Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

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Lifestyles takes a fresh look at arts, culture and issues across our unique region. If it’s interesting and it’s here in the Inland Empire, it’s Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez on KVCR.

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May 6: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

May 6, 2021

Today on Lifestyles, Lillian speaks with Dianne Callahan, event producer for the Survivor Strut Fashion Show for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Dianne shares her story and how this fundraiser came about. The models in the Survivor Strut Fashion Show are all cancer survivors. The show takes place virtually on Sunday, May 16 at 1pm. Also on the show, Lillian has a conversation with Misty Burruel, Interim Dean of Visual and Performing Arts at Chaffey College.

April 29: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Apr 29, 2021

Today on Lifestyles, Lillian speaks with Associate Prosessor of Mathematics at San Bernardino Valley College, Anthony Castro. Professor Castro talks about his method of teaching and shares how he shows his students that math skills can be applied to real life situations, such as when buying a car or a house. Lillian also reads comments from students who say they appreciate the time and attention Professor Castro gives to them to make sure they understand the material and gain necessary life skills. Also on the show, KVCR's Shareen Awad talks about inventor, author, and activist Dr.

April 22: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Apr 22, 2021
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Today on Lifestyles, Lillian speaks with Cal State University San Bernardino Biology Professor Dr. Stuart Sumida. Stuart is an expert in human and animal anatomy and has served as a consultant to animators to help them achieve accurate animal movements and behavior with their characters. Stuart has worked on over 70 television, film, and video game projects and recently acted as a consultant for the character of Mr. Mittens in the Pixar animated film Soul, which is nominated for an Academy Award this year. 

April 15: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Apr 15, 2021

April is National Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month. On today’s show, Lillian speaks with Steven Bier, co-founder of Popcorn for the People, a non-profit creating meaningful employment in the autistic community by training and hiring adults with Autism to create, cook, package, and sell uniquely flavored gourmet popcorn. Steven shares how and why Popcorn for the People began, what their interview process looks like, and how more people can get involved.

For more information, visit www.popcornforthepeople.com

April 8: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Apr 8, 2021

On today’s show, Lillian Vasquez speaks with Carol Dixon with the Assistance League of San Bernardino. Carol shares how the Assistance League has served the children of San Bernardino for over 70 years. This year, they’re modifying their annual Headdress Ball fundraiser this year and presenting a drive-in movie experience of “HEADS UP! The Making of the Headdress Ball", May 1 at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino. Also on the show, Lillian speaks with Gary St.

April 1: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Apr 1, 2021

April is Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month. On today's show, Lillian Vasquez speaks with Pamela Kattouf, one of the founders of Beloved Bath, an online shop that offers candles, soaps, sugar scrubs, and more. The goal of Beloved Bath is to provide training and meaningful employment is for individuals with autism. Pamela shares how making relaxing lavender-scented bath salts with her son went from a fun pastime to a business venture.

To learn more about Beloved Bath, visit belovedbath.com

March 25: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Mar 25, 2021

On today's show, Lillian speaks with writer and author Martha Bolton. Her newest book Dear Bob tells the heartwarming story of Bob Hope’s great dedication and service to the men and women of World War II. Bob Hope received up to 38,000 fan letters a week, many of which are shared in the book. Martha Bolton talks about how she came to know Bob and what he meant to her and to the G.Is.

To learn more about Dear Bob, visit bobhope.org//DearBobmore

March 18: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Mar 18, 2021

Today on Lifestyles, Lillian speaks with Angela Pinaglia, Director of Life in Synchro, a documentary about the sport of synchronized ice skating. Angela shares how the sport has empowered women across generations and why it's called 'the toughest sport you've never heard of'. Life in Synchro airs on KVCR-TV Wednesday, March 24 at 10:30 p.m. 

To learn more about Life in Synchro, visit lifeinsynchro.com       

March 11: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Mar 11, 2021

This week on Lifestyles, Lillian speaks with Peter Mui, the founder of Fixit Clinic, community-based educational workshops where coaches teach people how to fix their broken items. The goal is to transfer critical thinking, disassembly, and troubleshooting skills to the community, so that they can restore their household items without sending them to a landfill. Peter shares how the clinics work and talks about some of the unique items he’s seen people bring in to get repaired. Then, it's the story of two iconic women in music for Women's History Month.

