trumark Homes, addresse…

Eric Nelson, Vice President of Community Development with Trumark Homes, answers many of Claremont's residents' key questions about the La Puerta Claremont Project in an open, and transparent interview. The Planning Commissi...

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April 14, 2021

"From Down Under to Downtown" - In depth interview with Adam Pirrie, …

Adam Pirrie discusses the high points of his multi-continent, multi-cultural, global journey to becoming Claremont's recently appointed City Manager. He discusses the life lessons, opportunities, challenges, fate, and succes...

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April 2, 2021

Claremont potter/ceramists and musicians Mario Garcia - blind since b…

Claremont Speaks often features those among us, from all walks of life, who are different, interesting and tenaciously working to achieve success on their own terms, whether in education, politics, business, the arts, or othe...

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March 27, 2021

"...and next up, Singer, Actor and Empress of Ale, EMILY MOULTRIE!!" …

Long-time Claremont resident, child star and successful entrepreneur Emily Moultrie weaves a fascinating and revealing account of becoming a popular, successful childhood actor and accomplished singer - including winning Star...

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March 5, 2021

"The Dodgers - Discussed, Debated and Dissected" Jed Leano and Steve …

Dodger and baseball uber-fans Steve Haskins and Jed Leano return to Claremont Speaks to review and critique the many moves the Dodgers have made in the off-season, evaluate the money spent and potential value received, rememb...

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Feb. 23, 2021

"Meet Me at The Benton...of course." Sensational Interview with Victo…

The engaging, charming and extraordinary art expert, Victoria Sancho Lobis, Director of Claremont's New Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, discusses the many fascinating facets of The Benton museum, including the incredi...

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Feb. 14, 2021

"Smoke on the water, or go even further away, OK?" - Interview with S…

This timely and inspiring episode features Smoke-Free Claremont/NCADD representatives Shae Green and Erika Gonzales in an informative, insightful and, ideally, motivating interview spotlighting the great work that Smoke-Free ...

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Feb. 10, 2021

Interview with Claremont's Madam Mayor Jennifer Stark; in depth, up c…

This extraordinary episode features one of Claremont's favorite daughters, Madam Mayor Jennifer Stark. Mayor Stark converses openly and honestly about the travel, education, family and life experiences that comprise the foun...

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Jan. 25, 2021

"Composting For Dollars" - For your consideration...alternatives to p…

At the January 12, 2021, City Council Meeting, a proposal for a pilot program was made to evaluate the viability of collecting and delivering Claremont's Green Waste to Athens/American Organics and forking over $85/ton to get...

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