Thursday, January 6, 2022


MARC FISHER, senior editor at the Washington Post who covers the White House and nation’s capital weighs in on the day’s events, the Donald Trump factor and Biden’s remarks.


Fisher, a senior editor of The Washington Post, reports and writes on a wide range of topics. He has been the enterprise editor, local columnist and Berlin bureau chief, among other positions, over 30 years at the paper. Fisher wrote several Post articles that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2016 and the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2014. Fisher previously wrote The Post’s local column and a blog, “Raw Fisher.” Earlier, he was the paper’s special reports editor, wrote about politics and culture for the Style section, served as Central Europe bureau chief on The Post’s Foreign staff, and covered D.C. schools and D.C. politics for the Metro section, where he was also an assistant city editor. His history of radio since the advent of television, “Something in the Air: Radio, Rock and The Revolution That Shaped a Generation” (Random House, 2007), traces radio’s role in the nation’s popular culture from 1950 to the present, focusing on how old media adapt when new technologies burst onto the marketplace. While writing that book, he was a visiting scholar at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. He was also Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University. Fisher is the author of “After the Wall: Germany, the Germans and the Burdens of History” (Simon and Schuster, 1995). The book is a reporter’s view of Germany after reunification, focusing on the country’s struggle with its history during a century of trauma and aggression. The book stemmed from Fisher’s four years reporting in Germany, beginning with the dramatic events of autumn 1989.


CHRISTINA DAGES, thewife of former La Mesa police officer Matthew Dages joins us to talk about the firing of her husband, despite his being found not guilty in a high profile case Involving the arrest of a black man near the Grossmont Transit Center in La Mesa. The controversy sparked local protests.


Award Winning TV Film Director, Writer, Producer, Pilot & Author FRED ASHMAN is our guest to talk about the Proud American film to be used in special fundraiser screenings for charities benefiting wounded, disabled, military veterans, or first responders and his book: “Advocate For the Audience”


As a writer-director-producer, Ashman and his teams have won over 100 major awards for their film video and stage productions including Cine Golden Eagles,  Gold Awards from both the New York and Houston festivals, over 70 Telly Awards, multiple Emmy Awards and others.             Clients include American Airlines (35 years), Boeing, Sony (Japan) NCR (37 years), AT&T, , Disney, Universal, Pizza Hut, Rockwell International, Eli Lilly (Germany) Wells Fargo, Coca Cola, Chevrolet, SONY Japan and USA, Toyota, Bridgestone, Teradata, MasterCard International, Dassault Falcon (jets), Galaxy Aerospace-IAI Aircraft, Learjet/Bombardier, Royal Caribbean & Celebrity Cruise Lines, Sempra Energy, Qualcomm, and many others.                                                                                   

Film credits include three Imax films, two for the C.R. Smith (American Airlines) Museum in Dallas, multiple award winning documentaries, plus many award winning shorts and commercials.  His feature film, “Proud American”, which he wrote and directed, was released nationally on 750 screens (Cinemark, AMC, Regal ++).                                    

TV/Video credits include award winning  documentaries, several TV network pilots , multi camera live broadcast  (CBS) Emmy Awards Shows (director), and music videos. In 2016 Ashman directed 10 episodes of broadcast 1 hour show, shot with a live           

audience of 300,  6 cameras with live band, celebrity acts, for broadcast in SOCal market.                                                                           

An experienced pilot (4,500 hours), Ashman is renowned for his aerial filming expertise. Ashman is also a classically trained professional musician who during college led his own rock band with multiple appearances on the Disneyland stages, opened for Stevie Wonder in concert and has been a studio musician, produced and conducted studio sessions and show with 50 piece live orchestras.