What’s New from OC World

2024-05-31T19:40:04-07:00May 10, 2024|

OC Developer Mike Harrah – Raw and Unplugged, An exclusive two-part interview like you’ve never seen him before. Mike Harrah is definitely not your typical developer. Along with building what ultimately will become the tallest building in Orange County, he also is a stunt pilot for Hollywood, car collector, competitive racer, and the designer of a $7 million truck called Thor. He recently was honored with the “Entrepreneur of the Year “award by Orange County Business Journal, where he was introduced as a “visionary in transforming the Orange County skyline” and as a “leading Orange County philanthropist.”

Awards Nominations and Community Collaborations

2024-05-31T19:30:34-07:00March 31, 2024|

Upcoming Show The Power and Awe of Music. “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.

The Singleton Foundation

2024-01-31T22:07:31-08:00December 10, 2023|

Five years ago, Will and Cary Singleton created the Singleton Foundation for Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship – a digital platform with accessible financial tools and learning resources to guide Americans toward financial independence, primarily through gaming, apps, and online video programming. The Foundation’s content has received more than 200 million views. The digital projects, apps, and games curated by the Singleton Foundation include Million Stories, Slyngshot, Venture Valley, Faceplant, and others. Additionally, the narrative of the American automobile mirrors the Singleton Foundation's innovation, serving as a poignant testament to the intertwining threads that weave their philanthropic and entrepreneurial pursuits. The American automobile, a sprawling narrative, evolved, leading the Singleton Collection to discern specific parameters for its curation: innovation, historical significance, the progression of automotive design, originality, and provenance. View the program on KLCS-PBS on Monday, December 11th or visit our YouTube channel. Farmers & Merchants Bank OC World is Honored to Welcome F&M Bank as a Program Sponsor From left to right: Shervin Vadood, [...]

TGR Foundation Champion for Education

2024-01-31T00:45:02-08:00November 19, 2023|

Discover the unlimited possibilities of the TGR Foundation in our upcoming feature, Champions for Education. Learn about the TGR Learning Lab, offering unique educational experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math and its impact on students. Hear from influential players and gain knowledge about innovative new programs in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. The program airs on KLCS PBS on Monday, November 20th. If you can’t watch the live program subscribe to our YouTube channel or visit our program archive. From News Desert to Non-Profit Dr. Manuel Gomez Shares the Values and Victories of OC World Delve into the article “Hard Hitting Support for Local News,” published in Orange Coast magazine, spotlighting Manuel N. Gomez. In reflecting on his involvement with OC World, Gomez shares what drew him to OC World, the value of local news in holding communities together. Orange County might be the biggest news desert in the nation, underscoring the importance of local news that is respectful to guests and responsible to [...]

OC World Exclusive Updates!

2024-02-08T02:24:55-08:00October 29, 2023|

Surviving the Trauma of Relationship Violence Delve into a deeper understanding of the challenges, experiences, and resources for those affected by relationship violence in OC World’s newest program — "Surviving the Trauma of Relationship Violence" featuring Maricela Rios-Faust, CEO of Human Options. Gain insights into the emotions and experiences of those who lived through the cycle. The intergenerational impact leaves lingering trauma for victims and their children. Listen to professionals in the field as they describe the long-term implications. Understand this complex issue that transcends all cultures. OC World Event Marks Two-Year Anniversary OC World, Orange County’s sole public affairs news and features program, recently celebrated its two-year anniversary by recognizing major supporters and friends of the nonprofit media organization. Held at The Cove UCI, the event included presentations tied to the county’s current media landscape by Co-Founder/Co-Producer Dr. Manuel Gomez, Community Philanthropist Keith Swayne, and President/CEO Orange County Community Foundation Shelley Hoss. Introduced at the event were OC World’s sponsors: Wells Fargo Bank, Singleton Foundation, and Farmers & [...]

OC World & UCI Forge Innovative Educational Partnership

2024-02-08T02:44:57-08:00October 10, 2023|

OC World Announces New Collaboration with UCI’s Center for Educational Partnerships OC World is proud to announce a new partnership with UCI's nationally and internationally recognized Center for Educational Partnerships. The Center’s leader, Dr. Stephanie Reyes-Tuccio, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Educational Partnerships, and Dr. Manuel Gomez, Co-Founder of OC World, have agreed to initiate a special program that will provide professional level internship experiences to UCI students interested in pursuing careers in media and communications. Selected students will have a unique Orange County based opportunity to engage in professional learning across the entire spectrum of OC World multi-media productions. Opportunities from research to news/narrative writing, from filming to editing and to final broadcast of OC World to 15.5 million viewers from Santa Barbara to San Diego over the KLCS-PBS channel. “This exciting new partnership will connect UCI to our broader community in a powerful new way, allowing the public to access the latest advances in knowledge and public engagement opportunities across the campus from Science and Health to Humanities and the Arts. [...]

Discover the future of the Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) in this exclusive OC World interview

2024-02-08T03:07:20-08:00September 1, 2023|

OC World guest host and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Rick Reiff interviews two leaders of OCPA—Fullerton Mayor and OCPA Chair Fred Jung, and Irvine City Councilmember and OCPA Vice-Chair Kathleen Treseder. These two leaders acknowledge early challenges but emphasize their commitment to reshaping the agency and rebuilding customer trust. The program airs 5 p.m. Monday 4 September on KLCS-PBS. Until then, here are several outtakes from the interview that can be watched immediately. We’re thrilled to announce that OC World co-founder and producer Dr. Manuel Gomez was featured on the podcast Critical Mass, where he discusses the successes of OC World. Watch live on KCLS.org, or your local KLCS-PBS television station. Click here to find which channel carries KLCS-PBS in your area. Can't make the broadcast? No problem. Subscribe to our YouTube channel where we will be publishing our episodes shortly after each broadcast.

Don’t Miss These Exclusive Upcoming Programs!

2024-02-08T04:08:16-08:00August 26, 2023|

Monday 28 August 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. Monday 28 August What’s the future of the Orange County Power Authority? Energy cooperatives such as OCPA are touted as California’s energy future, providing greener and sometimes cheaper power than the big utilities. OC World guest host Rick Reiff interviews two leaders of the OCPA — Fullerton Mayor Fred Jung, OCPA Chair; and Irvine Councilmember Kathleen Treseder, a climate scientist at UC Irvine and new Vice-Chair of OCPA — who admit the electric cooperative got off to a rocky start. But in this [...]

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