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Food. Wine. Travel. Join us for a “City Talk” the newest streaming experience on-air and online. Your host About Town Deb will guide you through the latest in fun, featured events and flavors covering all things food, wine, and travel in your city and beyond. Airing Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
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Guests: DD James, Singer/Songwriter Eric Anderson, Singer/Songwriter - erichandersenmusic.com J Woody, Singer/Songwriter - jwoody.hearnow.com Show Notes: Today’s episode is all about music from the heart, and I’ll have three of my favorite local musicians sharing their heart and soul from Reno, Nevada to Placerville, California. You all know I just love my Reno and Placerville live music venues. Well, now we’ll see how they’re pivoting so they can still rock our heart and souls! My cohost is DD James, a singer and songwriter who will play one of my favorite songs, “49 Wines.” We’ll also be joined by one of Reno’s favorites, Eric Andersen. He’s a solo artist, songwriter, and MUCH more. Eric will be showcasing his newest original, “Holding Space.” Fun fact: Eric was one of my very first interviews back in the day! We’ll also be joined by J Woody, a Placerville-based musician, who is releasing his record of a lifetime, “Put Your Hand In Mine.” It’s been almost 50 years in the making. I’m so excited to share it with you on today’s show! He'll be hosted by Nello Olivo Winery - Highway 50 Brewery, whose Camino tasting room is one of my favorites! 🍷 #TogetherWeAreOne💙 #LocalMusic #SmallBusinessStrong #JoinUs #ElDoradoWineCountry #CityTalk #AboutTownDeb #PlacevilleMusic Eric Andersen - Holding Space Album Cover By Cameron Paris Eric Anderson Photo Shot to use by Anicia Beckwith Resource Links: https://nelloolivo.com/ https://hwy50brewery.com/ https://www.wildrivergrille.com/ abouttowndeb.com ***License to use music contained in this program was issued by ASCAP (License #: 40000772) and BMI (License#: 60993608) for use by America Matters Media, Reno, NV
Guests: Mike Owen, Crystal Basin Cellars - crystalbasin.com Courtney Meredith, Design on Edge - designonedge.com Jaclyn Coleman, The Muse Group & Reno Resilient - facebook.com/musegroupmarketing Josh Deri, Blend Catering - blendcateringreno.com Show Notes: I’ll be chatting with my friends and business associates, Courtney Meredith with Design on Edge, Jaclyn Coleman with the Muse Group & Reno Resilient, and Josh Deri, owner Chef of Blend Catering. I am so excited to see how Reno is "Cultivating Resiliency Through Education + Connection" through the new Reno Resilient program.  Everyone knows I sure love to connect!  And I LOVE that this program benefits Feed Our Heroes. It's a great opportunity for you to connect and reconnect with the Reno business community through weekly masterclasses on marketing your business during challenging times, meditation during social distancing, accounting, web development, and so much more! Can’t wait to learn more about how I can become more resilient and help provide food to our healthcare workers at the same time.  Bonus!! Mike Owen of Crystal Basin Cellars will be sharing news on the El Dorado Wine Country wineries and how they are ready to share some wine & food starting This Saturday!  Shout out to Nevada Sunset Winery for sharing their new Nevada Sunset Winery Hand Sanitizer with me. This is a must have and even better made with Frey Ranch Distillery’s Gin. Jorja and I also shared that we are on a mission to get healthy with Isagenix.  #TogetherWeAreOne💙 #RenoResilient #SmallBusinessStrong. #LoveReno #JoinUs #ElDoradoWineCountry #CityTalk  #AboutTownDeb #Reno #NevadaSunsetWinery Resource Links: https://www.facebook.com/renoresilient/ https://www.facebook.com/BlendCateringReno/ https://www.facebook.com/designonedge/ http://nevadasunsetwinery.com/ eldoradowines.org abouttowndeb.com ***License to use music contained in this program was issued by ASCAP (License #: 40000772) and BMI (License#: 60993608) for use by America Matters Media, Reno, NV
