4G4Hope - Hooman Khalili


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For 13 years, Hooman Khalili has been doing movie reviews and interviewing celebrities from Sting to John Travolta to 50 Cent on Alice radio’s Sarah and Vinnie morning show. He’s also created the most-watched nonpartisan video encouraging youth to vote; 5.1 million YouTube views later, it’s in the Museum of Television and Radio.

Hooman shot the first full-length feature film made entirely on a cell phone: Olive, starring Gena Rowlands. It has five original songs by Dolly Parton.

What do you use your Verizon 4G LTE powered tablet for most often?
It’s perfect for a DJ! I can read books, magazines and reviews, plus download and listen to new music from anywhere.

How does the speed of Verizon 4G LTE make your life easier?
As a DJ, I need to stay up to date on the latest music. With the speed of 4G LTE, I’m able to download music instantly.

How do you accesorize your tablet?
My home screen changes weekly; it’s always an image that inspires me.

What is your favorite accessory to use with your tablet?
The detachable keyboard – and the speakers, when I want to share what I’m listening to.

What are your favorite apps?
Facebook and Spotify.

Why does your charity deserve to win $10G’s?
With its Pioneering Healthier Communities initiative, the YMCA engages communities to become active and get healthy. And teens benefit from the Y’s mentoring programs and social services. The YMCA understands the importance of having a support system and a safe haven.




Strengthening community is the main priority at the Y, which makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and become healthy. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the Bay Area’s health and well-being, and provides opportunities to support neighbors.