Highlighting community organizations and engaging in community dialogue focusing on local issues, not-for-profit service awareness and community advocacy within San Mateo County. Hosted by Dani Gasparini.
EVERYDAY at 7 am
MON-SAT at 12 pm
MON/FRI/SAT/SUN at 7 pm
Pen Voice - 451 - Nicole StoneyGuest: Nicole Stoney
Deputy Fire Marshal, Redwood City Fire Department
Pen Voice - 453 - Bart A. CharlowGuest: Bart A. Charlow, LMFT
CEO, Samaritan House San Mateo
Pen Voice - 450 - Jack HigginsGuest: Jack Higgins, MD
President & Chief Medical Officer, Global Telehealth Network
Pen Voice - 454 - Ann Marie SilvestriGuest: Ann Marie Silvestri, DDS
Dental Program Manager, San Mateo County Health
Pen Voice - 449 - Commission on the Status of Women / Rise 2020Guests:
Nirmala Bandrapalli, Commission President, Commission on the Status of Women, SMC
Tanya Beat, Director of the Commission, Commission on the Status of Women, SMC
firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
RISE 2020 Website: https://smcwomenlead.org/
RISE 2020 and Women’s Hall of Fame, Saturday, March 7, 8:30am – 5:30pm
Pen Voice - 455 - Gauri VaishampayanGuest:
Director of Operations, Science for Scientists
Pen Voice - 446 - Captain Dave Norris, Pt. 1Guest: Captain Dave Norris, San Mateo Police Department
Pen Voice - 447 - Captain Dave Norris, Pt. 2Guest: Captain Dave Norris, San Mateo Police Department
Pen Voice - 445 - Gloria Cahuich GonzalezGuest: Gloria Cahuich Gonzalez
Nutrition Education & Policy Specialist
San Mateo County Health
Pen Voice - 448 - Nancy ColmanGuest: Nancy Colman
Founder and Board Member, Brisbane Village Helping Hands
Pen Voice - 444 - Lance FungGuest: Lance Fung
Curator of Fung Collaboratives & Redwood City Art Kiosk
Pen Voice - 442 - 1000 Hot Thanksgiving Meals + Annual Samaritan House Toy ShopGuest: Bart A. Charlow, LMFT
Samaritan House CEO
1000 Hot Meals for the Community
At Martin Luther King Center in San Mateo
12 - 3 PM
Monday - 11/25
Tuesday - 11/26
Wednesday - 11/27
Thanksgiving Day w/ Jerry Hill - 11/28
Annual Samaritan House Toy Shop:
December 19, 20 & 21
Food & Toy Drives
Pen Voice - 441 - Derek WolfgramGuest: Derek Wolfgram
Library Director, City of Redwood City
Pen Voice - 443 - Fund A Need Towel DriveGuests:
Chief Executive Director & Founder, Fund A Need; Owner, Stamp Bar & Grill; Director of Communications, InSync Real Estate
Owner & Founder, InSync Real Estate; Board Member, Fund A Need
Saturday, November 30
1 - 4 pm
Stamp Bar & Grill
773 Laurel St., San Carlos
Pen Voice - 438 - San Mateo Harvest Festival 2019Guests (L-R): Buffy Martin Tarbox, Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA Communication Manager; Liz Rosinski, Harvest Festival Representative.
"Betty" - Female Pit Bull Mix, Age 11, Spayed
Available at The 2019 Harvest Festival
San Mateo Harvest Festival
November 15-17 at the San Mateo Event Center
Friday and Sunday 10am-5pm, Saturday from 10am-6pm
Pen Voice - 435 - Magical Bridge Foundation Redwood CityGuests (L-R): Claudia Olalla, Landscape Designer for Parks Department, City of Redwood City; Jill Asher, Executive Director and Founder, Magical Bridge Foundation.
