Mr Mom with David Marin



“This is US fills the world with the breath of hope.”

Jacquelyn Mitchard

Best-selling author of The Deep End of the Ocean (Oprah’s first Book Club selection)


“If every man could understand the heart-warming and life-changing truths David Marin so personally reveals in This is US, America would be a stronger country."

Dr. Meg Meeker
Best-selling author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters


A single parent, David adopted three Hispanic witness protection program children abandoned in Santa Barbara County. This is US is their story.

Based on the book, excerpted worldwide (70 countries) in Reader’s Digest, Mr. Mom the radio show on 1080 KSCO explores a variety of current topics: single parents, multi-ethnic families, parenting, raising teens, adoption, social services reform, schools, and the political issues parents navigate every day.

An attorney by training, David Marin is the former vice president of two California media companies, including Pulitzer Newspapers on the Central Coast.

To learn more about the Marin family, visit


Every Friday 7:00-8:00 PM on KSCO 1080


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Mr Mom with David Marin- April 13th 2014- Guest: Christina Baker Kline, NY Times Best Selling Author of "Orphan Train"

200,000 abandoned and homeless children were shipped from the East Coast to the midwest as workers, and potentially family members, from 1834 to 1929. David and author Christina Baker Kline discuss her New York Times best-seller, Orphan Train.

Learn more about Christina Baker Kline and her work at

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Mr Mom with David Marin- March 30th 2014- Guest: Bradley Davis, West Valley College President- California's Community College System

David and West Valley College President Bradley Davis discuss California's community college system

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Mr Mom and William Becker discuss Mr Becker's request for the 9th Circuit to reconsider whether students who wore their USA shirts to school on Cinco de Mayo should have their pro-America views silenced to appease America bashers.

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David and San Francisco attorney Angeli Fitch discuss kids and criminal law

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David and psychiatrist Daniel Siegel discuss his new book, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

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David reviews the book Girls on the Edge: The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls. The four factors are sexual identity, the cyber-bubble, obsessions, and environmental toxins

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David Marin talks marijuana legalization - good idea or, not - with Allen St. Pierre, the Executive Director of NORML and Ben Cort, a board member with SAM - Smart Approaches to Marijuana

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Whoa! People are passionate about pit bulls!
David and guests Todd Stosuy, the President of the National Animal Control Association, and attorney Kenneth Phillips talk pit bulls with callers from Colorado, Arizona, southern California, and the Bay area.

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