Creating a Society where Intimacy is Safe for All

This is the Albuquerque Business Podcast with your host Jason Rigby. Each week we interview leading local business leaders to inspire the vision and the spirit that is in every entrepreneur. We discuss strengths, weakness, strategies, systems and the problems we can all solve together to fulfill a shared vision of a new future for Albuquerque.

Special Guests: James Charleston & Carey O’Connell… 

James Walter Charleston is the creator of Frijoles y Arroz. Writer, actor and producer, Jim, has won numerous awards for his writing and acting. He is co-author of Spiritual Nomads, a research study analyzing self-destructive behavior with regressed memories. He was the co-founder of the Family Crisis Counseling Center dealing with families in danger of having one or more children placed outside of the home and has undergone training in Bonding Psychotherapy. He earned a Masters in Divinity from the Iliff School of Theology and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver. He has written a solo show addressing the problem of sexual assault which he has performed both nationally and internationally. He is also the author of a blog offering resources on how we can bring an end to sexual assault. Frijoles y Arroz is his attempt to help bring about a world where any woman can safely go anywhere at anytime.

To learn more about Jim, please visit

Carey Rose O’Connell – Marketing Manager

Carey’s professional journey has evolved to focus on channels where she can use my skills to support brand successes. Core strengths are in written and verbal communications, analytical perspective, big picture vision, behavioral observation, creative intuition and silver lining outlook. Since forming RoseBrand Consultation Services in 2017 she has successfully supported more than a dozen unique brands, many of which are in film and entertainment.

Frijoles Y Arroz Podcast story is a bumbling Porque Sheriff’s Department struggles to combat crime and build community in this poignant comedy set in eccentric, small-town New Mexico. Frijoles Y Arroz is a pioneering narrative podcast using throwback stylings to tell a story of resistance in modern time.

On a mission to create a Society where Intimacy is Safe for all. Frijoles Y Arroz was created to show the power of nonviolent conflict.

Supporting women-owned businesses is key to the Frijoles Y Arroz mission to create a positive impact in local communities. We are welcoming Women Owned Businesses to our free to join network. Network members receive:

  • Listing on our site network directory
  • Highlighted post content to our social media audiences
  • First option to participate in series and episode sponsor opportunities in future seasons
  • First option to participate in product placement opportunities in future seasons

The Frijoles Y Arroz podcast released Season 1 episodes in September 2019 and has listeners in 48 countries and 329 cities.  Our audience reach can become yours…


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