Interviews

A conversation with Liz McGiffin, American Cancer Society Relay for Life Community Manager, about Relay, a fundraiser, and the Big Bear Relay for Life event on Saturday, August 19. 2017, in Big Bear Lake.


A conversation with Chief Jeff Willis of the Big Bear Fire Department about ThinIsIn.org, a program to keep the Big Bear Valley firewise in the 2017 Fire season.


Talking with Dustin Leno, the general manager of the Big Bear Airport, about all things airport and the East Valley.


April 26, 2017 – Chatting with Represent Us about their protest meeting in Veterans Park on Saturday, April 29, 2017


April 5, 2017 – Volunteer to man a Fire Lookout Station
The Fire Lookout Host Program, which is one of the six volunteer programs of the Southern California Mountains Foundation, is recruiting volunteers to staff fire lookouts for the 2017 fire season. John Phane and Eric Schwartz chatted with Fire Lookout Host Program Coordinator Pam Morey about the program.


April 5, 2017 Talking about Mountain Lions and the Big Bear Alpine Zoo
Bob Cisneros, curator of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, chats with John Phane and Eric Schwartz about mountain lions and the zoo.


Relay for Life interview with Francine Derstine
April 1, 2017, Francine Derstine guested on “What’s Your Beef?” with hosts Eric Schwartz and John Phane. Francine talked about the upcoming Big Bear Relay for Life event scheduled for August 19 & 20, 2017 in Veterans Park. Francine is organizing team “Trophys of Hope” to raise dollars for this battle to find a cure for Cancer.


Relay for Life interview with Scottie Rood of team Banking on a Cure
April 1, 2017, Scottie Rood guested on “What’s Your Beef?” with hosts Eric Schwartz and John Phane. Scotty talked about the upcoming Big Bear Relay for Life event scheduled for August 19 & 20, 2017 in Veterans Park. Scottie is organizing team “Banking On A Cure” to raise dollars for this battle to find a cure for Cancer.


EQUU8.org interview with organization executive director Suzanne Hodges
March 25, 2017, Suzanne Hodges of EQUU8.org talked about the organization and an upcoming fundraiser, “Kindred Spirits” which will feature live entertainment and dancing, a silent auction, opportunity drawings and program speakers. In Big Bear, EQUU8 operates at Shay Meadow Ranch at 1635 Shay Road. Appointments are required as they are not full time at the facility. They teach private and group lessons for individuals with or without special needs. For information, email info@equu8.org or call (909) 855-9963. For more information, call Stephanie Thoth at 540-336-0692 or Suzanne Hodges, 909-855-9963. Visit www.EQUU8.org.


A conversation with Bob Cisneros, curator of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo about the future of the zoo
March 29, 2017
Bob Cisneros became curator of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo in March of 2015. Bob worked at the San Diego Zoo for 21 years. Bob is passionate about improving the lives of the animals in our care. He has great plans to work with the keepers to bring our zoo into the 21st century with evidence based animal management. Bob proudly served as the President of the American Association of Zoo Keepers and is on the Board of Directors of the California Wolf Center, Julian.