Drew Schlosberg’s Spotlight On The Community

Hosted ByDrew Schlosberg

Drew Schlosberg's Spotlight on the Community amplifies the voices of social impact organizations, social entrepreneurs, local non-profits and other community champions who help shape the culture, creativity, and connectivity that drive the San Diego community to ever higher levels.


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Commercial Real Estate Professional Lends Expertise to Nonprofits

Karen Trimble, President of CRE Execution Strategies, discusses how leveraging her real estate acumen has enabled her to be a longtime supporter of local nonprofit organizations. Trimble underscores the value her expertise and training programs bring to lenders, law firms and nonprofits. Trimble also discusses the mutually beneficial relationship...

Award-Winning Journalist and Author Recounts Storied Media Career in Memoir

Barry Jagoda, award-winning journalist and author of Journey’s with Jimmy Carter and Other Adventures in Media, recounts his experience covering iconic events such as the JFK assassination, the moon landing and Watergate. Jagoda chats about his work within the Carter administration, as well as the state of journalism and...

Kate Sessions Commitment Cultivates Healthy Communities One Tree at a Time

Anne Fege, Urban Forester and Co-Founder of Kate Sessions Commitment, discusses the movement’s focus on increasing San Diego’s tree canopy, engaging communities, and inspiring local climate action. Fege underscores the environmental and psychological benefits of a greater number of trees in the community. Fege also discusses the role youth...

Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center “Paves Way” to Recovery for Men and Women Struggling with Addiction

Captain Paul Swain, Business Administrator for the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, details the center’s successful methods for helping adults struggling with addiction to get back on their feet. Captain Swain talks about the challenges adults in recovery face and the skills they learn at the center. Captain Swain...

Health Coalition Speaks About Disproportionate Effect of COVID-19 on Latino Communities

Nancy Maldonado, CEO of the Chicano Federation, speaks on behalf of the newly formed San Diego Latino Health Coalition to underscore the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on Latino communities. Maldonado presents figures depicting the overrepresentation of Latino workers in more susceptible industries. Maldonado emphasizes the Coalition’s strong message to...

Local Singer Songwriters Discuss Repercussions of a World Without Live Music

Jorge Israel Luna, Co-Founder, Drummer and Singer for the band ROCIO, is joined by Isabella Pihas, Singer-Songwriter and Psychology and Ethnomusicology student at Bard College, to talk about being a musician in the COVID-19 era. Luna explains the scientific reasons people are negatively affected by a world without live...

Immunotherapy Foundation and UCSD Partner to Fight Cancer

Christina Jordan, Executive Director of the Immunotherapy Foundation, is joined by Dr. Ezra Cohen M.D., Medical Oncologist and Associate Director of Translational Science at Moores Cancer Center, to detail promising cancer treatment methods. Jordan talks about the foundation’s $6 million fundraising campaign and its Help Our Cancer Heroes campaign,...

Humans Aren’t The Only Ones Impacted by Behavioral Challenges Brought On by the Pandemic

Dr. Gary Weitzman, President and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society, is joined by Amanda Kowalski, the Humane Society’s Director of Behavior Programs, to talk about the pandemic’s impact on animals and their owners. Dr. Weitzman discusses the unprecedented low number of animals in shelters, as well as...

Plastic Surgeon and Author Advocates for Animals Right By Way of Captivating Novel

Dr. Munish Batra, CEO of Coastal Plastic Surgeons and author of Animal, discusses his background as a surgeon and the events which led to his advocacy for animal rights. Dr. Batra chats about the influence his son has had on shaping his world view regarding animal rights, as well...