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Care about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Like exploring big ideas? John Riley interviews politicians, community leaders, athletes, coaches, authors and influencers covering a wide range of topics including free market economics, entrepreneurism, politics, leadership, current events, sports, history and philosophy. We discuss living your life on your own terms, having the political freedom to make your own choices, and a variety of topics that give life meaning and joy.

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Care about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Like exploring big ideas? John Riley interviews politicians, community leaders, athletes, coaches, authors and influencers covering a wide range of topics including free market economics, entrepreneurism, politics, leadership, current events, sports, history and philosophy. We discuss living your life on your own terms, having the political freedom to make your own choices, and a variety of topics that give life meaning and joy.

    Cindy Sytsma, Poway Unified School Board Candidate

    Cindy Sytsma, Poway Unified School Board Candidate

    Cindy Sytsma joined us to discuss his campaign for Poway School Board.  Cindy is a wife, mother, former deputy sheriff and teacher, and currently a college professor.  During our conversation we covered so much ground including her background working with students with disabilities and middle school students being recruited by gangs.  We spent time discussing her tremendous experience with online education and the school district’s plans dealing with COVID-19.  We explored budget issues, bond measures, fundraising and the maintenance needs at various schools.  Cindy shared her thoughts on the Black in PUSD Instagram account and the issues of social justice in education.  Cindy enjoyed discussing her volunteer efforts with the PTA, Little League and Girl Scouts.

     

    We also discuss a range of other people and places including Poway, Sabre Springs, Morning Creek Elementary, Creekside Elementary, Garden Road Elementary, District E, Mt Carmel High School, Poway High School, National University, Fresno State, Cal State San Marcos, No Child Left Behind.

     

    #JohnRileyProject #Sytsma4PUSD #PUSD #Poway #Cindy4PUSD

     

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    Cindy Sytsma Info:

     

    Cindy Sytsma campaign website: http://www.cindysytsma.com/

     

    Cindy Sytsma campaign Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cindy.woodsytsma

     

     

     

    John Riley Project Info:

     

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    News Update: Masks, Economy, Poway

    News Update: Masks, Economy, Poway

    Today we hopscotched across a range of issues including an election preview here in Poway, plus thoughts on masks, the economy and the Padres 2020 start.  Many of our listeners and viewers enjoy that I cover local issues, so I also offered comments on the potential sale of the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, the Poway protesters, Rabbi Goldstein and some shoutouts to some Poway personalities.  I spend time on the kookiness of mask protests and the likely economic downturn that is waiting for us around the corner.

    We also discuss Rick McCandless, Mike Leland, David Leland, Mr. Sunshine, San Francisco Chronicle, Sporting Green, Eric Hosmer, Jurickson Profar, Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado, Tommy Pham, Trent Grisham, Wil Myers, Edward Oliveras, Chris Paddack, Dinelson Lamet, Garrett Richards, Jayce Tingler, Joseon, Korea, Poway Chabad, Amit Asaravala, Poway Strong, Poway Unified School District, Poway Chamber, Barry Leonard, Phil Factor, Caylin Frank, Chris Olps, Frank Fournier, Jimmy Karam, Cindy Sytsma, Kimberley Beatty, Darsh Patel, TJ Zane, Barnhart Reese Construction, Measure P, Trump, Biden, Steve Vaus, PPP, UBI, Andrew Yang, Larry Kudlow

    #JohnRileyProject #Election2020 #Poway #Padres

     

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    John Riley Project Info:

     

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    Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    David Leland, 2020 Padres Preview

    David Leland, 2020 Padres Preview

    David Leland and I hopped on a Zoom call to discuss the Padres 2020 season and sports in general in the age of COVID.  We shared our expectations for the Padres season, discussed the sprint season format and all of the possibilities that may occur in a shortened season.  We also got into Aztec football and Aztec basketball.

    We also discuss Malachi Flynn, KJ Feagin, Yanni Wetzel, Brian Dutcher, Brady Hoke, Jayce Tingler, Trent Grisham, Fernando Tatis Jr., Greg Garcia, Eric Hosmer, Manny Machado, Jake Cronenworth, Jurickson Profar, AJ Preller, Wil Myers, Edward Oliveras, Tommy Pham, Austin Hedges, Francisco Mejia, Luis Torrens, Chris Paddack, Dinelson Lamet, Garrett Richards, Joey Lucchesi, Zach Davies, Mackenzie Gore, Luis Patino, Kirby Yates, Drew Pomeranz, Emilio Pagan, Matt Strahm, Pierce Johnson, Tim Hill, Luis Perdomo, David Bednar, Franchy Cordero, Cal Quantrill

