Episodes

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Jimmy Karam, Poway Schools, District E, JRP0143

Jimmy Karam, Poway Schools, District E, JRP0143

Jimmy Karam joined us to discuss his campaign for Poway School Board.  Jimmy is a husband, father, retired US Naval Officer, business consultant and economics professor.  During our conversation we covered so much ground including the Black in PUSD Instagram account,...

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Kathryn Cloward, In the Flow, JRP0142

Kathryn Cloward, In the Flow, JRP0142

Kathryn Cloward joined us for an incredibly special podcast episode where we explored self-love, believing in yourself and getting in the flow of positive energy.  As fellow entrepreneurs, Kathryn and I discussed numerous mental concepts to open up our minds and tap...

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Juneteenth and Justice, JRP0141

Juneteenth and Justice, JRP0141

I originally wanted to do this episode on Juneteenth, but then I realized there were other current events to discuss that all follow a similar theme of justice.  So, we discuss Juneteenth, why it is important, wonder why more people do not know about it and then...

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Phil Factor, Poway Humanist, JRP0140

Phil Factor, Poway Humanist, JRP0140

Phil Factor joined us to announce his new grandson and his candidacy for Poway City Council.  Phil shared his philosophy as a humanist and putting people first.  As a Poway Councilman and Representative Phil wants to be a problem solver and be an advocate for the...

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Pete Murray, Qualified Immunity, Criminal Justice, JRP0139

Pete Murray, Qualified Immunity, Criminal Justice, JRP0139

Pete Murray returns to the podcast via Zoom to share his thoughts on recent events surrounding police brutality, racial bias, and a host of other criminal justice issues.  Pete is a Deputy Attorney General in the State of California and has also served as a San Diego...

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Jim Pine, Drive Up Comedy, JRP0138

Jim Pine, Drive Up Comedy, JRP0138

Jim Pine joined me to talk about his new project: Drive Up Comedy.  This rogue comedy event invites comics and fans to show up at a secret location where they can enjoy a comedy show from the safety of their own car.  The end result is an amazing event that heals...

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Intent of the Law, Pete Neild, JRP0138

Intent of the Law, Pete Neild, JRP0138

In my last podcast about George Floyd and Individual Rights I called out the “stupid law” that triggered the terrible killing of Eric Garner.  Pete was fired up by my comment and felt a need to share his own point of view.  We really break down what happen with Eric...

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George Floyd and Individual Rights, JRP0136

George Floyd and Individual Rights, JRP0136

The murder of George Floyd has sparked waves of anger, frustration and protests all across America.  We explore the role of police in our culture and how different groups in society perceive law enforcement.  We also discuss the need for a reawakening in America to...

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My School Choice Story, JRP0135

My School Choice Story, JRP0135

Most people think of school choice as opting to direct tax dollars to private schools, particularly religious schools.  My story was the complete opposite.  I share stories of my youth at a parochial school and the difficult process I went through to transfer to a...

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Self-Esteem is Crucial in Achieving Happiness, JRP0134

Self-Esteem is Crucial in Achieving Happiness, JRP0134

A necessary ingredient in successfully pursuing happiness is having self-esteem.  We discuss the idea of self-esteem:  where it comes from, why it is important, how to boost yourself esteem, and stories and lessons I have learned along the way of my own journey of...

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The Other Guy Has Rights Too, JRP0133

The Other Guy Has Rights Too, JRP0133

Rights are not just for you.  Other people have rights too.  We examine this from a number of angles including the COVID mask crisis at Costco and the government violating the inalienable rights of businesses owners by declaring them “non-essential” and shutting them...

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Capitalism and Burritos, JRP0132

Capitalism and Burritos, JRP0132

A local taco shop increased carne asada burrito prices $1 to cover added expenses from the COVID crisis.  People shrieked that it was a scam, and deception.  We explore how people view capitalism and socialism through their own lens of morality…  of what is right and...

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Blended Learning, Amash, Willie and Tark, JRP0131

Blended Learning, Amash, Willie and Tark, JRP0131

School districts in San Diego County may switch to a blended learning environment combining traditional school with online learning.  This is an arena dominated by charter schools.  We take a closer look at the benefits of this system and those that will be pushing to...

