• Jerry Klein of A Better Deal Tuxedos & Suits: A Life in the Formalwear Industry

    August 19, 2016

    Jerry-kleinThis week Richard and Joe welcomed Jerry Klein, businessman, and philanthropist to the show. Jerry and his wife Janet are the owners of A Better Deal Designer Tuxedos and Suits in La Jolla, CA. Jerry and Janet Klein have been in the tuxedo business for more than 30 years, and they have spent half that time at their present location in La Jolla. The duo’s personal attention to customers and control over their products sets their business apart from their competitors, which are primarily large chain stores. Their store has received the “Best of La Jolla” award in the Tuxedos and Suits category from the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) multiple times.

    Jerry is the Co-founder of the San Diego Nice Guys. In 1979, a small group of businessmen formed The Nice Guys organization, quietly serving the good citizens of San Diego offering a hand-up, not a handout. The Nice Guys now has a membership of around 140 men AND women.

    Originally, from Chicago, he launched “The Windy City Sports Club” giving Chicago sports fans a place to root for their Chicago teams together. The Sports Club threw the ultimate Superbowl party in 1986 for the Bears at the Hilton on Mission Bay.

    Jerry’s humble beginnings in Chicago, where he worked high-rise construction and eventually worked his way up the ladder at Gingiss Formalwear taught him to believe that you get back what you give.

    Listen to a podcast of Jerry Klein’s interview!

  • Sapphire Blackwood and Guests Discuss Cannabis Legalization Issues

    August 12, 2016
    In this week’s show Richard and Joe welcomed a panel of guests to examine the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes. Their first guests are Micheal Cindrich and Brandon Haw from the Gridiron Cannabis Coalition. The Gridiron Cannabis Coalition is dedicated to the advancement of medical marijuana in the modern age. Micheal Cindrich co-founded Gridiron Cannabis Coalition ... Read more
  • Marcy Morrison, Careers with Wings

    August 4, 2016
    This week Richard and Joe welcomed career coach, Marcy Morrison. Marcy’s passion and purpose are to help people to uncover and live their passion and purpose. Her vision for many years that is Passion + Purpose = World Change. She has been a career coach for almost 10 years with her own business “Careers with ... Read more
  • Anthony Lombardi, Expert Trainer for Financial Advisors

    July 29, 2016
    This week Richard and Joe welcomed show sponsor, Anthony Lombardi, founder, and CEO of The Lombardi Group. Since 1995, Mr. Lombardi has been developing and perfecting a business model whose primary focus is to assist leading CPAs and Financial Advisors to operate their practice more efficiently, deliver maximum value to their very best clients, and ... Read more
  • San Diego Actor Walter Murray

    July 22, 2016
    Richard and Joe welcomed Walter Murray an actor who has performed on stages in San Diego, Los Angeles, and New York. He is the co-founder of the San Diego Black Ensemble Theater and an Associate Artist with SledgeHammer Theater. Walter also has served as a board member of the Actors Alliance of San Diego. Recently he ... Read more
  • Samantha Urban, CEO of Urban Translations

    July 15, 2016
    Richard and Joe’s guest was Samantha Urban, a tech leader whose career has been varied and remarkable. Samantha was proficient in math, computers and computing at the early age of 10. Fast forward to her present-day company which has developed a significant and balanced approach to computer engineering best practices coupled with ... Read more
  • Gene Locklear and David Meltzer Preview the 2016 MLB All Star Game in San Diego

    July 8, 2016
    This week Richard and Joe welcomed Gene Locklear and David Metzler for a preview of the 2016 All Star Game in San Diego. Gene Locklear was the Official Artist for the 2016 All Star Game and created a painting depicting all of the All Stars with San Diego roots, including Ted Williams and Tony Gwynn. Gene ... Read more
  • UBS Analyst, David Lefkowitz and USD Economist, Alan Gin on the Impact of Brexit

    June 29, 2016
    This week Richard and Joe addressed and discussed the tumultuous financial times with the exit of Britain from the European Union (Brexit). Their guests were David Lefkowitz, Senior Equity Strategist in CIO Wealth Management Research at USB Financial Services and Alan Gin, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of San Diego. They discussed Brexit ... Read more
  • Laurie Black, Former Port Commissioner, Civic and Political Activist

    June 24, 2016
    This week, Richard and Joe welcomed Laurie Black, president and CEO of LJ Black Consulting and president of RS Lawrence Development. She is a past president of the Downtown San Diego Partnership and former San Diego Port Commissioner and is well known as a keen, prolific producer of innovative ideas. Ms. Black has been a part ... Read more
  • Doreen Mattingly and her tribute to Midge Costanza, “A Feminist In The White House”

    June 17, 2016
    This week Richard and Joe welcomed Professor and author, Dr. Doreen Mattingly. Dr. Mattingly is an Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at San Diego State University (SDSU). In her 21 years at SDSU she has taught a total of sixteen different courses, including her popular classes on women and politics, women’s movements and activism, and ... Read more
  • Dick Van Dyke at the San Diego Aging Summit

    June 16, 2016
    Joe had the pleasure of visiting Dick Van Dyke at the 2016 San Diego Aging summit held at the Town and Country Convention Center on June 15th. Dick was the keynote speaker and was also signing copies of his book “Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths About Aging.” In “Keep Moving,” Dick Van Dyke ... Read more