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The Forum is a gathering place of interesting people doing interesting things and making an impact in Northern California. Hosted by Ashlee Tate, Christy Largent and host Chris Resner the purpose of the show is to shine a light on those people and organizations who are positively influencing their communities whether it be through their business or volunteer organization. It is the goal of KIXE to feature guests from all reaches of our 10 county viewing area so that each community and viewer can feel as though they are a part of the larger Forum.

Episode 101: Judy Salter

On this, the pilot episode of The Forum, our hosts interview Judy Salter, a community volunteer and the Redding Chamber of Commerce's 2012 Citizen of the Year. Salter talks about the importance of teaching children the value of volunteering and why projects such as the Redding Library, Women's Fund and early literacy are so vital to our community.

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Episode 102: Brian Garcia, Grilla Bites

In this episode of The Forum our hosts sit down with Brian Garcia, the owner of Grilla Bites in Downtown Redding to talk about the sustainable food movement in America and what spurred him to bring Grilla Bites to Redding.

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Episode 103: Ilynne Davis, Market Street Faire

Market Street Faire is a new weekly summer event in Redding and in this episode of The Forum our hosts talk with one of the organizers. Ilynne Davis discusses why the Market Street Faire is the perfect place to showcase local musicians and artists and why it is so important to have families attend the event. The Market Street Faire takes place Thursday nights during the summer.

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Episode 104: Ed Rullman

In this episode of The Forum our hosts talk with The Redding Chamber of Commerce's Businessman of the Year for 2012 Ed Rullman. Rullman talks about the founding of the Redding Merchants Crime Watch and his work with the Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association.

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Episode 105: Local Musicians, Summer Schappel and Daniel Munoz

In this episode of The Forum our hosts sit down with two rising stars from Northern California, country singer Summer Schappel and Spanish language singer Daniel Munoz el Ausente. Each singer chats about how they got their start and then sings live for our viewers.

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Episode 106: Rick Osbrink

The Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) at Shasta College offers seminars, training sessions and tools to encourage young people to pursue self employment as a career option. In this episode of The Forum YEP Program Coordinator, Rick Osbrink talks about how he got involved with the program and shares some of the inventions from the Annual YEP Business Concept and Elevator Competition.

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Episode 107: Local Authors, Cindy Martinusen Coloma and Kimberly Carlson

In this episode of The Forum our hosts introduce viewers to two unique voices in fiction who hail from the North State. Cindy Martinusen Coloma and Kimberly Carlson talk about their different paths to writing success and offer insights for aspiring authors.

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108: Mayor of Oroville and Roplast Industries

Oroville Mayor, Linda Dahlmeier talks about her two nice things campaign and how she was able to use it during a meeting with Governor Jerry Brown. She also offers details about her recent trade trip to China. In the second part of the show our hosts talk with Roplast Industries owner Robert Bateman. Bateman talks how his industry of reusable bags is evolving and why he located to Oroville.

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109: Active 20-30 Club

In this episode our hosts sit down with two members of the Redding Chamber of Commerce’s Nonprofit of the Year, the Active 20-30 Club of Redding. Our guests highlight some of the clubs annual projects including: the Sundial Film Festival, the Redding Lighted Christmas Parade and purchasing school clothes for underprivileged students.

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110: Rooster Party

Our guest this week is Dan Lance the founder of the nonprofit The Rooster Party. Lance talks about how the party was founded and what they do to help artists and families trying to adopt children. In the second part of the program viewers are treated to a performance by Chris Molitor, one of the artists who has benefited by the work of the Rooster Party.

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111: Shasta Family YMCA and Butte County Boys and Girls Club

In this episode our guests talk with Al Boren from the Shasta Family YMCA about their recent remodel and the new programs that are available to families as a result. In the second part of the program our hosts talk with Rashell Brobst the Chief Executive Officer of the Boys and Girls Club of Butte County and their Youth of the Year Joe Wood. Brobst and Wood talk about the programs available at the club and the demographics of the children they serve.

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112: Women in North State Media

In this episode our hosts talk with Linda Watkins-Bennett from KHSL/KNVN-TV and Doni Chamberlain the founder of the news magazine Our guests talk about the changes they have seen in their more than 20 years of experience working in both print and television media. They discuss challenges faces women in journalism and some of their favorite, and least favorite, parts of their careers.

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113: Innovate North State

This week on The Forum hosts Ashlee Tate and Christy Largent along with guest host Doni Chamberlain interview Jon Gregory from Innovate North State. Gregory talks about the genesis of Innovate North State and their vision to bring economic vitality to the 530 area code. They talk about Innovate North State’s method of pivot point economic development and how they use it to help both existing businesses and start-up companies.

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201: Connecting with Technology

In this episode our hosts talk with Faye Hall from BuildIT and Rachel Hatch with TEDx Redding, two women who have made it their mission to help educate people about the multiple uses of technology both personally and professionally.

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202: Pursuing Higher Education

How do you foster a culture that values higher education in rural communities where the closest four year university is an hour or more away? The guests on this episode of The Forum have made it their mission to help students realize that nothing is outside their reach—including higher education.

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