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Flattening Our Inalienable Rights, JRP0130

Flattening Our Inalienable Rights, JRP0130

The objective was to “flatten the curve”, but now it seems the goalposts have shifted. We explore the extension of shelter in place and the closing of businesses/parks/beachs during the COVID crisis.  Have central planners gone too far?  Are our inalienable rights of...

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Mike Ryan, COVID, Grocery Industry, JRP0129

Mike Ryan, COVID, Grocery Industry, JRP0129

Mike Ryan joined us to discuss how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the grocery industry.  Mike shares the challenges he faces getting products in the store and satisfying customer needs.  We also discuss the shelter in place protests, National City and Chula Vista...

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Daryl Hall, Malachi Flynn, Swedish Death Cleaning, JRP0128

Daryl Hall, Malachi Flynn, Swedish Death Cleaning, JRP0128

I challenged myself to come up with a podcast that didn’t involve COVID19.  So we take a close look at Daryl Hall, his show Live from Daryl’s House, Daryl’s place in the Sound of Philadelphia and his work with Hall & Oates.  I also discuss Malachi Flynn’s...

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Shelter-in-Place Protesters, Angels Will Help, JRP0127

Shelter-in-Place Protesters, Angels Will Help, JRP0127

Protesters are erupting in Raleigh, Lansing and Minneapolis. People are starting to get frustrated and outright defy the governor’s orders in their states.  Trump is fueling the fire and there are many political implications.  We break down the protests and how these...

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USPS Privatization, Rent Strike, Justin Amash, JRP0126

USPS Privatization, Rent Strike, Justin Amash, JRP0126

The Republicans want to privatize the Postal Service!  Or do they?  We take a look at the USPS, their evolving role in society and their financial picture.  We also explore the topic of a rent strike and the challenge many people will be facing paying their rent...

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“They Own You”, PPP, Bernie and Carlin, JRP0125

“They Own You”, PPP, Bernie and Carlin, JRP0125

We reflect on George Carlin and his claim about corporate powers and wealthy: “they own you”.  Do they?  We discuss the cluster of a Stimulus Bill and how the system is rigged to help those at the top while small guys fight for the scraps.  I share my personal story...

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It’s Gonna Get Ugly.  Are You Prepared? JRP0124

It’s Gonna Get Ugly. Are You Prepared? JRP0124

The world around us is changing rapidly. The economic fallout is going to be huge.  It's gonna get ugly.  We do some futurecasting of what we think the economy and society will be like once we come out the other side of this pandemic.  We also take a close look at...

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Liberty vs. Shelter in Place, Pete Neild, JRP0123

Liberty vs. Shelter in Place, Pete Neild, JRP0123

Pete Neild joins us to talk about the Shelter in Place ordinance and how that matches up with our inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  We take a close look at the topic of liberty and what that really means in various different contexts. ...

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Free Stuff! + Streaming TV Reviews, JRP0122

Free Stuff! + Streaming TV Reviews, JRP0122

We break down the coronavirus stimulus packages including corporate welfare schemes, worker relief programs and the morality of each plan.  We also get into the secret strategy of Donald Trump’s coronavirus press conferences, reviews of binge worthy streaming TV...

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Chaos is a Ladder, JRP0121

Chaos is a Ladder, JRP0121

If you are a fan of Game of Thrones and Lord Baelish, you may remember the phrase “Chaos is a Ladder”. The coronavirus is creating chaos. Have you seen the ladder yet? We first check in on how everyone is doing.  I share an update on family, career and my recent trip...

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Coronavirus – Invest in Yourself

Coronavirus – Invest in Yourself

The coronavirus has completely taken ahold of our nation, but what are you doing about it?  Are you hypnotized and paralyzed by cable news?  Are you battling at grocery stores?  We discuss a number of strategies where you should invest in yourself so you are better...

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Coronavirus!  Mike Ryan

Coronavirus! Mike Ryan

We break down the surge of coronavirus news unfolding by the hour and discuss the impact it is having in society and our own lives.  Mike Ryan shares his thoughts working in the grocery industry and the emotions customer experience.  We discuss the impact on large...