March 4: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Mar 4, 2021

This week on Lifestyles, Lillian has a conversation with producer, director, radio host, and music aficionado TJ Lubinsky. TJ is the producer and creator behind many PBS music specials, featuring hits from the Doo Wop era, the 60s, Motown, and more. TJ talks about his early career, the artists he’s worked with over the past 25 years, and what goes into creating these nostalgic music specials.

February 25: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Feb 25, 2021

This week on Lifestyles, Lillian speaks with Al Arguello, Inland Empire Market President for Bank of America, to learn about the Neighborhood Builders Grant program and how they invest in local non-profits. Also on the show, Lillian speaks with Clemente Mojica, CEO of Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services, one of the non-profits that received a Neighborhood Builders award for 2020. Clemente shares what Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services is and how they’re creating housing solutions for families in need of assistance.

February 18: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Feb 18, 2021

This week on Lifestyles, Lillian speaks with Karen Riley, Executive Director of the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery, a children’s art and environmental conservation museum in the Coachella Valley. The S.C.R.A.P. Gallery uses donated discarded materials to teach kids about conservation through hands-on exploration and creativity. Karen shares how the gallery acquires materials, how they’re creating art virtually, and talks about The Quest for Truth and Justice exhibit, which honors the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

February 11: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Feb 11, 2021

This week on Lifestyles, Lillian Vasquez speaks with writer, poet, and Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at UC Riverside, Allison Hedge Coke. Allison is the director of UCR's 44th Writers Week, the longest-running free literary event in California, featuring both new and established authors. Allison shares information about the event which kicks off February 13 and gives advice to writers. Also on the show, Lillian speaks with David Perez and his son Cyrus Perez, an 11-year-old artist with autism.

February 4: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Feb 4, 2021

This week on Lifestyles, Lillian speaks with football player and singer Sami Grisafe. Sami was the first female football player at Redlands High School, right here in the Inland Empire. She went on to play professional football with the woman’s football team Chicago Force. She also played for Team USA, winning three gold medals. Sami’s journey is the subject of the documentary Open Field. Sami shares more about the documentary, being a female football player in the 90s, and what she’s doing today to add to her many accomplishments.

January 28: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Jan 28, 2021

This week on Lifestyles, Lillian has a conversation with Paul Greive, a farmer in the Inland Empire. Paul is an ex-Marine who shares how his health set him on a new path raising chickens and more at his farm in Murrieta, and the work he’s doing to make a difference. Paul has been featured on Farmers for America, a documentary that can be seen on KVCR-TV.

This edition of KVC-Arts has Lillian Vasquez in conversation with Matt Newton. He WAS an actor, became an acting coach, and is now an author as well. He wrote “Ten Steps to Breaking Into Acting,” and recently, “The No BS Guide to the Acting Biz.” Lillian also finds out more about a recent art project… and contest… wherein the city of Yucaipa called out to the community, asking for a representation of their favorite place IN Yucaipa. We’ll have conversation with the community services coordinator for the city of Yucaipa, Margot Mullen.

January 21: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Jan 21, 2021

This week on Lifestyles, Lillian speaks with Dania Gutierrez, Southern California Program Manager with the National Forest Foundation. Dania talks about why supporting our local forest is important and shares ways the community can do their part. Also on the show, Lillian has a conversation with Erinn Carlson, Fundraising Manager with Junior League. Erinn shares about one of the Junior League’s great causes here in the Inland Empire- their Diaper Bank Project.

January 14: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Jan 14, 2021

This week on Lifestyles, Lillian speaks with journalist, podcast and public radio host Meghna Chakrabarti. Meghna is the host of On Point, a National Public Radio show that covers important and timely topics. On Point airs Monday through Friday at 9 am on 91.9 KVCR. Meghna talks about her background in journalism, her family, and the experience of hosting a live show. 

For more information about Meghna Chakrabarti, visit www.wbur.org/inside/staff/meghna-chakrabarti

January 7: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Jan 7, 2021
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This week on Lifestyles, Lillian has a conversation with longtime journalist and former co-host of NPR’s Morning Edition, host David Greene. David talks about some memorable interviews he’s done, his NY Times best-selling book Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia, and his plans for the future. 