Guests: Sarah Toney, Note-Ables Music Therapy Services - nmtsreno.org Deborah Maijala, The Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living  - facebook.com/NNCIL The Robe Warriors  - facebook.com/therobewarriors Show Notes: Today we will be chatting with Sarah Toney, one of my favorite people, and the Development Director with the Note-Ables Music Therapy Services. Sarah and my Dad Papa Tony had a special friendship that I will never forget! Also joining us today is Deborah Maijala, the Rural Services Coordinator of The Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living. She’ll talk about how she’s finding ways to incorporate Zoom with the services they offer. Even better they joined their friends at Note-Able Music Therapy Services, who use music to enhance your physical, mental, and cognitive health, regardless of your musical experience or ability. We’ll also have a special live performance and chat with The Robe Warriors, a father/son acoustic duo, whose cartoonish charismatic covers will melt your heart and massage your ears with their reinterpreted soon-to-be-once-again classics.  I owe thanks to Kay & Shi for this discovery, as I was lucky enough to see them perform on their Easter Feed the Local Need. Once I heard these two sing, I was hooked. I’m sure you will be, too. Shout outs to GLORY COFFEE & JR LEAGUE OF RENO, Kay &Shi, Wild River Grille& Happy Mother’s Day to all MOMS.  #AboutTownDeb # CityTAlk #TogetherWeAreOneHeart #RobWarriors  #NNCFL #NoteAblesMusicTherapySerices  #KayandShi Resource Links: https://www.wildrivergrille.com/ https://www.kayandshi.com/ https://glorycloudcoffee.com/ https://www.jlreno.org/ eldoradowines.org abouttowndeb.com ***License to use music contained in this program was issued by ASCAP (License #: 40000772) and BMI (License#: 60993608) for use by America Matters Media, Reno, NV
Guests: Mike Owen, Crystal Basin Cellars - crystalbasin.com Russ Reyes, Kilt and Cork - kiltandcork.com Chef Dean Matthews, Poor Reds - poorreds.com Meghan Burk, Plan My Getaway - planmygetaway.com Show Notes: Your virtual pairing lifesaver include my guest host, Mike Owen of Crystal Basin, who is always here to provide a wine tasting experience that is one part fun and one part information, with service that is described as “legendary foothill hospitality!” Our special guests include Russ Reyes of Kilt & Cork, who has become a leader in unique wine and beer events where wineries and breweries engage with guests and build community, rather than just pouring and drinking. We’ll also chat with Meghan Burk, the VP of Operations of Getaway Reno Tahoe, and more importantly one of the company’s navigators. She combines her passion for content creation with her desire for adventure! Adventure is definitely what you get with Meghan! To finish up our guest list we’ll have Chef Dean Matthews, the Executive Chef at Poor Reds in El Dorado. We can’t wait to hear all about his adventures on the Food Network’s “Supermarket Stakeout,” hosted by Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. Chef Dean came in second behind a chef from the Seattle area. Get the inside scoop on who all will be joining us this Friday and learn more about the worthwhile charities we’ll be supporting at the event! #AboutTownDeb #CityTalk #MaydayWithYourBAE #virtualwinepairings Resource Links: https://www.wallyspizzabar.com/ https://www.feedourheroes.com/ https://freyranch.com/ https://www.marichuysmexicankitchen.com/ https://bgclt.org/ https://foodbankedc.org/ eldoradowines.org abouttowndeb.com ***License to use music contained in this program was issued by ASCAP (License #: 40000772) and BMI (License#: 60993608) for use by America Matters Media, Reno, NV
