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Platinum Candy Cane Gang

LoveRance (governement name: Rance Oliver) is a platinum selling recording arist who’s song “UP!” put in him in the middle of the hip hop world. Rance is a Bay Area native with deep roots in Pinole (shout out Candycane Gang!). Rance opens up about growing up attending multiple schools, discovering his gift and how he is sharing it with the world. The group plays Aldous Snow or New Kanye and Rance goes bobbing for “happy apples”.

Last Stop on Raider’s Media Day

Oakland Raiders Defensive End, Shilique Calhoun sits down with Joe and Gina for a Happy Apple conversation. Shilique discusses his upbringing in Jersey where he originally played tight end and was recruited to play basketball. We discuss his time spent with the MSU football program and where he was when he found out that he got drafted by the Raiders!

The Illustrator

Gina and Joe visit Oliver Black (@oliverblack) at his studio in West Oakland that has been transformed into an Adventure Playground Coloring Book. Oliver talks about his introduction to mural design through graffiti art, the business side of illustration and future projects coming up.

Memorial Day Special!

(Location: Soda Popinksi’s) While at the Neptune & Co. sponsored fundraiser for San Francisco Animal Family Rescue, Gina and Joe stepped behind the bar for some good ol fashion cocktail makin. While making those tips to go towards puppies, Gina was able to get some amazing content of the individuals who support amazing animal rescue organizations such as San Francisco Family Rescue as well as give us a play by play of how a first Bumble date is going #newsocialexperiment

You Would Be a Chihuahua

This week we sit down with the owners of Neptune & Co. (@neptunenco) Justin Yonan and Jasmine Daniel. This amazing power couple/entrepreneurs are dedicated to producing high quality and fashionable collars and leashes while giving back to rescued dogs in need. For every product purchased, Neptune & Co. donates $1 to a dog rescue organization. They discuss their vision and future for Neptune & Co., their love for animals and reveal their Happy Apples.

In the French Quarter Peeling Crawfish

Joe meets with rapper Josh Gray (@joshgrayway). They discuss his upbringing in New Orleans during hurricane Katrina as well as his journey through LA that ultimately brought him to the Bay. They discuss the love he keeps for New Orleans while reminiscing about childhood passions like playing the flute and painting in the French Quarter. They touch on the current state of hip hop and discuss Josh’s upcoming project “Diluted.”

Deinzer!!!

Nicole Moreno-Deinzer is currently is the Founder and CEO of Epifania Magazine. With the creation of the magazine, she had to learn the hard way, what works, and what doesn’t work when it came to digital marketing and content creation. She received her BA in Communication Studies from San Francisco State University and her MBA from Mills College. In a previous life, she worked ion the nonprofit sector and sat on two boards. She discusses the magazine, the importance of being a Latino leader, the benefit of giving back to your community and how sexy her husband is with Gina and Joe.

Fruition

In this episode of the the Happy Apple Hustle series, Gina and Joe are fortunate enough to have on Jackie Hollywood (@jackiehollywood). Jackie has spent the past several years cohosting the very popular Fernando and Gregg Morning show for 99.7 NOW! She is embarking on a new chapter in her life and moving to Arizona where she will be starting a new hosting job on a nationally syndicated radio show called the Tino Cochino Radio show(@tinocochinoradio. Gina and Joe were able to get one of the very last interviews that Jackie did before leaving the Bay and bring her unique, Unicorn like talents to the dessert! WE WILL MISS YOU JACKIE!!!!

REWIND!!!!

Gina and Joe have on one of Gina’s BFFFs, Alana Scott. Alana is a Cal graduate and now teaching in public schools here in the Bay Area. Her and Gina share stories about theater/improv, growing up together and how face-to-face conversation can heal the health problems emerging from the over use of smart phones. NEW GAME ALERT!!!: REWIND

Orchid Kween

Gina and Joe meet with one of Gina’s oldest and most unique friends Ryan Mahrt. We chat about his sexually, social anxiety and how his alter ego Orchid Kween helped him cope with some of that anxiety. Ryan shares a track from one of his SEVEN albums as well as assisting Gina and Joe in an imrpov game as well as naming our Happy Apples/Biodegradable Apples of the week!