    #Padres #Padres #AztecforLife #JohnRileyProject #PursuitofHappiness #MLB

     

    Recorded July 22, 2020

     

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    • 57 min
    Gavin Newsom's Dimmer Switch, Skill Development

    Gavin Newsom's Dimmer Switch, Skill Development

    Governor Newsom is jacking up the economy by moving his dimmer switch up and down.  How are entrepreneurs supposed to manage their business? How are you managing you?  We discuss the recent wave of shutdowns of large portions of our economy, violation of individual rights and better ways to handle the pandemic.  We get into some of the “good deeds” put forward by local leaders here in Poway to help fitness centers and churches and question if their do-gooder approach really creates more harm in the long run.  We then discuss the pending economic implosion that is in our future when the stimulus payments end.  Finally we discuss skill building strategies that you can embrace to better position you for the new world that is coming.

     

    We also discuss a range of other people and places including Steve Vaus, Facebook, liberty, Poway Unified School District, Poway Schools, PUSD, LA Unified, Los Angeles Unified, LA schools, COVID, charter schools, home schooling, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Who Moved My Cheese, PPP, Paycheck Protection Program, Tiny Homes, Wayne Gretzky, accounting, coding, blockchain, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, video production, corporate training, Larry Bird

     

    Recorded July 21, 2020

     

    #JohnRileyProject #COVID #Newsom #2020recession

     

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    Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

     

    • 47 min
    Jimmy Karam, Poway Schools, District E

    Jimmy Karam, Poway Schools, District E

    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, and a similar account regarding LTBTQ, that discussed racism and discrimination in our local schools.  We discussed the Poway Unified School District’s budget crisis given the forecast of significant deficit spending, the possibility of lower revenues and the financial challenges with implementing COVID-19 initiatives.  We dove into the hot topic of Poway Unified potentially taking over ownership and operation of the Poway Center for the Performing Arts.  Other topics in our discussion included the plan for Fall 2020, distance learning, the Measure P bond, Poway High football and much more.

     

    We also discuss a range of other people and places including Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Sabre Springs, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Morning Creek Elementary, Creekside Elementary, Meadowbrook Middle School, Pomerado Elementary, Midland Elementary, Valley Elementary, Garden Road Elementary, District E, Area E, safe spaces, mental skills training, football, Gavin Newsom, teachers union, PFT, Poway Federation of Teachers, equity, equality, Palomar College, Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations, online learning, smaller classroom sizes, personalized learning

     

    #JohnRileyProject #Karam4PUSD #PUSD #Poway #Jimmy4PUSD

     

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    Jimmy Karam Info:

     

    Jimmy Karam campaign website: https://www.karam4pusd.com/

     

    Jimmy Karam campaign Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Karam4PUSD/

     

    Jimmy Karam campaign Twitter: https://twitter.com/Karam4PUSD

     

     

     

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    Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

     

    • 58 min
    Kathryn Cloward, In the Flow

    Kathryn Cloward, In the Flow

    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 into energy sources that can dramatically increase our productivity.  Speaking for myself, this was a tremendous Eureka Moment where Kathryn opened up my mind to how the system of energy flow works, how it is amplified and how it can be blocked.  We also discussed her latest projects including the work she is doing with Michelle Hopkins, a teenager working to raise awareness to rare diseases through music and advocacy.  Kathryn also shared her big project authoring a book for Father Joe.

     

    We also discuss a range of other people and places including the Guitar Girl magazine, depression, anxiety, Ripple Love, self-doubt, negative influencers, The Healing Road, believing in yourself, somatic experiences, storytelling, songwriting, Kathryn the Grape, Kandon Unlimited, Wynonna, The Judds, Pat Benatar, The GoGos, Belinda Carlisle, simplification, Spidey Senses, goal setting, pumpkin metaphor, Cowles Mountain, St. Vincent de Paul, MPS, ML, Cactus Moser, Alan Sanderson, GRAMMY, Tara Low, Barry Rosenbaum, Rick Wylie, paralysis analysis

     

    #JohnRileyProject #InTheFlow #RippleLove #LoveYourself #FatherJoe #YouDoYou

     

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    Kathryn Cloward Info:

     

    Kathryn Cloward website: https://kathryncloward.com/

     

    Kathryn Cloward YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC94GUFb3feh3W9GtHqbrBTQ

     

    Kathryn Cloward Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kathryncloward/

     

    Kathryn Cloward Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kathryncloward/?hl=en

     

    Michelle Hopkins website: https://michellehopkinsrare.com/

     

     

     

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    • 1 hr 44 min

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SanDiegoScene ,

So easy to listen, great content!

Excellent local content with an insightful, inspiring global view. Great job John, keep going— this is so helpful and interesting for all listeners.

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