Spotlight – Yuki Kotani Opens Her Heart to Support Cardiac Patients and Their Families

KCBS Radio afternoon news anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell shares the story of Yuki Kotani.

Yuki is the co-founder of Harboring Hearts, a non-profit dedicated to providing support to families whose loved ones are undergoing heart transplants and other life changing cardiac procedures. Yuki, a […]

Spotlight – Her Writing Has Helped Author Esme Wang and Others Feel Less Alone

KCBS Radio afternoon news anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell shares the story of award winning novelist and essayist Esme Wang.

Esme has battled mental heath challenges since she was a child. Today she lives with schizoaffective disorder as well as late stage Lyme disease. She is the […]

Spotlight – TV Meteorologist Spencer Christian Weathers His Own Storm

KCBS Afternoon anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell shares the story of former “Good Morning America,” weatherman Spencer Christian who was a compulsive secret gambler for over 30 years.
 

 

In his new book You Bet Your Life: How I Survived Jim Crow Racism, Hurricane Chasing, and […]

Spotlight – Stuttering Comedian Nina G Turns Her Adversity Into a “Laughing” Matter

KCBS afternoon anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell Interviews Nina G, a standup comedian who stutters.

Nina uses her humor to bring understanding and awareness to disabilities. Nina, who also has dyslexia, is the author of a children’s book called Once Upon An Accommodation.

To learn […]

Spotlight – Paraplegic Amanda Boxtel Gives The Gift of Mobility

KCBS Radio afternoon anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell Interviews Amanda Boxtel who was paralyzed in a freak skiing accident at 24.

18 years later with the help of a bionic exoskeleton suit Amanda was able to walk. Desirous of sharing her gift of mobility Amanda started […]

Spotlight – How Former Bullied Teen Valerie Weisler Started A Youth Empowerment Movement

KCBS Radio afternoon anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell shares the story of 20 year old Valerie Weisler who was bullied in high school.

With first hand knowledge of how bullying erodes self esteem Valerie told a student she saw being bullied that he matters and […]

Spotlight – UCLA Professor Deanna Needell Uses Her Math Skills To Help Battle Lyme Disease

KCBS Radio afternoon anchor and A2A Alliance founder shares the story of Dr. Deanna Needell.

KCBS Radio News Anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell shares the story of mathematician Deanna Needell. Deanna’s Lyme Disease was misdiagnosed for years, during which she endured severe stomach pains, chronic headaches […]

Spotlight – Ryan Manion Honors Her Brother’s Ultimate Sacrifice By Empowering Vets

KCBS Radio afternoon anchor and A2A founder Jeff Bell shares the story of Ryan Manion.

Ryan’s younger brother Travis, a Marine 1st Lieutenant and Naval Academy graduate was killed in Iraq at the age of 27. Travis had a strong sense of duty exemplified by the […]

Spotlight – Xan Harwood-Karlik

A2A Spotlight feature on Xan Harwood-Karlik as heard on KCBS and other CBS Radio News affiliates.

A2A Alliance founder and KCBS Radio afternoon anchor Jeff Bell shares the story of Xan Harwood-Karlik.

At 29, Xan was an avid hang glider, cross fitter and former collegiate rower […]

Spotlight – Christopher Scott

A2A Spotlight feature on Christopher Scott as heard on KCBS and other CBS Radio News affiliates.

A2A Alliance Founder and KCBS Radio afternoon anchor Jeff Bell shares the story of Christopher Scott. After spending 13 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Scott founded […]