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Radio Guest List—Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, California—March 4, 2017

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IMG_1399This week, the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, California. Located across the San Diego Convention Center and in the heart of downtown San Diego, this 420-room hotel immerses you in the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Southern California culture. Joining the show will be Michael Trimble, Executive Director of the Gaslamp Quarter Association, who describes the 16 and a half blocks that make up the Gaslamp Quarter in the San Diego and how this is truly the historical heart of the city. This April they will be celebrating their 150th anniversary and some of the original buildings are still there today. Mike Boyd, President of Boyd Group International, gives details about Hawaiian Airlines’ expansion, the unintended consequences of President Trump’s travel ban, and why even though they are filling the planes, some U.S. airlines are pulling out of Gulf Carrier cities. There’s all that and more when the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego in California.

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Terry Brennan, Curator and Director of Restorations at the San Diego Air & Space Museum, discusses the museum’s latest exhibits, the Spitfire Mk. XVI, a Navy F6F Hellcat and an A-4 Skyhawk jet they have on display, and how San Diego was at the forefront of aviation history.

Leigh Gallagher, Author of the The Airbnb Story: How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions . . . and Created Plenty of Controversy and Assistant Managing Editor at Fortune Magazine, sheds light on the rise of Airbnb and how the company that started with friends in San Francisco renting out their air mattress turned into a $30 billion company.

Troy Johnson, Food Critic + Editor-at-Large for San Diego Magazine, talks about the influence of Nobu in San Diego’s culinary scene. Before Nobu, that sort of high end restaurant was not seen in the Southern California city. He then expounds on the initial rise of food scene in San Diego and how in 2008 the city had a boom in chefs. They may have only had chain restaurants at one point, but there is one he admits to loving…True Food Kitchen.

Michael Trimble, Executive Director of the Gaslamp Quarter Association, describes the 16 and a half blocks that make up the Gaslamp Quarter in the San Diego and how this is truly the historical heart of the city. This April they will be celebrating their 150th anniversary and some of the original buildings are still there today.

Roger Showley, Writer for the San Diego Union Tribune, talks about the city’s development over the last 30 years and how the Gaslamp Quarter used to be considered a bad area of town. Now it has developed into a thriving center. What remains the cultural center of the city though is Balboa Park, which hosts museums that have a large overall collection than the Smithsonian.

Mike Boyd, President of Boyd Group International, gives details about Hawaiian Airlines’ expansion, the unintended consequences of President Trump’s travel ban, and why even though they are filling the planes, some U.S. airlines are pulling out of Gulf Carrier cities.

Gabe Selak, History Ambassador for the San Diego History Center, describes the importance of San Diego’s preserved architecture and the variety of styles in the city. He also talks about the history of the San Diego Zoo and how it celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. He then dives into the history of the Navy in San Diego and how six out of every ten jobs are related to the U.S. Navy.

Matt Greene, General Manager of the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, shares why he’s returned to the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego and the things he could not leave behind about the city. The Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, celebrating its ten-year anniversary this year, is in what he feels the best spot in the city. The stadium is blocks away and you are within walking distance of 100 restaurants.

By Darra Stone for PeterGreenberg.com

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