Pen Voice - 439 - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)Guests (L-R): Sammi Riley, Redi-Wheels consumer since 2007, Consumer, PCC Education Chair for 2 years; Mike Levinson, Redi-Wheels consumer since 1997, PCC Chair for 5 years, Chair PAL Committee
Eligibility Phone – 650.366.4856
Regular Phone – 650.299.1442
Event Dates & Times:
•Policy, Advocacy Legislative Committee-
11:30AM - 12:30PM, 2nd Tuesday every month except August
•Paratransit Coordinating Council-
1:30PM - 3:30PM, 2nd Tuesday every month except August
•Event Meeting Location: 1250 San Carlos Ave. 2nd Floor Auditorium, San Carlos, CA
Pen Voice - 436 - ART On The SquareGuests (L-R): Jodi Paley, Director, Artist Outreach & Communication; Beth Mostovoy, Producer, Art on the Square, Redwood City.
Pen Voice - 440 - Cat BottiniGuest: Cat Bottini, Program Manager, Sequoia Strong™
Pen Voice - 437 - Preston MerchantGuest: Preston Merchant, Public Information Officer, San Mateo County Health
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
San Mateo County Health
SMC Health on Twitter
Pen Voice - 430 - Aileen CassinettoGuest: Aileen Cassinetto
Poet Laureate, San Mateo County, 2019-2020
Pen Voice - 431 - Kristine ZortmanGuest: Kristine Zortman
Executive Director, Port of Redwood City
10th Annual Portfest RWC
Saturday, October 5 ---- 10 a.m. – 3 p.m
Pen Voice - 432 - Boys & Girls Club of North SMC - SARES REGISGuests:
-Aubrey Merriman, CEO, Boys & Girls Club of North San Mateo County;
-Ken Busch, Senior Vice President, SARES REGIS; Board of Director for Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County
2020 Youth of the Year Reception
Thursday, January 30, 2019
6:00 - 8:30pm
Hosted at Box: 900 Jefferson Ave, Redwood City
Pen Voice - 433 - Srija SrinivasanGuest: Srija Srinivasan
Deputy Chief, San Mateo County Health
Pen Voice - 434 - Family ConnectionsGuests: Yukari Schneider (L), Board of Directors, Family Connections; Sarah Poulain (R), Executive Director, Family Connections
Pen Voice - 424 - Jason GalisatusGuest: Jason Galisatus
Executive Director, Redwood City Education Foundation
Pen Voice - 428 - Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo CountyGuests (L-R): Alex Melendrez and Leora Tanjuatco Ross, Organizer and Organizing Director, Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County
email@example.com • firstname.lastname@example.org
Housing Leadership Day - October 25 - College of San Mateo - 8 am
Pen Voice - 427 - Sharon RanalsGuest: Sharon Ranals
Assistant City Manager/Director of Parks and Recreation, City of South San Francisco
Concert in the Park - Free
11 am – 4:30 pm, Saturday, September 28, 2019
Orange Memorial Park, Orange Avenue at Tennis Drive, South San Francisco
Pen Voice - 429 - Lisa TealerGuest: Lisa Tealer
Interim Executive Director, Bay Area Community Health Advisory Council (BACHAC)
(formerly the African American Community Health Advisory Committee (AACHAC))
Men's Health Symposium
Mills Health Center, Hendrickson Auditorium, 100 South San Mateo Drive, San Mateo
Saturday, Sept. 21 from 7-1pm (Health Screenings from 7-9am, program starts at 9am)
Register by going to www.bachac.org, scroll down and click on Register here today or people can call 650-652-3884
Pen Voice - 425 - David GrabelGuest: David Grabel
Pen Voice - 426 - Sarah NormanGuest: Sarah Norman
Community Partnerships Director, Friends for Youth, Inc.
