• Writer William Lanouette, Physics and Arms Control

    October 23, 2014

    The show featured an interview with writer and public policy analyst at the firm Consultant, William Lanouette. He earned his Masters and Doctorate at the London School of Economics. His doctoral thesis studied the abuse of scientific information by British and American legislators. During that SALT talks of 1969, Lanouette’s analysis began to focus on nuclear weapons and power. Prior to his current consulting position, he supported Congress as a Senior Analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (1991-2006). In both positions, he has focused on energy and science issues. His writing has largely analyzed the work of Leo Szilard, the man who developed the theory behind nuclear chain reactions and the critical mass need to sustain them.

    A well-respected scholar in the field, he has worked for many reputable publications including Newsweek, the National Observer, the National Journal, and he was the Washington Correspondent for The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists – with freelance pieces for The Atlantic, The Economist, and Scientific American. He is also the author of Genius in the Shadows: A Biography of Leo Szilard, The Man Behind the Bomb.

    Mr. Lanouette talk to Richard and Joe about the amazing life and times of this monumental physicist, biologist and arms-control activist. In his writing, Mr. Lanouette’s asks which is better for society: scientists working within the government or outside it?

    “In both science and politics, Szilard took a uniquely original approach, advancing not by evolution or by revolution – but by subversion. “

    “He [Leo Szilard] was one of the most intelligent people I have ever known. His mind worked quickly and profoundly, and he was able to come to ideas that most of us appreciated only after many hours of talk. This was his strength and, of course, also his weakness. He was always ahead of his time. His ideas often were expressed in paradoxes, and the paradoxes were not always understood.” –Hans Bethe (Nobel laureate in physics)

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  • Enhancing Value with Berkley Research Group’s Carl Sheeler

    October 16, 2014
    This week featured returning guest and sponsor, Carl Sheeler, PhD of Berkeley Research Group. In addition to being the Director of the Los Angles branch, he also serves on two national valuation boards. Dr. Sheeler is known as a national thought-leader for quantifying and identifying how the intangible assets of business can create, enhance, ... Read more
  • Servant Leadership Institute’s 2014 Fall Workshops

    October 9, 2014
    Art Barter returned to the show to discuss some of his upcoming events with Richard and Joe. The Servant Leadership Institute will be hosting three workshops this Fall. October 23rd: The Little Foxes: Engaging the Outliers. This workshop will focus on how to engage the small group of people in every community that undermine the goals ... Read more
  • District 6 Candidate, Carol Kim and Vertical Farming, Daniel Gibbs

    October 1, 2014
    Richard and Joe interviewed Carol Kim, who is running for the San Diego City Council in District 6 and Daniel Gibbs, CEO and co-founder of Home Town Farms, LLC. Carol Kim for City Council District 6 With her background in education, she has long been an activist in the community and is making her political debut ... Read more
  • Trek Nation with Rod Roddenberry

    September 25, 2014
    Richard and Joe welcomed Rod Roddenberry, son of Gene Roddenberry who created Star Trek, to discuss his documentary Trek Nation. Last July, Joe had the pleasure of sitting down and interviewing Mr. Roddenberry at Qualcomm when they attended a private screening of the film. The documentary details Rod’s trek across America to discover his father, ... Read more
  • Water Conservation with Klaus Reichardt and Ryan Selhorn from Signature Analytics

    September 17, 2014
    Joe and Richard were joined by two guests on Saturday, Klaus Reichardt from Waterless Co. and Ryan Selhorn from Signature Analytics. Klaus Reichardt Klaus Reichardt grew up in Germany, where he received his baccalaureate degree. He moved to the United States in 1978 and attended Pepperdine University, receiving both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business and ... Read more
  • Estate Law with Sponsor Brenda Geiger

    September 11, 2014
    Richard and Joe welcome back sponsor, Brenda Geiger, San Diego Trust Attorney with Geiger Law Office. Ms. Geiger specializes in Estate Planning, and graduated from University of San Diego with both her undergraduate degree and her law degree. Even as the managing attorney at her firm, she has carved out the time to be a ... Read more
  • Working to End Poverty in Baja and the Future of Belmonk Park

    September 4, 2014
    Richard and Joe broadcasted live from the Beachfront Benefit for the Pequeño Eden and Corazón de Vida orphanages in Baja, Mexico. The event is sponsored by the Maya Foundation, and will be held at the Rooftop Coaster Terrace at Belmont Park in Mission Beach. The Corazón de Vida Foundation was founded by Hilda Pacheco-Taylor, who ... Read more
  • Dr. Richard Lederer and James Erskine

    August 27, 2014
    Richard and Joe matched words the original “verbivore,” Dr. Richard Lederer and film director, James Erskine. James Erskine and The La Costa Film Festival James Erskine directed a documentary that will be featured at the La Costa Film Festival, Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist. To date he has directed 27 films, and he has had ... Read more
  • Law and Community Involvement with Jeffrey Krinsk

    August 21, 2014
    Richard and Joe interviewed Jeffrey Krinsk, co-founder of the national plaintiff’s class action ligation law firm Finkelstein and Krinsk, LLP. Mr. Krinsk obtained his BA from William Smith College and then went onto Boston University of Law to receive his J.D. Shortly after his law career began, he moved to San Diego as a staff ... Read more
  • Comedy with The Improv’s Budd Friedman and Burgers with Scott Slater

    August 14, 2014
    Richard and Joe interviewed Budd Friedman the founder, original proprietor and emcee of the Improvisation Comedy Club casually know as The Improv and Scott Slater, the innovator and passionate restaurateur behind the famous Slater’s 50/50 burger, and Budd Friedman Mr. Friedman was the founder and original proprietor of The Improv Comedy Club. The Improv celebrated its ... Read more