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Radio Guest List—Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego—July 7, 2018

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This week Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego in San Diego, California. Arnie Weissmann, Editor-in-Chief of Travel Weekly, joins the show to discuss the often confusing brave new world of blockchain technology and gives an update on travel with bitcoin and how hotels are going digital. The Los Angeles Times’ Hugo Martin, reports on another brave new world—how airlines are coming up with their own rules because of liability issues. President Trump may want a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, but near San Diego, they’ve already built….a bridge. Serge Dedina, Environmentalist and Mayor of Imperial Beach, speaks about the very successful Cross Border Xpress and Ann Wycoff from San Diego Magazine on all things food in San Diego–from oysters, to steakhouses, and the best secret fish tacos. There’s all this and more as Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego in San Diego, California.

Photo Credit: Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Click here to listen to the show streaming from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 7, 2018.

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Serge Dedina, Environmentalist and Mayor of Imperial Beach, discusses the Cross Border Xpress, the fight to ban single-use plastic bags in Tijuana and the new Navy base that is coming to Imperial Beach. Serge then talks about California’s most “Southwestern” beach–only 20 minutes from downtown San Diego–and one of his favorite taco spots in San Diego.

Arnie Weissmann, Editor-in-Chief at Travel Weekly and a regular on the program, joins the show to discuss blockchain technology, an update on bitcoin and hotels that are going digital. Arnie also discusses the distances that planes are now flying.

Ann Wycoff, Writer and Editor for San Diego Magazine, Modern Luxury, Coastal Living and Marin Magazine, dishes on all things food–oysters, steakhouses, fish tacos and more. But don’t let fish tacos be a defining factor, because San Diego is evolving beyond fish tacos and great beaches. Ann speaks about Oceanside, Little Italy and authentic farm-to-table cuisine.

Tommy Gomes, 5th-generation commercial fisherman, San Diego native and Fishmonger at Catalina Offshore, stops by to talk about local fish (and the meaning behind “local”), being aware of the source of your food and how his fish don’t get any more fresher. Tommy also comments on the fish of the summer season, a type of fish you should never eat and some of his goals at the local premium seafood company.

Daniel Kuperschmid, General Manager of Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, shares what concerns are the hotel’s priority. He also speaks about listening to the guests and educating the hotel staff to arm them with the tools that will help visitors. Plus, find out the biggest surprises he encountered when he first came to the hotel and San Diego.

Hugo Martin, Business Writer for Los Angeles Times, comments on airlines coming up with their own rules because of liability issues.

Sutti Sripolpa, Executive Chef at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, talks about moving to San Diego from Thailand. He also talks about the hotel’s massive size, kitchens and the challenges that the hotel faces in terms of volume. Sutti then speaks about sourcing food from more than 5,000 farms and his biggest surprise that resulted. And what do Californians not like? Sutti reveals what he tried to bring over from Texas that wasn’t popular.

Michele Parente, Dining, Wine and Lifestyle Reporter for The San Diego Union-Tribune, shares where she gets some of the best foods in the area, what it was like growing up in San Diego’s Little Italy, and how she went to a casino steakhouse for Thanksgiving.


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