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John Nores #94

Coffee and a Mike

Release Date: 12/04/2019

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Jenna Leurquin, the owner of JL Patisserie in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ. Born in Belgium she went from playing golf, double majoring in International Business and Finance at Boise State University to completing a 9 month training program at Le Cordon Bleu Paris in both cuisine and pastry. She then went on to train among some of the best chefs in Belgium and Paris before moving to Arizona.

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Coffee and a Mike

Baylee Mires is a professional runner living in Flagstaff, Arizona running for Under Armour and being coached by Shayla Houlihan.  Originally from Spokane, Washington she participated in the 2016 Olympic Trials and holds the school record for the 800 meter at the University of Washington.

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Shayla Houlihan is a former professional steeplechaser and has coached at University of Utah, University of California Berkeley in both cross country and track and field. She is currently working for Under Armour in Flagstaff, Arizona coaching a team of professional runners.

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Coffee and a Mike

This podcast focuses on apologetic and redemptive memory traits in contemporary German films on World War II and the Holocaust.  Also we discuss the rise and fall of Adolf Hitler and what modern day Germany looks like today.  

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I wanted to take a look back on the first podcast I did with a politician.  Then Governor-Elect Steve Sisolak had just been appointed as the Governor of Nevada.  Most people did not know that he was a cornerman for a professional boxer that turned into a Hall of Fame boxing trainer Freddie Roach.

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Coffee and a Mike

Mike Kosoy is a professional freestyle wrestler and member of the Sunkist Kids training for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. He comes back on the podcast to discuss where he is at with his training, bullying, state of UFC, and some cool things on the horizon for him in 2020.

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Marcus Marinelli (Revisited) #14 show art Marcus Marinelli (Revisited) #14

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Marcus Marinelli is a power lifter, mixed martial artist and owner of Strong Style gym in Independence, Ohio. He is the head coach of UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic and many others. With Stipe Miocic recently named Pro Athlete of the Year at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards this was a good opportunity to go back and hear how his coach got his start.

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Aisha Praught Leer a female middle-distance runner, a 2016 Olympian, and a 2020 Olympic hopeful competing for Jamaica. She comes on the podcast to discuss running for Under Armour, spending time in Arizona training for this 2020 season, and how she is the person to call if you ever have an allergic reaction to a bee sting.

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Charleen Badman, co-owner of FNB Restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona comes back on the podcast to discuss her winning the 2019 James Beard Award Best Chef Southwest, her recent experience at CES in Las Vegas and all the volunteer work she is doing for the Blue Watermelon Project, a Slow Food Phoenix coalition of local chefs and activists focused on improving school lunches.

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Jenn is a Visual Effects Production Supervisor on feature films. She is currently in post production completing work on Dark Phoenix, the latest installment in the X-Men series. This is her fifth super hero film and 24th feature overall. She has been working in VFX for 15 years.  Her recent film "1917" has been nominated for 10 Academy Awardsin 2020.

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John Nores is a California native. Beginning in 1992, he was hired as a warden for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and retired in December of 2018 as a special operations lieutenant working directly at the state level, co-developing and leading his agency’s elite tactical unit the Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) and developed the CDFW’s first sniper unit aimed at combatting the most environmentally damaging criminals working within California and impacting the nation.