Connecting people to their communities, Real Talk brings issues and topics to the table with Kern County community leaders, elected officials, industry experts, artists and entrepreneurs. Hosted by activist Yvette Flores, multimedia guru Bob Fuentes and self-proclaimed “old-soul” Andres Chavez.
10AM – 12PM
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Yvette Flores quickly rose on the local scene at the tender age of 17. Known for her activism and community work, Yvette works tirelessly to improve the well-being of her community. Her efforts have been celebrated statewide and locally, including being awarded the 2019 youth Wendy Wayne Award by Kegley Institute of Ethics at CSU Bakersfield. A college student herself (CSUB 2021), Yvette has an ablity like none-other to connect with young people. Her intellect and insight is unmatched. Her name is Yvette Flores you won't want to forget it.
Bob ``Multimedia`` Fuentes is an anomaly of sorts. Known as ``Multimedia`` around the local music scene, he arrived at Forge with no experience, only the will to learn. Through his steadfast work, ``Multimedia`` transformed himself into one of the best local media producers in the Central Valley. His creativity and raw talent are unrivaled. His love for his community and people is invaluable. He is multi-dimensional. He is multi-talented. He is ``Multimedia``.
Andres Chavez is in constant pursuit of creating greater good. A self-proclaimed ``old-soul``, he finds inspiration and purpose from the past. Combining the wisdom of yesterday and the contemporary approaches of today, he brings fresh perspective and ideas to the table. He is strategic and shrewd. He is understanding and caring. He is neither this nor that, he is Andres Chavez.