Pen Voice - 419 - Tiffany OrenGuest: Tiffany Oren
Recreation Manager, City of Foster City
Dates: August 23-25; Hours vary due to program areas
email@example.com • 650-286-3380
Pen Voice - 422 - Chief Susan Manheimer (Extended Interview)Guest: Susan Manheimer
Chief of Police, City of San Mateo
Pen Voice - 420 - Becky CooperGuest: Becky Cooper
Founder, SAFE Mentoring
Co-author of "SAFE: Screening Applicants for Effectiveness" book
Pen Voice - 421 - Elizabeth RouanGuest: Elizabeth Rouan
Household Hazardous Waste Program Coordinator, San Mateo County Health
Pen Voice - 423 - Linda MerslichGuest: Linda Merslich RN BSN
Community Health Nurse
Pen Voice - 414 - Bryan NeiderGuest: Bryan Neider
Pen Voice - 415 - Karen MolinariGuest: Karen Molinari
Executive Director, Healthy Cities Tutoring
firstname.lastname@example.org • healthycitiestutoring.org
New Tutor Training Days & Workshops:
-WED 10/16 - White Oaks Elementary, Multi Use Room, 1901 White Oak Way, San Carlos -- 8:30-10:30 am OR 6:30-8:30 pm
-THU 11/7 - Clifford Elementary, Library, 225 Clifford Avenue, Redwood City, 6:30-8:00 pm
Pen Voice - 416 - Emma HunterGuest: Emma Hunter
Health Emergency Preparedness Analyst
San Mateo County Health
San Mateo County Alert: smcalert.info
FEMA Resources: www.ready.gov
Pen Voice - 417 Christine PeraltaGuest: Christine Peralta
Outreach and Community Engagement Supervisor
City of San Mateo
San Mateo Central Park Music Series 2019
Every Thursday from June 20 to August 15, from 6-8 p.m., except for the Fourth of July event which is from 11a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Central Park, 50 E. Fifth Ave., San Mateo
BAND LINE UP:
Thursday, June 20
Department of Rock (Pop Hits)
Thursday, June 27
Native Elements (Reggae)
Thursday, July 4 (12-2pm)
David Martins House Party (Party Mix)
4th of July Event from 11am-2pm in Central Park
Thursday, July 11
Pride and Joy (Motown/R&B)
Thursday, July 18
Julio Bravo (Latin/Salsa)
Thursday, July 25
SONA (Classic Rock)
Thursday, August 1
Bud E. Luv Orchestra (Swing/Big Band)
Thursday, August 8
Urban Outlaws (Country)
Thursday, August 15
Pop Fiction (Dance Mix)
Pen Voice - 418 - Rachel MeyerGuest: Rachel Meyer
Executive Director, CuriOdyssey
email@example.com • 650.342.7755
Located in Coyote Point Park, 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA
Open Weekly Tuesday through Sunday from 10 to 5, closed July 4th
Pen Voice - 413 - David ShearinGuest: David Shearin
Pastor/ED, Street Life Ministries
Street Life Ministries Presents...
One City United
Battle Against Homelessness
"Let The Games Begin"
Register at www.onecityunited.org/register
Pen Voice - 412 - Donna ColsonGuest: Donna Colson
Mayor, City of Burlingame
Pen Voice - 411 - Derek WolfgramGuest: Derek Wolfgram
Library Director, Redwood City Public Library
Pen Voice - 410 - Craig WingateTopic: "Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products in San Mateo County"
Guest: Craig Wingate
Public Health Educator, Tobacco Prevention Program
San Mateo County Health
Learn About Smoke-Free San Mateo County--
Anonymous Hotline: 650.573.3777
Pen Voice - 409 - Sema TosunGuest: Sema Tosun
Chief Executive Director, Fund A Need
Owner, Stamp Restaurant
Mortgage Loan Officer, First Bank Mortgage
Pen Voice - 408 - Betty Ann HagenauGuest: Betty Ann Hagenau
Co-Founder & Executive Director, Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition (BAATC)
National Hotline Number: 1-888-373-7888
Social Media: facebook.com/baatc.org
Pen Voice - 407 - Armando SanchezGuest: Armando Sanchez
Executive Director, HEART of San Mateo County
Pen Voice - 406 - Jessica SeybertGuest: Jessica Seybert
Team Captain, Team RWC at The Overnight Walk
https://www.theovernight.org/ and Fundraiser Search for Jessica Seybert
