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Author: Emily Howard, Annemarie Henton, Alexis Tappan

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Albuquerque just might be the most interesting midsize city in America and it’s time to "Start Bragging" about this wonderful place we call home. On this show, you will hear entrepreneurs, business leaders, community influencers, and other amazing people brag about Albuquerque and how it has made a positive impact on their lives.
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Lindsay Humphries, Program Director for Junior Achievement of New Mexico, loves the way Albuquerque and its people welcome transplants with open arms. Learn more about her experience here as a young professional, and why she's excited about what's next.
Give and Tak‪e‬

Give and Tak‪e‬

2021-03-2841:00

Steve Maestas, CEO of Maestas Development Group, knows a thing or two about taking a chance, believing in the community and harnessing the power of teams. Hear how Steve started in Albuquerque and what he loves most about the community (hint - it's the people!).
Creating a Culture

Creating a Culture

2021-03-2142:37

Jon Patten (co-founder) and Mark Herman (CEO) of Dion’s share their stories about the symbiotic relationship between Albuquerque and Dion’s, the iconic restaurant brand that was started in Albuquerque in 1978.
Reasons to Say Yes

Reasons to Say Yes

2021-03-1440:44

Peter Trevisani is the Owner and President of New Mexico United and he shares with us all the reasons he said yes to launching a professional soccer club in New Mexico.
Urban Planning

Urban Planning

2021-03-0750:45

David Campbell, CEO of Mesa del Sol, has a storied history of international and local diplomatic service, including serving in roles such as Chief Administrative Officer, City Manager, Planning Director and more with the City of Albuquerque. In this episode, David talks about the various cultural assets in Albuquerque, why it keeps pulling him back, and how in New Mexico, women lead.
Joline Gutierrez Krueger is a journalist and UpFront columnist for the Albuquerque Journal. A long-time media writer in Albuquerque gives her a great perspective on the city. 
Room to Run

Room to Run

2021-02-1436:51

Tony Monfiletto is the Executive Director of Future Focused Education and he is driven to create great opportunities for Albuquerque’s young people. On this episode, hear Tony’s take on how schools and focusing on growing our youth can make our city a better place to live. Also, you’ll learn about why he thinks there’s so much “room to run” in Albuquerque. 
Gritty Charm

Gritty Charm

2021-01-3141:09

Notah Begay III, a golf analyst, former PGA Tour pro, and a Native New Mexican, shares his thoughts on why Albuquerqueans’ “gritty charm” makes this city so great. Also, hear his take on how New Mexico offers a living anthropology lesson and how the Indigenous approach to considering the next seven generations can benefit any community.
Dale Dekker, principal of engineering and architecture firm Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, talks about what it's like to run a business in Albuquerque, why our community is poised for the "next normal" and how we can all participate, and his commitment to red chile.
A City with a Soul

A City with a Soul

2021-01-1048:15

Chad Cooper is a financial planner, entrepreneur, baseball lover and New Orleans transplant who loves pretty much everything about Albuquerque.
Building Blocks

Building Blocks

2021-01-0341:55

Rathi Casey, CEO of design firm UKUU Creative, has lived all over the world, but she calls Albuquerque home. From the landscapes to the architecture to the opportunity to build community, there's something about Albuquerque that's different from everywhere else.
Música y Comunidad

Música y Comunidad

2020-12-2739:55

Oti Ruiz is an award-winning, bilingual educator and wonderful musician in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hear about how his mother made a huge impact on his life, and how he humbly works to pay it forward by making a positive impact on young people in our community. 
Career Matchmaker

Career Matchmaker

2020-12-2035:14

In this episode, Monica Sandoval-Johnson talks about creating STEM Boomerang, a workforce development initiative that matches job seekers with employers. Learn more about Monica’s love for Albuquerque, the outdoors, all things science and more.
Young and Hip

Young and Hip

2020-12-1335:27

In this episode, we hear from Kyle Biederwolf with Comcast, a young professional excited about his future in Albuquerque. Hear about why mentorship is so important to him, where he likes to grab a beer, and the truth about Albuquerque's hip-hop scene.
Best in Brew

Best in Brew

2020-11-0842:18

Leah Black, the Executive Director of the New Mexico Brewers Guild, shares her story about how “Albuquerque found her”. Also, hear what makes the New Mexico craft beer industry unique, why Leah considers Albuquerque to be a gem in the desert, and why she takes pride in being a promoter.
Annie Sanchez is a remarkable entrepreneur, coach and business strategist She shares her thoughts on gaining clarity in spite of (or because of) uncertainty and the benefits of having a business and deep network in Albuquerque.
Origin Story

Origin Story

2020-10-2540:56

Emily Howard, Alexis Tappan and Annemarie Henton (the three co-founders of the “Start Bragging” movement) share how this movement came to be and what they love about Albuquerque.
Rath Resilience

Rath Resilience

2020-10-1841:17

Charles Rath, CEO of RS21, created a values-based company to "do good with data." Hear why Charles loves having his company in Albuquerque, how he and his team are helping the world build resilience, and what it really takes to win him over when it comes to the perfect breakfast burrito.
Be Curious

Be Curious

2020-10-1144:30

Dr. Frank Mirabal, CEO at Mad Scientist Media, shares with us his stories from his musician touring days, his time in two Mayors’ offices, and how Albuquerque’s “little brother complex” makes us all better. 
Whether Weather

Whether Weather

2020-10-0441:39

Turns out Albuquerque has dynamic (and dynamite) weather! Join Kerry Jones from NOAA and the National Weather Service to discuss all things Albuquerque weather including the legendary ABQ snowhole!
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