Eye on Travel

Radio Guest List–Westin Hotel in Long Beach, California–December 22, 2018

Locations in this article:  Los Angeles, CA

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This week, Eye on Travel broadcasts from the Westin Hotel in Long Beach, California. Peter Knego, Maritime Historian, discusses Long Beach’s legendary ship Queen Mary and its contributions to victory in World War II. Also from the Queen Mary, Commodore Everette Hoard talks about the enduring popularity of the ship and how it has become the symbol of its Long Beach community. And Dr. Jerry Schubel, President & CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific, talks about the challenges of sustainability and dangers of climate change as well as how the aquarium plans its interactive, special exhibits and its latest expansion. There’s all this and more as Eye on Travel broadcasts from the Westin Hotel in Long Beach, California.

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Susana Sngiem, Executive Director of United Cambodian Community, explains why the Cambodian community is very distinctive and is seen differently from all other Asian communities. She also talks about United Cambodian Community and its role in combating poverty and achieving policy changes.

Dr. Jerry Schubel, President & CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific, reveals the top three most popular animals in the aquarium (two of which also happen to be very cute). He also addresses the dangers of climate change, which put us on the verge of the sixth mass extinction. Dr. Shubel explains what can be done to prevent it and save the environment.

Ronald C. Nelson, Executive Director of the Long Beach Museum of Art, discusses Californian artists and European Modernism of the 1930s and 1940s. He also shares more about the famous sculpture of a fat cat created by Colombian artist Fernando Botero. He then reveals the biggest surprise that visitors have when they visit the Long Beach Museum of Art.

Harry Saltzgaver, Associate Publisher & Executive Editor of Gazette Newspapers, talks about the grunion fish that comes to the local beaches to procreate. He also explains how Long Beach has advanced with the help of the Navy and aerospace. He also sheds light on why the local airport is a good example of what has happened to the whole city.

Everette Hoard, Commodore of the Queen Mary, shares that popularity of the Queen Mary ship–resting in Long Beach Harbor–continues to grow. The ship on average gets 1.6 – 1.8 million visitors a year. Can you guess, which iconic singer had his birthday party on board the Queen Mary?

Peter Knego, Cruise Journalist and Maritime Historian, discusses the Queen Mary ship and its contributions to victory in World War II. At the time of her creation and launch, the Queen Mary was the biggest passenger ship in the world.

Justin Rudd, Chief Inspiration Officer of Community Action Team (CAT), shares how to get involved in beach cleanups, even outside of designated times. He also reveals the only legal off-leash dog beach in Los Angeles.

Hugo Martin, Business Writer for Los Angeles Times, talks about why the TSA is losing employees.

By Alisa Sokolova for PeterGreenberg.com