Guests: Britton Murdock Nunn, Biggest Little Fashion Truck - blftreno.com Blythe Anderson, Labels Reno - labelsreno.com Grant A. Denton, Downtown Reno Partnership - facebook.com/Community-Caregivers-Initiative-100486541634538 Show Notes: Today on City Talk, after months of wearing sweatpants and pajamas, where will the fashion fallout after COVID-19 take us? Will we still be trading our morning commutes for Zoom sessions? We’ll be talking with two of my favorite fashion experts who have you covered. Blythe Anderson of Labels Fashion Boutique and Britton Murdock of the Biggest Little Fashion Truck will get us back on track. While we don’t know where fashion will take us, we do know that style is a lot like love: even when you try, you just can’t stop it!   We also know that our community is always giving back as we welcome our friend Grant A. Denton, the Operations Manager of the Downtown Reno Partnership, to share just how much Reno cares. He has partnered with the Community Caregivers Initiative program that recognizes presponders, health professionals, and first responders who need respite and relief the most. The mission is to provide self-care products to those who are helping others to remind them about their own self-care. I sure know shopping helps with my self-care. Resource Links: engine8urbanwinery.com eldoradowines.org abouttowndeb.com ***License to use music contained in this program was issued by ASCAP (License #: 40000772) and BMI (License#: 60993608) for use by America Matters Media, Reno, NV
Guests: Tres Benzley, Caliber Hair & Makeup Studio - calibersalon.com Nyla Allen, The Refuge Spa at the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel - therefugespa.com Jeramie Lu, Jeramie Lu Photography - jeramielu.com Laura Garcia, La Di Da Beauty - ladidabeautysalon.com Show Notes: The non-essential (business) struggle is real!   Today's episode of City Talk is all about those businesses deemed non-essential. We all know that beauty salons and other personal service providers are VERY essential, and my guests today will talk about how their industries have been hit hard and how they’re coping. Join me and my guest co-host Tres Benzley of Caliber Hair & Makeup Studio as we chat with Nyla Allen from The Refuge Spa at the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel, Jeramie Lu with Jeramie Lu Photography, and Laura Garcia with La di DA Beauty Salon about how COVID-19 is affecting the wedding, spa, beauty, and salon industries.  As personal service providers, my guests rely on connection and personal interface and they really been hit hard.  Laura and Jeramie will talk about the wedding industry and how coronavirus has impacted their businesses. I am amazed that despite these challenges, they continue to give back! Nyla will talk about The Community Caregivers Initiative along with the Downtown Reno Partnership. Once again, I am honored to surround myself with incredible local businesses that never give up an always give back!! #AboutTownDeb #CityTalk #TheStruggleIsReal Resource Links: kehretvineyards.com feedourheroes.com mvwinery.com eldoradowines.org abouttowndeb.com ***License to use music contained in this program was issued by ASCAP (License #: 40000772) and BMI (License#: 60993608) for use by America Matters Media, Reno, NV
Guests: Colby and Ashley Frey, Frey Ranch Distillery - freyranch.com/straight-bourbon-whiskey Mike Steedman and Alynn Delisle, Nevada Sunset Winery - nevadasunsetwinery.com Matt Johnson, IMBIB Reno - imbibreno.com Ryan Goldhammer, Pignic Pub & Patio and Noble Pie Parlor - pignicpubandpatio.com Show Notes: Curbside, delivery, online, oh my! Better yet let’s give back, let's sanitize! Join us for today's episode of City Talk with me, AboutTownDeb, and my guest co-hosts Ashley and Colby Frey, owners of Frey Ranch Distillery, as we talk with our friends and business associates about how local businesses owners are resetting the vibe and supporting each other right now.  Today’s roundtable will also feature Mike Steedman and Alynn Delisle of Nevada Sunset Winery, Matt Johnson of IMBĪB Custom Brews, and Ryan Goldhammer of Pignic Pub & Patio and Noble Pie Parlor in Midtown Reno.  We’ll talk about pivoting operations to address the current needs (think hand sanitizer), how to do positive things for the community right now, how to collaborate, and MUCH more. Resource Links: feedthelocalneed.com kayandshi.com feedourheroes.com mvwinery.com eldoradowines.org abouttowndeb.com ***License to use music contained in this program was issued by ASCAP (License #: 40000772) and BMI (License#: 60993608) for use by America Matters Media, Reno, NV