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Pete Neild Ancestry Research JRP0118

Pete Neild Ancestry Research JRP0118

Pete Neild joined us to discuss his own ancestry journey researching his family history.  We go through his family letters, discuss some of the adventures of his ancestors, and compare notes with my own Ancestry research.  This led us into a discussion of a wide...

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Was Your Super Tuesday Super? JRP0117

Was Your Super Tuesday Super? JRP0117

We take a close look at the Super Tuesday results in the local races in San Diego County and in the Presidential Primary. We reflect on the candidates and community activists that were guests on the podcast and see how they fared in the election. We also examine the...

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David Leland, Padres Spring Training, Aztecs March, JRP016

David Leland, Padres Spring Training, Aztecs March, JRP016

David Leland just got back from Peoria and has plenty to share about the Padres, Jayce Tingler and the potential of a Cactus League Pennant.  We take a look at who is having a great spring and the coaching drills on the back fields.  We also break down David’s great...

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Electric Vehicle Adventure San Diego to Reno JRP0115

Electric Vehicle Adventure San Diego to Reno JRP0115

Road trip!  I share my adventure driving my electric vehicle through the deserts and mountains of the Eastern Sierras from San Diego to Reno and back.  This trip involves exploration, friends, time alone, great scenery and checking out of the rat race for a short...

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My March 3rd Ballot

My March 3rd Ballot

I break down my own March 3rd Super Tuesday primary ballot and share how I am voting on every candidate and measure.  I explain my own history, my rationale and numerous thoughts on issues including money in politics, voting for the lesser of two evils and the wasted...

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Poway Unified Measure P – Follow the Money, JRP0113

Poway Unified Measure P – Follow the Money, JRP0113

The Poway school bond campaign organizers are putting on the full court press to convince voters to approve the bond.  We discover who the special interests are that fund the campaign.  We also take a look at the funding sources for one of the Poway Unified school...

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Gaby Dow San Diego Political Update, JRP0112

Gaby Dow San Diego Political Update, JRP0112

Gaby Dow returned for her second podcast interview and we had a great time covering national and San Diego political issues.  We broke down the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination process looking at each candidate and how the race was shaping up.  We can’t talk...

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David Leland Padres Spring Training Aztec Hoops JRP0111

David Leland Padres Spring Training Aztec Hoops JRP0111

David Leland is back!  We dive into Padres Spring Training, the Wil Myers drama and various looks at the depth chart.  Plus we talk about Aztecs men’s basketball, this weekend’s game vs Boise St and projections of where they might land in the March Madness...

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Mike Ryan, Nissan Datsun 240Z, JRP0110

Mike Ryan, Nissan Datsun 240Z, JRP0110

Mike Ryan is back in the JRP Podcast Studio to talk about his 240Z.  We explored the history of these cars from Nissan Datsun, learned about the original designers, and discovered the deep world of Z car enthusiasts.  Mike shared stories how he got the 240Z...

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No on Poway Unified Measure P, Iowa, Dem Debates, JRP0109

No on Poway Unified Measure P, Iowa, Dem Debates, JRP0109

No on Poway Unified Measure P.  We break down the Poway school bond as a ploy to pass a tax increase to voters and free up money in the $400M annual budget to pay teachers more.  We also look at the San Diego County Supervisor District 2 race, the Iowa...

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Bigotry Infecting San Diego Politics, JRP0108

Bigotry Infecting San Diego Politics, JRP0108

Bigotry has existed since the dawn of man.  Fear of the other.  We’ve seen it in American politics since our nation began.  Sadly, bigotry remains a political weapon and it finds it’s way into a few San Diego political races. We take a look at the match...

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David Leland Kobe Mookie Padres Aztecs Super Bowl JRP0107

David Leland Kobe Mookie Padres Aztecs Super Bowl JRP0107

David Leland joined us to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant and discuss a wide variety of current sports news.  We get into Aztec Basketball getting win #21 in Las Vegas, former Aztec Football Head Coach Rocky Long getting hired as defensive coordinator in New Mexico,...