Pen Voice - 405 - Peninsula Family ServiceGuests from Peninsula Family Service (PFS):
Rob Lajoie, Vice President of Financial Empowerment, PFS
Alejandra Posada, Peninsula Clean Energy Programs Associate, PFS
DriveForward Electric Workshop Sign-up:
Peninsula Clean Energy:
PFS Thought Leader Series:
Pen Voice - 401 - Kitty LopezGuest: Kitty Lopez
Executive Director, First 5 San Mateo County
Pen Voice - 402 - GO2FoundationGuest: Bonnie J. Addario
Pen Voice - 404 - Tony GapastioneGuest: Tony Gapastione
Creative Director and Founder, BraveMaker
Pen Voice - 403 - Karen PfisterGuest: Karen Pfister
Public Health, Policy, and Planning Division
San Mateo County Health
San Mateo County Health’s new public health data portal:
Pen Voice - 394 - Bernie MellottBernie Mellott
Executive Director, Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County
Crisis Line: 1.800.231.4024
Volunteer Recognition Lunch 2019
Thursday, April 11, 11:30 am, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Foster City Recorded 2.27.2019
Pen Voice - 397 - Co-Ed Boy Scouts of AmericaBrian Curtis
Pacific Skyline Council CEO
Pacific Skyline Council President
Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Burlingame Hyatt Regency
Recognizing Marie Chuang
Councilmember and Former Mayor of Hillsborough
Pen Voice - 392 - RWC Parks & Arts Foundation Pt. 1Susie Peyton and Mac Hart
Volunteer Board Members, Redwood City Parks & Arts Foundation
https://www.rwcpaf.org ⇒ Register for free ticket
Event Dates & Times:
Thursday, April 11th @ 6 pm
Wednesday, May 8th @ 6 pm
Thursday, May 23rd @ 6 pm
All events will be at the Fox Forum in Downtown Redwood City
Pen Voice - 396 - Pernille GutschickPernille Gutschick
Clinical Services Manager, Behavioral Health & Recovery Services
BHRS Crisis Services: www.smchealth.org/bhrs-crisis-services
StarVista San Mateo County 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 650.579.0350 Recorded 2.27.2019
Pen Voice - 398 - Pamela EstesPamela Estes
Human Trafficking Advocacy Coordinator, San Mateo County
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1.888.373.7888
Or text "help" to 233733 (Be Free)
Pen Voice - 399 - David ShearinDavid Shearin
Pastor/ED, Street Life Ministries
Recorded 2.27.2019 Recorded 2.27.2019
Pen Voice - 395 - Jesús U. Betta WorkJesús U. BettaWork
Event Dates & Times: “You Betta Work Comedy ¡Fiesta!” Stand Up Comedy Extravaganza
Every third Friday of the month at 7:30pm
Pen Voice - 389 - Aubrey MerrimanHost Dani Gasparini speaks again with Aubrey Merriman, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County. https://theclubs.org 4th Annual "Where Great Futures Begin" Luncheon Thursday, June 13th Oyster Point Yacht Club, South San Francisco https://animoto.com/play/y3bW1jzABr3wcfhWyheWwQ
Pen Voice - 390 - Bart CharlowHost Dani Gasparini welcomes back Bart Charlow, CEO of Samaritan House San Mateo. http://www.samaritanhousesanmateo.org/ The Samaritan House Gala Event: "Hope is..." THE MAIN EVENT March 16th, 2019 Crowne Plaza, Foster City Tickets & More: https://samaritanhousesanmateo.liveimpact.org/li/8251/sevent/evt/home/104851/69
Pen Voice - 391 - Encore Used BookstoreHost Dani Gasparini speaks with Darlynne Wood, Chairperson, and Wally Jansen, Vice-Chairperson, of Encore Used Bookstore in Redwood City. https://historysmc.org/encore-books-square
Pen Voice - 388 - Autumn QuinnHost Dani Gasparini talks with Autumn Quinn, Vice President of City Trees. https://www.citytrees.org/
Pen Voice - 387 - Carlos MoralesHost Dani Gasparini discusses local jails, drug addiction, incarceration and more important topics with Carlos Morales, Director of Correctional Health Services from San Mateo County Health. https://www.smchealth.org/
Pen Voice - 385 - Bethlehem A.D.Host Rosanne Foust interviews Paula and Karl Dresden from Bethlehem A.D.
