Host: Matt Watson
Topic: Congressman Mike Garcia Provides an Update
Guests: Congressman Mike Garcia; Kristina de Bree, MA, LMFT, EMDR; Tom Bilburck, Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships at College of the Canyons
Congressman Mike Garcia Provides an Update — June 15, 2020
On this episode of Eye On The Valley presented by SCVi & iLEAD Schools, Matt Watson starts the show talking to Congressman Mike Garcia. Congressman Garcia talks about the recent events in Santa Clarita, and his transition into office. Congressman Garcia also spends time talking about continuing to push for reopening in the Santa Clarita Valley. Congressman Garcia talks about how important it is to be careful and continue to follow the guidelines put in place, but he also believes we are ready to reopen our community and move forward. Congressman Garcia addresses his 10% gross pay donation to the nonprofits and how he is excited to give back to the nonprofit and charity organizations that have helped the entire county get through some of the toughest times brought on by Covid-19. He also speaks on the killing of George Floyd and voices his disdain for the officer who killed George Floyd as well as his support for the protesters who he was happy to demonstrate in the city and around the country. Congressman Garcia talks about the need for accountability in police forces so that those who abuse the power of protecting their communities can be banned from serving as a police officer. Listen to Congressman Garcia talk about the important issues he is addressing in the Santa Clarita Valley and in Congress on a federal level during the first and second segments of the first hour of the podcast.
Our next guest on the show is Kristina de Bree, MA, LMFT, EMDR. Kristina calls in to the show to talk about the clinical definition of grief and how it is viewed in the professional world. Kristina also talks about the connections between trauma and grief and how each of these can work together and separately to impact a person. Both of these can manifest themselves in ways a person doesn’t expect, and they can even take a while to realize they have set in. Listen to Kristina’s full interview in the third segment of the first hour of the podcast.
Our next guest on the show is Tom Bilburck, Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships at College of the Canyons (COC). Tom calls in to the show to talk about how COC has worked tirelessly to continue to provide all of their regular services, grants, financial aid programs, and scholarships that they usually do. Matt comments that COC has done so well that they’ve actually improved many of their programs beyond their normally high standards. Tom shares information about how students can get involved with the Financial Aid department at COC so you can attend the college. COC has so many programs to help students attend that Tom strongly encourages reaching out just to ask a few questions to find out about programs you may not even be aware of yet. Listen to all of the information and advice Tom has to share during the first and second segments of the second hour of the podcast.
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