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Liars, Cheaters and Politicians, JRP0106

Liars, Cheaters and Politicians, JRP0106

What’s going on with this flurry of bad behavior?  We take a look at liars, cheaters and other scandals involving politicians and professional athletes, including the Houston Astros, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton and Poway Mayor...

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Pete Murray for Judge JRP0105

Pete Murray for Judge JRP0105

Pete Murray joined us to discuss his campaign for San Diego County Superior Court Judge.  Pete shares his diverse background as a Deputy District Attorney, Deputy Attorney General and an owner of a private law practice.  We enjoyed walking down memory lane as Pete...

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Neil Peart Rush Tribute, San Diego News, JRP0104

Neil Peart Rush Tribute, San Diego News, JRP0104

We pay tribute to Neil Peart and the band Rush in this podcast episode.  Neil Peart passed away last week and we saw an outpouring of respect and sadness all over social media.  We reflect on Neil’s greatness, the accomplishments of the band Rush and the...

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Jake LeClair, Addiction, Horse Therapy, JRP0103

Jake LeClair, Addiction, Horse Therapy, JRP0103

Jake LeClair from Emerge Resilient visited the JRP podcast studio to discuss drug addiction and his innovative therapy connecting recovering addicts with horses. We covered many of the reasons people seek drugs and how easy it is to fall into the trap of...

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Fernando Garcia for Congress CA53, JRP0102

Fernando Garcia for Congress CA53, JRP0102

Fernando Garcia joined us to discuss his candidacy for the US House of Representatives in California’s 53rd district.  Fernando is a resident of Golden Hill, a father, a green entrepreneur, and an Aztec Alum (Criminal Justice). The 53rd district includes eastern...

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David Leland Aztecs Padres NFL Sports Update

David Leland Aztecs Padres NFL Sports Update

David Leland is back to cover the Aztec hoops 15-0 start, #7 ranking, and predict their final record and NCAA result. We also talk Padres and NFL playoffs. It’s a New Year and David Leland is back to share his insights on the world of sports.  We break down the...

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Kevin McNamara, Stoneridge, Farm in Poway, JRP0100

Kevin McNamara, Stoneridge, Farm in Poway, JRP0100

Kevin McNamara joined us to discuss the redevelopment of the Stoneridge Golf Course and his new project, The Farm in Poway.  We reviewed the home types, sizes and expected price range.  We went over infrastructure issues including water, traffic and schools....

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Nick Neild, Mindfulness, Just Bee, JRP0099

Nick Neild, Mindfulness, Just Bee, JRP0099

Nick Neild joined us to discuss mindfulness, meditation, cognitive behavioral science and his new book, Just Bee.  These practices help us reduce stress and make wise choices by controlling our thoughts and feelings.  It was fun to learn that we may be...

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Poway Water Crisis Part 2, Restaurants vs. Government, JRP0098

Poway Water Crisis Part 2, Restaurants vs. Government, JRP0098

The Poway Water Crisis continues to unfold.  Since the Boil Water Advisory was lifted we explore the community’s response to help Poway restaurants get back on their feet.  Customers are tipping generously, the Chamber of Commerce is promoting local business and...

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David Leland, Padres Trades, Aztecs Hoops, JRP0097

David Leland, Padres Trades, Aztecs Hoops, JRP0097

So much happening in San Diego Sports! David Leland is back in the JRP podcast studio to break down the recent Padres trades to acquire Grisham, Davies and Profar, plus the free agent signing of Pomeranz. (This podcast was recorded a few hours prior to the trade for...

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Heart Force Science Group, Pete Neild, JRP0096

Heart Force Science Group, Pete Neild, JRP0096

Pete Neild joined us to discuss his newest scientific innovation and his startup Heart Force Science Group.  Pete has patented a method of measuring the actual force a heart produces.  Working with a team of mathematicians, they have transformed Pete’s...

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What Are You Doing with Your Life?  JRP0095

What Are You Doing with Your Life? JRP0095

“If money were no object, and success was guaranteed, what would you be doing with your life?”  This was the question a neighbor in my city shared on Facebook.  In this podcast we explore the excuses people make to deny themselves the life that they want to...

