September 24th, 2021 | 33 mins 49 secs
2020, 2021, animals, anxiety, aron bender, audio, bias, california, cats, coronavirus, covid, covid-19, csun, death, depression, dogs, entertainment, faith, fatherhood, forgiveness, frustration, girl dad, god, golf, grief, hard work, identity, instagram, journalism, joy, kids, ktla, los angeles, love, mental health, neuter, news, oregon, palm springs, pandemic, pets, podcast, portland, positivity, ptsd, radio, recovery, religion, rescues, respect, self care, self love, sobriety, spay, struggle, success, therapy, tiktok, trauma, treatment, twitter, weather, west virginia, widower, wife, youtube, zoom
Aron Bender talks with KTLA reporter and weather anchor Kacey Montoya. She's a fellow graduate of the journalism program at Cal State Northridge. Kacey's criss-crossed the country in pursuit of this dream job in Southern California -- including stops in West Virginia, Palm Springs and Portland, Oregon. She has used her celebrity to start a non-profit that pays for spaying and neutering — and Fix'n Fidos has its first-ever golf tournament October 17th that I’m playing in! Come join us!
June 1st, 2021 | 59 mins 4 secs
2020, 2021, aron bender, atlanta, bias, burnout, coronavirus, covid, covid-19, depression, faith, fatherhood, forgiveness, frustration, god, grief, hard work, hmong, identity, instagram, journalism, joy, kids, laos, los angeles, love, mental health, minnesota, news, oregon, pandemic, podcast, positivity, radio, recovery, religion, self care, self love, spa shootings, st. paul, struggle, success, therapy, tiktok, tv news, twitter, virginia, widower, wife, youtube
Aron Bender catches up with Chenue Her -- a TV news reporter at 11 Alive in Atlanta. We first talked for the podcast back in March but that was a brief conversation centered around the spa shootings in the Atlanta area and the Stop Asian Hate campaign. In this conversation we dive into Chenue’s fight with COVID, growing up in Minnesota, self care as a journalist and son of Hmong immigrants, his meme fame, and his growing sneaker collection.