Guests: Elizabeth Trosper, Trosper Public Relations - trospercommunications.com Courtney Meredith, Design on Edge - designonedge.com Alexa Waldmann, Reno Behaviorial Healthcare - renobehavioral.com Show Notes: Today on City Talk with AboutTownDeb and her special guests Co-Host Elizabeth Trosper with Trosper Public Relations and Panelist’s Courtney Meredith, CEO of Design on Edge along with Alexa Waldmann, LCSW the Director of Clinical Services, Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital discussing mental wellness during the COVID-19 scare.  Great advice on remaining calm through this storm along with amusing tips on your zoom and google hang-out conference call appearances.  This is time to get real my friends. We can’t forget MV Miller Vineyards 2012 Zinfandel Reserve, Fair Play Estate wine shout out to begin the show! Bonus thank you to the Biggest Little Fashion Truck for no contact delivery with love!  It was also get to hear from Kara with the El Dorado Wine Association sharing about how you can get wine delivered to your door. Resource Links: blftreno.com feedthelocalneed.com kayandshi.com feedourheroes.com mvwinery.com eldoradowines.org abouttowndeb.com ***License to use music contained in this program was issued by ASCAP (License #: 40000772) and BMI (License#: 60993608) for use by America Matters Media, Reno, NV
Guests: Amber Howland, Dragonfly Media - dragonflymedia.net Wendy Rawson, Engine 8 Winery - engine8urbanwinery.com Kay & Shi, Squeeze In - kayandshi.com Sandi McCrossin, Musician - soundcloud.com/user-636925213 Show Notes: Today’s episode of City Talk is sponsored by my friend Amber Howland of Dragonfly Media. She’ll share how families with a rare disease often feel helpless and forgotten during crises like COVID-19. Amber will also talk about the Project8p Foundation, an organization focusing on creating a path to treatment for chromosome 8p disorders through research, community, and intelligent information. Given everything that’s happening right now, I thought we needed a bit of music from Sandi McCrossin, one of my favorite Placerville musicians. Sandi is an amazing friend who always knows just what to say, so listen in. Next up is Kay & Shi who will be launching theirFeed The Local Need Live-Athon, an initiative designed to showcase how we can, even sheltering in place in our homes, raise awareness to the fact that many local businesses all over the nation have had to make adjustments to stay afloat, and that lots of individuals have had to do the same to stay intellectually and socially stimulated! They’ll be showcasing all sort of ways you can #FeedTheLocalNeed. Bonus Wine & Charcuterie from Engine 8 Urban Winery in Sparks, Nevada. Thank you to Wendi and Mike Rawson. During these trying times it’s so crucial we stay connected. I hope that I can help you do just that in today’s episode! Tune is next week as my good friend Elizabeth Trosper with Trosper Public Relations will talk about how our Social Media Managers are handling all of the stress. . Together we shall either find a way or make one.” — Anonymous Resource Links: squeezein.com project8p.org RareAsOne.org trospercommunications.com abouttowndeb.com ***License to use music contained in this program was issued by ASCAP (License #: 40000772) and BMI (License#: 60993608) for use by America Matters Media, Reno, NV