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Poway Water, Duncan Hunter, Carlsbad Free Speech, JRP0094

Poway Water, Duncan Hunter, Carlsbad Free Speech, JRP0094

The Poway water system has been compromised and the community is buzzing.  We explore the issue, the reactions of our neighbors, the actions of our local leaders and all of the chirping, blaming and politicization of the issue.  We also take a close look at...

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Sexist Law, Dem Debate, Poway School Bond, JRP0093

Sexist Law, Dem Debate, Poway School Bond, JRP0093

We cover a wide range of issues in this podcast starting with the sexist law story of a woman charged with lewdness for being topless inside her own home.  We also review the Democratic Debate and share top of mind thoughts on various candidates and issues.  We also...

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Mark DiCiero, Classic Rotors, Helicopter Museum, JRP0022

Mark DiCiero, Classic Rotors, Helicopter Museum, JRP0022

We take the podcast on the road and visit with Mark DiCiero at Classic Rotors.  Classic Rotors is a rare and vintage rotorcraft museum located at the Ramona Airport.  It is one of only two helicopter museums in America and one of four in the world. ...

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Greg Harris, Summer of ’78, JRP0092

Greg Harris, Summer of ’78, JRP0092

Rancho Bernardo author Greg Harris joined us to talk about his new book “The Summer of ‘78”.  Greg’s book documents the ultimate road trip of two friends graduating high school and going on a 5-week adventure through California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming,...

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Bloomberg OK Boomer Poway Thrift Stores JRP0091

Bloomberg OK Boomer Poway Thrift Stores JRP0091

Michael Bloomberg is about to jump into the race for President as a Democrat. How does his presence change dynamics of the primary race? Should we expect a Billionaire Busy Body just as he was as mayor of New York City? We take a close look at some of the policies...

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Oklahoma Prisoner Release, JRP0090

Oklahoma Prisoner Release, JRP0090

The State of Oklahoma just released approximately 500 prisoners from it’s system as part of a movement to reduce felony crimes to misdemeanors.  We examine this new story but also take a broader look at the Incarceration State, the Criminal Justice System and the...

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Warren’s Medicare for All Plan, JRP0089

Warren’s Medicare for All Plan, JRP0089

Elizabeth Warren, the POTUS candidate with a plan for nearly everything, has finally released her Medicare for All plan.  We dive in and look at her proposal examining the mathematical, moral and incentive angles that she is putting forward.  We particularly...

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Lyft Free Rides to Job Interviews, JRP0088

Lyft Free Rides to Job Interviews, JRP0088

Lyft is offering free rides to job interviews.  We break down this great community service and public relations move by Lyft within the context of the government attacks on the gig economy. We also discuss how the gig economy empowers workers by giving them more...

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Happiness, AOC, Free Speech, Poway News, JRP0087

Happiness, AOC, Free Speech, Poway News, JRP0087

I’ve had a great few weeks connecting with people doing special things in their life, pursuing their own happiness. But do we create our own barriers that prevent us from experiencing this joy?  We take a look at various examples pf people pursuing their happiness and...

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David Leland, Padres, Tingler, Aztecs, JRP0086

David Leland, Padres, Tingler, Aztecs, JRP0086

David Leland is back in the JRP podcast studio to break down the San Diego Padres hiring of new manager Jayce Tingler.  We get into Tingler’s resume, the upgrade over Andy Green and the reactions from our friends on #PadresTwitter.  Then we take look at the...

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Kathryn Cloward, Kathryn the Grape, Entrepreneur, JRP0085

Kathryn Cloward, Kathryn the Grape, Entrepreneur, JRP0085

I was so pleased to get to know Kathryn Cloward and her incredible story.  Kathryn is an award-winning book series author, performing songwriter, media publisher and producer, and serial entrepreneur. She is also the founder and CEO of Kandon Unlimited, Inc., a...

