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Ashy to Ashley is a podcast covering business, sports, and entertainment from a POC perspective. The show is hosted by Charles Ashley III, a serial entrepreneur who is the founder of Cultivating Coders, Ukuu Creative, and a partner in Nikle, a craft spirits company.

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Ashy to Ashley is a podcast covering business, sports, and entertainment from a POC perspective. The show is hosted by Charles Ashley III, a serial entrepreneur who is the founder of Cultivating Coders, Ukuu Creative, and a partner in Nikle, a craft spirits company.

    Burque's Rude Boy: Michael Silva

    Burque's Rude Boy: Michael Silva

    After being fired from a job he loved, Michael Silva was faced with a tough decision--go back and take his chances in a struggling, post-recession job market or pursue his dream to be an entrepreneur. He chose the latter.







    Michael has built businesses that combine his love for music, affection for his home of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and passion for being MASSIVE in service to others. His many startup ventures have been successful using this formula, including ABQ in a Box, Rude Boy Cookies, and Albuquerque Tourism and Sight Seeing Company. Check out his story on the latest episode of Ashy to Ashley!

    • 28 min
    The Beautiful Mind with Erica Davis Crump

    The Beautiful Mind with Erica Davis Crump

    In this episode, Erica Davis Crump sheds light on mental health awareness and the stigma around mental health that exists in the African American community. When Erica experienced issues of anxiety and depression as a child and young adult, these issues were often dismissed and even ignored by family members. She has dedicated her life to destigmatizing mental health by raising awareness, offering support, and sharing resources for those in need.







    For the past seven years, she has provided training on Healthy Relationships, Mental Health Awareness, and Suicide Prevention in every county in New Mexico, to over 40,000 students and guardians. She’s a two time TED speaker, was recently featured in Forbes, and is an Emerge NM Alumni.







    Charles and Dr. Frank also catch-up on all things Thanksgiving, LeBron's infamous walk across half court, the upcoming legacy tours of 2020, and Harlem Capital's VC fund opening at $40 million.  

    • 42 min
    Tech Talk with Alonso Indacochea

    Tech Talk with Alonso Indacochea

    Alonso Indacochea shares his unlikely path to entrepreneurship. With a story that plays out like an episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley, Alonso discusses the journey from coding bootcamp, to starting a business, to eventually selling his business. This episode has some great nuggets of wisdom for those seeking to start a business of any kind.







    Charles and Dr. Frank also discuss the Colin Kaepernick NFL tryout, the recent explosion of E-Sports, and Kanye West’s come to Jesus with his new album release. 

    • 45 min
    Imma Star with Carlos Contreras

    Imma Star with Carlos Contreras

    In episode 8, Carlos Contreras stops by the studio to discuss the One Albuquerque campaign, the hustle of a creative entrepreneur, and the daily discoveries raising a 4-year old creative.







    Carlos is the Marketing and Innovation Director for the City of Albuquerque, working in the Mayor's Office. He also runs an independent production company, Imma Star Productions where he brings the creative community together by curating events, working with local artists and businesses, and developing innovative ways to create "community."







    Charles and Dr. Frank also discuss the tragic passing of Albuquerque-based artist Wake Self, the Microsoft 4-day work week experiment, and the recent woes of the Cleveland Browns.

    • 42 min
    The Funky Drummer with Dr. Frank

    The Funky Drummer with Dr. Frank

    In episode 7, Dr. Frank moves from the producers chair to the "hot seat" to discuss his musical career with Charles. Starting out as an 8 year old sax player, Dr. Frank talks about growing up in a musical family, how he got his first big break in music, how Soul Divine was almost "Velvet Jones," and how to create your own lane when one does not exist for you.







    Shakes is also back in the studio to talk losing your inhibitions for Halloween and poses the question: "when does the holiday season officially begin?"

    • 35 min
    Open for Business with Annemarie Henton

    Open for Business with Annemarie Henton

    In episode 6, Charles catches up with Annemarie Henton, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing for Albuquerque Economic Development. They discuss bringing major players to Albuquerque, including Facebook and Netflix, the power of mentorship, and why you should choose Albuquerque over Silicon Valley or Hollywood.







    Charles and Dr. Frank also discuss the G.O.A.T.--right now-- in the NBA and the recent marketing snafu by Mizzou athletics.

    • 35 min

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