Guests: Valerie Barry, Kehret Vineyards - facebook.com/kehretvineyards Mike Owen, Crystal Basin Cellars - CrystalBasin.com Dale and Denise Barcomb, Urban Market - umreno.com Kaya Stanley, Rue Bourbon & Old Granite Street - ruebourbonreno.com Anton Novak, Rounds Bakery - roundsbakery.com Courtney Meredith, Design on Edge - designonedge.com Show Notes: Virtual Giving! On today’s City Talk, we’ll learned how we in the community can support one another by purchasing items from local markets, restaurants, and service companies to show our support right now. Kaya Stanley from Rue Bourbon Reno and Old Granite Street Eatery talked about how folks can support MidTown businesses and order curb-side pickup on their favorite food items! Loved our special delivery by Anton owner of Rounds Bakery. Those amazing to go always fresh package food were delicious. Other guests include Dale and Denise from The The Urban Market, located in the Riverwalk District, Mike Owens with Crystal Basin Cellars, El Dorado Wine Country, and Valerie Barry with Kehret Vineyards. Huge thanks to Courtney and the team on Design on Edge for sponsoring today’s show and sharing how together we can all make a difference. We also shared about #NationalCarryOutDay and Beth Carter with Crème Cafe & Catering called one to share as well Resource Links: abouttowndeb.com ***License to use music contained in this program was issued by ASCAP (License #: 40000772) and BMI (License#: 60993608) for use by America Matters Media, Reno, NV
Guests: Jay Kenny, DoughBoys Donuts - doughboysreno.com Shirley Folkins-Roberts, Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation - nvchildrenscancer.org Ron McCarty, Ceol Irish Pub - ceolirishpub.com  Tracie Campbell, Party Hearty Balloons - partyheartyballoons.com Liam Kyle Cahill, Singer/Songwriter -  LiamKyleCahill.com Show Notes: This episode of City Talk is about all things Irish and you didn’t want to miss!  Be sure listen in as we all got our green on and thanks too Jay Kenny of Doughboys Donuts & AboutTownDeb’s support we were able to donate $500 to the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation for their Shave for the Brave 2020. We’ll also enjoyed green donuts from Doughboys Donuts and Irish Beer from Ceol Irish Pub. As if that’s not enough, Sparks firefighter’s Mike & Patrick and little Ben had their heads shaved LIVE on-set by Caliber Hair & Makeup Studio gals, Jocy and Mercedes  while Liam Kyle Cahill performs Irish songs! Plus, Tracie Campbell of Party Hearty Balloons surprise for us was a huge Balloon Leprechaun sculpture that rocked the set. One more thank you is to Shirley Roberts Co-Founder and Executive Director of Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation and her team for inspiring us all each day as we all work on beating Children Cancer. My heart was over flowing to be able to share so love on set! Resource Links: calibersalon.com nvchildrenscancer.org/d4events/shaveforthebrave crystalbasin.com abouttowndeb.com ***License to use music contained in this program was issued by ASCAP (License #: 40000772) and BMI (License#: 60993608) for use by America Matters Media, Reno, NV
Guests: Britton Griffith - facebook.com/brittonforreno Dani Doehring & Lindy McQuirk, STEP1 - step1inc.org Meredith Tanzer, Eddy House - eddyhouse.org Ash Sobhe, R6S - r6s.com Show Notes: Today’s episode is all about giving back to the many local and deserving Northern Nevada nonprofit organizations. My good friend Britton Griffith is my cohost on set in the studio today as I am out and about in California in Channel Islands at the Lookout Bar & Grill. Britton and I share a passion to support our local nonprofits and together with the amazing leaders on set today we can reach great heights. I would like to thank Ash Sobhe, the Chairman and CEO at R6S, for introducing us to Dani Doehring and Lindy McQuirk with Step 1, Inc.. Ash, Dani, and Lindy will be joining us for today’s show. We’ll also be chatting with Meredith Tanzer with the Eddy House. Thank you to Karen at the Lookout Bar and Grill for joining us on set and chatting about life on her boat. Resource Links: facebook.com/eddyhousereno facebook.com/ashkan.sobhe crystalbasin.com abouttowndeb.com ***License to use music contained in this program was issued by ASCAP (License #: 40000772) and BMI (License#: 60993608) for use by America Matters Media, Reno, NV
