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VOICE OF LA JOLLA

 

La Jolla Internet Radio

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The Voice of La Jolla features a variety of interviews and music guaranteed to please EVERYBODYS' tastes and desires!

“In life, finding a voice is speaking and living the truth.

Each of you is an original.

Each of you has a distinctive voice.

When you find it, your story will be told.
You will be heard!”
       
~ John Grisham

 

Marissa Ugarte

Executive Director of the BSCC

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It’s 3 p.m., do you know where your kids are?

 

It’s 3 p.m., do you know where your kids are? San Diego is a nationally recognized cross-border human trafficking funnel and-unknown to most of its residents, including parents - a neighborhood breeding ground. Day and night, a legion of allied government and nonprofit agencies convene to combat the sex and slave trade. Listen now as Voice of La Jolla host Ron J. Jones speaks with Italo-American citizen Marissa Ugarte, Executive Director of the Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC), an organization whose mission is dedicated to preserving the dignity and well being of exploited men, women and children through prevention, intervention and education.

Image by: NBC 7 San Diego

“STOLEN” is a year-long NBC 7 investigation into the sex trafficking and exploitation of children in San Diego County. The seven-episode documentary series is told from the perspective of survivors, advocates -- even traffickers, and sex buyers, explaining the depth and scope of this problem in our communities and our schools. And with more children online during the coronavirus pandemic, experts say they are at greater risk of exploitation now more than ever.  “STOLEN” celebrates the strength of survivors and their families, as they struggle to free themselves from the bonds of sex trafficking. 

See the full series here.

Credit: NBC 7 San Diego

Dan DeSaegher
Executive Director at Refuge for Women

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Safe Houses aren’t just for secret agents.

 

Safe Houses aren’t just for secret agents. Human trafficking is a darkly profitable $840 million dollar industry in San Diego that abuses and exploits women of all ages. When a woman is rescued from a predator, she is left with many years of past trauma (PTSD) and deep scars from substance abuse. Listen now as Voice of La Jolla host Ron J. Jones speaks with Refuge for Women Executive Director Dan DeSaegher, and learn how RFW strives to help each woman complete their unique program reimagining her future by equipping her with life skills, setting her on a path to succeed in a new life marked with dignity and hope. 

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VOLJ features news and interviews with celebrities, musicians, artists, educators, local business and government leaders, or, simply that neighborhood personality with a GREAT STORY. Since 2013 we've been informing and entertaining our Worldwide Audience as we explore this unique SoCal Coastal Jewel while generating a stronger sense of community through exclusive introductions of its residents to one another and... TO YOU!

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