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Nadia Davis-Lockyer

2024-04-08T14:12:27-07:00April 8, 2024|

The rise and fall of Nadia Davis-Lockyer represents one of the most tumultuous stories in California political history. In her book – “Home is Within You” – she details her saga of pain, trauma, addiction, fear, and public shaming, and how it has taken her years to reach a place of recovery and redemption. OC World continues to bring diverse voices of OC to communities throughout Southern California.

The Power and Awe of Music

2024-04-08T14:15:47-07:00April 3, 2024|

“Playing for Change” was a viral video that roughly 20 years ago had a great message about the power and awe of music and philanthropy. It has been viewed more than 200 million times and it started with the great Ben E. King classic song "Stand by Me," and it featured musicians from around the world. OC World had the opportunity to interview two visionaries who continue to raise funds to support music and arts programs in schools both locally and globally... Alec Glasser, owner of the Drake Restaurant in Laguna Beach and founder of The Drake Gives, and Jake Groshong, CEO for the “Playing for Change” Foundation.

OC World’s Scott Hays has been nominated for the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award

2024-02-15T03:23:25-08:00February 15, 2024|

OC World’s Scott Hays has been nominated for the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award from the Orange County Business Journal. This is a well-deserved recognition for his passion, dedication, and innovative spirit in the world of entrepreneurship alongside such other entrepreneurs as Orange County developer Mike Harrah, Founder / President Caribou Industries; Bryan Crain, President, Orange County Rescue Mission; Shirin Behzadi, CEO, Shirin Behzadi LLC; Mingo Lee, COO, Wahoo’s; and Rebecca Hall, President / CEO, Idea Hall. The Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards are designed to recognize individuals who embody the American entrepreneurial spirit – individuals who, through creativity and determination, have established and nurtured successful business ventures. 

OC World Receives 2 Nominations for the 74th Annual Golden Mike Awards®

2024-02-15T03:25:02-08:00February 12, 2024|

“The Golden Mike Awards® is one of the oldest broadcast journalism awards show in America, and among the most distinguished with top journalists across America appointed as judges. Unlike most awards contests in which winners are determined by selecting which entry is the 'best' among all those submitted in each category, winners of the Golden Mike Awards® must also meet the 'Standard of Excellence.'” – RTNA OC World was nominated as a finalist in two categories: “Best Long Form Program or Documentary” for its program on the tragic bicycle accident that launched The Bradley Rofer Foundation, and “Best Editing of a Feature Story, Series or Special” for its program on artist Celia Herrera Rodriquez, whose work reflects ancestral memories that help some indigenous peoples find their way back home. Both programs were produced by OC World, a nonprofit multimedia company founded by Scott Hays and Dr. Manuel Gomez. Special recognition and gratitude go to OC World’s friends and supporters, including The Keith & Judy Swayne Family Foundation, Marisla Foundation, and Orange County Community Foundation. [...]

Siyamak Khorrami, Chief Editor of The Epoch Times (Orange County)

2024-02-02T01:41:05-08:00February 2, 2024|

Former state Senator John Moorlach interviews Siyamak Khorrami, Chief Editor of The Epoch Times (Orange County). The Epoch Times is affiliated with the Falun Gong spiritual movement and was founded in 2000 as a way to respond to communist repression and censorship in China, according to the company’s website. It’s described in certain political circles as a far-right media company but declares itself as free from any government or political influences. The Orange County edition of the newspaper has a circulation of roughly 16,000 readers.

HOPE DIES LAST

2024-04-12T11:10:21-07:00February 1, 2024|

“Hope Dies Last” creates a narrative around the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on California communities, and the stories of families who find hope in the darkest of times. This OC World produced documentary was awarded Best Long Form Programming or Documentary at the 73rd Annual Golden Mike Awards® and was also the winner of the 43rd Gold Telly Awards.

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