“Owning A Piece of America” (the “Show”)
As aired on Spectrum News 1: 30-minute “talk show” TV program
“You Are Here” is a branded segment exclusive to “Owning A Piece of America”. The viewers are taken to international festivals and cultural experiences that enrich and celebrate the diversity of the LA population. It elevates appreciation for ethnic traditions and celebrates the multiculturalism of Los Angeles.
Faith Bautista, as the anchor host. Interviews guests featuring and highlighting public policy issues, raise consumer awareness, spotlights corporate social responsibility and other important news that the LA community — and beyond — would benefit from and aims to provide knowledge for new immigrants and affected communities for better understanding of private and public sector services and programs to avail of or to pursue.
Lorena Takushi, Resident Field Correspondent. Interviews and features Southern California immigrants that embody the journey and the reality of The American Dream.
— March 2022
On this edition of “Owning A Piece of America,” host Faith Bautista salutes Women’s History Month. First, she speaks with Janet Nepales, the first female Filipina journalist accepted into the Hollywood Foreign Press and then with self-described “serial entrepreneur” Kate Hancock, principal partner of Metaverse Media.
— February 2022
On this episode of “Owning a Piece of America,” host Faith Bautista covers the topic of college-based technical training with Migdalia Vazquez-Valle from the Rancho Cucamonga Universal Technical Institute.
Plus, correspondent Yasmine Tanres spends time with Korean R&B artist/songwriter Justin Park.
— January 2022
On this edition of “Owning a Piece of America,” host Faith Bautista talks to Paloma Perez, press secretary of the Federal Communications Commission, about the pandemic’s negative effect on the digital divide, plus possible solutions.
— December 2021
On this year-ending episode of “Owning a Piece of America,” host Faith Bautista chats with California Indian Museum executive director Nicole Myers-Lim.
Plus, Lorena Takushi profiles Filipino chef Vallerie Archer of Yamashiro’s Hollywood, and Faith recalls “the best of 2021.”
— November 2021
On this episode of Owning a Piece of America, host Faith Bautista tours the new Red Shield Salvation Army Community Center in Long Beach with its primary benefactor, philanthropist Priscilla Hunt. Plus, Faith hosts a traditional Filipino feast for front-line nurses.
— October 2021
In celebration of Filipino Heritage Month, “Owning A Piece of America” host Faith Bautista speaks with California Attorney General Rob Bonta and the City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works Commissioner Jessica Caloza.
— September 2021
On this episode of Owning a Piece of America, California state Sen. Lena Gonzalez discusses her efforts to shrink the digital divide in her district.
We also have a musical performance by popular Samoan recording artist Jerome Grey and his two sons.
— August 2021
On this episode, host Faith Bautista and State Sen. Monique Limón discuss various consumer protection programs available to Californians.
The show also profiles legendary photographer Dennis Morris.
— July 2021
On this new episode of “Owning a Piece of America,” Faith Bautista talks to Lyft’s Strategic Partnerships Manager Julia Kim, who talks about her company’s commitment to offer assistance those who want to get vaccinated but need transportation.
We also take a look at the success of SteelCraft, a local restaurant complex.
— June 2021
On this edition of “Owning A Piece of America,” host Faith Bautista talks about California’s natural disaster preparedness with State Senator Henry Stern. She also takes an in-depth look at LGBTQ issues with Dr. Myeshia Price of The Trevor Project.
— Special Edition Part 2
On this episode of “Owning A Piece of America,” host Faith Bautista presents the second part of her two-part special on violence against the AAPI community. This week’s guests are California State Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen, plus State Senators Ben Hueso and Dave Cortese.
— Special Edition
On this special episode of Owning a Piece of America, host Faith Bautista discusses the violence against the Asian American Pacific Islanders community with Congressman Ted Lieu and California Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi.
— April 2021
On this episode of “Owning A Piece of America,” host Faith Bautista talks about small business recovery with Martha Miller from the Securities and Exchange Commission, and we get an exclusive tour of the Los Angeles Holocaust Museum.
— March 2021
On this episode of Owning a Piece of America, host Faith Bautista talks about school re-openings with Ricardo Mireles, executive director of Academia Avance, and Nicolas Sessions, the Edward B. Cole Academy principal.
— January 2021
In this episode of Owning A Piece Of America, host Faith Bautista talks about COVID-19 and its effect on children with Dr. Victor Tamashiro, a Pediatrics physician from Mission Hills, Calif.
Spectrum and NDC/NAAC Production Team
Executive Producer: Bernie Han (Spectrum) and Faith Bautista (OAPOA)
Producer: Jeffrey Shore (Spectrum) and DebbieLee Ruiz (OAPOA)
Associate Producer: Lorena Takushi (OAPOA)
Writers: Bernie Han (Spectrum) and Debbie Lee Ruiz & Dennis Heruela (OAPOA)
Production Manager: DebbieLee Ruiz (OAPOA)
Cinematographers: OAPOA, Bryant Swanstrom, Kenny Yates, RomeDigs
Editors: Jorge Lopez (Spectrum) and Misha George (OAPOA)
Hair & Make-Up: Lorena Takushi, Felicity Villegas