Deborah Kobylt: Miracle Pelayo

We all love a feel good story, and this is about as uplifting as it gets.

I first met model and actress Miracle Pelayo when she was an infant. I was working as a reporter for KCal9 News, and sent to cover the story of a little girl who was born so premature, that at some point she weighed just 14 ounces.

But she survived, and got in touch with me just this year, thankful for the story we did on her and her family. So we’re following up after all these years to hear about her personal journey from dealing with cerebral palsy to acting in a show on Nickelodeon.
Please join us for this inspiring story . Truly the meaning of a Happy Thanksgiving.

Deborah Kobylt: Federico Pacchioni

Everybody loves Italy and all things Italian, from the food, travel, luxury goods. And subsequently, Italian studies are on the rise. Today, on our Little Italy of LA Podcast, we speak with Federico Pacchioni, Professor of Italian Studies at Chapman University, to talk about the rich curriculum that he helped to develop that includes everything from Italian culture and heritage to the latest trends in business.

Federico also conducts Italian outreach programs and collaborations, and is holder of Sebastian Paul & Marybelle Endowed Musco Chair at Chapman. Join us LIVE as he talks about the growing field of Italian studies and the international appeal of this beautiful culture

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Dan Lothian

Former WhiteHouse correspondent for CNN during the Obama years talks with Deborah Kobylt about what it’s like during the transition from one president to another and what goes on in the White House and press room during that time.”

Dan and Deborah worked together as journalists early in their career, and remain friends to this day.
Dan has a unique perspective after all of his years covering the White House, and he got to cover president-elect Joe Biden quite well, too.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Norma Mendoza-Denton

Deborah Zara Kobylt talks with Norma Mendoza-Denton, a college professor with almost a quarter of
a century of experience studying and teaching anthropology and linguistics.
Her latest project “Language in the Trump Era Scandals and Emergencies,” is a compilation of scientific analysis focusing on President Donald Trump’s language behavior written by language scholars from higher education institutions worldwide and Norma is the lead editor who spearheaded the project.
Norma is a member of the American Anthropological Association and a past President of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology, and currently on the exec board of the Linguistic Society of America