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How Much Do You Tip? JRP0084

How Much Do You Tip? JRP0084

This is such a confusing topic.  How much should you tip?  Who do you tip?  What are the rules?  What are your standards?  Why does tipping seem to happen in the shadows? How are tips distributed amongst the staff? I share numerous examples of...

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Jennifer Klein, Music, Synanon, JRP0083

Jennifer Klein, Music, Synanon, JRP0083

Jennifer Klein joined us to talk music, Poway, Synanon and so much more.  We discussed her organic creation process and capturing her emotions in song.  Jennifer shared her experience making her first music video at her Poway home for her song “Lean into...

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Elizabeth Warren OMG, Dem Debates, JRP0082

Elizabeth Warren OMG, Dem Debates, JRP0082

We break down the Democratic Presidential Debate on October 15, 2019 with a special spotlight on Elizabeth Warren.  In my opinion, Warren had a terrible night.  She was dishonest, deceptive and ungrateful.  This podcast covers wealth inequality, wealth...

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Poway Protesters, Trump vs Anti-Trump, JRP0081

Poway Protesters, Trump vs Anti-Trump, JRP0081

A Pleasant Valley Sunday in Poway? Not so for the Poway Protesters.  A very vibrant, positive group of political activists have been protesting against President Trump in Poway for 2.5 years and now the Pro Trump group has taken over the corner across the street....

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The Elections are Rigged, JRP0080

The Elections are Rigged, JRP0080

The elections are rigged, broken, warped, distorted.  Pick your descriptor.  It is anything but a fair, open and democratic process.  Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard just called out the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for working in...

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Butte, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, JRP0079

Butte, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, JRP0079

A whirlwind 2-week trip that included themes of civil rights, liberty and equality. A journey taking in the sweet sounds of country music, blues, jazz and rock ‘n roll. A personal tour that experienced the expanse of Big Sky Country and the narrow alleys of Bourbon...

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David Leland, Padres 2019 Wrap Up, JRP0078

David Leland, Padres 2019 Wrap Up, JRP0078

Our favorite sports analyst, David Leland, joined me to break down the San Diego Padres 2019 season.  We discuss the manager vacancy and candidates we’d like to see get the gig.  Then we break down the entire roster, discuss player performance, propose a...

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Big Stone Lodge Poway, PUSD Finances, JRP0077

Big Stone Lodge Poway, PUSD Finances, JRP0077

The Big Stone Lodge is a big part of the history of Poway and is now about to be demolished to make way for Low Income Veteran’s Housing.  We explore the history of this building, the potential of making this area a park, veteran’s issues, and community activists...

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Gig Economy, 1 Year Anniversary, JRP0076

Gig Economy, 1 Year Anniversary, JRP0076

The California state government has radically changed the rules of the gig economy.  Definitions of contractors and employees have changed, supposedly to offer benefits to the worker.  But really, who wins?  We follow the money and look at the entities...

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San Diego Housing, Work from Anywhere, JRP0075

San Diego Housing, Work from Anywhere, JRP0075

We explore the history of San Diego housing development over the course of the last 40 years and how we ended up in this housing crisis.  It was interesting to retrace our memories of development in the 70s, 80s and 90s as communities in Mira Mesa, Rancho...

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Chick-fil-A, Trump, Free Speech, Free Trade, JRP0074

Chick-fil-A, Trump, Free Speech, Free Trade, JRP0074

Chick-fil-A had their grand opening in Poway and the city is buzzing.  People love CFA’s chicken.  Powegians have a new restaurant to enjoy.  There are smiling faces and neighbors meeting neighbors at the big event in town.  City leaders are there...

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Secrets to Ordering a Custom Car, JRP0073

Secrets to Ordering a Custom Car, JRP0073

Interested in ordering that custom car of your dreams?  We learn the hidden secrets and what happens behind the curtain when you place a custom car order with a dealership. Corvette enthusiast, Pete Neild, and San Diego’s favorite car guy, Mike Polite, joined us...

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Poway School Bond, Santee Granny Flats, JRP0071

Poway School Bond, Santee Granny Flats, JRP0071

A Half Billion Dollar Poway School Bond and Santee’s efforts to make Granny Flats easier and less expensive to build are the topics in episode #71 of the John Riley Project. What?  Another huge school bond in Poway?  We discuss the recent survey to Poway...