December 21, 22, 23 at 1304 Middlefield in Redwood City
From 6:00 - 9:30 pm each night
Pen Voice - 386 - Hank ScherfHost Rosanne Foust interviews Hank Scherf, Chair of the San Mateo County Veterans Commission.
Pen Voice - 378 - Health Coverage UnitHost Dani Gasparini speaks with both Marmi Bermudez, Manager, and Sosefina 'Fina' Pita, Supervisor, of the Health Coverage Unit from San Mateo County Health.
Health Coverage Unit Hotline: 650.616.2002
Pen Voice - 379 - Juan AcostaHost Dani Gasparini speaks with Juan Acosta, Director of Draper University.
Pen Voice - 380 - The 2018 Harvest FestivalHost Dani Gasparini speaks about the 2018 Harvest Festival, the West Coast's largest indoor arts and crafts show, with Liz Rosinski, Harvest Festival Representative, and Buffy Martin-Tarbox, Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA, and Communications Manager.
Pen Voice - 381 - Charles Stone Pt. 1Hear Part 1 of Host Dani Gasparini speaking with Charles Stone, Chair, San Mateo County District Board of Directors.
Pen Voice - 382 - Charles Stone Pt. 2It's Part 2 of Host Dani Gasparini's interview with Charles Stone, Chair, San Mateo County District Board of Directors.
Pen Voice - 383 - Emma ShlaesHost Dani Gasparini interviews Emma Shlaes, Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition.
Pen Voice - 384 - Jennifer Chen and Cheryl AngelesHost Dani Gasparini talks with Jennifer Chen, the new Economic Development Manager for the City of San Mateo, and Cheryl Angeles, President of the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce, about such topics as the 3rd Annual "It's Time to Succeed" event with a "Business Climate Town Hall."
Pen Voice - 373 - Srija SrinivasanHost Dani Gasparini interviews Srija Srinivasan, the new Deputy Chief for San Mateo County Health.
Pen Voice - 376 - Mills-Peninsula Medical Center Pt. 2In Part 2, Host Dani Gasparini speaks with Dr. Dirk Baumann, Co-chair of Mills-Peninsula Medical Center Heart, Brain and Vascular Institute, all about aortic aneurisms, their risks, repairs and more.
Pen Voice - 377 - Christina MirelesHost Dani Gasparini talks with Christina Mireles, Executive Director, Peninsula College Fund.
Pen Voice - 374 - Mills-Peninsula Medical Center Pt. 1In Part 1, Host Dani Gasparini discusses with two from Mill-Peninsula Medical Center topics including their mobile stroke unit and more: both Janet Wagner, CEO of Mills-Peninsula Medical Center; and Dr. Ilana Spokoyny, MD, Stroke Neurologist, Clinical and Research Director, Mobile Stroke Unit.
Pen Voice - 375 - Katie WoodsHost Dani Gasparini discusses features of the brand new San Mateo County Library that opened in Half Moon Bay with Katie Woods, Communications Manager for San Mateo County Libraries.
Pen Voice - 370 - Gail Barnes, Ph.D.Host Dani Gasparini interviews Gail Barnes, Ph.D., Innovator in Technology and Sustainability.
Pen Voice - 371 - Dragon Theatre Pt. 1Host Dani Gasparini interviews two from Dragon Theatre Productions in Redwood City: Meredith Hagedorn, Executive Artistic Director and Founder; and Alika Spencer-Koknar, Incoming Artistic Director and Company Manager.
