Naples Talk Radio



Taking you behind the scenes with local community leaders


  • Tami Balavage, Help a Diabetic Child Foundation

    01/08/2017 Duración: 29min

    Tami Balavage is passionate about helping parents and children when they face mounting pressures as a result of Type 1 Diabetes, a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Ongoing treatment is critical because unmanaged type 1 Diabetes could cause eye disease, nerve damage, kidney disease, heart disease or stroke. Unfortunately, blood glucose […]

  • Reverend Van Ellison- Part 2-Using Free Market Principles to Combat Homelessness

    10/07/2017 Duración: 19min

    Part 2 of the Reverend Vann Ellison Interview. After we finished the initial interview, the conversation was so interesting, I decided to produce a second episode right on the spot. Basically, Vann Ellison is a free market capitalist and he believes in using free market principals for ending the serious issue of poverty and homelessness […]

  • Vann Ellison on St. Matthew’s House, “Our job is to be a family of last resort”

    10/07/2017 Duración: 25min

    Reverend Vann R. Ellison is the President and CEO of St. Matthew’s House. For three decades, Saint Matthew’s House has provided solutions to fight homelessness, hunger, drug abuse, and poverty. In addition to serving nearly half a million hot meals, St. Matthew’s House residents have achieved nearly 90% employment. Reverend Ellison has appeared on numerous television […]

  • Carrie Kerskie on Identity Theft: “Every two seconds another American becomes a victim”

    03/07/2017 Duración: 20min

    Carrie Kerskie is the director of Hodges University’s Identity Fraud Institute. She leads the field and research in community engagement for identity fraud. Before launching the Institute,  Carrie was a private investigator. Today is a highly sought after speaker she trains and consults on topics such as identity theft fraud and data breach.  She is a […]

  • Mike Komara: A Leaders Role is to Help Everyone in the Organization See They are a Leader

    21/06/2017 Duración: 18min

    Mike Komara is the President and Founder of Wisdom Works, LLC. He has spent the last few decades leading businesses in addition to coaching successful business leaders, entrepreneurs, and people who want to life to the fullest. Mike is the author of an inspiring book, Life in the Balance:  7 Strategies for Making Life Work. In […]

  • Annalee Kruger, “When emotions get high, I am a family mediator”

    16/06/2017 Duración: 22min

    Annalee Kruger was a social worker before working her way up to a director position at a  community-based continuum of care retirement facility.  Annalee witnessed families touring the center who had no idea of what questions to ask or what to look for in a care facility. She saw many families arrive during a health […]

  • Dennis Sanders, “I want to be part of that… a part of Naples growth”

    09/06/2017 Duración: 16min

    Dennis Sanders is a local community leader who lives in Naples Florida. He is activley involved in Naples Life. He runs a business called Proxy. He is an ambassador for the Naples Chamber of Commerce, a member of The Rotary Club of Naples, a Board Member of the Volunteer’s Board of the American Cancer Society in Naples, […]

  • Karl Fry, Founder of A Wonderful Life Productions

    04/06/2017 Duración: 21min

    Karl Fry is the president and founder of A Wonderful Life Productions. The Company creates documentary quality videos about people to preserve their legacy for families and communities.

  • Steven Popper, Founder of Meals of Hope

    04/06/2017 Duración: 20min

    Steve discusses how he is feeding the hungry right here at home. Meals of Hope was founded by Stephen Popper in 2007. Meals of Hope has packaged 28 millions meals in its mission to end hunger in Collier County and beyond. Its truly an amazing story and worth the listen.

  • Marcel Goncalves, Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    04/06/2017 Duración: 28min

    Marcel is a highly accomplished master in BJJ. Marcel Goncalves is the head instructor at Fight Sports Naples which is located at Jabz gym in Naples Florida. He is an expert black belt and has competed at the highest level in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in addition to competing professionally in Mixed Martial Arts.

  • Bob McDonald, WWII Bugle Player

    04/06/2017 Duración: 22min

    In celebration of the Fourth of July, we are going to honor someone who embodies the spirit of freedom. Today’s guest is a bugle player and a veteran of World War II. Bob was introduced to me by Karl Fry from a Wonderful Life productions who is also joining us today. First Bob will play […]

  • Joe Turner and Paul Bova discuss Florida Southwestern State College

    04/06/2017 Duración: 15min

    Mark Matos discusses Florida Southwestern State College (FSW) with Joe Turner and Paul Bova. Joe Turner is the coordinator of Alumni relations and Paul Bova is the senior director of development for FSW. Florida Southwestern State college has over 40,000 alumni and currently serves 22,000 students.

  • Shane Michael, the Diamond Guy

    04/06/2017 Duración: 17min

    Mark Matos interviews Shane Michael about diamonds and gemstones. Shane is a fifteen year veteran of the jewelry trade and has attained the highly coveted Graduate Gemologist certification from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Share offers his services as a Certified Jewelry Estate Appraiser through his company Aqua Diamonds in both Lee and Collier […]

  • Megan Sorbara, an animal activist and President of the Naples Cat Alliance

    04/06/2017 Duración: 16min

    Nobody has done more for the cats in our community than Megan Sorbara. Megan discusses the Naples Cat Alliance ( The Naples Cat Alliance is a Trap, Neuter, Return, & Rescue Organization with a No-Kill, Free roaming cat shelter. Megan discusses her organizations mission and vision for the community. Listen in to see what makes the […]

  • Jim Scartz, Passionate about Learn2Earn

    04/06/2017 Duración: 13min

    Jim Scartz is a local community leader who is dedicated to getting underserved kids through school to get a paycheck. Jim Scartz discusses the Rotary Club of Naples Learn2Earn Scholarship Program. The Learn2Earn program’s mission is to guide and provide resources to Collier County residents with financial need seeking vocational-technical, occupational training or academic education. The program […]

  • Carolyn Burk, a local community leader at the Rotary Club of Naples

    03/06/2017 Duración: 13min

    Carolyn Burk  is a retired nurse who volunteers at the Rotary club of Naples.   This is an interview of her background, her career, and the reasons she belongs to the Rotary club.  If you are interested in your community  and want to learn more about the people who make a great, you’ll enjoy listening […]