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San Diego Climate Change Demonstration, JRP0070

San Diego Climate Change Demonstration, JRP0070

In this podcast we look at three hot topics in San Diego County: San Diego Climate Change/Green Energy, Oceanside Housing and the San Diego County Republican Party. We start by examining the City of San Diego’s “Climate Change Demonstration Project” to put solar...

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San Diego Sports Super Fan, David Leland, JRP0069

San Diego Sports Super Fan, David Leland, JRP0069

San Diego Sports Super Fan, David Leland, joined us for an amazing conversation about the teams and personalities in our local sports community.  Leland, a Poway resident with a strong social media presence, combined incredible recall of statistics with...

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15 Reasons People Voted for Trump, Steve Dow, JRP0068

15 Reasons People Voted for Trump, Steve Dow, JRP0068

Rancho Bernardo author, citizen and independent voter, Steve Dow, joined us to discuss his new book: 15 Reasons People Voted for Trump in 2016 and Why These Don’t Apply in 2020. We traced his roots growing up in New Jersey, reliving the 1985 Villanova Wildcats NCAA...

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Trump Response to Shootings, JRP0066

Trump Response to Shootings, JRP0066

The Trump response in the aftermath of the El Paso and Dayton shootings was about condolences, condemnation of hate and offering proposals to prevent these incidents from occurring again.  But does the Trump response and his recommended policies actually make a...

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El Paso, Dayton, Trump Loyalty, JRP0065

El Paso, Dayton, Trump Loyalty, JRP0065

We take a long look at the tragedies in El Paso and Dayton where 29 people lost their life.  We explore how a flawed philosophy of collectivism and nihilism plays a huge role in these terrible events in El Paso and Dayton.  I spend a great deal of time...

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8 Immediate Steps Toward Better Health

8 Immediate Steps Toward Better Health

In this Self Improvement episode, we break down 8 strategies you can put forth to improve your health.  Many of the themes discussed include valuing your own life, setting boundaries, letting go, and acceptance.  We talk plenty about taking care of yourself first, so...

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Send Her Back, Death Penalty, JRP0063

Send Her Back, Death Penalty, JRP0063

We break down the "Send Her Back" chant, Trump’s tweets that stoke division and fear and explore this topic more broadly within the context of our inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  We also get in to the political style of The Squad, a...

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Property Rights, Equality Under the Law, JRP0062

Property Rights, Equality Under the Law, JRP0062

In this episode we discuss issues of Property Rights and Equality Under the Law within the context of recent policy proposals from the Poway City Council.  In the aftermath of the Poway Chabad Shooting, Mayor Steve Vaus has proposed a revision to the city code to...

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Justin Amash, Declaration of Independence, JRP0061

Justin Amash, Declaration of Independence, JRP0061

In this episode we cover The Declaration of Independence, Justin Amash’s own declaration of independence from the Republican Party and News & Notes in DC and here in Poway. We start off with Congressman Justin Amash (I-MI) and his statement of leaving the...

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Democratic Debate Post Game Show, JRP0060

Democratic Debate Post Game Show, JRP0060

We break down the first round of Democratic Debate including the candidates, the issues and the debate format.  Who has the presidential gravitas?  Who is likable?  Who delivered on their brand image?  Who had a necessary grasp of the policies? I...

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Democratic Debates Preview, JRP0059

Democratic Debates Preview, JRP0059

I love debate night!  We break down all 20 Presidential Candidates in the Democratic Debates the next 2 nights this week.  I share my top of mind thoughts on each candidate, their policies and profile.  I discuss what I am looking for in the Democratic...

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Entrepreneurism, Poway News, JRP0057

Entrepreneurism, Poway News, JRP0057

Before we get into the topic of entrepreneurism, we start off our podcast talking about Poway News including Anna Vaus making her debut at the Grand Ole Opry, the City of Poway’s tight budget, Poway Unified School District’s continued financial irresponsibility and...