Pen Voice - 372 - Dragon Theatre Pt. 2For Part 2 of this interview, Host Dani Gasparini speaks with two others from Dragon Theatre Productions in Redwood City: Alika Spencer-Koknar, Incoming Artistic Director and Company Manager; and Bora "Max" Koknar, Incoming Artistic Director and Director of Education
Pen Voice - 365 - Lisa PutkeyHost Dani Gasparini interviews Lisa Putkey, She/Her & They/Them -- Program Director, San Mateo County Pride Center.
Pen Voice - 366 - Maria YapHost Dani Gasparini talks with return guest Maria Yap, Founder & Executive Director of Peninsula Food Runners.
Pen Voice - 362 - SSF Police K9 UnitHost Dani Gasparini interviews Corporal Rebecca Dabney & K9 Ares from the South San Francisco Police K9 Unit.
Pen Voice - 368 - Margi PowerHost Dani Gasparini interviews Margi Power, Program Director, Leadership San Mateo, Foster City, Burlingame and Hillsborough.
Pen Voice - 363 - Melissa Stevenson Diaz Pt. 1Host Dani Gasparini chats with Melissa Stevenson Diaz, City Manager for the City of Redwood City, about their current fiscal budget and how they are financially managing the upcoming year with the community.
Pen Voice - 367 - Ricardo OrtizHost Dani Gasparini talks with Burlingame Councilmember Ricardo Ortiz about plans for a new Community Center, increasing local parking supply and more.
Pen Voice - 364 - Melissa Stevenson Diaz Pt. 2Host Dani Gasparini chats with Melissa Stevenson Diaz, City Manager for the City of Redwood City, about their challenges of housing and transportation, as well as their legalization journey of adult use cannabis.
Pen Voice - 369 - Sema Tosun & Suyin Nichols WEEKEND SPECIALHost Dani Gasparini talks about HIP Housing and need for volunteer hairstylists with two guests: Sema Tosun, Founder & Chief Executive Director, Fund A Need; Owner, Trapeze Restaurant in Burlingame; Mortgage Loan Officer at HomeServices Lending, a Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate; and Suyin Nichols, Senior Activities Coordinator, HIP Housing.
Looking for Volunteer Hair Stylists
for Monday, July 16th, 2018
11AM to 3PM
You would need to provide your own equipment and styling tools.
Event will take place at senior apartment complex in San Mateo (address will be provided to registered volunteers)
Pen Voice - 359 - Ziomara Ochoa RodriguezHost Dani Gasparini talks about mental health awareness month with Ziomara Ochoa Rodriguez, MFT, Clinical Services Manager from Behavioral Health and Recovery Services in the San Mateo County Health System.
Mental Health Awareness Month Kickoff Event
Friday, May 4, from 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Cunha Intermediate School
600 Church Street, Half Moon Bay
More information about Mental Health Awareness Month:
Crisis Hotline for Mental Health:
Call Center Line:
Pen Voice - 358 - Donna Colson Pt. 2Host Dani Gasparini welcomes back Vice Mayor Donna Colson from the City of Burlingame to discuss the LimeBike program, the 150th year of the Anson Burlingame China Treaty and more.
Pen Voice - 355 - Chief Dan MulhollandHost Dani Gasparini discusses all sort of issues with Dan Mulholland, the newest Chief of Police for the City of Redwood City.
Pen Voice - 353 - Public Authority for In-Home Supportive ServicesHost Dani Gasparini talks with two guests from County of San Mateo's Health System via their Aging & Adult Services:
-Betty Fung, MSW, Registry Supervisor, Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services
-Stacy Goldsby, Training Specialist, Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services
Pen Voice - 369B - Sema Tosun & Suyin Nichols EVERGREENHost Dani Gasparini talks about HIP Housing with two guests: Sema Tosun, Founder & Chief Executive Director, Fund A Need; Owner, Trapeze Restaurant in Burlingame; Mortgage Loan Officer at HomeServices Lending, a Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate; and Suyin Nichols, Senior Activities Coordinator, HIP Housing.
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