To learn more about David Greene, visit www.npr.org/people/4510160/david-greene

December 31: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Dec 31, 2020

This week on Lifestyles, Lillian speaks with actor and comedian Jon Lovitz. Jon shares how he got into comedy, some early influences, and a behind the scenes look at Saturday Night Live and other projects he's been a part of.

To learn more about Jon Lovitz, visit https://twitter.com/realjonlovitz?lang=en

December 24: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Dec 24, 2020

This week on Lifestyles, we reach into the archives for Lillian's conversation with writer, illustrator, and snowman expert Bob Eckstein. He’s the author of The Illustrated History of the Snowman and talks about his journey uncovering the snowman’s origins. Also on the show, Lillian shares her holiday traditions. Happy Holidays!

To learn more about Bob Eckstein, visit http://bobeckstein.com/

 

December 17: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Dec 17, 2020

This week on Lifestyles, Lillian speaks with music historian and author Tim English. Tim talks about his newest book, John Lennon: 1980 Playlist, which examines the musical influences that led to John Lennon’s most productive and creative year. 

December 10: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Dec 10, 2020

This week on Lifestyles, Lillian speaks with Jessica Muñoz, Executive Director of Voices for Children in Riverside County. Voices for Children offers a CASA program- Court Appointed Special Advocates who work closely with foster children to ensure their needs are met. Also on the show, Lillian has a conversation with Adam Monahan, a longtime producer of the popular PBS show Antiques Roadshow, which airs on KVCR-TV Fridays at 8pm. Adam is also the host of the new podcast DETOURS, a project which takes a slight detour from Antiques Roadshow

December 3: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Dec 3, 2020

This week on Lifestyles, Lillian speaks with Brad Meltzer, author and creator of the children’s book series, Ordinary People Change the World. The books helped to inspire the new PBS kids show Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, that can be seen on KVCR TV, weekday mornings at 10 a.m. Brad shares what inspires him to write about historic heroes, talks about the new show, and what he hopes children will learn from these stories.

November 26: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Nov 25, 2020

This week on Lifestyles, Lillian has a conversation with chef, author, and nutritionist Mareya Ibrahim. Also known as the Fit Foodie, Mareya is the author of the new book, Eat Like You Give a Fork: The Real Dish on Eating to Thrive. She shares how to get your taste buds on track and kick cravings.

To learn more about Mareya Ibrahim, visit https://mareyaibrahim.com/

November 19: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Nov 19, 2020

This week on Lifestyles, Lillian speaks with singer, author, and Grammy award winner BJ Thomas. BJ is celebrating the 45th anniversary of one of his biggest hits “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song”. BJ shares who came up with that title, talks about other hits over his long career like "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head", and discusses his book Home Where I Belong.

To learn more about BJ Thomas, visit bjthomas.com

November 12: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Nov 12, 2020

This week on Lifestyles, it’s a Veterans Day special. Lillian Vasquez speaks with Ray Anderson, a veteran who served during the Vietnam era, with the 82nd Airborne. Ray shares his story of how he joined the military, his experience serving as a newspaper reporter, and how 50 years later, he returned to Vietnam with his son on a very special mission to deliver 550 wheelchairs. Also on the show, veterans share what Veterans Day means to them.

November 5: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Nov 5, 2020

This week on Lifestyles, Lillian Vasquez has a conversation with producer and radio host Karen Given. Karen Given was the host of Only A Game, NPR’s only sports program for 27 years. Now that Only A Game is off the air, Karen reminisces about the show’s past, shares her background in radio, and talks about what the future holds.

October 29: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Oct 29, 2020

This week on Lifestyles, Lillian Vasquez speaks with Jaime Jarrin, the Spanish language voice of the LA Dodgers for over 60 years. Jaime shares stories from his long broadcast career, talks about his friendship with Vin Scully, and the formation of the Jaime and Blanca Jarrin Foundation.

To learn more about Jaime Jarrin, visit jarrinfoundation.org

October 22: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Oct 22, 2020

This week on Lifestyles, Lillian Vasquez speaks with parenting expert, guidance counselor, and psychologist Reena Patel about celebrating Halloween during the pandemic. Reena shares safe and fun Halloween tips and activities to keep traditions alive and children happy. Also on the show, Lillian speaks with Carrie Madrid, President and Founder of the CARE Project in Riverside, to find out how the non-profit is weathering the pandemic. The CARE Project is a non-profit organization that supports breast cancer patients.

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