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Universal Basic Income, #BeBraver, JRP0056

Universal Basic Income, #BeBraver, JRP0056

Imagine if everyone got a check each month from the government for $1,000.  We break down the topic of Universal Basic Income (UBI).  We look at the history, the morality, the rationale, the assumptions, the funding sources, the politics and the objectives...

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Pete Neild, Mission Across America, JRP0055

Pete Neild, Mission Across America, JRP0055

Pete Neild shared his incredible adventure traveling cross country fulfilling a promise to his deceased mother.  It’s a story of family, childhood memories, Corvettes, America the Beautiful and the special people you meet along the way. Pete’s journey across...

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Rory Herrman, Poway Hockey Star, JRP0054

Rory Herrman, Poway Hockey Star, JRP0054

Rory Herrman joined us to talk about his hockey story coming up through the ranks in youth hockey, competing in the highest-level amateur hockey league in the United States and preparing for NCAA Division 1 Hockey. Rory Herrman got the bug to play hockey from...

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Mathew Mitchell, Diversity, Inclusion & Equity, JRP0053

Mathew Mitchell, Diversity, Inclusion & Equity, JRP0053

Mathew Mitchell joined us for an open conversation on the difficult issues of race, diversity, inclusion and equity.  Mathew brings a unique perspective having grown up in the conservative community of Lompoc CA.  His father is a black man from Memphis TN,...

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Justin Amash, Trump Impeachment, JRP0052

Justin Amash, Trump Impeachment, JRP0052

Justin Amash (R-MI) tweeted a rationale for impeachment of President Trump.  We break down the entire Justin Amash tweet thread and discuss it within the context of liberty, the Constitution, transparency, accountability, bravery and rule of law. We also discuss...

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Long Beach Grand Prix, JRP0051

Long Beach Grand Prix, JRP0051

Pete Neild joined us to discuss thoughts and observations on the Long Beach Grand Prix from a newbie perspective.  We recount the Corvette Corral, the great energy from Corvette enthusiasts and General Motors executives sharing stories and taking questions from...

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Chris Olps’ Poway Announcement, JRP0050

Chris Olps’ Poway Announcement, JRP0050

Chris Olps joined us to make his official announcement as a 2020 candidate for Poway City Council. We covered Chris Olps’ life story his family renting a home near Twin Peaks Rd and Community Rd and then later buying in The Grove.  His formative years in Poway...

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Pushing Your Way Out of a Comfort Zone, JRP0049

Pushing Your Way Out of a Comfort Zone, JRP0049

Are you in a Comfort Zone?  Many of us will seek refuge from an increasing chaotic life.  Life throws us many curve balls in relationships, career, health and many other categories.  Often we will retreat to that Comfort Zone.  It may be a place, a...

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Mighty 1090, End of an Era, JRP0048

Mighty 1090, End of an Era, JRP0048

(queue the Mighty 1090 Hacksaw voice) Take a walk down memory lane…. We start off discussing the early days of the Mighty 690 as they transitioned from a news station to 2nd all sports radio format in America.  Everything must start with Lee Hacksaw Hamilton and...

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Chabad of Poway, JRP0047

Chabad of Poway, JRP0047

Poway is still coming to terms with the shock and pain from the shooting at the Congregation Chabad of Poway. In this podcast I share my thoughts on the reactions of fellow Powegians and ideas to move forward positively. We discuss the community rallying in support...

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Electric Vehicle Adventure, #SD2ABQ, JRP0046

Electric Vehicle Adventure, #SD2ABQ, JRP0046

Driving an electric vehicle through the desert from San Diego to Albuquerque with limited electric charging station infrastructure.  Am I crazy?  Here’s the complete itinerary of my #EVadventure.  #SD2ABQ and #ABQ2SD. Stop #1: Blythe CA Poway to Blythe...

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Happy Taxation-is-Theft Day! JRP0045

Happy Taxation-is-Theft Day! JRP0045

It’s April 15th and so we celebrate two important events, one good and the other bad.  The good news is that we celebrate Jackie Robinson Day in MLB paying homage to one of baseball’s all-time greats and a man of huge cultural significance in American...

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