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A podcast about Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. 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.

A podcast about Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. 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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A podcast about Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. 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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Episodes

Big Stone Lodge Poway, PUSD Finances, JRP0077

9/15/2019
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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 and their love of their city. Then we take another look at Poway Unified School District’s finances as they continue handing out raises to teachers while remaining mired in a serious budget deficit. We also touched on so many topics...

Duration:00:53:30

Gig Economy, 1 Year Anniversary, JRP0076

9/11/2019
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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 that financially win with this legislation. But more importantly, we explore the idea of entrepreneurism and discuss all of the benefits of self-employment. We get into the business model of Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing and transportation...

Duration:00:58:14

San Diego Housing, Work from Anywhere, JRP0075

9/4/2019
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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 Penasquitos, Scripps Ranch and Carmel Valley were developed. We then get into the idea of working from anywhere where you can use technology to work remotely 100% of the time. We discuss a variety of different scenarios, the positive impact...

Duration:01:11:44

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

8/30/2019
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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 to share the event and get a photo op, but are they unknowingly promoting CFA? What exactly should be the role of local government when it comes to managing the local economy? Which businesses should the city promote, push aside or make illegal? We...

Duration:00:57:54

Secrets to Ordering a Custom Car, JRP0073

8/30/2019
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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 in this fascinating conversation which covered so much detail of the process of how the dealerships work and how the manufacturer does business. Here in Southern California people’s identities are often tied to the car they drive....

Duration:00:52:43

San Diego State Aztecs Football 2019 Preview, David Leland, JRP0072

8/28/2019
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David Leland joined me to break down the San Diego State Aztecs 2019 football season. We take a close look at Rocky Long’s squad, go through the schedule and predict the outcome of each game. We also highlight many of the Aztecs including Kyrie Woods, Matt Araiza, Mark Salazar, JR Justice, Darren Hall, Juwan Washington, Ryan Agnew, Carson Baker, TJ Sullivan. David also shares stories of watching some of these players in Palomar League play at Poway and Rancho Bernardo High Schools. We also...

Duration:00:51:17

Poway School Bond, Santee Granny Flats, JRP0071

8/25/2019
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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 Unified parents testing their interest in a new school bond. We also get into innovative strategies of financing schools to save taxpayer dollars and help save money to use for capital improvement projects without going to the voters for more...

Duration:00:48:29

San Diego Climate Change Demonstration, JRP0070

8/22/2019
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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 panels, temperature controls and lighting reduction monitors in 3 of their libraries as a showcase of using sustainable energy technology to achieve a net-zero energy usage. Then we jump into the City of Oceanside’s heated discussion...

Duration:00:55:52

San Diego Sports Super Fan, David Leland, JRP0069

8/16/2019
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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 insightful sports commentary during our conversation. We had a great time talking about the problems facing the Padres, whether manager Andy Green should get fired, defensive shifts and the trade of Franmil Reyes. We put Leland into the...

Duration:01:20:10

15 Reasons People Voted for Trump, Steve Dow, JRP0068

8/14/2019
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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 victory over Georgetown, and his degree in civil engineering and minor in peace & justice. Then we got into his career, meeting his wife Gaby Dow (a previous guest on the John Riley Project), building a family and being a father...

Duration:01:15:57

Interfaith Awareness Week in San Diego, Reverend Drs. Stephen and Abigail Albert, JRP0067

8/12/2019
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Reverend Doctors Stephen and Abigail Albert joined us to discuss Interfaith Awareness Week here in San Diego County August 11 thru the 18th. During our conversation we shared stories and experiences of people of different faiths coming together and learning from one another. We talk about Steve’s Interfaith Manual where he documents 40 different topics, such as violence and love, and then breaks down the perspective of 12 different faiths on each topic. His discovery, which served as his...

Duration:01:08:37

Trump Response to Shootings, JRP0066

8/7/2019
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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 difference? Do Trump's recommendations violate our civil liberties? How does his condemnation of hate match up with his rhetoric at campaign rallies? We speak about the San Diego Padres rough second half and the future of Andy Green....

Duration:01:07:53

El Paso, Dayton, Trump Loyalty, JRP0065

8/5/2019
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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 showcasing how leadership matters, yet sadly we have a president that uses rhetoric that inspires these hate crimes. Then we discuss ways to impact positive change including embracing self-ownership, self-love and respect for the individual...

Duration:01:03:33

8 Immediate Steps Toward Better Health

7/30/2019
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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 you can then take care of other people. I share my own struggles on each issue and offer up a variety of success stories and personal failures. I also talk about the purpose of the John Riley Project podcast and what I am trying...

Duration:00:51:50

Send Her Back, Death Penalty, JRP0063

7/26/2019
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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 delicatessen that is trying to capitalize on the Send Her Back rhetoric and the “Move to Somalia!” retort by many progressives. Then we dive deep into the topic of the Death Penalty as it re-emerges on the national stage. We look...

Duration:00:59:26

Property Rights, Equality Under the Law, JRP0062

7/24/2019
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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 give Places of Worship a waiver so they do not have to come before the City Council to ask for a variance to build a wall or a fence above the 6 ft limit. This ultimately will give people greater security so they can pray without...

Duration:00:51:57

Justin Amash, Declaration of Independence, JRP0061

7/4/2019
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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 GOP. Or, did the GOP actually leave Amash? We get into Amash’s record as a bold, principled and transparent congressman and a staunch defender of the Constitution and individual rights. We explore Amash’s criticism of the GOP and the...

Duration:00:56:10

Democratic Debate Post Game Show, JRP0060

7/1/2019
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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 give each candidate a grade based on how well they performed on stage in the Democratic Debate. My grades address their energy, likability and command on stage. I didn’t grade them as I like them. If I did, they would all be begging me to grade them on...

Duration:01:08:32

Democratic Debates Preview, JRP0059

6/26/2019
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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 Debates each night: likeability, brand identity, positioning, leadership qualities and calmness under pressure. We talk about the format of 10 candidates in 2 hours with short soundbites vs the long form conversations we had with candidates here...

Duration:01:44:08

Abandoned San Diego, Hidden San Diego, Jessica Johnson, JRP0058

6/25/2019
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Jessica Johnson joined us to talk about her new book, Abandoned San Diego, that documents hidden treasures found in secret locations around San Diego that walk us through history, culture and nature. It was wonderful to discuss so many of the special locations and landmarks in Jessica’s book and her website: www.hiddensandiego.net. We talked about gold mines, haunted houses, secret caves, hidden waterfalls, partially built castles, graveyards, 19th century homes and so much more. But for me...

Duration:00:54:50