Guests: Britton Griffith - facebook.com/brittonforreno Courtney Meredith, Design on Edge - designonedge.com Kylie Rowe, CEO & Founder of Biz Dev + Spox @HealthyNV - facebook.com/kyrobiz Mike Owen, Crystal Basin Cellars - crystalbasin.com Show Notes: Excited to be on the set of City Talk this week with my Beautiful friends, Courtney Meredith, Britton Griffith, Kylie Rowe and of course Jazzy Jorja as we celebrate our Birthdays.. We are the Pisces Gals so let’s get chatting all about being Pisces and what these gals are up to these days rocking our community… and on the line is Mike Owen. Wine of the Week this week is… from Crystal Basin Cellars Mike Owen will be calling in at the start of the show to share about his 2015 El Dorado Reserve Mourvedre and Quijote 2014 El Dorado Grand Reserve. Resource Links: partyheartyballoons.com facebook.com/crmeredith crystalbasin.com nevadasunsetwinery.com abouttowndeb.com ***License to use music contained in this program was issued by ASCAP (License #: 40000772) and BMI (License#: 60993608) for use by America Matters Media, Reno, NV
Guests: Tracie Barnthouse, Travel Nevada - travelnevada.com Anton Novak, Rounds Bakery - roundsbakery.com Show Notes: This week’s episode of City Talk is all about Nevada day trips! Join us as we talk with Traci Barnthouse with Travel Nevada as she shares some pretty cool day trips right in our back yard. Plus, Anton Novak of Rounds Bakery, our very own local bakery right here in Reno, will share his new catering menu, which is the perfect accompaniment to your next Nevada day trip! Bonus sampled wine from Crystal Basin Cellars and Nevada Sunset Winery. Resource Links: facebook.com/roundsbakery facebook.com/travelnevada crystalbasin.com nevadasunsetwinery.com abouttowndeb.com ***License to use music contained in this program was issued by ASCAP (License #: 40000772) and BMI (License#: 60993608) for use by America Matters Media, Reno, NV
Guests: Nyla Allen, CEO/Founder of Dolce Vita Wellness Spa & The Refuge Spa - TheRefugeSpa.com Reto Gross, General Manager of Wild River Grille – wildrivergrille.com Breana Edgerton, Outreach Manager for Pioneer Center - pioneercenter.com Samantha Amato, Estate Planning Attorney - joeygilbertlaw.com/estate-planning Show Notes: Today’s Valentine’s Special Edition of City Talk with About Town Deb, we shared some cool ideas for Valentine’s Day, with an emphasis on taking time for YOU. Bonus shared some of our Favorite El Dorado County Wines. My guests included Nyla Allen, CEO/Founder of The Refuge Spa at the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel, Reto Gross with Wild River Grille, Breana Edgerton, Outreach Manager at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts and Samantha Amato talking Power of Attorney for those moments when we travel or have to make difficult decisions for our loved ones especially around Valentine’s Day. Resource Links: facebook.com/TheRefugeSpa facebook.com/wildrivergrille facebook.com/PioneerCenterReno eldoradowines.org NelloOlivo.com facebook.com/enchantedforestdining creeksidecorkandbrew.com boegerwinery.com abouttowndeb.com ***License to use music contained in this program was issued by ASCAP (License #: 40000772) and BMI (License#: 60993608) for use by America Matters Media, Reno, NV
Guests: Mike Owen, Crystal Basin Cellars - crystalbasin.com Shila Morris & Kay Salerno, Co-Owners Squeeze In & Millennials on a Quest - squeezein.com Danny Heinsohn, Founder & Executive Director of My Hometown Heroes - myhometownheroes.org Show Notes: New year, new show… let’s go! Today's show is the debut of my NEW radio show, City Talk with About Town Deb! Our show featured my great friends, including Mike Owen from Crystal Basin Cellars, Kay & Shi from Squeeze In, and Danny Heinsohn, Founder and Executive Director of My Hometown Heroes, Inc., a nonprofit that provides scholarships for young adult cancer survivors between the ages of 17 and 39. You will love being inspired and hearing the stories of my guests and and also learn a bit about Crystal Basin and the their YUMMY wines. Resource Links: kayandshi.com facebook.com/kayandshi facebook.com/MyHometownHeroes eldoradowines.org nvchildrenscancer.org  abouttowndeb.com ***License to use music contained in this program was issued by ASCAP (License #: 40000772) and BMI (License#: 60993608) for use by America Matters Media, Reno, NV
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