Manny Machado, Bruce Bochy JRP0035

In one of the biggest news stories in San Diego sports history, the San Diego Padres have signed Manny Machado to a 10-year, $300 million contract.  We break down this deal from all angles.  What this means to the Greater San Diego sports community, how this...

Corvette Happiness, Pete Neild, JRP0034

If you love the Chevrolet Corvette, if you love cars or if you simply love a great story that creates so much happiness in the story teller, then this podcast episode is for you. We review Pete Neild’s entire process of acquiring his magnificent Laguna Blue Custom...

Poway Granny Flats, AOC Green New Deal, JRP0033

In this episode we get into two hot issues: Poway Mayor Steve Vaus’ proposal for government subsidized Poway granny flats and NYC Congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ proposal for the Green New Deal. At the local level, we break down Vaus’ HOMES (Homes On My Extra...

Caleb Allen, Westview Baseball Coach, JRP0032

I had a great conversation with Caleb Allen talking baseball and how the sport translates into great life lessons. Caleb Allen is the Varsity Baseball Hitting Coach at Westview High School in the Poway Unified School District.  Caleb has served in...

Howard Schultz, Super Bowl JRP0031

Is Howard Schultz a viable candidate for President of the United States? Or is he simply a spoiler candidate that has no chance of winning at all? We explore the candidacy of Howard Schultz candidacy from a number of different angles. The reaction from the media and...

Padres Finances Acee Reaction JRP0030

Kevin Acee's article in last Sunday's paper (titled "Look at Padres' books shows debt reduction has team in position to spend") about Padres Finances has created a huge reaction on #PadresTwitter and in the national media. It is was a rare moment where team...

John Maffei, San Diego Sports Journalist, JRP0028

I was so pleased to enjoy a conversation with San Diego sportswriter legend, John Maffei. John is a 50-year veteran in sports journalism, an athlete, a coach and a major behind-the-scenes person that has made a significant, positive impact in the San Diego sports...

Government Shutdown, Wall, Trump JRP0027

We get into a long list of national news issues including the wall along the southern border, President Trump, immigration policy and the federal government shutdown. We spent time discussing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Pay-Go, the Green New Deal, Medicare-for-All and...

Poway Titans Basketball, Padres, Ironman JRP0026

This is the first in a whole series of sports podcasts I plan to share on the John Riley Project. In this episode we talk about Poway Titans highlights and many other topics: Congratulations to Cathedral Catholic on a great football season winning the Southern...

Marian Kim-Phelps: No Place for Hate, JRP0025

I enjoyed showcasing the great work of 3 local leaders (Marian Kim-Phelps, Chris Cruse and Amit Asaravala) and offered my thoughts and commentary on each topic: Dr. Marian Kim-Phelps, Poway Unified School District Superintendent, published a guest column titled No...

Stoneridge Reaction, PUSD Ethics Drama, JRP0024

Reactions to the Stoneridge Development public forum on Dec 12th, Ethics issues with Poway Unified School Board, Patreon controversy, free speech and thoughts & recommendations on the shows I am streaming online. Kevin McNamara stepped up to the stage originally...

Poway 2018 Election Post Game Show JRP0021

In this JRP epsiode I break down the data and the drama of the 2018 Poway Mayoral, Poway City Council and Poway Unified School Board races.  We step through each race, examine the results, draw conclusions and identity...

Pete Neild #3 Poway City Council District 1 JRP0020

Regis Philbin was on the David Letterman Show 136 times.  Pete Neild has 133 more to tie the record.  Yesterday I enjoyed having Poway City Council Candidate for District 1, Pete Neild, join me for the third time on the John Riley Project. Pete Neild is a...

Emily Johnson, Poway Mayor Candidate, JRP0018

I was pleased to have Poway Mayoral candidate Emily Johnson as a guest on the John Riley Project.  Emily is young, bright and wants to offer a new perspective for our city.  Emily believes it is important for Poway to retain it's country charm and not allow...

Thoughts on the John Riley Project JRP0014

In this solo podcast I want to take a moment to thank those that are watching/listening and the guests that have joined me.  I also want to share a range of thoughts about the project and address comments I get from others. Why am I doing this?  Are you only...

Caylin Frank, Poway City Council at Large, JRP0012

Caylin Frank joined me for an enjoyable podcast session where I got to know Poway's newest councilperson.  Caylin shared her personal story growing up in Encinitas with two parents that served as deputies with the local sheriff and her mother later earning a seat...

Yuri Bohlen, Poway Mayor Candidate, JRP0009

Yuri Bohlen wants to "Make Poway the City in the Country Again". When Yuri first arrived he shared with me his 5 Point Pledge for Poway which he has in writing and notarized, and which I summarize as follows: 1. If elected, he will ask voters 6 months before the end...

Brian Edmonston, Poway Mayor Candidate, JRP0008

Brian Edmonston is running to be Poway's next mayor and he is ready to lead Poway to an even better quality of life. Brian passionately discussed expanding and upgrading Poway parks, particularly transforming Stoneridge into a public golf course, swim & tennis...

Pete Neild #2 Poway City Council District 1 JRP0006

The Return of Pete Neild! Pete makes a second visit to the JRP Podcast Studio to share more of his personal background. As a son of an Episcopal preacher, he learned what it meant to stick to his principles by the example of his father. Pete joined the Navy right out...